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Pop & Rock Bands in London

Although a huge number of famous musical acts have come out of the capital of the United Kingdom, there are not many who have achieved the worldwide fame and success of Queen. But how did they form and become the worldwide sensation that they eventually did?

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Brian May, who was studying at London’s Imperial College in 1968, decided to form a band with his friend Tim Staffell, with Roger Taylor joining the group, which called itself “Smile”, shortly afterwards. Staffell was a friend of a fellow student named Farrokh Bulsara, who went by the name of Freddie. After Staffell left the band in 1970, Bulsara changed his name to Mercury and the band’s name to Queen, with John Deacon joining in 1971.

The band soon began to enjoy critical success, with their eponymous debut album released in 1973, becoming an immediate critical success, but not so much in terms of sales. Their second album, Queen II, reached number five in the music charts, including hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody, making Queen an overnight success. Following Mercury’s death in 1991, Queen have toured on-and-off as a three-piece band and with guest lead vocalists.

Although surely none can match the success and stature of Queen, we are blessed with a huge number of incredibly talented pop and rock bands in London. Why not give us a call on 01572 756386 and see which live acts are available to liven up your party?

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Kingsmen (The)

Kingsmen (The)

Based in Nottinghamshire

The Kingsmen are fantastic 4 piece party band based in Nottingham. With over 10 years of experience, you can ...

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from £1500
The Fix

The Fix

Based in Essex

The Fix are an exciting and talented band, based in Essex. Their incredible performances will help make your event ...

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from £2500
Goodfellas (The)

Goodfellas (The)

Based in London

The Goodfellas are a suave and sophisticated band who bring a unique blend of soul, pop and swing to ...

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from £1275
Grooveability

Grooveability

Based in Sheffield

Grooveability is a great party band with a talent for choosing the right mix of hits for any event. ...

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from £1500
The Sugar

The Sugar

Based in Wales

The Sugar are a dazzling Welsh party band who promise to create an electric atmosphere with their mix of ...

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from £1565
Groovelights

Groovelights

Based in London

Groovelights promise to deliver the very best funk soul sounds, giving them a modern edge to suit the 21st ...

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from £2120 +VAT
Afterglow

Afterglow

Based in West Yorkshire

Afterglow are a premium, energy-driven pop, soul and dance band consisting of some of the UK’s most talented and ...

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from £1125
UltraBeat

UltraBeat

Based in London

UltraBeat is a premium function band based in London available for weddings, parties and corporate events across the UK.

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from £2000
The Doves

The Doves

Based in Cambridgeshire

The Doves are a dynamic 5 piece function band based in Cambridge. The band features energetic female lead vocals ...

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from £1625
Loophole

Loophole

Based in Birmingham

Blending an extensive range of classic and modern hits, Loophole deliver outstanding quality in live entertainment for corporate events, ...

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from £1250
24K Magic

24K Magic

Based in Kent

24K Magic are an energetic four-piece band fronted by a fantastic female lead vocalist. This fresh, dynamic group effortlessly ...

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from £1440
Shut Up and Dance

Shut Up and Dance

Based in London

Shut Up And Dance is the best band on the London party and wedding scene, fusing stunning vocals with ...

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from £3065 +VAT