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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!

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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!

    thumb Ross McCann
    9/07/2018
  • 5 star review  Dear Ollie, and all the MK boys! From the bottom of our hearts Sally and I (Merriscourt, Sept 30th, 2017), would like to say an incredible thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. We'd be lying if we didn't say that we had high expectations - having watched 'all' your videos online! - but you truly blew us away. You guys are good for every five star review and I'm not embarrassed to admit I was even a little star-struck! Parklife and the Calvin Harris songs we asked for we're an absolute highlight, but nothing could top the finale of multiple encores finishing with Oasis' 'Don't Look Back In Anger', with all our guests circling us and coming in at the end. Possibly the highlight of the entire evening! To any soon-to-be married couples out there looking for a band, then look no further. The lads were friendly, professional, were easy to deal with, sounded incredible, and had everyone talking about them the following day. We genuinely couldn't have asked for more... Sally and I always said how much we wanted the dance-floor filled all night, it was one of our big hopes for the day, and MK made this happen. We hope you had a good time too and, once again, thanks so much. All the best. Ben and Sally McGrath

    thumb Benjamin McGrath
    11/06/2017
  • 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!!

    thumb Dan McIntosh
    2/26/2018
  • 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  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

    thumb Kelly Brice
    4/09/2018
  • 5 star review  If you are looking for a band look no further They were amazing 👌

    thumb Hayley OHara
    12/19/2017
  • 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.

    thumb Rachel Addis
    1/03/2018
  • 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 🙂

    thumb Kimberley Thomas
    5/17/2017
  • 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

    thumb Rachel Leanne
    5/16/2017
  • 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
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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