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The Kingmakers
Wedding Band & Party Band
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Pop Covers, Soul, Funk, Rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Male Vocals, Acoustic Option, DJ Service
£1,650 - £2,500

About The Kingmakers – professional wedding band based in Hertfordshire
11 reviews

Booked 17 times on FixTheMusic

The Kingmakers are a group of the UK’s most talented, versatile and professional session musicians who combine a wealth of musical knowledge and experience to create a highly energetic, fun and dynamic stage performance.

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Collectively, the band have clocked up a vast amount of live, recording and TV experience and have worked alongside some of the world’s renowned pop artists such as Jason Derulo, Just Jack, Beyonce, Groove Armada, James McCartney, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Julio Iglesias, Rumer, Cee Lo Green, Craig David and Jason Mraz (to name but a few).

Armed with an eclectic blend of music from the 60’s all the way through to modern chart hits, their versatility enables The Kingmakers to cater for any occasion.

And, to cover an even greater depth of material, additional musicians such as a female singer, horn section or backing vocalists can also be added to the line-up to give your party that extra wow factor.

Specific song requests are always welcomed, and the constantly updated song list will always be tailored to your event depending on the age range of your guests and of course your personal requirements.

Our set list includes songs by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, through to The Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers.

The Kingmakers are suitable for all types of events and venues. They specialise in performing at weddings, corporate events, product launches, university balls, and private functions and will travel anywhere in the UK and abroad (especially to mainland Europe including France, Italy and Spain) to add that electric party atmosphere to your event.

The band recently performed at Masia Egara in Spain for a stunning destination wedding.

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

  • Piedmont, Italy
  • Huntsham Court, Tiverton, UK
  • Cascais, Portugal
  • Bolton Abbey, UK
  • Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Guernsey
  • St Bart's Brewery, West Smithfield, London
  • Masia Egara, Terrassa, Spain
  • Saint-Privat-des-Prés, France
  • Sifnos, Greece
  • Castell d'Empordà, Spain
  • Upchurch, UK

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


How do I book The Kingmakers Band for my event?

Just send us an enquiry on FixTheMusic and we'll respond directly to you with a quote. When you're ready to book, you just need to pay a 25% deposit securely on FixTheMusic.

What type of music does the band play and can I have an input?

We play an eclectic blend of music from the 60s through to modern chart hits in order to cater for every occasion. We will always discuss your musical preferences with you before the event in order to create the perfect party atmosphere tailored to your needs.

Can the band play special requests?

We are happy to play one or two special requests in order to personalise your event.

How long does the band play for and what happens in the breaks?

The band typically play 2 x 1-hour sets or 3 x 40-minute sets and play music from an iPod or laptop in any breaks and after the performance until our agreed finish time, usually 12 midnight. We can play music from your iPod if you prefer.

For really seamless transitions and a party into the small hours why not consider our DJ option.

Does the band have public liability insurance?

Yes, we are covered by The Musicians Union up to 10 million pounds and will provide a certificate on request.

Is the band’s equipment PAT tested?

Yes, all our equipment is regularly PAT tested and a certificate will be provided on request.

How much space does the band need?

The band requires a 4m x 3m flat surface or stage to perform on. The show band (6 musicians or more) will require a larger area of 5m x 4m.

When do the band set up and how long does it take?

The band generally arrives at 6pm and take around 1 hour to set up and line check depending on ease of access. The show band will require around 2 hours to set up and sound check.

Do I need to provide PA or lighting equipment?

We bring a full 4K PA system and stage lighting to every event.

Will the band be able to play if there is a sound limiter?

We regularly work with sound limiters and generally they are not too much of a problem. However, you should always check decibel settings with the venue and bandleader prior to booking.

Can I see the band perform live before my event?

Due to the nature of the band, our public gigs are a little infrequent. Please watch our videos and listen to our audio samples to get an idea of how we will look and sound!

All the videos and MP3s on our profile were recorded live and without any overdubbing or special effects and give a very clear indication of how we look and sound live.

