• "We wanted to thank you for all your hard work in the organisation of the event, and to thank the band from the bottom of our hearts for their amazing performance..."

    Nicole & Mathieu, Bride & Groom, Auch, France
  • "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The band were quite amazing on Saturday night, the vocalists incredible and the dance floor was packed from start to finish!"

    Caroline, Mother of the bride, Burkham (Hampshire)
  • "Let me just say a huge thank you for rocking our party! We had such a lot of fun!! Please can you pass on the message to all the musicians who played!"

    Nicole, Bride, London
  • "Please pass on our renewed thanks to the band. They were absolutely superb and made the evening. Seeing 100 people dancing to "Play that Funky Music White Boy" was something I shall remember with a smile..."

    Sarah, Bride, London
  • "I would like first and foremost to thank you for an absolutely amazing evening. The atmosphere was electric and the dance-floor full. Well done and thank you!!"

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Once again many thanks for making it a fabulous evening, as you did for my other daughter last summer - well done! I am now un/fortunately fresh out of marriageable children..."

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Wow!! and wow again!! The Swing Connection were fabulous! I didn't doubt that they would be but they exceeded all expectations. The choice of music was spot on and the singer was great..."

    Sue, Birthday, Fleet (Hampshire)
  • "Absolutely blown away by your fantastic performance and we would not hesitate to strongly recommend you in the future. The artists were amazingly talented, and great fun too!..."

    Vicky, Bride, Hook (Hampshire)
  • "Thank you once again for the huge part you played in ensuring that this years' Leukaemia Research Charity Ball was such a success. Once again the dance floor remained full all evening and we all had a fantastic time."

    Christine, Organiser, London

Amberstar

An eclectic mix of your pop, rock and disco favourites with a healthy dose of soul and funk. A hugely broad repertoire ('50s through to '00s) means that you can't fail to choose an evening of all-time classics to keep the dance floor filled. Scalable from 4 to 9-piece with a range of vocalist and brass section options.




Repertoire

The list below gives the most common choices of repertoire, but feel free to ask if you don't see your favourite tracks listed. We may be able to add them for you!

Sample Set
  • Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
  • Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  • Le Freak - Chic
  • Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
  • Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
  • Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Ruby - The Kaiser Chiefs
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Shake A Tailfeather - Ray Charles
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Sombody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Take Your Mama Out - The Scissor Sisters
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse

View complete repertoire list

Full Repertoire list
  • Ain't No Stopping Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
  • Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
  • All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
  • As (Stevie Wonder)
  • Bad Girls (Donna Summer)
  • Best Of My Love (The Emotions)
  • Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
  • Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)
  • Canned Heat (Jamiroquai)
  • Car Wash (Rose Royce)
  • Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
  • Club Tropicana (Wham)
  • Cosmic Girl (Jamiroquai)
  • Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
  • Crazy little thing called love (Queen)
  • Dancing In The Street (Martha & The Vandellas)
  • Dancing On The Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
  • Disco Inferno (The Trampps)
  • Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
  • Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
  • Don't stop me now (Queen)
  • Fame (Irene Cara)
  • Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
  • Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
  • Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)
  • Good Times (Chic)
  • Hold On I’m Coming (Sam & Dave)
  • Hound Dog (Elvis)
  • I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
  • I Predict A Riot (The Kaiser Chiefs)
  • I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
  • I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
  • I Feel Good (James Brown)
  • I've Had The Time Of My Life (Medley & Warnes)
  • I'm A Believer (The Monkees)
  • In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
  • Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
  • Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
  • Jump (Van Halen)
  • Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
  • Lady Marmalade (La Belle)
  • Le Freak (Chic)
  • Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
  • Let's Groove Tonight (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
  • Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers)
  • Love shack (The B52s) (DUET)
  • Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
  • Mercy (Duffy)
  • My Girl (The Temptations)
  • Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
  • Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
  • Reach Out, I’ll Be There (The Four Tops)
  • Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
  • Relight My Fire (Take That & Lulu
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
  • Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
  • Sex Machine (James Brown)
  • Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
  • Shake Your Body Down (The Jacksons)
  • Shake Your Tail Feather (Ray Charles)
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • Single Ladies (Beyonce)
  • Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
  • Somebody Else's Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
  • Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
  • Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
  • Stayin' Alive (The Bee Gees)
  • Street Life (Randy Crawford)
  • Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • Sweet child O' mine (Guns n Roses)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynryd Skynyrd)
  • Take Me To The River (Al Green)
  • Take Your Mama Out (Scissor Sisters)
  • The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
  • Thriller (Michael Jackson)
  • Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
  • Upside Down (Diana Ross)
  • Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
  • Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
  • We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
  • What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
  • Working Day & Night (Michael Jackson)
  • You To Me Are Everything (The Real Thing)
  • Young Hearts Run Free (Candi Staton)
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Jazz/Swing
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
  • Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)
  • Everything (Michael Buble)
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • It Had To Be You (Harry Connick Jr)
  • Let There Be Love (Nat King Cole)
  • Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
  • Moondance (Van Morrison)
  • Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
First Dances For Weddings

Please view our list of first dance for weddings. We already have a great selection to choose from but we may be able to learn new songs on request given enough notice.


