The Chiefs
Indie Rock Wedding Band
Brighton, East Sussex
£1,500 - £1,700

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

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.

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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.


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.

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.


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.


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?


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.

6 verified reviews

“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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“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, 27 April 2019, wedding at Swallows Nest Barn, Warwick
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Audio samples
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
60’s Covers

The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love

The Beatles - Hey Jude

The Beatles - Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles - Twist And Shout

Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night

The Monkees – I’m A Believer

Ray Charles – Shake Your Tailfeather

The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction

The Sonics – Have Love, Will Travel

The Turtles – Happy Together

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

The Who – My Generation

Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally

70’s Covers

Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way

Free – All Right Now

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Rod Stewart – Maggie May

Status Quo - Rockin All Over The World

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild

T-rex – 20th Century Boy

80’s Covers

Acdc – Back In Black

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark

The Clash - Rock The Casbah

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

The Jam - Town Called Malice

Madness – Baggy Trousers

The Smiths – This Charming Man

Spandau Ballet - Gold

90’s Covers

The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle

Blur - Parklife

Blur - Song 2

The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You

Kula Shaker - Hush

Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger

Oasis – Rock And Roll Star

Oasis - Wonderwall

Ocean Colour Scene – Hundred Mile High City

Paul Weller - The Changingman

Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of

Reef – Place Your Hands

The Stone Roses – I Am The Resurrection

Supergrass - Pumping On Your Stereo

00’s – Present Day

Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar

Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Arctic Monkeys – Snap Out Of It

Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down

The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

Coldplay - Yellow

The Coral - Dreaming Of You

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Electric 6 – Gay Bar

The Enemy - Away From Here

Gotye – Somebody I Used To Know

The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So

Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt

James Bay – Hold Back The River

Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl?

Kasabian - Fire

Kasabian - Reason Is Treason

Kings Of Leon – Mollys Chambers

Kings Of Leon - Notion

Kings Of Leon - The Bucket

Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody

The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done

The Killers - Mr Brightside

The Kooks - Naive

The Libertines - Don’t Look Back Into The Sun

The Lumineers – Ho Hey

The Maccabees – Pelican

Mumford And Sons – I Will Wait

Paulo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Razorlight - Before I Fall To Pieces

Razorlight - In The Morning

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Snow Patrol - You Are All I Have

The Stereophonics - Dakota

The Strokes - Last Night

The Strokes - Someday

The Subways – Rock And Roll Queen

The Vaccines – If You Wanna

Vampire Weekend - A Punk

The View – Same Jeans

The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army

The Wombats - Moving To New York

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