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Smooth Moods

SmoothMoods

  • 1 line intro: Sensitive vocal/guitar renditions of romantic love songs for an elegant wedding ceremony atmosphere plus a subtle selection of classic jazz standards & popular feel-good songs for a relaxed, refined drinks reception, corporate event or private function ambience.
  • Genres covered: Jazz Standards, Popular Covers, Classical/Musical
  • Size of band: Duo
  • Based in: Hampshire/London
  • Areas willing to travel: London/South East/SouthWest/East Midlands
  • Starting Price £525.00.

Rachel & Larry have superb pedigree in the music business and their combined talent/professional experience now forms SmoothMoods an easy-listening vocal/guitar duo specialising in feel-good, chilled-out entertainment with a professional polish.… Read the rest

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Freestyle All Jazz Duo

Freestyle All Jazz Duo

Style: Lounge Jazz.
Size of band: 2 musicians.
Starting Price: £300.00.
Based: London.
Areas covered: All UK.

All Jazz Duo is lounge jazz band project featuring Nick Zochios on piano and voice and Mario Correia on guitar. Both musicians have years of experience playing in some of the most prestigious hotels, piano restaurants and private events across Europe.

Their speciality is creating the perfect atmosphere for the luxury party or dinner, making sure the music suits every circumstance, playing the best melodies on the adequate volume

Their set list is composed by a vast number of easy-listening American and European Jazz standards and Bossa Nova.… Read the rest

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Surbiton Royal British Legion Youth Marching Band

Surbiton Royal British Legion Youth Marching Band

Introduction: Military Marching Youth Band of ages 8 upwards.  (keeps going to capitals, I don’t need capitals).
Genres covered: Marching Band.
Size of band: 25 – 35 musicians.
Based: Surrey.
Areas willing to travel: All UK.
Starting Price: £525.00.

Surbiton Royal British Legion Youth Marching Band is a non-profit making organisation set up in 1965 for young people between the ages of 8-25. All tuition, instruments and uniform are provided by the band which runs along the same lines as H.M.… Read the rest

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Starman

Starman

IntroductionStarman is a professional close up magician with over 12 years professional experience in the wedding and corporate sector.  His close up show entitled ‘Believe’ is an extremely interactive and memorable event which lasts long in the memory of the clients.
Genres Covered: Close up magic for weddings ,corporate and private function events.
Size of Band: Solo Performer.
Based in: Derbyshire.
Areas willing to travel: Nationwide.
Starting Price: £400.00.

Starman is a professional close up magician with over 12 years professional experience in the wedding and corporate sector.  His close up show entitled ‘Believe’ is an extremely interactive and memorable event which lasts long in the memory of the clients.… Read the rest

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Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

Style: Motown.
Size of band: 3 musicians.
Starting Price: £675.00.
Based: Midlands.
Areas covered: All UK.

Signed Sealed And Delivered! are a professional Tribute to sound of Motown, comprising of vocalist Lucy Blaxland-Hill, Martyn Tite on piano and keyboards and Paul Hayfield on bass, their sound is augmented with top quality professionally recorded parts allowing them to recreate the sound of an eight piece band, and giving a huge sound experience.… Read the rest

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Autumn In New York – Jazz Duo

Intro: Stylish and enchanting duo featuring double bass, vocals and guitar, playing popular jazz standards as well as a few classic pop tunes given a vintage twist.
Based In: London
Available in: London, South East, South West, East of England, East and West Midlands
Genres Covered: Vocal Jazz, Instrumental Jazz and Classic Pop
Starting Prices: Duo £350.00 – Duo plus Saxophone/Trumpet £525.00. 

Autumn In New York play a mixture of instrumentals jazz tracks mixed with vocals numbers that range from the songs of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole through to the Motown hits of the ’60s and ’70s.Read the rest

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Light & Shade – Fuction Duo

Introduction: Professional & friendly small duo with a big sound performing stylish popular covers.
Genres Covered: Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk.
Size of Band: 2-piece / 3-piece.
Based in: Hampshire.
Areas willing to travel: Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey.
Starting Price: 2-piece – £350.00. 3-piece – £525.00

Hello! We’re Tone & Lola AKA Light and Shade. We are a full-time, professional and friendly duo & band covering Hampshire and surrounding areas.

Performing with electric guitar, keyboard, male & female vocals and professionally produced custom backing tracks.Read the rest

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Olivia & James

Description: Young and sophisticated Jazzy duo featuring stunning authentic vocals combined with colourful guitar artistry performing a range of Jazz and Pop standards which will add a special something to your event.
Genres Covered: Jazz, Classic Pop, Contemporary Pop.
Based: Surrey.
Band Size: 2 – 1 x Vocals & 1 x Guitar.
Starting Price: £460.00.

Write-up: This young and vibrant duo based in Surrey perform a broad catalogue of Jazz and Popular standards to the highest quality in a fun, refined and classy manner.… Read the rest

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Funktionicity

Style: Jazz through to full party music.
Size of band: 3 – 4 musicians.
Starting Price: £1050.00.
Based: Midlands.
Areas covered: All UK.

Funktionicity are a smart, professional entertainment trio comprising of vocalist Lucy Blaxland-Hill, Martyn Tite on piano and keys and Paul Hayfield on bass guitar, (live drums are also available as an option to provide even more dynamic impact), their sound is also augmented with top quality professionally recorded parts, which allow them to create the sound of an eight piece band, for a truly amazing experience.Read the rest

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SisterTwist

Style: Four part female harmony group covering classic hits.
Size of band: 4 – 12 musicians.
Starting Price: £2750.00.
Based: London.
Areas covered: All UK.

