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Watson and the Elements are one of the most exciting wedding and function bands around, comprising of five experienced musicians who will always fill your dance floor! Playing an impressive selection of Motown, soul and party songs the band have build a huge reputation for themselves over the years.

Boasting the incredible soulful and versatile vocals of recording artist Bryan Watson, Watson and the Elements are a popular 5 piece who set themselves apart from other bands with their amazing vocal harmonies, infectiously catchy musical arrangements and rememberable live performances.

The band will take you on a non-stop musical journey through the decades starting with timeless Motown hits through to modern day chart classics, with a lots of surprises along the way. 

Just some of the artist you can expect to hear from us are Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, The Jacksons, Marvin Gaye and Amy Winehouse. With all the big hits and no filler your guests are guaranteed to be on their feet all night long.

Dressed smartly with a professional attitude, Watson and the Element’s number one aim is to give you the performance your event needs, and we will work with you every step of the way to make sure this is achieved. 

You’ll struggle to find a better band for your Wedding, Party or Corporate Event. Visit our Contact section to send us a message today and find out how we can help you make your event more special.

A live band at your wedding can make your special day just that little bit more special, giving your reception party a more unique and lively atmosphere than just a DJ. With countless weddings under our belt we have built a reputation as one of the best wedding bands around who will take your wedding to the next level. 

We work with you to make sure you get the performance you want for your big day, and will always try our best to work our set times and lengths around you. With a very flexible line up we can offer many different musical options to cater for your needs, everything from an acoustic or piano performance to a full band experience.

Afternoon acoustic set
If you want to add something a little special to the afternoon of your wedding then we offer a chilled and soulful acoustic set which is perfect for when your guests are arriving at the drinks reception and mingling. You have a choice between a Solo set (Vocal/Guitarist), duo set (Two vocal/Guitarist/Piano) and a Full Band set, all of which are perfect background music to that point in the day!

Free disco
Included with every booking is a free disco service. If you have your own playlist you wish to use at the event then we’re more than happy to play it for you.

First dance
We would be more than happy to perform the first dance on your big day, if we are given enough time to prepare it. Having said this sometimes the song choice may not be suitable for a live band to perform, but we do like a challenge.

Song Repertoire

Our huge repertoire enables us to gauge an audience on the night and play the right kind of songs to get them onto the dance floor. Our song list is constantly growing but here is a selection of artists we perform.


Drifters - My girl
Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Wilson Picket - In the midnight hour
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Jackie Wilson - Higher and higher / Bruno Mars - Marry you
Bryan Adams - Baby When You're Gone
Dolly Parton - 9-5
The Proclaimers - 500 miles
Prince - Kiss
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Roy Orbison - Pretty woman
Bill Hayley - Rock around the clock
Stevie Wonder - Signed, sealed delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Tom Petty - Free falling
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad moon rising
The Commitments - Mustang sally
Elvis - Elvis Medley
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Chuck Berry - Jonny b Goode
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Nat King Cole – Route 66
Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago
Steelers Wheels – Stuck in the Middle
Lynard Skynard – Sweet Home Alabama
Toploader – Dancing in the moonlight
The Monkeys -  I'm a believer
Old crow medicine show – wagon wheel
Otis Redding - Hard to handle
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are / Stand by me
Bob Marly - One love
Jackson 5 - Blame it on the Boogie
Michael Jackson - Black or white
Tom Jones - Not unusual
James Brown - I feel good
Etta James - I just want to make love

Percy Sledge - When a man loves a woman

Do you provide all the sound and lighting equipment?

We supply a professional PA system and an impressive lighting rig to illuminate us and more importantly the dance floor.

I want to book you, how much is it?

We don’t have a fixed price, we take many factors into account when giving you a quote, these include dates, travel and special requirements to name just a few. Having said this our starting price is a very competitive £700.


The price we quote is the price you pay, there’s no hidden charges and our fees always include a professional PA system and Lighting rig, travel costs and complementary disco services.

What songs will you play?

We have many years experience of filling dance-floors, and know which songs get the best reactions. 

Every event we perform at is different, so we will always plan and play according to the crowd. If there are any songs in our repertoire that you would like definitely like us to play at your event then please just drop us a message before hand.

Can I have a contract?

Making sure we understand exactly what you require for your event is very important and a contract can make sure these expectations are met. So when you book us a contract will be given to make sure you get the performance you require.

Do you have insurance?

We have £5m Public Liability Insurance, details of which can been seen here.

How long do you take to setup?

We ask for at least 90 minutes to setup and sound check. This means we can give you the best performance possible for your event.

How long do you play for?

Usually we play two 45 minute sets and an encore, but we’re happy to discuss set lengths and start times to suit you. We can play as late as midnight if required or even later for an additional fee.

Is your equipment PAT tested?

Yes, all our equipment is annually PAT tested professionally.

“Thank you guys so much for playing at our wedding!! You were fantastic and kept the dance floor alive the whole night! We had awesome feedback from our guests too!”

Rachel Scurrah

“This band blew us away at our annual regional party. Not only did they put on an amazing performance with a repertoire of songs that pleased everyone, but they were also really flexible and happy to work with us in making sure the night was one to remember. We can’t recommend them enough!”

Sainsbury’s Supermarket

“An amazing band. Played at our daughter’s wedding on Saturday and they were outstanding. They were so good the guests wouldn’t let them leave the stage. Many thanks for making a perfect day even more memorable. Will recommend you to everyone!”

Janette Donjon

“We would like to thank you for your superb performance at our Gala Dinner. Our international guests thoroughly enjoyed your music and your song choices were just great - a mix of classics that really suited the audience given its range of ages! 

Many of our guests commented on the vocals and arrangements and we certainly got the impression there hadn’t experienced such a fun time at previous gala conference dinners”

Conference Organising Team, 
Newcastle University

“Thanks for a great gig. Everyone has been raving about how great you were all morning” 

BBC Top Gear

“We were all very impressed with your performance and how professional you were. You kept the guests dancing and singing all night. I will be booking you again!” 

Chris Walking

“You were really good, all the guests commented on how great you were and how nice an atmosphere it was with you playing! Thanks again” 

Nicola Richards

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