Only By Request

Only By Request

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Location Hampshire
Starting from £1668
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These boys bring all the fun, energy and hard-hitting guitars that defined 90s and 00s rock to your big event in an incredible live show!

  • Highlights
  • Available UK-wide and beyond
  • Will learn your first dance song or special request wherever possible
  • Add an acoustic 'Live Lounge' set - Ideal for afternoon receptions and more laid-back affairs


Did you spend your teens blasting Blink 182 and Green Day way too loud from your portable CD player? Couldn't get enough of Wheatus, Fall Out Boy or Foo Fighters? Then Only By Request is the perfect band for you.

Based in Surrey, Only By Request is made up of four incredibly talented young professional musicians, all of whom were brought together by their love of the guitar driven sound that became synonymous with rock music throughout the 90s and early 2000’s. Their live set is an uncontrollable joy ride careening straight through the very best songs from that well-loved era. There’s something for everyone in a setlist that covers an incredible array of tunes; from the sweaty, floor filling chorus’ of Feeder to the jangling pop magic of The New Radicals, there’ll be a tune to get all your guests up and dancing. Combine this incredible repertoire with concert-level stage production and a disco/DJ set provided as standard, and your whole night’s entertainment will be sorted in one booking.

But that’s not all. Only By Request also offer a great acoustic, live-lounge style add on - perfect for drinks receptions and more laid back affairs. Their distinctive acoustic setlist of subtle 90’s classics makes them a totally unique afternoon booking; one that’s sure to wow your guests and cultivate the perfect party atmosphere.

Only By Request's standard entertainment package includes:

  • Professional 4-piece covers band with male lead vocals
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Brilliant repertoire featuring the biggest indie rock and pop punk hits from the 90’s and 00’s
  • Professional PA and lighting
  • Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
  • PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Special request performed

Only By Request are based in Surrey and available for weddings, parties and corporate events across the UK and beyond.


Party Set

  • 1985 - Bowling For Soup
  • 99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger (Nena)
  • Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
  • Addicted To Bass - Sonic Boom Six (Puretone)
  • All Star - Smash Mouth
  • All The Small Things - Blink 182
  • Basket Case - Green Day
  • Beverly Hills - Weezer
  • Buck Rodgers - Feeder
  • Celebrity Skin - Hole
  • Dance Dance - Fall Out Boy
  • Dear Maria Count Me In - All Time Low
  • Dirty Little Secret - All American Rejects
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • First Date - Blink 182
  • Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup
  • Girls & Boys - Good Charlotte
  • Gives You Hell - All American Rejects
  • Hard Days Night - The Beatles
  • Heaven Is A Halfpipe - OPM
  • Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Allister (Belinda Carlisle)
  • High School Never Ends - Bowling For Soup
  • I Saw Her Standing There - Allister (The Beatles)
  • I’m A Believer - Smash Mouth (The Monkeys)
  • In Too Deep - Sum 41
  • Just A Day - Feeder
  • Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
  • Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous
  • Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
  • Movies - Alien Ant Farm
  • Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  • Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
  • Mrs. Robinson - The Lemonheads
  • My Friends Over You - New Found Glory
  • My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
  • One Week - Barenaked Ladies
  • Scotty Doesn’t Know - Lustra
  • Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • She - Green Day
  • She’s So High - Tal Bachman
  • Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
  • Sit Down - James
  • Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Stacy’s Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
  • Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy
  • Take On Me - Reel Big Fish (a-ha)
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • Teenagers - My Chemical Romance
  • The Anthem - Good Charlotte
  • The Art Of Losing - American Hi-Fi
  • The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
  • This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  • To Be With You - Allister (Mr Big)
  • Two Princes - Spin Doctors
  • Want You Bad - The Offspring
  • Word Up - Korn (Cameo)
  • You Get What You Give - New Radicals