When looking for live entertainment it’s so hard to find something different. There’s already a sea of tribute acts and cabaret shows to choose from when what you actually want is an act that not only offers first class entertainment but is also unique to give your guests a new experience they will leave talking about.… Read the rest

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Crystal Gospel Choir

Intro: A fabulous gospel choir to give any occasion a very special touch.
Based: Midlands.
Areas covered: All UK & Worldwide.
Genre: Love songs, Gospel Songs.
Ideal for: Weddings, parties, funerals/
Previous clients: Countless weddings, funerals and radio performances/
Starting Price: £600.00.

Crystal Gospel Choir is full of young, vibrant and talented singers and will give a memorable touch to any event. Its members will perform just about anywhere: weddings, christenings, private functions, after-show parties, funerals, churches, conferences, schools, cabaret functions, open-air festivals, theatres and concert halls.… Read the rest

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Marlene Hill

Marlene Hill

Style: Jazz through to the soul and Motown of Aretha Franklin and the lively pop and disco tunes of Divas Whitney Houston & Donna Summer.
Size of band: N/A.
Starting Price: £250.00.
Based: South East.
Areas covered: All UK.

Marlene Hill grew up in Pennsylvania where she started singing in the gospel choir of the Baptist church that she attended weekly. She won several competitions and awards in her teenage years performing live in venues around the state and also in several radio broadcasts.Read the rest

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5 Handy Tips To Choose The Right Wedding Music For The Special Day

Music is definitely a big part of every wedding – it sets up the atmosphere and the mood during the ceremony and celebrations. Therefore, deciding which music should be played at your wedding is definitely an important decision you need to make when planning your special day.

Today, we are listing 7 handy tips to choose the right music for your wedding ceremony.

  1. Poll Your Peers – You can always ask friends and family members for some recommendations on great ceremony musicians as well as reception DJs and bands from weddings they have attended.
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Timeless

Timeless is made up of four fantastic female vocalists; each lovely lady has a unique voice and a warm personality that creates this perfect group.

Not sure what style of music you want for your wedding or event?

Want a specific theme or a mix of genres?

Looking for an act that is professional, experienced, full of personality and truly unforgettable?

Timeless is the act for you!

With a wide repertoire, we can provide a night of music from the following eras:

1940’s/1950’s

(Vintage/Rock n Roll)

1960’s/1970’s

(Motown/Soul/Disco)

1980’s/1990’s

(Rock/Pop/Glam)

2000’s – current day

(Charts/Dance/Pop/RnB)

If you have a themed event or a particular favourite era of music, Timeless can provide a whole night of that for you, all with costumes to suit so that you get the full experience.Read the rest

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Festival Brass Quartet

Festival Brass Quartet consists of four of the finest brass players in the south of England. They perform a wide variety of music, from classical to ragtime, Glenn Miller to pops, to TV themes.

Festival Brass Quartet is ideal for providing background music for dinners, corporate functions, weddings, military camp dinners where they can provide any regimental march required.

If you wish for your event to have a sing-a-long Festival Brass Quartet will provide songsheets and lead everyone in classics such as It’s A Long Way To Tipperary, She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain, The Happy Wanderer, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope & Glory, and many, many more.Read the rest

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British Imperial Military Band

The British Imperial Military Band has been formed to provide musical support for events around the country.  

This band is primarily a concert and marching band made up of ex-military musicians from all three services.

The band has a unique blend of experience, versatility, talent and traditions.

Due to military cutbacks the pressures on serving military bands are so great that demands cannot be met.

The band was formed to serve a vital role in providing a top quality professional band for engagements across the country.Read the rest

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Crescendo

Crescendo are the ultimate live function band, performing hits from the 60’s, 70’s disco, soul classics to current chart hits. Perfect for Wedding Receptions, Corporate Functions, Balls, and Anniversary Parties.

Our versatile musicians can also play jazz during the reception or meal before setting the dance floor alive!… Read the rest

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Andrew West – Toastmaster

Having a toastmaster at your wedding adds a sense of pomp and circumstance to the occasion.  Many people think that a toastmaster’s role is just to say grace and to announce the wedding speeches at the wedding breakfast.  These are just a couple of many, many duties that Andrew will undertake.

He will meet with all of his clients a few months before their wedding to establish their needs and requirements for their special day.  He will get to know the wedding couple and build a relationship with them so that they can feel at ease knowing that their wedding day will flow according to plan.… Read the rest

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Andrew West

Andrew was educated at Bishop Stopford School in Enfield, Middlesex and took organ lessons with Peter Smith (Cheshunt Parish Church). At the age of 16, he was appointed organist of St Matthew, Ponders End, a post which he held for two years.

In 1998, Andrew furthered his studies at Colchester Institute, Centre for Music and Performance Arts and Kutztown University, Pennsylvania, USA, graduating with an honours degree in Liturgical Music in 2001. He studied singing with Ian Ray and organ with Christopher Phelps (former organist of Armagh Cathedral) and Dr Ina Grapenthin (USA).… Read the rest

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CRISTAL TWO

CRISTAL TWO – Something completely unique! The sax/flute girl and a beautiful harpist, playing not only the elegant classical flute and harp repertoire but also switching to sax and boldly going where no harp duo has gone before into classy jazz standards and beautiful pop tunes, from the Gershwin and Cole Porter songbooks through to Stevie Wonder and Eva Cassidy.

