The Linchpins are a 3-piece band for weddings - based in Watford, Hertfordshire but available throughout England.
Think you have seen the best? Think again! These guys will transform your wedding or party into the event it deserves to be. The dynamic energy and sound of these top professionals is second to none, your night will live long in the memory if you book The Linchpins.
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“I have not heard a band like this at a wedding before, WOW!" – Martin Simmons
"Cant believe how good you guys were at my birthday, booking you again for sure." – Kerri Spencer
“Great band, if you aint seen them make sure you do, brilliant.” – Lee Bunting
“Booking The Linchpins was the best decision we made; highly, highly recomend them to everyone! Dont hesitate” – Tracey Hayes
“Every Text, Phonecall and FB message I have recieved contains a comment on how good the band were, cant recommend them highly enough. Many thanks to Warble Entertainment and The Linchpins for helping to make my 50th party one to remember." – David Jenkinson
The Linchpins are three top profesionals with high pedigree in the music industry, their experience and talent is born out of ten years of recording, performiing and writing music with the best in the business. With venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo, London Astoria and Carling Acadamy Islington among their list of prestigious venues, your wedding or party will be transformed into a major spectacle.
You don't see cover bands this good at weddings, do you? Only one way to find out, book The Linchpins today.
The Linchpins are a three piece wedding, party and function band with a sound much bigger than the three piece title suggests making them the best and most value for money function band in the UK today.
The rock and pop band have been performing together now for over ten years with guitarist Zac and drummer Matt forming the band back in 2003 with bassist, Jim. Many years spent performing extensively as an original act and sharing the stage with such artists as Enter Shikari, The Subways, The Staves and Fun Loving Criminals have all contributed to making The Linchpins the most credible and profesional sounding function band the UK has to offer.
UK tours, winning recognised music prizes, such as Emergenza UK, and performing at Germany's Taubertal Festival have also helped craft the highly professional and polished sound normally only asssociated with the highest profile stadium acts.
The band have true music industry credibilty and use all of their experience and talent to give you the night and performance you deserve.
Experience the music, book The Linchpins today!
- Zac - Guitar, Lead Vocals,
- James - Bass, Vocals
- Matt - Drums, Percussion
Songs for the Girls...
- Marry You - Bruno Mars
- Valerie - The Zutons
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Laupa
- Shut Up And Dance- Walk The Moon
- Backstreets Back - Backstreet Boys
- Uptown Girl- Billy Joel
- Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
- Ho Hey- The Lumineers
- Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Songs for the Boys...
- Times Like These - Foo Fighters
- Mr Brightside - The Killers
- Wonderwall - Oasis
- When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
- Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
- I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
- Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
- I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Songs for the Oldies...
- Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
- Alright Now - Free
- Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
- Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
- You Really Got Me - The Kinks
- Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
- Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
- Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Songs To Dance To........
- Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
- Two Princes - Spin Doctors
- Superstition - Stevie Wonder
- Space Cowboy - Jamiriquoi
- Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
- Hush - Kula Shaker
- Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
- I Feel Good - James Brown
Anthems To Sing To...
- We Will Rock You - Queen
- Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
- Place Your Hands - Reef
- Parklife - Blur
- Dakota - Stereophonics
- Champagne Supernova - Oasis
- Highway To Hell - ACDC
- Dont Stop Me Now- Queen
- Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
First Dance Favourites...
- Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
- Your Song - Elton John
- I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mrazz
- Lets Stay Together - Al Green
- Grow Old With Me - Tom O'Dell
- All Of Me - John Legend
Plus Many more Classic Hits from the 50's and 60's...
- Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
- Twist 'N' Shout - The Beatles
- Hot To Handle - Otis Reading
- Cross-town Traffic - Jimi Hendrix
- Lady Madonna - The Beatles
- My Generation - The Who
- Come Together - The Beatles
- Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones
- I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
70's and 80's...
- Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
- American Pie - Don Mclean
- I Wish - Stevie Wonder
- Suspicious Minds - Elvis
- Roxanne - The Police
- Message In A Bottle - The Police
- Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
- Rock 'N' Roll - Led Zeppelin
- Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney
90's to Present...
- Lightning Bolt- Jake Bugg
- Come As You Are - Nirvana
- The Only One I Know - The Charlatans
- I Am A Resurrection - Stone Roses
- Naked - Reef
- Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
- Mrs Robinson - The Lemonheads
- Yellow - Coldplay
- Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon
- Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
- Blame It On Me - George Ezra
- Wake Me Up (When It’s All Over) - Alloe Blacc
- Dollar - Alloe Blacc
The Linchpins will always learn the First Dance song of your choice
Absolutely fantastic! Every single guest has raved about them - the dancefloor was packed all night. They are amazing musicians and lovely blokes. Excellent song choice and amazing that they managed to do such great adaptations of my chosen songs. I am certain anyone at the party wouldn't hesitate to book the Linchpins if they ever need a band - I have already been asked for their details from a few. Loved them - wish I could have them at every party I go to!
The band were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The guys were friendly, fun and incredibly talented. My friends all thought it was the best party they had ever been to. I cannot rate them highly enough. It was such a fantastic set. Thank you guys, you rock! :)
The band were great, really friendly and played a good variety of songs. Everyone was up dancing! We received lots of comments on how great they were!
The Linchpins absolutely stormed our town's festival season's finale with a brilliant set of barnstorming crowd pleasers! Brilliantly played, read the audience perfectly, so easy to deal with, and very professional. And I say this as somebody that has worked on, and organised, events for over 20 years. I've worked with hundreds of bands as a technician and musician myself, so I know a top band when I see one! Thanks again guys, you did us proud!
The Linchpins were fantastic! They got everyone dancing and were really lovely guys. Thank you so much!
Great band, very friendly and helpful. All our guests enjoyed the music.
They had the dance floor filled from start to finish. Everyone is still talking about how great they are today x
The Linchpins were absolutely fantastic. Really nice, friendly guys who kept our guests dancing all night. Great selection of music and our guests gave us fab reviews too. Made our wedding complete and will definitely recommend/book them again for other events. Thank you so much.
The Linchpins were fantastic and made a big impression at our wedding. Even the most reluctant were dancing. A great time was had by all and the band couldn’t have been better.
Excellent music and great communication with both us and the venue for set up.
We couldn’t thank the Linchpins enough, they truly made our wedding reception fantastic. They are all great guys, thank you so much.
Great music and set list.The band were fab and very accommodating.
The band were fantastic. Zac was very helpful in advance with the planning and the band even learned a couple of songs for us. On the day, the band were really flexible and accommodating given we were running quite behind schedule. As soon as they started, everyone was up dancing and they kept them on the dance floor throughout both sets. Thanks very much guys - you really made our evening!! James and Laura.
We made a brilliant choice booking the Linchpins for our wedding reception. They played a great range of music, looked and sounded great, and most importantly, filled the dance floor! I loved the acoustic of My Hero for the father and daughter dance. Spot on! Zac was an absolute pleasure to deal with before and during the event - friendly, accommodating, quick to respond, and also gave helpful advice. They were one of the highlights of our day. A massive thank you to Zac and the band for being everything we could’ve hoped for and better! If we could do it again, they’d be top of the list!
Oh my god what can I say, from booking the band to the actual day went so smoothly. Lots of communication from the management company and the band itself. The band were amazing, their first chord got people up on the dance floor and it was never empty the whole night... excellent music choices, great sound and we just loved them. No dramas, they were all prepared and we have had many of our guests wanting to know who they were. Will use again.
Thank you so much! You were amazing and so helpful from initial contact. You did everything we asked and so much more. The dance floor was full all night and everyone said how amazing the band were!
