You guys were amazing...thank you so much for being part of it...fantastic energetic band!

Rachel, organiser, Christmas Party for 350 people, Carriage Suite, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, December 2019

A massive thank you to you and your brilliant band for performing.

Helen, organiser, corporate event for 175 guests in the Iris Bar of Cloud 23, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, November 2019

It was a pleasure to work with you and the band. You got the UCI Cycling Championships off to a great start and I'll have no hesitation in recommending The Nightjars to any of our clients looking for a dance band.

Brian, organiser, Harrogate Welcomes the World Gala Dinner for 220 people at the Royal Hall, Harrogate, September 2019

Thanks for your awesome effort last night. You [The Nightjars live band] are universally crowned the best band we've had yet at a BESS meeting. Many of the physios commented they've never seen so many surgeons up dancing.

Simon, part of the organising team for a dinner dance for 450 delegates at Studio 1, Harrogate Convention Centre, June 2019

We all want to say a massive thank you to you, and your team, for Saturday night. It was fantastic and everyone commented how much they enjoyed the [The Nightjars] band. You made it a great night.

Mel, organiser, corporate private party for 66 people, Crosby Suite, Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, December 2018

Thank you. Our guests loved The Nightjars' live music! You made everything so easy on the run up to the event, created a set list that suited our audience perfectly and rounded off the conference in fabulous style.

Alison, organiser, gala dinner for 380 guests at a national conference for an insurance company, Hall A, Harrogate Convention Centre, October 2018

Thank you, we had a great evening and specifically everyone really enjoyed the [Nightjars] band.

Geoff, business owner/organiser of a company event for 105 people at Crafthouse Restaurant Leeds (, March 2018

Thank you for another fab night! Fourth year now that we have used The Nightjars and every year they do us proud! Nothing is too much trouble and I can't thank the band enough!

Dawn, organiser, awards evening for a corporate organisation, The Principal York hotel, January 2018

Thank you. The Nightjars were brilliant and it was great to see so many people on the dance floor.

Nikki, organiser, Christmas Party for 120 people for a corporate client in the Churchill Room at the Crown Hotel (, Harrogate, December 2017

A huge thank you. Had loads of great feedback about The Nightjars [live band] today, everyone's been raving about your performance. Many thanks for your part in making the night such a success.

Will, Company 20th anniversary celebration party for 130 people at The Tetley (, Leeds, September 2017

Thanks again for a great evening. Your choice of music and your professional performance was much appreciated by all. You finished off the week for us perfectly.

Matthew, organiser, Sheep Veterinary Society International Meeting Gala Dinner, Old Swan Hotel Harrogate, May 2017

What a great night it was, the feedback has been excellent, everyone made a point of saying how great the band were. You created such a great atmosphere.

Nick, company sourcing & product management event at Cottons Hotel and Spa Hotel, Knutsford, March 2017

Thank you for making it special for us!

Dawn, organiser, awards evening for a corporate organisation, The Principal York, January 2017

Thank you. We had a fantastic night and you were all awesome.

Julie, organiser, black tie dinner dance for a corporate company, Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, December 2015

'Thanks for entertaining us! Perfect as always.'

Dawn, conference organiser for a corporate client for which The Nightjars performed live intros and outros for awards, relaxing live-lounge during dinner followed by live music-to-dance-to set in the Events Centre of, January 2016, The Nightjars performing for Metropolis Events at a Pets At Home charity ball at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, November 2015

You are a great band and a great bunch of people!

David, Awards Evening for corporate company, Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds, June 2015

Thank you very much for entertaining our guests last night. You were all fabulous. Thank you also for being so professional and accommodating. You are all so very talented and a pleasure to watch and listen to.

Ruth, organiser, 25th Anniversary Ball for a corporate company, Ballroom in, June 2015

You were absolutely fabulous again - everyone had a great night.

Dawn, organiser for a corporate awards dinner at the Royal York Hotel, January 2015

"Everyone loved last night, people are genuinely raving about the Nightjars, you guys were awesome. Thank you so much for making our party a huge success."

Sally, organiser of ice and fire themed Christmas party for a corporate company, Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, December 2014

I have had nothing but great feedback from everyone! It was a great night, we were really pleased and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else.

