UK Wedding Band – Mister Kanish

Wedding Entertainment Andy, Ben, Chris, Ollie and Tim have been playing and making music together since 2006. That's loads of time gigging together, rehearsing together, touring together and even living together and due to this they are perfectly in tune with each other musically and so make for the best entertainment for any wedding or party.

Mister Kanish - UK Wedding band

They provide the kind of entertainment that leaves everyone from the youngest kids to the senior citizens of the parade with huge grins on their faces, feverishly demanding “MORE!!!” As 5 friends with so many shared experiences they have crazy amounts of fun playing together, and their audiences can't help but feel part of the action. The band are now based all over the UK in Nottingham, Surrey, London, Hampshire and Dorset and get together every week for weddings and bookings. They are happy and able to play anywhere in the world.They have provided the soundtrack to friendships old and new.They've played gentle acoustic sets at 3pm surrounded by serene Welsh hills. They've played 21st birthday parties where the host has drunkenly demanded an extra set at 3am, and the stage is drenched in booze.

Vintage Sound Available

The band were innovators of the mumford and sons style vintage wedding band. Check out their alternative band Classic Kanish if you are after something a bit different.

Specialists for Wedding Entertainment

The band have played countless first dances, each one a special memory. Those when the bride and groom have secretly rehearsed for weeks, performing majestically as one with the band leaving everyone astounded – fathers clasping hands and mothers crying tears of joy. Then there's those when the groom furiously beckons all his mates to join him on stage just after the intro. They've played Sunday afternoon river cruises on the Thames, flanked by tranquil Oxfordshire countryside. They've played Saturday nights in pubs where the revelry is so intense, and so much flesh is visible on the dance floor, that bouncers have had to intervene. All the while the band plays on. Mister Kanish always deliver, whatever the time or place.The boys in Mister Kanish have all played in other wedding bands. The ones where members are in and out like ships in the night. The ones where you're told your band name on the night. It's nice to be spontaneous, it might even be “tight”, but there is rarely a vibe. When Mister Kanish perform, you'll be feeling the vibes. Everyone at your party will feel the vibes, for hours, weeks, even months... Vibes that only come from years of rehearsing and playing together. Vibes that come from each member of the band knowing what the other guys are going to do next. Mister Kanish roll seamlessly from one awesome tune to another, always playing off the audience, always eager to keep the party going and the dance floor packed.

Live Wedding Band

The Mister Kanish lineup of vocals, dual guitars, bass and drums gives a pure, live, energetic, rocking sound. What you don't get from Mister Kanish is anything fake – no cheesy strings, no synth brass, and never any pre-recorded backing tracks. What you see is what you get – highly talented musicians playing fully pro instruments and equipment, covering songs from the 50s to today with their own style and sound. Even if they play a song note for note, down to the last semiquaver in the last bar of the guitar solo, they will always sound like Mister Kanish.The repertoire is mostly comprised of rock and pop, rather than funk, soul, or Motown. Mister Kanish are never likely to play “We Are Family”, “Celebrate” or “Car Wash”. There are hundreds of bands out there who will play that stuff and if that's what you're after, fair enough. They know from hundreds of gigs experience that their repertoire will keep the dance floor rammed.

Top Class Wedding Musicians

The guys in Mister Kanish have a great time doing what they do best, but they're not just about providing first class entertainment at weddings, parties and corporate events. They are all professional musicians, whose talents have led to many exciting ventures. The boys have shared stages with rock legends such as Roger Daltrey and Status Quo, plus Paul Gilbert (guitar god) and Tony Levin (bass behemoth). They have provided the musical backdrop to fresh-faced popsters James Bourne of Busted, Gareth Gates and Lil' Chris. They have played at major festivals including The Big Chill, Bestival and Wilderness. Guitarists Andy and Ollie were both part of the Original London West End Cast of Loserville the Musical.The guys are all busy session musicians, having collectively written and recorded hundreds of songs for artists all over the world.The band are also well known for their medleys and mixes.The band can also include an acoustic set for during dinner or while your guests mingle during a drinks reception.

Modern Pop

Classic Pop

90s R'n'B & Hip Hop

Rock & Pop

- Beat It - Michael Jackson

- Use Somebody

- Stand By Me

- Chelsea Dagger

- Poker Face

UK Wedding Band Repertoire

Here are the majority of the songs the band can play. They enjoy playing contemporary tunes as well as classic sing along anthems.

