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Spooner

Hailing from the North Essex/Suffolk border, but covering the country, Spooner are an experienced, professional and exciting 5 piece function, party and wedding band. Boasting amazing female lead vocals and playing a varied and ever expanding range of pop, rock, funk, soul and dance covers from past to current charts, Spooner know how to get (and keep!) the party going whilst avoiding the cliché!

Available in Colchester from £850

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Blag

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 Colchester from £600. Based in Greater London

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Acoustic Jukebox

Energetic and fun duo playing great arrangements of modern pop songs and soul & funk classics. Jukebox Jam use a loop pedal, vocal harmony pedal and stomp box to create a sound so thick and rich you’ll forget you’re listening to just two people. Performances are tailored to each event, whether you want to get the whole room dancing or some background jazz, Jukebox Jam are guaranteed to deliver.

Available in Colchester from £450. Based in London

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Piccadilly Swing

Weddings, functions and parties – no matter the occasion or what you’re celebrating, it needs to be special. Live music, played by a professional, experienced band, can help to make it just that. So, if you are tired of trawling through lists of local bands or wedding entertainment, unable to find exactly what you’re after, then look no further. Piccadilly Swing have been performing together for over 15 years now, and each of our five members possess top-class musicianship individually. From our website, you will see just why we are the right band to help make your special day even more memorable.

Available in Colchester from £150. Based in Ipswich

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Blue Orchid

This fantastic, versatile act have performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performed at countless parties and functions, this duo will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, Blue Orchid will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a trio/quartet or full band.This super talented duo specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.

Available in Colchester from £250. Based in London

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Paula Borrell

I have played sax and flute professionally for 25 years , I have had lots of experience in many fields of music including swing, soul, funk, salsa, motown, classical, shows, easy listening, jazz and smooth jazz. I can play solo (with backing tracks) or within a duo/trio/band. I am self contained with my own PAT tested PA and lights, I have £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance. I currently play with a Ratpack show backing Anita Harris and Kenny Lynch, a 50's band touring the UK and abroad. Played with a Motown show, Beegee's show, 70's & 80's band and many function bands and big bands backing Tony Hadley, The Beverley Sisters, Denis Lotis, Max Byraves and Joe Longthorne.

Available in Colchester from £150. Based in Essex

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The Night and Day Collective

A collective of multi-instrumentalists, able to provide an array of options catered to your event - Their repertoire consists of 1920s/30s jazz and vintage hits. Starting from a duo and then working up to a swingin' band option - The Night and Day Collective are the perfect addition to any event looking for a splash of vintage/jazzy atmosphere! Ideal for Background music Wedding reception drinks Evening entertainment for Weddings Private Parties Gatsby/Vintage Parties Corporate Outside/Unplugged Events (including Roaming options)

Available in Colchester from £300. Based in Greater London

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Climax Ceilidh Band

Climax Ceilidh Band is one of the most highly experienced and respected English ceilidh bands with excellent musicians and an experienced, friendly caller. We cover Kent, Surrey, and Sussex and can offer a range of line-ups to suit your budget. We play a wide variety of tunes for dancing, both original and taken from traditional sources. We also have a repertoire of tunes to play between dances.

Available in Colchester from £375. Based in Bromley

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Aces High!

The real Americana experience! Heel-stomping, rip-roaring hoedown fun. Aces High! play a set of the hottest modern and classic country hits! Guaranteed to get your guests up dancing and stompin’ their boots.

Available in Colchester from £750. Based in London

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The Lollipops

The Lollipops are a professional vintage inspired vocal trio, with a passion for the music and the fashion of the era! Specialising in Wartime and vintage themed events! The group cover a wide range of repertoire from the 1940s up to the 60s and also cover 70s - modern songs with authentic 3 part harmony arrangements. The Lollipops formed through their love of harmonies. Bound the please the crowd with their authentic choreography, close sweet harmonies and fantastic outfits. They take inspiration from artists such as The Andrew Sisters, The Puppini Sisters, The Chordettes, The Shirelles, That Marvelettes, Bette Midler and many more! They are available for a variety of events such as weddings, birthday parties and private functions, and deliver a fantastic and enjoyable experience with a nostalgic and vintage twist!

