The JukeBox Function Band is built on one principle:
With this in mind, we are working extremely hard to build our reputation of being the best, brightest and hardest working up-and-coming function band on the circuit! Every member of JukeBox loves what they do and we believe this shows in our professionalism and stunning live shows.
Lead Vocals / The Voice
Favourite song: All I do (Is Think About You) - Stevie Wonder
Favourite song we play live: P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Emma Barney is quite simply - The Voice of JukeBox. One of our most frequent comments from clients and their friends is about the sheer stunning vocal ability the she possesses, and JukeBox feel very privileged to have her on board. Emma genuinely loves all styles of music: Coldplay, Phil Collins, Justin Timberlake, Aretha and Stevie Wonder to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers... (oh, and Disney), this girl is just about as electric as it gets,
Emma has sung in venues such as the Albert Hall and Southanpton's St Marys stadium and alongside artists such as Lemar and JLS. On top of this, she has been singing at weddings regularly since the age of 13. You will agree when you see her, that this makes her the perfect singer at your wedding or party. The girl simply knows how to make a good gig great!
My favourite part of a wedding is to be trusted to sing the bride and grooms first dance as man and wife, and seeing them enjoy it from the best view in the building, you can't help but feel honoured with the responsibility.
Lead Guitar / Male lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Client Liaison
Favourite song: To be with you – Mr Big
Favourite song we play live: Disco 2000
Carl has been a full-time, highly sought after guitar teacher in Norfolk and now in Surrey for the past 10 years. When Carl put together the JukeBox when he turned up in Guildford, his plan was to make a more spectacular wedding band than the normal "turn up and run off a few tunes" prototype. He still takes absolute joy in planning to make every show more extravagant than the last.
His main passion in music is pretty much anything guitar based such as John Mayer, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton and Guns n Roses but over the last few years has grown especially fond of all things Mo-town and Stax.
Carl is also the Bands Musical Director and Client Liaison and prides himself on trying to make sure that he knows exactly what the customer wants, and then making sure they get their way!
Keyboards / Backing Vocals / Band Liason
Favourite song: Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
Favourite song we play live: Final Countdown – Europe
Ross is JukBox's 'man of the world', having played on virtually every continent in his musical career.
Ross enjoys funky motown and keyboard lines, is a ferocious keys solo-er but also loves nothing more than playing some good old rock. If you're lucky, he may just get out his Key'tar on special occasions!
Ross pulls double duty as not only the keyboard player but also as the Band Liasion and set list finaliser. It is he that makes sure the musicians know exactly what they are doing and at what time to keep the JukeBox machine running perfectly and efficiently.
Drummer / Backing Vocals / (singer of Parklife)
Favourite song: Something Beautiful - Nathaniel Rateliff
Favourite song we play live: Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Tom is the newest member of Jukebox. After having started in early July 2015.
Having always wanted to pursue music, Tom moved to the UK at the age of 18 to study and has gained a wide range of experience throughout his time here.
Tom loves nothing more than making the music sound & feel good. Not just for us (we gotta our fun too) but for everyone. If we can get you up on your feet and dancing, you’ll be seeing a smile on Tom’s face whilst Jukebox are in full swing of their performance.
Tom has had the privilege of performing at the Olympic Torch Opening Ceremony at Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey with the ACM Student Band.
During his studies, Tom was involved in a Blues Project where was lucky enough to record an EP at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios
Bass Player / Backing Vocals
Favourite song: What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
Favourite song we play live: September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Ben brings the low end to the party and delivers the groovy bass-lines that are sure to get people up and dancing all night. With an array of effects and even a retro synth-bass at his disposal, no song is a match for the man raised in Switzerland.
He also provides the DJ music between our sets, carefully picking all the right songs to keep everyone on the dance floor throughout the night. As well as earning a Degree in Professional Music Performance Ben has also had a wealth of experience in the field having performed at countless gigs & festivals with both original and tribute bands over the past decade.
Along with this, we also keep stand-in musicians regularly updated and rehearsed in case of any emergency that may require us to send in a ‘Dep’ musician. In doing this, we are giving you a 100% Guarantee that the event will go ahead with the JukeBox, but also with all the same energy and very high standard that we set with our core musicians.
JukeBox frequently play weddings, corporate events and private parties all over Hampshire, Surrey, London and beyond. If you think JukeBox are the band you want for your event - whether it is the other side of the UK, or even abroad - then get in contact with the band to discuss your requirements.