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Empire

"Empire were one of the best additions we made to our wedding planning to help make our special day perfect! You really were the standout moment of the day for us and all of our guests!"

Looking for an incredible pop and rock band who are young, energetic and in demand? Empire deliver outstanding concert style performances of your favourite nostalgic floor fillers and will turn your event up to 11!

Overview

Looking for an incredible pop and rock band who are young, energetic and in demand? Empire are an enormously talented, dynamic and successful five piece events band who’ve been rocking audiences at weddings, parties and corporate events nationwide. Drawing upon a wealth of live performing experience at huge venues, like the O2 Arena in London, Empire turn your event up to 11! 

Empire deliver outstanding concert style performances of your favourite nostalgic floor fillers, regardless the size of the venue. The band mix male and female vocals to masterfully cover a wide range of genres including pop, rock, indie, soul, funk and disco, while interacting with your guests to keep them clapping along on the dance floor all night!

All five members of the band pride themselves on delivering excellent music, creating stunning vocal harmonies. They ensure that the individuality of the band shines through in their music and their tailored set-lists for each event. Completely self contained, the band can provide high-tech lighting and sound equipment necessary to put on a great show to make your event unforgettable.

A standard Empire booking will see them play 2 x 60 minutes of live music. They provide recorded music when not playing live as stnadard, and you have the option to add on a manned DJ set after their live sets until midnight. Incredible value for money from this superb band. Quite frankly, your guests won't know what's hit them.

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Tracks

Set list

Modern Masters
Just Got Paid - Sigala, Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor
Shotgun - George Ezra
David Guetta feat. Sia - Titanium
Rhianna - Only Girl in the World
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson (feat Bruno Mars)
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Bootylicious - Destiny’s Child
Survivor - Destiny’s Child
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Domino - Jessie J
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Star Girl - McFly
Finally - CeCe Peniston
Sing It Back - Moloko
Starlight - The Supermen Lovers
Make Luv - Room 5
Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Modjo
Valerie - The Zutons
Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
Insomnia - Faithless
American Boy - Estelle
Rock Your Socks Off
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Place Your Hands - Reef
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Parklife - Blur
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
You’ve Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
The Best - Tina Turner
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
The One & Only - Chesney Hawkes
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Day Tripper - The Beatles
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Harder To Breathe - Maroon 5
Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns ‘n’ Roses
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and The News
Plug In Baby - Muse
Time Is Running Out - Muse
Smooth - Santana
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Get Those Dancing Shoes On
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Love Shack - B52’s
I’m So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Like a Virgin - Madonna
Feel Good - James Brown
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Shake Your Tail Feather - The Blues Brothers
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
When The Going Gets Tough - Billy Ocean
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Good Times - Chic
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - Michael Jackson
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Venus - Bananarama
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Rappers Delight - Sugarhill Gang
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading
Jingle All The Way
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Rockin' Robin - Jackson 5
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Maria Carey
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens

Reviews (38)

Empire

Absolutely blown away by Empires performance at our wedding. Not just us but all the guests had a fantastic time and loved the music. It was testament to them that the dance floor was packed from start to finish. Thank you!

Empire

Empire were fantastic - we loved having them at our wedding. Their energy, engagement and talent got everyone on the dance floor for their full sets, and the DJ'ing between kept it full too. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much - highly recommended!

Empire

The band were absolutely amazing! Great set list and they were really tight. Everyone was up dancing from beginning to end. A fantastic end to our wedding day. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

Empire

Empire were amazing!!! everyone at the wedding reception said how brilliant they were. Very talented and would 100% recommend!!!

Empire

Amazing performance, played so many great tracks which got people on the dance floor. We have had so many of our guests comment on how good they are and ask after the band / how we found Empire. Great crowd engagement and lovely people to chat to. Thank you Empire!

Empire

Empire were absolutely fantastic and we cannot recommend them highly enough. Joe was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning, responding to emails in a timely, friendly and helpful fashion. He was very receptive to our requests in terms of setlist and was more than happy to play our first song request (which was a little leftfield!)- the band played it brilliantly and it was such a special moment for us. The band were highly accomplished musicians and we particularly loved the interaction with the audience (the singer was often to be found in the middle of the dance floor!) So many of our guests commented on how great the band were and asked how we found them. The music was always an incredibly important part of our day and Empire absolutely smashed it- thanks so much guys!

