Hard To Handle

Superb Live Function Band

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Blame It On Me

Chelsea Dagger

Jumping Jack Flash

With a superb mixture of pop, rock and soul, Hard to Handles' wide ranging repertoire is delivered with stunning vocals and breath taking musicianship designed to get you on the dance floor and keep you there until the last song!

Hard to Handles commitment to providing great live entertainment is outstanding! We believe we are the perfect choice for any function, large or small.

Comprehensive live entertainment package Hiring Hard to Handle band ensures you have a comprehensive nights entertainment. We provide:

A superb live band
A top-of-the-range sound system
Great stage lighting
DJ-style music played before and after the band no need to hire a DJ!
Song requests
Public liability insurance
We can also provide additional dance floor lighting creates the ultimate party vibe!

Hard to Handles' professional musicians have performed in prestigious venues worldwide including:

New Zealand

The bands many satisfied clients agree - it's the choice of music that counts. 1960s classics, 1970s disco, 1980s pop heaven and hits from the 1990s through to today are all in the mix in this dynamic professionally produced show. Hard To Handles' mix of music will suit all tastes! Each show is specifically tailored to our clients requirements.

Not only is our equipment top of the range, but the emphasis is on flexibility. Our sound and lighting system expands or contracts dependent on the size and nature of the venue. Smaller, more intimate functions are treated to a great compact sound and lighting rig, leaving plenty of room for your guests. Larger functions receive an impressive expanded production. Whatever the venue, Hard To Handle look and sound great!

Not only are the band consummate entertainers, they are also thoroughly professional and will liaise with both yourself and the function venue in order to ensure that all logistical and planning aspects of the night are taken care of well in advance.

Hard To Handle band arrive at your venue and can set up, soundcheck and be ready to perform in very little time. Worried about space? Hard To Handle are the perfect solution for functions where space limitations means that large bands are unsuitable.

