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The Upstarts


The Upstarts are a stylish and polished, Midlands based, 5 piece wedding and function band. Very experienced and assured on stage which means the performance and the music are designed to keep the dance floor full and guests happy.

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Established in 2011, UK five piece The Upstarts have been blowing away audiences across the country with their unique mix of feel-good hits and classic anthems. Performing to crowds in their thousands and supporting some of the biggest names in the industry, they have shared stages with the likes of Scouting For Girls, The Feeling, Judge Jules, S Club 7 and The Prodigy at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glatonbury, Victorious and Secret Garden Party. Past clients include Aston Villa Football Club, Cheslea Football Club, Barclays, Sainsburys, Claire’s Accessories, Vijay Maliya, Stephen Hawking and Red Bull Racing.

They are a dual male and female fronted band supported by some of the finest multi-instrumentalists in the land. You can expect epic guitars solos, anthemic synthesizers, grooving bass/drums/electronic percussion, MC breaks and four  part vocal harmonies all delivered via a pristine sound system.

Bucking the trend of the traditional private hire band The Upstarts have fully embraced modern technology and are one of the only bands in the UK faithfully recreating electronic dance music live. This has seen them become the live backing band of choice for a host of 90s dance and rave legends at festivals, making them the ideal choice for a ‘rave wedding’ or ‘festival wedding’.

The band pride themselves on their natural live energy and ability to inspire their audiences to have a good time, so get in touch now to book one of the UK’s top live acts for your event. 

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This is just a flavour of the style of music we play. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Modern Classics…
2.Castle On The Hill (Ed Sheeran)
3.Lullaby (Sigma)
4.Just Got Paid (Sigma)
5.Waiting All Night (Rudimental)
6.Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
7.…More Modern Classics
8.Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
9.Want To Want Me (Jason Derulo)
10.Treasure (Bruno Mars)
11.Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)
12.Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
13.House/Dance
14.Insomnia (intro) (Faithless)
15.Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Baby D)
16.Dreamer (Livin’ Joy)
17.2 Can Play That Game (Bobby Brown)
18.Finally (CeCe Peniston)
19.
20.Millennium
21.Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
22.Disco 2000 (Pulp)
23.Moving Too Fast (Artful Dodger)
24.Toca’s Miracle (Fragma)
25.90s Mash Up
26.What’s The Story Morning Glory (Oasis)
27.Where Love Lives (Alison limerick)
28.U Sure Do (Strike)
29.Girls and Boys (Blur)
30.Smash Hits
31.Relight My FIre (Take That)
32.Reach (S Club 7)
33.Spinning Around (Kylie Minogue)
34.Everybody (Backstreet Boys)
35.
36.Jacko Medley
37.Wanna Be Starting Something
38.The Way You Make Me Feel
39.Beat It
40.Soul Revival
41.You’ve Got The Love (Florence)
42.Forget You (Ce Lo Green)
43.Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
44.Live Lounge
45.Rude (Magic)
46.All That She Wants (Ace of Base)
47.Counting Stars (One Republic)
48.
49.New Wave Punk
50.99 Red Balloons (Nena)
51.Kids In America (Kim Wilde)
52.Call Me (Blondie)
53.Lairy
54.House Of Fun (Madness)
55.Town Called Malice (The Jam)
56.Come On Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners)
57.80s Movie Medley
58.What A Feeling (Irene Cara)
59.Fame (Irene Cara)
60.Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
61.
62.British Synth Pop
63.We close Our Eyes (intro) (Go West)
64.Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles)
65.Don’t You Want Me Baby (Human League)
66.Respect (Erasure)
67.80s Hair Rock
68.Jump (intro) (Van Halen)
69.We Built This City (Starship)
70.Easy Lover (Phil Collins and Philip Bailey)
71.Final Countdown (Europe)
72.80s Pop Hits
73.Wanna Dance With Somebody (W Houston)
74.We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Jermaine Stewart)
75.Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
76.I’m So Excited (Pointer Sisters)
77.Soul
78.I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
79.Tears Of A clown (Smokey Robinson)
80.Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (Four Tops)
81.Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
82.60s Pop Rock
83.Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
84.I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
85.You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
86.Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
87.Disco
88.I’m Coming Out (Dianna Ross)
89.He’s The Greatest Dancer (Sister Sledge)
90.Let’s Groove (Earth Wind & Fire)
91.Boogie WOnderland (Earth Wind & Fire)
92.
93.Indie Encore
94.Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
95.Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
96.Rock Encore
97.Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
98.Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
99.Rave Encore
100.Everybody’s Free (Rozalla)
101.Set You Free (N Trance)

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A quick email to say 'thanks' for a wonderful night, our friends are thinking of booking you, so hopefully will see you again soon!

The Upstarts

Simply brilliant, Jane's feet are throbbing from dancing all night!!

The Upstarts

I have heard nothing but awesome comments about you guys and the sets you played!! Cheers guys cracking effort!

The Upstarts

Thank you for a fantastic evening, you guys really made the night for us (and everyone has been raving about you!).

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