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

25 Rattigan Gardens, Whiteley, Southampton

5.0 28 reviews

  • Avatar Graham Banton ★★★★★ 2 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 ★★★★★ 2 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 ★★★★★ 2 weeks 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 ★★★★★ 2 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 ★★★★★ 2 months 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!
  • Avatar Mathew Malcolm ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I've never danced so hard! These guys are such fun, they really know how to get the crowd going and are excellent musicians as well. I hope I get to see them … read more again soon.

  • positive review  We first saw Mister Kanish play at a wedding a couple of years back and straight away said that when the time came for us to get married we have to have them too. We even checked they were available before booking our date! Chris made the process so easy and when it finally came to the wedding evening they were amazing.... the dance/garage/hip-hop melodies are incredible and they get the dance floor filled from the first minute til the last. You guys should be an essential pick for anyone planning a wedding or event, everyone loved you, and we can’t thank you enough 😊 Ryan & Chelsey

    Ryan Wales Avatar Ryan Wales
    January 5, 2020
  • 5 star review  Dear Ollie, and all the MK boys! From the bottom of our hearts Sally and I (Merriscourt, Sept 30th, 2017), would like to say an incredible thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. We'd be lying if we didn't say that we had high expectations - having watched 'all' your videos online! - but you truly blew us away. You guys are good for every five star review and I'm not embarrassed to admit I was even a little star-struck! Parklife and the Calvin Harris songs we asked for we're an absolute highlight, but nothing could top the finale of multiple encores finishing with Oasis' 'Don't Look Back In Anger', with all our guests circling us and coming in at the end. Possibly the highlight of the entire evening! To any soon-to-be married couples out there looking for a band, then look no further. The lads were friendly, professional, were easy to deal with, sounded incredible, and had everyone talking about them the following day. We genuinely couldn't have asked for more... Sally and I always said how much we wanted the dance-floor filled all night, it was one of our big hopes for the day, and MK made this happen. We hope you had a good time too and, once again, thanks so much. All the best. Ben and Sally McGrath

    Benjamin McGrath Avatar Benjamin McGrath
    November 6, 2017
  • 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
  • 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  � The BEST band for your special day! �

    Alex Billings Avatar Alex Billings
    June 3, 2017
  • 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
  • positive review  been a fan for years on youtube and met him a few days ago for the first time!

    Rob Artism Vincent Avatar Rob Artism Vincent
    November 26, 2019
  • positive review  Having seen you guys play at a friend's wedding, you were our very first booking for our own wedding more than a year ago and I am SO pleased you could make it. We are really pleased we chose to have the 8 piece with horns, it sounded awesome. You are all so incredibly talented and the diverse range of songs covered made it so much fun!! We have had nothing but positive comments from our guests and as your selfie video demonstrates you really got the crowd on to the dancefloor!! I am really hoping that we get to see you again soon, because you are just SO darn good! Thanks again xx

    Zoe Lear Avatar Zoe Lear
    September 2, 2019
  • 5 star review  A massive thank you for Saturday. It was the best day and you guys played a very big part. Booking you was our first bit of Wedmin and we have been excited to see you play ever since - you did not disappoint. Everyone was raving about you on the night and have kept messaging us since to say you were the best band they have heard at a wedding. Your garage mash up was a particularly highlight ("I didn't expect to hear so solid crew in Wiltshire - amazing") and seeing the dance floor in full flow was just what we wanted. The remixes and mash ups all went down a storm and lots of our parents friends also commented on how well you kept all generations happy. Tim even heard a couple of the bridesmaid discussing whether they were too old to become Mister Kanish groupies. A seal of approval if every there was one. We are now trying to work out an excuse to have another party and have you play again!

    Vicky Whitney Avatar Vicky Whitney
    September 23, 2017
  • 5 star review  What a band!! They capped off our wedding day perfect, thanks again guys �

    Kevin McGowan Avatar Kevin McGowan
    July 11, 2017