CIA

Great vocals, cool and trendy, young covers and wedding party band playing superb music from the last 40 years plus everyone's favourite modern songs. Party Band / Wedding Band / Cover Band in London.

PRICE GUIDE: £1200

CIA wedding band London

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Collectively the band and its musicians have played for a number of high-profile clients such as Orange, O2, Lloyds TSB, JP Morgan and Metro Bank. Other performances include a residency in Tenerife, a string of gigs in the Alps during the French Ski season of 2007 and the 'Make A Wish' Foundation's Christmas ball the same year.

But it's as a wedding band that these guys really come into their own. The band's use of guitars and keyboards gives them access to an eclectic mixture of rock, pop, soul, dance and funk, from 60s classics all the way up to 2010 contemporary chart music; enough to satisfy the tastes of trendy teenagers, fun-loving grandparents, and everyone in-between!

CIA is a band designed to fit to any occasion and will customise their line up according to your event, whether it is all-out, floor-filling entertainment, or low key dinner music. The band aim to make your event as stress-free as possible; they set up quickly, are always well-presented and correspond with clients in a professional manner to answer any and all queries regarding the set-up, the music and performance.

Their set up usually takes two hours. Lighting is also provided and CD’s are played during the breaks where a DJ is not present.

Line up & Options:

4 piece band: Male vocals / keyboards, bass, drums, guitar

Additional options:

  • 5 piece including female vocals

Performance times:

A typical performance lasts for up to 2 x 60 minute sets and the band is self-contained with their own PA.

Selected Repertoire:

60’s and older
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Jail House Rock – Elvis
Hound Dog - Elvis
Drive My Car - The Beatles
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
I'm A Believer - The Monkeys
Heard It On The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison 70’s
Easy - Lionel Richie
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Alright Now - Free
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
We Are The Champion - Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheels
Staying Alive - The Beegees
Thats The Way I Like It - KC and the Sunshine Band
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Ply That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

80’s
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Mchael Jackson
Kiss - Prince
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
I Love Rock ‘N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Am The One And Only - Chesney Hawkes
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Dont Stop believing - Journey
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns 'N Roses

90’s
Love Foolosophy – Jamiroquai
Faith - George Michael
Place Your Hands - Reef
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Whats up - 4 Non Blondes
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Sing It Back - Moloko
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
20's and onwards

Black And Gold - Sam Sparrow
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
She Said - Plan B
Beggin' – Madcon
Lady - Modjo
Music Sounds Better With You – Star Dust
Rock Ya Body - Justin Timberlake
Last Night - The Strokes
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Mr Brightside - The Killers
I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Hey Ya – Outkast
OMG – Usher
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Come On Girl - Taio Cruz
Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Beddingfield
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
You Got The Love - Florence
Can't Get You Out OF My Head - Kylie
Please Don't Stop The Music – Rihanna
I believe in A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Best Of You - Foo Fighters

2010 Onwards

Beautiful People - Chris Brown
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Too Close - Alex Clare
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
We Found Love – Rihanna
Wild Ones – Sia
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
Thinkin' Bout You - Frank Ocean
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Wake Me up – Avici
Counting Stars – One Republic


Christmas Specials

Slade: Merry Christmas everyone
Wham: Last Christmas
Mariah Carey: All I want for Christmas is you
Wizzar - I wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday

Recommended First Dances

(The band can learn a new one on request)

Let's Stay Together – Al Greene
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Just To Good To Be True – Frankie Vallie
Power Of Love – Gabriella Aplin
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Little Things – One Direction
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

Testimonials:

The band exceeded our expectations - good contact before the wedding, learnt our first dance as it wasn't in their set list and let our sons use their instruments for a one song set of their own. The dance floor was never empty which was amazing as the ages ranged from 2 to 80! Would recommend them highly without hesitation. We had excellent service from Book Live which resulted in a brilliant band for a most amazing wedding day.
E Foulkes

