A party band, a wedding band, a function band, a band for any occasion

The Lionels are a four piece band based in the south of England who bring an authenticity to their live performances rarely found in other function bands. The set lists include well known popular tunes of all types, ranging from Superstition (Stevie Wonder) to Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon), from Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars) to Let’s Get it On (Marvin Gaye) and lots more in between.

The band bring a wealth of talent and experience to their live performances, including session work for major record labels, prime time TV work, international touring with original and tribute bands and most recently performing to 30,000 + crowds on the main stage at CarFest North and South (2015 and 2016) alongside major acts such as Texas, Travis, Faithless, Primal Scream and Jools Holland.

This experience reflects in their approach to clients’ needs, providing you with a professional service to fulfil your entertainment requirements.

Song List

Seventies/Sixties/Fifties

  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
  • Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
  • Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  • Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix
  • Daytripper - The Beatles
  • Love Man, Otis Redding
  • Get Back - The Beatles
  • Superstion - Stevie Wonder
  • Do Ya Think Im Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • My Girl - Otis Redding
  • Twist and Shout - The Beatles
  • Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

Nineties/Eighties

  • Place Your Hands - Reef
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Loveshack - B52's
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Weather With You - Crowded House
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
  • Broken Stones - Paul Weller
  • Parklife - Blur
  • Hard to Handle - Black Crowes
  • Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
  • Desire - U2
  • Roxanne - The Police
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Mr Jones - Counting Crows
  • Start - The Jam
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Sweet Child O Mine - Guns 'n Roses
  • Call Me Al - Paul Simon
  • Baggy Trousers - Madness

Noughties

  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • In The Morning - Razorlight
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • Valerie - The Zutons
  • Naive - The Kooks
  • The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
  • All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • I Found Out - Pigeon Detectives
  • When You Were Young - The Killers
  • I Bet You Look Good On... - Arctic Monkeys
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • Monkey Man - Amy Winehouse
  • Treasure - Bruno Mars
  • Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Pencil Full of Lead - Paulo Nutini
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
  • No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson

Any Others?

The Lionels also perform seasonal/festive tracks at requested and appropriate times of the year.

Where possible The Lionels can work out any special requests you may have (max two songs) to further personalise the occasion.

Testimonials

"What a band, you guys rocked the place, everybody should have the lionels. Made our wedding. What else can I say, fantastic!"

Neil King - Wedding

"Thank you so much to your band you made our wedding unforgetable, my guests are still talking about how brilliant you all were, professional and full of talent what more can I say"

Jacqui Harris - Wedding at Fort Nelson

"You were all fantastic at neil and rachels wedding, real superstars have not danced so much in years."

Liz Jones

"The Lionels you are AMAZING. Loved you at Yvette and Steve's Wedding at Upwaltham Barns a few weeks ago."

Katie Thomson

"We hired the lionels to play at the evening reception of our wedding in August 09. We hadn't seen the lionels play before and I have to say we struck gold with them. The band played a great set which really went down well with the crowd and had everyone up dancing (all of our guests mentioned how good they were) and they were definitely one of the highlights of the day for us. They are fantastic musicians and approached the job really professionally. We couldn't recommend them highly enough, and would definitely use them again, thanks guys!"

Jess Williams - Wedding at Cooling Castle, Kent

"The Lionels were absolutely superb! The music was note perfect and we had so many fantastic comments from our guests about the band. We have already given their details to three more of our friends who have events coming up and want to book them themselves. 10/10"

Ben and laura Gregory - Fanhams hall, Hertfordshire

"The Lionels were absolutely brilliant. Not only were they professional in their set up, but the performance was outstanding. I'm very also very grateful for all your help in arranging the event which went like clockwork. I will definitely recommend your band to friends"

Paul Edmunds, Vinopolis, London (March 2010)

"You played at our wedding on 22nd April and you were absolutely fantastic! We couldn't have asked for more - all of our guests commented on how great you were too. Thank you so much for making our evening so perfect, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. You guys rocked! :)"

Yvette Plumbley - Wedding, Upwaltham Barns

"Actually am your biggest fan, you were amazing at Neils wedding!"

Natalie Moonan - Wedding guest

"Hi boys, I'm glad you thought it was a fantastic night. My guests loved you and you couldn't keep them off the dance floor! With your generosity and amazing talent you helped us raise £10k for charity!! Thank you so much. I can't wait to see you all again soon."

Kelly Wright

"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You guys were absolutely brilliant, and everyone that I have spoken to has said that the band were amazing, one of the highlights of the whole thing, and asked how on earth I found you. So again, thanks very much, and I'll definitely be recommending you guys to anyone who asks and if ever anyone asks you for a reference from past weddings you've done I'd be more than happy to wax lyrical! Thanks again,"

Matthew and Abi

"Fantastic Show, really enjoyed the bands performance. Look forward to seeing you again soon"

Emma Gray, The Botleigh Grange Hotel

"Thank you so much for playing our christmas party. Everybody thought you were brilliant! Just looking for an excuse to have another party and book you again."

