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The Faradays

The Faradays

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Location Staffordshire
Starting from £1178
7 Reviews

With an exquisite blend of guitar, violin, mandolin and percussion, interweaved with 3-part harmony, The Faradays redefine the songs you know and love.

  • Highlights
  • The perfect act to take your wedding, party or corporate function to the next level
  • Broad repertoire featuring a range of genres to ensure there's something for everyone
  • Fully insured with PAT-tested sound equipment


The Faradays are a very happy musical accident...

Chris, lead singer and guitarist, was practising his songs at home and his step-dad Ian couldn't resist joining in with his mandolin and a few close harmonies. It didn't take much to convince his classically trained sister Rachael to join in with her violin and a third vocal and suddenly the neighbours were being treated to renditions of some much loved modern classics in The Faraday's own unique style!

Add a little percussion, mix in a fair dollop of practise and then tour the country for a few years perfecting your art and you're left with the polished and professional but above all fun performance that The Faradays provide today.

The advantage is that this tight-knit family band love what they do, and the fun they're having is entirely infectious! Equally at home at both festivals and weddings - and regular visitors to both - The Faradays will entertain all age groups on all occasions, be it a birthday party or a corporate event. If you're looking for something different, fun and wonderful... you've found it!

The Faradays put the funk into folk!


Taster Set List

  • Mr Brightside The Killers
  • Get Lucky Daft Punk
  • Billie Jean Michael Jackson
  • Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye
  • Uptown Funk Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars
  • One Day Like This Elbow
  • Mr Blue Sky ELO
  • Little Lion Man Mumford and Sons
  • Ho Hey The Lumineers
  • I Will Wait Mumford and Sons
  • Don't Stop Me Now Queen
  • Dakota Stereophonics
  • Galway Girl Steve Earle
  • Don't Stop Believing Journey
  • Sing Ed Sheeran
  • Wake Me Up Avicii
  • Rather Be Clean Bandit
  • Fill My Little World The Feeling
  • A Little Respect Erasure
  • Valerie The Zutons
  • Budapest George Ezra
  • Dancing In The Moonlight Toploader
  • Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • I'm A Believer The Monkees
  • It Must Be Love Madness
  • Come Together The Beatles
  • I Love You Baby Frankie Valli
  • Adventure Of A Lifetime Coldplay
  • Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Hey Ya Outkast

  • Chris - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
  • Rach - Violin, Vocals, Percussion, Bass Drum
  • Ian - Mandolin, Mandola, Vocals, Percussion

7 Reviews

Top reviews

Ian Salt

Event: Wedding
Location: Derbyshire

The perfect band for our barn wedding! Exceeded all expectations, would have no hesitation recommending.

Joelle Churchfield & Ross Bennett

Event: Wedding
Location: West Sussex

What an absolute blast The Faradays were at our wedding! Such a great group of people that you are more than happy to have at such a special day. The music suited our rustic barn wedding perfectly and everyone couldn't help but get up on the dance floor. I can't wait for another event so that we can book them again, we loved every second!

Michaela Daniel

Event: Wedding
Location: Northumberland

Group were Amazing - Made The Night! Professional, well organised and they created a great atmosphere which all the guests enjoyed.

Amy Price

Event: Wedding
Location: Leicestershire

The band were amazing - we couldn't have asked for a better night. We also loved the first dance song. Such lovely people, we couldn't be happier.

Pete Goulding - Gamma

Event: Festival
Location: Staffordshire

Great band, professional set up, very tight with excellent stage dynamic. Would defo recommend.

Ros and Michael

Event: Wedding
Location: Leicestershire

You were the perfect, unique match for our wedding reception - your sound was so full and fresh and it was a delight to see three great musicians having such a good time. You should entertain in big barns more often! Your tunes brought so many people to the dance floor who have since been waxing lyrical about your performance. We'd recommend you to anyone - thank you so much.


