Wedding and event entertainment

Mister Kanish: Wedding & Event Entertainment

Mister Kanish are one of the UK's hottest wedding and event entertainment bands. From our base in Hampshire in the south east of the UK we've played 100s of weddings and events all over the world. Our unique style includes Mumford and Sons tinged folk, guitar led 90s dance and UK garage, and modern and classic pop and rock that'll get you and your guests flooding the dance floor from the word go. There is no band as versatile as Mister Kanish - we can cover anything. We have over 75 five star reviews on facebook, 100% positive feedback and nearly 3million youtube plays.

We’ve been playing weddings and events together since 2006 (and were together in our own band before that) and have since then played all over the world including Madrid, Strasbourg, Majorca, and Dublin. We come recommended my wedding photographers, planners, and venues all over the UK so get in touch to find out how we can make your wedding day or event amazing!

One of our folky cover versions helped us be voted #1 Covers Band in the world, by the people of France on a TV show showed watched by one million people.

Check out our two different music styles

Mumford and Sons, Folk & Festival

Mister Kanish - Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Vintage Cover
90s dance folk cover - No Limit - 2Unlimited
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes Folk Cover

Rock, Pop, 90s Dance, & Hip Hop

Wedding Band, UK - Take On Me Cover
90s Dance Medley - Party Band - Pro Audio
Backstreet Boys - Everybody Cover by Wedding Band

10-piece Wedding and Event Entertainment

As well as our standard 5-piece we can offer line-ups all the way up to 10-piece including brass (trumpet, trombone, sax) and additional vocals perfect for larger weddings or events that need a little something extra. We can perform both our folky and rock and pop styles with these line-ups and are one of the only bands in the world who can do a 10-piece festival band like this. Check out our line-up options here.

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.

Wedding Entertainment

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 when they get back in the office, you can trust us to deliver. We are the band you’ve been looking for.

Corporate Entertainment

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 Mumford and Sons style 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.

Festival Entertainment

  • 5 star review  I Just heard them on YouTube! So funny and cute! And also great musicians. ??From Serbia.

    Jelena Filipović Avatar Jelena Filipović
    May 4, 2018
  • 5 star review  I just wanted to drop you and the rest of the band a small note to say a very big and a very grateful thank you for your wonderful performance on Saturday night. We had so many guests come up to us and say how fantastic the music was and how brilliant you were. I'm thrilled to pieces that you were free on my dad's birthday and that you put on such a good show. We absolutely loved having you play and everyone's performance was of such a high quality (which is nothing less than we expected) but you all looked like you were having so much fun too which makes a huge difference. The songs were brilliant and there were quite a few favourites of my own in the mix which was a bonus. To anyone considering hiring this band for your special event I would say absolutely go for it; you won't regret it!

    Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw Avatar Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw
    March 15, 2018
  • positive review  Mister Kanish played at our wedding in July and were INCREDIBLE. We could not have asked for a better band. They were so fun and accommodating and kept the energy levels up all night! Multiple people have since told us how much fun they had and how good the band was. They did some really fun renditions of songs and even let a couple of us join in on the singing on stage. If these guys are free for your day, book them now!!! Thanks again Mister Kanish for making our day so fun!

    Laura Liddell Avatar Laura Liddell
    August 20, 2018
  • 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!

    Cat Rush Avatar Cat Rush
    May 22, 2017
  • 5 star review  Amazingly Epic.... the nicest guys and just buzzing with energetic love for a full dance floor! Thank you for helping make our wedding day! Carrie & Andy

    Andy Howe Avatar Andy Howe
    September 6, 2018
  • positive review  Absolutely brilliant. I half bullied my co-hosts in to picking Mister Kanish and had to be even more persuasive about adding on the horns, but so, so happy we had them. We took the decision to leave the repertoire to them and to mix things up to keep everyone dancing. They completely made the party and we would definitely recommend them. From first enquiry, through two sets, a brilliant encore and efficient packing up, all of the band have been so easy and professional to deal with. Nothing but fabulous feedback from our guests.

    Tim Whiting Avatar Tim Whiting
    October 13, 2019
  • 5 star review  If you are looking for a band look no further They were amazing ?

    Hayley OHara Avatar Hayley OHara
    December 19, 2017
  • positive review  Gents ... what can we say. You made an incredible day even more amazing & everyone loved you guys from start to finish. The first song was absolutely incredible (even if it was JLS for the ??) & made me cry happy tears (which was a theme of the day!) and we just cannot thank you enough. Hope you had an amazing weekend of gigs & thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us in celebrating getting hitched. Love Mr & Mrs L ?♥️?

