About The Charmers – professional wedding band based in London
The Charmers are a professional London-based party band.
As one of the UK's only bands that can provide a professional DJ, sax and percussion set for the after-party, we pride ourselves and our clients by providing a high-quality live music experience and guarantee a fun filled night for your guests.
Please take a look at our 2023 SET LIST
We are in great demand to perform at wedding receptions, corporate events and private parties across Europe.
Our band manager Harry also runs Dance Floor Pros...one of London's most popular DJ, sax & drum bands.
We are regularly booked to perform at destination weddings at Chateau Lartigolle in France, Hotel Cortijo Bravo in Spain and Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, London.
Our repertoire consists of music that will keep you dancing all night long. From good old Motown classics, Disco and Funk hits, guitar-shredding rock, present smash hits and also some slow smooth classics.
The Charmers come with their own light system, PA system and sound guy, to make sure that everything runs smoothly. We are also able to provide additional services, which may include, keyboard player, horn section and a DJ.
We make sure that you'll get what you need for your special occasion by making a tailored package to suit your needs!
We also offer a Jazz quartet/trio and a guitar and vocal duo, which works best for dinners/receptions as background music.
Once dinner is over and it’s time to get the party started, The Charmers are more than equipped to get everyone dancing and will make sure that your guests have the best day of their lives and a night to remember.
Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...
Voice & Guitar Acoustic Duo
The band can also provide a voice and guitar acoustic duo, perfect for drinks receptions or wedding ceremonies.
They are equipped with a vast repertoire to cover any event. From laid back soul & jazz to upbeat Motown and modern pop hits. So if you need a duo for background music during dinner and then get the party started, the band's acoustic duo have got what you need.
So if you're looking to hire the finest pop covers wedding band London has to offer, get in touch with The Charmers.
Is there the possibility of breaking the band's performance up into three forty minute sets? (asked by James on 5 November 2022)
Response from Paul: Yes we can perform 3 x 40mins sets, however when we play 3 x 40mins sets we do feel that the crowd tend to find the sets a bit too short and as soon as they get comfortable on the dance-floor, the set comes to an end shortly after (hope that makes sense).
We’ve recently been to a wedding where there was a solo sax performance/set, which is something we’re looking to include. Is this possible to include in your performance, and if so is there an extra cost? (asked by James on 5 November 2022)
Response from Paul: Yes we can offer solo sax. It depends if you’d want this for drinks reception or with a DJ or backing tracks kind of vibe. Would you be able to send me a video example? The extra cost for a solo sax set will be the same as a solo musician so £425 for 2 x 45mins sets.
How much say do we get over the choice of music/if we wanted to add a couple of sentimental songs? (asked by James on 5 November 2022)
Response from Paul: We will definitely learn and play your first dance for free. Our set-list has been created after playing hundreds of events and we feel that the songs chosen in our set-list are what get the people going. Our repertoire list includes songs that we can add/replace to/from our set list. If there are any particular songs that you would like feel free to send them to us and if we know them already, I’m sure it won’t be a problem to add them or replace some others from our set-list.
Would we meet you all for the first time on the day, or is there any pre-wedding prep/meetings we’d go through? (asked by James on 5 November 2022)
Response from Paul: We can have a phone call or video chat if you’d like but we usually always meet our clients on the day, it’s kind of part of the excitement for us. Having said that if you’d like to meet our band leader (which will be myself or the bass player) we can find a date and time that works for both of us and meet up to chat through things. But as I said this is usually done via email, call or video chat.
Have you performed at Jewish weddings before and do you know the Jewish songs? (asked by Penny on 19 December 2022)
Response from Paul: Yes we have performed at Jewish weddings and we played some Jewish songs too.
"The Charmers were great! Good comms in advance of our wedding which put us at ease. They very kindly learnt our first dance request which went down very well. Particularly enjoyed their interaction with our guests and good cheer all round!"
"If you are looking for a band for your wedding, you need to book The Charmers. Everything was perfect. The communication, music, instruments and vocals were all awesome and they knew how to get the crowd going. A special thank you to Wendy who covers the administrative side, even accommodating an additional request of setting up earlier than usually required. If we recall it was the drummer's last gig also, and we hope it was a worthy send off. Thank you for making our day that extra bit special."
