The ultimate entertaining, professional and versatile trio for your event...
This line up is a scaled-down version of our flagship band featuring James
Harrison on keys who has musically directed various celebrities from Phillip
Schofield to Britians Got Talent winners Ashleigh & Pudsey. This band also
features Carly Mckee a hugely soulful vocalist who as an equally impressive
CV including many tours with The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Band.
Multi-instrumentalist Tom covers the rhythm department with a mixture of
percussion, electronics, bass and even keys. This helps retain the fuller
sound of The Empire Band making it a popular choice for smaller spaces
Of course as is the way with all Cue Music acts, every element is fully customisable to suit your needs!
Love the Empire vibe but would prefer a bigger set up? Check out The Empire Band for the same band, but on a bigger scale!
Perhaps you need an even smaller line up? Check out The Empire Duo for a very similar feel, with only two people!
Drop us a message here for any Cue Music related queries!
Can you feel the love tonight?
The BEST band in the world!
Phillip Schofield Best known from ITV’s “This Morning”
Your band were AMAZING! It was such a pleasure singing with you guys!! X
Samantha Barks Movie and Theatre Star
James Harrison and the guys are one of the best I’ve ever worked with. Not only are they very talented, they’re such great fun to work with and just great guys… I even got to jam with them in a club after the show one night!
John Altman Best known from BBC’s “EastEnders”
5* Show! Musical Director and stunning pianist James Harrison arguably steals the show. He offers remarkable arrangements and seamless mixes which drive this pace and perfectly produced production
Alex Belfield Celebrity Radio
The band were FANTASTIC! A fantastic highlight of the evening, I had a picture in my head of how the night was going to look and feel, the whole thing pivoted around a quality live music accompaniment, providing a touch of class and hollywood glamour. What was the unexpected bonus for me was the comedy element you brought too! Just perfect!
Paul Szomoru The Sage, Gateshead
Thank you so much. EVERYONE thought you were all absolutely superb. You really brought the evening to life and we can’t thank you enough. Not only did you play such great music, you engaged totally with everyone. Thank you so very much once again.
James Greaves Vice President Global HR Operations at Israel Chemicals
I feel really blessed to have met and worked with James Harrison. He is the ultimate professional and incredibly talented! James is clever at working within budget but always delivers an amazing end product. He’s an enthusiastic, creative, positive spirit and equally impressive on stage or from his studio. The variety, depth and quality of his work is outstanding... and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Phil Gallagher Best known as “Mister Maker” from CBeebies
I can’t thank you enough. Everyone was knocked out with The Playhouse Trio. Amazing playing and you created just the perfect vibe for the party. So many great comments from musicians and regular guests. I’ll definitely get you again at my next wedding!
Stephen Price AKA “Stretch” Musical Director for Jane McDonald
Massive thanks to The Playhouse Trio for entertaining our business lunch at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park last week. We had important guests flying in from all over the globe for this event, and you captured our vision perfectly. A big thanks to you 3 again, we can’t wait to have you back!
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Thank you so so so much for EVERYTHING! You made our night so special. We got so many compliments about you guys, and you were brilliant, as expected.
Mr. And Mrs. James Persono Entertainment
I’ve had such a wonderful fun time with our MD James Harrison. He’s been fantastic and I can’t wait to work with him again!
Joanne Clifton Best known from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing
Incredible. Amazing. What a talented band that work so well together. You were simply awesome. From the beautiful first dance to an impromptu rendition of “Baby Shark” for the kids. The music was great and your kindness involving the children with percussion and then letting them sing on stage with you was incredible and made the day even more special for us. Thanks so much.
Mr. And Mrs. Withnall Wedding Clients
The feedback from Saturday night was great, you were a pleasure to work with and we would recommend you to anyone without a doubt
Events Manager Grosvenor Casino
Just a very brief note to thank everyone in the band for providing such a magnificent musical accompaniment to last nights ceremony. It was upbeat, quirky, humorous, playful and certainly enjoyed by all. Totally appropriate to the evening, the best thing of all is that you all seemed to be enjoying yourselves which was great. I hope that there will be opportunities for us to engage the band at future events and will certainly be recommending you to others.
Sarah Stewart Chief Executive - NGI
Put simply they enjoy what their doing and that enjoyment, being infectious, rubs off on the audience who willingly go along for the riotous ride
Lance Liddle Bebop Spoken Here
When I first met James, I hadn’t sung for 17 years, in public, on stage, so I was absolutely terrified. His calm and great nature gently eased me back into the process, and then on stage we had such fun playing about, doing a bit of ‘Jazzy Joseph’. I’ve watched him in control of an incredible band as our Musical Director and pianist, and thought we’re all in very safe hands. He’s made it a really enjoyable experience!
Phillip Schofield Best known from ITV’s “This Morning”
You all went above and beyond. When people heard ‘dinner background music’ many thought they’d be stuck with a typical boring jazz band for the night, but you soon won the room over, and once everyone was ready to let their hair down, you put on a fantastic show, and had everyone up on their feet! We couldn’t recommend you enough, and hope to see you all again.
Brother Industries Multinational Electronics Company
Thank you so much for making our night so special, and the band were fantastic! Thanks for the great song choices! People have commented on not only how brilliant the performance was but also how lovely you all are. Best wishes and a big thank you from us!