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The Aesthetic are a dynamic and versatile function band based in Leicestershire, playing a diverse selection of people's favourite tunes from the 60's to today, including Rock, Indie, Dance, Electronica, Funk, Pop and Folk.
The Aesthetic are fronted by the charismatic lead singer and guitarist Calder who has one of the most distinctive male lead vocal voices in a UK covers band. His gritty style and passionate delivery have made him and his acts first choice for bookings all over the country. He is backed by three extremely talented and versatile musicians on lead guitar/vocals, bass/vocals and drums/vocals.
The Aesthetic encourage clients to select favourite songs from their repertoire and pride themselves on covering an impressively wide variety of music done in their own style; moving from funk/disco classics by Stevie Wonder for example, to modern folk like Mumford and Sons and indie rock like The Killers, Stereophonics, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon.
They include older classics by bands like T-Rex, Van Morrison, The Kinks, Undertones, Dire Straits and Bryan Adams and their ever expanding repertoire now takes in dance genres like Electronica and Drum and Bass with artists Sigma, Chemical Brothers and FatBoy Slim. Also featuring popular modern names like Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and singer-songwriters including David Gray too.
Another prominent feature is always their excellent selection of 90’s hits by bands such as: Presidents of the USA, Pulp, REM, Supergrass, Feeder, Green Day, James, Blur, Oasis and The Verve which has proven to be perfectly reminiscent for the age group most commonly booking weddings at the current time. This repertoire allows them to build an eclectic and dynamic evening of music to suit all ages and tastes, ideal for weddings.
Acoustic Band Option
The Aesthetic also offer a stripped back acoustic 4 piece lineup which can work if you want a more acoustic/folky feel or if the band need to adhere to certain noise restrictions at your venue. So, if you're looking for music by the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, George Ezra and more then this could be just the band for you. Check out the Live Acoustic Rehearsal video to get a taster of this!
The Aesthetic have huge experience performing at weddings, corporate parties, private functions and live music venues. They know how to handle a crowd and make sure everyone hits the dance floor. The band vary their set list to keep audiences of all persuasion engaged and are happy to learn new songs for your set as long as they fit within their style.
Calder also perform sets as a solo singer/guitarist for ceremonies, drinks and wedding breakfasts and these can be added to the band booking, or just booked separately. Click here to view his solo page.
The Aesthetic are based in Leicester and are therefore superbly located for bookings throughout the UK. Look no further for a fantastic band to make your event the talk of the town!
The Aesthetic are exclusively represented by DG Music.
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Let It Go - James Bay
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Let Her Go - Passenger
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Nobody To Love - Sigma
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Wake Me Up – Avicii*
All Of Me – John Legend
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
One Day Like This – Elbow
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Babylon – David Gray
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
American Idiot – Green Day*
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Clocks – Coldplay
Dakota – Stereophonics
Grounds For Divorce – Elbow*
Valerie – The Zutons
Last Nite - The Strokes
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Starlight - The Supermen Lovers*
It Means Nothing - Stereophonics
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Club Foot - Kasabian*
Basket Case - Green Day*
The Bartender & The Thief - Stereophonics*
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls*
Lucky Man - The Verve
Lump - The Presidents of the USA*
Place Your Hands - Reef*
Sit Down - James
Sun Hits The Sky - Supergrass*
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Common People - Pulp
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Song 2 - Blur*
Let Forever Be - The Chemical Brothers*
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
Closing Time – Semisonic
Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai*
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits*
Summer of '69 – Bryan Adams
The One I Love - REM
Rappers Delight - The Sugarhill Gang*
Start Me Up - Rolling Stones*
Wicked Game - Chris Isaac
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears*
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry*
Superstition – Stevie Wonder*
20th Century Boy – T Rex
All Right Now – Free*
Message In A Bottle – The Police*
Teenage Kicks – Undertones
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
You Really Got Me – The Kinks*
With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
*4 piece band only
Calder McLaughlin - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Calder is one of the hardest working and best known musicians from Leicestershire having racked up literally thousands of gigs. He is a popular solo artist and song-writer with a strong following for his music which has featured on BBC radio.
