More than just your average wedding band, Blue Attic are a versatile and accomplished function band for hire for events across the UK and beyond. Based in London, we can either simply provide you with the perfect music for your party or, in addition, we can take care of the hire and installation of the sound system at your chosen location, freeing up some valuable time for you to handle other aspects of your event.
With our repertoire covering popular classics from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, as well as the last 15 years, we can satisfy the musical tastes of anyone and everyone who likes to get on the dancefloor and shake a leg to some real, authentic live music, played by talented, young professional musicians – who absolutely love what they do!
The full Blue Attic experience is with the 9 piece band, encompassing a 3 piece brass section and percussionist, just as you see in our live videos – however our most popular lineup is the 6 piece (as the 9 piece lineup minus trumpet, trombone and percussion). We can offer smaller set ups in a number of instrument combinations – just get in touch to discuss your preferences and ideas for the event and we will work with you to plan the perfect set-up to meet your vision as well as your budget.
Prior to ‘main event’ Blue Attic sets, we can also offer entertainment prior to the main band, in the form of a:
- String Trio or Quartet
- Jazz Trio or Quartet
- Solo Saxophone
Collectively the band are all incredibly experienced and accomplished musicians – we’re all music graduates who have trained at some of the UK’s most prestigious music conservatoires, colleges and universities. As individual musicians, we have performed at venues such as The O2, The Barbican and The Royal Festival Hall; at festivals such as Glastonbury, The Big Chill and Wilderness, and have been heard on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC London amongst other radio stations.
Origins of the band
The core of Blue Attic formed at Cardiff University. Converse to the usual story, we’d all played in bands playing original material but really fancied having a go at playing classic, timeless songs that people knew – and enjoyed! By coincidence, we all lived in or around London, so after graduating we all decided to keep playing together, and haven’t looked back since.
Since we expanded the line up of the band, we’re now able to really go to town with classic soul, funk and pop songs from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, The Jackson 5, Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder, through to modern classics from the likes of Bruno Mars, Jessie J, Amy Winehouse and many more. That’s not to say we can’t rock it up if that’s what the client or crowd demands – our guitarist likes nothing more that to get his foot on the monitor and blast through those classic rock’n’roll riffs!
Uniting your guests on the dancefloor!
Above all else, what we’re best at is bringing people together to have great time. In fact, our keyboard player and bass player met at one of our wedding shows and they now live together, proving that love can happen on both sides of the dancefloor at a wedding! And we’re not adverse to a bit of crowd participation, once even inviting an Elvis impersonator to join us on stage – unfortunately it was then quite hard to get ‘The King’ to leave the building…
As you can gather, despite being consummate professionals, we like to have fun. There’s nothing worse for an audience than seeing a bunch of stiff, lifeless musicians on stage. We love what we do, and we’ve found that love and sense of fun to be contagious when it comes to the crowd at our shows.
We hope we can work with you to make your event as memorable and fun as it can be. If you have any questions (or just want to say “Hi”), please don’t hesitate to get in touch.