VIP is an international party band made up of top quality professional musicians and plays throughout the UK.
The band specialise in performing choice party tracks from the wide ranging genres of Funk, Soul, Motown, Rock, Indie, Pop and Disco.
VIP has a wealth of experience performing at the very highest profile events at venues such as The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, The four Seasons in Canary Wharf and The Savoy for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Rolex and BMW. The band also plays throughout Europe with a highlight being the Pernod Ricard weeklong International conference in the south of France.
The versatility of the band means that they are not only ideal for corporate events but also for weddings and civil partnerships, university balls, birthday parties and barmitzvas, awards ceremonies, festivals and concerts. They have also proved to be very popular with the British Military, and are engaged by the SAS, RAF and Army on their major events throughout the year.
V.I.P. is led by Mathew Richardson Bmus (Hons) who, along with the other members of the band enjoy a varied freelance career working at home and abroad with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Human League, The London Philharmonic Orchestra etc in some of the countries finest concert venues as well as on television, radio and on a number of commercially available recordings.
If you need a band that will have you dancing all night & leave you shouting for more, there can be only one choice… V.I.P. The Ultimate Function Band.
Band options – The most popular line ups
6 piece band: lead male vocals, lead female vocals, drums, bass, lead guitar, keyboard
8 piece band: Add the horn section – Tenor Sax & Trumpet
9 piece band: Add an additional female Vocalist.
Please note smaller and larger bespoke line ups are available on request.
As standard VIP uses top of the range audio equipment which is installed and operated on each engagement by their very own team. Because the band is fully engineered this ensures the perfect sound mix for each and every event. The standard vocal rig is ideal for events up to 150 people or so in an average sized function room.
For larger weddings and corporate / military events, they can provide a top of the range 4000 watt PA system with engineer which is suitable to perform to a room of anything up to 500 guests. Larger systems are available on request to cater for any size of event.
As standard VIP uses the Acme cabaret colour pro light system. This produces 4000 watts of stage lighting via 8 x 500 watt bulbs. The system allows a flood of light of numerous colours or can be programmed to move with the rhythm of the band. The equipment is very compact and so can be used in almost any space.
For larger events, the band can supply a popular range of intelligent and generic lighting from manufacturers such as Avolites, Martin Professional, Clay Paky, CCT, and Thomas and complementary special effects such as smoke and haze which can greatly improve the impact of the lighting. Set up time around 120 minutes.
Amgen, Bank of Ireland, Bosch, Café Royal London, The Chambers of John Hand QC, Dell, Deutsche Bank, The Dorchester London, Gonville é Gains College Cambridge, The Grosvenor House Hotel London, Halifax , I.B.M., IKEA, JP Morgan Asset Management, Kings College Cambridge, The Labour Party, The Law Society, Lincolnshire showground Hunt Ball, Lloyds TSB, Lowry Hotel Manchester, Mint, Morgan Stanley, NAT WEST, Orange, Pernod Ricard France, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Q Hotels, Repton School, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Mail, RSPCC, SIA (Spinal injuries association), Silverstone Race Track, SONY, South Leicestershire College, St Neots Town Council, Tesco, Virgin Atlantic, Wilberforce Chambers…
"Steve, You really came through with these guys. Band was epic. Def. Want to rebook please. " General Manager - Hotel, Malton New Year's Eve 2018
"Yes the band went down really well they were fantastic, they got lots dancing and to be honest they would have danced even longer if we were permitted too! Can you say thanks to Mat for an excellent evening’s entertainment and if we need a band next year for our event then we will definitely book them again.." Caroline Simpson - McCain company event June 2018
"Thank you so so much - you guys were absolutely brilliant. We loved it and it was exactly what we were after. So many of the guests commented on you guys and enjoyed the music and performance more than most bands they'd seen. A lot of people said that. You even got my (non-dancing) family on the floor for a lot of the evening which is unprecedented! Thanks for making the effort to come down. Did you guys enjoy it too? Thanks for really making it the evening we wanted." Justin (& Lou)
"I write to thank you for your performance on Saturday. You exceeded our expectations and really made our night. We had many complimentary comments from our guests about you and everyone certainly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on my regards to the other members of VIP." Mr M Woodward
"They were great and thoroughly lived up to their billing as being a top good time band. They were wonderfully professional yet also seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as the guests and we have heard nothing but praise from our friends and family for their performance" Nicola and Paul - Wedding
"The band was superb and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on our thanks to the band members on our behalf." Charlotte and Matthew - Wedding