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UK based high-energy event and party band.

 

 

Drawing from an extensive set list from Classic Pop and Rock to 80s Epics, 90s Indie to Modern Day Anthems, The Bright Sparks' world class musicianship and versatility enables them to cater to your specific needs.

 

With over a decade of experience playing across the world, at events for clients such as Pernod Ricard, Aviva, GE, Virgin, Specsavers, Guinness and Royal Birkdale, as well as countless bespoke private parties, The Bright Sparks specialise in providing and unforgettable experience.

Featuring musicians who have played with Take That, Kylie Minogue, Brian May, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, 10cc, Annie Lennox, Huey Lewis, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Roger Daltrey, Melanie C, Emma Bunton, Hans Zimmer, Yes, Go West, Let It Be and Shania Twain, The Bright Sparks draw from a wealth of their collective experience and professionalism to keep their audiences on the dance floor.

Venues that the band members have played at include Wembley Stadium, The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The O2 London, The Albert Hall, and Twickenham Stadium, to name just a few.  

When you book The Bright Sparks you're not just getting a 'cover band' trying their hand at hit songs.  This band have been there and done it, with the biggest names, on the biggest stages.

When you book The Bright Sparks you book the real thing. 100% live authenticity.

 

 

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ENQUIRIES

 
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reviews

 

Wedding in the Woodlands, Tring - August 2018

"You guys were absolutely amazing, the atmosphere that you created at our wedding was spectacular!"

 
 

Party At The Top Of The Gherkin, London - June 2018

 
 

Specavers - June 2018

'Thank you to the Bright Sparks, who performed as part of the Specsavers Variety Ball at the Liverpool Arena last weekend.  

The team and the client commented on how professional and easy to work with they were.  The arena was rocking and the dance floor was packed!

They were an absolute pleasure to work with.'

 

Hannah and Chris - Kew Gardens - June 2018

'We have been inundated with compliments and people raving about The Bright Sparks. Honestly, they blew us and everyone there away and exceeded our expectations. Even the caterers said it was the best band they’ve seen at a wedding!'

Matt - May 2018

"They totally made our birthday.  Thank you Bright Sparks, you were awesome!"

 

Louise - April 2018

Thanks again so much for last night. It was fab and we had an amazing day and night, made all the better by you guys and the fab music.

Nick - May 2017

Just wanted to message to say thanks for performing at my wedding. You guys were great. Super band! Epic musicians who rocked the party, the dance floor was packed and each song was better than the last. Behind the scenes very professional; quick correspondence, really good at taking the songs we liked and creating a great set which flowed and was tailored the mood of the party, also provided a super playlist for in between sets. I would definitely recommend!

Michelle & Steven Scop - Wedding 22/6/17

"Best wedding band ever" - quoted by my wedding guests! I can't recommend Bright Sparks highly enough. Apart from a fantastic band who play brilliantly together, with a superb varied playlist to choose from, they completely cater to your needs, are more than capable of rocking the house if that's what is required and are also really 'nice guys'! I hope one day I can use Bright Sparks again. I recommend them to anyone I know organising a function. Many thanks

Rosie Hanlon - August 2017

You guys absolutely rocked our wedding night, guest still mention how good you were a year later! Easy to book, easy to deal with, the easiest part of organising our wedding. You didn’t even mind the bride gate crashing your chill out space for a breather! Hope you are all well. Hopefully you will be around in a few years for our 10th anniversary party! Cheers

John Wilkinson - March 2017

Many of my friends and family love the same music I do. The Bright Sparks were a perfect choice for a special birthday therefore. What impressed us throughout was their huge professionalism from preparation for the event, through set up and then their performance which was first class. They were flexible listening to our ideas but also creative with thoughts of their own. They are also a thoroughly decent bunch of blokes! We are about to try to book them again which tells you everything you need to know!! Best wishes

Teresa - Sept 2017

Can Ruth and I say a MASSIVE thank you for your outstanding performance on Friday night. Everyone was really impressed and we thoroughly enjoyed it. If anyone ever wants a band then you will be top of our recommendations and I will just have to think of another excuse to have party!
Thanks again

 

 

 
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SONG LIST

 

The Bright Sparks have played hundreds of songs over the years in every style imaginable,  far too many to list here.
If you have a song request, let us know. It's likely they can do it.
The songs they always come back to are the tunes that guarantee a packed dancefloor, and transform your event into a rocking-out, singing-along, arms- in-the-air night to remember.

Here's a selection of The Bright Sparks' favourites, all played with the same energy, attitude and excitement that has made this band so successful for over a decade.

Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)

All The Small Things (Blink 182) 

24K Magic (Bruno Mars)

Common People (Pulp)

Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)

Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness) 

You've Got The Love (Florence And The Machine) 

Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)

Johnny B Goode (Marty McFly)

You Really Got Me (The Kinks)

Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)

You're My Best Friend (Queen)

The One And Only (Chesney Hawkes)

The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)

Wake Me Up (Avicii)

Fight For Your Right (Beastie Boys)

Don't Get Me Wrong (Pretenders)

She's Electric (Oasis)

Let's Dance (David Bowie)

Kiss (Prince)

Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis)

Crazy In Love (Beyonce)

Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)

Parklife (Blur)

I'm Still Standing (Elton John)

Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns N Roses)

King Of The Swingers (Jungle Book)

Hey Ya (Outkast)

Last Night (Strokes)

