The Wildcards
Wedding Band & Party Band
Watford, Hertfordshire
Insured
£943 (avg. price)

About The Wildcards – professional covers band based in Hertfordshire
18 reviews

Booked 34 times on FixTheMusic

If you want nothing but the best live music for your party, wedding or corporate function, then get in touch with The Wildcards.

With a unique, large and professional sound, The Wildcards will electrify the atmosphere at any event and transform a good night into an amazing one.

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The energy and sheer musicianship of The Wildcards engages any audience, young or old so let us get up on stage so you can get down on the floor.

Whatever music you require The Wildcards have it covered, choose your own songs for a premium price or pick from our standard set list if on a budget.

Background music can also be provided via iPod when the band is not on stage if you want to save on expensive DJ costs so all musical aspects of your event are catered for.

Our repertoire is vast and includes such artists as Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Coldplay, Reef, The Beatles, Jet, Stevie Wonder and many more.

If you want something different, energetic and better than your average, book The Wildcards and we will bring the festival experience to you.

If new music is your thing and you want an original act for your venue or festival, look no further – The Wildcards band have over two hours of stunning original material and look to promote it whenever and wherever they can.

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

  • Lincoln
  • Sutton, Surrey
  • The Bell in Ticehurst

So if you're looking for one of the finest cover bands Hertfordshire has to offer, get in touch with The Wildcards.

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Performance details

  • We can perform outdoors
  • We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
  • Our equipment is PAT tested
  • We own a PA system

History

The Wildcards formed in early 2003 in Hertfordshire as an original band. After meeting in 2002, Zac (vocals, guitar) and Matt (drums) spent six months writing and recording music before working with various bass players to produce the distinctive The Wildcards sound.

3 years was then spent gigging around the country where they shared the stage with such acts as Enter Shikari, The Subways and Fun Loving Criminals.

The Wildcards music was also heard worldwide with repeated airtime on British Forces Radio, Pirate FM and Absolute Radio and also provided the soundtrack for surfers and skaters on Channel Four’s Extreme Sports Show.

Further success came after winning the UK Emergenza music festival in 2006 which in turn saw them whisked to perform at Germany’s Glastonbury equivalent, The Taubertal Festival.

This led to further tours of the UK and the band recording debut single ‘Slide Away‘ in 2008.

Now in their thirties (their prime!!) the band have decided to take a different direction and are reaching a larger audience by playing a predominately covers based set.

This has meant bookings in many venues that would not have booked the band previously.

The band now pride themselves as being one of the greatest covers acts in the UK whilst continuing to promote their original music.

The Wildcards were recently booked on FixTheMusic for a wedding at Washingborough Hall Hotel in Lincoln.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding band Hertfordshire has to offer, get in touch with The Wildcards.


FAQs

How do The Wildcards sound like a 4 piece with just 3 members?

Without blowing our own trumpets too much, it's because of years of experience and bags of talent. The Wildcards have been performing together for over ten years so everything clicks, the harmonies are flawless and the rhythm section is the tightest in the land.

Nothing but top quality equipment is used and Zac's voice has a full, rich tone. All of this plus the huge effort and energy the band puts in adds up to one hell of a sound.

How much room does the band need?

The more space the better (Matt is 6 feet 7 tall!) but we can squeeze into tight spaces when required. A 10-foot square is about the smallest area we would need for all of the equipment.

How loud are you?

The Wildcards are a full on party rock band so we are not quiet. For smaller venues please bear in mind that the full band are a very full-sounding outfit – this is pure party Rock 'N' Roll after all so please check with your venue if they have any noise restrictions.

If the volume levels need restricting we can provide, electronic drums or acoustic instruments to keep the levels down. Please ask about these options when booking if you require them. We want your event to be everything you want it to be so let us know your requirements.

How long do The Wildcards perform for?

The Wildcards offer either 2 x 1-hour sets or 3 x 40-minute sets. If you require more this can be arranged but may affect the price. Please don't be afraid to ask when you book if you do require additional material.

Do The Wildcards provide their own sound and lighting?

The band have a 1600 Watt PA which will be provided and is perfect for most wedding and party venues. However, if you have chosen an exceptionally large venue you may want to consult with them as to if they provide a house PA that's designed specifically for them.

This is to ensure the fullest sound possible. A standard lighting rig is also be provided by us but again for larger venues you may want to discuss if they have their own equipment.

Can The Wildcards perform our first dance?

