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The Scarlet Surprise

About The Scarlet Surprise

The Scarlet Surprise are a professional acoustic band consisting of vocals, acoustic guitar, double bass and percussion. They perform a mix of songs from golden oldies like Stevie Wonder’s Superstition to modern day chart toppers including Daft Punk’s Get Lucky and The Lumineers’ Hey Ho. When The Scarlet Surprise was formed, the aim was simple – to cater for all audiences through carefully constructed feel good set-lists that covers musical tastes for all ages.

The Scarlet Surprise’s musicians have performed in numerous bands on stages worldwide, plus TV appearances, tours, and session work for major music label artists. After countless gigs with different bands the musicians decided to collate their musical skills and experience, and form one solid line-up to deliver powerful sets at every performance.

Versatility for all events

Whether you’re planning a wedding, private party or corporate meeting, The Scarlet Surprise can provide the perfect soundtrack to your event, bring people to the dance-floor and create a warm feel good vibe for your guests.

The Scarlet Surprise perform at all sorts of events and can play and dress accordingly. With four instruments playing together, it’s very easy for the quartet to play a more relaxed set or a more lively one, so no matter whether you’re hosting a black tie dinner or an informal birthday party, you can be confident that the band will look sound and look the part for your event.

Highlights of The Scarlet Surprise…


  • Experienced acoustic quartet regularly performing at top locations across the UK. Previous venues include The Mayfair Hotel, Leeds Castle and many luxury wedding venues,
  • Female vocals, acoustic guitar, double bass & percussion (cajon). Five piece available with saxophone
  • Setlists with modern chart toppers & classic hits ranging from The Killers, Pharrell Williams & Bruno Mars, to Jackson 5, Ray Charles & The Beatles.
  • Highly experienced band members each with over a decade’s worth of gigging experience worldwide.
  • Members have worked with artists including Adele, Noah and The Whale, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more!
  • Book an acoustic duo from within The Scarlet Quartet to begin the live music at your event at a special discount when booked together with the full band.
  • Professional sound system, lighting & interval music provided as standard
  • Corporate, professional, friendly and positive attitude


Acoustic Duo Set Available

Thinking of also hiring an acoustic duo at your event to get things started? Scarlets band members all began their gigging careers as duos so this is very comfortable territory for them and they always deliver another top-class performance.

As The Scarlet Surprise’s professional audio equipment will be heading to your venue for the full band, we can add on our acoustic duo consisting of guitar and vocals to the schedule as a nice affordable bolt-on price. Perfect at the start of your event, over afternoon drinks, during a dinner or even within a wedding ceremony.

From £1,740.00

The Scarlet Surprise Testimonials

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of The Scarlet Surprise for putting on a fantastic show at our wedding last Saturday! We both thoroughly enjoyed all of your music (especially McFly as the first dance and The Killers as the last!) and our guests have been raving about you ever since!

Matt & Lucy, Bride & Groom, Wedding, 2016

The perfect match for our party. A warm feel-good acoustic performance. It was fantastic.

Pierre, Host, Private Event

All of our guests have been raving about the music. It set the mood perfectly for our reception. Highly recommended.

Zoe & Phil, Bride & Groom, Wedding

Brilliant entertainment for my wife’s birthday. You definitely know how to fill a dancefloor.

Edward, Host, Private Event

Absolutely fantastic from our first dance to the end of the night. Thank you so much!
The band were great! The performances were spot on and they really made the effort to try and get people on the dancefloor.

Rachel, Bride, Wedding

By the end of the night the dance floor was rammed and the whole place was jumping! They even happily played the encore demanded by the crowd.

William & Zoe, Bride & Groom, Wedding

Brilliant band, very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them!

Jenny, Mother of the Groom, Wedding

You guys were stars and made Sophie’s party a hit. We even got asked by our neighbours down the road where you came from as they are looking to have a similar party next year.

