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4 piece Function band - The Rocktones

(From £1100) 4 woman function band The Rocktones are a rocking and rolling powerhouse of the greatest hits- ideal for weddings, parties and corporate events where you want to get everyone dancing to all the latest tunes!
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The Rocktones

The Rocktones are an all woman powerhouse of the latest hits and crowd pleasing classics- all trained at prestigious music schools and have a musical pedigree second to none. Expect to be on your feet all night singing along with their breathtaking harmonies and dancing to their driving rhythms!

Lead Singer Afrika

Lead singer Afrika is a unique Soul/R&B/pop singer and songwriter. Her mixed background has turned her music into an original blend of different genres like Pop, Rock & Soul. She combines incredible vocals with a charismatic stage presence.

She is also an accomplished songwriter, having worked for Cathy Dennis and Fabien Waltmann (Toxic Songs, Universal), Diesler (Freestyle Records) and Simon & Shaker. In 2008 she won the BBC New Talent Award for new songwriters.

Her music has already been synced on TV advert campaigns for products like AXE and on TV shows like HOLLYOAKS.

As a session singer she has worked for The Farm, Simon&Shaker, Diesler, Cathy Dennis and Miguel Campello. She gigs regularly across the UK and when not performing in the Rocktones (Wedding Band Cheshire) releases her own music.

Guitarist Natalie

Guitarist Natalie is a highly-accomplished guitarist with a beautiful voice. Natalie honed her musical talents at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, even receiving a one-to-one songwriting masterclass from Sir Paul McCartney himself.

Highlights of her musical career to date have included a performance at Hyde Park to a 120,000-strong crowd, and recording an EP in front of a live audience at London’s Abbey Road studios. She has also played in a Supergroup headlining festivals with Mark King (Level 42), Bernard Butler (Suede), Boy George and Tim Burgess (Charlatans).

Bassist Louisa

Bassist Louisa is a self taught guitarist, bass player, vocalist and songwriter. She is enjoying success in her successful solo career, recently being played on national radio, and receiving positive press from music blogs around the country. Louisa has played at venues and live music festivals all over the UK and Ireland as well as many European countries including Sweden, Finland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Belarus and enjoys collecting more stamps in her passport.

After developing a love for percussion Drummer Siân’s early musical experiences centred around an orchestral background with the Hampshire County Youth Orchestras. From there, Siân threw herself into playing a contrast of styles and was soon playing big band jazz at the Montreux Jazz Festival at the age of 17.

Drummer Siân

Born in Hampshire, but now residing in Liverpool where she attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (BA Hons Music), Drummer Siân has worked across the globe with a range of artists, with styles ranging from orchestral and musical theatre to jazz, pop and reggae, as well as tours with 80’s New Romantics China Crisis.

As an experienced reader Siân has worked on a number of musicals, as well as being the resident drummer with Southampton-based musical theatre group Mountbatten Players, whose regular productions range from panto to Broadway shows. When not performing in the Rocktones (Wedding Band Cheshire) Siân has also worked on recording sessions in the UK with the likes of JBL audio, Harman and top producers such as Brian McNeill (China Crisis, Diana Vickers, Butcher Boy), Steve Levine (Culture Club, Beach Boys) and Mario Leal (Decca Records, Mumford and Sons).

Lineup & performance information:
Default lineup: 4 members all female band (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
Performance timings: 2 x 60 min sets (as standard)
The Rocktones are experienced in working with venue sound limiters
The Rocktones travel within a 100 mile radius of Liverpool, Merseyside
Required by this act:
Parking for their vehicle(s) at the venue
Electricity supply
3m x 3m stage space
60 mins for setup/soundcheck
Changing room (ideally secure and private)
Water/tea/coffee/soft drinks
Hot meal/buffet may be required at some evening performances
Provided by this act as standard:
PA system for up to 200 guests
Pre-recorded background music during performance break(s)
Additional booking options:
Add extra 45 minute sets as required
200+ guests? The Rocktones can supply a larger PA, Disco & lighting (please enquire)
Daytime performance? Yes- The Rocktones can perform a stripped back set for afternoon/early shows substituting drumkit for cajon.

Repertoire:

The Rocktones (Wedding Band Cheshire) can perform a variety of hits including:

  • Nancy Sinatra – ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin”
  • The Kinks – ‘You Really Got Me’
  • The Animals – ‘We Gotta Get out of This Place’
  • Tommy James & The Shondells – ‘Mony Mony’
  • The Ronettes – ‘Be My Baby’
  • Ray Charles – ‘Hit The Road Jack’
  • Tina Turner – ‘Proud Mary’
  • Gloria Jones/Soft Cell – ‘Tainted Love’
  • Elvis Presley – ‘That’s Alright Mama’
  • Tommy James & The Shondells/Tiffany – ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’
  • The Kinks – ‘All Day and All of the Night’
  • James Brown – ‘I Feel Good’
  • Stealers Wheel – ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’
  • Gene Vincent – ‘Be Bop a Lula’
  • Ben E. King – ‘Stand By Me’
  • The Beatles – ‘I Saw Her Standing There’
  • The Beatles – ‘I’m Looking Through You’
  • The Beatles – ‘She Loves You’
  • The Beatles – ‘Come Together’
  • The Beatles – ‘8 Days a Week’
  • The Beatles – ‘Down Let Me Down’
  • The Beatles – ‘Ticket To Ride’
  • The Beatles – ‘Get Back’
  • The Beatles – ‘Day Tripper’
  • The Beatles – ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’
  • The Beatles – ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’
  • The Beatles – ‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road’
  • The Beatles – ‘Oh! Darling’
  • The Beatles – ‘Money’
  • The Beatles – ‘Drive My Car’
  • The Beatles – ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’
  • The Beatles – ‘Ob La Di, Ob La Da’
  • Rhianna – ‘Diamonds’
  • Lumineers – ‘Ho Hey’
  • Lorde – ‘Royals’
  • Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’
  • The Supremes – ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’
  • Jessie J – ‘Price Tag’
  • Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
  • Stevie Wonder – ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’
  • Beyoncé – ‘Love on Top’
  • Rudimental – ‘Waiting All Night’
  • AC/DC – ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’
  • The Noisettes – ‘Never Forget You’
  • Tina Turner / CCR – ‘Proud Mary’
  • Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
  • Jessie J – ‘Domino’
  • Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’
  • The Ronettes – ‘Be My Baby’
  • Amy Winehouse/The Zutons – ‘Valerie’
  • KT Tunstall – ‘Black Horse & The Cherry Tree’
  • Duffy – ‘Mercy’

Reviews of The Rocktones:

“My husband and I would like to thank The Rocktones for helping to make our wedding day such a special occasion. We were both really pleased with the quality of your music, and in particular the fact that you took the time and made the effort to learn our First dance.

We appreciate that it was a bit of an unusual choice but you did a great job – my only regret was not asking you to record your version of it for us to keep!

The evening function was amazing and most of that was down to you. You played some great classics that got everyone up dancing as well as some special requests from me and Matt. The feedback from our family and friends has been superb, everyone commented on how fab you were.

We would once again like to thank you for your contribution and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to any potential clients.”

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