Beer Festival Band

Indie rock cover bandPunch The Air‘ are also available to hire as a Beer Festival Band. We have performed at many ale festivals over the years also including as a Lichfield band at Guildhall Winter Ale Festival. It was our second appearance at this wonderful Staffordshire venue for their bi-yearly ale festival band. Punch The Air performed at the Guildhall for Lichfield Arts many years ago back in 2013 when we first formed our professional covers band. We’ve been asked many times since to return since. But unfortunately our busy schedule performing as a private party band and wedding band has always clashed with this fantastic festivals dates. Recently though the stars had aligned correctly and the time had come for our function band to return once again. Contact professional musician Andy Starkey to hire a band for a beer festival.

Beer Festival Band
Beer Festival Band

Photos and video from this real ale festival.

You can see how well our performances go down at beer festivals in the photographs and video below. Punters dancing, stopping and singing along to our huge cover version hits. ‘Punch The Air’ where big indie rocks. Our professional cover band have hundreds more videos you can view too.



What will we perform as your craft ale festival band.

Punch The Air‘ will perform two sets of indie rock anthems at your craft ale festival. We can also throw in chart music from modern day all the through the decades back to the 1950’s. Big tunes we we can play include the indie killers by Artic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Stereophonics, Blink 182, The Killers and more. Also huge hits from The Beatles, George Ezra, Amy Winehouse, Florence + The Machine, The Kinks and more.

Lichfield Guildhall Beer Festival Band
Lichfield Guildhall Beer Festival Band


A beer festival performance is a great opportunity for you guys as potential clients to come and see our indie cover band perform live. We don’t often get the chance to perform publicly due to our heavy work schedule at private parties. You can hear how great we sound live and see what we look like while we’re performing as your indie covers band. Watch our high energy performances and listen as everyone sings and dances along to us. Come and have a chat with us before, in-between or after performances and ask us any questions you like. You’ll soon see why our clients say we’re a top rated party band. We’re incredibly friendly fellows who want you to make the most out of our services when you hire our professional party band.

Book a Beer Festival Band

You can hire our top rated party band ‘Punch The Air‘ for live entertainment as your beer festival band, hire a wedding party band, book a party band. Hire a birthday party band, charity event band or corporate event live band. Simply contact and advise us about your event and we’ll get back to you within two days with our price and availability. Book a wedding band in Staffordshire.



Birthday Party Live Band – Vlog 001

Andy from birthday party live band ‘Punch The Air‘ takes you on a journey of what a professional band get up to preparing for, traveling to, setting up at and performing at a birthday party at Bashall Barn, Clitheroe. Let’s get our indie rock party band tunes on shall we. Contact band leader (and lead singer) Andy Starkey from our top rated party band to check on availability and price to hire a birthday party live band.


Birthday Party Live Band
Birthday Party Live Band


You’ll see the sights, the sounds (and unfortunately the smells) as we travel up North to Lancashire. Having to eat and drink on the road to make up time from getting stuck in traffic jams on the motorway. Then watch a time-lapse of us setting our gear up in this live band venue. Listen to how we make the room sound fantastic during soundcheck. Also check out the high end equipment we use. See what we get up to once we’ve set our gear up. Then watch us performing live indie rock party songs ‘Parklife’ by Blur, Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon, Don’t Stop Me by Queen. Watch to the end of the live entertainment video and you’ll see our client Tim. He was incredibly happy with our performance. So he left us a glowing review on social media.

If only all professional bands bothered to take the time to show clients exactly what happens in this manner eh?





Hire a birthday party live band ‘Punch The Air’ – More about us

‘Punch The Air’ have been on the live music scene since 2013 and we have a mass of experience handing birthday parties of any size and shape. Our repertoire is a fantastic mix of Indie Rock and pop and rock chart hits from modern days, back through the decades to the 1950’s. Everyone will know and love every single song we’ll perform live for you. Included in the price is 2 x live perfomances (Or one long performance if you prefer), all backline and front of house equipment. You also get iPad DJ services until midnight and even lighting.

