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!
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- The Killers – Mr. Brightside
- Black Eyed peas – I gotta feeling
- Stevie Wonder – Signed, sealed, delivered
- Sam & Dave - Soul Man
- The Jam - Town Called Malice
- The Beatles – Daytripper
- AHA – take on me
- Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl
- Amy Winehouse – Valerie
- Joan Jett – I love rock ‘n’ roll
- James Brown - I Feel Good
- Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
- Jackie Wilson - Higher & Higher
- Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
- The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
- Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
- The Kinks – You really got me
- T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
- Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
- Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
- Black Crows – Hard to Handle
- Stevie Wonder – Superstition
- Lady Gaga – Poker face
- The Monkees - I'm a Believer
- Take That – Greatest Day
- Free – Alright now
- The Commitments – Mustang Sally
- Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
- U2 - Vertigo
- Elvis Presley – Hound dog
- Franz Ferdinand – Take me out
- The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
- Duffy - Mercy
- Bon Jovi – Living on a prayer
- The Beatles – I saw her standing there
- Reef – Place your hands
- Spencer Davis – Gimme some lovin’
- The Proclaimers – 500 miles
- The White Stripes – Seven nation army
- Kings of Leon – Use somebody
- Wilson Pickett – Midnight hour
- Snow Patrol - Chasing cars
- Oasis – Wonderwall
- Take That –Rule the world
- The Kinks - All Day & All of the Night
- Queen - We will rock you
- Chuck Berry – Jonny B. Goode
- Girls Aloud – Love Machine
- Michael Jackson - Beat It
- The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
- Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
- The Beatles – A hard days’ night
- Chic – Le Freak
- The Rolling Stones – Brown sugar
- Katrina and the waves – Walking on sunshine
- Kula Shaker - Hush
- Lenny Kravitz – Are you going to go my way
- Spencer Davis – Keep on runnin’
- U2 - Beautiful day
- The Troggs – Wild thing
- The Kaiser Chiefs - I predict a riot
- Stereophonics – Mamma told me not to come
- Little Richard – Lucille
- The Who – Substitute
- Blur – Song 2
- Oasis - Don’t look back in anger
- TRAMMPS – Disco inferno
- Doobie Brothers – Listen to the music