Absolutely stunning background music, perfect for every event, wedding ceremonies, during dinner or a low key relaxed drinks reception!… Read the rest

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Claire McInerney – Solo Artist

Claire McInerney can appear as a solo saxophonist with or without a host of fabulously varied backing tracks. Glammed up to the nines with a array of beautiful dresses, she can wander through your guests creating a relaxed, soulful and jazzy vibe with just the beautiful bluesy sound of the saxophone wafting through the air.

She can also use a small PA system and play along with great sounding backing tracks, creating whatever mood is required.… Read the rest

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Claire McInerney

Claire McInerney Jazz Band can be any size jazz group to suit any event and occasion, starting from an intimate duo with Claire on saxophone accompanied by piano or guitar, add a double bass to give a fuller trio sound and go a step further to a quartet with some drums, which can still be cool and mellow or more upbeat and funky.

These groups can keep it chilled with soulful bossa nova sounds, classic with straight-ahead swinging jazz standards or slip into something a little funkier for when the party is getting going.… Read the rest

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Classical Guitarists

Tom McLauchlan

Tom McLauchlan is a prize winning classical guitarist graduate of the Royal College of Music and is fast establishing himself as one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists of the new generation.

He studied with Gary Ryan and now maintains an eventful performing career as a soloist and in duos featuring flute, violin, voice or guitar. He performs for the Live Music Now! Youth Music Fellowship Scheme.

Performances have taken Tom all over the world, including concerts at some of the UK’s leading venues and festivals.… Read the rest

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Morphonix

Morphonix. Unique, talented, glamorous, professional but above all… VERSATILE!!

This group has got it all, girls and guys dressed to the nines providing music for every occasion. Transforming in the blink of a heavily made-up eye from a beautiful classical woodwind quartet into a super jazz-tastic saxophone quartet. Ideal to start in the foyer area of your event to welcome guests with beautiful classical music and swapping to saxophone as the reception really gets going and the drinks are flowing, or vice versa, nice and punchy for the drinks reception with the saxophones then elegantly easing you into dinner with the woodwind instruments.… Read the rest

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Asterisk Saxophone Quartet

Asterisk is a super jazzy saxophone quartet, made up of Murray, Jimmy, Matt and Claire. They have been playing together for almost a decade and in that time have amassed a spectacular pad of great arrangements which are rehearsed to the max. The result?

A fabulous slick and swinging group which is perfect for that something different.

Great as a punchy start to an event in the foyer or to keep the atmosphere going throughout a drinks reception.… Read the rest

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Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband

THE UK’s NUMBER 1 LIVE DISCO BAND! (Butlins 2007)

Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband are your dream ticket to the success of your party, wedding or corporate event.

Their musical perfection is matched with their outrageous costumes, slick dance moves and energetic show that will put smiles on faces and keep feet firmly on the dance floor.

Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband play a winning set of disco classics – think “The Greatest Hits Of Disco Part 1” and you have an idea!… Read the rest

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Cheryl Higgs

Cheryl started her professional singing career at 14 years of age, performing as First Boy in ‘The Royal Opera Houses’ production of the ‘Magic Flute’ which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Cheryl went onto study at ‘The Royal Academy of Music’ graduating with honours. Soon after graduating she was invited to sing for the ‘British Youth Opera’ in the role of Barbarina ( The Marriage of Figaro) and understudied Cupid (Orpheus in the Underworld) which were both staged at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank.… Read the rest

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Jazzical

Jazzical provide the perfect atmospheric background jazz music for any function or event.

The band have a large repertoire of jazz standards, show tunes and film themes, and can also include some jazzy renditions of modern pop songs.

Jazzical are available in a choice of line ups. Their saxophone and piano duo is ideal as an ice breaker for any occasion, and this can be augmented to a fuller sounding trio by adding Double Bass or Bass Guitar.… Read the rest

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Rock-A-Toons

Rock-A-Toons ~ Rock ‘n’ Roll Band It all started in the late summer of 2008 when a group of friends, Ken-Steve-Wayne and Andy got together to form a Rock’n’Roll band. They were looking for a singer and lead guitarist, along came Adie who fitted the bill perfectly. The band got together for their first rehearsal in December 2008 and started to gig in June 2009. A year later they met up with foot tapping records and recorded their debut album ‘Introducing the Rock-A-Toons’.… Read the rest

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Goldberg

Goldberg Strings are professional musicians who are committed to providing fantastic live music for weddings & other special events in the South of England. They have a varied repertoire that ranges from Classical to Coldplay!

If you have a particular piece of music in mind then Goldberg will do all they can to facilitate your special request.

Goldberg can be booked as either a string trio (violin, viola, cello), or a string duo (viola & cello).… Read the rest

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Alice Black

Alice Black (formerly Alice Coulam) began her career as a singer in 2002 whilst completing a music degree at Sheffield University. She formed the Black Coffee Quintet with a group of fellow student musicians to help support her through University. They began by performing for nearly every University function in the city and then moved into the clubs and bars around South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

Upon graduating, Alice continued to sing with Black Coffee whilst undertaking postgraduate research in jazz vocal studies.… Read the rest

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Four on the Floor

FOUR ON THE FLOOR function band are fast gaining a reputation for providing superb top quality live entertainment at weddings and other functions UK wide.

