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The Gold Standard


The Gold Standard is a dynamic and highly versatile 5-10 piece live function band that has played extensively throughout the UK and abroad at Weddings, Corporate Dinner Dances, Charity Balls, Christmas Parties, Private Parties, Jewish Celebrations and Scottish Ceilidhs.

The Gold Standard

Charismatic lead vocalist, Debbie, has an outstanding voice and brings her talent, energy and experience to every event, resulting in a performance that holds the attention of everyone in the room, packs the dance floor, is interactive and totally personal.  The band's guitar player is also a strong vocalist so you have the versatility of a band comfortable with both male and female vocals.

The Gold Standard also features incredible world class musicians who have appeared with celebrities such as Pixie Lott, Kylie Minogue, The Foundations, Avril Lavine, Will Young, Shane Ritchie, The Drifters, The Average White Band, Limahl (Kajagoogoo), Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce),  Bonnie Langford and many more.

The Gold Standard have been repeatedly booked by many delighted clients including Harrods, Radisson SAS, Ferrari Owners Club, Jaguar, Range Rover, Lloyds TSB, Sir Bobby Robson, BT, Bank of Scotland, Price Bailey Accountants, SLP Engineering, Powergen, Amec and many more.

Optional extras include: in-house manned DJ service, horn section, jazz and swing sets, live dinner music, Scottish Ceilidh dancing with calling and traditional klezmer music for Jewish celebrations.

You can rely upon The Gold Standard to use their combined talent to help shape a fantastic night for you and your guests. The band's attention to detail is faultless; they make sure they are fully prepared in advance so that everything runs smoothly on the day, they take great care during their set up and sound check to ensure you have the best possible sound on the night, they're unobtrusive when not performing and only use high quality professional equipment.

An evening with The Gold Standard is everything you'd expect from a top line act and a lot more...

For a free direct INSTANT price quote, just fill in the enquiry form.  You'll know instantly if the band are available on your date and what the fee would be. Please note that instant quotes are based on the seven piece line up, but that smaller or larger ensembles are available.

