MUSIC SAMPLES

The audio files, repertoire list and videos below are examples of what you can expect to hear and see when you book HARD TO HANDLE function band.

Locked out of heavenThis is another modern classic. The original by Bruno has a great vocal and straddles the line between pop and rock really well. We think we've replicated the song in a live band setting really well. It's a lot of fun to play and really gets the dance floor moving. Enjoy!
Price tagA three piece band performing a Jessie J song, surely that's stretching the talents even of a professional band, isn't it? Actually, no. We like to think that our version of "Price tag" sounds superb. It's definitely a live favourite and sits well along side both other modern contemporary and classic songs in our repertoire. But you be the judge!
Poker faceRock out to our version of "Poker face"! We believe it's a modern classic, and the reaction we get when we play this means it's still a staple song in our set. It's fun to play, it sounds great and people love singing along to the chorus. Just call us the most versatile band you will ever see, perfect for weddings!
Rule the worldWe were recently asked this question - do you play any slow songs? The answer is "not very many" - nothing clears the dance floor at a function better than a slow song! However, we're happy to play selected slower songs from our repertoire such as "Rule the world" by Take That. We think it sounds superb, and we hope you do too.  
Teenage KicksClassic Pop punk from The Undertones, "Teenage Kicks" never seems to go out of fashion, which is why it has been part of our repertoire for the last few years. We love the crowds' reaction when we perform this one!
DakotaThe Stereophonics are the best in radio-friendly British sing-along rock, and "Dakota" has become a staple part of HARD TO HANDLEs' repertoire, managing to sound both classic and cutting edge at the same time. It's a band favourite, and you'll love our version of it too!
Summer of '69The ultimate feelgood song, "Summer of '69", by Bryan Adams. This one of the best songs of the 80s and works really well as a floor filler, especially when played by HARD TO HANDLE!
Mr. BrightsideA modern classic, the Killers' hit "Mr. Brightside" is instantly recognisable and superb sounding when played by a professional function band. Especially good at weddings!
DaytripperClassic track "Daytripper", from the worlds' most popular band, The Beatles, performed by HARD TO HANDLE BAND. This song always gets people on the dancefloor. Enough said.
Sex on Fire"Sex on fire" is quite simply an epic track. But it takes a very good band to capture the essence of the song. Listen to HARD TO HANDLE BAND performing and imagine yourself on the dancefloor, singing along...
Sweet Home AlabamaWhere would your evening be without a superb rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama"? The opening notes of this Lynryd Skynrd iconic song always signals a rush onto the dance floor, and HARD TO HANDLEs' version is sure to get you and your guests in the mood for a party.
Living on a PrayerEverybody loves a bit of 80s rock, and HARD TO HANDLEs' version of "Living on a prayer" doesn't disappoint. This Bon Jovi song will be a stand-out feature of your evening. We defy you not to sing along with the chorus!
Moves like JaggerSomething a little different! Maroon 5 returned to the charts with this funky, dancy collaboration with Christina Aguilera, and just to show that we're not all about rock, we added it to our setlist. We think our version sounds great, whistling included.
Hard Days' NightThere's nothing quite like playing the opening chord of this Beatles classic. And to be fair, the rest of the song sounds great, too. It's been part of our set for a number of years and given the reaction of our audiences, it's going to stay there for quite a while to come.
Alright NowFree were the quintessential good-time 70s rock band. They gave us many wonderful hits, none more so than "Alright now". From the cool "drums and vocals" verse to the unforgettable chorus, HARD TO HANDLE BAND will have you grooving along to this song.
Take me outFranz Ferdinands' "Take Me Out" heralded a new era in British indie music, and it's great to have HARD TO HANDLE BAND perform this as part of your evenings' entertainment. Watch your younger guests' reaction as the music kicks in!

VIDEOS

LATEST PLAYLIST - APR 2014

  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Adele – Rolling on the deep
  • Bruno Mars – Locked out of heaven /Treasure
  • Sam & Dave - Soul Man
  • Daft Punk - Lucky
  • Sam & Dave – Soul Man
  • Jessie J – Pricetag
  • Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
  • The Jam – Town Called Malice
  • Martha & The Vandellas – Heatwave
  • Lumineers - Ho hey
  • Michael Jackson - Beat It
  • Mumford and Sons - The Cave
  • Avicii - Hey brother
  • U2 – One
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
  • Chuck Berry – You never can tell
  • Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
  • The Monkees – I'm a Believer
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Stereophonics - Dakota
  • Killers - Mr Brightside
  • The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • James Brown – I Feel Good
  • The Kingsmen - Louis Louis
  • Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
  • Oasis – Don't Look Back in Anger
  • The Commitments – Mustang Sally
  • Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher
  • The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
  • Beatles – Daytripper
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
  • The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • Average white band – Let's go round again
  • Wilson Pickett – Land of a Thousand Dances
  • Blondie – One Way or Another
  • Otis Redding – Hard to Handle
  • Elvis Presley – Jailhouse rock
  • The Kinks - Days
  • Take That – Rule The World
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
  • Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
  • Girls Aloud - Love Machine
  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
  • Kinks – You Really Got Me
  • Faces - Stay With Me
  • Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love
  • Razorlight - In The Morning
  • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Loving
  • Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
  • The Beat - Tears of a Clown
  • Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me
  • Spencer Davis – Keep on runnin’
  • Take That - Greatest Day
  • Kings of Leon – Radioactive
  • Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
  • Eddie Floyd – Knock on Wood
  • Beatles – Back in the USSR
  • Beatles – Money
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir
  • Kinks – All Day & All of the Night
  • T Rex – 20th Century Boy
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