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Academy

The Ultimate Indie / Rock Wedding and Party Band. The band has a great look and also boasts the talents of four fantastic musicians who graduated from The Academy of Contemporary Music. The guys have played with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Alex WInston on the original circuit and have come together to form one of the most exciting covers bands in the UK! 

Academy are a truly authentic indie / rock band, playing the biggest hits from bands such as The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, Kings of Leon and Supergrass, as well as some classic British rock from the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

The band has a great look and also boasts the talents of four fantastic musicians who graduated from The Academy of Contemporary Music.

The line-up offers three exceptionally strong vocalists, which adds more than a bit of sparkle to the live sound! The band is fully self-contained with PA, stage lighting and pre-recorded music between sets. 

  • Vocals / Guitar
  • Bass / Vocals
  • Lead Guitar
  • Drums / Vocals

Academy can also perform an acoustic set with two acoustic guitars and three vocalists (4-piece band)

  • Mr Brightside - Killers
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Common People - Pulp
  • Last Night - Strokes
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • Parklife - Blur
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Place Your Hands - Reef
  • Wake Me Up - Avicii
  • Counting Stars - One Republic
  • Buck Rogers - Feeder
  • Somebody Told Me - Killers
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Hound Dog - Elvis
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
  • Good Golly Miss Molly
  • You Really Got Me - Kinks
  • Help - The Beatles
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
  • Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
  • Sweet Home Allabamba - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • Message In A Bottle - Sting & The Police
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Ever Fallen in Love With Someone - The Buzzcocks
  • Red Morning Light - Kings of Leon
  • When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
  • Naive - The Kooks
  • You Wreck Me - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Cocaine - Eric Clapton
  • Dancing In the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
  • 20th Century Boy - T-Rex
  • The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
  • Underdog - Kasabian
  • Mollys Chambers - King of Leon
  • A Team - Ed Sheeran (Acoustic)
  • Notion - Kings Of Leon
  • God Put A Smile On Your Face - Coldplay
  • Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • All These Things Ive Done - The Killers
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  • Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • I’m A Believer - The Monkees

5 11 reviews
Matthew Wall, Wedding Event, Hampshire
Academy were excellent, really friendly and flexible group of lads who played with great passion during the evening. Dance floor was full the moment the first dance was over. Really happy that we picked this band. Could have been a gamble but ended up a dead cert!
Mark Hems, Wedding Event, Hampshire
True professionals from start to finish! One of the best bands I have seen live with great energy and personality. They even went the extra mile to learn and perform a perfect rendition of our first dance track. Book this band and you will not be disappointed.
Jonathan Reeves, Wedding Event, Somerset
These lads were great; so many of our guests commented on how good they made the evening that it made me wonder whether or not my wife and I really needed to be there! They played the right music with only a very loose description of what we wanted, and responded to what went down well. They've got more stage presence than your typical wedding band, and having them up there made our bunch of 30-somethings feel a whole lot cooler than they really are for the night!
Kelly Judge, Wedding Event, Dorset
Academy were fantastic. They played our wedding in a field in August this year. They judged the crowd perfectly and had the dancefloor rocking all night. What was truly great about them was that they seem to really enjoy the gig too getting people up on stage to perform with them was a highlight. All the guests are still raving about how good they were. They sound great, have a fantastic stage presence and play an excellent set for discerning music lovers.
Dan & Nicola, Wedding Event, Surrey
Hi guys, Just a quick note to say thanks – you were awesome and really made the day for us. Thanks very much for humouring my brother and I too! Cheers, Dan & Nicola
Paul Simpson, Birthday Party Event, Hertfordshire
Wow...... first class customer care from when Iain arrived to set up all the sound and lighting equipment - all very professional. The band are a pleasure to deal with, and are clearly skilled musicians who are able to adapt to their environment and audiences musical tastes... they really do Rock! Academy and Iain created a very special night of live music that my family and guests will not forget. Thank you so much. 10/10
Tom Carter, Wedding Event, Surrey
Academy were booked at short notice (3 days) and provided a truly excellent show for our wedding. Their flexibility to accommodate our requests with setup, set list and use of the kit was much appreciated. Most importantly, the band are superb. Our guests all loved their work and everyone commented as much. We didn't expect so many people to be dancing as long as they did. We would definitely book them again. Cheers! Tom and Laura.
Terry Pike, Wedding Event, Dorset
These guys are as good as it gets, our wedding was rocking and I keep looking for an excuse to have a party just so I can get these guys back! They were very helpful and accommodating. 10/10. Thanks guys.
Becky Boorman, Wedding Event, Kent
Academy played our wedding on Saturday night and were absolutely brilliant! They totally rocked. Everyone was dancing, young and old, until the bitter end and everyone commented on how good they were. My friends, husband and I are pretty hard-core music fans and we like to think we know what we're talking about when it comes to music and these guys were stunning! They thoroughly surpassed our expectations and made for an unforgettable night. Great songlist, loads of energy and really nice lads too. Booking, correspondence and organisation was seamless. They were happy to arrange for the sound engineer to set up a bit early so we could play our own playlist first which was very helpful too. Thanks so much guys. You finished off our day with a party that we'll never forget. Hope you enjoyed yourselves too! Love Bex & Rob. x
David Butler, Wedding Event, Kent
Exactly the kind of music, sound and band we were looking for. They are extremely cool and totally rocked the venue. We went from a relatively empty dance floor to a "mosh pit" within a few songs. One of the female attendees texted us after the event to ask where on earth we got such a "cool, hip and totally fit" band esp the drummer apparently. So yep would recommend hiring them any day of the week.
Nicky Luscombe, Birthday Party Event, Surrey
Hi Tracey, Well, what can I say. Academy were absolutely AMAZING! From the moment the sound tech Ian arrived to the moment they all left they were nothing but polite, professional and extremely helpful. Even though the weather was rubbish and everyone was inside the venue, the band seem to set up as if by magic, very discreet. I sometimes think it takes a while to get people up on the dancefloor but this certainly was not the case on Saturday. As soon as they started playing the dancefloor was packed. My feet are still hurting! We have had so many comments regarding how good the band were and one of our guests wants to book them for her son's wedding next year. So, if we had to sum them up in one word..... AWESOME!! Many thanks, Nicky Luscombe and Dave Smith.

