The Main Event

An incredible band that has performed for the highest profile events all over the world. Sensational music performed by extraordinary performers. A 6-12 piece show band that deliver an unforgettable experience every time. Show Band / Corporate Entertainment London


The Main Event Show Band



The performers in this incredible band met working for acts such as Robbie Williams, Enrique Iglesias, Kylie Minogue & Ronan Keating on tours and TV shows such as Later With Jools, TOTP, The Charlotte Church Show (house band), The Queen's Jubilee concert (house band) & This Morning.

The band has performed all over the World for Royalty & film stars, on private yachts in Cannes harbour, in Las Vegas, Sun City - South Africa and with guest singers Smokey Robinson, Ellie Goulding, Alexandra Burke, Conor Maynard, Ashford & Simpson, Kym Mazelle and Deniece Williams. The Main Event have played for HRH Prince Charles, HRH Prince Andrew, Princess Alia of Jordan, The King Of Bahrain and Samuel Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin.

The Main Event play rock, pop, soul, disco, funk, Klezmer, Motown, RnB and background music and and usually play for around two hours but have been known to play for five hours without a break!

The Main Event has become the 'pet' band of Sir Richard Branson having played at his house several times and performed at nearly every Virgin Atlantic flight launch party for the last ten years and the star-studded Virgin Atlantic's 25th birthday party in New York in 2009 (where they performed with Fat Boy Slim) and The Palms Hotel, Las Vegas in 2010.

They have built the reputation that if you want the best band for any party or event, without having a stuffy old function band, you book The Main Event!

...but don't just take our word for it - ask around! If you want the best - who is the 'must have' band?!

The Main Event offers a level of musicianship and professionalism that is rarely found – the kind that can be dropped into any kind of event anywhere in the world and guarantee that it's "that band!" that your guests are talking about on their way home.

The whole band usually performs in elegant white (but please ask for other options) and has a wealth of experience in entertaining different kinds of people from many cultures, age-groups and backgrounds including Jewish celebrations.

Previous clients & venues include:

  • The Sultan Of Oman
  • Samuel L Jackson
  • HRH Prince Charles
  • HRH Prince Andrew
  • Princess Alia of Jordan
  • The King Of Bahrain
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • American Express
  • Barclays
  • Pfizer
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Schering Plough
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Microsoft
  • Williams F1
  • Benetton F1
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Tesco
  • Universities from Edinburgh to Exeter
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Johnnie Walker Classic
  • The Labour Party
  • Motorola
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • BP
  • The England Rugby Team
  • Richard Branson

Line up & Options:

6 piece: Keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, 2 x vocalists

Additional options:

  • 3 x brass
  • 2 x backing singers
  • Percussion

Performance times:

A typical performance is for 2 x 60 minute sets

Additional options:

  • 3 x 60 minute sets
  • Dinner Jazz set
  • Klesmer Set
  • DJ


Selected Repertoire:

The Sixties
Think – Aretha Franklin
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Love You I Do – Dreamgirls
Shout – Lulu
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Baby Love – The Supremes
Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
Keep Me Hanging On – The Supremes
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
Stop In The Name Of Love – The Supremes
Reach Out I’ll Be There – The Four Tops
Jimmy Mack – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
My Guy – Mary Wells
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Needle In A Haystack – The Velvettes
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
I Want You Back – The Jacksons
I’ll Be There – The Jacksons
Do You Love Me? - The Contours
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
The Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
River Deep Mountain High – Tina Turner
Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
Everybody Needs Somebody – Eddie Floyd
Shake Your Tailfeather – Ray Charles

The Seventies
Le Freak - Chic
Dancing Queen - Abba
You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner
That’s The Way I Like It – Kc & The Sunshine Band
Do A Little Dance – Kc & The Sunshine Band
Oh What A Night – Frankie Valli
Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jackson 5
Stayin Alive – The Bee Gees
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Sex Machine – James Brown
Good Times – Chic
Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Enough Is Enough – Streisand & Summer
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Contact – Edwin Starr
I Feel Love – Donna Summer
Do You Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
Everyone’s A Winner – Hot Chocolate
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Carwash – Rose Royce
Disco Inferno – Tina Turner
Hold The Line - Toto
Gimme Gimme Gimme - Abba
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire

The Eighties
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
I’m Your Man – Wham!
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Word Up - Cameo
Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
New Sensation – Inxs
Jump – Van Halen
1999 – Prince
Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Girls On Film – Duran Duran
Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Kids In America – Kim Wilde
Shout – Tears For Fears
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Atomic – Blondie
Cold As Ice – Foreigner
Walk This Way – Run Dmc & Aerosmith
The Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
I Love Rock & Roll – Joan Jett & The Black Hearts
Get Into The Groove – Madonna
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
The 80s Medley
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
The Final Countdown - Europe
Don’t Go – Yazoo
Cuddly Toy - Roachford
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Aint No Stoppin Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
You Spin Me Round – Dead Or Alive
Don’t Stop Believin - Journey
I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
Fame – Irene Cara
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
Are Friends Electric – Gary Numan
Blue Monday – New Order
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns & Roses

The Nineties
Roll With It – Oasis
Moving On Up – M People
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Brimful Of Asha - Cornershop
Wonderwall – Oasis
You Oughta Know – Alanis Morrisette
Free – Ultra Nate
Freedom – George Michael
Are You Gonna Go My Way? – Lenny Kravitz
Place Your Hands – Reef
Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Don't Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ready To Go – Republica
Something Got Me Started – Simply Red
Groove Is In The Heart – Dee-Lite
Yellow - Coldplay
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Girls & Boys – Blur
Dizzy – Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer

The Noughties
Umbrella – Rihanna
We Found A Love – Rihanna
Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Gangnam Style - Psy
Heaven – Emily Sande
Titanium – David Guetta
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Hot & Cold/California Girls/Firework – Katy Perry
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Shine – Take That
Written In The Stars – Tinie Tempah
Mercy – Duffy
Sway – The Pussycat Dolls
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Let’s Get It Started – The Black Eyed Peas
I Got A Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
Hot In Here – Nelly
American Boy - Estelle
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
Hey Ya – Outkast
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Vertigo – U2
Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
This Love – Maroon 5
When Love Takes Over – Kelly Rowland
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Independent Women – Destiny's Child
Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson
Coming Up – Pink
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
You Got The Love – Florence & The Machine

Dinner / Ambient Music
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Jar Of Hearts – Christina Perri
Nothing Like This - Omar
Run – Leona Lewis
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Get Here – Oleta Adams
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
You Might Need Somebody – Randy Crawford
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
Bayblon – David Gray
The First Cut Is The Deepest – Sheryl Crow
Run Baby Run – Sheryl Crow
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Don't Know Why - Nora Jones
More Than Words - Extreme
Black Horse & The Cherry Tree – Kt Tunstall
The Other Side Of The World – Kt Tunstall
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Give Me A Little More Time - Gabrielle
I Try – Macy Gray
One Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morrisette
I Don’t Wanna Talk About It – Rod Stewart
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
I Don’t Like Mondays – Bob Geldof
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
One Day I’ll Fly Away – Randi Crawford
Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
I Don’t Know Why – Shawn Colvin
Talking In Your Sleep – Chrystal Gayle
Yesterday – The Beatles
Angels – Robbie Williams
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
In My Place – Coldplay
Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
Alone – Heart
Run Away – The Corrs
Heaven – Dj Sammy
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Rule The World – Take That
Broken Strings – James Morrison & Nelly Furtado
You Give Me Something – James Morrison
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King / Amy Winehouse
Another Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin
Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington
Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Cannonball – Damien Rice
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Tracy Chapman
Jar Of Hearts – Christina Perri
We Are Young - Fun
Change The World – Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Out Here On My Own – Irene Cara
Saving All My Love – Whitney Houston
Roxanne - Sting
My Funny Valentine - Dinah Shore
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife – Frank Sinatra
Cry Me A River - Julie London
Sorry Seems To Be – Elton John
I’ll Be There – The Jacksons
Dream A Little Dream – The Mamas & Papas
Misty – Ella Fitzgerald
Love Me Tender – Nora Jones
At Last – Etta James
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
My Way – Frank Sinatra
New York New York – Frank Sinatra


You'll love this band. They're better than the real thing!
Sir Richard Branson

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This band is amazing!
Samuel L Jackson

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We wanted to write and thank you for your fantastic performance at the Barclaycard Summer party - it really was amazing. Thank you!
S. Jones, Barclays Communications

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Everyone said you made the evening!
F. Raymond, L'Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo - Monaco

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On behalf of the John Lewis Management Board I would like to thank you for your exciting performance at our celebration party. We were amazed at how quickly you enticed our guests to the dance floor, making our party a tremendous success and an evening to remember!
P. Lewis, Director of Retail Operations (John Lewis)

Additional pictures:

The Main EventThe Main Event with Samuel L JacksonThe Main Event with Smokey RobinsonThe Main Event

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