Shimmer are a premium, international function band, suitable for any event where dancing is on the agenda! Shimmer deliver a product that is professional, fresh, energetic and youthful. What’s more, the band aim to be totally unique. Whether the event is for 20 or 20,000 people, Shimmer's incredible musicians and technical crew will make for a party that will last long in the memory.
Shimmer have a cutting-edge approach to everything they do. Whether it be the latest chart-topping hit in their set list, or the latest bit of equipment that makes the show even more spectacular for clients, Shimmer will always go the extra mile.
Shimmer's set lists are innovative, unique and designed to impress. The band pride themselves on delivering music that is fun, fresh and full of energy with songs dating from the 1960’s right the way through to today’s chart music. The music is not limited by 'genre' and clients are able to hand-select the set contents from the bands extensive song selection.
Shimmer are available in every imaginable format, from a 4-piece up to a 12-piece band, to cater uniquely to every client and venue. Each band line up is as awesome as the last, and will make any room bounce with energy and good vibes.
The Shimmer team are, quite simply, the very best in the business. They boast musicians who have worked with artists such as Bruno Mars, Paul Weller, Take That and Gorillaz. The standards that this band continually achieve are the envy of the rest of the industry!
- SHIMMER 4 - Drums, Bass, Guitars, Male or Female Vocal
- SHIMMER 5 - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Male Vocal, Female Vocal
- SHIMMER 6 - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys or Horn, Male Vocal, Female Vocal
- SHIMMER 7 - Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Male Vocal, Female Vocal, Horn
- SHIMMER 8 - Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Male Vocal, Female Vocal, 2x Horn
- SHIMMER 9 - Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Male Vocal, Female Vocal, 3x Horn
- SHIMMER 10 - Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keys, Male Vocal, 2x Female Vocal, 3x Horn
- SHIMMER 11 - Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keys, 2x Male Vocal, 2x Female Vocal, 3x Horn
- SHIMMER 12 - Drums, Bass, Guitars, Keys, 2x Male Vocal, 2x Female Vocal, 3x Horn, Percussionist
**Line up size will affect how much of the repertoire is available**
Modern Pop / Rock / Indie
- Money On My Mind - Sam Smith
- Sing - Ed Sheeran
- Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
- Bang Bang - Jessie J
- Rather Be - Clean Bandit
- All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
- Single Ladies - Beyonce
- Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera/Lil Kim/Mya/Pink
- Waiting All Night - Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre
- Happy - Pharrell Williams
- Wake Me Up - Avicii
- Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams
- What Doesn't Kill You - Jake Bugg
- Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
- Locked Out Of heaven - Bruno Mars
- Feel the love - Rudimental
- Señorita - Justin Timberlake
- Domino - Jessie J
- Somebody Told Me - The Killers
- Only Girl (In The World) - Rhianna
- All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
- Mercy - The Third Degree
- Get Lucky - Daft Punk feat. Pharell Williams
- Pencil Full of Lead - Paolo Nutini
- Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
- Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
- I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
- Next to Me - Emeli Sande
- Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes/Ben L'Oncle
- She Said - Plan B
- Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
- Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
- Mr Brightside - The Killers
- American Boy - Estelle
- Poker Face - Lady Gaga
- Forget You - Cee Lo Green
- Price Tag - Jessie J
- Rollin' in the Deep - Adele
- Crazy in Love/Crazy - Beyonce
- Fire - Kasabian
- Don't Upset the Rhythm - The Noisettes
- Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
- Firework - Katy Perry
- You've Got the Love - Florence & The Machine
- Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
- Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Love Machine - Girls Aloud
- Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
- Hot In Herre - Nelly
- Valerie - Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse
- When the Sun goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
- Molly's Chambers - Kings of Leon
- I Bet you Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
- Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
- Standing in the way of control - The Gossip
Classic Pop & Rock
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
- Like A Prayer - Madonna
- Beat It - Michael Jackson
- Material Girl - Madonna
- PYT - Michael Jackson
- Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
- A Little Respect - Erasure
- You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
- Don't You Want Me - The Human League
- Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
- I'm Still Standing - Elton John
- Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
- Crazy Crazy Night - Kiss
- Final Countdown - Europe
- Virtual Insanity - Jamiroqui
- Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
- Relight My Fire - Take That
- Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It - Will Smith
- Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - The Offspring
- The Only One I Know - The Charlatans
- Baggy Trousers - Madness
- Easy Lover - Philip Bailey/Phil Collins
- Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
- Welcome to the Jungle - Guns 'N' Roses
- Final Countdown - Europe
- Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
- Kiss - Prince
- I'm Always Here (Baywatch Theme) - Jim Jamison
- You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
- Message in a Bottle - The Police
- You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
- My Sharona - The Knack
- Hey Jude - The Beatles
- Roxanne - The Police
- Monkey Man - The Specials
- Jump - Van Halen
- Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
- Everlong - Foo Fighters
- 90's Megamix - Best of the 90's!
- The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
- Alright Now - Free
- Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
- Walk This Way - Aerosmith
- Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai
- Song 2 - Blur
- Disco 2000 - Pulp
- Place Your Hands - Reef
- A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
- Twist n Shout - The Beatles
- Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
- Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
- Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
- Town called Malice - The Jam
- Drive my Car - The Beatles
- I'm a Believer - The Monkees
- One way or another - Blondie
- Are you Gonna be my Girl - Jet
- Parklife - Blur
- Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
- I Believe in a Thing called Love - The Darkness
- Dreaming of You - The Coral
- Last Nite - The Strokes
- Hush - Kula Shaker
- Rocks - Primal Scream
- Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
- Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
- Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
- Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
- I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
- Hundred Mile High City - Ocean Colour Scene
- Girls & Boys - Blur
- Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
- All Day and All Night - The Kinks
- Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo
- My Generation - The Who
- Mamma Mia - ABBA
- Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
Funk / Soul / Disco / Blues / Motown
- These Boots are Made for Walking - The Supremes
- Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
- September - Earth, Wind & Fire
- Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
- Get Ready - The Temptations
- In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
- Money (That's what I Want) - Barrett Strong
- Beggin' - Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons
- Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
- Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
- Another Star - Stevie Wonder
- Brickhouse - Commodores
- Twenty Five Miles - Edwin Starr
- Land of a Thousand Dances - Wilson Pickett
- Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
- Shake a Tailfeather - Ray Charles
- I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
- Ghost Busters - Ray Parker Jr.
- Mustang Sally - The Commitments
- Hard to Handle -Otis Redding
- Superstition - Stevie Wonder
- Long Train Runnin' (Without Love) - The Doobie Brothers
- Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
- Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
- I Just Wanna Make Love to You - Etta James
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
- You can Leave Your Hat On - Tom Jones
- I Wish - Stevie Wonder
- Play that Funky Music - Black Cherry
- Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
- Heatwave - Martha & the Vandellas
- War - Edwin Starr
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you ever for making our wedding reception the best EVER! The music was unbelievable and the band was amazing. The first thing people say when we talk about the wedding is how brilliant the band was (I should have hired you to plan the whole day for me!!). You got everyone dancing and I don’t think some people sat down all night!! You managed the whole thing brilliantly. I don’t think this email can convey just how much we appreciate everything you did. We can honestly say that you made the wedding and we are so thankful we not only booked you but that you were free!! Thank you so much, we are recommending you left right and centre. We hope we see/work with you in the future.
As well as having performed at well over 300 weddings, Shimmer have entertained guests at private events for:
- Brother International
- Canada Life International
- Ricoh Arena
- Swinton Insurance
- Hays Recruitment
- British Association of Dermatologists
- Association of Optometrists
- Manchester Society of Architects
- Chester Race Course
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Henley Rugby Club - Christmas Star Ball
- Torquay Rowing Club - Christmtas Holly Ball
- The Environmental Partnership
- Calder Peel
- American Golf
How far are you willing to travel?
We regularly perform all over the UK and Europe and distance is never an issue.
How long are your live sets?
It depends on the event and the setup for the evening. Generally speaking we recommend 2 x 60 minute, 3 x 40 minute, or 1 x 90 minute live sets, although these are only recommendations. If you would like a different format we shall be happy to oblige.
Do you have any sound or lighting equipment?
Yes. We will provide our own professional PA system and lighting rig.
Can we choose the songs you play?
Yes! Our repertoire is extensive and our Director of Music will work with you to design your bespoke set lists.
Will you play our first dance live?
All of our standard packages with the exception of our 4 piece package offer a free live first dance of your choice. Obviously, being a band we won’t be able to replicate the likes of a symphony orchestra or choir, but we’re yet to find a song we haven’t been able to perform live.
How much do you cost?
All the guide prices listed on our page are for the 8 piece band option (SHIMMER 8), if you are looking for a larger band or smaller band size please get in touch, we will be more than happy to design the perfect package for your event!
How far in advance should we book?
We work on a first come first served basis and have some bookings 3 years in advance of the event. To make sure you get your date, please contact us as soon as possible.
Can we see the band perform before making a booking?
Yes, we perform at a number of wedding and entertainment fairs so it is possible to see us in action. We can arrange for complimentay tickets should this be of interest.
We’ve booked the band… what do we need to do now?
Very little. We deal directly with your venue so you don’t need to add more to your wedding ‘to-do’ list. We will contact you 6 weeks prior to your event to finalise the itinerary and, more excitingly, put a personalised set list together with you. We arrange these details as close to the date as possible so that you receive the very latest set lists.
Can we have music earlier on in the day?
No problem! All of our musicians are successful professionals and can play as soloists, in duets, jazz groups or choirs. Please don’t hesitate to ask Warble for further details.
Do we need a DJ as well?
Absolutely not! We provide a free DJ service utilising the latest in automated DJ software so you needn’t spend the extra money. The music played in between and after sets can be chosen by you or by our eager staff should you prefer.
What time will you need to set up?
Our entertainment packages require approximately 90 minutes to set up and sound check and a standard quote will include a 6pm arrival time. Earlier set ups and late finishes are absolutely possible at a small additional cost so please do ask.
Is your equipment PAT certificated and do you have public liability insurance?
Our equipment is all PAT certified and we have public liability insurance to cover up to £2m. Occasionally venues require copies of these documents and we will be delighted to provide them upon request.
- 2 x 60 minutes LIVE sets
- FREE DJ SERVICE
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.