"The Charmers played at our wedding in the French Alps on June 24th. They were everything you would hope for in a band for an occasion like this; easy to work with, easy and fun to get on with and full of energy for the excellent performance we had on the night. They brought lively and energetic entertainment to our reception and I would definitely recommend them, so much so I've already put them in touch with the wedding venue to recommend to future couples. Thanks to Harry and the team for a great night! Kim and Jonny."
"Paul, We can not thank you enough. We have heard so many wonderful comments about how amazing you all were. Thank you! You made our wedding better than we could have ever imagined! If you all are ever in NYC and need help navigating the city or a friend for a drink, let us know."
"Hired this excellent band for my wedding and they surpassed our expectations! They performed a great variety of songs that had people up on the dance floor all night. I would definitely hire these guys again if I were having a big enough party, or failing that see them perform in London would be great."
"Thanks to The Charmers for playing at my husband's party on Saturday night. You were fabulous throughout - professional, great vocals, brilliant musicians, wide range of music, special requests, nothing too much trouble. Thanks for making it a night to remember. You helped put the party on the map!!"
"The Charmers were the band at our wedding on 15th October 2022. We absolutely loved having them. They played a variety of music which suited all our guests and we know they loved them as much as we did! We booked via FixTheMusic and it was the easiest thing in the world, no stress for us, just the most amazing band turned up and entertained us all night. We would recommend them to anyone and can't thank them enough for helping make our day so incredible. Thank you so very much...we hope to see you again in the future too! Love from Mr & Mrs Marsh! X"
"Just want to say a big thank you to the whole band for making our day so special. Everyone has been talking about you for the last two days. If it wasn’t for you guys our special day wouldn’t have been the same. Thank you!"
"We had the Charmers at our London wedding in October 2021. They were fantastic and ensured the day ended with a proper party. The band were easy to work in the run up, quick to respond to emails and nothing was too much trouble. We had a lot of ideas and input on the set list and first dance which they were so accommodating of. They are all brilliant musicians, the lead singer was excellent and they covered a full range of modern and classics songs. They are lovely people and were great fun on the day - mixing with the guests and even did an encore when the guests all chanted for one more song. Best, Katie."
"Hi Ed – they absolutely LOVED The Charmers! I thought at the end that the guests were about to start asking for autographs and there were some brilliant moments when there was a massive crowd dancing on the stage. So please say a HUGE thank you to all the band – super amazing!!! I’m pretty certain they will book them for an event they are doing in November too. I have passed on your details to the relevant person. And I will be in touch re: Annual Apprenticeship Awards Dinner which is in Spring 2022. Halleluiah it seems like live events are back! Many thanks again, Philippa."
"Well, it is fair to say that The Charmers were the absolute highlight of our wedding reception! Multiple guests have asked for their contact details to book them for their own wedding, which probably speaks more than I can ever sum up in words - the dancefloor was full all night, vocals astounding, band utterly amazing, and we simply could not have asked for better! Communication with Paul was swift, responsive and thorough, and I would book The Charmers again in a heartbeat - in fact they are the only band I will be looking to book for any future events. Thank you SO much guys, you absolutely smashed it and we could not be more grateful! Now just praying we get to see you all at a couple of our friend's weddings next year!"
"Hi Paul, Apologies for my delay, it's been a crazy few weeks since the wedding! Just a quick note from me and Charlie to say THANK YOU so much, the band was incredible, we had great feedback from all our guests who loved dancing all night long. We really appreciate your flexibility with moving dates and venue (even country) and are so pleased we could make it work with you guys. Sorry the venue asked you last minute to reduce the sound. I know they were pretty stressed due to serious complaints from neighbours and were a bit flustered on the day which is a shame. The performance nonetheless was incredible (and to be honest, we didn't notice it was quiet!). Wishing you all the best. Lauran & Charlie."
"We were so happy with our choice of band for our wedding and so were our guests! From the start, Paul helped with all of the organisation/scheduling and was always contactable and reliable when I needed to run things past him. The music was perfect for the crowd and even though we had more ‘chatting’ guests rather than ‘dancing’ guests, they still managed to keep the atmosphere fun for the ones who did want to dance the night away! They also learnt all of the Israeli songs for us which we really appreciated (and enjoyed!). Fantastic singers and friendly engaging band members, we would definitely recommend them and hire them again in the future. Thank you all so much, our first dance was unforgettable!"
