The Jive Misters
Funk & Soul Covers Band
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£1,567 (avg. price)

About The Jive Misters – professional covers band based in Leeds
7 reviews

Booked 43 times on FixTheMusic

A stylistically unique funk band from day one, the members of The Jive Misters have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they had been together their entire musical careers.

Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life...performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music.

The Jive Misters regularly perform at weddings, corporate events and parties throughout the UK and internationally.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at High Paradise Farm in North Yorkshire, Eden Barn in Cumbria and Plas Dinam Country House in Wales.

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Leeds based soul and funk act The Jive Misters are a male-fronted 6 piece band who specialise in delivering a great funk and soul groove but also slip some more modern tracks into the set.

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The repertoire takes its musical cues from acts as varied as Kool and the Gang, Cee Lo Green and Marvin Gaye and also features some funked up modern hits such as Valerie and Moves Like Jagger.

Genetically engineered in a pint glass by Dr Julius Von Funkenstein, The Jive Misters are a male-fronted professional wedding, party and function band.

Prescribing classic soul, funk and blues alongside modern hits (given The Jive Misters' special treatment) that no party could do without, they consist of saxophone, trumpet, drums, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar and lead male vocals, with the band providing backing vocals.

The Jive Misters have a wealth of performance experience that will set your occasion alight whether it be black tie, bat mitzvah or biopsy.

The Jive Misters provide the highest quality music along with the highest professional performances, aiming to keep their prices as low as possible.

Our prices include 2 x 45-minute sets or 3 x 30-minute sets of live music, a professional PA system and stage rig to suit your venue, LED stage lighting and a professional sound engineer.

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this high energy party band. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers, the artists behind The Jive Misters have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for.

From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.

So if you're looking to hire one of the finest funk bands West Yorkshire has to offer for your wedding or party, get in touch with The Jive Misters.

The Jive Misters also offer a duo featuring male vocals & guitar, sax, backing vocals, percussion & cajon.

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

  • Northside Farm, Horsley
  • Liverpool Town Hall
  • High Paradise Farm, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, UK
  • Le Petit Château, Jedburgh Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Huddersfield
  • Eden Barn, Swillings Lane, Little Musgrave
  • The Bradford Golf Club, Guiseley, Leeds, UK
  • Sandburn Hall, Scotchman Lane, Flaxton, York, UK
  • Plas Dinam Country House, Llandinam, Wales
  • Chequers Inn, Grantham
  • Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Waters Lane, Richmond, UK
  • Beoley, Redditch, UK
  • Leeds
  • Baslow
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Egton Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

The Jive Misters band members

Sammy has been with The Jive Misters from the very beginning. As Lead Singer, they take on quite a lot of responsibility, from fine-tuning the musical arrangements to assisting other bandmates with perfecting their performances.

Jake is truly a shining star. Crowds always love seeing them in full performance mode, and the band couldn’t be happier to have such an incredible Drummer up on stage and in the studio with them.

A band wouldn't be complete without its Guitarist, and The Jive Misters couldn’t have asked for a better one than the talented Samuel Shute. They play an instrumental role in the success and musical progression of the band.

Having a sax on stage is great! But having Andy Heyes playing it is amazing. This musician fully knows how to get a crowd pumping with his blistering solos and tasteful licks Andy adds a sparkle to The Jive Misters that most other bands do not have.

Mr Bass himself! Olly has played all over the world and brings all that experience with him to The Jive Misters. Olly is a founding member of the band and is an invaluable asset, on stage, in practice and when arranging all the bands new material.

The newest member of the band is Mr Davies. His great stage presence and mastery of his instrument made him an instant success with the rest of the Misters. Dex is always searching to find the right sound and the best way to connect with the audience.


Do you supply your own equipment?

Yes, The Jive Misters supplies its own equipment. Depending on the size of the event The Jive Misters will bring a suitable PA (personal amplifier) to suit. Generally for the larger band setups (5 & 6 piece band) The Jive Misters use a 6000W system. For the smaller Jive Misters bands (Solo, duet, trio & 4 piece) they use a 3000W system. The Jive Misters bring additional stage equipment including stage lighting and smoke machines. The Jive Misters can also arrange to have a stage and black cloth, please be aware this is not included in the standard package.

How long are your sets?

The Jive Misters standard set is 2 hours long. This can be broken down however you like but should include at least one break of 15 minutes. Typical sets are 2 x 1 hour or 3 x 40 minute. An extra 30-minute set can be added but must be arranged beforehand.

