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The Absurdist Pipe Band

The Absurdist Pipe Band (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: 3-4 piece comical street band

Packages range from £500 to £1500

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The Absurdist Pipe Band take pipes, drums and costumes and mix them with a dash of clowning to create an energetic package that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. On the streets of your town, in the fields of your festival or in the middle of your dance floor, The Absurdist Pipe Band love nothing more than wandering around and entertaining the crow ... » View band profile »


ACD (based in Surrey)

Music Description: 4-8 piece World African Contemporary Music and Dance

Packages range from £700 to £2500

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ACD -IN THE AFRICAN WORLD OF MUSIC, ARTS AND DANCE ACD is a World Music and Dance band that specialises in both contemporary and traditional African Music especially from East Africa. The band provides entertainment and performance accompanied with a creative blend of live African and Western instruments. Available for weddings, co-operate and charity e ... » View band profile »

The Afrik Bawantu

The Afrik Bawantu (based in Middlesex)

Music Description: Afro Funk Band

Packages range from £2500 to £4000

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Get ready to embark on a journey to Afla Sackey's musical dreams through his newly born orchestra, The Afrik Bawantu. Blending vibrant African percussions to a funky and talented horn section, the upcoming Afro Funk sound takes the trendy London crowd to a scene that they couldn't but fall for. Colourful and ground breaking, the energy spread by their music ... » View band profile »

Alasdair Beaton

Alasdair Beaton (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Solo Piper

Packages range from £120 to £600

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Alasdair Beaton started his piping career at the age of 14 receiving tuition first from Willie Beverage formerly of the Royal Scots and British Caledonian Airways Pipe Band and then from Jim Elmslie who was part of the famous Muirhead & Sons Pipe Band winning the World Championships five years in a row from 1965 - 1969. At the time they held the record for ... » View band profile »

Babylon Arabic Band

Babylon Arabic Band (based in Edinburgh)

Music Description: Arabic songs and music throughout all Arab countries

Packages range from £800 to £1950

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This Edinburgh based band consists of Iraqi, Scottish, and English musicians led by Mohammed Nafee (Iraqi singer & musician). They perform a selection of Mohammed's favourite Arabic songs throughout all Arab countries, which he performed at parties and celebrations in Iraq. Mohammed is now hosting parties and performing for new audiences around the UK with ... » View band profile »

The Baghdaddies

The Baghdaddies (based in Newcastle upon Tyne)

Music Description: Balkan Brass Band

Packages range from £950 to £3000

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Blistering Eastern brass harmonies and high-energy rhythms. Inspired by the Roma wedding and brass band music of the Balkans, fused by eclectic musical influences ranging from calypso and jazz to punk, The Baghdaddies are an experience not to be missed. ... » View band profile »

The Bag Rockers

The Bag Rockers (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Specialist Piping Group

Packages range from £1200

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Bags of Rock is an exciting new live experience featuring ex Red Hot Chilli Pipers frontman, guitarist Gregor 'G Man' McPhie together with two talented Grade One pipers. ... » View band profile »


Baja (based in Birmingham)

Music Description: Indian, Punjabi style band

Packages range from £900 to £2000

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Baja is one of the oldest & finest Indian/ Punjabi style brass bands in the UK. They specialise in performing at weddings, melas and carnivals across the country & abroad. Baja is a team that consists of a trumpet player, an accordion player, three dhol players working together to produce harmonious sounds. The line up however can be tweaked to ... » View band profile »

The Balkan Bandits

The Balkan Bandits (based in Sheffield)

Music Description: 4 piece Balkan klezmer show tunes band

Packages range from £550 to £2000

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From the Former Soviet Socialist Republik of South Yorkshire, the Balkan Bandits are a 4-piece cabaret, wailing and oom-pahing orkestra, here to indulge you with marvellous melodies and huge harmonies of Balkan, Klezmer and Show Tunes. Formed in 2007 as the house band to Na Zdrove, Sheffield’s premier “klezmer to Kalingrad” party night ... » View band profile »

The Baltik Ceilidh Band

The Baltik Ceilidh Band (based in London)

Music Description: The Baltik Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh/Covers 4-11 Piece Band.