The Linchpins played a fantastic set for us at our wedding reception. I spoke to Zac a few weeks before to arrange the details and agree a first dance song, which they agreed to do despite being sung partly in Spanish. They were professional, friendly and flexible - agreeing to start a little later due to the lovely weather outside, and using the soundsystem we had set up for the DJ afterwards. We had lots of comments from guests saying how great the band were and I think it speaks volumes that the dance floor was full for the whole set. The crowd still wanted more songs after they finished! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for any event.
The band performed our first dance song perfectly, they had people on their feet all night and I couldn’t fault the entire performance. Thanks for everything guys.
Absolutely brilliant evening with these guys! Communication prior to the event was great, booking was easy and they played great music, with lots of dancing and singing. Would highly recommend The Linchpins for any event and would definitely consider hiring them again. Thanks guys for a really amazing evening helping us celebrate our joint 50th birthdays!
The Linchpins were fantastic. They played a great set really well and tailored it to our preference of music. Everyone said the band were fantastic and lots of people were dancing. They were very accommodating and flexible on the day as our timings needed to be adjusted. They learnt our first dance song and played it exceptionally well. They are a great band and a nice bunch of guys.
The Linchpins were awesome and our guests really enjoyed themselves.
Absolutely outstanding! Excellent communication throughout - considering the weather conditions, the extra effort you put in to being there and keeping me in the loop was outstanding! You played a fantastic set, got everyone off their seats dancing and even went the extra mile to help my daughter with a performance! I will definitely be passing your details on and using you guys for future events! Thank you so much!
Band were brilliant, would definitely recommend... everyone loved them!
Highly recommended!! Just want to say the BIGGEST THANK YOU to The Linchpins for making my 50th Halloween fancy dress party so special. From the moment I booked the band, through Warble Entertainment, the communication and booking process was first class. Zac, from The Linchpins, contacted me prior to the party, as promised, to discuss details and go through music choices. As it was a fancy dress party I asked if they would dress up and, with no hesitation, they said they would. So right from the off, they were accommodating with all our requirements, including playing 'Halloween' theme music. They arrived in good time to set up on the night of the party and were relaxed, professional and polite. Their vocals and musical talent was excellent and really got everyone going, the party would not have been the same without them. All my guests commented on how good they were and how much they entered into the 'spirit' of the event. They even played well past their booked time. They must have been having as much fun as we were! So if you're in any doubt whether to book this band or not, don't be, you won't be disappointed. The Linchpins - You're very talented and a great asset to any event! Vicky and Paul.
The Linchpins were fantastic. Everyone at the wedding commented on how great the band was. The dance floor was never empty and once the set had finished they continued with the virtual DJ set, which was exactly what we had asked for, and kept everyone going until the early hours. Zac's communication beforehand was great and he was so nice and accommodating, trying to fit everything in that we wanted. All in all, a brilliant experience and I would definitely recommend them and would even use them again if I ever have another big event.
We loved the band and lots of our guests commented on how good they were. We especially loved our first dance they played. The band were easy to contact and quick to respond to emails. Would recommend to anyone.
All contact leading up to the event was prompt and very helpful (from Warble - Nicola, and The Linchpins - Zac). The band were excellent on the night, thanks very much indeed!
We booked The Linchpins band for our wedding and they were incredible! They are extremely talented and were the highlight of our evening - our guests absolutely loved them. Highly recommended if you want a wedding party to remember! Thanks to Zac and the boys.
Excellent atmosphere created by the band for our Anniversary party. Fabulous musicians - everybody thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment.
Zac was brilliant from the beginning. He was always quick to reply to emails and was flexible to our needs and requests. On the night The Linchpins showed up right on time with our wedding being quite behind our expected timings. They were happy to adapt things to cope with this and helped us keep things running smoothly. They even held back on playing songs we'd mentioned as our favourites when we were out of the room so we could hear them. Their performance was fantastic: excellent vocals and they are very tight as a 3-piece. All-in-all they were brilliant - it really made our evening! Can't thank you guys enough!
