Tough to Grasp

Available from Β£1150

Tough to Grasp are a three piece West Midlands based professional function band available for wedding receptions, birthday parties and business events UK wide.

Offering an amazing show with 2 hours of rock, indie, pop, soul and more + free DJ.Β  With a 350 song repertoire of instantly recognisable, dance floor friendly classic and contemporary live music.

Tough to Grasp will provide a full PA system and lights and are fully insured.

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Brilliant band and 100% recommend!!! We had them for our wedding in Somerset. Great communication, played all of the type of music we requested, they got everyone up dancing (and laughing with their sense of humour) and it was all done in a professional way. Hope one of our friends uses them in the future so we get to see them again. A big thanks guys! Love, the new Mr and Mrs Powell xxx
Kay and Andrew – wedding reception, Coombe Lodge, Somerset, February 2020

Tough to Grasp band have been doing our Christmas parties for a number of years and they always go down a storm. They really get the crowd going and everyone really enjoys them – looking forward to booking them again this year!
Steve – Christmas party, Marquis of Westminster, London, December 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

We hired Tough to Grasp for our wedding after seeing them play at a friend’s wedding about 5 years ago. Needless to say, we were not disappointed as these guys have really kept their edge, and from start to finish these guys were incredibly professional, really making our reception rock! The music was perfect for our party (including the impromptu instrumental played whilst the bride and bridesmaids did their thing!), and had everyone up and dancing the night away. The guys kept going right up till the end, and were just excellent throughout. Real quality musicians! Would highly recommend, and hope to see you no doubt at other friends weddings in the future πŸ™‚
Ian and Laura – wedding reception, Prescott Hill, Gloucestershire, October, 2019

We booked Tough to Grasp for our wedding at Elmore Court. From the beginning we had excellent communication from the band regarding timings, playlist etc. On the day everything was seamless and we had rave reviews from our guests! They really know how to read the room and kept the dance floor full. Thanks guys πŸ™‚
Jodie and Andy – wedding reception, Elmore Court, Gloucestershire, October 2019

We had Tough to Grasp at our wedding in August 2019. They were fantastic! They sang our chosen songs and then ensured that they had our wedding party up and dancing all night. They were so enthusiastic and attempted to fit in all requests. They were professional and their communication was second to none. We would definitely use them again at any parties or celebrations we have and would highly recommend anyone else to use them too!
Sarah and James – wedding reception, Beedles Lake golf club, Leicester, August 2019

Tough to Grasp performed at our wedding on Friday and were absolutely brilliant. I didn’t stop dancing all night. The sound was fantastic and our guests loved it. Thank you so much to all of you for making our wedding reception the best!
Hayley and Sam – wedding reception, Hadley Park House Hotel, Shropshire, August 2019

Tough to Grasp are an incredible band. We had the best time on the dance floor at our wedding. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!!! Thanks guys, you really were the best.
Charlotte and James – wedding reception, Goldstone Hall, Shropshire, August 2019

Tough to Grasp were amazing!!!! Our dance floor was full every set they played!!! Everyone commented after and said how good they were! The band was great- they even called the day before to run through everything! Would definitely recommend Tough to Grasp.
Claire and George – wedding reception, Tipi, Crewe, Cheshire, July 2019

Absolutely amazing! We hired Tough to Grasp for our wedding last July and they provided outstanding entertainment throughout the evening. They were professional, talented and the perfect band to keep our guests up dancing. Would highly recommend!
Natalie and Dominic – wedding reception, Newton House Barns, Derbyshire, July 2019

We asked Tough to Grasp to play at our wedding almost a year ago-where has that time gone! The band were punctual, extremely professional and made their performance personal to us. We had so many wonderful comments and everyone had an absolutely brilliant time! I highly recommend them as a band to hire for your special occasion! Everyone will be on the dance floor! Kind regards Claire and Rich.
Claire and Richard – wedding reception, Eastington Park, Gloucestershire, June 2019

The lads from Tough to Grasp were a real treat and a memory from our special day that we will never forget, from their contact with us before the day to discuss details and songs etc, to the actual day where they turned up on time and chatted with us before setting up and absolutely tearing the roof off the venue, the dancefloor was constantly busy with happy guests who sang along to their hearts content, I have received so many compliments from our guests re Tough to Grasp and I was quick to recommend them as I will continue to do!! Thank you boys for one hell of a night, you made our day!! I will be forever grateful.
Nick and Kim – wedding reception, Eden wedding barn, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, May 2019

