Luxury Party Band

About Aptitude – luxury party band based in London
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Booked 52 times on FixTheMusic

Aptitude is no ordinary party band...they have an energy on-stage second to none, an ever increasing repertoire (500 songs & growing), 5 amazing lead vocalists, different options to suit you and your event and they regularly appear around the globe at many high profile private and corporate functions.

It doesn’t matter how many people are attending your event, Aptitude provide a live music experience like no other party band!

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15 years after first conception and Aptitude are the UK’s finest band for hire in London. They have developed an unrivalled sound and stage show, many events are from recommendations and Aptitude pride themselves on being one of the busiest party bands in Europe.

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Coupled with extensive experience of all types of events, being anything from a function band to a wedding band, Aptitude focus on entertaining.

They have performed over 1000 gigs in the past 5 years and made appearances with the biggest names in the business, making them the ultimate party band for hire in London.

Along the way, members of Aptitude party band have performed Forget You with Cee Lo Green, Let Me Entertain You with Robbie Williams, Jai Ho with Nicole Scherzinger and (unashamedly) Is This the Way to Amarillo with Tony Christie.

They have performed with many top acts e.g. Labyrinth, Bonnie Tyler & Soul 2 Soul plus performed at many of Europe’s top venues including Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham N.E.C & Wembley Arena.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Borgo Stomennano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Italy
  • Chateau Plombis, Castelsagrat, France
  • Il Borro, Località Borro, Loro Ciuffenna, Italy
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Château de Lisse, Réaup-Lisse, France
  • Malta
  • Shendish Manor, Hertfordshire, UK

And check out Aptitude's new sister act, Aptitude Club Live...London's best DJ & live instruments band.

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Core Band (6 Piece)

Piloted by experienced frontman Craig and backed by the UK’s finest session musicians, this small band has a massive sound.

With rich, thick harmonies that are ‘off the clock’ brilliant, a huge 500 song repertoire and a variety of separate vocalists, giving them the ability to choose the right singer for the right song, this unrivalled live party band re-create the original versions closer than any other act around.

By successfully fusing 2 sensational, yet sassy, female vocalists, complex 6-part harmonies and unmatched crowd interaction, this band have set the standard for live entertainment since first conception back in 1998.

Offering an unrivalled sound, unique song mash-ups that are guaranteed to blow you away, as well as some seriously soulful vocals, this 6 piece party band for hire in London are perfect for any private or corporate event.

3, 4 and 5 Piece Band

With hundreds of bookings each year and a CV that spans more than 20 years and includes Westlife, Labyrinth and Robbie Williams, this is no ordinary party band.

Aptitude can be booked as a 3-piece – including bass, drums & guitar – or add keyboards for the 4-piece and/or female vocals for the full-fat 5-piece sound.

If you want a smaller but high end 3, 4 or 5-piece party band for hire with masterful crowd interaction and extensive experience of all types of events where cool meets quality, then look no further.

Aptitude Show Band

Regularly booked to play for British Royalty and high-end corporate functions, this isn’t just any party band; this is a full entertainment extravaganza with an exciting array of different options from a 3-piece rock band to the jaw-dropping 12–piece showband, complete with a huge 500 song repertoire that’s guaranteed to leave your guests shouting for more and keep the dance floor full to bursting point all night.

Fresh from tours around the globe and with a reputation for huge performances, a slick image and awesome live music, this incredible live party band is perfect for any event, large or small.

Blending floor-filling anthems with amazing energy and a powerful 5-piece brass section of 2 saxophones, 2 trumpets and a trombone has seen them become one of the most sought after bands for hire on the planet.

Jewish Wedding and Simcha Band

Mazal Tov on your engagement! Now comes planning the big day. We know it can be daunting as well as exciting, especially when you have traditional and personal elements that you want to get right.

Well look no further for that perfect Jewish wedding band-and let me introduce Aptitude, the premier Jewish Simcha Band in the UK.

We have built an enviable reputation for first class entertainment worldwide and have thousands of performances at weddings and mitzvahs, functions and parties under their belt.

Their stage show is an awe-inspiring spectacle that will delight all of your guests as they bring their full concert experience to the stage.

This Jewish wedding party band has played for Royalty and celebrities and has performed with greats such as Robbie Williams, Westlife, Bonnie Tyler and Jools Holland.

With some of the finest session musicians around and the enigmatic front man Craig whipping the crowd into a frenzy, this lineup will not fail to impress and will have young and old alike dancing the night away.

