Velvet were formed with the sole intent of playing live music for weddings, parties and events of all types. They play floor-filling party classics from the sixties through to the present day. Have a look at their setlist on this page to get an idea of their broad range of songs.
This Five piece band consist of Amy - Lead vocals, Marilena - Bass & Backing vocals, Joakim - Guitar & Backing vocals, Giles - Drums, & Paul - Saxophone & Keyboards. They also offer a seven piece option with Duncan (trumpet) and Richard (trombone) joining our resident saxophonist to provide a full horn section.
Hard work and attention to detail give Velvet the sleek, nuanced sound that does justice to the music they perform. Every song they play is carefully chosen and lovingly arranged. They base their song arrangements closely on recorded original versions but add their own spice to give the most exciting and soulful live performance of the song you could expect to hear.
With Velvet, it is not just about the music though. They make sure that their whole show is tailored to your needs. They also include pre-programmed instrument sound set changes / computer controlled light to music shows.
They embrace technology alongside exemplary musicianship to provide our clients with the consummate entertainment package . With this they provide recorded music when not performing for you as standard.
They play the best material of the last 5/6 decades . The classic hits that we all know and never tire to hear again plus some very contemporary songs ,a complete soundtrack to life!
Velvet have an extensive acoustic / jazz repertoire that we can perform with a variety of line ups depending on your needs . From a simple piano / vocal duo to a full jazz band with female vocals and saxophone .
They are fully PAT tested and come with Public Liability Insurance for you and your venues peace of mind.
To find out more about this act and to get a personalised quoted based on your requirements then add them to your shortlist and enquire now.
Velvet are available for hire across England including Kent
We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. The dance floor was packed all night showing how much you appealed to everyone. Thank you for playing wannabe, even if it did turn out that we had forgotten most of the routine! Thank you also for the photo booth. We went through the guest book on Sunday and nearly cried with laughter! Thanks again.
Please extend a big thank you to the entire band, with which we were really pleased with.
A bunch of people actually remained till the very and danced till to the last song, that was nice to see.
Please extend a big thank you to the entire band, with which we were really pleased with.
A bunch of people actually remained till the very end and danced till to the last song, that was nice to see.
James and I wanted to thank you and your band for the most amazing evening! Everyone loved your music, you made the evening a huge success so thank you! We had such a wonderful day, it flew by but hopefully we will have some good photos to help us remember the day! My dad also loved Shiny Happy People so thank you so much for learning it! Your saxophone playing was also incredible as was Amy's voice!
Thank you VERY much for an incredible performance & for sorting the photo booth/book too! You're a fantastic band and everyone loved your music. I hope that you get lots of new bookings via the catering company (Sadlers) & the venue (Broadacres). They were raving about you all.
From the initial phone-call to the ongoing emails, we have been incredibly impressed with their professional yet friendly approach. On the day they were well organised and enthusiastic - they even counselled me back into doing my first dance when I had 'cold feet'! Velvet are a quality (not tacky) band with an impressive repertoire and can confidently play a vast range of music genres. Amy has a fantastic voice and the musicians are extremely talented - they even learnt a song for us with three weeks notice! They are fantastic for a function such as a wedding as they appeal to all ages and tastes.Our guests have all said how fantastic they were during the acoustic set and the main performance - we didn't want them to stop playing (we did get an encore)! If we ever need a band in future, we'll be picking up the phone to Velvet!!
I just wanted to thank you and your amazing band for such a fantastic performance on Saturday. People were absolutely blown away by you and I have to admit I'm a bit annoyed I couldn't just relax and enjoy all the songs we'd chosen - I kept hearing them and thinking 'I love that one!' then someone would interrupt me! But our guests had a fantastic time dancing away to your music and people have said to me that they'll never have a party without a band again.
I was particularly struck by how perfect the jazz was when I walked in, it really was exactly what I wanted and set the tone so beautifully.
If we ever need a band again I will definitely be in touch!
Velvet added a great deal to our wedding. They were easy to deal with, taking away any hassle or stress we felt in the lead up to the big day, they had a good variety of songs from which we were able to choose exactly what we wanted. They did not need any hand holding at all on the day which allowed us to enjoy our reception without having to worry about them. They are highly professional. Their performance was excellent, as mentioned by a number of the guests. They brought energy and a sense of fun to the whole thing. The highest praise I can give them is that the dance floor was packed throughout, which is exactly what we had wanted. I would highly recommend them.
Great vocals, great songs, great musicians, created a party atmosphere, totally brilliant band!! I already have recommended them to my business colleagues and will spread the word to anyone that ever needs a band as they were fantastic!!
