Another excellent set of additions to the Freak Music wedding and function band roster this week. Bit of acoustic, bit of Stax, bit of jazz, bit of bluegrass and blues. What’s not to like?
Forming in the Deep South (of London) in late 2017, The Mason Dixon Brothers Band (main pic above) have established themselves in the world of American Roots music. From country and folk, to bluegrass, blues and gospel, The Mason Dixon Brothers Band exemplify their passion for these genres in the composition of zestful original material, whilst injecting a new energy into old standards. Whilst predominantly a country band, they take their cues from a number of genres. Their sound, like their name, is inspired by the songs, stories and history of a bygone generation of United States culture. Their inspiration is a diverse blend of the tales of the old west, to the birth of country music and the blues boom, to the country rock music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. With a melodious blend of vocal harmonies; traditional acoustic, and more contemporary electric instrumentation to vary their ever growing sound; and the recent introduction of a sister – The Mason Dixon Brothers Band have a saddle full of songs sure to let the good times roll and send you on a journey to the other side of the Atlantic. They invite you to embark on a trip with them and as always – Keep It Country!
Inner City Soul (right) are the premier wedding/function band in the North West of England and they are happy to travel throughout the UK and Europe. With a true homage to the Stax era of soul music they guarantee to have any audience up and dancing from the start. They can provide over 2 hours of top class entertainment for any sized audience from a small party of 50 to a large festival 10,000, the same effort and professionalism goes into every show. All of the members of Inner City Soul are full time professional musicians dedicated to giving their audience the best live
Skylark (left) are the finest Jazz band Manchester has to offer and perform at all sorts of events from private parties to festival stages and of course weddings. Playing awesome Jazz arrangements of classic tunes, they combine stunning vocals and kicking beats to create the perfect musical accompaniment for your event. With a superb repertoire of classic and contemporary tunes the band work closely with you to ensure that the music for your event is perfect. They can provide line ups for every event, from a trio to a five-piece party band and we can even arrange that special song specifically for your event – maybe a wedding entrance piece or your first dance.
Quiet Riot (below right) are an acoustic duo and they offer a couple of options to suit any event, from classy, chilled versions of modern popular music and ballads, that makes for great background music for dinner and drinks receptions or an upbeat, fun covers option which is perfect for private garden parties, bars or corporate events. They also offer a combination of both if that is what your event requires! The guys are experienced professionals, between them playing at amazing venues such as The Natural History Museum , Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and The Royal Horseguards Hotel. Their past clients include Film 4, Getty Images, 02 and
Based in Bristol, The Hucklebuck (below)are a 7 piece blues and jump blues band. They specialise in playing authentic versions of tunes of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. This takes in classic tunes by such luminaries as Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker, BB King, Amos Milburn, Jimmy Vaughan, Jimmy Rogers and many more. A perfect swinging band to get anyone up and dancing whether performing at a wedding, private event/party or festival. The authenticity, attention to detail and love for swinging blues is clear to see in every performance, leaving audiences gob-smacked and hungry for more!