Wedding, De Vere New Place
We had an absolutely brilliant day and the guys in the band didn't disappoint!  They were absolutely brilliant and got everyone dancing from early on, we have had loads of comments asking who they are and I think we may well see them again at another friends wedding...  We couldn't have asked for more. They were a great band and nice blokes and we really wish them well in the future, they really helped to make our day so thanks again.

Wedding, Ardington House Oxford
The news is all good! We’ve had nothing but fantastic comments from our guests, and the compliments are still coming in ‘where did you get them from – they were fantastic’ etc. Everyone I spoke to thought they played to the highest calibre, huge repertoire and the whole evening absolutely brilliant! I found Nick to be extremely professional and pleasant – and certainly very flexible to our needs. He was able to deal with some last minute changes very efficiently. It’s so important to get the music right at an event like this, and in choose Academy we certainly did – I’d have no problem recommending them to others.

Petersfield Events
On behalf of Petersfield Events, a HUGE thank you for recommending the band to us for our festival – they were absolutely amazing!! From the outset they had the whole crowd jumping about and dancing to tunes that we’re all used to hearing on the radio all the time. A lot of people said that if they closed their eyes and listened it was just like having their favourite band actually on stage – so accurate was their performance. And when they opened their eyes it even looked like it too - as the band looked so cool!

Accenture, De Vere, Roedean School, Petersfield Events, The British Army, The Royal Navy, Brighton Rocks (corporate event), The Grand Brighton and many happy private bookers!

How long do you take to set-up? As little as one hour, but we prefer, if possible, to load-in two hours before guests arrive.

Do you have your own PA and lighting? Yes - all included in the price.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes. 

How long do you play for? We can perform up to 2 hours of live music, split in to sets as required. We also provide pre-recorded music between sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered.

Will you perform our first dance? Yes, if its something the band can do justice to we are more than happy to learn a first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require? We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of 2.5m x 4m.

How much power do you require? 2 x 13 amp sockets is fine for our system.