FOUR ON THE FLOOR are a great option for live band entertainment at small to midsized functions, including private parties and wedding receptions – but we have also performed at large open air events to 4000 people. We call the music we play “dance floor friendly” – which means that you and your guests will recognize the classic and contemporary hits we perform instantly.… Read the rest

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Old Seadogs Band

Tailored specifically for fun nights with a nautical flavour, the Old Sea Dogs go down a storm with military messes and ward rooms, sailing clubs, yachting associations, evening harbour cruises and the like.

A three to five piece ensemble, the Old Sea Dogs have a salty repertoire of songs and tunes ranging from traditional sea shanties such as “A-Roving” and “Blow the Man Down” to numbers like “Hearts of Oak” and “Rule Britannia” which are bursting with naval pride.… Read the rest

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Squinty McGinty’s Band

Squinty McGinty’s Band have built a reputation for lively and enjoyable performances at barn dances, wedding receptions, ceilidhs, St Patrick’s nights, Burn’s nights, Trafalgar nights and similar events over the last ten years or so. Squinty McGinty’s are either a four piece band comprising Fiddle, Guitar, Bass and Accordion, or a five piece including a lady singer.

For most events they also include a caller to lead the dancing and guide the audience through the steps before and during each dance.… Read the rest

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Jonathan Yates

Jonathan Yates was born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight in 1948. He was educated at Fairway Secondary School, Sandown, and joined the Royal Marines Band Service in June 1962 as a cornet and violin player. Having gained the Education Prize, and the Cornet Progress Prize during training, he gave up the violin to concentrate on the cornet and trumpet.

In 1966 he joined the Home Fleet Band at HMS Pembroke, Chatham. Over the following seven years he served with the Bands of HMS Victorious, HMS Hermes, HMS Daedalus, HMS Excellent, and HMS Eagle, during which time he travelled to many parts of the world, including North America, the West Indies, the Indian Ocean, Russia and Africa.… Read the rest

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Koine

Playing music ranging from Jazz to Soul to Motown – Koine are a smart, professional entertainment trio to quartet with additional drummer. We provide live entertainment and background music for a variety of events.

Whether for a wedding, corporate or private function, our musical performances will truly add that special touch. Some of the styles we play include a mixture of cocktail jazz and popular music, right through to our Soul and Motown sets for your evening entertainment.… Read the rest

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Christopher Malkinson

Chris Malkinson is a versatile UK professional pianist with a wealth of experience playing for weddings, private parties, and corporate events. Playing a sophisticated blend of jazz standards, popular ballads, and light classical pieces, Chris creates the perfect atmosphere for any ceremony, reception or dinner.

Chris Malkinson started learning classical piano at the age of 7, and his subsequent interest in jazz, pop and rock music prompted him to study at Leeds College Of Music. After graduating in 1984, he worked in a variety of musical situations as keyboard player, pianist, and arranger.… Read the rest

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Jim Bernardin

Jim Bernardin has been delivering unique and inspiring Music Workshops and performances throughout the UK and abroad for fifteen years, with a further ten years of professional percussion playing and teaching beforehand.

In addition to his educational workshops, Jim is busy performing as a steel pan soloist, and runs his own steel bands made up of local enthusiasts, many of whom are learning to play an instrument for the first time.

Both his steel bands perform regularly, particularly at charity events in the West Sussex area.… Read the rest

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Steven Duffy

Steven Duffy was taught to play bagpipes from the age of 10, and joined Her Majesty’s Scots Guards at the age of 16. Posted to the 2nd Battalion Pipes & Drums in 1982, while serving with the reconnaissance Platoon he was critically wounded at the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain, the last battle of the Falkland Island conflict.

Subsequently Mentioned-in-Dispatches for distinguished service, he returned to duty, attending the Army School of Piping, Edinburgh Castle where he achieved the Army Pipe Majors Certificate (bandmaster) in 1984 and taking a piobreiachd prize at the London Piping Society contest.… Read the rest

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Steve Eggleton

You have probably spent many months or even years planning your special day, so now allow Steve to manage the day for you and ensure everything runs to plan and time. Enjoy the company of your family and friends whilst you allow a professional Toastmaster to do all the little things that go towards making your day ‘special’.

Steve is a friendly and informal Toastmaster who will manage the day the way you want it and ensure it is perfect from start to finish.… Read the rest

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Singing Waitresses

Surprise your guests with a staged appearance by the Singing Waitresses and Waiters and it will be a night you won’t forget! Our secret performers will serve your guests during your meal or drinks reception making themselves known to everyone before bursting into song to kick start your evening entertainment. Watch the faces of your guests as your event is transformed into a party atmosphere in a matter of minutes.

We will wow everyone with an interactive set of live music and with our vast repertoire you can have a say in the style of music to be performed!… Read the rest

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Gillian Tolliday

Gillian Tolliday is a well-established professional musician and can provide refined solo classical violin music for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception. This can be acoustic or enhanced by a small amplifier.

This music will be played from a sheet music folder with a music stand. As a strolling violinist she can entertain your guests at their tables and play their special requests including fast Irish fiddle tunes, jazz favourites, gypsy, Latin tangos and popular classics.… Read the rest

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Saxophonist

This Saxophonist was born on the South Coast of England.  He graduated Music College in 1995 and immediately embarked on a colourful music career. Steve has been involved with many music projects from live tours through session work to film sound tracks.

He plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone sax and has been known to play two at once.  Covering a range of music from blues & soul to funk & punk and everything in between!… Read the rest

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Pippa Breeze

Pippa Breeze is a classically trained singer who received tutoring with many great teachers over the years, including Ian Adam in London. She passed the Advanced Grade 8 Singing with distinction when she was 16 and also had training at the Royal College of Music.