Available in Colchester from £640. Based in London

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Band on the Run

Band on the Run are made up of five permanent members. All of us are multi -talented to bring you the best quality sound available. The rapport between us is plain for all to see and we have a strong belief that if we are having a good time so will you. Our playlist is ever growing to include the latest hits and is always kept up to date with floor fillers from the day before yesterday right back to the roaring 40’s. We can offer you a diverse selection of music ranging from Classical Funk, Ballroom or Rat Pack as well as Pop, Soul and Disco. Four of the band are strong vocalist and with the highest possible quality of harmonies we have an excellent blend of voices to sing the eclectic range of songs that we have to offer. Our multi stack keyboards provide an amazing depth of sound (strings, brass,woodwind, synth and many more) that is normally associated with a small orchestra, so we create an excellent all round sound. wedding guests We are...

Available in Colchester from £680. Based in Essex

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Soul Desire

Soul Desire are an amazing 8 piece soul band playing classic soul hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, through to the present day. Made up of some of the finest male and female musicians in the UK your event is guaranteed to be a great success!

Available in Colchester from £750. Based in Basildon

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Spring Heeled Jacks

London ceilidh band The Spring Heeled Jacks is an exciting five-piece band delivering healthy doses of energising dance tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond. Drawn from a number of experienced dance musicians and callers, The Spring Heeled Jacks are guaranteed to make your event a memorable one. From foot-stomping jigs to elegant waltzes, their repertoire draws on both traditional tunes and their own compositions, with a style and rhythm which is irresistibly danceable. Whether you're looking for a traditional Scottish wedding ceilidh, a fun birthday party English barn dance or even a Welsh twmpath for your community fundraisers, the Spring Heeled Jacks would love to hear from you. We are a London ceilidh band but are happy to travel.

Available in Colchester . Based in London

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The Swinging 60s

The Swinging 60s are a 3-piece live band, based in Kent, performing all over the UK. They specialise solely in fabulous hits of the 1960s. Band members, Andy, Dave and Leah, are an enthusiastic, lively group who are passionate about the music they perform. They have an excellent reputation for putting on a sixties show full of enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism. Their repertoire is vast and varied, guaranteed to suit all ages and have people dancing and singing along all night. They are available for all types of events, indoor/outdoor, from small parties to large corporate/wedding functions/festivals/clubs etc.

Available in Colchester from £300. Based in Kent

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The Runaways

The Runaways are a Shadows Tribute Band based in Kent/Surrey playing hits from the 50's, 60's and Rock 'n' Roll music and more! They have over 35 years experience playing at all types of venues from the small to the very large! Can travel up to 120 miles (If accommodation can be arranged then can be negotiated for further).

Available in Colchester from £500.00. Based in Kent

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The London Swing and Soul Band

The London Swing and Soul Band is possibly the most eclectic, interactive, international and soulful collective of musicians imaginable. Their guest singers include the best of London soul talent, as well as a Bandleader who sings in 9 languages. Its outstanding brass section is now well-known for bringing together the hottest players that perform at the UK’s finest Jazz venues and festivals, as well as alongside international celebrities such as Beyonce, Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers. Offering a full personalised entertainment service in sound management, disco lighting, DJing, request taking and leading the ambiance from mellow jazz to the hottest dance-floor hits, The London Swing and Soul Band is unrivalled in its ability to help manage your wedding or special event from end-to-end – the way YOU want it!