Renu, organiser for a leading corporate law firm’s evening event at the Royal York Hotel ( at which The Nightjars entertained guests with relaxing live-lounge music during dinner, a live music quiz and live music-to-dance-to after dinner, October 2014

From the moment I made an enquiry with the Nightjars I felt confident that our group of 200 were set to have a fantastic evening in the Royal Hall, Harrogate. I received nothing but a professional, enthusiastic and excellent service throughout the whole booking process and also on the night. The performance throughout the evening was exceptional and so many of our guests have commented on how fabulous the band were. The whole package that the Nightjars put together was exactly what we needed, they took the time to understand our needs and created a versatile and entertaining set: from light and easy background music through dinner to get up-off your seat-and-dance-the-night-away music afterwards. I would highly recommend the Nightjars to anyone looking for a fun, lively and talented group of professional musicians. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Hayley, event organiser for Hollywood Glamour themed dinner dance at the Royal Hall Harrogate for a leading direct selling company, September 2014

'Thanks for making our event a fabulous night!'

Dawn, conference organiser for a corporate client for which The Nightjars performed their live music quiz and live music-to-dance-to set in the Events Centre of, July 2014

Fantastic event last night and everyone enjoyed themselves. They were dancing on the stage and shouting for more at the end so I would take it from that it was a great show. Thanks for a great night.

John, Awards Evening for East Coast,, June 2014, photo by

Thank you so much for all your hard work preparing for the Business Awards, and for playing so brilliantly on the night! I have had superb feedback on the evening - slick, well presented, professional, full of atmosphere... and you must share in that praise for a great delivery.

Jean, Editor, Ackrill Media Group, Ackrill Business Awards, Hall D Harrogate International Centre, May 2014

Thank you for putting on a great show. It was an amazing evening and you had loads of guests up and dancing!

Caroline and Diana, organisers, WaterAid Ball 2014, Doubletree Hilton, Milton Keynes, April 2014

Thanks to you and all the band for a fantastic performance. There has been some great feedback.

Matthew, organiser, annual awards evening for corporate client at Leeds United Banqueting Suite, May 2014

The Nightjars 5-piece line-up

Performing both relaxing live-lounge and party sets to-dance-to for a client of  in Venice, September 2013

'You were amazing and really made the party. Never seen so many on the dancefloor and stay there and comment on a great band. Thanks again'

Louise, organiser, 25th anniversary celebration for corporate client and guests, Majestic Hotel Harrogate, September 2013

A big thank you to you all for the amazing performance of your live music quiz last week. The reviews are nothing short of outstanding. You all made the hugest contribution to the success of the networking dinner and I still look back in amazement that you managed to get some of the delegates up dancing!

Sue, conference organiser for professional special interest group,, June 2013

An excellent night and everyone has said how great you all were. Exactly what we wanted.

John, Awards Evening for East Coast,, May 2013

Thank you. I have had fantastic reports from people that the music and dancing were superb.

Jean, Ackrill Media 2013 Business Awards at, April 2013

Thank you! I have never seen our dance floor so full at an event and we have had lots of positive comments about your quiz and music.

Gail, marketing manager for large company, Internal communications event at the Hotel Majestic Harrogate, July 2012

Thank you so much for the business awards. Feedback has been super and everyone has said how much your involvement made for such a great atmosphere. The walk up music was brilliant, and afterwards too.

Jean, Editor, Ackrill Media Group, Ackrill Business Awards, Hall H Harrogate International Centre, March 2012

Thanks to you and the band, and what a band! Totally brill!

Organiser, corporate charity ball at the Queens Hotel Leeds, March 2012

Your band were awesome. You totally brought the house down. Talk about giving it your all.

Organiser, corporate charity ball at, November 2011

"We have had some great feedback on how enjoyable everyone found the [live] music quiz night and how well you played. Our delegates clearly had no idea what to expect, as this is the first time we have run an evening event quite like that, and I think some of them were surprised at how much they enjoyed it."

Chris, Component Obsolescence Group International Ltd, The Royal York Hotel & Events Centre (, June 2011

Our client has provided us with really positive feedback from the Awards Evening so thanks again for a great night - you and the rest of The Nightjars were brilliant.