He has played support for The Wonder Stuff, John Power (Cast) and Chris Helme (Seahorses) and has recently recorded guest vocals for world renowned House/Techno act Him_Self_Her released on Suara Records. Calder has appeared at prestigious festival Summer Sundae and is currently studying for a degree in Creative Music Production.
Greg - Lead Guitar
Greg has built up an impressive private guitar teaching business currently tutoring over 50 regular students from his home studio. He has written music for film soundtracks and his trip-hop band Free Control have played headline shows all over the country including their homecoming Summer Sundae Weekender gig on the main stage in DeMontford Hall. Free Control also appeared at NEC Music Live. He works with vocalist Sally Hossack in the Aurora electro acoustic duo and plays as a dep for other covers bands.
Dan - Bass
Bass player Dan (BAHons Jazz Studies) also plays saxophone and keyboards and performs/records with a multitude of different style groups such as innovative brass party band - King Brastards, Sounds of Simon (Paul Simon tribute) covers bands Funk Soul Collective and The Goodtime Boys and solo artists Benn Hartmann and George Simpson; has worked with East Park Reggae Collective, Sir John Dankworth and appeared on an album with Sting, Bjork and Elvis Costello.
Josh - Drums
Josh is by far the youngest member of the group, nonetheless he has already become involved with a multitude of bands and acts as a studio session player and live performer in the last few years, including original artists like Benn Hartmann, Sugabeat and George Simpson as well as function bands Dream Electric and Nanna Radleys. He also appears on Calder’s solo material.
Everything was absolutely brilliant!! We had so many people say how great the walking acoustic set was. And we loved the selection of music. Thank you so much for providing us with that little something special on our big day.
Sarah Wood - Wedding - 28 Aug 2018
Hi Calder & the band, just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing our wedding on the 25th Aug 2017 at Bassmead Manor Barns.
We loved every minute of your set & you really know how to get the crowd going! You have a great set list & I would recommend you to anyone that is looking to hire a band.
Andrew & Zoe, Wedding - 29 Sep 2017
Thankyou so much for playing at our wedding! Everyone had the most amazing time, we couldn't have hoped for a better night. Everyone was dancing all night. I would recommend you to anyone and EVERYONE! Hope to have you playing for us again in the future!
Yasmin & Carl - Wedding - 4 Sep 2017
Thank you very much to you and the rest of the band for your brilliant performances on Saturday. We've had some amazing feedback as to how much everyone enjoyed your music, so on behalf of Charlotte & Tom and both sets of families we wish you all the best and hopefully we'll get to hear you again some day!
Clive - Wedding - 2 Sep 2017
We can't thank Calder and the group enough for the fantastic experience they gave us for our wedding day. They are worth more and above. If you want the perfect band for your perfect wedding day you HAVE to choose The Aesthetic as they are awsome. They are lovely guys and they even sang our first dance song which made our first dance so special. Everyone was so impressed with these guys, nearly everyone asked me for their contact details, which I gladly gave. I would choose these guys over and over again hands down. What can I say but WOW.
Jess Portas - Wedding - 13 Apr 2017
Absolutely loved this band! We listened to their demo tracks and knew we had to have them for our wedding day! They travelled all the way from Leicestershire to Kent and set up quickly and quietly while we had our wedding breakfast.
When the time came to start playing, we were up on the dance floor and didn't leave until they'd finished! They sang our first dance which was amazing and we opted for the dj sets in between their sets which was a great range of music for everyone.
If you love Kings Of Leon, Mumford & Sons etc then this is the band for you! Thanks again guys!
Kellie - Wedding
Absolutely superb band, these guys will make your wedding day one to remember! We had them at ours on 22nd September 2016 and I had the best time of my life. Calder was very patient with me despite my definite
no/yes's mucking up his normal set list but... A total gent and professional, catered to all my requests!