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Song List

  • Arianna Grande - Breathin'
  • Nas/billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road
  • Shotgun - George Ezra
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon
  • I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
  • The Greatest Show - Panic At The Disco
  • Rise - Jonas Blue
  • Rude Magic
  • Blame It On Me - George Ezra
  • Human Rag n Bone Man
  • These Days Take That
  • Cant Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
  • Shake It Off Taylor Swift
  • Treasure - Bruno Mars
  • Price Tag - Jessie J
  • Candy Robbie Williams
  • Ollie Murs - Troublemaker
  • We Are Young - Fun
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Cake By The Ocean - Dnce
  • Dance With Me Ollie Murs
  • Indie Anthems
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
  • Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  • All The Small Things - Blink 182
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Kasabian Fire
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Dont Look Back In Anger Oasis
  • Seven Nation Army - The White Stipes
  • Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
  • Use Somebody Kings Of Leon
  • Gay Bar - Electric Six
  • She Moves In Her Own Way The Kooks
  • Fix You - Coldplay
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
  • Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
  • Sing - Travis
  • Somebody Told Me The Killers
  • Last Night The Strokes
  • Plug In Baby - Muse
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Whistle For The Choir The Fratellis
  • In The Morning razorlight
  • You Got The Love Florence And The Machine
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • 1990s / 2000s Best Of
  • 5ive - Everybody Get Up
  • Dancing In The Moonlight Toploader
  • Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Give It Away - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
  • You Oughta Know - Alanis Morrisette
  • Fresh Prince Of Bel Air - Will Smith
  • All Star - Smash Mouth
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Here Comes The Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
  • Killing Me Softly - Fugees
  • I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Praise You - Fatboy Slim
  • Cigarettes And Alcohol - Oasis
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Black Or White - Michael Jackson
  • Who Do You Thnk You Are - Spice Girls
  • Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
  • Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
  • Pokerface - Lady Gaga
  • Hot In Here - Nelly
  • Get The Party Started - Pink
  • Nickelback - Nobody
  • Greatest Day Take That
  • Britpop
  • Wonderwall Oasis
  • Place Your Hands Reef
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Common People Pulp
  • Dakota Stereophonics
  • This Charming Man The Smiths
  • There She Goes The Las
  • Hush Kula Shaker
  • Park Life Blur
  • Alright Supergrass
  • If I Had A Gun Noel Gallagher
  • The Riverboat Song Ocean Colour Scene
  • Staying Out For The Summer Dodgy
  • A Design For Life Manic Street Preachers
  • Hey Dude Kula Shaker
  • Ive Got You Mcfly
  • Connection - Elastica
  • Girl From Mars Ash
  • Chasing Rainbows Shed Seven
  • Love Is The Law The Seahorses
  • Why Does It Always Rain On Me Travis
  • Girls And Boys - Blur
  • Dont Look Back Into The Sun The Libertines
  • I Am The Resurrection The Stone Roses
  • Trash - Suede
  • 1970s Hits
  • Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzocks
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • My Sharona The Knack
  • Whole Lot Of Love Led Zeppelin
  • Listen To The Music Doobie Brothers
  • Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
  • Alright Now Free
  • Le Freak - Chic
  • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • Highway To Hell - Ac/dc
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
  • Down In The Tube Station The Jam
  • Long Train Runnin Doobie Brothers
  • Maggie May Rod Stewart
  • One Way Or Another - Blondie
  • Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
  • Gene Genie David Bowie
  • 20th Century Boy - T Rex
  • Stuck In The Middle Stealers Wheel
  • Dont Stop Fleetwood Mac
  • Dont Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
  • Down Down Status Quo
  • Slade - Come On Feel The Noise
  • Rebel Rebel David Bowie
  • Rock Classics
  • Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Everlong Foo Fighters
  • Another One Bites The Dust Queen
  • Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
  • Beautiful Day U2
  • Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback
  • Cant Buy Me Love The Beatles
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  • Wild Thing The Troggs
  • Free Falling Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  • Basket Case Green Day
  • Hound Dog Elvis Presley
  • Jumpin Jack Flash The Rolling Stones
  • Daytripper The Beatles
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • My Generation The Who
  • Wild Thing The Troggs
  • You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry
  • All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
  • Pinball Wizard The Who
  • Gimme Some Lovin The Spencer Davis Group
  • Ace Of Spades Motorhead
  • 1980s Mix
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Freedom - Wham
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go The Clash
  • We Built This City Starship
  • The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News
  • I Love Rock n Roll Joan Jett
  • You Make My Dreams Come True Hall And Oates
  • Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison
  • Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
  • Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
  • Message In A Bottle - The Police
  • Fight For Your Right To Party Beastie Boys
  • Im Your Man Wham
  • Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
  • Easy Lover Phil Collins And Philip Bailey
  • Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
  • Dont You Want Me Human League
  • Word Up Cameo
  • Beat It Michael Jackson
  • Friday Im In Love The Cure
  • Addicted To Love Robert Palmer
  • Land Down Under Men At Work
  • Tainted Love Soft Cell
  • Hey Mickey Toni Basil
  • Im Still Standing Elton John
  • Pop And Party
  • I Gotta Feelin - Black Eyed Peas
  • A Little Respect Erasure
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves
  • Love Machine Girls Aloud
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Angel Shaggy
  • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • Faith George Michael
  • Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
  • Mamma Told Me Not To Come Stereophonics And Tom Jones
  • Losing My Religion - Rem
  • All Night Long Lionel Richie
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Mercy Duffy
  • On Top Of The World Imagine Dragons
  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • Dancing On The Ceiling Lionel Richie
  • Twist And Shout - The Beatles
  • Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
  • Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
  • The Joker Steve Miller
  • Country Roads John Denver
  • Does Your Mother Know Abba
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
  • Soul / Reggae
  • Proud Mary (rolling On The River) Tina Turner
  • You Cant Hurry Love Phil Collins
  • Higher And Higher Jackie Wilson
  • Sex Machine James Brown
  • Superstition Stevie Wonder
  • Respect Aretha Frankin
  • Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
  • I Feel Good James Brown
  • Soul Man Sam And Dave
  • Get Ready The Temptations
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
  • Three Little Birds Bob Marley
  • Baby I Love You Way Big Mountain
  • Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley Jnr
  • Land Of A Thousand Dances Wilson Pickett
  • Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
  • Band Of Gold Freda Payne
  • Shake A Tailfeather Ray Charles
  • Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
  • Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wilson
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Red Red Wine Ub40
  • Walking On The Moon The Police
  • Everybody Blues Brothers
  • First Dances
  • Just You And I - Tom Walker
  • All Of Me John Legend
  • Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
  • Amazed - Lonestar
  • Better Together Jack Jonson
  • Rule The World Take That
  • Stay With Me Sam Smith
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • Wild Horses The Rolling Stones
  • Im Yours Jason Mraz
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Days The Kinks
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
  • All You Need Is Love The Beatles
  • Lets Stay Together - Al Green
  • Stand By Me Ben E King
  • 1000 Years Christina Perri
  • How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  • Weathered - Jack Garratt
  • Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
  • Greatest Day Take That
  • One U2
  • I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  • All My Life - Kaci And Jo Jo
  • Yellow Coldplay
  • Memories Dean Martin
  • Nothing Else Matters Metallica
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love With You Elvis
  • Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • Shes Like A Star Taio Cruz
  • At Last Etta James
  • Grow Old With Me Tom Odell
  • Only Love Ben Howard
  • Tenerife Sea Ed Sheeran
  • Let It Go James Bay
  • The One- Kodaline
  • Ho Hey Lumineers
  • Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers
  • You Are The Best Thing - Ray La Montagne
  • Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
  • Last Of The Ladies - The Courteeners
  • Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
  • Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
  • Earth Angel Marvin Berry (the Song From Back To The Future!)
  • Need Your Love So Bad Fleetwood Mac
  • Time Of Your Life Green Day
  • I Wanna Marry You Bruno Mars
  • In My Life The Beatles
  • The You And Me Song The Wannadies
  • Your Love Gets Sweeter Finlay Quaye
  • Never Gonna Be Alone Nickelback
  • Better Tom Baxter
  • God Only Knows The Beach Boys
  • Stuck On You Lionel Richie
  • You Got It Roy Orbison
  • Irish
  • Galway Girl Steve Earl
  • Wild Rover The Dubliners
  • Ill Tell Me Ma Shamrock
  • Fields Of Athenry Traditional
  • Jewish
  • Hava Nagila / The Horah
  • Mazal Tov
  • Mashiach
  • Aussie / Kiwi
  • You Got Nothing I Want Cold Chisel
  • Suicide Blonde Inxs
  • Something So Strong Crowded House
  • Scar Missy Higgins
  • Working Class Man Jimmy Barnes
  • Victoria Dance Exponents
  • Slice Of Heaven Dave Dobbyn
  • Who Could It Be Men At Work
  • Live It Up Mental As Anything
  • Back In Black Ac/dc
  • I See Red Split Enz
  • Black Betty Spiderrbait
  • Khe Sahn Cold Chisel
  • Bliss Thdudes
  • April Sun In Cuba Dragon
  • Sway Bic Runga
  • I Got You Split Enz
  • Need You Tonight - Inxs
  • Lydia Julia Deans
  • Home Again Shihad
  • Weather With You Crowded House
  • Prisoner Of Society The Living End
  • My Happiness Powderfinger
  • Fade Away Che Fu
  • I Should Be So Lucky Kylie Minogue
  • And Many More!