The Linchpins were fantastic! Zac was great leading up to the event, keeping in touch to make sure everything was sorted for the day. Whilst they were at the venue, they were extremely polite and professional. On the day they took care of everything when the equipment arrived. They also, very generously, offered to play an acoustic set before the ceremony, which they hadn't prepped for, but delivered it amazingly. The set was awesome and the place was rocking - they would have continued all night if it wasn't for the equipment man having to leave at 1am. I received nothing but excellent feedback from all the guests and I would highly recommend The Linchpins to anyone else.
This fantastic band played for my 40th birthday party. Their set was spot on and exactly what I was after and they added a fantastic vibe to a beautiful summer's evening garden party. Thank you so much!!
The Linchpins were really good. I would highly recommend them, so helpful and played songs that were requested.
Top banana performance, great guys to work with, undemanding, well paced.
We were delighted with The Linchpins and would 100% recommend them! The Warble website is very user friendly and the response was quick and efficient. I have already recommend yWarble to somone else. Thank you!
Fantastic music and atmosphere created! The guys were really laid back and very obliging. Definitely recommend these guys.
The Linchpins were exactly what I'd hoped for and more, such lovely guys and had us up dancing until the very, very end. A massive thank you for making our night and for all the energy you put in to your sets, I would definitely book you again. Thank you, Suzanne & Glenn.
The guys were great!
Great guys and talented with it! Highly recommend to everyone.
Just amazing! The booking process was straightforward and the band were amazing! Everyone at the party asked how we found them :) a really great set of guys - friendly, polite and fantastic musicians! I wish them all the best luck for the future and I hope to be able to book them again (just need an excuse!). Cheers!
I found the whole process from trying to find a band to booking the band was really easy, and Lucy was really helpful. The band themselves were excellent, I have had numerous comments from people on how much they enjoyed their sets. Many thanks for all of your help. I will definitely use and recommend Warble Entertainment to anyone looking for bands to hire.
Wow, these guys are amazing! We absolutely loved them and so did our guests. They played an excellent mix of music and everyone from the age of 5-89 were dancing all night. We would highly recommend them for any event. They really made our wedding day! Gem and Fred.
Morning All - Fabulous change to the dynamics of our annual prom. The Linchpins were a great bunch. Prompt, amenable, approachable and no fuss. Great rapport with our guests and a bang on set list. Well done guys. Same again next year?
The Linchpins were a brilliant choice for my 40th Birthday party. Zac was great to deal with from the start and the band really got everyone dancing and singing on the night. I've had so many people say just how amazing the band were. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. They made my birthday party an experience to remember - for me and for my friends.
Great band. Really accommodating with special request songs and timings on the night when things fell behind schedule. Everyone loved them and liked the fact they aren't your typical wedding band.
I just want to say thank you so much for coming out to Verbier, Switzerland to play at our wedding. You were absolutely awesome and played a fantastic selection of songs - the dance floor was packed for the whole evening. All of our guests commented on what a great band and how musically talented you were. It really made the evening. I'd also like to say thank you for learning Rock and Roll. As someone who plays music, I appreciate it might not have been the easiest song to pick up (especially if you have other gigs and requests going on at the same time). I was absolutely delighted when that signature drum beat started, and I'd highly recommend adding it to your permanent set list! You will definitely be our first port of call for any other occasion when we need a live band.
Excellent, would definitely book again/recommend!
We thoroughly enjoyed the Linchpins and so did all our guests. The day was absolutely perfect in every way and the band was the icing on the cake. Really nice guys, sounded great with a perfect selection of music. We'd recommend the Linchpins for any function. Thank you so much for all your help. Much appreciated, kind Regards Nikki & Ian XX
Absolutely fantastic. Zac was a pleasure to deal with and so accommodating to requests of songs. During the evening they kept the party feeling going and everyone was very complimentary about them. They truly were great and helped to make our wedding a very special and memorable occasion. Would highly recommend them to others.