A voice that I would pay money to listen to at a gig and top band musicians. I just hope we can get to see you again at some point! Can't recommend them highly enough.
Rachael Hazlett - Wedding - 22 Sep 2016
Brilliant. Superb. Massive thank you to Calder and the rest of the band.
We booked The Aesthetic after looking at different bands for hours on end and they stood out a mile with quality and did not disappoint! The guys are professional, talented, an amazing sound, catered to our requests and played "I Will Wait" and "Lucky Man" to a standard that you would say it was the original if not better!
Dance floor full from start to finish and everyone was asking where we found them and said they thought they were at a festival! Everyone has said the band were amazing!
Anyone looking for a band, believe all the feedback. I would recommend these guys to everyone. Worth every penny, a highly professional outfit that made our day very special and one that everyone will be talking about for a long while. I'd travel and pay to see these guys! Someone else has already said it, but you guys were epic! Thanks Calder and the guys, you smashed it.
Dan & Sara - Wedding - 10 Sep 2016
When the band arrived in the evening we hardly noticed. You were completely professional from start to finish.
The evening was FANTASTIC. You boys completely smashed it and I had the absolute time of my life on that dance floor. EVERYONE has said to to us how amazing you were. So many people have asked for your details and have said you were the best band they have ever seen at a wedding - we couldn't agree more!
You guys truly made our wedding the day it was and we can't thank you enough. Beers on us next time we see you!
Lucy & Wayne - Wedding - 16 Aug 2016
Leila and I would like to say a huge thank you for last night. You were just fantastic! Everyone loved you. Once again thanks to you and the rest of the band for your hard work and efforts.
Ollie & Leila - Party
Just want to say Calder and his band were absolutely amazing , we could not of asked for more , even though all our guests did exactly that, as they did not did not want the music to end .
I will place a comment on your site---could you please send me Calder,s contact details as I have appeared to of misplaced them since all the craziness of the wedding .
In the meantime would you please thank Calder on my behalf, I would also like to thank you for organising everything your service made our wedding reception extra special.
Hope to here from you soon
Many Many Thanks
Glen Cordingley - Wedding - 1 Jul 2016
We just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such an amazing job for us on Saturday evening! We had the best time and you guys were awesome! Thank you so much!
Katie & Ed
To Calder and co. Thank you for a truly awesome gig at our wedding two weeks ago. We've had endless comments about how brilliant you guys were. You are four very talented musicians who made our wedding day one to remember. Ade and Daisy xxx
Adrian & Daisy Phillips - Wedding - 7 Sep 2015
We booked the band on recommendation for our wedding and couldn't have been more impressed. The aesthetic are as brilliant as they are accommodating. You really do need to see and hear live to fully appreciate how good they are. They got people on their feet and gave a performance people are talking about (at the time of writing) a week later. Some guests already checking out the website for performance dates to go and enjoy again!
Tom Barnes - Wedding - 7 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for making our wedding so much fun!! Everyone was on the dance floor and I didn't want it to end... I had to be dragged away! The communication up to the wedding was great and the guys were really helpful with helping us put the first dance together with a way to play it for us. Amazing can't recommend these guys enough!
Claire & Gareth
Claire & Gareth Kerr - Wedding - 3 Aug 2015
"Hello Calder, just to say a huge thank you for a fantastic evening at our wedding at Highgate House, you guys were brilliant, and you sang and played chasing cars far better than Snow Patrol !!!
We hope you enjoyed the evening too."
Chris & Tracey - Wedding
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on Thursday! We had the best night and everyone commented on how great you were! :) we would definitely recommend you!
Carly & Tom Rowland - Wedding - 1 Jun 2015
Wanted to let you know that the band were great at the party last Saturday night.... better than I could have hoped for. Great sound and songs, and really got the party in full swing!! All my friends have since texted me to say how fab the band were.
Would not hesitate to recommend them!!
