The Sidekicks
Wedding Band & Party Band
Taunton, Somerset
Insured
£1,200 - £1,500

About The Sidekicks – professional wedding band based in Somerset
18 reviews

Booked 106 times on FixTheMusic

The Sidekicks are a little different, a little quirky and something which is proving to be very popular at weddings and parties.

Performing a large repertoire from pop and rock covers to indie classics, we know exactly how to judge the mood of your event...from a laid-back cocktail set to high-energy music for the dance floor!

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band Somerset has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Bridwell Park in Devon and De Vere Tortworth Court in Wotton-under-Edge, UK.

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More information about The Sidekicks

We love playing the usual party tunes and changing them up in our own style. We also love playing live lounge style tunes.

Based in Weston-super-Mare, the trio have been inspired by bands such as Mumford and Sons and artists including Hozier and we believe that these influences strongly show in our performances.

Since 2012 we have been playing at weddings and events all over the Country including Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucester, London, Liverpool and Newcastle.

We have thought long and hard about the songs we play and we believe they are perfect for all sorts of events including tracks from George Ezra and The Chainsmokers to Queen and The Killers

Neil, Ed and Mike have worked as full-time musicians for over 7 years and have a dedication to make every event as perfect as can be!

We provide a full PA, and stage set with smoke machines and lighting. We want your event to not only sound spectacular but look it!

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

  • Bordeaux, France
  • Bridwell Park, Uffculme, Cullompton, UK
  • Huntsham Court Stables, Tiverton, UK
  • Pennard House, Shepton Mallet, UK
  • De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge, UK
  • Sidmouth Harbour Hotel, Manor Road, Devon, UK
  • The Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh, UK
  • Cefn Tilla Court, Llandenny, Usk
  • Aldwick Estate, Redhill, Bristol, UK
  • Bickham Barn & Farm, Kenn, Exeter, UK
  • Mapperton House & Gardens, Beaminster, UK
  • The Grand Hotel, Torquay
  • Ash Barton Estate, Ash Road, Braunton, UK
  • Berwick Lodge, Bristol, UK
  • Crowcombe Court, Taunton, UK
  • Downside School, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock
  • Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Hotwells, Bristol
  • Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne, UK
  • Dartington Hall, Totnes, UK
  • Newton Ferrers, Plymouth, Devon, UK
  • The Pear Tree, Purton, Swindon, UK
  • Storyteller Bar, North Place, Cheltenham, UK
  • Paintworks Event Space, Brislington, Bristol, UK
  • Musbury, Axminster
  • Allerford, Minehead, UK
  • Cossington, Bridgwater, UK
  • Lydford, Okehampton, UK
  • South Petherton, Somerset, UK

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Weddings

Your wedding is your special day and we offer a package catered around you and your needs. With every booking we provide a fully personal service including an event coordinator who will be your point of contact from booking until the day of the event.

The event coordinator will liaise with the venue and any other suppliers to ensure your wedding goes without a hitch.

We have an extensive back catalogue of songs for all ages and with enough notice we can also include any specific songs that you may require, e.g. for a first dance.

Options

Most of our clients book us as a 3-piece band, with lighting and state of the art sound system for 2 x 45-minute sets, with background music from a laptop in between sets.

We also have an upgrade package available which includes a DJ – this gives you a host for the evening and someone who is available to take requests between and after the band's sets. Both packages come with a stunning light show and top-of-the-range sound system.

So if you're looking for one of the best wedding bands in the South West, look no further!

Clients

Our regular clients include Costa Coffee, Brittany Ferries, Bristol Zoo Garden, Butlin's, Hilton Hotels, The Co-operative, Holiday Inn, Parkwood Leisure.

About Mike (band manager)

Mike plays the guitar and sings in the band. Mike has worked as a musician for several years playing as a solo artist, as part of a duo and with bands. Inspiration for Mike comes not only from the acoustic world but from artists such as Usher, Chris Brown and NeYo.

Although based in the UK, the band can travel across Europe for weddings and events. They have recently been booked on FixTheMusic for weddings in Bordeaux, France.

Check out our recent feature on Firehorse Photography's website following our performance at Marie & Danny's wedding at Chateau La Gauterie, Bordeaux, France.


