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Session One is a top live funk, soul & pop band, bringing their immense and energetic show to the finest events in the country. Just one look at their extensive setlist and testimonials will tell you everything... 

Session one South West wedding band from hireaband

The band is made up of up to ten (although their standard lineup is for a six piece) of the finest professional musicians in the UK, all with successful careers in the music industry. The solid rhythm and tight brass section back the awesome vocals (up to three female singers), putting together the funkiest and most energetic show on the current live band circuit.

Aiming to bring you the best live music experience available, Session One has built up a definitive repertoire of funk, soul and pop classics, featuring everything from Aretha Franklin to Basement Jaxx. Every tune is guaranteed to get the blood pumping and the dance floor moving

Session One wedding entertainment in the South West from hireaband

The band regularly perform at Weddings, Corporate Events, Music Festivals and Private Functions across the UK and Internationally, with previous clients including; The Westin Dubai, The Sheraton Towers Abu Dhabi, Grande Real Villa Portugal, Celtic Manor Resort, Guoman Hotel Management, Hilton Hotels, The Thistle Hotel Network, GE Capital Bank, Bourne Leisure Group, The RAF, The Army, Exeter University, Guilfest and Glastonbury Festival.

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Session One band for hire in the South West from hireaband

Session One is a band of highly talented musicians who have performed with artists as diverse as Joss Stone, Beverley Knight, Kasabian, Skunk Anansie, Sandi Thom & Pato Banton and have supported bands including Boney M, The Temptations, The Bay City Rollers, The Real Thing, Elton John, Alvin Stardust and Mungo Jerry, Chumba Wumba The Selector, Bad Manners, Muse, Chesney Hawks & The Noisettes. Our members have also had tracks featured on the hit US TV show, Flash Forward.

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If you are looking for the ultimate in funk, soul and pop and want your dancefloor full from the start to the end of the evening then Session One are the band for you. 

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If you are looking to hire a great band at a direct price then you know by now we can help you! Why not add Session One to your short list? They are based in Swindon but very happy to travel away from all the roundabouts to your wedding or function including Bath.

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?I just wanted to thank you so much for such a great night of music the band gave us at Suzi and Liam's wedding on 18th may. I think everyone had a fabulous time and judging by how the dance floor was always full of people, was certainly down to the great music. Please thank all those in the band in helping to make Suzi and Liam's day so memorable.?Sarah Watson, Mother of the bride, Cornwall, 18th May 2013

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?I just want to say thank you for playing our wedding. It was absolutely amazing. Everyone was up dancing from the first song & didn't sit down throughout. You guys truly made our evening reception & everyone has been saying you're the best wedding band they have ever seen.We were really late finishing the afternoon reception but you were all so chilled about it. I think the band enjoyed doing it too as the atmosphere was so fantastic & it's always better to perform to an audience that appreciates good music & talent.Thanks again, I will be recommending you to everyone."Naomi, Bride, Pensford, 27th April 2013

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?Just a quick thank you for playing at our wedding (we're getting on a flight!). We thought you were brilliant and so many people said the same to us. Everyone was really up for it.

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We were hugely impressed with the band?s professional approach, from contract to public liability, and with the straight forward booking process. On the night when there were lots for us as the organisers to think about the fact the band were able to coordinate all their set up with the hotel and need no further input from us was a huge relief. We found the band very accommodating, especially suggesting we could use their microphones when we couldn?t use the hotel?s."Gemma-Jane, Event Coordinator, Bristol, 9th March 2013

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?From my first enquiry to the wedding day itself I would describe your service as professional, reliable and flexible. Throughout our booking you have accommodated our every request with ease and a sense of humour. One of the things I've really appreciated is how low maintenance you have been as a band, and again that has been throughout, but mostly importantly on the night itself. When you're planning a wedding with the multitude of tasks that need to be completed, it's invaluable if some of those things happen effortlessly, which you did. In terms of your performance on the night you were amazing with so many of our guests going out of their way to comment on how fantastic you were. I know our friends are keen on booking you now for their wedding so I guess that says it all. So thank you so much for finishing our perfect day with a perfect night and especially for taking Mike's very last minute request to sing Angels with you. PS. You also dealt with the light incident perfectly!!?Amanda, Bride, Redditch, 13th March 2010

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?Hi Steve, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks - and to the rest of the band as well - they were fantastic and made our wedding a real event to remember. Please pass on our thanks to the band and thank them for making it so memorable, we'll be sure to recommend you... you were all brilliant!!!?Sacha, Bride, Exeter, 3rd October 2009

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?Hi Guys! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were absolutely amazing and definitely got the dance floor moving! The atmosphere in the evening reception was incredible and that was 100% down to you guys. The guests haven't stopped talking about the band as a highlight!?The New Mr & Mrs Austin, Bournemouth, 19th September 2009

