The Upper Hand offer a cool and contemporary style of indie-folk-rock performance, bringing an authentic atmosphere to any rustic themed event.


The perfect live music for your festival wedding or party in Cambridgeshire. 


4-piece with Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Saxophone, Bass & Drums

Set list includes

Bastille, Mumford & Sons, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Drake, John Mayer, Aloe Blacc, Sublime, Arctic Monkeys, Swedish House Mafia, Kooks, Gorillaz, Foo Fighters, Tracy Chapman

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Will takes centre stage with his soaring lead vocals and guitar, along with a band of talented multi-instrumentalists comprising of Charlie on bass, Jamie on drums and Mike on keys, sax and lead guitar.


As a full time musician, Will has toured the UK and Europe with his own band, including performances at The Secret Garden Party and Radio 1 Big Weekend. Mike and Jamie have played alongside Will at many of these gigs, so if you want experienced festival performers who can create that laid back yet lively feel, then these guys know what they are doing!

Alongside Charlie who is a seasoned professional performer, this band is the perfect choice for those who want the party without the cheese.

​Our musicians venue experience: The Granary Estates, Bassmead Manor Barns, The Willow Tree Bourn, The Cambridge Tent Company, Rectory Farm, Jesus College, Madingley Hall, Swynford Manor, Parkland Quendon Hotel, Sopwell House, Southfarm, The Secret Garden Party, Boardmasters, Radio 1 Big Weekend, Home Farm Fest, The Junction Cambridge, The Stables Milton Keynes, Birdland Hamburg, Knust Hamburg, Center Parcs, Jesus College, Girton College.

So what do you get music-wise with The Upper Hand? Pure festival vibes! No backing tracks and no clichés, The Upper Hand play a selection of folk, rock, indie, pop with a few modern takes on the party classics thrown into the mix.

These musicians have combined their personal experience of playing at a variety of festivals (in a variety of weather!), with their professionalism and passion for good live music. If you want a party with a festival feel, this is the band to choose.

Want to hear the band before you book? No problem, just let us know and we will arrange for you to drop in to have a listen and say hi during one of their rehearsals at Rhinocorn Studio.

Like The Upper Hand but can’t accommodate a 4-piece? 


The Upper Hand perform as a duo with vocals, guitar, keys and sax. Will and Mike have toured the UK as a duo and can guarantee a full sound and lively performance.

Full band price - from £1,358

Acoustic duo price -from £875

We ask for a 20% deposit to secure your date, you can then choose to settle the remaining amount at the time of performance or spread the cost over 3, 6 or 10 months with our payment plan

For more information see our FAQs


'We had The Upper Hand play for our Summer work day out and they were fantastic! The band were really easy to deal with in the run up to the event, and on the day they were a real hit. They came early to set up and then did two sets for us.


Each set was ideal and the songs they choose really matched with what the crowd wanted to hear. Everyone loved the tunes and the range of instruments made them stand out and make an impact. Highly recommended!'


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