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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

Verified bookings 8
Reviews 3

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

Verified bookings 0
Reviews 1

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. Gentlemen Groove are the go to solution for your event, formed as a working function band in 2009 this band can operate as an Acoustic Duo or Power Trio and have vast experience at events ranging from weddings, corporate events large par...

Available in Dorset from £500

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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

Verified bookings 2
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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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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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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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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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LedFree

LedFree are a Led Zeppelin/Free tribute band

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Bournemouth

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Saxuality

SAXuality are two highly talented and professional female artists. Together they have been gigging in the UK and abroad for many years constantly adding to their varied repertoire of over 400 songs, ranging from the 1940's to current day chart hits. SAXuality pride themselves on their versatility and specialise in tailoring their music to each occasion, the venue and the audience with a blend of sassy sax and soulful vocals so if it's laid back grooves you want or just to dance the night away, or a seventies themed evening, then SAXuality is the perfect duo for your event. Saxuality can provide a Mobile DJ service complete with lighting rig and dj booth to complete your evening's entertainment.

Available in Dorset from £400. Based in Bournemouth

Verified bookings 10
Reviews 4

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 Slough

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The Toots

The Zoots are a friendly and professional band, performed nearly a thousand gigs and travelled over 30 territories. We perform a wide range of events all over the UK and overseas. We are highly experienced and have played at every type of venue there is to play. We have over two hundred tracks in our repertoire from Queen, Killers to The Stones and Michael Jackson: there is something for everyone. We also have a pretty cool Sixties theatre show where we'll recreate the note for note musical goodness of the most exciting decade in music including hits from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Neil DiamondThe Who and The Kinks.

Available in Dorset from £1500. Based in Salisbury

Verified bookings 17
Reviews 2

Giardino Strings

Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore at the Conservatoire in Rome. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC. Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strin...

Available in Dorset from £350. Based in London

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Sodapops

We are a trio of singers performing in 3 part vocal harmony. We have a vintage look and sound. We perform for all types of events from parties to weddings to corporate functions.

Available in Dorset from £120 per hour. Based in Poole

Verified bookings 7
Reviews 2

Kitty's Music

Kitty's Music offers a selection of great shows for all occasions. We have Kitty's solo show, Kitty's Duo, Trio, Quartet and the 1940's All-Star Little Big Band. Whether you're looking for quality jazz background music or a full on swinging show, Kitty's Music cover all possibilities and always deliver the goods! Kitty has played at jazz festivals and 40's themed dance festivals across the UK and internationally, and enjoys dancing with the crowds whenever possible! Solo Show - Kitty on sax and vocals, playing a variety of swing and jazz classics accompanied with backing tracks. Kitty's Duo - Kitty on vocals and saxophone, accompanied by jazz guitarist/pianist. Kitty's Trio - Duo plus double bass. Performing a range of classic swing and jazz plus easy listening and blues. Duo or Trio ideal for smaller events and music for listening. Kitty and her Paramours - 6 piece jump jive, rhythm'n'blues line-up, ideal for dancing and having fun! Ki...

Available in Dorset from £275. Based in Newport

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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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Funkbusters

FUNKBUSTERS are an acid jazz, funk and soul band 6 piece band consisting of professional musicians with yonks of experience between them A unique and funky sound perfect for parties and functions playing acid jazz, funk and soul as it was intended

Available in Dorset from £650. Based in Bournemouth

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Joe's Jazz

Joe's Jazz is a jazz band made up of professional jazz musicians playing swing and jazz to a high standard. Highly schooled and with many years experience of professional playing, this band has travelled all over the world and extensively in the UK. It can be booked as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet or bigger and can be booked with a vocalist too. We play a wide range of music from jazz, to swing, latin, blues and funk - depending on your requirements.

