Corporate event band

Corporate Event Band For Hire

Mister Kanish, or Mister X as our ten piece is known, are a well respected and trusted corporate event band for hire. We've played staff Christmas parties, corporate summer festivals, awards ceremonies and stings, networking events, and company birthdays. Some of the corporate clients that we've entertained include Microsoft, Williams Racing, Holland & Barrett, White Stuff, Merryl Lynch, Amstel and more.

If you're looking for a reliable party band, who know how to get people on their feet, then book Mister Kanish today. We can offer different line-up options including brass and additional male and female vocals, and if you want something a little different our folk style is sure to entertain!

Previous Corporate Clients

merrill lynch logo
white stuff logo
microsoft logo
holland and barrett logo
NotOnTheHighStreet logo
90s Dance Covers - Rhythm Is A Dancer / Insomnia / Ride On Time
Shake It Off / Mr Brightside / Backstreet's Back Cover Mash Up

Experienced Party Band For Hire

We've been performing together since 2006 and have never had to cancel a booking. This means we have the experience and reliability to deliver as the live band at your corporate event. We’ve played for clients as diverse as Microsoft, Prudential, White Stuff, Merrill Lynch, and Williams Martini Racing amongst others, as well as events in the South of France, Majorca, The Isle of Man, and Madrid. We know the level of professionalism required at these events and will make sure that all your clients are blown away by your taste in live music.

We've provided background music for networking events, upbeat party tunes at end of year parties, and non-stop festival sounds for 4000 capacity events. Our repertoire is slightly different from the majority of funk and soul style corporate party bands but it is tried and tested and has successfully filled dancefloors for the last fourteen years. It includes indie smashes, 90s dance classics, sing-a-long anthems and more. Why not check out our Mumford and Sons Style for something a little different, or to cover your celebratory drinks / meal earlier on.

Check out our videos below and get in touch to hire us for your next corporate event.

Chris, Ollie and all of Mister Kanish...not forgetting the horns! An amazing set at Cafe de Paris in Soho for our company Christmas Party. No-one left the dance floor and they didn’t want you to finish! Amazing for a corporate event - Rachel, Staff Christmas Party. Cafe De Paris, London

Don't You Want Me Baby / Take On Me Folk / Ska Cover 80s Mashup
Uptown Funk / Re-rewind / Keep On Moving' Mashup Cover
Backstreet Boys - Everybody Cover by Wedding Band
UK based Party, Wedding & Event Band - Mister Kanish
Daft Punk - Get Lucky Cover
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes Folk Cover

Versatile Line-up Options To Suit Your Event

We can dress how ever is needed, curate set lists to your theme, and offer 5, 7, 8 or 10-piece options depending on your budget. Check out our different line-up options here.

Our options extras can include a background music trio for your cocktail hour or meal, late finish, DJs, additional lighting, and a folk style set which really wowed at the White Stuff christmas party three years in a row.

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, Staff Party Event Surrey

Get in touch with us by email weddingbandhampshire@gmail.com, or call Chris between business hours on 07912 424554.

If we aren't free for your date we also run a well respected entertainment agency filled with amazing, high energy function bands for hire and can recommend a few acts to perform for at your event.

Event Entertainment FAQ

What's included in your standard event package?

We quote for an evening's entertainment which includes the following:

  • All PA and basic stage lighting for up to 200 guests.
  • A playlist of music betweens sets so you don't need to worry about hiring a DJ.
  • 2 x 60 minutes of live music between 8pm and midnight.
  • Arrival at 6pm to be set-up and ready for 7:30pm.
  • All PAT certification and public liability insurance to play any event venue in the UK.
  • Line-ups of between 4 and 10-piece.

Do we get a say in the music you will play at our party?

Yes by all means. We have been playing events and weddings all over the world since 2006 and have a good idea of the setlist that fills a dance floor. Saying that, it's always really useful to get an idea of what you think your guests / staff enjoy. We usually ask for 5 loves and 3 dislikes from our repertoire which gives us a really good steer on the night. Either that or give us an idea of the genres you like - if you like indie we'll play some Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, and Kings of Leon, if you are more into your 90s pop we'll lean towards playing 5ive, our dance medley, and perhaps some 90s hip hop!

We have a lot of guests can you organise A/V for the event?

Yes we work with a few different production companies based in London, Essex, and the south east, and can organise the A/V for your event should you need us to do so. Just give us an idea of guests numbers and what you need covered and we'll ask one of our advisors to get in touch.

We're planning on having an award ceremony before the evening dancing, can you do stings?

We love doing awards stings and can by all means include this in our quote. We usually ask you for a list of songs that you'd like us to play for each award. Or you can leave it up to us.

Why should we book you?

