V.I.P. The ultimate function band.
This international party band is made up of the highest quality professional musicians, who specialise in performing choice party tracks from the wide ranging genres of Funk, Soul, Motown, Rock, Indie, Pop and Disco.
V.I.P. has a wealth of experience performing at the very highest profile events, including The Labour Party Conference Bournemouth, the Bolsover Castle annual fireworks display Derbyshire (head line act to eight thousand people) and the Perno 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 barmitzfers, 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 is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London. Away from V.I.P. Mathew 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...
VIP Jazz Trio:
In addition to ‘The Ultimate Function Band V.I.P.' for your main evening's entertainment, why not take advantage of the V.I.P. Dinner Jazz package? Dine in style whilst being entertained by the refined sounds of the V.I.P. Jazz Trio.
The trio is comprised of piano, bass and drums and is able to cover a fantastic variety of cool Jazz Standards to add a touch of sophistication to your event.
The V.I.P. Jazz Trio have perfected their skills over many years of playing wedding, corporate and military events, where the ability to play low level swinging music is essential.
Whether it's a drinks reception or atmospheric music during dining, the V.I.P. Jazz Trio are happy to meet your exact requirements in order to ensure that your event is a complete success and enjoyed by all.
A smaller or larger ensemble is available on request.
The Songs -
POP & Rock
- All Night Long Lionel Richie
- Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
- Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
- Jail House Rock Elvis
- Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
- Nutbush City Limits Ike and Tina Turner
- Oh What A Night Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons
- Relight My Fire Take That & LULU
- Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
- Say You'll Be There Spice Girls
- Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
- Suspicious Minds Elvis
- Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard
- Twist And Shout The Beatles
- You Cant Hurry Love Diana Ross
- Lady Marmalade Pattie Belle
Indie & Modern
- Aeroplane Red Hot Chili Peppers
Angels Robbie Williams
- Clocks Coldplay
Come As You Are Beverley Knight
Crazy Chick Charlotte Church
- Girls And Boys Blur
- Going Underground The Jam
Golden Touch Razorlight
- Naive The Kooks
No Tomorrow Orson
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
Ruby Kaiser Chiefs
Somebody Told Me The Killers
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Take Your Mama Out Scissor Sisters
This Love Maroon 5
- Town Called Malice The Jam
- Under The Bridge Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Valerie Amy Winehouse
When You Believe Leon Jackson
- Yellow Coldplay
You Had Me Joss Stone
Disco & Funk
Ain't No Stopping Us Now McFadden & Whitehead
Car Wash Rose Royce
Celebration Kool In The Gang
Disco Inferno The Tramps
Get Down On It Kool & The Gang
Get Down Tonight KC & The Sunshine Band
Good Times Chic
I will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Im Coming Out Diana Ross
Le Freak Chic
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
That's The Way I Like It KC & The Sunshine Band
Upside Down Diana Ross
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Young Hearts Run Free Candi Station
Soul & Motown
- Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin
- Baby Love Diana Ross
- Dancing In The Street Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
- Gimme Some Lovin' Blues Brothers
- Hold On Im Coming Blues Brothers
- I Feel Good James Brown
- In The Midnight Hour Commitments
- Mustang Sally Commitments
- Nowhere To Run Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
- Reach Out I'll Be There Four 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 Higher Jackie Wilson
The Ensembles' repertoire consists of well known 'standards' taken mainly from 'The Great American Songbook'. Composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart and Irving Berlin.
An example of song list is below.
- A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
- All blues
- All of me
- All the things you are
- Angel eyes
- Autumn leaves
- Beautiful love
- Black Orpheus
- Blue bossa
- Body and soul
- Bye bye blackbird
- Can't get started
- Cheek to cheek
- Come fly with me
- Don't get around much anymore
- Don't worry about me
- Drop me off in Harlem
- Everything happens to me
- Embraceable you
- Exactly like you
- Fly me to the moon
- Foggy day
- Gee baby ain't I good to you
- Georgia on my mind
- Girl from Ipanima
- Have you met Miss Jones
- I got rhythm
- I love you
- I remember you
- In a sentimental mood
- It had to be you
- I've never been in love before
- Let there be love
- Let's fall in love
- Like someone in love
- Lover Man
- Lullaby of Birdland
- My funny valentine
- Night and day
- On green dolphin street
- One note samba
- Our love is here to stay
- So what
- Softly as a morning sunrise
- Someday my prince will come
- Song for my farther
- Stella by starlight
- St. Thomas
- Stormy Monday
- Takin' a chance on love
- Take the A train
- Take 5
- What is this thing called love
- What's new
- You made me love you
- You make me feel so young
And many more...................
"The band was superb and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on our thanks to the band members on our behalf" - wedding of Charlotte and Matthew Wassall
"...they were great and thoroughly lived up to their billing as being a top good time band. They were wonderfully professional yet also seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as the guests and we have heard nothing but praise from our friends and family for their performance..." - wedding of Nicola and Paul Crayford
"... I write to thank you [VIP] for your performance on Saturday. You exceeded our expectations and really made our night. We had many complimentary comments from our guests about you and everyone certainly enjoyed themselves. Please pass on my regards to the other members of VIP." - Mr M Woodward
What can I say, that has not, I am sure, been said before. The two groups you arranged for us gave a wonderful atmosphere to the occasion.
The Ventus Wind Quartet provided a relaxed and dignified background to the reception and the meal.
VIP gave us a marvellous variety of music for the party in the evening, something for everyone.
All in all they contributed greatly to a most memorable occasion.
We have already passed your details on to two friends who attended and who will be in the same position as us in the near future.
We send our very best wishes for your continued, and much deserved, success.
Mr & Mrs CJL Price