Pop Academy

Wedding Band & Party Band

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Brighton, East Sussex
£2,055 (avg. price)
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About Pop Academy – professional party band based in Sussex, UK

Pop Academy is a four-piece, male-fronted party band that knows just how to light up the dance floor.

Their live performance consists of their unique covers band tribute show - The Ultimate Party Hits Voyage - which features strong voices, harmonies in the background, and skilled musicianship.

Performing songs through the decades of non-stop pop, rock, party, disco funk, soul, indie, and Britpop classics with a huge repertoire jam-packed with the best music available.

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They are a standout act, admired for their unrivalled chemistry onstage, their exciting and engaging live performance, and renowned for their lighthearted crowd interaction.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at The Piper in Saint Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

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More information about Pop Academy

Pop Academy has performed on stage alongside Beyoncé, won five American Express Customer Service Awards, and even appeared at Glastonbury!

Sky Sports, American Express, O2, Getty Images, Deloitte, and Britvic are a few examples of elite business clients.

Their combined experience in the music industry includes playing, writing, recording, and teaching for major artists. The combination of such a talented group of renowned musicians has led to bustling dance floors across the UK!

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The band is completely self-sufficient and offer a FREE manned playlist DJ service with all bookings up until midnight. They'll also provide a complimentary light show synced to their performance plus a supply of ambient uplighting for the venue.

This cutting-edge equipment can be adjusted in size to fit any venue, either upscaled or downscaled.

Acoustic duo or trio choices are available in alongside the standard 4-piece lineup of male lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, and drums, demonstrating the versatility of Pop Academy.

Also, you have a ton of add-ons at your disposal. If you don't want the party to end, you can extend the live music performance by an additional 30 minutes and move the closing time to later to accommodate all the extra songs.

As background music during dinner or for an afternoon drinks gathering, Pop Academy also offers acoustic duo or trio sets. Also, you can ask for an early arrival if you're pressed for time (for an additional fee).

The band can adapt their appearance to meet your needs. If you like, they can dress more informally for private parties and less formal events while still wearing suits and boots for award ceremonies and weddings. Let Pop Academy know what you need, and they'll dig into their closets to find it.

Pop Academy is a four-piece band and prefers a stage size of 5 x 4 meters, although they will use any available space.

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11 Verified Reviews

"Amazing!! They absolutely rocked our wedding, and got everyone up at dancing… yep even those people 😂 They also were really friendly and enjoyed a good chin wag after and a beer. It just felt like they belonged. Ian was also fantastic the whole way through the lead up and made sure everything went swimmingly. 1000% recommend. You will not be disappointed!!"

Emily Moore, 2 April 2024, wedding in Crawley, UK
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"I booked Ian and Pop Academy on your website having seen their videos. It was my 70th birthday gift to a best friend Geraldine whose party it was. Ian was so communicative from day one and made all the arrangements so easy. On the night he and the band were fun friendly and fantastic! They played everything on Geraldine’s playlist….and more ….with such joy and enthusiasm that affected us all. It was non stop dancing with Ian joining us on the dance floor and singing to Geraldine which made her birthday so special. We may be in our 70s but love all the latest music plus a splash of oldies which the band delivered. Their sound and Ian’s voice is spot on! I totally recommend the band to anyone looking for the best celebration and guarantee that Ian will make it the best possible occasion. Thank you, Penny Horne."

Penny Horne, 20 June 2023, 70th birthday party at The Piper, Norman Road, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, UK
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"Pop Academy and Ian especially were amazing! Recruited for an awards event they pulled out all the stops. From start to finish including set up they were so good at communication as well as the band act itself. Since the event on Saturday, there has been nothing but praise about the band! Thank you for being so amazing and making sure the music was good for all in attendance! You are all awesome! Massive shout out to Ian for making our event so special!"

Stacey Outen-McQueen, 17 March 2023, awards ceremony in London, UK
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"Pop Academy absolutely made our work party! They are such a talented group, really got the party going and put on an incredible show that was very personal and fun! They also provided amazing service prior to the event, quick to respond to messages and were extremely accommodating. Would definitely recommend! Thanks so much guys!"

