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The Backbeats


The Backbeats are a premium acoustic band performing both unplugged roaming sets AND sets with their professional sound system. If you’re looking for a premium band at your event to deliver fun feel good sets with an acoustic twist, The Backbeats are the perfect choice and have an impressive client base and reputation behind them.

With corporate clients including Google, Jaguar Land Rover, Help For Heroes, Taylor Wessing, WH Smith, Rabobank, Atos, Epson, Kuoni, The NHS,  World Television & Kwik Fit to name a few, you can book the Backbeats knowing in confidence that these chaps have earned their solid reputation through years of superb performances and can guarantee to bring great live music to every event.

As a premium acoustic band they have played at venues including Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Chillon Castle (Geneva, Switzerland), Isola Del Garda (Lake Garda, Italy), The Shard, The Ritz, Claridge’s, The Langham, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Roof Gardens, Grosvenor House, The Ham Yard Hotel and countless other luxury venues. This is one acoustic band in serious demand.

The Backbeats Surrey Roaming Band

From their wealth of experience, The Backbeats know what songs work best live and which numbers will bring your guests to the dancefloor. What’s more, by carefully constructing setlists with numbers from different decades, we make sure that guests of all ages enjoy the performance.

The walkaround / roaming option
We love this style of performance. We will walk to different tables or groups of guests and play numerous mini sets for your different guests to enjoy. We can tailor the songs we play for each specific group we perform to; and make sure everybody gets a personal performance of songs they will love to singalong to. This is the perfect choice if you want to show your guests a performance with a twist and it works well for any feel good event be it a wedding, party, corporate event or otherwise both indoors and outdoors. Also available with saxophone in this option. Alternatively we can perform as a fixed band in one spot with sound system - or a combination of the two (see 'The Rockbeats' below)!

Adaptability for all events
Whether you’re planning a wedding, private party or corporate meeting, The Backbeats can provide the perfect soundtrack to your event, bring people to the dancefloor and create a warm feel good vibe for your guests.

The Backbeats perform at all sorts of events and can play and dress accordingly. With up to five instruments playing together, its very easy for the band to play a more relaxed set or a more lively one, so no matter whether you’re hosting a black tie dinner or an informal birthday party, you can be confident that the band will look sound and look the part for your event.

Acoustic Duo Set Available
Thinking of also hiring an acoustic duo at your event to get things started? Our band members all began their gigging careers as duos so this is very comfortable territory for them and they always deliver another top-class performance.

As the musicians will be heading to your venue for the full band performance, we can add on our acoustic duo consisting of the two guitarists/vocalists from the band to the schedule very easily. Plus we offer to do so at a nice affordable bolt-on price. Perfect at the start of your event, over afternoon drinks, during a dinner or even within a wedding ceremony. 

The Rockbeats
If you are looking for a more 'Rocky' version of The Backbeats then they can come with full drum kit and electric guitar to provide that folky feel without losing the evening party atmosphere - many people choose this combination option with one acoustic Mumford & Sons style set and one electric, rockier party set. You can check out their sister band The Rock Pack here to get an idea of the electric sound.

Professional Sound and Visual Image
The Backbeats only perform with top of the line audio equipment & instruments. Brands of instruments and audio equipment used include Gibson, Fender, Faith, Tanglewood, Boss, Tama, & Zildjian (& that’s just for starters).

Band Size
The Backbeats can downsize to a trio with two guitars and percussion, delivering a relaxed feel, or be upgraded to a 5 piece band with the addition of a Saxophone, for the full band experience!

Check availability and get instant pricing for your date now or add them to your shortlist to enquiry later. 

The Backbeats are a premium acoustic band performing both unplugged roaming sets AND sets with their professional sound system. If you’re looking for a premium band at your event to deliver fun feel good sets with an acoustic twist, The Backbeats are the perfect choice and have an impressive client base and reputation behind them.

With corporate clients including Google, Jaguar Land Rover, Help For Heroes, Taylor Wessing, WH Smith, Rabobank, Atos, Epson, Kuoni, World Television & Kwik Fit to name a few, you can book the Backbeats knowing in confidence that these chaps have earned their solid reputation through years of superb performances and can guarantee to bring great live music to every event.

As a premium acoustic band they have played at venues including Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Chillon Castle (Geneva, Switzerland), Isola Del Garda (Lake Garda, Italy), The Shard, The Ritz, Claridge’s, The Langham, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Roof Gardens, Grosvenor House, The Ham Yard Hotel and countless other luxury venues. This is one acoustic band in serious demand.

