"Me and my husband booked this band for our wedding in the West Midlands and OMG they were absolutely incredible!

From the moment I spoke to Candy on the phone she was so full of life and made me so happy and excited like we had known each other for ages and she was just as excited for the wedding as I was.

They got everyone up dancing and enjoying themselves and even the children loved them. People are still talking about them today.

You really did make our wedding day special. Thank you so much, we would definitely recommend to everyone you will not be disappointed! Xxx."

Caroline Sygrove: 26th May 2018: Facebook


Blame it on me (clip) Jan 2018

Thinking Out Loud (clip) Dec 2017

Shake it Off (clip) Jan 2018

Footloose (clip) Dec 2018



Our Current Repertoire

SongWho?When?Style
9 To 5Dolly Parton1980Country Rock
All the Small ThingsBlink-1821999Pop Rock, Punk
Baggy TrousersMadness1980Pop
Ballroom BlitzSweet1974Glam Rock
Basket CaseGreen Day1994Pop Rock, Punk
Blame It On MeGeorge Ezra2014Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Blame It On The BoogieThe Jacksons1977Soul, Disco
Bohemian Like YouThe Dandy Warhols2000Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Bohemian RhapsodyQueen1975Pop Rock, Classic Rock
C'mon EileenDexys Midnight Runners1982Alternative/Indie
Cake By The OceanDNCE2016Pop Rock
Can't Hold UsMacklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton2011Pop
Can't Stop The Feeling!Justin Timberlake2016Pop
Can’t Feel My FaceThe Weeknd2015RnB/Swing
Castle on the HillEd Sheeran2017Pop
Chelsea DaggerFratellis2006Alternative Indie
Crazy in Love/Single ladiesBeyoncé2003RnB/Swing
Dancing In The MoonlightToploader1999Brit Pop, Pop Rock
Does Your Mother KnowABBA1979Europop, Disco
Don't Stop Me NowQueen1978Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Drum n bass medleyVarious2010-2012Dance
Feel My FaceThe Weeknd2015Contemporary R&B
FootlooseKenny Loggins1984Pop Rock
Get LuckyDaft Punk2013Disco, Funk, Electro
Groove Is In The HeartDeee-Lite1990House, Disco
HappyPharrell Williams2013Pop
HeroEnrique Iglesias2001Pop
Hey Soul SisterTrain2009Pop
Hey Ya!OutKast ‎2003Electro, Drum n Bass
Higher And HigherJackie Wilson1967Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Ho HeyLumineers2012Alternative folk
HushKula Shaker1996Pop
I Believe in a Thing Called LoveThe Darkness2003Glam Rock
I Bet You Look Good On The DancefloorArctic Monkeys2005Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
I Predict A RiotKaiser Chiefs ‎2004Indie Rock
Don't Look Back in AngerOasis1995Alternative Indie
I'm a BelieverMonkees/Smashmouth1966Pop Rock
I'm YoursJason Mraz2008Pop
Jailhouse RockElvis Presley / Blues Brothers1957Rock and Roll
Johnny B. GoodeChuck Berry1972Rock & Roll
Land Of 1000 DancesWilson Pickett1966Soul
Le FreakChic1978Disco
Livin' On A PrayerBon Jovi1986Pop Rock
Locked Out of HeavenBruno Mars2012New Wave, Fusion
Love ShackThe B-52's1989New Wave, Synth-pop
Mamma MiaABBA1975Disco
Mr BrightsideThe Killers2003Indie Rock
Mustang SallyThe Commitments1991Soul
Nothing Holding me BackShawn Mmendes2016Pop
Once in a LifetimeTalking Heads1980Pop
ParklifeBlur1994Pop
Pina Colada (Escape)Rupert Holmes1979Pop
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry1976Funk
Proud MaryIke and Tina Turner1971Pop
Rather BeClean Bandit2014Electropop
Reet PetiteJackie Wilson1958Rock
RehabAmy Winehouse2006Pop
Riverboat SongOcean Colour Scene1996Alternative
Rock DJRobbie Williams2000Dance
RocksPrimal Scream1994Indie Rock, Funk
Saw her Standing ThereThe Beatles1963Pop
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire1978Soul, Disco
Sex On FireKings Of Leon2008Country Rock, Indie Rock
Shake A Tail FeatherIke & Tina Turner1969Soul
Shake It OffTaylor Swift2014Pop
She Loves YouThe Beatles1964Rock
She's So LovelyScouting For Girls2007Pop Rock
Should I Stay or Should I GoThe Clash1982Rock/Punk
Shut Up + DanceWalk the Moon2014Indie Rock
Simply The BestTina Turner1991Classic Rock
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)Beyoncé2008RnB/Swing
Summer Of '69Bryan Adams1984Pop Rock
Sweet Child O' MineGuns N' Roses1988Hard Rock
Sweet Soul MusicArthur Conley1967Soul, Funk
Take Me OutFranz Ferdinand2003Indie Rock
Teenage DirtbagWheatus2000Pop Rock
The Ballroom BlitzThe Sweet1973Glam Rock
The SoundThe 19752016Pop
There's Nothing Holdin' Me BackShawn Mendes2017Pop
Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran2014Pop Rock, Vocal
Town Called MaliceThe Jam1982Mod
Going UnderegroundThe Jam1979Rock
Twist and ShoutThe Beatles1963Rock
Uptown Funk!Mark Ronson Feat: Bruno Mars2014Funk, Soul
ValerieAmy Winehouse2007Jazz, Funk
Waiting All NightRudimental Feat. Ella Eyre2013Drum n Bass
You Never Can TellChuck Berry1964Rock and Roll

