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Candy & The Cloudbursts

Line-Up: 5 Piece: Vocals, Keyboards and vocals, bass and vocals, guitar and vocals, drums and vocals

Lead Vocals: Female vocals

Guide Price: £1121

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Genre: Pop / Rock Cover

West Midlands


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Based: West Midlands

Guide Price: £1121

Genre: Pop / Rock Cover

Line-Up: 5 Piece: Vocals, Keyboards and vocals, bass and vocals, guitar and vocals, drums and vocals

Lead Vocals: Female vocals



Pop / Rock Cover Wedding Band Hire West Midlands - Candy & The Cloudbursts

Finalists in UK Wedding band of the Year 2016, the band have performed to delighted audiences all over the UK, and especially so in the West Midlands where they're based.

Truly passionate about the music they play and full of energy, audiences have unanimously loved them and they've become one of the biggest acts on the circuit across the West Midlands.

With clients like the NHS, Halfords, Royal College of Surgeons, Staffordshire County Showground, Shropshire Young Farmers and many, many Brides and Grooms, they work hard to give your audience the experience they deserve, often inviting people up to sing with them and also leaving the stage area to join in with the dancing while they play.

Formed in 2009, the band have all played professionally and you'll certainly have heard Candy providing 'ghost' vocals for a number of well known singers (although you may not have realised it). And with seriously good musicianship, they leave many other bands in their wake.

And with excellent time management and professional project management skills, the band has never let a customer down,

So if you're looking for an act to bring your event, party, wedding reception or function to life, these guys are the real deal 

With unanimously excellent reviews, they provide the complete enetrtainment package including

  • Full PA system and fantastic lighting for stage and dance floor
  • Two hours and more of fully live, instantly recogniseable killer renditions of songs you know and love
  • Full PAT and PLI insurance
  • Auto DJ service, before and after the band has played, playing your selection of any tracks out of the 30,000 they bring with them.
  • An offer to learn your first dance (if applicable)

Optional extras:
  • Smoke machines
  • A recording of the performance for you to download afterwards

  • Energy, enthusiasm, passion and excellent project management
  • Social Media campaign (if appropriate) to engage your audience
  • Smiling and general good humour :-)


(New ones at the top, with more coming all the time...)

Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

And now, alphabetically....
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
All the Single Ladies – Beyonce
Angels – Robbie Williams
At Last – Etta James
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
Bet you look good on the dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Blame it on the Boogie – Jackson 5
Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
Bohemian Rhapsody (the exciting bit) – Queen
Car Wash – Rose Royce
C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell) – Chuck Berry
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Come away with me – Norah Jones
Counting Stars – One Republic
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Does your mother know – Abba
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Don’t Stop Believing – Glee Club/Journey
Drive My Car – The Beatles
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Gimme Some Loving – Spencer Davis Group
Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Happy - Pharrell 
Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes
Hey Yaa – OutKast
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hot and Cold – Katie Perry
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
I’m a Believer – Neil Diamond/Smashmouth (the Shrek version)
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis / Blues Brother
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Le Freak – Chic
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Mamma Mia – Abba
Mony Mony – Tommy James & the Shondells (The Billy Idol version)
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mud – Tiger feet
Mustang Sally – the Commitments
Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Play that Sax - Fleur East
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Rocks Off – Primal Scream
Rude – Magic!!
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Shake a Tail Feather – the Blues Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Songbird – Eva Cassidy / Fleetwood Mac
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conlen
Tears of a Clown – The English Beat
The Snake – Al Wilson
The Timewarp – the Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tiger Feet – Mud
Town called Malice – The Jam
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse


James and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band. Our guests loved dancing to the music and all said it really gave a reception some pizzazz. Many thanksJess and James Heap

Just a quick note to say thank you, to you and all the band for a fantastic party! All our wedding guests loved the songs and special thanks for our unique and unusual first dance... Proclaimers - 500 miles. Everyone got into the scottish theme and loved joining in. I would highly recommend you to anyone thinking of having a band at their wedding or special occasion... great fun and professionalism... X Wouldnt of been the same without you all!Anita and Mark McIntos

Just thought I'd say what a brilliant band you are … I heard nothing but good comments all evening - in-fact it made the night!... A lot of folk have asked for a 'business card' in-case they ever need to book a band... I would imagine Its not easy playing to an audience of all ages, but you just seemed to nail it … well done! BRILLIANT night - thanks to you all!Karen Fidgett

Hey, thanks alot for playing at our wedding you were AMAZING!!!! everybody loved you!!!!!Emma Townsend

We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for such a fantastic night Saturday. We were so impressed that you learnt the first dance and performed spectaularly all night. You really made the performance personal to us and so many of our guests have commented on how brilliant you were. Thanks again for making our special day so memorable! You were all absolutely brilliant!Martyn & Rachel Johnson

