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3 Piece Band£1,000

Male Vocals/Guitar, Bass/Keyboards/Vocals, Drums

4 Piece Band£1,250

Male Vocals/Guitar, Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Keyboard/Vocals, Drums

4 Piece Acoustic Band£1,250

Male Vocals/Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Keyboard/Vocals, Drums/Percussion. Great option for venues with noise restrictions.

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Set Options:

2 x 60 minute sets

Optional Extras:

DJ Option£125

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.

Post Midnight Hours£125

Charge p/h for playing or being required on site after midnight

Song Requests£125

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.

Surcharge for 2021£125

Additional charge for events in 2020 onwards.

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.

Acoustic Solo£250

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.

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.

Superb Vocals

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 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.

Solo Option

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.

Central Location

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.


Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon*

Feel The Love - Rudimental

Hold Back The River - James Bay

Bonfire Heart - James Blunt

Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Blame It On Me - George Ezra

Paradise - George Ezra

I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons

Let It Go - James Bay

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

The One - Kodaline

Let Her Go - Passenger

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

I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs

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*

Lady - Modjo

Rewind - Craig David*

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus*


Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust

Weather With You - Crowded House

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

Rock N' Roll Star - 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*

500 Miles - The Proclaimers*

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

My Generation - The Who*

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 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 - 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

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 - 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. 

General Information:

Name: Aesthetic (The)

Location: Leicestershire

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

Other Requirements

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