Due to our massive success as last years 2018 Christmas Party Band Xmas Lights Switch On indie rock party band ‘Punch The Air‘ were asked to return for the second consecutive year to Lichfield Christmas Lights Switch on Sunday November 24th 2019. It was free entry and there was a lot going on all day and night from about midday until 6pm. There was another band playing earlier in the day, a rock choir, a Christmas market and lots more happening off and on the stage. To book our Christmas Party Band Xmas Lights Switch On for your city or village contact to check on price and availability or call Andy on UK 07794 659405.
A Christmas Party Band Xmas Lights Switch On
During our indie rock cover band performance in 2019 we decided to mix things up a little bit. We were joined on stage by our optional female lead singer Nina, who sang many female lead songs with us including You’ve Got The Love, I Love Rock & Rock, Don’t You Want Me and more. Stage, sound and lighting was provided by Cannock Sound Hire. Book live entertainment for your Christmas party.
Here we are performing Christmas songs in Lichfield, Staffs in 2018. Watch how we get all the 4000+ strong crowd singing along with us. Classics like Last Christmas by Wham, Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade and lots more festive tunes.
Scheduling your Christmas Lights Switch On event?
A great time to have Xmas party band Punch The Air take to the stage is late in the afternoon, just as it starts to get dark. We’ll rev your attendees up with Christmas songs and massive chart hits from modern to old. Then as soon we’ve finished performing live you can have your special guests come on stage. We can even assist in turning the Christmas lights on if you like. Book a Christmas band now.
What other types of events can you book a function band for.
Indie Rock tracks from The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, Foo Fighters, Stereophonics, Blink 182, James, Blur, The Fratellis & more.
Chart pop music from modern day back through the decades – George Ezra, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, The Undertones, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry & more.
PA & Lighting.
DJ services until midnight.
No agency fees.
Hard Copy Contract.
What another musicians think is good promo isn’t good promo.
There are too many bands out there who simply don’t care about providing their clients with quality video and photos . Should you really be considering paying thousands of pounds for a party band whose promotional video was shot on a friends phone, all shaky, with murky quality and awful distorted audio? Photos that are blurred and out of focus again taken with camera phones? We certainly think not. This is all because its too much effort for these bands (Who always state they are “Professionals”, “The UK’s Premier this and that” yet have nothing to back up these credentials) to spend the extra time creating something of higher quality instead.
How other bands pull the wool over your eyes.
The other type of promotional video currently doing the rounds are completely over the top “Mimed to” videos. The likes of which audio and performances are completely impossible to pull of live. What you are seeing and hearing with 99% of other bands out there is studio recorded audio. Recorded then re-recorded until it is 100% correct. Then extra guitar parts will be recorded over the top and even keyboards and string sections in some cases. Ask yourself when you watch these videos “How can I hear a second guitar (keyboard/strings etc) in a three piece band”? The answer is that you shouldn’t be able to.
The band then shoot a studio video with fast moving video camera angles. You won’t see an audience member in sight anywhere. Usually these types of videos are paid for by the agencies who have exclusive rights to the band your watching. In tern you are paying for this video to have been produced yourself on the 20-40% markup agency fee.
What Punch The Air band know is quality promotional material that you will want to see.
Our band is completely different. We’ve come up with something that highlights our performance skills and then at the same time showcases our passion. Consequently we provide you with “Better” promotional videos than any other band out there.
Our band provides you with:
Real live audio taken directly from our digital desk.
Real life client, guests and audience reactions to our performances
What you see in our live videos is what we get up to on a very regular basis. High end quality video footage can’t be faked. Therefore its the honest truth. It’s us being exactly as we are live. So trust in a band that works this hard to prove to you what they’re capable of.
‘Punch The Air‘ had a blast at a festival style wedding fair at Brook House Farm in Shrewsbury for Shropshire Wedding Band and here are our experiences and all the fun we had performing live and mucking around with the other exhibitors there. Watch us prove how we are the best Shropshire Function Band, then contact us for a quote.
Live entertainment songs performed in Shrops are Dakota by Stereophonics, I’m A Believer by The Monkees, Mr Brightside by The Killers. Wonderwall by Oasis, Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon, Hey Jude by The Beatles. We also decided to learn and play the Game Of Thrones theme tune for a chuckle. Shropshire function band ‘Punch The Air‘ indie rock function bandrepertoire will show you our full set of amazing pop tunes from modern day back through the decades to the 1950s. Later on in the afternoon we’re joined on stage by Britains Got Talent star singer Pippa Langhorne for Valerie by Amy Winehouse. Also some happy chap for Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.
Shropshire Function Band what we got up to
Watch as we get all Salop competitive with traditional style funfair games, there’s drone footage and we chat with other exhibitors. We eat some some Shropshire wedding cake supplier samples. Then we check out Shrops wedding dresses, there are guitar solo’s and we get a bit dizzy. We visit a Shropshire wedding photographer photobooth for hire to have our photos taken and eat some Indian street food. In total we took three Shrops wedding venue bookings from this wedding fair so it was a very successful (And tiring) days work for indie rock cover band Punch The Air.
Where we perform in Shropshire and whats included.
