The Beans – Party And Functions Band

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The Beans are a Buckinghamshire based party band who has travelled all over the UK and Europe and are able to cater for all types of events, weddings, corporate, Christmas and birthday parties.

The Beans are all experienced musicians providing a flexible service to meet all situations and budgets.

The Beans

They take pride in providing you with a first class, professional service and an excellent show promising to give you and your guests a night to remember with their versatility and sheer energy.

The Beans have an extensive song list to choose from including classics from the last 50 years and current chart material, and furthermore if your special song is not on the list, they will learn it for you!

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You can even have a complete mix of styles so there’s something for everyone.

The Beans are well suited to all types of events, having played for national companies, universities, charities, schools, weddings, clubs and pubs and are just as comfortable playing in front of huge audiences as small intimate ones.

They are also able to provide you with a DJ, canned music, and full light show with lasers and effects machines.

The Beans Are –

Band leader, bass and backing vocals
Ash has been playing bass since his teens. He studied at the London College of Music and has since worked extensively as a bass player with original and cover bands and as a dep he has performed on programs such as channel 4’s TFI Friday. Ash has also performed in the pit and on stage in musicals and played the dentist in The Little Shop Of Horrors. He has also been in panto and toured with a theatre company as a principal player.

Lead Vocals: Jess
Jess has been working professionally as a session singer, performer-entertainer since the age of 15. She’s sung with various function and party bands as well as working on many projects with signed artists including Cliff Richard and Tony Hadley. Jess also teaches singing and dance at a prominent theatre school as well as working with younger and disadvantaged children. Jess is a energetic performer with a very powerful voice and beautiful backing harmonies. She has also performed in a BBC live show.

Guitar/ Vocals: Nick
Amongst other things, Nick has been a radio DJ, a karaoke presenter and a mortgage advisor, until joining ETA in 2005. Nick returned to college aged 21 to study music at Bournemouth and Poole College. After studying a National Diploma in Music Practice, he went on to complete an HND in Music Practice and started working at the college’s Knighton Heath Music Centre as a technician he worked with many local bands, engineering and producing demos, guesting and composing for many projects. Nick has played with artists as diverse as Paul Carrack of Mike and the Mechanics, as well as Chris Manning, runner up in the first series of Fame Academy.

Drums and electric percussion
Meet our newest recruit Tommy, drummer and electronic percussion whizz.
With a CV that spans musical theatre, studio and working with some of the UK’s up and coming pop artists Tommy’s musicality and attention to groove is a welcome addition to the Beans as is his love of electronica, widening our sound further and adding another dimension to our performances. Tommy also keeps a busy teaching schedule where his passion for the instrument is shown as having fun and developing an inner groove is a key goal in lessons.

Brown Eyed Girl

Summer Of 69

Forget You

Billie Jean

Long Train Running

You Give Love a Bad Name

Chelsea Dagger

Repertoire List
60s
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli /Muse
Come Together – Beatles
Hard to handle – Wilson Pickett
Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
I saw her standing there – Beatles
I’m a believer – The Monkeys
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Shout – Lou Lou
Twist and Shout – Beatles
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me – Kinks
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson

70s
Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Carwash – Rose Royse
Crazy Horses – The Osmonds
Crazy Little thing called love – Queen
Disco Inferno – The Tramps
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle
Le Freak – Chic
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
Play that funky music – Wild Cherry
We are family – Sister Sledge

80s
500 miles – The Proclaimers
9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
99 Red Balloons – Nena
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett
Love Shack – The B-52‘s
Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns and Roses
Tainted love – Soft Cell
Teenage kicks – The Undertones
Town called Malice – The Jam
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis
Walking on sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
You Spin me Right Round – Dead or Alive

90s
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Dizzy – The Wonder Stuff
Faith – George Michael
Hush – Kula Shaker
Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
Let me entertain you – Robbie Williams
Mmm Bop – Hanson
Rocks – Primal Scream
Song 2 – Blur
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Vertigo – U2

00s
Are you gonna be my girl – Jet
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Domino – Jessy J
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey/ Glee
Filthy / Gorgeous – Scissor Sisters
Forget you – Cee Lo Green
I bet you look good on the dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
I’ve got a Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Mercy – Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – Killers
Price Tag – Jessie J
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Take me out – Franz Ferdinand
Take your mama out – Scissor Sisters
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

Testimonials

Just a quick note to say thank you for playing such a brilliant set at our wedding – and to Jess for lending us half her makeup bag – legend!

We’ve had so many comments about how great the band was and judging by some of the shapes that were thrown – which I’ve never seen before and hope never to see again – everyone really was loving it. Who knows, you guys might even have learn some new moves!

We had such a brilliant night (I’ll even forgive you for playing Gangnam Style) so really just wanted to thank you and the rest of the guys for being a part of that and hopefully we’ll stumble across you in the not too distant future.

Cheers,
Debs & Jim

Hi Ash!

Just wanted to thank you and The Beans for an amazing night on Friday. We were so pleased with how everything was and had such a good dance!

My feet are still numb from dancing and I loved every song you played. We’ll both have lasting memories of all our friends and family rocking out/ playing air-guitar and generally bustin’ some moves from your sets!

We were so so happy with The Beans’ version of Songbird and then straight into Bruno Mars – great!! Makes me smile thinking of it now.

Dear Ash and the rest of The Beans,

We just wanted to thank you for an amazing performance at our wedding at Berkeley Castle in April. We honestly couldn’t have asked for more. Our guests have not stopped telling us how great you guys were, i think a lot of people did not leave the dance floor all night!! We will certainly be recommending you to all of our friends and if we ever have a big party again we will be sure to be in touch.

Thanks again and best wishes

Claire and Chris x

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