The Hot Shots - Pop Rock 3 to 4-piece Band

The Hot Shots members are highly in-demand session musicians, that love to burn the midnight oil, turn up the volume and rock out. The frontman, Laurent, takes his talents globetrotting from time to time, performing as a special guest entertainer on board cruise ships. The band's commitment to playing each song exactly like the record you love together with their fun-loving attitudes will have you and your guests dancing and singing along on the dance floor and hollering for 'one more tune' at the end of the night!

THE HOT SHOTS

– Rock-pop band based in London

– 3 to 4-piece band

– Lead male singer & guitar, bass, drums with backing vocals

– 250 rock, pop & indie songs to pick from

– Offers a 4-piece lineup with lead guitar

 

About The Act

This pop-rock band comes in a 3 or 4-piece line up to fit different floor spaces and hearts’ desires. This band is half British, half Swiss. Switzerland makes some pretty good cheese, but their musicianship is equally as tasty! The band is vocally led by Laurent, who is from Brighton, despite what his name might suggest! Collectively the band members have all studied at the prestigious British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM). The Hot Shots’s favourite bits of their repertoire is rock, followed swiftly by pop, indie, alternative, and folk. Laurent on vocals and guitar is backed by Ewan on bass and backing vocals, Alex on guitar and backing vocals, and Martin on drums and backing vocals. You might have seen these lads playing at the 100 Club, the Big Brother House, Larmer Tree Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, 100 Wardour St, and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. The band has also had the honour of playing with Emeli Sande, Peter Andre, The Corrs, Jedward and The Voice and X-Factor finalists Jack Bruley, Katie Coleman, and Najwa Ezzaher.

The band has got an extensive repertoire of over 200 songs covering largely rock, pop, alternative, indie, folk, soul and other genres including Hawaiian, Latin, jazz, swing, jangle pop, holiday and acoustic across the decades – just take a look! Their lineup is lead vocals and guitar, bass, drums, and backing vocals and a second guitarist guitar for the 4-piece.

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 for your guests to tap into between sets, including Alex showcasing playing Sweet Child O Mine guitar solo with his guitar on his knees, with the guitar behind his head and even with his teeth – definitely one to ask about!! The Hot Shots brings a full PA and lighting rig with them wherever they go.

 

Lineups & Prices

– 3-piece (1 lead singer/guitar, bass, drums): £974

– 4-piece (1 lead singer/guitar, bass, lead guitar, drums): £1249

 

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 the band’s 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 250 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.

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Rock

A Horse With No Name – America

Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd

Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet

Bad Moon Rising – CCR

Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty

Basket Case – Green Day

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Black Mountain Blues – Bessie Smith

Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

Come Sail Away – Styx

Come Together – The Beatles

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

Dakota – Stereophonics

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Dreaming Of You – The Coral

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

Get Back – The Beatles

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics

Help! – The Beatles

Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Hotel California – Eagles

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

I Don’t Need No Doctor – Humble Pie

I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

I Shot The Sheriff – Eric Clapton

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

Last Nite – The Strokes

Light My Fire – The Doors

Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics

Michelle – The Beatles

Moondance  – Van Morrison

My Sweet Lord – George Harrison

Need Your Love So Bad – Fleetwood Mac

No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry

Ooh La La – The Faces

Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones

Place Your Hands – Reef

Pyro – Kings Of Leon

Red House – Jimi Hendrix

Rockin In The Free World – Neil Young

Romeo And Juliet – Dire Straits

Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry

Something – The Beatles

Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

Supersonic – Oasis

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones

Take It Easy – Eagles

Teenage Kicks – Undertones

The House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals

The Weight – The Band

Ticket To Ride – The Beatles

Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran

Twist And Shout – The Beatles

Valerie – The Zutons

When I’m 64 – The Beatles

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles

Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Wonderwall – Oasis

Yesterday – The Beatles

You Really Got Me – The Kinks

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

 

Pop

Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer

Black And Gold – Sam Sparro

Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Happy – Pharrell

Hey Ya – Outkast

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Jealous Guy – John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band

Layla – Eric Clapton

Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams

Love Me Again – John Newman

New Shoes – Paolo Nutini

Pompeii – Bastille

Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People

Red Red Wine – Ub40

Shut Up And Dance With Me – Walk The Moon

Slow Dancing In Burning Room- John Mayer

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

These Days – Rudimental

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes

Wild World – Cat Stevens

You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins

 

Alternative / Indie

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

Creep – Radiohead

Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand

Dreams – The Cranberries

Hard Times – Paramore

High & Dry – Radiohead

Hold Back The River – James Bay

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Karma Police – Radiohead

Message In A Bottle – The Police

Molly’s Chambers – Kings Of Leon

Mr Brightside – The Killers

No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone Age

Paradise – Coldplay

Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs

She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks

Somebody Told Me – The Killers

Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs

Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

The Bucket – Kings Of Leon

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Yellow – Coldplay

 

Soul

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

All Of Me – John Legend

Get Out My Life Woman – Lee Dorsey

Grandma’s Hands – Bill Withers

Heard It On The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

I’m Getting Ready – Michael Kiwanuka

I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

I Wish – Stevie Wonder

Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Ordinary People – John Legend

Sunny – Bobby Hebb & Ron Carter

That’s The Way The World – Earth, Wind & Fire

Wonderful World (Don’t Know Much About History) – Sam Cooke

 

Folk

All Along Watchtower – Bob Dylan

Babylon – David Gray

Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas And Papas

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison

Ho Hey – Mumford & Sons

I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

Knocking On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan

Let Her Go – Passenger

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons

May You Never – John Martyn

Over The Hill – John Martyn

This Is The Life – Amy Macdonald

 

