The Riot Dogs - 3-Piece Rock-Pop Band

The Riot Dogs are a party trio who have Sam on lead vocals. Sam and the band cover a wide range of genres in their repertoire, including lots of pop, soul, indie, reggae and funk. Their speciality is nostalgic punk-rock-pop songs from the 90s and 00s. The band plays with professional backing tracks as a trio and has a professional DJ in the team. The Riots Dogs come with a positive attitude to every gig with the desire to make sure you're utterly satisfied on your special day.


– Rock-pop act based in London

– Trio

– Lead male vocals and guitar, bass, drums, backing vocals & backing tracks

– 100 song repertoire of largely rock and pop

– Features powerful vocals and positive attitudes


About The Act

The Riot Dogs are a fresh-faced three-piece band with powerful vocals with a whole lot of range, and exceptionally talented musicians to boot!

The band is led by Sam, who has vocals that are utterly perfect for all of those nostalgic 90s and 00s punk-rock-pop era classics. Sam also likes to think of himself as Jack Black from School of Rock. Monday to Friday afternoon Sam teaches kids how to be in a band, and on the evenings and weekends, he joins his band mates and brings party music to audiences up and down the country for weddings, corporate events and festivals. Ewan backs Sam on bass and backing vocals, and Rob on drums and backing vocals. The band like to throw in some backing tracks to make the show shine even more. The group has a 4th member, a guitarist, in case you’d like more musicians rocking out on your stage.

The trio has been performing together since 2016 now. All three backing musicians have trained at higher education level at the prestigious facilities.

Ewan can also DJ too in case you want a live DJ for the evening for before, in-between or after the band’s live sets. Some of the band’s achievements include opening for Happy Monday, touring North America and Brazil, recording and performing with Emeli Sande, performing at Notting Hill Carnival, Islington O2, the Jazz Café, Ronnie Scott’s, Troy Bar, and completing a contract on P&O Cruises.

The Riot Dogs have got an extensive repertoire of over 100 songs covering the best pop, rock, soul, indie, and alternative classics across the decades – take a look, you’ll be sure to find your favourites!

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 Riot Dogs will make sure they’re 100% on the same page as you well in advance of your event. You may even get to see Rob drum standing up if he gets very excited! The boys bring a full PA and lighting rig with them wherever they go as well as can-do attitudes and lots of laughter.


Lineups & Prices

– Trio (1 lead singer and guitar, bass and backing vocals, drums and backing vocals with pro backing tracks): £974

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


Performance Length

– 3 x 40 mins or 2 x 60 mins



– 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 100 songs

– Travel & accommodation

– 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



9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

American Boy – Estelle

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

Backstreets Back – Backstreet Boys

Believe – Cher

Best Fake Smile – James Bay

Black or White – Michael Jackson

Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran

Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

Faith – George Michael

Five Years Time – Noah And The Whale

Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Happy – Pharrell

Hey Soul Sister – Train

High Hopes – Kodaline

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Hold Back The River – James Bay

Human – Rag ‘N’ Bone Man

I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc

I Will Wait – Mumford And Sons

Ignition Remix – R Kelly

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

King – Years and Years

Let It Go – James Bay

Little Lion Man – Mumford And Sons

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Love Me Again – John Newman

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Run To You – Bryan Adams

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon

Skin – Rag ‘N’ Bone Man

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

The Cave – Mumford And Sons

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Valerie – The Zutons



All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks

All The Small Things – Blink-182

American Idiot – Green Day

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

Basket Case – Green Day

Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden

Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones

By The Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Come Together – The Beatles

Dancing In The Moonlight – Thin Lizzy

Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Eight Days A Week – The Beatles

Help – The Beatles

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Highway To Hell – AC/DC

I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine

Last Nite – The Strokes

Lola – The Kinks

Message In A Bottle – The Police

Move Along – All American Rejects

Pride – U2

Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

She’s Electric – Oasis

Sugar We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy

Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2

Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

The One I Love – R.E.M.

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks

What’s My Age Again? – Blink-182

When I Come Around – Green Day

When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys

Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys

With Or Without You – U2

Wonderwall – Oasis

You Really Got Me  – The Kinks



Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Heat Wave – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

I Don’t Need No Doctor – Ray Charles

I Wish – Stevie Wonder

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

Kiss – Prince

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Superstition – Stevie Wonder



Could You Be Loved? – Bob Marley

I Shot The Sheriff- Bob Marley

Is This Love? – Bob Marley

Jammin – Bob Marley

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley



Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Moondance – Van Morrison


The band were absolutely excellent. Communications before hand were very good and they made sure everything was clear before the date. They were very professional on the day and it went completely smoothly. I’m very pleased with booking them. They sounded brilliant during their set. Could not recommend enough.Mel & Ryan, Wedding, August 2018

They are a very talented group of musicians and I feel very lucky to have had them play at my party. We have had so many comments from our friends saying how much they enjoyed the music and what a brilliant singer Sam is. He was also very friendly and responsive to the audience and I didn’t expect him to sing Happy Birthday to me!Sally, London, Birthday Party, March 2018

Amazing party band!Lex, London, Christmas Staff Party, December 2016

This is our second time booking The Riots for an event, and once again they impressed! Would absolutely recommend them to anyone!Natasha, London, Corporate Awards Party, October 2016

Amazing party band. Great tunes, great performance, great vibe. Thanks!Louise, London, Christmas Staff Party, December 2016

Really fun band for our Christmas party – amazing vocals and really got everybody dancing!Hannah, London, Christmas Staff Party, December 2016

Absolutely fantastic. We held joint 50th/21st and 18th; Everyone was dancing all night long. The band were amazing and loved by all generations. Rhona was very professional in the organisation and very accommodating and the band were exceptional. It made the party – thank you.Angus, Bertie & Natasha, London, Birthday Party, December 2016

The band were absolutely amazing. We couldn’t have asked for anything else from them. They had our guests on the dance floor for the whole evening. If you are thinking of booking a wedding band, make sure to go for The Riot Dogs, you will not regret it! They were also completely flexible with timings, and even came to set up early so they were not setting up when our guests were there. I would recommend them to everyone I know!!Sophie & Chris, London, Wedding, July 2016

The band were not only incredibly talented but they also went out of their way to bring a party vibe to our 1920s wedding, making sure all our guests were having a fantastic time! The dance floor was packed throughout and their special requests songs meant so much to us as the bride and groom. We couldn’t have asked for better entertainment, and all of this was made possibly through Rhona’s flawless planning. Thank you to The Riot Dogs, we would book again and definitely recommend to others!Becky & Ed, London, Wedding, December 2016
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