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UpTones

"UpTones were absolutely brilliant. We booked them during the first lockdown having not been able to go and see them live but we're so so pleased we did!"

The UpTones, one of the UK’s top-rated party and wedding bands, are ready to entertain you and your guests in a way that will leave everyone talking for all the right reasons. With powerhouse female vocals and seemingly endless energy and charisma, you are in safe hands.

Overview

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 40 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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Tracks

Set list

50s

Walk The Line - Johnny Cash

Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry

Cold Sweat - James Brown

 

60s

Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

Ain’t No Mountain - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey

Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

I Feel Good - James Brown

Proud Mary - Tina Turner

 

70s

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Kahn

September - Earth, Wind & Fire

Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind and Fire

Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn

Le Freak - Chic

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5

I will survive - Gloria Gaynor

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle

Son Of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franklin

Ain’t no Sunshine - Bill Withers

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac

Heroes - David Bowie

Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

One Way Or Another - Blondie

Jammin’ - Bob Marley & The Wailers

 

80s

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

Proud Mary - Tina Turner

I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

P.Y.T - Michael Jackson

All Night Long - Lionel Richie

Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley & The Wailers

I Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely - Freddie McGregor

Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris

With Or Without You - U2

I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Lett

Don’t Stop Believing - Journey

Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

    

 90s

...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

Don’t Let Go - En Vogue

Say My Name - Destiny’s Child

No Scrubs - TLC

Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera

Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls

Stop - Spice Girls

Wannabe - Spice Girls

Who Do You Think You Are? - Spice Girls

Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain

Believe - Cher

Brimful Of Asha (The Norman Cook Remix) - Cornershop

Shiny Happy People - R.E.M

Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader

I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme) - The Rembrandts

I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston

Live And Let Die - Paul McCartney

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air - The Fresh Prince

No Diggity - Blackstreet

This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan

American Woman - Lenny Kravitz

Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

You Oughta Know - Alanis Morrisette

Simply the best - Tina Turner

Wonderwall - Oasis

Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Angels - Robbie Williams

 

00s

1 Thing - Amerie

American Boy - Estelle

Crazy In Love - Beyoncé

Déjà Vu - Beyoncé

Work It Out - Beyoncé

Breathe - Blu Cantrell

Leave (Get Out) - JoJo

Lose My Breath - Destiny’s Child

Pure Shores - All Saints

Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary

Hey Ya! - Outkast

Ignition - R. Kelly

Senorita - Justin Timberlake

I’m Outta Love - Anastacia

Love Machine - Girls Aloud

Red Alert - Basement Jaxx

Move Your Feet - Junior Senior

I Gotta feeling - The Black Eyed Peas

Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini

This Love - Maroon 5

Hometown Glory - Adele

Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Rolling In The Deep - Adele

Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow

Fighter - Christina Aguilera

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

Another Way To Die - Jack White/Alicia Keys

I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness

Rockstar - Nickelback

Human - The Killers

Mr Brightside - The Killers

Sex On Fire - Kings of Lion

Feeling Good - Muse

 

10’s

24k Magic - Bruno Mars

Runaway baby - Bruno Mars

Uptown funk - Bruno Mars

Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars

Treasure - Bruno Mars

Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Price tag - Jessie J

Firework - Katy Perry

Only girl in the world - Rihanna

Get Lucky - Pharrell Williams

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Can’t stop the feeling - Olly Murs

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon

Titanium - David Guetta ft. Sia

Stay - Rihanna

One And Only - Adele

Skyfall - Adele

You Know My Name - Chris Cornell

Human - Rag N’ Bone Man

Love On Top - Beyonce

Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran

Sorry - Justin Bieber

Closer - The Chainsmokers

Too Close - Alex Clare

Waiting All Night - Rudimental

We Found Love - Rihanna

All Of The Lights - Kanye West

Stronger - Kanye West

Who Knows - Protoje

New Rules - Dua Lipa

One Kiss - Dua Lipa

God Is A Woman - Arianna Grande

Reviews

UpTones

We were blown away by the amazing performance by The Uptones. They sounded amazing, had such great energy, and we had a blast! We had so many compliments from guests as well. We would definitely recommend them.

