The Upshots
Wedding Band & Party Band

About The Upshots – professional wedding band based in London
13 reviews

Booked 84 times on FixTheMusic

The Upshots are a London based events band like no other.

Performing current pop to classic soul & Motown, this slick 5 - 9 piece band is composed of London’s hottest session musicians.

Whatever the line-up, The Upshots pack a punch to rival any band, celebrity act or DJ and continually wow audiences across Europe!

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From their roots at The Royal Academy of Music, all members of The Upshots now balance a busy full-time career performing with the band alongside collectively working with some of the biggest names in the UK Top 40 & The West End.

Choose from a 5-piece, 7-piece or 9-piece band line-ups and all in between!

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

  • Athens, Greece
  • Notley Abbey, Haddenham, Aylesbury, UK
  • Wilderness Reserve, Yoxford Road, Saxmundham, UK
  • Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Wareham, UK
  • The Matara Centre, Kingscote, Tetbury, UK
  • Beamsley, Skipton, UK

So if you're looking to hire one of the finest pop cover bands London has to offer, get in touch with us.

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FAQs

What events do The Upshots play at?

The band have played at all sorts of events, the most common are: Corporate events, weddings, birthdays, awards ceremonies, Bar Mitzvahs, Jewish weddings, PR events, trade shows, charity balls, Christmas parties, celebrity events, TV wrap shows, New Year's Eve celebrations

Can we see The Upshots perform?

The majority of The Upshots' performances are at private events, and the band rarely hold public showcases. However, please speak to the band's manager about any upcoming events which guests can attend.

How do we check availability and make a booking?

Just send us an enquiry on FixTheMusic and we'll be in touch with you asap.

What line-ups are available?

5-piece to 9-piece band + DJ.

Do The Upshots supply sound, lighting & stage production?

For events up-to 200 guests, The Upshots provide all sound equipment which is included in our quote for the band’s service. Over 200 guests we send our technical rider for an external production company to supply all sound equipment required.

We do not provide sound or lighting production for overseas events. It is the responsibility of the client, venue or planner to source the equipment that we require in accordance with the event's technical rider.

Can you provide a DJ?

Included when you book the band are DJ playlists before, between and after the band sets – which is picked to suit the occasion. A separated manned DJ taking requests is available as an add-on.

Can we choose what songs the band play?

Trust must be placed in the band to write the setlist as they deem fit and will read the crowd and make changes as the set progresses live.

What you see in our videos is what you will get at your event – soul, funk, pop and all big hits! Furthermore, the band will always offer to learn and perform a couple’s first dance (if playing at a wedding).

Finishing after midnight?

This is rarely a problem but should be agreed on booking. Our standard quotation is for a midnight finish.

What are the bands set times?

The Upshots play a 120-minute party set, which can be either performed straight, in 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes sets.

How far have do you travel?

Worldwide.

Do you need a stage?

To get the most out of the band we always recommend a raised stage (minimum dimensions 3m X 2m).

Do The Upshots have any personal requirements?

We are not a picky bunch but ask for a green room area and a hot meal with drinks for each musician.

How long do you need to setup?

We ask for 1 - 2 hours for setting up and a soundcheck.


13 reviews

"We hired The Upshots for my daughter's 18th birthday party at our house. It was a fantastic night filled with the perfect music. We will always recommend and try and book them whenever we need a band or DJ."
– Jake Abrahams, 17 August 2021, birthday party in Essex
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"We booked The Upshots for our wedding at Wilderness Reserve and we honestly couldn’t have been happier! The band were incredible and everyone absolutely loved them! They are so talented and such a fun group of musicians too - couldn’t recommend this band enough! Thank you thank you thank you for such an amazing performance and for being the perfect addition to our evening. Emily & Andy x"
– Emily Roome, 31 July 2021, wedding at Wilderness Reserve, Yoxford Road, Saxmundham, UK
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"The Upshots were awesome, thank you! Everyone loved them, hope they enjoyed performing again at last after the past 18 months. Thanks again, Lauren & Charlie."
– Lauren Hartwell, 16 July 2021, wedding at Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Wareham, UK
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"We are a couple from London and decided we wanted a dream destination wedding in the South of France. Music was always going to play a huge part and after discounting the local bands, we hired The Upshots. They provided music at the ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and afterparty with DJ. The 9-piece band was amazing - perfect selection of songs from soul, Motown, pop, rock, classics and many current songs which was amazing. Would always recommend them and loved having them with us on our special day!"
– Lottie & Joe Trent, 15 June 2021, wedding in Cannes, France
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"We were recommended the Upshots by our venue and then having looked at others felt they were absolutely the best band. Modern, energetic and stylish but also played classic soul / Motown. We were thrilled with their performance which had every guest of ours dancing! Will always recommend them for weddings and they are already playing at one of my friends next summer!"
– Claudia Lamela, 1 August 2020, wedding in London
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"Thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a fantastic set of music on Saturday. You guys are absolutely fantastic - best wedding band in London!!!! So many people were asking how we found you and if they could have your contact details - perfect wedding reception music! What a cover band!"
– Lauren & Mitch Eddystone, 14 March 2020, wedding at Landmark Hotel, London
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"Loved every song the guys did – and, being a guitarist, was especially impressed and inspired by Vic’s virtuoso performance – so much so that from that night, I’ve hired him for weekly guitar lessons! The band all round are seriously talented musicians and for sure we’ll look to use them again at any excuse."
– Olivia Newton, 18 October 2019, 50th birthday party in Hampshire
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"We’ve used many signed, well-known bands before for company events and I would say The Upshots (still love the name!) match up with any in terms of talent and crowd reaction, a big thumbs up."
– Alan Machon, 2 October 2019, corporate event for Private Jet Brokerage, Geneva
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"We weren’t sure what we wanted music wise so we left the whole night under Natalie’s supervision – and my goodness did she deliver – all the band were great – especially playing the old 70s numbers with a modern twist – a night we will never forget – they are already booked in to do our next family event!"
– Suzy & Ray Sinclair, 15 September 2019, wedding at Villa Vinci, Tuscany, Italy
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"I just want to say how amazing the bands were and that I truly can’t say thank you enough! Brilliant night and selection of music! Thank you once again – what a band! Would definitely recommend them to anyone!"
– Richard Parkin, 3 September 2019, wedding at Tattershall Castle, London
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"Just a note to say thanks for all your hard work and support on our Christmas Party. Everyone has provided incredibly positive feedback and I know we won’t be looking far for next year’s entertainment!"
– Jordan Hyde, 5 January 2019, Christmas party in Nottingham
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"We booked The Upshots for 2 days at a corporate event in central London. The client was thrilled with the energy and professionalism they brought to the events."
– James Simpson, 3 January 2019, corporate event in London
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic


