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  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
  • 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  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  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  These guys are awesome - anyone thinking of booking them for your wedding - do it now!

    Liz Langton Avatar Liz Langton
    June 15, 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  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 Addis Avatar Rachel Addis
    January 3, 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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