Profile

Orbiter are a professional 4 piece party band based in Surrey in the UK, specialising primarily in weddings, corporate and private functions, playing all the relevant genres of music, with the ability to throw in a Celtic twist (with their top fiddle players) wherever needed. The bands set is geared very much towards launching the party and sending it into orbit. Interaction with the audience and the power and range of repertoire are vital factors in creating a successful evening’s entertainment and this is where their key strengths lie. Their flexibility in playing to diverse audiences has developed from years in the business of playing great music in a wide variety of situations. 

Orbiter are also able to provide a 30 minute Ceilidh set to your party – their fiddler Jason Dickenson is a caller for a popular Ceilidh band –  The dances included in the Ceilidh section of the set are Blackthorn Stick, Dashing White Sargeant & The Gay Gordons, with the songs included being Scotland the Brave and 72nd Highlander, Masons Apron, Smash The Windows, Kesh Jig etc. (see photos)

Orbiter will work any crowd, connecting with all ages, and generating the perfect party atmosphere.

The band also offer the following options:

  • awesome 3 piece with out the fiddle (take £400 off your quote)
  • Cocktail duo (guitar and fiddle) playing 2 hours of background Gypsy Jazz (add £560 to your quote)
  • Back ground instrumental piano (Christmas songs, Jazz, popular). (add £360 to your quote)
  • Extra female vocalist, extra mandolin player, keyboard player (add £400 per extra musician)
  • Book the band and you get the bespoke DJ service for FREE!

" Just wanted to email to thank Hallion Quartet and Orbiter for a fantastic performance on 1st September. Thank you so much! "
Marcus And Aalish Yorke Long | Stony Stratford | 1 September 2013
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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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50’s and 60’s

  • You’re Just Too Good To be True // Andy Williams
  • Build Me Up Buttercup // Foundations
  • Brown Eyed Girl // Van Morrison
  • I’m a Believer // The Monkees
  • Daydream Believer // The Monkees
  • Pretty Woman // Roy Orbison
  • Help // The Beatles
  • Hard Days Night // The Beatles
  • She Loves You // The Beatles
  • Honky Tonk Woman // The Rolling Stones
  • Sympathy For The Devil // The Rolling Stones
  • Jonny B Goode // Chuck Berry
  • Jailhouse Rock // Elvis
  • Stand By Me // Sam Cook
  • Blue Suede Shoes // Elvis

70′s and 80’s

  • Come up and See Me // Cockney Rebel
  • Country Roads // John Denver
  • Sweet Caroline // Neil Diamond
  • Sweet Home Alabama // Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Waterloo // Abba
  • Timewarp
  • Devil Went Down To Georgia // Charlie Daniels Band
  • 9-5 // Dolly Parton
  • Don’t Blame It On The Boogie // The Jackson 5
  • Ain’t No Sunshine // Bill Withers
  • 80's
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love // Queen
  • Video Killed the Radio Star // Buggles
  • I Love Rock n Roll // Joan Jett
  • Kids in America // Kim Wilde
  • Land Down Under // Men At Work
  • 500 Miles // Proclaimers
  • Don’t Stop Me Now // Queen
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ // Journey
  • Streets Have No Name // U2
  • Dance The Night Away // The Mavericks
  • Summer Of 69 // Bryan Adams
  • 3 Little Birds // Bob Marley
  • Uptown Girl // Billy Joel

90′s to ‘00’s

  • Dancing in the Moonlight // Toploader
  • Sit Down // James
  • Beautiful Day // U2
  • Champagne Supernove // Oasis
  • Little Lion Man // Mumford and Sons
  • One Day Like This // Elbow
  • Valerie // Amy Winehouse
  • I Got A Feeling // The Black Eyed Peas
  • Use Somebody // The Kings Of Leon
  • Sex On Fire // the Kings Of Leon
  • Mr Brightside // The Killers
  • Chasing Cars // Snow Patrol
  • Better Together // Jack Johnson
  • Time Of Your Life // Green Day
  • Vertigo // U2
  • Greatest Day // Take That
  • Forget You // Ceelo Green