Catherine,, Company Awards Evening & Dinner Dance, Aagrah Midpoint Suite, Pudsey, May 2011

Thank you so much for your input to the Business Awards. I thought the music during the walk-up, and all evening, was absolutely superb and really added to the atmosphere of the awards. The time you took on rehearsal for the walk-up music particularly absolutely paid off, as it was perfect. Everyone has commented on how much they enjoyed you all playing during the ceremony. I was thrilled with the way the evening went and extremely grateful for all your hard work and your professionalism.

Jean, Ackrill Media Group Business Awards, Harrogate International Centre Hall D, March 2011

Brought back for AfPP2010 by popular demand from our event team, delegates and visitors, The Nightjars never fail to impress AfPP audiences with their incredible energy, amazing repertoire and sheer ability to ensure that no one leaves the dance floor! An absolute delight from start to finish, a pleasure to work with and a GREAT SHOW! We look forward to working together again and on behalf of everyone at AfPP I want to pass on our sincere thanks to the band.

Joanna, Head of Events, The Association For Perioperative Practice The Crown Hotel, October 2010

The Nightjars were really impressive. Feedback from guests to the evening has been extremely positive. To see the reaction to the band (both on the night and since) has been just great.

Gary, Deputy Chief Executive, IRRV Awards Evening, September 2010

Thank you for the live musical entertainment that you provided for us at our recent Northern HR Briefing. The event was a success and once again your entertainment was a huge part of that. The format worked really well with you playing relaxing music during dinner and rounding off the evening with up tempo music to dance to. It was great to see so many people take to the dance floor.

Margaret, Events Coordinator, Northern HR Briefing, Hotel Majestic, Harrogate, September 2010

You never cease to impress us!

Michelle, organiser, Northern Housing Consortium Ball, Gateshead Hilton, September 2010

We received excellent feedback about the evening entertainment you provided. Thank you for helping make the event really successful.

Jacqui, Training and Events Development Officer, Northern Housing Consortium Limited, Blackpool Hilton, June 2010

Thank you so much for a great evening of entertainment at the British Nuclear Medicine Society 2010 Awards Dinner. The whole evening, from the awards ceremony, to the live background music during dinner and the live dance music afterwards was spot on. We had great feed back from our guests.

Charlotte,, Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, April 2010

Thank you very much for your contribution. I have received so many messages today saying how much people had enjoyed the awards last night - and particularly the music, which was great and really added to the atmosphere.

Jean, Editor, Ackrill Media Group, Harrogate Business Awards, Harrogate International Centre Hall D, March 2010.

Thanks to you and the band for a brilliant performance in Berlin. You pulled a great set out of the bag as usual and my client was extremely happy with the evening.

Ian, Director, Meistersaal, Berlin, January 2010

Thank you once again for making it a fabulous evening and please pass on my thanks to the rest of The Nightjars.

Joanne, organiser, Begbies Traynor office party, The Foundry Wine Bar, January 2010

Thank you to you all for making Friday such a great night. All comments received back regarding the band have been positive - all thought the music was brilliant.

Rebecca, Organiser, Turner & Townsend Christmas Party during which The Nightjars played during-dinner background and after-dinner dance sets.Royal Hall, Harrogate, December 2009.

Many thanks again to you. Your live music during and after dinner was just right for our awards evening.

Margaret, Organiser, LGYH Making a Difference Awards, Royal Armouries, November 2009

The Nightjars were great! Good feedback from all.

Joanna, Organiser, AfPP Conference, Crown Hotel Harrogate, October 2009

As always The Nightjars were very popular and we had to clear the dance floor at 1am to get folk off to bed!

John, Director,, Infection Prevention 09, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

"I’ve had some brilliant feedback about the band and the live music quiz was definitely one of the highlights - something different but great fun!"

Katy, Event Organiser, Benenden Healthcare Society Conference, Royal York Hotel, August 2009

"The Nightjars were as always fantastic, they really made the evening go with a swing and the feedback I received from staff and guests was very complimentary."

Carol, Faithful+Gould, Royal Armouries, January 2009

Norrey, Mike & Jonti playing during dinner for LGYH Awards.

Harrogate International Centre, November 2008

The Nightjars 7-piece band performing at the BOSF Conference

Grand Hotel Brighton, September 2008

Jonti, Lisa & Mike performing during the United Drug Gala dinner

Hotel Arts Barcelona, February 2008

Thanks for a great night again, the dance floor was packed!

