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Uptones


The Uptones, one of the highest rated party and wedding bands in the country are ready to entertain you and your guests in a way that will leave everyone talking for all the right reasons. 

Uptones Multicam Indiduals.00 03 38 21.Still001

Energetic, fun, professional and experienced. UpTones have been working together since 2014 having formed at BIMM (British and Irish Institute of Modern Music). Since then they have gone from strength to strength, having secured weekly and monthly residencies across Bristol, as well as European tours. They have performed at countless weddings, private parties and corporate events for the likes of Rolls Royce, Ibis and Bristol City Football Club, just to name a few.

With a repertoire spanning across the decades, they are sure to prove a hit with all age ranges and will keep guests on the dance floor all night long thanks to their seemingly endless levels of energy.

UpTones normally offer 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 45 minute sets but are flexible and willing to accommodate for your needs. They provide their own PA system and lighting rig along with complementary background party music between each set so you have entertainment covering your whole event.

The band have versatility and energy in bucket loads and are fronted by a fantastic powerhouse female lead vocalist who is comfortable with singing all styles.

You can also add an optional manned DJ service and/or acoustic daytime entertainment from the band, perfect for drinks receptions and ceremonies - just enquire for fees and information about these options.

From the first song to the last, UpTones consistently energetic delivery will leave every audience wanting more, making for a party you’ll never forget.

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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
1.50s
2.Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
3.Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
4.Cold Sweat - James Brown
5..
6.60s
7.Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
8.Ain’t No Mountain - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
9.Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
10.Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
11.I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
12.Respect - Aretha Franklin
13.Stand By Me - Ben E. King
14.I Feel Good - James Brown
15.Proud Mary - Tina Turner
16..
17.70s
18.Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kahn
19.September - Earth, Wind & Fire
20.Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind and Fire
21.Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
22.Le Freak - Chic
23.Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
24.I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
25.We Are Family - Sister Sledge
26.Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
27.I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
28.Superstition - Stevie Wonder
29.I Wish - Stevie Wonder
30.Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
31.Son Of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franklin
32.Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
33.Lovely Day - Bill Withers
34.Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
35.Heroes - David Bowie
36.Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
37.One Way Or Another - Blondie
38.Jammin’ - Bob Marley & The Wailers
39..
40.80s
41.Celebration - Kool & The Gang
42.Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
43.Proud Mary - Tina Turner
44.I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
45.Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
46.P.Y.T - Michael Jackson
47.All Night Long - Lionel Richie
48.Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley & The Wailers
49.I Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely - Freddie McGregor
50.Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris
51.With Or Without You - U2
52.I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Lett
53.Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
54.Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
55..
56.
57. 90s
58....Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
59.Don’t Let Go - En Vogue
60.Say My Name - Destiny’s Child
61.No Scrubs - TLC
62.Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
63.Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
64.Stop - Spice Girls
65.Wannabe - Spice Girls
66.Who Do You Think You Are? - Spice Girls
67.Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
68.Believe - Cher
69.Brimful Of Asha (The Norman Cook Remix) - Cornershop
70.Shiny Happy People - R.E.M
71.Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
72.I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme) - The Rembrandts
73.I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston
74.Live And Let Die - Paul McCartney
75.(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
76.The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air - The Fresh Prince
77.No Diggity - Blackstreet
78.This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
79.American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
80.Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
81.You Oughta Know - Alanis Morrisette
82.Simply the best - Tina Turner
83.Wonderwall - Oasis
84.Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
85.Angels - Robbie Williams
86..
87.00s
88.1 Thing - Amerie
89.American Boy - Estelle
90.Crazy In Love - Beyonce?
91.De?ja? Vu - Beyoncé
92.Work It Out - Beyonce?
93.Breathe - Blu Cantrell
94.Leave (Get Out) - JoJo
95.Lose My Breath - Destiny’s Child
96.Pure Shores - All Saints
97.Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
98.Hey Ya! - Outkast
99.Igniton - R. Kelly
100.Sen?orita - Justin Timberlake
101.I’m Outta Love - Anastacia
102.Love Machine - Girls Aloud
103.Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
104.Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
105.I gotta feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
106.Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
107.This Love - Maroon 5
108.Hometown Glory - Adele
109.Make You Feel My Love - Adele
110.Rolling In The Deep - Adele
111.Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow
112.Fighter - Christina Aguilera
113.Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
114.Another Way To Die - Jack White/Alicia Keys
115.I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
116.Rockstar - Nickelback
117.Human - The Killers
118.Mr Brightside - The Killers
119.Sex On Fire - Kings of Lion
120.Feeling Good - Muse
121..
122.10’s
123.24k Magic - Bruno Mars
124.Runaway baby - Bruno Mars
125.Uptown funk - Bruno Mars
126.Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
127.Treasure - Bruno Mars
128.Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
129.Price tag - Jessie J
130.Firework - Katy Perry
131.Only girl in the world - Rihanna
132.Get Lucky - Pharrell Williams
133.Happy - Pharrell Williams
134.Can’t stop the feeling - Olly Murs
135.Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
136.Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
137.Titanium - David Guetta ft. Sia
138.Stay - Rihanna
139.One And Only - Adele
140.Skyfall - Adele
141.You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
142.Human - Rag N’ Bone Man
143.Love On Top - Beyonce?
144.Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
145.Sorry - Justin Bieber
146.Closer - The Chainsmokers
147.Too Close - Alex Clare
148.Waiting All Night - Rudimental
149.We Found Love - Rihanna
150.All Of The Lights - Kanye West
151.Stronger - Kanye West
152.Who Knows - Protoje
153.New Rules - Dua Lipa
154.One Kiss - Dua Lipa
155.God Is A Woman - Arianna Grande