We hired Tough to Grasp to play at our wedding and were not disappointed. They arrived at our venue nice and early (a weight off any bride’s mind!) and from start to finish were incredible. The music quality was fantastic with a great variation and they even learnt our first dance song for us. They even had a personalised sign at the front with our names and date which was very touching and made it seem very personal! Would highly recommend this band for anyone considering these guys for their wedding band!
Claire and Robert – wedding reception, Hackness Grange, Yorkshire, May 2019

Thank you from Leigh and I for helping make our wedding so special. The music was exactly what we had hoped for and more, all our guests thought you guys were brilliant and we think the non-stop dancing spoke for itself. You were totally reliable and professional from the moment we first contacted you.
Malcolm and Leigh – wedding reception, Penyard House, Herefordshire, March 2019

Hats off to Tough to Grasp. They provided a storming set for our wedding, and although we were down to just a few of us at the end (midweek wedding, people gotta work), we had a fantastic evening and the boys rocked it. Many thanks to Tough to Grasp.
Alison and Rob – wedding reception, High Grosvenor, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, February 2019

Tough to Grasp were absolutely perfect for our day. They performed as if they were at a festival, and were very courteous to requests from the more merry guests. The music range, vocals, mix, disco and general approachablness of the guys was amazing.
They made our evening and wedding. Thanks you so much!
Jenny and Ben – wedding reception, New House Farm, Cockermouth, Cumbria, November 2018

From the initial enquiry we felt confident using Tough to Grasp at our wedding. Extremely professional, clearly love what they do and are guaranteed to have your guests up on their feet dancing. Would highly recommend. Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere.
James and Elsa – wedding reception, Ettington Park Hotel, Warwickshire, August 2018

Fantastic band, brilliant musicians and they helped make our special day so memorable! From booking to performing the guys could not be more helpful or accommodating. We had an absolute blast. Thank you soooo much. Would highly recommend and book again. Very talented, professional and entertaining!
Ben and Michelle – wedding reception, The Boathouse, Sutton Coldfield, August 2018

Certainly and easily the best band I’ve ever seen for a wedding party and privileged that they played at my wedding. Hard working, well organised, energetic and a pleasure to communicate with. Thankyou!
Michael and Ffion – wedding reception, De Courceys Manor, Cardiff, August 2018

We were recently very privileged to have these fantastic guys play at our wedding. The guys are extremely talented and kept our guests on their feet all night long. Extra special touch when they sang the song for our first dance. Highly recommend and can’t rate high enough!
Stacey and Marshall – wedding reception, Rainworth village hall, Nottinghamshire, July 2018

Thanks for great night, so many people commented on how good the music and performance was!
Arun Arora – Graduation Ball, Bartle Hall Hotel, Preston, Lancashire, July 2018

We hired Tough to Grasp and they were amazing! Got everyone on the dance floor. They were very flexible fitting in with our venue and timings! So friendly!
Claire and Paran – wedding reception, Gisborough Hall, Yorkshire, May 2018

Areas Covered

  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Bristol
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • Cleveland
  • Cornwall
  • Cumberland
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Durham
  • East Ridings Of Yorkshire
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Isle Of Man
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • London
  • Merseyside
  • Norfolk
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northumberland
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire
  • Somerset
  • South Yorkshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Tyne and Wear
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Wirral
  • Worcestershire
My Sharona
Can't Stop the Feeling
Don't Stop Me Now

Here’s a list of all of the 300+ songs in the TOUGH TO GRASP BAND repertoire. You can pick and mix to suit your tastes – if you don’t see your favourite, just ask!

CHARTS 2010 – 2020

Watermelon sugar – Harry Styles

Dua Lipa – Don’t start now

Miley Cyrus – Midnight sky

Rain on me – Lady Gaga / Ariana Grande

Blinding lights – The Weeknd

Breathin’ – Arianna Grande

Old Town Road – Nas/Billy Ray Cyrus

Shotgun – George Ezra

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Shut Up & Dance – Walk The moon

I will wait – Mumford & Sons

The greatest show – Panic at the disco

Rise – Jonas Blue

Rude – Magic

Blame It On Me – George Ezra

Human – Rag β€˜n’ Bone Man

These days – Take That

Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake

Shake it off – Taylor Swift

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Price Tag – Jessie J

Candy – Robbie Williams

Ollie Murs – Troublemaker

We Are Young – Fun

Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Rolling in the deep – Adele

Cake by the ocean – DNCE

Dance with me – Ollie Murs



Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Teenage dirtbag – Wheatus

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

All The Small Things – Blink 182

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

Kasabian – Fire

I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs

Don’t look back in anger – Oasis

Seven Nation Army – The White Stipes

Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Use somebody – Kings of Leon

