The Hound Dogs absolutely made the party, they were so brilliant. If you're considering booking them and haven't yet then do it as soon as you can! Thanks guys!”

— Carly Blake, London

Our Story

The Hound Dogs have been honing their musical craft together for over ten years and are all dedicated, full time musicians. We aim to not only entertain you and your guests all night, but also take a little bit of the stress out of your day - we'll take care of everything professionally and with real flair and sparkle.

All members of the band have extensive experience of successfully playing hundreds of weddings, university balls, private parties, charity events, and corporate functions and we're professional and experienced.

On lead vocals is Nigel Thomas - a very talented singer and rhythm guitarist. Something that really makes The Hound Dogs stand out from the crowd is that Nigel has an innate ability to recreate the vocal style, intonation and intricacies of the original song where other singers think it's acceptable to sing their own approximation. It's fair to say that everyone in The Hound Dogs is at the top of their musical game.

We are totally reliable, punctual, polite and smartly dressed. Onstage we're energetic and entertaining - we're all passionate about what we do! The band is fully self contained, providing a professional powered PA, mixing desk and lighting system for any size marquee, hall, or even outside. Throughout your booking you'll have a named member of the band whom you can call any time, and day to answer your questions and ensure you have great communication - we're always happy to speak to you!

Claridges, London

Claridges, London

Our standard set-up is our 'killer five piece band' - but we can easily change our set-up to suit your preference and budget - 

* Solo guitarist and vocals 
* Duo - two acoustic guitars and two vocals (often chosen as an extra afternoon entertainment) 
* Trio - guitar, double bass, percussion and three vocals 
* Classic four piece - two guitars, bass, drums and four vocals. 
* Five piece - this is our standard preferred set-up which adds our great keyboard player, who not only enhances our sonic range but the range of songs we can perform too. Hear him in action with us here. 
* An additional female vocalist - the perfect addition for those sultry soul classics and Amy Winehouse songs, as well as adding backing vocals (and sparkle!) to other songs. 

Feel free to ask about any of these combinations! 

We also offer a professional and versatile DJ service to keep the party going before, between and after our sets. You can choose the songs or style you want and leave it to us to keep the party going into the small hours, requests welcome of course! 

We're energetic and fantastic musicians, we'll have your guests dancing from the first song to the last.
We travel all over the UK and overseas and will normally play 1 x 45 and 1 x 75 minute sets, but are completely flexible in every way - just ask.  

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Although we knew that you would be great, your set totally blew us away and surpassed what we were hoping for.”

— David and Gemma, London

Playing a wedding in Oxford, 2016. Photo by

Playing a wedding in Oxford, 2016. Photo by