Note: 'mix-and-match' Amberstar with Swing Connection to increase the Jazz/Swing repertoire for your event


Please note: Repertoire shown is covered by both male and female vocals. There may be slight limitations on repertoire available if only one vocalist is used. If your first wedding dance is not on our list then we may be able to arrange and rehearse it for you. A small additional fee may be due depending on the amount of notice given.

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Performance Options

  • [2] - Female & Male Vocals + Backing Tracks
  • [4] - Female Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums
  • [5] - Female Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [6] - 2 x Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [6b] - Female Vocals, Sax, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [7] - 3 x Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [7b] - 2 x Vocals, Sax, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [8] - 3 x Vocals, Sax, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • [9] - 3 x Vocals, 2 x Brass, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums



Biography

Pop, rock and funk band in London

Funky and always entertaining, the band is led by an outstanding female vocalist who is backed by some of today's top professional pop musicians. You can even add another one, or even two male or female vocalists to the line-up to create an amazing vocal harmony blend. Compared to Funkification there is more of an emphasis on pop/rock with a performance from Amberstar. This enables the band to perform without a live brass section for the majority of wedding band bookings, but a brass section is always an optional extra! The core band is a 6-piece with 2 singers but this can easily be scaled down to a smaller band if required, or scaled up to create a monster party band.

Bands For Weddings in London

The band is scalable from 4 to 9-piece with a huge range of vocalist and brass section options. No matter which size of wedding function band you book the performance, energy and repertoire will be outstanding. The band has one of the largest repertoires of any wedding band on the scene today making the band hugely versatile. Please see our bands for weddings page or our Jewish wedding bands page for further information about wedding bookings.


Pop Rock Funk Band Demo Material

Amberstar has many audio tracks on the media player, recorded both with and without brass section so that you can hear for yourself exactly what we do. There are many live party band recordings too, taken straight from the mixing desk at weddings in London and corporate events in the UK so you can hear EXACTLY what the band sounds like. If you are still not convinced then we can add you to the guest list for one of our live public events or even get permission to give you access to another wedding performance (subject to client approval). We want to give you every opportunity to truly understand how professional and versatile we are!


Read more information Wedding Pop Soul bands for hire:
Ratpack / Swing / Jive Band Options
Pop Vocal Duo (Compact Option)
Background jazz for drinks receptions or wedding breakfast
Alternative Live Music for Weddings and Corporate Events

Ratpack / Swing / Jive Band Options

A selection of Ratpack/swing/jive repertoire can be incorporated into the band’s sets, if required, by choosing to 'mix and match' with some of our Swing Connection musicians. You could then maybe start the evening off with a few classic swing band tracks or even have the whole first set as Ratpack swing favourites. This does not affect the overall price, it just makes a small difference on the choice of musicians used for your wedding band.

Pop Vocal Duo (Compact Option)

If required, the two singers can perform as a vocal duo backed by professionally recorded backing tracks. This is very popular to cater for events on a tight budget or short on space. You still get the same great repertoire from the same outstanding singers, but they can fit into a much smaller space and it is easier on your wallet! Please ask for more information on this option.

Background jazz for drinks receptions or wedding breakfast

All of our musicians are extremely talented jazz musicians and hence we can also provide a live jazz band for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast. We would use musicians from the main evening party function band rather than bringing in a separate group of musicians. This is much cheaper than hiring a swing jazz band separately as our wedding musicians will already be at your event. Please see 'Urban Jazz Collective' or Swing Connection for more information on live swing jazz for hire at weddings.

Alternative Live Music Options

If you are looking for something other than a pop/rock/soul/funk band for your wedding or function then maybe one of our other function bands would suit your event better. After all, most of our musicians perform with most of our bands so you can "mix and match" any of our bands with each other to create your own bespoke package. In addition to function party bands we also have a jazz/swing band, a vocal/guitar acoustic duo, a Strolling Dixieland trad jazz band, an 'a cappella' vocal group, a marching brass funk band, a classical string quartet/duo and even a selection of wedding DJs!

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