What time is the latest you will play until?

There is no curfew for us to finish playing, however most venues will only allow live music until 12am. If your venue has allowed music until later then we can work to your schedule within reason. But please bear in mind that it takes at least an hour for The Jive Misters to pack up.

How much power do you need?

4 mains 13amp plugs are enough to power The Jive Misters.

How long do you take to set up?

The Jive Misters take approximately 2 hours to set up, sound check and get ready.

Can you set up early?

Yes. Although most early set ups are not necessary. Early load and sound check anytime during the day is charged at £240 this is to cover all our members who teach music during the day.

Can we use your PA to play music through?

Yes. After sound check the PA is yours to use for speeches, announcements and to play background music through. The Jive Misters ask that if do not want to use their DJ service and want to play your own music through the PA then you should supply an MP3 player. If you would like to have the PA for longer then please ask for more information.

How far will you travel for an event?

There is no set distance for an event. Each quote includes all the travel costs.

Do you require food?

Yes if food is being served to your guests then food will be expected by the band. Also access to soft drinks and water is required.

Can my brother (sister, father, mother, best friend) sing with your band?

Unfortunately not, whilst The Jive Misters appreciate that there is a huge wealth of talent out there, our public liability insurance does not cover accidents that may be caused by the public using their equipment. This leaves The Jive Misters liable in the event of an accident. Furthermore, musicians' personal instrument insurance does not cover a third party to use the instrument in a performance setting, therefore if the instrument is damaged the musician is unlikely to be able to have it replaced or fixed by the insurer.

7 verified reviews

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Your whole band were exceptional, you made the night for our friends and family and helped make our day very special, even if it was a little cold! Thank you all so much."
– Amy & Richard Kemp, 27 January 2023, wedding in Leeds
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"Thank you so much for performing at our wedding. You were brilliant...great song choices and lots of energy. So many of our guests have commented on how good you guys were."
– Tom Sullivan, 12 October 2022, wedding at Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Huddersfield
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Hi guys, We just wanted to say thank you again for playing at our wedding on Saturday! We absolutely loved it as did all our guests...they have all commented on how amazing the band was! You really got the party started, I don't think anybody left the dance floor once they were up. So once again, a HUGE thanks for really making it a night to remember for everyone."
– Michelle & Ryan Cooper, 20 June 2022, wedding in Shropshire
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"What can we say? These guys were absolutely epic. From the first song to the last, these guys got every single person up on the dance floor dancing like never before! We couldn’t be happier with the band we chose for the day - so many people commented on how incredible these guys were, and we couldn’t be more chuffed. So much laughter and engagement with the guests - would recommend 10 times over. Thank you SO much guys!"
– Hannah & Mike Scargill, 25 December 2021, wedding at Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Waters Lane, Richmond, UK
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"The Jive Misters are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and have you up on your feet! Every band member adds something different to the performance, allowing the guests to get involved, making it a really enjoyable night. Would definitely book them again!!"
– Alice Franks, 13 July 2021, party at The Wardrobe in Leeds
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"It's great to see a band full of such talented musicians who have obviously honed their craft and put a lot of time into making you enjoy your night."
– Andre Graham, 23 October 2020, birthday party in Leeds
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"Me and my friends thoroughly enjoyed seeing The Jive Misters in action. The cleverly worked out songs make it an energetic, exciting show. We were up dancing the whole way through and wished it went on longer."
– Sophie Hilderith, 14 October 2019, event at Oporto's in Leeds
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Set List

Mercy - The Third Degree

Jungle Boogie - Kool And The Gang

The Boss - James Brown

Use Me - Bill Withers

Express Yourself - Charles Wright

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

Lean On Me - Bill Withers


Canned Heat - Jamiroquai

Hold On I’m Coming - Sam And Dave

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - The Third Degree

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Valerie - Mark Ronson

Forget You - Cee Lo Green

War - Edwin Starr

What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

Soul Man - Sam And Dave

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Word Up - Cameo

Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang

My Girl - The Temptations

Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers

Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield

Twist And Shout - The Isley Brother

Get Up Get Down - Brass Construction

Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles

Hard To Handle - Otis Redding

A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley

Mr Brightside – The Killers

500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Last Night – The White Stripes

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Dynamite – Calvin Harris

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

Feel The Love – Rudimental

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Place Your Hands – Reef

Jonny B Goode – Chuck Berry

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

A Punk – Vampire Weekend

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

I Feel Good – James Brown

Hey Yaa – Outkast

Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – Jackie Wilson

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

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