Impressions Party Band Set List & Demos

Impressions Set List

How our set lists work

As you’ll see below, the Impressions have played a lot of songs! Of course we don’t play all of these on a regular basis and some have been one-off requests - but hopefully you get a flavour of what we do.

In January each year we select a pool of songs that we focus on for the year - maybe dropping some that we have played too often, reviving old favourites and definitely introducing new chart hits. When booking we are happy to supply you with our current songs and suggest that you don’t vary the set from these too much. The reason is simply that you will get a smoother, fully rehearsed show if we don’t make lots of changes.

The Impressions is a ‘generalist’ party band and offers something for everyone. Hence we don’t sell ourselves as a dedicated act such as ’80’s tribute band’ or a ’70’s disco band’. However, we definitely can emphasise any of the genres we play; so if you love the 80’s we can include extra songs from the big 80’s bands, if you love rock anthems we’ll be adding more Bon Jovi, Journey, Bryan Adams and so on.

Special Requests and First Dances

We are always happy to learn a special request such as your first dance or the birthday girl’s fave song ever! These do not have to be traditional choices - we have performed some pretty unusual songs as first dances including Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls, and Alice Cooper’s ‘Poison’. All we ask is that you give us plenty of notice as the summer season in particular can be very busy.

The Impressions Audio Demo

(note: this is the same as audio on the home page)

Set List

Classic Pop
Brass in Pocket - Pretenders
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Call Me - Blondie
Can’t Get you out of my head - Kylie
Crazy Little Thing - Queen
Dance The Night Away - Mavericks
Don’t get me Wrong - Pretenders
Hard Days Night - Beatles
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
Love Shack - B52’s
Man I Feel like a Woman - Shania Twain
Message in a Bottle - Police
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
One Way or Another - Blondie
Relight My Fire - Take That
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Saw her Standing There - Beatles
Summer Nights - Grease
Time of My life - Dirty Dancing
Valerie - Amy Winehouse / Mark Ronson
When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams/Mel C
You’re the One that I want - Grease
500 Miles - The proclaimers
1999 - Prince

Soul / Motown / R&B
Forget You - Ce Lo Green
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good - James Brown
Knock on Wood - Various
Locomotion - Little Eva
Mustang Sally - Various
My Guy - Mari Wilson
Soul man - James Brown
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
TailFeather - Blues Brothers
Think - Aretha Franklin

Contemporary & Classic Club
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Groovejet - Spiller & Sophie Bextor
Hung Up - Madonna
Lady Hear Me Tonight (Modjo)
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Only Girl in the World - Rihanna
Price Tag - Jessie J
You've Got the Love - Florence & TM

Classic Disco (70's / 80's)
Boogie Oogie Oogie - Taste of Honey
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Dancing Queen – Abba
Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band
Gimme Gimme Gimme - Abba
Good Times - Chic
Le Freak - Chic
Mamma Mia - Abba
Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Night To Remember - Shalamar
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Stop to Love - Luther Vandross

Rock n Roll
Get Back - Beatles
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Rock around the Clock - Bill Hayley
Route 66 - Various
Walk of life - Dire Straight

Rock Anthems
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
All Right Now - Free
Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
Brown Sugar - Stones
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Don’t You Forget about Me - Simple Minds
Honky Tonk Women - Stones
Heaven is a Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr Brightside - Killers
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Shot Through The Heart - Bon Jovi
Somebody Told Me - Killers
Summer of 69 - Bryam Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynnard Synnard
Step On - Happy Mondays
Times Like these - Foo Fighters

Amazed - Lonestar
Angels - Robbie Williams
At Last - Etta James
Cry Me Out - Pixie Lott
Easy - Lionel Richie
From this Moment - Shania Twain
Hold On - Michael Buble
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Thank You - Dido
The Look of Love - B. Baccarach
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Rule the World - Take That (theme from Enchanted)
Run – Cars / Leona Lewis
Thank You - Dido
Nights in White Satin - Moody blues


Boughton Cricket Club, Mount Ephraim, Faversham
10 years of you lot at our annual fundraiser - and we wouldn't have any other band! Fantastic night as ever. Thank you once again.
Stella and Jim, Ashford
We just wanted to say a huge thanks for last night, your band were great and everyone really enjoyed themselves including us. Can you pass on our thanks to the other members of the band. Thanks for a great night and being accommodating to our time delays
Regards Alison (bride's mum) Maison Dieu, Dover
I want to thank you for your wonderful performance at Annabel and Craig's wedding. Great choice of music - had everyone up and dancing and your version of "At Last" was brilliant. Many of the guests commented on how good you were and Annabel and Craig were thrilled.