The Mike Brown Band is the perfect choice for any event or celebration.
Versatile and slick, our performances are both musically and visually spectacular. Suitable for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, themed and corporate events; our dynamic musicianship and infectious grooves fill dance floors and captivate audiences wherever we go.
Playing a selection of party, soul and swing classics, our repertoire is a shameless compilation of greatest hits from the most popular artists of all time:, including Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Seasons, Dolly Parton, KC and the sunshine band, Lionel Ritchie, ABBA, Tina Turner, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Status Quo, Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Caro Emerald, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Wilson Pickett, Journey, Bobby Darin, Van Morrison, James Brown, Elvis Presley and Paolo Nutini among many others.
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to do to book the band?
The first thing is to get in touch with us and confirm that we are available on your date. If you have some idea of venue and timings it will help us work out a price for you, but we’re happy to go through the options and information with you and help as much as we can.
To fully confirm a booking we ask for a signed contract and a 20% deposit.
Do you take requests / Will you play my favourite song?
Yes, we are happy to take requests at the event – we will do our best to fit your requested songs into our programme. It also helps if you lets us know if there are specific songs you do (or don’t!) want us to play beforehand, so that we can come prepared.
We have a library of over 500 different tunes, so we may well already play your favourite songs or first dance tune. If we don’t already have it in our library and we have enough notice before your event, we might be able to add it to our repertoire.
Do you have PAT and Public Liability certificates?
Yes we do – we are a professional and responsible band.
All of our equipment is PAT tested annually (in excess of the legal requirements), and we have current Public Liability insurance.
Venues often request copies of our certificates in advance of any performance.
What do you need at the venue?
All we need is:
- Enough space to play (we quote 6m x 3m)
- Power – 6 standard 13-amp sockets
- A changing / storage room near the performance area
Refreshments for the band are always appreciated, but unless there’s a lot of travelling involved we don’t specify that as part of our contract / rider.
Can I see you play anywhere?
We understand that people like to see a band before deciding to book, and will try our best to make that possible.
Most of our work is private events, but we do play some public performances – check the details here or on our Facebook page.
Alternatively, we rehearse regularly in Hull, and you are more than welcome to come along to one of those to hear the band and have a chat with us – contact us for more information.
Where are you based?
We are based in East Yorkshire near Hull – the UK City of Culture 2017.
How much does it cost to hire the band?
Our packages start from £1100 for the band only. Every event is different, so a final price will depend on your exact requirements – contact us for more information and a more accurate quote.
Why should I choose the Mike Brown Band for my event?
We realise that having a live band is an expensive addition to an event, but we believe that having the right band can charge the atmosphere of any party.
Many bands that advertise are “pick-up” bands – different musicians hastily thrown together, just for one specific event. The Mike Brown Band isn’t like that – we rehearse regularly as a band, and consistently maintain the highest standards of performance.
Our songs are exclusively arranged for the band by Mike. We play in a very wide range music styles, each prepared to the same exacting standards, so we are pretty much guaranteed to have something suitable for your event.
In short, we are professional, affordable and unforgettable…