If you're lucky enough to have Upstate available for your event here's what they offer:
Upstate are a collective of some of the best musicians in the North. The band has a wide range of experience in the industry and have performed at some of the biggest venues and theatres, both nationally and internationally and also have years of experience performing on cruise ships. Members of the band have worked with many high profile artists and acts, including:
• Peaky Blinders - hit BBC show
• Marc Almond
• Amaal Nuux - Itunes featured artist and co-writer for Drake
• Finalists for 'The X Factor' and 'The Voice'
• Peter Howarth (The Hollies)
• Lloyd Wade
• Members of 'The Drifters'
• Hedkandi – Ministry of Sound
• Various stars from the West End
• Various tribute acts including, but not limited to: Robbie Williams, Frankie Valli, The Rat Pack, Gary Barlow, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Annie Lennox and Meatloaf
• Various theatres working for high end shows and pantomimes
• PO Cruises and Princess Cruises
Upstate have a broad knowledge of genres ranging from your modern day pop to old school rock and even a touch of jazz. They are perfect for any event and can adapt quickly to any situation or requests you may have.
Upstate ranges primarily from a 4-9 piece party band sporting 2 singers, a full rhythm section and a powerhouse horn section. They can also provide smaller bands for acoustic and jazz sets, fully flexible to perform throughout an entire day.
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We hired Upstate for our wedding recently, thanks to the fantastic music and atmosphere
they created, everyone had an absolute blast! Booking, selecting playlists and communication has been excellent, quick and easy throughout. They are certainly crowd pleasers and kept everyone singing and dancing all night. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for excellent live music from a genuinely enthusiastic team
We hired Upstate for a work event last week and they were brilliant! Every single person loved them and would highly recommend! They created a great atmosphere and covered a variety of different music. The whole process of booking was really easy and the whole band were so lovely! Couldn’t recommend enough and can’t wait to hire them again for future events!
Thank you SO much to you and your colleagues - what a great evening, you were brilliant and the place was buzzing. Hope our paths cross again soon - and I will happily recommend you
Upstate performed at a work event we had and they were brill! The band were lovely and
were so good live! The song selection was great and would highly recommended them!
You guys were fantastic! We do the event annually, so I will be in touch in the new year
What an amazing band! They're each so individually talented and put on a great show all together. We were so grateful for all their efforts and even learning a couple of requests that meant a lot to us. A really great band, thank you so much!
We work in music and Upstate were our choice for our wedding day band - and we weren't disappointed! In fact, we were delighted! All the way from the afternoon acoustic set to the evening party, they were note-perfect and made lots of the songs sound even better than their originals! Hope to have them play at another event in the future!
I was really impressed by Upstate, they were very professional but put on a great show and were really charismatic. They got everyone involved and dancing and enjoying the evening. Hope they did too! We're still talking about it all here!
We were so happy with how our wedding reception played out and Upstate were a massive part of that, putting on such a good performance with their music. We loved every song and it was great seeing everyone really let their hair down and have a good time. We'd definitely recommend Upstate, they were fantastic all night!
Outstanding professional band with an amazing repertoire. Really impressed by Upstate on Thursday, they made for a perfect party!
Fabulous band! Really gelled well together and sounded great all evening!
What a band! These guys are absolutely class! Such fun versions of every song - we never wanted it to end!
Wow wow wow! Upstate you completely blew us away on Saturday night! We thought your videos were excellent and you were even better in real life! Thank you for helping to create such a fun evening!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say how impressed we were with Upstate at our wedding! They really knocked it out the park. So talented and gave us a great party! Thank you so much, we'll be reliving that evening for a long time!
We really wanted a lively party for our wedding reception and that's exactly what we got with Upstate! They got through so many songs in the night, it's hard to believe! Great musicians and brilliant performers. Hope they had a good time too!
Thank you Upstate, you totally made our wedding party - people haven't stopped asking
where we found you! A couple of my family members are musicians too and they were so impressed by all your playing and singing. We loved it!
