What We Do
Hampshire, Surrey, London, UK Party and Wedding Entertainment
The Classic Rock Band is your non-standard party, wedding and high profile corporate party band…
About us and what we do as a band?
David, Rupert and Donna have been musicians for over 25 years in the Hampshire and Surrey area. Thats a combined amount of nearly 100 years musical experience! Playing, rehearsing, touring and recording together in various bands has been, and is, a big part of our lives. The Classic Rock Band was fused from the respected bands ‘manti’, and ‘Shrink Floyd’ into an unstoppable supergroup!
We perform classic rock hits across Hampshire, Surrey, London and all over the South of England at weddings, private parties, and high profile corporate events. We also travel everywhere else in the UK and even internationally.
We play over 200 parties and weddings a year, both small and large, along with many high profile corporate events. We play the classic rock sounds from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80′, 90’s, 2000’s to today. Our extensive setlist suits for all ages including classic rock tunes from Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin through to Aerosmith and Foo Fighters. You can be confident that guests of all ages – from soft rock ballad lovers to hardcore rock fans – will be up dancing and singing all night!
What do we sound like?
Imagine real life Guitar Hero but played well…these are the kind of songs you’ll hear us playing in our own unique way. We’ll have your Gran playing Air Guitar on the dance floor at your party event in no time! The Classic Rock Band lineup of vocals, dual guitars, bass guitar and drums is a complete powerhouse of sound, and everything we do is live. We use no samples or backing tracks at all. Everything is as live as you can get. Sometimes, one of the guitarists may take to the piano during a song, or play an epic hammond organ solo, or even play both at the same time! We are completely versatile in the ways of rock!
REAL MUSIC // REAL BAND // REAL LIVE
With a lot of wedding and party bands you’ll find that most are put together from members of various other bands. There can be different people in the band from one month to the next, under the same band name. This is fine, and as session musicians they will sound great the one thing that can often lack is the sense of fun and vibe from the band through familiarity.
All the members of The Classic Rock band have known each other for years. We play together, go to gigs together, socialise together and know each other really well. This gives off a really fun atmosphere while we’re playing at events, as we feel completely comfortable in each others company and have a sixth sense about what each other is thinking during songs. We know when someone is going to go into an unplanned solo because they feel like it. You cannot rehearse this kind of interaction. This comes with years of playing together. We love to jam around mid song like Led Zeppelin did back in the day and we always play for the feel of the song which is portrayed in our ability to play off each other.
The Classic Rock Band is a REAL BAND…
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There is always that fear at wedding receptions that the dance floor will not get filled. No such worry at our wedding however, thanks to the hard-rocking The Classic Rock Band. My wife and I had seen them many times before at pubs and other weddings and have always been impressed by their tight sound, eclectic mix of covers (from Fleetwood Mac to Metallica with everything in between) and entertaining banter between songs.
When they played at our wedding they upped the ante and surpassed even our high expectations, rocking the house all evening and impressing our metalhead friends and older relatives in equal measures - no easy task! Thanks The Classic Rock Band for a memorable end to an amazing day!