Available in Colchester from £1250. Based in London

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The Cheers

HELLO! The Cheers are a fun and highly professional party band with a modern edge. Traditionally a male and female fronted 5 piece, this experienced and exciting collaboration perform a variety of classic and upbeat tunes from the 50’s to current day; they want to ensure that your party is the best it can be so that you and your guests leave with great memories and a story to tell! To guarantee that booking the entertainment for your occasion is easy, they also provide the PA, lighting and background music before, between and after sets. The Cheers are available for weddings, parties, events and any other occasion you are celebrating. CLASSIC SET UP Quintet (male & female vocals, keys, electric guitar, bass, drums) ALTERNATIVE SET UPS Quartet (vocals, electric guitar, bass, drums) Trio (vocals, acoustic guitar, cajon) Duo (vocals, acoustic guitar) Want to funk things up with a SAXOPHONE? Be sure to request upon booking so you don’t miss ou...

Available in Colchester from £495. Based in Guildford

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Brand New Daze

This young and lively 4 piece comprises of accomplished musicians who have a wealth of experience within the UK, Europe and worldwide including Canada & the USA. Members have performed at SXSW in Austin Texas, Canadian Music Week in Toronto and Gibson Guitars USA. On top of that they have played at KoKo London, o2 Academies across the UK as well as residencies on cruise vessels. They have acquired a great track record of clients throughout the years, including Heart FM, BBC Essex/Three Counties & Singology in London. The band is fronted by the ever soulful Abbie, coming from a gospel and soul background, she can adapt to all genres. She is supported by one of the best back lines on the circuit, with Charlie on Bass and Jon on drums. These guys have been a team for over 10 years, and are instinctively the driving force of the band. Aaron on guitar leads from the front with killer guitar licks and superb backing vocals. From having so m...

Available in Colchester from £750. Based in Chelmsford

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The Shakers

4 piece band with Female and Male singers. The Shakers have set out to create a lively and exciting live band experience that is perfect for every event. With years of experience at the highest level, you can be sure The Shakers will get the party rocking! Using an extremely high level of musicianship, the best live equipment and a current and constantly changing set list comprising of pop, rock, disco, funk and soul, The Shakers will ensure that your special event goes exactly the way you planned. All band members are professional full time musicians who have worked with some well known names in the music industry as well as providing session recording work, west end theatre productions and XFM radio sessions. Members have had recording contracts with their own material and sold records across Europe, written for artists such as Melanie Blatt from All Saints and provided musical backing to artists such as Mark Owen of Take That and Emm...

Available in Colchester from £1200. Based in Chelmsford

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Rio Brass

Rio Brass was founded in 2018 with the intention of bringing the tradition of Carnaval Blocos to London. Every year thousands gather in Rio streets and clubs to celebrate Carnaval and to listen and party to the music of the many different Blocos "street bands" that the city has to offer. With that in mind, trumpeter and founder of Rio Brass Gabriel Dias, who is originally from Rio and has studied music at the Juilliard School in New York created the group by arranging and rehearsing popular songs from both the UK and Brazil. Rio Brass has the mission to honour the Bloco tradition of celebrating music and life in Europe. Viva o Carnaval!

Available in Colchester . Based in London

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OutBeat

Since forming in 2015 OutBeat have performed at a variety of events such as weddings, corporate events, anniversaries, birthday parties and charity fundraisers. OutBeat guarantees that every client who books the band will be left thrilled. The memories we help you to create will last a lifetime! OutBeat carry with them all of their own equipment from a professional 3000 - 4000 Watts PA System, amplifiers and lighting rig, so there's nothing you need to worry about or take care of. Instead you can just focus on the most important thing, having a good time. We also are amongst a small few that can offer to play any song especially for your event, be it a first dance for a wedding or a special song for a birthday at no extra cost. OutBeat alongside playing fantastic live music also offer a DJ service as part of our package. We have hundreds of songs spanning across multiple decades packed full of floor filler hits to keep your party going well...

