We are a band who play the best songs by all your favourite bands and artists with a sound of our own. For stripped down acoustic covers, folky Mumford and Sons style knees ups, funked up classics, hip hop beatdowns to full out rock riffage… there is no band as versatile as Mister Kanish.

We’ve been playing together as Mister Kanish since 2006. Mister Kanish can only be in one place at any one time, because we come as a unit. There is only one Mister Kanish out there, and we are the band you’re looking for.

We were also voted #1 Covers Band in the world, by the people of France on a TV show.

Mister Kanish are one of the UK's most popular wedding bands. Whether you’re getting married in a yurt in a field or at a swanky hotel, we are the band you’re looking for. As well as rocking the party we can also offer a wealth of awesome extras such as ceremony music, wandering drinks reception sets, or even throw in a trio of awesome horn players. We cover everything so you don't have to think about DJ's, lights or Public Liability Insurance.

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We’ve played promotional events, Christmas parties, summer parties, you name it. Previous clients include Microsoft, Holland and Barrett, White Stuff and Merrill Lynch to name just a few. Whether you’re looking for background music to accompany a sophisticated networking event, or all out dance tunes to ensure everyone does something they’ll regret back in the office, you can trust us to deliver. We are the band you’ve been looking for.

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We are available to hire for festivals and public events, and also perform at charity events each year if our calendar allows. If you need upbeat folk covers of modern and classic pop tunes, or a solid rock and pop band that can guarantee to entertain any crowd, we are the band you’ve been looking for.

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  • 5 star review  Best band i have ever hired. Amazing! Book them For both styles!!

    thumb Michael Hlavaty
    10/20/2017
  • 5 star review  Honestly we couldn't recommend Mister Kanish enough, they played at our wedding in September 2016 and kept the dance floor full from start to finish - they even gave in to the demands of an encore from our guests! So professional to deal with ahead of the wedding, and very accommodating to the needs of our venue (even bringing electric drums). Learnt our first dance amazingly well and were lovely when we changed our mind about the song a few weeks before the wedding. We only wish we had another occasion to book them for!! Thanks guys 🙂

    thumb Kimberley Thomas
    5/17/2017
  • 5 star review  Played at my brothers wedding at the west mill in derby last weekend. Absolutely brilliant. Packed dance floor the entire evening. Best wedding band EVER. Get them booked now!!!

    thumb Victoria Rowland
    8/01/2017
  • 5 star review  These guys are awesome - anyone thinking of booking them for your wedding - do it now!

    thumb Liz Wood
    6/15/2017
  • 5 star review  Mister Kanish played at our wedding in 2015 and they were INCREDIBLE. People still comment on how great they were. The dancefloor was full all night and they created such a brilliant atmosphere. They are also top guys, good fun and super easy to deal with during the booking process.

    thumb Rebecca Bettley
    3/20/2017
  • 5 star review  Oh my god....we are so rubbish....its taken us too long to write this review. We are very lucky to call the handsome lead singer of this band a good friend of ours and we couldn't have dreamed of having anyone else play at our wedding...luckily the band he is in is flipping fantastic too! Mr Kanish absolutely made our wedding reception. There was never a point when the dance floor wasn't full to the brim and our guests were blown away...we had loads specifically contact us after to ask for their name to spread the word. I literally cannot recommend this band enough. Guys, you absolutely smashed it and the 'oldies' generation moshing out to 'killing in the name of' is somerhing that we will never forget. HIRE THIS BAND!!! Love Guy and Rach X x

    thumb Rachel Leanne
    5/16/2017
  • 5 star review  Best band I've seen at a wedding EVER! I danced my little heart out! I want to see them again ASAP!

    thumb Cat Rush
    5/22/2017
  • 5 star review  Played at our wedding in 2015. Couldn't recommend these guys enough to anyone that is looking for a band for a special event. Really easy and professional to deal with when booking and on the night they were amazing. Dance floor was full all night and they created a great atmosphere...that good all our guests missed the transport home we had arranged as they just wanted to stay and dance!

    thumb Rebecca Gladstone
    3/20/2017
  • 5 star review  I can not recommend this band highly enough! The most professional fun group of guys you will ever meet! Nothing was too much trouble for them to insure George and Bridget had the best wedding party that they had hoped for. Words can not convey how I feel, Thank you so much �

    thumb Helen MacDonald
    7/26/2017
  • 5 star review  Amazing set at Oktoberfest Worcester on Saturday night. Loved it and told them several times! Made my day!

    thumb Stan Langley
    10/22/2017

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Why book us?

Over 10 Years Of Experience

Mister Kanish formed in 2006 and we have been playing together every year since. We play over 50 weddings or events a year. We know your event is probably going to be a one off, and we want to make it amazing. We are a band who has worked in every situation, and solved every problem possible.

We're a real band

Many bands are made up of groups of musicians, who may not have even met before showing up at your event. Mister Kanish is no collection of hired guns, we are the real deal. We’re just like one of your favourite bands, but we play all of your favourite bands’ music. Mister Kanish can only be in one place at a time - make it your event!

Versatility

We offer Classic Kanish, our folk/vintage setup, featuring double bass, mandolin, violin, banjo and acoustic guitars - as well as Mister Kanish, our regular rock and pop setup. Frequently we perform at events using both setups - these are always the best gigs. To take it to the next level we can add a 3 piece horn section too.

Communication

When you contact Mister Kanish, you’ll be contacting us directly. There is no agent or middle man. Most likely it will be Chris, our bass player, otherwise Ollie or Andy. Check out our individual pages to put a friendly face to a name. We will be on hand to answer your questions, and concerns throughout the wedding, or event planning stages. We're always happy to give advice on how to make your event the best in can be.

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it - check out our testimonials page and Facebook reviews all from genuine happy brides, grooms and clients. People don’t say we are a good band, or even a great band - they say we are “THE BEST BAND EVER” (“Best band I’ve ever seen… and I’ve been to Glastonbury” - that’s a direct quote. BOOM.)

Voted Worlds Best Cover Band

A few years ago we played a TV show in France where they were looking for the world's best cover band. We came up against Russians, Germans, Americans, The French, and more and came in top. Over a million people watched and voted. See the video of our final performance here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuT-r_eW4a0 - if you don't recognise our singer Ben, that's because after this video he went on to loose over 17 stone!!

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