About


About
eQuivalents are a 5 piece band committed to making your special day one to remember
eQuivalents play tunes to get you and your guests up on the dance floor
eQuivalents are highly professional musicians who love the songs they play and it shows!

We play rock, pop, indie, new wave, reggae, ska, punk, funk, disco, dance and more! Our versatile lineup includes multi-instrumentalists and a singer who can channel a variety of vocal styles.

People are always complimenting us on our shows and often mention how impressed they are by the variety as well as the occasional unexpected (but awesome) tracks that you don't hear from other bands. Have a look at our ever-expanding set list.

Whether you love The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and Daft Punk or you’re more of a Madness, The Specials and Bob Marley lover, eQuivalents won’t disappoint.

Check out some of our videos below. Or better still come and see us play!

Typically we play 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute live sets but of course we're flexible. And we can provide a FREE DJ playlist between sets which means non-stop partying!

Any questions? Just drop us a line via the contact form, email us at equivalentsband@gmail.com or call us on 07790433972.

We are:

Athen - keyboards, rhythm guitar, clarinet and backing vocals
Eric - lead vocals, percussion and rhythm guitar
Francesco -  bass and backing vocals
Howard - lead guitar and backing vocals
Rich - drums

If you are looking for a night of explosive entertainment then book eQuivalents.

Based in London and happy to travel, eQuivalents are available for weddings, parties and all other events throughout the UK.

Audio


Setlist


This is our current repertoire which we're adding to all the time.
 
2 4 6 8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
A Message To You Rudy - The Specials
All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
Bad Habits - The Last Shadow Puppets
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Break On Through - The Doors
By the Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie
Close To Me - The Cure
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Creep - Radiohead
Common People - Pulp
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Dakota - Stereophonics
Design For Life - Manic Street Preachers
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Gangsters
- The Specials
Get Lucky 
- Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Girls and Boys
- Blur
Good Times 
- Chic
Groove is in the Heart
- Deee-Lite
Hey Ya
- OutKast
High & Dry - Radiohead
Human - Rag'n'Bone Man
I Saw Her Standing There 
- The Beatles
I Predict a Riot
- Kaiser Chiefs
I Wish 
- Stevie Wonder
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Insomnia 
- Faithless
Is This Love?
- Bob Marley
It Must Be Love 
- Madness
Jean Genie 
- David Bowie
Jumpin Jack Flash
- The Rolling Stones
Le Freak 
- Chic
Let's Dance
- David Bowie
Livin' On A Prayer
- Bon Jovi
London Calling
- The Clash
Low Rider
- War
Making Plans for Nigel 
- XTC
Maneater
- Hall & Oates
Message In A Bottle 
- The Police
Money
- Pink Floyd
Monkey Man
-  The Specials
Mr Brightside - The Killers
One Love 
- Bob Marley
Perfect Day 
- Lou Reed
Play That Funky Music
- Wild Cherry
Plug In Baby - Muse
Rebel Rebel 
- David Bowie
Seven Nation Dreams 
- White Stripes/Eurythmics
Sex on Fire
- Kings of Leon
She's Not There 
- Santana
Should I Stay or Should I Go 
- The Clash
Song 2 
- Blur
Space Oddity
- David Bowie
Special Brew 
- Bad Manners
Superstition 
- Stevie Wonder
Take Me Out
- Franz Ferdinand
Take On Me - A-Ha
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
The Model (ska'd up)
- Kraftwerk
Unbelievable 
- EMF
Valerie 
- Amy Winehouse
Walk This Way
- Aerosmith ft. Run DMC
Watching The Detectives 
- Elvis Costello
We Are The Champions - Queen
We Will Rock You - Queen
Where is My Mind
- The Pixies
White Room
- Cream
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (ska'd up) 
- The Shirelles
You Give Love A Bad Name
- Bon Jovi
You Really Got Me
- The Kinks

Reviews


Gigs


  • 23/02/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Bridge Hotel Western Avenue Greenford, UB6 8ST

Delighted to return to the Bridge - it has a new function room this time too. See you there!