Available in Colchester from £750. Based in Hertfordshire

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Phoebe / Studio 33

Phoebe a young female solo singer covering all genres of music also the lead singer in a 5 piece funk band Studio 33. Studio33 is a 5 piece function band based in Kent & East Sussex. Our influences are funk, blues, jazz, rock, pop, soul and disco. We cover a variety of artists from Earth, Wind and Fire to Kenny Loggins to Bruno Mars and many more. Our band consists of: Phoebe - Lead singer Josh - Lead guitar Hannah - Bass guitar Harry - Drums Morten - Keyboard Various options available: Phoebe as a solo performer, Phoebe & Josh as a duo, Studio33 a 5 piece band and background DJ facilities.

Available in Colchester from £150. Based in Maidstone

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PJ & Rose - A New Vintage Sound

PJ & Rose - we are a duo consisting of jazz/cabaret vocals and electric/acoustic accordion, that combined creates the unique sound that we like to call 'New Vintage'. Having worked together as a duo for almost five years, we have developed a wide repertoire of music, but specialise in Popular Jazz to suit all ages. We can provide music for any occasion/event and will happily tailor make a programme of music that will suit you if you have something specific in mind.

Available in Colchester from £160.00. Based in Kent

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Halos

Halo's are a young band made up of some of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK. Our band members have built up a wealth of experience playing with artists such as John Newman, Rod Stewart, Akala, Kwabs and Jehst. We bring a fresh touch to our performances with a repertoire focused on arrangements of modern pop, soul and R&B and mix this with some more classic hits. We have performed for major clients and venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Rolls Royce, The Ministry of Defence, Park Plaza Hotels and The Saracens FC. Having worked in the music industry for years we draw on our experience to deliver shows that are always high energy and engaging.

Available in Colchester from £480. Based in Greater London

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Essence // Duo

A small band with big sound and a proven track record! Essence won the 2013 Wedding Industry Award for 'Best live wedding entertainment' (East of England) and won the 2013 'Best live wedding act' in the Essex Wedding Awards. They were finalists in 2014/15. Their huge mixed repertoire keeps everyone dancing and their hundreds of thank you letters proves they always exceed expectations. They perform 3x 45-minute live sets plus DJ in-between giving you the best of both worlds. Their high quality sound and lighting/laser equipment heightens the atmosphere and you won't see another live music duo provide you with such an impressive set-up. With experience of performing at over 1650 weddings with a 100% reliability track record, you and your guests can be guaranteed a great party to remember.

Available in Colchester from £850. Based in Maldon

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An altogether FANTASTIC performance and very good value. My wife and I booked ABBA Re-Bjorn for our 40th Wedding anniversary party in September 2011. We had previously seen them perform at a friend’s birthday party. The venue in which we staged them was not huge, with a very small stage, but unhindered, they set too and made the best of the facilities. The performance itself was energetic and engaging. The similarity to the Abba girls in both looks and voice was amazing. The energy produced made it difficult for even the most unwilling foot tapper not to get up and dance, as almost all of our guests did throughout the performance. There were also some children and the boys, in particular, lined up crossed legged on the floor at the feet of our intrepid duo, staring in wide eyed wonder at the sight before them. As were a couple of my work colleges! I was also impressed that they went to the trouble to learn a new Abba song (new to their repertoire) as it was my favourite song. I like to think that ‘The Day Before You Came’ is now sung regularly by ABBA Re-Bjorn. The feedback from our guests was so very positive with many requests of how to contact them.”


Just a quick note to say that Sam and Kelly did a brilliant job and I had so many fantastic comments from everyone who came along saying how good they were and how much they had enjoyed their performance.”


I booked Blag to play for my wedding and I was astonished by their ability to play almost any genre of music. They have a really lively act and are very down-to-earth, polite and professional to work with. It was clear that they really love playing music and their energy and enthusiasm infused the whole evening. The wedding reception was running late with the speeches and food, so Blag wandered around the tables playing violin and guitar acoustically before they played their evening set….It was magical. If I ever get married again, Blag will be my band of choice!!








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