Mariachi Rey, is a group of musicians with over 15 years of experience. Currently run by Xavier Infante. It is a group of young and professional musicians who create the best music "pure Mexican style". They are dedicated exclusively to entertain the best way to each audience and spread Mexican music, also including other Latino and English songs but with the corresponding Mexican flavor genre.
They will have you clapping, singing along with “La Bamba” and shouting Arriba! They are a genuine, warm and friendly group that will definitely cheer you and even make the crowd dancing and feeling like they are in the heart of South America, enjoying well known songs like: Guantanamera, La Cucaracha, Sway, La Macarena, and more.
These lively Mariachi boys, based in London, England, create an authentic Mexican atmosphere to suit your next event but all in the name of pure entertainment. If you are looking for enjoyment, excitement...
•Highly rated acoustic duo
•Have a wealth of experience providing quality entertainment for a variety of different events.
•Repertoire includes over 100 upbeat and slow folky/acoustic cover songs.
•Male and female vocals with acoustic guitar, concertina and stompbox.
•Endorsed by BBC Introducing, Seasalt clothing and many folk icons.
•Happy to learn request songs.
Harbottle and Jonas are a acoustic/folk duo based in Totnes. Over the past six years, this talented duo have had extensive experience of music residencies, weddings and corporate events. The Duo have gigged extensively in Ireland, Italy and have appeared on Irish and Italian Radio & Television respectively.
'Phenomenal' - BBC Introducing
Harbottle & Jonas can also perform with just a battery powered amp if required.
Producer, musician, singer, published songwriter and seasoned performing artist, Gary has toured the world several times over with various Live projects and written songs now well known across the world. Gary’s debut album 'The Life We Learned To Live' was released in 2011 and three of the songs were featured on huge TV Ad Campaigns for Mars, Arla and Microsoft.
in 2013 Gary co-produced and provided Backing Vocals on the song 'The Rage That's In Us All' that was sung by Bo Bruce and written by JJ Abrams and Snow Patrols Gary Lightbody and featured in the 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Movie.
Another more recent song of Gary's ‘These City Steets’ was featured on the Movie Soundtrack Album for Warners British Film, starring Idriss Elba, ‘100 Streets’, in which he also played a short cameo role. You can download all of Garys Music on iTunes or stream on Spotify. A producer and songwriter by day, published by legendary band Snow Patrols Publishing Co...
Available in Devon
from £175. Based in Greater London
A lively folk/gypsy/ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England.
We are available for performing concerts, barn dances (or ceilidhs) at pubs, festivals, weddings, birthdays, BBQ's or any other party!
We perform a range of music (both songs and tunes) from a broad repertoire and era from traditional folk to 70's and 80's rock!
We can cater for Scottish 'flavoured' Ceilidhs, although for most Barn Dance/ Ceilidhs we would keep it mixed to allow dancers of all experience levels to enjoy themselves.
Our aim is to 'entertain, not educate', it should be fun after all!
Booking us for your wedding? Here is some more info!
Your wedding day is important to you, and it’s important to know that everything is in hand.
We have a few different wedding services that we can offer, but we are also flexible – so if you want to combine parts, or mix and match or have a different idea, do talk to us!
Available in Devon
from £600. Based in Bournemouth
Ladies & Gentlemen we proudly present the coolest band in the land: performing many of the greatest swing numbers of all time. If you want that classic swing thing made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jnr., as well as several of the modern swing greats such as Robbie Williams, Michael Buble & Jamie Cullum, then this band the one for you. Swinging their way through classic tunes such as Fly Me To The Moon, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Mr Bojangles, Mack The Knife and New York, New York, this is the band to make your feet tap and your hips sway. The band is also a very versatile band who are equally at home playing many other styles including motown, soul, funk and more up to date pop, ensuring that your evening goes with a bang as well as a swing.
