About


About
Hello, we're eQuivalents. We're all about playing awesome tunes and getting you on your feet.  We know audiences have diverse tastes (we certainly do!) so if you come to see us live you can expect rock anthems, pop hits, cult classics, 2 tone, reggae and much more.

Whether you love The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and Daft Punk or you’re more of a Madness, The Specials and Bob Marley lover, eQuivalents won’t disappoint.

We take a great deal of pride in what we do and rehearse and perform regularly. We have experience playing pubs, social clubs, birthday parties, weddings and everything in between.

Typically we play 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute live sets but of course we're flexible. And we can provide a FREE DJ playlist between sets which means non-stop partying!

Any questions? Just drop us a line via the contact form, email us at equivalentsband@gmail.com or call us on 07790433972.

We are:

Athen - keyboards, rhythm guitar, clarinet and backing vocals
Eric - lead vocals, percussion and rhythm guitar
Francesco - bass and backing vocals
Howard - lead guitar and backing vocals
Terry - drums

Hope to see you on the dance floor at one of our gigs soon!

Based in London and happy to travel, eQuivalents are available for weddings, parties and all other events throughout the UK.

Listen


Setlist


This is our current repertoire which we're adding to all the time.

2 4 6 8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band


500 Miles - The Proclaimers


A Message To You Rudy - The Specials


All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks


Baby One More Time - Britney Spears


Baggy Trousers - Madness


Billie Jean - Michael Jackson


Break On Through - The Doors


By the Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers


Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers


Car Wash - Rose Royce


Close To Me - The Cure


Come as you Are - Little Roy version


Common People - Pulp


Crazy - Gnarls Barkley


Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen


Dakota - Stereophonics


Design For Life - Manic Street Preachers


Dirty Old Town - The Pogues


Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis


Don't Stop Me Now - Queen


Disco 2000 - Pulp


Gangsters - The Specials


Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams


Girls and Boys - Blur


Groove is in the Heart - Deee-Lite


Hey Jude - Beatles


Hey Ya - OutKast


High & Dry - Radiohead


Human - Rag'n'Bone Man


I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs


Insomnia - Faithless


I'm A Believer - The Monkees


Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin


Is This Love? - Bob Marley


It Must Be Love - Madness


Jean Genie - David Bowie


Le Freak - Chic

Let's Dance - David Bowie


Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi


London Calling - The Clash


Louie Louie - The Kingsmen


Low Rider - War


Making Plans for Nigel - XTC


Maneater - Hall & Oates


Message In A Bottle - The Police


Mr Brightside - The Killers


My Perfect Cousin - The Undertones


Park Life - Blur

Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO


Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry


Plug In Baby - Muse


Seven Nation Dreams - White Stripes/Eurythmics


Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon


She's Not There - Santana


Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash


Sit Down - James


Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana


Song 2 - Blur

Space Oddity - David Bowie


Special Brew - Bad Manners


Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits


Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams


Superstition - Stevie Wonder


Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand


Take On Me (ska'd up) - A-ha


Teenage Kicks - The Undertones


The Model (ska'd up) - Kraftwerk


The Pretender - Foo Fighters


Three Little Birds - Bob Marley


Under Pressure - Queen


Valerie - Amy Winehouse


Wake Me Up - Avicii


Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello


Where is My Mind - The Pixies


Whisky in the Jar - Thin Lizzy


Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (ska'd up) - The Shirelles


You Really Got Me - The Kinks





SEASONAL:

Auld Lang Syne - traditional


Christmas medley


Fairytale of New York - The Pogues


Last Christmas - Wham

































































































































































Reviews


Gigs


  • 17/11/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, Wood Street, Barnet, UK

Delighted to return to the Black Horse in Barnet. It's always top fun! Don't miss out!

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  • 03/11/2018 09:00 PM
  • White Swan, High Street, Hoddesdon

Fab ye olde pub, we always have a blast here. Recommend you get yourself there and have ye olde blaste too.

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  • 27/10/2018 09:00 PM
  • Kings Arms, Harefield UB9 6BJ

Can't wait to play the Kings Arms again. Lovely old time!

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  • 26/10/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Southern Cross, Watford, UK

Very nice gaff in Watford, Time for those dancing shoes again. Phew!

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  • 20/10/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, Greenford, London

Back at the lovely Black Horse. Hope to see you there :)

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  • 19/10/2018 11:40 AM
  • The Crock of Gold, Ruislip, London

Good old Crock of Gold. We love playing here. Get on down!

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  • 08/09/2018 11:34 AM
  • Private venue

Private venue.

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  • 31/08/2018 10:03 AM
  • The Crock of Gold, 153 High Street, Ruislip, London HA4 8JY

Great place to play, great place to chill, and great place to conquer the dancefloor. See you there!

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  • 25/08/2018 10:00 AM
  • The Dome Bar, 417 St Albans Road, WD24 6PR Watford

HELLOOO WATFOOORD! This one is always a good one. See you there!

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  • 14/07/2018 07:29 PM
  • The White Swan, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8TN

Beautiful pub, top crowd. Come and shake your stuff with eQuivalents!

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  • 07/07/2018 08:30 PM
  • 283 Ballards Lane, London N12 8NR, UK

Get ready for eQuivalents to hit Finchley. You know what to do (hint: it involves your dancing shoes)!

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  • 16/06/2018 09:30 PM
  • 95 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8TN, UK

eQuivalents very much look forward to playing our first time at the White Swan. See you on the dancefloor.