Helen Brown - Party - 20 Apr 2015
First saw this band around three years ago and were so taken aback by their performance that we decided they just had to play at our 40th birthday party/wedding. They were well worth the wait! Absolutely brilliant and topped the celebrations off perfectly. They had the dance floor full throughout the evening and many guests were asking who they were due the variety and quality of the music they played. Highly professional throughout and we would absolutely recommend them without hesitation. Thank you so much.
Jilly Wood - 19 Feb 2015
Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the band for our party on Saturday night. They were great – just what we were looking for. We’ve had a number of comments on how good they were.
Please pass on our thanks to Calder and the rest of the group.
Emma and Richard King
Emma and Richard King - Wedding - 21 Oct 2014
We had The Aesthetic play my hubbys 50th surprise party on 2nd August, they were absolutely brilliant. Excellent musicians and very accomplished. They did a really versatile and convincing set. We love our music and theres nothing worse than hearing great songs ruined by crap cheesy bands so we loved how good they were.
Even Tony's 90 year old mum was up dancing! Thankyou.
Janet Horton - Birthday Party - 26 Aug 2014
We were so impressed with the band on Saturday. So many friends have said how fantastic the music was. A neigbour of the hall apparently brought a deckchair out to her garden to listen!
Janet Horton - Birthday party - 2 Aug 2014
Calder and his 3 piece band performed at my daughters wedding on Saturday. I just wanted to let you know that they were well organised and equipped. They were very personable and helpful. Best of all they were so good that most of the guests danced right from the first track and didn't stop all night. A massive 'Thank you' to Calder and the guys for staying late (3 encores!) and also providing the sound system for the disco until 2:30am (sorry Calder!). We will definitely be asking them back and I would wholeheartedly recommend them!
Phil Cowley - Daughter's Wedding - 29 Jul 2014
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Aesthetic for performing at our wedding on the 12th July. They were excellent and the guests had a great time
In particular for arriving on time, setting up so discretely and the quality of the playing and singing was top notch.
A special thank you for allowing me to sing with the band on a track they’d learned for the event– apparently it was pretty good according guests who can remember!
I’d thoroughly recommend them for any event big or small – their professionalism throughout was first rate even though we were also running a bit late
Many thanks indeed too to everyone at DG Music who was involved
Chris (and Kate!)
Chris & Kate Rhys-Davies - Wedding - 29 Jul 2014
I just wanted to email you to say that Calder and his band were absolutely amazing on Saturday. All of our guests there thought he was absolutely brilliant and we would definitely recommend him to anyone. The dance floor was packed all night and if we ever had a big party again we would definitely ask him to come back.
Georgie Parker - 16 Jun 2014
Thank you very much for making our wedding reception so much fun. Our guests were talking about the "brilliant band" for days after.
Lisa & Robert Mitchell - 10 Oct 2013
Wonderful band that made the night a roaring success. I would advise anyone wanting a great party atmosphere to book this band. Thanks guys and see you again soon.
Steve McHugh - Royal Oak, North Leverton - 29 Aug 2013
We were delighted with The Aesthetic who played for daughter's Gabrielle's wedding. Everyone thought they were fab... they were very polite and professional and sounded absolutely great... we know where to come if we ever have another big party.
Steffie Shields - Wedding - 6 Aug 2013
We just wanted to say a big thank you to Calder and The Aesthetic. Calder and the band were true professionals. They created an amazing atmosphere and every person that we have spoken to mentioned how much they enjoyed their performance. Calder remained professional right to the end even though he received a microphone in the mouth, courtesy of a drunken guest......sorry about that Calder. We would totally recommend them to anyone getting married or having a celebration of any kind.
Thanks for putting the icing on a perfect day!
Liam & Louise Heald - Wedding - 24 Apr 2013
The night went very well and I have lots of good comments on how good the band was. The music you played everyone enjoyed and you kept the dance floor going. Thanks for making the night great. Mel
Mel Sowter - Xylem UK - Corporate Event - 17 Dec 2012
Hi David, Just wanted to thank the Aesthetic for their performance on Saturday night. I hope the band enjoyed the evening; we did run a little behind schedule but everyone seemed to really enjoy their set, which was great.
