The Shortwaves

The Shortwaves

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Location Birmingham
Starting from £1496
6 Reviews

A high-energy indie band with enough charisma and epic hits to keep your guests glued to the dance floor all night long!

  • Highlights
  • Indie, Pop & Rock Anthems
  • 2x60 or 3x40 minute sets as standard
  • Playlist DJ Service provided
  • Happy to learn your first dance song
  • PA & Lighting included
  • Daytime Acoustic Duo sets available

We recently had The Shortwaves for our wedding and they were amazing!! Had everyone on the dance floor all night and we were all begging for more when it had ended. They sang our first dance song for us and it was just perfect. I highly recommend these guys, they are lovely and just added that extra something to our big day. Thank you so much!!

Laura, Leicestershire


Ready to rock out? Meet The Shortwaves - an outstanding 3-piece band who are guaranteed to unleash the party animal in your guests with their epic renditions of pop, rock and indie anthems!

The Shortwaves have a huge back catalogue of absolute bangers to draw from and they’re experts at curating the perfect setlist to raise the roof at your celebration. They put their own rousing twist on everything from Queen to Taylor Swift and create a riotous atmosphere that will glue your guests to the dance floor all night long.

When they’re not on stage, a playlist DJ is provided for free and if you’d like to be able to make requests, you can upgrade to a manned service for a small fee. Want to party til 1am? You can book that too!

If you fancy a chilled-out musical backdrop to the more laid-back parts of your day, The Shortwaves have you covered. Their acoustic duo are the ideal accompaniment to your drinks reception or wedding breakfast and will spread sunshine and cheer while your guests get those glasses clinking.

Top-quality PA and lighting equipment are included in your quote and the boys will even learn your first dance free of charge! Get in!

The Shortwaves are incredibly popular for a reason - book today before it’s too late!



  • 22 - Taylor Swift
  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • 5 Colours in Her Hair - McFly
  • Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
  • Africa - Toto
  • Air Hostess - Busted
  • All Star - Smash Mouth
  • All The Small Things - Blink 182
  • American Idiot - Green Day
  • A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl - JET
  • Basketcase - Green Day
  • Belter - Gerry Cinnamon
  • Black or White - Michael Jackson
  • Blinding Lights - Weekend
  • Boys of Summer - Don Henley
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Bubbles - Biffy Clyro
  • Buck Rogers - Feeder
  • Cake By the Ocean - DNCE
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Canter - Gerry Cinnamon
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Crashed the Wedding - Busted
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
  • Does Your Mother Know - Abba
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
  • Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Ever Fallen in Love With Someone - The Buzzcocks
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Faith - George Michael
  • Feel it Still - Portugal the Man
  • Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano
  • Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
  • Friday, I’m in Love - The Cure
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Hey Ya - Outkast
  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  • Hound Dog - Elvis
  • Hypersonic Missiles - Sam Fender
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
  • I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  • I Miss You - Blink 182
  • In Too Deep - Sum 41
  • I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • I Want to Break Free - Queen
  • I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
  • I’m a Believer - The Monkees
  • I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Last Nite - The Strokes
  • Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift


  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
  • Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
  • Misery Business - Paramore
  • Mmmbop - Hanson
  • Mountains - Biffy Clyro
  • Murder on the Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Naive - The Kooks
  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Not Nineteen Forever - Courteneers
  • Obviously - McFly
  • Paradise - George Ezra
  • Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Rude - Magic!
  • Rule The World - Take That
  • Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
  • Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
  • She’s Electric - Oasis
  • She’s So Lovely - Scouting for Girls
  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
  • Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
  • Somebody Told Me - the Killers
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Stacy’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
  • Star Girl - McFly Still Into You - Paramore
  • Still The One - Shania Twain
  • Sugar - Maroon 5
  • Sugar We’re Goin Down - Fallout Boy
  • Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
  • The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
  • Three Lions - Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds
  • Treasure - Bruno Mars
  • Tribute - Tenacious D
  • Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
  • Twist & Shout - The Beatles
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
  • Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
  • Valerie - Mark Ronson
  • Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker/The Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
  • What I Go To School For - Busted
  • What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
  • What’s My Age Again? - Blink 182
  • Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Year 3000 - Busted
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You and Me Song - The Wannadies
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks

3-Piece Band:

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

6 Reviews

Top reviews


Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire

We booked The Shortwaves for our wedding and we're so glad that we did! They were absolutely amazing and we got so many compliments from our guests on how good and how much fun they were. We had guests on the dance floor all night! The process of booking them and liaising with the band in the run up was really seamless as well. The guys were absolutely lovely and super professional on the day. If you're a fan of pop/indie/rock and you're looking for a band to keep the party going, definitely book these guys!


