Northern Quarter – High Energy Pop / Folk Covers Band

Surrey based covers band by a wall

Northern Quarter are a pop and folk style cover band composed of five fantastic musicians. The line-up includes male vocals, drums, guitar, bass/double bass and sax/flute. The band are incredibly versatile and offer a very unique sound, with their electric and folk styles and the addition of brass! If you’re looking for a mix of classic pop/rock covers, Mumford and sons Style Folk, 90’s garage and some super sweet sax solos then this is the only band for you!

Electric and Folk Style Sets

One of the benefits of hiring Northern Quarter over many other bands is their ability to show of two different styles. It's like having two different bands perform for the price of one! We know it is always great to add variety to your event, so as standard for a wedding or party Northern Quarter offer both styles. Firstly electric, where they play pop and rock songs very similar to the record, and then their Folk style, where they put down their electric instruments and swap them for double bass and acoustic guitars. They channel their inner Mumford and add a folky twist to popular hits, which always goes down a storm!

Their set list has been expertly crafted over years of trial and error. It always has a great reception with the bands audiences. All ages will be excited by the music they play, from the very very young to the very very old! Theres something in there for everybody.

Wedding Service

Northern quarter offer 3 x 45 min sets as standard. This is more than the majority of bands offer. Let us know if you want even more live music than this though, and we can send you an additional quote. We usually suggest the time is split into 1 x 45 min folk set, and 2 x 45 min electric sets, but it can be the other way round if you prefer.

A standard quote from the band will include the following;

  • 3 x 45 minute sets between 8pm and 12am.
  • Arrival at 5pm.
  • Pre-set playlist between sets.
  • First dance learnt.
  • Fully PAT tested equipment, PA and lighting.
  • All travel costs.
  • All necessary insurances to perform at wedding venues across the UK

Earlier Entertainment

In addition to their standard evening performance, the band are able to offer earlier sets for your ceremony, photo hour, wedding breakfast or drinks reception. So do let us know if this is something you would be interested in, as generally having one band play throughout the day is much cheaper than hiring in separate ones.

Surrey Based

Northern Quarter are based in Kingston, Surrey so are ideally located for weddings in Oxfordshire, London and Hampshire. They are willing to travel across the UK so if you would like to enquire please let us know the location.

Below is a selection of the band's folk and electric style covers.

The Cave - Mumford and Sons

90s Medley

Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Brown Eye'd Girl (NQ Ska Remix)

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

Love Yourself (Upbeat Folk Style)

Blurred Lines Folk Style

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Folk Style)

Pencil Full Of Lead

Saw Her Standing There / Misirlou

- This Is How We Do It / 21 Seconds / Gotta Get Through This

- Love Yourself (NQ Folk Remix)

Electric Repertoire

  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreets Back)
  • The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
  • The Beatles – Twist and Shout
  • Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  • Bill Hayley and The Comets – Rock around the clock
  • Black Box – Ride On Time
  • Blackstreet – No Diggity
  • Blink 182 – All The Small Things
  • Blur – Parklife
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer
  • Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny Be Good
  • The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  • Corona – Rhythm of The Night
  • Craig David – 7 Days
  • Daft Punk – Get Lucky
  • Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Dick Dale and His Del-Tones – Misirlou (that song from Pulp Fiction)
  • Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  • Elvis – Hound Dog
  • Faithless – Insomnia
  • The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  • Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff – Boom Shake The Room
  • Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff – Fresh Prince of Belair
  • Ini Kamoze – Hotstepper
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire
  • Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • The Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
  • Mark Morrison – Return of The Mack
  • Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
  • The Monkees – I’m A Believer
  • Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
  • New Order – Blue Monday
  • Oasis – Champagne Supernova
  • Omi – Cheerleader
  • Otis Redding – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
  • Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
  • The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
  • The Rembrandts – Friends Theme song
  • R- Kelly – She Got That Vibe
  • Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  • Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

Vintage Styled Setlist

We can play most of our electric songs in our folk style but below are a selection of songs we think fit best on our acoustic instruments.
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Time of Your Life – Green Day
  • She Said – Plan B
  • Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
  • Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
  • Gangsta’s Paradise / Tetris – Coolio
  • Lion Man – Mumford And Sons
  • I Will Wait – Mumford ans Sons
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • We Found Love – Rihanna
  • Pencil Full of Lead – Paulo Nutini
  • Hey Ho – The Lumineers
  • Back For Good – Take That
  • Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
  • Hit Me Baby / Oops I did it again – Britney Spears
  • Take On Me – A-ha
  • Tender – Blur
  • 5ive – Keep On Moving
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Happy – Pharrell
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Steelers Wheel – Stuck in the Middle With You
  • Blurred Lines – Robyn Thicke
  • Rude – Magic
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I had these guys come play at my bar after seeing them busking in Kingston. They did a great job of getting the crowd going, and everyone clearly felt very comfortable watching them.

Huseyin, The Library Club, Kingston.

To hire this high energy folk and pop covers band please use the contact form below.

You can also find out more about the band by visiting their website