The Chiefs
Indie Rock Wedding Band
Brighton, East Sussex
Insured
£1,900 - £2,600

About The Chiefs – indie rock wedding band for hire in the UK
8 reviews

Booked 38 times on FixTheMusic

The Chiefs are regarded as one of the best indie rock covers bands in the UK.

Cool, fun and full of energy, they’ll give you a night of rocking live entertainment to remember forever.

A perfect choice if you are looking for something different to the average wedding band and want to bring the sounds of your favourite festival headliners to your event or party.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Casa Santonja in Spain and Hyde House in Cheltenham, UK.

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If you love bands like The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Kooks, Blur, to name a few, The Chiefs is the band to book.

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This professional 4-piece band of exceptional full-time musicians are proving a popular choice for wedding and party bookers, as well as popular venues throughout the south of the UK.

Including Brighton and West Sussex venues: THE GRAND, PANGDEAN BARN, SOUTHEND FARM BARN, SOUTH LODGE HOTEL and GRAVETYE MANOR.

The Chiefs are the ideal live party entertainment for weddings, corporate events, nightclubs, forces balls and festivals. Previous clients include ACCENTURE, THE BRITISH ARMY, RAF, ROEDEAN SCHOOL and many more.

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

  • Casa Santonja, Beniarbeig, Spain
  • Hyde House, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, UK
  • Lains Barn, Wantage, UK
  • Stone Barn, Upper Windrush, Cheltenham, UK
  • Farbridge, Chichester, UK

If you’re looking to book an authentic indie rock band with bags of enthusiasm, a huge set list of cool, current and classic rock anthems, and an evening of live music you won’t forget. The Chiefs are the band for you!

The Chiefs will provide for your event:

  • A fantastic fully live professional 4-piece band
  • Up to 2 hours of live music (split into sets as required)
  • Quality PA system, stage lighting & professional sound engineer
  • Pre-mixed disco between sets (So the entire evening of music is covered)
  • PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed live

So if you're looking to hire the finest indie rock wedding band UK has to offer, get in touch with The Chiefs.

Weddings

The Chiefs are an exceptional and extremely professional wedding cover band. We regularly perform at weddings in the Hampshire, Surrey, & South East area, and never fail to pack the dance floor and provide a great nights entertainment you and will your guests will be talking about for a long time to come!

We fully appreciate that it is your special day and do everything we can to ensure that we, as your wedding band, exceed your expectations and make your night one to remember.

We are happy to learn the first dance of your choice and will also tailor the set and disco between sets to your tastes.

We provide disco from a laptop but we are more than happy for you to connect your own iPod or laptop to play your own playlists.

We come self-contained with professional PA, stage lighting and disco, so provide an entire entertainment package!

We believe that booking the right live band for your wedding reception can transform your day in to something special and have put this band together with that in mind

We are happy to be flexible with times, set list, and will learn a first dance of your choice. We would also like to stress that this band is a fully professional band, we are all full time musicians who make a living from playing music.

The quality of our performance and professionalism in how we deal with clients from the enquiry stage right up until the wedding day is very important to us – and we believe of the very highest standard.


FAQs

How long do you take to set-up?

60 minutes.

What time do you play?

Any time to suit you, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, anytime between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We can perform 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

We can also perform 1 x 60-minute acoustic live lounge style set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have two weeks notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13 amp sockets is fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. But this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.


