The Mustard

The Mustard

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Location London
Starting from £1116
8 Reviews

With over 25 years of experience across the UK, The Mustard have a rich history of keeping crowds dancing long past their supposed bedtimes.

  • Highlights
  • Brass players and additional vocalist available on request
  • Add an acoustic set to accompany your afternoon reception or dinner
  • Pre-programmed party playlist provided between live sets free of charge

What can I say!! You guys 100% made the night last night. Absolutely brilliant. All everyone keeps talking about is how fantastic you guys were and that they didn't stop dancing. You made my night and I can't thank you enough.

Suffolk Wedding Client

About


Success for The Mustard first came in the mid 1990s when the band was rewarded with first place in the televised Windsor & Eton's Entertainer of the Year Competition, followed by placing in the top 10 of over 2000 entries in the Yamaha sponsored 'Best New Band' contest (covered on BBC Radio 1). Since then, the band has played hundreds of events and venues across the country including Blenheim Palace, Twickenham Stadium, The Gherkin, Kempton Park Races and the Kensington Roof Gardens, and alongside acts such as Bjorn Again, The Commitments, Geno Washington, The Bootleg Beatles and Edwin Starr. 

The Mustard is made up of highly experienced and versatile professional musicians, who between them have played such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Shepherds Bush Empire and Disneyland Florida, as well as working with artists such as Duffy, McFly, Matt Cardle, Steve Harley, Bastille, Electric 6, Bowling For Soup and James Bourne (Busted). Some members of the band have also had success with their own music gaining BBC radio airplay and performing at festivals like T in the Park, Benicassim, Guilfest, Big Reunion and the Isle Of Wight Festival. Members have also had experience performing and acting as musical directors in musicals in London theatres and on board cruise ships around the world.

The band's 4-piece line-up consists of Vocals, Keyboards/Vocals, Bass/Vocals and Drums. They can also add brass players and extra singers if required, and Danny and Dave can do an acoustic set to accompany any sit down meal or drinks reception before the main band gets everyone dancing.

 If you're looking for something extra, The Mustard can also provide acoustic duo or trio options for daytime events, as well as drink receptions and wedding ceremonies.

A playlist DJ service will be provided for the times the band aren't performing, as well as full PA and lighting equipment.

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Repertoire


Modern

  • Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
  • Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
  • Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Wake Me Up - Avicii
  • Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
  • Blame It On Me - George Ezra
  • Shotgun - George Ezra
  • Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Old Town Road - Lil Nas X
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift

00s

  • Valerie - Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
  • I Gotta Feelin' - Black Eyed Peas
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
  • Last Nite - The Strokes
  • Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
  • Dani California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

90s

  • Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
  • Tragedy - Steps
  • Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
  • Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Keep On Movin' - Five
  • Everybody - Backstreet Boys
  • Sit Down - James
  • Parklife - Blur
  • Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Weather With You - Crowded House
  • All The Small Things - Blink 182
  • Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
  • Save Tonight - Eagle Eyed Cherry
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • What's Up - Four Non Blondes
  • Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Basketcase - Green Day

80s

  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!
  • All Night Long - Lionel Richie
  • Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
  • A Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • A Little Respect - Erasure
  • Baggy Trousers - Madness
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
  • You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
  • Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
  • Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
  • Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Faith - George Michael
  • You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
  • Footloose - Kenny Loggins

70s

  • Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
  • September – Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Crocodile Rock – EltonJohn
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) – The Four Seasons
  • Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
  • Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
  • Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  • Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile) - Steve Harley
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
  • Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
  • Country Roads - John Denver
  • A Message To You Rudy – The Specials
  • Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks

60s

  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
  • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • Sign, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
  • Saw Here Standing There - The Beatles
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis
  • Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
  • Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks

Medleys

  • Hip Hop Medley:
    Jump Around - House of Pain
    Gettin' Piggy Wit It - Will Smith
    Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
  • Classic Rock Medley:
    Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
    Jump - Van Halen
    Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns n' Roses
    Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  • Rock'n'Roll Medley:
    Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
    Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
    Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
    Rock Around The Clock - Elvis Presley
  • ABBA Medley:
    Dancing Queen
    Mamma Mia
    Waterloo

First Dance Recommendations

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
  • Amazed - Lonestar
  • I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • It Must Be Love - Madness

Irish (by request in advance only)

  • Galway Girl - Steve Earl
  • Hills Of Donegal - Goats Don't Shave
  • The Irish Rover - The Pogues
  • I Useta Love Her - The Saw Doctors
  • Wagon Wheel - Nathan Carter

Christmas

  • Merry Xmas Everyone - Slate
  • Merry Christmas Everybody - Shakin' Stevens
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bruce Springsteen
  • Step Into Christmas - Elton John
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard

Additional Song for Female Vocalist Option

  • Shout - LuLu
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • Don't You Want Me Baby - The Human League
  • Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
  • Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
  • 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
  • I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett
  • Man I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
  • Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • Reach - S Club 7
  • You've Got The Love - Florence and The Machine
  • Toxic - Britney Spears
  • Rather Be - Clean Bandit
  • Flowers - Miley Cyrus
  • Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
  • Titanium - Sia
  • We Found Love - Rihanna
Line-Up

4-Piece Band:

  • Male Lead Vocals and Guitar
  • Backing Vocals and Keys
  • Backing Vocals and Bass
  • Drums

8 Reviews

Top reviews

The British Pony Society

Event: Corporate
Location: Leicestershire
5/5

Just a quick note to say a big thank you for last Saturday - you were a big hit with all our guests. Can I please book you for our event next year!!