We play folk/rock English country dance music. We are happy playing for beginners and experts alike, or those somewhere in between. Our aim is to ensure that everyone goes away having had a really good time. Whilst we primarily perform in the South West of England, we are more than happy to go further afield.
Annika Skoogh can organise live music for weddings, private functions or corporate events. A duo to a 6-piece band can be tailored to suit any event. Annika uses the finest musicians available in the South West and they can play a sophisticated selection of jazz standards, latin and swing, from discreet background music through meals and drinks reception to a party band playing Soul, Funk, Disco and Modern Pop that will guarantee everyone up on the dance floor.
For all enquiries regarding booking a band, please use the contact page on this website.
“As a jazz musician myself, music was always going to be one of the most important parts of my wedding day, and my guests were expecting something special. This is why I booked Annika and her fantastic band.
I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced for such a long time… many of my mates (who are also musicians, some of them professional musicians) went out of thei...
We are a 1 girl 4 guy dance funk band playing classic disco songs guaranteed to fill the dance floor and leave the audience wanting more.
We pride ourselves on musical ability and delivering excellence to our clients. Going all out to make the event one to remember.
A CEILIDH BARN DANCE BAND COVERING DEVON AND SOMERSET
Welcome to the Lucy Lastic Band (with PA and caller), traditional, fun and lively entertainment for all occasions since 1995
Karen, Dick, Richard and Jane have great pleasure in being a part in the creation of fun and friendly barn dancing/ceilidhs for parties, weddings and fund-raising events, etc. Our caller will guide beginners and experienced dancers through a variety of dances. You can also book The 'Little' Lucy Lastic Band for smaller parties, occasions and charity events or if you are on a smaller budget.
We play traditional tunes for dancing and listening. As we say 'Dance 'til you drop or lollop and listen'.
Hi there, my name is Murphy and I'm a full time professional singer/acoustic guitarist.
I have a vast repertoire that stretches from 60's till today's charts and have been performing on a full-time, professional basis for the past 15 years since the age of 17.
I have a summer residency every year at Windsor Racecourse as well as being the resident musician for the Ministry of Defence at Victoria (Windsor Castle), Wellington (Buckingham Palace) & Aldershot Barracks.
I am a regular featured artist at both Westfield London & Westfield Stratford Shopping Centres. As well as performing at restaurants for the likes of Antony Worrall Thompson & Jamie Oliver, I have also played parties for Fearne Cotton & Jo Whiley.
In 2014 I was asked to play as the main act at the Tour de France for the after event entertainment in Yorkshire to 16,000 people and in 2015 was given an Endorsement by Cole Clark Guitars who are also represented by Snow Patr...
The official site for the South West's number 1 party band, where you can find the latest news and information, our sample demo tracks, and up to date photo gallery.
A collaboration of some of the finest musicians in the area, The Cadence bring you superb live pop, rock, funk, and soul music in style. Get on the floor to some of the greatest and best loved classic high-octane hits from the 50's onwards, and we promise we'll leave you wanting more!
We've performed at weddings, black tie balls, charity events, parties, functions, carnivals, beer festivals, bike shows and local music venues throughout the South West.
Our Devon based band offers a variety of options for your wedding or function depending on your requirements, including a top of the range Mackie/Allen & Heath PA, stage lighting, the latest digital dance floor lights and even a sophisticated jazz set.
The Lateshift" is a very popular Party / Wedding / Function band with superb female lead vocals, male backing vocals, saxophone, guitar, drums and bass.
Most of their work is gained by referrals and recommendations from satisfied clients.
The Lateshift play a great mix of classic cover songs that appeals to all ages and tastes and will keep you dancing all night long. Songs include everything from Shout by Lulu, Venus by Shocking Blue, to Rolling In The Deep by Adele, Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses, etc. People always comment on their huge and diverse range of very popular songs and the true professionalism of The Band. The best way to enjoy The Lateshift is to book them for your special occasion now!! Also - go to one of their public gigs in your area and see/hear them live - You will be glad you did. Songs from All Eras to suit All Tastes
DANCE, CELEBRATE, PARTY with 'THE LATESHIFT'
Mr Jèan are a fresh 4 piece band from South West England who specialise in pop, disco and dance music from the 70's to the modern day. Mr Jèan boast a unique repertoire of classic songs, fusing musical professionalism with outrageous style and all out fun, setting them aside from the tired setlists of the average function band.
