4 or 5-piece, male or female lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music in breaks.
About The Professionals
With over 30 years experience creating perfect party atmospheres across the UK, The Professionals have a rich history of keeping crowds dancing long past their supposed bedtimes. The band's extensive repertoire of hits from the 50’s right up to the present day, will guarantee a great night's entertainment for every audience, every age, and every occasion.
The Professinals are made up of highly experienced and versatile professional musicians. Between them, they have played such prestigious venues as The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Shepherds Bush Empire, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe and Disneyland Paris.
Members also have a wealth of experience performing in various London musicals, in ski resorts across the south of France, as well as being a part of huge events like the London Paralympics in 2012, and performing for the troops all over the world, in places like Afghanistan, Chile, Oman, Bahrain, Dubai, Germany and Brunei.
They have also played and recorded with many of UK’s top Session Musicians, including members of prominent chart acts such as The Feeling, Take That, ELO, 10cc, Peter Gabriel, Doctor Hook and Spandau Ballet.
Some members of the band have had great success with their own music gaining BBC radio airplay, touring the US, Australia, and most of Europe, and playing some of the biggest festivals in the world.
The Band's 5-piece line up consists of 3 Lead Vocalists, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Drums, with everyone contributing Vocal Harmonies. Depending on the nature of your event, we can readily extend that line up with extra Brass Players or Vocalists.
We are also very experienced providing further live music options for the daytime or early evening, tailored to what your event may require. One of our most popular options being our Acoustic Duo or Trio, which is perfect for ceremonies and drinks receptions.
A great playlist of tunes are provided whilst the band is not performing, this can readily be upgraded to a more comprehensive DJ service.
Whatever your occasion or event, The Professionals will provide a performance that will captivate your guests and keep them dancing all night. The band’s history of professionalism, whilst working with the some of the country’s most discerning clients and venues, coupled with their varied and fun repertoire which seamlessly links the biggest hits of the last 60 years, ensures that your event will be a night to remember, and your guests will be talking of a "The Professionals" party for a long time to come...
Success for The Professionals 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 thousands of events across the country, at venues such as Blenheim Palace, Twickenham Stadium, The Gherkin, Kempton Park Races, and The Kensington Roof Gardens, alongside such high profile acts such as The Commitments, Geno Washington, The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again, Edwin Starr, and many others.
Price from: £1,125
The Professionals are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc
What People Say:
"The band were fantastic. They were a little concerned by the noise limitation system at the venue, but the volume they played at seemed perfect to me and probably contributed to a larger number of "spectators" who may have sat in another room if the music had been too loud."
James Trundle - wedding reception - Hampshire
"We loved The Professionals! They were really lovely talented guys and had everybody dancing all night. Everybody wanted to know who they were and we would recommend them and Function Junction in the future to friends and family"
Faye Metcalfe - wedding reception - Hertfordshire
"The band were absolutely brilliant, we had lots of people telling us on the night how impressed they were with the band and I've never been at a wedding where so many of the guests stayed on the dance floor all night. We couldn't have been happier with them."
Oli Lazarus - wedding reception - Surrey
"Thank you all so much for performing at our wedding reception. We have had so many comments from such an age range of people saying how good you were on the night!!! You really were unbelievable and we enjoyed every minute of it. We would also like to thank you so much for learning our first dance song – we were unsure you would be able to learn it in the time we gave you but you did and it was great and such a nice touch. We are now nearly 3 weeks after the wedding and the band is still such a hot topic so we cannot thank you enough. On top of being great you were also very helpful, friendly and funny. We had all sorts of concerns over how much space you would need but you worked with what you had without a hint of fuss. We would not hesitate in recommending you to others and will be in touch for any future do’s we have ourselves!!!"
Steve & Emma Bridgeman - wedding reception - Berkshire
"Fantastic and had lots of comments from our friends about how great they were."
Alison Barber - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire
"Brilliant band, they sound great. Real floor fillers. So many good comments about the band after the wedding. Made the day even more memorable."
