About the Band
One of the busiest cover bands in the West Midlands, as experienced musicians Candy Spangles and the Green Oyster Band have been entertaining people with live entertainment for years. Formed in 2009, the band have a reputation as a live band with one of the best wedding singers in the region.
As a live band, the group play a range of the best-loved and most requested songs in weddings, parties and functions across the West Midlands from bands like the Beatles, Abba, Guns & Roses and Queen to Cee Lo Green, Chuck Berry, James Brown and Jessie J. Music from the 1950's to the present day:
All bookings come with a laptop Disco, full sound system and lighting.
Candy Spangles is the funkadelic lead singer and has a particular passion for Soul, Funk and Motown, but her wide and strong vocal range means she can effortlessly sing anything from Bruno Mars to Guns and Roses.
Naturally energetic and bubbly, she never stays still and typically ends up in the audience, surrounded by a group of people all singing and dancing along.
(You also might have heard her singing on some well known recordings by named acts from the West Midlands, but the band are legally not allowed to say who for)
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Jenny is a professional piano tutor and has played extensively across the Midlands in a range of bands and styles.
Pitch perfect, she provides the perfect backing vocals for Candy whilst being able to simultaneously play two keyboards, providing the horn, piano and string parts for many of the tracks the band plays.
When she's not playing or singing in a song, you'll probably notice that she's dancing.
Pete both manages the band and plays bass. He has performed extensively across the UK in a variety of bands and a variety of music styles, from 1950's rock n roll to the Kings of Leon.
Pete works hard to get the bass parts true to the original recording and with Simon forms a rock solid core to the band. He also provides vocal support for Candy and Jenny.
Simon is the true perfectionist in the band and has an extraordinary eye for the detail of the drum parts within a song. His technique and focus helps drive the band forward and works with Pete to provide a foundation for the rest of the music.
Simon has played across Europe and recently toured with Neville Staples 'The Specials' and Selekta
Jonathan has the kind of technical ability that most guitarists would die for. His playing style encompasses both lead and rhythm parts simultaneously and the flashes of speed he displays pay testament to the guitar heroes that he idolises and grew up listening to.
He has played across the UK in a wide variety of bands and styles and is used to people staring open mouthed at him whilst he solos.
The band typically has private bookings many months in advance, so the opportunity for us to play public gigs has been reduced.
But if you'd like to see us play, how about coming along to a rehearsal? You'll get to meet the band, have a chat about how it all works and listen to some songs that we'll play especially for you.
If you like the idea, drop us an email to
and we'll get it arranged.
All our electrical equipment is PAT tested for electrical safety and each member of the band carries Public Liability Insurance to £5 million.
Copies of Certificates are available on request