First Avenue - 3 to 5-Piece Pop, Rock, Disco, Reggae, Jazz, Swing, Country, Motown, Soul & Folk Band

First Avenue features two blonde bombshells capable of belting out all the classics. The band have worked at many hotels abroad. Their experience abroad means when it comes to performing your favourite songs they're sure, steady and reliable. Each band member is super friendly, professional, and will do their utmost to ensure your wedding celebration is extra special.

FIRST AVENUE

– Party band based in Lincolnshire

– 3 to 5-piece band

– Lead female singer, guitar & lead female vocal, drums & pro backing tracks

– 300 pop, rock, disco, soul, Motown, reggae, jazz, folk & country songs to pick from

– Talented musicians

 

About The Act

This band is super versatile, coming in a 3, 4 and 5-piece lineup, with two vocalists in the band as standard you will get full vocals coupled with some solid instrumentals. The band is led by Natalie, our powerhouse vocalist who has graced the stage at The Ritz in Abu Dhabi for their New Year’s Eve celebrations, and TUI (formerly Thompson) Marella Discovery Cruises. The band is backed by Andy on Drums, Alice on guitar and vocals, Andrea on bass, and Pete on keys, who have collectively studied at The Brit School, Salford University, Milan CMP, and the British Institute of Modern Music.

You might have spotted these talented musicians at Glastonbury, The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Brunley International Rock and Blues Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Tate Modern, and the Lords Cricket Ground Tunbridge Wells Forum. The band has also had the honour of performing alongside Ray Davies of The Kinks! When they’re not at weddings up and down the country they can be found performing in 5-star hotels across the world as part of the in-house entertainment teams. They’ve got an extensive repertoire of over 300 songs covering pop, rock, disco, reggae, jazz, swing, country, Motown, soul, and folk party hits across the decades – just take a look!

Once you’ve booked the band you can count on excellent and fast communication, as well as having full control over what songs the band plays on your special night. The band will make sure they’re 100% on the same page as you well in advance of your wedding. They’ll also bring their best party tricks and we’ll leave it up to your guests to guess which of the band members can touch their nose with their tongue! The band brings a full PA and lighting rig wherever they go.

 

Lineups & Prices

– Trio (1 lead singer, guitar/lead singer, drums & pro backing tracks): £913

– 4-piece (1 lead singer, guitar/lead singer, bass, drums & pro backing tracks): £1106

– 5-piece (1 lead singer, guitar/lead singer, bass, keys, drums): £1313

 

Performance Length

– 2 x 60 mins or 3 x 40 mins

 

Included

– A PA and lighting system to light up your stage and your dance-floor (and use of their equipment from setup until midnight)

– Complimentary playlist music before, in between, and after live sets if needed

– An ‘off the menu’ song request (often the first dance)

– A tailored setlist from over 300 songs

– Arrival from 5pm, finish at midnight as standard – if you’d like to book the band for different times, don’t hesitate to get in touch

Videos

Pop

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

All Shook Up – Elvis

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Big Black Horse And A Cherry Tree – Kt Tunstall

Black Magic – Little Mix

Break Free – Ariana Grande

Brimful Of Asha – Corner Shop Boys

Call Me – Blondie

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry

Chandelier- Sia

Cherry – O Baby Eric Donaldson

Count On Me – Bruno Mars

Crazy – Gnarles Barkley

Crazy In Love – Beyoncé

Daydream Believer – The Monkees

Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor

December 63 – Frankie Valli

Do It Like A Dude – Jessie J

Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders

Firework – Katy Perry

Flashlight – Jessie J

Forget You – Ce Lo Green

Get Back – The Beatles

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Halo – Beyoncé

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Happy Together – The Turtles

Heart Of Glass – Blondie

Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Hey Soul Sister – Train

Hey Ya – Outkast

Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

Hold Back The River – James Bay

Holiday – Madonna

Hot N Cold – Katy Perry

I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry

I Need A Dollar – Aloe Black

I See Fire – Ed Sheeran

I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith

I’m Outta Love – Anastasia

I’m Still Standing – Elton John

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

I’ve Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

If I Were A Boy – Beyoncé

Ironic – Alanis Morrisette

It Must Be Love – Madness

Karma Chameleon – Boy George

La Isla Bonita – Madonna

Like A Prayer – Madonna

Like A Virgin – Madonna

Listen – Beyoncé

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Lola – The Kinks

Love On The Brain – Rihanna

Love Shack – B-52s

Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Mercy – Duffy

Mercy – Duffy

Million Dollor Bill – Whitney Houston

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 Ft Christina

Never Forget You – The Noisettes

One Last Time – Ariana Grande

Oops I Did It Again – Britney Spears

Palace – Sam Smith

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Price Tag – Jessie J

Rather Be – Jess Glyne

Real Love – Jess Glyne

Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Roar – Katy Perry

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Rumour Has It – Adele

Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars

Running – Beyoncé

Set Fire To The Rain – Adele

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Shake It Out – Florence & The Machine

Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

Shout – Lulu

Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon

Single Ladies – Beyoncé

Skyfall – Adele

Smile – Lily Allen

Somebody I Used To Know – Kimbra

Someone Like You

Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield

Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

Sunny Afternoon – Kinks

Suspicious Minds – Elvis

Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Take Me Home – Jess Glyne

Take Me To Church – Hozier

Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse

The Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine

The Tide Is High – Blondie

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

There She Goes – The Las

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

This Love – Maroon 5

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Titanium – Sia

Too Good At Goodbyes – Sam Smith

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Troublemaker – Olly Murs

Umbrella – Rihanna

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Waiting All Night – Ella Eyre

Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles

Walk Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham

Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks

We Found Love – Rihanna

Whenever Wherever – Shakira

You Can Call Me Al – Simon And Garfunkel

You Got The Love – Florence And The Machine

You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse

Your Song – Elton John

 

Rock/Rock’n’roll

Alone – Heart

Back In The Ussr – The Beatles

Be My Baby – The Ronettes

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Crocodile Rock – Elton John

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Golden Eye – Tina Turner

Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Help – The Beatles

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

Hotel California – The Eagles

Hound Dog – Elvis

Human – The Killers

I Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

Knocking On Heavens Door – Guns & Roses

Let It Be – The Beatles

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker

Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac

Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Message In A Bottle – The Police

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner

Old Time Rock & Roll – Michael Bolton

One Way Or Another – Blondie

Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin

Private Dancer – Tina Turner

River Deep Mountain High – Tina Turner

Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley

Rocking All Over The World – Status Quo

Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Shook Me All Night Long – Ac/Dc

Simply The Best – Tina Turner

Son Of A Preacher – Dusty Springfield

Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

Twist & Shout – The Beatles

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Walking Back To Happiness – Helen Shapiro

We Are The Champions- Queen

We Will Rock You – Queen

What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner

 

Disco

Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead

Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind & Fire

Car Wash – Rose Royce

Celebration – Kool & The Gang

Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie

Faith – George Michael

Flashdance – Irene Cara

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Give It Up – Kc & The Sunshine Band

Good Times – Le Freak

How Will I Know? – Whitney Houston

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan

I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters

Kiss – Price

Last Dance – Donna Summer

Le Freak – Chic

Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Denise Williams

Moving On Up – The M People

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

September – Earth Wind & Fire

Sex Bomb – Tom Jones

She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer

Teardrops – Womack & Womack

Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

 

Reggae

Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley

Gimme Hope Johanna – Eddy Grant

Jammin – Bob Marley

Kingston Town – Ub40

Monkey Man – Amy Winehouse

Red Red Wine – Ub40

Rude – Magic

Special Brew – Bad Manners

Suzanne Beware Of The Devil – Danny Livingston

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

You Can Get It If You Really Want – Desmond Dekker

 

Jazz/Swing

At Last – Etta James

Feeling Good – Nina Simone / Hit The Road Jack Mashup – Ray Charles

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James

Moondance – Van Morrison

Route 66 – Natalie Cole

Smooth Operator – Sade

 

Country

9-5 – Dolly Parton

American Pie – Don Mclean

Bargain Store – Dolly Parton

Country Roads – John Denver

I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash

Jolene – Dolly Parton

Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg

Man I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain

Rotterdam – The Beautiful South

Still The One – Shania Twain

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain

There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop (Swears He’s Elvis) Kirsty Maccoll

Troubled Town – Jake Bugg

 

Motown & Soul

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

Ain’t That Peculiar- Marvin Gaye

Ain’t No Sunshine –

All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie

Baby Love – The Supremes

Begging – Frankie Valli

Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5

Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes

Cupid – Sam Cooke

Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves

Do You Love Me? – The Contours

Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Get Ready – The Temptations

Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson

I Feel Good – James Brown

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

I’m Coming Out – The Supremes

In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Little Bitty Pretty One – Jackson Five

Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder

Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight

My Girl – The Temptations

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – Four Tops

Red Light Spells Danger – Billy Ocean

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Suddenly – Billy Ocean

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

This Is A Man’s World – James Brown

Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson

Wishing On A Star – Rose Royce

Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

You Got A Friend – Jackson 5

Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

 

Folk

All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan

Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell

Blowing In The Wind – Bob Dylan

Budapest – George Ezra

Cassy O’ – George Ezra

Cecilia – Simon And Garfunkel

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Imagine – John Lennon

Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan

Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

Listen To The Man – George Ezra

Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Bob Dylan

Wake Me Up – Avicii

What You Waiting For? – George Ezra

We hired First Avenue for our Silver Wedding Party in August last year, what an amazing night everybody had, the band set up before our guests arrived and proceeded to play as soon as we had finished our meal. The dance floor was never empty their choice of songs and music were first class, band members very professional and friendly. We would love to do it all again.Elizabeth, Private Party, London, 2018

The band and DJ were amazing and also genuinely nice people! We had requests for more songs when the second set ended, they were that good! The manager came up to us at the end and we had a really nice chat and was nice to have a personal touch to the evening. Our guests raved about how good they were too. Thanks for making our evening so musical!Peter, Wedding, Hampshire, 2018

The band and DJ were amazing and also genuinely nice people! We had requests for more songs when the second set ended, they were that good! The manager came up to us at the end and we had a really nice chat and was nice to have a personal touch to the evening. Our guests raved about how good they were too. Thanks for making our evening so musical!Duncan, Wedding, Norfolk, 2018

Natalie, Alice, and their team, provided us with a highly professional and entertaining evenings music, which catered for the majority of our party. We would not hesitate to recommend First Avenue to anyone planning their own party or event and feel certain they will be pleased with this choice. Many thanks, you were great!Chris, Private Party, Essex 2018

We have booked First Avenue for 5 consecutive annual award events. They never fail to get everyone’s up and dancing, amazing set lists, extremely professional and great people to work with. We know that we’re in safe hands with First Ave.Mark, Corporate Event, West Midlands, 2018

I just wanted to email you to thank you so much for making our dinner dance one of the best if not ‘the best’ we have ever had! (and we’ve had a few)! You guys were AMAZING! Everyone I have spoken to this morning have said that you are the best band we have had to date! You were right, having the two brass players elevated the music to another level.  Everyone’s asking how I found you! The singers were incredible too! You all were just brilliant! Thank you again, and I hope we can book you for next year too!Charlie, Corporate event, Warwickshire, 2017

We are just back from honeymoon hence the delay…it is also quite a difficult email to write as there are not enough adjectives for how impressed we were with all of you and the performances. Every guest has commented to us about the band and we really hope you realised on the night how much people were enjoying your music. Amazing song choices, incredible vocals, genius use of the brass, great jazz section, every musician talented and playing with such energy. Perfection. We are delighted that you were part of making the whole day so memorable for us. I’m already thinking of excuses to have another party so we can have you back! Huge thanks!Molly, Wedding, Derbyshire, 2016

You guys were absolutely incredible the other night, thank you for everything. Hopefully run into you again, I’m sure we will.Sandy, Wedding, Hertfordshire, 2016

My guests were SO impressed. I was in the bar and people kept coming through to tell me how great the band were. Came and listened myself and they were right…..they were excellent!! Julia, Wedding, Somerset, 2016

It was a pleasure working with you and booking First Avenue for the wedding, which was truly a special night and the band and DJ were excellent. Once again many thanks for all your co-operation.Masha, Wedding, London, 2019

As a professional musician myself (though in the genre of opera) the musical aspect of my wedding was of huge importance to me. After extensive research into numerous bands I decided to book First Avenue for the evening entertainment. I booked the seven piece band because I wanted that unbeatable brassy sound. My guests and I were blown away with the quality of sound that these guys produced. Every member of the band is obviously an excellent musician in their own right. Fantastic singing, virtuosic instrumental solos and a tight, rhythmically assertive ensemble. By the end of the night, every single one of my guests was on the dance floor giving-it-large to The Killers – Mr Brightside! I stood on the edge of the dance floor trying to take it all in and preserve the memory. My husband and I enthusiastically recommend this cover band to anybody looking for a class act for their event. I would suggest that you will not find better value for money for this standard of musicianship.Victoria, Wedding, London, 2019

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