Packages range from £900 to £2000

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Ma Lairds & Loddies, Chinas & Fair Middens... The Baltik Ceilidh Band bring you a new generation of celtic musicians bursting with energy. Their burning grooves and rich melodies hit you hard and keep you dancing all night. With high profile performances for the likes of Tower 42, Exxon Mobil, NHS and the Old Billingsgate Market, they are fast becoming the m ... » View band profile »


Baraka (based in Bristol)

Music Description: Afro Caribbean Band

Packages range from £550 to £2500

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Baraka is a unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Germany, Dominica and Northern and Southern Ireland. Each musician contributes his individual sound and style - Reggae featuring a Kora and Djembe, Township with a Calypso bassline, Hilife with Blues Harmonica, Soca with Balafon and Flute. Baraka features musical collaborations ... » View band profile »


Barulho (based in Brighton)

Music Description: Brighton-based Brazilian Samba band

Packages range from £500 to £3000

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Barulho are a leading Brighton based Samba band. With a unique style and presence, they bring any event to life with infectious rhythms, funky beats and spectacular performances. Blending Afro-Cuban and South American roots with samba reggae, funk, hip hop and drum & bass, their passion for sound is guaranteed to get you dancing and lift your spirits. ... » View band profile »

The Bavarian Strollers

The Bavarian Strollers (based in London)

Music Description: 4-7 Piece Bavarian Oompah Band

Packages range from £550 to £1200

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The Bavarian Strollers are one of the country’s most successful Bavarian bands and have been an established German Um Pah band since 1978. The band uses first class professional musicians and is based on a traditional Bavarian band consisting of 2 clarinets, trumpet, trombone and tuba although the band can also perform with a 4, 6 or 7 piece line up adding ... » View band profile »

Beer For Breakfast

Beer For Breakfast (based in Stockport)

Music Description: Irish and ceilidh band

Packages range from £560 to £1500

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Beer for Breakfast are a four piece Irish Band, who play a fantastic and lively range of Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music as well as Celtic Rock and Country Rock & Roll. They are all professional musicians who came together from academic, formal and session music backgrounds to form one of the liveliest bands in the UK Irish music scene today. They g ... » View band profile »

Beggar's Row

Beggar's Row (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: 4 piece Celtic Folk Music Band

Packages range from £1200 to £3000

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4 piece up tempo Celtic Folk band performing Scottish, Irish, Contemporary and their own material. Includes songs, fiddle tunes and bagpipe tunes. Their concert/show is based very much on a happy audience participation theme and they are highly experienced at Festivals, Theatres, TV and Radio, Corporate and Weddings. Although Beggar's Row are not a Ceilidh b ... » View band profile »

The Bhangra Blasters

The Bhangra Blasters (based in Birmingham)

Music Description: Traditional Dholi Dancers

Packages range from £1200 to £2000

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The Bhangra Blasters are the world's first Male and Female Dholi dancers formed from the Dhol Blasters team. Bhangra Blasters are a group of young energetic dancers just waiting to burst out and show the world their dance routines which are based on the harvest that takes place every year in the Punjab, India. ... » View band profile »

The Blackthorne Ceilidh Band

The Blackthorne Ceilidh Band (based in Kelso and Hawick)

Music Description: Ceilidh Band

Packages range from £400 to £1000

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This Borders based 3 or 4 piece ceilidh band pride themselves on their eclectic set list and are as happy playing the more left of field songs such as Postie's Jig as they are playing the more standard fare such as Dashing White Sergeant and Gay Gordons. Always a great choice for weddings and they always go down a storm at pubs too. ... » View band profile »

The Bluebell Cajun Dance band

The Bluebell Cajun Dance band (based in Inverness/Edinburgh)

Music Description: Old time Creole and Cajun Louisiana party band

Packages range from £600 to £1400

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Based in the Scottish Highlands The Bluebell Cajun Dance band play music for dancing in the style of the French speaking Louisiana Cajun and Creole artists they admire most, which is old time party music for new times, guaranteed to get an audience dancing. The music is traditionally waltzes and two steps with some blues style Zydeco numbers thrown in played ... » View band profile »


Boondock (based in Brighton)

Music Description: Young 5 piece folk band

Packages range from £250 to £1500

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Boondock are a young upbeat folk band specialising in traditional songs from the British Isles and Europe. Hailing from Brighton they play extensively around the UK to excited audiences. They play an eclectic range of traditional instruments including the accordion, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, balalaika and bones. As well as English and Irish tune ... » View band profile »

The Borders Ceilidh Band

The Borders Ceilidh Band (based in Hawick)

Music Description: 2-6 piece Ceilidh Band

Packages range from £400 to £1200

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Based in the Scottish Borders, Borders Ceilidh Band provides traditional ceilidh music to clients throughout the UK and abroad. Specialising in weddings, and with over 18 years experience in the music industry they regularly play for ceilidhs, private parties and corporate events. Borders Ceilidh Band can range in size from 2 musicians upwards. The typical l ... » View band profile »

