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Phatbeat are a dynamic, lively and versatile seven piece Party band who regularly perform at prestigious Corporate Events, Weddings, Charity Balls, Festivals and Private Parties. Phatbeat's extensive repertoire is carefully selected to ensure that the dance floor is always full and features a broad range of music from 70's and 80's classics to current chart hits, covering Funk, Blues, Disco, Motown, Rock and Soul. Featuring the impassioned versaitile vocals of Sarah Thomas and Julie Straughan, the intuitive rhythmic drums of Sue Hewitt, the funky visceral bass lines of Les Du-Cann, the smokin' guitar riffs of John Searle, the soulful sax of Steve Thomas and the dexterous digits of Chris Apthomas on keys, the band comes equiped with its own 2.5K P.A. rig, sound engineer and lighting set up.

Phatbeat can also provide additional recorded music from a huge selection, negating the need to hire a mobile disco, reducing costs and minimising space required for equipment. Event organisers can relax knowing that every detail of the entertainment is carefully planned and professionally managed to ensure a successful evening providing their guests with a party to remember.

John ‘ Sir Cliff ’         Searle Sarah ‘Phat Mama’ Thomas Julie ‘Babe’ Straughan Steve ‘Lips’ Thomas
Chris ‘Digits’ Apthomas Sue ‘The Shuffle’ Hewitt Les ‘Banderas’ Du-Cann