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The Connections

Line-Up: 4 piece as standard

Lead Vocals: Male vocals

Guide Price: £1003

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Genre: Pop / Rock Cover

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Pop / Rock Cover Wedding Band Hire Dorset - The Connections

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Based: Hampshire

Guide Price: £1003

Genre: Pop / Rock Cover

Line-Up: 4 piece as standard

Lead Vocals: Male vocals

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Pop / Rock Cover Wedding Band Hire Dorset - The Connections

Prepare yourselves for a party! The Connections are one of the UK's most popular 4-piece pop/rock party bands. Armed with an irresistible mix of dance-inducing party anthems and a breath-taking live show, The Connections can guarantee that they will have everybody on their feet dancing and singing along...all night long...and all the way home!

Resistance is futile!

CAUTION: The Connections take no responsibility for members of the audience that perform the following:
  • Awkward Dad dancing
  • Overly enthusiastic dance-off's
  • Potentially hazardous knee slides
  • Conga lines
  • Dodgy dance routines
  • Unconvincing air-guitar
  • Lunges of any kind
  • The wearing of ties around one's head

... In fact, they encourage all the above!

The Connections are available throughout the UK & abroad for weddings, parties, festivals & corporate events, 365 days a year! They are the live music specialists, delivering explosive, high-octane live shows that feature the very best party tunes from the past 70 years! The band are able to provide a completely tailor-made live entertainment service to suit all events & budgets and will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your event is truly unforgettable!

Repertoire

The bands repertoire is so foot-tappingly satisfying that even the shyest of guests will surrender to the music and find themselves bustin' a move! It has been purposely designed to get feet flocking towards the dance-floor. Whether 8 years old or 80 years young, The Connections will turn all your guests absolutely wild! Their set-list covers old-school classics from the 50's and 60's all the way to modern day chart hits, ensuring that there is something for everyone to shake their money maker to! No doubt about it, this cover band really does cover them all! Mad for Michael Jackson? Got a soft spot for One Direction? Dig those 80's anthems? Or just can't get enough of that funky music?... You build the perfect set-list for your event by choosing all the songs, artists and genres that you and your guests know and love! From Rock 'n' Roll to Rhythm 'n' Blues; from Pop to Rock and Funk to Soul, The Connections do it all, serving up hit after hit until your ears are 100% satisfied!

50’s/60’s
• Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock • Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode • Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues • Elvis - Hound Dog • Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock • Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons/Muse - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You • Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher) • James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good) • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire • Los Lobos - La Bamba • Herman’s Hermit’s - I’m In To Something Good • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman • Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild • The Beatles - Come Together • The Beatles - Hey Jude • The Beatles - Twist and Shout • The Contours - Do You Love Me? • The Jackson 5 - ABC • The Kinks/Van Halen - You Really Got Me • The Monkees - I'm A Believer • The Rolling Stones - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction • The Surfaris - Wipeout • The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake • The Who - My Generation • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

70’s
• Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive • Bill Withers - Lovely Day • Blondie/One Direction - One Way Or Another • Boston - More Than A Feeling • Chic - Good Times • Chic - Le Freak • Don McLean – American Pie • Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky • Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way • Free - All Right Now • James Brown - Get Up (Sex Machine) • Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody • Queen - Don't Stop Me Now • Queen - We Will Rock You • Rod Stewart - Maggie May • Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World • Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You • Steve Harley - Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me) • Steve Miller Band – The Joker • Stevie Wonder - I Wish • Stevie Wonder - Superstition • T Rex - 20th Century Boy • The Commodores – Easy • The Eagles - Hotel California • The Knack - My Sharona • The Police – Everything Little Thing She Does Is Magic • The Police - Roxanne • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks • The Who - Baba O’Riley • Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

80’s
• AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long • Aerosmith/Run DMC - Walk This Way • A-ha - Take On Me • Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right to Party • Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer • Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 • Cameo - Word Up • David Bowie - Lets Dance • Duran Duran - Hungry Like A Wolf • George Michael - Faith • Guns N Roses - Paradise City • Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine • Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love • Joan Jett & The Black Hearts - I Love Rock N Roll • Journey - Don't Stop Believin' • KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up • Kool & The Gang - Celebration • Kenny Loggins - Footloose • Lionel Ritchie - Dancing On The Ceiling • Metallica - Enter Sandman • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean • Michael Jackson/Fall Out Boy - Beat It • Prince - Purple Rain • Prince - Kiss • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love • Queen - Under Pressure • Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters • Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love • Starship - We Built This City • Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger • The Jam - A Town Called Malice • The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) • Van Halen – Jump • Wham - Club Tropicana • Wham! - Wake Me up Before You Go-Go

