We are constantly reviewing and adding to our play list and are always open to suggestions or requests. So if there's a special song you would particularly like at your function or wedding party, please feel free to ask.
Our play list is sorted into three categories:
Usually we perform a selection of these pieces arranged into 2 or 3 sets throughout the evening. But this is something we would want to discuss with you to best match the selection to the occasion. For example, you might want some quieter background music early in the evening for people to listen to whilst finishing their meals and talking, but then want to pick up the pace as the evening moves on and get people up and dancing. And then as the party comes to an end, you may want a couple of slow, smoochy numbers to round the night off.
You can listen to us playing some of the pieces below . Look for the symbol.
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|Party Dance Tracks
Get the party started with a selection of these dance numbers. Gauranteed to get people up and dancing.
Mamma Mia + Does your Mother Know
|Abba-mania! It's catching. Everyone's up on the floor when these two kick off!|
|Addicted to Love||That classic Robert Palmer track - most memerable for that 7/4 time signature drum intro... oh yes, and those ladies in the tight black dresses and heavy red lipstick!|
|All I want for Christmas||Kate provides the Mariah Carey introductory verse but after that it's more "Rocky IV" than "Love Actually", and strangely has no references whatsoever to "my two front teeth".|
|All Shook Up||But not stirred! Not quite the Elvis version, more like the Paul McCartney version with Jonathan bashing out the lead guitar riff while Doug takes on the lead vocals.|
|Auld Lang Syne||It just wouldn't be New Year's Eve without Big Ben and this!|
|Baby When You're Gone||Doug becomes Bryan Adams to Kate's Mel C on this dance floor rocker!|
- Drive My Car
- The Word
- You Can’t Do That
- I Should Have Known Better
|Some early Beatles numbers woven together to make a medley you can dance and sing along to.|
|Bohemian Like You||A severe case of The Dandy Warhols here with some "American alternative rock".|
|Brass in pocket (I'm special)||One
of those instantly recognisable Pretenders' songs from the
very first note.
Kate in her tight leather jeans - as good as Chrissie Hynde any day! :-)
|Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)||If asked to name a Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel song, chances are you'll think of this one. Classic.|
|Crazy Little Thing Called Love||Kate in a Freddie Mercury lycra number? Doug in a Brian May afro wig? You've got to be kidding!! Nevertheless this perennial Queen favourite will make you want to get up on the dance floor.|
|Don't Get Me Wrong||Our version of the well-known Pretenders' hit.|
|Echo Beach||Atmospheric yet slightly "punky", Martha and the Muffins hit from '79, guarantees to take you "far away in time"….|
|End of the line||The catchy "riding-on-the-rails" rhythm of this Travelling Wilburys' number from 1988 is guaranteed to get your feet moving.|
|Fairytale of New York||Doug blackens his teeth and drinks a whole bottle of Irish Whiskey to prepare himself for this one!|
- Play that funky music white boy!
- Lady Marmalade
- Hot stuff
|Flashback to the 70s with Black Cherry, LaBelle and Hot Chocolate. Groovy baby!|
|Go your own way||A classic Fleetwood Mac dance track|
|Handle With Care||This well-known song by the Travelling Wilburys is a firm favourite with the band.|
|I don't feel like dancing
||Maybe not, but this
frenetic Scissor Sisters number will surely change your
|I Gotta Feeling
||Curfew does Black Eye Peas!
Whatever next? Tinie Tempah?
|It's My Life||A mixture of the Talk Talk original and the No Doubt remake, but given a rockier feel than both of those versions. Plenty of distort guitar chords and great keyboard sounds underpin Kate's vocals.|
|It's Still Rock and Roll To Me||Jonathan's bass and Tim W's drumming help to provide the driving beat to this Billy Joel song. A great dance number and a band favourite.|
|I've got the music
||Kiki Dee's greatest hit
with a surprise bit of Robbie Williams' Let me Entertain
you at the end.
|Johnny Got A Boom Boom
||Imelda May had a huge hit
with this in 2009 following her appearance on "Later with
Jools Holland". This really rocks along.
|Lay Down Sally||An easy to "shuffle along to" Eric Clapton track.|
|Let's Stick Together||A classic 70s sound from Bryan Ferry, guaranteed to fill the dance floor.|
|Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers||The Doobie Brothers made this track famous with a distinctive guitar intro. Curfew adds a hot sax to keep it steaming along...|
ultimate party track! The B-52's greatest hit song and
first million-copy seller, and Tim Wilson's favourite song
- he does a great job on the vocals.
Kick off your shoes, let your hair down, sing, shout, clap your hands…. We're off to the Love shack baby!
|Lazy Sunday Afternoon
||Everyone loves this cheeky Small Faces classic from 1968, except the neighbours of course.|
|Man-eater||The original version by American duo Hall & Oates from the 80s, with Motown kind of groove.|
|Mayhem||Imelda May's high energy rockabilly "Mayhem" is quite infectious!|
|Merry Christmas everyone||This festive offering from Shakin' Stevens provides a sing-a-long opportunity for everyone at a Curfew Christmas Ball!|
- I'm A Believer
- Last Train to Clarkesville
- Daydream Believer
|A great "end of the evening" medley of three of the best Monkees numbers. Nobody can resist rocking and singling along to these.|
|Moves like Jagger
||You too can "move like
Jagger" when we pump out this best selling Maroon 5 track.
possible that Paolo Nutini wrote this song just for Kate!
