The Divines
Wedding Band & Party Band
Somerset
Pop Covers, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Indie, Motown, Vintage, Rock 'n' Roll, 5-7 Piece Band, Horn Section, Female Vocals, DJ Service
Insured
£
1654 (avg. price)

About The Divines – professional pop, soul & jazz covers band based in Somerset
8 reviews

The Divines are an experienced party and function band who cover hit classics to the highest standards.

Their repertoire covers everything from 50s favourites to modern day No 1s, including names such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Killers and Pharrell Williams, so there is something to get everyone’s juices flowing!

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This group of exceptional professional musicians have played or collaborated previously with Zane Low, Giles Peterson, Jools Holland, Pee Wee Ellis, Jean Toussaint, Marcella Detroit, Carleen Anderson, Lee Ryan, Herbal T, Wax, Nigel Kennedy, Lack Of Afro, U2, Craig Charles, Malachai, and Hans Zimmer!

Most of the musicians are artists in their own right and between them have toured all over the world working on some stunning projects that have given them valuable experience in the music industry.

Jazz

The Divines can perform a range of soulful jazz standards through the ages, including upbeat swingers to get the party going and stunning ballads that will blow your guests away.

The sophisticated vocals and piano duo will perform your favourite songs during your wedding ceremony, or enhance the mood of that important dinner.

We can also perform in a vintage Gatsby style to blow your guests away with traditional twenties classics for a themed party.

Whatever the occasion, The Divines will put together the perfect package for you.

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


FAQs

Do you have all your own PA equipment?

Yes, we have a brand new top of the range PA suitable for audiences up to 500.

Do you have your own lighting?

Yes, we have a full lighting set up for the dance floor and the band.

How long are the sets?

We will play up to two hours of live music per band if you book either the party band or the funk band separately.

If you book Jazz as an add-on to the main party band, in the form of a duo or trio, we will perform 2 x 1-hour sets of live party music and 2 x 45-minute sets of live Jazz music.

Do you DJ in between sets?

Yes, we play appropriate DJ music through the PA in between and after our sets. We can take requests or hone each playlist to your liking or you can share your own Spotify playlist with us and we'll play it through our PA.

Alternatively, if you'd like to bring your own playlist on an iPod we have all the right cables to plug it into our mixing desk to be played through our speakers.

How long does it take to set up?

We will need an hour and a half to set up from start to finish including doing a sound check. However, we would usually arrive at the venue two and a half hours before our first set, to allow time to have dinner, and to change into our costume, ready for the performance.

Will you help with the music schedule?

Yes, we will help from start to finish with scheduling and anything else we can advise on. We have done this many times and are happy to walk you through the process step by step including providing a sample schedule to help you plan your event.

How far will you travel?

We will travel anywhere you like but after 200 miles we will charge extra for the travel time. It's worth getting a quote, no matter how far you venue location is, as we will always try to give a good deal whenever we can.

How much space do you need?

For the jazz duo, we will need about 2 metres squared. For the trio, we will need about 2 x 4 metres. For bands bigger than a quartet we will need at least 3 x 5 metres.

Will you learn our first dance or special song?

Yes, we will always learn a first dance or special song of your choice. It can be anything you like, although it's worth bearing in mind that we may be limited by the instruments we have depending on which band option you book.

What will you wear?

We have various costumes that are appropriate for different occasions including Gatsby themed costumes and masquerade ball outfits. You are welcome to suggest a theme or costume to us prior to the event, but our appearances will always be impeccable whatever the occasion.

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

Yes, you can use our PA for speeches although, if you have just booked evening entertainment, we usually arrive after the speeches have finished.

We can either arrange an early arrival that will cost extra or if you book the jazz duo or trio for the day time, for a similar price we will already be there with all of our equipment.

This way you will have music for the whole day of your event including the use of the PA whenever you need it.

How can I get a quote?

Submit your enquiry on FixTheMusic and we'll get back to you directly with a quote for your event.

What are your requirements on the day of the event?

  • A stage or dry, flat area to set up and perform. This performance area should be at least 3 x 5 meters.
  • A hot meal and refreshments for each band member in each separate band on the day of the event.
  • A secure dressing room and seated area for food and refreshments.
  • Parking facilities with access to performance area for loading.
  • The band will require a minimum of an hour and a half in the performance area to set up and sound check before the start of the performance.
  • Safe supply of electricity – minimum of 2 x 13 amp sockets.

