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If you are looking to hire a band, you won’t go wrong with Checkmate – one of the finest soul bands for hire in the country. Their extensive repertoire, top-level musicianship and amazing vocals have guaranteed them work all over Europe. They offer a pick and mix of modern pop and rock favourites andsoul classics, so there is something for everyone.

Moves Like Jagger

Sex On Fire


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What do they play?

If you would like Checkmate to play something different for your first dance they are happy to learn any suitable song given adequate notice.

Modern Pop& Rock:
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thickle)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Take Me out (Franz Ferdinand)
Feel So Close (Calvin Harriss)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Dynamite (Tiao Cruz)
Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
I’ve Got a Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Genade (Bruno Mars)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Closer (Ne Yo)
Because of You (Ne Yo)
Beautiful People (Chris Brown)
Turn Up the Music (Chris Brown)
Don’t Wake Me Up (Chris Brown)
Forget You (Ce Lo Green)
Bright Lights Bigger City – (Ce Lo Green)
OMG (Usher)
DJ Got Us Fallin (Usher)
Yeah (Usher)
Caught Up (Usher)
Like I love Yah (Justin Timberlake)
Cry Me a River (Justin Timberlake)
Sexyback (Justin Timberlake)
Losing My Way (Justin Timberlake)
I need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leo
Ever Wanting: To Want (Maxwell)
Viva L Vida (Cold Play)
Paradise (Cold Play)
Black & Gold (Sam Sparro)
American Boy (Estelle)
Let Me Love You (Mario)
How do I Breathe (Mario)
Sign Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)

All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
You To Me Are Everything (The Real Thing)
Lady Marmalade (Pattie Labelle)
Carwash (Rose Royce)
Disco Inferno (The Trammps)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey)
Boogie Wonderland (Earth Wind and Fire)
Good Times (Chic)
Aint no Stoppin us Now (Mcfadden and Whitehead)
He’s The Greatest Dancer (Sister Sledge)
Le Freak (Chic)
Shake Your Body Down to the Ground (The Jackson 5)
Blame it on the Boogie (The Jacksons)
Dont Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – (Michael Jackson)
Beat it (Michael Jackson)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Ladies Night (Kool and the Gang)
The Beat Goes on (The Whispers)
Best of my Love (The Emmotions)
Jungle Boogie (Kool & The Gang)
That’s the way I like it (K.C. & The Sunshine Band)

Somebody Else’s Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Night to Remember (Shalamar)
Gold ( Spandau Ballet)
Relight my Fire (Take That)
Don’t Leave me This Way (Jimmy Sommerville)
Power of love (Huey Lewis & The News)
Venus (Bananarama)
Fame (Irene Cara)
Raining Men (The Weather Girls)
Walk like an Egyptian (The Bangles)
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
Going Loco Down in Acapolco (Four Tops)
Rhythm of the Night (De Barge)
1234 (Gloria Estefan)
Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Footloose (Kenny Logins)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
Dancing on the Ceiling (Lionel Richie)

Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)
Seniorita (Justin Timberlake)
Love Foolosophy (Jamiroquai)
Lady Hear Me Tonight (Mojo)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Free (Ultanate)
Black or White (Michael Jackson)
End of The Road (Boyz II Men)
Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)
All I wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)
Here Comes the Hotstepper (Ini Kamoze)
Pump and Grind (R Kelly)
Kiss From a Rose (Seal)
Waterfalls (TLC)
Missing (Everything but the Girl)
No Diggity (Blackstreet)
Wonderwall (Oasis)

Sweet Child ‘OMine (Guns ‘n’ Roses)
Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Use somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
Jonny B Good (Chuck Berry)
I Can’t Get No//Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
Voodoo Child slight return (Jimi Hendrix)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
knockin on heavens door (guns and roses)
Bohemian Rhpasody (Queen)

Come Fly With Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Mr Bojangles
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Fly Me To The Moon
New York, New York
Beyond The Sea
Ain’t That A Kick In the Head
Lady is a Tramp
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
It Had to be You
I’ve Got You Under my Skin
Have You Met Miss Jones
Mack The Knife
Don’t Know Why

What do they cost?

From £1,650 + travel for two hours of live music in either two one-hour sets or three 40 minute sets. Band to finish at midnight, for later finishes there may be an additional fee.

Performance options:

Regular five-piece band can be complimented by a three-piece brass section for larger events and venues.
Checkmate can also provide excellent background music for your drinks reception from solo piano or bass, drum and piano trio.

What you need to know:

Comes with professional lighting and PA system. Music in between sets as standard and optional DJ set up for after the band has finished. Learning an additional song, for example for a first dance, may incur an additional fee and can only be done with adequate notice.

Song requests are welcomed by Checkmate subject to at least one month notice prior to your event.

What area do they cover

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Call us on 01423 603 013
or click below to arrange a booking.

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Why Choose High Row

On Time

On Time

Musicians arrive on time and are set-up and sound checked well in advance of the start of your event.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Guaranteed Satisfaction

High Row only supply the best professional musicians who will provide high quality live entertainment with 100% performance level guaranteed.

Hassle Free

Hassle Free

You have one point of contact from initial enquiry until the close of the event, who will deal with any questions and ensure your event runs smoothly.

Looking The Part

Looking The Part

Musicians will look and behave professionally.

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