Gay bar – Electric six

She moves in her own way – The Kooks

Fix you – Coldplay

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand

Sing – Travis

Somebody told me – The Killers

Last night – The Strokes

Plug in baby – Muse

Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana

Whistle for the choir – The Fratellis

In the morning –Razorlight

You got the love – Florence and the machine

Yellow – Coldplay


1990s / 2000s BEST OF

5ive – Everybody get up

Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader

Learn to fly – Foo Fighters

Give it away – Red hot chilli peppers

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

You oughta know – Alanis Morrisette

Fresh prince of Bel Air – Will Smith

All star – Smash mouth

I’m yours – Jason Mraz

Here comes the hotstepper – Ini Kamoze

Killing me softly – Fugees

I’ll be there for you – The Rembrandts

Angels – Robbie Williams

Praise you – Fatboy Slim

Cigarettes and alcohol – Oasis

Song 2Β  – Blur

Black or white – Michael Jackson

Who do you thnk you are – Spice girls

Rock your body – Justin Timberlake

Can’t get you out of my head – Kylie Minogue

Pokerface – Lady Gaga

Hot in here – Nelly

Get the party started – Pink

Nickelback – Nobody

Greatest day – Take That



Wonderwall – Oasis

Place Your Hands – Reef

Song 2 – Blur

Common People – Pulp

Dakota – Stereophonics

This charming man – The Smiths

There she goes – The Las

Hush – Kula Shaker

Park Life – Blur

Alright – Supergrass

If I had a gun – Noel Gallagher

The Riverboat song – Ocean Colour Scene

Staying out for the summer – Dodgy

A design for life – Manic street preachers

Hey dude – Kula Shaker

I’ve got you – McFly

Connection – Elastica

Girl from Mars – Ash

Chasing rainbows – Shed Seven

Love is the law – The Seahorses

Why does it always rain on me – Travis

Girls and boys – Blur

Don’t look back into the sun – The Libertines

I am the resurrection – The Stone Roses

Trash – Suede


1970s HITS

Ever Fallen In Love – The Buzzocks

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

My Sharona – The Knack

Whole lot of love – Led Zeppelin

Listen to the music – Doobie brothers

Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

Alright Now – Free

Le Freak – Chic

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Highway To Hell – AC/DC

Dancing In The Moonlight – Thin Lizzy

Down in the tube station – The Jam

Long train runnin’ – Doobie brothers

Maggie May – Rod Stewart

One way or another – Blondie

Go your own way – Fleetwood Mac

Gene Genie – David Bowie

20th Century Boy – T Rex

Stuck in the middle – Stealers’ wheel

Don’t stop – Fleetwood Mac

Don’t stop me now – Queen

Play that funky music – Wild cherry

Down down – Status Quo

Slade – Come on feel the noise

Rebel rebel – David Bowie



Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Another one bites the dust – Queen

Satisfaction – The Rolling stones

Are you gonna go my way – Lenny Kravitz

Beautiful day – U2

Gotta be somebody – Nickelback

Can’t buy me love – The Beatles

You Really Got Me – The Kinks

Wild thing – The Troggs

Free falling – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Basket case – Green day

Hound dog – Elvis Presley

Jumpin’ Jack flash – The Rolling stones

Daytripper – The Beatles

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

My generation – The Who

Wild thing – The Troggs

You never can tell – Chuck Berry

All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks

Pinball wizard – The Who

Gimme some lovin’ – The Spencer Davis group

Ace of Spades – Motorhead


1980s MIX

Town Called Malice – The Jam

Freedom – Wham

Should I stay or should I go – The Clash

We built this city – Starship

The power of love – Huey Lewis and the news

I love rock β€˜n’ roll – Joan Jett

You make my dreams come true – Hall and Oates

Got my mind set on you – George Harrison

Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N Roses

Dancing in the dark – Bruce Springsteen

Message In A Bottle – The Police

Fight for your right to party – Beastie Boys

I’m your man – Wham

Hungry like the wolf – Duran Duran

Easy lover – Phil Collins and Philip Bailey

Brass in pocket – The Pretenders

Don’t you want me – Human league

Word up – Cameo

Beat it – Michael Jackson

Friday I’m in love – The Cure

Addicted to love – Robert Palmer

Land down under – Men at work

Tainted love – Soft cell

Hey Mickey – Toni Basil

I’m still standing – Elton John



I Gotta Feelin – Black Eyed Peas

A little respect – Erasure

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Walking on sunshine – Katrina and the waves

