As It Happens


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As It Happens from £1800

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As It Happens is a talented London-based band that performs a great mix of songs to suit all musical tastes. Available as a four, five or seven piece, this is also a band to suit all budgets.


The band is made up of professional musicians who have performed extensively at private events, along with radio and television appearances. Their enthusiasm for live music is infectious and is sure to get everyone in the party mood.

Varied Repertoire

As It Happens' vast repertoire includes the very best in modern pop and indie tunes as well as the best loved classic hits from across the decades.

Background Jazz

The band also offers an instrumental jazz line-up. If you’re booking them for an evening event, why not consider adding two 45-minute sets of instrumental jazz in the afternoon? The jazz duo or trio will provide a great atmosphere to a drinks reception.

Modern Pop

A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Domino - Jessie J
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rude - Magic
She Said - Plan B
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Wrapped Up - Olly Murs

Disco, Soul & Funk

Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Carwash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Dancing In The Streets - Martha & The Vandellas
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers
Gimme Some Loving - Spencer Davis Group
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
Le Freak - Chic
Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Sex Machine - James Brown
Shake Your Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Soulman - Sam & Dave
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Think - Aretha Franklin
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Uptight - Stevie Wonder

Classic Pop

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Drive My Car - The Beatles
Faith - George Michael
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
Hey Ya – Outkast
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Kiss - Prince
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Mamma Mia - Abba
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Oh, What A Night - Frankie Valli
Respect - Wheatus
Rio - Duran Duran
Rock Dj - Robbie Williams
Something Got Me Started - Simply Red
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News
There She Goes - The La's
Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Waterloo - Abba
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

Rock & Roll

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Twentieth Century Boy - T-Rex
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Classic Indie And Rock

All Day & All Of The Night - The Kinks
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Basketcase - Green Day
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Common People - Pulp
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Last Night - Strokes
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Parklife - Blur
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
She's Electric - Oasis
Sit Down - James
Song 2 - Blur
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Kicks – Undertones
There She Goes - The La's
This Love - Maroon 5
Wonderwall - Oasis

Popular First Dances

All I Got - Newton Faulkner
Amazed - Lonestar
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
Better - Tom Baxter
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Everything - Michael Buble
Everything - Michael Buble
Fields Of Gold - Sting
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Happy Together - The Turtles
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
I'm In The Mood For Love - Jamiroquai & Jools Holland
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Moondance - Van Morrison
My Destiny - Lionel Richie
One Day Like This - Elbow
Rule The World - Take That
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
You're The First, The Last... - Barry White
Your Song - Elton John

General Information:

Name: As It Happens

Location: London

Main Category: Pop & Rock Bands

Other Categories: Bands, Live Music, Party Bands, Soul, Funk & Motown Bands, Wedding Bands, Wedding Music


5 piece band (default): Male vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums.

4 piece band: Male vocals, guitar, bass, drums.

7 piece band: Male vocals, female vocals, saxophone, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums.


Standard Set Times: 2 x 60 mins or 3 x 40 mins

Set Up Time: 1hrs 0 mins

Usual Evening Arrival Time: 18:00

Usual Evening Finish Time: 0:00

Space Required (w x d):

5 piece band (default): 5.0m x 3.0m

4 piece band: 5.0m x 3.0m

7 piece band: 6.0m x 4.0m

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: Up to 300 people

Stage Lighting: Yes

Dance Floor Lighting: Yes

Free use of PA via iPod: Yes

DJ included: No

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: Meals for band members.
Soft drinks.
Changing room.
Parking for at least 2 vehicles.

Technical Requirement: Two domestic mains sockets.

Instant Quote:

STEP 1: Check Availability

STEP 2: Select Option(s)

5 piece band£1,800

Male vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums.

4 piece band£1,500

Male vocals, guitar, bass, drums.

7 piece band£2,435

Male vocals, female vocals, saxophone, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums.

Please complete STEP 1
Prices quoted are subject to confirmation and are intended as a guide only.

Set Options:

2 x 60 mins or 3 x 40 mins

Optional Extras:

Hourly charge for early arrival£50

For a band arrival time earlier than 6pm, this is the charge for each hour before 6pm.

Hourly charge after midnight£125

For a finish time later than midnight, this will be the charge for each hour after midnight.

Jazz duo during drinks reception£375

1.5 hours of instrumental jazz music performed by the jazz duo (guitar and bass) during an afternoon drinks reception. Performance is 2 x 45mins sets.

Jazz trio during drinks reception£565

If booking the 7-piece band for the evening, clients may book 1.5 hours of instrumental jazz music performed by a jazz trio (saxophone, guitar and bass) during an afternoon drinks reception. Performance is 2 x 45mins sets.

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