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Energetic? Fun & contemporary? Powerful 3-piece harmonies? Yes please!
Birmingham based Usual Suspects offer an awesome selection of rock, pop, funk and soul hits from the sixties to the present day for any corporate function, wedding or party that wants to transform from average to awesome! From The Kinks to Kings Of Leon and all the way back to Stevie Wonder, their professional & entertaining and imaginative shows will impress all. Their powerful harmonies, multi-instrumental skills and true mastery of songmanship and entertaining will blow away all who see it. Guys at the top of their game playing tunes like no other band.
With years of experience with countless happy clients, the best gear and the best training a musician can get you can relax and enjoy the music and fun unfold. No matter how big or small your event, with a top of the range PA system and a plethora of lights you are guaranteed a professional, sleek setup and performance from start to finish with the Usual Suspects. Its why they are one of our most popular live wedding bands for hire right now.
As with all of Seventh Seconds acts, experience and success in the world of music is essential and these guys have it in spades with their drummer’s band signed to the same record label as Coldplay. The guys continue to tour worldwide performing at major festivals and more. The Usual Suspects have performed onstage with some mighty stars including Westlife, The Gossip, Duran Duran, New Order, Iron Maiden, The Roots and a selection of X-factor stars to name but a few!
With hundreds of shows as a live wedding band, party act and corporate function band under their belts, you will get a level of professionalism, presentation and understanding of what’s truly needed at your event that no other band can match. Please note: Due to availability or illness, deputy musicians of very a high professional standard may sometimes be used.
So, with years of experience entertaining countless happy clients, top-spec equipment and plenty of great booking options and add-ons, what more could you ask for! The Usual Suspects won’t disappoint. Hire them today.
Band Line Up
Checkout the band line up below.
- Laptop DJ
- Backing Vocals
- Male Vocals
- Acoustic Guitar
"Just to say the wedding band were fantastic last night and really got the party going. Thanks. "November 2019
"The party went really well, the guys did a great job! "September 2019
"They were great. Everyone said they were fantastic. "September 2019
"I know it’s been a few weeks now but Amber and I just want to say a massive thank you to the g..."More August 2019
"Please could you pass on our sincere thanks to the wedding band! They were absolutely fantastic last..."More June 2019
"Just a big thanks from us for the music at our wedding last week! You got everyone dancing – g..."More December 2018
"Just a quick email to say that the Usual Suspects were absolutely amazing. All of our guests had a g..."More October 2018
"I just wanted to say many thanks for the Usual Suspects playing at our party on Saturday evening! Th..."More October 2018
"My audience were really happy. We had to give you guys all the hugs to say thanks! You canêt do bett..."More September 2018
"Just a little email to say thank you for Saturday night, the party band were great and really made t..."More September 2018
"That was one amazing live wedding band. Brilliant thank you! "August 2018
"Hope you’re well! I’m afraid I was totally caught up with saying goodbye to our guests o..."More July 2018
"Just a quick note to say what an incredible show you put on for us at the weekend. You could probabl..."More May 2018
"Just a quick note to say what an incredible show you put on for us at the weekend. You could probably tell we thought the music was amazing and went down really well with our friends and family. The dance floor was busy throughout the evening and peaked at the end of your set. We really appreciated you playing the extra Mumford & Sons song at the end – they are our favourite. What a wedding band! "May 2018
"I just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you to the band for playing at our party on F..."More December 2016
"I just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you to the band for playing at our party on Friday night. We have had some great feedback and everyone very much enjoyed themselves (Our staff are a tough crowd as these are people who spend 8 hours a day in laboratories looking through microscopes so to get them up and dancing is a great effort!haha). "December 2016
"The Usual Suspects function band were brill, really enjoyed them, can you pass on that we raised lot..."More October 2016
"The wedding band were f****** brilliant!! Everyone really enjoyed everything they played and some pr..."More September 2016
"The wedding band were f****** brilliant!! Everyone really enjoyed everything they played and some pretty manic dancing was done by all! From a logistics point of view they were as slick and professional as can be. They had a note of all the song requests we had sent across and those we wanted at the end and had the first dance song set up perfectly. Please pass on a heartfelt thanks to all of the guys from Louise and I and also a big thanks to you for all your work, input and help. Your name and the work you do will definitely be passed on to anyone who needs a band. Thanks from a very happy couple. "September 2016
"Please pass on a huge thank you to the wedding band for us. They were fantastic in every way and eve..."More July 2016
"Please pass on a huge thank you to the wedding band for us. They were fantastic in every way and everyone has commenting on how amazing they were. No request was too much and they helped create lots of memories on the dance floor and for that we are truly thankful. Thanks once again for all your help. "July 2016