You can book indie cover band ‘Punch The Air’ as your party function band all across Shropshire including Telford and Shrewsbury. Also in Oswestry, Bishops Castle, Wellington, Church Stretton and more. ‘Punch The Air‘ perform 2 x live performances, all PA, speakers and lighting are included in our fee. You will also receive iPad DJ services from when we are set up until midnight. So you can continue to party the night away when we’re not performing live. Late night DJ services can also be extended out past midnight for an additional fee. Book wedding entertainment in Shropshire.
Shropshire wedding venues we can perform at include:
You’ll see the sights, the sounds and the smells as we travel up to Lancashire. Having to eat and drink on the road to make up time from getting stuck in traffic jams on the motorway. A time-lapse of us setting our gear up in this live band venue. Listen to us soundcheck, have a tour of what 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. He left us a glowing review on social media.
Birthday party 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, 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 dancealong 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.
5:45pm. I’ve finished loading my van up and I’m about set off for the ‘Punch The Air‘ showcase live party band venue evening. Tonights punters are going to get some indie rock party band music tonight and they are going to love it.
5:50pm. My indie guitarist calls me up to say that the M42 junction we both get on at is backed up with a lot of traffic. He says alternative routes are arranged though which will lead to an extra 15 minutes on the journey.
7:05pm. We all practically arrive at the showcase venue at the same time & park in the car park right next door. This should be an easy load in then, and it is. We’re meeted and greeted by the client and shown to the stage area. It turns out to be the tiniest area Punch The Air have ever performed in. (see image) Our indie rock drummer is going to have to be tucked in behind everyone else with little to no access. So we set him up first. A couple of comped drinks arrive and a member of bar staff comes over to help us load our gear in (It must be my birthday 🙂 ). The rest of the bands PA, amps and guitars are set up, but there’s no room for our awesome lighting rig I’m afraid. Oh well, it’ll be a faster load back out later.
8:15pm. The soundcheck goes so well that the crowd are already dancing, singing along and shouting for more. I’m calling it now, this is going to be a brilliant night. We soundcheck a new song we’ve only played in rehearsals (Parklife)…..they are loving our showcase live party band we don’t even need to sing it as the punters are doing the hard work for us…….this is going to be one rowdy and raucous showcase night tonight so we head off to get changed as no one likes to be kept waiting do they.
First Set – Showcase Live Party Band
8:30pm. The first showcase set kicks off and folks are up singing and dancing along from the offset (this is the best compliment we can get). A few Beatles numbers, some Van Morrison, Stereophonics, Cure, Jam and a couple more older numbers and 45 minutes have gone by already. “Parklife” the crowd shout…….”Moooooore” they scream. “Later, later” we say “Stick around, we’ll be back in a short while”. Matt squeezes off stage and we head out into the crowd followed by slaps on the back, hand shakes and multiple offers of free beers from the crowd themselves (I’m not sure they quiet realise this is our job AND we’ve got to drive back home later). We stop and chat with a lot of really nice friendly people who say a tonne of lovely things about us (Ahhhhh shucks).
Second Set – Showcase Live Party Band
10:00pm. A couple of fresh pints of water are lined up and were back on stage about to start the second set. The pub is crazily crowded and very noisy now (not that it was empty before) . Not three bars into ‘Hard Days Night‘ and people are flocking from the back of the room to dance at the front of the stage. Even those sitting at the bar are singing their hearts out. Key moments were getting the crowd to sing the riff to “Seven Nation Army” prior to commencing, ‘I Predict A Riot‘ nearly creates a mosh pit, and ‘Sex On Fire‘ takes on a new arrangement with everyone wanting the “sing-a-long chorus” to happen before we’ve even played the first verse.
Theres lots of pogoing up and down by us while performing ‘I Love Rock & Roll‘ with the ladies all screaming their hearts out. The second showcase set draws to a close, but its straight into an encore before the audience turn on us. More chanty classic tunes and more dancing. Theres a great mix of ages groups here from late teens to 60 somethings. All singing and dancing together in harmony.
10:30pm. Encore over, time for another short break but the crowd wants more. So we head back on stage and decide to try out a brand new track ‘One Day Like This‘ by Elbow (The soundtrack to the London 2012 Olympics). This track is the new ‘Wonderwall‘ and is greatly received. We perfectly segue into said Oasis track, ‘Place Your Hands‘ and a few more classics. The crowd are still foaming at the mouth for more. They are STILL buying us drinks and bringing them over to us. So now its time for ANOTHER new song…..’Parklife‘ sings the entire pub ‘PARKLIFE‘…….
We’ve been playing solidly for an hour and a quarter now (this is very unheard of for us). So ‘Ladies and gentlemen thats your lot, see you next time’. We head outside to catch our breath for a moment before we start to pack away. But followed out by the organiser whose giving us hugs and kisses. She’s telling us how awesome we are and saying “Can you play just one more song…..please….I’ll even get you another round in” (Crickey, we would have been wrecked if we’d taken everyone up on their drinks offers). So we return to the stage area playing “Back For Good“. Then the entire night is finished off with Jets “Are You Gonna Be My Girl“.
12:00am. We start to pack away and end up lining all the gear up outside the venue (See image – Thats a lot of gear for the size of the venue). Various punters very very kindly help us load our cars up. They wish us well and say that they hope to see us back soon. Its hugs and kisses from the clients and we’re finally on our way home.
1.30am. The M42 is nice and quiet and finally I arrive home, ears ringing……stomach grumbling…….yawn……”We’re a great showcase live party band” I say to myself “…..but time for bed now”.