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Mariachi Rey

Mariachi Rey. 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...

Available in Dorset from £350.00. Based in London

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Gary Nock

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...

Available in Dorset from £175. Based in Greater London

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Reviews 13

Antony Myers 'The Voice of Vegas'

Vocalist Antony Myers, known throughout the UK as 'The Voice Of Vegas' is renowned for his amazing vocal impressions of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and Tom Jones along with other artists such as Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Michael Buble. A wide range of show options available from From One Man to Full Big Band Show! Not to be missed!

Available in Dorset from £300. Based in Essex

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Reviews 5

Murphy James

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...

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Bracknell

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Stomping Boondocks

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! Ceremony...

Available in Dorset from £600. Based in Bournemouth

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Harbottle and Jonas

•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.

Available in Dorset from £300. Based in Totnes

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Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

Steelasophical Steel Band & Ambient music Dj is a full time, modern, professional entertainment service, where 'We bring the Caribbean to you' with "OVER DELIVERY AS STANDARD". We are not just musicians, but musical entertainers with the experience and ability to positively transform any occasion like no other. Uniquely versatile, we offer options of Steel Band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) which can be traditionally acoustic or with professional studio quality backing music for a full band sound (for up to 500 people), we have a Caribbean Music DJ service, professional Lighting, Outstanding quality PA systems and even wireless microphones for speeches and announcements. "YOU'LL REMEMBER HOW WE MADE YOU FEEL" Although Wedding Specialists booked up to 3 years in advance, Steelasophical is in demand for a host of special occasions from Private parties of 6 people to corporate events of over 500. Steelasophical will make your next event a success, [.....

Available in Dorset from £500. Based in Buckinghamshire

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ABBA Rebjorn

Get ready for one of the most exciting and authentic-sounding ABBA tribute acts that you're likely to see. Voted as the UKs TOP ABBA tribute!! All four of the artists who make up Re-Björn are talented, highly professional and full-time performers in their own right. Together they bring a touch of class to the ABBA tribute band scene as they recreate the iconic and much-loved songs of the legendary Swedish quartet. Even the accents are there, and along with the designer costumes, tight harmonies and stage presence you'd better be prepared for a very special show. Audience participation is a given, so don't expect to sit there looking at your drinks all night. This is a very lively show and you simply won't be able to stop your feet from tapping and your hands from clapping. If you have even the faintest of memories from the late 70's and early 80's, you'll remember how the original foursome walked the Eurovision song contest and just k...

Available in Dorset from £500-1500". Based in Wiltshire

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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 Dorset from £600. Based in Greater London

Verified bookings 5
Reviews 1

Saxophonist & Saxtasy Mobile Disco With Female DJ

Saxtasy - Female Saxophonist & Mobile DJ available for parties, weddings, events. Mobile disco available complete with DJ booth, lighting rig, dry ice machine, DJ controller, laptop with full Public Liability Insurance. Also available as saxophonist with backing tracks for wedding receptions, wedding breakfasts, parties, corporate events and to play saxophone along with club tracks. When booking your event I will ask you if you have any favourite styles of music to ensure that I can incorporate these at your special event. I currently hold 15,000 tracks and come armed with all the latest UK Top 40 tracks along with a full range of other popular styles:- - 50's Rock n Roll - Classic 60's including motown tracks - 70's including funk, soul and disco - 80's chart hits - 90's pop and dance - Party Classics and cheese - Club Anthems I can also provide specialised music as well as music for themed nights su...

Available in Dorset from £160. Based in Bournemouth

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Gentlemen Groove

Gentlemen Groove have been playing events including weddings, corporate functions and other special events for nearly a decade now. We pride ourselves on our versatility, offering a range of line ups from a background duo to a full party band, we can provide the perfect backdrop to any event. Our professional musicians provide entertainment that is fresh, energetic and youthful covering a broad spectrum of musical styles including motown, soul, funk, indie rock and pop. Whether the event is for 20 or 2,000 people, these incredible musicians will make for a party that will last long in the memory. We bring you the best in function band entertainment across Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire & throughout the UK.