Clients review of birthday party live band ‘Punch The Air’

Well, what a night .. The band were ace, enjoyed by all with lots of great comments by all my guests on my big birthday. They really made the night a massive success by performing so many great dance-along tunes. Cheers lads”. Tim Hamlet.





Contact to book ‘Punch The Air’ for your birthday party live band, wedding band or any live event call UK 07794 659405.




Birthday Party Band
Birthday Party Band ‘Punch The Air’

Indie Rock Cover Band

Big Indie rock fan huh? And a big live music fan too right? You just love music by The Killers – Stereophonics – Oasis – Coldplay – Arctic Monkeys – Blink 182 – Feeder – Kings Of Leon…..This is what you want to hear from your Indie Rock Cover Band party right? Sure it is. Well you’re in luck pal as this is exactly the music ‘Punch The Air‘ have been performing live professionally since 2013 (Yep that’s over a decade).  Contact indie rockers right now and ask band leader Andy Starkey to  check on price and availability for your event. We’d love to play a large or small part of your party, birthday, wedding or event.

Indie Rock Cover Band
Indie Rock Cover Band

What other music can Indie Rock Cover Band ‘Punch The Air’ perform though?

How about we throw in a few chart classics too from Queen – George Ezra – Amy Winehouse – The Beatles – Neil Diamond just to sweeten the deal for the rest of your guests? You know it makes sense from your indie party band. We’ll give you two live performances and all sound and lighting for your party. We’ll even throw in iPad DJ services until midnight too. We are the indie killers of boring music. With over one hundred reviews under our belt you’ll soon see why we are a top rated party band.

What type of event do you need to hire an Indie Rock Musicians for?

You can book an indie cover band ‘Punch The Air‘ to handle all your live entertainment:

What area do you need to book an indie cover band for?

An Indie Rock Covers Band who actually care about producing quality live videos

As you will probably have noticed Indie Cover Band ‘Punch The Air‘ spend a lot of time producing live photos and shooting live videos of our performances. We also shoot Vlog style videos of our experiences travelling throughout the country so we can prove to you on a very regular basis what we are up to. We also write regular Blogs advising you on anything new thats been occurring. Also new options we are able to provide you with such as wedding projector hire, late night photographer, custom logo projector gobos, late night DJ services and so much more. Come on, you know this is what you want from a professional function band. And it’s what you deserve too. 

With ‘Punch The Air‘ you can book live entertainment for any type of event.

Contact or call ‘Punch The Air‘ on 07794 659405.

Live Wedding Band Hire
Live Wedding Band Hire

Derbyshire Wedding Band

Check out our experiences in video Vlog form ‘Punch The Air‘ a Derbyshire Wedding Band for Rachel & Steves wedding at Lower Damgate Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AD. We had an absolutely brilliant time as did the bride and groom and all the guests with us performing indie rock wedding band classics and all their favourite party tunes. Everything in this video is 100% live. All the audio was recorded at the actual wedding and is exactly how it was performed live on the day. Is this the kind of wedding you’re looking for as well? Surely it is right? As you will see this south Peak District National Park wedding venue has a “Sound Limiter”. So because of this we brought along our state of the art electronic drum kit to adhere to the volume restrictions. Contact bass player/Vlogger Andy Starkey to book a Derbys wedding band for your Derbyshire wedding venue party.


More about indie rock Derbyshire Wedding Band ‘Punch The Air’

Punch The Air‘ have a very specific type of indie rock covers band live performance. We’re all about getting you and your friends and family involved as your wedding reception band. We’ll make sure you’re all up dancing and singing along to our Indie band pop tunes by the likes of The Killers,  Coldplay, Blink 182, Kings Of Leon & Oasis. Your parents will love our repertoire of The Beatles, Queen, The Monkees and Elvis. Your kids will go crazy over pop modern day music by George Ezra and Walk The Moon. Find out more about indie rock party band Punch The Air. We’ll give you everything you’ve always dreamed of when you hire a wedding band in Derbyshire.

