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.
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
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
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
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?
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.