Annika Skoogh can organise live music for weddings, private functions or corporate events. A duo to a 8 piece band can be tailored to suit any event. Annika uses the finest musicians available in the South West and they can play a sophisticated selection of jazz standards, latin and swing, from discreet background music through meals and drinks reception to a party band playing Soul, Funk, Disco and Modern Pop that will guarantee everyone up on the dance floor.
For all enquiries regarding booking a band, please use the contact page on this website.
“As a jazz musician myself, music was always going to be one of the most important parts of my wedding day, and my guests were expecting something special. This is why I booked Annika and her fantastic band.
I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced for such a long time… many of my mates (who are also musicians, some of them professional musicians) went out of their way to tell my new wife and I how great Annika’s band were and how much dance-your-socks–off fun they were having.
Not only are Annika and her band some of them best jazz musicians in the UK (having played with the likes of Joss Stone and the biggest names in British jazz) they’re also lovely people.
Dealing with Annika was a pleasure from start to finish. She is incredibly organised and keen to help.
I knew they were the right band for our wedding and they surpassed my expectations. Fantastic. I’ll never forget it. Book them now!”
Ronnie Jones, Exeter
“Annika Skoogh has performed here at the Rendezvous Wine Bar several times in the past year, both for our relaxed live music evenings with drinkers and diners where the band (trio: singer, keyboard and bass) has gone down a storm and for our own birthday celebrations, where the four-piece band (adding in a drummer!) proved absolutely perfect to get everyone dancing and partying the night away. We couldn’t have wished for more. Annika has a fabulous voice and brings great energy and enthusiasm to the act, as well as great talent. As a trio, they have proved themselves fantastically versatile in style, and more than able to play to any audience and taste, from jazz to soul, from 60s music to popular classic tunes, as well as bringing Annika’s latin American background influence to her musical style. We love having them here, as do all our customers who book in for them every time.”
Jemma, Rendezvous Wine Bar, Exeter
I just wanted to write to thank you so much for your amazing playing last friday! Everyone really enjoyed it, and I’ve had so many comments from people about how great they thought you were.
Thanks once again.”
Hannah Cook, Exeter
“What a way to celebrate my 40th Birthday in style ! Picture the scene : A Summer garden party, Pimms in hand with Annika and her band serenading us all – truly the icing on the cake! She’s got a fantastic voice which impresses and delights, and really got the party swinging. The band were great and extremely professional, arrived and set up all in good time. A great selection of tracks were played to suit the mood perfectly, including special requests. We’re so glad we chose this live band to help make the event such a memorable one, thanks so much Annika!”
Suzie Cowley, Woodbury
Hi Annika, Just a note to thank you for your performance at our Ruby wedding party on 22nd Sept. You were great, you gave us just what we wanted and all our guests had a great time either dancing or just listening to you. Once again thank you very much.
Susan & John Price, Dartmouth
My 40th Birthday could not have been celebrated in a better way. How perfect things were, a summer garden party, guests having pimms in their hands, and Annika with her band and their great talent was certainly the cherry on top of the cake. She has a great voice that is delightful, impressive, and made the party rocking. The entire band is very professional, arrived and set up things right on time. The tracks they played, including the special requests, were perfect and fit the atmosphere beautifully. We are delighted having taken the right decision by selecting this band, and making our special event more special, Thanks a lot Annika!
Annika Skoogh band can provide jazz and swing sets, disco, funk soul and pop sets OR a combination of the two, ie first set swing and jazz and second set an upbeat party set with soul, funk, disco and pop guaranteed to get your guests dancing all night long. A 4 piece to a 8 piece - including a horn section in the latter, can be tailored for the above mentioned combinations.
Annika Skoogh band can also provide sophisticated jazz during the wedding dinner as live background music. It can be tailored to suit any event as a duo to a 6 piece but if it’s sophisticated background music you're after then a Duo, Trio or Quartet would be most suitable for this option.
Below is an example of songs we do in our upbeat party set and it gets updated regularly. A jazz/swing set list can be provided upon request.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Ain’t Got no (I Got Life)
Blame it on the Boogie
Can You Feel It
Crazy In Love
Dancing in the Street
Got To Get You Into My Life
Heard it Through the .Grapevine
Hold on I’m Coming
I’m Every Woman
I need a Dollar
I Feel Good
I Want you Back
Knock On Wood
Living For The City
Long Train Running
Moves Like Jagger
Move On Up
Play That Funky Music
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Son of a Preacher Man
Take Your Mama
Tears Of A Clown
We are Family
Young Heart Run Free