Velvet were a fantastic choice. From the first contact they were professional and keen to understand what I wanted. They have a great playlist to choose from to make sure all tastes are catered for. Feedback from those at the party has been unanimous... what a fantastic band! from the first to the last song we are all dancing. Would definitely use them again!
Velvet were brilliant - we received so many complimentary comments about your performance, all the guests thoroughly enjoyed your music, such a talented group of people. Thank your singer again (sorry, age makes me forget names) who made my granddaughter's day/evening by coming on to the dance floor and dancing with her. She might not have looked impressed but she was! Everything was just perfect and thank you for playing 'Sunshine of my Life' when you did, just the right time during the party. My mum died the Monday before the 12th so you all strongly contributed towards me being in blissful bubble for the evening. So, thank you again, you were all superb
Just a quick email to say a massive thanks to you and the band for an outstanding performance at our wedding. You really did a fantastic job, not only with the afternoon acoustic set but the set up in the evening was perfect. A lot of our guests stated that they had never seen as many people dancing or such a great wedding band. At one point in the final hour, you had every single person at the venue dancing, something that we never thought would happen. You’re planning and response to emails before the wedding was top notch. You made planning the wedding as stress free as possible. Please feel free to use this email on your website (edit as you wish) if you have anyone who is planning on booking you, please don’t hesitate to give them my email address and I will give them my top review. Any videos or photos I have, can be sent on as they come through should you wish. Thanks again
Just a quick note to say thank you to you and your wonderful band. We had the most amazing day and you guys absolutely made it for us.
The whole process was smooth and hassle free from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble. You knocked our socks off at the wedding with the acoustic set during the reception drinks and then the 5-piece band in the evening.
EVERYONE has commented on how awesome you guys were … and some thought we had 2 different bands for the day and night!
I need to apologise for all the kisses as well! I think I scared your poor drummer! Haha
We have recommended you to all our friends and we hope you get some decent bookings from it.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Huge thanks for all the hard work on Friday! You guys were so brilliant. Everyone loved you
Thanks for performing at my birthday party last week, you guys were totally awesome. As you were aware, everybody was up dancing for so much of the night, a few embarrassed friends are still recovering from their behaviour! I had such a fantastic night and it would never have been the same without your band playing. So many friends have asked about you, more business I’m sure.
I am well overdue thanking you and the rest of the band for the amazing performance you gave at our wedding (8th August). Having watched clips on YouTube, we knew you'd be great, but you exceeded all our expectations and we were absolutely thrilled! Thank you so much - the evening entertainment was an important part of the day for us, and you were so professional and helpful in the run up, then fantastic on the night itself. We have had lots of comments from guests about how good you were, and you made sure we had a brilliant time. I know there were some tracks you didn't get to play due to the groundsman's strict 11pm curfew and I'm sure that was frustrating for you, but we were delighted with how everything went. I have already recommended you to another friend who is getting married next year
Absolutely amazing band - they made the night! Fantastic communication before the event and were flexible with our requests. All guest commented on how amazing they were from the singer to the live Sax who came onto the dance floor! I would 100% recommend them and have them back to do any future events 10/10!! Thank you so much cannot let you know how you help achieve a perfect wedding
Absolutely amazing band - they made the night! Fantastic communication before the event and were flexible with our requests. All guest commented on how amazing they were from the singer to the live Sax who came onto the dance floor! I would 100% recommend them and have them back to do any future events 10/10!! Thank you so much cannot let you know how you help achieve a perfect wedding!
They were there early, worked furiously for 1.5 hours solid and were set up on time. Their organisation from start to finish was amazing, really easy to speak to, and completely professional. So friendly. Paul, made me confident that everything would be as I hoped it would. So professional. On the night the guys looked the part - everyone commented on that.
Paul was always available by phone and email. I never had to wait more than a day or two for a reply to an email (and we sent quite a few!). We got quite involved in song selection, and had some precise requirements for timing and even they type of music we wanted between sets, and in the DJ set at the end. Paul just catered to everything we asked for, and just helped us understand how the night would go. Paul, is definitely someone I could work with again. Open to any suggestion, but used his vast experience to ensure Jane & I didn't make unrealistic requests.
Everyone came up to me asking how we managed to get such an amazing band. Amazing doesn't even come close to describing how good they were. Way beyond my expectations.
Jane and I were so proud of the entertainment we put on for our guests. Amy's vocals were absolutely out of this world. The rest of the guys are so talented, I can't believe now that we could afford them! They were so amazing and made the night for everyone there.
