Profile

"The Best Covers band In London"- Timeout. With high profile residencies at "The Roadhouse" in Covent Garden and the prestigious "Cafe De Paris" in Picadilly and with years of experience playing top level functions and weddings, The Hound Dogs are a young and vibrant four-piece who never fail to get the whole room dancing. With a vast catalogue of songs from rock 'n' roll right up to modern classics played with high energy and more balls than a game of billiards, expect to hear hits from bands like The Killers, The Kings of Leon and Kaiser Chiefs.
Smartly dressed, polite, punctual, reliable, and great musicians - The Hound Dogs are all you need to make your wedding or function run smoothly and with real sparkle.


The band also have the option of adding an amazing female vocalist to the line up.

" It was the most incredible night. From the moment The Hound Dogs played their first song EVERYONE was on the dancefloor (from 15 year olds to 80 year olds!) and it never emptied until the night finished! They really made the evening's entertainment truly special and memorable, I thoroughly recommend to anyone to hire them for their wedding. We'd also like to say a special thank you to you and the team for dealing so well with our last minute request to cancel the DJ and book the band - we didn't regret that decision in the slightest, the Hound Dogs were absolutely brilliant. "
Cathy and Sam Ford | The Tythe barn Bicester | 1 October 2016
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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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Rock’n’Roll / 50s / 60s / 70s

  • All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
  • All My Loving - The Beatles
  • Alright Now – Free
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Baby Please Don’t Go – Van Morrison & Them
  • Back In The U.S.S.R. – The Beatles
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
  • Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
  • Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
  • Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group / Blues Brothers
  • Help! – The Beatles
  • Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Let’s Stick Together – Roxy Music
  • Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
  • Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
  • Message In A Bottle – The Police
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett / The Commitments
  • My Sharona – The Knack
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Pulling Mussels From A Shell – Squeeze
  • Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry / The Beatles
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
  • The Joker – Steve Miller Band
  • Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks

90s / Current

  • Always Where I Need To Be – The Kooks
  • Alright - Supergrass
  • All The Small Things – Blink 182
  • A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
  • Basket Case – Greenday
  • Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols
  • Buddy Holly - Weezer
  • Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
  • Country House - Blur
  • Creep - Radiohead
  • Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Dakota – Stereophonics
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • Dreaming Of You – The Coral
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Gay Bar – Electric Six
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Hey Ya! - Outkast
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
  • I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Last Nite – The Strokes
  • Lithium - Nirvana
  • Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Love Machine - Girls Aloud.
  • Molly’s Chambers – The Kings Of Leon
  • Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  • Parklife – Blur
  • Rolling in the Deep - Adele
  • Roll With It Oasis.
  • Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Save Tonight -Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  • Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  • Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
  • She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
  • Someday - The Strokes
  • There She Goes - The La's
  • Weather With You – Crowded House
  • When the Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You & Me Song – The Wannadies