"Absolutely amazing and beautiful singer. The band knew how to get a party started and work the crowd. Dance moves and great hits all night long. Absolutely brilliant."
"The Charmers went beyond our expectations. You smashed it and our guests love you. We wish we can do this every day just to see you guys perform!"
"This band is something new. Amazing young musicians who are so talented and full of energy. We couldn’t stop dancing all night and ended up collecting money for another over time set. Would highly recommend The Charmers, top notch!”"
"Thank you to The Charmers for playing at our wedding in Carcassonne in June, they were amazing! The acoustic duo during canapés were brilliant, set a lovely relaxed tone with wonderful vocals. The evening sets were fantastic, everyone was up dancing and we've had so many requests to know where we found such a great band. They were very helpful with sourcing equipment and accommodating with our preferences for songs for the important moments. Thank you guys!"
"The Charmers played for us at our wedding in France in June. Great band, amazing music and not only that but the guys are genuinely nice people who know how to have fun! My guests were commenting on how good you were! Thank you so much for coming out to France to play for us. Take care."
"The Charmers played at our wedding in Laval, France in May and did a fantastic job. They were always quick to answer any questions we had on the run up, were professional, but most importantly got everyone up out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. We had an outdoor wedding and we had concerns about the sound not being loud enough. We needn't have worried: amplification was not an issue and nor was sound fidelity. Their performance was one of the highlights of the day and many guests asked us for their contact information, which we have passed on without hesitation. Excellent band. I highly recommend these talented and professional musicians!"
"Amazing band - created a great atmosphere, thank you!"
"The Charmers played at our wedding at Sopley Mill on 1st October. They were amazing!! The dance floor was permanently full all night! Everyone kept saying how brilliant they were, with comments like 'best wedding band they had ever heard' and 'where did you find these guys, they are so good!' They definitely made the night, and everyone had such a great time. They sang our first dance song, which made it that extra bit special. We loved it! If anyone is thinking of choosing this band, then do it, you won't be disappointed. Best of luck with everything. Amy and Tom Bridger xx"
"The Charmers played at our wedding in Bedfordshire in August and me and my wife loved them. They had the dance floor full all night, and all the guests said after the day that the band was amazing! Prior to the day, the service and communication was great. They learnt our first dance song and shared playlists with us that we could add to for the DJ sets. On the day, they were very professional, turned up on time, let us use the speaker system for speeches and were easy and fun to get on with. A personal highlight was the band convincing our venue staff to let them play our favourite song at the end of the night even though the curfew had passed and the venue wanted to clear up. This went down really well with all the guests, making me feel that the band wanted to go the extra mile to make sure everyone had a great time! Thanks to Paul and the team for a memorable night! We really would recommend this band to future wedding couples!"
"It was a fantastic evening thanks to you. It is the first time in 33 years we have had a band play rather than a DJ and everyone has messaged me to say they were incredibly impressed and it was the best dinner dance to date. We were all really impressed. Thank You!"
I Got You (i Feel Good) Tears Of A Clown Respect
Move On Up
Heard It Through The Grape Vine Signed Sealed Delivered Superstition
Young Hearts Run Free Play That Funky Music Isn't She Lovely
Go Your Own Way September
Blame It On The Boogie I Will Survive
Got To Be Real
Thinking Of You
He's The Greatest Dancer
We Are Family
Rock With You
Could You Be Loved
I'm Coming Out
Nine To Five
Never Too Much
A Night To Remember
All Night Long
How Will I Know
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off I Wanna Dance With Somebody Teardrops
Don’t Let Go
Finally (club Edit)
Everybody (backstreet Back)
Freed From Desire
Sing It Back
Don’t Call Me Baby
Rock Your Body
Crazy In Love
Put Your Records On
Sex On Fire
Moves Like Jagger
Locked Out Of Heaven
Shake It Off
Shut Up And Dance
Cake By The Ocean
Shape Of You
Don't Start Now
Earth, Wind And Fire
Earth, Wind And Fire
Womak & Womak
Corinne Bailey Rae
Mark Ronson Ft. Amy Winehouse Kings Of Leon
Walk The Moon