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

  • positive review  Choosing Mister Kanish as the band to play at our wedding has been the first thing we’ve done after getting engaged. We’ve found them during some random wandering session on YouTube years ago and fell in love with their cover of White Stripes - Seven Nation Army. We’re so glad we did choose them - they were FANTASTIC! There wasn’t a single guest who hasn’t commented on how awesome the music at the wedding was. We had people who’s never danced at any wedding before dancing the night away. I had no idea that Martyn (the groom) had such moves! 😂 We had an amazing time - the day after the wedding we’re sat in a bar, discussing the next upcoming ocassion to ask them to play for us, that’s how AWESOME they are. If you’re looking for the best band to play at your wedding, don’t think twice - just book Mister Kanish. THANK YOU GUYS for helping us have the best time at our wedding! Maggie & Martyn

    Maggie Formella Avatar Maggie Formella
    February 13, 2020
  • 5 star review  A bit of a belated review (our wedding was last October), but what can we possibly say. You guys blew our minds once again with your set, and your rendition of Party Hard for our first dance was absolutely perfect. Thanks again for being part of our day, and giving all our guests the time of their lives for the evening. If anyone is reading this and still questioning whether to hire these guys, what are you doing?! Just book already!!

    Dan McIntosh Avatar Dan McIntosh
    February 26, 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
  • 5 star review  We had Mister Kanish play at our festival weekend wedding in August 17 and they were absolutely brilliant. Really good at communicating beforehand and giving us an idea of the sorts of music they played - they also let us choose specific songs we did/didn't want. On the day they were extremely professional and a fantastic band, all of our guests loved them and we've recommended them to others! Thanks again! Steve

    Steven Baldwin Avatar Steven Baldwin
    January 14, 2018
  • positive review  There are no words to describe how kind, thoughtful and incredibly talented this group of gentlemen are. From enquiring about booking them, to learning and playing our first dance outside, to rocking the dance floor with everything from Britney to The Killers, Mister Kanish were everything you could wish for from a wedding band, and more! We are eternity grateful! Thank you so very much, from the new Mr & Mrs Taylor-Holt!

    Amy Taylor-Holt Avatar Amy Taylor-Holt
    September 13, 2018
  • 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
  • 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  Hi Guys!! WOW!!!!! I don't even know if I have the words to tell you how lucky we feel to have had Mister Kanish at our wedding!!! I don't think I could ever have imagined having such an incredible night... From our first dance to the last minute of the night the dance floor was full and there wasn't a single person that didn't comment on how incredible you guys were!! We have never had so much fun and are absolutely over the moon that you were a massive part of a day that we will never ever forget. Messages are still flooding in about how amazing you were and I think we are half way through planning another party just to have you guys back!!! We didn't want it to end... I really can't thank you enough... You really were the highlight of our day and everyone else's that joined us!! Thank you so so so much!!! Best Wishes and we hope to see you again in the future!! Kelly and James

    Kelly Brice Avatar Kelly Brice
    April 9, 2018
  • positive review  We hired these guys as our wedding band and they were mind-blowingly good! Just awesome!! Would definitely recommend the addition of the trio of brass! Thanks guys, you were superb! <3

    Emma Jade Tuckwell Avatar Emma Jade Tuckwell
    August 11, 2019
  • positive review  What can we say?! We knew you were going to be amazing and had pretty high expectations for you, but you exceeded them all. We had the best day of our lives and you guys played a big part in that. Everyone kept saying how much they enjoyed it! Even our parents friends who said they had no idea of the words, but couldn’t help but dance away. We didn’t think it could get any better until you played ‘one last song...one last song’ the acoustic version of don’t look back in anger. That’s a very long winded way of saying thank you to you and the guys. We are so grateful

    Victoria Wood Avatar Victoria Wood
    July 17, 2019

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…

Bride and Groom play pool

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…

Oktoberfest band rocking out

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.

west mill venue in derby

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…

Throwing confetti at the bride and groom outside the church

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…