A dynamic wedding and party trio from the north west of england.
As musicians they have been working together for over fifteen years and specialize in the highest standard of live party music. They faithfully recreate some of the biggest hits spanning almost six decades of music. Their extensive repertoire features songs by the likes of Chic, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, The Killers, Katy Perry........and many more guaranteed to get your party started!
Each member of the band has a wealth of experience in both live and studio performance. They have all worked with a variety of names within the music industry and take great pride in their professionalism to ensure that your event is one to remember forever. What makes Start The Party stand out from many other bands is that their live sound is of the highest standard and they don't use off the shelf backing tracks. They record their own drums, bass guitar, synth lines & backing vocals which are sequenced on stage together with live vocals, keyboards and guitar. When you see and hear us - you won't be disappointed!
Start The Party cater for all kinds of private & corporate events and will happily travel nationwide to your chosen venue.
They can be booked as a standard 3-piece or with additional musicians/dancers for larger events. They also offer an additional DJ service at a very competitive price. Whatever the occasion - they can deliver!
Charlotte Day - Vocals
Charlotte has been a professional singer for almost twenty years. Her voice can be heard on numerous top 40 records from the likes of Danni Minogue, Loleatta Holloway, and Faith Hill to name a few! In 2005 charlotte performed lead vocals on the number 1 UK Dance chart hit ‘Finally’ produced by multi-platinum remixer team Love to Infinity. As a former member of chart topping dance group Soda Club, she has had international success as a singer, songwriter and producer, and has toured extensively throughout the UK. Charlotte has also been coaching other aspiring singers on a one to one basis since 2001.
Aidan Townend – Keyboards
Having played the piano since he was 3 years old, it’s fair to say that Aidan’s performance skills are of the highest calibre. He has written music for the BBC and Sky TV and has also worked with Beverley Knight, Sarah Harding (Girls Aloud) and Katie White (The Ting Tings) amongst others. Earlier in his career he toured the UK and Japan with rock band Jordan and was also MD to the late controversial comic Bernard Manning!
Neil Shaw-Hulme – Guitars/Backing Vocals
Neil is a highly experienced musician and tutor. He has previously performed with Dougie James Soul Train, The Screaming Beavers & various other bands, whilst sustaining a very successful teaching career spanning over 29 years. He is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who brings added value to the band with his versatility and expertise. Neil is a consumate professional and always fun to work with.
Gareth Price - Guitars/Backing Vocals
Gareth is an excellent guitarist and has been playing since the age of 14. He studied at MANCAT - a music performance college in Manchester, and then progressed to the University of Salford where he gained a BA Hons in popular music and recording. Since his late teens he has played in several professional bands, covering an extensive repertoire of styles. Besides gigging, Gareth also teaches guitar at Fallibroome Academy and at Trackside Studios in Cheshire.
For a smaller more intimate function or possibly a wedding breakfast or drinks reception, you can book Charlotte and Aiden to provide a more laid back chilled out duo. This gives a live lounge feel.
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