Sophie Jones, 3 December 2022, corporate party in London, UK
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"Just wow!!! What a great band. From the very first message right through to their arriving & setting up the lads were just amazing. Cannot thank them enough to help me celebrate my 50th birthday with such a fabulous live gig. All the songs I loved, even an extra Dolly song for my partner 🥰 these lads will not let you down. Amazing xxx"

Jo Babcock, 22 October 2022, birthday party in Brighton, UK
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"So what can I say that hasn't already been said? The Pop Academy lived up to & exceeded expectations. From making first contact with Ian and discussing plans & requirements to packing away after my husband Tom's 70th birthday celebration in our garden, the band were personable, friendly & professional. The music they played or included on the playlist was as requested, and was perfect for all guests to enjoy. Ian always checked that I was happy with how things were and were very reassuring, especially when he first arrived and could see how stressed I was so that I was finally able to enjoy the party too. So many of our guests asked how I found the band, and comments such as "they're amazing", "superb band", "they're great, aren't they" & from the birthday boy himself "wow" are further testaments as to why you should seriously consider them for your event. Even uninvited neighbours, days later, said they enjoyed the music. Thank you Ian, Sam, James & Greg - you made our party memorable. We're still talking about it!"

Tom & Bev Fallon, 27 August 2022, birthday party in Seaford, UK
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"I had the Pop Academy playing at my mini-festival birthday! I cannot thank them enough for such a great night! They had the crowd going for the full set, and interacted with everyone! We love you guys and we will have you back for the next event!!"

Cheryl Roberts, 19 August 2022, birthday party in Brighton, UK
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"We hired the Pop Academy for our festival-style wedding on 11 June 2022. We could not have been happier from start to finish. Ian got in touch and introduced himself and discussed everything we needed to know. They were great at communicating with us and going through our music choices. On the day they kept us updated with their arrival time. The live music was so incredible, it was really amazing that the whole band got involved with our guests changing the odd word in a song and having a dance with us all. It really made our wedding having such a great live band, all of our guests commented brilliant they were too. We would definitely recommend. Thank you so much. Fran and James"

Fran & James Palmer, 11 June 2022, wedding in Rye, UK
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"We booked Pop Academy for my husband's 40th birthday party. Everything was easy from booking the band and arranging all details. The band arrived in good time to set up their 'band castle' gazebo and all the equipment in our garden which looked really impressive with all the lights to create a great party atmosphere. The song list was spot-on to cater for the mixed-age group and they were happy to take requests. Everyone was very complimentary of the band they had everybody up dancing! It will definitely be a party to remember! Highly recommended!!"

Hannah Mccann, 2 April 2022, birthday party in Maidstone, UK
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"From the day we first booked Pop Academy, Ian kept in contact with us throughout the months leading up to our big day. The performance they put on at our wedding was absolutely amazing, guests of all ages were up dancing. Great selection of songs. One of the highlights for us was that the band took the time to learn our first dance. We as a couple will never forget that! Having Pop Academy helped complete our amazing day. When all your guests ask how we chose the band and the man running our photo booth comes and asks saying “I’ve been to a lot of weddings and this is one of the best bands I have ever heard”, Just confirms what a success they were. We recommend to all and will definitely use them again for family celebrations. Thank you Pop Academy & Fix The Music."

Nicki & Shaun Germain, 31 March 2022, wedding in Brighton, UK
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"Booked Pop Academy for my 70th birthday party. They are the perfect party band probably for any occasion. Extremely versatile and accommodating. Ian provided excellent communication throughout the booking procedure and would definitely recommend them. They really got everyone up dancing and made my evening extra special."

Marion Pooley, 26 March 2022, 70th birthday party in Guildford, UK
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Set List


Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Everybody - Backstreet Boys
Friends Theme - Rembrandts
Believe - Cher
No Scrubs - TLC
Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Everybody Get Up - 5Ive
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
Place Your Hands - Reef
Alright - Supergrass
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Freed From Desire - Gala
Common People - Pulp
Get What You Give - New Radicals
No Diggity - Blackstreet & Dre
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Wonderwall - Oasis
She’s Electric - Oasis
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie
Roll With It - Oasis
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Country House - Blur
Song 2 - Blur
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Dance The Night - Mavericks
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
MMMBop - Hanson
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
When You're Gone - B Adams Mel C
Basket Case - Greenday
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue..
Stars - Simply Red


