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"Dutch courage" or "liquid courage" refers to courage gained from intoxication with alcohol. It may also be used as a synonym for gin. (Wiki)


Dutch Courage have been working in the French Alps since the dawn of time... And have come a long way from their yodelling days... These boys know how to have a party and a good time. And if you're socially inept, shy or just boring... Dutch Courage will have you out of your shell and dancing naked with a bottle of whichever inebriating liquid is popular at the time. Sweet home ala'what? These guys have put their time in playing the traditional "classic" covers for a number of years. Now it's time for something a little different. They'll have you up on the tables "yelling timber", making "love in an elevator" and "partying hard" "all night long". And you won't be "waiting all night" to "pump up the Jam”.


Two guitars bass and drums with a little synth thrown in these guys are ready to make any event go off like "where's your head at”. They also do an amazing acoustic strolling set for drinks receptions with double bass, acoustic guitars, percussion and 3 part harmonies.


Dutch Courge; "pretty fly for white guys”.


The band are based in the French Alps from December to April and in Nice on the French Riviera from May to November.

" Dutch courage: ils aiment la musique et cela se voit ! un groupe plein d'énergie. Un gros répertoire qui leur permettent de s'adapter au public présent "
Loic le bars | GM Rond Point and sullivans pub | 21 November 2014
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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50s/60s

  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
  • Fire - Jimi Hendrix
  • Get Ready - The Temptations
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
  • Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
  • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

70s

  • The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
  • Kissing My Love - Bill Withers
  • Highway To Hell - AC/DC
  • Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  • Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin
  • So Lonely - The Police
  • Use Me - Bill Withers
  • Walking On The Moon - The Police
  • Why Did You Do It - Stretch

80s

  • All Night Long - Lionel Riche
  • Its Tricky - Run DMC
  • Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leopard
  • Push It - Salt-N-Pepa
  • Superfreak - Rick James
  • Master Blaster (Jammin’) - Stevie Wonder
  • White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do it) - Grandmaster Flash

90s

  • All Star - Smash Mouth
  • All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
  • Boom! Shake The Room - Will Smith
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • Gay Bar - Electric Six
  • Groove Is In The Heart - Dee-Lite
  • Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
  • It's My Life - Bon Jovi
  • Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - The Offspring
  • Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Suck My Kiss - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Song 2 - Blur

00s

  • Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop feat Crooklyn Clan
  • Fatlip - Sum 41
  • I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor - The Arctic Monkeys
  • Lap Dance - NERD
  • Medley - Destiny’s Child
  • Medley - Justin Timberlake
  • Molly’s Chambers - Kings Of Leon
  • Party Hard - Andrew WK
  • Satisfaction - Benny Benassi
  • Take A Look Around - Limp Bizkit
  • Wait Until Tomorrow - John Mayer
  • Waiting All Night - Rudimental
  • Where’s Your Head At? - Basement Jaxx
  • Vultures - John Mayer
  • Yeah Yeah - Bodyrox

10s

  • Ai Se Eu Tu Pego - Michel Telo
  • Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
  • Breezeblocks - Alt-J
  • Changing - Sigma
  • Diamonds - Rihanna
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
  • Pompeii - Bastille
  • Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
  • Riptide - Vance Joy
  • Rude - Magic!
  • Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
  • Stolen Dance - Milkey Chance
  • Take Me To Church - Hozier
  • Timber - Pitbul
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
" Dutch courage: ils aiment la musique et cela se voit ! un groupe plein d'énergie. Un gros répertoire qui leur permettent de s'adapter au public présent "
Loic le bars | GM Rond Point and sullivans pub | 21 November 2014
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" We have had the pleasure of ‘Dutch Courage’ playing at The Doron Pub in Meribel on many occasions throughout the winter, they really are an awesome band and have many seasonnaires/holiday makers following them within the town. Make sure you see this band, you will not be let down!! All the band members have great character with great music and will always make the venue they play at a massive success!! "
Darren Greenaway | General manager for Doron Pub and Scotts Meribel | 15 November 2014
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" After 10 years in the Alps there's one thing I'ld say when it comes to live music. Too many bands, same old songs. So it was a refreshing change to see the mighty Dutch Courage, unexpected song choice,great harmonies, bundles of energy and a peculier yet very charming front man. It all comes together spectacularly in the form of a rocking apres. See you next season. Oh and don't let the bassist drink too much, he may fall asleep on stage "
Jimmy Torre, Manager of Evolution Bar | Meribel, France | 1 November 2014
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    4 piece (male lead vocals & guitar // bass & vocals // lead guitar & vocals // drums)
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 1 hours or 3 x 40 minutes
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    6pm or 2 hours prior to performance during the afternoon
  • Set Up Time:

    1 hour
  • Act dress Code:

    smart casual
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    stage 4m wide x 4m deep but can be smaller
  • Power Requirements:

    Access to 2 separate 13amp sockets. They will not use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Full PA system (included in quote):

    Suitable for up to 250 people
  • Stage Lighting: (included in quote):

    Stage lighting ( 4 par cans on aT bar)
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    Yes. Certificate on request
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    4 x hot meals please. No dietary requirements

Extra booking options

  • Extra 30 minute set:

    Add £200 onto your quote
  • DJ service (provided by act):

    Yes. FREE DJ service during breaks and up until 1am.
  • 2 x 30 minute background sets by acoustic duo earlier in day:

    Add extra £350 onto your quote

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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