Buffo's Wake

Buffo's Wake (based in Brighton)

Music Description: Gypsy punk lunatics with a taste for the macabre

Packages range from £350 to £1700

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Gypsy punk lunatics with a taste for the macabre. Festival veterans, regularly appearing at some of the UK's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury (2013), Bestival (2013) Secret Garden Party (2011 - 2013) and Boomtown (2011 - 2013), as well as live performances on BBC Introducing, Buffos Wake will grab you, and leave you dancing like a man possessed. Guar ... » View band profile »


Cafecito (based in London)

Music Description: 5- 10 piece Cuban style band

Packages range from £900 to £2500

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Cafecito plays a lively pre-salsa style of music still heard on the streets of Old Havana today - charanga! They play cha cha chas, boleros, danzones and Latin jazz, a flavour of which you may have heard on some of the Buena Vista Social Club recordings. Perfect for dancing and background music, weddings, parties, corporate events and Cuban or Latin themed ... » View band profile »


Camine (based in Canterbury)

Music Description: 2- piece folk act

Packages range from £350 to £1050

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Camine are twin sisters Ramona and Zinta Egle. Their music originates from Ireland, Scotland and beyond and moves imaginatively from high energy jigs and reels to sublime harmony singing. On their musical travels they have received accolades from eminent music legends such as Herbie Flowers and Mike Scott and have performed their own arrangement of a Laurie ... » View band profile »

Cask Strength Ceilidh Band

Cask Strength Ceilidh Band (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Three Piece Ceilidh Band

Packages range from £900 to £1500

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The Cask Strength Ceilidh Band evokes the true spirit of Scotland’s vibrant traditional music scene. The Glasgow-based trio conveys years of experience and success in the music business through a combination of master musicianship, steadfast professionalism and a duty to provide engaging entertainment for their audiences. Cask Strength will add that specia ... » View band profile »

The Ceilidh Experience

The Ceilidh Experience (based in Edinburgh)

Music Description: Ceilidh Rock band

Packages range from £1000 to £2000

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Norman Mackay's Ceilidh Experience originally formed in Edinburgh in 2002. Now the Ceilidh band of choice for Rock stars, soap stars and famous politicians, they have gone on to perform at ceilidhs all over Scotland as well as making regular trips to England, Ireland and Europe. The Ceilidh Experience are renowned for their rock style & high energy performa ... » View band profile »

Ceilidh Minogue

Ceilidh Minogue (based in Edinburgh)

Music Description: 3-6 piece Scottish ceilidh band

Packages range from £600 to £1800

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Scotland's favourite ceilidh band. An enthusiastic, energetic Scottish ceilidh band that never fails to make weddings and ceilidhs a success. The band is based in Scotland but plays all over, covering cities in the UK from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Manchester and London and abroad. They were featured in BBC Radio Scotland's Hogmanay 'Live' show in 2009 and 2 ... » View band profile »


Celtarabia (based in Hull)

Music Description: 2-7 Piece dance band

Packages range from £550 to £3000

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Celtarabia play a wildfusion of Arabic, Andalucian, Celtic, Medieval music and contemporary beats designed to get bodies dancing. Some of this country’s finest world dance musicians play the wildest cross-over music being made in the UK today. Featuring Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammered Dulcimer, Vocals, Cittern, African and Arabic Percussion, Drum kit Didjeridu and ... » View band profile »

Celtica - Pipes Rock

Celtica - Pipes Rock (based in International Band Members)

Music Description: Celtic rock band

Packages range from £2000 to £5500

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An international band formed in 2009, Celtica - Pipes Rock includes members from Scotland, America and Austria. Featuring two bagpipers, electric guitar, bass, drums and accompanying visuals-their unique blend of fiery rock brings alive the Celtic spirit wherever they perform! The band spent the winter of 2009/10 recording their first album and filming video ... » View band profile »

Celtic Clan

Celtic Clan (based in Birmingham)

Music Description: 3 piece Irish/Celtic Party Band

Packages range from £450 to £1000

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Celtic Clan is the Irish band that doesn't just do Irish! They're perfect for everything from weddings through to corporates, garden parties and more - anywhere you need an atmospheric blend of music designed to get people mingling, dancing and having fun. Of course, they've the capability to do full Irish nights (they played Cheltenham Race ... » View band profile »

Celtic Horizon

Celtic Horizon (based in Edinburgh)

Music Description: Celtic Folk Music

Packages range from £350 to £1800

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Celtic Horizon have been full time musicians for many years now. Celtic Horizon formed in 2000 and have toured extensively around the UK and Europe. ... » View band profile »

