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Wedding Entertainment

Mister Kanish began in 2006 and since then we've played at over 50 weddings a year across the world. We have performed all over the UK as well as at weddings in Dublin, The Isle of Man, Strasbourg, The Dordogne, Madrid and Majorca. Our line-up includes the same people every week so you can rest assured that we'll bring an awesome vibe to your wedding. The 5-piece play a mix of violin, double bass, mandolin, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, and drums all mixed with Ben's powerful vocals and four part harmonies.

We have hundreds of amazing testimonials from happy couples. Just have a flick through our latest reviews that have been posted by brides and grooms on Facebook. There's more below along with lots of videos!

  • 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

    thumb Nicole Raven
    1/08/2019
  • 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!

    thumb Mark Childs
    1/06/2019
  • positive review  Gents ... what can we say.You made an incredible day even more amazing & everyone loved you guys from start to finish.The first song was absolutely incredible (even if it was JLS for the 🤵🏻) & made me cry happy tears (which was a theme of the day!) and we just cannot thank you enough.Hope you had an amazing weekend of gigs & thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us in celebrating getting hitched.Love Mr & Mrs L 💕♥️🤘

    thumb Ju Larcombe
    12/07/2018
  • 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

    thumb Charis Warrell
    11/17/2018
  • positive review  There are no words to describe how kind, thoughtful and incredibly talented this group of gentlemen are. From enquiring about booking them, to learning and playing our first dance outside, to rocking the dance floor with everything from Britney to The Killers, Mister Kanish were everything you could wish for from a wedding band, and more! We are eternity grateful! Thank you so very much, from the new Mr & Mrs Taylor-Holt!

    thumb Amy Taylor-Holt
    9/13/2018

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Unlike most wedding bands we offer two distinct styles.

Mister Kanish

The original. Mister Kanish is our rock/pop setup. Electric guitars and bass, drums, and vocals - simple but incredibly effective. Ideal for the more traditional wedding where guests enjoy the sounds of Bruno Mars, The Killers and other modern chart and sing along classics played close to, but not exactly, like the record. We play everything from soul to funk to pop to rock, plus dance and hip hop medleys, all with our own edge which only comes from over 10 years playing together.

Classic Kanish

Same band, same people - we are the original “Mumford and Sons esque” folk style band. Acoustic guitars, double bass, mandolin, violin, banjo and drums. Ideal for festival / vintage styled, or quirky weddings, or perhaps a wedding in a rustic barn venue. Imagine Mumford and Sons or The Lumineers played covers of all your favourite songs - that’s Classic Kanish. Remember we can play any song from our repertoire using this setup - our folky version of the hip hop medley is an assault on the senses.

Some songs work best with the Classic setup, others were written to rock. You can book your preferred style for over 2 hours of live music. If you want to see the full versatility of Mister Kanish then book MK Best of Both. We play at least one set of all your favourite folked up classics, then switch over and crank up the party as the night continues with the rock/pop setup. This is our most frequently booked option, and generally works best for our audiences who love the combination of sounds.

Go big with the MK 10-piece band - Mister X <-see what I did there!!

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  • 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 �

    thumb Helen MacDonald
    7/26/2017
  • positive review  Gents ... what can we say.You made an incredible day even more amazing & everyone loved you guys from start to finish.The first song was absolutely incredible (even if it was JLS for the 🤵🏻) & made me cry happy tears (which was a theme of the day!) and we just cannot thank you enough.Hope you had an amazing weekend of gigs & thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us in celebrating getting hitched.Love Mr & Mrs L 💕♥️🤘

    thumb Ju Larcombe
    12/07/2018
  • 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!

    thumb Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw
    3/15/2018
  • 5 star review  Sound great, look good, happy, lovely people. Highly recommended.

    thumb Linda Camp
    5/01/2018
  • 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!

    thumb Dave Ware
    10/30/2017
  • 5 star review  A massive thank you for Saturday. It was the best day and you guys played a very big part. Booking you was our first bit of Wedmin and we have been excited to see you play ever since - you did not disappoint.Everyone was raving about you on the night and have kept messaging us since to say you were the best band they have heard at a wedding. Your garage mash up was a particularly highlight ("I didn't expect to hear so solid crew in Wiltshire - amazing") and seeing the dance floor in full flow was just what we wanted. The remixes and mash ups all went down a storm and lots of our parents friends also commented on how well you kept all generations happy.Tim even heard a couple of the bridesmaid discussing whether they were too old to become Mister Kanish groupies. A seal of approval if every there was one.We are now trying to work out an excuse to have another party and have you play again!

    thumb Vicky Whitney
    9/23/2017
  • 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

    thumb Andy Howe
    9/06/2018
  • 5 star review  � The BEST band for your special day! �

    thumb Alex Billings
    6/03/2017
  • 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!

    thumb Natalie McGowan
    7/11/2017
  • 5 star review  Where do I start? Amazing talented guys who are lovely to work with. Every song you played was an absolute banger and your twists on it made them. The dance floor was packed the moment you started and the requested song at the end of your set was incredible. Can’t thank you guys enough and hope we get to work together again soon!!

    thumb Lauradana Day
    7/22/2018
Ceremony Music

Book the band to perform during your wedding ceremony. We can provide a 3 to 5 piece to play requested entrance and exit music, and for a few songs during the signing of the register. We can also include a few songs before while your guests get seated.

Background Music
A smaller, quieter, more relaxed setup of Classic Kanish. This can be booked as a stand alone performance for your event, or added to your regular booking. Perfect for a wedding drinks reception or photo hour, or perhaps during the wedding breakfast before the main evening event. Ask about options and line-ups for background music when you get in touch.
Horn section
Everyone loves brass. Our awesome horn section, made up of trumpet, trombone, and sax, can be added to any Mister Kanish or Classic Kanish booking. This turns our setlist into a classy outfit, Rio Carnival, and ska skankathon all rolled into one. Highly recommended!

Here's are a few favourite venues that we've played recently...

Gate Street Barn

Caswell House

The Tithe Barn, Petersfield

The Tythe Barn, Bicester

Rockley Manor

Howard's House

Cripps Stone Barn

Plus many, many more

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