Famous Potatoes - Barn Dance Band

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Barn Dance band. Seven or eight piece including dance caller. Lively and energetic, providing a happy hoedown for your celebration parties, community or fundraising events.

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  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    A lively large band playing music for your barn dance event, and teaching the folk how to do the dances.

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Appearing on The Generation Game; Playing big barn dances in real barns; recording songs for Andy Kershaw radio programme.....

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    A large, energetic and talented band playing good selection of tunes and songs on a variety of instruments. The dance caller will provide entertaining dances to suit all comers.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Barn Dances/ceilidhs for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, community events, fundraisers.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Plenty of families, organisations over the years....mainly in Essex

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    Cash, BACS....

  • How long do you play for?

    Up to 3 and a half hours.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes - full PA - updated 2018; yes lighting.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    yes to both

  • How much space do you require?

    Small hall through to big barn or marquee

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?


  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    Usually one for around half an hour. can do two shorter breaks

Set List/Services

The Famous Potatoes will provide barn dance entertainment for up to 3.5 hours. They sing in between dances to make it a full evening's show. They provide all sound and lighting equipment.