Sarah, Events Coordinator, HBOS Conference dinner, Birmingham ICC, January 2008

Your entertainment was a huge success with delegates and feedback has been extremely positive.

Margaret, Organiser, Northern HR Briefing, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, September 2007

What a fantastic night! The feedback has been great. Thank you so much.

Dina, Organiser, British Orthodontic Conference, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, September 2007

Thanks for a brilliant performance at our conference and dinner. We won’t hesitate to book you again or recommend you to anyone who needs quality entertainment

Trevor, Group Auto Union UK & Ireland Ltd, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, September 2007

Thanks so much for doing such a great job on Saturday. The crowd loved your band!

Sandra, MD Scotland Unlimited, BIFM Scotland Region Annual Grand Ball organised by FMevents (a division of Scotland Unlimited), Radisson SAS, Glasgow, September 2007

We have just had our post-ball wash up session and everyone was raving about how good you guys were! Thanks

Tracy, Organiser, NHC Summer Ball, Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, August 2007

...a big thank you...all of our guests commented on what a wonderful evening it was. The band were superb...

Victoria, ATKINS, BIFM North Ball organised by FMevents (a division of Scotland Unlimited) at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, June 2007, Northern Learning & Development Conference Majestic Hotel, Harrogate. March 2007

I have only received excellent comments and that everyone loved dancing to your tunes...and I would like to extend my thanks to all of the Nightjars for making our party such a success.

Joanne, Committee Member, Rudding Park Hotel & Golf Annual Party, Crown Hotel, Harrogate, March 2007

Thanks for a truly fantastic evening, you were superb. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to clients of the hotel.

Vicky, Events Department Manager, Majestic Hotel Party, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, January 2007, Generate a Fortune Charity Ball, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, November 2006, Northern Personnel Briefing, Majestic Hotel, Sep 2006, CedarOpenAccounts Conference, Alton Towers, Sep 2006, The Nightjars, Newby Hall, July 2006, International Conference Centre Birmingham, January 2006

"The Nightjars were brilliant and made the party really go with a swing. All our staff have been extremely complimentary about the entertainment."

Carol, Organiser, Faithful+Gould New Year Party, Elland Road Banqueting Suite, Leeds, January 2006, HBOS Group Technology Christmas Party, Cedar Court Bradford, Dec 2005

"I have received some really positive comments about the band. You are my first booking for our [next] 10th Anniversary Northern Personnel Briefing."

Mike, LGMB for Yorkshire & Humberside, Northern Personnel Briefing, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, September 2005

"You were great...we've had some fantastic feedback from our guests about the whole evening and about your performance."

Lupka, La Redoute 10th Anniversary Party, Queens Hotel, Leeds. July 2005

"Many thanks indeed to you all for a great performance. Everybody was delighted to see you at the Conference again."

John, Head of Litigation and Dispute Management Leeds, Eversheds, Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire. May 2005

"Many thanks for your professionalism"

Rupert, 77 Entertainment with reference to Reiser UK Christmas Party, Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. December 2004

"The Nightjars contributed greatly to the success of the Christmas party once again. When I circulated the date for this year's function I had a fair number of emails checking that we had the same band booked again!"

Ann, Insurance Brokers Christmas Party, December 2004, Cairn Hotel, Harrogate

" was a great night and the band were fantastic - thank you very much."

Annette, David Wilson Homes (Christmas Party), Majestic Hotel, Harrogate. December 2004

"...thank you and your band for your excellent performance...the feedback I have had from our guests has been fantastic and they have been extremely complimentary about yourselves"

Jacqueline, Corporate Events Manager, National Railway Museum Venue Promotion Dinner Dance.

"Everyone but everyone agrees you really did make the difference in how our team were able to represent the airport throughout the convention."

Bill, Director of Business Development, Manchester Airport

"...they were brilliant, 10/10!"

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why the nightjars?

Whether it’s for your conference, team event, celebrating corporate milestones or any other kind of hospitality, you can rely on The Nightjars to deliver

  • varied and highly entertaining repertoire of popular live music
  • added value live backing for one-off performances by your team (with notice)
  • live walk on/off music for awards ceremonies
  • responsive, professional preparation
  • aligning our repertoire to suit your theme/audience

what we provide

  • great live band to entertain
  • very high quality sound system & stage lighting or collaboration with your production partner if preferred
  • pre-recorded DJ sets to suit in between our live sets