By: Helen | January 17, 2018



Can I please take this opportunity to thank you for the entertainment you provided to the 4 Rifles Sjts Mess Christmas Ball.


I have had numerous comments on the quality of entertainment provided on the evening by yourselves and how engaging they were to the audience.


Would you please pass this on to 21st Century Riot whose two sets were excellent, we even managed to get people dancing in the Mess who never dance and frankly don’t even move at times. But such was the quality of the band they generated the atmosphere for individuals to dance and enjoy themselves.


The Commanding Officer has also written to the Mess thanking them all for hosting him and his wife, and has commented on the quality of all the E...

By: Helen | January 17, 2018

Marieke got in touch, having seen the band perform at their friend's wedding earlier in the year, to see if they were available for their own wedding party. Happily they were and we went about planning the day's music. The couple opted for an acoustic duo as the venue wasn't able to have any amplified music at all, and also the first set was performed on their wedding bus! All the wedding guests were treated to a tour of London on Marieke & David's wedding bus and so our duo got everyone in the party mood and singing along whilst seeing the sights.

The remaining sets were performed at The Phene over dinner and then into the evening. A fabulous wedding with a the bus tour making it really unique, an absolute pleasure to be involved in. ...

By: Helen | September 21, 2017

Ellen and Darren had previously seen the band at another wedding and were set on booking them for theirs. Working with Ellen was such a pleasure - one of the most enthusiastic brides before and during the big day. So happy the band lived up to all your expectations and thank you for your lovely words below:

'We had the pleasure of seeing 21st Century Riot perform a while ago, and as soon as we booked our wedding, we knew we had to have you! From the first point of contact, until the very last moment of our wedding reception, you were all so supportive, helpful and professional. Your sound and timing was perfect and the dance floor was packed all night, with all our friends and family absolutely loving the music. I can't tell you how many peo...

By: Helen | June 22, 2017

Image courtesy of We Are The Clarkes

Kate & Peppy got married in April and when searching to hire a wedding band, we (21st Century Riot) were lucky enough to be recommended by their Wedding Planner, Emma (Something Blue).

It was brilliant to work with a couple who were so enthusiastic about the music and gave their time to communicating their thoughts and requests. It makes it so special when we can incorporate the Bride and Groom's personal touches into the music. We are also very, very lucky that Kate & Peppy shared their beautiful photo's, by the fantastic We Are The Clarkes, which tell the story of their wedding day far better than I could....

Here comes the bride...

Kate & Peppy's gorgeous venue, The Ham Yard Hotel, London, featured a stunning roof top terrace wh...

By: Helen | December 15, 2016

Laura & Andy booked 21st Century Riot for their Christmas wedding back in April and we were delighted to work with such a lovely couple. From first contact to the performance on the night it was a pleasure. Thank you for hiring our band for your wedding, and thanks so much for the brilliant review below - it means the world to us that you loved the band...

Hi Helen,

Laura and I just wanted to pass on a massive thanks to Jay and the guys for the fantastic music at our Wedding on Saturday night. Every single guest said the band were the best they has ever heard/seen at a wedding and we couldn't agree more. 

There was something in the play-list for everyone and boy did the party lift off in the second set! From start to finish, both yourself...

By: Helen | November 10, 2016

Ed & Shelley wanted live music to play quite a significant role in their big day and were looking to a hire a wedding band who could provide music during the meal as well as for the evening reception. 21st Century Riot played an early acoustic set to set the relaxed tone during the wedding breakfast followed by 2 full electric sets in the evening. To kick off the evening reception the guys also learnt the couple's first dance, You Are The Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne, which went down brilliantly - great track!! Thanks so much Ed & Shelley for your kind words below, so honored to have played a part in your special day.

Hi Helen,

Thank you so much for getting everything arranged so smoothly for our wedding knees-up last week. Having t...

By: Helen | September 17, 2016

Gemma had previously hired 21st Century Riot for her wedding reception so when her parent's decided to throw an anniversary party she contacted me to book them again. The band actually already had a gig but having worked with so many musicians over the years I offered an alternative line-up of the band. Having seen the demo's Gemma decided to go ahead and from the review below, the guys were a roaring success! 

I'm so happy I was able to help with this one, it's always lovely when client's come back to us. It's also really brilliant when we can help make moments happen and client's sing with the band - this one sounds so special. Thanks for your lovely comments Gemma, fingers crossed for more parties!!

Hey Helen,


Mum and Dad had an amazing ...

By: Helen | September 17, 2016

Dear Helen,

We loved the band and so did all the guests. They kept us on the dance floor and really entertained us. 

They have a real connection when they play and obviously enjoy what they do. I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a fantastic collection of songs played fantastically well!!

Thank you all for making the evening such a success.


Kind regards,

Melanie Eyles. 

By: Helen | September 16, 2016

Looking for a rock / indie band Becs found 21st Century Riot and decided they would be perfect for her wedding. Music was obviously important to this couple and we worked together to come up with a set-list tailored to their requests. It clearly worked, the band had a great time playing for this fabulous crowd! Many thanks for taking the time to write this review Becs, so glad it all went so perfectly and the post wedding blues will fade I promise!!

Hi Helen,


Just got back yesterday and have ultimate wedding blues!


BUT we had the most amazing day and honeymoon - we wouldn’t have changed anything.


Jay and the band were absolutely brilliant - they really got the crowd going and everyone commented on how much they just didn’t want to leav...

By: Helen | September 16, 2016

Simon saw the acoustic version of the band, Riot Unplugged, playing a rare public gig at Sands Bar, Woking and decided they would be perfect for his birthday party. Opting for the full 4 piece electric band the guys went down a storm keeping the party rockin' all night. Many thanks Simon for your kind words below, we're so happy you enjoyed the band.


I just wanted to send a note to pass on my thanks to you and all the “21st Century Riot” guys for making my 50th Party such a night to remember.


From all of your organisation up-front, to the awesome gig that the guys put on on Saturday night – it made my 50th celebration a memorable occasion. Everyone has commented on how good they were – it was very special.


A few have asked for t...