SPINACH FOR NORMAN is a long-established West Country folk band. We’ve been fuelling ceilidhs, barn-dances, weddings and all kinds of celebrations with jigs, reels and heart-broken airs for years. And we’re proud to say that almost every booking has followed a recommendation from a satisfied customer.
Unless you only want background or listening music, SPINACH comes with a caller to teach and lead the dances. Our regular caller is PAM HAYES. She’s hugely popular, great with adults, children, experienced and inexperienced dancers alike. She’ll add some dances from around the world into the mix if you want her to, and she can even call in French.
Southwest Music Awards 'Best Folk Act' finalists 2013, Devonbird, have brought an exciting new sound to the Devon folk scene (and beyond) in recent months.
Devonbird - Kath Bird (singer/songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Andy Clarke on guitar and bouzouki, show their wide and versatile range and their passion for folk music, both original and traditional.
The trio combine foot-stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs, often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore and dialect.
The band has recently been described as having a clarity and purity of sound, vocally and instrumentally, which is both profoundly soul touching and magical.
Devonbird have been touring local folk clubs, are being seen at folk festivals and have appeared on national and local radio.
Dawntreader are a powerful and dynamic Ceilidh Band (Barn Dance, Folk Band) with Caller.
We are a 3 piece Ceilidh Band playing English, Irish, Scottish and some European music. Our mix of traditional folk music with strong melodies and powerful rhythms is ideally suited to Ceilidh and Barn Dances.
Debs, our Caller has 15 yrs of experience in Calling with Ceilidh Bands and has Dances to suit all abilities, including some fun dances for the little ones. She has been the resident Caller with the Dawntreaders since 2009, and has grown with the Band into a highly professional Wedding Ceilidh Caller, although she is equally at home with a local village hall Party. (check the review from The Royal Marines Burns Night recently)
Our Musicians are :-
Lynn Fiddle : I don't need to say much about her playing, the music sample speaks for itself. She is a gifted Musician with ability rarely seen at this level. She plays a 5 string Fiddle, which gives her...
Totally live music for your music venue, party, wedding or what-ev-errr.
TWEAKS play a variety of rock and pop and soul. Every song is specially chosen to make you dance or sing.
We are a 5-piece band with a charismatic and very talented girl singer.
We have played many venues in South Devon and always go down a storm.
"You guys sounded great, your energy, drive and enthusiasm won over the audience..."
"The vibe was excellent and the music really, really good, perfect for my party and I couldn't be more grateful. Thanks Tweaks!"
Available in Devon
from £600. Based in Newton Abbot
The band is led by Andrew Mycroft on accordion. Andrew started in the Folk arena as a dancer, and later as a caller. He then put his musical skills to use and for many years served an apprenticeship as resident musician at the Folk Annexe Folk Dance Club in Meriden. Whilst there he led a West Midlands Band, The Four Oaks. His experience of dancing and calling puts him in an ideal position to appreciate the needs of callers and dancers. After moving to Honiton in Devon he started Honiton Folk Dance Club and the Amycrofters Band was formed in 2002.
Andrew is accompanied by his wife June who plays both keyboard, guitarbanjo, banjolele, mandolin and accordion. June, who hails from South Africa, has sung and played keyboard for audiences of over two thousand. Her brilliant accompaniment adds further rhythm, depth and phrasing to the sound of Andrew’s accordion. At times she will take over the melody, leaving Andrew free to provide his own accom...