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?Session One - thank you so much for performing at our wedding on 18th September 2009. You were all outstanding and so professional. Everyone loved the music and the band have been a major talking point of the wedding. Louise and Lisa - your voices were amazing!! A special thank you for learning 'September' and even changing a few words - very personal. You really did make our evening reception - thanks again.?Emma & Steve Tyler, Newly Weds, Cornwall, 18th September 2009

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?Just a quick email to thank you and all your band for making our evening celebrations so much fun! Jenna and I had so much fun and everyone who came to the wedding has specifically said how good the band was ? the fact the dance floor was packed the entire evening probably gave that away!?Will Dixon, Groom, Wales, 13th September 2009

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?You guy were awesome, a fantastic set, very professional and everybody commented on how good you were. I would certainly recommend you to any of my friends thinking about booking a live band.?Matt Ballard, Groom, Bridgwater, 12th September 2009

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?To all the guys in Session One ? WOW!!! You guys absolutely rocked our wedding. Thanks SOOOO much for being SO ace and exceeding our expectations? You created the exact atmosphere we?d hopped for and the dance floor was packed. Just BRILLIANT!!! So pleased we booked you? everything was just perfect? Thanks!?The New Mr & Mrs Crogan, Taunton, 11th September 2009

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?A huge thank you for Session One playing at our wedding, on September 5th 2009! We, and all our family and friends had a fantastic time, without a doubt hugely to do with the excellent band! The band were fab, lot's of music that could be danced to crazily! The singers were amazing and got the party started... literally! We can't recommend Session One enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!?Lisa Bagwell, Bride, Bristol, 5th September 2009

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?Thank you all for your outstanding performance when you played at our wedding at Batch Country Hotel on Sunday 30th August 2009. Everyone had a fabulous time dancing the night away. Your choice of songs you selected and performed was perfect.?Sophie and Steve Ludlow-Griffiths, Newly Weds, W-S-M, 30th August 2009

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?We loved it, everyone was and still is telling us what a great time they had especially the BAND, Ben and I danced our socks off, and had very sore feet the next day! Very entertaining, all our guests loved the atmosphere and wanted more, the band also looked like they were enjoying the wedding too. Great band, would love to hire them again another time. Lots of love to all that helped us make our special day even more special!?Leigh and Ben Lake, Newly Weds, Ascot, 29th August 2009

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?Session One were truly sensational. Every one I spoke to said how great you guys were, I personally couldn't tear myself away to have ago on the Casino as I didn't want to miss out on a second of your sets. The song choices were all quality and suited a wide range of people. The two singers were fantastic, the guitarist went down very well with all the ladies (not just for his guitar playing) and the drummer was awesome! The band as a whole were pure class. I would recommend you to anyone in look of a superb Band. The only down side was we wished you could have played all night long. Thanks?Julia Maunder, Butleigh Rugby Club Ball, Kingweston, 28th August 2009

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?Hi Steve, We just wanted to thank you for your superb performance at our evening wedding reception on 14th August. It was fantastic to see all our friends and family up on the dance floor all night having a great time... all testament to the fact that they couldn't stop themselves from dancing even if they'd wanted to because you were so good! We thought the recordings on your site were wicked, but they almost don't do you justice - Louise and Lisa were brilliant and you guys were simply awesome. Hope you had as good a time as we did. Thanks again!?Karl and Laura King, Newly Weds, St Austell, 14th August 2009

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?Where do I start? You guys were absolutely amazing from beginning to end. I?ve never seen a dance floor fill up so quickly! We had a fantastic time dancing to your music and so many of our guests have commented on how great they thought you were. I?m so glad we spent so long listening to demo CD?s so that we found the perfect band. I wish you every success in the future and I hope we get to hear you again!?Kate & Steve, Newly Weds, Harrogate, 1st August 2009

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?Hi Steve, This is a note to say how impressed we were with the performance of Session One at our Wedding at the Kingscote Barn in Gloucestershire on the 25th of July 2009. We reviewed the band through clips on the website and were really looking forward to seeing them pay on our wedding night. The performance on the night was amazing and was a massive part in making our wedding day such a memorable experience. The performance totally surpassed our expectations and we were so happy with our choice of band. My family and friends who had come down from Scotland and my wife's family from Devon and Cornwall are still talking about how good the band were. From the first song, 'Bleeding Love' right through the whole set the quality of the music was superb. I have watched our wedding video six times now and watching everyone dancing all night and having a great time just brings back how good a night it was. The songs in the set played by the band just seemed to work out perfectly and really captured the mood of the day. I would not hesitate to recommend the band Session One for a wedding or any other occasion. I think anyone who booked Session One would be blown away by the quality of the band by the amazing voices of the lead singers. The band look the part too and were really friendly, which was great. The disco played in between each set was also great. We are really happy we chose Session One to play at our special day and would like to thank you wholeheartedly for making the evening of our wedding so special. Thank you!?Paul and Penny, Newly Weds, Tetbury, July 2009

