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!

  • 5 star review  Amazing band made it a top night ��

    Glenn Cowen Avatar Glenn Cowen
    November 2, 2017
  • 5 star review  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
  • 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
  • positive review  We had Mister Kanish play at our wedding in July last year, and what can I say...THE best wedding band EVER!!!! ? We knew these guys would be good,but they were even better than we expected! Some of our best memories of our wedding were from the evening entertainment from Mister Kanish! They can do anything, from pop, rock and indie, to hip hop and R&B! They did an incredible 90s dance medley which went down a treat and even learnt our cheesy NSYNC number to do as our first dance song (I’m pretty certain this will be a first for them...and probably a last ? but they learnt it anyway and did an amazing job!!!). Plus, you know when your band do a rendition of the Thong Song, you’ve picked the best! ? We loved the fact they could play electric or acoustic (we loved having the violin included in our first dance!!!). They put such a good twist on their songs which I believe makes them truly unique. Ben is an awesome singer and they’re all super talented making them sound A-MAZ-ING!!! Not only that, but my husband was over the moon that we were able to have a trance set arranged for the end of the night...a bit different, but was a massive hit with him and the best man! Booking was straight forward and Chris was so helpful with any questions we had and was really quick to respond! We honestly couldn’t have asked for a nicer group of guys to play at our wedding and would highly recommend them to anyone! Our guests were blown away by how good they were and had nothing but good things to say about them! So if you’re still undecided, rest assured you won’t be disappointed if you book Mister Kanish, and you might just regret it if you don’t!!! Love Nicole and Chris! ✨???? xxx

    Nicole Raven Avatar Nicole Raven
    January 8, 2019
  • 5 star review  Hey guys!! Love your selfie vid from our wedding in Wiltshire 😀 Just wanted to let you know that I've had nothing but amazing comments from all the guests. You certainly kept the dance floor full and overflowing right until the end! In fact lots of people told me that they thought you were the best wedding band they'd ever heard and that they could have carried on dancing to your music for hours! We felt the same and were absolutely thrilled to have you as part of our big day. It was fantastic to have so many people dancing including the older generation. Everyone properly let their hair down thanks to your awesome performance. You really made the party! Thank you ever so much.

    Rebecca Scott Avatar Rebecca Scott
    June 28, 2018
  • 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
  • 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  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  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

    Rachel Leanne Avatar Rachel Leanne
    May 16, 2017
  • 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

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