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  • 24/02/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Kings Arms, 6 Park Lane, Harefield, Uxbridge UB9 6BJ

Come and have a boogie at this great pub!

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  • 10/03/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, 92 Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW

eQuivalents are pleased to return to this fine establishment in Barnet. See you there!

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  • 09/04/2018 02:00 PM
  • Sussex
  • 15/06/2018 09:00 PM
  • Bosworth Drive, Chelmsley Wood Birmingham B37 5EX

We're delighted to be asked back to this fabulous social club in Birmingham! Loads of dancing room so get your plimsolls on!

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  • 10/02/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, 92 Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW

eQuivalents are pleased to return to this fine establishment in Barnet. See you there!

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  • 03/02/2018 09:30 PM
  • The Crock of Gold, 153 High Street, Ruislip, London HA4 8JY

Looking forward to this! We really like this venue. Bring dancing shoes.

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  • 28/01/2018 01:00 PM
  • Bucks

Private event.

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  • 30/12/2017 09:00 PM
  • Toolans, 866 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 9RH

The dancefloor awaits.

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  • 22/12/2017 09:00 PM
  • The Oaks, West Hyde, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth WD3 9XP

A chance to dance. The hour for boogie power. A night to feel all right, to whirl and twirl, to shake your stuff. Or just to sit and listen if you like :)

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  • 15/12/2017 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, 425 Oldfield Ln N, Greenford UB6 0AS

Our first time at the lovely Black Horse in Greenford. Get your boogie shoes on!

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Contact


FAQ


HOW DO I BOOK EQUIVALENTS?
 
Get in touch via the contact form, equivalentsband@gmail.com or phone on 07790433972.
 

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
This varies depending on the location of the venue, event timings and length/number of sets we play. Get in touch with some details and we will give you an instant quote.


WHY SHOULD I BOOK EQUIVALENTS?

There are countless other bands to choose from so why us? We take a great deal of pride in what we do. We rehearse and perform on a regular basis to make absolutely sure we're ready to party with you and your guests!

Of course we love playing all the classics but we also aim to stand out from other bands, playing the occasional unexpected but awesome track. Have a look at our ever-expanding set list. Above all, we are committed to putting on a show that'll have you and your guests on your feet!


IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BOOKING YOU?

We need access to mains power and ideally a performance area 4m wide by 3m deep minimum. Other than that we are self-contained and bring all our own equipment, including LED stage lights and state-of-the-art PA.


WHAT IF THE PERFORMANCE AREA IS NOT ON THE GROUND FLOOR?

That's not a problem though the nearer we can get to the performance area to unload, the easier and quicker the process is for everyone.


DO YOU PLAY OUTSIDE?

Of course!  We love playing outdoors. However for safety reasons we need to be able to keep our equipment dry should the weather turn, and we'll need safe access to a power supply.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND HOW LONG DO YOU TAKE TO SET UP?

Let us know if you have any special requirements. We need roughly 1 hour 15 minutes to load in, set up our equipment and sound check, though this can vary depending on ease of access etc. In any event we always endeavour to set up as efficiently and with as little disruption to you as possible.


DO YOU ALWAYS PLAY THE SAME SONGS?

We sometimes have a set list but we also like to choose songs as we play, reacting to the crowd. Please do tell us your favourite songs from our ever-expanding repertoire. And conversely, if there are any songs you REALLY DON'T want us to play, please let us know!


CAN YOU LEARN TO PLAY MY FAVOURITE SONG?

We love learning new songs and if we're confident we can do your favourite song justice we will play it!


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FINISH PLAYING?

We'll be sad to say goodnight! It takes us roughly 45 minutes to pack down our equipment and leave the premises.


HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?

Ordinarily we split our show into either two sets of 60 minutes or three sets of 40 minutes, but this is entirely adaptable to your requirements.


WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND WHERE ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL?

We are based in London but are more than happy to travel.