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.2010s
2..
3.Adele - Rolling In The Deep
4.Aloe Blac - I Need A Dollar
5.Bastille - Pompeii
6.Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
7.Bruno Mars - Marry You
8.Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
9.Cee Lo Green - Forget You
10.Daft Punk - Get Lucky
11.Ed Sheeran - A Team
12.Ed Sheeran - Lego House
13.Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
14.James Bay - Hold Back The River
15.Jessie J – Price Tag
16.Lumineers - Ho Hey
17.Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
18.Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
19.Mumford & Sons - The Cave
20.Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
21.Olly Murs - I Just Want You To Dance With Me Tonight
22.One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
23.One Republic - Counting Stars
24.Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
25.Pharrell Williams - Happy
26.Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
27.Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
28.Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me
29..
30.2000s
31..
32.Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
33.Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse - Valerie
34.Damien Rice - Volcano
35.Feeder - Buck Rodgers
36.Girls Aloud - Love Machine
37.Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
38.Jack Johnson - Better Together
39.Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
40.Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
41.The Killers - Mr Brightside
42.Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
43.Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
44.Kooks - Naïve
45.Reef - Place Your Hands
46.Stereophonics - Dakota
47.Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
48.The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
49.Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
50..
51.1990s
52..
53.Backstreet Boys - Everybody
54.Blur - Parklife
55.Coldplay - Don't Panic
56.Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
57.Foo Fighters - Everlong
58.Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
59.James - Sit Down
60.Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
61.Oasis - Roll With It
62.Oasis - Wonderwall
63.Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
64..
65.1970s & 1980s
66..
67.Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
68.Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
69.Bob Dylan - Knockin On Heaven's Door
70.Bob Marley - Is This Love
71.Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
72.Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
73.Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
74.Eric Clapton - Before You Accuse Me
75.Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
76.Free - All Right Now
77.George Michael - Faith
78.Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
79.Journey - Don't Stop Believing
80.Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
81.Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
82.Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
83.Stealers Wheel – Stuck in The Middle
84.Stevie Wonder - Superstition
85.The Eagles - Take It Easy
86.The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
87.The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
88.Tom Petty - Free Falling
89.Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
90.Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
91.Van Morrison - Moondance
92..
93.1950s & 1960s
94..
95.Ben E King - Stand By Me
96.Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
97.Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
98.Elvis - Hound Dog
99.Elvis - Suspicious Minds
100.Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
101.Spencer Davies Group - Keep On Runnin
102.The Beatles - Hey Jude
103.The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
104.The Beatles - Twist And Shout
105.The Monkees - I'm A Believer
106.Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
107.Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
108..
109.Christmas Songs
110..
111.Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
112.Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
113.Wham - Last Christmas

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The Backbeats

Brilliant service from start to finish. The Backbeats really made our fantastic day even better. Everything about them is fantastic, more or less every guest at our wedding, said they were the best band they have seen at a wedding!! They also learned our first dance to perfection. We really cannot thank them enough!! Book this band for your wedding or event, they will not disappoint!!

The Backbeats

The band were great with a good variety of song choices to keep everyone dancing all evening. Great that the band learnt our first dance song.

The Backbeats

The band were absolutely fantastic and we've had loads of really positive feedback from the guests, not least from a man in his 60s who has seen millions of live acts including the Stones etc and thought that they were one of the best live bands he's seen in years! We loved how they played covers but tweaked to their style - they were all lovely guys too!

The Backbeats

In summary from start to finish the band were exceptional. Tom as the lead point of contact for the band was superb and we couldn't have asked for more help in terms of answering questions, recording demos and supporting our every need. On the day they arrived before time, and integrated brilliantly into the vibe we were trying to create for the wedding. In terms of sound, songs played and getting everyone on the dance floor we couldn't have asked for better. Tom, and the band, thank you for helping to make our woodland wedding an amazing day, and we would quite happily recommend them many times over to anyone who needs a band for their wedding!

The Backbeats

Thank you for doing such a brilliant job on our wedding day. When we envisaged having a band play us out if the church you were exactly what we had hoped for! You were all such gentlemen and so lovely and kind. Thank you also for letting me play along with you for a song, it was a real highlight of the day for my wife and for myself.

The Backbeats

Wonderful experience from start to finish! So polite, friendly and fantastic on the day! Thank you to you all! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!!!!!!!!

The Backbeats

Everyone loved the band, especially with the addition of the saxophonist. They were very professional and catered to all guests. Would definitely recommend to friends!

The Backbeats

Thank you all so so much for yesterday, absolutely amazing day and brilliant sets. All the guests were amazed at your music. Fantastic!

The Backbeats

They were brilliant! Great fun, super music and got the guests all fired up for an awesome party! Thank you!

The Backbeats

The boys were fantastic. They went down really well and were a pleasure to have perform for us, a lovely bunch of lads.

The Backbeats

The sets you guys played were simply fab. The number of people who came up to me and said how the band were the best they had ever heard was extraordinary, and they were completely right!! Thanks guys, really made the evening, there were a lot of happy people!!

