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The Long Players



  • 4 piece Rock & Roll function band
  • Wide repertoire of vintage and modern favourites
  • Perform as a 4 piece as standard and can reduce down to a 3, 2 or solo acoustic act
  • Modern song requests welcomed


The band are based in Leeds and Cumbria, and regularly gig throughout Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North West.

Standard Set Times

  • two 45 minute sets + breaks

About this Act

It is hard to find someone who doesn't like good old-fashioned rock and roll, and that is what the Long Players proudly serve up. The band believe that music is for dancing and good times, and as such, they like nothing more than to get people on the dance floor, and they know how to keep them there.

Together and respectively, they comprise many years of musicianship and stage craft. Perhaps because they grew up together, the Long Players' performances combine a rare musical tightness and energy with a passion for being on stage together, doing the thing they do best; entertaining people.


“The Long Players ensured that guests and I celebrated my 50th Birthday with style by delivering fantastic musical entertainment. Prior to my big FIVE O I met with Harry and Dan from the band where I selected tunes from their sets – a fabulous range. As I am a Disco Queen – I also asked them if they would play a list of my favourites through their PA system – the willingly accommodated my request – wonderful. I had also requested James’s Sit down as my closing anthem, which the band learned especially. I adored dancing with my very special friends and singing very loudly! I was delighted by The Long Players professionalism and willingness to listen to my requests. My guests, differing in ages from 7 to 83 and I danced for hours and hours   and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere encouraged by the band. Many of my guests commented on how fabulous the Long Players are and how much they enjoyed the music and standard of performance. Thank you so much Long Players.”

Helen, 50th Birthday Celebrant, Yorkshire 2014

“We had the Long Players playing at our wedding and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough. They seemed genuinely happy to be there, they were really friendly and pleasant guys as well as being extremely talented musicians. We were really happy with the music they played on the day and really added to the atmosphere in the room. Many of our guests commented on how good they were and how they played a great variety of songs to please everyone. We asked them to play ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis on the Bride and Groom’s entrance to the room, and they did this so well. It was an amazing day and we’d like to say a massive thanks to The Long Players for being a part of it.”

Charlie & Jonny, Bride & Groom, North Yorkshire 2014


Set List

Ain’t no Sunshine – Bill Withers
All Right Now – Free
All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
Back in the USSR – Beatles
Be-bop-ba-lula – Gene Vincent
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles
Come Together – Beatles
Come Up & See Me – Cockney Rebel
Day Tripper – Beatles
Dedicated Follower of Fashion – Kinks
Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Drive My Car – Beatles
Fever – Peggy Lee
Great balls of fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Here, There & Everywhere – Beatles
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Hush – Kula Shaker
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley
I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
I’ve Just Seen a Face – Beatles
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
Long tall Sally – Little Richard
Mean Woman Blues – Roy Orbison
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Rip It Up – Little Richard
Rock & Roll Music – Chuck Berry
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & his Comets
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Scooby Snacks – Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Sit Down – James
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Sunny Afternoon – Kinks
Surfin’ USA – Beach Boys
Teenage Kicks – Undertones
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Twentieth Century Boy – T.Rex
Twist & Shout – Beatles
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me – Kinks


  • 4 piece band, consisting of vocals, two guitars, bass and drums


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