Do I need to provide anything else for the band on the night?

Generally, we spend anything from 6 and 10 hours on an event so we do ask for a hot meal and a few soft drinks to be provided.

11 verified reviews

"James, just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the boys for such an awesome music performance on Saturday night. I wasn’t able to come and thank you personally so I just wanted to send you a quick note as we leave Portugal. You guys were amazing, the guests loved it and you absolutely nailed it! Thank you so much for making our evening such fun! Take care, Guy and Kendalle."
– Guy Zimmerman, 4 January 2020, wedding in Cascais, Portugal
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"The band were fab and were 4 really nice guys. They interacted well with the crowd and everyone really enjoyed them. Their playlist was spot on for the night. Thank you FixTheMusic for providing the interim service it was a great way of booking a band with the comfort of having back up if necessary."
– Laura Pritchard, 6 December 2019, corporate Christmas party for Teacher Stern at St Barts Brewery, Smithfield, London
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"The Kingmakers played at our wedding on the outskirts of Barcelona in July and were absolutely fantastic! They were all so energetic, fun and happy, from performing our first dance through to playing an encore in the early hours of the morning! Prior to the event they were super helpful and responsive and we really enjoyed having them there on the day. Thank you all so much."
– Vicky Launchbury, 30 July 2019, wedding at Masia Egara, Terrassa, Spain
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"We cannot “sing” enough praise for this extremely talented band. They were able to execute every musical element we requested, from an acoustic performance during the ceremony onto the first dances and beyond to the late night dancing. They took our families and guests on a musical journey that went beyond our expectations. They made the songs of our personal favorites their own. From Otis Redding to Van Morrison, we postponed eating the wedding cake until the next day cause we just didn’t want to stop dancing! Thank you to each member of the band for your professionalism and talent, you truly helped us make our dream a reality and we are so honored to have had the chance to work with you all."
– Gabrielle Geronimos, 18 July 2019, wedding in Sifnos, Greece
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“The band were amazing, everyone loved them - and they did their utmost to please our musical tastes which was really important to us. They were polished but the sound was raw which is exactly what we wanted. A last-minute find for us so felt lucky to get such good quality and worth every penny. Would definitely hire them again if we have another party and would recommend to others.”
– Anna Majumdar, 17 July 2019, wedding at The Oak Grove, Kent
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“Hi James, thank you so much for playing at my 60th birthday party. The band really made the night and everyone commented on how fabulous they (and the two very talented singers) were! We’ll definitely be booking you again for parties in the future.”
– Jon Greene, 29 June 2019, birthday party in Hertfordshire
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“Hello James, I have to say how BRILLIANT the band were on Saturday. People have been raving about them ever since. I particularly loved your rendition of Superstition!! Thanks once again!”
– Tara Bell, 12 December 2018, corporate Christmas party in London
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“A big thanks for playing at our wedding. You guys were absolutely awesome and everyone loved you. I still can’t believe that I was on my knees playing air guitar in my wedding dress – sorry about that. Even my mum and dad were up dancing, which is a first in all the years I’ve known them. I still can’t believe that you managed to get all the band and gear up to Edinburgh but we’re really glad that you did.”
– Fran and John Tidy, 1 October 2018, wedding in Edinburgh
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“I just wanted to thank you guys for playing at my husband’s surprise 40th. He had such an amazing night and was absolutely made up that you played all his favourite songs – he’s been talking about it none stop. I’ll be giving you a shout when it’s my turn in a few years!”
– Kirsty Spencer, 12 August 2018, birthday party in Manchester
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“Wow, you guys were AMAZING! Everyone at the ball thought you were brill and said it was like being at a real gig. Sex on Fire (thanks for playing it twice) and the dance-off were a real highlight. A few of my friends are getting married next year so I’ll give them your number. Thanks so much for a brilliant night!”
– Jo Cripps, 19 July 2018, university ball in London
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“Hi James, we’re just back from our honeymoon and thought we’d send you a quick email to say how much we enjoyed the band. You played a massive part in making our special day. Thanks so much for being so helpful in the lead-up and for being so flexible on the day!”
– Sam and Steve Martin, 3 June 2018, wedding reception in Essex
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Audio samples
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Uptown Funk - Ronson & Mars
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Set List
Soul/funk Covers

