The Bears

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There’s a wealth of talent and experience inside this band, as during the day, these guys write, play, and produce for some of the biggest names in music today. Between them they have worked with stars including David Gray, Del Amitri, The Spice Girls, Sex Pistols, New Order, The Back Street Boys, Liberty X, The Lemonheads and even Gary Numan! They’ve all had their own 15 minutes of fame too! Between them they’ve clocked up many TV appearances on programmes such as Top of the Pops and The Tube. They have also played all over the world at venues ranging from prestigious hotels to large stadiums with recent appearances at The Marquee Club; Hammersmith Apollo; the Reading Festival; Glastonbury Festival; The Dorchester; Leeds Castle etc. They have a large, ever expanding repertoire of current hits, cult classics and old time favourites providing the musical ammunition for an unforgettable night of excitement. From The Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction or Blondie’s Hanging On The Telephone, through classics like Oasis’ She’s Electric to latest chart-toppers such as Black eyed Peas ‘I gotta feeling’, Florence and the Machine ‘U got the love’ and Pink ‘So What’!. The Bears normally play two one-hour or three 40-minute sets. Full lights, PA system, Disco Scanners, Haze machine  and recorded music during their breaks are all provided. 

The Bears are a four-piece band currently blazing a trail the length and breadth of the UK at clubs and venues with their eclectic mix of rock/pop guitar-based classic party anthems from the 60s to the 00s. With their enthusiasm and passion for live music, and their attention to detail, this combo of two guitars, bass, drums and four part harmonies, never fail to deliver a great show.They are now a double synth combo, playing guitar based, double synth classics from the 50's to the 00's with not ONE, but TWO synths......!!!!

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Testimonials

The London Boat Show; Excel Centre, London Jan 2010
Thank you so much for performing at The London Boatshow in association with the Daily Mail’s late night party at Surfers Paradise in January 10. The Bears do exactly what they say on the tin! I have had nothing but great reviews from all of the customers and head guys of Boatshows who were all in agreement that your performance was fantastic and exceeded your demo CD.I am in no doubt that I will be booking The Bears again, very soon. Thank you once again for making my event a great success I look forward to working with you again in the future All the best to all of ‘The Bears’ Regards
Tamara Harris, FOX LONDON & FOX EVENTS

Celebrity wedding of Vicky Butler Henderson (Fifth Gear) and Phil Churchward (Top Gear), Brocket Hall 19th April 2008
Hi, I just wanted to thank you for Saturday. You were absolutely fantastic.You did a brilliant job, all four of you. You had everyone dancing the whole time, even those who NEVER dance. Unfortunately, one of the guests had a knee injury on the dancefloor...Also, another one of the guests would like to book you for a forthcoming party! Thank you.
Vicky Butler Henderson (Fifth Gear) and Phil Churchward (Top Gear)

Wedding of Charlotte and David: Princes Risborough, Bucks 25th May 2007
Dear Bears, We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding - the whole day was a huge success and the music was fantastic!! Kind Regards,
Charlotte Oates - Senior Celebrity Producer - (Strictly Come Dancing/Just The Tw
o Of Us)

Torquil Home - Wedding reception - Exeter - June 2007
They truly rocked! I think they may have secured themselves a few more west country gigs after that! Had so much incredible feedback from friends and family about them. Really really professional - we only wish we could do it all over again!