The Backbeats

For those of you who don’t like long reviews; these guys are fantastic, talented and really made our wedding. Stop your search and book them.
For a slightly longer review read on... from the moment of booking the band stayed in contact and always made communication when they stated they would, this included running through running order/arrival time, sorting out the playlist and if we had any special requests for the day. Tom arrived before the rest of the band with all his equipment at the time we had agreed, he then proceeded to transport their equipment to the venue and start setting up. First of all, Tom is an extremely friendly and likeable person. He offered to help out with anything as we were running behind he performed a few errands for us and generally helped us out for which we are very grateful. On to the music, as a band they are a very talented bunch, we left the set list up to them and my goodness did they deliver a fantastic blend of current and past music which had all age groups dancing, singing or at the very least tapping their foot along! I’m no Simon Cowell but they sounded fantastic with an excellent range throughout varying songs and genres. This coupled with the fact they were able to interact and react to the various unplanned situations during their set (first dance etc) made them an excellent choice for the wedding. An added twist, was that our wedding was a surprise wedding, with our guests turning up and expecting an engagement party, the band were extremely discreet and the surprise went down a storm. We spent hours and hours searching for a band for our wedding by the end of it all their samples seem to sound the same, save yourself the hassle and book The Backbeats. A fantastic night had by all. THANK YOU GUYS!

The Backbeats

Morning Tom / Irving,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that the band were excellent on the weekend. Really talented and created the perfect atmosphere for the wedding party!

They got a lot of compliments! And thanks for both your help in making it so easy to arrange!

The Backbeats

Great bunch of lads and our guests loved the fact that they moved around the venue and mingled, playing music to suit the guests they were playing to at that time. We even got them to play our first dance live which we are so so glad we did as they nailed it. Thanks to The Backbeats for helping to make our wedding even more memorable.

The Backbeats

I know I thanked you last night about 5 times but wanted to put it down in print! We had the most fantastic evening last night and you were fabulous . I have had so many people thanking us and singing your praises. Can't thank you enough. I am sure we will be in touch again.

The Backbeats

The Backbeats were great, perfect for the venue and for the intimate wedding event. All our guests loved them.

The Backbeats

What a fantastic band, exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much.

The Backbeats

Feel good songs performed in such a unique way. Everybody loved it!

The Backbeats

We couldn’t have had a more exciting band. They were brilliant, provided a great mix of music & truly made it a night to remember.

The Backbeats

The perfect band for my 30th birthday. You were all great - thanks guys!

The Backbeats

They were absolutely brilliant at our wedding last Saturday. They played the first dance song of our choice perfectly, and a good mix of old and new songs to get the guests dancing. The band were quick to respond to any questions before the day, and nothing was too much trouble to make sure the day was perfect. Thank you so much for making our day special!

The Backbeats

The Backbeats were absolutely fantastic, they had everyone at our wedding up and dancing and they played our first dance - which was a request song - beautifully. We've had so many lovely comments about them. Tom and the band were really relaxed and easy to work with which was a blessing in the run up to, and on the day of, our wedding. Thanks for helping to make our day so special!

The Backbeats

We can't thank you guys enough for agreeing to make the trip to Italy to play at our wedding. Jasper and I fell in love with your music the moment we heard you play. All our guests have been saying how much they loved "the band" and it was your music that really set the mood for both the ceremony and the party!!!! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts

The Backbeats

The Backbeats surpassed all our expectations, they were brilliant. They played a great mix of upbeat songs and had everyone dancing. They are a great group of guys and they looked like they were enjoying themselves as much as we were. Their set-up was great (lighting etc), they set their sound levels perfectly and their vocals were fantastic. We could not have asked for a better way to end the evening. They even let us play our own playlist through their equipment during their breaks.

The Backbeats

Thanks for everything on Saturday; you guys were everything we were looking for. You made our evening excellent.

The Backbeats

Thanks for making our street party such a success. Your choice of music was excellent, you sounded fabulous and, most importantly, you got people dancing.

The Backbeats

A big thank you from Mike and I for helping our party go so well last Friday - we had a lot of compliments about your music and singing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and your contribution gave a lovely atmosphere. As I said on the night, I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone.

The Backbeats

Thank you for last weekend! We had an absolutely amazing time and everyone was just full of overwhelming praise for you guys. Thank you SO much for going with my crazy idea & playing round the campfire. It was lovely.

The Backbeats

They were excellent. Very sociable and eager to please; their playing and repertoire was an extremely pleasant backdrop to our daughter's wedding breakfast. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone for a wedding reception, or any other gathering... professional and well-delivered acoustic music.

The Backbeats

We were incredibly pleased that we chose The Backbeats to provide the live music at our wedding. They were always professional and both we and our guests enjoyed the entertainment. Their song repertoire was varied and well executed. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a great band.

The Backbeats

LOVE THEM - Fabulous! Great feedback from the night. Would 100% recommend them again and we didn't want them to stop! Thank you!

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