UpTones

Amazing band. Brilliant performance. They allowed us to provide a playlist. Very talented, professional and approachable. Would highly recommend - Lots of people at party asked for the bands contact details!

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On behalf of all my family, a huge thank you for your amazing set at Phoebe's 21st.
Everyone loved you and several people asked for your contact details for their events.
You were professional, organised, enthusiastic, very talented, created a great atmosphere and played all our requests.

UpTones

I just wanted to say on behalf of all of my family, a huge thank you for your amazing set at Pheebs 21st.

Everyone loved you and several people asked for your contact details for their events.

You were professional, organised, enthusiastic, very talented, created a great atmosphere and played all our requests

UpTones

Uptones played at our wedding in February and they were absolutely brilliant. We booked them during the first lock down having not been able to go and see them live but we're so so pleased we did! The band were all so friendly and they played a great range of songs which kept the dance floor full at all times. Also, Sophie's voice is absolutely incredible! Overall, we would highly recommend.

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The Uptones were brilliant for our wedding. Our wedding guests have been raving about how good they were. They played a great mixture of songs and got everyone on the dance floor. We had and amazing time and they only added to that! Would highly recommend!

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The Uptones were brilliant at our wedding and we couldn't recommend them enough. Their entire set was a big hit with everyone as the dance floor was full all night. We didn't get involved in the set other than choosing the first dance song and we were so pleased we left it to them as their set list was perfect. We've since had so many guests mention the band, how good they were and how much they enjoyed the performance.
Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better band for our wedding and would highly recommend them.

UpTones

Uptones are such a fantastic band! We used them for acoustic music and the full band later. Both were incredible and we would HIGHLY recommend them. Lots of our guests commented on how good they were and I think a few now plan to use them for their own events. We found them very reasonably priced compared to other options too.

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I cannot fault the band in anyway.

Put simply, if you have a function, birthday, wedding or any celebration then you would not be disappointed if hiring the Uptones.

They were fantastic !!!

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The Uptones were AMAZING! They were super friendly, chilled lovely people and we were so grateful they were a part of our day. We saw them at a friend’s wedding 2 years ago, and as soon as we got engaged the first thing I did was book them for our wedding

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The band were fantastic and kept the dancefloor full for every set. We would definitely recommend them - the perfect band for our wedding!

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The Uptones gave an excellent performance at our wedding. They sounded fantastic, looked just the part, were very friendly, and brought a smile to everyone’s face on the day. We feel lucky to have had them to share our day and to have been their first larger wedding post COVID. We would 100% recommend them

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The Uptones were absolutely fantastic and really made our wedding reception. They are a friendly, polite, and talented group and everyone was really impressed with them.

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Uptones were fantastic would highly recommend - outstanding performance great stage presence, and good fun.

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Uptones were brilliant, we had such positive feedback from everyone, unusually for a bride I never left the dance floor they were that good!! I would highly recommend them, they were polite, played great songs and sounded amazing. Thank you for a fab ending to a brilliant day!

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The band were absolutely fantastic. Our guests were so positive about it and they got everyone up on the dance floor. I can’t recommend them highly enough. It was a brilliant range of songs and we enjoyed selecting our favourites before hand. Thank you Uptones for being a really brilliant wedding band, it made the evening truly a night to remember. We loved it. Thank you!

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

UpTones

The Uptones were incredible at our wedding. Every guest commented on how good they were, they were professional as well as reading the room incredibly. Thank you for making our evening reception so memorable.

Line-Up

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Performance Times

Booking Add-ons

  • Manned DJ Service
  • Late Finish (After Midnight)
  • Daytime Acoustic Duo
  • Early Arrival
  • Additional 1hr Set
  • Enhanced Manned DJ (with professional lighting & decks)

Provided by the Act

  • PA System
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (when not performing)
  • Able To Work With Sound Limiters
  • Stage lighting
  • Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment

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