Beggars Banquet acoustic trio, are the UK’s most in demand acoustic wedding and party band. Their unplugged, live lounge style performances of current and classic songs delivered seamlessly are currently wowing wedding couples and their guests across the UK and Europe!
The trio has an incredible wealth of live music credits from UK and International Festivals, TV shows and Radio plays to packed out Tours, performances to Celebrities and Presidents alongside The Script, Paloma Faith, James Morrison and more.
The set up is Maria singing and playing acoustic guitar, Guitarist Dave on Acoustic and Drummer Dave on Cajon which he plays with a bass drum pedal, so it gives the whole performance a party uptempo vibe. It is a really popular option for hire, where the venue has a noise limiter or the budget doesn’t quite stretch to cover the full band option.
Between them Beggars Banquet have performed at some of the greatest venues in the UK including The Roundhouse, MCFC, MUFC, Rock In the Park, Glastonbury and more. Their high energy set covers something for all with their huge repertoire crossing genres from Chart, Indie, Rock, Pop, Soul and Motown from current chart hits to the biggest hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
The band can cater for your entire wedding day or function! From Live lounge performances, to acoustic and interactive walkabout band experiences, where the trio can mingle with your guests, or walk a happy wedding couple back up the Isle, to adding an additional band member in during your evening reception, creating an all singing and dancing atmospheric vibe!
Lead singer Maria can perform a laid back Solo Jazz/Blues set, if you don’t require the three piece, or 4 piece band option right away, for earlier on or Maria and guitarist Dave perform a fantastic Acoustic Duo (perfect for wedding breakfasts of champagne receptions). A professional DJ service with additional lighting is also an optional extra with this versatile group, giving you the option to cater for your whole day and night’s entertainment needs (additional charges apply).
Whether you are looking to book Beggars Banquet for a Corporate Event, Wedding or Party you will be left blown away by their exceptional quality performance, professionalism and integrity!
Previous customers include:
The Roundhouse, The Trafford Centre, Wella, BBC, The Sunday Times, Key103 Jingle Ball, Rock FM, Hilton Hotels, Nightingales Night Club, Manchester Evening News, Manchester United, Lowry Theatre, The Lowry Hotel, Armarni, Fiat Europe and many more.
90’s to current:
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
Clean Bandit- Rather Be
Swedish House Mafia- Don’t You Worry Child
Rihanna- We Found Love
Lady Gaga- Poker Face
Lady Gaga- Just Dance
Katy Perry- California Gurlz
Jessie J- Price Tag
Emeli Sande- Next To Me
Bruno Mars- Locked out Of Heaven
Daft Punk- Get Lucky
Maroon 5- Moves Like Jagger
Adele- Rolling In The Deep
Beyonce- Crazy In Love
Celo Green- Crazy
Florence And The Machine- You Got The Love
Shania Twain- Man I Feel Like A Woman
Pharell Williams- Happy
Indie & Rock:
The Killers- Mr Brightside
Kings Of Leon- Sex On Fire
Bon Jovi- Living On A Prayer
Bryan Adams- Summer Of 69
Journey- Don’t Stop Believing
Kings Of Leon- Use Somebody
Queen- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Michael Jackson- Beat It
Chaka Chan- Ain’t Nobody
Madonna- Material World
Michael Jackson- Billy Jean
Stevie Wonder- Signed Sealed Delivered
Jackson 5- Blame It On The Boogie
Candi Statton- Young Hearts
Fleetwood Mac- Go Your Own Way
Free- Alright Now
Chic- Le Freak
Stevie Wonder- I Wish
Doobie Brothers- Long Train Running
Earth Wind and Fire- September
Chic- Good Times
The Beatles- Twist And Shout
Marvin Gaye- Heard It Through the Grapevine
Jackie Wilson- Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
The Kinks- You Really Got Me
Ballads and First Dances:
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Shearan
All Of Me- John Legend
A Thousand Miles- Christina Perri
Feels Like Home- Chantal Kravaziuk
Stand By Me- Ben E King
When You Say Nothing At All- Ronan Keating
Ho Hey- Lumineers
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You- Andy Williams
At Last- Etta James
You Make Loving Fun- Fleetwood Mac
What A Wonderful World
Let there Be Love
Aint No Sunshine
Closest thing To Crazy
Don’t Know Why
Dream A Little Dream
The Girl From Ipanema
Say A Little Prayer For You
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Back to Black
What A Difference A Day Makes
The Look of Love
Stand By me
Walk On By
When You Say Nothing At All
“Beggars Banquet were fabulous. Everyone enjoyed their set. They got everyone onto the dance floor. We are so glad we booked them. Definitely worth the money. We’ve never booked a band before or been to a wedding with a band so didn’t know whether to do so or not. We would certainly re-book or recommend The Iconss. We had a fabulous day and the band certainly helped to make our evening very memorable. They were excellent. Thank you!!”
Alaina, Wedding Beggars Banquet made our wedding evening even more special, which was hard to do. They topped off an amazing day! They have it all, a great song mix, incredible sound, Maria has an incredible voice and the guys playing drums and guitar were fabulous. You can tell they all love what they do. Thank you for being part of our special day.
