- WEDDING BAND
- PARTY BAND
- CORPORATE BAND
- FUNCTION BAND
The Distractions are a premier UK Party band offering a selection of musical packages for weddings, private parties and corporate events.
The Distractions Band was formed in 2008 by the current band manager (Joseph Malik) whilst studying together at an independent music college in Coventry.
Since then the band has grown to encompass a larger group of musicians and lead singers, and will keep on growing and adding to its products and services.
Our primary aim is to provide you with a musical experience that can be customised to your personal requirements and tailored to your budget, size of venue, or time constraints.
Our secondary aim is to use a percentage of our profits to invest in the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK. …read more
We treat all clients with the same respect regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation etc.
We maintain professionalism at all times, and a working attitude based on honesty and integrity.
Meet Our Singers
Our singers aren’t just great vocalists, but great entertainers too! We’ll keep your guests dancing all night and make your event one to remember.
We let you choose who you want to sing at your wedding when you book with us, so click on their profiles below to get to know them, watch videos and listen to them sing.
We’re constantly updating our photo library so you can see exactly how we look and perform. You can also check out our videos and recordings by choosing a singer. If that’s not enough though you can check us out on youtube too.
Why Choose Us?
We stumbled across The Distractions at the National Wedding Show in Birmingham, back in March 2012. As soon as I (Ellie) saw the band in action I knew they were perfect for our wedding. I contacted my partner who checked them out on Youtube straight away and agreed to go ahead with the booking.
Well, it is now nearly a month since our wedding day (25th May 2013) and we can both say, without a doubt, The Distractions were the perfect band for us! I cannot put it into words how happy and grateful we were for the band to learn out first dance, as well as two other songs of our request, they were all so helpful and friendly. Our guests LOVED The Distractions, the packed dance floor proved this! The selection of songs were brilliant, there was something to suit everyone, and the band were extremely professional and friendly during the whole process from booking to packing away after the celebrations had finished!
!I cannot thank The Distractions (especially Joe for answering all of my emails!) enough for all of their hard work… I hope we can find another event soon to book you for!
Daniel & Emily Parkes
Choosing The Distractions for our wedding was simply one of the best decisions we made for the whole day. They absolutely rocked the house, getting everyone involved, and responded so warmly to the chants of ‘one more song’ which came from our guests when their set was over!
!The service overall was outstanding, with a really great level of communication, making sure we were at ease and had complete trust in the band for the big day. The music quality was excellent, and a brilliant selection of old classics and new floor fillers really got everyone going, young or old. The band even agreed to come early to work around our schedule and so as not to interrupt our wedding breakfast with the sound check- that is high quality service exemplified.
!One of the things which really struck me was how polite, friendly and professional all of the band members were, introducing themselves to us and congratulating us several times- these just aren’t the kind of people
who do this job as an occupation and that’s the end of it, these people do this for the love of it, and that completely shone through.
!You made our day, guys, thank you so much!
Hayley & Matthew Briggs
The Distractions were fantastic! I had been recommended them by some friends who had them for their wedding in July 2012 (Rich & Ruth Pitt) and had enjoyed them then, but they exceeded by expectations on the night and were even better than when I first heard them! Their band manager was excellent in dealing with the reception who had very strict terms and conditions, and communicating well with my parents and I. They were happy to play 3 songs we requested not on their set list and played them brilliantly. They were really flexible on the night as they were due to come on earlier but due to the speeches over-running were delayed! They then also made sure we got our ‘money’s worth’ and played extra at the end.
The lead singer was also great at interacting with the guests and creating a fun atmosphere. Mark and I would DEFINITELY recommend them and hope we get to hear them again – best wedding band ever!…perhaps if my sister gets married we can hire them again!!
Alice & Mark
The Distractions played at our wedding at the Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall and they were simply outstanding. All our guests commented on how great they were. They played fantastic music all night long and got everyone up dancing (from our 2 year old nephew to my 80 year old aunt). Not only does the Singer have a great voice, she was on the dance floor involving all the guests. She even got my husband to sing and he never sings – not even in the shower!
I met the Distractions at the NEC Wedding Fair 2012. We love live music and always knew we wanted a band for our wedding reception but I was finding the process of finding a band rather stressful. Searching for bands online is very time-consuming and you never got to speak to the band members themselves. We didn’t just want to pay for a band to play, we wanted a band who were going to be excited about playing at our wedding as well.
I loved the Distractions from the moment I met them. They were full of energy and every single member of the band was lovely. I first met Joseph and one of the singers and they said to come back in 10 mins as they were due to do a demo, and when I heard them play I knew we would love
them to play at our wedding. Joseph was easy going and friendly and extremely professional from the very beginning. We exchanged quite a few emails where he explained the timelines and what we should do by when. This was so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and no detail too small. For example, they even checked what our colour scheme was to make sure they did not clash with it.
