The Big Payoff

Great South West based band performing a tried and trusted playlist of classic floor fillers. Wedding Band / Party Band / Function Band in Somerset


The Big Payoff Band


Since forming in 2003 the band has been performing regularly at weddings, parties and functions all over the UK. The Big Payoff are based in Bath and their live repertoire is large and varied, and includes a wide range of classic covers and current favourites. The band is always up for a bit of audience participation, and even offer our own "Bandeoke" service if required - karaoke with a live band.

Individually the band members have worked with artists including Odyssey, Glenn Jones, Surface and notched up a number 1 album in the UK Soul Chart with Alicia Myers. The Big Payoff pride themselves on providing a first class show, with a no fuss professional service, leaving you to just enjoy the show.

Previous clients & venues includes:

  • Novartis
  • Vodaphone
  • Orange
  • Cheltenham
  • Racecourse
  • Bath Racecourse
  • Jazz Café
  • Glastonbury Festival

Line up & Options:

Male vocal, guitarist/backing vocalist, bass, drums

  • Additional options:
  • Keyboard player
  • Backing singers
  • DJ
  • Additional 1 hour set
  • Learn a song

Performance times:

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

Selected Repertoire:

Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
All Right Now – Free
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cigarettes And Alcohol - Oasis
Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
Daytripper – The Beatles
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Easy – The Commodores
Easy Lover - Phil Collins / Phillip Bailey
Five Hundred Miles - The Proclaimers!
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding / The Black Crowes
Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones
Hound Dog - Elvis
Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Feel Good – James Brown
If There’s Any Justice - Lemar
I Got A Feelin - Black Eyed Peas
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Kiss – Prince / Tom Jones
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Long Train Runnin – The Doobie Brothers
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mr Brightside - The Killers
One Vision - Queen
Parklife - Blur
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News
Sex Machine – James Brown
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Some Might Say - Oasis
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Zutons / Amy Winehouse!
Word Up - Cameo


Now back from honeymoon and able to email, I just wanted to say a huge thanks for the cracking set on our wedding day. A good band is always the difference between a very good event and an amazing one - you were that and more. Everyone has said how awesome you were. I hope you enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed dancing (or in my case just being man handled by my ushers).

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Just a quick note to say a MASSIVE thank you for being such an amazing band. We absolutely loved you at our wedding and you made the evening a total success (well I think Gareth and I might have had something to do with that as well!!!), but everyone since the wedding has commented on how good you were and how much they loved that so many of our males guests were dancing. You were all brilliant, and I loved the rock and roll section that did you for me, fab. And Gareth loved the Lionel Richie songs too! Cannot!praise you enough and have already recommended you to any friends that are getting married next year. Have a cracking Christmas and really fantastic New Year.!
Tracy & Gareth

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WOW!!!! and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making Mikes birthday party a real night to remember!! What a fantastic band The Big Payoff is and I'm justsooo pleased you were able to play!! Everyone was blown away by the music and you were so flexible and!accommodating as well as being Top Blokes!! I've already recommended you to a friend who emailed this morning, having heard how great you guys were as she is planning her sons 18th in September and news had already got round the village (she and her hubbie were unable to make the party, but good news travels fast I guess!)! Please pass on our huge thanks to the band for making it the most memorable and special 40th party EVER and I've had so many texts today saying the same thing! Best wishes.
Rach and Mike

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Would just like to say thank you for a great performance last Thursday, we are now very excited about the wedding in August and are confident you will go down very well!!Again great to meet you and the rest of the band, and we look forward to working with you again.
Tom Wilshire

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I'd just like to thank you and the band for your set on Sunday night.!You contributed to what turned out to be a perfect day for myself and Helen. We had a lot of good compliments about you from our guests so thought it would be nice to pass them onto you. I loved your version of cosmic girl even though I was dragged to the bar halfway thru it! We would definitely recommend you to anyone! Once again thanks a lot and keep up the good work.
Jason and Helen

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The band were fantastic and everyone commented to me on just how good you are. In fact a friend of mine has recommended you to another friend
for a wedding. I only wish I had booked you for a little later but I guess it is best to leave people wanting more.Thanks again you all exceeded my high
expectations. All the best.

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Just wanted to say a big thank you to the band for such a fantastic performance on Saturday night. Everyone has been saying what a great night it was and how much they enjoyed the music. Barry loved it, especially Bad Moon Rising!! Several friends want to book you so I will be passing on your number. Thank you again, you made it a night to remember.

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A big thank you to all the band for the fab music on Saturday night! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and commented how good you all were. We had a fab day! Thanks again!
Paul and Becks

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I would just like to say thank you for last Saturday. It was a great night, aided by your musicianship, friendliness and adaptability. The band has a
really good sound and the 'Bandeoke' was such good fun.

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