We did a LOT of research around which band to have at our wedding party because we really
wanted to have a good time with our guests. Upstate really delivered and, to be honest,
surpassed our expectations. They were just amazing all night. I wish the party could've just gone on and on!
Definitely the best band we've ever heard play at a wedding! Can we say that about our own
reception?! I think so! Upstate were so SO good, they totally blew us away and our family and friends were loving it too. Great songs and really good performers. We would definitely recommend them!
Absolutely brilliant wedding band! I'm sure we're a bit one-sided but I don't remember hearing such good music at a wedding before. Highly recommend Upstate!
Top class band! Would definitely recommend!
It was great to have Upstate at our party last weekend. Thank you for the recommendation, they were the perfect fit and we were very, very happy!
Everything from the vocals to the band members to the set up and packing away was just brilliant from Upstate. They made the party of our wedding reception very stress-free and really, really fun! Thanks guys
Booked on the back of recommendations and already hoping to use them again! They were fantastic last weekend and having the extra horns gave it a really full, professional sound. Delighted! Thanks again!
Upstate are a fantastic function band. You can really tell that they've thought about all their arrangements and they know how to put on a great show. Hope to have them back soon!
Full marks for Upstate! Their videos looked great and they were on our budget so we were very happy to book them already. But having seen their performances, I can't recommend them enough! Top level musicians with plenty of energy to share! Our guests wouldn't stop raving about them.
Loads of brilliant music from Upstate at our wedding last weekend - they put on a great
show and did a really good job of making songs sound a little different (but at the same time just as good as) the originals! Happy to recommend them, for sure!
They had everyone on the dancefloor all evening! Even some of our famously grumpy relatives
were dancing way more than we thought so that's a great review of just how good they were!
Delighted with Upstate's performances at the weekend. We stretched our budget a little to add the brass section but it really paid off and made for an unforgettable night! They really are a very competent, very entertaining band. Full marks!
I would definitely recommend Upstate, they were great to work with and their music was
just right for a great party last night. Super band!
Upstate were so good at the weekend. They arrived on time and set up without us even
noticing so they were ready to go for our first dance. That, and the whole night of music, was spot on for what we had hoped for. Very pleased!
Two great performances from Upstate at our wedding last weekend. They put a really unique spin on a lot of songs that we love and it made the evening so special. We've already passed your details on to other friends getting married this year so hopefully we can enjoy their music all over again!
Booked Upstate as soon as I heard their original ideas in their promo video - and they didn't disappoint live either. Great music all night, much appreciated
Very happy to recommend Upstate. They were great for set up and pack down and completely unphased by a larger crowd. Very impressed by the music too, please do pass on my compliments to the band!
Special mention to Upstate to fighting the conditions to make our wedding and still put on a fantastic show for our reception at the weekend. It was great having everyone crammed in and dancing away celebrating. The music was fantastic! Thank you!
We would like to recommend Upstate, they were a great band and really went above and
beyond to make our day special. It was a great evening at our wedding reception and that was
hugely down to them! Thanks again!
I really enjoyed working with Upstate, they were very communicative before the event at the weekend and put on a great show on the night. They are a really talented band and I hope to see them perform again in the future. Top marks from all of us!
Cannot speak highly enough about Upstate - they really blew us all away last Saturday. We're so pleased we added the brass too, it made for quite the night! Thanks so much for all your help in booking them
We were so pleased to have had Upstate with us on Friday night, they created such a good atmosphere for our event and had everyone up and dancing - even though most of them had only met that night. Not an easy job! Thank you so much!
Great to have Upstate providing the music at the weekend, they really were fantastic. Very professional but good fun and down-to-earth individuals too. We loved having them and everyone was cheering for more at the end. Definitely a success! Thank you!
We deliberated a lot between bands for our work party but we are SO pleased we landed with Upstate - they're a really professional outfit and made such an impact when they started playing! They had more people up and dancing then we had even hoped for! Thanks so much again!
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