Book Live Music

They were truly excellent and managed to please an array of guests that ranged from 7 to 82- all of whom took to the dance floor! The guys offered advice about set lists, and then shaped their numbers to include all the songs that we had requested. They also learnt special numbers that had not been requested previously, and this was a real bonus as it made the music even more personal. The band let us use their PA and wireless microphones for the speeches, and even provided the best man with a projector for his speech. They also arranged the musical interludes between their performances and ran the disco late in to the night. All of this made the day so much easier and more cost effective than having to use separate performers. The guys in the band looked the part, sounded excellent, and were true gentlemen before, during and after the wedding. We considered the music to be one of the most important parts of our day and thanks to the band it was a true highlight. I would thoroughly recommend using them and am sure that they will continue to do a fantastic job in the future.
Adam & Kate

Book Live Music

Very professional in their communication and presentation and able to accommodate our needs with a versatile set list. The band are charming as well as excellent musicians. A great night was had by all, we would definitely recommend them as would many of the guests that attended our wedding party. A band can make or break a party and covers in arms made the evening one of the best nights we've ever had. Our guests are still talking about the band and asking "where did you find them?"
Gavin & Kate

Book Live Music

We had the band play for us on Friday night & what a great night they did. We had great feedback from our holiday guests & people enjoyed the music they played LIVE!! When they arrived they were set to go within an hour, and that was sound checked too!! They made the crowd get invoved, they accommodated to any needs I had with regards to space! A great modern live act, guaranteed to rock your venue
Richard Clarke, Haven Holiday Park Entertainment Manager

Book Live Music

What a great night. Everyone had a great time . My friends , Max And Anita have asked me to say thankyou very much for performing at their 50th birthday party, they really enjoyed the night. You really got everybody up dancing.I have given quite a few people your contact details, I hope you dont mind. Your range of music was excellent,you entertained the old and the young. I never stopped dancing so its your fault my feet were killing me on sunday morning. Give my best wishes to the rest of the band.
Lin Barnett

Book Live Music

We booked CIA for our wedding and from the very first point of contact prior to the wedding the band were very approachable and had a 'Can Do' attitude (nothing was too much) which was extremely helpful given the stress of organising the wedding. We had not heard the band live, and only listened to music clips from the website before the wedding so were a bit sceptical as to how they might come across. However, on the day there was absolutely no need to have worried as they were truly sensational and all our guests were asking how we had come across them. We would have no hesitation in recommending Covers In Arms to other potential customers and will certainly be booking them again as and when we have any future events / parties.’
James & Clare

Book Live Music

CIA played at my husband’s 50th birthday party recently, and I can honestly say I have never seen such a packed dance floor from beginning to end! The band seemed to know intuitively what would work for a party with ages ranging from 11 to 82! They are all fabulous musicians who make a really authentic sound, bringing many old favourites fully to life. They clearly enjoy what they do, and have a good rapport with each other. The lads were also great company off stage, and had a very professional approach to their work throughout, giving us the reassurance we needed to know that our party was safe in their hands. Our guests were hugely impressed by the musical entertainment, and many asked for the band’s contact details. We would definitely recommend them to others, and will certainly hire them again at our next big occasion.’
Kathryn Chambers

Book Live Music

We booked CIA to play at the major social event of our year and we were not left disappointed. Playing to over 1000 people ranging from 16-30 they played a wide range of modern and classic tunes full of energy and enthusiasm and the crowd just loved them! The venue was buzzing! ?As an annual event, the feedback for them has been universally positive from everyone who attended. They played something for everyone and had everyone on the dance floor.
In the words of some of the audience....The band was Ace!... One of the best of the summer so far.... Excellent.... Good mix of music... Can we have them next year?.... Great voice and went on for a good long time... V good!... Where did u find them?.... a really good night... Brilliant... ?They were easy to deal with and our sound technician had no problems in working with them. We would definitely recommend them to other people and would happily work with them in the future. Thank you once again.
Jonathan Williams, Radnor YFC County Chairman

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