Her career, so far, has seen her perform at many of the leading concert venues in London, including The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, The South Bank and The Royal Festival Hall.… Read the rest

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Status Cymbal

STATUS CYMBAL is the String Quartet with a difference. As well as playing the works of the great composers for the medium, it has its own unique library of sparkling and witty arrangements of all kinds of popular music from Opera through Swing and Jazz to the great Musicals, Pop hits and Rock classics.

The idea of this most traditional classical line-up playing familiar modern tunes intrigues and delights audiences of all ages and walks of life.… Read the rest

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Hard to Handle

HARD TO HANDLE are one of the most sought after an in demand function bands working in the UK today.

With a superb mixture of pop, rock and soul, HARD TO HANDLE’s wide ranging repertoire is delivered with stunning vocals and breathtaking musicianship designed to get you on the dance floor and keep you there until the last song!

HARD TO HANDLE’s professional musicians have performed in prestigious venues throughout the UK, Europe, Australasia, the Far East, Russia, Canada and the USA.Read the rest

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Jump

Jump is a magical combination of the most popular songs of the 80s played by some of the most talented musicians around. Madonna, Soft Cell, Flashdance to the more rock Guns n Roses, Europe, Bon Jovi and even some of the most popular songs from movies of the 80s. Every song is a hit and Jump can play them all!

This exciting band delivers with endless energy, anywhere, every time and with sheer class. Jump is a 4 piece band who sound like a 7 piece band!Read the rest

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PANAMA

Panama is a modern 4 piece party band who sound like a 7 piece band! They are constantly fine tuning and progressing their performance which means they are fresh at every single event. Panama have a repertoire which has been carefully selected and tested to provide a high energy act.

From The Beatles to Lady Gaga, Katy Perry to Guns N Roses, every song is delivered with conviction and panache. Panama are self contained and supply their own PA and lighting effects and also offer background or dance music on an iPod in between performances.… Read the rest

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George Marshall

George Marshall is a serving Police Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police Service and was trained by the English Toastmasters Association so you can be assured that you will be getting a professional and competent Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies. 

George will liaise with the venue staff, caterers, photographer, videographer and any other service you have employed and take care of you and your guests and to make sure every eventuality is covered so things run smoothly, leaving you to enjoy your day with confidence.Read the rest

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Trading 8s

Trading 8s are a guitar duo that creatively blend acoustic and electric guitars to form their unique, expansive sound. Their set combines traditional Jazz tunes with classic popular songs, by artists such as James Taylor, Norah Jones and The Beatles; creating a sophisticated musical soundtrack to your event!

Trading 8s are a talented and well experienced guitar duo based in Leeds, consisting of Leeds College of Music graduates Calvin Travers (Electric Guitar) and Toby Noble (Acoustic Guitar).… Read the rest

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Traditional Singing Waiters

Opera singers masquerade as waiters and waitresses throughout the meal, so that the guests never suspect that they are anything but staff.

At a time agreed with the client, the singers reveal their true talents one by one, to the astonishment of the guests!

A guaranteed stunning show for your guests! A Comedy waiter warms up the guests throughout the meal with hilarious banter and bad behaviour. At a point agreed with the client, the comedy waiter will perform a short stand-up set and a couple of comical musical pieces, setting up the big “reveal.” The singing waiters, who have been masquerading as staff throughout the meal, are revealed and perform a stunning live concert.Read the rest

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DivaDivo

Allow glamorous opera duo DivaDivo to entertain and beguile your guests.

DivaDivo is an opera duo, formed of professional classically trained singers – a Soprano, Elinor Chapman and a Tenor, Octavio dos Santos Neto. They have enthralled audiences from Bromley High Street to New Zealand; from the Royal Automobile Club to the Emirates Stadium, always to great acclaim.

The duo make their programmes fun and accessible, and they are the perfect accompaniment for champagne receptions, gala dinner evenings and ceremonies, or they can be performed as a stand-alone concert.… Read the rest

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Son Guarachando

Son Guarachando are one of the top exponents of Cuban Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Latin Music working in the UK today. They are fronted by vocalist Adriana Lord from Havana Cuba, who has been a leading force on the Havana scene for well over a decade having worked with the likes of William Vivanco, Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club) and N.G.La Banda.

Individually the band members have been at the apex of the Latin music scenes of Colombia, Spain, Cuba and the U.K.… Read the rest

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James Christopher

James Christopher a former Royal Marine Musician with 27 years’ Service. During this period James also DJ’d part time gaining valuable experience in readiness for “Civvy Street.”

In the beginning he provided music for family and friends parties and since then, having received a lot of positive feedback and recommendations, he is now in great demand across the UK for weddings and parties for all ages, from 8 to 80!

The equipment used is top of the range and James has an extensive & up to date library of music & Karaoke numbers.… Read the rest

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Naomi Tagg

Violinist and improviser Naomi Tagg has performed in over 15 countries and 3 continents over the last 10 years, dazzling audiences worldwide with her unique style and versatility as a violinist.

Armed with her futuristic electric violin, Naomi’s shows range from explosive classical crossover to contemporary lounge and chill-out. Her background in classical & jazz and love of dance music adds another dimension to the mix when Naomi takes her fresh, modern sound to the dance floor for improvised house sets.… Read the rest

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Kate Austin-Hart

Kate is a professional soprano vocalist covering the South East of England. Her speciality is performing at weddings, corporate events, recording studio session work and private functions.

