About Aces High – indie rock party band based in Essex
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Aces High are a covers band / wedding band from Essex, available for hire. We have a large repertoire of rock, indie and pop at our disposal, suited for most types of function. Our sound system is suited for most smaller/medium venues, and arrangements can be made for larger venues if required. Any special requirements (e.g. quieter/acoustic sets) can normally be accommodated, as can specific song requests (provided enough notice is given).
If you're considering booking us, please take a minute to read the following information.
What you'll get for your Wedding or Event
We are a four-piece band, comprising of two guitarists / vocalists, one bassist and one drummer. We are all experienced musicians, having all played in touring bands over the years, and will conduct ourselves in a professional and polite manner.
We choose our songs based on audience reaction and feedback over the years, a constantly evolving process of honing after each performance. The result, we feel, is a lively, interesting and diverse set, full of numbers that most people will instantly recognise.
We normally play two sets of one hour each, but this is flexible. Should you require it, we can provide music for the breaks when we're not playing, by means of a laptop playlist running through the PA.
We will present ourselves appropriately for the occasion, looking equally acceptable for a formal or informal function. Our normal attire is casual-but-smart shirt and ties affair, and we'll happily do up our top buttons and tuck our shirts in should you require it!
Equipment / Liability
We have our own 2kW PA system, which is suitable for most small to medium venues. For larger venues, arrangements can be made for a more powerful PA, and engineer.
All our equipment is PAT tested annually, and we are each insured for public liability.
The amount we charge can vary considerably based on a number of factors; for example, length of set, location, special equipment requirements etc. We feel our rates are reasonable, and we never take the mick.
It may seem obvious, but please bear in mind that live bands, by their very nature, are not quiet. Please check with your venue that they are happy to accommodate a live band, and that no sound restriction equipment is in place. These devices will cut off the electricity if a certain volume threshold is reached, often way below the level at which it would be possible to play (the drum kit alone is a loud piece of kit and cannot be 'turned down').
If you would prefer a quieter set, you may wish to consider our acoustic option. This is recommended for very small venues, or more relaxed, intimate events where 'background music' is all that's required.
The band has just been booked on FixTheMusic for a corporate event in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
"We booked Aces High to play at my husbands 40th party last Saturday and wow I'm so glad we did! They were absolutely brilliant! They played a wide range of songs to suit everyone's taste from Katy Perry to The Proclaimers to Daft Punk. All our guests at the party loved them and the dance floor was packed literally all night!! We highly recommend for any party or wedding! They're also a nice bunch of guys too. Thank-you so much!"
– Anna Fiddes, 15 March 2017
"Wow. What a night. Ian and the band, Aces High played at our wedding on the 16th July 2016 and were absolutely amazing. They nailed the first dance and played excellently throughout. They are genuinely a great group of blokes and definitely come highly recommended. Thank you so much..x"
– Danielle Dow, 18 July 2016
"I found Aces High after trawling the net for covers bands who play in the area. After emailing Ian we went to watch one of their public gigs and were sold. Great repertoire with a bit of something for everyone, also featuring a few more unusual songs to keep the serious music fans happy. Daft Punk next to the Foo Fighters, what's not to like! Great communication from the outset via email and very accommodating to our needs. Everyone loved it and I would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks again"
– Andrew Credland, 13 June 2016
"The best wedding band. Reasonable and talented. You guys played awesome songs at our wedding and were accommodating to our personal requests. I think all of our guests were dancing at one point , including my mum (which is really saying something )! We had so many guests comment on how good you were . If you were considering having Aces High at your wedding or event ...Do it! They did a great job."
– Sophie El-Goocho Chesters, 31 May 2016
"Aces High played our wedding in April this year and were great. They played a variety of Indy, rock and threw in some classics. They had everyone up dancing and were great entertainment. I couldn't recommend them any higher ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
– Kev Utton, 11 April 2016
"Aces High were fantastic as our wedding band. We had so many compliments on how good they were and they played some fantastic tracks! Would definitely recommend! Thank you!"
– Sarah Robinson, 8 October 2015
"Amazing band and great guys... played both our wedding and my husbands surprise 30th because we loved them so much! 100% recommend!"
– Amy Campbell, 30 August 2015
"Brilliant! Played at our festival themed wedding and absolutely smashed it!!"
– Chelsea Kelsall, 14 July 2015
– Lisa Lawrence, 22 June 2015