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The Counted Band

5 - 9 Piece Line-Up

The Counted are a London-based Jazz, Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown band. Formed by a group of nine friends in 2005, the band has gone on to perform at countless wedding receptions, corporate events and parties throughout the UK and abroad, and is now considered to be one of the finest function bands in the country.

The band has the perfect blend of youth and experience, with members having performed alongside artists as diverse as Elton John, Russell Watson, KT Tunstall, Michael Ball, Marti Pellow, Suzi Quatro, Il Divo, Barbara Windsor, Stan Sulzmann, Pete Long, Norma Winstone and Frank Ricotti - to name just a few!

With a huge repertoire spanning eight decades of popular music, this fantastic ensemble is guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event with its unique and distinctive sound.

The Counted are a sensational party band who provide fantastic dancing music for any wedding reception, corporate event or party. Fronted by a female vocalist, this 9-piece band features both backing vocals and a 4-piece horn section delivering a huge sound. Additional male and female vocals can also be added to give even more presence to this incredible band.

The Counted carefully chosen set list draws on music from the 60s up to the present day – featuring Motown classics from Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, funk and soul classics from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Rose Royce and The Jackson 5, disco classics from CeCe Pensiton and Chaka Khan, alongside modern day hits from Jamiroquai and Amy Winehouse.

Constantly in demand throughout the UK, The Counted regularly perform for high-profile corporate clients including BNP Paribas, E-On UK, JP Morgan and Oxford University Press, at venues including Wembley Stadium, ICC Birmingham, Pinewood Studios and ExCel London.

FAQ

HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
The Counted Band needs about 18' x 8' performance space. However, we are used to squeezing into small spaces so we'll do our best wherever we are!

CAN YOU PLAY OUTSIDE?
Yes, but only if we have adequate cover over us. This is to protect us - and more importantly our equipment - against both sun and rain, as both can get in the way of a good performance! You must also check that there is an adequate power supply close to the performance space.

HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY DO YOU NEED?
The band needs at least three separate 13 amp sockets. This does NOT mean a four-way extension lead taken out of a single socket, as it will not provide enough power for the lights and speakers.

CAN YOU ARRIVE TO SET UP EARLIER IN THE DAY?
Yes they can, but if you want them to arrive more than three hours before they are due to start playing they have to charge you extra. They always aim to finish setting up before your guests arrive, and will be as flexible as possible to try and accommodate your needs.

DO I NEED I NEED TO PROVIDE ANY EQUIPMENT?
No – they bring all the necessary equipment; we just need somewhere to plug it in!

WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE IN THE WAY OF FOOD AND DRINK?
As performing for evening events means a long working day (with the band often not getting home until the early hours of the morning), they do appreciate being provided with food and soft drinks.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO PROVIDE?  
They need at least three parking spaces, and a place to get changed in privacy before the performance (we'd rather it wasn't a bathroom unless absolutely necessary!)

WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN SETS?
They bring along a laptop computer and use it to play recorded music similar to the syle of music they perform. However, they are also happy to play your choice of music, if you make a compilation of songs/mp3 files on a CD and send it to Chosen Events beforehand. They are also able to plug your laptop, mp3 player or iPod into our PA system so that you have complete control over the songs played between sets.

CAN WE USE YOUR MICROPHONE FOR SPEECHES?
Yes, this is no problem. However, please note that you will not be able to stand further forward than our speakers - otherwise you'll get lots of horrible feedback!


STANDARD LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE
2 x 60 minutes sets


SONG LIST
Stevie Wonder
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Isn’t She Lovely
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sir Duke
Superstition
Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5
Blame it on the Boogie
I Want You Back
Man in the Mirror
Rock With You
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
The Way You Make Me Feel
Aretha Franklin
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I Say a Little Prayer For You
Respect
Son of a Preacher Man
Think
Until You Come Back to Me
Curtis Mayfield
Move On Up
Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody
I'm Every Woman
LaBelle
Lady Mamalade*
The Emotions
Best of My Love*
Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On
Rose Royce
Car Wash
Etta James
I Just Wanna Make Love to You
Amy Winehouse
Valerie
James Brown
I Feel Good
Dusty Springfield
Am I The Same Girl
James Taylor
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Andy Williams
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing In The Streets
Heatwave
Dan Hartman
Relight My Fire
Natalie Cole
(This Will Be) An Everlasting Love*
Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual
Earth, Wind And Fire
September
Dolly Parton
9 to 5
Jamiroquai
Love Foolosophy
Otis Redding
My Girl
Average White Band
Work To Do
Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately
Moondance
Someone Like You
CeCe Peniston
Finally
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Tracks of My Tears
George Benson
Give Me The Night
Bill Withers
Lovely Day
Barry White
The First, The Last, My Everything
CeLo Green
Forget You

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