The River Dogs

The River Dogs

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Location Birmingham
Starting from £1625
6 Reviews

A crowd-pleasing 5-piece pop, rock & indie band whose high-energy show and extraordinary charisma will leave you unable to resist the dance floor!

  • Highlights
  • Pop, Rock & Indie Anthems
  • 2x60 or 3x40 minute sets as standard
  • Daytime Acoustic sets available
  • Playlist DJ Service included
  • PA and Lighting provided

WOW - from the moment they started their set the dancefloor was full and they judged the crowd just right. Their communication was fab and they took time to undertsand us as a couple. We had lots of compliments from guests about the music.  Thank you for adding so much to our special day!

Zoe, Surrey


With electrifying energy, irresistible showmanship, and enough floor-filling anthems to keep guests on their feet all night long - get ready to party with The River Dogs!

This 5-piece pop, rock and indie band have been performing together for over 9 years with their expert line-up of male lead vocals, two guitars, bass and drums, perfecting their killer setlist and wowing crowds across the UK at countless events.

Renowned on the function circuit, they've received many accolades and opportunities including taking to the stage at the NEC, Ricoh Arena and St George's Park, and even supporting acts like Reef, Maximo Park and The Strangles - making these seasoned professionals the must-have addition to your celebrations, whatever the occasion!

The River Dogs are more than happy to learn your first dance song, making it easy to personalise their performance to you! If that's not enough, you can tailor their entertainment package to suit your entire day with their afternoon acoustic performance options, and additional evening sets to keep your dance floor full for even longer.

The band will provide a PA system, lighting equipment, and a playlist DJ service between their live sets, with the option to extend the DJ curfew until 1am if you'd like. This can even be upgraded to a manned DJ service, which would enable you and your guests to make requests on the night!

Don't miss out on this sought-after band for your event - enquire about The River Dogs now!


Full Band Repertoire

  • Are you Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravtiz
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
  • All The Small Things - Blink 182
  • Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Artic Monkeys
  • Begging - Madcon
  • Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
  • Buck Rogers - Feeder
  • Can’t Stand Me Now - The Libertines
  • Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
  • Creep - Radiohead
  • Clubfoot - Kasabian
  • Come Together – The Beatles
  • Counting Stars – One Republic
  • Dakota – Stereophonics
  • Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Disco 2000 – Pulp
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Dreaming Of You – The Coral
  • Drops Of Jupiter – Train
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Feel Good Inc. - The Gorillaz
  • Feeling Good - Muse
  • Fire – Kasabian
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • Hard To Handle – The Black Crows
  • Human – Rag and Bone Man
  • Hush - Kula Shaker
  • I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • Iron Sky – Paolo Nutini
  • Jerk It Out - The CaesarsLast Night – The Strokes
  • Let’s Get It Started - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  • Maroon 5 – Harder To Breathe
  • Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  • My Generation - The Who
  • Molly’s Chamber - King of Leon
  • Monster - The Automatic
  • Naive – The Kooks
  • Parklife – Blur
  • Place Your Hands – Reef
  • Riverboat Song – OCS
  • Rocks – Primal Scream
  • Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
  • Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • The Bucket – Kings of Leon
  • The Pretender - Foo Fighters
  • There She Goes - The La’s
  • Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  • Town Called Malice- The Jam
  • Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  • Vertigo- U2
  • Wake Me Up - Avicii
  • What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
  • When You Were Young - The Killers
  • With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks

