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V.I.P.

In Brief: 

6 to 9-piece, female and male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Laptop DJ service during breaks. Jazz trio/quartet available for drinks reception/meal for an additional charge.

About V.I.P.

This international party band is made up of a collection of the highest quality professional session musicians and vocalists who specialise in performing choice party tracks from the wide-ranging genres of Funk; Soul; Motown; Rock; Indie; Pop and Disco. 

VIP has a wealth of experience performing at the very highest profile events at venues in London such as The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, The Four Seasons in Canary Wharf and The Savoy on the Strand for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Rolex and BMW to name just a few. The versatility of the band means that they are not only ideal for corporate events but also for weddings and civil partnerships, university balls, birthday parties and bat mitzvahs, awards ceremonies and festivals. They have also proved to be very popular with the British Military and are engaged by the SAS, RAF, Army and Navy on their major events throughout the year.

VIP is led by Mathew Richardson Bmus (Hons) who is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London. Away from VIP Mathew along with the other members of the band enjoy a varied freelance career working at home and abroad with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Corrine Bailey Rae, Professor Green, Sam Smith and The Human League, in some of the countries finest concert venues as well as on television including appearances on Later with Jools Holland, on the radio and on a number of commercially available recordings.

If you need a band that will have you dancing all night & leave you shouting for more, there can be only one choice…

Price from: £1,250

Travel and cost: 

V.I.P. are based in South Yorkshire. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

What People Say:

"VIP were a great band. Everyone enjoyed it. Loved the music, and the singer, don't know her name, was absolutely smoking! Thanks for supplying such a brilliant act to round off a brilliant day. Will definitely recommend."
Terence Wu - sister's wedding reception - Worcestershire 

"This is one quality act. Musicians and vocalists are first-rate and we received numerous comments from our guests - including from music professionals - that said that VIP were amazing. Even the venue wanted their contact details to book them in future!"
Clifford Beal - wedding reception - Herefordshire 

"The band was truly excellent and we received loads of positive feedback from all the guests. They judged the audience very well and played some great tunes! Thank you VIP!"
Alex Hasek - wedding reception - Worcestershire

"They got the guests up and dancing and kept them there, we couldn't have asked for more than that!"
Ben Cooper - wedding reception - Chester 

"Your performance at our wedding at Highclere was absolutely brilliant! You really are the ultimate party band and your versatility and professionalism are truly impressive. Thanks so much!!"
Jeremy & Karen Morton - wedding reception - Berkshire

"Many warm thanks for the superb performance you gave at our wedding at Peveril of The Peak. The quality of your playing was outstanding and many guests commented on your brilliant sound!"
Jenny Nunn - wedding reception - Derbyshire 

"V.I.P. were excellent. We would not hesitate to use them again in the future/recommend them to friends/family. Please pass on our thanks to them."
Christine Cottingham - wedding reception - Derbyshire 

"The band were fantastic and everyone was dancing all night to their funky tunes!!"
Sophie Nash - wedding reception - Hertfordshire 

"The band were excellent, great sound. Numerous comments from guests. The dance floor was full all night."
Christopher Widdowson - wedding reception - Staffordshire

"A great band! everyone was dancing. The fact that they played a request for our first dance was excellent. They were extremely professional and friendly. We would highly recommend them as a wedding band or for any occasion. V.I.P made our wedding day even more perfect and enjoyable."
Katie Bower - wedding reception - Leicestershire

"The band was fantastic producing an excellent sound. We were so impressed with how well they played our first song and touched by the effort which had gone into it. I would be happy to recommend both VIP and Function Junction"
Kate Griffin - wedding reception - Somerset 

"We just wanted to say a big thank you because the band were fantastic. The setlist they played was ideal and just what we hoped for. We had so many guests from the day wanted to know where we found the band. We have had nothing but great responses from people! They got everyone dancing immediately and sounded terrific. They were professional and friendly and made our evening reception everything we hoped it would be. They are a great band and their CD does not do them justice! We also must thank you for the service we received from Function Junction. Everything was made so easy to arrange - not stressful at all, which is much needed when organising a wedding1 The whole experience was first rate. So thank you again for providing us with such a great band. We would not hesitate to recommend them or your service."
Joel & Melissa Denham - wedding - Leicestershire 

"V.I.P. provided excellent performance for our wedding, giving an extra special something to an already fantastic day. They allowed a cousin to sing our 1st song which was very much appreciated. Due to a few hiccups with the timing of our caterers, the band acted professionally and changed the timings of their sets to fit around us. Please pass on our thanks to Matthew and his band, V.I.P."
Tracey Moisey - wedding - Lincolnshire 