Empire

We could not sing the praises of HireABand and Empire highly enough. In every respect, they have been thoroughly brilliant. Hire A Band were flexible and patient given the need for us to rebook an alternative band due to COVID postponements of our wedding, and Libbi was in regular contact and provided useful and valuable advice. Empire were simply outstanding. Joe was in touch in good time to discuss their performance, and were in touch with our reception venue, and arrived early to setup. Their performance was absolutely spectacular. They had everyone on the dancefloor from the very start, even those family and friends that usually watch from the sidelines. Everyone was boogie-ing and jumping about until the very end, all thanks to their brilliant, upbeat and talented performances. We even had a brave guitarist roaming the dancefloor! We've recieved so many compliments from our friends and family on how fantastic Empire were. We really wanted to celebrate our wedding with a fun, uplifting and happy vibe, which you captured perfectly for all generations. Thank you so, so, SO much!

Empire

Empire played our wedding in Bath on August 10th and we couldn't have been happier with them. First and foremost their performance was excellent and our dance floor was full from the first song until the last. As a five piece band they created a great overall sound and a professional and polished performance. Starting off with more modern numbers to get the energy levels in the room up, they then transitioned into more funk/soul/classic rock tracks which suited the audience. They were able to read the crowd and set the tone accordingly which I think is really important in order to ensure that the guests could fully engage with their set. Countless people approached me after the event to compliment them and express how much fun they had had at the evening reception thanks to the band being so good. Joe - the band leader - was very friendly and easy to deal with in the run up to the event and on the day the whole band were lovely and we had a lot of fun interacting with them. They arrived on time and completed their set-up and sound check etc. within the agreed time-frame. In summary they are extremely talented and professional musicians who are also fantastic to be around and to deal with. I would definitely recommend them to any couples looking for the perfect wedding band for their big day.

Empire

Empire were an exceptional band, making our wedding reception a night to remember :) Fantastic songs, a full dance floor all evening, would book again and highly recommend.

Empire

Great to do business with Hireaband and Empire. Everything was easy and the band superb for our event!

Empire

The band members were lovely and they sounded fantastic. I have had so many people who attended saying how great the band were. I would recommend this band to anyone.
I think I was dancing and singing most of the night. I'm so glad I chose "Empire" to play at my 60th birthday party. Thank you guys for a fab song list.

Zena

Empire

We specifically wanted a 5 or 6 piece band, when we initially searched and listened to quite a few we were both instantly attracted to the sound quality and energy that Empire have.We realise that the band are used to performing at much bigger venues but were just relieved that they were available to play for us that day as they were our 1st choice. We also appreciate the distance that they travelled from the Midlands up to Yorkshire and also the fact that members of the band had early commitments the next day.

We had lots of lovely comments from our guests asking about Empire and saying how good they were. My only regret is that they couldn't have played for us longer as I believe our guests probably had a bit more dance floor stamina left in them! In hindsight when planning our wedding we should have thought more about providing music after the band had left! From start to finish we found Empire extremely professional, setting up to packing up we hardly knew they were around, but when they were playing they performed superbly and certainly helped provide the party atmosphere.Our wedding was a whirlwind and flew by as we tried to greet and chat to everyone there. We appreciate the fact that members of the band came to say cheerio at the end of the evening. We would certainly recommend Empire in the future!

Empire

Professional, organised and they sounded great. I couldn’t ask for more. Empire were very accommodating with the arrangements leading up to the party. On the night they were fantastic. The set list was perfect for the audience with a good mix of songs. There was not a single thing they could have improved. Highly recommend to all.

Empire

Hi Joe - just wanted to drop you and the band an email to say thank you so much. It was such good fun and we have had so many of our guests come up to us and say how brilliant you were and I couldn’t agree more.

Empire

Great band, enjoyed them just as much as last year.
Look forward to working with Empire and Hireaband in the future.

Empire

Empire are a great band, very much look forward to working with them again!

Empire

Empire were a fantastic band. Professional throughout and the music was amazing. They really helped make our wedding night a special one and all the guests commented on how good they were.

Empire

Empire were absolutely brilliant!! They arrived on time, were incredibly patient and polite while setting up and as soon as they started we realised we had booked a really class act!! They were so energising and the set list was perfectly diverse so that everyone of all ages enjoyed it. All of our guests commented on how great they were and if I ever have another big event, I will be booking them again!!

Empire

Empire's performance was great - our first dance song of Stevie Wonder was brilliant and the rest of the set had all our friends dancing :) Thank you.

Empire

Band were excellent and professional. Would 100% book again.

Empire

Hireaband offered a great service from start to end. Matt Cherry was professional to work with and quick to respond to emails. He kept me informed along the way, and gave good advice with help in regards to choosing a band. Payments were easy and everything was completed efficiently. The band 'Empire' were brilliant and really got the party going!!! They also sung the first dance which was beautiful. They went with the flow as the time schedule had gone out the window by then but completed their set. The range of music they played was fabulous and covered a range of ages and no cheesy songs, just really good tracks. It sounded great and everyone commented on how good they were and the dance floor was never empty!! Thank you all!

