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The Requesters

About The Requesters

While playing in their popular function band ‘Real Class’, the boys always used to let their audience request the playlist… Now in a brand new twist and with a new name The Requesters - not only can the audience request a song or two - they can sing it with the live band!! Remember the name - The Requesters!
And… the boys will bring along the words on a huge screen so that nobody forgets the lyrics!!

Phil Barrett, Tony Crabtree and Paul Farnell are a trio of the UK's most eminent session musicians.

Bandleader and Musical Director Phil was one of Scandinavia's top record producers during the 80's amassing a wall of silver, gold and platinum discs. Phil plays more than 10 different instruments and is a superb vocalist whose massive range is able to cover pop, swing, rock - even opera...

A child prodigy, Tony was a session drummer in L.A. back in the 80's and playing on many multi-awarded recordings. Tony is also a master of latin percussion, guitar, trumpet and an excellent vocalist to boot.

Paul Farnell on bass guitar and vocals has spent a lot of time playing with some famous names from the 60's - The Easybeats and Herman's Hermits and has played all over the World.​

BOOK The Requesters :

The Requesters PLAYLIST:

  • Whatever you request

The Requesters FAQ:

1 x 30 minute 'warm-up' set (just the band), then 1hr 15 minutes where the audience sings and the band plays.

The artiste will arrive at the pre-agreed time printed on the contract.



The start-time will be pre-agreed and printed on the contract.

The finish-time will be pre-agreed and printed on the contract. 


A secure, private room where the artiste can change and store costumes is required. 


Only if pre-agreed and contracted. This is usually when the arrival time is afternoon and the finish time is late.

Very close-by parking must be provided by the hirer, which must be free of charge.

Payment terms are different for each engagement. They are pre-agreed and contracted at time of booking. 


If you do not have a credit history with us you may be required to pay the artiste's fee in full or in part on making the booking.

You will be informed of any cancellation terms upon booking. These will be printed on the contract. 


Only if pre-arranged at the time of booking. 


Minimum 3 persons.


Yes, but it must be stressed that the artiste is not a DJ and cannot take requests etc. 


Yes, but the artiste reserves the right to cancel the performance should the sound-limiting device be set at an unreasonably low level. In such cases, full payment would still be required. 


Allow 1hr. assuming that entry and access to the stage area is straightforward. 


Allow 30mins. assuming that entry and access to the stage area is straightforward. 

Allow 1hr. assuming that entry and access from the stage to the loading area is straightforward. 

Greater Manchester

Any destination in the UK and Europe subject to any distance travel and accommodation being suitably funded by the hirer. 


Yes. Available from 12 noon to 12 midnight. 


Minimum 6m wide x 4m deep.