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Mr Ben Party and Wedding band.




Mr Ben rock, pop and indie covers band

About the band

Mr Ben are a group of four local musicians with a passion for entertaining and performing. The group hold client satisfaction and audience enjoyment at the top of the priority list. Mr Ben believe in entertaining all audiences with a show that is a polished as it is fun.

"We endeavour to capture as much of the original music as possible while offering the unique excitement of a live covers band performance. We do this by captivating our audiences with a great mix of chart hits and all time classics while honing our years of experience into creating a party atmosphere to keep the dance floor full all night "


Mr Ben are an established local band with experience of playing events all over the UK at nightclubs, universities, festivals, wedding receptions, Corporate Functions, Christmas Parties, pubs, openings and at private functions. To offer the best possible sound during the show the band use only the highest quality instruments and equipment.
Established for 10 years the band are well known in Birmingham and across the Midlands and have a huge amount of expertise and playing experience, this knowledge always results in an entertaining show with an energetic performance. Contact now for a FREE no obligation quote.

Listen & Watch

Listen to our demo tracks, watch our videos or even come along to one of our public performances

prepare your details

Decide on your venue location and event date. Contact your venue to check they are set up for and used to having live bands perform. Check if the venue have any sound limiter devices

contact

Contact the band with the requested details and you will get a prompt reply telling you if the band are free on your date and a personal quote

relax

The band have performed shows at countless events and weddings; just ask if there is anything you are worried about. On the day the band will do what they do best allowing you to relax and enjoy yourselves.

The Music

What songs the band play

Mr Ben have been trusted to perform at many weddings and special events and as an experienced act are happy to give advice on your evening's entertainment. All events have a bespoke package created, however the most common event schedule for Mr Ben will involve firstly the band setting up and checking all the equipment. Secondly disco music or a DJ playing while the band eat/change and ready themselves for performance. Thirdly performing 2 sets of 45-60 minutes of well known rock, indie and pop covers, and finally packing down after your event.
The band will provide all lighting and PA to keep your guests fully entertained and when required are happy to play your/our IPOD with disco music through our sound system.
Mr Ben have a huge back catalogue of tracks and cover music from the 60's to the present day so never have a problem creating a perfect set for your guests to enjoy. The extensive setlist caters for all ages and includes classic tunes from The Beatles and Queen through to The Killers and Kings of Leon.
The band strongly believe in being professional, energetic and fun, while striving to create an atmosphere your guests will remember forever..Over the last 10 years Mr Ben have worked with lots of corporate clients, companies, universities, councils and charities and are specialists in event entertainment.

