Party Central

Rock & Pop, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Soul, Disco & Funk, R&B1
Price from £1,208
Location: Essex

A professional, fun and enegretic 4 piece band available for weddings, private parties and corporate functions around the UK. Whether you require a Jazz trio, or 7 piece party band, Party Central can tailor make the perfect personalised package for you. We perform all styles of music from hits of the 50’s and 60’s to contemporary artists. We guarantee to have that dance floor packed from start to finish!!

Biography

Sabrina Martin (Lead Vocals/Keys) started showing her potential for entertainment whilst taking ballroom and Latin American dance lessons, entered into many regional and national dance competitions and winning many trophies. At the age of 6 and a dedicated member of her school choir, Sabrina found her love for singing and landed her first debut solo performance infront of the entire school and their families.As a young child, Sabrina was never shy from been on centre stage, and thoroughly enjoyed being able to make people happy by performing.
As Sabrina grew older, her love for the theatre and perfoming deepened, so she enrolled in the nearest Performing arts school and took up weekly sessions in dance, drama and singing. Sabrina enjoyed the buzz of performing on stage so much that she joined an amature dramatics group (IODS) at just 16 years old and landed her first leading role as Madame Thinardier in the youth production of Les Miserables.Even though she was busy with dance, drama, singing lessons and attending rehearsals for amature products, Sabrina still had time to study for her A Levels, producing a Tripple Distinction grade for her BTEC in Performing Arts, demonstrating that she has talent and passion for the art of performance.She started writing songs at the age of 15, and this skill developed greatly throughout her late teens. Sabrina took up classical piano lessons to gain a better understanding of music, and enrolled herself into the prestigious Tech Music School for music training.Many skills were learnt whilst on her one year course, providing Sabrina with all the tools to become a successful musician, performer and session singer. This encouraged Sabrina to extend her learning by achieving a DipHE in Contemporary music.At present, Sabrina is happily performing all over the UK and further afield for Weddings and private parties. Sabrina also performs at many public venues in the South East, and is an established session singer - providing backing and lead vocals for many independent artists' albums and demos.

Ben Fisher (Guitar/B Vox) comes from a musical background. His Dad was a session player at Abbey Road Studios, along with being a regular on the live circuit in and around London. Consequently, Ben spent much of his youth surrounded by music and musicians, by hanging around at his Father's gigs or by listening and learning in the studio.Like his Dad, Ben started out on the drum kit. By the age of twelve he had decided to take the guitar more seriously, and has since spent many hours paying his dues and playing professionally.He has played everywhere, from restaurants and dive bars, to mental institutions and performance halls, in New York, London and Paris.He has a wide taste in music and is comfortable adapting to different styles. The various musical situations Ben has found himself in include: Blues, Soul, Bluegrass, Rock, Heavy Metal, Folk, Country, Jazz and Funk.When he is not busy with Party Central, Ben writes and performs his own material and can also be found in the studio, working as a session player for other people.

John Wallis (Bass/B Vox) started his musical career aged 5, playing the Eastenders theme tune on the piano in school assembly. This talent was nurtured by studying classical piano at the Swadlincote Conservatoire of Music. His passion for bass began after hearing recording of The Beatles, Jaco Pastorius and motown legendary bassist James Jamerson. John’s love for every style of music and his all round professionalism enabled him to become the in demand session bassist in the Midlands. After graduating from Leeds College of Music with honours he was contracted to various cruise ships, cabaret bands and orchestras. He went on to record original music with bands of all kinds in London, New York and Tokyo. John is currently studying for his Masters Degree in Music Therapy while working on various projects in London and the south east. He also teaches bass, guitar, piano, drums and is very busy in the session scene.

Marc Wotherspoon (Drums/Lead & B Vox) is a performer and tutor who has studied, performed and recorded with many artists from the UK, Europe and the USA.
Marc's professional career started with The Tartan Amoebas. A successful Scottish Funk band that took him touring various UK and European folk festivals.
After receiving a full scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston when he was 16 Marc where he studied with renowned teachers Skip Hadden, John Ramsey and Dave Dicenso. Marc returned from Berklee and he went on to study and receive his BA (hons) Jazz Studies from Leeds College of Music in 2001.
His influences are extremely varied and having played in all types of bands from Indian Ensembles to Metal bands, Circus Orchestras to Cruise Ship Lounge Bands.
Marc is extremely comfortable in any musical situation. Currently teaching at The Basildon Music Academy, Cadenza Music School, as well as, Cheekychops Drum Tuition his own private tuition company. He is also the drummer for the Abbey Rogues and when there’s a spare minute he works on original material with Ben Fisher and Sabrina Martin.

Set List

Party Band

Somebody Elses Guy
Blame it on the boogie
Uptown funk
Tainted Love
Valerie
I Will Survive
Walking on sunshine
Superstition
Love shack
Kung fu fighting
Sexy and i know it
Play that funky
Chelsea Dagger
Johnny B Goode
ENCORE – 500 Miles

Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights
Jungle Boogie
Car Wash
You To Me Are Everything
I Will Survive
Celebration
Hot Stuff
Staying Alive
I'm Coming Out
Its Raining Men
That's The Way I Like It
I'm Every Woman
We Are Family
Aint Nobody

Jazz

Fever
When You’re Smiling
LOVE
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Sway
That Ole Devil Moon
Girl From Ipanema
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Que Sera Sera
Kiss Me Honey
Fly Me To The Moon
Moondance
Aint No Sunshine
Dream A Little Dream
Autumn Leaves
Masquerade
Bang Bang
Feeling Good
Perfect
My Favourite Things
Kiss Me
My Funny Valentine
Summertime
Stand By Me
Someone To Watch Over Me
It Had To Be You
The Lady Is a Tramp

Optional Extras

Extra Cost
Additional Musicians £196
DJ £201

Testimonials

Summer Ball We had a great night thank you.
Party Central were a delight to work with, we had a fantastic evening with them as our band for the school Hollywood Ball.
The band were lively, fun and sounded great. We didn't choose our music but they played a beautiful selection of hits to dance too.
Loads of great compliments. The lead singers were great. The overall sound had the dance floor rammed. The band looked like they were having a great time too and we were sad when the evening had to end.
A huge thank you to you all for making our ball such a success.
They were quietly efficient in set up and clearing away, and honestly I couldn't ask for better value for money, we had the 7 piece option and they were worth every penny!!
Review by Katie
Jul 28, 2017
Wedding We booked Party Central for our wedding in May and they were absolutely brilliant! The band are really tight musically, and Sabrina has such an incredible voice and great stage presence... all of that combined made them a real pleasure to watch.
The set list was perfect, there was something for everyone… from the youngest of 6 (who danced to every song!) up to my parents in their 60s -everyone was dancing and singing along. The atmosphere was amazing, and we could not have asked for a better night’s worth of entertainment. Everyone has been raving about how good the band were, and how much fun they had – it was the perfect way to finish our wedding day. Thank you so much for making our wedding party such a memorable evening.
Review by Jessie & Antoine
Jul 28, 2017
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