The Forte

Location Essex
Starting from £2,160.00
5 reviews
Location Essex
Starting from £2,160.00
Read 5 reviews

Are you seeking a function party band who have:

  • 5 amazing lead vocalists?
  • outstanding world class musicianship?
  • different packages to suit every event, client & budget?
  • a 500 song repertoire of modern classics and old time favourites?
  • A un-rivalled sound & stage show?
  • performed with the biggest acts around the UK?

And ultimately, guarantee you a night you will never forget? Look no further than The Forte!

*The Forte can guarantee you a night you will never forget and your guests will be talking about for years to come* *

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The Forte

Number of Reviews and Counting... 5!

The Forte had a plan?
The original idea was simple. Create a hugely entertaining function party band that performs classic party music and is ultimately a lot of fun. 15 years after first conception and The Forte has the same core team of seasoned professionals, developed an unrivalled sound, performed with some of the biggest names in the music business and fundamentally still have an absolute love for what they do.

Who are The Forte?
The Forte is not just another function band, they have an energy on-stage second to none, an ever increasing repertoire (500 songs & growing), 5 amazing lead vocalists and the bands focus on entertaining make for a live performance of truly world class proportions. Many events are from recommendations and The Forte pride themselves on being one of the busiest bands in the country. The band regularly perform 3-4 nights a week all over the U.K. & Europe supporting named artists or entertaining clients at many prestigious private & corporate events including functions for Barclays Bank, London Stock Exchange, Sky, Tescos PLC, BP, Abbey National, World Scout Association & the BBC.

Famous Names...
Along the way The Forte has performed Flying Without Wings with Westlife, Let Me Entertain You with Robbie Williams, The Look Of Love with ABC and played Boogie Woogie with Jools Holland to name but a few. They have also performed at many of Europe's top venues including Earls Court, Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham N.E.C. and the world famous Wembley Arena. The Forte's reputation recently enabled them to perform in front of Prince William & 48,000 Scouts rom over 120 different countries at the 21st World Scout Jamboree. This CV means The Forte can guarantee you a night you will never forget and your guests will be talking about for years to come. Don't just take our word for it check out our testimonials now...

Decision time...
The Forte share lead & backing vocals during any event giving them the ability to choose the right singer for the right song, ultimately re-creating the original versions closer than any other act around. The Forte is available with different size line ups to suit you, your function and your budget and they work as an 11 piece right down to 5 piece party band. The most popular line up is the 8 piece band consisting of 5 lead vocalists, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards although for that extra WOW factor why not augment the band by our additional backing vocalists/dancers. Line-ups are very flexible so If the line up you require isn't listed then please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

  • 5 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals)
  • 6 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, and 1 brass)
  • 7 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keysboards, female vocals, 2 brass)
  • 8 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass) - The most popular Line-up and prices are quoted on this line up.
  • 9 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass, percussionist)
  • 10 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass, percussionist, 1 dancer / backing vocalist)
  • 11 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass, percussionist, 2 dancers / backing vocalists)

What The Forte offer...
Apart from the fact The Forte are incredibly talented and experienced musicians they also offer the following:-

  • No two sets are ever the same; every set is based upon audience reaction or decided with the client in advance.
  • The Forte an be increased in size by adding a female vocalist, saxophone, percussion and anything up to a three piece brass section.
  • The Forte an supply you with a Jazz/Swing set during dinner or drinks.
  • Professionally mixed recorded music is available throughout the breaks or why not hire an additional DJ and benefit from 30,000 classic and current hits.
  • Varied & extensive experience of all types of corporate & private functions all over the world.
  • Become the star for the night and augment your evening with a set of bandeoke (karaoke with a live band)
  • You can leave us to make any technical or logical arrangements with your venue.
  • The Forte can provide everything you need for your evening entertainment and use a state of the art PA system delivering a crisp clear sound at a level to suit you & your guests.
  • The Forte's intelligent moving light system creates a fantastic atmosphere on stage and on the dance floor with additional lighting available.

Decision time...
The Forte share lead & backing vocals during any event giving them the ability to choose the right singer for the right song, ultimately re-creating the original versions closer than any other act around. The Forte is available with different size line ups to suit you, your function and your budget and they work as an 11 piece right down to 5 piece party band. The most popular line up is the 8 piece band consisting of 4 lead vocalists, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards although for that extra WOW factor why not augment the band by a 3 piece brass section including Trombone, Trumpet & Saxophone or our additional backing vocalists. Line-ups are very flexible so If the line up you require isn't listed then please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

  • 5 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals)
  • 6 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, and 1 brass)
  • 7 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keysboards, female vocals, 2 brass)
  • 8 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass) The most popular line-up (prices shown here are based on this line-up)
  • 9 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass, percussionist)
  • 10 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass, percussionist, 1 dancer / backing vocalist)
  • 11 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 3 piece brass, percussionist, 2 dancers / backing vocalists)
  • 13 piece band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, female vocals, 5 piece brass, percussionist, 2 dancers / backing vocalists