The Linchpins were fantastic. Great guys who provided excellent entertainment for my 40th birthday party. The songs they played were spot on and got everyone up and dancing. I couldn't believe three people could make so much notice! So pleased that I hired them. Thanks to all three of you.
Everybody at our 60th Birthday Party complimented the Band on their performance and the set list. The band captured the mood of the audience and added to a memorable evening. Please give my thanks to Zac, Matt and Jim.
Utterly brilliant band, very helpful and professional and had everyone dancing from the minute they started playing. Great selection of music for every genre and a really great quality band. As a wedding planner we book many bands, these guys were by far one of the best.
They were great!
Thanks for making the whole process so easy - no problems at all with any part. The Linchpins were absolutely brilliant - I know everybody seems to say it but all my friends and family commented on how excellent they were (even the olds!) and I was so pleased with my choice - I would 100% recommend them - exactly what I wanted - Thank you so much xxx
Everybody danced when the band were playing and went to the bar during their break, sign of a great performance. They were early and set up super quick as we were running late. Fantastic set, there early, very professional. Thank you to the wonderful Linchpins.
The Linchpins are AMAZING!!! They were extremely professional and were quick to respond to any questions we had and were sure to make the day all about us! They played amazingly and kept our wedding guests dancing all night! So many of our guests commented on how amazing the band were, it was incredible! I would thoroughly recommend this band of amazingly nice guys!
The Linchpins were absolutely amazing and really made the evening for us! Everyone commented on how good they were and they did a few encores for us, which everyone loved! Massive thank you to them. In relation to the organisation - the band were great, they arrived and set up quickly etc and were really lovely. The booking procedure was also great. Many thanks, Lucy
In short - The Linchpins were absolutely awesome. All the guests commented on how good they sounded - and they were always professional and had a great attitude. If you are looking for the best band to play your wedding reception or similar party, this is them!
The booking couldn't have been easier, Zac, one of the band members contacted me before the event and confirmed the finer details, so I was happy knowing what to expect. They arrived and set up punctually and were all extremely nice guys. The performance was amazing, I am so pleased with everything they did, we all danced all night and they gave the party the exact atmosphere I wanted. I will definitely book them again.
The band were amazing from start to finish! They arrived early to set up before the guests arrived and sound checked. We asked for 3 x 40min sets to spread it out across the party which worked great. All of our guests thought the band were amazing! They even kindly learnt a couple of extra songs for us! Really great bunch of guys willing to do what they can to provide a GREAT band! Thanks again!
The Linchpins were fantastic and all our guests really enjoyed the evening. The guys themselves were really friendly and flexible in what we needed even when Zac had started playing our first dance and then had to stop as some of my family were missing :-) I was so impressed that they had taken the time to learn our first dance as this was their usual sort of music but they had taken the time to do it for us. I would not hesitate in booking them again and will certainly be recommending them to people. Best Wishes, Eve
These guys were AWESOME! Can't praise The Linchpins highly enough, their set was fantastic and had everyone up and dancing. They sounded fantastic! Everyone who's written and spoken to us about how much they enjoyed the evening has praised the band, both for how great they sounded and for their varied and electric set list. Their professionalism was really appreciated by me too - they had everything under control which meant we could just enjoy ourselves. Booking The Linchpins was the best decision we made; highly, highly recommend them to everyone! Don't hesitate!
Sam at Warble Entertainment was extremly helpful from the first time I contacted her to the conclusion of the booking, not something I can say about all the agents offering similar services! She presented various options and listened to my requirements and concerns, when she forwarded the details of the Linchpins I felt sure that they would be the right band for my party. What a good choice that turned out to be. Zac phoned me a few weeks before the event to ask what I would like them to play and contact remained excellent from that point. He kept me informed of their estimated arrival time and turned up way before my event was due to start, any organiser of such things will know that these are important things. The Linchpins are a great trio of unassuming guys, they were friendly and approachable from the time they arrived till they left some seven or eight hours later. As soon as I heard them playing Sex on Fire for their sound check I knew that the evening was going to go well, I asked them to play what they thought the partygoers would enjoy and they got it spot on. Every text, phonecall and FB message I have received contains a comment on how good the band were, can't recommend them highly enough. Many thanks to Warble Entertainment and The Linchpins for helping to make my 50th party one to remember.