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  • 15/06/2018 08:30 PM
  • Southern Cross Hotel, Langley Road, Watford, UK

We're delighted to have been asked back to this great pub in Watford. Live music is quite new here but it's sure to take off. Lovely atmosphere and plenty of room to dance!

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  • 26/05/2018 09:45 AM
  • The Prince Of Wales, East Barnet

Our guitarist's favourite spot in Barnet. Can't wait to get the crowd going! See you there :)

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  • 25/05/2018 08:30 PM
  • 41-43 Langley Rd, Watford WD17 4PP, UK

eQuivalents do their thing - or thang, if you will - at a new venue (new to us anyway). Your job is to do your thing - or indeed, thang - and get down to that dancefloor. Thong optional.

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  • 12/05/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, Union Street, High Barnet, London EN5 4HY

Delighted to return to the great crowd at the Black Horse.

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  • 06/05/2018 08:00 PM
  • The Elephant Inn, 283 Ballards Lane, London N12 8NR

First time at this North Finchley establishment. Looking forward to it.

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  • 28/04/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Crock of Gold, 153 High Street, Ruislip HA4 8JY

It's time to rock at the Crock.

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  • 21/04/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Royston Club, 12 College Road, Saint Albans AL1 5ND

Can't wait to hit that stage! There's a great big dancefloor so come and do your thing.

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  • 14/04/2018 08:45 PM
  • The Hightown Club, 25 Oxen Rd, Luton LU2 0DZ

We are looking forward to returning to the Hightown Club!

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  • 09/04/2018 02:00 PM
  • Sussex
  • 17/03/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Prince Of Wales, 2 Church Hill Road, East Barnet, London EN4 8TB

St Paddy's knees-up here at the cosy Prince of Wales.

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  • 10/03/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, 92 Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW

eQuivalents are pleased to return to this fine establishment in Barnet. See you there!

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  • 24/02/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Kings Arms, 6 Park Lane, Harefield, Uxbridge UB9 6BJ

Come and have a boogie at this great pub!

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  • 23/02/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Bridge Hotel Western Avenue Greenford, UB6 8ST

Delighted to return to the Bridge. See you there!

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  • 10/02/2018 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, 92 Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW

eQuivalents are pleased to return to this fine establishment in Barnet. See you there!

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  • 03/02/2018 09:30 PM
  • The Crock of Gold, 153 High Street, Ruislip, London HA4 8JY

Looking forward to this! We really like this venue. Bring dancing shoes.

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  • 28/01/2018 01:00 PM
  • Bucks

Private event.

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  • 30/12/2017 09:00 PM
  • Toolans, 866 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 9RH

The dancefloor awaits.

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  • 22/12/2017 09:00 PM
  • The Oaks, West Hyde, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth WD3 9XP

A chance to dance. The hour for boogie power. A night to feel all right, to whirl and twirl, to shake your stuff. Or just to sit and listen if you like :)

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  • 15/12/2017 09:00 PM
  • The Black Horse, 425 Oldfield Ln N, Greenford UB6 0AS

Our first time at the lovely Black Horse in Greenford. Get your boogie shoes on!

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Contact


FAQ


HOW DO I BOOK EQUIVALENTS?
 
Get in touch via the contact form, equivalentsband@gmail.com or phone on 07790433972.
 

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
This varies depending on the location of the venue, event timings and length/number of sets we play. Get in touch with some details and we will give you an instant quote.


WHY SHOULD I BOOK EQUIVALENTS?

There are countless other bands to choose from so why us? We take a great deal of pride in what we do. We rehearse and perform on a regular basis to make absolutely sure we're ready to party with you and your guests!

Of course we love playing all the classics but we also aim to stand out from other bands, playing the occasional unexpected but awesome track. Have a look at our ever-expanding set list. Above all, we are committed to putting on a show that'll have you and your guests on your feet!


IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BOOKING YOU?

We need access to mains power and ideally a performance area 4m wide by 3m deep minimum. Other than that we are self-contained and bring all our own equipment, including LED stage lights and state-of-the-art PA.


WHAT IF THE PERFORMANCE AREA IS NOT ON THE GROUND FLOOR?

That's not a problem though the nearer we can get to the performance area to unload, the easier and quicker the process is for everyone.


DO YOU PLAY OUTSIDE?

Of course!  We love playing outdoors. However for safety reasons we need to be able to keep our equipment dry should the weather turn, and we'll need safe access to a power supply.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND HOW LONG DO YOU TAKE TO SET UP?

Let us know if you have any special requirements. We need roughly 1 hour 15 minutes to load in, set up our equipment and sound check, though this can vary depending on ease of access etc. In any event we always endeavour to set up as efficiently and with as little disruption to you as possible.


DO YOU ALWAYS PLAY THE SAME SONGS?

We sometimes have a set list but we also like to choose songs as we play, reacting to the crowd. Please do tell us your favourite songs from our ever-expanding repertoire. And conversely, if there are any songs you REALLY DON'T want us to play, please let us know!


CAN YOU LEARN TO PLAY MY FAVOURITE SONG?

We love learning new songs and if we're confident we can do your favourite song justice we will play it!


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FINISH PLAYING?

We'll be sad to say goodnight! It takes us roughly 45 minutes to pack down our equipment and leave the premises.


HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?

Ordinarily we split our show into either two sets of 60 minutes or three sets of 40 minutes, but this is entirely adaptable to your requirements.


WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND WHERE ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL?

We are based in London but are more than happy to travel.