They performed (at our request) "Love is an open door" from Frozen. They performed it with so much enthusiasm, it was a really special moment for us. We really want to thank them for that.
Throughout the whole night, they all really looked like they were enjoying themselves. This was one of the reasons we wanted to book Velvet, as we didn't want a band who looked like they took things too seriously. They were having fun, and that meant a lot to us.
In the run up to the night, Paul always referred to the night as a "show". I thought it an odd term to use, but I get it now. They really did put on a show, a world class show. This wasn't just a few guys singing a few songs. This was rehearsed, organised, and superbly planned out showmanship
The 7 piece band just sounded incredible. Not too loud, not too quiet. Just right for people on the dance floor, but also great for those at the back of the room just chatting.
I'd love to re-book, and I would recommend them to anyone. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Velvet had enquiries on the back of that event, our guests had an amazing night, Jane & I had the night of our lives. I'd be happy to speak to anyone considering this band
The band on Saturday were excellent. They were polite and well mannered when they arrived. Their set up was seamless and their custom made 70's dj set was great. The music itself was exactly what we wanted, lively expertly executed and fun. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
They were absolutely fantastic. The guests really loved the music and the dance floor was always full to capacity.
I was especially impressed that they specifically practised a song that is my disabled daughter’s favourite and not normally in their repertoire and it made her so happy. They were worth every penny – they really made the party go with a swing.
Very polite and looked the part! Brilliant performance and lots of great comments made by guests. Would definitely use them again, and we have been asked by many guests to use them again next year at the next conference. They had people on their feet within less than a minute of playing! Fantastic and what a voice!!!!"
Britain's got talent! That was one of many positive comments we received about Velvet after our wedding on 6 June 2015. It was one hell of a party with this band. They brought an unexpected level of professionalism and quality. Paul the band manager was incredibly accommodating to all of our needs. The band was fantastic! We created a festival and they came to perform as our headliner. Beautiful lead singer Amy stole the show with her looks and amazing voice. Many guests stayed and watched as she helped her colleagues disconnect cables after their performance. I have to thank the whole band for allowing us (bride and groom) and guests (one of which grabbed the mic at one stage) go completely crazy during the party. Their performance of 'waiting all night' by Rudimental is fast becoming the theme song of our wedding! I could keep going on for a while, but I think you got the gist: 5 out of 5 for sure.
I shall be referring all my clients to Velvet without exception.
I have put on quite a few events of this kind with different acts and may I say that you demonstrated exemplary standards of management and performance when working together on this occasion.This consistency and reliability has made my job of putting on the show a whole lot easier. As well as the fantastic show , you were all highly presentable and courteous and you were able to accommodate my requests efficiently.
Thank you to all of you for a brilliant evening! Absolutely fantastic! Really enjoyed all the tunes - the old favourites and the new grooves. I would thoroughly recommend you guys to anoyone. You are a class act! Best of luck for all your gigs!
Absolutely magnificent!!! We were dancing all night, such lovely memories of the party.
Thanks so much for making my birthday party such a memorable occasion - not only for me but for all our friends and family (all age groups!). We're still getting feedback about how great it was to have such a talented enthusiastic band. You were organised and professional, everything went so smoothly. Good luck in the future.
I am writing to tell you how happy I was to have booked Velvet for my girlfriend's birthday party last week, she was so happy with you guys. It was such a delight for her to hear so many of her favourite songs and it created such a great atmosphere that made the whole evening worthwhile.
Thank you so much for your show, it was brilliant the way you segued into and out of songs and kept the party momentum up all night. I must also thank you for learning 'Careless Whisper' for me, it's my absolute fave and you did it so well. It was such a formidable performance overall and you all got into it so much it was contagious. We all loved it and I will definitely be booking you again.
On behalf of myself and my wife, I must let you know that we loved your band. The video we have of you playing is so good, we can't stop playing it. Everyone has been so complimentary of the music, it was such a good repertoire, so perfect for all of us. I have passed on your details to several of our friends already. It was such a pleasure to have you and your band at our wedding, you were so entertaining all night and a real asset to us. Thank you Velvet for making our day so extra special!
We must let you know how absolutely delighted we were with Velvet at our wedding. The songs you played were so perfect for us and they were all performed with such enthusiasm.It really was all we could ever have wished for. I must also mention how professional you were from the moment I made the booking to the day itself. It was very reassuring to be able to get in touch when I needed to and I felt that I could count on you guys and I wasn't disappointed!! I wish you all the best in the future, you certainly deserve it.
An excellent performance with a good mix of music appropriate to a varied age group at the event. All positive feedback from visitors... who would be vocal if they didn't like it!
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