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 Dorset
from £600. Based in Bournemouth
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...
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
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...
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Available in Dorset
from £450. Based in Bournemouth
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
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...
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!
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
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
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...
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.
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
•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.
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...
Butterfly Kisses is a professional duo or 4-piece acoustic band, fronted by the stunning Lianne on lead vocals.
Lianne has been a professional performer since leaving ‘Performers’ College in 2003 and her career has seen her travel all over the globe singing on some of the most prestigious cruise ships. Lianne has now settled back in Hampshire and is fronting the brilliant Butterfly Kisses acoustic group. Lianne has an effortless performance style and classy stage presence which makes her a favourite for high end events.
The musicians in Butterfly Kisses are all music graduates from University Of Southampton & Academy Of Contemporary Music and are now very busy full time musicians who have performed and recorded with a host of named acts. The understated sound and style and fantastic vocal harmonies give a beautiful and sophisticated sound.
Mariachi Tequila are a fun, lively Mariachi band with an excellent reputation from TV, festivals, weddings and parties. They have been playing professionally for over 17 years, and they gained their massive reputation from their great cover versions of English rock and pop songs.
They also play traditional mariachi songs, well-known Latin hits, as well as the mariachi versions of Pop songs if requested .
They have been on TV many times (Strictly, Graham Norton, 9 out of 10 Cats, and many more) and are regular faces at festivals and public events (such as the 2016 Facebook Summer Party and Hyde Park Festival) as well as hundreds of weddings and birthday parties. They are lively and charismatic performers, genuine Latino musicians, and their great vibe proves they are a band with regular musicians used to performing together. They are the most reliable band for travelling long distances around the UK and still arriving early!
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.
Jazz Gardenias are an uplifting Piano/ Vocals Jazz & Blues duo. Their unique style of combining Jazz, Ragtime, Swing , Pop and Blues, help create a constant lively bounce to the atmosphere.
Music that is swinging, moving forward and getting your guests toe tapping & finger clicking.
Line ups :
Duo: Piano/ Vocals
Trio : Piano/ Vocals/ Double Bass
Pa sound system and Keyboard provided
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.
Acoustic Avenue are a young and fresh professional band that creates great versions of modern and classic songs into a Radio One Live Lounge session to your event. The songs vary from modern hits by Adele, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons to more classic songs by The Temptations, Bob Marley and Etta James.
The band offer two lineups: acoustic guitar and female vocals or you can also add percussion to give the music more energy.
The Acoustic Avenue are a line-up of some of the most talented musicians currently working in the industry. They have been in-house resident players to some of the worlds biggest companies including Hard Rock Cafe, intercontinental and TUI.
The set list can be tailored to be a background dinner or drinks set, or a more upbeat party set.
The duo option consists of stunning female lead vocals and male acoustic guitar/backing vocals, the trio adds a percussionist/male vocalist.
Hot Club Two are a Wiltshire based guitar duo, inspired by the timeless sound of Django Reinhardt.
Steve and Brad’s music fuses both classic and modern interpretations of a wide range of Jazz and Latin songs, with a unique gypsy twist.
Their sound can enhance the atmosphere of any event, whether you want a laid back feel as background or a dynamic and exciting showpiece, Hot Club Two can provide for any occasion, all infused with a sense of class and fun.
The duo have many years experience in both the music industry and the Gypsy Jazz style, playing at events ranging from weddings to festivals.
While the duo would be suitable for any sized event, additional musicians can enhance the depth and character of the sound. Hot Club Two Plus can offer a wide variety of lineups, examples include:
Duo – Two Guitars
Trio - Two Guitars + Double Bass
Trio- Two Guitars + Additional instrument or Vocal
Quartet – Two Guitars + Double Bass + Addition...
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The Cheers are a fun and highly professional party band with a modern edge. They are typically a male and female fronted 5 piece with a varied repertoire that covers all the classics from the 50’s through to the latest chart toppers.
As confident and experienced musicians this like-able collaboration will keep you on your feet all night long. 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, corporate events and, any other occasion you are celebrating. They are available as:
ELECTRIC BAND SET UP
Quintet (male and female vocals, keys, electric guitar, bass, drums) £1315
Quartet (vocals, electri...
The Alfie Kingston Duo is a professional acoustic act with many years of experience on the wedding, corporate function and party circuit in Bristol, Bath, and across the Southwest. The duo are impressing audiences across the country with their unique take on rock and pop classics such as The Cure’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’ or Norman Greenbaum's 'Spirit In The Sky'. Their quality acoustic set also takes in 80’s pop-rock like Soft Cells 'Tainted Love' and Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, as well recent indie hits like The Killer’s ‘Human’, complemented by selections of a more laid-back vibe including faithful renditions of Beatles and Beach Boys standards.
Such a large and varied repertoire of popular songs, delivered with skilled guitar interplay and augmented by frontman Alfie Kingston's natural charisma and instinct to entertain, make the duo's twin acoustic guitar sound and vocal harmonies ideal live music for a wedding or birthday part...
We are a unique accordion and sax duo specialising in, but not exclusively, klezmer music. Taking our inspiration from the earliest recordings 100 years ago we have a great repertoire of traditional klezmer tunes. We are the duo to choose for your bar/bat mitzvah, wedding with an unusual twist, or party. We can play acoustically, or bring a small PA if required.
Celebrated my husband's 70th birthday and being a keen Beatles fan, I booked the Blue Beatles. They were absolutely fantastic. The sound quality and voices were outstanding. A very professional band as well as being a great group of people, a pleasure to have.
I would recommend them whole heartedly.
I would like to say a massive thank you for your performance at mine and Nicola’s wedding – I believe the two sets that you played in the courtyard really made the wedding, and is one of the main things that people have been commenting on.
Having our first dance sung rather than played by a DJ was really special, and your level of professionalism was second to none.
I would recommend your services to anybody having a wedding, or any other special occasion, and once again would like to thank you for making our day that little bit more special.