8 verified reviews

"Molly (and one of The Divines!) performed at our wedding and was absolutely incredible! She sang before and after our ceremony at Old Wardour Castle, which really added to the atmosphere, and all the guests commented on how great it was to have live music. They even learned one of our favourite songs (in a very short time - my fault!!) and made the whole experience very easy for us. Molly has a beautiful voice and will bring glamour and soul to any event. In fact, we wished she could have stayed for the whole wedding but she was booked up (because she's that good!). Thank you guys!"
– Helen Owen, 14 February 2020, wedding at Old Wardour Castle
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"Molly and The Divines performed at our wedding earlier this month in their full 7-piece form and were absolutely incredible; the presence of the full band is unreal and perfectly compliments Molly's voice which is next level (pretty sure she wouldn't even need a microphone). I think the true sign of a good band is the reaction from the guests - some of our guests who would never normally be seen on a dance floor were up and moving, and the praise was universal. I don't normally write reviews but these guys were absolutely incredible, made the evening, and my wife and I couldn't have been happier. I should also add they stepped in at the last minute as our other band cancelled and I really don't think we could have been any luckier. We considered ourselves lucky anyone stepped in at all, but when we discovered how much better they were than our original choice... well, we must have been due some good karma or something! Don't hesitate to book these guys for your wedding, event or party; they're definitely appropriately named!"
– Chris Gower, 27 October 2019, wedding in Bristol
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"We cannot thank you enough. We booked The Divines for our wedding in May this year. We searched high and low for the perfect band as music means so much to us. We found them in Bristol and they travelled all the way to Looe, Cornwall to make it happen. We had a 7 piece band and they were phenomenal. The dance floor was packed, the music was amazing and they looked great too, friendly and professional. It went so smoothly and I cannot thank you enough. The comments we had from guests were nothing but high praise, you went down so well! Plus your dress was fab Molly! Thanks for helping to make the best day of our lives! Xx"
– Lauren Oswald, 13 September 2019, wedding in Cornwall
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"The Divines were absolutely fantastic at my wedding. Everyone was up on the dance floor and having a great time. People are still commenting about how great the band are. They turned up on time and were very professional throughout the evening."
– Sara Elliot, 2 August 2019, wedding in Bristol
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"The Divines played at our wedding at The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury. We had a Jazz duo for canapés and the full 7-piece band for the evening do. I cannot recommend The Divines enough, from the many emails back and forward to organise what we wanted for the day Molly was responsive and a delight to arrange the day with. On the day, the Music was incredible throughout, we opted for a Jazz option for the encore at the end of the evening and were blown away by the standard of the music and singing. They didn’t miss a beat. Everyone commented to this effect. We spent hours searching for a good wedding band in the Bath / Bristol area we really struggled to find a high-quality band that played a good range of music, after much searching we were very glad we found The Divines for our special day. If you book these for your wedding, you won’t be disappointed."
– Ben Twist, 27 July 2019, wedding in Tetbury
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"Big thank you to The Divines who delivered a fantastic Forties swing set for the Dig For Victory Show Christmas Dance. We would be delighted to recommend Molly and her band - they're totally professional, brilliant to work with and most importantly, kept the dance floor full all night! Molly is a fabulous singer and the band are a class act."
– James Shopland, 23 July 2019, party in Cardiff
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"We'd both like to thank The Divines for making our wedding reception even more special. We love you guys and could have danced all night!! thank you so so much. Dawn & Steve"
– ‎Stephen Wilson, 1 July 2019, wedding in Bristol
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"Thanks again for playing at Merlin Housing Society's staff event - people are still commenting now on how great the band were! We loved every minute of it!"
– ‎Karen Thatcher, 23 June 2019, corporate event in Bristol
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Sing Sing Sing
Overjoyed
When You're Smiling
Putting On The Ritz
Set List

1 Thing - Amerie

Ain't Nobody

Ain’t No Other Man

All About That Bass

All Night Long

American Boy

As

Beggin

Blame It On The Boogie

Boots

Brown Eyed Girl

California Soul

Candy Man

Canned Heat

Can’t Stop The Feeling

Celebration

Crazy

Crazy In Love

Cissy Strut / Cut The Cake

Dancing In The Street

Do You Love Me

Do Your Thing

Don't Stop Me Now

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

Don't You Worry About A Thing

Easy

Fishies (cat Empire)

For Once In My Life

Forget You

Get Lucky

Ghostbusters

Gimme Some Lovin

God Only Knows (beach Boys)

Gone Under (snarky Puppy)

Good Luck Basement Jaxx

Groove Is In The Heart

Happy

Hard To Handle

Harder They Come

Here Come The Girls

Heard I Through The Grapevine

Heatwave

Hey Big Spender

Higher & Higher

Hit The Road Jack

Hot Stuff

House That Jack Built

I Believe In Miracles

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

I Feel Good

I Got A Woman

I Got The Power

I Just Wanna Make Love To You

I Need A Dollar

I Predict A Riot

I Saw Her Standing There

I Wanna Be The Only One

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

I Want You Back

I Wish

I'll Take You There

I'm A Believer

I’m Every Woman

Independent Women

It's A Shame

It's Not Unusual

Johnny B Goode

Jungle Boogie

Just

Just The Two Of Us

King Of The Swingers

Kiss

Lady Marmalade

Let's Stay Together

Let's Twist Again

Livin’ On A Prayer

Locked Out Of Heaven

Louie Louie

Lucile

Mercy

Monkey Man

Mess Around

My Cherry Amour

Never Too Much

No Diggity

Papas Got A Brand New Bag

Pencil Full Of Lead

Piece Of My Heart

Place Your Hands

Play That Funky Music

Play That Sax

Pretty Woman

Proud Mary

Queen Of The Night

Rather Be

Red Alert

Respect

Rock Around The Clock

Rock Steady

Rolling In The Deep

Rudi - Message To You

Runaway Baby

Sax – (fleur East)

Señorita

Seven Nation Army

Sex Bomb

Sex On Fire

Shake Your Body Down To The Ground

Shake Your Tail Feather

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Sir Duke

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Smile

Single Ladies

Smooth Criminal

Somebody Else's Guy

Son Of A Preacher Man

Soul Man

Stand By Me

Star Light

Street Life

Stuck In The Middle With You

Sunshine Of Your Love

Superstition

Sweet About Me

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Soul Music

Tears Dry On Their Own

Tears Of A Clown

The Beat Goes On

The Way You Make Me Feel

Think

Too Much Too Young

Treasure

Trouble

Uptown Funk

Valerie

Waiting All Night Rudimental

Walk On By

Walk On The Wild Side

We Are Family

You Make Loving Fun

You Really Got Me Going

You've Got The Love

Young Hearts Run Free

Somebody That I Used To Know

Something’s Got A Hold

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