Wedding Band Derbyshire
Wedding Band Derbyshire

Wedding band package comes with:

  • Two Derbyshire Wedding Band live performances or one long performance – Plus encores.
  • Indie Rock cover band & chart pop music from modern day back through the decades – Stereophonics, Coldplay, Human League, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett & more.
  • PA & Lighting.
  • DJ services until midnight.
  • No agency fees (Saving over £200+)
  • Hard Copy Contract.


Wedding venues in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is such a wonderful part of the UK with amazing walks, hikes and views all around  Peak District & Derbyshire Dales. There are so many fantastic Derby wedding band venues to choose from that you may have a hard time choosing your favourite wedding reception site. To help you out some of ‘Punch The Air’s’ favourite Derbyshire Wedding venues include:

Derbys Wedding Band
Derbys Wedding Band and guests at White Hart Inn

Derbys Live Band ‘Punch The Air’  also perform at:

  • Belper
  • Bolsover
  • City of Derby
  • Dovedale
  • Dronfield
  • Eckington
  • Edale
  • Glossop
  • Heanor
  • Ilkeston
  • Long Eaton
  • Ripley
  • Staveley
  • Swadlincote
  • and other Derbys function band areas


To book a recommended wedding bandPunch The Air‘ Derbyshire Wedding band, birthday party band , charity band or any live event for your Derbys corporate live entertainment contact for a quote or call on 07794 659405.

Derbyshire Wedding Band
Derbyshire Wedding Band

‘Punch The Air’ – Your Derbys Wedding Band

Budapest George Ezra Cover Version

Cover band ‘Punch The Air’ and all of our clients love a bit of George Ezra. So here is our Budapest George Ezra Cover Version video. It was filmed at a 21st birthday party in Lichfield, Staffordshire. So absolutely everything you see and hear is 100% live. You can watch as the birthday boy and clients sing and dance along to our indie rock version of Budapest. Contact to check on our availability and price for your event, party or wedding.

Come on, singalong now “My house in Budapest, My hidden treasure chest, Golden grand piano, My beautiful Castillo”

July 2021 – We’ve decided to retire this song for now as our repertoire is getting far too large. Our wonderful guests have told us they prefer “Shotgun” by George Ezra instead. Not to worry though, should you want us to perform ‘Budapest’ at your party then just let us know a month before your confirmed booking. So we can get rehearsing it again ready in time to play it live at your party. – See what nice chaps we are?

Budapest George Ezra Cover Version Video

Other party songs and further George Ezra songs we perform.

Although we class ourselves as an indie rock cover band, we also perform other songs by none indie artists too. So that everyone at your party can enjoy all the music we play. We’ll rock out songs by Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Bryan Adams, The Mavericks, Beastie Boys and everything in-between. Also we’ll play some other songs by George Ezra too including Shotgun.  It doesn’t matter where you need to book a wedding cover band for or whatever type of party you are holding. We will come to you and give you one amazing night of live music with all our professional equipment. 

Budapest George Ezra Cover Version
Budapest George Ezra Cover Version

Hire a party band for your event.

You can hire ‘Punch The Air’ party band for any type of event that live music is required at. We’ll bring along everything needed to produce live music at your event as we’re a completely self contained band. At your party we’ll have with us our state of the art PA sound system & LED lighting for stage and dance-floor areas. As well as that we’ll also give you iPad DJ services until midnight thrown in at no extra cost. You can party the night away with, us safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to spend any money on additional sound or lighting. You can even continue to party past midnight with our late night DJ services. Read our reviews and see why we are considered a top rated party band. We believe that this is what you should expect from any professional musicians.

Book a party band in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire and everywhere else up and down the UK. ‘Punch The Air’ function band perform at birthdays, weddings, corporate events, charity fundraisers, festivals, New Years Eve, Christmas parties and more packages.

