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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 Essex from £350.00. Based in London

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Gravity

Professional 4-piece band performing awesome party music for weddings & events in the UK and abroad! Are you looking to book a stylish, fun and exciting function band for your wedding or event? If the answer is yes then Gravity are the band for you! The four band members are top professional musicians with a host of performance and recording credits with major recording artists as well as live shows at the likes of Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival, V Festival and X-Factor! They have now come together to form a fresh looking and sounding band with an awesome live show that will make your party one to remember! Gravity’s repertoire features the best dance floor fillers from 60s to current chart, including classics by the likes of The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac & Elvis Presley, as well as recent chart toppers by Kings Of Leon, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake and many more!

Available in Essex from £1374. Based in London

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The Vintage Singer - Jess

Looking for an outstanding singer for your event? You've just found her! The Vintage Singer Jess is a talented Italian/American vocalist with over 15 years of experience in live music entertainment having stepped on international stages such as the European Jazz Expo; Porretta Soul Festival; Roots & Blues to name but a few and performed for countless high-end venues and private events such as weddings, parties and themed events. Some of Jess' previous venues / clients include: HMS Belfast, Magic Radio; Chelsea Football Club; Gordon Ramsey Restaurant; Barbican and London Science Museum. With her retro & classy repertoire Jess is the ideal choice for moments requiring stylish background music - the arrival of guests, the drinks reception or at dinner. She pays homage to the first ladies of Jazz performing all the classics by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Nina Simone. And if you're planning a '50s - '60s Rock ...

Available in Essex from £149. 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 Co...

Available in Essex from £175. Based in Greater London

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Smith & Sons

Welcome to Smith & Sons – London & The South’s ultimate Mumford & Sons & festival style wedding band! Smith & Sons perform live covers of dancefloor fillers in a Mumford & Sons style which is great for vintage-themed weddings and blitz the later evening with an electric set more in the style of Arctic Monkeys & Two Door Cinema Club – perfect for bringing the sound of your favourite festival headliners to your wedding, party or event! We also offer the option of a 60-minute Acoustic Live Lounge set which is great for during drinks reception or meal! Smith & Sons are a stylish & professional 4-piece band that features some of the best young musicians in the UK, who have performed at major festivals such as Glastonbury, and now perform their unique live covers sets at weddings and events in the UK and abroad. The modern sound, fresh image and awesome live show has seen Smith & Sons become one of the most sought after UK wedding & functi...

Available in Essex from £1653. Based in London

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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 Essex from £300

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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 Essex from £600. Based in Greater London

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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 Essex from £250. Based in Bracknell

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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 Essex from £450. Based in London

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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 Essex from £350. Based in London

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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 Essex . 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! 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 Essex from £480. Based in London

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Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

Steelasophical Steel Band & Ambient music Dj is a full time professional entertainment service, where 'We bring the Caribbean to you' ••• Steel Band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) ••• Caribbean Music DJ ••• Lighting ••• PA and wireless mic for speeches and announcements ••● Music used in the 'James Bond 007' movie 'Casino Royale' •●• Winning musical entertainment performance on TV 'Come dine with me' ••● Music albums selling world wide in over 42 countries

Available in Essex from £377. Based in Buckinghamshire

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Reviews 8

The Mexican Way

Bienvenidos amigos! Lead by former Doritos Mariachi band member Farman Hernandez, we are a professional Mariachi band passionate about spicing up your party or event with some Mexican Mariachi flair! Whether it's entertainment for a wedding, event or corporate function, let us help you throw the best party ever and give your guests an unforgettable entertainment experience. WEDDINGS, ANNIVERSARIES & CEREMONIES Our talented band is able to perform a broad assortment of songs for your wedding function. Why not let us play your first dance song with a bit of mariachi flair or throw the best party with live band entertainment. BIRTHDAYS Nothing beats the sound of live instruments playing a variety of songs hand picked by you to ensure that every single moment of our performance is enjoyed. Whether it's for a 21st, 30th, or 50th birthday party we can accommodate any song requirement. CORPORATE EVENTS Picking the right type of enterta...

Available in Essex from £400. Based in London

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The Night and Day Collective

London Jazz Band: 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 trio 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 Wedding reception drinks Evening entertainment for Weddings Private Parties Gatsby/Vintage Parties Corporate Outside/Unplugged Events

Available in Essex from £400. Based in Greater London

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Lilac Sheer

I'm an experienced & versatile performer and the Director of Sound With Us entertainment. I'm proud to presents a selection of bands in different musical genres, with quality PA, Lighting and DJ Playlist services included, for a hassle-free booking. Please see my band videos. For further information, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Available in Essex from £300. Based in London

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MARIACHI EL MEXICANO

Welcome to Mariachi el Mexicano the authentic sound of Mexican music here in the UK. Mariachi music is the unique and vibrant sound of traditional Mexican music, guaranteed with its exciting blend of live musicians and colourful costumes to bring the passion of Mexico and the authentic Mexican ‘fiesta’ feel to your special occasion.

Available in Essex from £350. Based in London

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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 Essex from £750. Based in London

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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 Essex from £250. Based in London

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Mariachi Tequila

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!

Available in Essex from £500. Based in London

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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 Essex from £390. Based in London

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Solid Steel - Steel Band

Who we are We’re Solid Steel and we’re a modern professional UK-based steel band or ‘steel drum band’ as our American cousins mistakenly call it! We’re available for hire with musicians based mainly in London, but with contacts to associate steel pan players throughout the country. Our Gallery shows that beyond the Solid Steel core we are a small family of musicians that spans 3 generations. We regard ourselves as good musicians above all else and most of us have a second instrument we also play at a professional level. What also distinguishes us from other steel bands is that we can offer vocals and other instrumentation to play the diverse repertoire that you can see here in our playlist. My father's band Our steel band was founded by myself, Paul Cherrie, in 1986, after an ‘apprenticeship’ served with my father Max’s band, ‘The Cherry Pickers’, which is now based in Manchester and which I now also manage. Max was one of th...

Available in Essex . 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 Essex from £400. Based in Kent

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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 Essex from £850. Based in Colchester

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Mickey Fordola

As one of the best Swing singers the UK has to offer, Cambridge Swing Singer Mickey sings all the Rat Pack favourites in his own inimitable style as well as fresh takes on modern classics. Mickey is a highly experienced, professional vocalist. A weddings specialist, he also performs at a wide range of events and has had the pleasure of singing for HM The Queen and Heads of State. "A lovely voice... his rendition of "Hello" is worth the fee alone" (The Times)

Available in Essex from £350. Based in Cambridgeshire

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"We found Totally Funktional to be very friendly, accommodating and professional. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to get up and dance and the evening flowed really well. The singing and song choice was excellent and it was nice to have so many musicians on stage to create an overall spectacle. Good value for money"


"Thank you guys so much for performing at my wedding last Saturday. You were absolutely unbelievable - better than I could have possibly dreamed! Your energy, positivity and beautiful music absolutely transformed my wedding party. You got people up on the dancefloor and left everyone in a wonderful mood. Thank you again!!!!"


"Thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a fantastic set of music on Saturday. You guys are absolutely fantastic and we totally loved it!!!! As did all of our guests. So many people were asking how we found you and if they could have your contact details - Thank you so much!" Lauren & Mitch,








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