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  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
  • positive review  Having seen Mister Kanish perform at our friends wedding last summer they were the very first thing we booked when we became engaged. The venue, caterers, photographers etc were all secondary to making sure we had booked the band, they really are that good! At our wedding they were once again exceptional. They had the whole place jumping from the first set to the last, the young and old alike. We received so many compliments regarding the band on the night and in the days that followed. Many saying that they were the best band they’d ever seen! We couldn’t have been happier with their attitude, professionalism and performance. We are really hoping that some of our friends book Mister Kanish for their weddings so that we can see them again. If you are looking for a wedding band who will round off your special day perfectly, look no further. You will not be disappointed!

    Mark Childs Avatar Mark Childs
    January 6, 2019
  • 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  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
  • 5 star review  Mister Kanish were playing at a wedding where I was doing the photography last weekend and can honestly say they were brilliant. They played such a wide range of songs from different decades. The style, vocals and instruments were all fantastic! Great bunch of guys too and really engaged with the guests, highly recommended 🙂

    Steve McCann Avatar Steve McCann
    May 23, 2017
  • 5 star review  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  Highly, highly recommend Mister Kanish. They had the dance floor at our wedding packed and jumping from start to finish. Really versatile, high energy and it was also great to have the acoustic set outside for our ceremony and drinks reception. Nothing but kind words from all our guests and they were a pleasure to deal with as well. Thanks again guys!

    Ross McCann Avatar Ross McCann
    September 7, 2018
  • 5 star review  I can not recommend this band highly enough! The most professional fun group of guys you will ever meet! Nothing was too much trouble for them to insure George and Bridget had the best wedding party that they had hoped for. Words can not convey how I feel, Thank you so much �

    Helen MacDonald Avatar Helen MacDonald
    July 26, 2017
  • 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  What a band!! They capped off our wedding day perfect, thanks again guys �

    Kevin McGowan Avatar Kevin McGowan
    July 11, 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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