Acoustic Set

  • 3AM - Matchbox Twenty
  • Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) - Nine Days
  • Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
  • Be Like That - 3 Doors Down
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
  • Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Closing Time - Semisonic
  • Collide - Howie Day
  • Dare You To Move - Switchfoot
  • Drive - Incubus
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Everything - Michael Bublé
  • Everywhere - Michelle Branch
  • First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
  • Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty
  • Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
  • Hey There Delilah - Plain White T’s
  • Hey, Soul Sister - Train
  • How It’s Going To Be - Third Eye Blind
  • I Miss You - Blink 182
  • I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • Jumper - Third Eye Blind
  • Little Wonder - Rob Thomas
  • Marry Me - Train
  • Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • One Headlight - The Wallflowers
  • Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie And The Blowfish
  • Push - Matchbox Twenty
  • Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
  • She’s Electric - Oasis
  • Sway - Bic Runga
  • The A Team - Ed Sheeran
  • There Is - Box Car Racer
  • To Be With You - Mr Big
  • Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
  • Walkaway - Cast
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You And Me - Lifehouse
  • Your Body Is a Wonderland - John Mayer

  • Guitar & Vocals
  • Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
  • Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
  • Drums

1 Reviews

Top reviews

Christopher Smyth

Event: Corporate
Location: London

Perfection! Our event wouldn't have been the same without Only By Request.


    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.

    • Cambridgeshire £2065
    • Norfolk £2437
    • Norwich £2139
    • Suffolk £2151
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £2499
    • Leicestershire £2089
    • Lincolnshire £2536
    • Northamptonshire £2040
    • Nottinghamshire £2213
    • Rutland £2065
    North East
    • East Yorkshire £2660
    • Leeds £2511
    • South Yorkshire £2201
    • West Yorkshire £2784
    • Yorkshire £2784
    North West
    • Cheshire £2511
    • Cumbria £2784
    • Lancashire £2660
    • Liverpool £2536
    • Manchester £2523
    • Merseyside £2585
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1854
    • Berkshire £1730
    • Buckinghamshire £1817
    • East Sussex £1817
    • Essex £1916
    • Hampshire £1668
    • Hertfordshire £1817
    • Isle of Wight £2102
    • Kent £1854
    • London £1879
    • Middlesex £1717
    • Oxfordshire £1804
    • Surrey £1693
    • Sussex £1817
    • West Sussex £1767
    South West
    • Bath £1804
    • Bristol £1841
    • Cornwall £2561
    • Devon £2437
    • Dorset £1879
    • Somerset £2089
    • Wiltshire £1792
    • Brecon £2139
    • Cardiff £1916
    • Cardigan £2511
    • Carmarthen £2189
    • Denbigh £2585
    • Flint £2536
    • Glamorgan £2102
    • Monmouth £1916
    • Pembroke £2511
    • Wrexham £2226
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1941
    • Gloucestershire £1891
    • Herefordshire £2114
    • Shropshire £2213
    • Staffordshire £2213
    • Warwickshire £1941
    • Worcestershire £2065

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    I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?
    Absolutely! We are a professional function band and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire covers the best of 90s pop punk and 00s festival headliners - there'll be something to get everyone on the dance floor. We also provide a bespoke disco service before and after live sets, so you can be sure to hear all of your favourites on the night.

    Do you take requests?
    We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

    How long do you take to set-up?
    Up to 90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in. 

    What time do you play?
    At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

    How long do you play for?
    We perform 2 x 60 or 3 x 40-minute live sets in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

    Can you provide music for our drinks reception?
    Yes - we can perform a 1x 60-minute acoustic live lounge-style duo set as an add-on, we find it works perfectly during drinks or dinner.

    Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

    What is the website guide price based on?
    The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Farnham. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

    Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?
    Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

    Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Will you perform our first dance?
    Yes, as long as we have two weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

    How much space do you require?
    We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

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

    Do I need to provide food/drinks?
    Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. However, this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.

    Can we see you play live before booking?
    As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight in to our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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