The DS Band

With dynamic stage presence, flawless musicianship and music from Chuck Berry to Kings of Leon, the Band guarantee to get your party started!

Professional & highly talented 4 piece rock and pop band

Repertoire includes over 6 decades of music

Dynamic stage presence and flawless musicianship

Available UK wide and internationally The band plays a cool blend of new and old party music, keeping the dance floor full all night. Expect tunes from The Beatles, Killers, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Elvis, Blur and The Kaiser Chiefs.

There’s something for everyone!! Previous clients include the BBC, XFM, Hilton, 235 Casino, Salford University and many more. If you’re looking for a great live band for your party or wedding, this band are one of the best bands for hire in the North West.

Prices start from £750.00Prices May Vary - Depending on time of year


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Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Valarie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Troublemaker – Olly Murs
Ruby - Kaiser Cheifs
Place Your Hands - Reef
This Love - Maroon Five
Tightrope - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Last Nite - The Strokes
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - The Proclaimers
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Feeling Good - Muse/Nina Simone
Price Tag - Jessie J
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
That's Alright Mamma - Elvis Presley
Soul Man - Sam and Dave
Johnny "B" Goode - Chuck Berry
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
I'm a Believer - The Monkies
Knockin on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
Use Me - Bill Withers
Galway Girl
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Please, Please Me - The Beatles
Crossroads - Robert Johnson/Eric Clapton
Gimmie Some Lovin - Spencer Davis
Merry Christmas Everyone (snow is falling) - Shakin Stevens
Auld Lang Syne - Trad
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
What A Difference a Day Made - Jamie Cullum
All of Me - Simons & Marks
Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Look a Py Py - The Meters
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
Four on Six - Wes Montgomery
Night in Tunisia - Charlie Parker
So What - Miles Davis
The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Tell Me Ma - Trad
Raggle Taggle Gypsie - Trad
Black is the Colour - Trad
90's to present
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Mr Brightside - The Killers
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Cheifs
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Song 2 - Blur
Wonderwall - Oasis
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Beautiful - Christina Aguillera
The Scientist - Coldplay
Dreaming of You - The Coral
She's Electric - Oasis
Many of Horror - Biffy Clyro
Hey Ya - OutKast
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Yellow - Coldplay
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
The Letter - The Box Tops
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Everybody - Blues Brothers
I Feel Good - James Brown
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Rock around the Clock - Bill Haley
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Help! - The Beatles
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Keep on Running - Spencer Davis
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Ottis Redding
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Come Together - The Beatles
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Do You Love Me
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Every day I Have the Blues - B.B. King
I Don’t Need No Doctor - Ray Charles
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Merry Chrismas Everybody - Slade
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Josef Zawinul
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Affirmation - George Benson
Beautiful Love - Victor Young
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
A Go Go - John Scofield
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
All the Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Solar - Miles Davis
Wild Rover - Trad
Bang on the Ear - Trad
Bad Moon Rising - Credance Clearwater Revival