Kate has performed at BAFTA House, The Palladium where she performed backing vocals for Katherine Jenkins and several live studio recordings for off-West End Productions.

Kate specialises in lounge music with a particular passion for jazz, swing and pop ballads from the 50s to present day.

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Audrey Cameron Finnemore

Beautiful Harp Music For Your Special Occasion
Based: Fareham Hampshire
Areas covered: Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Sussex, Wiltshire and The Isle of Wight
Ideal for: Weddings, Luncheons, Dinners, Receptions and Funerals
Previous clients: Volkswagen, Barrett Homes, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Anne, Alan Titchmarsh, London Hotels and Barakua English Garden Japan.
Starting Price: £260.00.

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Comedians for hire

Shep Woolley

Shep Woolley has 35 years of show ‘biz’ experience as a singer, songwriter, comedian, after dinner speaker & entertainer.

The ideal artist to provide anything from an evening of light comedy & songs to a one man theatre show. Excellent compere & auctioneer – Sailing & Golf Clubs and events a speciality.

HONG KONG TO HUDDERSFIELD – SYDNEY TO SCUNTHORPE !!

 

  • Prices from £350

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Fanfare Trumpet

Fanfare Trumpets

The British Imperial Military Band Fanfare Trumpet Team is absolutely unbeatable when dignity or impact is required to announce any occasion or personality.

Ideal for weddings, product launches, store openings, sporting events, award ceremonies, civic functions, banquets, corporate or private events. Our fanfare trumpeters usually perform in a team of 2, 4, or 5. The teams comprise of musicians who have performed at many prestigious events throughout the world.

The majority of the musicians used are either serving or former members of The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines or British Army.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Singout Sisters

Are you having a party? Do you want fantastic live entertainment that will leave your guests wanting more? If you’re looking for a band with lots of audience interaction that will bring your function alive and fill your dance floor then Sing Out Sisters party is the right choice for you!

Our high quality, high energy show complete with costume changes and choreography will drive your guests onto the dance floor partying the night away to the best pop, soul and disco classics from the 60s right up to current day!… Read the rest

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Festival Music

Sarah Heard, Saxophone & Flute

Sarah grew up in Hartland, Devon, Her first musical instrument was the recorder at the age of six. When she was eight Sarah began to learn the flute which she played in the Triggshire Wind Orchestra and Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra.

Later she loaned a tenor saxophone from the Triggshire Wind Orchestra, changing to the alto when she began studying at the University of Southampton in 2003.

While at University Sarah studied flute with Barbera Brown, conducting with Robin Browning, was President of the Wind Orchestra (SuSWO) and played for Showstoppers, LopSoc and SUSO.… Read the rest

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Festival Music

Just Us

Just Us first formed way back in 1965 as a six-piece Soul band, playing together for around eight years, before Soul music gave way to the sounds of the Seventies.

Then, two years ago, original members Jon and Colin got together again to re-form Just Us as a larger, more exciting eight-piece Soul Band, playing the sounds of the Sixties with all the energy and enthusiasm that makes their Soul music a most exciting and unforgettable musical experience.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Latin Americal Rhythms

Latin American Rhythms is an Acoustic Ensemble that plays Traditional Latin Music from Guantanamera to Romantic Mexican Ballads, Paraguayan Polkas, Andean Huaynos, Venezuelan Joropos, Chilean Cuecas, Cumbias from Colombia and various other traditional styles in their purest form using traditional instruments.

  • Cindy – Vocals & Bandola.
  • Ingrid – Vocals & Guitar.
  • Betty – Vocals & Cuatro.
  • Vicky – Vocals,Pan-Pipes & Percussion.
  • Colin – Venezuelan & Paraguayan Harps

Four different countries (Venezuela,Bolivia,Colombia,UK) are represented in a line-up of musicians playing a variety of instruments including :

  • Guitar,
  • bandola,
  • cuatro,
  • pan-pipes,
  • quena,
  • charango,
  • maracas,
  • Venezuelan & Paraguayan harps plus vocals.
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Festival Music Acts

Licensed To Lounge

Licensed To Lounge are a completely LIVE 3-piece band playing chilled out versions of rock and dance songs. Tunes from Radiohead, Jessie J, Bon Jovi, Snow Patrol, Amy Winehouse, Killers, Cee Lo Green, Coldplay, Jacksons and many other surprises are all given the Lounge treatment.

All performed unplugged and stripped-down with only piano and three vocals – it’s truly a thing of beauty.

Licensed To Lounge play at corporate functions, weddings, birthday parties, both in the UK and abroad….anywhere you’d expect to find jazz, they’ll be there doing their (rather different, cool, and not really jazz) thing.  … Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Lost In Music

Lost In Music are a fully professional (and really cool!) live party band, comprising the absolute cream of British singers and musicians. They are perfect for all functions – corporate events, weddings, large festivals, birthdays, bar (and bat)-mitzvahs, theatres outdoor events, etc.

They have an enormous set list (over 270 songs, and growing constantly!) and are hugely experienced (something of an understatement!) in playing all kinds of shows, all over the country and abroad. They are working constantly all over the UK and can incorporate many different (& superbly put together) costumed themes into their show such as Abba, 1970’s disco, Grease, 1980’s, James Bond, School Disco, 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll or Madonna.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Promise

If you are looking for a great quality band for your function, you’ve come to the right place! Promise are perfect for smaller venues as they do not use a drummer or bass player – instead, superb quality backing tracks are used (programmed by Kevin himself), created using the latest technology.

