Bands & Entertainers

Musicians, bands and party entertainment.
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The Festival Trio - DJ, Sax and Percussionist (Bongo player)

The Festival Trio comprise DJ, Sax & Percussion offering a live aspect to a standard DJ set. Combined, they play fantastic music that everyone can enjoy and rock out to. How does it work? The DJ plays a party set on the decks and the sax & percussion improvise and play on top of the DJ. The Sax offers melodic harmonies and sounds great on Soul, Motown, Disco and Dance/House/Club Classics. The percussion plays a mix of Bongos, Cowbells & Drums and works on most genres.

Listen below to DJ, Sax and Bongos playing live at a recent party.

 

 
 
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Book a STYLISH Covers Band for your Party.

We have a selection of great covers band that you can book for your party, wedding or corporate event. Good covers band vary in the number of players (thus space required) and price. Generally, our bands play for 2 x 45 or 60 minute sets and know how to work efficiently with a dj. (bands that offer a "Disco" mean they put an IPod on play!)

We will need to know your location and a start time for the band before we can offer a quote and availability. Also, please let us know the budget you have available as they can vary greatly in price.

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The Cocktail Trio - Sax, Guitar and Double Bass - Perfect inside or out. 

The Cocktail Trio comprise Sax, Guitar and Double Bass and are ideal for background music during a drinks reception or ceremony. Their repertoire enhances any occassion without being intrusive, they offer a sophisticated mix of Standards, Jazz and Classics. You will be pleased to hear that they do not take the attention away from a bride and groom or party host. The sun hats are optional but very useful on a summers day!

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The London Essentials - The Astounding Acoustic Quintet

The London Essentials are a fantastic 5 piece fully acoustic troupe of outstanding musicians that can play any tune old or new. Like a walking Mariachi band they require no amplification or stage, preferring to mingle with the audience - serenading, flattering, surprising, and seducing their listeners as they go.

They play during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast and are guaranteed to get everyone singing their heads off - Brilliant fun and a WoW factor.

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Tickle the ivories with a great pianist.

A Pianist is perfect entertainment for a drinks reception or dinner and ideal if you are working to a budget. We have a number of Pianists available, and can even hire you a piano either up-right or grand and deliver it to your venue (if not, they can bring their own portable piano and PA) Our Pianists offer different repertoires so contact us with your requirements.

If you would like to recieve a quote for a pianist we need to know your venue location and your preferred repertoire i.e. Classics, Jazz, Rat Pack or a pianist that offers contemporary artists including Coldplay and Oasis (as an example)

Depending on your location, we can also hire and supply you a grand or up-right piano for the pianist to play on. Add a candelabra for high camp!

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Enjoy the sound of the Caribbean with a Steel Band.

If you want the sound of the Caribbean floating over your party, then we have an excellent duo, trio or 5 piece Steel Band that play Soca, Calypso and Salsa. Playing a combination of steel drums and instruments, they are something different to the Harpist or String Quartet and will delight your guests on a hot summers day whilst enjoying Mohitos and Champagne! repertoire embraces a wide array of music and different cultures, consisting genres such as Reggae, Souls, Ska, Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Classical and Folk.

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Create a lively atmosphere with a Crooner.

We offer a highly experienced and dynamic performer, equally happy with his band, in a theatre or in an intimate solo setting at a wedding or party. He has an amazing rapport with the audience and a repertoire that spans four decades and incorporates the best of Swing, Jazz Pop and Soul with a hats off to Rock and Roll. Our singers musical and social ability crosses all boundaries and always sets a fabulous tone for any event. Works very well during a wedding breakfast or early evening as a solo performer. If you want to have a fun wedding breakfast then book our Crooner.

Example Repertoire:- Cry Me A River, Home, Everything, Hollywood, Lost, Dear darlin', Candy,   Save the Last Dance for Me, Crazy Little thing called love, Me and Mrs Jones, Million Love Songs, Patience, Rule the World, Look of Love, Gold, Every Breath you Take, Rollercoaster, When you say nothing at all, Hero, Come Up and see me make me smile, First Last my everything, September, December 63 (Oh what a night),Angels, Dance the Night Away, Mustang Sally, My Girl, Suspicious Minds, Daydream Believer, Sweet Caroline, Saw her standing there, You raise me Up, Dance with me tonight, Moves like Jagger. 

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The elegant sound of a String Quartet

Our String Quartet brings together four highly skilled professional musicians who love making music together. Their enthusiasm, energy and vibrancy is infectious and they never fail to enhance the concerts, weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and parties that they play for. Live music will introduce a scintillating extra dimension to any occasion. The Quartet will make any occasion a special occasion. Every performance by our String Quartet is a bespoke event, designed to suit your needs exactly. They will help you choose music to suit the atmosphere that you want to create: romantic, dramatic, relaxed, informal, stately. Their repertoire is enormous and varied from classical favourites such as Bach’s serene Air on the G String to jazz like Pennies from Heaven, Makin’ Whoopee and Let’s Do It. If you would like to suggest a favourite piece of music which isn't currently on their list they can produce a special arrangement for you.

Example Repertoire:- Please contact us for full repertoire.

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
It Must Be Love - Madness
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
One - Metallica
One Day Like This - Elbow
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Starlight - Muse
Sweet Dreams are made of this - Eurythmics
Wonder of You - Elvis
New York, New York - Bernstien
Bach
Beethoven
Bizet
Brahms
Debussy
Elgar
Grieg

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The Singing Waiters - WoW your guests with the ultimate cabaret experience

Incognito specialises in providing innovative and prestigious acts for all kinds of special events including private parties, corporate functions, concerts and stadium events. The Acts deliver the best of Opera, 'Rat Pack' and Dance, dazzling audiences with unique, unforgettable and stunning performances. Whether disguised as three singing waiters, guests, or other characters’, their beautiful harmonious singing, breathtaking dancing, charisma and visual appeal prove Incognito are world-class, one of a kind and perfect for any event.

They tailor-make the repertoire for each and every private party to guarantee a unique and truly special show. From Opera, musicals, 70's, swing and much more - we'll work with you to make it ideal for what you have in mind. They make your vision come to life!

They offer various setups and repertoire, please contact us about your party for further details.

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The Harpist - Perfect for a wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

The dulcet tones of the harp can create a truly magical moment at a wedding or drinks reception. A typical Wedding ceremony package includes a half hour pre-ceremony recital as the guests assemble, the entrance of the bride, a signing of the register interlude and the exit of the wedding couple. Our excellent Harpist is also a trained classical singer, this makes her the ideal artist to have for your wedding celebrations. Although she does not sing at the same time as playing, she is always happy to incorporate any separate vocal items you might require. Why not have her sing and then play, combining her talents for your special day! Various packages available for ceremony, drinks and wedding breakfast.

Party Entertainment is wide ranging and there is nothing like live musicians to add excitement to a party. The sound of Jazz floating in the air at a summer's drinks reception, or a soul-band belting out hits with a large brass section. For maximum effect, combine a great live band with a brilliant party dj for the ultimate entertainment experience.

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Boy George performing at a wedding.

Live bands and musicians are popular for birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and festivals parties.

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Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet performing at Excel with DJ Nigel Peirce

Contact us now with your party or event date, location, timings and budget, we will send a quote.

We offer and hire bands for London, the South East, South West and South Wales and the Midlands. Our DJs and bands can also play in Europe.