PartyDown

PartyDown have a huge repertoire and also learn requested songs. They can provide background music, songs from Ratpack era or rock 'n' roll classics for dancing

...Many of our guests told us they had never enjoyed a band more and that your excellence 'made' the party...

Tony & Karen, 50th Birthday Party

...The music was brilliant and just what we wanted...

Ed and Hannah, Wedding

...Thanks to all you guys for superb evening’s entertainment. All my friends loved you...

Mel P, 30th Birthday Party

You guys have a really cool sound.

Chas Jankel of Ian Dury & the Blockheads
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PartyDown's Bio

PartyDown will liven up your event with songs drawn from this list of classic tracks from the last five decades. The list is constantly updated as we add new songs to our repertoire. We are happy to rehearse some of your personal favourites and any special requests you may have for the first dance at your wedding reception.

PartyDown was formed in 2009 out of The Roadhouse 5, specifically to take on more contemporary material. The horns are dropped in favour of a keyboard, which can reproduce most of the brass parts. However, the old line-up still exists for occasions where that is required, or a saxophone can be added to PartyDown for a similar effect.

addicted to love – robert palmer
all or nothing – small faces
all these things that I have done – the killers
alright now – free
amarillo – tony christie
angels – robbie williams
baby come back – equals
back in the ussr – beatles
baggy trousers – madness
better when we’re together – jack johnson
billie jean – michael jackson
brown sugar – rolling stones
brown-eyed girl – van morrison
born to be wild – steppenwolf
build me up buttercup – equals
can’t buy me love – beatles
can’t take my eyes off you – andy williams
caroline – status quo
chasing cars – snow patrol
chelsea dagger – the fratellis
come up and see me (make me smile) – cockney rebel
dancing in the streets – martha reeves
daydream believer – monkees
delilah – alex harvey
everybody needs somebody – blues brothers
every breath you take – police
every day I love you less and less – kaiser chiefs
every kind of people – robert palmer
everything – michael buble
five hundred miles – proclaimers
folsom prison blues – johnny cash
gay bar – electric 6
get back – the beatles
get it on – t.rex
gimme some lovin – spencer davis
have i told you lately that i love you – van Morrison
happy together – the turtles
heart full of soul – yardbirds
here i go again – whitesnake
hero – enrique iglesias
hard days night – the beatles
hi ho silver lining – jeff beck
hold on i’m coming – sam & dave
holding back the years – simply red
how long – ace
I don’t wanna miss a thing – aerosmith
i feel good – james brown
i love to boogie – t. rex
i predict a riot – kaiser chiefs
i saw her standing there – beatles
i shot the sheriff – bob marley
i useta lover – saw doctors
i wish – stevie wonder
i’m a believer – monkees
in the midnight hour – wilson pickett
jamming – bob Marley
jailhouse rock – elvis presley
jean genie – david bowie
johnny b goode – chuck berry
jumpin jack flash – rolling stones
just my imagination – temptations
keep on running – spencer davis
kiss – prince
knock on wood – eddie floyd
la bamba – various
last request – paulo nutini
let’s stay together – al green
light my fire – doors
little wing – jimi Hendrix
love shack – b52s
long train running – doobie brothers
lovely day – bill withers
maggie may – rod stewart
mercy – duffy
message in a bottle – police
money for nothing – dire straits
moondance – Van Morrison
molly’s chambers – kings of leon
mustang sally – various
my girl – otis redding
oh what a night – four seasons
perfect day – lou reed
play that funky music – wild cherry
pretty woman – roy orbison
rockin all over the world – status quo
ruby – kaiser chiefs
satisfaction – rolling stones
sex on fire – kings of leon
sha la la la lee – small faces
should I stay or should I go – the clash
substitute – the who
sultans of swing – dire straits
summer of ’69 – bryan adams
sunny afternoon – the kinks
superstition – stevie wonder
suspicious minds – elvis presley
stand by me – ben e king
stuck in the middle with you – stealers wheel
sweet caroline – neil diamond
sweet home alabama – lynyrd skynyrd
tainted love – soft cell
take it easy – eagles
that’s what she said last night – saw doctors
twist and shout – beatles
unchained melody – gareth gates
use somebody – kings of leon
valerie – amy winehouse
venus – shocking blue
waterloo sunset – kinks
waterloo – abba
weather with you – crowded house
what’s going on – marvin gaye
wishing on a star – paul weller
wichita lineman – glenn campbell
wonderful tonight – eric Clapton
wonderwall – oasis
you do something to me – paul weller
you get what you give – new radicals
you make it real – james morrison
your song – elton john
you really got me – kinks
you’re all I have – snow patrol

PartyDown can provide Lounge sounds or background music for drinks and cocktails with songs from the Ratpack era. We can also provide Rock ‘n’ Roll classics for a specialist dance evening.

