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.

Walking on sunshine Can you believe that this Katrina and the Waves song is over 30 years old? How did that happen? We don't care as it's obviously a classic. As a band, you know you've found a great song when people recognise it from the opening drum beat. Perfect for any function, if you have something to celebrate, ask us to play "Walking on sunshine".
HappyWe're happy. Are you? Well you should be - you've found a great sounding professional function band performing the song that's come to define modern party music. And what a song - it's not angry, cheesy or suggestive - it's just...happy!
I love rock n roll OK, so we changed the lyrics a little. "I saw her dancing there by the record machine" is a lot cooler to sing if you're a guy. Please forgive us, but we love to see girls dancing, especially if they are dancing at your wedding reception or party, and dancing to Hard to Handle. Take a listen. We're sure you'll love our version of this song.
Get Lucky When they talk about feel good hits of the summer, "Get Lucky" has to rank up there in the top 10. Pharrell, Daft Punk and the legendary Nile Rodgers combine in this instant classic, and you know what? We LOVE playing it. It's funky, edgy and poppy and guaranteed to get your guests on the dance floor.
Locked out of heaven This 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 tag A 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 face Rock 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 world We 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.
Mr. Brightside A modern classic, the Killers' hit "Mr. Brightside" is instantly recognisable and superb sounding when played by a professional function band (that's us). Especially good at weddings!
Teenage Kicks Classic 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!
We will rock you We thrive on audience participation, and Queens' "We will rock you" only works when we have everyone on the dance floor, stomping their feet and clapping their hands. So when you hire us, come and stand next to us and watch your guests when we play this song. Rocktastic!
Are you gonna go my way It's surprising how many people not just remember but request this song. It's a real rock classic, without being too "rocky", if you see what we mean. Maybe it's the iconic riff. Maybe it's the cool attitude of the lyrics. Maybe it's Lenny Kravitzs' afro-haired female drummer! Anyway, we love playing it and we reckon you'll love it too.
Message in a bottle OK, so one of the band is an unashamed Police uberfan. There's nothing wrong with that of course - one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, The Police had a whole applecart of massive hit songs. We chose "Message in a bottle" to add to our playlist because it sounds nothing less than absolutely great. 
Crazy little thing called love We know what you're thinking - every wedding you've been too, either the band or DJ plays this song, right? Yes, it's a little on the cheesy side. That said, however, it's still a great song and a real icebreaker. People recognise it immediately, and they get on the dance floor when we play it. And you do want your guests to enjoy themselves, right?
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!
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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TOP 70 PLAYLIST NOVEMBER 2014

  • Pharrell Williams - Happy
  • Katrina and the waves - Walking on sunshine
  • Magic - Rude
  • Daft Punk - Get lucky
  • Sam and Dave - Soul man
  • Jessie J - Pricetag
  • Bruno Mars - Locked out of heaven /Treasure
  • Blink 182 - All the small things
  • The Jam - Town called Malice
  • The Rolling stones - Satisfaction
  • The Lumineers - Ho hey
  • Joan Jett - I love rock 'n' roll
  • Michael Jackson - Beat it
  • Mumford and sons - The cave
  • Avicii - Hey brother
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
  • Black eyed peas - I got a feeling
  • Starship - We built this city
  • Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer
  • The Beatles - I saw her standing there
  • Maroon 5 - Moves like Jagger
  • The Monkees - I'm a believer
  • Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl
  • Stereophonics - Dakota
  • The Killers - Mr. Brightside
  • The Fratellis - Chelsea dagger
  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie
  • James Brown - I feel good
  • The Kingsmen - Louis Louis
  • The Rolling Stones - Honky tonk woman
  • The Commitments - Mustang Sally
  • Oasis - Don't look back in anger
  • Lionel Richie - All night long
  • Jackie Wilson - Higher & higher
  • The Proclaimers - 500 miles
  • The Beatles - Daytripper
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Wild Cherry - Play that funky music
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet home Alabama
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, sealed, delivered
  • Blondie - One way or another
  • Otis Redding - Hard to handle
  • Elvis Presley - Jailhouse rock
  • Take That - Rule the world
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
  • Kings of Leon - Sex on fire
  • The Beatles - Can't buy me love
  • Arctic monkeys - I bet you look good
  • Kinks - You really got me
  • Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love
  • Razorlight - In the morning
  • The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack flash
  • Queen - Crazy little thing called love
  • Take That - Greatest day
  • Kings of Leon - Use somebody
  • Eddie Floyd - Knock on wood
  • The Beatles - Hard days' night
  • Lady Gaga - Poker face
  • Rod Stewart - Maggie May
  • Kinks - All day & all of the night
  • T Rex - 20th century boy
  • Free - Alright now
  • Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town
  • Bryan Adams - Heaven
  • Foo Fighters - Learn to fly
  • Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the dark
  • Kaiser chiefs - I predict a riot
  • The undertones - Teenage kicks
  • Blur - Song 2
  • Guns 'n Roses - Sweet child o' mine
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