The Happenings



Based: Bristol  

Guide Price: POA

Genre: Soul, Funk, Indie, Pop, Rock Choice Covers 

Line-Up: 5 piece Drums, Bass, Guitar, Sax, Lead Vocals

Lead Vocals: Female Lead Vocals  


The Happenings are a 5 piece band with female vocals. Their set list includes funk classics, up to date chart toppers and retro floor fillers, all performed by some of the best session musicians the South West has to offer, giving you an event you can’t forget!

Our musicians credits include; Harley Davidson, The BBC, Glastonbury Festival, 2000 Trees Festival, The Big Chill Festival, Peugeot, The Shepherds Bush Empire, The Royal Albert Hall, The O2 Arena, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff City Hall, The Waldorf Hotel, overseas contracts in the UAE, Morocco and Europe  plus various events for the Armed Forces across the UK

9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Alright Now – Free
American Boy – Estelle
Are you Gonna be my girl – Jet
Beggin – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons / Madcon
Billie Jean – Michael jackson
Blame it on the Boogie – The Jacksons
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrisson
Castle on the hill – Ed Sheeran
Cissy Strut – The Meters
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy in love – Beyonce
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader
Dancing in the street – Martha Reeves
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t stop Believing – Journey
Don’t stop me now – Queen
Easy Lover – Phil Collins
Forget you – Ceelo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Gimme some lovin’ – Spence Davis Group
Good Times – Chic
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee lewis
Groove Is In The Heart – Deee Lite
Happy – Pharell williams
Hard to Handle – The Black Crows
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
I Feel Good – James Brown
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Jonny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Kiss – Prince
Lady Marmalade – LaBelle
le Freak – Chic
Let it be – The Beatles
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Lovely day – Bill Withers
Mercy – Duffy
Message in a bottle – The Police
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Moon Dance – Van Morisson
Mr Big Stuff – Jean Knight
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My girl – The Temptations
Never too much – Luther vandross
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Place your hands – Reef
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Price tag – Jessie J
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Purple Rain – Prince
Rappers Delight – Sugarhill Gang
Rescue me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rolling in the deep – Adele
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
Sex on fire – Kings of Leon
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Shout – Lulu
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing it back – Moloko
Son of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Soul man – Sam & Dave
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynyrd
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones/Soft Cell
Think – Aretha Franklin
This Love – Maroon 5
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
We are Family – Sister Sledge
When you’re gone – Bryan Adams
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Walking on sunshine – Katrina & the waves
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
You Got The Love – Candi Staton/Florence & the machine
You shook me all night long  – AC/DC

“Thank you so much for playing at our Christmas party last night – you were brilliant and everyone had a great time. Even the most reluctant dancers were strutting their stuff on the dance floor!! Great set list, very talented musicians, really nice people who were really easy to deal with and a great price! Perfect”

Jess Tovey, NHS Bristol 

“The band were very well organised, friendly and most importantly of all, excellent to listen to. Their covers were expertly played and arranged and I especially liked the Johnny Cash intro-riff over their opening number! We’ve added them to our books and we would love to see them again in @ Bristol.” 

Richard Bravery – Events Manager, @ Bristol

“An absolutely fantastic, fun, and talented band that entertained us and kept the dance floor full at our wedding party! Highly recommended!!” 


“Just wanted to say thank you to the band who played on the 11th. They were fantastic! The lead singer was brilliant. Definitely got the party going!”  


‘’The Band were the ideal party band! A great selection of music played by very talented musicians. Everyone was up and dancing and having a live band really made a big difference to the atmosphere on the night” 

Softcat LTD

“Hi, Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the band who played at our wedding on Saturday 18th February, they were absolutely fantastic and really made the party great! So many of our guests have commented on how brilliant the band was.

Thank you again”


“Thank you so much for performing at our recent corporate summer event. Everyone had such an excellent time and this was largely due the band excellent musical talents

You made everything so easy and your calm nature certainly helped me during set up! Nothing was too much trouble and it was great to have the link up to put on our own playlist on through your system at the start of the night. We wouldn’t hesitate to have you guys at our next event”. 

Oasis Dental Care Summer Ball

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for such a flawless set on Thursday night. The selection of songs was perfect for the event and enjoyed by everyone!” 

Mr B. And Friends corporate 10 Year Party

‘’The Band played a superb set for our wedding. The band were musically tight from start to finish, and the singer had a superbly strong voice and between her encouragement and the downright delicious musicality of the band they had the dancefloor filled from start to finish. The flexibilty to use the PA for music after the set was a great plus too. And they did a fab job with our custom first dance, playing a low tempo version of Kiss and then switching it up after the first verse to get everyone dancing. Thanks a million!” 

