5 to 10 piece band
Fantastic' is the word most often used to describe Sahara.
This outstanding 5-10 piece function band fronted by charismatic entertainer and vocalist, Debbie Boyd, is one of the busiest, most popular and versatile bands in the UK. Sahara have played for Jaguar, Lloyds TSB, Harrods, Ferrari Owners Club, Land Rover and Powergen (among others) as well as countless weddings and private parties.
Don't just take our word for it, read Sahara's testimonials below!
Sahara’s wide repertoire recreates the sounds of 60’s soul legends (Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to name just three) right through to the modern pop icons of today including Anastacia, Shania Twain and Christina Aguilera.
Sahara’s set also encompasses music from the 70’s disco era with all time favourites including “Play That Funky Music”, “Carwash”, “Disco Inferno” and “Boogie Nights” as well offering an excellent party mix of 80’s material including hits by Madonna, Blondie, Wham, Duran Duran and many others. Sahara also offers a great selection of swing favourites including "Moondance", "Fly Me To The Moon" and "In The Mood". Specialist theme nights, or combinations can be easily accommodated with advance notification, otherwise a general party mix will be selected to suit a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and musical tastes.
The band plays extensively throughout the UK and abroad for every type of venue and event from military camps to university balls, private and corporate functions, theatre and cabaret venues, holiday camps and cruise lines.
Sahara and its members have also had the great pleasure of performing with legends such as The Average White Band, The Foundations, Limahl (Kajagoogoo), Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce) and Bonnie Langford.
Sahara’s corporate clients include, among others, Harrods (2003 Christmas Launch), Lakeside Shopping Centre Relaunch, Jaguar and Range Rover long service awards at Birmingham NEC, Linford Hall (Grand Summer Ball), Amec, PCS, Norfolk County Council, The Young Conservatives, Highway Emergency Services, Ministry Of Defence (MOD), various golf clubs, Brittany Ferries, P&O Cruiselines, University of East Anglia.
Sahara’s sound is another of their many strengths, it will fill the dance floor whatever the occasion! Be prepared for a night of explosive atmosphere and fantastic music…
“I would just like to pass on PCS thanks to the Sahara Band who were excellent and got everyone on the dance floor. We would highly recommend them.” [Corporate Christmas Party]
“To Sahara, TOP NIGHT! Thanks very much. All the best, Neil and Bridget.” [Wedding]
"The best band in 20 years" [Sgt K Shelton, Bovington Camp]
“Outstanding audience participation.” [Cherry Tree Holiday Park, Gt Yarmouth]
Fantastic choice of music for our long serving recipients - Thank you! [Land Rover Long Service Awards, Birmingham NEC]
“You were all fantastic - what a great team to work with - totally awesome. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts at Lakeside today, it was much appreciated by all and well received.” [Lakeside Shopping Centre Relaunch]
“You all entered into the spirit of the occasion and were thoroughly enjoyed by those present for the evening part of the function. Your sound was just right - with quieter music for us to talk over when you were not 'live'. V.V.V. many thanks. Geoffrey Watson (Father of the Bride)” [Wedding]
"Thanks very much for a great gig. It is 0300 and the crowd is still asking for more. Brilliant.”
[Cpt Rogers, Colchester Army Barracks Summer Ball]
“Just a quick note to say thanks loads for doing the music for my wedding a few weekends ago. The music was fantastic and really made the wedding reception, I don't think the dance floor was empty at any time which was great, thanks very much again. Carinna Johnston (Bride)” [Wedding]
"Hello - I had a phone call today from the father of the bride and he was very pleased with you - he wanted me to know and to let you know - well done." [Feedback from agent]
“The best band we have used for our balls! We will have them back!” [Jaguar Enthusiasts Club]
“An excellent evening's entertainment, enjoyed by a wide age range.” [Culford School Graduation]
“Good all round performance. Well done and nice people.” [The Assembly House, Norwich]
"Excellent entertainment value!! Fabulous singing. Band members professional in their approach, very pleasant & worth it!!! (Chief Bridesmaid)" [Wedding]
"Hope to see you again in the Summer Season. Thanks again!!!" [RAF Benson]
I am sorry I did not get time to say goodbye to you as I left at 12.30am, you were all fantastic again, everyone here loves the band and the way you are with the guests is just fantastic. So many people were impressed with your voice and the music, they are all saying it was the best party we have had so not bad as this is the 5th year!
The whole band are just fantastic, everyone has commented today on how good they are, they mix with the audience and sing such great songs, I'm very happy to recommend this band.
Comments from Liz, following a corporate event in Bury St Edmunds - 10th Jan 2016.