The Smooth Criminals

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About The Smooth Criminals

The Smooth Criminals are the ultimate party band for Weddings, Private Parties and Functions. We boast a full 5 piece band with both male & female lead vocals. Playing all the classics from Soul to Rock as well as modern chart hits. Available nationwide with a quick set up and professional attitude. All bookings come with a full PA system and dynamic dance floor lights. We can also provide lively music in the breaks for free or add our great value DJ service to really keep your guests entertained. 

Based in the Midlands but available Nationwide.

Please see our website for video, photos, audio demos and full information.

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  • "You guys were amazing - from start to finish..."
    This testimonial was entered by The Smooth Criminals on 21 July 2018

    Thank you all! You guys were amazing - from start to finish : ) super talented and all lovely people. Fantastic way to celebrate our marriage. Everybody enjoyed! Pianist in day was superb and set the tone for the night, both sets and DJ on the night were brill. Thank you James and your team : ) Aydn & Hannah xx Wedding Reception, The Manor Hotel, Meriden, November 2016.

  • "wanted to say a huge THANK YOU....."
    This testimonial was entered by The Smooth Criminals on 21 July 2018

    We're back from honeymoon and now the dust has settled we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for helping make our wedding a day to remember. You were brilliant (even better than I'd remembered from your promo video), and everyone kept coming up to us all night to say how fantastic you were. You kept the dance floor moving, and we had an absolute blast celebrating with you. We will definitely be recommending you to others (and judging from our guests' reactions, some of them will be too!). James, you made all of the arrangements in the run up so easy, and as a slightly frazzled bride to be I really appreciated that! We are still on cloud nine, and you all will be one of our stand out memories for years to come. Emma & James Hume Wedding Reception, Lains Barn, Wantage, March 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your starting price?

This varies on the day of the week and time of year, enquire for a detailed quote.

What services do you offer?

Evening reception band, Drinks reception music, Lounge piano, DJ services, Jazz background set

What is included in the wedding package?

As standard we include 2 hours sets of live music divided up as you wish, Recorded music as required, All PA system including radio mics, Lighting for dance floor and stage, set up from 5pm onwards and a finish of Midnight.

How far in advance should I contact you?

It's wise to book around a year in advance, although the busiest slots can get booked up sooner.

What style of music do you offer?

Pop, Rock, Soul, Disco, Indie, RnB, and Jazz

Type of musical group:

5 piece party and wedding band, all the biggest dance floor fillers of the last 50 years!

Size of musical group:

