The Claire Barker Band

About Us

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Our Story

The Claire Barker Band was formed in May 2011 and has been providing clients with top rate performances for their events ever since. We play all the songs you want to dance to at your party and happily learn requests for first dances so you can have a unique version of your special song.

We are a permanent line up of musicians guaranteeing you the tightest band and the most original arrangements of those classic dance-floor fillers. Our longevity as a band filters through to our performances. Friendship, fun and awesome musicians make for the best party atmosphere as we are not reading as we go!

Claire believes that a wedding or big party should be special and will be on call as your entertainment consultant; making things as smooth sailing and clear as possible through the whole process from booking to the end of the night.

Our aim is to give you the best party possible! Check out our reviews to see what previous clients have said about their experience in booking The Claire Barker Band.

What We Offer

With a strong line up of some of Norfolk’s finest musicians we supply a top class, high energy live music with male and female vocals. We cover the songs that will get you down on that dance floor and keep you there!

We love to put a unique twist on the songs and work hard on unique medleys, segues and mash-ups to keep our audience on the dance floor and keep them guessing all evening long! From the ’60s to the chart hits of today, we have it all covered. Check out a sample of our songlist here.

Come along and see us at one of our public showcase performances before you book – we are more than happy to chat about your event.

What Makes Us Different?

Many function and party bands are not what they seem. You watch their videos, hear their demos and even see them perform, but when they arrive at your event, it is a completely different group of people, the song list is not what you expect, and there’s no musical chemistry on stage.

We have worked together as a band for 7 years, and the band you see in our videos and hear in our recordings is the band who will perform at your event. On the very rare occasion that a band member is unavailable/ill, we have specially selected friends who are already fully trained-up and ready to go.

We are a band with a long-standing constant line-up, who have spent hours rehearsing music together to make your event special. As we have played together for so long, we have developed a musical and personal connection within the group, and this shows in all our performances.

What You Get

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Live musicians

We don’t use backing tracks – what you hear is performed 100% live by the band.
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Entertainment Consultant

Claire will be your friendly ents consultant throughout your planning to answer any questions quickly. She can also be on hand to help with recommendations for other suppliers.
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Your first dance or special song performed live

You can have a live version of your song for your event
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Top quality, professional musicians

All our players are seasoned professionals with years of experience of weddings, parties and public events
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Lighting and filler music included

We bring our own stage and party lighting to add to the atmosphere. We also provide music for when we are not playing.
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Public Liability Insurance and Contracts

Our band members are all members of the Musicians Union which provides insurance for our events. We also work in line with MU contracts to keep everyone informed and protected.

The Band

(Left to Right)
Andy Cooper – Hammond, Keyboards
Simon Dring – Drums
Claire Barker – Vocals
Paul Hill – Guitar, Vocals
Andy Doyle – Bass
Josie Tate – Backing Vocals

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