Stuart, Private Party

Sample Set List


Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye 

Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson

Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles

I Feel Good – James Brown

I Want You Back – Jackson 5

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Modern Rock/Pop

American Boy - Estelle

Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
Black Horse And A Cherry Tree - K.T Tunstall

California Girls – Katy Perry

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Call My Name - Cheryl Cole

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

Diamonds - Rianna
Do It Like a Dude – Jessie J

Domino – Jessie J

Don’t Stop the Music ‐ Rihanna
Firework - Katy Perry

Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Grenade – Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharrell Williams

Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5

I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blac

Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Mercy ‐ Duffy

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Naive – The Kooks

New York - Alicia Keys
Price Tag – Jessie J
Roar - Katy Perry
Rolling In The Deep - Adele

Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Sexy and I know it - LMFAO
Someone Like You - Adele

Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters 

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

This Love – Maroon 5
Titanium - David Guetta
Tribute - Tenacious D

Umbrella ‐ Rihanna
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

We Found Love ‐ Rihanna

What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes

Where Is The Love – Black Eyes Peas

You Give Me Something – James Morrison

You’ve Got the Love – Florence and the Machine

Classic Pop / Rock

All Right Now - Free

American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

Angles – Robbie Williams

Black Or White ‐ Michael Jackson

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley 

Dakota ‐ Stereophonics

Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis

Don’t Stop Believing - Journey

Easy Like Sunday Morning – Lionel Ritchie

Feel Like Making Love – George Benson
Free Falling - Tom Petty

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Hit Me Baby – Britney Spears

Heaven – Bryan Adams

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley 

Hotel California – The Eagles

Human Nature ‐ Michael Jackson

I’m A Believer - Monkees
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness

Jammin’– Bob Marley

Kiss From a Rose ‐ Seal

Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan

Living on a Prayer –Bon Jovi

Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

Man In The Mirror ‐ Michael Jackson

Message in a Bottle – Sting and The Police

Play That Funky Music – Average White Band

Right Through You - Alanis Morrissette
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel

Summer of 69’ – Bryan Adams

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Twist and Shout – The Beatles

Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
What’s Up - Four Non Blondes

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Wonderwall - Oasis

Jazz Standards

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

I Just Wanna Make Love to You – Etta James

Moondance – Van Morrison
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae

Summertime – George Gershwin

Turn Me On – Norah Jones


Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

2 x 60 Minute Sets - 4 Piece Band


2 x 60 Minute Sets - 5 Piece Band


West Midlands




East Midlands


North East

Tyne and Wear£2,100.00East Yorkshire£2,040.00North Yorkshire£2,040.00Durham£2,100.00Northumberland£2,100.00Leeds£1,960.00South Yorkshire£1,980.00West Yorkshire£1,980.00

North West



Sutherland£2,500.00Stirlingshire£2,400.00West Lothian£2,400.00Aberdeen£2,400.00Perth£2,440.00East Lothian£2,400.00Dumfriesshire£2,400.00Ayrshire£2,400.00Fife£2,400.00Edinburgh£2,300.00Glasgow£2,280.00Lanarkshire£2,400.00Midlothian£2,400.00Inverness£2,400.00

South East

Surrey£1,800.00Sussex£1,800.00West Sussex£1,800.00Oxfordshire£1,920.00Berkshire£1,860.00Middlesex£1,800.00Essex£1,800.00East Sussex£1,740.00Buckinghamshire£1,740.00Hampshire£1,800.00Hertfordshire£1,800.00London£1,800.00Kent£1,800.00Isle of Wight£2,280.00Bedfordshire£1,860.00

South West





Q: Can 'The Scarlet Surprise' learn our first dance?

A: Absolutely. They'd love to. Please give 4 weeks before the date to give your request.

Q: Do 'The Scarlet Surprise' only use acoustic instruments?

A: Yes. This is a fully acoustic band.

Q: Do 'The Scarlet Surprise' walk around the room?

A: Yes, this can certainly be organised. Please speak to your Hville Coordinator for more information

Q: What is the extra instrument that makes it a 5 piece?

A: Saxophone.

Q: I'm worried people won't be able to hear them as they are acoustic?

A: Don't worry. We will check out your venue first and we can provide a PA also. We can still roam around as all our microphones are wireless.

Q: Can they play in the evening at my wedding?

A: Yes, any time of day, 'The Scarlet Surprise' will adjust their set accordingly.

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