Classic Kanish – Vintage Style Wedding Band

A folky wedding band on a road with banjo

Contemporary Tunes in a Vintage Style

Mister Kanish are usually a rocking electrified express train. Pumping through hit after hit of electric guitar driven rock and pop anthems (check here). Here they offer a different approach. They play their favourite mix of contemporary and classic dance, r'n'b, rock, pop, metal, soul, funk and anything else they can think of in a distinctive folk and vintage style. They have been likened on many occasion to Mumford and Sons and offer a few of their hits. You'll recognise the music they play but not the way they play it.

Their sets are designed to either, get you up, dancing and singing or to allow you to sit back relax, listen and watch. With an interesting variety of instruments including double bass, banjo, acoustic guitar, violin and drums they take you on a journey through pop with a vintage twist.

Seasoned Wedding Band

Mister Kanish have been together since 2005 and have lived, toured and grown up together musically which means they have a vibe, tightness and sound that many other vintage styled bands can not match. Having played countless numbers of gigs together the band has been honed into something very special. They are born performers and always get great feedback at any wedding or party that they play. Each video on this page contains a shortened version of a song from their live set.

Talented Musicians

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, Toploader 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 on hundreds of songs for artists all over the world.

Alternative Wedding Entertainment

If you want a band that is dancey, contemporary and plays music you and your guests will know, but don't want to stick with the same old cheesey style of function band, Mister Kanish are perfect for you. They offer all the hits in an interesting folky vintage style. If you want to mix and match they are able to offer a mix of a vintage and fully electric bands. To hear more from the fully electric band click here. It's up to you how you want your night to be and Mister Kanish aim to be as flexible as possible to make your wedding or event perfect. If you want to start the night off with something a bit different why not have a 50 minute or 1 hour vintage set followed by some fully electric sets.

Vintage styled repertoire

The band play a large variety of songs in a vintage style. Here are a few of the numbers they play...
  • We Found Love – Rihanna
  • Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
  • Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
  • Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
  • Time of Your Life – Greenday
  • Gangstas Paradise - Coolio
  • Back for Good - Take That
  • Tender - Blur
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  • Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Hound Dog – Elvis
  • Cheerleader - Omi
  • Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
  • Take On Me - A-ha
  • Brown Eye’d Girl – Van Morrison
  • Pencil Full of Lead – Paulo Nutini
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
  • Pencil Full of Lead - Paulo Nutini
  • Can’t Take My Eye’s Off Of You – Andy Williams
  • Parklife – Blur
  • Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • Ho-Hey – The Lumineers
  • Wake Me Up - Aviccii
  • She Said – Plan B
  • Hit Me Baby / Oops I Did It Again – Britney
  • I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
  • The Cave - Mumford and Sons
  • Happy - Pharrel
  • No Diggity - Black Street
  • Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
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We had a fantastic day and a huge part of it was down to Mister Kanish! Everyone has been raving about you and we've lost count of how many friends and family have described you guys as 'the best wedding band ever' (it’s still happening 3 weeks later!)! The music was absolutely brilliant and everyone had such a fantastic time and you had everyone dancing all night which I don’t think I have ever seen before - and all generations too which was lovely to see.
Also a massive thanks as well for being so flexible and happy to keep the party going slightly longer than planned given how much fun everyone was having and not wanting the evening to come to an end! It goes without saying that if we’re ever asked for any wedding recommendations you will be top of the list! Many thanks again, Charlie and Claire - Wedding September 2016

"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

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