Love machine – Girls aloud

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Angel – Shaggy

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

Faith – George Michael

Rock your body – Justin Timberlake

Mamma told me not to come – Stereophonics and Tom Jones

Losing my religion – REM

All night long – Lionel Richie

Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader

Mercy – Duffy

On top of the world – Imagine Dragons

500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Dancing on the ceiling – Lionel Richie

Twist And Shout – The Beatles

Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison

Suspicious minds – Elvis Presley

The Joker – Steve Miller

Country Roads – John Denver

Does your mother know – ABBA

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli



Proud Mary (Rolling on the river) – Tina Turner

You can’t hurry love – Phil Collins

Higher and higher – Jackie Wilson

Sex machine – James Brown

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Respect – Aretha Frankin

Midnight hour – Wilson Pickett

I feel good – James Brown

Soul man – Sam and Dave

Get ready – The Temptations

Signed, sealed, delivered – Stevie Wonder

Three little birds – Bob Marley

Baby I love you way – Big mountain

Sweet soul music – Arthur Conley Jnr

Land of a thousand dances – Wilson Pickett

Hard To Handle – Otis Redding

I heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Band of gold – Freda Payne

Shake a tailfeather – Ray Charles

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Sweetest feeling – Jackie Wilson

My girl – The Temptations

Red red wine – UB40

Walking on the moon – The Police

Everybody – Blues brothers



Just you and I – Tom Walker

All of me – John Legend

Thinking out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Amazed – Lonestar

Better together – Jack Jonson

Rule the world – Take That

Stay with me – Sam Smith

Heaven – Bryan Adams

Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

I’m yours – Jason Mraz

Your Song – Elton John

Days – The Kinks

You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

All you need is love – The Beatles

Lets Stay Together – Al Green

Stand by me – Ben E King

1000 years – Christina Perri

How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding

Weathered – Jack Garratt

Dream catch me – Newton Faulkner

Greatest day – Take That

One – U2

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

All my life – Kaci and Jo Jo

Yellow – Coldplay

Memories – Dean Martin

Nothing else matters – Metallica

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis

Truly madly deeply – Savage Garden

She’s like a star – Taio Cruz

At last – Etta James

Grow old with me – Tom O’Dell

Only love – Ben Howard

Tenerife sea – Ed Sheeran

Let it go – James Bay

The One- Kodaline

Ho hey – Lumineers

Unchained melody – The Righteous brothers

You are the best thing – Ray la Montagne

Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton

Last of the ladies – The Courteeners

Chasing cars – Snow Patrol

Have I told you lately – Van Morrison

Earth angel – Marvin Berry (The song from Back to the Future!)

Need your love so bad – Fleetwood Mac

Time of your life – Green Day

I wanna marry you – Bruno Mars

In my life – The Beatles

The you and me song – The Wannadies

Your love gets sweeter – Finlay Quaye

Never gonna be alone – Nickelback

Better – Tom Baxter

God only knows – The Beach Boys

Stuck on you – Lionel Richie

You got it – Roy Orbison



Galway girl – Steve Earl

Wild rover – The Dubliners

I’ll tell me ma – Shamrock

Fields of Athenry – traditional



Hava Nagila / The Horah

Mazal Tov




You got nothing I want – Cold Chisel

Suicide Blonde – INXS

Something so strong – Crowded House

Scar – Missy Higgins

Working class man – Jimmy Barnes

Victoria – Dance Exponents

Slice of heaven – Dave Dobbyn

Who could it be – Men at work

Live it up – Mental as anything

Back in black – AC/DC

I see red – Split Enz

Black Betty – Spiderrbait

Khe Sahn – Cold Chisel

Bliss – Th’Dudes

April sun in Cuba – Dragon

Sway – Bic Runga

I got you – Split Enz

Need you tonight – INXS

Lydia – Julia Deans

Home again – Shihad

Weather with you – Crowded House

Prisoner of society – The living end

My happiness – Powderfinger

Fade away – Che Fu

I should be so lucky – Kylie Minogue









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