The Linchpins have performed hundreds of times at many weddings, pubs, festivals, events and showcases but some of the highlights have included The London Astoria, The Hammersmith Apollo, Carling Acadamy Islington, The Taubertal Festival-Germany, The West One Four Club, BBC Maida Vale, Nozstock Festival and live radio sets on Absolute Radio, BBC Introducing, Vibe FM, Phoenix FM and Capital Extra.
The LinchPins are also professional session musicians with their own production services and have appeared on recordings by artists such as Craig David, Alicia Dixon, Eternal and Damage. Zac's guitar can also be heard in the soundtrack for the Hollywood film 'Ten Things I Hate About You'.
How do The Linchpins sound so full with just 3 members?
Without blowing our own trumpets too much, its because of years of experience and bags of talent. The Linchpins have been performing together for over ten years so everything clicks, the harmonies are flawless and the rythym section is the tightest in the land. Nothing but top quality equipment is used and Zac's voice has a full, rich tone. All of this plus the huge effort and energy the band puts in adds up to one hell of a sound but basically The Linchpins are incredibly gifted musicians.
How much room does the band need?
The more space the better (Matt is 6 feet 7 tall!) but we can squeeze into tight spaces when required. A 10 foot square is about the smallest area we would need for all of the equipment but if you are worried about space please speak to Warble, we can normally find a solution.
How loud are you?
The Linchpins are a full on party rock band so we are not quiet when using our standard setup. For smaller venues please bear in mind that the full band are a very full sounding outfit, this is pure party Rock 'N' Roll after all so please check with your venue if they have any noise restrictions as we can bring an alternate electric setup if this is the case (see the FAQ on sound limiters down the page). Please ask about these options when booking if you require them. We want your event to be everything you want it to be so let us know your requirements.
How long do The Linchpins perform for?
The Linchpins offer either 2 x 1 hour sets or 3 x 40 minute sets. If you require more this can be arranged but may affect the price. Please dont be afraid to ask when you book if you do require additional material.
Do The Linchpins provide their own sound and lighting?
The band have a 1600 Watt PA which will be provided and is perfect for most wedding and party venues, however if you have chosen an exceptionally large venue you may want to consult with them as to if they provide a house PA thats designed specifically for them. This is to ensure the fullest sound possible. A standard lighting rig is also be provided by us but again for larger venues you may want to discuss if they have their own equipment.
Can The Linchpins perform our first dance?
Of course, we will give anything a go and if the song does not suit the style of the band than we can play the original through our PA to ensure you have the best representation for your big day.
Can The Linchpins perform songs we request?
Once again we will try anything but if songs do not work within our setup we will let you know. Also if large amounts of extra songs are requested then we may not be able to include them all, especially in the busy summer months. We can usually learn around 3-5 additional songs per event to the ones listed on our standard lists so if you have any particular favourites that you cant see listed please ask about them when you book.
What happens during the bands interval?
We have a laptop packed full of top party tunes to keep the party rocking while the band are off stage. This comes as part of the standard price.
What if the venue has a sound limiter?
We have a full electric setup including electric drums that we can arrange to bring if your venue has a sound limiter. If your venue does have a sound limiter installed then find out as much information as possible from them about what type they have and the limit it is set at in DB (usually between 90 and 99DB). Let the guys at Warble know so they can inform us and include it in your booking details. We have worked with some very tricky sound limiters over the last few years but always managed to deliver a great show so you are in safe hands!
- 2 x 60 minute sets
- 3 x 40 minute sets
Extra sets can be arranged on prior request with bespoke songs and set lists if required.
Please ask when enquiring.
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.