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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
1.2000 to current chart hits
2.Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
3.Happy, Will Farrell
4.Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5
5.Rolling In The Deep, Adele
6.I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
7.Sex On Fire, Kings Of Leon
8.Valerie, Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse
9.Forget You, Cee Lo Green
10.I Predict A Riot, Kaiser Chiefs
11.One Way Or Another/Teenage Kicks – One Direction
12.Marry You – Bruno Mars
13.Price Tag, Jessie J
14.Mercy, Duffy
15.Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
16.I Don't Feel Like Dancing, Scissor Sisters
17.Grace Kelly, Mika
18.Groovejet, Spiller
19.Lady Marmalade, From Moulin Rouge
20.80s and 90s
21.9 to 5, Dolly Parton
22.Don't Stop Me Now, Queen
23.Summer of 69, Bryan Adams
24.Man, I Feel Like A Woman, Shania Twain
25.Walking on Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves
26.Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Wham!
27.Love Really Hurts Without You, Billy Ocean
28.Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
29.Let Me Entertain You, Robbie Williams
30.Livin' On A Prayer, Bon Jovi
31.Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen
32.Dance The Night Away, The Mavericks
33.Wonderwall, Oasis
34.Simply The Best, Tina Turner
35.Sing It Back, Moloko
36.Word Up, Cameo
37.Disco/Funk/Soul
38.Build Me Up, Buttercup, The Foundations
39.Hard To Handle, Otis Redding & Black Crowes
40.I Got You (I Feel Good), James Brown
41.I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
42.Knock On Wood, Eddie Floyd
43.Midnight Hour, Wilson Pickett
44.Shake Your Tailfeather, Ray Charles
45.Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett
46.My Girl, The Temptations
47.R.E.S.P.E.C.T., Aretha Franklin
48.Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Stevie Wonder
49.Blame It On The Boogie, Jackson 5
50.Boogie Nights, Heatwave
51.Car Wash, Rose Royce / Christina Aguilera
52.Celebration, Kool & The Gang
53.Dancing Queen, Abba
54.Hot Stuff, Donna Summer
55.I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
56.I Wish, Stevie Wonder
57.Ladies Night, Kool & The Gang
58.Le Freak, C'est Chic, Chic
59.Mamma Mia, Abba
60.Oh What A Night (Dec 63), Four Seasons
61.Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
62.Superstition, Stevie Wonder
63.The First, The Last, My Everything, Barry White
64.Waterloo, Abba
65.We Are Family, Sister Sledge
66.60s & 70s rock and pop
67.Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
68.Daydream Believer, The Monkees
69.Shout, Lulu
70.I Saw Her Standing There, Beatles
71.Twist And Shout, Beatles
72.Johnny B Goode, Chuck Berry
73.La Bamba, Richie Valens
74.Long Train Running, Doobie Brothers
75.Hound Dog, Elvis
76.Proud Mary, Tina Turner
77.River Deep, Mountain High, Tina Turner
78.Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin
79.Easy Listening / First Dance Type
80.All of Me, John Legend
81.Better Together, Jack Johnson
82.Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Andy Williams
83.I'll Stand By You, The Pretenders & Girls Aloud
84.Let's Stay Together, Al Green
85.Natural Woman, Carole King
86.Simply The Best, Tina Turner
87.Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers
88.Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler
89.Will You, Hazel O Connor
90.Wherever You May Go, Charlene Soraia
91.Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
92.Wonderful World, Eva Cassidy
93.You're Beautiful, James Blunt
94.You're Still The One, Shania Twain
95.Your Song, Elton John
96.Jazz & Swing standards
97.Ain’t Misbehavin;, Dina Washington
98.Autumn Leaves, Eva Cassidy
99.Cheek to Cheek, Eva Cassidy
100.Everything, Michael Bublé
101.Fly Me To The Moon, Frank Sinatra
102.In The Garden, Van Morrison
103.Lady Is A Tramp, Frank Sinatra
104.Let There Be Love, Nat King Cole
105.Manhattan, Ella Fitzgerald
106.Mas Que Nada, Sergio Mendes
107.Moondance, Van Morrison
108.Save The Last Dance For Me, Michael Bublé
109.Summertime, Billie Holiday
110.Scottish Ceilidh
111.Dashing White Sergeant – Scottish Ceilidh dance
112.Gay Gordons – Scottish Ceilidh dance
113.St Bernard's Waltz – Scottish Ceilidh dance
114.Strip The Willow – Scottish Ceilidh dance
115.Military Two Step – Scottish Ceilidh dance
116.Eightsome Reel – Scottish Ceilidh dance
117.Wedding March – Scottish Ceilidh dance
118.Orcadian Strip The Willow – Scottish Ceilidh dance
119.Auld Lang Syne
120.Jewish Traditional music
121.Am Yisrael Chai
122.Hatikva
123.Hava Nagila
124.Mazel Tov
125.Od Yishama
126.Siman Tov
127.Christmas/Specialist
128.Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, Standard
129.Merry Christmas Everybody, Slade
130.Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Jacksons/Bruce Springsteen
131.All I Want For Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey
132.Rudolf, jazz arrangement
133.Winter Wonderland, jazz arrangement
134.Santa Baby, jazz arrangement
135.I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus, jazz arrangement
136.Happy Birthday, standard
137.Ladies Song, masonic standard

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The Gold Standard

The entire experience booking a band through Hireaband was flawless. Their range of music options was extensive and their advice and communication excellent. Perhaps most important was the fact that the band we hired (The Gold Standard) were perfect for the occasion and thoroughly entertaining. The band were extremely professional and capable, and contributed significantly to the success of the evening.

The Gold Standard

We had the most amazing time last night - you made everything so, so special. Thank you for everything you did. We've had another gathering today and so many people told us how impressed they were with you and how fantastic you made the evening. It was incredible and exactly the atmosphere we had hoped for!! We couldn't have asked for more. A few people have asked for your details so hope to see you at another event soon!! Thank you and very best wishes to you all. Love, Meghan (Bonner!!!) x

The Gold Standard

Hi Debbie, I should have emailed sooner but have been very busy, to say how much we all enjoyed your band's performance at the ball. Many club members have said what a wonderful band and that you really made the ball one of the best ever. We would love you to play again next year and will be in touch with the date soon.

