Electric Dreams – Party Band with Current Hits

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Electric Dreams are a talented and experienced party band that have been collectively entertaining clients at weddings, parties, corporate and private events for over five years. With their professional excellence you can expect nothing less than a spectacular performance every time.

Individually, band members have worked with Brendan Cole of Strictly Come Dancing, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Brian May, Will Young, Jamelia, Gabriella Cilmi, Adam Ant, The Feeling, Sandie Shaw, 10cc, Joy Division and have appeared at The Hammersmith Apollo, Birmingham NEC, Leads 02 Academy, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Birmingham Rock City, Royal Festival Hall, Jumeirah Beach Dubai and countless other venues.

Electric Dreams can be booked as a compact 4-piece but can be augmented to a 10-piece band to include brass, percussion and additional lead vocalists. They are capable of performing a wide and varied repertoire, elegantly sliding between musical styles which makes them the perfect band for any event, guaranteed to keep you dancing all night.

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Testimonials

Hi Paul,
Just to say thanks for the best party music an old bufty like me could have hoped for at her pension party! Thanks a million for all the effort to get here and for not only getting everyone on their feet but keeping them there. Lots of hip replacements required in the North Berwick area this week!
Lots of love,
Kelly xx”

“Dear Ben and band,
Just again to say thanks for your vast contribution to a great w/e. The accolades just keep pouring in for the music which was just the best! Thanks to you both for all your efforts!
Monica xxxxx”
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“The band where one of the few things I was left in charge of, but I still felt quite a bit of pressure to get it right. I like rock and my wife likes more mainstream stuff so it was a potentially awkward thing to get right. We needn’t have worried. The Electric Dreams nailed it. Striking a brilliant balance between great musicianship and ballsy ‘rocking out’. They were totally comfortable no matter what they played, be it well known floor fillers, classic pop and rock and even a few complex numbers thrown for good measure. Genuine class.”
Jamie

Repertoire List

20th Century Boy (T Rex)
Abba – Waterloo
A Hard Day’s Night (Beatles)
All Day And All Of The Night (Kinks)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
All These Things That I’ve Done (The Killers)
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
Alright Now (free)
American Boy (Estelle)
Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)
Back In The USSR (Beatles)
Basket Case (Green Day)
Begging You (Madcon)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Black And Gold (Sam Sparro)
Black or White (Michael Jackson)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)
California Girlz (Katy Perry)
Californication (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Cigarettes & Alcohol (Oasis)
Coffee And TV (Blur)
Come Up And See Me (Steve Harley)
Common People (Pulp)
Copacobana (Barry Manilow)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Daydream Believer (Monkees)
Disco 2000 (Pulp)
Domino (Jessie J)
Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
Don’t You Want Me (Human League)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Don’t Stop Believing (Foreigner)
Don’t Upset The Rhythm (The Noisettes)
Don’t Want To Miss A Things (Aerosmith)
Drive My Car (The Beatles)
Electric Dreams (Phil Oakey)
Empire State of mind ( Jay-Z/Alicia Keys)
Everything (Michael Buble)
Fascination (Alphabeat)
Fight For Your Right (Beastie Boys)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
Forever In Blue Jeans (Neil Diamond)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr)
Greatest Day (Take That)
Girl From Mars (Ash)
Girls And Boys (Blur)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Groove Is In The Heart (Deeelite)
Groove jet (Spiller)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
Have A Nice Day (Stereophonics)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
Holiday (Madonna)
Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones)
Hot Love (T Rex)
Human (The Killers)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
I Bet That You Look Good (Arctic Monkeys)
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Scissor Sisters)
I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas)
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
I Need A Hero (Bonnie Tyler)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
I’m A Believer (Monkees)
I’m Still Standing (Elton John)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Proclaimers)
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)
Just Dance (Lady Ga Ga)Kids (MGMT)
King Of The Swingers (Jungle Book)
Kiss (Prince)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
Land Down Under (Men At Work)
Last Night (Strokes)
Le Freak (Chic)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Let’s Dance (David Bowie)
Live Forever (Oasis)
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Love Machine (Girls Aloud)
Love Shack (B 52s)
Material Girl (Madonna)
Mercy (Duffy)
Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Mrs. Robinson (The Lemonheads)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Mysterious Girl (Peter Andre)
New York (Alicia Keys)
One And Only (Chesney Hawkes)
Only Girl (in the world) (Rihanna)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Parklife (Blur)
Patience (Take That)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Poker Face (Lady Ga Ga)
Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rolling in the Deep (Adele)
Rollover Beethoven (The Beatles)
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
Sex Bomb (Tom Jones)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
She Loves You (Beatles)
She Moves In Her Own Way (The Kooks)
She’s Electric (Oasis)
She’s The One (Robbie Williams)
Shine (Take That)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Clash)
Shout (Lulu)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Sit Down (James)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Somebody Told Me (The Killers)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Song 2 (Blur)
Starman (David Bowie)
Stuck In The Middle (Stealers Wheel)
Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns N Roses)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Take On Me (A-Ha)
Take Your Mama Out (Scissor Sisters)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
That’ll Be The Day (Buddy Holly)
The Final Countdown (Europe)
The Heat Is On (Glenn Frey)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
There She Goes (The Las)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
Umbrella (Rihanna)
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Valerie (Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse)
Vertigo (U2)
Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Walk Like An Egyptian (The Bangles)
Walk Of Life (Dire Straits)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina And The Waves)
We Have All The Time In The World (L Armstrong)
Weather With You (Crowded House)
What A Feeling (Flashdance)
When You Were Young (The Killers)
With Or Without You (U2)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
You Can’t Hurry Love (Phil Collins)
You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
You’ve Got The Love (Florence And The Machine)
Modern
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
California Girlz (Katy Perry)
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Domino (Jessie J)
Don’t Upset The Rhythm (The Noisettes)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
Empire State Of Mind ( Jay-Z/Alicia Keys)
Fascination (Alphabeat)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Have A Nice Day (Stereophonics)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
Human (The Killers)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
Last Night (Strokes)
I Bet That You Look Good (Arctic Monkeys)
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Scissor Sisters)
I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas)
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Love Machine (Girls Aloud)
Mercy (Duffy)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
New York (Alicia Keys)
Only Girl (In The World) (Rihanna)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Poker Face (Lady Ga Ga)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
Sex Bomb (Tom Jones)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
She Moves In Her Own Way (The Kooks)
Shine (Take That)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Umbrella (Rihanna)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Valerie (Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse)
Vertigo (U2)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You’ve Got The Love (Florence And The Machine)

