About the band
BackBeat Village is a top professional live band for hire, formed in 2002 from highly talented professional musicians, all of whom are active on the London music scene and most were trained at top music colleges such as the Royal Academy and the Guildhall. Members of the band have worked with many well-known artists, including Jamie Cullum, Brian May, Tom Jones, Maceo Parker, Lee Ryan, Roy Ayres, Bonobo, the James Taylor Quartet, Dennis Rollins, Ola Onabule, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, and many more.
Live music for all occasions
Over the years we have performed at numerous weddings, parties, corporate functions, charity events and awards ceremonies. Recent clients have included Volkswagen, What HiFi?, Auto Sports, Canon, The Spinal Injuries Association, Barclays Bank, Shell, Direct Wines, The IVCA, and Dyson.
Every song on our setlist is carefully arranged, some with our own unique interpretations! This, together with the standard of musicianship and the number of years for which we have been playing together is why we now have such a strong reputation as being one of the UK’s top wedding & party bands.
The band is available for hire in any size from 5 – 12 musicians to suit every venue and budget, and we have our own high quality sound and lighting equipment (details of which can be found here.)
Dance-floor-fillers, background music, walk-up stings…
We are often asked to provide live background music during a drinks reception or meal, as well as the full party band in the evening. At awards ceremonies, we regularly provide live walk-up ‘stings’ as awards are collected from the stage – this has proved very popular at such events! Whatever your musical requirements, rest assured that BackBeat Village will provide you with live music of the very highest quality, and your guests with an experience they will not forget.
Venues large and small…
…we have played them all! From village halls to Park Lane hotels, marquees to castles. It is not just venues that vary in size – audiences do too. We have performed to 29 guests at a small wedding reception at Sopwell House, St. Albans. We have also performed to 400 guests at a large charity event at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. Whatever the occasion, venue, or number of guests, our objective remains the same – to keep everybody on the dance floor throughout the night!