West-Beat Band - When we (Rip-it Encore) are unavailable, you can rely on the talents of the rock / pop band "West-Beat" to entertain your guests.

West-Beat is the Dordogne’s leading 5-piece live wedding band. With an unbeatable five-hour our repertoire of dance floor-filling songs, superb musicians fronted by an outstanding British vocalist, a sound and light system for venues of all sizes, and plenty of party tricks, this is the band you’ve been looking for. The band will travel all over France and beyond.

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Driving the sound of West-Beat is the rhythm section of Thierry (on bass) and Gérard (drums). Two of the loveliest people you could want to meet, they have played together for over 30 years in a musical marriage that’s included touring rock bands, traditional folk bands, soul bands and many more. But both admit that West-Beat is “the one”. They bring a genuine love of performance and incredible stamina to West-Beat – ideal in a band that often plays encores of over an hour.

Listen to their demo and decide for yourself.

Your wedding music our repertoire should include songs for you, me – everybody! West-Beat have spent years developing and refining a repertoire that gets people on the dance floor and keeps them there. Book the band and you can look forward to three or more hours of hit songs from the 60s to today.

Here is most of the current our repertoire – with several new songs being added during the winter of 2015. Imagine the lights, smoke, banter, audience participation and more, and you will realise why west-Beat is one of the most-booked wedding and function bands in the area.

Services offered:

These artists offer to accompany you musically during the different moments of your day:
• Music for the ceremony
• Music for the cocktail
• Music for dancing
• Animation

Services included in the package :
Musical Instruments / Sound / Lights.
Opportunity to use the PA for later hours.

Package 1. 3 hours, from 20h30 to 00h00 with a 30-min break: €1,750

Package 2. 3.5 hours, from 21h00 to 01h00 with a 30-min break €1,950

Package 3. As Package 1 with 90-mins piano: €2,000

Package 4. As Package 2 with 90-mins piano: €2,200

Plus travel costs from Belves, France and overnight for 5 musicians.

Solo - From Ceremony, aperitif through to 5-piece band dinner and dance.

To sum it up... You can hire West-Beat as the band for your party, wedding ceremony, aperitif / Champagne reception / cocktail through to dinner and dance. These different options are priced individually, but we can tweak and mix 'n' match to find a solution that suits you and your budget. Contact us for details, availability and prices.

They are based in the Dordogne in the south west of France, but can travel to any part of the country and beyond to perform at your event or wedding.