Book A Party Band With Mixed Vocals

You can also book a party band with mixed vocals for your event. Function bandPunch The Air‘ are available to book with male and female vocals. We’ve teamed up with our great friend female singer Nina who will join us on stage at your wedding, birthday party, corporate event or party adding beautiful female lead vocals and also wonderful harmonies to our band. Nina has worked with many function groups and touring bands throughout the 30 years she has been a singer. She has her own ABBA tribute (So you know she can definitely blast out those notes perfectly) as well as a homage to the music of Quentin Tarantino films. Nina’s vocal range is absolutely huge and cuts through the mix of our guitar based indie band tremendously.  Contact band leader Andy Starkey from party bandPunch The Air‘ right now to check on our availability and price for your live entertainment. Then you can hire a party band. 

Party Band With Mixed Vocals
Book a Party Band With Mixed Vocals

Book a party band with mixed vocals and you’ll hear…

Nina will take centre stage and perform some superb cover band chart hits from modern day back through the decades. You’ll hear amazing pop tunes by Amy Winehouse (Valerie), Pink (So What), Alanis Morissette (Ironic). Also chart bangers by Avril Lavigne (Sk8er Boi), Florence + The Machine (You’ve Got The Love), Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (I Love Rock & Roll) and Tiffany (I Think We’re Alone Now) and so much more. Nina will also harmonise with Andy and vice versa over each other songs blending different vocal styles together beautifully.

View multiple female lead singer videos below from our time spent performing together. Book a live wedding band with female vocals now and we’ll rock your wedding how you’ve always dreamed it would be.

You can book our party band with mixed vocals throughout the entire UK and beyond for your wedding band, birthday party band, private party band or corporate event band. Hire a band in the Midlands, hire a band in Staffordshire, book a band in Warwickshire. Also book a band in Leicestershire, hire a band in Derbyshire. ‘Punch The Air’ function band with additional female vocals is the perfect live entertainment set up for your event. We’ll handle all aspects of live music for your disco too. Plus we’ll even throw in iPad DJ services too in-between and after live performances. We are a fully self contained function band and included in our quote will be PA system speakers, mixing desk, mics etc. So that everything you’ll need for live music as your party band, wedding band, function band or corporate event band. Contact for a quote for live music at an event now.

Female Vocal Party Band
Female Vocal Party Band


Live Music

Believe Punch The Air when we say there is nothing better than live music at a wedding reception, birthday party, function or corporate event. It’s all very well just hiring a DJ for the whole event as they CAN sometimes be great. And it is a cheap option too. But generally there’s no real UMPH is there when a DJ just plays some music off their laptop. What would be better than having all your favourite songs performed live by a professional live band?

Imagine being at a concert where you get to feel and hear:

  • The Showmanship
  • The Raw sound
  • The Talent
  • The High energy performances.

This is something you and all your guests will remember at your special event for the rest of your lives. Contact live music specialists Punch The Air as soon as possible to check on price and availability. 

Live Music
Live Music

It’s often overlooked, but live music is very important.

The three most important things for your wedding as far as your guests will remember is:

  1. The Wedding Ceremony
  2. The Wedding Breakfast meal
  3. The Live Music from a wedding band

Punch The Air repertoire is loaded on the side of indie rock mixed with chart pop from all decades. So you’ll hear songs by The Killers alongside The Beatles and Stereophonics next to George Ezra. Also Blink 182 alongside Amy Winehouse and Beastie Boys next to Florence & The Machine. How about some Coldplay and Bryan Adams too? This is all tried and tested live music that always goes down brilliantly at wedding receptions and other types of functions since we formed in 2013.



Why book a live band?

Everyone at your wedding or party will love our high energy performances, even Grandma & Grandpa and kids too. Live music really is a fantastic talking point at a wedding or event. Guests get into the swing of things and let their inhibitions fade away much quicker with live musicians on stage. Punch The Air will encourage your guests to sing and also dance along and enjoy themselves. There are no empty dance-floors with Punch The Air’s amazing sets.




