Backbeat Village Soul Band - Fantasia Music

BackBeat Village is one of the UK’s grooviest party bands.

Ideal entertainment for weddings, corporate functions, birthdays, office parties, university & college balls and other special events. Their specialty is funk, soul and disco by the likes of Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Jamiroquai, James Brown and Al Green. They are also able to adapt to your specific musical preferences, covering many other styles of music.

Backbeat Village is not your typical wedding & party band. These musicians are some of the UK’s finest, and most were trained at top London music colleges like the Royal Academy and Guildhall. When these guys get together to play live music for weddings and functions, they are doing what they love – bringing the party to life with great songs that will get everyone moving and grooving!

Every song on their setlist is carefully arranged, some with theirr own unique interpretations! This, together with the standard of musicianship and the number of years for which they have been playing together is why Backbeat Village now have such a strong reputation as being one of the UK’s top wedding & party bands.

Members of the band have worked with many well-known artists, including Jamie Cullum, Brian May, Tom Jones, Lee Ryan, Roy Ayres, Bonobo, the James Taylor Quartet, Dennis Rollins, Ola Onabule, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, and many more.

The musicians have worked throughout Europe at events and venues such as the Montreux, Edinburgh and North Sea Jazz Festivals, Buckingham Palace, Ronnie Scotts, The Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Concert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, Café de Paris, The Vortex, The Jazz Café, Radio 1 and BBC Pebble Mill.

The band is available for hire in any size from 5 – 12 musicians to suit every venue and budget, and we have our own high quality sound and lighting equipment

Band options
The full band is a 10 piece, creating a particularly full sound. Although this line-up will happily squeeze in to surprisingly small venues, they can also offer smaller bands as follows:-

BackBeat Village (5 Piece) – One vocalist, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums.

(6pc) – Plus Sax,  (7pc) – Plus Trumpet, (9pc) – inc 4pc horn section,

(10pc) – Plus Vocals, (11pc) – Plus Female Vocal, (12pc) – Plus Percussion

BackBeat Village have their own PA and lighting rig if required, available in various sizes to suit each venue.

"The best function band in London." Jamie Cullum - International recording artist 
"Just to say what a success Backbeat Village was at our party. Everybody absolutely loved you and was up and dancing almost from the moment you started playing. Fantastic! Many thanks to you and the band for making our party a great success and I hope that I will have an opportunity in the future to use your services again." Stella & Ian - Wimbold Lodge, Newbury 
"Hearing you guys and how tight you were reminded me how good a live band can be for walk up stings. I'll certainly pass your name around when we next work on an awards night." Stuart / IVCA Awards - Grosvenor House Hotel 
"I just wanted to let you know that we thought you guys were absolutely awesome - the recommendation we received for you could not have been more well deserved! The dance floor was full all night and everybody of all ages commented and how great they thought you were. Great memories – thank you!" Joe - Lichfield
""Thanks for playing at our wedding the other week – you guys were awesome and everyone loved it! Will definitely recommend you guys to people!" Matt - Hawbush Farm, Hemel Hempstead
""Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for making our wedding so special - was a truly amazing night amd everyone loved you. Never seen a wedding dance floor so full of fun! Loads of people have asked for your details." Ash & Tracy - Bickley Manor Hotel, Kent

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