Bob, Nikki, Evie & James

Event: Party
Location: Berkshire
5/5

Massive thank you to all for Saturday night, you were absolute legends and all we have had for the last 2 days is comments on how good you guys were. Many thanks again for making the party such a success!!!


Foster Denovo

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

It was nice to meet you on Friday. Thank you for providing such great entertainment at our event. I have heard a lot of positive comments regarding the band and the music selection you played. It wa sa lot of fun. We will definitely keep you in mind for any future FD events


Richard & Charlotte

Event: Wedding
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Hope you had a great weekend, we know we did!! We just wanted to pass on not only our deepest thanks to you and the band, you surely did not disappoint. We would go further and say you surpassed our expectations. Not only was the music amazing, your enthusiasm and ability to get the crowd going was really quite special. A further thanks for learning 'our song', which of course is the one and only Frankie Valli. We felt your rendition was absolutely spot on, given the nature of the song we were very impressed with it! All the guests commented on how great you were. The music, the comedy, the 'boys vs girls' etc was all great, and really helped top off the evening. We look forward to recommending you to several friends who are due to marry.


Mr & Mrs Fletcher

Event: Wedding
Location: Berkshire
5/5

These guys are incredible! They performed at our wedding recently and they were absolutely brilliant! The evening was so much fun, the band really get people on their feet. They sound fantastic, play a great range of songs. We are so glad we chose them, I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you guys, you were perfect!


Allan & Nat

Event: Wedding
Location: West Midlands
5/5

Now we've come back down the earth and back to the daily grind, we just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. The lads in the day were fantastic and I couldn't of asked for anything better, cool, calm, professional and hell they can sing whatever anyone through at them! They even dropped in Air hostess for all the cabin crews girls that were there :) The bridal entrance and exit was perfect too! When you all joined forces at night it was unbelievable ! Singing the Fleetwood Mac song live was a special moment not only for us but everyone there loved it. Can't thank you enough and you made the day complete. All the best for the future.


Jackie & Chris

Event: Anniversary
Location: Essex
5/5

This band is absolutely amazing played all the music we wanted and set the right tone for the night to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary. All the band very friendly and professional. Everyone of our guests commented on the band how brilliant they were, from as young as 4 to 80 everyone up dancing all night. Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate our anniversary and creating so many wonderful memories.


Lisa Bennett

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Kent
5/5

The Mustard have now played 3 parties for us. I booked them for my husbands 50th and was so impressed that I booked them again for my 50th. Last night they played at my sons 21st Birthday party. They are amazing, really get the crowd going and we’ve been thoroughly spoilt now and would never want anyone else to provide the music for us. Just gutted we’ve got no more big birthdays coming up so we can book them again!


    Pricing

    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.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £1,302
    • Norfolk £1,364
    • Norwich £1,364
    • Suffolk £1,302
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1,426
    • Leicestershire £1,364
    • Lincolnshire £1,488
    • Northamptonshire £1,302
    • Nottinghamshire £1,426
    • Rutland £1,364
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £4,960
    • Rest of the world £6,200
    North East
    • Durham £2,480
    • East Yorkshire £2,976
    • Leeds £2,728
    • North Yorkshire £2,976
    • Northumberland £3,224
    • South Yorkshire £2,356
    • Tyne and Wear £3,224
    • West Yorkshire £2,728
    • Yorkshire £2,976
    North West
    • Cheshire £2,480
    • Cumbria £2,728
    • Lancashire £2,728
    • Liverpool £2,480
    • Manchester £2,728
    • Merseyside £2,480
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £4,960
    • Edinburgh £3,224
    • Midlothian £3,968
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1,178
    • Berkshire £1,178
    • Buckinghamshire £1,116
    • East Sussex £1,302
    • Essex £1,302
    • Hampshire £1,240
    • Hertfordshire £1,209
    • Isle of Wight £3,100
    • Kent £1,240
    • London £1,364
    • Middlesex £1,178
    • Oxfordshire £1,178
    • Surrey £1,116
    • Sussex £1,302
    • West Sussex £1,240
    South West
    • Bath £1,302
    • Bristol £1,302
    • Cornwall £3,100
    • Devon £2,232
    • Dorset £1,302
    • Somerset £1,302
    • Wiltshire £1,240
    Wales
    • Anglesey £2,976
    • Brecon £2,728
    • Caernarvonshire £2,976
    • Cardiff £2,480
    • Cardigan £2,728
    • Carmarthen £2,728
    • Denbigh £2,728
    • Flint £1,984
    • Glamorgan £2,480
    • Monmouth £1,364
    • Pembroke £3,100
    • Powys £2,480
    • Wrexham £2,728
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1,302
    • Cotswolds £1,240
    • Gloucestershire £1,240
    • Herefordshire £1,302
    • Shropshire £2,232
    • Staffordshire £1,364
    • Warwickshire £1,302
    • Worcestershire £1,302

