Need a Handpan player as a wedding act? You’re welcome

The Shakes
The Shakes

Another mixed bag being minted on to the various UK wedding act sections this week and we’re especially delighted to have our first Handpan player on board.

The Shakes (above) are a dynamic , versatile Nottingham wedding band. They perform classic soul, pop and rock with style and gusto and guarantee to keep the dance floor all night long. The standard 4 piece comprises 2 vocalists, guitar, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, flute, bass and drums which gives you a lot of bang for your buck and they can also break down to a solo acoustic artist, jazz duo or trio, quartet and can be augmented to include female vocals and a full brass section. The repertoire is sizeable, taking in acts such as Al Green, Stealers Wheel, The Rolling Stones and Aloe Blacc.

Rob Senior (right) is a British musician based in Edinburgh who plays a unique and rare percussion instrument – The Handpan.

Rob Senior
Rob Senior

The Handpan is a melodic instrument with 9 notes creating a peaceful yet dynamic sound. Handcrafted out of steel, the instrument creates soft beautiful tones comparible to a harp and with it’s striking “UFO” shape, it will provide a talking point amongst your intrigued and fascinated

Night and Day Collective
Night and Day Collective

guests. This is a great opportunity to entertain guests with something they are likely to never have seen or heard before.

The Night and Day Collective (left) are a vintage wedding act who comprise of a core of piano and guitar. However, with additional musicians that can play an array of instruments such as double bass, guitar, clarinet, brass and drums they can be booked as a full on vintage jazz big band.

Their repertoire in taken from mainly the 1930s and they take their musical cues from acts such as Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller and Ethel Walters.

Flight Parade (below) are a totally passionate group who love what they do – and that enjoyment proves infectious every time they play, as many happy brides, grooms and party hosts will attest. These talented musicians will base their set list around you and your guests, playing all-time classics or the latest hits including pop, funk, rock and dance music. You’ll hear keyboards, guitar and saxophone with male and female vocals laced with harmonies, complete with hard grooving drums and bass guitar.

Flight Parade
Flight Parade

 

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