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The Breathtakers


If the wedding reception or party event you are planning needs to be a cut above the rest then you'll want to hire one of Bristol's finest live bands to supply the music!

The Breathtakers are a superb, 5 to 7-piece Funk, Soul, Pop and Motown band, based in Bristol. They cover hit classics and bootleg medleys with a twist, all to an exceptionally high standard, with quality musicianship and performance! With an ever growing repertoire, including modern pop and dance tracks, niche covers such as the Ghostbusters theme, and Cat Empire and Snarky Puppy faves, along with all the classics including tracks from Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder, they tick all the boxes and are bound to suit any event!

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Whether your event requires a high energy party band or a soulful, atmospheric performance, The Breathtakers are the band for you. This group is made up of exceptional professional musicians (many of whom are artists in their own right), who have played or collaborated with some big names including Malachai, Kasabian, Super Furry Animals, Noel Gallagher, Kelis, Raphael, Saadiq, KT Tunstall, Tom Jones, Zane Lowe, Giles Peterson, Jools Holland, Pee Wee Ellis, Jean Toussaint, Marcella Detroit, Carleen Anderson, Lee Ryan, Herbal T, Wax, Nigel Kennedy, Lack Of Afro, U2, Craig Charles, The Haggis Horns, and Hans Zimmer to name a few! 

The Breathtakers are experienced at playing across a number of different genres and love to showcase their acoustic and jazz influences when required. They offer day-time Jazz sets as a duo or trio - when added onto the main evening band, you can get this for half price!

Their set can be honed to your specific requirements, including learning song requests and first dance selections. The band are always professional both on and offstage, providing a first-class service and making sure your event runs smoothly so you and your guests are guaranteed to relax and have a fantastic time.

Add The Breathtakers to your shortlist for an instant quote and availability check on one of the finest bands Bristol has to offer.

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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.Ain't Nobody
2.All About That Bass
3.All Night Long
4.As
5.Beggin
6.Billie Jean
7.Blame It On The Boogie
8.Boots
9.Brown Eyed Girl
10.California Soul
11.Canned Heat
12.Celebration
13.Crazy
14.Crazy In Love
15.Cut the cake
16.Dancing in the street
17.Do Your Thing
18.Something's Got A Hold
19.Don't Stop Me Now
20.Don't you worry about a thing
21.Dude looks like a lady
22.Easy
23.For Once In My Life
24.Forget You
25.Get Lucky
26.Ghost Busters
27.Gimme Some Lovin'
28.God Only Knows
29.Happy
30.Hard To Handle
31.Harder they come
32.Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart
33.Here Come The Girls
34.Heard it through the grapevine
35.Heatwave
36.Hey Big Spender
37.Higher & Higher
38.Hit the road jack
39.Hot Stuff
40.House That Jack Built
41.I Believe In Miracles
42.I Feel Good
43.I Got A Woman
44.I got the power
45.I Just Wanna Make Love To You
46.I Need A Dollar
47.I Predict A Riot
48.I Saw Her Standing There
49.I wanna be the only one
50.I Want You Back
51.I Wish
52.I'll Take You There
53.I'm A Believer
54.Independent Women
55.It's a shame
56.It's not unusual
57.Johnny B Goode
58.Jungle boogie
59.Just
60.Just The Two Of Us
61.Kiss
62.Lady Marmalade
63.Let's Stay Together
64.Let's twist again
65.Livin' On A Prayer
66.Louie Louie
67.Lucile
68.Mercy
69.Monkey Man
70.Moves Like Jagger
71.Mustang Sally
72.My cherry amour
73.Never Too Much
74.No Diggity
75.Papas Got a Brand New Bag
76.Person to person
77.Place Your Hands
78.Play That Funky Music
79.Pretty woman
80.Proud Mary
81.Respect
82.Rock Around The Clock
83.Rocks
84.Rolling In The Deep
85.Rudi - a message to you
86.Runaway Baby
87.Señorita
88.Seven Nation Army - Alice
89.Russell
90.Sex and drugs and rock and roll
91.Sex bomb
92.Shake your tail feather
93.Signed, Sealed, Delivered
94.Sir Duke
95.Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
96.Smile
97.Smooth criminal
98.Somebody Else's Guy
99.Son Of A Preacher Man
100.Soul Man
101.Stand By Me
102.Street Life
103.Stuck In The Middle With You
104.Sunshine Of Your Love
105.Superstition
106.Sweet about me
107.Sweet dreams
108.Tears Dry On Their Own
109.Tears of a clown
110.The Beat Goes On
111.Think
112.This Is the house that Jack Built
113.Too much too young
114.Valerie
115.Walk on by
116.Band
117.Walk on the wild side
118.Want You Back
119.We are family
120.You really got me going
121.You've Got The Love
122.Young Hearts Run Free
123.Somebody that I used to know
124.Uptown Funk

