Wedding Entertainment

Mister Kanish began in 2006 and in that time we've played at over 450 weddings across the world. We have performed all over the UK as well as  at weddings in Dublin, The Isle of Man, Strasbourg, The Dordogne, Madrid and Majorca. Our line-up includes the same people every week so you can rest assured that we'll bring an awesome vibe to your wedding. The 5-piece play a mix of violin, double bass, mandolin, acoustic guitars, electric guitars and bass, drums, all mixed with Ben's powerful vocals and four part harmonies.

We have hundreds of amazing testimonials from happy couples. Just have a flick through our latest reviews we've collected from brides on Facebook. There's more below along with lots of videos!

  •   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

  •   Played our wedding last week at Manor by the Lake and absolutely nailed it! Super talented group of guys, incredibly professional to deal with, and kept everyone on the dancefloor all night from my wife's parents, our uni mates and colleagues, to our little cousins. Top work! Can not recommend these guys enough and had so many fantastic reviews from our guests. You really made our night!

    thumb Dan Williams
    8/01/2017

  •   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

  •   Where to start! The friendliest group of guys you could ever wish to meet and so incredibly professional during the run up to our wedding and, of course, on the day itself. They're very quick to respond to any questions beforehand (which is very reassuring for a nervous bride!) and are very accommodating when it comes to requests. They really are the best band out there and I would encourage anyone thinking of hiring Mister Kanish to just do it, you will not regret it!

    thumb Natalie McGowan
    7/11/2017

  •   What a band!! They capped off our wedding day perfect, thanks again guys �

    thumb Kevin McGowan
    7/11/2017

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Unlike most wedding bands we offer two distinct styles.

Mister Kanish

The original. Mister Kanish is our rock/pop setup. Electric guitars and bass, drums, and vocals - simple but incredibly effective. Ideal for the more traditional wedding where guests enjoy the sounds of Bruno Mars, The Killers and other modern chart and sing along classics played close to, but not exactly, like the record. We play everything from soul to funk to pop to rock, plus dance and hip hop medleys, all with our own edge which only comes from over 10 years playing together.

Classic Kanish

Same band, same people - we are the original “Mumford and Sons esque” folk style band. Acoustic guitars, double bass, mandolin, violin, banjo and drums. Ideal for festival / vintage styled, or quirky weddings, or perhaps a wedding in a rustic barn venue. Imagine Mumford and Sons or The Lumineers played covers of all your favourite songs - that’s Classic Kanish. Remember we can play any song from our repertoire using this setup - our folky version of the hip hop medley is an assault on the senses.

Some songs work best with the Classic setup, others were written to rock. You can book your preferred style for over 2 hours of live music. If you want to see the full versatility of Mister Kanish then book MK Best of Both. We play at least one set of all our favourite folked up classics, then switch over and crank up the party as the night continues with the rock/pop setup. This is our most frequently booked option, and generally works best for our audiences who love the combination of sounds.

  •   Played our wedding last week at Manor by the Lake and absolutely nailed it! Super talented group of guys, incredibly professional to deal with, and kept everyone on the dancefloor all night from my wife's parents, our uni mates and colleagues, to our little cousins. Top work! Can not recommend these guys enough and had so many fantastic reviews from our guests. You really made our night!

    thumb Dan Williams
    8/01/2017
  •   Amazing band and great persons, very flexible and so good, thanks for all

    thumb Poypoy Makasete
    6/08/2017
  •   These guys were playing yesterday at the wedding I attended....they were absolutely fantastic! Really enjoyed every song. Would definitely recommend xx

    thumb Lucy Whitehead
    5/21/2017
  •   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
  •   Seen Mister Kanish 3 times now (including having them play at my own wedding) and they literally make the night! The best wedding band I've seen and all such great guys!

    thumb Ben Matthews
    7/09/2017
  •   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
  •   Great great band ! Happy that we had them for our wedding last summer! They came in France for that and it was really amazing. We hope to see them again soon !!

    thumb Philippe Kahn
    3/20/2017
  •   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
  •   What a band!! They capped off our wedding day perfect, thanks again guys �

    thumb Kevin McGowan
    7/11/2017
  •   Mister Kanish played at our wedding in July 2014 and our friends still talk about it! They did both their classic/vintage style and electric rocky style stuff and both were awesome! If we did it all again booking this band would be top of my 'to do' list!

    thumb Shelley Natt
    4/18/2017
Ceremony Music

Book the band to perform during your wedding ceremony. We can provide a 3 to 5 piece to play requested entrance and exit music, and for a few songs during the signing of the register. We can also include a few songs before while your guests get seated.

Wandering / Roaming Music
A smaller, quieter, more mobile setup of Classic Kanish. This can be booked as a stand alone performance for your event, or added to your regular booking. Perfect for a wedding drinks reception or photo hour, or perhaps during the wedding breakfast before the main evening event. We can either setup in a small remote space, or wander around your guests, minstrel style!
Horn section
Everyone loves brass. Our awesome horn section, made up of trumpet, trombone, and sax, can be added to any Mister Kanish or Classic Kanish booking. This turns our setlist into a classy outfit, Rio Carnival, and ska skankathon all rolled into one. Highly recommended!

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