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Please get in touch if you're considering booking the band for your event.
We'd also like to hear about any song suggestions you have that we could add to the gig list.
Here's how to get in touch:
(If you get in touch via this form we'll also send you an invitation to join our monthly mailing list; we'll enter all new sign-ups each month into a draw for a pair of free tickets to the next show.)
We look forward to hearing from you!
You choose your song from the songlist, sign up (in advance or on the night), and we'll call you up to sing with the band. You don't need to know the lyrics (we have those on a screen for you), and our compère will help you through if you get stuck or need a starting note.
The band is used to adapting to singers, so if you miss your cue or get mixed up, we'll try to follow you. That's part of what makes the experience special.
You can use our app (link provided on the night) to browse the song list and submit song requests. We'll put your name up on the screens at the front of the stage when you're up to sing, and also ping you an email alert.
We manage our setlist carefully to create the best gig possible - that means you could be called to sing at any point in the evening, so please do keep an eye out. On busy nights (which is most of the time) we operate a limit of one tune per singer to ensure as many people as possible get a turn.
Pick a song that you know well, and which fits your vocal range and singing style. Have a go singing along to the song in advance to try it out: we almost always play songs in the same key as the recorded version. Generally speaking, men choose songs originally sung by men, and women by women, but it's worth noting that a lot of rock vocal parts (e.g. Bon Jovi) are so high that they work better for women than men.
We love learning new tunes! Please do contact us with any new tune suggestions. Bear in mind, though, that learning a new tune (and prepping lyrics) takes time - we need some advance notice and can't add things 'on the night'.
Only if it's a duet (we have plenty on the list). Experience has shown that two people trying to sing a solo song in unison is not a recipe for success, so we usually run a one singer per song rule for songs that were originally sung by one person. If you'd like some support getting through your tune, please talk to our compère Lou before you start: she'll make sure she's on hand to help you through any tricky bits of the song.
What makes an LBK event so special is that the audience are also part of the show. That works brilliantly at weddings, birthday parties, and work socials. The memory of your bridesmaid / aunt / best friend from school / boss belting out 'Born to Run' is one that will probably stay with you for life.
People are surprisingly willing to get up on stage and have a go, and we have songs on the list to suit all abilities and temperaments, from sensitive ballads to disco to full out rock.
If needed, we can also supply a 'warm-up' set with our compère Lou singing, while everyone gets in the mood and chooses their song.
We have played for many hundreds of happy wedding and party guests since the band's formation, and we're equally happy hosting more intimate marquee events and massive corporate knees-ups.
The band has decades of combined experience in professional live music: between us we've played at venues including the Natural History and Science Museums, Claridges, the Hayward Gallery, and Chelsea Football Stadium, and for audiences including the staff of Penguin Books, Jack Daniel's, Conran Restaurants, Rough Guides, and Mckinsey & Co. We know how to handle pretty much any party situation.
For larger events, we work with the venue's sound engineer and events team to get the best out of the night, but for smaller-scale events we travel with our own PA system and sound engineer, providing a complete, self-contained solution for your evening's entertainment. Please contact us to find out more about booking the band.
We live for gigs; our public shows are the heart of what we do. Come along and see for yourself: we need listeners and supporters just as much as singers to make a magical night.
Reduced-price advance tickets for all gigs are available via Design My Night, although we always hold back some on-the-door tickets as well.