Aptitude can provide a duo or solo instrumentalist to play selected intimate music for the Chuppah, before providing the best in traditional Jewish dancing songs for your Hora, including Hava Nagila, Simon Tov, Hevenu Shalom Alecheim and Hatikva to create those wonderful moments when all of your guests join together to sing and dance.

Of course the party doesn’t stop there, and Aptitude Jewish Wedding Band has the very best in party music to keep everyone on the dance floor and create an unforgettable evening.

We appreciate that the music and dancing can make or break any reception, and that it is especially important at a Jewish wedding, so our five hundred song repertoire has been put together to be as inclusive as possible.

We cover all the hits from the 50’s to the present day, making sure that past and future generations can all dance together as part of your momentous occasion.

We love to see dancing into the night, so we can also provide a DJ to professionally mix music both between our sets and after, to make sure there is just brilliant entertainment all night long.

9 verified reviews

“We really appreciated the 'little touches' …And above all! You got everyone on the dance floor from the moment you started and I cannot tell you how many people have said that it was the best party and best live band they have ever been to at a wedding…you have been a massive help! and made the whole experience not only possible but enjoyable. It was a real pleasure to meet you guys and I will certainly be recommending you guys to people in the future.”
– Jon and Trine Lawson, 15 November 2020, wedding in Edinburgh
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“I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks, and feedback how wonderful the boys-girls performed at our Big Day! The balance of music was just perfect for all to get up and shake a leg (even my 90 year old grandfather!)…Thanks for making everything go so smoothly, and for your excellent organisation beforehand. Helps a great deal.”
– Nicola and Roy Edwards, 23 March 2020, wedding in London
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"Awesome band! What can I say, they had the whole room in the palm of their hands. A must for any large event!!"
– Madeleine Hughes, 31 October 2019, private party in Paris, France
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"I’ve seen Aptitude go from a great wedding band working in Essex to a great party and function band working all over Europe. If any band can get a party rocking then it’s Aptitude."
– Gavin Woollard, 19 October 2019, corporate event in London
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"Hi Craig, Just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing night. You guys honestly blew us away and totally exceeded our expectations. Every time we talk about the wedding, we always mention how great your performance was. It was simply perfect. We truly, could not have imagined it any better. We are so grateful to have found you guys and so grateful you imagined exactly the vibe we had in our minds and were able to deliver so flawlessly. We can't thank you enough. And, as we've been racking our brains for when we can hire you again, we will certainly be in touch!!! All the best, Lauren and Scott."
– Lauren James, 17 August 2019, wedding at Lake Como, Italy
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"Craig, we all can't thank you enough for the truly incredible performance Saturday. From the elegantly performed music at the villa to the energy you created at Paolino with great performances and music that kept our guests on the dance floor we couldn't have asked for more. I can't tell you how many of our friends from New York said they had ever heard anything better. And our Capresse friends told us that you were the best band the island has ever seen. Since I found and selected you I'm sure you can imagine the relief I felt 15 seconds into your first song. Finally I also want to thank you for your responsiveness in the time leading up the wedding as we discussed song selection and the complex logistics of Capri. From me and Susan and Melissa and Mack, grazie mille."
– Debbie Macron, 27 June 2019, wedding in Capri
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"You were simply amazing at Kent International Jamboree. Your mixes of various songs were awesome, especially love how you even got some 2 Unlimited in there - there are no limits to your capabilities."
– Darren Forster, 12 June 2019, Kent International Jamboree
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"Hi Barrie, Chloe and I just wanted to say thank you very much to you and to the party band for doing such an excellent job at our wedding last month. The music played and the style of the set was exactly how we wanted it to be. We thought the quality of the live music was really excellent – many of our friends remarked on what a pleasure it was actually to be able to hear the words as well as the music. The guys got it 100% right. And thank you in particular for arriving well in advance as you did. The transition from band to DJ was seamless and I know that would not have been the case had you not bothered to arrive early and set up with the DJ ahead of time. We really, really appreciate what you and the band did for us – please pass my thanks on to the team. Again, thank you very much, and have a great summer."
– Robert Devon, 2 May 2019, Jewish wedding in London
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"Both Alexis and I would like to say a huge thank you for the superb job you did at our wedding. You were a pleasure to work with before the event and your performance on the night was absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn the words for the Israeli dancing for us also...we really appreciated that! Your ability to read the crowd was great, you got everybody singing and the wide range of music you play meant there was something for everyone. My particular favourite was the unbelievable Billie Jean/Smells Like Teen-Spirit combo you played towards the end! Overall we had an amazing time and our Wedding would not have been the same without the band. Thank you so much!"
– Dan & Alexis Shein, 1 May 2019, Jewish wedding in Surrey
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Set List

