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The Sweet & Lowdown are a modern 4-piece band from Brighton with years of experience in the music industry. Their repertoire of rock and pop classics ranges from the 1920s, 30s and 40s right through to the current chart hits of today!

Having played together for over 10 years, The Sweet & Lowdown always give a professional, slick and polished performance at every event and offer a very friendly and attentive service to their clients. But most importantly, the band's first priority is fun! Whether you're looking for a high energy party or a night of romantic 'cheek to cheek' dances, The Sweet & Lowdown can arrange the perfect set list for you. By putting a quirky, modern twist on music from the last century, this band really do have something for everyone!

Band member's credits include playing with Bat For Lashes and 30 Seconds To Mars as well as composing for TV documentaries and performing all over the worlds. They've played at venues like such as Larmer Tree and Cripps Barn, and for clients including John Lewis, Lloyds TSB, SSQ, Smyle Creative and Sisdoq.


These 4 fine musicians are the perfect band for weddings, parties and functions. Whether you're looking for afternoon or evening party band entertainment, they always get 5 star reviews from their booking agent!

The band are happy to learn a request for your first dance, and can offer the additional of a laptop DJ service for music while they are off-stage. Please use the contact form for a quote!

"A new band with an old soul"




90s, 00s & 10s

Aloe Black – I Need A Dollar

Aeroplane – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Age – Lianne La Havas
Back Street’s Back – Back Street Boys
Blow Ya Mind – Eve Feat. Gwen Stefani
Bombtrack – Rage Against The Machine
Danny California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Everlasting Light – The Black Keys
Everlong (acoustic or electric) – Foo Fighters
Family Affair – Mary J Blige
Girls & Boys – Blur
Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Got Your Money – ODB
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Happy – Pharrell
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Home – Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
Hot in Here – Nelly
I Got 5 On It – Luniz
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Black
Just A Girl – No Doubt
Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
Lilac Wine – Jeff Buckley
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Lover, You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley
Mushaboom – Feist
My Favourite Game – The Cardigans
No Diggity – Blackstreet
No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone Age
No Scrubs – TLC
Pencil Full Of Lead – Paulo Nutini
Queens Of The Stone Age – Little Sister
Red Alert – Basement Jaxx
Regulate – Warren G & Nate Dogg
Roses – Outkast
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Shackles – Mary Mary
Thong Song – Sisqo
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Virtual Insanity / Deeper Underground – Jamiroquai
Wake Up – Arcade Fire
Wake Up – Rage Against The Machine
You Are The Best Thing – Ray La Montagne


70s & 80s

Africa – Toto
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Kahn
Back In Black – AC/DC
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Breakfast In America – Supertramp
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
Crazy – Pastsy Cline
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Don't Stop Me Now – Queen
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
East St. Louis Toodle–Oo – Steely Dan
Escape – Rupert Holmes
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Fat Sams Grand Slam – Bugsy Malone
Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Al Green
How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye
I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love – Madness
Kiss – Prince
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Lets Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Lets Stay Together – Al Green
Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Magic Dance – David Bowie
Mama Told Me Not To Come – Three Dog Night
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mr Blue Sky – E.L.O.
1999 – Prince
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
One Way Or Another – Blondie
Raspberry Beret – Prince
Romeo & Juliet – Dire Straits
She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
Shoo–Be–Doo–Be–Doo–Da–Day – Michael Jackson
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Starman – David Bowie
Stray Cat Strut – Stray Cats
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Thinking of You – Sister Sledge

Wade In The Water – Eva Cassidy
Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac
You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
You’re My Best Friend – Queen
You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

50s & 60s

Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
All You Have To Do Is Dream – Everly Brothers
Bare Necessities – Disney
Beggin’ – Frankie Valli
Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Andy Williams
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Doggin Around – Jackie Wilson
Drive My Car – The Beatles
Earth Angel – The Penguins
Ever'body Wants to be a Cat – Disney
Feeling Good– Nina Simone
Fever – Peggy Lee
Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash
Grease Is The Word – Frankie Valli
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Hallelujah I Love Her So – Ray Charles
He’s A Tramp – Peggy Lee
Help – The Beatles
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis
I Need Your Love So Bad – Fleetwood Mac
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
I've Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte
King of The Swingers – Disney
L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole
Leave My Woman Alone – Ray Charles
Little Less Conversation – Elvis
Love Me Tender – Elvis
Love Me Two Times – The Doors
Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
Man of Constant Sorrow – Soggy Bottom Boys
Mess Around – Ray Charles
Moon River – Henry Mancini
Mr Postman – The Marvellettes
Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Octopus' Garden – The Beatles
People Are Strange – The Doors
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley
Runaround Sue – Dion
Runaway – Del Shannon
Sh’boom – The Chords
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Reading
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Spooky – Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
That’s Alright Mama – Elvis
Til There Was You – The Beatles
Trust In Me – Disney
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
You Got It – Roy Orbison

20s, 30s & 40s

Ain't Misbehavin – Fats Waller
All Of Me – Billie Holiday
At Last – Etta James
Baby It's Cold Outside – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald
Cheek to Cheek – Fred Astaire
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby – Cab Calloway
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing – Duke Ellington
It's Only a Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Mac The Knife – Frank Sinatra
Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway
Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt
Sixteen Reasons – Connie Stevens
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
Stormy Weather – Billie Holiday
Summertime – George Gershwin
That's Amore – Dean Martin
The Cantina Band (Star Wars) – John Williams
The Way You Look Tonight – Billie Holiday
They All Laughed – Frank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Til There Was You – Billie Holiday
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Why Don't You Do Right – Peggy Lee
Your Feets Too Big – Fats Waller






“The band were great. Really good vibe and they were just what we wanted. They were able to do a song for our first dance and it was just perfect!”

