When royalty, military, heads of state, business titans & the social elite want to lose their minds at a party … They call on Calvin and his Hipmonks! Luxury Rock since 2009.
Over 1000 events conquered, countless non-events upgraded to happenings. An award winning, full time professional band for over 10 years, the band's electrifying live reputation has been earned on every stage imaginable. From billionaire birthdays to biker bars, galas to garages, no dancefloor has ever been able to resist!
Delivering a high energy mix of Rock & Indie anthems, totally unique guitar versions of Pop & Dance classics, Guilty pleasures & some of the slickest, genre mashing medleys you never thought you’d dance to! From Backstreet Boys to Rage Against The Machine, Little Mix to Green Day. Stage invasions, sweat & screamalongs are guaranteed!
Recent corporate clients include The Army, RAF, Police, Aldi, William Hill, Danone, Unilever, PJ Cussing, The Law Society & many more!
By Calvin and the Hipmonks
1950's & 1960's
Five out of five!
Genuinely cannot sing the praises of these guys enough, easily the best money we spent on our Wedding! Communication in the build up was excellent, taking on board our requests throughout including learning a new song for our first dance, something that really meant a lot to us both. On the actual day the guys were brilliant, discrete in setting up and no fuss or stress whatsoever. A really nice bunch of guys who captured the atmosphere of our Wedding perfectly, the fact that all our guests sang their praises and said how good they were is testament to this. I would recommend this band to anyone as they really did make our day in the end. Thanks a lot guys. Neil & Jo x
The band were terrific right from the off. They were very friendly and accommodating to our requirements. They played a wonderful acoustic set at the end of dinner then two one hour sets with DJ in between. Everyone loved the music they played and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a great band at there wedding. Everyone at the wedding commented how great they sounded and loved there sets. MANY THANKS.
Calvin and the Hipmonks were absolutely amazing and really made our wedding reception brilliant. All our guests loved them and asked us about booking them for future events. I can't recommend them enough! They were the perfect band for our wedding and played a massive part in making our day what it was.
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
How is it best to time things?
Through our own extensive experience of catering for a huge amount of weddings, we have compiled an example order of events below. We have found that this is usually the best way to time things, using our most popular 2x45 minute set's format.
Remember that this is only a guideline and we are of course happy to go along with whatever timings you ultimately decide. Please bear in mind however that having the band perform during the evening buffet is NEVER a good idea and band set's should always be either side of, or after then.
The band's typical contracted hours are between 6pm – 12am. If your venue has a license that runs until 1am or 2am, you are more than welcome to hire the band for that additional time. We recommend only DJ sets after 12am.
6pm – Band arrives at venue
6pm – 7.30pm – Load into venue, setup and sound-check whilst the room is being turned around for the evening reception
7.30pm – 8pm – Light background music whilst evening guests arrive
8pm – 8.15pm – Cut cake, photos, first dance
8.15pm – 9pm – First Band Set
9pm – 9.45pm – Evening buffet with suitable background music
9.45pm – 10.30pm – Second DJ set
10.30pm – 11.15pm – Second Band Set
11.15pm – 12.00am – Final DJ Set
Does the band have PAT and PLI certification?
We always carry up to date PAT certification and have Public Liability Insurance cover up to £5,000,000. We are more than happy to forward the relevant documents to the event organiser at your venue if needed.
Can I come and see you play anywhere?
Due to the nature of what we do, the band play very few public shows. 99% of our gigs are private functions. However, there are occasions throughout the year where we will perform a public show. Get in touch and we'll let you know if we have any upcoming shows where you can watch the band perform.
How much space do you require?
The band ask for a minimum performance area of 3x5 metres or similar to be allocated. The band has played on big festival stages, right through to intimate cellar bars. They will make the best use of any given space they can.
Does the band have any requirements?
We ask that the band be provided with a room to get changed in (any room is fine as long as it is not the toilets!), a hot meal or to be included in the evening buffet, and for soft drinks to be made available to them. We also require a safe supply of electricity with at least two outlets.