Mr Brightside - The Killers
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
I Got A Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Hey Ya - Outkast
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Last Nite - The Strokes
Reach - S Club 7
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Pumpin' On Yr Stereo - Supergrass
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhls
Sk8r Boi - Avril Lavigne
Moving To NY - Wombats
Sound Of Underground - G Aloud
Smooth - Santana
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon
Dakota - Stereophonics
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Murder On Dancefloor - S E Bexter
I Bet You Look - Arctic Monkeys
Baby One More Time - Britney
Toxic - Britney Spears
Don't Stop Moving - S Club 7
Stacy's Mom - Fountains OfWayne
A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
By The Way - RHCP
Man I Feel Like A Woman - S Twain
Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
Umbrella - Rihanna
Moving Too Fast - Artful Dodger
When The Sun - Arctic Monkeys
Year 3000 - Busted
Five Colours In Her Hair - Mcfly
All These Things - Arctic Monkeys
Don't Call Me Baby - M Avenue
Lady - Mojo
Spinning Around - Kylie

2010 to Modern

Single Ladies – Beyonce
Human - Rag N Bone Man
Firework – Katy Perry
Bang Bang - Jessie J
Hypersonic Missiles - Sam Fender
Flowers – Miley Cyrus
Hold Me Closer – Britney/ Elton
Giant – Rag N Bone Man
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Uptown Funk - M Ronson & B Mars
Happy - Pharrell Williams
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Can’t Stop Feeling - J Timberlake
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Higher Love - Whitney & Kygo
​Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Sushi Restaurant - Harry Styles
Pumped Up Kicks – F The People
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
Don’t You Worry - S House Mafia
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Cold Heart – Dua Lipa/Elton John
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
As It Was – Harry Styles
American Boy - Estelle
We Found Love - Rihanna
Levitating – Dua Lipa
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
What’s Love Got With It? – Kygo
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Treasure - Bruno Mars
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Sugar - Maroon 5
What Makes You Beautiful – 1D
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Riptide - Vance Joy
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Wrapped Up – Olly Murrs
Shotgun – George Ezra
Gold Dust – DJ Fresh
Unstoppable – Sia
Late Night Talking – Harry Styles
Green Green Grass - George Ezra
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran


Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
Never Too Much - Luther Van Dros
Faith - George Michael
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Wake Me Up Go Go- G Michael
Come On Eileen - D M Runners
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
You Make My Dreams - H & Oates
There She Goes – The La Las
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
Just Can’t Get Enough – D Mode
Two Hearts – Phil Collins
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
You Got The Love – Candi Station
9-5 - Dolly Parton
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
Kiss - Prince
Sit Down - James
Play That Funky Music - W Cherry
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Don't You Want Me? - H League
What's Love? - Tina Turner
Footsteps - Womack & Womack
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Don’t Have To Take Clothes - JS
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Edge Of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
Stop Me - The Smiths

50's, 60's & 70's

September - Earth Wind & Fire
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
That's The Way - KC & S Band
Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman
Night Fever - Bee Gees
Le Freak - Chic
Good Times - Chic
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Twist & Shot - The Beatles
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
In The Midnight Hour - W Pickett
Mustang Sally - W Pickett
Build Up Buttercup - Foundations
I Feel Good - James Brown
Dancing In The Street - M Reeves
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Long Train Runnin - D Brothers
Stuck In The Middle - S Wheel
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Alright Now - Free
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Rocking All Over World - S Quo
Get Up Offa That Thing - J Brown
Sweet Home Alabama - L Skynyrd
Jungle Boogie - Kool And The Gang
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charless
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Gimme Some Lovin’ - B Brothers
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Hound Dog - Elvis
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles
My Generation - The Who
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Aint No Mountain - Marvin Gaye
Beggin' - Frankie Vali

First Dance / Ceremony / Slow Dance

Stand By Me - Ben E King
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Truly Madly Deeply – S Garden
Only Love – Ben Howard
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
I Don’t Want To Miss – Aerosmith
Amazed – Lonestar
The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Until I Found You – S Sanchez
Make It With You – Bread
Happy Together – The Turtles
Hold My Girl – George Ezra
The One – Kodaline
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Shape Of My Heart – Sting
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Sitting On The Dock - Otis Redding
Yellow – Coldplay
Let’s Go Together – T Grennan
Greatest Day – Take That
Your Song – Elton John
All Of Me – John Legend
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
I Only Wanna Be With U – Dodie
Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
You Are The Best – R Lamontagne
With Or Without You - U2
I Knew I Loved You - S Garden

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Summer of 69 - Pop Academy
Teenage Dirtbag - Pop Academy
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Pop Academy
Medley 1 - Pop Academy
Medley 2 - Pop Academy
Everybody Get Up! - Pop Academy
Gimme Some Lovin - Pop Academy
No Scrubs - Pop Academy
Rock DJ - Pop Academy
Roll with it - Pop Academy
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