18 verified reviews

"Still buzzing from an amazing night with The Sidekicks performing at my 40th Birthday Party! If you need to book a band please hire these guys! They are awesome! Everyone loved them!"
– Karen Goold, 22 November 2022, birthday party in Somerset
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“The Sidekicks played our wedding at the weekend, they really made the evening for us and all our guests. Mike has a fantastic voice, the band were flawless and the set list was awesome! My guests loved it and so did we! Mike is also a great guy, helpful and flexible. Couldn't praise more!”
– Emilie Deakin, 20 August 2022, wedding in Somerset
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"Dear Mike and the band, What can we say?! We couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect band and DJ for our wedding. People always say that a good band is key for a wedding, and they are so right! Although we had never met you or heard you live before, we were confident from your videos as well as your efficient communication that you were going to keep our guests dancing all night. Mike, your acoustic sets in both the chapel and for the drinks reception were just right and made everything come together. We loved your voice as well as the choice of songs. When it came to the evening, there is no better way of saying how much we loved you than the fact we didn’t want the night to end and didn’t want to get off the dance floor! As a band, you were all so lovely and really engaged our guests and got everyone dancing! We couldn’t recommend you highly enough! Thank you again, Abigail and Paul."
– Abigail Norris, 19 May 2022, wedding at Bridwell Park, Uffculme, Cullompton, UK
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"We booked the band for our wedding through FixTheMusic website, it was the height of the pandemic and I wanted a local band but research was limited to YouTube. Communication was great and fears over having to move the wedding and lose the band in case of another lockdown were gone as they said they could still play if the dates matched which was such a relief so I booked! Mike called a few weeks before the wedding to chat about the venue, type of music and our first dance. On the night the band was brilliant they sang our first dance and then got everyone on the dance floor for the rest of the night playing songs that all our guests enjoyed, we also had the disco which kept everyone dancing and singing along during the bands break. The guests kept telling me how good the band was and that it was great to hear live music again after so long. Thank you for making our wedding day so special we will always have fun memories of everyone having a fabulous time. If people are looking for a band/disco I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and if I ever need a band again I know who to book!"
– Julia Smith, 30 March 2022, wedding at Haselbury Mill, Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne
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“The Sidekicks played at my daughter's wedding reception. They were absolutely amazing, plus they're eye candy for the ladies. Thank you so much for a brilliant night. Love from the young mother of the bride. x”
– Jules Potter, 12 February 2022, wedding in Bristol
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"Hi Mike, So sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Thanks SO much for playing last Monday - we had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed the music, particularly my friend who was enjoying playing the drums! You made our night by keeping the dance floor filled so thank you! All the best, Faye & Mike."
– Faye Newcombe, 1 November 2021, wedding at The Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh, UK
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"The Sidekicks played at our wedding reception and were fantastic and a highly polished and accomplished band which our guests (& us) absolutely loved. We would highly recommend them to anyone for any occasion. They researched our song preferences and took the time to make our first dance extra special. We're extremely grateful for their efforts and for going that extra mile. Best regards, Michelle & Tom."
– Michelle Sutherland, 10 October 2021, wedding in Bristol
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"Hello, We just wish to say that we're so glad that we chose you as the entertainment for our wedding. It made the evening so much more special and personal for us. Thank you also for taking the time to learn our first dance song and doing a cracking job with it. Overall, you are a highly professional, polished and personable band. We'll happily give you a glowing reference any time for all occasions. Kindest regards, Claire and John Melrose."
– Claire Melrose, 7 October 2021, wedding at Reading Rooms, Allerford, Minehead, UK
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"We booked The Sidekicks for our wedding on 4th September 2021. We definitely made the right call, they were brilliant! Our guests and us had the best time with both the band and the DJ sets all evening long. The band manager Mike was so helpful and great at communicating prior to the wedding, that everything just ran so seamlessly. Thank you for making our special day a really fun and lively evening, it suited our wedding, guests and us perfectly! From the new Mr & Mrs Ireland x"
– Nicola Ireland, 15 September 2021, wedding in Bristol
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“These guys performed at my wedding reception last night they were absolutely brilliant...all of our guests loved them especially my 4-year-old who didn't leave the dance floor. Thank you for making our special evening a fantastic night...you guys were awesome!”
– Stacey Bell, 29 July 2021, wedding in Bristol
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“Played at the wedding of a friend of mine and were excellent. Highly recommended. Handsome bunch too.”
– Janet Mapeltree, 11 December 2020, wedding in Birmingham
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"Hi guys. Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding last month. You had everyone up on the dance floor until the bitter end and so many of our guests have commented on how good you were! We loved you and thank you for creating such a great atmosphere and playing some damn good tunes! Thoroughly recommend The Sidekicks for any event or function."
– Matt and Clem Jones, 14 October 2020, wedding in Gibraltar
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"They were absolutely amazing, thank you so much for a brilliant night.''
– Julia Porter, 18 March 2020, event at Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
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"Mike and the guys played at our wedding in Bordeaux a few weeks ago and were fantastic from start to finish. It was such a pleasure arranging the day with them and absolutely no hassle at all! The music was truly awesome, with everyone on the dance floor from the first dance to the nights close. All of our guests said how much fun they were and how fantastic the mix of music was. I could not recommend them highly enough! Thanks once again to you all."
– Danny Hill, 9 November 2019, wedding at Chateau la Gauterie, Bordeaux, France
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"The Sidekicks performed at our wedding in Bordeaux, France recently. Mike, Brad and Neil were fantastic – their performances were great and a real highlight of the weekend. With the wedding being abroad, we were concerned about logistics but Mike’s planning and professionalism gave us confidence from day 1. Our guests were very impressed with them and they had everyone up dancing. They were really friendly and happy to discuss facilitate our requirements for the weekend. Thanks guys! Many thanks, Charlotte"
– Charlotte Baker, 21 October 2019, wedding at Chateau de La Ligne, Bordeaux, France
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"The Sidekicks played at our wedding and they were awesome!! We had a lot of Hungarian traditions going on (inc the groom playing their bass guitar!!) as it was an English/Hungarian wedding and they just took it all in their stride! Thank you so much, you will be highly recommended by us! Thanks Mike for your communication with us throughout all the preparation and on the day! God bless!"
– Becky Maxwell Csereklye, 23 September 2019, wedding in London
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"The Sidekicks and Chloe played at our wedding on the 2nd of September, and they were absolutely incredible!! They absolutely nailed the first dance - it was amazing! And every other song after that was incredible too! Not only did we think they were amazing, but all of our guests kept asking us who our band was and telling us how good they thought they were. They created such a fab vibe for the evening reception, everyone was up dancing and having the best time! Cannot recommend these guys enough!! They are amazing! Massive thank you to you guys, you absolutely made our night! Lots of love from Mr and Mrs Hannam X"
– Becky Hannam, 14 September 2019, wedding in Bristol
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"Saw these guys at the weekend in Ilfracombe for a friend's wedding! They were fantastic, great music, great voices and had a fab rapport with the audience, they even allowed me to join the band (even as I was a little drunk)!!! would Defo recommend these lads!!! AWESOME!”
– Lisa Tibbetts (Anstice), 18 April 2019, wedding in Ilfracombe
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Set List

Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers

Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon

Marry You - Bruno Mars

September - Earth, Wind And Fire

The Best - Tina Turner

Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang

Shotgun - George Ezra

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran

Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa

Riptide - Vance Joy

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Lion Man - Mumford And Sons

Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon

Blame It On Me - George Ezra

Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran

Black Or White - Michael Jackson

Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader

Mmm Bop - Hanson

Keep On Moving - Five

Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Faith - George Michael

Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams

Dakota - Stereophonics

Closer - Chainsmokers

Wake Me Up - Avicci

Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

Respect - Erasure

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

My Brightside - The Killers

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

500 Miles - The Proclaimers

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

Angels - Robbie Williams

Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis

I’ll Be There For You - The Rembrandts

Stand By Me - Ben E King

Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles

Dance Monkey - Tones And I

Waterfalls - Tlc

Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

The Escape - Rupert Holmes

Pompeii - Bastille

Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran

Wonderwall - Oasis

Budapest - George Ezra

Hold Back The River - James Bay

Yellow - Coldplay

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

Breakfast At Tiffanies - Deep Blue Something

Sit Down - James

King - Years And Years

Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty

Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

Before I Fall To Pieces - Razorlight

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

All About That Bass - Megan Trainor

The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

Hot Steppa - Ini Kamoze

No Diggity - Black Street

I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

She's The One - Robbie Williams

Price Tag - Jessie J

Fast Car - Tracey Chapman

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Bad Moon Rising - Ccr

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Buck Rogers - Feeder

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Don’t Matter Now - George Ezra

Happiness - Mcfly

I Got You Babe - Ub40

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

Karma Chameleon - Boy George

Naive - The Kooks

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