CLASSIC BALLADS

  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Amazed - Lonestar
  • Beautiful - James Blunt
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Don't Dream Its Over - Crowded House
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Everything - Micheal Buble
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • More Than Words - Extreme
  • She - Elvis Costello
  • Still The One - Shania Twain
  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • Weather With You - Crowded House
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • We are the Champions - Queen
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • With Or Without You - U2

50'S & 60'S CLASSICS

  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Burning Love - Elvis Presley
  • Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  • Can't Take My Eyes Of You - Andy Williams
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers
  • Gimme Some Lovin - The Blues Brothers
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
  • Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • La Bamba - Los Lobos
  • Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  • Layla - Derek & The Dominos
  • Midnight Hour - The Commitments
  • Mustang Sally - The Commitments
  • My Generation - The Who
  • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley

70'S & 80'S CLASSICS

  • Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
  • Bille Jean - Michael Jackson
  • I'll Be There For You - The Rembrants
  • Come Up & See Me - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  • Easy - The Commodores
  • Its Not Unusual - Tom Jones
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • Kiss - Tom Jones/Prince
  • Lets Dance - David Bowie
  • Leave Your Hat On - Tom Jones
  • Message in a Bottle - The Police
  • Rio - Duran Duran
  • Rocking All Over the World - Status Quo
  • Simply The Best - Tina Turner
  • Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
  • Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
  • Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
  • Walking on The Moon - The Police
  • Y.M.C.A. - Village People

PUNK & ROCK

  • American Idiot - Green Day
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
  • Beat It - Micheal Jackson / Fall Out Boy
  • Bohemium Rhapsody - Queen
  • Buck Rogers - Feeder
  • Basket Case - Green Day
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Creep - Radiohead
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Filthy Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
  • Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
  • Hysteria - Muse
  • Holiday - Green Day
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
  • I Predict A Riot - The Kaiser Chiefs
  • Jump - Van Halen
  • Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Live & Let Die - Paul McCartney
  • One Vision - Queen
  • Place Your Hands - Reef
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Somebody Told Me - The Killers
  • Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
  • Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns & Roses
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • This Is How You Remind Me - Nickleback
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • Take Ya Mother Out - Scissors Sisters
  • This Love - Maroon Five
  • Walk This Way - Aerosmith
  • Welcome To The Jungle - Guns & Roses

DISCO CLASSICS

  • Blame it on the Boogie - Micheal Jackson
  • Car Wash - Rose Royce
  • Celebration - Kool & the Gang
  • Disco Inferno - The Trammps
  • Does Ya Mother Know - Abba
  • Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
  • Lady Marmalade - Patti La Belle
  • Le Freak - Le Chic
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Mama Told Me Not To Come - Tom Jones
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Staying Alive - The Bee Gees

MODERN POP

  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
  • A Little Respect - Wheatus
  • Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
  • Crazy Chick - Charlotte Church
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
  • Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
  • Don't Stop Moving - S Club 7
  • Get the Party Started - Pink
  • Grace Kelly - Mika
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time - Brittany Spears
  • I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
  • I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
  • I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
  • Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
  • Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • Move Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
  • Ruby - The Kaisers Chiefs
  • Shes Electric - Oasis
  • Shine - Take That
  • Somebody Told Me - The Killers
  • Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters
  • This Love - Maroon Five
  • Wonderwall - Oasis

JEWISH MUSIC

  • Hora Medley Including...
  • Simen Tov
  • Moshiach
  • Hevenu Shalom Alecheim
  • Mazel Tov
  • Hatikva
, University / School, Maxwell Hall, Salford, Manchester
5/5

Very professional and friendly band. Nothing was too much of an issue and their setlist made the night really special for our students. Would definitely recommend!


, Wedding, Buckinghamshire
5/5

The band were brilliant, they worked so well with the wedding guests and their performances were amazing. Couldn't recommend them enough!!


, Wedding, Surrey
5/5

The Forte were absoluteley fantastic. I was extremely impressed and everyone commented on how good they were. It was great to have a real mix of instruments as we have a varied taste in music. They were all very talented indeed. Thanks to Baggy for keeping us in the loop via emails through our planning of the wedding. I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks again. Nick and Melissa


, Wedding, Worcestershire
5/5

Fab guys - would recommend.


, Wedding, Norfolk
5/5

Hi Tracey, I can only apologise for the delay in coming back to you on this (it simply got lost in my inbox). It seems like an age ago now, but we were delighted with the band. I do not know whether they reported to you or not, but our wedding day had a slight hiccup in that the caterer failed to show and I know the band were very supportive to my parents whilst they sought to deal with this (I was totally unaware!). The music was great, the jazz section blended perfectly for the drinks reception and there was much dancing to the evening set. When I dealt directly with Barry, he was very helpful and accomodating: I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Again, sorry for the delay.