All wedding and most party bookings come with:

  • Two live performances. (Or one long performance if you choose)
  • PA for sound.
  • Lighting for the dance-floor and stage area.
  • DJ Services from when we’re set up until midnight.
  • Hard Copy Contract.
  • No Agency Fees (Saving you at least £200+)

Music clearly means a lot to you and of course also means just as much to us as a professional function band. Book live music for a wedding, party, corporate event. Also for a festival, charity fundraiser or any type of event. Have ‘Punch The Air‘ handle all your live entertainment.  Contact for price and availability.

Live Party Band No Price Increase Promise in 2024 & 2025

Our live party band ‘Punch The Air‘ promise we will not be increasing our prices during and beyond these trying times. Whether you want to book an indie rock cover band for a wedding or party later on in 2024 wedding band or November 2024 wedding band or for next year in hire a 2024 wedding band you can still book us knowing you’ll be charged exactly the same as right now no matter what. Hire live entertainment band ‘Punch The Air’ for your party by contacting us whenever you’re ready. Hire a wedding band in 2024.

Live Party Band No Price Increase
Live Party Band No Price Increase

We Promise You: A Live Party Band With No Price Increase

Even though we have lost a good 6 months to a years worth of work due to Covid-19 Coronavirus we don’t believe you should have to bare the cost of this should you choose to hire a wedding party band, hire a band for a birthday party or hire a corporate event band. We aren’t putting our prices up now. And we won’t be putting our prices up once everything is back to normal again either. This way you can take your time recovering from all the problems spurred on from The Coronavirus. We will still be here offering the same high energy show at the same great price. All when you’re ready to book a Covid secure wedding band or Coronavirus secure party.

Are you confused about booking a live party band during Coronavirus?

We have lots of Covid-19 articles to help you make sense of all the latest rules and regulations when booking a live band during the Coronavirus. 

No reduced services either. 

Furthermore we won’t be reducing the services you normally get included when you book a live party band to make up for not increasing our prices either. You’ll still get two high energy live performances with iPad DJ services included until midnight for weddings and birthdays. As ever we’ll continue to bring along our state of the art digital mixing desk, PA sound system and fantastic lighting rig. You can continue to be assured that our sound will be the exact perfect volume for the size of your chosen venue. Utilising our skills in sound engineering you’ll never hear screaming feedback at our live performances ever. The volume level we will perform at will be perfect for the venue size and number of guests.

If you have chosen a wedding venue with a sound limiter then this isn’t a problem. Our live party band will gladly bring along our electronic drum kit at no extra cost. It sounds just as good as an acoustic drum kit. We can dial in the necessary volume to keep venue owners happy. It’ll be business absolutely as normal when you hire a top rated party band ‘Punch The Air’.

Massive indie rock covers and chart pop from across the decades.

There’s no cheesy 10 minute drum solos or extended guitar solos in our live performances. ‘Punch The Air‘ work on the mantra ‘Don’t bore us, get to the chorus’. We want you all to sing and dance your hearts out with us for the entire night. Expect huge indie rock hits by artists like Coldplay, Stereophonics, The Killers, Blink 182, Kings Of Leon. Also Wheatus, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Feeder and more. Also fantastic chart pop music from across the decades by huge artists like The Beatles, Queen, George Ezra, Florence & The Machine, Amy Winehouse and more. Brides & grooms love us. Family members and friends love us. Parents, grandparents and children love us too. Read our many, many amazing 100+ positive reviews. Then book an indie rock cover band with confidence who can handle any size venue and numbers of guests.

You can sometimes see us perform live for free.

Very, very occasionally ‘Punch The Air‘ do public performances. And usually they are free to attend. These events are great for potential clients to attend to see what we’re like live if you can’t already see from our brilliant live videos.

Hire a function band throughout the UK. Book a party band in Staffordshire. Hire a function band in Derbyshire. Find a wedding band in Shropshire. 

Golf Club Wedding Band

Punch The Airindie rock cover band are available to hire a Golf Club Wedding Band. No matter what part of the country you’re having your wedding reception in or which is your chosen Golf Club we will come to you and provide all your live entertainment. ‘Punch The Air‘ will give you two high energy live performances (Or one long performance if you choose), provide all PA and lighting and include tablet DJ services until midnight. We’ll play massive indie hits by Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Blur, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, Fountains Of Wayne and more. Also big chart hits from modern day back through the decades by George Ezra, The Beatles, The Kinks, Amy Winehouse, The Human League and others too.  Contact band leader/bass player Andy Starkey to check on our availability and price to hire a wedding band for a golf country club.