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The Breathtakers

The Breathtakers performed at our wedding earlier this month in their full 7-piece form and were absolutely incredible; the presence of the full band is unreal and perfectly compliments Molly's voice which is next level (pretty sure she wouldn't even need a microphone).
I think the true sign of a good band is the reaction from the guests - some of our guests who would never normally be seen on a dance floor were up and moving, and the praise was universal!

The Breathtakers

Just to say a huge thank you for a fantastic performance from Molly and the band on Saturday for our wedding. Molly and the band were brilliant - everyone we spoke to on the day and since was raving about them. You really helped to make it a special day for us. We particularly appreciated the flexibility to change the set list. Thank you.

The Breathtakers

The Breathtakers absolutely smashed it at our wedding. After being recommend The Breathtakers by a friend they exceeded our expectations. Since our big day all of our friends have commented on how good the band were! They kept everyone on the dance floor and Molly was very organised and helpful beforehand. Book them!!!

The Breathtakers

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday - you were an absolute superstar!
The whole day was perfect, you guys were amazing and really got the party going.
The afternoon set was lovely too and created a really nice atmosphere.

The Breathtakers

It was amazing to dance the night away with The Breathtakers on our wedding day and so professional to deal with leading up to the big day. I can't thank you all enough. You really did raise the roof!!!

The Breathtakers

Molly said I should wait until I'd heard the band before saying thank you. Well, now I'm saying a huge thank you for a fabulous evening at Bryan and Sarah's wedding on Saturday. You judged the first dance just right. And you were right. Hearing you live was 1000x better than YouTube. You were great. Thank you so much.

The Breathtakers

What a FANTASTIC BAND. We went and saw them in Bristol to see if they would be good as our wedding band. They had us dancing that night, so we booked them immediately for our wedding. We had Molly and a pianist for the service, and they fitted in perfectly. We went for the 6 piece band for the party and LOVED it. They had the whole wedding dancing, and comments the next day were mostly about how brilliant the band was. We'll continue to try and go and see them every now and again around Bristol. Can't recommend them enough! Thank you The Breathtakers.

The Breathtakers

We booked The Breathtakers to play at our wedding in June and it was one of the best decisions we made. They helped us tailor the set to include some of our favourite numbers in the run-up and sounded absolutely mind-blowing on the day. The dance floor was packed all evening and we had so many people say how amazing they were (loads of our guests are in bands so know their stuff)! It ended the day on an absolute high and you should just go ahead and book them right now! Thank you guys!

The Breathtakers

Thank you to you and your band for your excellent performance last night. I have had many comments regarding how much our guests enjoyed your two sets. You helped ensure our celebration night had a great atmosphere and was enjoyed by all. Thank you also for your flexibility in what was a constantly moving agenda during the evening. An excellent band, totally in tune with the needs of the evening and a pleasure to work with.

The Breathtakers

Molly and her band were excellent, they provided a fantastic mix of tunes that perfectly suited the evening and got the members up in record time and they stayed on the dance floor for the rest of the evening. The feedback from all guests was amazing and all in all we had a brilliant evening. As with all events timings got pushed and Molly was very accommodating in shifting the times of the sets being played. We would certainly book the band again and would highly recommend.

The Breathtakers

The Breathtakers performed at a clients wedding this past weekend. As a wedding planner, it was great to work with such a flexible and hardworking band. Speeches rather overran and Molly and the guys were able to not only set up in record time but also made suggestions of how we could alter the sets to make the best of the rest of the evening. Most importantly they got all the guests up dancing. Great work - thank you!

The Breathtakers

We had Molly and the boys play at our wedding and they were fantastic, really engaged with our guests and had people up and dancing all night long...!

The Breathtakers

We cannot thank you enough. We booked The Breathtakers for our wedding in May this year. We searched high and low for the perfect band as music means so much to us. We found them in Bristol and they travelled all the way to Looe, Cornwall to make it happen. We had a 7 piece band and they were phenomenal. The dance floor was packed, the music was amazing and they looked great too, friendly and professional. It went so smoothly and I cannot thank you enough. The comments we had from guests were nothing but high praise, you went down so well! Plus your dress was fab Molly! Thanks for helping to make the best day of our lives!

