Slater & McBride

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Price from: £360
Our basic fee starts at £360 for 2 x 45 min sets. We also add travel expenses where required, and may charge extra for longer sets. If there is a late finish we may also have accommodation expenses.

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.

4 Reviews

Anonymous User

31 May 2017

"Hi John

Just to say thank you again for playing at our wedding.

We have had lots of compliments on your performance and it fitted perfectly with the relaxed reception we had. The music choice and volume was spot-on.

I was also really pleased to be able to include some Jewish-ness into a non-religious ceremony, thank you for making that possible.

If you are ever in need of a recommendation, please feel free to ask.




Union of Jewish Students

6 Jun 2017

We hired these guys for our murder mystery event and they were incredible, both in terms of dedication and organsiaiton and in terms of music. John met up with us in advance to discuss exactly what we wanted in terms of music, style and dress. They even offered to modify their outfits to fit around our theme. As part of the mystery we had asked them to play in a few different spaces and they co-ordinated this with ease, providing the perfect backdrop to our event. They were not fazed by the weir...

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Dave Droar

31 May 2017

"We hired Slater and McBride to play Klezmer music at our wedding in May 2017. Booking and dealing with John was easy beforehand over email and phone. They arrived in plenty of time and were ready to go come their cue. They played a long set of background music outside while our guests circulated in the garden. The volume was just right, not intrusive, easy to have conversations, but clearly audible from a good distance. The music choices and quality of playing were excellent and provided the pe...

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Anonymous User

30 Oct 2016

"An excellent duo that played exceptionally throughout the afternoon. The volume was just right, not too loud and not too quiet, and their Jewish klezmer music sounded great. It certainly gave the party the desired ambience. They were amiable and helpful and played for longer than we had arranged. I would certainly recommend them.

Rick P"

  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    We are a klezmer duo with sax and accordion, playing traditional klezmer tunes.
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    As a duo, we are new kids on the block, but individually we have many years experience of playing at functions.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Parties, corporate events
  • Who are your previous clients?
    As a duo, we are new kids on the block, but individually we have many years experience of playing at functions.
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Cash on the day preferred, BACS or cheque.
  • How long do you play for?
    Basic 2 x 45 min sets, longer by negotiation.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    PA yes, lighting no.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
  • How much space do you require?
    Enough space for us to swing a saxophone. If we're using a PA then an audience free zone around the equipment and cables.

Set List/Services

example repertoire

Hava Nagila,

Freylekh Zain,

Bai Mir Bist Du Shen,

Schloymke's Freylekh,

Chosen Kale Mazel Tov,

Der Filosof,

Ocho Kandelikas,

Ose Shalom,

Siman Tov,

Broyges tantz,


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