50s
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
King Of The Swingers (Jungle Book)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
That’ll Be The Day (Buddy Holly)

60s
Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)
All Day And All Of The Night (Kinks)
A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles)
Back In The USSR (The Beatles)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Dancing In The Street (Martha & The Vandellas)
Daydream Believer (Monkees)
Drive My Car (The Beatles)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I’m A Believer (Monkees)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
She Loves You (The Beatles)
Shout (Lulu)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)

70s
Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
Come Up And See Me (Steve Harley)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Le Freak (Chic)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Steve Wonder)
Stuck In The Middle (Stealers Wheel)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
The Heat Is On (Glenn Frey)
Waterloo (Abba)

80s
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Don’t You Want Me (Human League)
Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Simple Minds)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Electric Dreams (Phil Oakey)
Fight For Your Right (Beastie Boys)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Holiday (Madonna)
I Need A Hero (Bonnie Tyler)
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Proclaimers)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
Kiss (Prince)
Land Down Under (Men At Work)
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Love Shack (B 52s)
Material Girl (Madonna)
Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)
Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Clash)
Summer Of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N Roses)
Take On Me (A-Ha)
Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)
Walk Like An Egyptian (The Bangles)
Walk Of Life (Dire Straits)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina And The Waves)
What A Feeling (Flashdance)
With Or Without You (U2)
You Can’t Hurry Love (Phil Collins)

90s
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Basket Case (Green Day)
Black Or White (Michael Jackson)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Girls And Boys (Blur)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Mrs. Robinson (The Lemonheads)
Mysterious Girl (Peter Andre)
One And Only (Chesney Hawkes)
Parklife (Blur)
Sit Down (James)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Song 2 (Blur)
There She Goes (The Las)
Weather With You (Crowded House)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller)

Modern
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
California Girlz (Katy Perry)
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Domino (Jessie J)
Don’t Upset The Rhythm (The Noisettes)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
Empire State Of Mind ( Jay-Z/Alicia Keys)
Fascination (Alphabeat)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Have A Nice Day (Stereophonics)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
Human (The Killers)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
Last Night (Strokes)
I Bet That You Look Good (Arctic Monkeys)
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Scissor Sisters)
I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas)
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
I Predict A Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Love Machine (Girls Aloud)
Mercy (Duffy)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
New York (Alicia Keys)
Only Girl (In The World) (Rihanna)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Poker Face (Lady Ga Ga)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
Sex Bomb (Tom Jones)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
She Moves In Her Own Way (The Kooks)
Shine (Take That)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Umbrella (Rihanna)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Valerie (Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse)
Vertigo (U2)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You’ve Got The Love (Florence And The Machine)

Top 10 Most Asked Wedding Band Questions.

Planning a wedding can be a huge challenge. Booking the right band is one of the key
elements in making your reception a night to remember. You may have never booked a
live band before, so… what are the top 10 questions you should ask them?

1. How long have you being playing at weddings?
Ask the band how long they have been performing together. Naturally, the greater their
(combined) experience of weddings the more skilled they will be at controlling the flow of
the event and the more likely they’ll be professional and presentable on the day.