Available in Dorset from £600

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

The first Blue Commotion gig in February 2012 was a culmination of a ten-year musical partnership between Zoe Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral. Through their intense musical journey and compatible desire, they developed a perfect collaboration and empathy, which, when analysed, comes from two completely different starting points. Because of this melting pot of musical diversity, there is a depth and uniqueness to the band's music which is hard to pigeon-hole and categorise. Into the mix comes the sheer virtuosity of each of the band members who are allowed the freedom to express their musical authority, and stamp their own personal magic to the song writing of Zoe and Rob. A testament to this chemistry is the sheer volume of music coming out of the band, and 'Exposed' will be Blue Commotion's third album in two years. Zoe's unique, yearning vocal style is blended with Rob's ability to come up with catchy vibrant riffs and musical arran...

Available in Dorset from £175

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Catch 22

Catch 22 - We are also a modern and fresh party band using the latest music technology. Catch 22 use a full digital system which means they can sound amazing in the smallest of venues all the way up to giant marquees. Catch 22 have created many happy memories for clients off all ages. They can't be beaten on value and service so book now to find out why Catch 22 can make your event. Catch 22 provide both Female & Male vocals and run a click system which means we can perform alongside prerecorded orchestras and brass sections allowing us to produce a huge sound. It also helps us with a unique sound and the ability to play songs many bands could not such as our infamous 90's MegaMix and modern dance mashups. Although Catch 22 excel at weddings and private functions they are a 'go-to' band for holiday parks such as Haven, Park Dean, Park Resorts, John Fowler & Hoburne. They have also performed for many reputable companies & corporations (both ...

Available in Dorset from £750. Based in Wiltshire

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BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

THE CEILIDH TRIO ...... Black Velvet Band Ceilidh Trio includes some of the most experienced folk musicians and the best dance callers in the South West. Look forward to punchy jigs and reels from accordion or guitar and fiddle and a dance caller who gets everyone involved and makes sure that it’s a great fun event. The band has an excellent repertoire of Scottish, Irish and English dances and tunes and can tailor the style to suit your requirements. ...... THE IRISH DUO OR TRIO ...... Led by virtuoso fiddle player Mike Evans, Black Velvet Band Irish Duo or Trio gives you “The Craic” and some! All the well-known Irish songs that everyone knows and loves are included in the performance, along with upbeat Irish jigs and reels that will fill the dance-floor in no time, combined with plenty of the blarney to keep everyone amused. ....... THE HOEDOWN TRIO ...... The Black Velvet Band Hoedown Trio presents a great mix of Nashville-style American R...

Available in Dorset from £350.00. Based in Bristol

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Debbie C / The JD Duo - Jazz and Contemporary Covers

Based on the South Coast of England, I have been working as a singer for over 15 years as a professional vocal entertainer for wedding receptions, parties, corporate events, and other public and private gigs. I am also available to book as a covers duo featuring live guitar - either as a fully acoustic duo, a jazz duo (with professional backings) or an easy listening duo (with professional backings) I/we have performed regularly all over the UK and abroad, including the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai, the 'Don CeSar' Hotel, St Pete’s Beach, Florida, and private parties in Paris. Copies of repertoires for both my SOLO and DUO options can be supplied on request. If you would like a specific song performed at your event that is not currently on the list, please feel free to ask and I will be more than happy to oblige.

Available in Dorset from £170. Based in Hampshire

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Tweed in Bourbon

Tweed in Bourbon | A Lively Wedding & Events Folk Band from the UK's South Coast. Available to play at your; Wedding, Ceilidh (including Traditional Scottish), Barn Dance, Birthday, Festival or other celebration. We regularly cater for; Burns Night, St.Patrick’s Day & other special occasions! Our sets are carefully thought-out to ensure guests are not only entertained, but also up & dancing! We balance the order of songs so that everyone is catered for, and customise each gig to suit the occasion. Our music genres range from traditional Irish, Scottish & English music; to popular Americana and modern Folk, plus re-imagined 'Live Lounge' style chart hits. Looking for a high energy, non-stop Ceilidh? Then we’ll keep tunes fast, songs exciting and dances great fun! Prefer a calm start that builds to a massive party evening? Perhaps just some gentle tunes during your wedding meal or ceremony? We cater across the board... The band ...

Available in Dorset from £450. Based in Bournemouth

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Stompin' Dave Allen

Stompin' Dave Allen performs American roots music on guitar, five-string banjo, fiddle, piano, harmonica, vocals & tap dancing. Dave specializes in American roots music including old-time, bluegrass, blues, country blues, folk, vintage country & hillbilly. Traditional songs & tunes, originals & covers.