8 verified reviews

“Just a quick note to say how brilliant we thought the band were and how much we enjoyed it. They gave us exactly what we were hoping for, and set the tone for a night of drunken lairiness – which is exactly what we wanted!! I’ve had numerous comments from guests as well, who all thought they were fantastic. And they were good crack as well, putting up with the drunken louts! So thank you!! And please pass this on to the guys, as I know it was a long way to travel, but it’s massively appreciated. All the best…”
– Stephen Wooldridge, 24 February 2022, wedding at Swallows Nest Barn, Warwick
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"We've never been to a wedding before where, from the first beat of the first song until the last beat of the last song, the guests were on their feet dancing and singing their hearts out, but this was absolutely the experience The Chiefs provided. From learning a song that meant a lot to us and executing it perfectly, to involving both the bride and groom in songs throughout the evening, The Chiefs were everything you could possibly want from a wedding band and more. FixTheMusic were incredibly easy to deal with and remained flexible throughout the pandemic, especially as we had to change our date twice. The booking process, including requests & preferences, was seamless and meant we were relaxed and excited knowing what a fantastic evening we had in store. We're incredibly grateful the band were able to stick with us for the final date. We highly recommend both FixTheMusic and The Chiefs."
– Ben & Kelly Williams, 29 November 2021, wedding at Kent Life Museum, Maidstone
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“I wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you to Damo, Simon, Brett and Dave for being so incredible at our wedding last week. They were fantastic all day and we are so so pleased that we booked them - they sounded amazing! We’ve had so many guests comment on how great they were. Music was one of the things we were most excited about and they really made our day. We had such an incredible day and really can’t imagine it going any better than it did!”
– Holly & Rob Ward, 22 August 2021, wedding at The Great Lodge, Essex
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“The Chiefs were an amazing band with the perfect sound and didn’t miss a beat, they made our first dance PERFECT with an amazing rendition on ’Noah and the whales’, ’5 years time’. During there 3 sets every single song was perfectly produced, and everyone at our wedding said how amazing they were and that, it was a perfect match for our wedding. The band were very professional and even being a 5 piece they were very compact. Thank you for an amazing night!!!”
– Jamie Gibbons, 12 March 2020, wedding at Moggerhanger Park, Bedford
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“Whilst writing may I take this opportunity to thank your company and the band for the fantastic performance on the day. We had many people compliment us on the quality of the band and how much they enjoyed the music. Thank you so much and well done.”
– Andrew Melksham, 30 June 2019, wedding at Wasing Park, Reading
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“We would just like to say a huge thank you to the band for their entertainment yesterday, they were absolutely amazing and were everything we wanted for our wedding. Our guests loved them and were very complementary. I've passed the band details on to a few that have asked. We'd also like to say thank you to the band for being so flexible and friendly, playing our requests both live and recorded tracks, and posing for some awesome photos! Which we'll send on when we get them from the photographer.”
– Cheryl and Rob Carter, 22 June 2019, wedding at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Hertfordshire
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“The Chiefs were amazing! The first dance was brilliant and we were very surprised to hear you had only learnt it the day before - it sounded like you had been playing it for ages! The Chiefs were really nice and accommodating - you didn't even seem to mind when our guests decided to 'help' with the singing! All our guests have said since the wedding, you were the best band they've seen! You definitely were one of the highlights of the day! Thanks for everything - you were awesome!”
– Emma Snowdon, 2 June 2019, wedding at The Octagon, London
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“Finding a good wedding band was a real challenge for us. Pete used to be in a band and I am SO fussy when it comes to cover bands. I have a really high cringe factor and an aversion to cheese! We wanted a cool band that represented the style and vibe of our wedding and these guys were absolutely perfect. They looked good, sounded amazing and the authentic 'real' band sound. Everyone loved them and all of our guests were up on the dance floor within 10 seconds of them starting to play. I will absolutely keep them in mind for future events and recommend them to friends.”
– Holly Patrick, 19 April 2019, wedding at The Vaults, London
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Molly's Chambers
In The Morning
I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor
Lonely Boy
Moving To New York
I Need A Dollar
Set List
00’s – Present Day