Joanne, Wedding Beggars Banquet were absolutely fabulous – incredibly friendly and easy-going, they mixed with the guests during the event and their performances were amazing – Maria has an incredible voice and from the moment they started their sets to when they finished the dance floor was packed. The band were a key part of the evening and I have received so many compliments from guests that thought they were amazing!
Colin & Steph, Wedding Thank you guys for performing at our wedding. you were absolutely amazing and we can’t thank you enough for creating the perfect atmosphere at our wedding. Our guests were blown away by you and we will not forget that night for a long time.
Kenny & Jess, Wedding Thank you for making our day perfect. Music is a huge part of our lives and your band gave us a night to remember. Our friends and family are still talking about how good you were and how they loved the songs. Thank you for making our night so memorable.
Manchester United, Corporate You guys were amazing and our client was well impressed. The song choice was perfect and we have had no end of compliments from our guests. We cant wait to book you for our next event.
The President of Lebanon “Brilliant! Thank you!”
Henshaws Charity “You guys were awesome. You absolutely made our party!”
Alex, Sywel Aerodrome You guys were amazing!!!!!! We certainly want you back next year. Very kind, listened to exactly what you wanted and delivered a cracking performance. True Brilliance. All of our customers had a great evening and really liked the range and choices of songs.
Jennifer, Key103 Corporate Event
Having seen Maria perform a stunning set at our annual Jingle Ball, I recently hired the band for a Key 103 listener party and the feedback from all guests was excellent. The selection of songs was spot on and the dance floor was packed, I wish I’d have asked for an extra 1/2 hour!!
Stephen, St Catherine’s Hospice
Maria – you were superb and doubtless have a sparkling future. Many thanks for making the night go so very well. You and your group made all the difference.
The event was great and you were by far the highlight of our day! Maria has an absolutely fantastic voice and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a huge crowd before.
Alex-Sywel Aerodrome Air Expo
Amazing!!!!!! We certainly want them back next year. Very kind, listened to exactly what you wanted and delivered a cracking performance. True brilliance! All our customers had a great evening and really liked the range and choices of songs. Thanks Alex
Becky Dixon- Cash For Kids (Key 103’s official charity)
Thank you so much for singing at our Key 103 Cash for Kids Event last night. The feedback was amazing and you set the tone of the evening perfectly. Could have kept you on stage all night and everyone would have been more than happy!! Thank you xxx
Stephen- St Catherine’s Hospice
You were superb and doubtless have a sparkling future. Many thanks for making the night go so very well. You and your group made all the difference.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
How long will it take for the band to set up?
Usually about 60 minutes to load in, set up and sound check. Sometimes a little longer if there is a noise limiter in place to ensure that no limits are exceeded.
Are you available as a bigger band?
Yes essentially Beggars Banquet are a 4 piece with a very full sound but if you require additional musicians we can bring along a Keyboard player, Saxophonist or full Brass Section (additional charges apply).
What equipment do you provide?
Beggars Banquet provide a full PA system, stage lighting and all musical equipment. For bookings with the Band and Professional DJ package additional Dance floor and DJ lighting is included.
How much space do you need?
Approximately 4 metres by 3 metres.
Do you provide any other live music options?
Yes, Beggars Banquet are a very versatile and talented band who can offer various different additional live music options including a Solo set by Singer Maria (either Pop or Jazz), an Acoustic Duo Set by Maria and Guitarist Dave or and unplugged set by the band. In addition to this the band offer a professional DJ who mixes and takes requests (highly recommended).
If you are looking for a full day and evenings worth of live music Beggars Banquet offer an ‘Ultimate Package’ which includes Singer Maria performing at the Wedding Ceremony and Champagne reception, Maria & Guitarist Dave’s Acoustic Duo at the Wedding Breakfast and Beggars Banquet and a professional DJ for your evenings entertainment.
How many people does your PA system cover?
Beggars Banquet have invested heavily in top of the range equipment providing you with the best sound in the business. Their PA covers up to 500 guests. If your event is bigger than this then the band can provide additional PA, Staging, Star Cloths or Lighting for an additional fee.
What lighting is included?
Beggars Banquet provide LED stage lighting and Stage Uplighters and if the Band and DJ package is booked, additional Dance floor and DJ lighting is included.
If required Beggars Banquet can provide up lighters around the room set in a colour of your choice for an additional fee.
My venue has a noise limiter, can the band still play?
Yes, Beggars Banquet have played many venues with noise limiters in place comfortably for settings as low as 85/90db. For anything less that this we recommend booking The iCons unplugged set.
Do we need to provide anything for the band?
Free parking for 1 van and 1 car, a clean dry changing room and access to the buffet, soft drinks would be appreciated.
Are we able to contact the band before the booking?
Yes of course. Once you have made the booking, we will be in touch approx 3 weeks before the big day. At this point we discuss timings and any questions you may have about the band or your event. We know that planning an event or wedding can be stressful but with an abundance of experience at events and weddings we hope to put your mind at ease so that you can concentrate on having a wonderful time.
Beggars Banquet absolutely love their job and look forward to providing you and your guests with a great nights entertainment.
Solo Set Jazz/Blues/laid back Pop