Kay Clark - wedding reception - Northamptonshire
"Just a quick email to let you know that Saturday went very well indeed. The band were excellent, as expected, and got everyone up and dancing! Their talent, professionalism and sense of fun were superb and the dance floor was full the whole night. Thanks for your help in setting this up!"
Tom Anghileri - friend's wedding reception - Norfolk
"... a charming band, friendly, warm and extremely professional. They looked fantastic, they sounded fantastic and we were delighted that they should play at our wedding. There were lots of positive comments from my friends and family, and they kept their promise - the dance floor was always full - through every age group. Thank you for playing at our wedding - highly recommended!"
Helen McChesney - wedding reception - Warwickshire
"Band were superb and were happy to play on until the end of the night. Friendly bunch of guys and very professional. Thanks again. Also very happy with Function Junction example cds were very helpful to decide."
Jeremy Houston - wedding reception - Surrey
"Once more, [the band] provided us with an outstanding performance, picking a selection of music that got our audience to their feet immediately, and consistently throughout their sessions. The also had created and performed magnificently a special introduction for our James Bond themed event"
Martin Dare-Edwards - company party - Oxfordshire
"Helped the party be a wonderful success - their choice of music was perfect for the audience and many people commented on how good they were. They were also very accommodating about my brother and me playing sax with them on "Pick Up The Pieces" - rehearsing it beforehand and playing it. It went down so well we played it three times!!"
Les Fraser - birthday party - Buckinghamshire
"Absolutely brilliant! We were very, very pleased with them. I was very nervous before the party and they really put me at ease. Thank you also for all your help. I've found Function Junction to be extremely professional, helpful and reliable. I will always recommend you. Thanks again for all your help. Please also pass on my gratitude to the boys."
Angela Monzione - birthday party - Luton
"We and all our guests thought the band were absolutely fantastic. They made us feel very special by spontaneously arranging all our guests in a cricle with us in the middle and had everyone sing to us "Day Dream Believer" - this was one of our favourite moments of the day which I will always remember. They were perfect and played all the music we love, could not have any band more perfect!"
Melaine Aspden - wedding reception - Berkshire
"The band were fantastic, everyone commented on how professional they were and they were great fun too! They really made the evening!"
Debbie Stride - wedding reception - Dorset
"The perfect wedding band. They played great selections of music that was really suitable for all ages, they offered some really fun audience participation and they made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the performance. They made the night!-Thank you!"
Lisa Quinlan - wedding party - London
"We couldn't have been happier with the service you provided and the band far exceeded our expectations. They were brilliant."
Nick Bishop - wedding reception - East Sussex -
"We had lots of comments on how excellent the band were. Thank you for making our day such fun, the music was excellent and appealed to all ages!!"
Lucy Musgrave - wedding - Norfolk
"The band were perfect- exactly what we wanted- great fun, great musicians and everybody has a fab night as a result- thank you very much!!"
Jo Clode - wedding - London
"The band totally rocked! There wasn't a single person who didn't get up onto the dance floor- exactly what we wanted. Even my 84 year old Granny was boogying."
Caroline Wingfield - wedding - London
"The band were excellent, they learnt our song brilliantly. We had such a great time and everyone commented on how great they were."
Louise Barnard - wedding - Hampshire
"Everyone thought the band was excellent, including us – the dance floor was always packed. It made our night for us. We would recommend you and them any day. Thank you."
Sophie Evans - wedding - Hertfordshire
Shout - Lulu
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Disco Inferno - The Tramps
Burning Love - Elvis
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Country Roads - John Denver
Don't You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Love Shack - B52’s
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Word Up - Cameo
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Relight My Fire - Take That
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Livin' La Vida Loco - Ricky Martin
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Hard To Handle - Black Crows
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Angels - Robbie Williams
Keep On Movin' - Five
Everybody – Backstreet Boys
Sit Down - James
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
Girls and Boys - Blur
Basket Case - Green Day
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
One Week - Barenaked Ladies
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
She’s So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
Shotgun - George Ezra
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams