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.

PA Options
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.

Lighting Options
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…

Audio Samples


Performance options

6pc Band (Standard)

Lead Male Singer, Lead Female Singer, Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums

7, 8 & 9pc Bands

Add Sax, Trumpet and Singer. Combinations are flexible.

4 & 5pc Bands

For smaller events

Set list / Repertoire

American Boy – Estel
Angels – Robbie Williams
Bet You Look Good – Arctic Monkeys
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Clocks – Coldplay
Come As You Are – Beverley Knight
Crazy – Cee Lo Green
Crazy Chick – Charlotte Church
Domino – Jessie J
Feel The Love – Rudimental
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Girls And Boys – Blur
Golden Touch – Razorlight
Happy Pharrell – Williams
Heaven – Emeli Sande
Hot Right Now – DJ Fresh
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Love Me Again – John Newman
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Mercy – Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
La La La – Naughty Boy
No Tomorrow – Orson
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Spinning Around – Kylie Minogue
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
This Love – Maroon 5
Too Close – Alex Clare
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Waiting All Night – Rudimental
You’ve Got The Love – Florence
You Had Me – Joss Stone

All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Alright Now – Free
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Cant take my eyes off of you – Franki Valli
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Going Underground – The Jam
Hey Jude – Lennon & McCartney
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney
Jail House Rock – Elvis
Long Train Running – Dooby Brothers
Love Shack – B52′s
Moondance – Van Morrison
Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner
Oh What A Night – Frankie Vallie
Relight My Fire – Take That & LULU
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Stuck In The Middle.. – Stealers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
You Cant Hurry Love – Diana Ross
Waterfall – Stone Roses

Ain’t No Stopping Us – McFadden/W’head
Best Of My Love – Emotions
Blame it on The Boogie – Jackson Five
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Celebration – Kool In The Gang
Disco Inferno – The Tramps
Everybody Dance – Chic
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Get Down Tonight – KC/The Sunshine Band
I will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Im Coming Out – Diana Ross
Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
Le Freak – Chic
Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherries
Sex Machine – James Brown
Streetlife – Crusaders
That’s The Way.. -KC/The Sunshine Band
Upside Down – Diana Ross
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

Ain’t no Mountain -M. Gaye and T.Terrel
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Baby Love – Diana Ross
Dancing In The Street – Reeves/Vandellas
Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Bros
Gimmie Some Lovin – Blues Bros
Heard it Thro the Grapevine – M Gaye
Hold On Im Coming – Blues Brothers
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
In The Midnight Hour – Commitments
Lady Marmalade – Pattie Belle
Mustang Sally – Commitments
No Where To Run M.Reeves/Vandellas
Reach Out ill Be There – 4 Tops
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Shake A Tail Feather – Blues Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Soul Man – Blues Brothers
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Chicago – Blues Brothers
Think – Aretha Franklin
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me – JWilson