Acoustic Set

  • Half A World Away - Oasis
  • Ain't She Sweet - Various
  • Creep - Radiohead
  • California Dreaming - The Mama's and The Papa's
  • White Winter Hymnal - The Fleet Foxes
  • Not Alone - McFly
  • Sally Cinnamon - The Stone Roses
  • Anna- The Beatles
  • She Said She Said - The Beatles
  • Rain - The Beatles
  • She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
  • That's Alright Mama - Elvis
  • Mystery Train - Elvis
  • All Or Nothing - The Small Faces
  • I Don't Wanna Spoil The Party- The Beatles
  • Basket Case - Green Day
  • Driftwood - Travis
  • Standby Me - Oasis
  • Sonnet - The Verse
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Importance Of Being Earnest - Oasis
  • There's Nothing Holding Me Back - Sean Mendez
  • Blame It On Me - George Ezra
  • Start - The Jam
  • She's Electric - Oasis
  • High And Dry - Radiohead
  • She's A Woman - The Beatles
  • Jeepster - T Rex
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • When September Ends - Green Day
  • Dear Prudence - The BeatlesIt's Only Love - The Beatles
  • Looking For New England - Kisty McColl/Billy Bragg
  • Back For Good - Take That
  • Solider Of Love - Pearl Jam
  • Alright - Cast
  • Acquiesce - Oasis
  • There She Goes - The La's
  • Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
  • Lucky You - The Lighting Seeds
  • You Like Me Too Much - The Beatles
  • True Faith - New Order
  • Coffee and TV - Blur
  • Walkaway - Cast
  • You Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
  • Starman - David Bowie
  • End Of A Century - Blur
  • In A Room - Dodgy
  • Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
  • Live Forever - Oasis
  • Linger - The Cranberries
  • Blue Savannah - Erasure
  • Marys Prayer - Danny Wilson
  • I Call Your Name - The Beatles
  • Ruby Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Happy Hour - The Housemartins
  • Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
  • I'll Cry Instead - The Beatles
  • S0S - Abba
  • Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
  • Rip Tide - Vance Joy
  • Dreams - The Cranberries
  • Drying Of The Light - Noel Gallagher

First Dance Ideas

  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
  • Must Be Love - Madness
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • She's The One - Robbie Williams

5-Piece Band:

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

6 Reviews

Top reviews


Event: Corporate
Location: London

What can we say......The River Dogs, you absolutely smashed it out of the park on Saturday night. From the very first song, the dance floor was full and remained that way until the very end, something which has never happened before. We have been overwhelmed with positive feedback about the night and how good you guys were. If anyone is looking for a Top Band that will get people up and dancing all night, The River Dogs are who you show be booking. Thanks again to you all!!!


Event: Wedding
Location: West Midlands

The River Dogs were an amazing band. The band contacted me before the wedding to confirm all the arrangements and to discuss song choices. I really appreciated this. The band were so friendly and arrived at the venue early .Their style of music was right up our street and they had everyone up and dancing for their entire sets. Many of our guests have commented how much they enjoyed the band. We would definitely recommend them to other bride and grooms and for parties. They made our wedding reception a night we'll never forget!


Event: Wedding
Location: Somerset

How lucky were we to manage to land such a great band for our marquee wedding! Everything from the lead up, the planning and the actual day was great. Dan was so helpful going through logistics, timings and the set list (we had a right mix of requests from our guests which the band all accommodated brilliantly either in their sets or in the DJ section). The set up on the day was so subtle we hardly noticed them during the wedding breakfast. They were great having our first dance played then seamlessly started their first set and man did it just get better! The dance floor was packed for the whole night with everyone having a great time. I think every single guest we had commented on how great the band were. I can't recommend this band more highly, if you get the opportunity to have them play at your event just book them! Thank you so much for making our day so much fun.


Event: Wedding
Location: Surrey

We booked The River Dogs for our wedding. WOW - from the moment they started their set the dancefloor was full and they judged the crowd just right. Their communication was fab and they took time to understand us as a couple. We had lots of compliments from guests about the music. Thank you for adding so much to our special day

Sam & Luke

Event: Wedding
Location: Surrey

We loved it. The whole thing, from the acoustic set to the evening, was great. Your choice of songs was perfect, and I think you guys really suited our vibe. We got so many compliments on how good you guys were musically as well as entertaining. We really hope you enjoyed it too. Good luck with everything, and thanks again!

