The Upholders - Funky Wedding Band

Looking for a funky wedding band in Bristol or beyond? The Upholders are a superb, Funk, Soul, Pop and Motown band, who cover hit classics and bootleg medleys with a twist, and to an exceptionally high standard!

With an ever growing repertoire, including modern pop, dance tracks and D&B covers, niche and nostalgic faves such as the Ghostbusters theme, Cat Empire and Snarky Puppy, along with all the classics, like Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder numbers, they tick all the boxes!

They also perform Jazz Swing and Gatsby, as all the players are phenomenal Jazz musicians, as well as superb, Funk and Soul players. Whatever music style you’re into, The Upholders pride themselves on the quality of the musicianship, performance, and service being impeccable. With glowing reviews every time, the proof is in the pudding! 

This group is made up of exceptional professional musicians, who have played or collaborated with some big names including Malachai, Kasabian, Super Furry Animals, Noel Gallagher, Kelis, Raphael, Saadiq, KT Tunstall, Tom Jones, Zane Low, Giles Peterson, Jools Holland, Pee Wee Ellis, Jean Toussaint, Marcella Detroit, Carleen Anderson, Lee Ryan, Herbal T, Wax, Nigel Kennedy, Lack Of Afro, U2, Craig Charles, The Haggis Horns, and Hans Zimmer to name a few! Most of the musicians are artists in their own right and between them have toured all over the world working on some stunning projects with world class talent. The musicianship is clear to see when these players come together.


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The Upholders - Funky Wedding Band Repertoire

  • 1 Thing (Amerie) 
  • Ain't Nobody
  • Ain’t No Other Man
  • All About That Bass
  • All Night Long
  • American Boy
  • As 
  • Bang Bang
  • Beggin
  • Black Magic (Little Mix)
  • Blame It On The Boogie
  • Bootilicious
  • Boots
  • Brown eyed girl
  • California Soul
  • Call Me Maybe
  • Candy Man
  • Canned Heat
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling
  • Celebration 
  • Christmas In LA (Vulfpeck)
  • Crazy
  • Crazy In Love
  • Cissy Strut / Cut the cake
  • Dance With Me Tonight
  • Dancing in the street 
  • Do You Love Me
  • Do Your Thing 
  • Don't Stop Me Now
  • Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
  • Don't you worry about a Thing 
  • Easy
  • Fantasy (George Michael)
  • Firework
  • Fishies (Cat Empire)
  • For Once In My Life
  • Forget You
  • Get Lucky
  • Ghost busters 
  • Gimme Some Lovin
  • Gone Under (Snarky Puppy)
  • Good Luck Basement Jaxx
  • Groove Is In The Heart
  • Happy
  • Hard To Handle
  • Harder they come
  • Hear Come The Girls
  • Heard I through the grapevine
  • Heatwave
  • Hey Big Spender
  • Hey Ya
  • Higher & Higher
  • Hit the road jack
  • Hooked on a Feeling
  • Hold On I’m Coming
  • Hot Stuff
  • House That Jack Built
  • I Believe In Miracles 
  • I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
  • I Feel Good
  • I Got A Feeling
  • I Got A Woman
  • I got the power
  • I Just Wanna Make Love To You
  • I Need A Dollar
  • I Predict A Riot
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • I Wanna Be the only one 
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  • I Want You Back
  • I Wish
  • I'll Take You There
  • I'm A Believer
  • I’m Every Woman
  • Independent Women
  • It's not unusual
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Jungle boogie
  • Just The Two Of Us
  • King of The Swingers
  • Kiss
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Let's Stay Together
  • Let's twist again
  • Livin’ On A Prayer
  • Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Louie Louie 
  • Lucile
  • Mercy
  • Monkey man 
  • Mess Around
  • My cherry amour
  • Never Too Much
  • No Diggity
  • Papas Got a Brand New Bag
  • Pencil Full Of Lead
  • Piece Of My Heart
  • Place Your Hands
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Play That Sax
  • Pretty woman
  • Proud Mary
  • Queen Of The Night
  • Rather Be
  • Red Alert
  • Respect
  • Rock Around The Clock
  • Rock Steady
  • Rolling In The Deep
  • Rudi - message to you
  • Runaway Baby
  • Sax – (Fleur East)
  • Señorita 
  • Seven Nation Army
  • Sex bomb
  • Sex On Fire
  • Sexual (Neiked)
  • Shake Ur Body SHY FX
  • Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
  • Shake your tail feather
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • Sir Duke
  • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
  • Smile 
  • Single Ladies
  • Smile (Lily Allen)
  • Smooth criminal 
  • Somebody Else's Guy
  • Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Soul Man
  • Somebody that I used to know
  • Something’s Got A Hold
  • Sound Of The Underground
  • Standing In The Way Of Control
  • Stand By Me
  • Star Light
  • Street Life
  • Stuck In The Middle With You
  • Sunshine Of Your Love 
  • Superstition
  • Sweet about me
  • Sweet dreams
  • Sweet Like Chocolate
  • Sweet Soul Music
  • Sweet Lovin
  • Tears Dry On Their Own
  • Tears of a clown 
  • The Beat Goes On
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Think
  • This Girl (Kungs Vs Cookin)
  • Too much too young
  • Toxic
  • Treasure
  • Trouble
  • Uptown Funk
  • Valerie
  • We Are Family
  • We Found Love
  • Waiting All Night (Rudimental)
  • Walk on by 
  • Walk on the wild side
  • We are family
  • Who Do You Think You Are (Spice Girls)
  • You Make Loving Fun
  • You really got me going 
  • You've Got The Love
  • Young Hearts Run Free


The Upholders - Funky Wedding Band Feedback

Wow what can I say she was absolutely brilliant, thank you so much for making my birthday so special with you're beautiful voice.

