Mumford and Sons wedding band

Mumford and Sons Wedding Band

Mumford and Sons wedding band Mister Kanish started the festival band craze way back in 2013 when we decided the event industry was missing something a little different. We thought why not put together a band that play super upbeat folky cover versions of all the songs we'd been playing at weddings and events. So we cracked out the violin, double bass and acoustic guitars and crafted our own style. You won't hear music like this anywhere else. We play Britney Spears, UK garage, pop, rock, hip hop all in our own vintage style. And people seem to enjoy it!!

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

Check out our folky style

Mister Kanish - Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears Vintage Cover
90s dance folk cover - No Limit - 2Unlimited
21 Seconds - So Solid Crew Cover - Mister Kanish Folk Cover
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes Folk Cover
Folk Wedding Band - Don't You Want Me Baby - The Human League
Mister Kanish - Bad Romance (Lady Gaga) - Vintage Wedding Band

That's not all we do. Check out our rock and pop style'd videos as well as our awesome ten-piece party band.

  • 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  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  If you are looking for a band look no further They were amazing ?

    Hayley OHara Avatar Hayley OHara
    December 19, 2017
  • positive review  Mister Kanish played at our wedding last week. They were booked last minute but were more than we could have hoped for! Amazing tunes sang in a different way from your usual cheesy wedding cover band. We wish we could go back to our wedding as guests and enjoy them all over again. We really cannot recommend them enough! Everyone has talked about them since.. hope we get to see you again one day! ?

    Alice Elliott Avatar Alice Elliott
    May 31, 2019
  • 5 star review  These guys were playing yesterday at the wedding I attended....they were absolutely fantastic! Really enjoyed every song. Would definitely recommend xx

    Lucy Whitehead Avatar Lucy Whitehead
    May 21, 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
  • 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  We were lucky to have Mister Kanish at my daughter’s recent wedding party. We had high hopes for them as what we had seen online looked great and they certainly didn’t disappoint. A great band, great vocals and instrumentalists, fabulous covers. Love them and hope to see them again someday.

    Anita Huckle Avatar Anita Huckle
    August 25, 2019
  • 5 star review  Saw you guys at the Oktoberfest in Colchester, great, great band! The Mrs is going to enquire around weddings in the near future!

    Dave Ware Avatar Dave Ware
    October 30, 2017
  • 5 star review  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

Mumford and Sons Wedding Band Highlights

  • Line-up of violin, mandolin, double bass, acoustic guitars, vocals and drums.
  • Recommended at lots of the UK's best festival styled 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 wedding band - we accidentally started the festival wedding band craze!
  • We're the only Mumford and Sons wedding band with the option of a ten-piece line-up.

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    Recommended at Wedding Venues All Over The UK

    We've played hundreds of weddings all over the UK and get to play lots of vintage styled barns and popular festival venues. Some of favourites include...

    Gate Street Barn in Surrey

    The Tithe Barn in Hampshire

    The Clock Barn in Hampshire

    Hyde Park - for British Summertime Festival

    Green Park, London for the Prudential Ride Along

    Folk Style FAQ

    Here are a list of questions we are asked frequently by clients who are interested in our Mumford and Sons style.

    Our wedding venue has a sound limiter - can you cope?

    We regularly play wedding venues with sound restrictions. Our folky style is perfect for this as we don't require loud amplifiers to get that acoustic sound across. We also regularly use a state of the art electric drum kit which means we can be as loud or as quiet as is needed and have full control over the sound. Some venues we've played with sound limitations include Cain Manor in Surrey, The Tithe Barn in Petersfield, and Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire. I'd say the lowest limit we can realistically do is around 85db, but please ask us if you are unsure. We have also, on occasion, performed fully acoustically, but don't recommend this as it's often tricky to be heard over a crowd.

    What songs from your repertoire can you play in the Mumford and Sons style?

    We can play around 90% of our songs in the repertoire on the acoustic instruments. Some of the heavier stuff is a little tricky but we've adapted folky versions for some that you might not expect including the garage medley, thong song, and Mr Brightside.

    I'm worried that the folky style isn't upbeat enough for our wedding - will people dance?

    Absolutely yes. We engineered the sound based on super upbeat folk bands like Mumford and Sons, The Gypsy Kings, and Crystal Fighters with the aim for it to be as pumping as possible. The arrangements we have created are as upbeat as can be and more often than not guests hit the dance floor immediately and stay there from start to finish.

    If we have a special request or first dance can you folk it up?

    We've arranged a lot of special requests for brides and grooms over the years. You can see a fair few of these rehearsed on our youtube or instagram. Tracks have included Stacey's Mom, Eye of The Tiger, You Are The Best Thing and more.

    There are more wedding specific questions on our wedding page.

    Why book 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.

    Perfect for a wedding
    Our Mumford and Sons style folk covers are perfect for a wedding. We can start the night with an upbeat knees-up then finish with rocking tunes just like a main stage support and headliner at any festival. The combination of acoustic guitars and double bass also compliment first dances perfectly as well as a summer afternoon spent on the lawn with cocktails for your drinks reception.
    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 Worlds 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 - Mister Kanish - Happy - if you don't recognise our singer Ben, that's because after this video he went on to lose over 17 stone!!

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