A huge thank you for playing at our wedding we had the most amazing day & the band were the perfect evening entertainment. We've had so many of our family & friends comment on how fantastic you were & what a great day/evening they had. The assortment of hats went down a storm & my new husband was in his element when he sang with you. It was a brilliant surprise for our guests & me, especially since he can't sing! Thank youFrom Jennifer & Adrian (Mr & Mrs Marshall)

Thanks for playing for us at the wedding, we were soo impressed and had lots of people asking about the band.. Your performace was superb, well above and beyond any of our expectations. A fantastic playlist, ideal for all ages that attracted some of the most unlikely people to the dance floor. If we do not get chance to book you again, a number of those present will certainly be in contact soon. We sincerly hope this is the start of big things for you guys, and thank you whole heartedly for helping to make our big day truly special and issue free.Chris & Natalie Bradshaw

We have just returned from honeymoon and would like to say a massive THANK YOU for all your amazing effort on our wedding day. You played our first dance song wonderfully and we think it may have been better than the original! The music all night was of an outstanding quality and every guest said how they thoroughly enjoyed listening, grooving to and joining in with your fantastic performances!! We cannot thank you enough for making the evening of our wedding day so awesome with your stunning and fabulous music. We loved the mix of old and new and think you are all just so bloody creative and talented. We only hope you enjoyed yourselves half as much as we did!!Mr and Mrs Hayden-Smith!


Q How long have you been together?
A We emerged from the ashes of a previous incarnation that had been together since the mid 90's with a number of different line ups.

Q Do you have adequate insurance cover?
A We have both public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance. Many venues will not allow bands to perform unless they have public liability insurance.

Q What are the power requirements to operate the bands equipment?
A We require two x 13amp double switch sockets as a minimum (not one socket with a four gang extension) to support the operation of full PA and lighting. For outdoor events a 20 KVA generator supply will be required, please make the band aware of a generator supply before the event, as special leads may be required. All electrical equipment is fully PAT tested and risk assessed.

Q How much room do you need?
A To enable adequate room for lighting sound and performance a minimum area of 6 metre wide by 3 metre deep is preferred, although we can (and have) operated in much smaller environments.

Q How many songs are in your play list? What styles of music do you play? (Are the styles you play the kind of music we want to have?)
A We have a large repertoire of well rehearsed material ideal for weddings, parties, celebrations and functions of any kind. We like to get everyone up and dancing and normally perform either 2 x 45 minute sets or 1:30hr set decided by you on the night. If there are specific songs you would like us to play, mention this to us well in advance and we will try to accommodate you. We'll confirm what is and isn't possible.

Q How much do you charge for an 'all day' reception? Are there any other charges above and beyond the quoted price? How much do you charge for extra sets?
A We normally arrive at about 6.00pm for wedding receptions. There is a surcharge for afternoon set up negotiable depending on arrival time and travelling distance and there is a surcharge for performances that continue after midnight in keeping with Musicians Union guidelines. There are no other hidden charges.

Q What will you wear?
A We always dress smartly and distinctively on and off stage. Pete, Eric and Simon wear shirts and ties; Candy and Magic Jenny dress more flamboyantly, but still smartly and in colours appropriate to the other members. We're not going to embarrass you by turning up in jeans and t-shirts.

Q Do you expect to be fed?
No, the band does not expect to be fed. However, we normally leave home late afternoon and therefore anything you can offer would be gratefully received!

Q Are you experienced in performing at wedding receptions and corporate events?
A Definitely, YES! The majority of our bookings are weddings and corporate events. We’re typically recommended because of our outstanding performances and high standard of professionalism. We were voted Wedding Band of the Year 2009 and runners up 2016.

Q My friends and I have a band and they're coming. Can we play your instruments?
A No. Whilst we would like to be as accommodating as possible, we cannot let members of the audience play our instruments or use our equipment. Our equipment is very costly and it is too risky.

Q Can I sing with you?
A Yes, absolutely. We welcome sober people onto the stage to sing a song by prior arrangement.

Q Can we come and see you play before we book you?
A Most of our bookings are private functions, so we can't offer this. But you're welcome to come and see us rehearse, there are recordings of the band on our website and we'd be pleased to meet with you in advance of the event where it is possible to do so.

Q How long do you require to set up?
A We are normally able to get all the sound and lighting equipment set up and the sound check completed within one and a quarter hours. It is always necessary for the band to carry out a 'sound check' to ensure the sound quality and volume level is appropriate for the room and guests, and this takes approximately 15 minutes. If guests are still present in the room, we will announce what they are doing and ask for their patience. If possible, it's recommended that you clear the room during the set up period sound check.

Q How long are your breaks and do you provide any music during the breaks?
A The length of the breaks and all the timings are specified by you on the night to fit your schedule and the band is prepared to wait in the wings if things are running behind schedule. We offer an auto-DJ service free of charge, playing your requests from over 30,000 tracks

Q Will you learn any special songs if they are not already on your play list?
A We will always try to learn at least one special song not on the play list. You may also want to consider asking your DJ to play any other special requests.