17 - Mk

24k Magic – Bruno Mars

All Of Me – John Legend

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Bang Bang – Jessie J

Bad Guy - Billie Eilish

Baby - Bakermat

Born This Way – Lady Ga Ga

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

Can't Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran

Cake By The Ocean – Dnce

Can't Feel My Face – The Weekend

Chandelier - Sia

Changing - Sigma

Closer - The Chainsmokers

Counting Stars - One Republic

Despacito - Luis Fonsi / Justin Bieber

Diamonds - Rhianna

Don’t Start Now - Duo Lipa

Don’t Stop The Party – Pitbull

Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia

Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams

Feelin’ Love - Soulsearcher

Flowers - Sweet Female Attitude

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Hold Back The River – James Bay

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne

I Don’t Care - Justin Bieber & Ed Sheeran

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

Intoxicated - Martin Solveig

Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Jubel – Klingande

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Just Won’t Do - Tim Deluxe

Let Her Go – Passenger

Lola’s Theme - The Shapeshifters

Lost Without You - Freya Ridings

Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

Lush Life – Zara Larrson

Make Your Move On Me - Joey Negro

Meant To Be - Flo-rida

Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan

More Than Friends - James Hype Feat. Kelly Leigh

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 & Christina Aquilera

Party Rock – Lmfao

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rhianna

P.y.t - John Gibbons

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Ready For Your Love - Gorgon City

Red Alert - Basement Jaxx

Rude Boy – Rhianna

Sax – Fleur East

See You Again - Whiz Khalifa

Señorita - Shaun Mendes And Camila Cabello

Sexy & I Know It – Lmfao

Sing It Back - Moloko

Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Shallow - Bradley Cooper & Lady Ga Ga

Sing – Ed Sheeran

Somebody That I Used To Know - Goyte

Sometimes I Get A Good Feeling – Flo-rida

Sorry – Justin Bieber

Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi

Sway - Mucho Mambo

The Weekend - Michael Gray

The House Music Anthem - Marshall Jefferson

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

This Is Me - The Greatest Showman

This Girl – Kungs

Treasure – Bruno Mars

U Don’t Know Me - Jax Jones

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

Wake Me Up – Avicii

Waiting All Night - Rudimental

We Found Love - Rhianna

We Are Young - Fun

We Are Family - Sister Sledge (les Schmitz Remix)


American Idiot – Green Day

Beat It – Micheal Jackson / Fall Out Boy

Beggin - Madcon

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

Don’t Stop Believing – Glee

Dynamite – Taio Cruz

Everybody Dance Now – Bob Sinclair

Falling – Alicia Keys

Hey Ya – Outkast

Hey Soul Sister - Train

Hysteria – Muse

I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc

I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs

I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Sweet Rock Dance – Lady Ga Ga / Eurythmics

Last Nite – The Strokes

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

Mercy – Duffy

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Pump It – Black Eyed Peas

Red Alert – Basement Jaxx

Rock Dj – Robbie Williams

Rule The World – Take That

Somebody Told Me – The Killers

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

This Love – Maroon Five

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Valerie – Amy Winehouse


All Night Long – Lionel Richie

A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley

A Little Respect – Wheatus

Angels – Robbie Williams

All The Small Things – Blink 182

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

Buck Rogers – Feeder

Basket Case – Green Day

Boom Shake The Room – Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Can’t Get You Outta My Head – Kylie Minogue

Creep – Radiohead

Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai

Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks

Don’t Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Dreamer - Livin Joy

Dr Beat - Miami Sound Machine

Free - Ultra Natè

Freed From Desire - Gala

Finally - Cece Peniston

Groove Is In The Heart – Deelite

Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

Heartbroken – T2

Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

I Luv U Baby - The Original

Jump Around – House Of Pain

King Of My Castle - Wamdue Project

Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams

Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake

Mr Vain - Culture Beat

More Than Words – Extreme

Moving On Up - M People

Never Gonna Let You Go - Tina Moore

Place Your Hands – Reef

Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison

Ride On Time - Black Box

Rhythm Of The Night - Corona

Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap

Set U Free - N-trance

Show Me Love - Robin S

Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

Sweet Like Chocolate - Sharon Woolf

Survivor, Independent Women, Bug A Boo - Destiny’s Child

Take Me To The Clouds Above - Lmc

Teardrops - Womack And Womack

The Bomb - The Bucketheads

Turn Around - Phats And Small

The Key, The Secret - Urban Cookie Collective

Two Can Play That Game - Bobby Brown

Wannabe - Spice Girls

What Is Love – Haddaway W

Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick

Wonderwall – Oasis

You Sure Do - Strike


9-5 – Dolly Parton

A Little Respect

Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band

Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

Beat It – Micheal Jackson / Fall Out Boy

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Call Me Al – Paul Simon

Club Tropicana – Wham

Come Up & See Me – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie

Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins

Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Don’t You Want Me – Human League

