1990s festival band ‘Britpop Reunion‘ will be returning to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, North Yorkshire on Saturday 18th July 2020. After a resounding successful appearance in 2019 our 90’s tribute band were asked to return once again in 2020. So how could we say no. We will be performing massive 1990’s hits by artists like Oasis, Blur, James, The Mavericks, Supergrass, The Verve, Britney Spears and more. Similarly to book 90’s cover band ‘Britpop Reunion’ for your festival contact to check on price and availability.
Update 9th June 2020: This date is cancelled due to Coronavirus. We hope to reschedule for another date when things are slightly more back to normal.
1990s Festival Band what to expect.
It’s a brilliantly relaxed event at Thorp Perrow Arboretum. You can bring along your own food, tables, chairs. Also gazebos and picnic blankets. You can make a right old 90’s night out of it all. This is great as you’ll be very prepared to still make the most of the event if the weather should turn. Make yourself as comfortable as you like, then when you’re good and ready get up for a dance with us. We’ll play huge 1990’s festival band hits like Don’t Look Back In Anger, Parklife, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Tubthumping and The One & Only for you. Also Baby One More Time, Let Me Entertain You, Alright and loads more 90’s cover band songs. What are your favourite songs of the 90s? Are they listed in our top ten songs of the nineties round up?
Imagine how much of an amazing time you’ll have reliving the best decade of music ever singing and dancing along with Britpop artist Andy Starkey and his band ‘Britpop Reunion‘. Set on a backdrop covering 100 acres of shrubs and trees with bird of prey, meerkats, wallabies, pygmy goats and Shetland sheep why not make a whole day out of your trip at this lovely arboretum.
The full address of this festival style event is:
Thorp Perrow – Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre,
Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS
Phone: 01677 425323
Also you can be reminded about this 1990s festival band event on Facebook when tickets will be on sale from March 2020. (We will add a link here for you)
Adult Season Ticket Holder – £16.50
Child Season Ticket Holder – £10.50
Adult Standard – £18.50
Child Standard – £12.50
Adult on the door – £20.00
Child on the door – £15.00
Performance schedule (Stage times)
Britpop Reunion will be performing at the following times:
1st live performance will be 8:30pm to 9:15pm
2nd live performance will be 10:00pm to 10:45pm
Performing lots of tunes from Manchester favourites written by Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher we can be your Oasis Wedding Band. 90’s professional tribute band ‘Britpop Reunion’ perform Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Roll With It, Cigarettes & Alcohol and more. Contact to check on price and availability.
Do you REALLY want to book an actual full on proper Oasis tribute band for your wedding reception though? One that only plays songs by Creation Records label saviours Oasis? One were the guy playing Liam is being all typical Liam Gallagher sneery, glowering at your guests all night, not really sure how to handle or talk to a wedding reception type party? Bonehead, Guigsy & Tony McCarroll just kind of standing around not doing much? That kind of thing is great at a festival sure, but at your wedding? It’s supposed to be a happy day right? Thinking it though it’s probably not going to be all that suitable for most of your guests is it. No, exactly.
What you DO need though is ‘Britpop Reunion’. Britpop singer Andrew Starkey and his Brit pop band will play you all the biggest most well known hits by Oasis from Definitely Maybe and (What’s the Story) Morning Glory. All your guests will know every word of every Oasis song as they will be their highest charting hits. In addition we’ll combine Oasis songs with the best classic indie 90’s songs ever by artists like Blur, Ocean Colour Scene, Reef, Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Supergrass, James, The La’s, The Cure and more. Everyone’s going to love it…..But read on.
What other songs we can perform as your Oasis Wedding Band.
When you hire an Oasis wedding band we can also play chart pop music that your other types of guests will appreciate hearing too. Songs by artists like Amy Winehouse, Florence + The Machine, Stereophonics, Van Morrison, Arctic Monkeys, Chuck Berry, Kaiser Chiefs and more. All of your guests will be up all night long dancing along to our live performances at your wedding reception.
What areas Britpop Reunion perform in.