The Gold Standard

Thank you so much for playing on Saturday. As I'm sure you already worked out, you were a massive hit - people have been raving all week about you so thank you for making our day even more special! Our only regret is that we did not spend enough time on the dance floor - having said that "I predict a riot" will forever bring a smile to our faces! Kind regards, Verity and Tom.

The Gold Standard

Thank you for giving us such great music and great fun! Those on the dance floor really worked their pudding-calories off, I loved it and don't get a chance to dance often enough! Best wishes from us both, Philippa and Jamie Symington

The Gold Standard

Thanks so much for a fantastic performance on Thursday night the band were great. We have had so many positive comments about how great you were and it was so good to see people get straight up on the dance floor! Thanks again for everything you have been great.

The Gold Standard

Dear Debbie, we were really pleased with the event last Saturday and the guests were so pleased that they would like to book for next year. Thank you for the part you played in the evening, the music was enjoyed by all of our guests and staff and the atmosphere in the barn was fantastic. I look forward to working with you in the future.

The Gold Standard

Thank you all for your wonderful contribution to our party on Saturday. You were fantastic, played and sang brilliantly and created such an amazing atmosphere for us all to enjoy. You pitched your performance perfectly with a fantastic selection of music to ensure that everyone had a great time on the dance floor, which never seemed less than full! We have had so much praise for you with many comments from our guests such as the most brilliant band and the best live band heard at a party ever being just two. We hope to be able to see you again and look forward to another party with you playing. Thank you once again.

The Gold Standard

Thank you so much for being so fabulous last night. The dance floor was absolutely packed from the minute you started and they would have continued on all night given half the chance!

The Gold Standard

Just had to send you a little email to say a BIG thank you to everyone in the band for a wonderful night - the music was fantastic. Philippa summed up the evening by saying and I quote "it was the best night of my life!!". I had about 50 of Philippa's friends for breakfast the next morning and they couldn't stop telling me how great the music was. Many thanks you made a great party that little bit extra special.

The Gold Standard

We have used The Gold Standard for our Christmas party nights and our New Years Eve event for the last three years at the Radisson (Stansted) and they know how to get a party started!! The Gold Standard is a fabulously entertaining band, versatile in the variety of songs they sing, catering for all tastes of the audience. Debbie's energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone enjoys their evening and they truly are a pleasure to listen to. We recommend The Gold Standard if any of our clients are looking for a band as we know no-one will be disappointed with their performance.

The Gold Standard

Thank you so much for all you did yesterday to make my 50th Birthday Party such a success. You were the utmost professionals and it was clear you care and take pride in all that you do. Everyone had a great time and the texts and phone calls keep coming in to that effect and that was due in no small part to your performance and skill as entertainers in reading the dance floor. We wish you every success and rest assured will have no hesitation in booking you again ourselves or recommending you to others. It was a pleasure to have met you all and we are grateful to the agent for their recommendation. Thank you so much.

The Gold Standard

Dear Debbie & the band! You were all just fabulous!!! Thank you for making our Wedding Day (evening) start and end in such style! All our love Tony & Rochelle Darby.

The Gold Standard

We just wanted to write to thank you so much for being such a huge part of our wedding day and for making it such a success. It was a pleasure to finally meet you and you were such a delight to work with. We thought the band was great and we have had many compliments! Well done on making the ceilidh such a success, not an easy task with so many people in such a small (hot) room! It was very much enjoyed by the Scottish and English alike, many of whom were a little nervous about "prancing about" as they referred to it! We had the most amazing wedding day and thank you for helping to make it so personal. Much love Susannah & Nick Lee

The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard were stunning! The music was great and Debbie was quite the best vocalist I've heard live for some time, (as well as being a real live wire in her interaction with the guests and quite the prettiest girl at the party!). Staff at Hintlesham reckoned The Gold Standard were the best live band they've ever had at the venue!!

The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard were fantastic! Debbie had the most amazing voice, she was a great entertainer, got the crowd involved and everyone had a fantastic time. The band made our wedding party a night to remember! The whole crowd loved them. Five star entertainment, we would hire them again and would most definitely recommend The Gold Standard to anyone.

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