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Licence to Boogie Band

License To Boogie are a fully professional (and really cool!) live party band, comprising the absolute cream of British singers and musicians. They are perfect for all functions – corporate events, weddings, large festivals, birthdays, bar (and bat)-mitzvahs, theatres outdoor events, etc.

They have an enormous set list of over 270 songs, and its growing constantly! and are hugely experienced (something of an understatement!) in playing all kinds of shows, all over the country and abroad.

They are working constantly all over the UK and can incorporate many different (superbly put together) costumed themes into their show such as Abba, 1970’s disco, Grease, 1980’s, James Bond, School Disco, 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll or Madonna.

The band can be booked either as a function band (with or without one of these themed sets), or as a tribute band, playing only a particular theme. All of the sets consist of the same singers and musicians.

The list of companies they’ve played for reads like a who’s-who of corporate Britain: British Airways, Nationwide Building Society, BBC, John Lewis, Pfizer, Tesco, Ryan Air, BT, Kuoni, Lancome, Ernst & Young, Institute of Directors, Haymarket Publishing etc and many many more.

Formats

License To Boogie can be booked as a basic 6-piece band (male and female lead vocals, guitar / vocals, drums, keyboards / vocals, bass / vocals). The band numbers can be flexible though, depending on the function. An extra female singer can be added (to allow costume changes mid-set) or you could upgrade to the incredibly exciting 11-piece (adding an extra female singer, an extra male singer, and a brass section) – this big band is a fantastic spectacle with four lead singers and makes it possible for the band to perform costumes changes mid-set. For example, they could have two girls going off stage to change into an Abba costume while there are still two lead singers on stage whipping the audience up into a frenzy – the pace is relentless!

USP

There are lots of function bands around, some good, some not so good. So License To Boogie need a Unique Selling Point (USP) and it comes down to this – if you would like to book a band who stand still on stage whilst reading music, holding a pint, playing half-heartedly along to backing tracks and looking as though they would rather be somewhere else, then perhaps you need to look elsewhere.

License To Boogie are a bunch of great* musicians that want to enjoy what they do – play fantastic party music to get your guests moving – and their enthusiasm is completely infectious. They produce layer upon layer of rich vocal harmonies (there are plenty of singers in the band, not just the lead vocalists) and there is lots of energy on the stage. Your dance floor will be full from beginning to end and your guests will still be talking about them in years to come.

Value for Money

Despite their musical CV, booking License To Boogie for your function is not as expensive as you might think.

Other stuff

License To Boogie can bring a state-of-the-art PA system and lighting for your event so that they arrive fully self contained. Want music before, in-between and after the band’s live sets? No problem, they have professionally mixed compilations to keep everyone moving. It’s certainly not a case of pressing play on any old CD! Or, if you prefer, we can provide a real-life DJ for you.

Please note – License To Boogie are a FULLY LIVE band, they do not record instruments and vocals onto a backing track – what you hear is what is being played live. They kind of assume that, if you want to hear drum machines, you’d book a DJ instead?

Conclusion

Put simply – License To Boogie are a fabulous band that will not let you down, no matter how large or small your event. Nowhere else will you find a band with such an outstanding CV and professional attitude at such a reasonable price! And they’re cool too….

* The definition of a great musician is knowing all the complicated chords, riffs and rhythms, but knowing that it’s perhaps not a good idea to play all of them, all at the same time, in order to show off.

Set List:

