The Highlights

The Highlights are a unique blend of the UK's finest session musicians. With years of unparalleled experience The Highlights are guaranteed to take any corporate event or private party to the next level. Function Band / Cover Band / Wedding Band in London.

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The Highlights are one of the finest session collectives around. If you’ve ever been to the o2 Arena, a West End show or just had a look in your CD collection the chances are you would have seen or heard one of these musicians. This, coupled with an understanding that any event takes months of  meticulous planning, means that The Highlight's attention to detail is second to none, Leaving no stone unturned and nothing to chance is an important factor in making them one of the UK’s leading party bands.

Formed in 2000, The Highlights have impressive and diverse client base spanning everything from corporate events, festival appearances, charity balls, club dates, weddings to private parties both at home and abroad. By booking The Highlights you will be assured a great event.

This is one of the most versatile acts around providing the ultimate party experience. Performing as anything from a 6 to 15 piece band they often tailor bespoke shows for events with specific themes. Here are some recent events:

The Time Line:
This is a fantastic multi-era show starting off in the 1950s; then charting in chronological order the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and ending up in the '00s. This can be split in to 3 or 4 sets each with their own individual style / costume creating a unique show which takes everything in from Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Kool And The Gang, Huey Lewis, Jamiroquai and Amy Winehouse. Perfect for anyone who has a diverse taste in music or an event with a large age range.

The 70s Experience:
Exactly as the title suggests... A trip to the Carwash or New York's Studio 54 featuring everything you would expect from the era! Dressed authentically in 70s costume this isa nostalgic journey back to revisit The Jacksons, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Chic and many, many more....

80s 80s 80s:
A trip back to the future recreating the sounds of Madonna, Duran Duran, Whitney Houston, Lionel Ritchie to name a few....Tight jeans and shoulder pads included as standard!

Talk to us about any of these superb shows or have the band's usual high-energy performance guaranteed to get your guests on the dance floor.

Previous clients and venues include:

  • Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • GlaxoSmithCline
  • Clivedon House
  • Mourant - Royal Agricultural Society - Jersey
  • The Finacial Times
  • L’Oriel
  • Triumph Motorcycles
  • Schroaders Bank
  • Ferrari
  • TVR
  • Prague Hilton
  • Continental Tyres
  • Silverstone Racecourse
  • Force India Formula One
  • Grosevnor House Hotel – Park Lane
  • Call Connect
  • Bentley and Daily Mail Property Awards
  • Mothercare
  • Dartmouth Music Festival
  • The Brewery
  • Brands Hatch Racecourse
  • Royal Lancaster Hotel
  • Cardiff Millennium Stadium
  • English Heritage
  • Pirelli Tyres

Background music is supplied on CD/iPod when the band is not performing.

The Highlights hold full public liability insurance and equipment is ‘PAT’ safety tested.

Line up & Options:

6 piece band: Keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, male and female vocals

Additional options:

  • Add trumpet
  • Add saxophone
  • Add trombone
  • Add 2nd female voalist
  • Add percussion
  • Add backing vocals
  • Add additional musicians to create up to a 15 piece band
  • Add DJ
  • Add jazz / swing set

Performance times:

A typical performance is for 3 x 45 or 2 x 60 minute sets

Selected Repertoire:

Rock Medley
Livin' On Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Sweet Child O Mine (Guns 'n' Roses)
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)

Indie / Brit Pop Medley
Park Life (Blur)
Common People (Pulp)
Alright (Supergrass)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)

Blues Brothers Medley
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Gimme Some Lovin'
Soul Man
Shake A Tail Feather

60s Medley
Day Tripper (The Beatles)
Back In The USSR (The Beatles)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)   

Atlantic Soul Medley
Hold On I'm Coming (Sam and Dave)
Get Ready (Rare Earth)
Sweet Soul Music (Otis Reading)
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (James Brown)

Modern Medley 1:
A Forget You - (Ce Lo Green)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Mercy (Duffy - The Third Degree)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

Modern Medley 2:
Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
I've Got a Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)

Modern Medley 3
This Love (Maroon 5)
Mercy (Duffy - The Third Degree)

Modern Medley 4
Hot in Here (Nellie)
Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)

Modern Medley 5
Seniorita (Justin Timberlake)
Love Foolosophy (Jamiroquai)
Lady Hear Me Tonight (Mojo)
Sing It Back (Moloko)

Modern Medley 6
Free (Ultanate)
Super Duper Love (Joss Stone)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Mercy (Duffy - The Third Degree)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
This Love (Marron 5)

70's Medley 1
Celebration (Kool and the Gang)
September (Earth Wind and Fire)
December '63 - Oh What a Night (The Four Seasons)
Street Life (The Crusaders)

70's Medley 2
 Lady Marmalade (Pattie Labelle)
Carwash (Rose Royce)
Disco Inferno (The Trammps)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey)
Boogie Wonderland (Earth Wind and Fire)

70's Medley 3
Good Times (Chic)
Aint no Stoppin us Now (Mcfadden and Whitehead)
He's The Greatest Dancer (Sister Sledge)
Le Freak (Chic)
Shake Your Body Down to the Ground (The Jackson 5)
Blame it on the Boogie (The Jacksons)

