Big City Beats

Location Birmingham
Starting from £1,980.00
2 reviews
Location Birmingham
Starting from £1,980.00
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Superb energetic 8 piece band with male & female lead vocals, backing vocals and brass section, playing an awesome unique blend of modern & classic funk, soul, motown, disco,  rock ‘n roll, r ‘n’ b and house anthems.

  • 8pc band including brass section playing funk, soul, motown, rock ‘n’ roll, disco, r ‘n’ b and house anthems
  • Top quality professional musicians with many years experience have toured with The Supremes, Will Young & Boney M
  • Large varied repertoire of celebrated & well-known dancey, sing-a-long songs
  • Perform 2 x 1hr high energy live sets
  • Performed at thousands of functions, weddings & corporate events for many household names

“..simply the best function band we’ve ever seen! Some of your songs were even performed better than by the artists themselves!!”

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Big City Beats brings together a collective of the finest players encountered during drummer Steve's career - a mixture of top-notch session musicians & singers, Conservatoire music degree graduates and tutors, who together form a simply formidable band!

100% live (no backing tracks or sequencers) and complete with male & female lead singers as well as a brass section, this accomplished band plays an awesome unique set of classic funk, soul, motown, disco and rock ‘n’ roll tracks performed seamlessly alongside soulful modern r ‘n’ b, house anthems and fresh chart classics, from the world’s leading artists.

Performances are energetic & enthusiastic, and with years of experience packing dance floors, guests are guaranteed to be dancing & singing along from the first song to the last!

What really makes the band stand out so much from others though is their attention to detail – they know guests at a function want to hear their favourite songs performed as they they know and love them – and no other band sounds as close to the original songs as Big City Beats!

As well as having literally thousands of appearances under their belts at private parties, weddings & corporate functions (including numerous household name companies) at some of the nations premiere venues, between them members of Big City Beats have; recorded, toured with, and supported several Top 40 charting artists; appeared on live BBC & Kerrang radio sessions; and lead singer Clarke Bailey appeared on ITV’s X-Factor in 2007, making it all the way to Simon Cowell’s infamous ‘boot camp’!

  • Male vocals
  • Female vocals
  • Guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Sax
  • Trumpet

50s/ 60s

  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Aretha Franklin - Think
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good
  • Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation
  • Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
  • James Brown - I Feel Good
  • James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
  • Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
  • Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough
  • Otis Redding - Hard to Handle
  • Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
  • Sam & Dave - Soul Man
  • Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Coming
  • Segio Mendes – Mas Que Nada
  • Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running
  • The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
  • The Beatles – Come Together
  • The Beatles – Daytripper
  • The Beatles - Lady Madonna
  • The Beatles - Twist ‘n’ Shout
  • The Contours – Do You Love Me
  • The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
  • The Monkees – I’m A Believer
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • The Temptations – Get Ready
  • Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances
  • Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
  • Wilson Pickett - Sweet Soul Music

70s/80s

  • Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
  • Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day
  • Chacka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  • Charles Wright Band – Express Yourself
  • Chic - Good Times
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
  • Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight (Do A Little Dance)
  • Kool & The Gang – Celebration
  • Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It
  • Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
  • LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
  • Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • Lynnrd Skynnrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • Michael Jackson – Rock With You
  • Rick James – Super Freak
  • Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music
  • Steelers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
  • Stevie Wonder - I Wish
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Stevie Wonder – Uptight
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
  • The O'Jays - Love Train
  • The Trammps – Disco Inferno
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

90s/00s

  • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  • Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
  • Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
  • Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
  • Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
  • CeCe Peniston - Finally
  • Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
  • Duffy – Mercy
  • Estelle - American Boy
  • Gnarles Barkley – Crazy
  • Incognito / Jocelyn Brown - Always There
  • Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
  • Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
  • Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
  • Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
  • Madcon – Beggin’
  • Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
  • Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
  • Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
  • Shy FX & T Power – Shake Your Body
  • Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
  • Tom Jones & Stereophonics – Mama Told Me Not To Come

2010’s

  • Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
  • Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  • Bruno Mars - Treasure
  • Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean - Feels
  • Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
  • Cee Lo Green – Forget You
  • Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  • DJ Fresh feat. Ms Dynamite – Gold Dust
  • Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
  • Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
  • Wilkinson - Afterglow

First Dance Recommendations

  • Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day
  • Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  • Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Otis Redding - The Dock Of The Bay
  • The Temptations - My Girl
, Wedding, Elmore Court, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire
5/5

Big City Beats exceeded our expectations, making our wedding day evening entertainment an event that had everyone raving about our choice of band and the fabulous evening they provided. Definitely recommend and look forward to seeing again in the near future.


, Wedding, Gloucestershire
5/5

Superb band with a great set list that keep the dance floor full for the entire evening.


Performed at thousands of private parties, weddings & corporate functions, including for numerous household name companies, at some of the nations most prestigious venues.

  • Top quality crystal clear PA system & lighting rig.
  • PA available for announcements.
  • 2 x 1 hour or 3 x 40 minute sets

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.

Scotland

Perth £3,600.00 Sutherland £3,660.00 Ayrshire £3,540.00 Fife £3,600.00 Stirlingshire £3,510.00 West Lothian £3,540.00 Dumfries-shire £3,270.00 East Lothian £3,570.00 Lanarkshire £3,390.00 Midlothian £3,480.00 Glasgow £3,450.00 Edinburgh £3,480.00

North East

Durham £2,580.00 Northumberland £2,460.00 North Yorkshire £2,400.00 South Yorkshire £2,250.00 Tyne and Wear £2,430.00 West Yorkshire £2,370.00 East Yorkshire £2,490.00 Leeds £2,370.00

North West

Cheshire £2,250.00 Cumbria £2,550.00 Manchester £2,310.00 Lancashire £2,310.00 Merseyside £2,280.00 Liverpool £2,280.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £2,100.00 Leicestershire £2,100.00 Lincolnshire £2,280.00 Northamptonshire £2,130.00 Nottinghamshire £2,100.00 Rutland £2,160.00

East

Cambridgeshire £2,250.00 Norfolk £2,520.00 Suffolk £2,490.00 Norwich £2,520.00

Wales

Anglesey £2,550.00 Caernarvonshire £2,490.00 Denbigh £2,370.00 Flint £2,310.00 Cardigan £3,120.00 Brecon £2,310.00 Carmarthen £2,580.00 Glamorgan £2,370.00 Monmouth £2,220.00 Pembroke £3,210.00 Wrexham £2,370.00 Cardiff £2,370.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £2,160.00 Herefordshire £2,220.00 Shropshire £2,100.00 Staffordshire £2,070.00 Warwickshire £2,100.00 Worcestershire £2,130.00 Birmingham £1,980.00

South East

Bedfordshire £2,220.00 Berkshire £2,370.00 Buckinghamshire £2,220.00 East Sussex £2,550.00 Essex £2,490.00 Hampshire £2,370.00 Hertfordshire £2,280.00 Kent £2,550.00 Oxfordshire £2,190.00 Surrey £2,400.00 Sussex £2,550.00 West Sussex £2,550.00 London £2,430.00 Middlesex £2,430.00

South West

Cornwall £3,120.00 Devon £2,940.00 Dorset £2,520.00 Somerset £2,370.00 Wiltshire £2,340.00 Bath £2,370.00 Bristol £2,370.00
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