Previous Clients

  • Hsbc Bank
  • National Business Awards, Sponsored By Orange
  • Sas (special Air Service)
  • Ryanair
  • Lufthansa
  • Birmingham City Council
  • National Rugby Sevens Tournament
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Liberal Democrat Party
  • Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster
  • Stourport Manor Hotel, Stourport
  • Sketchley Grange Hotel, Leciestershire
  • Danesfield House, Marlow
  • Hartnoll Hotel, Tiverton, Devon
  • Eastwood Hall, Nottingham
  • Stanton House Hotel, Swindon
  • Inn At Whitewell, Clitheroe
  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Oakham, Rutland
  • Keyworth Hall, Nottingham
  • Tatton Park, Cheshire
  • Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry
  • Rushpool Hall Hotel, Cleveland
  • Middleton Lodge, Yorkshire
  • Clumber Park Hotel, Worksop
  • Wroxhall Abbey, Kenilworth
  • Stone House Hotel, Staffordshire
  • Branston Hall, Lincoln
  • The Monastery, Manchester
  • Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel, Wigan
  • Warmsworth Hall, Doncaster
  • Midland Hotel, Manchester
  • Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
  • Herly, France
  • Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury
  • Royal Court Hotel, Coventry
  • Mount Pleasant Hotel, Doncaster
  • Notley Abbey, Aylesbury
  • Ardencote Manor, Henley In Arden
  • National Museum, Cardiff
  • Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire
  • Orchardleigh House, Frome
  • Haigh Hall, Wigan
  • Halswell House, Goathurst
  • Holiday Inn, Birmingham
  • Northop Hall, Flintshire
  • Orton Hall, Peterborough
  • Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor
  • Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester
  • Keele Hall, Stafford
  • Silchester House, Silchester
  • Lowcross Mill House, Cheshire
  • Manor House Hotel, Alsager
  • Mere Court Hotel, Macclesfield
  • Moxhull Hall, Birmingham
  • Curradine Barns, Worcester
  • Rowley Manor, Hull
  • Cadburys, Birmingham
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club, Lancashire
  • Fairlawns Hotel, Walsall
  • Bestwood Lodge Hotel, Nottingham
  • Nuthurst Grange
  • Adlington Hall, Macclesfield
  • Penhurst Place, Penhurst
  • Weston Hall, Stafford
  • Dunsley Park, Kinver
  • Lowry Theatre, Manchester
  • Goldney Hall, Bristol
  • Masonic Temple, Manchester
  • Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire
  • Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham
  • Ford Castle, Berwick-upon-tweed
  • Walton Cricket Club, Walton On Thames
  • Great Hall, Blackpool
  • Cain Manor, Headley Down
  • Abbey Hotel, Malvern
  • Hilton Hotel, Brighton
  • Hilton Hotel, Bromsgrove
  • Colwick Hall, Nottingham
  • Macclesfield Rugby Club, Macclesfield
  • Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
  • Risley Hall, Derby
  • The Tithe Barn, Cheltenham
  • Delbury Hall, Craven Arms
  • Council House, Birmingham
  • Pant Glas Hall, Carmarthenshire
  • Weycroft Hall, Axminster
  • Ettington Park Hall, Stratford-upon-avon
  • George Hotel, Stamford
  • Bilsington Priory, Ashford
  • Walton Hall, Warrington
  • Beamish Park Hall, Newcastle
  • Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass
  • Rookery Hall Hotel, Cheshire
  • Whitney Court, Herefordshire
  • Wyre Priory, Ware
  • Bramhall Hall, Stockport
  • Draycote Hotel, Rugby
  • The White Lion Hotel, Adleburgh
  • Village Hotel, Farnborough
  • De Vere Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham
  • Rhinefield House, Brockenhurst
  • And Many More!