Many thanks again,
Megan Thomas | Event Manager - Corporate Event - 8 Oct 2012
Thanks for playing our wedding! You kept everyone on the dancefloor and are one of the best covers bands I've seen.
Amy and Kalvin - Wedding - 28 Sep 2012
We wanted to say a huge thank you for recommending 'The Aesthetic' to play at our wedding. They were a fantastic band that got all the guest, old and young, up and dancing. Everyone absolutely loved them!! The band were very professional throughout and sounded amazing. They really helped make our day fantastic and we would definitely recommend them.
Ruth & Jon Millett - Wedding - 22 Aug 2012
A quick note to thank you for your fantastic recommendation of The Aesthetics – great band, all our guests loved their music and everyone has been asking who they were and where we found them! I doubt very much that there could have been a better choice, so thank you.
Paul Freeman - Wedding - 25 Jun 2012
I just wanted to drop you a line to say an enormous thank you for helping us find 'The Aesthetic' to play for us at our wedding last weekend at Belvoir Castle. Everyone absolutely loved them and were desperate for them to start their second set virtually the moment they finished the first!
I cannot praise Calder and the rest of the band highly enough, they are really lovely guys, very smart and just incredible musicians. They made our evening so much more special and we would be so grateful if you might pass our thanks on to them. Will and I shall be recommending them to anyone who might need a band, for any occasion, in future!
Thank you again and thank you to the band.
Gillian Dewar - Wedding - 2 Sep 2011
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for supplying The Aesthetic last friday night. They were fantastic and went down a storm. Everybody is still talking about how great the band was, so thank you very much for your help. We will definitely be in touch when we want to book them again. Kind regards,
Alison Barry - PTA Charity Event - 23 Jun 2011
"One of the most hard working & energetic bands i’ve ever seen"
"Fantastic bunch of guys, real easy to work with too."
Name: Aesthetic (The)
Main Category: Pop & Rock Bands
Other Categories: Bands, Live Music, Party Bands, Wedding Bands, Wedding Music
3 Piece Band (default): Male Vocals/Guitar, Bass/Keyboards/Vocals, Drums
4 Piece Band: Male Vocals/Guitar, Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Keyboard/Vocals, Drums
4 Piece Acoustic Band: Male Vocals/Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Keyboard/Vocals, Drums/Percussion. Great option for venues with noise restrictions.
Standard Set Times: 2 x 60 minute sets
Set Up Time: 1hrs 30 mins
Space Required (w x d):
3 Piece Band (default): 4.0m x 3.0m
4 Piece Band: 5.0m x 3.0m
4 Piece Acoustic Band: 5.0m x 3.0m
Sound & Lighting:
PA suitable for: Up to 500 people
Stage Lighting: Yes
Dance Floor Lighting: Yes
Free use of PA via iPod: Yes
DJ included: No
Hospitality/Artist Rider: Hot meals at some point during the evening and soft drinks as required. Changing Room if possible. Parking for 4 vehicles ideally
Technical Requirement: 2 x 13 amp sockets
2 x 60 minute sets
Post Midnight Hours£100
Charge p/h for playing or being required on site after midnight
Permanently manned laptop with extensive playlists from across the decades. Requests can be made on the night or specific songs requested and arranged prior to the event. Until 12.00am.
Price per extra song request (One song request included within standard price. This is divided between the 4 members and accounts for the minimum 1 hour required to learn a song. We don't charge for subsequent practicing time or hire of rehearsal space when required.
Early arrival p/h£150
Price per hour for the band to arrive before their stand time of 6pm.
Early Arrival £190
A charge per hour if earlier arrival is required (before 6pm) This accounts for time and loss of potential earnings in daytime performances.
Add an acoustic solo set from the singer including 2 x 45 minute sets.
Acoustic Duo £470
Add the Acoustic Duo option for drinks reception or background music. Includes 2 x 45 minute sets. Only available on 4 piece bookings.
Location: This Artist is based in Leicestershire View Other Pop & Rock Bands in Leicestershire
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