As this is traditionally a relatively quiet time for UK wedding bands we find this is the time of year when we are contacted by acts wishing to come on board as they look to broaden their options for 2016, here’s some recent additions from the last seven days.
Already a well established Jazz and blues singer, Ali Affleck’s new band, The Copper Cats (above) perform a traditional New Orleans Blues repertoire with songs associated with the great Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter and Merline Johnson and with lots of wildly exciting instrumentals thrown into the mix too. They are fronted by current recipient of the Scottish Jazz Federation’s Jazz Vocalist of the Year award and comprising of some of Edinburgh’s finest and most respected musicians. After 16 years living in the USA, Ali amassed an enviable musical collection rare old Southern Jazz and Blues and these songs are delivered with great prowess. Pulsatingly rhythmic, full of drive and passion, The Copper Cats offer up an exciting, hearty and delicious performance and where-ever they are, a floor-filling performance always results.
Funk Soul Family (right) are one of Manchester’s finest function and party bands who perform at all sorts of events from private parties to festival stages and of course weddings. With a superb repertoire of classic and contemporary dance floor fillers the band work closely with you to ensure that the music for your event is perfect. Whether that be a bespoke performance of your favourite song for a first dance, or tailoring their set lists to your taste, they love to have clients put their musical stamp on the day.
When you hire Voci, (left) you will witness the outstanding vocals and harmonies with a huge dash of humour that will ensure you and your guests will be surprised and entertained as they and their versatile team of acclaimed singers and performers transform from regular waiters via the most hilarious of altercations to the incredible singing waiters. The experienced team of Singing Waiters will blend in as part of the staff or should the need arise even take on any other surprise roles such as an incognito guest, chefs, or anything else you may be looking for. There are many reveal scenarios which can be agreed prior to your event before your waiters burst into song guaranteed to cause a stir and create an unforgettable atmosphere at your event and more often than not, leave your guests speechless!
Fronted by three close-harmony singers The Vintage Swing Cartel (below) are an act of swing sisters with soul. This group along with their exceptional musicians are ready to take you back in time to the era of swing dance but with a modern twist. Inspired by legends such as Duke Ellington and The Andrews sisters, this group mix the classic with the new-school of RnB, Soul and Pop in their unique swing style. Guaranteed to keep you jiving and dancing all night long. This sassy act will lead you on a journey through the eras and escort you into a better, more swinging 2016.