THE BAND

These are the people who'll be playing for you.
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

      ABOUT US

      (and useful stuff you should know)
      Who, What, When, Where, Why?

      So...here we are. You've made it this far so you might as well read the next bit.

      There are good bands and there are bad bands. We should know - we've been in a few! But you deserve better. You deserve a great band for your wedding reception. A truly special band. You deserve the best wedding band in the West Midlands. But at the risk of sounding like a lager advert, we're pretty certain that not only are we the best wedding band in the West Midlands - we are the best wedding band you'll ever hear anywhere. Yes, that's right!!

      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. We've been playing for years and we're seriously good. We have a massive live sound and we use technology and whizzy stuff 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, which means we don't get lost and we turn up when you ask us to.

      3. Our repertoire changes. A lot. So we might be playing Dizzy Rascal this week, but we might be playing Taylor Swift next week. (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 Candy makes for a poor Yoko. Trust us, 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 they're 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 glitter loving 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

      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.
      • email us on contact@candyandthesound.co.uk fill out the form at the bottom of the page or use the chat icons and show us some love on WhatsApp or Messenger. It's all good smile
      Statistics are always good aren't they. You can prove anything with them!
      297 Performances
      1498 Facebook Followers
      100+ Songs
      500+ Pork based products consumed

      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 is a wicked band! They seriously enjoy the full performance! You party hard and they party harder! Totally on point. They knew when to hold back and let people drink and they knew when time to go all out! We watched them practice, they offered to let us come and see them again if we wanted. They communicated so much to make us feel confident and connected. I am very glad we had Candy and the Sound play at our wedding and I highly recommend them for anybody elses! 5 stars. (From Facebook)

      Richard Rowden

      Speedway Groom
      Oh my days! What an AMAZING band! These guys really brought something special to my birthday party, wouldn't hesitate to use again or to recommend to anyone. 5 stars

      Jo Alders

      Birthday girl
      Band played at joint 50th party for myself & in-laws in Jan. It was an awesome & memorable night with guests of all ages up on the dance floor. My pre-party jitters were completely unnecessary. Thanks to Candy Spangles & the Sound!

      Carol McAteer

      Birthday girl
      Me and my husband booked this band for our wedding and OMG they were absolutely incredible! From the moment I spoke to Candy on the phone she was so full of life and made me so happy and excited, like we had known each other for ages and she was just as excited for the wedding as I was. They got everyone up dancing and enjoying themselves and even the children loved them. People are still talking about them today. You really did make our wedding day special. Thank you so much would definitely recommend to everyone you will not be disappointed! Xxx

      Caroline Sygrove

      Really happy
      Absolutely amazing band. Candy is a fantastic singer and gets everyone up dancing. They played at my son and daughter in-laws wedding and would definitely recommend them

      Helen King

      Proud new in-law
      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
      There's so much buzz about this band that I feel exhausted. Book them now so I can get some rest. Candy and the Sound on Facebook

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      They're freaking me out
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