As the festive period slips further back in the memory and even the nights get shorter, the Freak Music roster continues its never ending growth and the quality level of bands we’ve been contacted by has been staggeringly high which makes the first “band of the month” selection pretty damn hard but here’s a non-scientific handful of recent additions of wedding bands for hire in the UK.
London based New Orleans style band The Prime Time Street Band (above) are a vintage band with a superbly eclectic repertoire of instrumental and vocal tracks. They bring together modern pop covers with the razz and indeed the mattaz of a traditional street band, and if you’re after an alternative to the regular party act by way of a vintage wedding act then check these guys out.
Or if your wedding reception requires the finest Jazz & Swing then That Swing Thing could be the answer. With a massive range of options to choose from these guys tailor each event for you allowing you to mould the playlist and musicians to perfectly to your requirements. Their repertoire is colossal and takes in songs such as The Girl from Ipamena and Beyond the Sea and even a cheeky version of the Nirvana classic Smells Like Teen Sprit.
Dead Broke & Dirty are a newly minted power house of a band that play a form of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll that will wow any crowd that likes their music raw. Fronted by Janis Joplin sound-a-like Sara and driven by Wilko Johnston influenced guitarist Phil both ably backed by the engine room that is Ru and Anne on drums and bass respectively they play a wide variety of classics from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Ted Nugent and the Stones.
As we’re a Scottish based outfit I though I’d better include a traditional band and a recent superb addition would be The Bass Rock Ceilidh Band. They’re an exciting mix of your traditional ceilidh dance music but with a modern, high energy twist. The band have more combined experience than they care to admit, nearly as old as the Bass Rock itself, and their sole aim is to make sure everyone has fun when they play.