4 to 7 piece including saxophone and trumpet


Modern UPTOWN FUNK - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson SHAPE OF YOU - Ed Sheeran PARADISE - George Ezra SHUT UP AND DANCE - Walk The Moon THIS GIRL - Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners FEEL IT STILL - Portugal The Man HAPPY - Pharrell Williams CAN’T STOP THE FEELING - Justin Timberlake GET LUCKY - Daft Punk - Feat Pharrell RATHER BE - Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne SHAKE IT OFF - Taylor Swift THINKING OUT LOUD - Ed Sheeran LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN - Bruno Mars TREASURE - Bruno Mars MOVES LIKE JAGGER - Maroon 5 FORGET YOU - Ce-lo Green ROLLING IN THE DEEP - Adele DOMINO - Jessie J PRICE TAG - Jessie J MR BRIGHTSIDE - The Killers DON’T STOP BELIEVING - Journey / Glee CRAZY IN LOVE - Beyonce AMERICAN BOY – Estelle HOT & COLD - Katy Perry DAKOTA - Stereophonics I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR - Arctic Monkeys DREAMING OF YOU - The Coral VALERIE – Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse SEX ON FIRE – Kings Of Leon CHELSEA DAGGER - The Fratellis LOVE MACHINE – Girls Aloud CHASING CARS - Snow Patrol Rock & Pop DON’T STOP ME NOW – Queen CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE - Queen LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER - Bon Jovi MR BRIGHTSIDE - The Killers I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE - The Darkness I’M A BELIEVER - The Monkees 9 TO 5 – Dolly Parton I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY - Whitney Houston I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR - Arctic Monkeys SUMMER OF 69' - Bryan Adams SAW HER STANDING THERE – The Beatles CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - The Beatles TWIST & SHOUT – The Beatles 500 MILES - The Proclaimers BROWN EYED GIRL - Van Morrison IT’S NOT UNUSUAL - Tom Jones IT MUST BE LOVE - Madness SWEET HOME ALABAMA – Lynyrd Skynrd SWEET CHILD O'MINE - Guns N' Roses YOU REALLY GOT ME - The Kinks WONDERWALL - Oasis SIMPLY THE BEST – Tina Turner RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH - Tina Turner SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) - Eurythmics A LITTLE RESPECT - Erasure I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW - Tiffany SMOOTH CRIMINAL - Michael Jackson / Alien Ant Farm DREAMING OF YOU - The Coral ALL RIGHT NOW – Free JOHNNY BE GOOD – Chuck Berry JAILHOUSE ROCK - Elvis HARD TO HANDLE – Black Crowes EVERYBODY - The Blues Brothers 70’s Funk & Disco PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC - Wild Cherry I FEEL GOOD - James Brown SUPERSTITION - Stevie Wonder BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE - The Jacksons I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY - Whitney Houston HOT STUFF – Donna Summer BILLIE JEAN – Michael Jackson THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL - Michael Jackson LONG TRAIN RUNNING – The Doobie Brothers CARWASH - Rose Royce LADY MARMALADE - Labelle YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE - Candi Staton GOOD TIMES – Chic LE FREAK – Chic WE ARE FAMILY – Sister Sledge Soul & Rnb I FEEL GOOD - James Brown SUPERSTITION – Stevie Wonder SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED - Stevie Wonder AIN'T NOBODY - Chaka Khan PROUD MARY - Tina Turner RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH - Tina Turner YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE - The Supremes SHAKE A TAILFEATHER – Ray Charles RESPECT - Aretha Franklin SOUL MAN - Sam & Dave STAND BY ME - Ben E King HIGHER & HIGHER - Jackie Wilson GET READY – The Temptations RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH - Tina Turner LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU – Billy Ocean MONKEY MAN - Amy Winehouse MUSTANG SALLY - The Commitments HARD TO HANDLE – Black Crowes Ballads / 1st Dance Suggestions ALL OF ME - John Legend THINKING OUT LOUD - Ed Sheeran CHASING CARS - Snow Patrol STAND BY ME - Ben E King BETTER TOGETHER - Jack Johnson WONDERFUL TONIGHT - Eric Clapton LETS STAY TOGETHER - Al Green DREAMING OF YOU - The Coral IT MUST BE LOVE - Madness SOMETHING - Beatles* HEAVEN - Bryan Adams* LOVING YOU - Paulo Nutini* MAYBE I’M AMAZED - Wings / Paul McCartney* SOMEONE LIKE YOU - Adele* I’M YOURS - Jason Mraz* AT LAST - Etta James* WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - Boy Meets Girl* JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - Bruno Mars* GREATEST DAY - Take That* FLY ME TO THE MOON - Frank Sinatra* JUST THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - Tony Bennett* * Advance notice required - these are usually played as 1st dance songs. Christmas Songs I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY - Wizzard FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - The Pogues SO HERE IT IS MERRY CHRISTMAS - Slade STEP INTO CHRISTMAS - Elton John ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU - Mariah Carey SANTA BABY - Eartha Kitt WARM THIS WINTER - Gabriella Cilmi ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE – Brenda Lee LAST CHRISTMAS - WHAM SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN - The Jackson 5

Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?

Yes we offer to perform your 1st dance free of charge and can accommodate other requests on a song by song basis, depending how useful they could be.


The band has been together for nearly 10 years and in that time we have performed at over 450 weddings, parties and corporate events. We have hundreds of fantastic reviews and to our knowledge have never received bad feedback from any client. :-)

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes we have top of the range modular PA and lighting system suitable for up to 500 guests

Are you able to travel?

Yes we regularly travel Nationwide and are available Internationally

Is there a charge for travelling?

Anything within an hour of Birmingham is included in our standard prices. Our travel costs after that are very reasonable, usually just over the cost of the extra fuel

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No, only one wedding per day so we can keep our standard high

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

We have a team of own professionals

What is the length of time of the act?

Usually 2 X 1 hour sets but we can also offer 3 X 40 min sets, 2 X 45 min or 1 X 1 hour.

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Usually 1.5 hours but can vary of load in distance

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours

Yes absolutely

How do you charge for extra time?

It depends on set time

What are the forms of payment?

We accept BACS, Cash or Cheques in advance


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