Bands

All our bands play here regularly and conform to all our requirements.

78rpm Jazz Band

78rpm Jazz Band

78rpm can contain anything from two to eight of London’s top musicians, who play the great music of the Art Deco era, the 1920s to 1950s, with tremendous style, sophistication and a great rhythm to make any event go with a swing.

The songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin (to name but a few) are loved by ALL GENERATIONS and lend themselves to marvellous dance music – probably the reason why 78rpm Jazz Band is so popular for wedding receptions, anniversaries and other special occasions.

The classic six-piece 78rpm features a male or female vocalist, with saxophone, trumpet, piano, double bass and drums. If six performers are too much, just choose your favourites, for example saxophone piano and bass make a excellent trio, or you could add a vocalist to the trio and let the SWING and NOSTALGIA take over!

Other musical options include adding a male vocalist to croon those Sinatra classics or basing the band around violin and guitar to create that swinging “Hot Club of France” sound.

78rpm grew out of The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, a superb twelve-piece outfit whose terrific success soon led to requests for smaller groups to provide the same delightful atmosphere and swinging music.Musical director Michael Law founded both 78rpm and The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra to recreate this unsurpassed era of popular music. His care with the orchestra’s repertoire combined with the talent of his hand-picked musicians is guaranteed to make any event a sensation.

Tel: 0845 370 0178
Email: mail@pdo.org.uk
Website: www.pdo.org.uk

Blue Lemon

Blue Lemon

Blue Lemon is a small but reputable agency for people looking for the right entertainments package.

We pride ourselves on representing only reliable and top quality performers who will make your event the memorable one you hoped it would be.

We have a selection of high class function bands, magicians, solo artists and instrumentalists who all know what is required by yourselves.

The acts we have available to you have 100’s of years of experience between them and we guarantee that you are hiring the best around in the South East of England.

Tel: 07867 803 748
Email: alan@blue-lemon-agent.co.uk
Website: www.bluelemonentertainments.org.uk

Ear Candy

Ear Candy

earcandy has been set up since 2010 and has been quickly making a splash in the events industry. We’re passionate about doing things differently – by giving you exactly what you want, exactly the way you want it.

Whatever your budget, When you book an earcandy act, you know that you are getting something special. Whether you want our standard packages, or something totally bespoke, we offer you acts available for the whole of the UK and abroad.

Unlike traditional agencies, we work with a small number of acts and musicians, which means we can ensure you always get a fantastic show. We make booking and tailoring your entertainment simple and hassle free.

Tel: 0330 100 2820
Website: www.earcandylive.co.uk

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Goosebumps are one of the hottest Swing Jive and Jump Blues bands in the UK. High energy Swingy-Jazzy-Jivey-Bluesy music is the name of the game with these fellas and they will guarantee to have everyone up struttin’ their stuff on the dance floor.

“a massive thank you for making our wedding evening so much fun. So many people raved about the band and how much they loved the music”

“The band knew exactly where to pitch the sets to keep the atmosphere going and we have had no end of comments about how fantastic they were”

“Goosebumps in one word – OUTSTANDING!!!” Hire Goosebumps with confidence – they have previously performed at:  – An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger – a black tie event with Jonathan Ross interviewing.   – Kelly Brook’s birthday at her London club Steam & Rye. Kelly posted a subsequent message to the band on Twitter “You guys were great!! Thank you so much x”   – Sir Bobby Charlton at his Find A Better Way Charity Gala event, London. Sir Bobby Charlton subsequently posted a letter to the band saying “I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the fantastic job your band did in entertaining the guests at our recent Gala Dinner. Goosebumps performed with such spirit and energy and your music is both infectious and uplifting. As such, thank you for your contribution in making the event such a success.”   – Private event, Mahé Island, Seychelles. …and many more. Their repertoire consists mainly of 1940’s energetic Jive and Swing infused with cheeky good humour but they are also able to play vintage Rock n Roll tunes, Ska numbers and a grooving Funk set should a particular event call for it. Whatever style it is, Goosebumps never fail to liven up any event, so book them now – they’ll cook up a storm”

Previous client list: click here

Testimonials: click here

Website:  http://www.goosebumpsmusic.co.uk
Email: bookings@goosebumpsmusic.co.uk
Phone: 07740286562

Grooveship Enterprise

Grooveship Enterprise

The Grooveship Enterprise are a popular four piece band based in Kent.  With many years of experience all over the country.The band are well equipped to deliver the perfect blend of music for your event.

If you have a favourite song or a first dance you’d liked played the boys will be happy to learn it – If they don’t know it already!

We understand the importance of your event so our aim is to make your event as successful as possible.We will make it as stress free as we can from initial planning to event end.

Finally they are a preferred band at Winters Barns and this puts your mind at ease when booking them to play at this wonderful venue.