Jonathan, Wedding, Cirencester

“Well, what can I say... other than totally awesome! Such talent - Helen's voice is remarkable, she is so gifted. The boys were just brilliant too. All so natural and made my night perfect. Everyone kept saying how good they were on the night and to date. I've already been asked for details for my friends party. So much talent in four gorgeous people. Thanks so much!”

Karen, 50th Birthday Party, Wokingham

“I can't believe it was 4 weeks ago now, so sorry this email hasn't come sooner but I just wanted to give you and the band a massive thank you for our wedding at Preston Court. You were absolutely brilliant, so talented and got everyone up and dancing. We had so many compliments for you guys, people said you played such a good range of music, that you were great musicians and that they thought you were just amazing. I know we would have loved the party to go on with many more hours with you.
And thank you for adapting around our timings, I know everything went a bit haywire during our meal so we were running really behind.
Let me know if there's anywhere I can leave a testimonial for you and thank you again.”

Sophie & Ross, Wedding, Kent

“The Sweet and Lowdown were absolutely fantastic!! We were a bit nervous as we had booked them based on one video online, however we needn't have worried. They played two sets for us and had everyone dancing all night long. It was such a great mix of songs - from the 90s mix to the Disney classics. So many people commented on how good they were. Really recommend! Thank you!!!”

Rebecca, Wedding, Warwickshire

“We loved the band, their sound was exactly what we where looking for! They accommodated our first dance request and played the majority of the songs in our preferred set list.”

Mike, Wedding, Sevenoaks

“Function Central have an amazingly diverse range of bands to choose from and were really helpful. We went for The Sweet & Lowdown as they were something different from the normal wedding band and not too cheesy! The band were brilliant and were really lovely and played a range of songs to suit all tastes. After a break they adapted to the younger people's tastes - we had them to the end of the night and my dad stole the show with his dance moves!”


Roz, Wedding, Bromley

“The Sweet & Lowdown were excellent at our wedding - our guests loved them, and people were dancing the whole time! We loved the mixture of old and new songs, and they also learnt a song for our first dance which was very well done. Very friendly, arrived on time and all round great. Thank you!”


Jasmine, Wedding, Kent

“The act were great at communicating via phone and email before our wedding and when they arrived set up with no fuss at all. The music was AMAZING and they judged the crowd perfectly with a brilliant 90s set half way through! Our first dance, the songs we'd asked for and their interaction with the crowd was perfect!”


Katy, Wedding, Andover

“The Sweet & Lowdown were absolutely fabulous and created the most perfect vibe for our daytime celebration. They could really swing and they sounded just fantastic. They were a pleasure to have around and so friendly and obviously enjoyed what they were playing... and so all our guests enjoyed it too! We had so many compliments and we couldn't have been more thrilled.”

Karen, Private Party, Middlesex

“Hi all, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for playing at our wedding in Cardiff last week. We knew you were going to be excellent but all guests have been raving about how good you were. Everyone enjoyed the range of songs played... You even got Alex's 91 year old grandad up and dancing (he hasn't stopped talking about the fun he had). I'm absolutely gutted I was hijacked and didn't get to dance to you playing!... Thank you also for being good sports when the dregs of us were taking over your iPad to choose songs to dance to as you were packing up! I will be recommending you to all friends/brides to be... See you again at our vow renewal in years to come!”

Cari, Wedding, Cardiff

“They were completely brilliant - everyone was up and dancing for the whole time they were playing. The band even gave in to our 'one more song' requests! I've had so much praise for them, particularly from other musicians who were at the wedding!”

Isobel & Chris, Wedding, Salisbury

“We cannot praise The Sweet & Lowdown enough for playing so brilliantly at our wedding on Saturday. Everyone LOVED you and I've already had people asking about where they can book you for their weddings! The dancefloor was packed all night and we were delighted when our cries of 'one more song' paid off! Thank you so much, you really made our evening.”

Isobel, Wedding, Kent

“The performers were really very good and the music they sang pleased a wide variety of guests. They were very professional in set up and at the end of the night. We would definitely hire them again for another event/ function!”

Ajesh, Wedding, Surrey

“The Sweet & Lowdown were absolutely outstanding. The party was a mix of cultures and they handled such a varied mix of people really well. I have to say that I have zero complaints. What I particularly liked about the band was that they have their own unique sound & style.”

Mindy , Wedding, Gloucestershire

“We were absolutely thrilled with the band. Even my gran who was 86 at the time wanted to get up and dance. Their engagement with us and with our friends and family was great and the sound set up was perfect. They picked such a great choice of songs, I barely left the dance floor throughout the entire evening!”

Clare, Wedding, Pangbourne

“Extremely satisfied!! The Sweet and Lowdown were absolutely fantastic on the night - our dancefloor was full all night, and they played a brilliantly varied set which kept everyone entertained and engaged. Incredibly accommodating as we overran on dinner and speeches, and they played later than planned. They also allowed my groom to indulge his passion for keys by allowing him to play with them! So happy we went with this band and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone else thinking about booking them.”

Debbie, Wedding, Sherborne

“Hello! Just wanted to say many thanks for your wonderful set at our wedding on Saturday at Hillfields Farm. You had everyone dancing the whole night and personally I couldn't stay away from the dance floor when you were playing! Thanks also for your great rendition of our first dance song, we really enjoyed that moment. We chose you for our wedding after we had seen you at a good friends' reception and I hope that more of my friends do the same so that we get to see you again!”

Jack & Stella, Wedding, Berkshire



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