Sue Bates, Christmas Party

"Our son and his friends had a fantastic time and you guys really made the whole evening, thanks again."

Darren Wells, Birthday Party

"Just a quick email to let you know how much everyone enjoyed the show, so many people commented on how good The Lionels were."

Clare Hooton, The Solent Hotel, Whiteley

"Absolutely quality last night, loved it! Catch up with you soon."

Gavin Farley, In 2 Events

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band for playing at our wedding, particularly for learning our first dance! They were brilliant, and everyone has been saying so! I will leave feedback on the website, but just wanted to say thank you directly too, so could you pass this on please??!"

Rowena Lynch

"Apologies for such a late email to you but we wanted to say an absolutely massive thank you to the guys (and yourself) for making our wedding reception truly amazing! We have never experienced a band quite as brilliant and they had absolutely everyone up dancing! We have recommended them to everyone we know and everybody is still commenting about how amazing their performances were!"

Sophie and Matthew Lillywhite

"Having heard The Lionels at a function in London we booked them for our wedding and we were very happy with our choice. They played a brilliant variety of both modern and classic songs which were all a great hit with our guests and they made sure the dance floor was never empty! We would certainly recommend them for any occasion."

Emma Thompson

"From the first song through to the last, the Lionels had the dance floor packed. Great performances, fantastic energy, and a wide range of songs both modern and classics, everyone loved them. Best band we have seen at a wedding - it wouldn't have been a party without them."

Aidan Kay

"You were fantastic guys, Helen N Bob & I go back a long way and I think that night is definitely on my list of 'Top Boogie Nights' brilliant.xx"

Sue Bean

"The lionels were fantastic at the wedding. We danced all night long and thoroughly enjoyed every single song that they performed. It was brilliant to watch the band having so much fun playing and so many guests told us how fabulous the band was. Although we didn't have the biggest crowd, I know that everyone had a wonderful time dancing all night long. A special thank you as well for playing Yellow for the first dance, I even shed a few tears (trust me, this doesn't often happen!)"

Christina Eagle

"A huge thank you from me and my bridesmaids you were brilliant sorry the crowd maybe wasn't as big as your use to but we all thought u were brill and really enjoyed you as always when we have heard you play! Highly recommended band!! Thank you for ending the perfect day so brilliantly!!"

Louise Singleton

"The Lionels are awesome. They Rock. Regardless of the size of your event, they are the band you want playing. I’ve had the pleasure of them performing at private functions, corporate parties and 2 major festivals attended by 30,000+ people, and their quality has not altered the slightest. If anything they have got better and better. They are absolute professionals in their craft, flexible when required and will always work with you to deliver what the client wants"

Hiten Vora, assistant to Chris Evans

"The family's first festival at CFS. They now expect all bands to be as awesome as you were. Great set list. hope to catch you again."

Michelle McQuillin - Facebook

"Mark, they played our wedding too, after we saw them at carfest last year. They were amazing, and really down to earth lovely guys with it. Hope all goes well for your wedding."

Karen McBreeze - Facebook

Public Shows

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the band come with?

  • Top of the range P.A (speaker) system and professional sound engineer (sound man)
  • Stage Lighting
  • Band perform in matching suits (where appropriate) or smart casual
  • iPod Facility

How much do you charge?

This depends very much on the individual circumstances of your event. We consider the location, duration and timing of the performance and will happily provide you with a quote on request.

How long do you play for?

Usually 2 hours. Most people ask for two 'sets' of 60 minutes each. This could alternatively be spread out over three 40 minute sets, but ultimately, the choice is yours, but two 1 hour sets with a 30 minute break is the norm. We also have a variety of dance-floor/party music that we can play through our sound system during the periods where we are not performing - thereby eliminating the need for (and cost of) a separate disco.

My wedding's at a castle in scotland, will you travel that far?

The Lionels are available throughout the UK and Europe and are more than happy to travel. The bands fee just reflects there extra time and travel expenditure.

Our favourite song is .... do you take requests?

Where possible we can also work out any special requests you may have (usually up to two songs) to further personalise the occasion.

Can I come and see you?

Due to the nature of our engagements (corporate events, weddings etc) we unfortunately do not have many opportunities when you can come and see the band play live. This being the case we try to play three to four public shows a year, where anyone is more than welcome to come along. Please check our public shows page for public performance dates.

Contact & Bookings

If you are interested in booking The Lionels for your event or function then please fill out the form below.