"The band V.I.P. performed really well and sounded excellent. The band’s performance was a great end to a perfect day. The dance floor was always full and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music. A very nice touch was allowing one of my relations to perform a song at our wedding. V.I.P. were first class. Please accept our kindest thanks for a most brilliant way to help celebrate our special day. The style of music and the way they performed was second to none. Their performance was thoroughly enjoyed by young and old alike, whoever they perform for in the future will not be disappointed."
Roger Suttle - wedding - Nottingham 

"The band was superb and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on our thanks to the band members on our behalf."
Charlotte & Matthew Wassall - wedding 

 

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Songs List: 

Pop & Rock
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
Alright Now (Free)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You (Franki Valli)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Going Underground (The Jam)
Hey Jude (Lennon & Mccartney)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
Jail House Rock (Elvis)
Long Train Running (The Dooby Brothers)
Love Shack (B52’s)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner)
Oh What A Night (Frankie Vallie)
Relight My Fire (Take That & Lulu)
Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skynard)
Town Called Malice (The Jam)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
You Cant Hurry Love (Diana Ross)
Waterfall (Stone Roses)

Disco & Funk
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (Mcfadden & Whitehead)
Best Of My Love (Emotions)
Blame It On The Boogie (Jackson Five)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Celebration (Kool In The Gang)
Disco Inferno (The Tramps)
Everybody Dance (Chic)
Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)
Get Down Tonight (Kc & The Sunshine Band)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Im Coming Out (Diana Ross)
Ladies Night (Kool & The Gang)
Le Freak (Chic)
Lost In Music (Sister Sledge)
Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherries)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Streetlife (Crusaders)
That’s The Way I Like It (Kc & The Sunshine Band)
Upside Down (Diana Ross)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
Young Hearts Run Free (Candi Station)

Soul & Motown
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrel)
Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
Baby Love (Diana Ross)
Dancing In The Street (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
Everybody Needs Somebody (Blues Brothers)
Gimmie Some Lovin (Blues Brothers)
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Hold On Im Coming (Blues Brothers)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
In The Midnight Hour (Commitments)
Lady Marmalade (Pattie Belle)
Mustang Sally (Commitments)
No Where To Run (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
Reach Out Ill Be There (4 Tops)
Rescue Me (Fontella Bass)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Shake A Tail Feather (Blues Brothers)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Soul Man (Blues Brothers)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Home Chicago (Blues Brothers)
Think (Aretha Franklin)
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher (Jackie Wilson)

Indie & Modern
American Boy (Estel)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Come As You Are (Beverley Knight)
Crazy (Cee Lo Green)
Crazy Chick (Charlotte Church)
Domino (Jessie J
Feel The Love (Rudimental Ft John Newman)
Feel So Close (Calvin Harris)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Girls And Boys (Blur)
Golden Touch (Razorlight)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Heaven (Emeli Sande)
Hot Right Now (Dj Fresh)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Love Me Again (John Newman)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Mercy (Duffy)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
La La La (Naughty Boy)
No Tomorrow (Orson)
Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
Somebody Told Me (The Killers)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
Spinning Around (Kylie Minogue)
Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Too Close (Alex Clare)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Waiting All Night (Rudimental Ft Ella Eyre)
You've Got The Love (Florence And The Machine)
You Had Me (Joss Stone)

Christmas Tracks
All I Want For Christmas (Mariah Carey)
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Wizzard)
Last Christmas (Wham)
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee)
Fairy Tale Of New York (The Pogues)
Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)

Dinner Jazz Option
The ensemble’s jazz option repertoire consists of well known 'standards' taken mainly from 'the Great American Songbook’. Composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart and Irving Berlin. A sample song list is below:

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
All Blues
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Angel Eyes
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Beautiful Love
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Body And Soul
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t Get Started
Cheek To Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Desifanado
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Worry About Me
Drop Me Off In Harlem
Everything Happens To Me
Embraceable You
Exactly Like You
Fly Me To The Moon
Foggy Day
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Georgia On My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Got Rhythm
I Love You
I Remember You
In A Sentimental Mood
It Had To Be You
I've Never Been In Love Before
Let There Be Love
Let’s Fall In Love
Like Someone In Love
Lover Man
Lullaby Of Birdland
Misty
Moondance
My Funny Valentine
Night And Day
On Green Dolphin Street
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay
So What
Softly As A Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Song For My Farther
Stella By Starlight
St. Thomas
Stormy Monday
Summertime
Takin' A Chance On Love
Take The A Train
Take 5
Unforgettable
What Is This Thing Called Love
What’s New
You Made Me Love You
You Make Me Feel So Young

And many more.......