Swing/Ratpack
ain’t misbehavin’
all of me
blue moon
blue bossa
can’t take my eyes off you
come fly with me
fly me to the moon
georgia
girl from ipanema
it had to be you
I’ve got you under my skin
lady is a tramp
making whoopee
music to watch girls by
my little suede shoes
pennies from heaven
satin doll
summertime
sway
when you’re smiling
wonderful world

Rock ‘n’ Roll
all shook up
back in the ussr
barefootin
blue suede shoes
good golly miss molly
great balls of fire
high heel sneakers
hound dog
jailhouse rock
johnny b goode
rockin robin
rock around the clock
roll over beethoven
shake rattle n roll
sweet little sixteen
tutti frutti
twist and shout
you never can tell
whole lot of shakin going on

The list is constantly updated as we add new songs to our repertoire, an organic, ever expanding body of music.

Recent PartyDown testimonials

“Yes I definitely want you guys for next New Years Eve. Everyone had a fab night and I’ve already had guests wanting to book.” –
Amanda Luckhurst, Heath Cottage Hotel – New Years Eve Party ‘09

“….everyone is saying that it is the best Christmas party yet! , I am sure once everyone else is back in the New Year I will get the same response. I hope you and the others enjoyed playing to us as much as we all enjoyed listening.This comment I received sums up the night ‘I wanted to have a rest and sit down and kept saying to myself when this song finishes I will, but this never happened because I wanted to stay up and dance to all the songs’.
Also I have not got up and danced for years and although initially I got up to try and make sure everyone else did I found myself up dancing most of the night (making a fool of myself. Once again Mark thank you”…..
Paul Kupperblatt – Wahl Christmas Party – December ’09

“You guys were fantastic, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we all did! Friends and family have all commented on how good you were and created an excellent atmosphere – it really made my party special….should you want to use me for any recommendations for you, I am happy to do so, simply pass on my email address. Kind Regards Tania”
Tania Johnstone – 30th Birthday party – November 09

“ Just a quick email to say thank you for Saturday night. In the 9 years we have attended the ladies night we have never seen so many people on the dance floor and for the whole evening. Everyone said how great you were. We thought your sound was brilliant and you created a really great party atmosphere. Thanks again. Carl and Kathleen”
Carl Jephcote – ‘Ladies Night Party’ –  November 09

“I just wanted to say thank you to you and your wonderful band for your fantastic performance at our wedding. You were absolutely fantastic and all our guests commented on what a great band you were. I was so so chuffed that you managed to squeeze in all my Irish requests. It really made my night! It was definitely the best wedding party our guests had ever been to and they are all still talking about it. You are all a very talented group with great musical ability and I would be happy to recommend you to anybody thinking of booking you for their wedding. Thanks again for making our wedding so memorable. Lots of Love Audry & Neil x”
Audry Martin – Wedding – October 09

“Thank you so much for all you did last saturday to make Julia and Alex’s reception so special. So many people have commented what a brilliant band you were. Thank you for including the children and for making it such a family occasion. Hope you enjoyed doing the event.Thank you. From Ruth and Ray Dyal (Julia’s parents)”
Ruth Dyal – Wedding – October 09

“Just a quick note to say Thanks, You guys made the night for us! Everyone said that the band were brilliant! You were truly professional on arrival and setting up, then rocked the place! We would have no hesitation in recommending you. Thanks again guys Spencer and Sam”
Spencer Tebbs – Wedding – October 09

“ Thank you so much to you and the guys again for the excellent music at Leah and Simon’s wedding last week. As ever your skills and professionalism of getting everyone dancing and enjoying such a wonderful event were amazing. If ever there is a third occasion we will certainly be in touch with you again.
With kind regards to you all. Sara
Sara Gibson – Wedding – September 09 (Repeat booking, previously played a 50th Birthday party)

“Just a note to say thank you for a really outstanding evening. You and the band are the talk of Tatsfield today – a special evening made so much the better by a great band. Regards Alan”
Alan Cameron – 50th Birthday party – August 09

“ Wow – fantastic job ˆ we all had such a great evening and you were really good with all the different ages present! Thank you so much for making it such a memorable evening for all the family. We have had so many wonderful comments and compliments for you from our many friends who were there and have passed your contact details on with pleasure. I hope we have another excuse for a party and that we can get you down to Epsom again.
Best wishes Annette and Steve Pawson
Annette Pawson – 50th Birthday party – August 09

“ Just a quick note to thank you and the guys for helping make our 10th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations great last Friday! The music was fantastic and all the guests have commented on how good you were and how much fun they had; you’re flexible approach really helped and you’re song choices were all spot on. Thanks again, Jackie & Paul!”
Jackie Hagan – 10th wedding anniversary – June 09

“Thank you so much for the fantastic music/singing on Saturday. I’ve had so many people say how brilliant you were – several people have asked for your details which I’ve given – hope you don’t mind. I think the music at any party is pivotal in it being a success and your music made my party a real night to remember. Thank you so much. Best wishes”
Anne Ryan – 50th Birthday party – March 09

“Just a quick e mail to say thank you so much, you and the boys were absolutely fantastic and without you all my 40th birthday party/ wedding reception would not have been the success that it was. Everyone at the party had a fantastic time and commented on how wonderful the band was. With thanks”
Louise Dent – 40th Birthday/Wedding reception – March 09

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