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Mister Kanish



  • 5 piece vintage wedding/functions band
  • Recorded music between sets so there’s no need for a DJ.
  • First dance learnt on request
  • Female vocals option
  • Trop option also available
  • Acoustic set option


The band are based in London but will travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • 3 x 50 minutes but flexible.

About this Act

Mister Kanish are Andy, Ben, Chris, Ollie and Tim. They offer both a Mumford & Sons-esque / gypsy jazz style and a rocking evening set designed for dancing. They are perfect to cover a whole days entertainment with two different unique styles! They have been playing music together for 7 years

They provide the kind of entertainment that leaves everyone from young kids to senior citizens with huge grins on their faces, feverishly demanding more!!! As 5 friends with so many shared experiences the band have crazy amounts of fun playing together, and their audiences can’t help but feel part of the action.

They've provided the soundtrack to friendships old and new, they've played gentle acoustic sets at 3pm surrounded by serene Welsh hills, played 21st birthday parties where the host has drunkenly demanded an extra set at 3am, and the stage is drenched in booze, played countless first dances, each one a special memory. Those when the bride and groom have secretly rehearsed for weeks, performing majestically as one with the band, leaving everyone astounded – fathers clasping hands and mothers crying tears of joy. Then there’s those when the panick-stricken groom beckons all his mates to join him on stage, just after the intro.

They’ve played Sunday afternoon river cruises on the Thames, flanked by the tranquil Oxfordshire countryside, played Saturday nights in pubs where the revelry is so intense, and so much flesh is visible on the dance floor, that bouncers have had to intervene.

All the while the band plays on. Mister Kanish always deliver, whatever the time or place.

The band offer two types of sound for all weddings and parties.

Style 1 - Contemporary rock and pop - With a lineup of male vocals, dual guitars, bass and drums the band rock through modern and classic dance floor fillers. What you don’t get from Mister Kanish is anything fake – no cheesy strings, no synth brass, and never any pre-recorded backing tracks. What you see is what you get – highly talented musicians using premium level instruments and equipment, covering songs from the 50s to today with their own style and sound. The band know from hundreds of gigs worth of experience that the songs they play will keep any dance floor rammed.

Style 2 - Vintage / Gypsy Jazz Style - Otherwise known as Classic Kanish, this is the bands take on vintage styled wedding entertainment. Imagine if Mumford and Sons played all the best songs by all your favourite artists – that’s Classic Kanish in a nutshell.

Using acoustic guitars, double bass, brushes on the drum kit, with added violin or banjo on certain songs for that little extra something, the band play newly arranged versions of songs by the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Prince and Plan B. It'll be something you've never heard the likes of before and aren't likely to hear again. The vintage sound can be dancey or more laid back depending on your wants and needs.

Either style is available independently at any event but, what is really unique about Mister Kanish is their ability to offer 2 hours of vintage followed by 2.5 hours of electric!


"You had everyone on their feet non-stop, and everyone commented on what a fantastic performance you gave. I actually fractured my rib two days before the wedding, but I couldn’t stop dancing cos every song was perfect and there was never one I felt I could sit out. I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get enough, from aged 2 to 82 all of our guests really enjoyed your music and had a fantastic time. I can’t believe you learnt our first dance in less than a week – thank you so much! It was amazing and so much better to have it performed live by you guys.

We’ve already had a couple of friends asking for your details for future events, and we would certainly highly recommend you to anyone we know looking for amazing live music. I hope you enjoyed the evening too, we really had the most fantastic time.

Thank you so much!

Leila and Gareth :)

"Dear Mister Kanish, You guys totally rocked. People have not stopped talking about you and you made our night. Thankyou! Thankyou! Thank you!"

Love, Hannah and Vicki

Set List

Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Andy Williams - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
The Beatles - She Loves You
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Blur - Parklife
Blur - Song 2
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Good
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Elvis - Hound Dog
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
The Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
Lady Gaga - Edge Of Glory
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Mcfly - 5 Colours In her Hair
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Medley – Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Black or White, Billie Jean, Thriller
The Monkees - I’m A Believer
Ne-Yo - Closer
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
The Police - Message in a Bottle
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Robbie Williams - Angels
Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You
Take That - Shine
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Alphabeat - Fascination
The Beatles - Hard Days Night
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Crowded House - Weather With You
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Foo Fighters - The Pretender
Foo Fighters - Long Road to Ruin
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Free - All Right Now
Green Day - Basket Case
Hanson - Mmm Bop
The Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Kings of Leon - Molly’s Chambers
The Killers - Human
The Kooks - Naive
Kula Shaker - Hush
Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
Reef - Place Your Hands
Ricky Martin - Livin’ La Vida Loca
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
Scouting for Girls - She’s So Lovely
Shania Twain - Man I Feel Like A Woman
Status Quo - Rockin’ All Over The World
Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
The Stereophonics - Bartender and the Thief
T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
Wham - I’m Your Man
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
The Who - My Generation

Vintage Set
We Found Love – Rihanna
Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
Time of Your Life – Greenday
Scream – Usher
Let Me Love You – Ne-yo
Let’s Get It Started – Black Eye’d Peas
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Hound Dog – Elvis
1999 – Prince
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris and Florence Welch
Brown Eye’d Girl – Van Morrison
Pencil Full of Lead – Paulo Nutini
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t Take My Eye’s Off Of You – Andy Williams
Parklife – Blur
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead or Alive
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
I Will Wait – Mumford and Songs
Ho-Hey – The Lumineers
One Day Like This – Elbow
She Said – Plan B
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
I’m Always Here – Jimmie Jaimison
Hit Me Baby / Oops I Did It Again – Britney
Shine A Light – McFly
It Girl – Jason Derulo
Take On Me – Aha
Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
Only girl In The World – Rihanna
Love Machine – Girls Aloud


  • Standard - Vocals, dual guitars, bass and drums.
  • Vintage - Banjo, double bass, acoustic guitars and violin
  • Trio option also available


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