Claire Angell, , Party (14 November 2016)

Big thank you to The Upholders Jazz band who delivered a fantastic Forties swing set for the Dig For Victory Show Christmas Dance. We would be delighted to recommend her band - they're totally professional, brilliant to work with and most importantly, kept the dance floor full all night! She is a fabulous singer and the band are a class act.

James Shopland, , Party (23 November 2016)

We had them play at our wedding and they were fantastic, really engaged with our guests and had people up and dancing all night long...!

JJ Moore, , Wedding (29 May 2017)

The Upholders played at our wedding at The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury on the 20th November 2016. We had a Jazz duo for canapés and the full 7-piece band for the evening do. I cannot recommend them enough, from the many emails back and forward to organise what we wanted for the day Molly was responsive and a delight to arrange the day with. On the day, the Music was incredible throughout, we opted for a Jazz option for the encore at the end of the evening and were blown away ...

Ben Twist, The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury, Wedding (27 November 2016)

The Upholders truly are PRIME!!!! If you need a band look no further! She was always so friendly and accommodating throughout the build up to our wedding. Helping us make the perfect play list and sang our first dance song so beautifully Thank you to you all for being so fabulous at our wedding! We still get people complimenting you now a month later! We look forward to seeing you around Bristol in the future.

Laura Arscott, Bristol , Wedding (15 May 2017)

Her band performed at Taunton and Pickeridge GC 125 party. They were excellent, they provided a fantastic mix of tunes that perfectly suited the evening and got the members up in record time and they stayed on the dance floor for the rest of the evening. The feedback from all guests was amazing and all in all we had a brilliant evening. As with all events timings got pushed and performers were very accommodating in shifting the times of the sets being played. We would certainly book the band again and would highly recommend.

Mark Readman, Taunton and Pickeridge GC 125, Party (26 June 2017)

What a FANTASTIC BAND. We went and saw them in Bristol to see if they would be good as our wedding band. They had us dancing that night, so we booked them immediately for our wedding. We had the band for the service, and they fitted in perfectly. We went for the 6 piece band for the party and LOVED it. They had the whole wedding dancing, and comments the next day were mostly about how brilliant the band was. We'll continue to try and go and see them every now and again around Bristol. Can't recommend them enough! Thank you The Upholders.

Philip Bright, Bristol, Wedding (16 July 2017)

You said I should wait until I'd heard you and the band before saying thank you. Well, now I'm saying a huge thank you for a fabulous evening at Bryan and Sarah's wedding on Saturday. You judged the first dance just right. And you were right. Hearing you live was 1000x better than YouTube. You were great. Thank you so much. Michael

Michael Wenham, , Wedding (18 July 2017)

The Upholders performed at a clients wedding this past weekend. As a wedding planner, it was great to work with such a flexible and hardworking band. Speeches rather overran and Molly and the guys were able to not only set up in record time but also made suggestions of how we could alter the sets to make the best of the rest of the evening. Most importantly they got all the guests up dancing. Great work - thank you!

Caroline Bishop, , Wedding (June, 2017)

It was amazing to dance the night away with The Upholders on our wedding day and so professional to deal with leading up to the big day. I can't thank you all enough. You really did raise the roof!

Natalie Aldridge, , Wedding (20 August 2017)

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday - you were an absolute superstar! The whole day was perfect, you guys were amazing and really got the party going. The afternoon set was lovely too and created a really nice atmosphere.

Heidi Manouchehri, , Party (29 August 2017)

The Upholders absolutely smashed it at our wedding. After being recommend The Sublimes by a friend they exceeded our expectations. Since our big day all of our friends have commented on how good the band were! They kept everyone on the dance floor and Molly was very organised and helpful beforehand. Book them!

Jamie Kelly, , Wedding (5 September 2017)

We booked The Upholders to play at our wedding in June and it was one of the best decisions we made. They helped us tailor the set to include some of our favourite numbers in the run-up and sounded absolutely mind-blowing on the day. The dance floor was packed all evening and we had so many people say how amazing they were (loads of our guests are in bands so know their stuff)! It ended the day on an absolute high and you should just go ahead and book them right now! Thank you guys!

Francesca Milton, , Wedding (12 July 2017)

Just to say a huge thank you for a fantastic performance from her and the band on Saturday for our wedding. The band were brilliant - everyone we spoke to on the day and since was raving about them. You really helped to make it a special day for us. We particularly appreciated the flexibility to change the set list. Thank you.

Leila Nicholas, , Wedding (11 September 2017)

We cannot thank you enough. We booked The Upholders for our wedding in May this year. We searched high and low for the perfect band as music means so much to us. We found them in Bristol and they travelled all the way to Looe, Cornwall to make it happen. We had a 7 piece band and they were phenomenal. The dance floor was packed, the music was amazing and they looked great too, friendly and professional. It went so smoothly and I cannot thank you enough. The comments we had from guests were nothing but high praise, you went down so well! Plus your dress was fab Molly! Thanks for helping to make the best day of our lives!

Lauren Oswald, Looe, Cornwall , Wedding (13 September 2017)

The Upholders performed at our wedding earlier this month in their full 7-piece form and were absolutely incredible; the presence of the full band is unreal and perfectly compliments Molly's voice which is next level (pretty sure she wouldn't even need a microphone). I think the true sign of a good band is the reaction from the guests - some of our guests who would never normally be seen on a dance floor were up and moving, and the praise was universal.

Chris Gower, , Wedding (27 October 2017)

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