Candid

Candid is a great budget wedding option with live saxophone, guitar and vocals performing background music for the drinks reception and dance music for the evening party. Function Band / Wedding Band / Party Band in London.

PRICE GUIDE: £660

Candid Function Band

Profile:

With Andy on vocals/guitar and Didier on  vocals/saxophones, Candid is a versatile duo perfect for any occasion.The band's energetic mix of latin, soul, pop and rock covers is guaranteed to get partygoers of all ages up on the dance floor, while their popular lounge numbers and romantic ballads can create a more mellow atmosphere.

Whether your 're planning a small, intimate gathering or a big event, you can leave it to Candid to make sure your party's a really special occasion leaving you to concentrate on enjoying yourself.

Candid's repertoire ranges from James Bond to James Brown and includes tracks from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, so there really is something for everyone. If you want to start the dancing off with a favourite song, they can usually learn it especially for you. Many people like to have the band perform 1 x set of background music before their upbeat party set.

Previous clients and venues include:

  • Harvey Nichols
  • Sir Richard Branson at Virgin Cosmetics
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Oxford University
  • The London Business School
  • The OXO Tower
  • The opening of the new London Stock Exchange building
  • St Martin's Lane Hotel
  • Dorchester Hotel

As well as performing live, they'll play pre-recorded music between sets you can either supply your own iPod/CD's/ or choose from their collection. They can also provide stage lighting.

 

Line up & Options:

Saxophone, guitar, male vocals, backing tracks

Additional options:

  • 4 piece band including bass guitar and drums

Performance times:

A typical performance is for 3 x 40 or 2 x 60 minute sets.

Selected Repertoire:

Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Avalon - Brian Ferry
Angie - Rolling Stone
A Man And A Woman - 60’s Theme
Around The Clock - Bill Haley
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Babylon - David Gray
This Is Love - David Gray
Bond (James Bond!) - Theme From
Be Together - Jack Johnson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Cerveza - Latin
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Colhegiala - Merengue
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Clandestino - Manuchao
I Have Been Trapped By Love - Manuchao
Chanson D'amour - Manhatan Stransfer
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Couleur Café - Serge Gainsbourg
Cocaine - Jj Cale                                               
Et Moi Et Moi - Jacques Dutronc
David Bowie - Ground Control
Dancing Queen - Abba
Days Like These - Van Morrisson
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Everybody Is Talking - Harry Nielsen Evil WaysSantana                                         
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
English Man In New York - Sting
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Carlos Jobim
Green Onions
Half A Minute - Matt Bianco
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley    
Feeling Good - Nina Simone   
Jean De Florette Theme -
Gnossienne 1 - Erik Satie
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
I Can’t Stand The Rain - Commitments
I Don’t Wanna Wait In Vain - Bob Marley
I Got You - James Brown
It Had To Be You - Harrick Connick Version
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrisson
Is This Love  - Bob Marley
Jealous Guy - J.Lennon
Jamming - Bob Marley        
James Bond Theme - Monty Norman     
Just The Two Of Us  - Bill Withers
Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James     
La Bamba - Los Lobos
La Mer - Charles Trenet
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf Grace Jones Version
Lambada                 
Last Tango In Paris - Gato Barbieri
Let’s Stick Together - Wilson Picket 
Lovely Day - Bill Withers    
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Me Gustas - Manuchao                                           
Mission Impossible - Theme From
Moondance - Van Morison
My Baby Just  Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Lovely - Peter Starstead                                                                      
Me And Julio - Paul Simon
Midnight Cowboy Theme - John Barry
Night Train - James Brown
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Perhaps Perhaps - The Cake
Oye Como Va - Santana
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
Paris S'eveille - Jacques Dutronc
Pink Panther - Henri Mancini
Peter Gun Theme - Blues Brothers          
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Roxanne - The Police
Sex On Fire - King Of Leon
She (Charles Aznavour) - French And English Version Winder
Side Winder - Lee Morgan
Something In The Way - Beatles 
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stuck In The Middle With You - Gerry Rafferty(Reservoir Dogs)
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sympathique - Pink Martini 
Sway - Matt Munro
Smooth - Santana  
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
Tequila - The Champs
The Girl From Ipanema - Carlos Jobim
The Night Train - James Brown
The Peter Gunn Theme - Blues Brothers
The Pink Panther - Theme From
The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway
Tutti Frutti - Jerry Lee Lewis
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Mister Bojangle - Bob Dylan                          
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Walk On By - B Bacharach
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
Wipe Out
Yellow - Coldplay
Yeye - Gorgie Fame                                                                      
You And Me - The Wannadies                                                               
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry( Pulp Fiction)

Testimonials:

Candid were absolutely superb from the minute they arrived. They were very friendly and happy to adapt to our plans (which changed several times!) They learnt a new song they had not played before for our first dance (at short notice) and performed it beautifully. Their performance throughout the evening was fantastic - they got the mood just right and a large number of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed their performance. We cannot speak highly enough of their performance and it was a real privilege to meet such a professional, friendly and talented individuals.
John Stokes

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Candid were superb - they really knew how to make the best of the limited space we had. The music was top quality and a fun and colourful mix - not the usual wedding cheese! They managed to get EVERYONE dancing - during their rest periods they played various tracks and clearly a lot of thought also went into these selections. Thanks for making our wedding go with a bang!
David & Helen.

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Thank you, to the fine musicians of Candid. Your fantastic contribution helped to make what all agree was one of the best ever, our first dance - to your last song, just made the reception and we’ll always be grateful for the effort and skill you put in. Vive La Difference!
Nick & Jen Davies

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Great guys, excellent music, absolutely delighted with them. Party was a huge success mainly due to their presence.
Steve Wallace

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Candid gave an excellent performance on our wedding day, we could not have asked for more. A number of people have asked for their details so hopefully they will get a few more bookings from this.
Adrian Heath, wedding.

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Candid were truly the perfect choice for our wedding reception. With 60 guests, we didn't want to be "overwhelmed" by a large group and the two guys ensured that the evening was intimate, yet vibrant. Many of the guests have since contacted me to say how much they particularly enjoyed Candid's performance and their expertise in judging the mood and their catalogue is varied and extensive. Best of all though is undoutably the music itself - Candid are real musicians who can really play!
Graeme Phillips

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