JEWISH / KLEZMA

  • Hava Nagila (traditional)
  • Shalom Aleichem
  • Simon Tov Massel Tov
  • Khosid Wedding Dance
  • Hava Nagila (contemporary)

Irish

  • TOSS THE FEATHERS
  • TELL MY MA
  • BEAUTIFUL DAY
  • I USED TA LOVER - THE SAW DOCTORS
  • BLACK VELVET BAND
  • WHISKEY IN THE JAR
  • FLEUR DE MANDAGORE
  • BROWN EYED GIRL
  • COUNTRY ROAD
  • DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
  • SIT DOWN
  • VERTIGO
  • MOLLY MALONE
  • TIME OF YOUR LIFE
  • MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
  • GALWAY GIRL
  • DIRTY OLD TOWN
  • I WOULD WALK 500 MILES
  • FIELDS OF ATHENRYE
  • FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
  • IRISH ROVER
  • Wild Rover
  • WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME

First dances

  • Better // Tom Baxter
  • Rule The World // Take That
  • Wonderful Tonight // Eric Clapton
  • Too Good To Be True // Andy Williams
  • Better Together // Jack Johnson
  • Here Comes The Sun // The Beatles
  • Groovy Kind Of Love // Phil Collins
  • Loving You // Minnie Ripperton
  • Nobody Does It Better // Carly Simon(DJ)
  • Pride And Joy // Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Time Of Your Life // Green Day
  • Hungry eyes // Eric Karmen
  • One day like this // elbow
  • Stay together // Al Green

Ceilidh

  • Blackthorn Stick
  • Dashing White Sargeant & The Gay Gordons
  • Scotland the Brave
  • 72nd Highlander
  • Masons Apron
  • Smash The Windows
  • Kesh