Of course, we will give anything a go and if the song does not suit the style of the band than we can play the original through our PA to ensure you have the best representation for your big day.

Can The Wildcards perform songs we request?

Once again we will try anything but if songs do not work within our setup we will let you know. Also if large amounts of extra songs are requested we will need to pass on the cost of additional rehearsal to you. This is not a major cost so please enquire about this when you book.

What happens during the band's interval?

We have a laptop packed full of top party tunes to keep the party rocking while the band are offstage. This comes as part of the standard price.


18 verified reviews

"Hi Ed, Thank you for your email. We have been away for a few days, and I was going to email Zac also, but the band was incredible. They played a set that was perfect for our celebration and we had a great time! Our family and friends also enjoyed themselves and we had so many comments about how good the band were. Thank you for your support and organising the booking. All the best, Steve."
– Steve H, 7 September 2020, wedding in Buckinghamshire
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"The Wildcards were fantastic and all our guests really enjoyed the evening. The guys themselves were really friendly and flexible in what we needed even when Zac had started playing our first dance and then had to stop as some of my family were missing :-) I was so impressed that they had taken the time to learn our first dance as this was their usual sort of music but they had taken the time to do it for us. I would not hesitate in booking them again and will certainly be recommending them to people. Best Wishes, Eve."
– Eve Brookes, 23 March 2020, wedding in Hampshire
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"These guys were AWESOME! Can't praise The Wildcards highly enough, their set was fantastic and had everyone up and dancing. They sounded fantastic! Everyone who's written and spoken to us about how much they enjoyed the evening has praised the band, both for how great they sounded and for their varied and electric set list. Their professionalism was really appreciated by me too - they had everything under control which meant we could just enjoy ourselves. Booking The Wildcards was the best decision we made; highly, highly recommend them to everyone! Don't hesitate!"
– Tracey Hayes, 17 March 2020, wedding in Hertfordshire
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"The Wildcards were amazing. So friendly and professional. Got people up dancing all night. Would definitely recommend."
– Tara Griffiths, 19 December 2019, wedding in West Bromwich
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"Hi Zac, just to say thanks for putting on a great show on Saturday. Becky and I had a great time as did all the guests and you guys were really good."
– James McLeod, 6 December 2019, wedding at Washinborough Hall, Washingborough, Lincoln
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"The Wildcards put on an amazing performance for our wedding. Not only did they learn our first dance request, but they kept the whole party dancing all night. We have had great feedback from all our guests and can't recommend these talented guys highly enough."
– Matt & Helen Scarrott, 29 October 2019, wedding in Stanford, Biggleswade
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"The Wildcards played at our wedding and they were absolutely brilliant! The dance floor was packed all night. They even learned our first dance which topped off the day! I would thoroughly recommend them, really professional with a great sound!"
– Michelle Smith, 1 October 2019, wedding in Sutton, Surrey
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"Hi Zac, Jon and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to your guys for Friday. You were absolutely awesome and totally nailed our first dance song. Thanks for playing the perfect mix of music and being so fun! Thanks for everything, The new Mr and Mrs Prince."
– Jenny Prince, 20 September 2019, wedding in Sutton, Surrey
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"The Wildcards were simply exceptional. Such nice guys and they play so well it is hard to believe they are a three-piece band. They were playing at our Wedding reception and we had agreed that they would play three sets. Zack warned me that the first set might not get that many people dancing, so that might end up being a shorter one. However, they were so good that the party started pretty much from the end of the first (bride and groom) dance to their very last song. We could not have asked for anything more and they were so good, guests kept coming up to me and asking how I had managed to book such an amazing band. I cannot thank them enough for the care and effort they put in and for making our special day even more special. Thank you so much The Wildcards. Many thanks, Tim."
– Tim Smith, 5 September 2019, wedding at Macdonald Ansty Hall in Coventry
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"The booking couldn't have been easier, Zac, one of the band members contacted me before the event and confirmed the finer details, so I was happy knowing what to expect. They arrived and set up punctually and were all extremely nice guys. The performance was amazing, I am so pleased with everything they did, we all danced all night and they gave the party the exact atmosphere I wanted. I will definitely book them again."
– Samantha Paton, 18 March 2019, birthday party in Surrey
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"Zac phoned me a few weeks before the event to ask what I would like them to play and contact remained excellent. He kept me informed of their estimated arrival time and turned up way before my event was due to start. The Wildcards are a great trio of unassuming guys, they were friendly and approachable from the time they arrived till they left some seven or eight hours later. As soon as I heard them playing Sex on Fire for their sound check I knew that the evening was going to go well, I asked them to play what they thought the partygoers would enjoy and they got it spot on. Every text, phone call and FB message I have received contains a comment on how good the band were, can't recommend them highly enough."
– David Jenkinson, 13 March 2019, birthday party in Essex
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"Just amazing! The booking process was straightforward and the band were amazing! Everyone at the party asked how we found them :) a really great set of guys - friendly, polite and fantastic musicians! I wish them all the best luck for the future and I hope to be able to book them again (just need an excuse!) Cheers!"
– Samantha Borrett, 9 February 2019, private party in Hampshire
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"The Wildcards were exactly what I'd hoped for and more, such lovely guys and had us up dancing until the very, very end. A massive thank you for making our night and for all the energy you put into your sets, I would definitely book you again. Thank you, Suzanne & Glenn."
– Suzanne Barker, 15 October 2018, wedding in Essex
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"Absolutely fantastic. Zac was a pleasure to deal with and so accommodating to requests of songs. During the evening they kept the party feeling going and everyone was very complimentary about them. They truly were great and helped to make our wedding a very special and memorable occasion. Would highly recommend them to others."
– Sara Norman, 24 September 2018, wedding in Surrey
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"The Wildcards were a brilliant choice for my 40th Birthday party. Zac was great to deal with from the start and the band really got everyone dancing and singing on the night. I've had so many people say just how amazing the band were. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. They made my birthday party an experience to remember - for me and for my friends."
– Chrissy McDougall, 19 September 2018, birthday party in Surrey
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"Great band. Really accommodating with special request songs and timings on the night when things fell behind schedule. Everyone loved them and liked the fact they aren't your typical wedding band."
– Fiona And Carl Jones, 3 September 2018, wedding in London
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"I just want to say thank you so much for coming out to Verbier, Switzerland to play at our wedding. You were absolutely awesome and played a fantastic selection of songs - the dance floor was packed for the whole evening. All of our guests commented on what a great band and how musically talented you were. It really made the evening. I'd also like to say thank you for learning Rock and Roll. As someone who plays music, I appreciate it might not have been the easiest song to pick up (especially if you have other gigs and requests going on at the same time). I was absolutely delighted when that signature drum beat started, and I'd highly recommend adding it to your permanent set list! You will definitely be our first port of call for any other occasion when we need a live band."
– Freddie Wilson, 20 August 2018, wedding in Switzerland
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"The band were amazing from start to finish! They arrived early to set up before the guests arrived and sound checked. We asked for 3 x 40min sets to spread it out across the party which worked great. All of our guests thought the band were amazing! They even kindly learnt a couple of extra songs for us! Really great bunch of guys willing to do what they can to provide a GREAT band! Thanks again!"
– Adam Nelson, 11 July 2018, wedding in Hertfordshire
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Audio samples
Uptown Funk - Mars/Ronson
Blame It on Me - George Ezra
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Thinking Out Loud (acoustic) - Ed Sheeran
Hold Back The River (acoustic) - James Bay
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Starman - David Bowie
My Generation - The Who
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Set List
90's To Present