About Us

Kevin McCarthy – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, backing tracks. Kevin is a hugely experienced professional musician, band manager and backing track programmer. He has worked with bands all over the country for several years and also all over Europe at all types of large and small functions, including a stint with Hot Chocolate.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Rhythm Orchestra

Europe’s Most Entertaining Vintage Jazz Orchestra Hot Rhythm Orchestra – Europe’s Hottest Jazz Orchestra – Celebrating 20’s & 30’s Jazz and hot dance music with drive, panache and humour, dressed in white tie and tails or striped jacket and white flannels!

Founded in 1968, the Orchestra has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, providing a wide range of music from the early Jazz pioneers all the way to the classic jazz of Duke Ellington and early swing.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Jazz Magic, Traditional Jazz

Celebrate the music and fun of the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s at your next party or reception! Playing you music from New Orleans, the Charleston Age and The Jungle Book, whilst dressed in style with striped jackets and white flannels or white tie and tails or dress suits.

The music is a great addition for corporate evenings, store openings, parties and weddings whether you require us to be strolling or remaining static or playing acoustic or amplified.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Sharp 9

Sharp 9 are perfect for when you need light background jazz for your wedding reception, private function, corporate event, or an evening band guaranteed to get you & your guests dancing.

The band has over ten years experience at tailoring music to suit all types of events and are experts at creating the perfect atmosphere.

They have entertained clients ranging from British Telecom and Habitat UK to private functions.  

You can book Sharp 9 in the following combinations

Sharp 9 Solo: Solo Saxophone, Solo Guitarist and Solo Pianist alongside professionally recorded backing tracks.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Joss Peach

Joss Peach has been performing at weddings, parties and corporate events in the UK and abroad for over 15 years, and is known for his friendly, professional manner and love of all things musical. He began working as a musician at the tender age of 15 in the bars and restaurants of Canterbury, and is now one of the UK’s most in demand event performers.

His professionalism, versatility and warm manner have made him a firm favourite for clients such as Proctor and Gamble, AXA, Arsenal Football Club, South East Business Awards, and has regularly performed in London’s 606, Vortex and Pizza Express jazz club.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Round Midnight

Based on the South Coast, Round Midnight are a highly polished and professional covers duo, with over 30 years industry experience between them. Whatever you want; whether it’s high-energy classic hits from the 60’s to present day, or some mellow jazz and easy-listening standards, Round Midnight can promise you the best quality entertainment for your event.

Ideally suited to everything from wine bars, pubs, social clubs, to high profile corporate events, private parties/wedding receptions, and anything else in between.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

The Minkees

“The Minkees” are a high-energy, four piece 60s covers band, who hail from Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. Their extensive repertoire features hits from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Spencer Davis Group, Lulu, The Monkees, The Small Faces, and many many more.

The band originally started life around 6 years ago, and over the years has performed with many a different line-up (Rob is the only original member!) before settling on the current team:

  • Rob Dampier (Guitar)
  • Debbie Cobbett (Lead Vocals)
  • Martin “Nobby” Clark (Bass)
  • George Francis (Drums)

The Minkees are well suited to everything from weddings, corporate “do’s” and birthday bashes, to pubs and social clubs alike.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Children of The Kingdom Gospel Choir

Children of the Kingdom – a new generation of gospel music. CK Gospel Choir are a 16 piece group from London, UK, who are united by their love of gospel music. They believe that Gospel music is for everyone. The group was started in 2007 by Harlano Weekes and have become an established act in the European gospel scene. As well as performing at venue’s such as the Jazz Cafe, the Pigalle Club and Handlebeurs.

Their members have also provided backing vocals for high profile artists such as Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Beverley Knight, Mica Paris, Alfie Boe, Peter Andre and Marsha Ambrosius.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Lisa Timbs

Accredited Teacher Lisa began her study of the piano at the age of six but her love of the instrument began even earlier. She gained a place at Trinity College of Music but chose instead to read music at Southampton University. After graduating she was invited back to take up a post as piano tutor, where she remained for 11 years.

Her mentor and inspiration for over a decade was International Pianist and Composer, Clifford Benson, an acclaimed teacher at the Royal Academy of Music.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Mark Upton

Mark began studying the trumpet at the age of six, encouraged by his parents (themselves both successful trumpet players). Mark spent his school years playing in local brass bands, orchestras, big bands and soul bands.

In 1996 he was awarded the prestigious White Cliffs Arts Award for Outstanding Student of the Arts by the Local council. In 1997 Mark joined the Royal Marines Band Service where his outstanding ability was quickly recognized. For the next three years, Mark studied intensively at the Royal Marines School of Music; here he was given the enviable opportunity to hone his big band skills with the world famous trombone player and band leader, Don Lusher.… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Debbie Cobbett

Based on the South Coast of England, Debbie has been working as a singer for over 15 years both as a solo Jazz Singer / Corporate Function entertainer, as well as fronting / “depping” with a number of function bands for wedding receptions, and other corporate events.

I have performed at venues up and down the UK, as well as abroad, including the following:

  • Mina A ’Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai.
  • The Don CeSar Hotel, St Pete’s Beach, Florida, private parties in Argenteuil, Paris.
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Festival Music Acts

Legends

The Legends Big Band is a professional 16-piece band playing the music of the big band era. The band performs a wide variety of music ranging from the original “Big Band” arrangements of the swing era, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Ted Heath and from the songs of Frank Sinatra, “Rock and Roll” of the 1950′s, to the current music of the “New Millennium”.