7 Nation Army - The White Stripes

A Punk - Vampire Weekend

All These Things That I’ve Done - The Killers

Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - J E T

Away From Here - The Enemy

Before I Fall To Pieces - Razorlight

Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys

Buck Rogers - Feeder

Budapest - George Ezra

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Come Closer - Miles Kane

Dakota - The Stereophonics

Don’t Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines

Dreaming Of You - The Coral

Figure It Out - Royal Blood

Fire – Kasabian

Fix You - Coldplay

Gay Bar - Electric 6

Happy - Pharrel Williams

Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives

Highly Amplified - Cornershop

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

Hold Back The River - James Bay

Hypersonic Missiles – Sam Fender

I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness

I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc

I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons

If You Know That I’m Lonely - Fur

If You Wanna - The Vaccines

In The Morning – Razorlight

Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard

Last Night - The Strokes

Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg

Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons

Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

Mollys Chambers - Kings Of Leon

Moving To New York - The Wombats

Mr Brightside - The Killers

Naive - The Kooks

New Shoes - Paulo Nutini

Notion - Kings Of Leon

Pelican - The Maccabees

Pencil Full Of Lead - Paulo Nutini

Pretty Pimpin’ – Kurt Vile

Prisoners - Doves

Reason Is Treason - Kasabian

Rock And Roll Queen - The Subways

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Shame Shame – Foo Fighters

Snap Out Of It - Arctic Monkeys

Someday - The Strokes

The Bucket - Kings Of Leon

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon

When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys

Yellow – Coldplay

You Ain’t The Problem – Michael Kiwanuka

You Are All I Have - Snow Patrol

Zombie – Jamie T

90’s

Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes

Hundred Mile High City - Ocean Colour Scene

Hush - Kula Shaker

I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses

Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine

Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters

Parklife - Blur

Place Your Hands - Reef

Pumping On Your Stereo - Supergrass

Rock And Roll Star – Oasis

She’s Electric - Oasis

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Song2 – Blur

Tender - Blur

The Changingman - Paul Weller

Weather With You - Crowded House

Wonderwall - Oasis

80’s

Back In Black - Ac/dc

Baggy Trousers - Madness

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen

Gold - Spandau Ballet

Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

Rock The Casbah - The Clash

Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits

This Charming Man - The Smiths

Town Called Malice - The Jam

70’s

20th Century Boy - T - Rex

All Right Now - Free

Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones

Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

Maggie May - Rod Steward

Rockin All Over The World - Status Quo

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

60’s

A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles

Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Happy Together - The Turtles

Have Love, Will Travel - The Sonics

Hey Jude - The Beatles

I’m A Believer - The Monkees

Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry

Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

My Generation - The Who

Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

Shake Your Tailfeather - Ray Charles

Twist And Shout - The Beatles

First Dance Suggestions

Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys

Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Iron And Wine - Such Great Heights

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Toothpaste Kisses - The Maccabees

Acoustic Live Lounge Set

All My Loving - The Beatles

All These Things I've Done - The Killers

Alright Now - Free

Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys

Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Broken Stones - Paul Weller

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Crazy - Seal

Dakota - Stereophonics

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen

Detectorists – Johnny Flynn

Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines

Dreaming Of You - The Coral

End Of A Century- Blur

Ever Fallen In Love? – Buzzcocks

Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

France - The Libertines

God Put A Smile On Your Face – Coldplay

Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell

Half The World Away - Oasis

Heart Of Gold - Neil Young

Heatwave - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas (the Highnumbers/ The Who)

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

High & Dry – Radiohead

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

Hold Back The River - James Bay

Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka

Hush - Kula Shaker

I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc

I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons

I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen

In The Morning - Razorlight

In The Morning - The Coral

Last Nite - The Strokes

Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Lovin' You - Paulo Nutini

Lucky Man - The Verve

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys

Married With Children – Oasis

Maybe Tomorrow – Stereophonics

Me And Magdalena – The Monkees

Money For Nothin' - Dire Straits

Moving - Supergrass

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Music When The Lights Go Out - The Libertines

Naive - Kooks

Notion - Kings Of Leon

Ooh La La – Faces

Overkill - Colin Hay

Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

Parklife - Blur

Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

She's Electric - Oasis

Snap Out Of It - Arctic Monkeys

Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee

Tell Me Why - Neil Young

That's Entertainment – The Jam / Paul Weller

The Bucket - Kings Of Leon

The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

The Wind - Cat Stevens

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Tired Of Waiting - Kinks

Town Called Malice - The Jam

Twist And Shout - The Beatles

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

What Katie Did - The Libertines

Wonderwall - Oasis

Yellow - Coldplay

You Are All I Have - Snow Patrol

You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

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