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?Thank you so much for playing at our wedding... We were so pleased with your performance and would highly recommend you to all of our friends. Lots of our guests commented on how good you were and how you really added to the atmosphere. Thank you for bearing with us when the speeches overran, and also for playing our first dance for us, it made it really special.?Adele and Jamie Wordsworth, Newly Weds, Taunton, July 2009

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?STEVE!!! How?s it going buddy!?!? Hope you all got back to Bristol OK. Me and Lem are now back in London and back at work. Bloody depressing! We just wanted to thank you so much for your performance at our wedding, you really were brilliant!!! Everyone loved it as no doubt you could tell at the time! Thanks again! Would love to hook up again soon! Have you got a gig list anywhere that we can keep an eye on?? Thanks again!?Alex, Groom, Antequera, Spain, July 2009

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?Hi Steve, Adrian and i would like to say a big thank you for an amazing set. All our guests had such a good time and we certainly enjoyed it. Your singers were absolutely brilliant and the band were fantastic. We were really pleased also you were able to play our requests at the end. Top night. We hoped you enjoyed playing for us and thank you so much for helping making our wedding the most enjoyable day of our lives. We wish you all the best for the future with your new singers. Thank you so much again!?The new Mr.& Mrs Sinclair, Newly Weds, Essex, July 2009

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?Just to say thank you for making the wedding last week go with such a swing. Everyone loved the band! Thanks again and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others.?Maxine & Andrew, Newly Weds, July 2009

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?Thank you so much for the fantastic entertainment you provided for our wedding. As everyone said ? it rocked! Session One managed to pull off a real party atmosphere, which is exactly what we asked of you. We have had many wonderful letters about how our friends and family enjoyed the celebrations and many have specified how the music was superb. The dance floor was full from beginning to end. Thanks also for your flexibility to deliver everything as we required. We would have no hesitation to recommend you and hope to book you for any future suitable events.?Jo Feather, Bride, Knaresborough, July 2009

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?Wow, all I can say is why aren't you guys famous! :-) You were amazing and I've had such positive feedback and people wanting your details. Worth every penny, thank you! x?Tara Guthrie, Bride, June 2009

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?Thank you Session One for your recent performance at the Annual Duchy College Summer Ball. A great mix of songs, superbly performed, gave the College one of its most memorable and enjoyable nights. All students and staff look forward to seeing you again next year!?Ciaran Ryder, Senior Warden, Duchy College, 23rd June 2009

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?Dear Steve, You guys were brilliant! Thank you so much! Louise and Lisa were fantastic and I especially loved the first dance. We had such an amazing time at the wedding and I'm sure the success of the evening was largely down to you guys. I can honestly say that I think I spent almost the entire night on the dance floor and I'm pretty sure that it wasn't empty for a second. A special highlight for me was my 88 year old Grandma having a boogie! We have had such fun looking at all the photos and seeing everyone having a good time dancing! There are some interesting video clips too! I must say a special thank you for accommodating the slightly random tamborine request and being patient with some probably rather poor percussionists!! I would happily reccommend you to others (we have a few friends not married yet!) and also very pleased that you were able to make the journey to Cambridge! Thanks also for playing so many encores - if people had had there way I suspect we've have all been there til the small hours!?Kate & Tim, Newly Weds, Cambridge, June 2009

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?Hi Steve, Sorry for the delayed response but we have had an extended honeymoon and believe me we needed the rest after all that dancing! You guys were absolutely fab and Louise and Lisa did a great job! I think you could tell how much everyone enjoyed themselves by the ?more? more!? chants when you tried to finish! All our guests have commented on how good you were and I don?t think we could have squeezed another person on the dance floor if we tried!!! The only thing I would say was I wish the party could have started a bit earlier! But I appreciate the speeches over ran, so you guys started setting up later than expected. But apart from that the evening was absolutely faultless and I?d recommend you to anyone and everyone ? in fact I think I already have! Maybe we?ll have to book you for the Christening in a few years time, he he he! Thanks again and sorry I didn?t get a chance to personally thank you all on the night. Kindest Regards,?Kerry Burch, Bride & Producer on This Morning (ITV), Frome, May 2009

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?I am sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you since the wedding but I've been away on honeymoon.

