The 10 Top 00's/Noughties Singers & Bands to Hire for 2024 Events

Joe Burton Official Author Picture
Music & Entertainment Executive
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Recognised for their hit genres of hip hop, pop, and rock, the 2000s was a revolutionary era for artists across the UK. A decade that witnessed the rise of music legends such as Craig David, Scouting for Girls, and Will Young, many of their popular hits continue to make the UK Top Charts of the modern day. A transformative decade, the 2000s were an extraordinary era that will never be forgotten.

When looking to transport your guests back in time with the power of 00s nostalgia, take a look at our selection of The Top 10 00’s Singers and Bands to Hire for 2024 events.

The Top 10 2000’s Singers & Bands to Hire

Craig David – 9.9/10

Craig David is undoubtedly one of the most successful singer-songwriters to come from the UK. Bursting onto the scene with his debut album Born To Do It, he went on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide and has continued to take the industry by storm ever since. Fusing R&B, garage, and hip hop to create his world-renowned sound, Craig has created more than 40 chart-topping singles, including Fill Me In, 7 Days, and Walking Away. As a Grammy award-winning artist, his remarkable success is set to continue for many years to come.

A staple artist throughout the 2000s, Craig has been nominated for a variety of awards throughout his career, including multiple nominations at the BRIT Awards, as well as being the recipient of several Ivor Novello Awards. Recognised as one of the greatest British R&B singers of all time, Craig has become a highly sought-after act to hire for 2000s events of all kinds.

The Feeling – 9.8/10

World-renowned English rock/pop band, The Feeling is an incredibly talented group, best known for their debut single Fill My Little World. Having kickstarted their career by performing at an Alpine ski resort, The Feeling soared to the top of the UK Singles Charts with their single Sewn in 2006 and entered the 2000s music spotlight. Recognised as one of the radio's biggest hits, Sewn was first played in the UK on the Dermot O’Leary Show on BBC Radio 2. Earning profound success, The Feeling has since had the opportunity to perform on prestigious stages at Glastonbury and V Festival.

The talented four-piece band have remained relevant on the music scene since the 00s, having recently released the popular album, Loss. Hope. Love. Recognisable to audiences of all ages, they have become a popular choice for a wide range of 2000s-themed events. With an exciting repertoire of hits, including Never Be Lonely, and Love It When You Call, do not hesitate in hiring The Feeling today!

The Kooks – 9.7/10

An internationally recognised British pop rock band, The Kooks rose to fame in the 2000s after the release of their ionic debut album Inside In/Inside Out. Having originally formed in 2004, the eclectic band are greatly acclaimed for their popular singles Naïve, She Moves in Her Own Way, Junk of the Heart, and Always Where I Need to Be. Having embarked on numerous UK tours throughout her career, their powerful on-stage presence is one-of-a-kind.

In recognition of their remarkable career, The Kooks have been the proud recipients of the Best UK & Ireland Act at The MTV Europe Music Awards. Alongside this, they were also nominated for a BRIT Award for their single She Moves in Her Own Way. When looking to transport your guests back to the 00s, hire The Kooks today.

Kate Nash – 9.5/10

Kate Nash is a treasured English singer-songwriter, best known for her single Foundations. Having risen to fame after releasing her debut album Made of Bricks, Kate has led an illustrious career since the early 2000s. One of her best-known and best-loved songs, Running Up That Hill, has taken the industry by storm for many years, and was recently featured in the fourth season of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. Recognised as one of the most versatile UK singers, she has appeared on some of the largest stages across the country, including Glastonbury, T in the Park, and Latitude. Having gained a large fanbase around the world, Kate is the perfect choice when looking to entertain audiences of all ages.

A leading authority in the 00s, Kate appeared on MTV2 and Later… with Jools Holland to connect with audiences about her passion for music. Incorporating elements of Motown and No wave into her hits, she has sealed her fate as one of the stars of British music.

Scouting for Girls – 9.5/10

Scouting for Girls is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent pop-rock bands of the 2000s. Having released their debut album, Scouting for Girls, in 2007, the treasured band has experienced remarkable success throughout the music industry with their hit singles She’s So Lovely, This Ain’t a Love Song, It’s Not About You, and Love How It Hurts. Reaching the top of the UK Single’s Charts numerous times throughout their career, Scouting for Girls are known to bring the 00s nostalgia with them to any event they attend.

Continuing their musical success in 2017, Scouting for Girls released ten new songs in the popular album Ten Add Ten. With a varied repertoire of musical hits, they have sold over two million records throughout their illustrious career and have been featured in popular films such as Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging. When looking to hire a legendary 2000s band to attend your future events, look no further than Scouting for Girls.

Jamie Cullum – 9.3/10

Jamie Cullum is an extremely talented jazz-pop singer-songwriter, best known for his ability to perform on instruments such as the piano, the guitar, and the drums. Having released his debut album with only five-hundred exclusive copies created, Jamie attracted the attention of many influential people and was invited to appear on Songs of Summer. Rising to fame in 2003, Jamie is treasured for his hit singles These Are the Days, What A Difference A Day Made, Don’t Stop the Music and Everlasting Love. Recognised as one of the UK’s biggest-selling jazz artists, Jamie has gained incredible opportunities to perform with world-renowned artists such as, Kylie Minogue, and the Sugababes throughout his career.