Cheyenne Brown

Cheyenne Brown (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Solo Harpist

Packages range from £260 to £500

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The Scottish harp, or clarsach (Gaelic word for harp), has a beautiful graceful appearance and full rich sound that adds elegance and charm to any event. From weddings to corporate functions, the sophistication of the Celtic harp adds a unique, unforgettable quality to your event. Cheyenne Brown has been performing Celtic music around the w ... » View band profile »

Cheyenne Brown and Seylan Baxter

Cheyenne Brown and Seylan Baxter (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Harp and Cello Duo

Packages range from £450 to £1000

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The combination of Cheyenne Brown's exuberant and sensitive harp playing, Seylan Baxter's mellow, natural singing and her creatively atmospheric cello playing forms rich and varied musical textures with a distinctive style. Whether in slow airs, jigs and reels or traditional songs Cheyenne and Seylan bring precision and empathy to their quirky, innovative a ... » View band profile »

Christine Sparks

Christine Sparks (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Two piece cabaret and corporate Scottish Acoustic Act

Packages range from £800 to £1800

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The Sensational Christine Sparks Show are an act, based around the remarkable vocal, instrumental and entertainment talents of Christine Sparks, specialising in the cabaret and corporate marketplace. They specialise in providing entertainment to sit-down audiences in the two genres of Scottish acoustic and jazz standards. They performed their show "Songs fro ... » View band profile »

The CK Gospel Choir

The CK Gospel Choir (based in London)

Music Description: Gospel Choir

Packages range from £1000 to £3000

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The CK Gospel Choir are one of the most talented and professional choirs in the European Gospel scene. Available from 4 to 16 members & with piano or a full band, the choir perform a mix of gospel, jazz, blues, soul, classical & latin. Whether you want to create a melodic backdrop to your event or a burst of energy and joy the CK Gospel Choir will provide a ... » View band profile »


Clanadonia (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Traditional tribal drums and pipes band

Packages range from £950 to £2500

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Clanadonia are leading exponents of traditional Celtic folk with an emphasis on tribal percussion. They began as a close combat stunt crew, for film and TV, the band formed, during the breaks in filming, with the numerous productions, in which, they've been involved, most notably, Braveheart, Gladiator, King Arthur and The New World. ... » View band profile »

Clann an Drumma

Clann an Drumma (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Traditional Scottish Tribal pipe and drum band

Packages range from £700 to £1500

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Scottish traditional tribal drums and pipes act Clann an Drumma have been performing UK and worldwide for over 15 years and are an ideal opener or closer for all sorts of event such as wedding, corporate or product launch. They have strutted their stuff for a pretty eclectic client base such as the SRU, BT, Edinburgh Castle and Diageo. As well as their own a ... » View band profile »

The Clincarts

The Clincarts (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: 5-6 piece Country/Bluegrass/Americana Band

Packages range from £350 to £1000

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The Clincarts are a talented and versatile musical collective playing all the best songs from famous America artists and a few home grown ones for good measure. This experienced band play Country, Bluegrass, Country Rock and a bit of Rock & Roll in formats to suit the client from full electric dance sets to unplugged acoustic sets or a mixture of both. Along ... » View band profile »

Colin The Piper

Colin The Piper (based in Newcastle)

Music Description: Highland Bagpipes

Packages range from £150 to £500

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One of England's finest pipers, Colin plays a wide repertoire of tunes including his own compositions, and is available for special occasions. Colin is a previous winner of the solo open competitions at both Rothbury Music Festival and Morpeth Gathering. He also regularly turns out as a piper in England's most recent and exciting new Pipe Band, the Northumb ... » View band profile »

The Congo Faith Healers

The Congo Faith Healers (based in London)

Music Description: Gypsy-swing, blues, latin band

Packages range from £900 to £4000

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The Congo Faith Healers are like no other band and have a totally unique sound and image! Combining swamp infested gypsy blues with wild guitar playing, voodoo vocals, latin american drum and trumpet grooves with rockabilly swing double bass and hooks that you can sing along to instantly, they have one of the most intense and utterly compelling live shows ar ... » View band profile »

Dancing Feet

Dancing Feet (based in Perth)

Music Description: 3 or 4 piece ceilidh band

Packages range from £350 to £1300

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Formed in 2007, and gigging regularly since then, Dancing Feet Ceilidh band are a four piece multi instrumentalist band that offer a broad repertoire of dances and music. Their infectious style and energetic performance suits all occasions from weddings and festivals to corporate events and birthday parties. The band consist of professional musicians whose p ... » View band profile »