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Uptones

Once a month crowds pack into a cosy, busy bar in the centre of Bristol’s trendy Stokes Croft to see The Uptones, a 5 piece cover band, perform a wide variety of charged, upbeat songs to kick off their Saturday night. Having earned their resident slot at the Snug Bar, The Uptones (their line-up consisting exclusively of students of Bristol’s BIMM Institute) demonstrate a hunger for success evident in the energy put into their performance.

The stage, lit by gold fairy lights, set the scene for the vibrations about to hit the crowd. The Uptones knew their target audience well, their repertoire covering all the feel-good tracks you can think of, and a little more. The crowd, not yet loosened up by their pint glasses and not quite fitting into their dancing shoes, welcomed The Uptones to the stage with a modest recognition. Yet the humble beginning was perfect for what The Uptones were about to achieve, a simultaneous coming up of the crowd.

The Uptones began strong, launching into classic singalongs such as Stevie Wonder’s Superstition and Aretha Franklin’s Respect. Chants of “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” soon rang out from the audience, encouraged by the smiles and jigs of the band and its two vocalists (Sophie Griffin and Charlie Smith). The onstage chemistry of vocalists was obvious; they whirled and twirled around each other exchanging joyful looks before directing these at the crowd. The synergy created between band and audience became a welcome occurrence; the crowd got itchy feet, filling the dance floor, drawing energy from the band which the crowd then fed on. The Uptones made use of their stage time well with little inter-song crowd interaction. Although often an important aspect of any show – especially for bigger artists who often need this interaction for instrumental changes or who are expected to interact with fans – this allowed The Uptones to seamlessly blend tracks into one another. The crowd weren’t allowed time to question why they were enjoying themselves but forced to give in to the euphoric waves the communal dancing created.

The onstage presence of The Uptones, complimented by small stage, was refreshing. Their repertoire had a wide scope; playing the recently-released (at the time of the gig) chart favourite Uptown Funk, hip-hop duet Crazy in Love before finishing with Chaka Kahn’s Ain’t No Body. Even though the band is in its early stages they knew exactly what they were doing, setting the crowd up for their Saturday nights. Why pre-drink at home with an iPod when there are bands like The Uptones around to bless you with the experience live?

Uptones

The Uptones were brilliant. They got all our guests up and dancing and we loved how energetic on stage they were. Really nice guys and a pleasure to have at our party.

Uptones

The band were absolutely fantastic. We had guests dancing all night and the band helped create a fantastic atmosphere. There were calls for an Encore at the end and the band obliged with two extra songs which we did not expect but made us feel they were enjoying the party just as much as everyone else. I would definitely recommend this band to friends and family.

Uptones

We were extremely pleased the band. They were absolutely amazing at getting the crowd involved, we even managed to get up and sing with the band! Everyone thought they were amazing! We loved them so much, we are wanting to organise an event just as an excuse to hear them play again!

Uptones

What a performance! Every song you played was a cracker. You made our night the most enjoyable wedding we’ve ever been to, and we’re so grateful. We’ve already been asked for your contact details by some of our guests, so hopefully we’ll get to see you again soon. Thanks again, you were superb.

Uptones

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you to The Uptones! They made the whole process (weddings are stressful!!!) a complete ease. Their performance was both varied and exciting.

Uptones

We cannot thank you guys enough. It was a great surprise to have some live music at our party as it was organised by our parents. Thank you so much! We especially loved your Luther Vandross cover!

Uptones

The band made the night do complete, getting people involved and getting everyone up dancing. There was something for everyone and once I got on the dance floor I did not want to get off! I would highly recommend The Uptones!

Uptones

What can we say – a great band with great guys. They even let us get up and sing a song or two with them. Thank you guys!

Uptones

We could not have asked for more. I would highly recommend this band and would love to find an excuse to book them again next year!

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