To contact us click on the link below:

Contact Grooveship Enterprise

 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Young, energetic four piece party band from Essex, covering the Beatles to the present day greats such as The Killers & Bruno Mars! Their tight harmonies and professional sound come with years of experience in the live music industry. A great party band! They can cater for many styles of music from all the 60’s classics to all the present day chart hits. Their tight harmonies and professional sound comes with many years of experience in the live music industry.

Happy Hour are: Richie Cooper – Guitar & Lead Vocals Andy Small – Guitar & Vocals Joe Boshell – Bass & Vocals Nathan Meadows – Drums & Vocals

The band have played in a number of different tribute acts over the last 4 years and also had a long history of gigs with their separate original bands before deciding to join together to form Happy Hour.

They enjoy playing these songs more than anything and feel it really comes across in their performances. Happy Hour are a fun and energetic band and with a large sound – enough to fill any dance floor!

Your Event Happy Hour are able to provide a “request service” ie; should a couple wish to have a certain song played on their special day they are more than happy to add it to their set (if given adequate notice).

Acoustic Sets Happy Hour offer two types of acoustic set options which are both perfect for creating a laid back, ‘live lounge’ style atmosphere at your event. Acoustic Sets Option 1 includes 2 x 30 minutes sets performed during dinner or drinks receptions and includes an early arrival of midday or 1pm. Acoustic Sets Option 1 includes 2 x 30 miniutes sets performing early evening with an early arrival of 3pm. The lineup for both options includes 2 acoustic guitars, percussion and 4 part harmony ideal for covering songs such as Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz or You and Me Song by the Wannadies (see repertoire for full songlist & booking options for more details).

Booking enquiries: Gemma 0845 226 3116 Gemma@alivenetwork.com

For bookings visit www.happyhourmusic.co.uk

Hot Rats

Hot Rats

Please take a look at YouTube clip of us playing for a wedding in 2010 at Winter’s Barn: Hot Rats

Our details for booking are:

Doug Hudson – 01843-868757 or 07941-238377

Email: doug.hudson@sky.com

Website: www.hotrats.net

Hula Groove

Hula Groove

Hula Groove are one of the most experienced and highly recommended function bands in the UK. The members of Hula Groove are comprised of some of the UK’s leading session musicians and vocalists.

We offer several band configurations to suit every event from a 4-piece to an 10-piece band consisting of drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, horns section and 3 female singers. We play a wide range of music that appeals to all and with each singer sharing the role of lead vocals, you and your guests will get a unique and varied evening of entertainment.

“Make your party bounce” is our motto and our aim is to make sure everybody does!!

Website: www.hulagroove.co.uk
Tel: 020 3287 7382
Mob: 07967 184022
Email: info@hulagroove.co.uk

Licence to Ceilidh

Licence to Ceilidh

A young, energetic & professional ceilidh band, complete with experienced caller. We specialise in wedding entertainment and offer traditional ceilidh with a modern twist. We also offer optional extras from DJ’s to Classical Quartets, Jazz Trios, Celtic Duo’s, Pipers, Solo Musicians and more…

As seen on BBC2’s “Great British Menu” and E4’s “Made in Chelsea”

Tel: 07855 050 778
Email: info@licencetoceilidh.com
Website: www.licencetoceilidh.com

M'larki Function Band

M'larki Function Band

M’larki are a fun & dynamic function band.  Featuring talented professional musicians, outstanding male & female vocals plus excellent sound and lighting, M’larki will have your guests dancing all night to classic covers from the last five decades.

M’larki play a wide range of music including hits from The Beatles, Elvis, Abba, Chic, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters, Amy Winehouse & many more.

M’larki generally perform two 60 or three 40 minute sets but this can be altered.  We can provide disco music on CD during breaks to keep the party atmosphere alive.  This combined with our high quality sound and lighting system effectively produces a mini disco.

If you would like more information regarding M’larki please call Steve on:

Tel: 01304 826756
Mobile: 07790 812879
Website: www.m-larki.co.uk

Pulse

Pulse

PULSE are amongst the very best of the UK’s function bands. Providing a six piece line-up of male and female vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. Pulse play classic songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, with lively and entertaining sets renowned for filling the dance floor and getting your party into full swing.

Each Pulse show is tailored around your needs, and our wealth of experience of playing for high-level functions, coporate events, weddings and parties ensures that your event runs smoothly and professionally, providing an enjoyable and memorable experience for you and your guests.

Set your event apart from the rest and put a PULSE in your party!

Tel: 07827 837 300
Email: info@pulselive.co.uk
Website: www.pulselive.co.uk

Swing Noir

Swing Noir

Swing Noir are a thriving Kent based swing, jazz and function band, covering music from the early 20th century, right up to modern classics.

Whether you want a relaxed, Jazz Set with tunes from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and Django Reinhardt, Swing Classics from Frank Sinatra to Bobby Darrin or Popular Covers from The Beatles to Pulp fiction and from Connie Francis to Adele, Swing Noir can help you create your perfect day.

