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The Professionals

In Brief: 

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

Travel and cost: 

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 

 

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Songs List: 
60'S
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Shout - Lulu 
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  - Rolling Stones
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond 
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck 
I Feel Good - James Brown 
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams 
I'm A Believer - The Monkees 
Daydream Believer - The Monkees 
Soul Man - Sam & Dave 
Sign, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones 
Saw Here Standing There - The Beatles 
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket 
Suspicious Minds - Elvis 
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry 
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
 
70'S
Proud Mary  -  Ike & Tina Turner
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
December, 1963 ( Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons
Disco Inferno  -  The Tramps
Brown Eyed Girl  -  Van Morrison
Burning Love - Elvis
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Copacabana  -  Barry Manilow
Long Train Running  -  Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day  -  Bill Withers
Funky Music  -  Wild Cherry
Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile)  -  Steve Harley
Don't Stop Me Now  -  Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Sweet Home Alabama  -  Lynyrd Skynyrd
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
Grease Is The Word – Frankie Valli
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
Country Roads - John Denver
Going Underground - The Jam
 
80'S
Summer Of '69  -  Bryan Adams
Dancing On The Ceiling  -  Lionel Richie
Don't You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Love Shack - B52’s
Footloose  -  Kenny Loggins
Wake Me Up before You Go Go  -  Wham
(I've Had) The Time of My Life  -  Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes ( Dirty Dancing)
All Night Long  -  Lionel Richie
Word Up - Cameo
Power Of Love  -  Huey Lewis And The News
Dancing In The Dark  -  Bruce Springsteen
I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)  -  The Proclaimers
Walking On Sunshine  -  Katrina And The Waves
Town Called Malice  -  The Jam
A Little Respect  -  Erasure
Baggy Trousers  -  Madness
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
 
90'S
Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Relight My Fire - Take That
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Dance The Night Away -The Mavericks
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
Weather With You - Crowded House
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
00'S
 
Valerie  -  Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
I Gotta Feelin  -  Black Eyed Peas
Sex On Fire  -  King Of Leon
Mr Brightside  -  The Killers
You've Got The Love - Florence + The Machine
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
I Predict A Riot  -  The Kaiser Chiefs
Moves Like Jagger  -   Maroon 5
Dakota - Stereophonics
Rock DJ  -  Robbie Williams
Crazy In Love  -  Beyonce
She’s So Lovely  -  Scouting For Girls
Last Night  -  The Strokes
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Bohemian Like You  -  Dandy Warhols
 
MODERN
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky  -  Daft Punk
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Cheerleader - OMI
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shape Of You  -  Ed Sheeran
Marry You - Bruno Mars
 
MEDLEY'S
Hip Hop
Jump Around - House of Pain
Gettin' Jiggy With It - Will Smith
Can't Touch This  -  MC Hammer
 
Classic Rock
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n’ Roses
Jump - Van Halen
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
 
Disco Medley
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Get Down Tonight - KC and The Sunshine Band
Good Times - Chic
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
 
Abba Medley
Dancing Queen
Mamma Mia
Waterloo
 
Rock n' Roll
Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Rock Around The Clock - Elvis Presley
 
60's Dance
Shake Your Tailfeather – Ray Charles
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
 
1ST DANCE RECOMMENDATIONS
Thinking Out Loud  - Ed Sheeran 
Let's Get It On  - Marvin Gaye 
Chasing Cars  - Snow Patrol
l Have I Told You Lately  - Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Off You  - Andy Williams 
Wonderful Tonight  - Eric Clapton 
You Do Something To Me  - Paul Weller Amazed  -Lonestar 
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
 
CHRISTMAS SONGS
Merry Xmas Everyone  -Slade 
Santa Clause Is Coming to Town  -Bruce Springsteen
Do They Know it's Christmas Time  -Band Aid 
I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday  -Roy Wood & Wizard 
Merry Christmas Everyone  -Shakin Stevens 
 
IRISH (PLAYED BY REQUEST 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
 
ACOUSTIC REPERTOIRE (FOR AFTERNOON ACOUSTIC DUO OPTION)
Best Day Of Our Life - American Authors
Budapest - George Ezra 
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz 
Blank Space - Taylor Swift 
It Must Be Love - Madness 
Roar - Katy Perry 
All About You - Mcfly 
I Believe In a Thing Called Love - The Darkness 
You Make It Real - James Morrison 
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini 
One Day Like This - Elbow 
She Moves in Her Own Ways - The Kooks 
Ho Hey - Lumineers 
She’s Electric - Oasis 
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics 
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something 
Sitting on the Dock Of the Bay - Otis Redding  
Galway Girl -Steve Earle 
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley 
Take it Easy - The Eagles 
Runaway - Del Shannon  
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber 
With Or Without You –U2
Free Falling – Tom Petty 
Mr Jones – Counting Crows 
Save Tonight – Eagle Eyed Cherry 
The Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison 
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating 
Islands In The Stream – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers 
All My Loving – The Beatles 
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks 
The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel 
Babylon – David Gray 
What’s Up – Four Non Blondes 
You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins
 Times Like These – Foo Fighters 
Starman – David Bowie 
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People