With an ever-growing repertoire, including modern pop and dance tracks, niche covers such as the Ghostbusters theme, along with all the classics, like Aretha Franklin, The Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder numbers, The Confessions tick all the boxes! Whether your event requires a high-energy party band or a soulful atmospheric performance, The Confessions is the band for you! With silky lead vocals and impeccable backing, the harmonies are interesting and couldn’t be tighter. This along with perfectly executed instrumentals will get any party going!
These exceptionally professional musicians have played or collaborated with some big names too, including Malachai, Kasabian, Super Furry Animals, Noel Gallagher, Kelis, Raphael, Saadiq, KT Tunstall, Tom Jones, Zane Low, Giles Peterson, Jools Holland, Pee Wee Ellis, Jean Toussaint, Marcella Detroit, Carleen Anderson, Lee Ryan, Herbal T, Wax, Nigel Kennedy, Lack Of Afro, U2, Craig Charles, The Haggis Horns, and Hans Zimmer to name a few! Most of the musicians are artists in their own right and between them have toured all over the world working on some stunning projects with world-class talent. The musicianship is clear to see when these players come together.
The Confessions have experience playing a number of different genres and have Jazz and Acoustic influences also, so can hone their set to any specific requirements and are happy to learn songs if requested for a first dance for example. The Confessions are very professional on and off stage and always provide a first-class service, making sure your event runs smoothly, guaranteeing your audience has a great time.
Taster Set List
We spent a lot of time listening to samples online before we decided on Scrumption. We chose them because of the range of songs they were able to perform to a very high standard. They helped us to come up with an excellent set list for our wedding day entertainment. The band got everyone dancing and highlights for us included 'Don't Stop Me Now', 'Ghostbusters / Thriller' and 'King of the Swingers'. Molly has a great voice and each of the band were clearly talented musicians. The band was highly professional and we were reassured that the music for the night was in very good hands. We highly recommend this band!
Ellie and David Campbell
The band were fantastic! We wanted our wedding to be individual and to have a band that could accommodate both our musical tastes as well as our guests and that's what they gave us! We could not have asked for more... thank you so much guys.
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.
Do you provide music for entire events?
Yes, we can provide music for your entire event with different bands performing throughout the day or weekend, with appropriate DJ music played through our PA system the entire time we're not performing live. We have a vocals and piano Jazz duo and a trio with upright bass, who perform for many different events, adding that touch of class to any occassion. It could be mellow ballads during a wedding ceremony or high end dinner, or perhaps a Swing set for a drinks reception or afternoon tea party. We put on a great show, perfect for the mood, whatever the occasion.
Do you have all your own PA equipment?
Yes, we have a brand new top of the range PA suitable for audiences up to 500.
Do you have your own lighting?
Yes, we have brand new lights for lighting for the dance floor and the band.
How long are the sets?
We will play up to two hours of live music per band in either 2 x 1 hour sets or 3 x 40 minute sets. This is the case for both the Jazz and the Funk band so if you book both together you'll get 4 hours of live music with music through the PA in between and after the live sets.
Do you DJ in between sets?
Yes, we play music through the PA in between and after our sets. We can take requests or hone a playlist to your liking. Alternatively if you'd like to bring your own playlist on an iPod we have all the right cables to plug it in to our mixing desk to be played through our speakers.
How long does it take to set up?
We will need an hour and a half to set up from start to finish but we like to leave two hours between arriving at the venue and and starting our first set.
Will you help with the music schedule?
Yes, we will help from start to finish with scheduling and anything else we can advise on. We have done this many times and are happy to walk you through the process step by step including providing a sample schedule to help you plan your event.
How far will you travel?
We will travel anywhere you like but after 200 miles we will charge extra for the travel time. It's worth getting a quote, no matter how far you venue location is, as we will always try to give a good deal whenever we can.
How much space do you need?
For the jazz duo we will need about 2 metres squared. For the trio we will need about 3 x 4 metres. The quartet will need about 4 x 5 metres. The five to seven piece will need at least 5 x 6 metres.
Will you learn our first dance or special song?
Yes, we will always learn a first dance or special song of your choice. It can be anything you like, although it's worth bearing in mind that we may be limited by the instruments we have depending on which band option you book.
What will you wear?
We have various costumes that are appropriate for different occasions including Gatsby themed costumes and masquarade ball outfits. You are welcome to suggest a theme or costume to us prior to the event but our appearances will always be impeccable whatever the occassion.
Can we use your sound system for speeches?
Yes you can use our PA for speeches although, if you have just booked evening entertainment, we usually arrive after the speeches have finished. We can either arrange an early arrival that will cost extra, or if you book the jazz duo or trio for the day time, for a similar price we will already be there with all of our equipment. This way you will have music for the whole day of your event including use of the PA whenever you need it.
What are your requirements on the day of the event?
A stage or dry, flat area to set up and perform. This performance area should be at least 5 x 6 meters.
A hot meal and refreshments for each band member in each separate band on the day of the event.
A secure dressing room and seated area for food and refreshments.
Parking facilities with access to performance area for loading.
The band will require a minimum of an hour and a half in the performance area to set up and sound check before the start of the performance.
Safe supply of electricity – minimum of 2 x 13amp sockets.