Easy – The Commodores

Easy Lover – Phil Collins

Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Final Countdown – Europe

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Gold – Spandau Ballet

I Love Rock & Roll – Joan Jett

I’m Your Man – Wham

Jump – Van Halen

Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode

Karma Chameleon – Culture Club

Kiss – Tom Jones/prince

Lets Stick Together – Roxy Music

Lets Dance – David Bowie

Leave Your Hat On – Tom Jones

Livin On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Maneater – Hall & Oates

Maniac – Michael Sembello

Message In A Bottle – The Police

My Sharona – The Knack

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

One Step Beyond – Madness

One Vision – Queen

Power Of Love – Huey Lewis

Radio Gaga -queen

Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Rio – Duran Duran

Rocking All Over The World – Status Quo

Simply The Best – Tina Turner

Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

Street Life – Randy Crawford

Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel

Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard

Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics

Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns & Roses

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

Take On Me – A-ha

The Look Of Love – Abc

Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles

Waiting For A Star To Fall – Boy Meets Girl

Wake Me Up Before You Go – Wham

Walking In Memphis – Marc Cohn

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

Walk This Way – Aerosmith

We Built This City – Starships

Weather With You – Crowded House

We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart

With Or Without You – U2

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates


20th Century Boy - T-rex

Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd

Bad Girls - Donna Summer

Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Car Wash – Rose Royce

Celebration – Kool & The Gang

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Disco Inferno – The Trammps

Does Your Mother Know – Abba

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Everybody Dance - Chic

Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen

Highway To Hell – Acdc

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

Good Times – Chic

I Feel Love - Donna Summer

I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross

I’m Every Woman - Chaka Khan

I Wish – Stevie Wonder

Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang

Lady Marmalade – Patti La Belle

Le Freak – Le Chic

Live & Let Die – Paul Mccartney

Mamma Mia – Abba

One Way Or Another - Blondie

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Shake Your Body - The Jacksons

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Strut Your Funky Stuff - Frantique

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Teardrops - Womack And Womack

Upside Down - Diana Ross

We Are The Champions – Queen

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

We Will Rock You - Queen

Your Song – Elton John

50's & 60's

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Burning Love – Elvis Presley

Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles

Can’t Take My Eyes – Andy Williams

Come Together – The Beatles

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – The Blues Brothers

Gimme Some Lovin – The Blues Brothers

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Hotel California – The Eagles

Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

I Feel Good – James Brown

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

La Bamba – Los Lobos

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Layla – Derek & The Dominos

Midnight Hour – The Commitments

Mustang Sally – The Commitments

My Generation – The Who

Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley

Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream

Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones

Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley

Twist & Shout – The Beatles

Weather With You – Crowded House

Why Do You Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

Wild Thing – The Troggs

Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

You Really Got Me – The Kinks

Jewish Medley

Hora Medley Including...

Siman Tov

Moshiach Hevenu Shalom Alecheim

Mazel Tov

Dodi Li

Hava Nagila Erev Shel Shoshanim

Oseh Shalom


All I Want For Christmas – Maria Carey

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade

Jazz & Swing

A Night In Tunisia

All Blues All By Myself All Of Me

All The Things You Are


April In Paris

Autumn Leaves

Beyond The Sea

Blue Bossa

Blue In Green

Blue Monk

Call Me Irresponsible

Come Fly With Me

Dancing On The Ceiling

Dolphin Dance

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Freddie Freeloader

Fly Me To The Moon

God Bless’ The Child

Have You Met Miss Jones?

Here’s That Rainy Day

How High The Moon

I Love You

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

In A Sentimental Mood Or Is You Ain’t (ma’ Baby)

It Don’t Mean A Thing (if It Ain’t Got That Swing)

Limehouse Blues

Lullaby Of Birdland

Mack The Knife

Maiden Voyage

Misty Mood Indigo

Mr Bojangles

Mr. P.c.

My Funny Valentine

My Way Night Train Oleo

One Note Samba (samba De Uma Nota So)


Out Of Nowhere

Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (corcovado)

Satin Doll

Sidewinder So What Song For My Father

Stella By Starlight

Straight No Chaser

Take Five

Take The ‘a’ Train

That’s Amore

The Girl From Ipanema (garota De Ipanema)

Well You Needn’t (it’s Over Now)

When I Fall In Love

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

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