"Both myself and Liz just wanted to send you a quick email before we jet off on our honeymoon. I have to say I cant stress how brilliant the guys were at our wedding.the dance floor was busy all night, and everyone who attended the wedding was very complimentaryin fact at the end of the night there was a queue for business cards by our guests. They made it very personal and very special and they were a perfect part of a day we will never forget. The acoustics and vocals during the actual ceremony and the wedding breakfast was second to none, everything they did was exactly how we imagined, the hotel duty manager was also impressed and said they were a fabulous band. So let me thank you once again for your absolute professionalism and a very accomplished band.
I will certainly be recommending you in the future."
- Greg and Liz Cronshaw

"After a search of the internet we agreed on the band HARD TO HANDLE...we had gone a bit over the top with the party with the venue we had always wanted and invited more than we should have done so were hopeful all would go well. To say that we were impressed by the band was an understatement. They were professional from beginning to end. From the first contact to meeting them on the night. We had already agreed their playlist with them, which suited us down to the ground - we had quite a range of ages from 18 - 75! Everybody loved them. People were dancing from beginning to end of the night. They even learnt a song for us and performed it fantastically - even if it did make me cry!! We just wanted to thank you and pass this on to the band to say they really made our night very special indeed. Either of us would not hesitate to recommend the band to anybody as indeed we already have done. Thanks a million!
- Abigail and Phil McKennell

"Thank you to you and the guys for a fantastic performance on Saturday evening of the event. We received a great deal of positive comments and feedback from people. You went down really well with the crowd and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. All of us at Manchester Rugby Sevens thought you were the perfect choice. On a personal note, I found you really easy to deal with and wouldnt hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to book a band. I think it goes without saying that we will always consider you for other events we are organising."
- Sharon Anson, Manchester Rugby Sevens

"Hard to Handle were AMAZING! The whole band were very professional and polite. The mix of music was spot on and everyone was up on the dance floor, even my Gran did some dancing! I would thoroughly recommend Hard to Handle to anyone who want a professional band who sound just like the artists they are covering! I would like to thank you once again for all your effort.
- David and Fiona Burton

"This year we wanted a good live band for our company Christmas function. Last year we had a DJ and a solo artist which didn't really do any justice. I spent some time speaking to various bands who were advertising online, and from early on HARD TO HANDLE stood out. They explained everything very clearly and was extremely helpfulthe quote the band provided was very competitive compared to other quotes. The band arrived on time and set up very quickly, and from the first song it was obvious that they were brilliant! They got everyone up and dancing and kept them there all night. The range of songs was great and they were very entertaining. So glad we decided on HARD TO HANDLE. We have already booked them for our 2009 function and I would have no hesitation in recommending the band to anyone in the future. Thanks!"
- Amanda Pye, Sentient Ltd

"Just a quick note as promised to say many thanks for providing live entertainment at our party. We initially thought of hiring just a DJ as we didn't think that our budget would stretch to both a live band as well as a DJ. We spoke to a few other bands and DJs and the quotes they provided seem to bear this out. But HARD TO HANDLE were very affordable and also provided the DJ music. They are a great band and everyone loved the music they played. Very professional and played something for everyone. Superb!
- Greg Althorp

"Hard To Handle were absolutely fantastic and were exactly what we wanted. They were really nice guys who were extremely accommodating. We had a brilliant day and thanks
for helping to make it so fantastic."
- James and Charlotte Bainbridge

"Hard to Handle were absolutely brilliant! Their music was varied and perfect for our
Christmas Ball. We couldn't have asked for more."
- Squadron leader, SAS

"Thank you so much for an amazing night, the band was fantastic and got everyone up
dancing(+singing!!) Thanks so much!"
- Jamie and Paul Hawkins

"Hard To Handle were absolutely awesome... everyone was up and dancing - thanks a lot!"
- Alex Silvester, Orange

"The band were phenomenal - everyone enjoyed them and mentioned again and again how good they were - they were also very professional. We will of course recommend you to everyone."
- Peter Knust

"This band were awesome. They were exactly what we wanted for our wedding and helped make a special day, even more so. All dealings both with them and your company were easy and smooth"
- Victoria

Additional Information

Hard To Handle Offers:

2 x 60 Minute Sets

- An amazing live band complete with lighting and PA system
- DJ - style music. This is especially popular with wedding parties as it features professionally sequenced music linked in with a top of the range PA and lighting system, all designed to keep the atmosphere of your function going without the need for a DJ! This is provided at no extra cost.

- With DJ-Style music provided Before, Between and After As Required