Female Lead Singer - Extras

  • I Just Wanna Make Love – Etta James
  • New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
  • Perfect – Fairground Attraction
  • Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Spooky – Dusty Springfield
" It was the most incredible night. From the moment The Hound Dogs played their first song EVERYONE was on the dancefloor (from 15 year olds to 80 year olds!) and it never emptied until the night finished! They really made the evening's entertainment truly special and memorable, I thoroughly recommend to anyone to hire them for their wedding. We'd also like to say a special thank you to you and the team for dealing so well with our last minute request to cancel the DJ and book the band - we didn't regret that decision in the slightest, the Hound Dogs were absolutely brilliant. "
Cathy and Sam Ford | The Tythe barn Bicester | 1 October 2016
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" I hired the Hound Dogs for my 50th birthday and they were brilliant. There was a range of ages from 20 to 90 at the party but they managed to get pretty much everyone to dance (including my husband who hates dancing). They are a fantastic musicians and also really nice people - there was some confusion over timings from the venue and they volunteered to go over the finish time quoted in order to complete the set. Highly recommended. "
Ros Bacon | St Martin in the Field | 19 September 2015
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" I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help in organising the Hound Dogs to play at our mini festival. The band rocked – the crowd loved them and they were really easy to work with. As it was such a nice evening and everyone was still hanging out in the meadow the band ended up playing their first set on an outdoor stage and then moved onto the Circus Big Top Stage for their second set. I’d definitely recommend your agency to others wanting to book a party / wedding band. Have a great summer. "
Helen Lavender | Saffron Walden, Essex, | 4 July 2015
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" We wanted to write to say thank you so so much for playing at our wedding. We had the best night of our lives and the music was a really big part of that! It was exactly what we wanted. Everyone loved it...as you may have gathered from the stage invasion! Sorry about that! Hope you had a good time in Devon and made it back alright. We will be highly recommending you to all our friends, so hopefully we'll see you again! "
Rob and Sarah | London | 8 November 2014
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" I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for playing for us on our wedding day. You were brilliant and we loved it! Lots of very positive comments from our friends and family too. Thank you so much. "
Lisa and Richard | London | 16 October 2014
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" Just wanted to say that you guys really rock. The music was excellent on Saturday. Our guests said it was the best reception they've ever been to and how much they loved the music. We can't thank you enough for making our wedding one of the best days of our lives. Many thanks "
Joe and Jen | Cardiff | 8 August 2014
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" The hound dogs played at our wedding and were absolutely incredible! They entirely rocked the party and we're flexible and a joy to work with. The whole process went really well, we were offered a play list to choose from and too their word the Hound Dogs stuck to it and mixed all our requests expertly in to two sets that got everyone on the dance floor. We had the most amazing time, I've never seen so many people get on the dance floor and stay there all night long! Thank you for everything. "
Tillie and Pete | Alpheton Hall Barns | 12 July 2014
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" We just wanted to drop you a line to say how outstanding and enjoyable Hound Dogs were on our wedding night. Their choice of music was perfect and brilliantly executed - really lively and had everyone up and dancing. I was throwing myself about the floor despite the wedding dress, and my husband was singing so much he was hoarse next morning! Not only that, they were punctual, professional and polite - a joy to work with. Many thanks again "
Richard and Claire Webster | Nutfield Priory, Surrey | 30 December 2013
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" Now things have calmed down a bit after the wedding, we just wanted to just a belated massive thank you to the Hound Dogs for an amazing evening's entertainment at our wedding in August. Although we knew that you would be great after coming to watch you play at the Roadhouse, your set totally blew us away and surpassed what we were hoping for. We particularly loved your Elvis doubleheader played at our request - you certainly got everyone moving and shaking on the dancefloor! "
David & Gemma | London | 20 September 2013
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" We could not have made a better choice than picking the Hound Dogs to play at our wedding. So many people came up to us afterwards to find out how we heard about them. The dance floor was full the entire time they played. They were a big part of what made our wedding such a success. Gigz management were incredibly responsive and helpful as well. All in all could not recommend them more. "
James Keidel | Lillibrooke Manor | 22 June 2013
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" Now I’m unfortunately back at my desk after a fantastic wedding and honeymoon, I just wanted to thank you guys again for the great sets and all round job you did at our wedding. A load of our guests have commented on how great they thought the band were and myself and Ali, as you could probably tell, had a superb time, so thanks very much. "
Martin and Ali Gilbert | Essex | 10 June 2010
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" Thank you so much for all your help on the 7th June. We had such a wonderful time and the best day. We are just a bit sad that is all goes so quickly! Also, we are sorry that we totally over ran all our timings and meant that you had a shorter period to play and without a break – sorry to put you through that and hope it wasn’t too much. We really appreciated you playing through…oh…..and everyone LOVED the first dance! It was a delight to have the Hound Dogs play at our wedding and hope you have a great summer. All the best!
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Katherine and James | Warwickshire | 10 June 2010
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" Just a quick message to say thanks so much for playing on Saturday night. We all had a great time (quite clearly!!). I hope you guys enjoyed it too... If anyone asks, we shall be recommending you guys! "
Oli Neasham, (21st Birthday Party) | Oxford | 10 May 2010
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" I just wanted to say thank you for a great performance at our Wedding party, Vicky and I had a great time and could not have imagined it would be that good. Absolutely everyone thought you guys were excellent, I believe Danny has actually asked you about doing his wedding next year in Derby "
Chris and Vicky Jones | Stratford-upon-Avon | 10 January 2010
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" To The Hound Dogs - Just wanted to thank you for playing at Jonnie and Alice's wedding. The music you played was superb. Cover bands are ten to a penny, but your stuff was something else. Everybody said how good it was to hear a decent wedding band
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Ollie Robbins | Isle of Wight | 10 December 2009
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" The Best Covers band In London "
Timeout | London | 10 November 2009
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" To all of The Hound Dogs, thanks guys for some fantastic music! Sarah and I really enjoyed it all and we are particularly thankful for you being able to accommodate our last minute requests! We wish you all the best for the future… THANK YOU!
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Nick & Sarah | London | 10 September 2009
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    Nigel // Guitar/Vocals Al // Bass/Vocals Jon // Guitar/Vocals Steve // Drums
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 1 hours 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 3 separate 13amp sockets. They will not use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Full PA system (included in quote):

    yes
  • Stage Lighting: (included in quote):

    yes
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    4 x hot meals
  • PA/Mic for Use With Speeches:

    yes
  • 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:

    Extra £100 per half hour

Extra booking options

  • DJ service (provided by act):

    DJ mixing on a lap top, pre-arranged bespoke song requests, requests on the night, extra DJ lighting. Add £150 to your quote.
  • Add extra female vocalist:

    Extra £200
  • Add keyboards:

    Add £150

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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