Available in Dorset from £150. Based in Bournemouth

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Social Affair

Social Affair are experts in entertainment who aim to fill dance floors with their unique renditions of all the greatest Funk, Soul, Rock & Pop Classics. As a band they are hired throughout the South Coast for just about any occasion. Especially well versed in Weddings, Birthday Parties, Award Ceremonies, Charity Balls and Corporate Events, whatever your vision, there are quite simply no limits… Social Affair can do it all! Being in the business of entertainment, we understand that no two events are ever the same and we have seen and helped to create all sorts of wonderful ideas. Social Affair is a 4 piece line up performing all the very best dance floor hits by artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and James Brown to modern pop by the likes of Kings of Leon, The Killers and Robbie Williams, the band caters for tastes young and old with their fine-tuned set lists, expertly designed to ensure your audience have no choice but to spend the w...

Available in Dorset from £700. Based in Bournemouth

Verified bookings 1
Reviews 1

WONDERBAND

WONDERBAND is a full live and highly entertaining show dedicated to the music of Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Chic The Jackson 5 and More.. Based in the UK, the band have performed all around the world, to a combined audience of over 500,000. Led by soul legend Ivan J (Dellimore) and The BBC Voice Finalist C J Edwards, the 9 piece band guarantees the best possible experience, faithfully and authentically performing all the classics, including ‘As’, ‘Sir Duke’, ‘September’, ‘Lets Groove’, ‘Rock With You', ‘Shake Your Body Down’, ‘Good Times’, ‘Lost In Music’ .

Available in Dorset . Based in Southampton

Verified bookings 1
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The Funk Bunnies

The Funk Bunnies are a 6 piece dynamic funk covers band from Wiltshire, and pride themselves on their fresh interpretations of funk classics and well-loved hits, from the 70s through to the present day. With every performance you’re guaranteed an eclectic mix of reworks and medleys: from Bill Withers, Ian Drury, Chic and Chaka Khan to Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder. Coming up to their 5th year, The Funk Bunnies, would love to provide your event with the niche entertainment you’ve been searching for, so please get in touch! We are available for Weddings, Festivals, Parties (private, public and corporate) and much, much more. We are fully insured, our equipment is checked and tested and we supply all our equipment. We can play acoustically too, and have done so for smaller pub events, champagne receptions, weddings and namely Pizza Express live Jazz nights. Our Trumpet Player Emma, is also an amazing DJ. If you'd like to complement your live musi...

Available in Dorset from £420. Based in Salisbury

Verified bookings 1
Reviews 4

Catch 22

Catch 22 are a fun, energetic, talented and award winning wedding & party band. Made up off professional Ba(Hons) degree musicians who actually work in the music industry, Catch 22 can provide the soundtrack to your perfect day. With a vast repertoire ranging from 50's Rock 'n' Roll to modern hits fresh from the charts Catch 22 can keep your dance floor filled from your first dance to the last. This may be the reason Catch 22 won South West's best wedding band 2016! 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 Fowl...

Available in Dorset from £750. Based in Wiltshire

Verified bookings 0
Reviews 3

Run Gizmo Run

Run Gizmo Run is an outstanding, authentic, 5pc Band ready to "Bring the Noise" to any and every party, function or event. The 5 members of Run Gizmo Run are all professional musicians, performing full time for Theatre Tribute Bands Dire Straits UK and Genesis Legacy, and Run Gizmo Run is their chance to let their hair down and have some all out fun on stage with each other and with their audiences. This unique band provides a charismatic Male/Female front pair in Dave and Emily and Run Gizmo Run is the ONLY Function band in the UK to feature the Chapman Stick, played by "Doctor of Bassology" Alistair Begg. Drums provided by drummer master Gerald Mulligan and the Keys and Synths are provided by Rick Benbow, arranger for Status Quo and Jewell. The Band is also available as a 6pc, featuring Saxophonist for Madness and Dire Straits UK - Steve Turner. As standard, the band comes with a professional Sound Technician and full theatre...

Available in Dorset from £1300. Based in Southampton

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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.


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