The Dangleberries

The Dangleberries (based in Dumfries & Galloway)

Music Description: Bagpipe led rock and pop act

Packages range from £1500 to £4000

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The Dangleberries are a band who add bagpipe influences into "rock" music with a unique blend of vocals, drums and guitars. They are a mixture of bagpipes, drums, guitars and a tambourine player. ... » View band profile »

The Danse McCabre Ceilidh Band

The Danse McCabre Ceilidh Band (based in Aberdeen)

Music Description: Scottish Ceilidh Band

Packages range from £600 to £1500

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Formed in 2003, Danse McCabre is an extremely popular and lively ceilidh band which comes with its own Caller, Sound Engineer, lighting and stage-dressing. Described as 'fantastic' by Real Weddings magazine, Danse McCabre has built an enviable reputation as THE all-girl ceilidh band in the North of Scotland. Danse McCabre play traditional ceilidh dances Ga ... » View band profile »

Dark Patrick

Dark Patrick (based in Dolgellau)

Music Description: Celtic/Ukrainian ethnic fusion duet

Packages range from £1000 to £2000

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Dark Patrick (Britain - Ukraine) successfully combines a mixture of old and new traditions with a modern sense in a moody and mysterious acoustic blend of voice and instruments. Much of the sound replicates the style of a drone with simple percussion and instrumentation. The best feature is in the structure of the music, the rise and fall of the dynamics, ho ... » View band profile »

Das Contras

Das Contras (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Rock, funk, jazz and reggae band.

Packages range from £1500 to £3000

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Das Contras are a six-headed musical monster with a Latin temperament, a worldly attitude, two devilish horns and a rock n roll heart. They were winners of the 2006 PRS New Music Award. "Like an acoustic Groove Armada, Das Contras like their brass and breezy good times tunes. While Groove Armada stick on some beats to modernise the sound Das Contras keep it ... » View band profile »

Derek Millmoor

Derek Millmoor (based in Durham)

Music Description: Solo Highland Piper

Packages range from £190 to £250

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This Scottish bagpipe player has been a full time professional for 16 years performing at various functions throughout the country. Derek's is highly experienced and can make an occasion even more special with the unique effect of his pipes. He works mainly in the Durham, Bishop Auckland, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle on Tyne, Tyne & Wear, Washington, Da ... » View band profile »

The Destroyers

The Destroyers (based in Birmingham)

Music Description: Gypsy, Balkan Party music

Packages range from £2800 to £5000

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This 'anarchic 15 piece gypsy-punk orchestra' bring high precision musicianship and a blazing passion for performance into a swirling circus of spectacle, sensation and sound where only the dead can refuse to dance. Think Borat meets the Prodigy. Eastern European folk music with a gothic turbo charge! ... » View band profile »

The Dhol Blasters

The Dhol Blasters (based in Birmingham)

Music Description: Traditional Dhol Drummers

Packages range from £500 to £3000

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The Dhol Blasters are a team of young vibrant male and female Dhol players, performing at stage shows, festivals, melas, processions, weddings and all sorts of events all over the country and abroad. The True Roots and Colours of Punjab... ... » View band profile »


Diaspora (based in London)

Music Description: 11-piece Latin band

Packages range from £750 to £5408

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DIÁSPORA: United in the Latin Beat “Clave... To us the word goes beyond explanations and definitions. It means life, salsa, the food of our leisure time, the motion of intense rhythm, the emotion of 20,000 people simultaneously grooving to the natural sounds of life. It’s being played in beat, on key, on clave... It means to be on top o ... » View band profile »

Dias Quartet

Dias Quartet (based in Edinburgh)

Music Description: Brazilian and Afro-Cuban band with a funky twist

Packages range from £600 to £1500

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A foot-stomping funky take on classic Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms, Dias combine Latin American folk talents with a tight funk-jazz rhythm section to produce an exciting blend, full of dance, groove and ambient sounds. With added colour from instruments such as the bazouki, conch shell and cuica the Dias take on samba, bossa and salsa beats brings a whol ... » View band profile »

Domino Gumbo

Domino Gumbo (based in Glasgow)

Music Description: Swamp, Soul and Rock'n'Roll band

Packages range from £500 to £2000

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Simply Unique. There's not another band in the UK doing what these guys do. They take their musical influences from New Orleans and the surrounding bayous of Louisiana and bring them all together in their own blend of sounds. Domino - All of the music has a little Fats Domino running through it. Piano and N'Awlins style saxes to the fore. Gumbo - all the oth ... » View band profile »

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