50'S & 60'5

  • Chuck berry - Jonny be good

  • Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally

  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

  • Free - Alright Now

  • The Beatles - Saw Her Standing There

  • The Kinks - You Really Got Me

70'S

  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition

  • Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama

  • Wild Cherry - Play tat Funky music

  • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

  • Aerosmith - Walk This Way

  • The Jam - Town Called Malice

  • Queen - Somebody to love

  • Queen - Dont Stop me Now

  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

80'5 & 90'S

  • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69

  • Black Crowes - Hard To Handle

  • Green day -Basket case

  • Bon Jovi - You give love a bad name

  • Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer

  • Jamiroquai - Cosmic girl

  • Guns N'Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine

  • Pulp - Common People

  • Spin Doctors - Two Princess

  • Reef - Place Your Hands

  • The Proclaimers - 500 miles

  • The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

  • Blink 182 - All the Small Things

  • James - Sit Down

  • Blur - Park Life

  • Madness - Baggy Trousers

  • Take That - Relight My Fire

  • Lioenel Richie - All Night Long

  • Lioenel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

  • Michael Jackson - Billei Jean

00'S

  • Foo Fighters - Times Like These

  • The Killers -Mr Brightside

  • The Killers - When you were young

  • The Killers - Somebody Told Me

  • The Killers - All These Things

  • Feeder - Buck Rogers

  • Stereophonics - Dakota

  • The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger

  • Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire

  • Kings of Leon - Mollys Chamber

  • Franz Ferdinand - Take me out

  • Scouting for Girls - She's so lovely

  • The Kooks - Naive

  • Snow Patrol - You're all I have

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California

  • Always Where I Need to Be - The Kooks

  • Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot

  • The Automatic - Monster

  • Arctic Monkeys - Good on the Dancefloor

  • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl

  • Vampire Weekend - A Punk

  • Coldplay - Yellow

  • Happy - Pharrell Williams

  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

  • Take That - Shine

  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean

  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance

Latest Videos

Videos of Mr Ben



These live performances were captured at The Copthorne Hotel at Merry Hill.

Our Pricing

Pick the best plan for you

Mr Ben are available to hire across the UK. Our prices will vary depending on distance from Birmingham, arrival and departure times and length of set. Below are our set packages with estimated pricing. Mr Ben are happy to discuss your particular requirements and when needed can customise an individual package, below are some examples of what the band can offer. If you are intending to hire Mr Ben for your staff Christmas party entertainment then click here for more details.

Silver Service


The Silver Service involves the band setting up at 6pm, performing two great 45 minute sets up until midnight and providing a high quality PA able to handle up to about 200 guests and basic disco lighting for the band and the dance floor.

Prices to book a wedding band

  • 2KW PA System Volume for up to 200 guests
  • LED Disco Lighting Low power but high quality disco stage lighting
  • 4 Piece Band Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • Two c.45 Minute Sets Two sets of great covers by Mr Ben
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Gold Service


The Gold package contains all you will need for a great party. The band will arrive c.6pm (TBC) setup, and then provide background or disco music through the PA before, between and after the performances up until midnight. The band will perform two great 60 minute sets. A high quality PA able to handle up to about 200 guests is provided and basic disco lighting for the band and the dance floor.

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  • 2KW PA System Volume for up to 200 guests
  • LED Disco Lighting Low power but high quality disco stage lighting
  • Unmanned DJ Service Our or your Ipod/laptop playlist playing disco music played before, between and after the bands sets up until midnight
  • 4 Piece Band Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • Two c.60 Minute Sets Two sets of great covers by Mr Ben
  • First Dance The band will perform a requested Song or your 1'st dance
  • ADDITIONAL ADD-ONs Custom disco playlist, After midnight finish
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Diamond Service


The Diamond Package is ideal for events in large areas, outdoor festivals or for those who demand the very best possible sound. The band will hire and organise a fully manned PA and lighting rig. This option is the best choice for big rooms, large marquees and events with more than 200 people attending.

Prices to book a funtion band

  • Bespoke hired PA System Volume for up to 400 guests
  • Sound and light engineer fully manned desk. Engineers will control sound and lights throughout the performances
  • LED Disco Lighting Low power but high quality disco stage lighting
  • Unmanned DJ Service Our or your Ipod/laptop playlist playing disco music played between and after the bands sets up until midnight
  • 4 Piece Band Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • Two c.60 Minute Sets Two sets of great covers by Mr Ben
  • First Dance The band will perform a requested Song or your 1'st dance
  • ADDITIONAL ADD-ONs Custom disco playlist, After midnight finish, use of microphones for announcements or speeches
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If you are searching for a local wedding band or looking to hire a band to travel abroad then Mr Ben can find a suitable package for you. When booking the band there are four main things that will affect the price quoted. They are distance travelled from Birmingham, number of guests (PA size), band arrival/setup times and performance/finish times. Feel free to contact the band with any questions or enquiries, they will do there very best to serve your requirements. Contact right away for a free no obligation quote.

Hear what our clients say

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    Mr and Mrs Ivers Wedding Reception

    Thank you, thank you for your outstanding set at our wedding reception at Ansty Hall. I can genuinely say we were blown away by your performance. We had an unbelievable amount of people that commented on how superb you were and that really just sums it up. Fantastic memories! Thank you.

