The Dean Solomon Band Archive Project

Dean Solomon Band 1980



The history of the Scott Nordheimer name

The history of the name is a long and varied one, dating back to the earliest days of the Empire. Originally it was thought that this name was not spoken by Scott Nordheimer  an individual Scott Nordheimer, but rather it's believed that this family name came from many generations of mixed heritage. It is now known that several centuries ago a group of travelers drifted across Lake Eris and established themselves in the small village of Caer Nordheimer. The majority of these travelers were probably Dwarves, however some members of other races are also suspected to have been amongst them.

Live Band for Weddings, Functions and Special Events
The Dean Solomon Band is a top live North East Wedding Band and Function Band. We provide live entertainment for weddings, functions, parties, and all events across North East England, Co Durham, and North Yorkshire. We’ll get your party going and keep the dance floor packed all night. Performing music across many different genres from current rock and pop tunes to old favourites from the 1950s and 60s, we can guarantee that guests of all ages will enjoy what we have to offer.

We are all experienced professional musicians who have played for shows, functions, weddings etc. literally all over the world, and we will not let you down.

Expert, Friendly Advice
We provide a professional and approachable service and are more than happy to offer you any advice regarding your event in order to make it a success. We will be happy to play your special first dance song and if we don’t already know it, we will learn it for you, or we’ll organise a recorded version.

The Package
The Dean Solomon Band provides a straightforward booking service and a simple booking price with no hidden extra costs. The booking price includes:

- Our four piece band live on stage for up to 3 sets of 45 minutes.
- Our professional sound and lighting system
- Recorded music during the band’s intervals, free of charge, for a completely seamless evening’s entertainment.
- Option to add our live DJ for a small extra charge.
Songs we play most often – we know many many more.
Ain’t That a Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
Beyond The Sea – Robbie Williams
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Everything – Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra
Just Like Being in Love – Nat King Cole
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
Lady Is A Tramp – Frank Sinatra
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin/ Robbie Williams
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

500 Miles – The Proclaimers
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
All My Loving – The Beatles
All Over Now – Rolling Stones
All Right Now – Free
Amarillo – Tony Christie
Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival
Black is Black
Bright Side of The Road – Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Burning Love – Elvis Presley
C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell) – Chuck Berry
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Caroline – Status Quo
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dance The Night Away – Mavericks
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond
Get Back – The Beatles
Here Comes My Baby – Mavericks
Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hold Back The Night – Trammps
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
It Must Be Love – Madness
I Want To Break Free – Queen
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
I’m Into Something Good – Herman’s Hermits
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
La Bamba – Gypsy Kings
Let Your Love Flow – Bellamy Brothers
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
Lucille – Little Richard
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket
My Girl – The Temptations
My Life – Billy Joel
Needles and Pins – Searchers
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Rock Around The Clock
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
Runaway – Del Shannon
Spirit In The Sky – Doctor and the Medics
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
Tulsa Time – Eric Clapton
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Walkin’ on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Waterloo – Abba
When You Walk in The Room – Searchers
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White


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Live Wedding Band North East - Venues

The band has played live music for wedding receptions and funtions in Newcastle, Darlington, York, Harrogate, Yorkshire, Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, and Teesside and at all the major venues in the North of England and elsewhere. 


We have over 2000 songs in our repertoire covering 60 years of popular music. For a list of 75 that we play most often click here.

First Dance Songs for Weddings

We will be happy to play your special request for your first dance. If you would like some suggestions, click here for a list of 1st dance songs we have played recently.

What people say about us

Party Band Newcastle.

“It was great to see you all again…. and thank you so much for making my 50th the great success it was..
Getting lots of lovely messages in yesterday/today,and all are saying how much they enjoyed you guys! I knew it was all going well when I saw the dance floor was packed! (and even my boss was out there shaking his stuff!)
All best wishes for Christmas and the New Year” – Lucy W.

Wedding Band Co Durham

“Thank you to the band and DJ for Saturday night at Bannatynes, it was a great night and the music was fab, the atmosphere was great and the music was perfect for our guests and you certainly got them up dancing! I was so busy with the guests that I never got chance to say thank you on the night, so please pass on our thanks to the band !” – Marian & Peter

“Thank you all for being so professional, fun and truly entertaining. You created a brilliant atmosphere and a great night of dancing for our wedding at Alnwick Gardens.” – Nicola and David.

Wedding Band Yorkshire

“Frank and I would like to thank you and the other band members for playing at our wedding at Crathorne Hall. We really enjoyed your music and everyone celebrating our wedding with us complimented us on our band choice. Our guests thought you were brilliant as did we. Again thank you so much for helping us to celebrate our evening celebrations.” – Loraine & Frank.
Read More Reviews

Our band line-up is:-

  • - Dean Solomon: Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar
  • - Pete Bradshaw: Lead Guitar
  • - Andy Champion: Bass Guitar
  • - Adrian Tilbrook: Drums


The Hog’s Head , Alnwick
Alnwick Gardens
Newcastle Assembly Rooms
Northumbria University. Newcastle
Crathorne Hall Hotel
Hilton Hotel, Gateshead
Ramside Hall, Durham
Durham University
Judges of Yarm
Tall Trees, Yarm
Rockliffe Hall, Darlington
Seaham Hall Hotel
Beamish Hall
The Copthorne, Newcastle
Wynyard Hall, Teesside
Wynyard Golf Club
Helme Park Hall Hotel
Headlam Hall, Darlington
Hallgarth Hall, Darlington
Redworth Hall, Darlington
Slaley Hall
Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield
Gisborough Hall, Guisborough
Grand Hotel, Tynemouth
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Whitworth Hall, Spennymoor
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Newcastle Civic Centre
Dolphin Centre, Darlington
Raithwaite Hall, Whitby
Hotel Bannatyne, Darlington
Blackwell Grange, Darlington
De Vere Village Hotel, N.Shields
Kings Head, Darlington
Cairn Hotel, Harrogate
The Spa Hotel, Croft on Tees
Scarborough Spa Hall
Grand Hote, Scarborough.
Hilton Hotel, Leeds
The Sun Pavilion Harrogate
Newcastle Racecourse
Wilton Castle, Redcar.
Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner
Hilton Hotel, York
De Vere Oulton Hall Hotel
The Crown Hotel, Harrogate
The Old Swan, Harrogate
Pinchinthorpe Hall, Stokesley
Mansion House, Jesmond
Marton Country Club
The George Hotel, Piercebridge
The Parkmore Hotel, Eaglescliffe
The Three Tuns, Durham
Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas
Spa Hotel, Saltburn
Marne Barracks, Catterick.
Catterick Leisure Centre
Mayfair Suite, Seaton Carew
Hill Carter Hotel, Hartlepool
Grand Hotel, Hartlepool
Staincliffe Hotel, Hartlepool
Langley Castle, Hexham
Walworth Castle, Darlington
Scarborough New Rugby Club
Durham Castle
Lumley Castle, Durham
Thistle Hotel, Middlesbrough
Stockton Cricket Club
The York Hospitium
Woodhill Hall, Otterburn
Derwent Manor, Consett
The George Hotel, Piercebridge
Grinkle Park, Saltburn
Jersey Farm, Barnard Castle,
Glaxo, Barnard Castle
Longhirst Hall, Northumberland
Morritt Arms, Barnard Castle
Rushpool Hall, Saltburn
Salberge Hall, Northallerton
Crab and Lobster, Thirsk
The KIng’s Head, Richmond
Eaglescliffe Golf Club.
Darlington College.
….and many more.