Joe & Imogen

Event: Wedding
Location: Northamptonshire

From the day we started planning our wedding, music was always going to be a huge thing and we were totally set on having a band. We looked and saw The River Dogs. The type of music they played was right up our street so we booked them straight away. It was great to speak to a member of the band before the big day so that we could make specific requests for certain songs. They created a perfect set list based on our requests and it was perfect. So many people came up to us after the gig on the day and said how great they were. They really made the night and their performance was perfect. The fact they were a great bunch of lads who were a pleasure to have at our wedding was the added bonus. Would recommend to anyone!


    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 £2,444
    • Norfolk £2,619
    • Norwich £2,619
    • Suffolk £2,688
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £2,075
    • Leicestershire £1,981
    • Lincolnshire £2,519
    • Northamptonshire £2,000
    • Nottinghamshire £2,119
    • Rutland £2,156
    North East
    • Durham £2,625
    • East Yorkshire £2,606
    • Leeds £2,344
    • North Yorkshire £2,606
    • Northumberland £2,812
    • South Yorkshire £2,344
    • Tyne and Wear £2,619
    • West Yorkshire £2,344
    • Yorkshire £2,606
    North West
    • Cheshire £2,331
    • Cumbria £2,875
    • Lancashire £2,356
    • Liverpool £2,300
    • Manchester £2,244
    • Merseyside £2,300
    • Aberdeen £3,812
    • Edinburgh £2,938
    • Glasgow £2,938
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £2,144
    • Berkshire £2,344
    • Buckinghamshire £2,269
    • East Sussex £2,531
    • Essex £2,531
    • Hampshire £2,562
    • Hertfordshire £2,569
    • Isle of Wight £3,688
    • Kent £2,569
    • London £2,688
    • Middlesex £2,719
    • Oxfordshire £2,119
    • Surrey £2,562
    • Sussex £2,681
    • West Sussex £2,681
    South West
    • Bath £2,562
    • Bristol £2,562
    • Cornwall £3,188
    • Devon £2,681
    • Dorset £2,681
    • Somerset £2,562
    • Wiltshire £2,438
    • Cardiff £2,294
    • Carmarthen £2,369
    • Denbigh £2,306
    • Flint £2,244
    • Glamorgan £2,412
    • Monmouth £2,188
    • Pembroke £2,694
    • Powys £2,306
    • Wrexham £2,306
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1,625
    • Gloucestershire £2,138
    • Herefordshire £2,075
    • Shropshire £1,969
    • Staffordshire £1,938
    • Warwickshire £1,688
    • Worcestershire £1,869

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    How long will The River Dogs perform for?
    As standard, the band perform either 2x60 or 3x40 minute sets, depending on your event requirements.

    Can the band play for longer?
    Yes - the option to include an extra 45 minute band set and a 1am late finish for the playlist DJ service are available.

    Do the band provide their own equipment?
    The band will arrive at your event complete with a PA system and lighting equipment - all included in their standard fee.

    Will the band provide a DJ service?
    Yes! The River Dogs provide a playlist DJ service included in their standard fee, which means music is covered all night even whilst the band take a break between sets. These are tried and tested playlists the band use to keep the atmosphere high whilst the band aren't on stage. You are more than welcome to request songs prior to your event and they will endeavour to include these for you.
    There's even the option to upgrade to a manned DJ service if you'd like to make requests on the night!

    Will the band learn our first dance song?
    Absolutely! Wherever possible, The River Dogs will learn and perform one song request for your first dance, even if it's not in their repertoire, with additional song requests available for a fee.

    Do the band offer any optional extras?
    Yes - The River Dogs can also provide acoustic performances that would be perfect for drinks receptions and daytime events.

    Can the band arrive earlier?
    The River Dogs are very flexible and are happy to work to the needs of your event and arrive earlier (pre 5pm) for an extra fee.

    How long do the band need to set up their equipment?
    The band will need approximately 60 minutes to set up and sound check once they have arrived at the venue (depending on access to the performance area), followed by an additional 15 minutes to get changed before taking to the stage!

    My venue has a sound limiter - will this be ok?
    The band are very flexible and will do everything they can to work around any sound limitations at your venue. Please let the band know regarding this as soon as possible and they will advise.

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