Everyone who hears Big Band music enjoys an immediate sense of well-being and inner harmony, and to some it’s a timely reminder of the wonderful days gone by.… Read the rest

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Alexandra King

Alexandra King

Elegant harp music for all occasions performed by Alexandra King.
Based: Shoreham-by-sea, near Brighton
Areas covered: 1.5 hours drive from Shoreham. Sussex, Surrey, parts of Hampshire, Kent and London.
Ideal for: Weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals, recitals.
Previous clients: RBS, Channel 4, Mercedes-Benz, The Football Association, PRS for Music etc.
Starting Price: £290.00.

Alexandra graduated in 2007 from the University of Huddersfield with an Upper Second Degree in Music, having previously studied Piano at Trinity College of Music, in London.… Read the rest

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Amanda Witting

Amanda Whiting

Harpist with style with music from Bach to Beyonce.
Based: Cardiff.
Areas covered: South West, Midlands, London.
Ideal for: weddings, corporate, intimate to stadium.
Previous clients: Orient express, Johannesburg and Hamburg Jazz festivals, Celtic manor (Ryder cup),
Starting Price: £460.00.

The harp is an exquisite instrument, both to look at and for setting the perfect, unforgettable, atmosphere for your event.

Amanda is a harpist with a difference! Classically trained, she has gone on to perform with Jamie Cullum and Dannii Minogue and is in great demand for recordings, functions and events with style!… Read the rest

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Festival Music Acts

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry is one of the UK’s finest harpists. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radios 2,3 and 4 as well as German Radio, Japanese Radio, South African and Australian Classic FM, amongst other television and radio stations around the world.

She has played for Prince Charles and Bill Gates amongst other celebrities.

She is always happy to play for weddings and private parties and brings a unique cheerfulness along with her golden harp.

Starting Prices:

  • Ceremony and drinks reception – £340.00.
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Andsome Cabin Buoys

‘Shep Woolley’s ‘Ansome Cabin Buoys

Possibly the liveliest Shanty band in the UK. With a repertoire as wide as any ocean. Sea Shanties, Jigs & Reels, Rock ’n’ Roll & a little drop of Country too, in-fact just about anything an audience who is looking for a good time would require…. The Beatles to Dylan – Drunken Sailors to Da Do Ron Ron.

Regular providers of entertainment aboard HMS WARRIOR in Portsmouth Historical Dockyard, they are in regular demand for gigs on Cruises, Hotels, Oilrigs, Festivals, Theatres, Clubs, & Private Functions.… Read the rest

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ALIBI

ALIBI

ALIBI is one of the UK’s leading professional party bands, with vast experience of entertaining audiences at all types of functions and events.

The band features outstanding vocalists and musicians who individually work regularly with
top international stars such as Andrea Bocelli, Billy Ocean, Tony Hadley and Shirley Bassey

With an extensive playlist made up of classic dance tracks from the 1940s to the present day, including everything from pop, soul and motown to rock, reggae, latin and jazz, ALIBI brings the ultimate live music experience to your wedding, corporate event, charity ball, birthday or anniversary party.… Read the rest

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Festival Brass - Osborne House

Festival Brass Quintet

Festival Brass Quintet was formed by a group of professional musicians, all of whom are regarded as being masters of their particular instrument. Each one of the group of five plays music in various styles with different ensembles, but here they have been brought together specifically to perform for your event.

Festival Brass Quintet is ideal for concerts, or providing background music for dinners, corporate functions, weddings, military camp dinners where they can provide any regimental march required.… Read the rest

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oompah band

Bavarian Oompah Band 1

This band offers 2 sets of Bavarian music, games, audience participation, & party tunes to dance the night away!
Size of band: 5 professional musicians.
Based: Hampshire.
Areas Covered: London, South East, & South West.
Previous Clients: Ant & Dec, Stephen Mulhern, Dermot O’Leary, Keith Lemon, Vernon Kay, EasyJet, Military bases, Oktoberfest events.
Starting Price: £750.00.

Bavarian Oompah Band 1 really can bring fun to your event. Suitable for functions, parties, wedding receptions, corporate events, & of course beer festivals, the band will cater and entertain your guests with their wit and humour, coupled with great Bavarian music.… Read the rest

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Men In Shorts

Bavarian Oompah Band 2

A crazy, zany, Bavarian style comedy showband
Size of band: 3 musicians.
Based: West Midlands.
Areas Covered: All of UK & beyond!
Previous Clients: Military bases, Corporate Events, Beer Festivals.
Starting Price: From £575.00.

Bavarian Oompah Band 2 are a ‘Crazy, zany, Bavarian style comedy showband’, and have been going for many years since forming the band in 1996.

They work mainly as a 3-piece band to keep the cost down, but can go out as a 4, or even 5-piece if required.… Read the rest

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Kellermeister Oompah Band

Bavarian Oompah Band 3

Top German Oompah Band comprising professional musicians for a non stop fun filled live show with vocals and audience participation.
Size of band: From 2 – 4 people to suit your budget, also available Solo Bierkeller entertainer instrumental and vocals.
Based: North East.
Areas Covered: 180 mile radius of Leeds.
Previous Clients: Military bases, Corporate Events, Beer Festivals, Food Festivals, Weddings, Tour de Yorkshire, Royal Visit.
Starting Price: From £400.00 for the 2-piece band.

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