- Dark Blues -


Wow, what an amazing atmosphere you helped create for our wedding day.
There have been many compliments on the band. You were all unbelievable and what an incredible voice your lead singer has. You certainly got everyone up on their feet in no time at all... you exceeded the good reputation you have.
— Emily and Jonathan

We believe your wedding should be one of the most joyful, memorable days of your life. Whether you're having an intimate ceremony amongst loved ones or a huge celebration, a great wedding takes careful planning, and booking the perfect band is key. We offer a stress-free, professional service, guaranteed to make your special day feel magical. From the all-important first dance to the very last people standing, you can leave it to us to craft the perfect soundtrack to your wedding, that you and all of your guests will remember forever.


Family Parties


Celebrate in style with the UK’s best loved party band

Nothing brings families together like the musical memories they share. Our repertoire spans hundreds of songs across almost every decade and genre, from the roaring 20s and swinging 60s right up to today's charts, to make sure your party really is fun for the whole family.

Our clients love the way we choose each song one by one, based on how much fun their guests are having - by the end we always feel like one of the family! 

Get in touch to book The Dark Blues to celebrate:

  • Birthdays
  • Wedding Anniversaries
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Engagements
  • Retirements
  • Seasonal Events (Christmas, New Years Eve, Easter)
  • Any other excuse for a party!



Corporate Events

A huge thank you for such a great performance.
We thoroughly enjoyed it and thought you were fantastic.
— Rachel Ormiston (Events Executive), The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

How do you create the perfect atmosphere for hard working professionals who want to have a really good time? Book the right band of course! 

Whether it's Bucks County Farmers or the London Symphony Orchestra, our years of experience performing for thousands of diverse clients has taught us that every company is different - but what we all have in common is great music. 

The Dark Blues are known for our exceptionally high standards; the band is lead by Nigel Tully MBE, starring lead singer Annabel Williams (official vocal coach, The X Factor), we've performed several times for HRH The Prince of Wales and were described as "Britain's longest-serving, hardest-working, most frequently-booked party band" by The Guardian. 


The Dark Blues can provide:

  • Top-of-the-range sound rig: JBL speakers, Crown amps, Soundcraft mixing desk, with independent systems for on-stage monitoring and front-of-house audience sound.

  • Two professional road managers

  • All LED lighting rig

  • Pre-recorded mp3 sets for any breaks or bgm; optional live DJ.

  • Full public liability and instrument insurance

  • Everything we need to produce a great show except the electricity supply!

Contact us for more information


Charity Balls


The Dark Blues are exceptionally proud to have been associated with numerous charities over the years. We've performed for a wide range of organisations doing vital work, including Cancer Research, the NSPCC and The Prince's Trust

Our band leader Nigel Tully MBE is also the Executive Chair of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and during his tenure there has raised over £1 million, so we understand just how important fundraising events are to charities, and that the right music at the right time can really help to oil the wheels of generosity!

If you'd like to work with an experienced live band who can craft the perfect evening of entertainment around your fundraising goals, leaving guests with a lasting and memorable impression of the event, get in touch