Female singer

  • Dont Call Me Baby
  • Islands In The Stream
  • Call Me Maybe
  • That’s Not My Name
  • Firework
  • Valerie
  • I Love Rock N Roll
  • Kids In America
" Just wanted to email to thank Hallion Quartet and Orbiter for a fantastic performance on 1st September. Thank you so much! "
Marcus And Aalish Yorke Long | Stony Stratford | 1 September 2013
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" Will say a proper thankyou later, but this was just a quick note to say thanks for everything on our wedding day. You we’re absolutely brilliant and we couldn’t have asked for a better band. "
Daniel and Katie | Bury Court Barn | 20 August 2013
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" Just wanted to say a huge thank you… for the amazing job you did at our wedding at Gate Street Barn on Saturday night. The whole crowd loved dancing and singing along to the music all night long. My mum said she even had a dance with my cousin when you were setting up doing your sound check before the 1st dance! Everyone loved the range of songs you played and the amazing atmosphere you created! You really made the night! If we ever need a band again for any celebration we know where to come! Thank a million! "
| Gate Street Barn | 16 August 2013
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" I am a Rabbi, and go to many weddings and you are the best i’ve heard in many a long year. "
Rabbi Andrew Goldstein at Daniel and Katy’s wedding | Bury Court Barn. | 14 August 2011
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" On behalf of Billy and myself, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Orbiter for your performance at our wedding. You really made our evening for us! The organisation with you and the performance were completely flawless and you made the evening fantastic fun for us and our guests. There have been many comments about how good you were, and how well you performed – the dance floor was certainly busy the whole night and it was amusing to see some different styles of dancing from our family members! "
Philippa and Billy | Gate Street Barn | 23 July 2011
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" I know Emily e-mailed you just before we went on honeymoon, but now we are back we just wanted to drop you a further note to thank you and the rest of the band for a great performance which really capped our wedding celebrations in style. Many of the guests (including Tim Rice) have commented how much they enjoyed the music so hopefully word of your good works will continue to spread. "
Emily and Chris | Little London, Surrey | 11 June 2011
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" I wanted to thank you again for the fantastic job you did for us at Vertikal Days! I can tell you we had great positive responses to the band, and hope to do a future Vertikal party with you ! I had alot of people who have asked who and how to get in contact with you so I am hoping you have a few bookings from vertikal days! …… Anyway many thanks for making our night a great success and hope to see you in the not to distant future. "
Lee Sparrow, Cranes and Access Magazine | London | 3 June 2011
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" I wanted to write and thankyou properly for making such a huge success of last Saturday’s party. Everyone loved Orbiter, as so many of the letters and cards were received will testify; you’re all such talented musicians and made the transition between the various types of music with the utmost fluency – the Irish element was terrific, and got even the most relectant dancers onto the dancefloor! It must’ve been obvious to you how much everyone was enjoying themselves, as I don’t think the dance floor was ever less than 80% full… "
James Flynn | Marquee, 60th Birthday. Surrey | 22 January 2011
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" A big thank you to you and the band for playing at our Christmas Party last week. The atmosphere was great and everyone loved the music! Literally everyone (Directors and Presidents included!) were up on the dance floor so thanks for helping make it such a good night!! "
The Social Committee of the Rugby Football Union | Twickenham | 11 December 2010
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" A really great mix of traditional Irish music and classic party anthems. Really got the crowd going – perfect choice for the event "
Steve Pickup, Ents Manager | Aberysthwyth University | 10 December 2007
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" Orbiter were really excellent. They really gave us a wedding reception to remember. The dance floor was full for the entire night and we were so impressed that they performed requests not on their playlist. All our friends and relatives keep saying how amazing they were and asking where we found them
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Niki Warner & Matt Groom | Surrey | 10 August 2007
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" A really great mix of traditional Irish music and classic party anthems. Really got the crowd going – perfect choice for the event
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Steve Pickup | Ents Manager, Aberysthwyth University | 10 March 2007
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" Rollercoaster have such a flexible approach to any given situation, be it the well-planned set piece show for a very lively crowd, or the off-the-cuff spontaneity of a less pressured, audience-led sort of gig. I have seen this band rock a packed night club for 2 exhausting hours, I have seen them start to play in a nearly empty pub to six people in a corner who are too shy to applaud, and still carry it off with wonderful high spirits, engendering a comfortable, pleasant vibe in the room. I don’t know which is the harder gig to play, but Rollercoaster seem equally comfortable with both. I think anyone in the business of organising conference events or corporate functions in the South East of England ought at least to be aware of this band as an option’. Frances Holt, writer and journalist absolutely brilliant! We had a fantastic evening thanks to Rollercoaster. "
Anna Montgomery | Staffordshire | 10 September 2006
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" Rollercoaster were absolutely brilliant! Everyone who came to the wedding commented on how good they were. We would highly recommend them to anyone. "
Mike Turner | Ofordshire | 10 August 2006
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" They were truly fantastic and changed a few tunes to suit our guests. The atmosphere was superb and it made our wedding. All our guests said how good they were "
Natalie Read | Hertfordshire | 10 December 1999
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    4 piece. Alistair // Bass,vocals. Alexis // Guitar. Chris // drums. Jason // fiddle (3 piece with out the fiddle is £400 less)
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 1 or 3 x 40 mins.
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    6pm
  • Standard Finish Time:

    12am
  • Set Up Time:

    1hr
  • Set Up Completion:

    7pm
  • Act dress Code:

    smart casual
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    4m deep x 5m wide stage 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):

    Full stage and basic disco
  • Party playlist during acts breaks & up to 12am (Included in fee):

    Yes. £0. Included in fee
  • Play Client's iPod playlist through acts's PA:

    Yes. £0. Included in fee
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    Yes. Hot meal x 4 plus drinks
  • PA/Mic for Use With Speeches:

    Yes. £0. Included in fee. Not a wireless mic!
  • One song request learnt free of charge.:

    Yes. Subject to song not being to obscure, suiting bands style/vocals, band being given enough notice
  • Extra sets/playing time:

    Renowned for playing extra for free!

Extra booking options

  • Early arrival:

    £100 per hour before 6pm arrival
  • DJ service (provided by act):

    DJ service is FREE
  • Jazz/Lounge band:

    COCKTAIL BAND - @ £500 for the duo (booked alongside the main band), JAZZ / KEYBOARD SOLO for drinks
  • Add extra female vocalist:

    add £400
  • Add keyboards:

    add £400
  • Extra mandolin:

    add £400
  • Ceilidh set (30 minutes):

    Add £200 to 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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