Al Green Let’s Stay Together

Amy Winehouse Valerie

Aretha Franklin Think

Aretha Franklin Respect

Aretha Franklin Rescue Me

Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools

Ben E King Stand By Me

Bill Withers Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone

Blues Brothers Shake A Tail Feather

Blues Brothers Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

Chaka Khan Ain’t Nobody

Charles Wright And The Watts Express Yourself

Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real

Chic Le Freak

Commodores Brick House

Dee Lite Groove Is In The Heart

Diana Ross Aint No Mountain High Enough

Diana Ross Upside Down

Doobie Brothers Long Train Running

Dolly Parton 9 To 5

Duffy Mercy

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive

Jackie Wilson Higher And Higher

The Jackson 5 Abc

The Jackson 5 Blame It On The Boogie

The Jackson 5 I Want You Back

James Brown I Feel Good

James Brown Sex Machine

James Taylor How Sweet It Is

Michael Jackson Pyt

Michael Jackson Thriller

Michael Jackson Billy Jean

Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else’s Guy

Kool And The Gang Jungle Boogie

Kc And The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight

Kool And The Gang Ladies Night

Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling

Lionel Richie All Night Long

Luther Vandross Never Too Much

Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Otis Redding Hard To Handle

Otis Redding Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Pointer Sisters I’m So Excited

Rick James Super Freak/can’t Touch This

Rose Royce Car Wash

Spencer Davies Group Keep On Running

Stevie Wonder Superstition

Stevie Wonder Higher Ground

Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

Stevie Wonder I Wish

Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Supremes You Keep Me Hangin’ On

Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

Wilson Pickett Midnight Hour

Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music

Pop Covers

Gnarls Barkley Crazy

Beyoncé Crazy In Love

Beyoncé Déja Vu

Beyoncé Single Ladies

Black Eyed Peas I Got A Feeling

Estelle Feat. Kanye West American Boy

Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl

Jason Mraz I’m Yours

Kate Perry I Kissed A Girl

John Meyer I Don’t Trust Myself

Joss Stone Super Super Love

Justin Timberlake Like I Love You

Lady Gaga Poker Face

Michael Jackson Beat It

Modjo Lady

Rihanna Don’t Stop The Music

Sam Sparro Black And Gold

The Scissor Sisters Take Your Mamma Out

Stardust/daft Punk Music Sounds Better With You

Rock Covers

Counting Crows Mr Jones

The Beatles Twist And Shout

The Beatles Come Together

The Beatles Hey Jude

The Beatles Back In The Ussr

The Beatles Standing There

Blur Park Life

Blur Song 2

Bon Jovi Living On A Prayer

Bryan Adams Summer Of 69

Chuck Berry Jonny B Goode

The Eagles Hotel California

Elton John Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting)

Eric Clapton I Shot The Sheriff

Europe The Final Countdown

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley Hound Dog

Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out

Guns ‘n’ Roses Sweet Child O Mine

Huey Lewis And The News The Power Of Love

Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire

The Killers Somebody Told Me

The Killers Mr Brightside

The Killers Human

Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire

Kings Of Leon Use Somebody

Kings Of Leon Molly’s Chamber

Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot

Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

The Kooks Naïve

Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way

Little Richard Tutti Frutti

Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama

Oasis Wonderwall

Reef Place Your Hands

The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar

The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash

The Stereophonics Dakota

Primal Scream Rocks

The Monkees I’m A Believer

The Police Message In A Bottle

The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

The Proclaimers 500 Miles

Steve Miller The Joker

U2 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

U2 With Or Without You

Van Halen Jump

The Who My Generation

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