We have a lot of bands playing here at various functions throughout the year. I have to say that Dave’s band is the best one, I always look forward to any event where I know these guys are playing...
Kevin Jenkins – Restaurant Manager – Cottons Hotel, Knutsford
The Dave Speakman Band were friendly, organised, independent and created a great atmosphere for our special day. They used their initiative and got on with their business without any need to interrupt us. Great lads and service. They were excellent.
Rick Lawton - Groom
You guys were great, plus you played my favourite tune - ‘Two Princes’. Thanks, we all had such a great time.
Jannet Brown (guest)
Thanks again Dave! Your band we’re an amazing conclusion to our perfect day. You really got the party going and it was lovely to see our two families enjoying themselves, dancing to all the great music you played.
Dawn Smith
I knew you were the band for us as soon as I heard you. Looking through your lists of tunes, it was clear that you played the songs we wanted to hear. Everyone had such a lovely time. I would recommend you every time.
Cate Coates (Bride)
Good work tonight. Tough for a band to play for such a young crowd, but you guys won them over! You’re a really professional outfit, it was clear to me that you knew what you were doing.
Bill Hillyard
A big thank you to you all. It’s not often that I dance, but with your band – I felt I had no choice!
Mark Mapp
What a band! I’ve never enjoyed a party as much as tonight. The blend of new and old songs was just what the doctor ordered!
Simon Reynolds
We were expecting the band to be good and they surpassed our expectations. Harry (our son) hasn't put his guitar down since - the band have been a real inspiration to him...
Mrs Patterson guys were great. Nice touch throwing in some Irish tunes for St Patrick's day too!
Mike Watson
The Dave Speakman Band were just what we wanted for our wedding and they made our special day all the more enjoyable. They were able to perform the specific tracks that we asked for and got everyone up on the dance floor for both of their sets. The band set up their gear quickly and without fuss and were ready to go when we needed them. They also liaised with our DJ and sorted everything they need. Their performance was superb and their repertoire catered for a very wide and mixed age and appreciation range. We couldn’t have asked for anymore from the band. They made our evening reception rock!
Tom & Ali Hutchinson
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Dave Speakman Band for your party or event. They’re a friendly, experienced, well-rehearsed band, who know how to fill a dance floor. They were on time, too!
Steve Doherty, Head of Fundraising, St David’s Hospice, North Wales
I found every aspect of dealing with Dave and his band simple and straightforward. They provided us with just the entertainment we we're looking for and I would happily recommend them to anyone who is planning their own event
Robert Sproston
I booked The Dave Speakman Band for my niece's wedding reception last saturday. The band set up their equipment quickly and quietly, we hardly noticed they had arrived. When they started playing - I realised that we'd really got our money's worth. Everyone was up dancing and we had such a wonderfull evening...
Liz Watson
Well you never really know what to expect when you book a band for your wedding reception, I've been to far too many weddings where the music has been below par and has acted more as an annoyance than an addition of spectacle to your special day... This is where The Scoundrels stand out from the crowd, they where excellent in their professionalism as well as being able to play their instruments! When organising the wedding I only had one duty in organising the ceremony and that was to get some decent music sorted out. I went through the usual Google rigmarole but I didn't want a cheesy covers band, but then I found these guys. The Scoundrels played a great selection of music for all tastes - Job Done!
Chris Place
We had such a wonderful evening. The Dave Speakman Band were absolutely fantastic, we’ll definitely book them again…
Michelle Fever, Wedding, Cheshire
We hired The Dave Speakman Band to play at our wedding. Dave and the band we’re really professional all night, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. They set up quickly and quietly, liaising with the venue for all their power requirements etc. Dave played our first dance from my iPod and then the band kicked off straight into their first set. It was a great mixture of tunes and the dance floor was packed out! The band put recorded music on between sets, which meant we didn’t have to pay out for a DJ. The second set rounded up the evening with the band getting all our guests singing along. I wouldn’t hesitate to book The Dave Speakman Band again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great band.
John Abbott
The band really tired me out, every time I tried to sit down – they played an even better song!!
Joseph Stevens
It was great to see everyone up out of their seats all night. The music you played was perfect for our friends and family, I really enjoyed it all. The play lists you put on between the band playing were great too! All in all, we were amazed with the level of service you provided and have been overwhelmed with praise for you guys from all our family and guests.
Andy Box
Great to see a covers band that plays up to date stuff! You made a real impact on tonight’s party.
Frank Goode - Hilton Hotels
Thanks for everything tonight!! Great set, I loved it all. It’s hard to know what to expect after listening to many many bands at friends party’s and weddings and the quality varying so greatly. Your band surpassed my expectations and made our party one to be remembered.
Angela McClarty
Great playing from you all, we’ll definitely have you back for the graduations next year…
Duncan Winfield (Head of Performance – Salford University)
I love the mix of tunes that your band play and the funky twist you bring to them.
Marie Lewis
We we're so impressed with your band. It was really great to see how much you all enjoyed playing together and we loved it too. The music you played was a really good mix for everyone at the party - I especially enjoyed the funky jazz! Thanks again.
Chris & Gemma Knight
Initially I was unsure about spending so much on entertainment. I'm so glad I did - Dave' and co were such a great band, everyone I've spoken to since the wedding has mentioned how great they were.
Andrew Bailey
Another great New Year's gig guys! I've had so much great feedback and four tables are already booked in for next year!! Thanks again, Martin (G&D)
Martin, Manager of The George & Dragon, Holmes Chapel
The Dave Speakman Band arrived on time and were professional. Reviews from my guests were all positive.
Michael Peel - British Army
Dear Dave, Thank you for providing us with great entertainment last Saturday. With such a wide age range we weren’t sure what kind of music to book, but your band played something for everyone. Thanks for all your advice before the event, and for making the arrangements flow on the evening. Thanks to your organisation and skill we could just sit back and enjoy ourselves – though I haven’t dances that much for ages! Best wishes, Susan
Susan Sherridan
Thanks again Dave for the excellent music last Saturday. Everyone has been raving about how great you were! I've passed your contact details on to number of friends - no doubt we'll see you at one of their parties soon!
Sarah Kirk - Events co-ordinator
Nicky and I can't thank you guys enough for adding to our amazing day, the whole dancefloor was packed and people were loving it. It really added to our wedding memories and everyone remarked at my spectacular organisation of getting a decent band
Frank & Nicky Swan

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