The Breathtakers

If you need a band look no further! Molly was always so friendly and accommodating throughout the build up to our wedding. Helping us make the perfect play list and sang our first dance song so beautifully
Thank you to you all for being so fabulous at our wedding! We still get people complimenting you now a month later! We look forward to seeing you around Bristol in the future. Laura and Ross

The Breathtakers

Big thank you to The Breathtakers Jazz band who delivered a fantastic Forties swing set for the Dig For Victory Show Christmas Dance. We would be delighted to recommend Molly and her band - they're totally professional, brilliant to work with and most importantly, kept the dance floor full all night! Molly is a fabulous singer and the band are a class act.

The Breathtakers

The Breathtakers played at our wedding. We had a Jazz duo for canapés and the full 7-piece band for the evening do. I cannot recommend The Supers enough, from the many emails back and forward to organise what we wanted for the day Molly was responsive and a delight to arrange the day with. On the day, the Music was incredible throughout, we opted for a Jazz option for the encore at the end of the evening and were blown away.

The Breathtakers

Wow what can I say Molly was absolutely brilliant, thank you so much for making my birthday so special with your beautiful voice.

The Breathtakers

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the band for such an amazing performance a week last Friday at our wedding. From the first dance to the encore you were so good. I haven't spoken to one of our friends who hasn't said how fantastic you all were, how great you sounded and how energetic the performance was.
Vic ans I had such a great day and you guys topped it off. It was perfect. We were also super stoked with choosing the horn too.
Thanks for making the best day just that bit better.

The Breathtakers

The Breathtakers were amazing.

The Breathtakers

The Breathtakers as a band were fantastic and made my mothers birthday party. They were everything we hoped for and more and i would highly recommend them for any occasion.
Their music was brilliant, so professional in every way and I was made to feel totally at ease with their updates and correspondence.
Hireaband were fantastic too and I would definitely be using their services again. Everything went smoothly and with such a varied choice of bands for every occasion you can't go wrong.
Highly recommended.

The Breathtakers

We would like to thank The Breathtakers for playing at our wedding. We had the Jazz Duo playing through the day and then the 5 piece band in the evening and they were both nothing short of fantastic. The band had such energy to their performance that it really helped create a wonderful, buzzy atmosphere that got everyone up on their feet enjoying themselves. We didn't want the music to end! Thank you again. Fingers crossed we can book you for a wedding anniversary celebration in the future!'

The Breathtakers

The band were fantastic! We wanted our wedding to be individual and to have a band that could accommodate both our musical tastes as well as our guests and that's what they gave us! We could not have asked for more..thank you so much guys.

The Breathtakers

Firstly I want to thank the band for the special effort they went to for my birthday party! The band are great and a real pleasure to have around. They were very helpful and made me feel at complete ease from the start. A massive thank you to Molly as well..loved your version of heard it through the grape vine!

The Breathtakers

Just a quick one to thank you guys for playing at our party. Russ and I had an amazing time and our guests keep telling us how fantastic the band were. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you again.

The Breathtakers

Thanks to all you guys you truly we're amazing and the complements are coming in thick and fast. If you have a special occasion, special people to share it with! Then you need a really special band and these guys tick all the boxes! Molly's voice is amazing and the band are fantastic musicians. They made the night!

The Breathtakers

I personally thought you guys were awesome. I was a bit worried having literally plucked The Breathtakers from the many bands on internet but as soon as I met you I knew I’d made the right decision. My schedule went out the window quite early on but you didn’t seem fazed by that at all - you just went with it, were pro-active, professional and you guys were amazing! Couldn’t ask for more really! You truly have a great ability to pitch at just the right level for your audience, music was perfect, lively but not overpowering which is precisely what we wanted. Molly, your voice is awesome!

The Breathtakers

Musicians – brilliant, really lively, great that they dressed up for our Gatsby theme, perfect, traditional music and just the right volume too, loud enough to fill the room but not so loud you couldn’t talk to people.
The music was excellent, the band created a wonderful atmosphere.
Gorgeous singing, great the band dressed up for our Gatsby theme too.
The band made all the difference to the evening, really gave the night an uplifting feel.Perfect, just perfect.

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