Candy and the Sound


60 Second Snippets
(and songs)

"This band are completely amazing. They made our day soooo special"

Amanda and Steve Feb 2018

Blame it on me (clip) Jan 2018

Thinking Out Loud (clip) Dec 2017

Shake it Off (clip) Jan 2018

Footloose (clip) Dec 2018

Candy and the Sound Playlist (March 2018)

Can’t Feel My FaceThe Weeknd2015RnB/Swing
She's So LovelyScouting For Girls2007Pop Rock
FootlooseKenny Loggins 1984Pop Rock
Shake A Tail Feather Ike & Tina Turner 1969Soul
9 To 5Dolly Parton1980Country Rock
Simply The BestTina Turner1991Classic Rock
Cake By The OceanDNCE2016Pop Rock
Can't Stop The Feeling!Justin Timberlake2016Pop
Get LuckyDaft Punk 2013Disco, Funk, Electro
Hey Ya!OutKast ‎2003Electro, Drum n Bass
Johnny B. GoodeChuck Berry1972Rock & Roll
Mr BrightsideThe Killers2003Indie Rock
Shut Up + DanceWalk the Moon2014Indie Rock
Teenage DirtbagWheatus2000Pop Rock
Town Called MaliceThe Jam1982Mod
ValerieAmy Winehouse2007Jazz, Funk
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen1975Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Castle on the HillEd Sheeran2017Pop
Don't Stop Me NowQueen1978Pop Rock, Classic Rock
HappyPharrell Williams2013Pop
Land Of 1000 DancesWilson Pickett 1966Soul
Livin' On A PrayerBon Jovi1986Pop Rock
Summer Of '69Bryan Adams1984Pop Rock
Blame It On MeGeorge Ezra2014Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Groove Is In The Heart Deee-Lite1990House, Disco
Shake It OffTaylor Swift2014Pop
Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran 2014Pop Rock, Vocal
Basket CaseGreen Day1994Pop Rock, Punk
All the Small ThingsBlink-1821999Pop Rock, Punk
I'm a BelieverMonkees/Smashmouth1966Pop Rock
There's Nothing Holdin' Me BackShawn Mendes2017Pop
The SoundThe 19752016Pop
Jailhouse RockElvis Presley / Blues Brothers1957Rock and Roll
Love ShackThe B-52's1989New Wave, Synth-pop
Bohemian Like YouThe Dandy Warhols2000Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Can't Hold UsMacklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton 2011Pop
Waiting All NightRudimental Feat. Ella Eyre 2013Drum n Bass
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire 1978Soul, Disco
Blame It On The BoogieThe Jacksons1977Soul, Disco
Le FreakChic 1978Disco
Sweet Child O' MineGuns N' Roses 1988Hard Rock
Take Me OutFranz Ferdinand2003Indie Rock
You Never Can TellChuck Berry1964Rock and Roll
Crazy in LoveBeyoncé2003RnB/Swing
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)Beyoncé2008RnB/Swing
The Ballroom BlitzThe Sweet 1973Glam Rock
I Believe in a Thing Called LoveThe Darkness2003Glam Rock
I Bet You Look Good On The DancefloorArctic Monkeys2005Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Dancing In The MoonlightToploader1999Brit Pop, Pop Rock
Higher And HigherJackie Wilson 1967Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry1976Funk
Mamma MiaABBA1975Disco
Does Your Mother KnowABBA1979Europop, Disco
Sex On FireKings Of Leon 2008Country Rock, Indie Rock
RocksPrimal Scream1994Indie Rock, Funk
I Predict A RiotKaiser Chiefs ‎2004Indie Rock
Locked Out of HeavenBruno Mars2012New Wave, Fusion
Uptown Funk!Mark Ronson Feat: Bruno Mars2014Funk, Soul
Sweet Soul MusicArthur Conley1967Soul, Funk
Mustang SallyThe Commitments1991Soul


These are the people who'll be playing for you. You might not care. But I do, and I'm building the website!
Candy Spangles

Candy Spangles

Singing and playing things she can hit with a stick. Or shake.

Pete on Bass and technology

Pete on Bass and technology

Bass is like air. You only notice when there isn't any

Mark on guitar and guitar technology

Mark on guitar and guitar technology

making noises you didn't think possible

Richard on drums and ethereum

Richard on drums and ethereum

Eclectic rhythm master of the universe


Stuff you might not care very much about.
But we do!
Who, What, When, Where, Why? we are. You've made it this far so you might as well read the next bit.

We're a four piece band who specialise in weddings blah blah blah. There should probably be a load of stuff in here but everyone includes that sort of thing. So here's what I'm thinking. I'll just list the bits that make a difference and then you won't need to read through all the waffle and we can both get on with our lives. Deal?

