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ULTIMATE – the function band

Ultimate Band

This international party band is made up of the highest quality professional musicians, who specialise in performing choice party tracks from the wide ranging genres of Funk, Soul, Motown, Rock, Indie, Pop and Disco.

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ULTMATE has a wealth of experience performing at the very highest profile events, including The Labour Party Conference Bournemouth, the Bolsover Castle annual fireworks display Derbyshire (head line act to eight thousand people) and the Perno Ricard weeklong International conference in the south of France. The versatility of the band means that they are not only ideal for corporate events but also for weddings and civil partnerships, university balls, birthday parties and barmitzfers, awards ceremonies, festivals and concerts. They have also proved to be very popular with the British Military, and are engaged by the SAS, RAF and Army on their major events throughout the year.

ULTIMATE is led by Mathew Richardson Bmus (Hons) who is a former scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London. Away from V.I.P. Mathew along with the other members of the band enjoy a varied freelance career working at home and abroad with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Human League, The London Philharmonic Orchestra etc in some of the countries finest concert venues as well as on television, radio and on a number of commercially available recordings.

If you need a band that will have you dancing all night & leave you shouting for more, there can be only one choice…

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The six or eight piece band produces a truly fantastic sound and is perfect as the main evening’s entertainment for any event.

The band will perform for up to a total of two hours of live music, with mixed pre recorded music being played through the PA in the intervals of the band’s performances as standard.


The versatility of the members of ULTIMATE means that they are just as experienced performing Jazz Standards, as they are party tracks.

Dine in style whilst being entertained by the refined sounds of ULTIMATE Jazz. The Trio or Quartet is able to cover a full range of cool Jazz Standards which will add sophistication to any event.

Whether it’s a drinks reception or atmospheric music during dining, ULTIMATE Jazz are happy to meet your exact requirements in order to ensure that your event is a complete success and enjoyed by all.

ULTIMATE - The Function Band AND MORE

In addition to ULTIMATE – The Function Band for your main evening’s entertainment, why not take advantage of the Jazz package as well. Dine in style whilst being entertained by the refined sounds of ULTIMATE Jazz, and then dance the night away whilst being entertained by ULTIMATE – The Function Band

The Jazz & Function Band Package has been specifically created for those clients that wish to book a suite of entertainment but who do not want to have the inconvenience of dealing with an external band and who wish to take advantage of the discounted pricing that can be offered as a result.

ULTIMATE – The Function Band  have performed for numerous corporate clients which include:

Bank of Ireland
Beresford’s Solicitors
Bolsover District Council
Café Royal London
The Chambers of John Hand QC
The Dorchester London
Gonville & Gains College Cambridge
The Grosvenor House Hotel London
Kings College Cambridge
The Labour Party
The Law Society
Lincolnshire showground Hunt Ball
Lloyds TSB
Lowery Hotel Manchester
Morgan Stanley
Perno Ricard France
Price Waterhouse Coopers Charted Accountants
Q Hotels
Repton School
The Royal Bank of Scotland
SIA (Spinal injuries association)
Silverstone Race Track
South Leicestershire College
Virgin Atlantic

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