Using an extremely high level of musicianship, the best live equipment and a current and constantly changing set list comprising of pop, rock, disco, funk and soul, The New Offenders will ensure that your special event goes exactly the way you planned.
All band members are professional full-time musicians who have worked with some well-known names in the music industry as well as providing session recording work, West End theatre productions and XFM radio sessions. Members have had recording contracts with their own material and sold records across Europe, written for artists such as Melanie Blatt from All Saints and provided musical backing to artists such as Mark Owen of Take That and Emma Bunton from the Spice Girls.
With a wealth of experience in the music business and a real flare for performing, The New Offenders really are the perfect choice for any event. Their energetic on-stage performances and reputation for engaging with the crowd have made The New Offenders a crowd favourite for weddings and parties. It's always best to book this lively band in advance before their diary fills up.
By The New Offenders
Gary Little & Hayley Fitzgerald
What a fabulous band! Played a great variety of music and had all our guests up dancing. Would highly recommend.
Amanda and I would like to pass on our deepest thanks to The New Offenders: Lynsey, Rick, Luke & Nick who played at our Wedding Reception, and to Sam at Warble for helping put everything together in the background. From the very start of our conversations with Sam, through the selection and booking process, Sam and the team at Warble made everything simple and easy and communicated well throughout. Luke from the band called us several times to discuss our song choices, particular favourites, what should be played between sets and what we would like for our first dance, even offering to learn the song specifically for us. He listened to us and made some excellent suggestions as to sets and timings. All in all we felt very assured that he understood our requirements and the music would rock and the party would flow on the night. On the day itself, all four band members where chatty, sociable, polite, and dressed smartly for our black tie wedding reception. From the conversations we had, and the way these guys all played together, it really showed how much they enjoy their music. We're pretty sure we couldn’t have found a better band for our wedding. We choose The New Offenders for a few reasons in addition to their locality to Essex, price and availability. A four piece band works so well with a good mix of vocalists, making for great variety in their sound and repertoire. There is a good selection of audio on their webpage, but very important to us was the video which enabled us to see their image and style. I'd really recommend keeping the webpage up to date with new sound clips and video as it was a big factor in our selection process. Their song list is also extremely wide ranging, which really helped mix it up in each of the Sets. We had a fantastic wedding at Prested Hall, Essex, and we received lots of comments and compliments about the New Offenders, from our guests and wedding staff. Thank you so much for making our special day all the more special.
Absolutely brilliant!! Contact in the lead up was fantastic and they were absolutely brilliant on the night! Loved by everyone. Thank you, Helen & James.
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.
How long does it take for you to set up?
We can be set up between half hour and 1 hour max.
How long do you play for?
We play for a total of 2 hours, this can be split up into any time intervals you like i.e: 2 x 1 hours, 3 x 40 minutes, 4 x 30 minutes. We have a lot of experience and understand that timings on the day can very, this is why we aim to be very flexible making sure your day runs as smooth as possible.
Can you play music in-between your live sets?
Yes, we have a laptop we can link into our sound system. We can play music of many styles to keep your guests dancing all night. If you have any specific songs you would like played you can send them over before the big day, or on the day. We can read many file formats, CD, MP3’s, AAC files. We can also play music before we start. All of this is available at NO extra charge, so no additional DJ costs! If you have a specific playlist you would like played in between sets we can arrange this for you.
We have a special first dance in mind that isn’t on your set, can you play it?
We can learn a first dance request for you no problem, just let us know in advance.
The venue has asked the band we book to provide certificates of Public Liability Insurance and for equipment PAT testing, what are these and do you have them?
Yes we have certificates for Public Liability Insurance and Equipment PAT testing. These can be made available in advance to yourselves or the venue by email or we can bring them on the day. Public liability insurance covers claims made against us, if our employees are shown to be responsible for personal injuries to a third party or damage to property up to £10 million. All of our equipment is checked annually to make sure it is safe and in working order. All of our equipment is individual tagged with green safety stickers.
Do you need feeding?
It would be very nice if we could get a hot meal in the evening. We often leave quite early in the day and some dinner is always appreciated by the band! If you are providing food we have one vegetarian in the band. Thank you.
What do you wear for your performance?
Unless otherwise requested, the band will dress in appropriate wear for the event. You can see how we look in our band photos and videos.
We have a wide age range of guests coming, can you cater for this?
We play music from 60’s to current day. We try to mix it up to cater for all ages and tastes, again please call us if you have any specific requirements. We know what works and what doesn't... We never fail at getting the most reserved crowd on their feet.