About The Upshots – professional cover band based in London
The Upshots are a London based events band like no other.
Performing current pop to classic soul & Motown, this slick 4-7 piece 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!
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 4 - 7 piece line-ups and all in between!
So if you're looking to hire one of the finest pop cover bands London has to offer, get in touch with us.
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, 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?
4-piece to 7-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?
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.
"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 June 2019, wedding at Landmark Hotel, London
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 2018, 50th birthday party in Hampshire
"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 2018, corporate event for Private Jet Brokerage, Geneva
"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 2018, wedding at Villa Vinci, Tuscany, Italy
"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 2018, Christmas party in Nottingham
"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 2017, wedding at Tattershall Castle, London
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Think – Aretha Franklin
Into You – Ariana Grande
Pompeii – Bastille
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Crazy In Love – Beyoncé
Déjà Vu – Beyoncé
Single Ladies – Beyoncé
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
Havanna – Camilla Cabello
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepson
Finally – Cece Peniston
Forget You – Cee-lo Green
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
7 Days – Craig David
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
I’m Coming Out – Dianna Ross
Be The One – Dua Lipa
New Rules – Dua Lipa
Mercy – Duffy
September – Earth Wind And Fire
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
American Boy – Estelle
Play That Sax – Fleur East
You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife – Frank Sinatra
Beggin’ – Frankie Valli
Can’t Take My Eyes Of Off You – Frankie Valli
Abc – Jackson 5
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
I Feel Good – James Brown
Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynn
All Of Me – John Legend
Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Timber – Kesha
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
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
All About You – Mcfly
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainer
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
Wonderwall – Oasis
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
Little Things – One Direction
Counting Stars – One Republic
Happy – Pharell
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Ignition Remix – R Kelly
Diamonds – Rihanna
She’s The One – Robbie Williams
You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Money On My Mind – Sam Smith
Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
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
Mr Brightside – The Killers
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
The 4 Chord Medley – Various Artists
8 Bar Blues – Various Artists
Lush Life – Zara Larson