Our 90’s wedding band perform all over the UK and beyond. It doesn’t matter what part of the country you live in, we’ll come to you no problem. As we’re based in The Midlands it’s very easy for us to head up North, South, East or West.
What we’ll bring along and provide you with at your Oasis Wedding.
90’s cover band ‘Britpop Reunion’ are a fully self contained band. That means we’ll bring everything needed to your Oasis themed wedding. PA speakers, mixing desk, all the band backline (Drums, amps, pedalboard, guitars etc) plus all stands and cabling. Also we’ll provide you with iPad DJ services from the moment we’re set up until midnight at no extra cost. We’ll keep the party going for you all night long, you just keep on drinking and dancing. If you’re having a huge & massive Oasis wedding over over approx 150 guests then look over our What You Get section to see whats required. We’ll tailor the night to your exact requirements with zero downtime.
Happy birthday to us. Today Britpop Reunion is/are (I never know which one it is) 5 years old. Today is five years to the day that 90’s and Britpop tribute band ‘Britpop Reunion’ performed live in a venue together for the very first time. We formed in 2014 and it sure has been wild ride for all involved.
We’d like to thank everyone who has booked and supported us over the years as their 90s birthday party band, 90’s wedding band , 90’s party band or live event band.
What our 90s Birthday Party Band set out to achieve.
As with any business thats been around as long as ours people come and people go. You live, you learn, you love, you win some, you lose some but most of all you have to evolve. We weren’t the first Britpop tribute90’s birthday party band out there by any means, but we did instantly take it to the next level. We felt that it could all be done a lot better than what was around at the time. It could sound better and it could look better with much higher quality promotional videos and web content.
Our tribute band is run like a very tight ship…..like a a high-end wedding & party band. We created a professional sound and stage show, something which was sorely missing in our chosen genre of music. Wearing a union jack t-shirt on stage (Or union jack shoes…ugggg) performing 15 Oasis songs and claiming to be “Authentic 90’s” just wasn’t going to be good enough for us.
We combined period guitars with original 90’s clothing and utilised the latest in sound and lighting technology available. We jumped around on stage enjoying ourselves rather than standing still glued to the spot. It gave us a huge edge over any other Britpop 90’s tribute band out there.
How our promotional material is miles ahead of anyone else’s.
With promotional material we thought long and hard about how we wanted to convey what the band were all about before ever hitting record on a video camera. We spent many hours working out where to take decade appropriate promotional photos before pressing the shutter button. We didn’t just stand in front of the mens toilets at a local pub and have our mate take a picture with his camera phone and call that “Promo”. Oh no, no, no, that is simply not good enough for our professional band.
Our live promotional videos speak for themselves. 100% live audio with multiple camera angles. Showing not only the amount of fun the band have while on stage but also guests honest and open reactions too….We’re smiling with you, not scowling at you. No other 90’s tribute band were producing videos of this quality and they still aren’t to this very day. Why? Because it’s a LOT of hard work to set up, edit and get right. We thoroughly embrace the written Blog and video Vlogs. They are a great insight as to what happens when clients book us for their events. Again this all takes a LOT of effort.
What we have achieved in the last five years.
We have achieved absolutely everything we set out to achieve over the last five years and so much more. We’ve headlined festivals to over 4000 punters and played at countless private parties, weddings and birthday parties. Also we’ve performed for 500+ guests at corporate events, sold out 750 tickets at our 90’s events and sent students crazy at university parties. It’s never bothered us if we perform to 50 people or 5000 people. We always put on the same amazing show. Being a professional band we charge a premium for our services. Unlike most other 90’s tributes we won’t accept low paid work, nor will we work for “Exposure pounds”. We are worth more than this and most importantly our time is worth more than this to us.
Over the years we’ve been copied and ripped off left right and centre by wannabes. It’s actually been fun to watch. Most of the “Competition” have no idea how to successfully run a professional band. They simply do not realise the hours a day/week/month/year that need to be put in to be a successful band. We’ve watched similar acts come along – mouth off about how they are “The Best” (In that none humbling Noel Gallagher esque manner) – not manage to get any decent paid work as they dont have the chops or promotional material to back up their claims (Dodgy mobile phone footage with distorted audio is not quality promotional material). Most then discover it really is too much effort to compete with us and we watch the bands collapse in on themselves.