Electric Repertoire

  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie
  • Andy Williams - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreets Back)
  • The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
  • The Beatles - Twist and Shout
  • Ben E. King - Stand By Me
  • Bill Hayley and The Comets - Rock around the clock
  • Black Box - Ride On Time
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity
  • Blink 182 - All The Small Things
  • Blur - Parklife
  • Blur - Song 2
  • Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
  • Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Good
  • The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  • Corona - Rhythm of The Night
  • Craig David - 7 Days
  • Daft Punk – Get Lucky
  • Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Misirlou (that song from Pulp Fiction)
  • Drake - Hold On We’re Going Home
  • Elvis - Hound Dog
  • Faithless - Insomnia
  • 5ive - Keep On Moving
  • The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
  • Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff - Boom Shake The Room
  • Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff – Fresh Prince of Belair
  • Garage Medley - Do You Really Like It?/Re-rewind/21 Seconds/Gotta Get Through This
  • Ini Kamoze - Hotstepper
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
  • Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
  • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
  • The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Mark Morrison - Return of The Mack
  • Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get It On
  • Modjo - Lady
  • The Monkees - I’m A Believer
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • New Order - Blue Monday
  • Oasis - Champagne Supernova
  • Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
  • The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
  • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • The Rembrandts - Friends Theme song
  • R- Kelly - She Got That Vibe
  • Sam Smith - Stay With Me
  • Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Folk Styled Setlist

  • Omi - Cheerleader
  • Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
  • Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
  • Green Day - Time of Your Life
  • Plan B - She Said
  • The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  • Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
  • Coolio - Gangsta’s Paradise / Tetris
  • Mumford And Sons - Lion Man
  • Mumford ans Sons - I Will Wait
  • Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Rihanna - We Found Love
  • Paulo Nutini - Pencil Full of Lead
  • The Lumineers - Hey Ho
  • Take That - Back For Good
  • Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby / Oops I did it again
  • A-ha - Take On Me
  • Blur - Tender
  • Avicii - Wake Me Up
  • Pharrell - Happy
  • Robyn Thicke - Blurred Lines
  • Magic - Rude
  • Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You
  • Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
  • Mumford and Sons - The Cave
  • Ibiza mashup - Zombie Nation / Insomnia / Sandstorm / Encore Un Fois
Plus loads from the electric one.

Other songs

  • 1975 - Chocolate
  • The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
  • The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
  • Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
  • Free - All Right Now
  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name Of
  • The Wannadies - You and Me Song
  • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  • Robbie Williams – Angels
  • The Police - Every Breath You Take
  • Ne-Yo - Closer
  • Lady Gaga - Poker Face
  • Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
  • The Kinks - You Really Got Me
  • The Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
  • Blink 182 - What's My Age Again
  • Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
  • Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
  • Mcfly - 5 Colours In her Hair
  • Michael Jackson - Beat It
  • Take That - Shine
  • Take That - Never Forget
  • The Beatles - Hard Days Night
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
  • Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  • Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
  • Clean Bandit - Rather Be
  • UB40 - I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
  • Big Mountain - Baby I love Your Way
  • Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me
  • Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
  • Sebastien The Crab - Under The Sea
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance With Me
  • Michael Jackson - Black or White
  • Justin Bieber - Sorry
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"We have been bombarded ever since Saturday night with messages about how amazing you guys were! You absolutely made the day for us. We couldn't believe that the dance floor was totally packed all night with everyone from 16- 79. It really was the total highlight of the day for us and I'm so so pleased we found you and you were free! We were also really grateful for how smoothly everything went with the set up etc so thanks also for that." - Rebecca - 20th August 2016

"There are literally no words that can express just how awesome you guys were at our wedding! You had everyone up on their feet the entire night, I’ve never been to a wedding where people danced so much, it was amazing to see at our own wedding! We just wanted to say a huge thanks to all of you for making the effort to come all the way to Norfolk and play for us all. We had compliments from everyone at the wedding, older and younger! You guys have been brilliant from the outset, we can’t thank you enough for topping off what truly was an amazing day. “ -Philippa & Christian - 6th August 2016

"On behalf of my wife and I, our families and friends we just want to say thank you for making our evening the best it could of possibly been. You guys topped off an incredible day for us and we are so grateful. You were better than we remember” - Ben and Dani - 15th July 2016

Hi guys, sorry it's taken us a little while to email but we've just got back from our honeymoon. Thank you so, so much for playing at our wedding! We had the most amazing day and it would not have been the same without you 🙂 Every single person we've spoken to has said how incredible you were and that they had so much fun dancing and singing along. There were a few sore heads when we were tidying up the next day but it was 1000% worth it 😉 Best night ever!! We're just so sad that we can't do it all again! Thanks as well for being super cool, friendly and a total dream to deal with before the day - it's a bit stressful organising a wedding but you made it so easy and you were very patient even though I was a bit of a picky bridezilla at times (I'm back to normal now, much to Rob's relief! Haha). Also, not sure who it was but apparently one of you played football with our little nephew outside so thanks for that - he was made up 🙂 You really did make our day perfect, thank you! Love Bec and Rob xxx - July 2015

We just wanted to say a huge thanks for playing at our wedding, you guys were awesome (your online sample videos are great hence why we approached you but you're amazing live) and it was down to you that the dance floor was always filled. We had a great time, hope you enjoyed playing for us! Thanks so much, Chris and Lorna - September 2014

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