90’s
• Backstreet Boys - Backstreet’s Back • Blink 182 - All the Small Things • Blur - Park Life • Blur - Song 2 • Chesney Hawkes - The One & Only • Electric 6 - Gay Bar • Feeder - Buck Rogers • Five - Everybody Get Up • Foo Fighters - Everlong • Goo Goo Dolls - Iris • Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way • Michael Jackson - Black Or White • New Radicals - You Get What You Give • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit • Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger • Oasis - Wonderwall • Pulp - Common People • Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away • Reef - Place Your Hands • Robbie Williams - Angels • Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You • Smash Mouth - All Star • Supergrass - Alright • Take That – Back For Good • The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) • The Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You • Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

00’s
• Alien Ant Farm/Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal • Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling • Bon Jovi - It’s My Life • Busted - Year 3000 • Coldplay - Yellow • Foo Fighters - Best of You • Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out • GreenDay - American Idiot • GreenDay - Basket Case • James Blunt - You’re Beautiful • Jason Mraz - I’m Yours • John Mayer - Your Body’s A Wonderland • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl • Jimmy Eat World - The Middle • Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot • Keane - Somewhere Only We Know • Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire • Kings of Leon - Use Somebody • Muse - Feeling Good • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars • Stereophonics – Dakota • The Calling - Wherever You Will Go • The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You • The Darkness - I Believe In a Thing Called Love • The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger • The Killers - Mr Brightside • The Killers - Somebody Told Me • The Lumineers - Ho Hey • The Strokes - Last Night • The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army • The Zutons - Valerie • U2 - Beautiful Day

10’s
• Avicii - Wake Me Up • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic • Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven • Bruno Mars - Runaway Baby • Bruno Mars - Treasure • Calvin Harris - Feel So Close • Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars • Daft Punk - Get Lucky • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud • Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop That Feeling • Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger • Maroon 5 – Sugar • Olly Murs – Wrapped Up • One Direction - Best Song Ever • One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful • Pharrell Williams - Happy • Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines • The Weekend - Can’t Feel My Face • Walk The Moon

Testimonials

"Working with Baz and The Connections was honestly an absolute pleasure from beginning to end. It was really important for Simon & I to find a band that would sound AMAZING and get our guests flocking to the dancefloor. Well..... mission accomplished! If you are reading this then you will know how stressful it can be planning a wedding. I just wish ALL the suppliers who we dealt with throughout the process had been as professional, communicative, reassuring and genuinely nice as The Connections were! On to the night itself - The Connections played a fantastic repertoire of covers impeccably, yet also managed to make each tune their own. This is a seriously talented and fun group of guys who are truly great at what they do, and they are still one of the main talking points from our wedding; we had so much fun and would recommend them in a heartbeat!"Mr & Mrs Bates

"What can we say other than absolutely brilliant!!! They rocked it and every single one of our guests danced like crazy all night long! We've lost count of how many people commented that The Connections were one of the best wedding bands they've ever heard. So thank you Baz & The Connections - Simply superb! Punctual, easy-going, organised, professional and super talented... and so accommodating, especially for our slightly different choice of first dance!"Mr & Mrs Abthorpe

"What can we say other than absolutely brilliant!!! They rocked it and every single one of our guests danced like crazy all night long! We've lost count of how many people commented that The Connections were one of the best wedding bands they've ever heard. So thank you Baz & The Connections - Simply superb! Punctual, easy-going, organised, professional and super talented... and so accommodating, especially for our slightly different choice of first dance!"Mr & Mrs Harvey

"You guys were absolutely AMAZING!!! We could not have asked for a better evening; everyone had so much fun and did not want to stop dancing (in fact, the only complaint we had the next day was how much peoples' feet were hurting from all the dancing they had done)! We have heard nothing but praise about how good you were, and our guest have told us it was 'the best playlist I have ever heard', and we totally agree, so thank you!!! We will be highly recommending you to anyone and everyone we know, so hopefully we will see you again soon! Thank you again for making our evening reception perfect"Mr & Mrs Johnson