1990s / 2000s / 2010s
  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
  • All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor (swing version)
  • All For Love – Bryan Adams / Sting / Rod Stewart
  • Amarillo – Tony Christie
  • American Pie – Madonna
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Back For Good – Take That
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • Be Mine – David Gray
  • Believe – Cher
  • Best Of Me – Bryan Adams
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Lauren Hill
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Crazy In Love – Beyoncé
  • Crazy Love – Brian McKnight
  • Dance The Night Away – Mavericks
  • Domino – Jessie J
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  • Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
  • Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Fix You – Coldplay
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Get The Party Started – Pink
  • Ghost – Ella Henderson
  • Groovejet (Why Does It Feel So Good?) – Spiller
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Hello – Adele
  • Hey Ya – OutKast
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  • Hung Up – Madonna
  • If You’re Not The One – Daniel Bedingfield
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  • I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
  • I Try – Macy Gray
  • I’ll Be There For You – Rembrandts (theme from ‘Friends’)
  • Jump Around – House Of Pain
  • Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • Losing My Religion – REM
  • Love Foolosophy – Jamiroquai
  • Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Mambo Number 5 – Lou Bega
  • Mamma Told Me Not To Come – Stereophonics
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Murder On The Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • Mr. Brightside – Killers
  • Need Somebody – Kings Of Leon
  • Next To Me – Emile Sandé
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
  • Parklife – Blur
  • Price Tag – Jessie J
  • Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  • Reach – S Club 7
  • Relight My Fire – Take That
  • Rock DJ – Robbie Williams
  • Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  • Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  • She’s The One – Robbie Williams
  • Sing It Back – Moloko
  • Smooth – Santana
  • Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
  • Duper Love – Joss Stone
  • Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus / One Direction
  • Thank You – Dido
  • The Scientist – Coldplay
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • We Found Love – Rihanna
  • What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  • When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
  • You’re Gorgeous – Baby Bird
  • You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
1980s
  • 1999 – Prince
  • Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
  • Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
  • Ant Music – Adam & The Ants
  • Atomic – Blondie
  • Baggy Trousers – Madness
  • Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Borderline – Madonna
  • Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  • Centrefold – J Geils Band
  • Cherish – Madonna
  • Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Crazy For You – Madonna
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  • Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club
  • Does Your Mother Know – Abba
  • Don’t Go – Yazoo
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way – Communards
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  • Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
  • Don’t You Want Me – Human League
  • Down Under – Men At Work
  • Dress You Up – Madonna
  • Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  • Especially For You – Kylie & Jason
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
  • Every Breath You Take – Police
  • Express Yourself – Madonna
  • Eye Of The Tiger
  • Fame – Irene Cara
  • Final Countdown
  • Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Freedom – Wham
  • Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jnr
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndie Lauper
  • Gold – Spandau Ballet
  • Grange Hill Theme Tune
  • Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
  • Hey Mickey – Toni Basil
  • Holiday – Madonna
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • House Of Fun – Madness
  • I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joan Jett
  • I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue
  • I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Nik Kershaw
  • I’m In The Mood For Dancing – Nolans
  • I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
  • I’m Your Man – Wham
  • Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
  • It Must Be Love – Madness
  • I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • Into The Groove – Madonna
  • It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
  • I Want To Break Free – Queen
  • I Would Walk 500 Miles – Proclaimers
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
  • Kids In America – Kim Wilde
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Kiss On My List – Hall & Oates
  • Lay All Your Love On Me – Abba
  • Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams
  • Like A Prayer – Madonna
  • Like A Virgin – Madonna
  • Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Love Shack – B52s
  • Making Your Mind Up – Bucks Fizz
  • Material Girl – Madonna
  • Message In A Bottle – Police
  • Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
  • Nine To Five – Dolly Parton
  • One Step Beyond – Madness
  • Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
  • Red Red Wine – UB40
  • Reflex – Duran Duran
  • Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Rio – Duran Duran
  • Run To You – Bryan Adams
  • Simply The Best – Tina Turner
  • Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
  • Stand & Deliver – Adam & The Ants
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go – Clash
  • Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – Eurythmics
  • Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  • Super Trouper – Abba
  • Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This – Eurythmics
  • Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  • Take On Me – A-Ha
  • Thank You For The Music – Abba
  • Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
  • Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • True – Spandau Ballet
  • Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
  • Venus – Bananarama
  • Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles
  • Vienna – Ultravox
  • Vogue – Madonna
  • Voulez–Vous – Abba
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go–Go – Wham
  • Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
  • Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  • Wham Rap – Wham
  • White Wedding – Billy Idol
  • Word Up – Cameo
  • You Spin Me Round – Dead Or Alive
  • Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band
1950s rock ‘n’ roll
  • Apache – Shadows
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
  • At The Hop – Danny & The Juniors
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Da Doo Ron Ron – Crystals
  • Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis
  • Hound Dog
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  • La Bamba – Los Lobos / Richie Havens
  • Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
  • Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis
  • Locomotion – Little Eva
  • Mess Of Blues – Elvis Presley
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & The Comets
  • Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  • That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
  • That’s Alright Mama – Elvis Presley
  • Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
  • Twist & Shout
  • Twisting The Night Away – Sam Cooke
  • You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
1960s soul music
  • Band Of Gold – Freda Payne
  • Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas
  • Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – Wilson Pickett / Blues Brothers
  • For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • Gimme Some Loving – Steve Winwood
  • Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
  • Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
  • Hold On I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
  • Land Of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
  • Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • My Girl – Temptations
  • Nowhere To Run – Martha & The Vandellas
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Sex Machine – James Brown
  • Shake Your Tailfeather – Ray Charles
  • Shout – Lulu
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Soul Man – Sam & Dave
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Think – Aretha Franklin
  • You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
1970s disco
  • Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
  • Blame It On The Boogie – Jacksons
  • Boogie Nights – Heatwave
  • Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind & Fire
  • Brick House – Commodores
  • Car Wash – Rose Royce
  • Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  • Crocodile Rock – Elton John
  • Dancing Queen – Abba
  • December ’63 (Oh What A Night) – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • D.I.S.C.O. – Ottowan
  • Disco Inferno – The Trammps
  • Does Your Mother Know – Abba
  • Do Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
  • Get Down Tonight – Kool & The Gang
  • Gimme Gimme Gimme – Abba
  • Glass Of Champagne – Sailor
  • Good Times – Chic
  • Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel – Tavares
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • How Deep Is Your Love? – Bee Gees
  • I Love To Love – Tina Charles
  • I Want You Back – Jacksons
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • I’m In The Mood For Dancing – Nolans
  • In The Navy – Village People
  • Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
  • Lady Marmalade – Labelle
  • Le Freak – Chic
  • Let’s Stick Together – Brian Ferry & Roxy Music
  • Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
  • Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
  • Love Really Hurts Without You – Billy Ocean
  • Love Train – O’Jays
  • Mamma Mia – Abba
  • Money Money Money – Abba
  • Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor
  • No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer
  • Night Fever – Bee Gees
  • Oops Upside Your Head – Gap Band
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Relight My Fire – Dan Hartman
  • Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
  • Ring Ring – Abba
  • September – Earth Wind & Fire
  • Sex Machine – James Brown
  • Shake Your Body Down To The Ground – Jacksons
  • S.O.S. – Abba
  • Staying Alive – Bee Gees
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Thank You For The Music – Abba
  • That’s The Way (I Like It) – K.C. & The Sunshine Band
  • The Hustle – Van McCoy
  • Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
  • Upside Down – Diana Ross
  • Voulez–Vous – Abba
  • Waterloo – Abba
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • When Will I See You Again – Three Degrees
  • YMCA – Village People
  • You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo Sayer
  • Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
  • You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  • You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
  • You To Me Are Everything – Real Thing
  • You’re The First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White
Others
  • 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  • Alright Now – Free
  • Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python
  • American Pie – Don McLean
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
  • California Dreamin’ – Mamas & The Papas
  • Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  • Chiquitita – Abba
  • Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  • Daydream Believer – Monkees
  • Delilah – Tom Jones
  • Everything – Michael Bublé
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
  • Fernando – Abba
  • Fever – Peggy Lee
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  • For Once In My Life – Tony Bennett
  • Get Back – Beatles
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Groovy Kind Of Love – Mindbenders
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Van Morrison
  • Hey Jude – Beatles
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck
  • Honey Honey – Abba
  • Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
  • How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
  • I’m A Believer – Monkees
  • I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – UB40
  • I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – Abba
  • I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
  • If Paradise Is Half As Nice – Amen Corner
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • It Had To Be You
  • It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  • Knowing Me Knowing You – Abba
  • Lady Is A Tramp – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
  • Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Mack The Knife – Robbie Williams
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Moon River (waltz)
  • My Boy Lollipop – Millie
  • Never Stop – Brand New Heavies
  • New York New York – Frank Sinatra
  • Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You – Glenn Madeiros
  • Penny Lover – Lionel Richie
  • Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
  • Route 66 – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  • Someone Like You – Van Morrison
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra
  • Strength Of A Woman – Shaggy
  • Stuck On You – Lionel Richie
  • Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
  • Summer Night City – Abba
  • Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
  • Sway – Michael Bublé
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Take It Easy – Eagles
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • These Are The Days Of Our Lives – Queen
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  • Three Times A Lady – Commodores (waltz)
  • True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
  • We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters
  • When I Need You – Leo Sayer (waltz)
  • Wild Thing – Troggs
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • Winner Takes It All – Abba
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  • Your Song – Elton John
James Bond Theme Tunes
  • A View To A Kill – Duran Duran
  • All Time High – Rita Coolidge
  • Diamonds Are Forever – Shirley Bassey
  • For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton
  • From Russia With Love – Matt Monroe
  • Goldeneye – Tina Turner
  • Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey
  • License To Kill – Gladys Knight
  • Live & Let Die – Wings
  • Living Daylights – A–ha
  • Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
  • Skyfall – Adele
  • Thunderball – Tom Jones
  • We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
  • You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra
Christmas
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey – xmas
  • Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid – xmas
  • Fairytale Of New York – Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – xmas
  • Last Christmas – Wham – xmas
  • Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade – xmas