Golf Club Wedding Band
Golf Club Wedding Band

Book a golf club wedding band at the following wedding venues:

  • Oakridge Golf Club
  • Bramcote Water Golf Course
  • Staffordshire Golf Club
  • Pavilion Branston Golf Country Club
  • Hinckley Golf Club
  • Edgbaston Golf Club
  • Beau Desert Golf Club
  • Druids Heath Golf Club
  • Great Barr Golf Club
  • Hagley Golf Club
  • Halesowen Golf Club
  • Lichfield Golf Country Club
  • Darnford Moors Wedding Band
  • Aston Wood Golf Club
  • Calderfields Golf Country Club
  • The Chase Golf Health Club & Spa
  • Many more golf club wedding venues across the UK
Country Club Wedding Band
Country Club Wedding Band

Photos from a recent golf club wedding performance.

Our additional evening photography services were purchased by the wedding client perfectly capturing all the fun that was had by all wedding guests. Book a wedding band for a golf club with tried and tested track record established over a decade ago in 2013.


Live video footage of ‘Punch The Air‘ professional wedding band performing Shotgun by George Ezra. As you can see below all ages enjoyed singing and dancing along to our indie rock cover wedding band.

Everyone had such a great time at our recent golf club wedding that we decided to produce this photo montage video featuring our studio cover version of Teenage Kicks by The Undertones. What other wedding reception band go to these extents to prove to you what they are capable of?


You can also book ‘Punch The Air’ party band with female vocals as your wedding band, party band, corporate event band or birthday party band.



Indie Rock Cover Band Shotgun by George Ezra

Even though indie rock cover music is our main forte and style for ‘Punch The Air‘ we also perform a number of chart hits from present back through the decades. A massive crowd pleaser is Shotgun by George Ezra. Taken from the number one selling album ‘Staying at Tamara’s’. We’ve had a slight little play around with the song and made it our very own. Having given it a slight indie rock cover twist and given guests the opportunity to sing it back to us. Everyone enjoys this brilliant pop tune, all ages old to young as you will see in the George Ezra cover song live video below. Contact band leader and happy smiley bass player Andy Starkey to hire an indie rock cover band now.  Punch The Air have been together for over a decade now and you can check this is correct by looking through our many pages of live videos

Indie Rock Cover Band Shotgun By George Ezra
Indie Rock Cover Band Shotgun By George Ezra


Indie Rock Cover Band performing songs by George Ezra

Did you know that this song is actually about the country (and continent) Australia (Homegrown alligator…South of the equator…Bikini bottoms, lager tops). It makes sense, it must be about Australia right? Singalong with us now “I’ll be riding shotgun, underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone”. What a tune right?


We also use to perform the hit single Budapest by George Ezra (Nothing to do with the city in Hungary apparently) too from the massively successful Did ‘You Hear The Rain?’ album. You might be in paradise if you hear our uptempo version of this modern day classic petan. Who doesn’t like George Ezra eh?

Indie Rock Cover
Indie Rock Cover

Other songs performed by ‘Punch The Air’

As well as songs Mr G. Ezra himself we also perform songs by Amy Winehouse & Arctic Monkeys. Also The Killers, Kings Of Leon and Walk The Moon. Plus of course big indie rock covers by Oasis, Stereophonics, The Fratellis, Blink 182, Blur, Coldplay and more from our indie repertoire. Hire a professional wedding band for your party.


Four little kids sing Shotgun by George Ezra live on stage with Punch The Air



Punch The Air‘ can provide you with live entertainment for your event, wedding, charity or party. Book an indie rock wedding band for your special occasion. Or hire a party band for a function. Also available to book a corporate event band. Contact Andrew Starkey to check on price and availability.