Basher Tate [Covers - various, 6 piece]
Booking "Basher Tate" for my 40th birthday party was the best decision I made. This lively, talented band brought energy and fun to the event and got everyone in the party spirit. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you. Many thanks Becci
Becci LamacraftMonday 23 January 2012
Becci you family & friends made it easy for us - we had a ball. Thanks again for having us - Basher.
Basher Tate have just played for my 40th Birthday party - a truly memorable evening thanks to a fantastic band.
Steve and Faye (singers) come alive on stage and the professional chemistry between them adds something else to the songs we all know and love. The musicians are talented and 'together' and even look like they're enjoying themselves!
Their set is varied, but all popular, and had everyone dancing with renditions of numbers like "I Predict a Riot", "Hot and Cold", and "Love Shack" which were just a few of my favourites.
Guests at the party ranged from 15 to 80 years old and the music was equally popular with all age groups and the dance floor was never empty - a real tribute to a great band.
The second set included blow up guitars for the guests who were encouraged to join in and I have never seen my elderly relatives enjoy themselves so much along with my daughter and her friends pretending to be pop stars! The band were also very accommodating when my family sang "Happy Birthday".
'A band with a difference' was a comment made and I have had several enquiries from guests hoping to book the band for their weddings and I would have no reservations in recommending 'Basher Tate' for any party.
Kathryn SaundersSunday 18 September 2011
Basher Tate recently played at our wedding at Woodbury Park near Exeter and the performance can only be described as phenomenal.
We had approximately 120 guests of all ages at our evening reception and the band's playlist truly catered for all. They also made it very personal to us by kicking off with our chosen number for the first dance, Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars", which the band would have learnt especially for us had they not already know it!
While the first set continued with many classics (too many to name) the second set got a little funkier for the late night party goers. However, because the band proved so popular, the older generations were still there on the dance-floor anyway - and loving it too! (Seeing my Nan having a great time was such a happy experience!) My favourites "Sex on Fire" and "Mr Brightside" caused everyone to jump around.
Adding to the fun the band produced dozens of blow up guitars, which filled the already busy dance-floor, even luring away the folks propping up the bar making everyone feel as though they were part of the band: Mark & I (bride & groom) even jumped up on stage! Everyone was really buzzing.
The only negative was that finally the band had to stop playing, and I was actually a little sad that it was all over.
The musicianship and chemistry of the band was brilliant with Steve's fantastic vocals as good as ever and Faye (a recent addition to the band) bringing even more!
Everyone who came has been talking about the band and commenting on how brilliant they were, without any prompting from us.
Basher Tate - Thank you so much!
Mark & Lucy CollacottThursday 29 September 2011
We had a ball too - great crowd, great party.
Back in August we held a Charity Summer Ball at The Donkey Sanctuary for the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust in Sidmouth. After a long search for the right band we were lucky enough to come across Basher Tate, and wow am I glad we did... We really couldn't have wished for a better band! Not only did they help make our night a huge success, but they are a lovely group of people who do their absolute best to ensure you have the best night possible. Being our first ever event of this type the group were extremely helpful and fitted in around us and the schedule of the evening.
As soon as they started playing their first track the dance floor was jam packed with guests, and it stayed like that throughout the night. I remember looking around and not one person was sat down, I think that says it all really!
Another great thing about this band is their covers list, which includes songs that everyone will know, giving guests a medley of great hits to dance to. And for guests that really want to rock out, they will love the inflatable guitars the band give out later in their performance, which went down a storm.
The fact that they bring all their own PA equipment and sound engineer really helped relieve the stress for us on the night. Literally everything was taken care of, we could just sit back and enjoy.
After the event we received some great feedback from guests, and everyone commented on how fantastic the band was. They really did play a massive part in making our event a huge success and I can't thank them enough for their kindness and amazing cooperation throughout.
I would highly recommend to anyone looking to book this band to do it, we would 110% book them again. If you're looking for a group who will get guests on their feet, play a selection of great songs and are a really nice group to work with then don't look any further, you've just found them!
Thank you Basher Tate for such a magical and memorable night in the beautiful Devon countryside.
From all the team at EST Sidmouth.
EST Sidmouth TeamThursday 3 November 2011
Thanks EST - we hade a great night and really had a blast.
I have just had Basher Tate play at my 40th birthday party. I booked them up straight after seeing them play at a friend's party earlier this year, having had a great night then and watching all around having a great time too, whatever their age, I knew that they would be perfect for my party too.
At my party, I had about 130 guests from 2 years to 90 years and everyone loved the music, ranging from 'Brown Eyed Girl' to 'Back In Black' to 'I like The Way You Move' - there is something for everyone. I have had compliments on the band from absolutely everyone who attended, no matter what age. There were always people on the dance floor from the start to the end, which is always a good sign, singing along and loving the inflatable guitars for the inner rock chick/god in us all!
Comments on the band were such as "As soon as they started playing the first song we went 'Oh my god they are brilliant' and knew we were in for a good night!", "They are probably the best band I've ever heard live" and all the comments contained "brilliant", "fab", "great", "very good", "excellent", "fantastic" and what a great party they thought it was.
The sound was of top quality and well managed, the set-up was all done well in advance so there were no hitches and the whole evening ran smoothly. It was great to see the band looking like they were really enjoying the whole evening too. The music range was perfect for the evening and helped to make the night so special. I wouldn't hesitate to book them for another function and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants 'the best night ever!'.
VanessaSunday 7 November 2010
Well as usual we had a great time at someone else's party ! Thanks for having us. Basher.