Empire

I was fortunate enough to book the band Empire and I have to say that they were fantastic. Very accommodating and very professional. They had the dance floor packed all night. Great musicians and great entertainers. I would highly recommend booking this band. I would also highly recommend the services of Hireaband as they were very responsive to our requirements and found us the perfect band for our New Years Eve event. Thank you to you all.

Empire

Empire!! Well what can we say?! You were simply fantastic at our wedding reception Sunday evening! The mix of songs were fab and perfect for all generations at our wedding. So many of our guests complimented you saying how awesome you are and you totally made the evening buzz! Thanks so much to you all for everything!! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a band!!! Lots of Love,

Empire

Empire were one of the best additions we made to our wedding planning to help make our special day perfect! You really were the standout moment of the day for us and all of our guests! After all the emotion of the day, you really captured the mood perfectly and from your first song, had everybody on the dance floor and kept us all there until you finished late into the evening. We can't even begin to try and say how thankful we are but you really did make our day perfect. We've had so many kind words and thanks for being part of the best wedding people have ever been to, including comments from the staff at our venue. You are all extremely talented and professional and it was so personal it was like we had family playing for us! We wish you all, all the best for the future and cannot wait to book you again for other special occasions. Love from Chris and Emma. xxx

Empire

Saw Empire at a friend’s wedding, I was really impressed with not only their music but also their professionalism. They entertained us for the whole evening, with a real variety of floor fillers. Couldn't recommend them more for any event.

Empire

The Band were absolutely incredible - they were so friendly and absolutely amazing. They got everyone dancing and created a great atmosphere.

Empire

The Empire band were brilliant at our end on season ball! Very flexible and worked around us. Hireaband were also brilliant as this was a last minute booking, Matt was very helpful and patient with us! Thank you from all at LRFC

Empire

We were extremely happy with Empire. They looked and sounded great, and really seemed to be enjoying what they were doing. Very good band chemistry, on stage. All the feedback from our guests, was very positive and complimentary too.

Empire

Empire band were absolutely brilliant and really made our wedding night! They kept the dance floor full all evening with all ages having the best time! They were incredibly flexible and embraced all our quirky dance floor rules (insisting that everyone had a tie on their head). Thank you for a fabulous night!

Empire

Empire were brilliant! We and our guests had the best time partying in the evening! Young, dynamic, friendly and very professional. All our guests loved the mix of modern and older hits and everyone was up dancing, including my 80 year old grandparents : ) They played our first dance wonderfully. I would wholly recommend this band.

Empire

Empire were fantastic! We had loads of comments from our guests about how good the band were. The service from Hireaband has been brilliant, making it really easy to organise having the group at our wedding. Thank you.

Empire

Mike and I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for playing at our wedding the other weekend. You guys were amazing. We have had so many comments from our guests about how great the band was. A cracking selection of tunes which kept the dance floor full all night. We just had the best day and your sets in the evening finished it off perfectly. Thank you! I have a attached a couple of pics that I think sum up the dance floor fun!

Empire

Empire were fantastic; the whole reception were on their feet enjoying the band for the entirety of their set. Their stage presence was exceptional and their set list was a true crowd pleaser. Numerous people have since enquired with us about the band so I really hope they get more bookings in the future.

Empire

Empire were excellent! Super flexible when setting up in the corn shed. Their varied set list got everyone on the dance floor! The mix of vocals really set them apart from others bands I've seen. The highlight was when they played my personal favourite Muse for us! A great band, worth every penny. Could not recommend them enough!

Empire

Empire were excellent, the dance floor was full all night. They were professional and sounded amazing. We had great feedback from our wedding guests who commented on the energy that Empire created. I would certainly recommend this band to all my friends and family.

Empire

Having Empire at our joint birthday celebration was an absolute delight. They were professional at all times,attentive,friendly and flexible with time. As a band they had a good engagement with the audience and recognised the mood of the party and complemented suitably with the songs that they performed. During the evening a number of our guests enquired who the band were and we received nothing but praise for a great night of entertainment. We would definitely book them again for any future events.

Empire

Empire were an absolutely brilliant addition to our wedding day. Thanks so much to the whole band for two fantastic sets!

Empire

What a great band! Empire played the right mix of music that appealed to the wide mix of guests we had. They were very engaging and were part of our party from beginning to end....and after! Thanks a million guys.

Line-Up

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Performance Times

Booking Add-ons

  • Early Arrival
  • Late Finish (After Midnight)
  • Manned DJ Service After Live Sets Until Midnight

Provided by the Act

  • PA System
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (when not performing)
  • Able To Work With Sound Limiters
  • Stage lighting
  • Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment

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