An increasingly popular style of music act we are being asked to supply is world music acts for weddings and we’re always happy to help with this. Some clients have specific ideas and specifically ask for a Mariachi Bands for example but some require a bit more guidance and here’s a few acts we work with in this regard.
ACD (above) 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 events, concerts, carnivals, private parties, festivals, cabaret, night clubs and other occasions. The music, energetic dancing and colourful costumes will get both young and old dancing and clapping to a fusion of African rythms, soca, khalimba, lingala, soukous, zomba and may be the occasional drummer or storytelling act. All acts are exclusively delivered in African Languages. The ultimate aim is to entertain your event in style so whether you need a groovy act to get your guests dancing the night away, or a simple classical acoustics to provide background for a business event, our band has artists you need!
These guys bill themselves as a foot stompin’, thigh slappin’ bluegrass from the deep south (of England). Formed in the winter of 2009, Dr Bluegrass and the Illbilly 8 (right) draw inspiration from a wide range of unusual sources for their unique choice of songs. Everything from traditional bluegrass and gospel, to Irish folk, pop and rock ensures that there is something for all ages, played with an energy and virtuosity that belies their young age. Available for hire for hoedowns, shindigs, hootenannys and barn dances.
Infused with a fiery passion from the Balkans, this five-piece play Romani Gypsy music as if their lives depended on it! With an infectious energy that draws you into the their music Makanitza (left) inspire awe, bewilderment, joy and laughter wherever they go. Drawing from the many great traditions of Roma wedding bands, Makanitza play a unique mixture of Balkan dances, Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rembetika with a modern twist. Their expansive repertoire includes pieces from right across the region, bringing the true sound the spirit of the Balkans, this is virtuosic, soul-inspiring music.
Rapido Mariachi (below) are Scotland’s premier Mexican fiesta outfit – Mariachis are traditionally acoustic bands originating in Jalisco, and are hired for all events – weddings, parties, fiestas, serenades. Recognisable by their distinctive sound, sharp suits, and fancy sombreros, typical songs are rancheras (Cielito Lindo), fast polkas (Adelita), and ballads (Ella).
Rapido Mariachi have played at all sorts of events, both indoors and out, corporate and private, for large crowds and for two at a table, the soft, romantic glow of a candle…