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The Upstarts

"The Upstarts really made the night for us and everyone has been raving about them!"

The Upstarts are a stylish and polished, Midlands based, 4 piece wedding and function band. Very experienced and assured on stage which means the performance and the music are designed to keep the dance floor full and guests happy.


The Upstarts are a stylish and polished, Midlands based, 4 piece wedding and function band. Very experienced and assured on stage which means the performance and the music are designed to keep the dance floor full and guests happy.

Established in 2011, UK five piece The Upstarts have been blowing away audiences across the country with their unique mix of feel-good hits and classic anthems. Performing to crowds in their thousands and supporting some of the biggest names in the industry, they have shared stages with the likes of Scouting For Girls, The Feeling, Judge Jules, S Club 7 and The Prodigy at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Victorious and Secret Garden Party. Past clients include Aston Villa Football Club, Chelsea Football Club, Barclays, Sainsburys, Claire’s Accessories, Vijay Maliya, Stephen Hawking and Red Bull Racing.

They are a male and female fronted band supported by some of the finest multi-instrumentalists in the land. You can expect epic guitars solos, anthemic synthesizers, grooving bass/drums/electronic percussion, MC breaks and four  part vocal harmonies all delivered via a pristine sound system.

Bucking the trend of the traditional private hire band The Upstarts have fully embraced modern technology and are one of the only bands in the UK faithfully recreating electronic dance music live. This has seen them become the live backing band of choice for a host of 90s dance and rave legends at festivals, making them the ideal choice for a ‘rave wedding’ or ‘festival wedding’.

The band pride themselves on their natural live energy and ability to inspire their audiences to have a good time, so get in touch now to book one of the UK’s top live acts for your event. 


Set list

Modern Classics…
Castle On The Hill (Ed Sheeran)
Waiting All Night (Rudimental)
Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Want to Want Me (Jason Derulo)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
You’ve Got The Love (Florence)
Forget You (Ce Lo Green)
Counting Stars (One Republic)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Shout Out to My Ex (Little Mix)
Don’t Stop Now (Dua Lipa)

90s Dance and Chart…
Insomnia (intro) (Faithless)
Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Baby D)
Sandstorm (Darude)
Don’t Stop Moving (Living Joy)
Freed From Desire (Gala)
Toca’s Miracle (Fragma)
Dreamer (Livin’ Joy)
Finally (CeCe Peniston)
2 Can Play That Game (Bobby Brown)
Everybody’s Free (Rozalla)
Set You Free (N Trance)
Rhythm Is A Dancer (Snap)
Ride On Time (Black Box)
Gonna Make You Sweat (C+C Music Factory)
Red Alert (Basement Jax)
Don’t Call Me Baby (Madison Avenue)
Lady (Modjo)
Killer (Adamski)
Ray of Light (Madonna)
This Is How We Do It (Montel Jordan)
Free (Ultranate)

80s Chart Hits…
Don’t You Want Me Baby (Human League)
Respect (Erasure)
Temptation (Heaven 17)
Get Into the Groove (Madonna)
99 Red Balloons (Nena)
Kids In America (Kim Wilde)
Call Me (Blondie)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
A Town Called Malice (The Jam)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
I’m So Excited (Pointer Sisters)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)

Indie, Rock and Britpop…
Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Ready To Go (Republica)
What’s The Story Morning Glory (Oasis)
Parklife (Blur)
Disco 2000 (Pulp)
Sit Down (James)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Jump (Van Halen)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
Wonderwall (Oasis)

60s, Soul, Motown and Disco…
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
Tears Of A clown (Smokey Robinson)
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (Four Tops)
Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
I’m Coming Out (Diana Ross)
He’s The Greatest Dancer (Sister Sledge)
Let’s Groove (Earth Wind & Fire)

Reviews (4)

The Upstarts

Thank you for a fantastic evening, you guys really made the night for us (and everyone has been raving about you!).

The Upstarts

A quick email to say 'thanks' for a wonderful night, our friends are thinking of booking you, so hopefully will see you again soon!

The Upstarts

Simply brilliant, Jane's feet are throbbing from dancing all night!!

The Upstarts

I have heard nothing but awesome comments about you guys and the sets you played!! Cheers guys cracking effort!


  • Default Line Up

Booking Add-ons

  • Early Arrival
  • Additional 1hr Set
  • Late Finish (After Midnight)
  • Daytime Acoustic Lounge Set (45 Minutes)

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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