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Hard To Handle



  • All round wedding, party and function band
  • Huge repertoire of songs from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Jackie Wilson, Queen and Pharrell Williams
  • Perform as a three piece band as standard
  • 1st dance requests welcomed
  • Full PA and lighting supplied


Based in Birmingham but have travelled extensively to hundreds of venues across the UK and internationally.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 1 hour sets

About this Act

Hard to Handle are one of the most sought after and in demand function bands in the UK today. With a superb mixture of pop, rock and soul, Hard to Handle's wide ranging repertoire is delivered with stunning vocals and breathtaking musicianship designed to get you on the dance floor and keep you there until the last song!

Their many satisfied clients agree - it's the choice of music that counts. Dance floor friendly hits from the 1960's through to the modern charts are all in the mix in this dynamic professionally produced show. Hard to Handle's mix of music will suit all tastes!

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

Worried about space? Hard to Handle are the perfect solution for functions where space limitations means that large bands are unsuitable.

Hard to Handle have performed for prestigious clients including:


National business awards, sponsored by ORANGE

SAS (Special Air Service)



Birmingham City Council

National rugby sevens tournament

Greater Manchester police


“A huge thank you from all the team at Audi for providing us with an amazing 2 hours of live music for our Summer Ball. From the swift set up to the multiple encores at the end of the night, it was a truly great experience. You got everyone on dance floor and even got some playing in the band too! You were fantastic to work with in the planning stages and on the night, we felt like we were going to be very well looked after. Great musicians, great music, great band. We won't hesitate to recommend you to everyone and anyone!!!!”

Lisa, Leicester Audi

 “A big thank you for playing at our July wedding. You by far exceeded all our expectations – you were brilliant! Your rendition of our first dance was great…everyone has asked us wgere we found you and needless to say we have recommended you. Thank you for a brilliant night!”

Amy and Dan, wedding reception, Shewsbury

 “I just wanted to thank you guys for such a wonderful evening and it was such a lovely surprise that you guys sang our first dance.”

Alice and Rowan, wedding reception, Manchester

 “We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you! We had the perfect day, followed by an amazing evening; all thanks to you. Everybody has commented on how fantastic you were. From the first to the last song, you kept everyone up and dancing...and even brought the glitter ball!!!! Needless to say, we would recommend you highly for anyones' special day.”

Joanne and Jason, wedding, Nottingham

Set List

George Ezra – Blame it on me
Walk the moon – Shut up and dance
Taylor Swift – Shake it off
Take That - These days
Pharell Williams – Happy
Magic – Rude
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Bruno Mars – Locked out of heaven
Blink 182 – All the small things
Onerepublic - I lived
Stereophonics - Dakota
The Killlers – Mr. Brightside
Olly Murs - Troublemaker
Black Eyed peas – I gotta feeling
Stevie Wonder – Signed, sealed, delivered
Adele –Rolling in the deep
Robbie Williams - Candy
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Knack – My Sharona
The Beatles – Daytripper
AHA – take on me
Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Joan Jett – I love rock ‘n’ roll
James Brown - I Feel Good
Jessie J - Pricetag
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Jackie Wilson - Higher & Higher
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
The Kinks – You really got me
T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Black Crows – Hard to Handle
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Lady Gaga – Poker face
The Monkees - I'm a Believer
Take That – Greatest Day
Free – Alright now
The Commitments – Mustang Sally
Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
U2 - Vertigo
Elvis Presley – Hound dog
Franz Ferdinand – Take me out
The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
Duffy - Mercy
Bon Jovi – Living on a prayer
The Beatles – I saw her standing there
Reef – Place your hands
Spencer Davis – Gimme some lovin’
The Proclaimers – 500 miles
The White Stripes – Seven nation army
Kings of Leon – Use somebody
Wilson Pickett – Midnight hour
Snow Patrol - Chasing cars
Oasis – Wonderwall
Take That –Rule the world
The Kinks - All Day & All of the Night
Queen - We will rock you
Chuck Berry – Jonny B. Goode
Girls Aloud – Love Machine
Michael Jackson - Beat It
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
The Beatles – A hard days’ night
Chic – Le Freak
The Rolling Stones – Brown sugar
Katrina and the waves – Walking on sunshine
Kula Shaker - Hush
Lenny Kravitz – Are you going to go my way
Spencer Davis – Keep on runnin’
U2 - Beautiful day
The Troggs – Wild thing
The Kaiser Chiefs - I predict a riot
Stereophonics – Mamma told me not to come
Little Richard – Lucille
The Who – Substitute
Blur – Song 2
Oasis - Don’t look back in anger
TRAMMPS – Disco inferno
Doobie Brothers – Listen to the music
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Martha & The Vandellas – Heatwave
U2 – One
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
Stereophonics – Dakota
The Beatles – Can’t buy me love
The Kingsmen - Louis Louis
Average white band - Let's go round again
Wilson Pickett - Land of a thousand dances
Blondie - One Way or Another
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse rock
The Kinks – Days
The Faces – Stay with me
The Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love
Razorlight - In the morning
The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
Kings of Leon – Radioactive
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
The Beatles – Back in the USSR
Paul Weller – You do something to me
The Beatles - Money
The Fratellis - Whistle for the choir
Robbie Williams – Angels
Snow Patrol – Run
Red hot chilli peppers - Higher ground
The Jackson 5 - I want you back
Lionel Richie - All night long
Lynrd Skynrd – Freebird
Duran Duran – Notorious
Stevie Wonder - Yesterday, yesteryou, yesterme
Robbie Williams – Robots
Snow Patrol - Chasing cars
Stealers' Wheel - Stuck in the middle with you
KC and the sunshine band - That's the way
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great balls of fire
Dick Dale – Miserlou
The Who - My generation
Oasis - Don’t look back in anger
The Temptations - Get ready
Van Morrison - Have I told you lately?
The Beatles - Come together
The Stone Roses – Waterfall
Byran Adams – Heaven
Jet – Are you gonna be my girl?
Snow Patrol – Chocolate
Blues brothers - Shake a tail feather
Spencer Davis - I'm a man
Jack Johnson - Better together
Michael Jackson – Thriller
The Monkees - Daydream believer
Stereophonics - Local boy
The Killers – Smile
James Brown - Sex Machine
The Rolling Stones - Street fighting man
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
Paul Weller - Wild wood
T-Rex - Children of the revolution
Kaiser Chiefs - Modern way
Lionel Richie - Dancing on the ceiling
Free - Wishing well
The Doobie Brothers – Long train runnin’
Bryan Adams - Run to you
Chic - Good times
Bon Jovi - Bad medicine
Kool and the gang - Get down
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole lot of shaking going on
The Who - Pinball Wizard
The Jam – Start
The Beatles - Here comes the sun
Steve Miller - The joker
Soft Cell - Tainted love
The Kooks - She moves in her own way
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Bryan Adams - Can't stop


  • Live vocals, guitar, bass, drums


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