Rhythm And Blues / Blues

All Right Now – Free

All Right Now – Paul Rodgers

Black Magic Woman – Santana

Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Bob Dylan

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles

Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters

Route 66 – Chuck Berry

Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Thrill Is Gone – Bb King

 

Rock N Roll

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley

Heart Of Gold – Neil Young

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & The Comets

Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley

 

Halloween

Bat Out Of Hell – Meat Loaf

Black Widow – Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora

Bring Me To Life – Evanescence

Disturbia – Rihanna

Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr

Highway To Hell – AC/DC

Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys

Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran

Monster – The Automatic

Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

She Wolf – Shakira

Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones

The Addams Family – Vic Mizzy and His Orchestra

The Monster – Eminem ft. Rihanna

The Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett

The Munsters – Jack Marshall

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon

Zombie – The Cranberries

 

Christmas

8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Auld Lang Syne

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Bjork and Tom Jones

Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness

Driving Home Christmas – Chris Rea

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jessica Simpson

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como, The Fontane Sisters

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year – Andy Williams

Jingle Bell Rock – Carnie And Wendy Wilson

Jingle Bells – Frank Sinatra

Last Christmas – Wham!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Frank Sinatra

Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby

Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

Mistletoe and Wine – Cliff Richard

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt, Henri Rene & His Orchestra

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Frank Sinatra

Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes

Step Into Christmas – Elton John

White Christmas – Kelly Clarkson

Winter Wonderland – Tony Bennett

Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney

 

Other Including: Hawaiian / Dance / Emo / Latin / Jazz / Holiday / Singer-songwriter / Country / Acoustic / Swing / Funk / Jangle Pop

All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers

Candy – Cameo

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Hang Me – Oscar Isaac

Hurt – Nine Inch Nails

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Kiss – Prince

Lover You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley

Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes

Mellow Yellow – Donovan

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – B. J. Thomas

Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash

Runaround Sue – Dion & The Belmonts

Sitting Waiting Wishing – Jack Johnson

Somewhere Over The Rainbow & What A /Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Teenager In Love – Dion & The Belmonts

The Barricades Of Heaven – Jackson Browne

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

There She Goes – The La’s

This Masquerade – George Benson

Having a New Year’s Eve wedding, we knew we would need a band who could keep everyone dancing through to midnight and beyond. We were in safe hands with The Hot Shots. This isn’t your typical, cheesy wedding band – these guys are a proper indie outfit with an absolutely amazing stage presence and an impressive, wide-ranging repertoire. Whether they were banging out classics like ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks or mastering modern-day hits like ‘Uptown Funk’, every song was epic and delivered with infectious energy. Our wedding party had a big age range (from people in their 20s to people in their 60s) and The Hot Shots had everyone on their feet immediately and for the entirety of three incredible 40min+ sets. We honestly couldn’t move for people dancing, jumping and singing along. It was absolutely perfect, and our guests have said repeatedly how much they loved it. In addition, in the build-up to the day, The Hot Shots’ communication and organisation was impeccable – warm, totally stress-free, and really exciting (we even met up for a pre-wedding cheeky pint to talk timings!) They handled the little extras – like announcements, dedicating songs, and counting us in to midnight – without a hitch. We’d recommend them without hesitation.Joe, Wedding, Norfolk, 2018

The Hot Shots were absolutely fantastic. We are both quite keen on our music and so getting this aspect of the wedding right was key. The set list they sent over looked good and we had enjoyed what we heard online, so all looked promising. From there, they surpassed our expectations in every single way. Musically, the guys are incredibly talented. Stage presence, atmosphere, [I could go on…!] they had it all. They were even great at working to my quite exacting requests around the music between their sets, which all went off without a hitch. We are still getting compliments from our wedding guests about how good the band were and I expect that to continue for some time to come!Lauren, Wedding, Buckinghamshire, 2018

We booked The Hot Shots after seeing them play at a wedding fair. They surpassed all of our expectations and played three fantastic sets. We’re still getting messages from people asking who they were, and how much fun they were. All the band members are super cool and accommodating. wouldn’t hesitate to book again if we are ever in need of a band. Holly, Wedding, Norfolk 2018

The Hot Shots were the perfect choice for us! Their music sets were brilliant with exactly the sort of music to get the guests up on their feet! After an initial hiccup with electricity (not their fault) they remained cool and managed to sort the problem in only a few minutes which really kept us relaxed. They learned and played our first dance which by their own admission is not their usual style of music but it was brilliant. By the end of the night, they have played all sorts of songs to cater for all generations, and ended up with some really brilliant songs to get everyone dancing and singing along. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special!Hannah, Wedding, Norfolk, 2018

Best Band Ever!!! These guys played at our wedding last week and were brilliant, professional and to be honest bloody marvellous – everyone loved their music and had us on our feet right till the end of the day. Thanks guys xxFiona, Sussex, 2017

Just brilliant!! Their playlist catered for all and I lost count of the number of last songs, be prepared to be on your feet all night. So pleased we came across these guys, cannot recommend them enough. Thank you for a great evening of music.Patricia, Essex, 2017

The Hot Shots played at our wedding reception and absolutely smashed it! Kept the dance floor packed until midnight with hit after hit – the groom even had an epic guitar solo and a bit of crowd surfing. Lovely group of guys who fitted in around us and made it a night to remember – all our guests said you were incredible and wanted to book you for their weddings!Lauren, Devon, 2016

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