Live Wedding Band Showcase – From The Top

February 2024 | Oana Gheorghiu

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Welcome to my live wedding band showcase, my guest today is From the Top!


Welcome to another showcase with this month’s band being none other than our stellar live wedding band From the Top. This larger than life big band offers up fantastic live music at some of the finest weddings, festivals, events and parties around and once you watch their videos you’ll see why they are always in such high demand!


“It’s nights like that where it all comes together, and you just can’t beat it.”


Who are From the Top?

From the Top are one of our most experienced and long-serving live wedding bands and whether you choose their 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9-piece line up, their top draw professional musicians always work their socks off to bring you some highly polished and endlessly fun live wedding music! Their 6-9-piece line ups are always in high demand, garnering rave reviews and offer up live wedding entertainment that’s hard to top.


Please welcome Dave

Dave, the bandleader and drummer from From the Top was kind enough to join me for a little chat.


Tell us a bit about your background and From the Tops

I studied music at University, and it was there where the core of the band met (we went to University in Cardiff). Converse to the usual story, we’d all played in bands playing original material but really fancied having a go at playing classic, timeless songs that people knew – and enjoyed! By coincidence, we all lived in or around London, so after graduating we all decided to keep playing together and haven’t looked back since.


What do you love about performing in From the Top?

Performing with some of my very best friends and being invited in to help celebrate momentous days in people’s lives.


Why did you choose to become a musician?

I think it chose me! I had music lessons from a very early age and come from a musical family.


What’s been your all-time favourite show?

Not long ago we played a wedding in Devon. The setup of the wedding was first class, the dancefloor was packed all night, and the food and hospitality were second to none. It’s nights like that where it all comes together, and you just can’t beat it. Thankfully we managed to capture the vibe of it on film for our latest promo video (above).


What’s been your most embarrassing moment during a show?

I wouldn’t call it embarrassing, but the minimal times it has happened, band members becoming ill mid-show can be difficult; firstly, having to disguise it from the audience to maintain the flow and standards of the show, but also having to re-arrange the setlist – and sometimes even structures of songs – completely on the fly. It certainly calls on all your experience!

What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever witnessed at one of your shows?


In the early days of the band, we once had an Elvis impersonator, who may have been slightly worse for wear. He’d join us onstage for a few numbers …unfortunately it was then very difficult to get the King to leave the building once we’d finished!


What’s your favourite song to perform?

Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy


Which song is a guaranteed dance floor filler?

Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody


What are From the Tops future plans?

Hopefully to get back to the rehearsal studio ASAP. That mashup set of club classics isn’t going to write itself…

Hehe, true. If you could do anything, what would you do if you weren’t a musician?

A footballer for my favourite team, Cardiff City.


How cool would that be?! What’s your favourite food?


Personally…a burger and chips from my local pub The Rosemary Branch!


What’s your ultimate holiday destination?

Salcombe, Devon.


What’s your ideal way to spend a day off?

A run, reading my book…and not having to do any emails!


If you had the chance to go to any music festival ever, which one would it be?

I’m very fortunate to have been to many major music festivals around the world; some of my favourites in the UK have been Latitude and Wilderness. I’d hoped to go to Green Man in 2020, but I will now have to wait until next time!


What’s your top tip for couples planning their wedding?

Try to relax!


That’s a good tip! Are you a cat or dog person?


As my family have cats, I was always a cat person…but now my girlfriend’s family have dogs I have to say both!

Thanks Dave!

Well, that was pretty interesting and I thank Dave for taking the time to chat with me. Bramble the dog and Fifi the cat are very cute too! If you’d like to know more about his wedding band, read on…


From the Top booking options

From the Top are one of our most experienced bands so they offer all sorts of line up and booking options they know are perfect for weddings. You have a vast amount of line up choices, acoustic sets, extra sets and DJ sets amongst many other options so what you have here is a bespoke live wedding band on your hands.


From the Top line up options

As mentioned, From the Top can line up in a 3 piece right up to a massive 9 piece but their most popular incarnation is their 6 piece which is made up of lead female vocals, lead male vocals/guitar, keys/female vocals, drums, bass and saxophone which believe me, sounds amazing!




Prices start from a very reasonable £1000 for the 6 piece and includes your booking deposit, PLI and PAT certificates, free DJ/background music, top quality PA and lighting and all travel expenses. Just like From the Top, all our acts are always happy to discuss playing certain songs or first dances and catering a setlist just for you free of charge.


Wedding songs and first dance hits!

Wedding parties and From the Top love to hear and perform Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan, I Need A Dollar by Aloe Blacc, I Wish by Stevie Wonder and We Are Family by Sister Sledge. Popular first dances include Riptide by Vance Joy and Valerie by Amy Winehouse.



Enjoy a taste of some of From the Tops rave reviews here. You can view all our reviews here.


“You were AMAZING! Literally not a bad word to say. Such a fun and bubbly team, the dance floor was full the entire time you were there, the atmosphere was everything we had hoped for. We are still getting compliments from our guests. Highly recommended and thank you again!”

Natalie and Jonathan Goodwin – London, 2018

“Having just returned from our honeymoon, we are still getting over our wedding day. I can not put into words how blown away we were by From the Top. – What a sound, exactly what we wanted! Everybody loved the band, the music, the composition, just the feel and look of the band was just absolutely more than we could have ever expected. Thank you also for all the extras above the music – travelling to Cornwall, adapting your playlist, being flexible and accommodating on the day – all just made everything so seamless…”

Matt Rickard – Cornwall, 2018

“We have to thank you so much for everything you did to make our evening wedding reception so wonderful! We were so thrilled with your performance and keep hearing many great things about your music from our guests. Your varied repertoire was exactly why we chose you and the way you learnt our song especially for our first dance was incredible. Thank you!”

Jeff and Beth Brown – Wimbledon, 2019

“Just a belated email to say thanks a lot for performing at our wedding!  As you will have gathered from the packed dance floor and fact that none of us wanted you to stop, it was a great evening and everyone enjoyed the music immensely! Thanks again, and please pass our thanks to the rest of the band!”

Carlo and Lizzie Hunt – Surrey, 2019




“It was then very difficult to get the King to leave the building once we’d finished!”


A big thank you to From the Top!

Once again, a big thank you to Dave for taking the time to speak to me and if you love the look of From the Top why not check out their page here or click enquire in the top right-hand corner to find out if they are available for your big day!


Book with confidence with Seventh Second

With our covid cover and 15% off all 2021 and 2022 bookings, we’re sure you will find the perfect live wedding band (if you didn’t love From the Top of course) right here. If not, why not speak to our wedding musician experts so they can design the perfect wedding entertainment for you?

We’re here 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm via phone, text, live chat and email obligation-free.

I hope you enjoyed today’s showcase and if you liked what you read or know someone who’d love From the Top, please consider sharing.

Next time I’ll be having a little chat with solo wedding reception musician Rae.

Bye for now,

Oana and the girls and boys at Seventh Second

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