  • 2 x 1 hour sets or 3 x 40 min sets
  • Academy also offer a 1 hour set of acoustic background music

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East

  • Cambridgeshire - £1,150.00
  • Norfolk - £1,380.00
  • Suffolk - £1,150.00

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £1,265.00
  • Leicestershire - £1,265.00
  • Lincolnshire - £1,380.00
  • Northamptonshire - £1,207.50
  • Nottinghamshire - £1,265.00
  • Rutland - £1,265.00

North West

  • Cheshire - £1,437.50
  • Lancashire - £1,495.00
  • Manchester - £1,495.00
  • Merseyside - £1,495.00

South East

  • Bedfordshire - £1,092.50
  • Berkshire - £1,092.50
  • Buckinghamshire - £1,092.50
  • East Sussex - £1,150.00
  • Essex - £1,092.50
  • Hampshire - £977.50
  • Hertfordshire - £1,092.50
  • Isle of Wight - £1,150.00
  • Kent - £1,092.50
  • London - £977.50
  • Middlesex - £1,092.50
  • Oxfordshire - £1,092.50
  • Surrey - £977.50
  • Sussex - £1,092.50
  • West Sussex - £977.50

South West

  • Devon - £1,322.50
  • Dorset - £1,150.00
  • Somerset - £1,150.00
  • Wiltshire - £1,092.50

Wales

  • Glamorgan - £1,380.00
  • Monmouth - £1,380.00

West Midlands

  • Gloucestershire - £1,150.00
  • Herefordshire - £1,322.50
  • Shropshire - £1,322.50
  • Staffordshire - £1,322.50
  • Warwickshire - £1,265.00
  • Worcestershire - £1,265.00

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  • The Kickstarts "What a band!!! You were brilliant! We danced the night away at my Sister's wedding on Sunday night and loved the music soo much!!! Thank you very much! :)" Laura Atkinson
  • The Kickstarts "Huge thank you to all of you - you were amazing! We were so lucky to find you at short notice, it was meant to be! You sounded fab and work so well together - everyone is still raving about how great you were (even those who didn't dance!) and we echo their thoughts. You also did a fab job at announ..." Charlotte Miller
  • SoundWave "SoundWave were absolutely brilliant!! Their song list flowed well, their singing was faultless as was there musical abilities. Have lovely chemistry as a band and worked rely hard to please all the audience. Booking them was easy and from the moment we got in touch we felt it was simple, straightfo..." Hayley Foster
  • The Kickstarts "The Kickstarts played at my husbands 40th and they were brilliant. We've had so many comments from guests saying how impressed they were with them. " Tracy Burrows
  • Del Boy "So sorry for our delayed response. As we are sure you can imagine married life has been pretty hectic with all the thank yous we have had to make and the terrible task of going on honeymoon ;) Better late than never we wanted to pass on a huge thanks Del Boy on our wedding day. He went down an absol..." Rebecca Smith and Scott Lambert
  • Audio Stars "We knew from the mp3 samples on the website that Audio Stars were really good but they absolutely blew us away when they played at our wedding. The band's set list was excellent and catered for a wide range of ages, whilst their skill as musicians was second to none. The dance floor was packed the e..." Nicola Holland
  • David G The Caricaturist "Niki was such a pleasure to deal with! David G was excellent as well - very friendly, very eager and was great fun to have here on the bank holiday! Will definitely be looking at Warble for any future event needs." Aissa Gonzalez
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  • The C-90s "C-90s were simply AMAZING! The booking process was really easy, the band were excellent at communicating prior to the wedding and they completely exceeded expectations. Everyone commented on how excellent the music was and everyone was on the dance floor through all the ages and from different walks..." Rineeta Chuckerbutty & Ryan Coughlan
  • Del Boy "I am so sorry for the delayed reply. We are still catching up on ourselves after getting back from our honeymoon last week and we are also away this weekend in France, not to mention the numerous thank you emails!!! However, we wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for entertaining all our wedding gue..." Mr and Mrs Lambert
  • The MP3s "The whole thing form booking to performance was amazing!" Rebecca Bettell
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  • Anthem "Before the event extremely professional and helpful. Relaxed and friendly during set up. Wide range of songs. Got the party going and kept it going till the very end. Compliments from all guests of all ages. Very talented and professional throughout and would not hesitate to rebook. Thank you very m..." Darryl Spicer

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