The Forte are regulars to the corporate scene and have performed for the London Stock Exchange, Australia House, various Masonic Balls and many more events in and around Europe. With over 60 years of experience between them - whilst still being in their 20's, The Forte will provide you with an extremely professional function.

In addition, The Forte regularly performs for over 200 events a year all over the UK and Europe with the majority being wedding receptions or civil ceremonies. They have also performed at many of the most prestigious stately homes, hotels or wedding venues you care to mention and performed at over 1000 events in the last 5 years.

Corporate Clients include:

  • BBC
  • Barclays Banks
  • TESCOS
  • World Scout Association
  • BP
  • UKTV
  • Marks & Spencers

If you are looking for something relaxing and chilled for your function then look no further than The Forte’s Jazz & Swing Quartet 'Smooth Grooves'. With the Sophistication that 'Smooth Grooves' brings this will be the perfect accompaniment to any afternoon dinner or drinks reception. Performing Jazz and Swing songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Herbie Hancock, you will relax knowing that your guests are being thoroughly entertained.

Prices are quoted for the 8 piece band.

The Forte's 'Smooth Grooves' can be augmented to include anything from Double Bass, Alto & Tenor Sax, Violin, Flute and Vocals, providing ensembles of various sizes and combinations ranging from duos to septets.

Jazz & Swing tracks include:

  • Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
  • After All - Al Jarreau
  • Breezin - George Benson
  • Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  • It Had to be You - Harry Connick Junior
  • New York New York - Frank Sinatra
  • Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Me & My Shadow - Frank Sinatra
  • My Way - Frank Sinatra
  • Mr Bojangles - Robbie Williams
  • Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
  • One For My Baby - Robbie Williams
  • Rosanna - Toto
  • Something Stupid - Frank Sinatra
  • The Chicken - Jaco Pastorius
  • The Lady is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
  • Take Five - Dave Brubeck
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me - Robbie Williams

The following times can be adjusted to suit your requirements, you can choose from:

  • 1 x 60 minute set tailored to your tastes by The Forte including professionally mixed music in the set breaks or an additional DJ

  • 2 x 45 minute sets tailored to your tastes by The Forte including professionally mixed music in the set breaks or an additional DJ

  • 2 x 60 minute sets tailored to your tastes by The Forte including professionally mixed music in the set breaks or an additional DJ

  • 3 x 45 minute sets tailored to your tastes by The Forte including professionally mixed music in the set breaks or an additional DJ

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.

Scotland

Aberdeen £4,200.00 Inverness £4,200.00 Perth £4,200.00 Sutherland £4,200.00 Ayrshire £4,200.00 Fife £4,200.00 Stirlingshire £4,200.00 West Lothian £4,200.00 Dumfries-shire £4,200.00 East Lothian £4,200.00 Lanarkshire £4,200.00 Midlothian £4,200.00 Glasgow £4,200.00 Edinburgh £4,200.00 Dundee £4,200.00

North East

Durham £3,600.00 Northumberland £3,600.00 North Yorkshire £3,600.00 South Yorkshire £3,600.00 Tyne and Wear £3,600.00 West Yorkshire £3,600.00 Yorkshire £3,600.00 East Yorkshire £3,600.00 Leeds £3,600.00

North West

Cheshire £3,600.00 Cumbria £3,600.00 Manchester £3,360.00 Lancashire £3,600.00 Merseyside £3,600.00 Liverpool £3,600.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £3,360.00 Leicestershire £3,360.00 Lincolnshire £3,360.00 Northamptonshire £3,360.00 Nottinghamshire £3,360.00 Rutland £3,360.00

East

Cambridgeshire £3,000.00 Norfolk £3,000.00 Suffolk £3,000.00 Norwich £3,000.00

Wales

Anglesey £43,200.00 Caernarvonshire £3,600.00 Denbigh £3,600.00 Flint £3,600.00 Cardigan £3,600.00 Brecon £3,600.00 Carmarthen £3,600.00 Glamorgan £3,600.00 Monmouth £3,600.00 Pembroke £3,600.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £3,360.00 Herefordshire £3,360.00 Shropshire £3,360.00 Staffordshire £3,360.00 Warwickshire £3,360.00 Worcestershire £3,360.00 Birmingham £3,360.00

South East

Bedfordshire £3,000.00 Berkshire £3,000.00 Buckinghamshire £3,000.00 East Sussex £3,000.00 Essex £3,000.00 Hampshire £3,000.00 Hertfordshire £3,000.00 Isle of Wight £3,000.00 Kent £3,000.00 Oxfordshire £3,000.00 Surrey £3,000.00 Sussex £3,000.00 West Sussex £3,000.00 London £3,000.00 Middlesex £3,000.00

South West

Cornwall £2,160.00 Devon £2,160.00 Dorset £2,160.00 Somerset £2,160.00 Wiltshire £2,160.00
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