Event: Corporate
Location: Staffordshire

The band played brilliantly for us on 14th July at our first vintage fashion show. They played a mix of older songs and current with their own distinctive style which worked well and suited the occasion perfectly. The band also played throughout the catwalk event which added to the atmosphere and gave the whole show a distinctive feel. They were accommodating and very flexible to our needs so thank you so much for that! I would recommend The Faradays to anyone who needs a professional, polished, versatile band that adds a real atmosphere to any occasion.


    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 £1426
    • Norfolk £1488
    • Norwich £1488
    • Suffolk £1488
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1178
    • Leicestershire £1178
    • Lincolnshire £1426
    • Northamptonshire £1240
    • Nottinghamshire £1240
    • Rutland £1240
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £6200
    • Rest of the world £9920
    North East
    • Durham £1488
    • East Yorkshire £1488
    • Leeds £1488
    • North Yorkshire £1488
    • Northumberland £1550
    • South Yorkshire £1426
    • Tyne and Wear £1488
    • West Yorkshire £1488
    • Yorkshire £1488
    North West
    • Cheshire £1302
    • Cumbria £1550
    • Lancashire £1426
    • Liverpool £1426
    • Manchester £1426
    • Merseyside £1426
    • Aberdeen £1798
    • Ayrshire £1674
    • Dumfriesshire £1674
    • Dundee £1798
    • East Lothian £1674
    • Edinburgh £1736
    • Fife £1674
    • Glasgow £1736
    • Inverness £1798
    • Lanarkshire £1674
    • Midlothian £1674
    • Perth £1798
    • Stirlingshire £1674
    • Sutherland £1923
    • West Lothian £1674
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1488
    • Berkshire £1488
    • Buckinghamshire £1488
    • East Sussex £1488
    • Essex £1488
    • Hampshire £1488
    • Hertfordshire £1488
    • Isle of Wight £1860
    • Kent £1550
    • London £1550
    • Middlesex £1488
    • Oxfordshire £1426
    • Surrey £1488
    • Sussex £1488
    • West Sussex £1488
    South West
    • Bath £1488
    • Bristol £1488
    • Cornwall £1488
    • Devon £1488
    • Dorset £1488
    • Somerset £1488
    • Wiltshire £1488
    • Anglesey £1488
    • Brecon £1426
    • Caernarvonshire £1488
    • Cardiff £1488
    • Cardigan £1488
    • Carmarthen £1488
    • Denbigh £1426
    • Flint £1426
    • Glamorgan £1426
    • Monmouth £1426
    • Pembroke £1488
    • Wrexham £1426
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1178
    • Gloucestershire £1426
    • Herefordshire £1426
    • Shropshire £1240
    • Staffordshire £1178
    • Warwickshire £1240
    • Worcestershire £1240

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    I'm not sure I like this type of music. Will I enjoy it?
    We've lost count of the times we've been approached after gigs by people saying a very similar thing; "I didn't think I'd like it, but I did!" Why? We think it's because we take comfortably familiar and well-loved tunes - from The Beatles to the Killers, from Madness to Ed Sheeran - and make them into our own unique arrangements. You get something very different at the same time as getting something very well known!

    How much space do you need?
    Not much, just all you can give! We can squeeze into a corner if you need us to, but we're performers and so we like to have plenty of room to perform!

    Can you learn songs?
    Yes, although we would ask for an additional charge due to the time taken to learn the song. We would also be happy to do this only where it suits our style of music.

    How long do you need to set up?
    An hour is plenty for us to set up and sound check. We prefer to get in early where possible so that we're not disturbing the event :)

    What experience have The Faradays got for my event?
    We've toured the country on the festival circuit, and we've done it again on the wedding circuit (we're masters at announcing "The buffet is open!"). Our third tour has been for corporate events, where we've listened to many a fascinating after dinner speech before waking everyone up again with Mr Brightside... Memorable venues include a wide variety of big festival stages, posh hotel ballrooms all over Britain, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and our lounge! :)

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