The future of 90s Birthday Party Band ‘Britpop Reunion’.
The future for ‘Britpop Reunion’ holds much more of the same that we’ve achieved over the last 5 years. We will continue to charge a premium to perform at weddings, parties, corporate events and festivals. As the saying goes “You get what you pay for“. We will continue to perfect and evolve and strive to keep on pushing forward with what you should expect to see and receive from a high end tribute band. We are at the top of our game and up there with the best professional tribute acts in the country. As much as we hate the term, we really are the UK’s only “Premium” Britpop & 90s tribute band out there. Claims we really can back up through our videos, images, reviews and the flow of high end work we are consistently booked for.
So here’s to 2020, 2021, 2022 etc and another five years of being a successful 90’s tribute band helping clients relive the best decade of music ever. If you’ve booked us before, thanks for trusting a professional party band. If you’re reading this because you’re considering booking our 90’s live band then you’ll be in good hands.
Its great news to hear that Supergrass have reformed and touring again isn’t it. Surely now its time for a Supergrass tribute band though right? Until then Britpop Reunion are available to hire for your event performing their biggest hit ‘Alright‘ which reached number 2 in the UK singles chart back in July 1995. The Britpop band were unfortunately pipped to the top of the charts by ‘Boom Boom Boom’ by Eurodance band Outhere Brothers.
Supergrass Tribute live performance video of Alright
‘Britpop Reunion‘ get to perform at huge (and small) events up and down the country. Here we are performing the Super grass song Alright at The Hilton Glasgow for the 25th annual Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT). Its all totally live in this video, we really will sound this good as a professional tribute band at your event too. Most of our videos are all completely live as we’re not trying to hide anything from you.
Andy Starkey, lead singer and bass player from Britpop Reunion has been a huge fan of Supergrass his whole life. He even remembers the first time he heard ‘Richard III’ on the radio
“It was about February 1997 and I was driving to my rehearsal studio that I had in Wolverhampton at the time. I was driving around the Cannock McDonalds islands towards Wedges Mills. I had BBC Radio One ‘The Evening Session’ on (presented by Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley) in my little Mini. The crummy Sony cassette car radio was doing its best to stay tuned into the song Richard III. I didn’t even know it was a Supergrass I was listening to”.
“I said to myself “Wow, this new Smashing Pumpkins song is amazing”. Then Steve says after the song finishes “And that was the new single from Supergrass”…..My mind was blown. This was a huge departure in sound for Supergrass from their debut album I Should Coco. I knew ‘In It For The Money’ was going to be something very special and different that I just had to own.”
Andy first saw Supergrass with The Bluetones supporting on Saturday 18th February 1995. As you will see below he still has the original poster that he “Borrowed” from off the wall in Rugeley Red Rose Theatre.
Throughout the years Andy saw Supergrass on many, many more occasions. He picked up lots of great memorabilia including this very limited edition Chinese design tea towel.
Supergrass Tribute studio recording of Alright
Have a listen to our very own studio recording of Alright by Supergrass below. You’ll find its a very close match to the original performed with all the fun and charm of Gaz Coombes, Danny Goffey, Mick Quinn and Rob Coombes. We probably had as much fun recording it as Supergrass did back in the early 90’s.
Maybe one day ‘Britpop Reunion’ might add in some of Supergrass’s other greatest hit songs too like:
Sun Hits the Sky
Pumping on Your Stereo
Caught by the Fuzz
‘Britpop Reunion’ also perform tonnes of other massive Britpop repertoire hits like Don’t Look Back In Anger, Parklife, Day We Caught The Train, Rocks, Wonderwall, Country House and more. You really will be back in the 90’s when you book our 90’s tribute band.
To book Britpop Reunion for your 90’s themed event contact for a quote