The Dart Valley Stompers was formed by Jeremy Huggett in July 2005 with the aim of playing lively, exciting music in the Traditional & New Orleans styles of jazz. It's one of the most popular and busiest bands in the UK regularly performing to capacity audiences at Jazz Clubs & Festivals both home & abroad – in 2017 they “closed” Upton Jazz Festival with a full house & a packed dance floor yelling for more! The band also performs at Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Charity Fundraisers, Jazz Funerals & Corporate Events. As well as performing as a full 6 piece, the band can reduce to a 5 piece, 4 piece, trio or duo depending on the size of venue and to cater for all budgets - they can also perform acoustically as a wandering band to add ambience to any occasion. Based in the South West the band can travel anywhere in the UK and beyond and is guaranteed to get your guests feet tapping & stomping!
Band of Gold is one of the UK's top Wedding, Party and Festival bands led by Award Winning Musician Jeremy Huggett on saxes, flute & vocals. Formed in 1997 the band has performed at the UK's major music venues & festivals and appeared on BBC TV and radio.
Band of Gold appeals to all musical tastes performing Rock & Roll, 50s, 60s & 70s, Blues, Swing, Lounge/Dinner/Traditional Jazz. The band provides its own equipment & lighting alongwith background music for the intervals.
The band can be "tailor made" to suit your musical requirements ranging from a 4 piece to a more intimate trio or duo to cater for all sizes of venues, events & budgets.
If you’re looking for a band for a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, festival, corporate event or any other special occasion, Band of Gold is guaranteed to entertain & get your event or party off to a swing.
4 piece band 3 vocals 2 guitars 5string banjo and bass playing bluegrass country skiffle and jazz no drums no backing tracks no synthesisers just good foot stomping music with a good handful of humour thrown in.
Blag play a variety of Celtic and World music, from Irish Ballads and Scottish Jigs to Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz. They perform regularly in Britain and in festivals throughout Europe. All the musicians in the group are professionals that have trained at music college, made records and have performed on both T.V. and radio, including being featured in 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4.
Michael Pinsky started playing the fiddle at six. He has played in folk groups in Scotland from the age of 11 who’s members have become players in leading Scottish bands such a ‘Capercaille’ and ‘Shoogleniffty’ and with leading jazz players such a Courtney Pine in the ‘Grand Union Orchestra’. His ability to play both folk and jazz creates a unique fiddle style.
David Morgan played acoustic guitar with ‘Golage’, in Brighton, which later formed ‘Stomp’ an extremely successful percussion, performance group that have toured the world, playing on Broadway in New York and th...
Available in Devon
from £600. Based in Greater London
Up and Running Ceilidh Band and Caller are the best Ceilidh or Barn Dance outfit in the South West! We play exciting toe-tapping folk on traditional instruments - and Joy, our caller will have everyone dancing the night away. We love what we do and we come with all our own equipment - no event is too small or too big for us. You will find us enthusiastic, friendly, and above all, sensitive to your particular requirements. We can provide mics for your speeches and our PA is available for your choice of prerecorded music.
The band was really fantastic! The venue where the event was held had some electrical problems. But they said the band 8 Balls will be helpful. Indeed they were and sorted the issues with no problem and very easily. All the people over there were giving a lot of compliments and also asked us where we found this amazing band.
Many, many thanks for playing at our wedding, having heard you play before at a friend's wedding we knew that you'd be excellent and have everyone up on the dance floor, we weren't disappointed. Lots of people have commented as to how good you were, and the staff at the Homeward Park Hotel said you were the best band to play there in a long time. We'd be happy to recommend you to anyone.
Hi Steve & Fiona,
Many thanks for the fabulous time we all had last night it will stay in our families and friends memories for ever.
You created just the right atmosphere, everybody who came enjoyed your selection of music. Fiona's voice was super and your rendition of Baker Street was fantastic.
For Jen and I it was a totally fabulous evening and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to colleagues and friends for their celebrations
Thanks and best wishes
Leslie and Jen Howes
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