"We are one of the foremost event bookers in Spain for luxury weddings & private parties. We always recommend The Upshots first to all of our clients who want a fun, energetic and impactful band to take their event to a new level. It's hard to find better performers and singers and the professionalism they always bring impresses all."
– Marielle Evans, 14 October 2018, corporate event in Marbella, Spain
Verified booking Verified booking on FixTheMusic

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Set List

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

New York State Of Mind – Alicia Keys

I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc

Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Andy Williams

Sweet Love – Anita Baker

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Say A Little Prayer For You – Aretha Franklin

Think – Aretha Franklin

Into You – Ariana Grande

Wake Me Up – Avicii

Pompeii – Bastille

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Crazy In Love – Beyoncé

Déjà Vu – Beyoncé

Single Ladies – Beyoncé

I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers

Bad Guy – Billie Eilish

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Finesse – Bruno Mars

24k Magic – Bruno Mars

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Finesse – Bruno Mars

Havanna – Camilla Cabello

Senorita – Camilla Cabello

Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepson

Natural Woman – Carole King

Finally – Cece Peniston

Forget You – Cee-lo Green

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

I Feel For You – Chaka Khan

Good Times – Chic

Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay

Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

7 Days – Craig David

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Bills – Destiny’s Child

Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

The Girl Is Mine – Destinys Child

I’m Coming Out – Dianna Ross

Be The One – Dua Lipa

New Rules – Dua Lipa

One Kiss – Dua Lipa

Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa

Mercy – Duffy

September – Earth Wind And Fire

Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire

Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

Sing – Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

American Boy – Estelle

At Last – Etta James

Play That Sax – Fleur East

You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine

New York New York – Frank Sinatra

Beggin’ – Frankie Valli

Can’t Take My Eyes Of Off You – Frankie Valli

Bamboleo – Gipsy Kings

Volare – Gipsy Kings

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

Starving – Hayley Steinfeld

Abc – Jackson 5

I Want You Back – Jackson 5

Can You Feel It – Jackson 5

Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson Five

I Feel Good – James Brown

Take You Dancing – Jason Derulo

Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Let’s Get Loud – Jenifer Lopez

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynn

Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown

All Of Me – John Legend

Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Dancing In The Moonlight – Jubel

Peaches – Justin Beiber

Sorry – Justin Bieber

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake

Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

Senorita – Justin Timberlake

Touch The Sky – Kanye West

California Girls – Katy Perry

Timber – Kesha

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Just Dance – Lady Gaga

Shallow – Lady Gaga

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Holiday – Madonna

Rude – Magic!

She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

This Love – Maroon 5

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead

All About You – Mcfly

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainer

Cry Me A River – Michael Buble

Feeling Good – Michael Buble

Pyt – Michael Jackson

Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson

Leave Me Alone – Michael Jackson

Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson

Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson

Rock With You – Michael Jackson

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

This Is How We Do It – Montel Jordan

L-o-v-e – Nat King Cole

Hot In Here – Nelly

Wonderwall – Oasis

Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham

Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs

What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

Counting Stars – One Republic

Sitting On The Dock Of A Bay – Otis Redding

Fever – Peggy Lee

Happy – Pharell

Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Ignition Remix – R Kelly

Street Life – Randy Crawford

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles

Diamonds – Rihanna

Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna

Wild Thoughts – Rihanna

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Maria Maria – Santana

Smooth – Santana

Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston

Senorita – Shawn Mendez/ Camilla Cabello

You Might Need Somebody – Shola Ama

21 Seconds – So Solid Crew

Wannabe – Spice Girls

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Dynamite – Taio Cruz

Relight My Fire – Take That

Eight Days A Week – The Beatles

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Let It Be – The Beatles

Twist And Shout – The Beatles

Best Of My Love – The Emotions

You Found Me – The Fray

Shake Your Body Down To The Ground – The Jacksons

Can You Feel It – The Jacksons

Mr Brightside – The Killers

My Girl – The Temptations

Dancing In The Streets – The Vandellas

Save Your Tears – The Weeknd, Ariana Grande

I Can’t Feel My Face – The Wkend

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Waterfalls – Tlc

No Scrubs – Tlc

Sex Bomb – Tom Jones

The 4 Chord Medley – Various Artists

Rap Medley – Various Artists

8 Bar Blues – Various Artists

I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston

Run To You – Whitney Houston

How Will I Know – Whitney Houston

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

Lush Life – Zara Larson

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