Award winning multi- instrumentalist Archie XN Trick started flute at the tender age of 11. Forward 15+ years later he has played in the UK & internationally including bookings in Belgium France, India for private parties, weddings and corporate events including Essex jamboree festival & the Hilton.
Guest performances on flute & sax in nightclubs & bars or often booked for start-ups, parties and corporate events, a bespoke entertainment can be sorted for your event.
He has his own twist on vintage and modern popular covers, creates an interesting soundscape, so audiences can appreciate the live aspect and creativity as well and nodding along to well-known familiar songs.
Formal settings and weddings often appreciate stripped back flute/sax sets as it creates a relaxed atmosphere, then later more upbeat.
Archie XN Trick can be booked as live sax DJ, solo flute/sax or with a guitarist/plus percussion as a duo or trio.
Additionally, can be hired with a pianist for more laid back drinks receptions/ jazz bar scenes.
The band also love to make a difference and have a reduced charity event rate. They are also available for seasonal bookings at Christmas and have very competitive rates.
Best Performance : Luton Fringe Festival 2016
International Music Night Winner - Plymouth- 2017
Most Original Song - Open Mic UK - 02 Indigo (competed with 9,000 participants to win most original song of the UK)
Arch XN Trick are happy to be booked overseas and have enjoyed recent gigs in London, Guernsey, France and Dubai.
Natasha Higgs• Sept. 12, 2020
So glad we booked The Eccentrics for our wedding. Everyone had a great time and loved them. Great mix of music and they took requests, even learning one of the songs they were not familiar with. Would highly recommend them and will use them again in future!
george griffiths• July 4, 2020
Thanks Archie. It was a strange 60th birthday for my Mum during lockdown with friends and family joining via zoom but your performance was fantastic. Really great. Cheers!!
Adam wilkinson• Dec. 31, 2019
Great entertainment, worked the crowd well, perfect choice for NYE party.
Jeremy Fletcher• Sept. 28, 2019
We booked The Eccentrics for a dinner and entertainment evening held in the village of Bray Berkshire. We decided to have The Eccentrics as the headlining act - a great decision as the act really lived up to top-billing. Unexpected, amusing and completely different, I would be very happy to give a full recommendation for them for whatever event you are planning. Turned up on time, reliable, flexible and easy to work with. On top of that, Archie is a lovely bloke.
Georgina weber• Aug. 24, 2019
Archie and his saxophonist where amazing, they brought style and class to my 50th birthday they read the audience well, with when they played and what they played, I left the playlist to them with little instruction... 100% would recommend Archie he was fantastic and can’t thank him enough..
Megan Lambert• Aug. 3, 2019
The Eccentrics were great, they bought something a little different to our wedding. We went for the DJ and Sax option however they also played the flute to some songs which the guests loved. Would highly recommend. Also they were very easy to communicate with, answering all the questions I had prior to our wedding. Thank You!!
Services From The Eccentrics
Smoky Vocals, Piano & Flute/Sax - 1.5 Hours
Acoustic Multi instrumental One Man Band Experience - 2 Hours Set
Jazz Flute Extraordinaire - 20 Minutes
Duo The Eccentrics - 2 Hours
DJ & Live Sax/Flute
Solo Saxophonist Player - 1 Hour
Zora - 2 Hours
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Unique, Hip, Multi instrumentalist, Soulful
What are the highlights of your career?
Winning Most Original Song of UK- Performing 5000+ at the 02 fm-Radio Play Playing on a Yatch on Monanco for the Grandprix 2019 and being asked back next year. New Year for 5* Star Michellin Restaurant. Playing in a village called Bray which turned out to be the village with the highest number of Billionaires, and getting to stay in a villa in Spain to play.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Eloquent Flute Skills, sounds, and percussion ( Beatbox) Prodigy Guitarist- Amazing solos and timing Crowd interaction/ repoire Great drummer Pianist with growling vocals ( Original gig only for piano)
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Wedding Reception. Evening entertainment Parties, Business start ups, 5* Hotels Wedding Band
Who are your previous clients?
Hilton, Essex Jamboree Festival, Thames River Boat
How can event planners pay for your services?
Bank Transfer, Paypal
How long do you play for?
Minimum 45 mins Maximum 3 x 45mins sets
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
PA System Yes
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
We have Public Liability insurance
How much space do you require?
Depends on the act, Solo 3 square metres Duo 4/5 square metres Trio 10 Square metres
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We often accept a request in honour of the host
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We don't have to take breaks, we can keep going if necessary
What style of music do you offer?
Vintage,- House of the Rising, Frank sinatra Modern- Popular covers, Sam smith/ Ed Sheeran / Anne Marie Classics- Eric Clapton, Jim Hendrix
Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
Do you do open-air acts?
We can play outside yes. The Coldest we did was Late September VW Festival.
How do you dress!?
We are professionals and dress suited and booted for your event. We like to look and feel as good as possible.
Do we need anything from you!?
We are not a picky bunch, we only ask to be fed and watered & a green room (Safe area to place luggage and rest between sets)
Can I pick my own setlist!?
We like to have some choice when it comes to songs and be trusted that we know how a set should be arranged to create contrast and a great musical soundscape, however can play a pool of requested songs. For DJ Sets or the DJ part of a nights entertainment we can play strictly a playist of your choice.. ( This can be made on spotify and imported)
Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn
Blame It On The Sunshine – The Jacksons
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrisson
California Dreaming - Mamas And Papas
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Ciao Adios – Anne Marie
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Creep - Radiohead
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
English Scottish - Xn Trick
Fast Car- Tracey Chapman
Feel The Love - Rudimental
Foot Of The Mountain - Paul Weller
Gangstas Paradise - Coolio
Get On Up - James Brown
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Herbal Medicine/ Smooth Criminal- Michael Jackson
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Davis
House Of The Rising Son – The Animals
I Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Lucky Man - The Verve
Naughty Boy – La La La Ft Sam Smith
No Diggity - Ed Sheeran / Passenger
Old Man - Neil Young
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Rocky Racoon - The Beatles
Save Tonight - Eagle Eyed Cherry
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading
Sitting Waiting Wishing - Jack Johnson
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Times Like These- Foo Fighters
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Can’t Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
Wedding Repertoire Extras
Feeling Good - Michael Bublé
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole And Natalie Cole
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wriggle Your Toes - Original Material
And Many more. All requests considered.
Stay tonight - Eagle eye cherry
Naughty boy ft Sam smith La la
Ciao Adios-I'm done
Ain't no sunshine
Sam smith- stay with me
Mumford & Sons- Little lion man
Ed sheeran- shape of you
House of the rising son
Michael Jackson-smooth criminal
English Scottish- XN TricK
Ed sheeran-thinking out loud
Eric Clapton- wonderful tonight
Fast car- Tracey Chapman
Upbeat backing tracks House/Pop Music