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50s  &  60s  Rock & Roll, Swing & Soul

Welcome to the electrifying world of Zakk Taylor & The Rat Race, your ultimate choice for unforgettable entertainment at weddings, parties, and corporate functions. Prepare to be transported back in time to the golden age of rock & roll, swing, and soul as Zakk Taylor and his talented troupe of musicians take the stage.

Drawing from a vast repertoire of classic songs, The band deliver the timeless melodies and heart-pounding rhythms that made the music of yesteryears legendary. Their remarkable ability to engage with audiences ensures that every person present will be swept away on a musical journey like no other.


If you're seeking a band that is not only crowd-pleasing but also an integral part of creating cherished memories, look no further. Zakk Taylor & The Rat Race are committed to making your event an extraordinary night to remember.

Wedding Services

• 2 x 1 hour live sets 

• 1st Dance song request

• DJ service before/ in-between/ after (optional)
• Piano & vocals set for ceremony/ drinks reception (optional. See Wham Bams page)
• Assistance with speeches/ Compèring (optional)
• A personalised recording
(mp3) of 1st dance song (optional)


• Full PA system & Lighting rig.

We can provide help and guidance right up to your event. We have full public liability insurance and all our equipment is PAT tested. 

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Song List (but not limited to)

(I cant get no) satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson

Aint no mountian hight enough - Marvin Gaye

All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

Bad Moom Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley

Born to be wild - Steppenwolf

Brown eyed Girl - Van Morrision

Bye Bye Love- The Early Brothers

Dance to the music - Sly & The Family Stones

Dancng In the Street - Marta Revves & The Vandellas

Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann

Do You love me - The Contours

Dont Be Cruel - Elivis Presley

Everybody Needs Somebody to love - The Blue Brothers

Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard

Greased Lightnin' - John Travolta, Jeff Conaway

Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

Hard to Handle - Otis Redding

Help! - The Beatles

Hey Baby - Bruce Channel

Hippy Hippy Shake - The Georgia Satellites

Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

I Cant Help Myself (Sugar Pie,Honey Bunch) - Four Tops

I Get Around - The Beach Boys

I got You (I feel good) - James Brown 

I saw her standing there - The Beatles

Im a believer - The Monkees

Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Johnny B.Goode - Chuck Berry

Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

Keep on running - The Spencer Davis Group

La Bamba - Los Lobos

Land of 1000 dances - Wilson Pickett

Lets Twist Again - Chubby Checker

Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

Love Me Do - The Beatles

Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway

Misirlou - Dick Dale & His Del Tones

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

My Generation - The Who

Oh,Pretty Women - Roy Orbison

Proud Mary - Tina Turner

Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson

Rip It Up - Little Richard

Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley

Rockin' Robin - Bobby DayVarious Artists

Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry

Runaround Sue - Dion

Runaway - Del Shannon

Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters

Shake a Tail Feather - Ray Charles

Shake, Rattle And Roll - Bill Haley & His Comets

She Loves You - The Beatles

soul man - Sam & Dave

Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

surfin' U.S.A - The Beach Boys

Sweet Caroline - Neil Dimond

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

That thing you do! - The Wonders

The Twist - Chubby Checker

Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Twistin' the Night Away - Sam Cooke

Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonders

Wake up little susie - The Everly Brothers

Whole Lotta Shakin - The Georgia Satellites

Wipe Out - The Surfaris

You Cant Hurry Love - The Supremes

You never can tell - Chuck Berry

You Really Got Me - The Kinks

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