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.

  • 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  Mister Kanish played at our wedding in July and were INCREDIBLE. We could not have asked for a better band. They were so fun and accommodating and kept the energy levels up all night! Multiple people have since told us how much fun they had and how good the band was. They did some really fun renditions of songs and even let a couple of us join in on the singing on stage. If these guys are free for your day, book them now!!! Thanks again Mister Kanish for making our day so fun!

    Laura Liddell Avatar Laura Liddell
    August 20, 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
  • 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
  • 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  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  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
  • 5 star review  Класс ! Парни жгут ! Надо найти все их темы в сети!

    Антон Новиков Avatar Антон Новиков
    September 14, 2017
  • 5 star review  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
  • positive review  By far one of the best wedding bands we’ve heard. Versatile, quirky & truly talented. Gorgeous husky tones, country grooves. Good stuff x o&c Photography

    Charis Warrell Avatar Charis Warrell
    November 17, 2018

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!!