(or maybe she just likes shoes)
|Perfect||"It's got to be perfect, It's got to be worth it" - no this is not a hair product commercial but a swinging song from Fairground Attraction. (and about as close to country music as Tim can get without an allergic reaction!)|
|Pretty Woman Medley
- Pretty Woman
- Baby Come Back
- When You Walk In The Room
- Keep On Running
- Twist and Shout
|Kate, Doug and Jon take turns on lead vocals for a mixture of 60s dance hits|
||Grab your bling and purple
wigs, it's Jessie J time! A favourite song for the kids to
join in with.
|Put your records on
||A jolly number to bop along
too from Corinne Bailey Rae's debut album.
|Queen Of Hearts||Try to stop your feet tapping along to this Dave Edmunds rock and roll classic.|
- Red Red Wine
- I shot the Sheriff
- Dreadlock holiday
|UB40, Eric Clapton and 10CC, tastefully blended together in a drum and bass reggae mix.|
- Brown Sugar
- Honky Tonk Women
couple of Stones classics. Doug pumps out the Keith
Richards guitar riffs backed by Jonathan's driving bass
guitar. Tim's tenor sax joins in to make these firm dance
favourites with Curfew audiences.
Watch out for Tim's virtuoso cowbell solo!
|Rockin' around the Christmas tree||A Christmas Classic from Brenda Lee with added sax appeal.|
|Second Time Around||Described as a collision of blues, soul, gospel and pop clichés; Second Time Around from singer Nell Bryden, will have you bopping or clapping along from the start.|
|Seven Nation Army
||You probably know this from
The White Stripes. But we give it our own Curfew
- Knock on Wood
- Midnight Hour
- Mustang Sally
|First a couple of immortal
60s soul tracks from the legendary Eddie Floyd and Wilson
Ending with a firm favourite with both band members and audiences alike. Tim's soulful sax gives this number a real R&B feel. Great fun, but plays havoc with Doug's vocal chords!
|Status Quo medley
- Rocking all over the World
- Paper Plane
- Down Down
|Get on your denim, let down your hair and get ready to rock to these classic Quo anthems!|
|Summer of '69||Classic air guitar track!|
- Surfing USA
- Hawaii Five-O
- Fun Fun Fun
- Wipe Out!
loudest shirt and wax your board, 'cause surf's up dude!
You'll need stamina to dance your way to the end of this one.
|Sweet Home Chicago||An old Robert Johnson number given the "Good Ole Curfew Brothers Boys Band" treatment....|
|There She Goes||The La's classic pop song. Great to dance and sing-along to.|
|There's A Guy Works Down The Chipshop Swears He's Elvis||The Kirsty MacColl song - a great little rocker for the end of the evening. You can almost smell the salt & vinegar!|
|Thorn In My Side||A great Eurythmics number given the Curfew treatment. How many times do we have to sing "Run, run run, run"?|
|Upside Down||Described as "a real crowd favourite at Paloma Faith's live gigs", it always goes down well at ours too!|
|Valerie||We've moved on from the Zuttons and made this closer to the Ami Winehouse version.|
|Walking On Sunshine||Watch out for Doug's famous "One Note Guitar Solo" - Doug says it's all in the quality of that one note!|
|You Can't Hurry Love
||Ladies! Grab your hairbrushes and join in with the chorus!|
|Slow & Smoochy Dance
Something to ease people into the party mood slowly, or a romantic smoochy dance to round off the evening.
|Careless whisper||George Michael's first solo single. A classic 80s smoochy sax track.|
||DJ Sammy's (Candlelight
version) of this some carefully enhanced with a emotional
sax solo. Requested for a "first dance" at a wedding, and
now it's one of our favourites too.
|Home||Smooch along to this Michael Bublé favourite.|
|I'll Stand By You||Couples smooching on the dance floor, cigarette lighters swaying to and fro in the darkness. This is one of our favourite "end of the evening" numbers. (ask the bass player for a dance if you're feeling left out!)|
|Make you feel my love
||Another recent hit by
Adele, a song written by Bob Dylan, and a favourite for
that smoochy end of the night slot.
|Should I Stay Or Should I Go||And now for something completely different... Curfew's own "Jekyll and Hyde" treatment of this classic Clash anthem may leave you feeling not quite yourself!|
|Smooth Operator||Sade's smooth ballad with smooth vocals by Kate and smooth sax from Tim. Smooth!|
|Stop||This is our take on the song recorded by Sam Brown and, more recently, Jamelia. One of Kate's favourite Curfew numbers. So popular is this one that often audiences start shouting for this halfway through our first number.!... Just kidding! :-)|
|Try A Little Tenderness||A much covered and well loved song. Our version is somewhere between The Commitments and Michael Bublé.|
wrote this song while waiting for his missus to get ready
to go out to a posh party at the McCartneys'.