Ok, here goes

  1. There are four of us in the band. We've been playing for years and we're seriously good. We have a massive live sound and we use technology in disturbing quantities to make it that way. Pete has a headache a lot of the time but he's only the bass player so it doesn't really matter
    (Don't tell him I said that!)

  2. We play all over the place. Nationwide in fact. We truly recognise the value of a good Sat Nav. And it also means we don't get anywhere late. We turn up when you ask us to.

  3. The set list changes. A lot. So we might be playing Dizzy Rascal this week, but we might not be next week and we might be playing Taylor Swift instead. (Who do you think would win in a fight between Dizzy Rascal and Taylor Swift?).

    Anyway, we do this all the time, so if you want to get the best out of us, then take our advice. Imagine, by John Lennon is a great song that you might love. But we don't own a white grand piano and we aren't married to a mad Japanese woman, and we know that you probably don't want it played at your wedding. Really. You don't. Even if your Auntie and Uncle from Bracknell love it.
  4. We've got really good equipment that sounds great. We'll sound brilliant when we play for you. No, your six year old nephew can't have a go on the drums. Why not? Because it's worth three and a half grand and he's been drinking neat Jack Daniels since he got here. Under the table in the corner. We've been watching. 

  5. Still with me? Just checking

  6. You can get a pub band for £250. But you don't want one to play at your wedding. There's a reason why they're only £250 and it's because they play in pubs. No doubt there are exceptions, but in the same way that you wouldn't use a Mr Kipling jam sponge for your wedding cake, you don't want a pub band to play  at your wedding. The moral here is to use specialists to make things special. That's why they're called specialists. And that's what we are. Wedding specialists

  7. Yes, Candy will tell you the secret of her lipstick. Frankly, the rest of us are getting a bit bored with the admiration it draws from attentive women in the audience. Especially when there are three gorgeous men in the band to look at. We've even been described as "Easy on the eye". No, seriously. I can prove it!

  8. I said I wouldn't ramble on. Now look what you've made me do. Pffft. Happy

Platlnum package
Early set up (ready from 4.00pm)
Use of wireless microphone and PA system for your speeches (4pm onwards)
Afternoon 40 minute acoustic set
Live DJ from 7.00pm to 11.00pm (whenever the band aren't playing
2 x 1hr sets
Video short of the evening
Learning and Performing your first dance (and an additional two songs if required)
Dancefloor and stage area lighting and full PA system
Gold package
Early set up (ready from 4.00pm)
Use of wireless microphone and PA system for your speeches (4pm onwards)
Afternoon 40 minute acoustic set
Virtual DJ from 7.00pm to 11.00pm (whenever the band aren't playing
3 x 1hr sets
Video short of the evening
Learning and Performing your first dance (and an additional two songs if required)
Dancefloor and stage area lighting and full PA system
Silver Package
Standard set up (ready from 7.00pm)
Virtual DJ from 7.00pm to 11.00pm (whenever the band aren't playing
3 x 1hr sets
Video short of the evening
Learning and Performing your first dance
Dancefloor and stage area lighting and full PA system
Bronze Package
Music through the PA from 7.00pm
2 x 1hr sets
Dancefloor and stage lighting
The Sound Essentials
Music through the PA from 7.00pm
2 x 45 minute sets
Dancefloor and stage lighting

Contact stuff

  • Talk to us on 01384 386910
  • Talk to Candy on 07734 697184
  • Talk to Pete on 07789 652270
  • We rehearse at SoundJunkies in Dudley. Come and see us sometime.
    We have snacks. Unless Mark is feeling hungry. And then we don't. Not for very long anyway.
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Stuff you sent to us

These guys played at our wedding at Charingworth Manor and were absolutely fantastic. They learnt our first dance song, played and sang a great selection of songs all night. The dancefloor was always full, and Candy let me sing with her too. Everyone had a great night and said how fab the band were. Candy joined us on the dance floor too, an amazing night was had by all. Thank you all so much for making the Cotswolds rock! Faye and Mike xx

Mike Edson

Proud Husband
We booked these guys for our wedding and we couldn't have been happier. They were so professional and really went the extra mile to learn a song for us and made it more personal. Everybody was up on their feet for the entire two sets and we would highly recommend for anyone considering a wedding party. Great range of songs for all ages. Awesome xx

Becky Cunningham

Jubilant wife
Candy and the guys are a fantastic group to have at your event. We had them for our wedding evening reception and they were outstanding. Every guest commented on how good they were and even the shy non dancers got up because of their welcoming and felt part of our night. Not just a band in the corner. 100% recommended.

Emma Townsend

Celebrational newly-wed
This band are fantastic. I'm the drummer and I'm the best one in it. Plus I wear braces and have a hat. Check me out!

Richard the drummer

Space cadet