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    Sefton Birthday Party

    Absolutely brilliant guys - thank you so much for making the party go with such a swing! All the thank you notes we've received from our guests mention how great the band were.

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    JJ Birthday Party

    Thank you for making my party a great success. Love your music and you create a brilliant atmosphere. Would book you any time without hesitation.

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    Simon Maris 50th Birthday Party

    Thanks guys - you were brilliant at my 50th birthday party! I've seen bands play to tumbleweed but you caused such a stampede onto the dancefloor I'm surprised the room didn't tip. The sight of my 80 mother doing the Chelsea Dagger will live with me for years - she had to be prised away after 2 1/2 hours! Great playlist and sound quality too. Cheers Simon.

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    Mr and Mrs Davies Wedding Reception

    Just a quick note to say thank you for an amazing show Saturday night - everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you again.

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Faq

What to expect on your big day

After booking the band you will be asked to supply a planned schedule and the band will contact you to organise arrival and setup times. On the day of your event the band will arrive at your specified location and meet the event organiser. time flow of the band setting up its gear
Often events can run behind or ahead of the planned schedule so they will confirm load in and set up times. The band will then load the gear into the allocated area and over a 60-90 minute time span, set up, check it's all working correctly and perform a sound check of the equipment by playing a couple of tunes. Most events have the band arrive around 6pm to allow them to setup and vacate the room by the time guests arrive (often 7:30pm). If you need the band to setup before your guests arrive or early in the day this can be arranged for a small fee. (charged per hour before 6pm) The band can play different lengths of set to suit your event but most common are 2 x 45-60 minute sets with a break in between. The band can then finish the night for you or can arrange to lead into the DJ or Disco. The band with then need approximately an hour to set down all of its gear and load back into cars/van before returning to Birmingham and Coventry.

What time should the band start playing?

This is up to you, however from our experience guests like to have some time to drink, relax and socialise before the band begins. We suggest starting the disco or our ipod DJ set around 8pm and then having the band perform its first set around 9:15pm and second around 10:45pm

Can the band learn our first dance?

Assuming the instrumentation is possible then with notice the band are happy to learn a first dance for you, please give details of this when you first contact the band

Do we choose the bands set (songs)?

The band are happy for you to suggest songs from the repertoire that you would very much like to hear or rather them not play, however the band has some songs that segway straight to each other, have special arrangements or even equipment changes so the final set is chosen by the band, The band have masses of experience and will always adopt the set to the audience where needed.

What do the band wear?

The band will dress in smart casual wear, normally smart dark jeans or trousers with a white or black shirt. The band can dress more or less casually when requested.

Will the band require refreshments?

Singing and performing on stage can be a physical task so soft drinks are normally provided by the client. The band does not include food or a meal as a part of its contract however the band often has to travel for a long period to get to a venue and then set up and sound check before and evening of performing, therefore if you do have the option to provide food or a meal for the band it is always very much welcomed.

Does the band have PAT test and / or PL

Yes both Public Liability and PAT test certificates can be sent to your venue when requested.

How far do the band travel?

Whether you are searching for a local wedding band of need the band to travel to a distant location the band can create a quote for you, just contact the band with your requirements.

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Contact

Please contact the band via e-mail or phone at

Phil Gurney

07730 979486

info@mrben.com


Where possible please have the following information ready when you make contact.

What is your event?
When is your event and where? (Please provide venue postcode)
How many people will be attending?
What is the size of your room? (Estimates are fine)
What are the running times for the day or the evening?
Are you are having the band perform in the same room as a wedding reception/event dinner? If so, what is the estimated running order of the day (The band and PA crew ideally require at least an hour to set up gear and sound check).
What time do you have the room/area booked until?

Other information we advise you to have before booking the band.

Is your intended venue used to having live bands?
Does your venue have any sound limiter devices?
Do you intend, or have you also hired a disco?