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    FAQs

    How long do you play for?
    Getting the performance timings right is important in making your evening flow properly. Fortunately, The Mustard are very flexible with this. As a rule we normally play for around 2 hours. This can be split in various ways, the most popular is to play 2 x 1 hour sets. But either 3 x 40 minutes or even one long set is possible. We do recommend that our performance doesn't happen at the same time as an evening buffet or anything else that you may have planned however. We also suggest that our last set is timed to finish the night as we normally structure this to create a dynamic finale to your party!!! 

    Of course we're happy to play for longer if your event requires, but this will be factored into our quotation, so if you'd like us to play for longer than 2 hours, please let us know during the booking process. 

    Can I pick the bands playlist?
    We are more than happy for you to have an input of course. From our repertoire list we recommend clients pick between 10-20 of the favourites and, perhaps more importantly, any songs that you really DON'T like! We prefer to be left to put the final set together ourselves however, as we know what normally works and we also need the flexibility to change things mid set if required. We will contact clients up-to a month before the event to discuss playlists. 

    How far do you travel?
    Although we are based in the south east, we will travel anywhere!! 

    Will you learn our special song?
    We are happy to consider learning your special song, ie first dance, but it obviously depends on whether your chosen song fits our style of band. It would be very difficult for us to cover a Frank Sinatra song for example with lots of brass and heavy orchestration. Please let us know at the time of booking if there is a particular song you'd like us to consider learning so we have enough time to learn it. If we feel we cant do your song justice you will be advised well in advance. 

    Do we need to hire a separate DJ?
    In a word, No! We can provide backing or full on party music around our sets on pre-arranged iPad play lists at no extra cost. We can also connect your own laptop / ipad into our equipment if you'd like to organise your own music. If you do require more flexibility to the DJ music, then a member of the band can man the iPad throughout the evening to take requests and tailor the music accordingly. We have the latest DJ software and access to over 14,000 tracks on our iPad. This option however does have an extra charge so please discuss at time of booking.

    How much Space do you need?
    A minimum area of 18 x 8 foot is required to safely set up all our sound and light equipment. We have however performed in all manor of venues from manor houses and hotels, to barns, marquees, ball rooms and intimate clubs so we’re well versed in making the most of whatever space is available to us.  please note:- For Marquee functions, where no stage is provided, a solid and level floor is required (not grass/earth) with a minimum ceiling height of approx 2 metres (6’6”)

    Can we use your sound system for speeches?
    Yes! If you are having an afternoon meal or a drinks reception, we can offer an acoustic duo to come and perform earlier for that part of the event. We can get an extra female vocalist to add some more variety to our set. We can also add a trumpet and saxophone. If you want us to play longer than just 2 hours, that is also something we have and are willing to do. All of these options obviously add some extra costs, so if you're interested, please let us know at the point of booking.

    How loud will the band be?
    Our aim is to make sure our volume levels are such that people at your event can still converse, but when they're on the dance they feel like they're at a gig!! The Mustard are a party band and the nature of the music we play means we can only turn down so far without affecting the performance for which you probably booked the band for in the first place. 

    Unfortunately, many venues nowadays will have sound limiter installed. Although I cant imagine any band enjoys playing within these restrictions, we are well used to them now and have played at many venues around the country that work with these systems. All members of the band now use in-ear monitoring systems which means that as we don't require the traditional stage monitoring speakers, so it's far easier for us play within whatever limits the venue have.  We can also provide an electric drum kit if the venue has this as a requirement. If you're unsure about how sound limiters work and their affect, please feel free to call and discuss.

    Do The Mustard have any specific requirements?

    Appropriate and clean changing facilities / rest room for four persons.
    A Basic Hot meal is to be provided prior to the performance. Please note that food from an evening buffet is acceptable.
    A supply of soft drinks for band members for the duration of the function.
    An adequate and safe, regulated power supply at the venue (minimum of  2 x 13 amp sockets fed from a 30 amp supply within easy reach of performance area).
    Sufficient free parking for four vehicles in the immediate vicinity of the venue.
    Clear access for heavy equipment to and from the stage area.

    What if a member of the band is ill and cannot perform?
    We have deputies for every member of the band so in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or holidays, The Mustard will use alternate equally competent musicians to replace a member of the advertised band, in order to fulfil the engagement with the client. 

    What will the band wear?
    The band will always be smartly dressed in black shirts and trousers and matching ties

    Anything else?
    All the band equipment has PAT certification and we have full Public Liability Insurance cover up to £10M.  The certificates can be provided upon request

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