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What we do

We are covers band based in Manchester, who play a lively mixture of current pop-rock & class party tunes.

The AudioPimps’ mission is to pack the songs you love into a slick live performance. Our repertoire is blended from current hits, 90’s floor fillers and classics from previous decades, meaning we can tailor a set-list to your audience. We are easy going, relaxed and 100% professional so they’ll be no pretentiousness or clichéd rock-attitude – guaranteed.

Our performances usually comprise two fourty-five minute sets, but that is flexible and we want to play in the place that best fits the pace of your event. We are happy to fill the gaps around our focal live performance by playing background music of your choice, or for an additional fee we can provide a full DJ service for you to dance the night away. Sound reinforcement for speeches and similar is available on request. Rest assured we only use the highest quality equipment, which is all regularly PAT tested & covered by our public liability insurance, and unlike many bands we’ve refined our set-up to be streamlined and compact, so we’ll be in and rocking with the minimum of fuss.

If you want to ensure that your guests are well entertained and go home praising your event, then the AudioPimps are the band for you

Meet the band

Mike Holness

In a previous incarnation, Mike was assassinated by a gang of music-snobs for being too much like Chesney Hawkes. Yet despite having relived his entire life, he hasn't learned his lesson and still takes on the cheesier end of his vocal duties with a child-like audacity. Aside from singing, he brings his boyish good looks to the stage along with some questionable dance moves and his favourite teddy bear, “Tristram, without whom he won't leave home. When he's not singing, he's often found in supermarkets moving pot noodles to the toiletries aisle.

Jonathan Hargreaves

Jon’s gene line can be directly traced back to bears, hence his predisposition for uprooting saplings and concussing salmon. He plays the bass in the AudioPimps as it is the only instrument chunky enough for him to get his paws round. During daylight hours he is a research and teaching fellow in the Acoustics centre at the University of Salford.

Jonathan Hargreaves

Paul's previous career was based around the manufacture of mittens for Llamas. However when his shop in Cleethorpes proved not to be wholly profitable, he sought another non-Llama-mitten (non-Llitten) related activity. Then one day while walking in the woods he stumbled across the Audiopimps gathering acorns to hide in hollow logs and asked if he could join them. Now a fully-fledged member of the Pimp crew Paul counts among his skills as; playing guitar and having hair.

Dave Trott

Dave is a compulsive liar. He approached us in the guise of a nose flautist but thankfully we saw through to his true ability as a keyboardist of considerable flair. He was once brainwashed by musical instrument manufacturing giant Roland and, despite years of counseling, still unpredictably lapses into bouts of unequivocal praise of their product portfolio. Dave runs his own music school and won’t reveal the chords to anything without a fee.

Andrew Jones

Andy is an anthropological armadillo; he has a very grown up job that involves wearing a suit and looking dour, yet this shelters a fun-loving and child-like interior. He suffers hypnotic trances brought on by proximity to the gyrating bodies of the dance-floor, hence keeps a safe distance behind his drum kit. He just loves to play and has been known to collude in performances of tunes by Anastasia and other unmentionables.

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