"We had such fab feedback from our guests and we both thought you were fantastic! Music was perfect a..."More July 2016
"First of all, I just want to say how much we enjoyed the performance last night. Everything sounded ..."More May 2016
"You guys were great. Everybody commented on how good you were and it was a really good party. I beli..."More November 2015
"Now the dust has settled after the wedding, I just wanted to say thanks for Saturday night. We had a..."More November 2015
"Just some feedback to say that the band were excellent corporate entertainment on Friday, very profe..."More October 2015
"We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the usual suspects for their performance at our wedding. W..."More June 2015
"We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the usual suspects for their performance at our wedding. We loved every minute and had so much great feedback from our guests! You really made such a good night for us and I never expected the dance floor to be so full and to have such a great live wedding band! "June 2015
"Thanks guys – Good to meet you, was very impressed, you did a fantastic set! "May 2015
"We did have a great time thanks! The guys were absolutely brilliant and here is our a 5* review. All..."More April 2015
"Just letting you know that the party went really well last evening and that The Usual Suspects did u..."More July 2014
"Can you pass on my thanks to the band, the band were fantastic, and made it a fantastic night! The f..."More July 2014
"Personally from us please accept our hugest and genuine thanks for your great correspondence and ple..."More June 2013
"The Usual suspects were an excellent wedding band, arrived and set up all on time, got the crowd goi..."More April 2013
"The Usual suspects were an excellent wedding band, arrived and set up all on time, got the crowd going and the music was brilliant. Really pleased with the whole experience, the only down side was that may have come onto stage too soon after the evening guests arrived but that was also our fault with timings and the day running behind schedule. But on the whole an excellent night and would highly recommend them. Well done lads and thank you for a great performance! "April 2013
"We just wanted to say a big big thank you for Wednesday night. You were all fantastic and definitely..."More August 2012
"We just wanted to say a big big thank you for Wednesday night. You were all fantastic and definitely got people dancing! Thank you again for the 3 sets and for making adjustments to the set list for us, we really appreciated the efforts you went to, particularly with such short notice. A great party band! "August 2012
"Hi Seventh Second! Just a quick note to say a massive thank you to you and the wedding band. They we..."More June 2011
"Thanks to you and the lads for a great show on Fri. We had an absolutely fantastic night and everyon..."More July 2010
"We definitely don’t have a bad word to say about the band. We had an amazing wedding and The u..."More April 2008
"We definitely don’t have a bad word to say about the band. We had an amazing wedding and The usual suspects wedding band played a massive part in making it so much fun. They arrived on time, set up quickly and were friendly to us and all our guests. We were impressed by their large and eclectic set list and, even though we had guests of all ages and musical tastes, everyone seemed to love their song selection. In fact, a few of our guests have already told us how much they enjoyed the band. I don’t think I’ve seen my mum and my gran dance for so long – they were both on the dancefloor until the band stopped playing at midnight! Not bad considering my gran is 86! The band also kindly let one of our bridesmaids sing with them for our first dance and that will always be one of our fondest memories of the day. Thanks, guys! "April 2008
What to expect
The band generally will require a minimum of 3x4 metres of space to make sure they can set up safely. Please ask for rider details.
Along with their instruments (they do help), the band will provide top spec, full PA and lighting systems to cater for any event. Comprehensive PAT and PLI certification is supplied as standard.
Arrival and Set Up
The band can be flexible to suit your requirements, however, usually, set up time is roughly an hour. This time can vary depending on the complexity of the show.
The band will typically play 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets, however, the band are flexible so please do ask if you have something more specific in mind. Extra sets or an early start/late finish available. Please contact us for more information.
Boo! However, we understand this is commonplace so all our acts have experience with venue sound limiters. If you’ve been instructed by your venue with anything specific, please be sure to let us know before hand.
Need to know more?
Why not try our detailed FAQs and T&Cs pages - they are filled with everything you’ll need to know about hiring a band for your event.
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Looking for something extra?
Some of our acts can provide bonus Bandeoke sets or complete Bandeoke packages suiting any occasion. Sets can vary from 20 minutes to 3 hours and most bands will provide a large list of your favourite hits to pick from. Sing along lyrics and microphones are provided so you and your guests can enjoy karaoke with a professional backing band! Ask us for more details.
- Bespoke options
- Extended performance
- Song requests
- Acoustic sets
- Extra muscians
- Full DJ’ing service