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Upstate


Upstate are a Wedding & Party band able to cater for all styles and requirements. Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Horn Section options, acoustic options, this band has it all! 

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If you're lucky enough to have Upstate available for your event here's what they offer:

  • Regularly updated modern set list
  • They can learn your first dance
  • Set up in 1 hour
  • Male Vocal Option (Five Piece)
  • Female Vocal Option (Five Piece) 
  • Male & Female Vocal Option (Six Piece)
  • Horn Section Option
  • Keys, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • The very latest in modern equipment
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service
  • All Equipment PAT tested and PLI insurance (A dream for your venue)
  • Reliable transport - this band have never even been late for a booking
  • Professional approach both on and off stage
  • Comfortable with corporate event schedules including early soundchecks
  • Flexible and friendly - they believe in giving you the best possible entertainment

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'

• Elbow

• 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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This is just a flavour of the style of music we play. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
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3.1 Thing - Amerie
4.American Boy - Estelle
5.Anyway You Want It - Journey
6.Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
7.Black And Gold - Sam Sparrow
8.Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
9.Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
10.Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
11.Crazy In Love Beyoncé
12.Five Colours In Her Hair - McFly
13.Hey Ya - Outkast
14.I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
15.If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
16.Ignition - R Kelly
17.Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
18.Last Nite - The Strokes
19.Let's Get It Started - The Black Eyed Peas
20.Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
21.Love On Top - Beyoncé
22.Mama Told Me Not To Come - Tom Jones/Stereophonics
23.Mercy - Duffy
24.Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
25.Mr Brightside - The Killers
26.Ordinary People - John Legend
27.Reach For The Stars - S Club 7
28.Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
29.Señorita - Justin Timberlake
30.Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
31.Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
32.Shine - Take That
33.Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
34.Valerie - Amy Winehouse
35.Yeah! - Usher
36.Year 3000 - Busted
37.You've Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
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39.10s
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41.24K Magic - Bruno Mars
42.Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
43.Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
44.California Gurls - Katy Perry
45.Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
46.Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
47.Counting Stars - OneRepublic
48.Finesse - Bruno Mars
49.Forget You - Ceelo Green
50.Get Lucky - Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams
51.Happy - Pharrell Williams
52.Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
53.Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
54.Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
55.Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
56.Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
57.Price Tag - Jessie J
58.Rather Be - Clean Bandit
59.Roar - Katy Perry
60.Rolling In The Deep - Adele
61.Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
62.Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
63.Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
64.Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
65.Sorry - Justin Bieber
66.Sugar - Maroon 5
67.Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
68.Treasure - Bruno Mars
69.Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
70.We Found Love - Rihanna
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72.60/70s
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74.Ain't No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
75.Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
76.Dancing Queen - ABBA
77.December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
78.Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
79.Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA
80.Good Times - Chic
81.Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
82.Got To Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire
83.Hold The Line - Toto
84.Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
85.I'm A Believer - The Monkees
86.Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
87.Le Freak - Chic
88.Lovely Day - Bill Withers
89.Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
90.Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
91.Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
92.September - Earth, Wind & Fire
93.Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
94.Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
95.Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
96.Superstition - Stevie Wonder
97.Tainted Love - Soft Cell
98.Walk This Way - Aerosmith
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100.80s
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102.9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
103.A Little Respect - Erasure
104.Africa - Toto
105.Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
106.Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
107.Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
108.Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
109.Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
110.Easy Lover - Phil Collins
111.Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
112.Faith - George Michael
113.Footloose - Kenny Loggins
114.Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr
115.Gimme Some Lovin' - The Blues Brothers
116.Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
117.Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis
118.I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
119.I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
120.Kiss - Prince
121.Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
122.Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
123.P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
124.Power Of Love, The - Huey Lewis
125.Purple Rain - Prince
126.Rosanna - Toto
127.Simply The Best - Tina Turner
128.Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
129.Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
130.Take On Me - A-ha
131.Town Called Malice - The Jam
132.Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!
133.Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
134.Way You Make Me Feel, The - Michael Jackson
135.What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
136.You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
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138.90s
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140.All The Small Things - Blink-182
141.Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
142.Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
143.Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
144.Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
145.Disco 2000 - Pulp
146.Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
147.Finally - CeCe Peniston
148.I Wish - Stevie Wonder
149.Keep On Movin' - Five/Steve Mac
150.Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
151.Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
152.Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
153.One and Only, The - Chesney Hawkes
154.Parklife - Blur
155.Relight My Fire - Take That
156.Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
157.Smooth - Santana
158.Turn The Beat Around - Gloria Estefan
159.Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls
160.MOTOWN/SOUL
161.Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
162.All Night Long - Lionel Richie
163.Best Of My Love - The Emotions
164.Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
165.Car Wash - Rose Royce
166.Celebration - Kool & The Gang
167.Dancing In The Street - Martha and The Vandellas
168.Disco Inferno - The Trammps
169.Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles
170.Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
171.Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
172.I Got You (I Feel Good) - Jame Brown
173.I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
174.I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
175.I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
176.It Takes Two - Rod Stewart/Tina Turner
177.Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
178.Let's Stay Together - Al Green
179.Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
180.My Girl - The Temptations
181.Proud Mary - Tina Turner
182.Respect - Aretha Franklin
183.Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles
184.Think - Aretha Franklin
185.We Are Family - Sister Sledge
186.ROCK
187.Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
188.Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
189.Buck Rogers - Feeder
190.Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
191.Dakota - Stereophonics
192.Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
193.Daydream Believer - The Monkees
194.Do You Love Me - The Contours
195.Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John
196.Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
197.Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
198.Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
199.Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
200.Hey Jude - The Beatles
201.Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
202.I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
203.Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
204.Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
205.Jump - Van Halen
206.Let's Dance - David Bowie
207.Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
208.Moondance - Van Morrison
209.Place Your Hands - Reef
210.Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
211.Somebody To Love- Queen
212.Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
213.Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
214.Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
215.Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
216.You Really Got Me - The Kinks

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Upstate

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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You guys were fantastic! We do the event annually, so I will be in touch in the new year

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Outstanding professional band with an amazing repertoire. Really impressed by Upstate on Thursday, they made for a perfect party!

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Fabulous band! Really gelled well together and sounded great all evening!

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What a band! These guys are absolutely class! Such fun versions of every song - we never wanted it to end!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Top class band! Would definitely recommend!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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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