Wedding in Dursley

”You guys were AMAZING!!!!!!! We couldn’t possibly recommend you enough to other people!! Our guests had a brilliant time and you made our evening something we will never forget – thank you SO much!!” 

Chris and Terry

”I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your awesomely cool band for playing at our wedding on Wednesday evening! We were so pleased to have picked you… There are so many wedding bands out there! We wish you all the success for the future in your band! We will definitely recommend you to any friends or family needing a band for any event! If your playing any gigs local to us then I will be sure to pop along for the night with my husband!” 

Mr and Mrs Ireland

”We were absolutely over the moon with your performance and wish you could have played all night! We got fantastic feedback from our guests and people wondering where we found you guys! Thanks!” 

Kate and John

”We were so pleased with the band at our recent wedding: a comprehensive repertoire from all decades to suit all tastes. The dance floor was never empty… and nice people too. Would highly recommend them. Thanks again for a great evening. We all had a fantastic time” 

Christine (mother of the Groom)

”On the night of our wedding our guests had the opportunity to sing with a live band and loved it! One of our guests also jumped on the drums for a solo! Throughout the wedding the band were awesome, engaging with all in attendance and working with our front of house manager to create our perfect wedding. You don’t need to spend thousands on a big band when this band will create thousands of smiles and thrills for the audience – we would certainly recommend the band for your future events!” 

Matt and Matt’s wedding, St Audries Park

Q. What venues will you play?

A. Country Houses, Clubs, Village Halls, Private Homes, Festivals, Marquees and many more! 

Q. Do you provide your own PA and lighting?

Yes, we provide all the sound and lighting for up to 250 people  

Q. How long does it take you to set up your equipment?

A. Around 1.5 hours depending on ease of access and the amount of equipment and lighting required for your event.

Q. How much space do you need?

A. A dry flat stage or around 5m by 3 m is adequate for our performance. 

Q. How far are you willing to travel?

A. Southwest of UK

Q. How do I make a booking/enquiry?

Fill in the ‘Contact Us’ form on the website or give us a call 

Q. How far in advance should I book you?

A. As early as possible. Popular dates are often 12-18 months in advance, but please check with us as we can be available at short notice if the date is free.

Q. Are there any hidden costs?

A. No 

Q. Is there anything we need to do after we have secured the date ?

A. A deposit and contract secures the booking. We will contact you a week prior to the event to make sure everything is in place and that you are ready for us. 

Q. How long are your performance times?

A. Standard performance times are 2 x 50 mins. Standard start times are after 21:00 standard finish time is midnight (this can be tailored, please ask).

Q. Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

A. Yes

Q. Is your equipment PAT tested?

A. Yes, our equipment is fully tested. 

Q. Do I need to arrange a changing room for you?

A. A room to change in is much appreciated.

Q. Do I need to arrange meals for you?

A. Not necessarily, but we would appreciate a meal being arranged for us as our ‘working day’ is often in excess of 12 hours. This need not be the same meal as you are having – most venues can provide hot food or sandwiches for the band at little cost, but generally this needs to be ordered in advance.

Q. Can you perform in a marquee?

A. Yes, a mains power supply close to the performance area is preferred with a minimum of two separate 13 amp sockets (not a single 4 block extension lead) We are able to use generators if they are provided by a professional hire company. A level stage or performance area must be provided 4m x 3m and away from public access routes. The marquee must be easily accessible to load and unload equipment. Please make sure that the space is dry and safe. 

Q. Can you provide a manned DJ service? 

A. Please ask on enquiry. 

Q. We want to party until the early hours can you keep the music and lights on? 

A. We understand that sometimes you do want to party until the early hours please ask us when making an enquiry about our late finishes. Standard finishing time is midnight. For an additional fee the pre recorded music or DJ service can run later.  

Q. What if my question is not here?

A. Please contact us and ask any other questions via the contact form on the website.


At this point you are looking for some entertainment for your wedding or event and might already have an idea of the type of performer or service that you are after. Find a performer or service you like and email or call us to find out more. If you are unsure of what you are looking for you can ask for our recommendations.

Chat with our team for inspiration, guidance and ideas on what is the best entertainment for your event including running times, budgets, popular acts and any questions you might have. 

Decide on the act that you would like to book. Pay a small deposit, sit back and relax. 

The act will be in touch before your event to double check running times and any event changes. The remaining balance is paid 14 days before your event date. Enjoy your event and tell us all about it!


To enquire and have a free consultation fill out the form below and we will be in touch! 


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Chatsworth Road,
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