R A T C!

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About R A T C!

Rock Around The Clock! are a fresh exciting 50’s / 60’s Showband, specializing in bringing the classic pop hits from the Golden Era of music back to life. With authentic costumes, strong vocals and perfect harmonies, Rock Around The Clock! capture the spirit of the 1950’s/60’s perfectly, whisking you back for a glimpse of wonderful musical history.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50’s & 60’s authentic showband, with costumes and equipment all perfectly reflecting the time.
  • A complete entertainment solution can be arranged, from a reception jazz band, to an era appropriate playlist.
  • Highly acclaimed in the insustry with credits to include BBC, Radio 1 and Universal Music.

 

Rock Around The Clocks line-up consists of Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums and Vocals, all of whom share one common feature – a genuine love of the music they play. They are also able to provide an additional horn section, featuring high level session musicians with experience performing for internationally renowned artists.

Additionally, if you require background or lounge music earlier earlier in the day or during the drinks reception the band are happy to offer a Jazz option to provide the perfect accompaniment while your guests arrive, mingle and eat.

Rock Around The Clock! come with their own sound engineer, full PA and Lighting system and are fully insured. They will also happily provide era appropriate background music prior to the performance, in between sets and after the final encore!

They are a highly experienced band with boundless talent. The band members credits include the likes of the BBC, Universal Record Company, Radio One and Universal Picture, having performed in West End theatres and International and UK theatre tours.

Ideal for corporate, private functions, theatres, hotels or club venues if you want an evening full of dancing, singing a pinch of nostalgia and a large dash of fun, this is the band for you!

R A T C! Song List

Be My Baby The Ronettes

Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles

C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran

Da Doo Ron Ron The Crystals

Daydream Believer – The Monkees

Do You Wanna Dance – Cliff Richard

Dream Lover – Bobby Darin

Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Hello Mary Lou Rick Nelson

Hippy Hippy Shakes – The Swinging Blue Jeans

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

I Feel Fine – The Beatles

I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield

I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

It Might As Well Rain Until September Carole King

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

La Bamba Ritchie Valens

Let’s Dance Chris Montez

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker

Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis

Oh Boy! Buddy Holly

One Fine Day – The Chiffons

Please, Please Me The Beatles

Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

Rave On Buddy Holly

Rip It Up – Little Richard

River Deep Mountain High  Ike & Tina Turner

Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets

Runaround Sue – Dion

Runaway – Del Shannon

Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

Shake Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley & His Comets

Shakin’ All Over Johnny Kidd And The Pirates

Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran

Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield

Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis

Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran

Sweet Nothin’s – Brenda Lee

The Wanderer – Dion

Tutti Frutti – Little Richard

Twist And Shout  The Beatles

Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow The Shirelles

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield

You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

You’re My World – Cilla Black

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Reviews for R A T C!

From the offset, the band arrived in a timely manner and were so friendly and accomodating to our requests. The music was fantastic, the band had amazing interaction with guests, and above they were such a fitting end to what was the happiest days of our lives. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work and professional performance. Highly recommended to any couple looking to make their day extra special :)

Kevin Burt, Wedding, Farnham, 3rd October 2015

A big thank you to Rock Around The Clock! for providing some fantastic musical entertainment for our 1950's themed event at the University. The vocals by Nikki were outstanding, and the band's vintage theme was perfect for our retro inspired event. Their flexibility to adapt to the format of our event was really appreciated and I would definitely recommend this band to anyone who wanted a tasteful but fun 1950's themed band.

Verity Hunt, Events Officer, Exeter University Diamond Jubilee, 29thSept 2015

Brilliant entertainment for all age groups creating the ideal atmosphere for the perfect party. Keep up the good work.

Glen Rogers Allen & Heath Managing Director 5thSeptember 2015

"Rock Around The Clock! kept our wedding guests dancing from start to finish. The dance floor was packed all night long with all ages, friends and family. The energy the band create is just as we had hoped. Love the way you danced with the crowd and got everyone going. The entire band brought a really positive attitude. We would 100% recommend you as the perfect wedding band. Thank you for really making our night.

Anna-Marie Julyan, Wedding, Truro, 5th September 2015

"We hired Rock Around The Clock! for our anniversary party and they were amazing. Not only do they sound and look fabulous, they are a genuinely nice and friendly bunch of people who really care about their audience and performance. They played some great songs, the dance floor was full all evening and I would definitely recommend them to others looking for great party entertainment. We will certainly book them again in the future.

Mr & Mrs Sanderson, Old Basing, 29th Aug 2015

Oh wow, you look fantastic. You guys are really good!

Gloria Hunniford, Opening Ceremony, Hemel Hempstead, 5th August 2015

Thank you for playing at our Dinner Dance last week. You band were absolutely perfect for our function. The feed back I have had from our members have been extremely complimentary about Rock Around The Clock!. The dance floor was packed with people really enjoying themselves. As a former musician myself I was very impressed by the quality of the music and the professionalism of the band. It was good to see your sound engineer moving around the dance area with his iPad - too many bands set up and then hope the sound is OK for the rest of the night. I could see your man was making minor adjustments as the night went on.You played a variety of songs and styles, all to a very high standard. Even some of our non-dancers told me that they really enjoyed the music which was exactly at the right volume. Once again, many thanks and good luck in the future. I hope I am in the position where we can book you again! Kind Regards John Halliday, Captain, Basingstoke Golf Club

John Halliday (captain), Captains Dinner, Basingstoke, 4th July 2015

Excellent band who present a first class image. Arrived in plenty of time and set up before our function started. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed it a lot so 10/10 from me!

John Hiscock (Booker), Captains Dinner, Basingstoke, 4th July 2015

"My new husband and I spotted Rock Around The Clock! playing last summer. We may have consumed a little bit of Lemoncello but we rushed to Nikki after their set and booked them on the spot! We woke the next morning with a slightly sore head and asked each other "did we book a band for the wedding". Yes indeed and thank goodness the Lemoncello gave us that spontaneity! From the beginning, Nikki and the band were accommodating to what we wanted at the wedding. Nikki is really lovely to do business with and makes you feel like you've known her for ever! And the band, wow the band! I have had so many of our wedding guests tell us just how unique and incredible they were. Rock Around The Clock! were PHENOMENAL as our wedding band. The dance floor was never empty and at one point we had Nikki up and dancing with the ring bearer (age 3) who was besotted with her! Their music is fun and uplifting and they are very talented group of musicians. I am so grateful that we had Rock Around The Clock! at our wedding and can't wait to see you perform again!"

Flic Read, Wedding, Reading, 20th June 2015

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Set Options

Rock Around The Clock are a standard 5 piece, but can add brass players for approx £200 per player (location alters price)

Additional Jazz set for receptions is available. Please enquire for pricing.

Additional hours past midninght are charged at £20 per 30 minutes, per player. (Included in full quotation)

A minimal fee will be charged for learning additional songs if required. (Included in full quotation)

Era appropriate background music played as standard between sets and up to a pre-arranged time if required.

 

Extras

PA, Lighting and engineer come as standard.

Secure changing area, with mirrors and plug sockets.

A minimum of 6m X 3m is the perferred performance space.

Soft drinks to be provided a hot meal is appreciated.

Parking for 3 vehicles required

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