Repertoire

1 All Day And All Night - Kinks
2 All The Small Things – Blink 182
3 All you Need is Love - Beatles
4 Allstar - Rockstar - Smashmouth
5 American Idiot - Green Day
6 Ant Music Adam and the Ants
7 Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
8 Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols
9 Brimful of Asha - Corner Shop
10 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
11 Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
12 By the Way - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
13 Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
14 Clocks - Coldplay
15 Daydeam Believer - The Monkees
16 Disco 2000 - Pulp
17 Do you Wanna ? Franz Ferdinand
18 Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
19 Everybody – Blues Brothers
20 Everyday I Love You Less + Less – KC
21 Everything is average nowadays - KC
22 Fill my little world - The Feeling
23 Five Hundred Miles – Proclaimers
24 Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
25 Get it on - Trex
26 Girls on Film - Duran Duran
27 Talking Heads - And she was
28 Golden Touch - Razorlight
29 Hanging On Telephone - Blondie
30 Hard Days Night - Beatles
31 Hard to Beat - Hard Fi
32 Hard Too Handle – Black Crowes
33 Hate to say I told you so The Hives
34 Hey Mickey - Toni Basil
35 Holiday - Green Day
36 I Bet You Look Good Dancefloor
37 I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
38 I Saw her standing there - The Beatles
39 I Wanna Be Like You – Jungle Book
40 I Wanna hold your hand - The Beatles
41 I'm A Believer - Monkeys
42 Jean Genie - David Bowie
43 Last Night - Strokes
44 Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees
45 Laura - Scissor sisters
46 Light my fire - The Doors
47 Live Forever - Oasis
48 Losing my religion - REM
49 Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
50 Where the Streets - U2
51 Kissed a Girl - Katie Perry
52 Under the Bridge - Chilli Peppers
53 Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
54 Mamma Mia - Abba
55 Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
56 Doo Da Da - Police
57 Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
58 Rehab - Amy Winehouse
59 Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
60 1999 - Prince
61 Love is the drug- Roxy Music
62 Make me Smile - Cockney rebel
63 Monster - Automatics
64 Mr. Brightside The Killers
65 Mrs Robinson - Lemonheads
66 Mustang Sally - Commitments
67 My Generation - The Who
68 Never knew a girl - Edwin Starr
69 Passenger - Iggy
70 Praise you - Fat Boy Slim
71 Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
72 Rock n roll star – Oasis
73 Rocking all over the w - Status Quo
74 Rocks - Primal Scream
75 Ruby Ruby Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
76 Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
77 Scooby snacks- Fun Lovin Criminals
78 Shakin all over - The Pirates
79 She’s Electric - Oasis
80 Should I Stay Or Should I Go - Clash
81 Sit Down - James
82 Somebody told me - The Killers
83 Something else - Eddie Cochrane
84 Song 2 - Blur
85 Stuck In The Middle – Stealer’s Wheel
86 Summertime blues - Eddie Cochran
87 Suspicious Minds - Elvis
88 Sweet Home Alabama - Len Skinhead
89 Tainted Love - Soft Cell
90 Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
91 Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
92 Teenage Kicks - Undertones
93 The Joker - Steve Miller
94 The Last time - The Stones
95 There She Goes - The LAs
96 Town Called Malice The Jam
97 Turning Japanese - Vapours
98 Twentieth Century Boy - T-Rex
99 Twist And Shout - Beatles
100 Valerie - Amy Winehouse
101 Vertigo – U2
102 Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
103 Weather With You – Crowded House
104 White Wedding - Billy Idol
105 Why Does It Always Rain On - Travis
106 With or Without you - U2
107 Wonderwall - Oasis
108 You Really Got Me - Kinks
109 Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
110 So What - Pink
111 Great DJ - The Ting Tings
112 You're all I Have - Snow Patrol
113 Walk like an Egyptian - The Bangles
114 Groove is in the Heart - Deelite
115 Faith - George Michael
116 Mercy - Duffy
117 Going Underground - The Jam
118 Down Under - Men at Work
119 Wonderfull Tonight - Eric Clapton
120 She Moves - Kooks
121 Red Red Wine
122 Mony Mony
123 Kids in America
124 Manic Monday – Bangles
125 Sweet Caroline
126 3 Little Birds
127 All Shook Up
128 Too Good to be True
129 Buck Rodgers
130 Lust 4 Life
131 Ring of Fire
132 American Pie
133 Saw her Standing There
134 Footloose
135 All these things I've done
136 Back in the USSR
137 Save Tonight
138 It Must be Lov
139 IIn The Morning - Razorlight
140 Tender - Blur
141 You got the love – Florence
142 Dakota - Stereophonics
142 It's All about you - McFLY
144 I Got You - Split Enz
145 Parklife - Blur



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