Blag

Greater London
From: £650
Verified bookings:  46
Reviews: 26
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Price from: £650
Blag's standard entertainment package will cover your whole evening and includes: Professional 3-piece band with male lead vocals and a fiddle player who can teach barn dances. 2 x 60 minute live sets. Great set list covering an extensive eclectic mix of folk music from Celtic Jigs to Irish Folk Rock and many other songs from around the world. A superb Mackie PA system which can also be used to play your own music before and between sets. A Lighting System. Public Liability insurance and PAT certificates. We can also play a 60-minute live lounge acoustic set for drinks reception or during dinner or relaxing jazz, latin and flamenco music either as a two or three piece. Our basic fee is for gigs in London Zone 1 - 6. The costs then increases depending on travel costs and travel time. If the event is more than two hours from London, we normally stay in a hotel and need to factor this into our fee. We can make reductions for gigs that are from Monday to Thursday in London. Please note that the client will normally have to provide two parking spaces and cover congestion charge if applicable in central London.

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 the Royal Festival Hall in London. His vast r...

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Mike Bell

2 Jul 2019

The guys were brilliant! Great communication beforehand and very accommodating with requests.

Arrived on time and set up. Flexible as needed to fit in with speeches etc.

Made a great night! I definitely recommend Blag for a wonderful band.

Thanks guys!

Mike

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Sarah Turnbull

26 Jan 2019

"Blag were fantastic at our Burns night celebration last night, they were very flexible with our timings and played two brilliant sets. The communication beforehand was great which really put me at ease before they arrived.

Both sets were so great that they managed to get almost everyone on the dance floor all night!

I would have no hestitation in recommending Blag and look forward to booking them for our next event."

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Chris P

23 Mar 2019

We booked Blag for our wedding in March and they totally incredible. Since the big day all of our guests have commented to us how fantastic the band were. Communication beforehand was straightforward and responses were quick, we really couldn't recommend them enough. Thanks Michael and David!

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Fiona Day

10 May 2017

"""Blag were absolutely brilliant and exactly what we were after. This was a big corporate party for a young audience and they were fun and a modern take on a ceilidh band. I highly recommend them for any event as they would be great regardless of audience."""

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nick morris

9 Sep 2017

"If you're looking for a band who will transform a tent full of people having quiet drinks into a raging fury of dance laughter merriment and general good times then BLAG are the act you're looking for. We booked them for a green and event to raise money to fight greenbelt destruction nearby and they instantly communicated with everybody In the room (which ranged from early 20s to late 50s and 60s) the minute they started playing. A great repertoire of traditional favourites and interesting cove...

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  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    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.
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Being featured in 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4 and playing for Microsoft for managers party in Bali on the beach.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Very diverse set, flexible and friendly.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, corporate functions and parties
  • Who are your previous clients?
    Private Clients, BBC, Ealing Studios, Microsoft, Ritz amongst many others.
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Bank Transfer or Cash
  • How long do you play for?
    Two hours
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes
  • How much space do you require?
    A small space!
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    That depends, if we are given enough notice and the song is suitable for our line up.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    One break for twenty to thirty minutes.


Set List/Services

Blag have a repertoire of over fifty songs, including Irish jigs, reels and ballads, other Celtic tunes, Latin American songs, pop covers, flamenco, Eastern European dance tunes, bluegrass, stomp, blu...

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