    Ju Larcombe Avatar Ju Larcombe
    December 7, 2018
  • positive review  - fantastic live band. Friendly and fun! - variety of music to suit all - love ? you guys xx

    Sonia Rigby Avatar Sonia Rigby
    June 27, 2019
  • 5 star review  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!

    Natalie McGowan Avatar Natalie McGowan
    July 11, 2017

Wedding and Event Entertainment Highlights

  • Over 3million hits on youtube and more live video than most other wedding bands.
  • Recommended at loads of the UK's best wedding venues.
  • 100% positive feedback and loads of testimonials.
  • Same amazing musicians every week.
  • Huge repertoire of tried and tested dance floor fillers.
  • Hampshire based but more than willing to travel. We regularly play weddings abroad.
  • The world's first Mumford and Sons style wedding band - we accidentally started the festival wedding band craze!
  • 2 unique styles covering every genre you can imagine means we leave everyone at the party happy.
  • 100s of the UKs best event and wedding venues played including - The Savoy, The Ritz, Hedsor House

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    Why hire us?

    Over 14 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 random musos - 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 Mumford and Sons style wedding band, 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 styles - these are always the best gigs. To take it to the next level we can add a 3 piece horn section and additional male and female vocals 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 it can be and have also written a book to help with your wedding planning.

    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.)

    Voted World's 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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    Hampshire’s Best Wedding Venues

    As a party band based on the south coast we have attended nuptials at most Hampshire wedding venues. We’ve played massive country houses, cute little barns, grand hotels, festival fields, pub function rooms, and golf clubs so know what makes the perfect venue. We know picking the ideal place for your big day can be the trickiest part of your wedding planning journey, and one thing you don’t see on your site visit is how the Read more…

    Weddings at escape the chateau

    Mister Kanish Summer 2018

    We’ve had one of our busiest summers, and now have a little time off this October to relax before all those winter weddings and Christmas parties. Here are some of our favourite pictures from this year so far… We’ve played over 40 weddings since April at some amazing venues across the UK. Here are some of the venues we’ve played at this year. Le Chateau De Motte Husson, France (Escape To The Chateau) Hyde Park, Read more…

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    Featured Wedding! Dan and Roisin’s Amazing wedding at The Manor By The Lake

    We recently played a wedding at Manor By The Lake in Cheltenham. Our bride and groom Dan and Roisin have kindly taken the time to answer a few questions which we hope will give you some inspiration when planning your own. There is a list of suppliers at the bottom so you can link to all the awesome people we worked with that day.Without further ado here’s Dan and Roisin… Tell us a bit about Read more…

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    Oktoberfest Worcester

    Just a quick blog today. Over the weekend we played to over 6000 people at three awesome gigs for Oktoberfest Worcester. Here are some of the videos from the weekend that we took from the stage. Hopefully some more to come. Next week we in Colchester for the biggest one of them all.

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    Amstel Ride Together – Prudential Ride London

    The weekend of 29th / 30th July was a big one for us! On the 29th we were playing Claire and Nick’s wedding all the way up in Derby at The West Mill  – a stunningly converted wedding venue where we recorded our little version of Ray Lamontagne’s You Are The Best Thing. We were a surprise booking for the groom Nick who had seen us on youtube – Claire booked us without telling him! After the Read more…

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    Featured Wedding! – Natasha and Tom’s Awesome Day at Falconhurst Estate, Kent

    We’ve played over 30 weddings so far this year and we are lucky enough to have awesome clients who are happy to share photos of their day, and answer a few questions for our blog. Below is Featured Wedding Number 1 – Natasha and Tom’s amazing day at The Falconhurst Estate in Kent. We played a background set in the afternoon followed by the reception party in the evening where they had both our Mumford Read more…

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    Our Top 5 Wedding Venues of 2017

    Over the past 10 years we’ve played over 500 weddings. We’ve played in every location you can imagine a wedding might happen – castles, hotels, barns, farms, canal boats, stately gardens, churches… and that was just last year! Here are our Top 5 Venues and why we love playing at them. Caswell House, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire Caswell House is a light, bright, rustic but modern open plan barn conversion. There are endless spots for great photos Read more…

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