A testament to his outstanding musical achievements, Jamie was first recognised in the Rising Star category at The British Jazz Awards in 2003, and more recently, he acquired two BRIT nominations for Best Live Act and Best Male Artist. Jazz up your 2000s-themed event by hiring Jamie Cullum today!

Ronan Keating – 9.2/10

A former member of the world-renowned band, Boyzone, Ronan Keating began his solo career in the early 2000s following the release of When You Say Nothing at All. Spending a total of 23 weeks in the UK’s Number 1 top spot, Ronan became a respected figure throughout the iconic 2000s music circuit. Backed by over 25 years of industry experience, his eclectic music style is admired by audiences worldwide. With hit singles such as If Tomorrow Never Comes, I Believe I Can Fly, and Life Is a Rollercoaster, Ronan has become the ideal choice for a wide range of 2000s-themed events.

A treasured figure throughout the music industry, Ronan has taken on a variety of presenting roles over recent years for the likes of X Factor, and The Voice, whilst also now appearing on Magic FM as a weekday morning co-host. Take audiences on a journey back in time and hire Ronan Keating for your 00s events today.

Will Young – 9.2/10

Will Young entered the spotlight in 2002 after his remarkable victory in the debut series of Pop Idol. Instantly a hit with audiences across the UK, his single Anything is Possible became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Having continued to create chart-topping singles, world-renowned albums, and sold-out tours, Will is a treasured 2000s artist. As a leading talent in the industry, Will has been nominated for twelve Brit Awards over the years, alongside seven nominations for UK Music Video Awards.

Aside from his musical career, Will has also found success in the world of acting. From theatre stages to blockbuster movies, he has gained experience fulfilling a wide range of roles. An inspiration to audiences worldwide, Will is known to bring the 00s nostalgia to all events he attends.

Razorlight – 9.1/10

Founded in 2002, Razorlight is a popular indie rock band, best known for their chart-topping hit America. Securing their successful fate after the release of their second album, they reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and became admired for their extensive musical abilities. In 2007, Razorlight headlined both Leeds and Reading Festival, and later appeared on the Main Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, allowing audiences across the UK to witness their powerful on-stage presence. With many years of performance experience behind them, Razorlight are the perfect addition to 2000s-themed events across the UK.

An industry-leading rock band, Razorlight have received two BRIT Award nominations for Best British Band and Best Song. Alongside this, they have also received two NME BRIT Award nominations for Best Album and Best Band. When looking to bring amazing music and atmosphere to your 2000s-themed event, do not hesitate in hiring Razorlight today.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – 9/10

Having originally entered the music industry as the lead singer for Theaudience, Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s career soared after announcing herself as a passionate solo performer. Her world-renowned debut album, Read My Lips, quickly established her success in the industry, selling over 2 million copies in total. Following the album's great success, Sophie was awarded the Edison Award in the Best Dance Album category. With experience touring with icons such as George Michael and Take That, her powerful vocals and captivating on-stage presence is one not to be missed!

Treasured as the artist behind Murder on the Dancefloor, Sophie has made her mark in the industry and has completed numerous television appearances throughout her career, including being part of the eleventh season of Strictly Come Dancing. A woman of many talents, she has taken the industry by storm for many years and is now highly sought-after as an exciting singer to take guests back to the early 2000s.

Hire a 00's Singer or Band Today!

If you are interested in hiring one of our talented singers and bands perfect for 2000s-themed events, don’t hesitate in contacting Champions Music & Entertainment today! Get in touch with one of our dedicated booking agents by calling 0203 7934042 or by completing our online contact form. Alternatively, if you are looking for a wider selection of 00s acts, browse our roster of 2000s Headliners or our 2000s Tribute Acts.

Joe Burton Official Author Picture
Music & Entertainment Executive

Since joining the Champions Music & Entertainment team in 2021, Joseph Burton has established himself as our all-around music expert, thanks to his eclectic taste. Joe regularly supplies his expertise on musical acts and entertainment for clients, having studied Theatre Arts at Nottingham Trent University. Among his other expert topics, Joe regularly books festival headliners and famous acts for clients across the globe, the most notable being Tom Walker and Madness. He also works closely with entertainers like Richard Jones and often recommends magicians for corporate and public event entertainment alike. 

For several years, Joe travelled the world as a Production Manager on cruise ships. The experience sharpened his organisational skills and spurred Joe’s passion for entertainment. Today, such skills benefit his clients, as Joe expertly coordinates talent of all genres and forms for their events. He is our resident technical expert and is quick to offer his guidance to event planners wanting to make their occasion stand out. 

When Joe is not connecting globally renowned acts for large-scale and intimate events, he plays the guitar. Regularly jamming with his fellow musicians, he lives, eats and breathes music; Joe is committed to his craft. Discover a selection of Joe’s articles below, which showcase his expertise. 

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