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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 !!

 

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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.

Played as a solo instrument, the harp, as well as being visually stunning, has a range and versatility which is unique.… 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.

  • Starting Price £230.00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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