"North East wedding band Laughing Jacks, play a unique client selected set list at every event, featuring both male and female lead vocals."

Follow this link to hear brand new live recordings by the band

Laughing Jacks at Gateshead Marriot, November 2013

Laughing Jacks, top North East wedding band, at The Toma Ball, Gateshead Marriot, November 2013

This photo was taken by Chris White at The Toma Ball: www.iwant2create.co.uk

Laughing Jacks, top North East wedding band, at Woddhill Hall, Otterburn, August 2014

Thanks to facebook.com/amazingphotobooths for this photo, which was taken at David and Claire's recent wedding at Woddhill Hall, Otterburn

New Live Video Footage

The first clip is a montage of five live favourites. The second is the band's full live version of "Forget You" by CeeLo Green. This performance took place in June 2014 at Gosforth Civic Hall for Barbara and Tom's wedding. The sound quality isn't perfect as the band was recorded using only the camera mics, and as usual, the playing and singing was done completely live.

The footage was filmed and edited by Tony Tait of Tait2 Productions.

Watch our Live Video Demo - Hold On

Video still

Please click on the video still to play

This track was recorded live by Julien Batten at Quayside Studios, Newcastle on Sunday 16th January 2011. The video footage was shot by David Nell of Deja Vu Video. The track was recorded completely live with no over dubs or "fixes".

Christmas 2015

The band are pleased to announce that they will be providing live entertainment at three of the region's very best venues this December, more details to follow soon.

Professional Wedding & Function Band

Laughing Jacks are widely regarded as one of the best wedding and function bands in Newcastle and Northumberland. The band has been performing at weddings all over the North East since 1999.

We have well over a thousand satisfied clients - to find out what just some of them have said about the band have a look at our Client Comments page. Laughing Jacks are proud to be on the recommended supplier list of all the most prestigious venues in the North. We have testimonials from some of the best venues in the region that we visit regularly, playing at weddings and functions in Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Yarm, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington, Yorkshire and Harrogate.

This extremely versatile line up play a wide repertoire of rock, pop, soul and swing/ratpack to cater for the varied taste and age range found at weddings, corporate events, parties and restaurants. Unlike most wedding bands in the North East, Laughing Jacks have two highly competent lead vocalists. The male/female combination allows the band to have a more dynamic sound and a broader repertoire of your favourite songs.

Laughing Jacks on Facebook

Laughing Jacks on FacebookLaughing Jacks have now got a Facebook page, where we will be posting some new photos, videos and updates. Please 'like' our page and share it with your friends, especially those who are planning a wedding - comments and questions are welcome!

Starting From Here

Find out about the original song Andrea is often asked to perform at weddings: "Starting From Here", the opening track of her first album "Stormy's Daughter".

About Laughing Jacks

Laughing Jacks is run by husband and wife team Andrea Pattison and Richard Rutherford and always features the very best professional musicians in the region. Read the band members' profiles for more information.

Laughing Jacks home page
Laughing Jacks Repertoire
wedding ceremony music
Laughing Jacks Profiles
Laughing Jacks Gallery
Laughing Jacks Music downloads
starting from here
Dolly Parton Story
Contact Us

Useful Information

For tips on how to select professional entertainers for your Big Day, have a look at Choosing a Wedding Band.

See the Regular Venues we visit.

See the Corporate Clients we've worked for recently.

Read Testimonials from top wedding and corporate function venues.

The band can provide prerecorded Interval Music to be played while the band is not onstage.

Sophisticated entertainment for smaller venues and events: Vocal & Piano Duo.


The band can supply potential clients with a CD containing songs from the various sections of their repertoire. Please ring us for details.

To contact Laughing Jacks, or for more details on bookings, availability and quotations, please ring Richard Rutherford on 0774 3817 177, email laughingjacks@googlemail.com or use our handy Contact Form.

Laughing Jacks have full Public Liability Insurance and Electrical Safety documentation (PAT)

Laughing Jacks Spacer

North East Wedding Band, Newcastle Wedding Band, wedding ceremony singer, North East Function Band, Newcastle Function Band, live music for weddings and functions, Wedding Singers, Live Bands for Weddings, North East Wedding Bands, Newcastle Wedding Ceremony Bands, North East Function Bands, Newcastle Function Bands, wedding music, bands for weddings