"The Connections were excellent - amazing guys, amazing music, amazing time had by all! Baz made everything so easy to organise - really friendly, easy to contact, and enthusiastic! The selection of music was brilliant - something for everyone, and the bands performance was second-to-none. Absolutely everyone at the party told me how brilliant the guys were - we couldn't have asked for a better band!! A bunch of fantastic, hugely talented guys, who are an absolute must for any party! Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!!"Lauren Bray

FAQ

- How Far Will The Band Travel?
The Connections are packed and ready to travel throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire, Somerset, Sussex, country wide & abroad. All of their travel costs are calculated in a radius from Bournemouth, Dorset.

- How Long Will The Band Play For?
As long as you want! A typical performance usually consists of 2x one-hour sets, with an interval included, and the band find this to be the best option for most events. However, the band can offer a variety of packages. Each package can be completely tailored to suit your personal requirements, so you have the freedom to alter just about anything

- Are The Connections Insured?
Absolutely! The band are a fully insured professional entertainment business with public liability cover for up to £10,000,000. Their equipment is of the very best that money can buy and is fully PAT-Tested. The band are able to provide certificates upon request and will gladly pass them on to your venue.

- Does The Band Provide All Their Own Equipment & Lighting?
Yes!...and it's all PAT-Tested. The Connections are completely self-contained so you do not need to worry about a thing!

- Do The Connections Require a Stage? The band can perform with or without staging, indoors or outdoors. However, a performance area of at least 5m x 3.5m will be required. Under no circumstances will the band perform on grass and without solid flooring.

- What Are The Bands Power Requirements?
The Connections require 3/4 power sockets and these must be within close proximity of the allocated performance space. For outside events such as marquee weddings, the band will only use a licensed power generator and will require 6/7kw of power to be made available to them.

- When Does The Band Arrive to Set-up?
The Connections are very flexible and are able to attend your venue in advance of the event itself in order to setup their equipment (some setup times will incur an additional charge). For an evening performance, the bands’ standard setup time is 6pm, but the aim to fit in with proceedings as best as possible. The Connections require a minimum of 60 minutes to setup their equipment and an additional 10 minutes to sound check their equipment and will therefore need access to the venue at least 70 minutes prior to the scheduled performance time. The band will also require an additional 60 minutes in order to dismantle their equipment after the event has finished.

- What If Our Venue Has A Sound Limiter?
The Connections will always abide by your venues sound regulations and will do their very best to perform at a level that appeases both their audience and the venue staff. However, there is a limit as to how quietly the band can perform at without it having a negative impact upon their performance. Therefore, the band will be unable to perform under a volume of 95db. Should you be unsure whether your venue has a sound limiter installed or any noise restrictions then The Connections will happily contact them on your behalf.

- How Do I Pay The Band?
The Connections accept payment through cash, cheque, bank transfer or via Paypal.

- Do The Connections Take Requests?
The Connections love to make your event that extra bit special, and will offer to learn a special song to include within the live performance! This can be performed as your first dance, or rather as part of the main set; simply let the band know the artist & song title and they shall have it done! Special song requests cost an additional fee in order to cover the bands rehearsal costs and the band do ask that you make any requests well in advance of your event.

Please note: The Connections are a 4-piece male fronted pop/rock band consisting of Male Vocals, Keyboard, Guitars, Bass & Drums. The band therefore kindly ask that their clients consider their line-up when making any live song requests, eg: a female-sung, big-band piece is likely to sound VERY different should the band be asked to learn it!

- Does The Band Provide Music Before, Between & After Sets?
They certainly do! The Connections will work with you to create a custom-made Laptop DJ playlist, which is typically performed either side & between the live performance itself. So, if there is a particular type of music, or perhaps a selection of songs that you would like included within your custom-made DJ Playlist, then the band can provide! The band always encourage clients to get involved within this process, simply to make the event that much more personal to all those in attendance. Alternatively to this option, the band allows clients the opportunity to connect their personal Ipod to their PA System, so that they may perform their own custom made playlists should they prefer...the decision is entirely yours! The Connections also welcome song requests on the night; the bands Laptop music database is incredibly vast, so they are confident that they are able to deliver on almost any request!