I normally just sit waiting in the car, impatiently drumming my fingers on the steering wheel!
|Background Music &
Sometimes you just want some good music to listen too while you finish a meal, or catch up with old friends. Something quieter, smooth and easy..
|Ain’t No Sunshine||Our version of the Bill Withers song with Kate's bluesy vocals complemented by Tim's alto sax.|
|Black Horse and the Cherry Tree||This K T Tunstall song lets "Tempo Tim" go to town on the percussion while Kate's vocals drive the song along. One of the band favourites.|
|Black Velvet||This song about Elvis Presley was originally recorded by Canadian singer, Alannah Myles. Another of the band's favourite numbers where Kate's strong vocals are joined by Doug's screeching lead guitar work.|
|Blues In The Night||A classic 1950's Ella Fitzgerald number recently updated by Katie Melua. Apparently Rosemary Clooney recorded the original version. Great blues vocals from Kate mixed with intricate guitar work, a subtle bass line and some soulful sax. We love playing this number!|
|Can't get you out of my
||Well, it's Kylie, but not
as you know her! Another complete Curfew makeover gives
this a cool "Santana like" groove.
|Closest Thing To Crazy||A slow, easy going, melodic number from Katie Melua.|
|Feeling Good||Nina Simone meets Muse! Don't be fooled by the quiet beginning to this number… it rocks!|
|Fever||Peggy Lee's signature song from the late 1950s.|
|Fool If You Think It's Over||Kate's moody vocals are reminiscent of Elkie Brooks while Tim's improvisation on the sax solos turns this number into a mixture of blues and soul.|
|If I Fell||This early Beatles classic is given a makeover with Doug's distinctive bouzouki sound giving the song a new edge.|
|It's Too Late||It never too late for this Carole King classic. We have two quite different versions; the original plus a funkier version, depending upon our mood!|
|Landslide||A Stevie Nix song performed a la Dixie Chicks with Doug's bouzouki to the fore.|
|Mercy||Duffy's first international release, and her first song to be covered by Curfew!|
|Moon River||For you old romantics who want to waltz round the dance floor or just smooch in the corner|
|Moondance||Swing along to the Curfew's version of this Van Morrison standard. Bring along a flute and we'll give you the music so you can join in with the band (seriously!).|
|My Aphrodisiac Is You||A mixture of blues and jazz in this song from Katie Melua's debut album. We've changed the instrumentation a bit so that Tim's tenor sax can give the number a trad jazz feel in places.|
|Other Side of The World||Another great K T Tunstall number given the Curfew treatment.|
|Peter Gunn Theme||Are you the police? "No Ma'am, we're musicians." The well-known Blues Brothers crowd pleaser; with just a pinch of Duane Eddy and a guest appearance of one Elwood Blues on Tenor Sax!|
|Piece Of My Heart||Kate belts out the vocal lines Janis Joplin-style. Join in with the chorus and get your air guitars ready for the instrumental break!|
||One of Joni Mitchell's most
beautiful songs. Kate's emotional rendition combined with
our minimal instrumentation gives me goose bumps every
time we play it.
|Rolling in the Deep
||Adele's powerful song,
apparently written to chide a former boyfriend!
||David Bowie's wistful
ballad, given the Curfew treatment with a soulful bit of
|Spooky||Picture the scene: a smoke-filled nightclub, a girl perched on a bar stool in the corner singing into the microphone, a sax player and small jazz combo barely visible through the smog*. A great little number to put you in the mood. * smog available at no extra charge.|
|Suddenly I See||The music and lyrics of this song won KT Tunstall an Ivor Novello Award in 2006. We'd be lucky to win a vanilla Cornetto, but we do enjoy playing this one.|
|Summertime||Kate gives this George Gershwin perennial a touch of the Ella Fitzgeralds (don't worry it's not contagious).|
|Sundown||This was written and originally recorded by Gordon Lightfoot. Takes me back to the days of Radio Caroline. Easy on the ears.|
|Time After Time||An acoustic take on the Cyndy Lauper classic featuring Doug and his amazing Bouzouki! (don't try this at home)|
|Walking in Memphis||Originally by singer-songwriter Marc Cohn and covered more recently by Cher; we played this song as birthday party request. It instantly became a firm favourite of ours and our audiences.|
|Weather With You||Kate and Doug share lead vocals on this Finn Brothers classic whilst the bouzouki gives the song that authentic Crowded House sound. A firm favourite with the band, rain or shine.|
|Why Did You Do It?||Curfew gets funky with this track from Stretch. You may recognise it from the film "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels".|
||Hazel O'Connor's most
famous track (from the film Breaking Glass), and possibly
the greatest ever sax solo. So emotional and powerful I
just love this song.