Event: Party
Location: Manchester

We booked The Shortwaves for our joint 25th Wedding Anniversary and daughter's 21st birthday - they were absolutely fantastic. Lovely guys who went out of their way to make it a perfect night. The range of music genres they played was brilliant and all our guests were blown away by how good they were - so much so they have secured another booking out of it.


Event: Wedding
Location: Staffordshire

We recently hired The Shortwaves to play at our wedding evening reception. The band were absolutely incredible and had most people up on the dance floor all night long and wanting more when it came to an end! A superb set list which contained a great mix of the old and new, and very professional service overall. The band and their admin were also great at communicating with us beforehand and making sure everything was planned and sorted in good time. We would highly recommend hiring The Shortwaves for your event!


Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire

We got married end of September and this band was awesome. We had them during the day and evening and would highly recommend them to anyone.


Event: Wedding
Location: Leicestershire

We recently had The Shortwaves for our wedding and they were amazing!! Had everyone on the dance floor all night and we were all begging for more when it had ended. They sang our first dance song for us and it was just perfect. I highly recommend these guys, they are lovely and just added that extra something to our big day. Thank you so much!!


Event: Wedding
Location: Kent

We absolutely loved having The Shortwaves play at our wedding. They were absolutely fantastic and it was a perfect end to our day. To start with, we are so grateful that the band could accommodate us delaying the wedding 3 times due to Covid. The band turned up in good time and were very self sufficient in setting up with no issues. The performances and set list were amazing - tunes to suit the crowd and some indie belters we loved. Every guest was on their feet, dancing long into the night and didn't want them to end - I think they persuaded two encores! 5/5 would recommend to everyone. Thanks to the band again and good luck in the future!


    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 £1,689
    • Norfolk £1,875
    • Norwich £1,875
    • Suffolk £1,829
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1,716
    • Leicestershire £1,643
    • Lincolnshire £1,782
    • Northamptonshire £1,596
    • Nottinghamshire £1,702
    • Rutland £1,669
    North East
    • Leeds £1,902
    • North Yorkshire £1,915
    • South Yorkshire £1,729
    • West Yorkshire £1,902
    North West
    • Cheshire £1,809
    • Lancashire £1,849
    • Liverpool £1,835
    • Manchester £1,822
    • Merseyside £1,835
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1,609
    • Berkshire £1,676
    • Buckinghamshire £1,609
    • Essex £1,769
    • Hampshire £2,314
    • Hertfordshire £1,662
    • Kent £1,796
    • London £1,662
    • Middlesex £1,662
    • Oxfordshire £1,596
    • Surrey £1,676
    South West
    • Bath £1,902
    • Bristol £1,902
    • Somerset £1,902
    • Wiltshire £1,749
    • Cardiff £1,915
    • Denbigh £1,862
    • Flint £1,835
    • Glamorgan £1,915
    • Monmouth £1,729
    • Powys £1,742
    • Wrexham £1,742
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1,496
    • Cotswolds £1,669
    • Gloucestershire £1,669
    • Herefordshire £1,716
    • Shropshire £1,716
    • Staffordshire £1,702
    • Warwickshire £1,596
    • Worcestershire £1,656

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

    Can the band stay for longer?
    Yes - the option to include a 1am late finish is available.

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

    Will the band provide a DJ service?
    Yes! The Shortwaves 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 also the option to upgrade this to a manned DJ service for an extra fee, which means a member of the band will be on hand to take song requests on the night!

    Will the band learn our first dance song?
    Absolutely! Wherever possible, The Shortwaves will learn and perform one song request for your first dance, even if it's not in their repertoire.

    Do the band offer any optional extras?
    Yes - The Shortwaves can also provide an acoustic duo performance that would be perfect for drinks receptions and daytime events!

    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!

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

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