The band also specializes in wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, adding a great atmosphere to your afternoon. We can even learn a special song to walk down the aisle to or for you to have your first dance as a married couple.

With a combination of Double or Electric Bass, Acoustic or Electric guitar, drums and more, with sublime vocal harmonies, Swing Noir can bring that perfect extra touch to your special day, to help you create a wedding you and your guests will remember forever.

We provide:

  • A fully professional and experienced service
  • Packages available if booking afternoon and evening options
  • Fully tailored set list and special requests available
  • Male and female lead vocals
  • Vocal harmonies
  • A repertoire spanning from 1920’s to today
  • All inclusive prices
  • Stage lighting if required
  • PAT tested and fully insured

Email: info@swingnoir.co.uk
Client Reviews: http://members.lastminutemusicians.com/swingnoir.html
Website: www.swingnoir.co.uk
Tel: 07870 976601 (Serena)

 

The Bears

The Bears

 

 

OFFICIALLY London’s best covers band and wedding band Rock / Pop Classic Party Anthems from the 60s to the 00s

 

Website: www.thebears.uk.com

Email: arcticmusic@hotmail.co.uk

The Redfords

The Redfords

The Redfords are full time professional musicians who are constantly updating material to keep the sound current without losing sight of the great classics. This is one of the UK’s leading wedding bands.

The Redfords Party Band have a great reputation within the industry. Its musical director has performed with many well known artists including  Robbie Williams and Elton John and has opened for The Who and Neil Young whilst on an extensive stadium tour of North America.

The Redfords perform in 3 different formats – Wedding Band, Trio or Duo. All are known for providing great entertainment.

The Wedding Band is suitable for evening entertainment

The Trio is suitable for the ceremony, drinks reception and evening entertainment

The Duo is suitable for ceremony and drinks reception.

The Redfords sets are extensive and varied. They cater for all ages and musical tastes. Sets are tailored from all your favourite classic songs and modern hits by artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, The Killers, Black Eyed Peas, Adele, Katy Perry,  Pharrell Williams and many more. So you can be sure that guests will be up dancing.

You can choose from 3 x 40 minute sets or 2 x 60 minute sets. The Redfords Wedding Band always dress formally in dinner suits and black tie. Displaying a clean stylish look with a positive image.

Stage lighting is always included free of cost. The lighting is more than sufficient to dance to. A disco is also provided free of charge. This will ensure there are no breaks between performances. The Redfords have dep. performers who can stand in at short notice should unforeseen circumstance dictate.

Our events photographer is on hand to capture those unique moments at no extra cost. Pictures are loaded to a private dedicated website. You are invited to download any of the images free of charge. High resolution images are available at a reasonable cost. This will comprise of a DVD. It will be loaded with all the high resolution and Facebook ready images.

  • Early set-up.
  • Both male and female vocals.
  • A repertoire spanning Elvis to Katy Perry.
  • Disco between sets.
  • Party Hats
  • Travel no extra cost.
  • Stage lighting. More than sufficient to dance to.
  • Events photograph including private dedicated website.
  • PL & PAT compliant.

Tel:    07711 432598/07967 125091
Email: info@theredfords.com
Website: www.theredfords.com – www.theredfords.com/wintersbarns

The Shakers

The Shakers

If you’re looking for the ultimate live band experience for your wedding, party or function event, then you’re in the right place.

Tel: 07966 030935
Email:  theshakersband@gmail.com
Website: www.the-shakers.co.uk

The Sugar Hill Jazz Band

The Sugar Hill Jazz Band

The Sugar Hill Jazz Band is a dynamic, professional five-piece dance band that plays a fantastic mix of classic swing, Latin jazz, Jump Jive, Motown, Soul, Funk and R&B.  The band typically comprises lead female vocals, tenor saxophone, piano, double-bass and drums  – and we can easily extend (or reduce) our line-up to suit you.  You can choose from our extensive set-list to create the perfect unique sound-track to your night – whether you prefer classic and stylish, funky and soulful or our take on the latest pop grooves.   From your first dance to the final song of the night you can trust us to keep everyone on the dance floor!  If you are looking for additional daytime entertainment or a smaller band for a more intimate evening event then ask us about our award–winning duo Sax & Honey featuring stunning female vocals and cool sax.  Call or email us today to receive a complimentary CD and brochure and a personalised quote for your event.

Winner, Best Entertainment Company – The Perfect Wedding Awards 2011

Tel: 0777 485 9096
Email: lynden@sugarhilljazz.com
Website: www.sugarhilljazz.com

The SuperSonics

The SuperSonics

The SuperSonics are an energetic five-piece function band from Canterbury, delivering high-quality live entertainment for everything from Weddings to Birthday Parties. We pride ourselves on our outstanding musicianship and are one of the few function bands in Kent who can boast a full line-up of professional full-time musicians.

Our Website is: http://www.thesupersonicsonline.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesupersonicsonline

Our contact email address is: contact@thesupersonicsonline.com