It really felt like the band themselves were excited to be coming down to Cornwall for the wedding. I set up a playlist and Joe took it all from there. They learned our first dance and performed it beautifully on the night. The journey down to Cornwall was a very long one but they arrived full of enthusiasm. They took the set-up very seriously and spent most of the afternoon setting everything up and testing the equipment.
It felt like we were welcoming friends to our wedding, not just a wedding band. They played all night long and everyone was up dancing. They sorted out all the logistics and organised our playlist music during their breaks. We are so pleased that the Distractions played at our wedding reception. They absolutely made the night and the atmosphere. It was wonderful seeing all our friends dancing and having a good time and the band really did everything to involve everyone in the room. I loved the fact that they are a big band with lots of music instruments and the lead singer was absolutely fantastic. It was always going to be a special day but massive thanks to the Distractions for making it so much fun for everyone.
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding! We really had an amazing time and loved having a live band. The atmosphere you guys generated was fantastic and you had everyone up all night. The dance floor wasn’t empty once! We have received nothing but complements, about you guys from our guests. We especially wanted to thank you for being so accommodating by letting Laura sing and for teaching Sam the drums so he could surprise her. This really was very special for us and you really went the extra mile to help and make sure it turned out perfectly. We would definitely recommend you to friends and family, and would love to have you at any future events we have! Thanks so much!
Sam & Laura
Thank you so so much for making our wedding reception so amazing! You were all fantastic and everybody said you were the best wedding entertainment they have ever seen and heard!
We weren’t going to have a band until we came across you guys on youtube and we are so glad that we did! You were so efficient and professional right from the time of enquiry right up to and including our wedding. We have passed on your details to so many people and will always highly recommend you!
Best wedding entertainment – EVER!!! We will have to organise another event so we can book you again.
Mr & Mrs Simms
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were absolutely wonderful. From the moment we got in contact all the way through the whole process, you were so helpful and accommodating and far exceeded our expectations. We booked the Satin and Silk package which meant you played from from the moment our guests arrived all the way through to midnight, and that blew us away. I loved the afternoon music, they way you slowed down faster songs, to make them funky / jazz and bluesy, was amazing. Then mixing in the acoustics was a perfect combination. Our guests haven’t stopped talking about you guys and the fabulous music, we danced the night away – the dance floor was always packed. Finally the first dance song – wow. The way you took our song – Thinking of you by Paul Weller and started with an acoustic version and then half way through – moved up the tempo in to a faster upbeat sister sledge version was fantastic.
Thank you again for helping making our extremely special, we definitely would recommend you again and again.
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 15/6/13 at the moat house at Acton Trussell. We couldn’t have asked for a better band! You did everything we wanted and more. Thank you for learning the Peter Gunn theme for us! Everybody passed comment about how amazing you were! Our personal favourite was the twist on the fresh prince of Belair! Look forward to seeing you again next year at my friends wedding!
Kathryn & Ed
Thanks you for performing at our wedding. You guys we’re amazing and did a great job with learning our first dance song. You made our reception truly outstanding and all the guests have said how good you were. Will defiantly be booking again in the future, just need another excuse for a party.
I might be biased, but I can honestly say you made our evening wedding reception unforgettable! Our first dance request was perfect (except the dancing of course!) then you kept the dance floor filled all night. You were, as ever, professional, friendly, versatile, accommodating and super talented! So many of our guests were really looking forward to seeing and hearing you, and they weren’t disappointed: loads of people have said how amazing you were to us since our big day! Thank you all so much!
Stephanie & Dean
Thanks so much for making our day so very special. You went out of your way by adding the extra little touches like setting up outside for when the guests arrived and after the ceremony. You played lovely relaxing music which just set the scene perfectly. Then later on playing soft music through our the meal then kicking off with your main set list in the evening. It was great, everyone had a blast thanks to your efforts.
I would defiantly recommend you to friends and family.
Hayley & Andrew
You guys really put the finishing touch on a fabulous day!
The range of tracks was awesome and nobody wanted the night to end or to leave the dance floor!!
Something for young and old alike and would hire you guys again in an instant. Highly recommended!
We found ‘The Distractions’ while they were exhibiting at the NEC National Wedding Show and after hearing their sample cd booked them on the spot. They really were a highlight of our day, exactly how we wanted our evening party to go and all of our guests were talking about how great they were weeks after the day! Would thoroughly recommend them, thanks so much!
Gem & Dan
An excellent evening’s entertainment and all the feedback I’ve had from my guests has been nothing but positive. Everybody said it was so much better than the disco we had the year before! The band were professional, friendly and accommodating and I would wholeheartedly recommend them for any event and we’ll be using them again in the future. Apologies to the bass player for getting so much attention from some of my colleagues, they do enjoy a good bass player!
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