Wedding music set list

Wedding music should include songs for you, me – everybody – and the SouthWest set list does just that, with classic tracks that will get you and your guests on the dance floor and keep you there all night. There’s rock, pop, soul, funk, disco and some that don’t fit into any box. Given a little time, the band will also happily add something special just for you.

Here’s the base set list we used for 2016, although we will be adding some excellent new tracks over the next few months:

Wedding music dance party

In the midnight hour (The Commitments)

I’m a believer (The Monkees)

Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)

Proud Mary (Credence Clearwater Revival)

Stuck in the middle with you (Stealers Wheel)

Live wedding music with SouthWest

Wedding music by SouthWest – always a great night!

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Walking By Myself (Gary Moore)

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Day Tripper (The Beatles)

Alright (SupergrassSee some video Hear a clip

Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Route 66 (The Rolling Stones)

Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Another one bites the dust (Queen)

Good times (Chic)

Let’s Dance (David Bowie)

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Honky Tonk Woman (The Rolling Stones)

Misirlou (Pulp Fiction)

I Saw Her Standing There (The BeatlesSee a video from 2015


The SouthWest set is a serious crowd pleaser.

Hotel California (The Eagles)

Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)

Modern Love (David Bowie)

You Can’t Hurry Love (Phil Collins)

Lust for Life (Iggy Pop)

Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle)

Long train running (The Doobie Brothers)

Mustang Sally (The Commitments)

These boots are made for walking (Nancy Sinatra)

Kiss (Tom Jones) 2016 party video

Sex bomb (Tom Jones)

Purple Rain (Aynsley Lister)

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)

Don’t stop me now (Queen)

Are you gonna go my way? (Lenny Kravitz)

Take me to the river (The Commitments)

Get Back (The Beatles)

Lady Madonna (The Beatles)

Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)

Bad case of loving you (Robert Palmer)

All Right Now (Free)

New songs for 2017

Jump (Van Halen)

Message in a bottle (The Police)

Locked out of heaven (Bruno Mars)

Walk this way (Aerosmith)

Break on through (The Doors)

Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)

Girls just wanna have fun (Robert Hazard)

Love me again (John Newman)

Shut up and dance (Walk the moon)

More songs in the bag

We typically play around 40 songs during a wedding. But it’s always good to have a few more in your back pocket for encores. Here are some we’ve kept performance-ready for the last couple of years.

Heard it through the grapevine (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)

Sex on Fire (Kings Of Leon)

Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Jumping Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)

Smoke on the water (Deep Purple)

Sympathy For The Devil (The Rolling Stones)

Have A Nice Day (Stereophonics)

It’s not unusual (Tom Jones)

Come Together (The Beatles)

The Joker (Steve Miller Band)

Adventure of a lifetime (Coldplay)

Clocks (Coldplay)

Girls Got Rhythm (AC/DC)

Highway to hell (AC/DC)

Seven Nation Army (Ben L’Oncle Soul)


Would you like piano with that?

When you book the band for the evening party, you can add up to 90 minutes of solo piano to be played during the ceremony, drinks, or the meal. SouthWest keyboard player, Alex, has an entirely separate set list for just this occasion, including tracks by Norah Jones, Ed Sheeran, Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and others. Plus film and TV themes, some Elton John, some Beatles, a Seal – essentially, many of the best piano tunes ever written – with some excellent guitar pieces adapted for piano thrown in for good measure. Alex will also be adding a bunch of massive jazz standards over the winter…

If you would like to take up the piano option, let the band know on the form below.