2. Can I come and see you play before I decide to book?
You can ask the band if it is possible to go and see them play, but of course it is not always
possible to arrange this because the majority of their performances will be private events
– such as weddings! Most professional bands and agents therefore provide a demo that
you can listen to, usually available on their website. The quality of the band demo is very
important; as well as demonstrating their skill as musicians, the closer it sounds to a
commercial CD the more money they have invested in the band. The newest trend is for
bands to also have a video that shows them performing live. This is definitely the next best
thing, so be sure to ask if they have one if it is not already available on the web.

3. Do you have your own equipment?
It’s a good idea to read what the band say about their P.A. and lighting equipment. Most
bands will a have a portable P.A. system that will perfectly adequate for most weddings and
events. For bigger scale events it is important to liaise with the band about what equipment
they have and if it is suitable for your venue. Depending on the size of the band and how
may guests you have it may be appropriate to hire in a larger P.A. system (which the band
can supervise) to enhance the performance. The band’s contract will usually specify details
such as how many power sockets they require although this is rarely a problem.

4. How long do you need to set up?
When it comes to the logistics of the day you will need to consider how long it will take
for the band to set up. This is an important question, so talk with the band and the venue,
but most bands will say it takes them up to an hour to set up. This can often depend on
the loading access to the venue and the availability of the space they will be performing in.
Often the room that the band will be performing in will be being used for something else
before they set up (such as a wedding breakfast) – so tell them. Every piece of information
that can be passed between you and the band helps to make the day run smoother.

5. Does your quote include travel expenses?
Before you book a band you should consider where the band is based and where you
have booked your wedding. Transporting all the band members and equipment over large
distances can have a noticeable impact on the quote you receive. Most experienced bands
are based around big cities, so if the setting for your wedding is in a remote location it is
important to factor in that you may have to pay some expenses. Look at the band’s starting fee and
expect to add some expenses to this, plus if the band are traveling over 150 miles
some accommodation may be required.

6. How long do you play for?
You should find out from the band how long they play as standard; normally bands play
somewhere in the region of 2×60 mins or 3×40 mins and if you require longer than this they
may ask for an additional charge. When considering how long you want the band to play
it is worth thinking realistically about how much time you have to fill and also how much
and when your guests will want to dance. For example, nobody wants to dance straight
after they have eaten a large meal! Letting your guests have time for their food to go down
will maximise your chosen bands playing time and keep the party atmosphere as high as
possible. Bear in mind that bands are effectively the experts on this subject, meaning that
their suggestions for how long sets should be, how short the gaps should be between sets
etc. is based on probably hundreds of weddings and so is worth listening to.

7. Do you take requests and what will your set be like?
Be sure to ask the band for their song list if it isn’t already available on their or their agent’s
website. If you have a specific idea about the style of music or specific songs you want to
hear you should decide this before you book a band and choose one with closest set list. It
might seem obvious but if you want to hear only heavy metal ballads and you book a band
that specialise in 70s disco they may have a tough time meeting your requirements! In fact
of course, they would say it isn’t possible if asked, but it best to find this out before you book
because people sometimes assume that their band will be able to play any style of music,
or to add new songs on the night. In actual fact any new songs will of course have to be
carefully learned in advance of your event. Most bands advise you to leave as much freedom
for them to play what works best; on the whole this is good advice because they are the
experts in pleasing mixed crowds but this must be inkeeping with your expectations.

8. Will you play our first dance?
You should talk to the band in advance about your first dance to see if it suits a live
performance. Bands will often be happy to play your first dance live, but if possible give
them plenty of time to rehearse the song, say a minimum of two weeks before the event.
If there is something very particular about your choice of first dance that the band cannot
reproduce live (like a full orchestra!) then the band will probably recommend that it would
be best to ask the DJ to play it, or will offer to play it from an iPod through their P.A. system.
This is more common than you may think – imagine, for instance, that the band doesn’t have
a female singer and your first dance is I Will Always Love You by Whitney Huston. This may
be fine but it is unlikely that it would sound that similar to the original record!

9. What happens if a band member is unwell?
It might be worth asking the band what their procedure is if one of their musicians falls ill.
It is of course important that your chosen band has a list of back up musicians in case one
of the members breaks their arm the day before the gig! Most professional bands will have
a network of musicians up to the same standard of performance as the band member they
would be replacing. Booking though an agency would give them an even wider selection.

10. Can we play an iPod though your system between sets?
Many couples like to have a playlist of their favourite music on an iPod to play before,
between and after the bands sets. It is standard practice for a band to bring their own CDs
and/or iPods in place of this, but be sure to check that the band mention this service in their
contract or website. Most bands will bring the necessary gear and leads with them but it is
definitely better to be safe than sorry! Nowadays a lot of bands also offer a DJ option which
means the music doesn’t stop pumping after the band finish but you don’t have to spend a
lot of money on a separate DJ who would being doing the same job anyway.

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