Riverboat Song - Ocean Colour Scene

Naked - Reef

Hush - Kula Shaker

Mrs Robinson - The Lemonheads

God Put A Smile On Your Face - Coldplay

Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon

Place Your Hands - Reef

Two Princes - Spin Doctors

When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai

Valerie - The Zutons

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz

I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs

Wonderwall - Oasis

Parklife - Blur

Mr Brightside - The Killers

Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

50's And 60's Covers

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis

La Bamba - Richie Valens

Twist 'n' Shout - The Beatles

Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry

You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Stand By Me - Ben E King

My Generation - The Who

Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles

Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix

Who's Lovin You - Jackson 5

Hot To Handle - Otis Redding

Eight Days A Week - The Beatles

Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix

Lady Madonna - The Beatles

When You're Strange - The Doors

Come Together - The Beatles

Paint It Black (acoustic) - Rolling Stones

Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

Substitute - The Who

Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly

Let It Be - The Beatles

I Feel Good - James Brown

70's And 80's Covers

Queen - We Will Rock You

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

Live And Let Die - Wings

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

Suspicious Minds - Elvis

Roxanne - The Police

Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

Alright Now - Free

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Message In A Bottle - The Police

Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder

Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams

Kiss - Prince

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

Saturday Nights Alright - Elton John

Live And Let Die - Paul Mccartney

Who's Lovin You - Jackson 5

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