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The UpTones

- Based in Bristol
- Styles covered: Pop / Rock / Funk / R&B / Soul
- PA and lighting included
- Acoustic option available

Starting from: £1,375
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Bio

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.

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.
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Line-up options

Options are for 2 x 1 hour OR 3 x 40 minute sets. PA system and lighting included in prices. Travel expenses will be provided with upon quotes.

5 Piece band: £1,375

(Female vocals,Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums)

Additional horn section: £440

Acoustic line-up add-ons

Available during the daytime

2 x 45 minute acoustic sets: £330


Booking extras

Manned DJ (From setup till midnight): £275

Special song requests: 1 free song

Extra 1 hour set: £275

 
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Sample repertoire

Don't Let Go - En Vogue

New Rules - Dua Lipa

We Found Love - Rihanna

Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini

Angels - Robbie Williams

Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary

The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air - The Fresh Prince

24k Magic - Bruno Mars

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Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon

I'm Outta Love - Anastacia

Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Firework - Katy Perry

Who Do You Think You Are? - Spice Girls

I gotta feeling - The Black Eyed Peas

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle

 
 
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Testimonials

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.

Terry and Ann Crafer - September 16th, 2017

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.

Julian and Joanne Reeves - July 23rd, 2016


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!

Tom and Heather Briggs - June 4th, 2016

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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?

Stephen Levene, Grandmasterjams - September 23rd, 2018

 

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