Don't Stop Believing (Journey)

Friday I'm In Love (The Cure)

Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr)

Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Clash) 

Live Forever (Oasis)

Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen)

Rebel Rebel (David Bowie) 

Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)

Mr Brightside (The Killers)

Teenage Kicks (Undertones)

Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)

Purple Rain (Prince)

Poker Face (Lady Ga Ga)

Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)

Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)

Song 2 (Blur)

Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)

My Sharona (The Knack)

Black or White (Michael Jackson)

Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles) 

When You Were Young (The Killers) 

Basket Case (Green Day)

Don't You Want Me (Human League) 

Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)

Electric Dreams (Human League)

Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen) 

Little Lion Man (Mumford And Sons)

Up The Junction (Squeeze)

Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)

Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations) 

Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)

Rocks (Primal Scream)

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Sit Down (James)

You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship) 

Jump (Van Halen)

Beat It (Michael Jackson)

Town Called Mailce (The Jam)

I Bet That You Look Good (Arctic Monkeys) 

Starman (David Bowie)

Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)

Toxic (Britney Spears)

Hard Days Night (Beatles)

Hard To Handle (Black Crowes)

Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) 

Buddy Holly (Weezer)

Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)

You Give Love A Bad Name (Bon Jovi)

Stuck In The Middle (Stealers Wheel) 

Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits)

Hotel Yorba (White Stripes) 

Footloose (Kenny Loggins)

Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) 

There She Goes (The Las)

Time Is Running Out (Muse)

Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet) 

Back In The USSR (Beatles)

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Proclaimers) 

I'm A Believer (Monkees)

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)

I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Joan Jet

Money For Nothing (Dire Straits) 

Counting Stars (One Republic)

Don't Look Back Into The Sun (Libertines) 

Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones) 

Romeo And Juliet (Dire Straits)

Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)

More Than A Feeling (Boston)

Walk This Way (Aerosmith & Run DMC) 

Not 19 Forever (Courteeners)

7 Nation Army (White Stripes)

 
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FAQs

 

How long does the band play for?

The Bright Sparks' standard performance is 2 hours, divided into two sets of 1 hour each.

This is almost always enough for an evening event.

If however, you'd like us to play for more than this, please mention it in your enquiry and we can include this in your quote.

Can I split the 2 hours into 3 separate sets?

We strongly recommend that you stick with two sets of 1 hour each.  

Three sets of 40 mins each are possible but can tend to be too short for your guests to really enjoy themselves.

Feel free to discuss this with us if you like.

How do we go about choosing the songs for the evening?

We have a wide selection of material, and as you can imagine, we have a very good idea of the sort of music that works for different crowds in different situations.  It's a good idea to give the band as much freedom as possible to use our long experience in tailoring the set to the audience on the night.

Before your event we will send you a song list and ask you to highlight a selection of songs in order to provide the band with a broad idea of your personal tastes and that of your guests.

This will enable us to design the set with your audience in mind.

Can you play special requests?

We will happily learn up to 2 special requests per gig, as long as they are within certain stylistic boundaries and suit the instruments. Of course it's possible to learn more than 2 songs if needed, but extra charges may apply for this.

 

How far does the band travel?

We regularly travel all over the UK and the rest of the world.  Members of the band have played on every continent over the last decade (except Antarctica, but we're working on that.*)
Traveling is part of our job and no travel request is too far.  Just drop us a line and ask for a quote.

*A singer friend of ours visited Antarctica in 2009.  
She says she didn’t do any gigs whilst she was there.  
Slacker!

What time do you arrive at the venue?

Our standard arrival time for an evening performance is 6pm.  If your event requires a performance at another time of day just let us know and we can let you know our arrival time.

In what sort of vehicles will you be arriving?

We normally arrive in three cars.  This may be different on some long distance gigs, feel free to ask us if you need to know for parking arrangements etc.

Do you bring your own PA equipment and Stage Lights?

Yes.  Our standard system is suitable for crowds of up to 150.  If your event is going to have more guests than this, please let us know, as we may need to bring additional equipment.

Can I come to see the band live before I book?

This can tend to be difficult as almost all of our performances are at private functions.  Feel free to ask, and we can check in case there are any public performances coming up.
You can always check out our video here for a good idea of the vibe and sound of the band.

Ummm…hang on, a live band… at my event?  Sounds like a nightmare. Surely all musicians are scruffy, ill-mannered and unreliable?

Not on our watch.

When you book the Bright Sparks, you are booking a band made up of some of the UK's top professional musicians, and you will find us to be absolutely professional in everything we do.

When you book a band like this you can relax in the knowledge that your band will arrive on time and looking smart, will be courteous towards your guests at all times, and will represent you and your event with utmost professionalism.

Have you ever missed a performance?

No.  In the years since we started, we have faced adverse weather, blizzards, motorway closures, lost luggage, lost instruments, French customs, Italian car rental firms and road-closing floods caused by good old British rain, but whatever we have faced, and wherever we have been, we have always been onstage and ready to go at the agreed time.  Just don’t ask us how…

Do we need to feed you?

Yes please.  The musicians will normally have been traveling for some time to get to your event, and will be on site all night, so will definitely need a hot meal to keep them going. (Decent coffee goes a long way too!)

Has the band ever received any complaints?

No. Not one. We can honestly say we’ve left satisfied clients at every event we’ve ever done.  It may sound like a big claim but its true, and we’re proud of it!