70's Medley 4
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Ladies Night (Kool and the Gang)
The Beat Goes on (The Whispers)
Best of my Love (The Emmotions)

70's Medley 5
Jungle Boogie (Kool & The Gang)
That's the way I like it (K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
Young Hearts Break Free (Candi Staton)
Lost In Music (Sister Sledge)
Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)

80's Medley 1
Somebody Else's Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Night to Remember (Shalamar)
Gold ( Spandau Ballet)
Relight my Fire (Take That)
Don't Leave me This Way (Jimmy Sommerville)

80's Medley 2
Power of love (Huey Lewis & The News)
Venus (Bananarama)
Fame (Irene Cara)
Raining Men (The Weather Girls)
Walk like an Egyptian (The Bangles)

80's Medley 3
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
Going Loco Down in Acapolco (Four Tops)
Rhythm of the Night (De Barge)
1234 (Gloria Estefan)

80s Medley 4
Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Footloose (Kenny Logins)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
Dancing nn the Ceiling (Lionel Richie)   

Motown Medley
Aint no Mountain High Enough (Aretha Franklin)
Love Train (The O'jays)
Reach Out - I'll be There (Four Tops)
Build me up Buttercup (The Foundations)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Think (Aretha Franklin)
What's going on (Marvin Gaye)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
Another Star (Stevie Wonder)

Bee Gees Medley
Nights on Broadway (Candi Staton)
You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees)

Soul Medley
Listen To The Music (Doobie Brothers)
9 Till 5 (Dolly Parton)
Since You've Been Gone (Aretha Franklin)
Rescue Me (Aretha Franklin

James Brown Medley
I Feel Good
Sex Machine

Latin Medley
Smooth (Santana)
Cuba (Gibson Brothers)
Copacabanna (Barry Manilow)
Feeling Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poinidexter)

Stevie Wonder Medley
I Wish
Superstition
Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Michael Jackson Medley
Thriller
Billie Jean

Miscellanous
In the Stone (Earth Wind and Fire)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Dancing on the Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
As (Stevie Wonder)
Midnight At the Oasis (Brand New Heavies)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Don't You Worry About A Thing (Stevie Wonder)
Give Me The Night (George Benson)
Back To My Roots (Odyssey)
Easy Lover (Phil Collins)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
Thinking of You (Chic)
I'm Coming Out (Diana Ross)
Super Duper Love (Joss Stone)

Ballads
Lets Stay Together (Al Green)
Just The Two Of Us (Grover Wahington Jr)
Your Song (Elton John)
You've Got a Friend (James Taylor)
If I Ain't Got You (Alicia Keys)
Natural Woman (Carol King)
Love TKO (Teddy Pendergrass)
Easy (Lionel Ritchie)
Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship)

Instrumentals
Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
Mister Magic (Grover Washington Jnr)

Vocal Jazz/Swing Set All Blues
Come Fly With Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Mr Bojangles
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Fly Me To The Moon
Witchcraft
New York, New York
Beyond The Sea
Ain't That A Kick In the Head
Moondance
Lady is a Tramp
They Can't Take That Away From Me
It Had to be You
I've Got You Under my Skin
Have You Met Miss Jones
Mack The Knife
Don't Know Why 

Jewish Set:

Siman Tov Mazel Tov
Od Yishama
David Melech Yisrael
Wedding Niggun
Hevenu Shalom Aleichem
Keytzad Merakdim
Moshiach
Hava Nagila
Ose Shalom

Testimonials:

Thank you for all the work the band put into our Summer Ball at the Hilton on Park Lane last week. The event was a huge success and we have already received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the evening. As you may have heard from the audience’s response when the band was announced our guests delighted you were back for a second year and you certainly kept the dance floor busy once again. The music really is a key element of functions like this one and you undoubtedly made a major contribution to the success of the evening.
Ukinbound, Hilton Park Lane, London.

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This is just a brief note to thank you for their excellent performance at the NASC Dinner Dance at the Prague Hilton last Friday. Those who attended were full of praise for the event. As you know the role of the band is vital to a successful evening and this one was no exception. In view of the success of the 2 event I would like to take the opportunity to ask whether you would be available to play at the corresponding event in Brighton next year? Many thanks again to the members of the band for all the hard work leading up to the event.
NASC, Prague Hilton.

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The Highlights have twice provided the entertainment for our very successful Charity Ball. The feedback on both occasions was absolutely fantastic. This is a massively talented band which will complement any event, and get everyone on the dancefloor. I certainly would have no hesitation in working with them in the future.
D Coulton

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We don’t know how to express our THANK-YOUS to you all! You made the celebration of our marriage just amazing. Everyone commented on you from your presentation, professionalism, talent and friendliness. We loved it all! Thank you again.
N & L Corrigan

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We just wanted to write and thank you for helping to make our wedding day such a special one! The band was absolutely fantastic! From the first point of contact we had with you the service has be amazing, and any questions or problems were dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally. Everyone in the band looked great on the we wanted to let you know we think all of you are very talented musicians and wish you all the best in the future.
Danny and Casey Eldridge.

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