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I was a very disorganized bride and didn't even manage to get hold of the band before the day to say what kind of music we liked and in the end just got one of the ushers to give them a printout of their playlist with stars next to the ones we liked - not the best client I know! However, they were fantastic and played all our favourite music and had everyone dancing as soon as they started and we didn't stop dancing until 5am! I'm only sorry that I didn't get a chance to thank them in person before they left. Please could you pass on my thanks and I wish them great success in the future. I will definitely be looking them up again if I hold another event (not for a long time I suspect as I'm shattered after organizing the wedding!).?Lisa, Bride, Cheshire, 23rd May 2009

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?Everyone absolutely LOVED them! I've had so many people come up to me telling me how good they thought they were. They loved their song choices and how they got everyone on the dance floor. They arrived with plenty of time to set up as well which is always a bonus and were very good in letting us use some of their equipment for an open mic session beforehand. Thanks a lot!?Danny & Sarah Parker, Newly Weds, Wiltshire, 16th May 2009

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?Hi Steve, Just a quick email to say another massive thank you for your hard work on Saturday! We had an absolutely fantastic day, as did everyone else I think! We had a lot of comments about how good the band were and Nicky's cousin is interested in booking you for their wedding in Cornwall!?Chris & Nicky, Newly Weds, Lincolnshire, 9th May 2009

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"The guests LOVED the band and are still telling us! They really made an impact on our wedding so thank you very much. You were great. Tommy has 4 unmarried brothers so we'll be passing the details on! Thanks for all your help. We've been recommending you already!"Tommy & Sarah Moran, The Hurlingham Club, London, 8th May 2009

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?Hi Steve, I'm so glad that you enjoyed playing at our wedding. We had a fantastic day and have just returned from a lovely honeymoon in Bali! Both James and I thought you were wonderful. It was amazing to see all of our friends and family dancing, from old to young, everybody really enjoyed themselves. You and Session One were an integral part of our wedding and helped make it the best day of our lives and I can't thank you enough! ?Rebecca & James, Newly Weds, Taunton, 2nd May 2009

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?To Everyone at Session One, just a little note to say thank you for helping to make our day so special, your performance was fantastic, we couldn't of wished for a better band. You got the party going immediately and made a fantastic atmosphere, all our friends commented on how brilliant you were and we would recommend you for any party!.?Natasha & Mark, Newly Weds, Bath, 18th April 2009

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?Hi Steve, Adrian here! We had a great night, all the guests we have spoken to since, have said how good you were, I only wish we didn?t have to go around and talk to so many people, because we could have spent more time up on the dance floor, we would have no problem in recommending you to friends and to be honest, you will probably pick up business from the guests that were there anyway! It was also refreshing to be able to hear a band, instead of going deaf listening to one, as has happened in the past at other weddings we have attended! Only another 5 years until my 40th Birthday? you do play birthdays don't you?! Thanks again for a great night.?Adrian & Jo, Newly Weds, Taunton, 28th March 2009

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?Hi Steve, Just a quick email to say a HUGE thank you to you and your band for helping to make our wedding such a memorable occassion - you were absolutely brilliant and kept everybody, young and old dancing all night, so many compliments were made about how good you were. Hopefully we will see you again - I am sure there may be some more bookings from the Cornwall direction in the future! All the best and thanks so much again!?Steve & Lisa, Newly Weds, Truro, August 2008

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?Hi Steve, Can I pass on thanks from students and staff alike who really enjoyed both your sets last night.The evening was a great success and you guys played a huge part in that. I know this is jumping ahead but can I provisionally book you in for next year?!?Ciaran Ryder, Duchy College, Cornwall, June 2008

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?Hi Steve! Good to hear from you; glad you enjoyed playing at our wedding as much as we enjoyed having you guys there - you sounded amazing! It was great seeing so many friends & family boogying on the dancefloor... Thanks soooooo much once again!?Mr & Mrs Wimshurst(!) aka A-M & Tom, Newly Weds, Devon, May 2008

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?The feedback was very good and everybody was happy especially the F & B manager and this is a very good point. They told me that the singer was great also as well as all the band.?

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?Steve - sorry for the delay in sending this note... but just a quick email to say thanks to you and your band for such a fantastic performance at our wedding. As you can probably guess from the people on the dance floor, everyone loved your band... had loads of comments and wouldn't be surprised if you get a few bookings as a result!?

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??our Jazz singer for the reception speaks very highly of your band as well - you have a wonderful reputation.? ? ?Thank you so very much for your email and also for being absolutely amazing for our wedding - you certainly made the evening amazing!!"

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??we had a brilliant day and the band were great. Please pass on my thanks to them all.?

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?Just emailing to say thank you for very much for Saturday night. Everyone has been saying what a great time they had and how fantastic the band was ? and you absolutely achieved my aim of just getting everyone dancing!?

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?Once again thank you so much for making it a great evening. I have been recommending you to everyone!?

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?You guy?s were fantastic. We?re definitely having you back next year!?

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