We know there are hundreds of function and party bands out there who all say they are the best at what they do. There's no real way to gauge other than by what you see. We have hundreds of great testimonials, we regularly take live video at the events we play so you know what we sound like live and can see (check out our instagram), we are recommended by event planners, photographers, and venues all over the UK.

Our main USP is that we are always the same five guys. Every week, every event, it's at least four of the musicians you see in our five-piece video, and Ben our lead vocalist is always at every booking. You can see by our social media that we play together week in week out. This gives us a vibe and sound that other bands with regular replacement musicians can never match.

Our set list is non stop without any awkward gaps between songs. We know our repertoire back to front as have played each song together 100s of times. We create our own arrangements you will not hear anywhere else, and our sound is absolutely unique. We don't fall into the trap of playing middle of the road classics exactly like the record (that's what a DJ is for), our set list is our own and it is tried and tested and updated over years of performing live at parties, weddings, and events. Get in touch to hire us as your corporate entertainment today!

Mister Kanish

4 Mansion House Close, Sarisbury, Southampton

5.0 30 reviews

  • Avatar Laura Randles ★★★★★ a month ago
    Mister Kanish performed at an event for me this week and were absolutely incredible. It was the first time so many of the guests had danced in over 18 months and … read more they all had so much fun. Talking about it the next day, everyone was saying how fantastic they were and what great energy they gave out, playing tune after tune.
    Working with the band in the planning for the event for so easy, they are quick to respond and so helpful in all of my questions.
    Thanks again, Laura
  • Avatar Graham Banton ★★★★★ 12 months ago
    Been lucky enough to attend a few weddings where the Kanish boys have played and they always absolutely smash it. Great bunch, super friendly, amazing musicians … read more and they really know how to get the crowd going. They obviously love playing together and making the evening a real show stopping party! Highly, highly recommend.
  • Avatar Rachel Rawlings ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Mister Kanish absolutely smashed it at our wedding. The very charming lead singer (Mr Benji) happens to be one of our oldest friends and luckily has the most amazing … read more voice and stage presence and is part of the best function band around; there was no other option for us! All the guests at our wedding couldn't get over how great they were and still mention them to us now, four years later. They will absolutely make your wedding reception as they did ours.
  • Avatar Graham Flower ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Always a joy to see play, having followed these guys for several years. High energy technical rock band, and also very accomplished with acoustic sets too. I am … read more looking forward to the next time I can see these guys live!
  • Avatar Diana Ward ★★★★★ 12 months ago
    This band made our wedding reception into a massive party where everyone danced and socialised whether they knew each other or not!
    Highly recommended. You NEED
    … read more them to play at your event.
    They even let my friend who is a professional jazz musician in Holland borrow a guitar to play a song for us while my friend sang! Totally unplanned and epic.
  • Avatar Caroline S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Mister Kanish performance as an acoustic trio in the day and full band in the evening at our Wedding and they were just outstanding!
    The way they adapted our wedding
    … read more ceremony songs to meet our requirements was spot on. Then we danced all night with our friends constantly telling us that they were the best wedding band they had ever seen. We will be booking again for a big birthday celebration in the future!

  • 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.

    Rebecca Bettley Avatar Rebecca Bettley
    March 20, 2017
  • Chris, Ollie and all of Mister Kanish...not forgetting the horns! An amazing set at Cafe de Paris in Soho for our company Christmas Party. No-one left the dance floor and they didn’t want you to finish! Amazing for a corporate event.

    Rachel Addis Avatar Rachel Addis
    January 3, 2018
  • Amazing set at Oktoberfest Worcester on Saturday night. Loved it and told them several times! Made my day!

    Stan Langley Avatar Stan Langley
    October 22, 2017
  • 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 🙂

    Kimberley Thomas Avatar Kimberley Thomas
    May 17, 2017
  • 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  These guys are amazing musicians and great entertainers too. I've seen a lot of wedding bands but the set they performed was absolutely perfect for the crowd and the reaction from the dance floor definitely showed they knew how to get the audience dancing and singing along too. Thanks for a fab night. I hope to see you again soon!

    Dan Blasor Avatar Dan Blasor
    July 31, 2021
  • positive review  Absolutely phenomenal!!! I’m so so so happy we had them - the repertoire was incredible, they really made the wedding. By far the best wedding band we have heard, would definitely recommend them. Their set included everything from Bruce Springsteen and The Killers to Faithless and Backstreet Boys - couldn’t get off the dance floor. Nothing but fabulous feedback from our guests.

    Alison Howard Avatar Alison Howard
    August 26, 2019
  • 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
  • Amazing band and great persons, very flexible and so good, thanks for all

    Poypoy Makasete Avatar Poypoy Makasete
    June 8, 2017
  • 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

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