Available in Dorset

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Nu Generation

Meet Naomi, Billy, James and Toby. We are Nu Generation: a professional wedding, function and party band based in Bournemouth, available to play across the UK and beyond. Nu Generation were formed mid 2010 when Billy and Naomi decided to put their professional talents together and form a function band. James was quickly added on bass. Toby is our newest member joining us in December 2011 and we think he is our most popular guitarist yet!

Available in Dorset

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Petites Annonces

Petites Annonces play a mix of gypsy jazz (Django Reinhardt et al), those bonnes old french chansons, from Charles Trenet to Jacques Dutronc, Boris Vian or Yan et les Abeilles, all wrapped in a big slice of Punk Manouche. Established since 2005 Petites Annonces has played at some places like The Quecumbar in London, IGGF Gossington, Cloughtoberfest in Ireland, the Gillingham Festival, Salisbury Live, Gold Hill Festival, the Bell Street Cafe in Shaftesbury and entertained many weddings and private events

Available in Dorset from £500

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Ultimate Mix

Ultimate Mix Ultimate Mix is high energy, fast paced, concert style production show, formed following the success of the UK's BIGGEST girl band, Little Mix! An energetic show that boasts angelic live harmonies, fully studied Little Mix dance routines and replica costume changes from start to finish. Tailor made to suit any stage, venue or event all across the globe. A true "Pop Concert" style show with every accuracy and detail to the "Real" Little Mix - A true likeness to Jesy, Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne, suitable for the whole family. We also perform a 2nd set of: Rock, Pop & Party - The biggest songs from the past to the present bringing you the Ultimate Mix! Available Shows 1 x 1 Hour Little Mix Tribute 1 x 45 Minute Little Mix Tribute (1 hour if requested) & 1 x 45 Minute Party Set (1 Hour if requested)

Available in Dorset from £700

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Jazz Singer - Laura

Nigel ( TML Resident Group) Our community had a Royal visitor to open our community centre & for the event we decided to hire Laura and her Band . Highly professional singer and band of the highest calibre . Their musicianship , Laura’ s amazing voice - it was all totally perfect . When I propose to my wife , I already know who will serenade us for the first dance . Looking for a Live Top Jazz Singer . Look no further ! Laura is an Award winning Jazz & Blues Singer who sold over 25.000 Albums around Europe and won 2 Awards . Laura performs with a Pianist David Martin as Storyville Jazz Duo .( They are also available as a Trio or a Quartet using the best uk musicians) David uses imaginative real drum and piano looping to enhance the Great American Songbook repertoire . Previous clients include : John Lewis Pizza Express - London Jazz Caffee - London Numerous Private Events The Dorchester Hotel- London Plaquamine lock- London 12 Bar C...

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Hampshire

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Abba STARS UK

With Over 14 years of experience in UK and Europe, Abba STARS is one of the UK's NO.1 Abba Tribute Bands. Featuring some incredibly talented singers and musicians they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time. With a hint of humour and audience participation it s a great entertainment for every occasion! We are fully self contained with our own sound and lighting with additional D.J if required. All our equipment is PAT tested and we have Public Liability Insurance.

Available in Dorset from £390. 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 Dorset from £495. Based in Guildford

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Danielle May || Acoustic Duo

Danielle May is a Hampshire based pop singer in a wonderful acoustic duo, trio or 4-piece band. Performing stylistic arrangements of chart hits, both new and classic. Perfect for any occasion; the set list can be tailored to background dinner or drinks set, or more upbeat party sets. The duo option consists of stunning female lead vocals and acoustic guitarist, the trio adds a percussionist and the full 4-piece option features either bass or keys.

Available in Dorset from £500. Based in Hampshire

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Up and Running Ceilidh Band and Caller

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.

Available in Dorset from £460. Based in Bridport

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I appreciate myself for the choice of this band for my birthday party. They are highly professional and made such kind of song choices that entertained people of all age.


I thank this band so much for making the evening really spectacular. The whole time you performed was energetic, entertaining and vibrant. I would like to have you in the future for other special occasions.


Great duo. We will definitely use them in the future.








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