The Skip Jacks
London Folk Wedding Band

Folk Style

Electric Style

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The Skip Jacks are a 5 piece folk and pop band from London made up of female vocals, drums, guitar, bass/double bass and keyboard, as well as backing vocals. Their versatility, enthusiasm and fun nature are making them a huge hit with clients. They offer a unique twist on pop tunes with their own folk style using a line-up of double bass, keys, acoustic guitars, drums and female vocals.

Folk and Electric Styles

One of the great things about The Skip Jacks is that they offer two very different styles of music, which can add a little bit of variety and excitement to your event! Their folky or "Mumford and Sons" style, sees them switch up the standard electric instruments for their acoustic counterparts. In their folk sets they play songs by some of the worlds most popular folk bands, such as Mumford and Sons and the Lumineers, but also introduce some unexpected songs with a whole new style! Just take a look at their Cover of Taylor Swift’s 'Shake it Off' and you’ll see what we mean! Go to the 'Watch' tab above to see their folk video.

Their set list is tried and tested and is sure to get your guests up and dancing! The Skip Jacks are ideal if you are having a festival wedding, or if you’re just looking for a band that can bring the fun!

Standard Wedding Band Service

The Skip Jacks offer more live music as standard than most bands out there, with 3 x 45 minute sets. These can be split into styles as you wish, so 1 set of folk and 2 sets electric or vice versa. However, if you want even more music than that just let us know as the band can usually accommodate at an additional fee.

Here is what the band will offer in a standard quote;

  • 3 x 45 sets of live music between 8pm and midnight.
  • Arrival at 5pm to set up and sound check by 7pm.
  • Pre-set playlist between sets so you don't need to hire a DJ. The band can also take some requests in advance for this.
  • First dance learnt.
  • Fully PAT certified equipment, PA and lighting.
  • All travel costs.
  • All necessary insurances to play at all UK wedding venues.

If you are also looking for extra entertainment for your ceremony, drinks reception, photo hour or wedding breakfast then just let us know and we can do you a bit of a deal. The bands vintage folk style set would be perfect for afternoon entertainment, but they can also provide an additional jazz set which works excellently as background music.

London Based Musicians

The band originally met while studying at the Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Since then they have moved to London and began working separately on various projects, including theatre productions such as ‘Singing’ in The Rain, playing festivals including Camp Bestival, performing on live radio, and touring Europe with original bands. Between them they have a wealth of experience which is clear to see when you watch them perform.

If you'd like to see more from The Skip Jacks and what they've been up to recently, you can follow their instagram account @skipjacksband

Party Repertoire

  • Andy Williams – Can’t take my eyes off you
  • Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl
  • Queen – Crazy little thing called love
  • Steelers Wheel – Stuck in the middle with you
  • Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet home Alabama
  • Paulo Nutini – Pencil full of lead
  • White Stripes – Seven nation army
  • Plan B – She Said
  • Adele – Hello
  • Taylor Swift – Shake it off
  • Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  • R Kelly – Remix to Ignition
  • Avicii – Wake me up
  • Rihanna – We found love
  • Omi – Cheerleader
  • Single Ladies /Rolling in the deep
  • The Human League – Don’t you want me baby
  • Britney Spears – Hit me baby & Oops I did it again
  • Take That – Back for good
  • The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  • Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
  • Justin Timberlake - Say Something
  • Outkast - Hey- Ya
  • Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
  • Mumford and sons – Little Lion Man
  • The Monkees – I’m a Believer
  • Misirlou
  • The Beatles – I saw her standing there
  • The Beatles – Twist and Shout
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B Good
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of fire
  • Elvis – Hound Dog
  • Bill Haley and his Comets – Rock around the clock
  • The Clash – Should I stay or should I go
  • Rolling stones – Brown Sugar
  • The Kinks – You really got me
  • T Rex – 20th Century Boy
  • Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
  • Jess Glyne – Hold my hand
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of you
  • Stevie Wonder – Signed sealed delivered
  • Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  • George Michael – Faith
  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • FUNK MEDLEY - Play that funky music /  Get Lucky / Good times/Rappers Delight / Uptown Funk / Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Pharell - Happy
  • Blur - Parklife
  • Coolio - Gangsters Paradise
  • HIP HOP MEDLEY -  No Diggity / Here comes the hotstepper / Boom shake the
  • room /  This is how we do it / Boom Boom Boom
  • Justin Timberlake - Senorita / Nelly - Hot in here
  • Justin Beiber - Sorry
  • Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
  • Smash Mouth - All Star
  • GARAGE MEDLEY - Re-Rewind / Do You Really Like It? / 21 Seconds /Gotta Get Thru This / Outa Space / No Limits
  • 90s DANCE MELDEY - Rhythm is a Dancer / Mr Vain /Rhythm of The Night / Insomnia /Ride on Time
  • Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody
  • Jet – Are you gonna be my girl
  • Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
  • Blink 182 – All the small things
  • Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
  • Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait
  • Proclaimers – 500 Miles
  • Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  • The Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreets back)
  • Aha – Take on me
  • Bon Jovi – Livin on a prayer
  • Oasis – Champagne Supernova
  • Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the Name

Background, Ceremony, Drinks Reception

  • Ben E King – Stand by me
  • Otis Redding – Sitting on the dock of the bay
  • Marvin Gaye – Let’s get it on
  • Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the dark
  • The Beatles – Eight days a week
  • Bill Withers – Lovely Day
  • Sam Cooke – Wonderful World
  • Ray Charles – Hit the road Jack
  • Ray Charles – I got a woman
  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t she lovely
  • The Temptations – My Girl
  • Nancy Sinatra – These boots are made for walking
plus others from the main set

We just wanted to reach out and send a special thanks to you and the Skipjacks. The band were absolutely incredible on the day - our wedding party had the best time! We have had so much feedback from our guests that they were the best band/wedding band they have ever seen! They kept all our guests, no matter what their music taste, on the dance floor all night and that is something truly magical. I hope they enjoyed the island also! If I ever need a band for anything I will definitely be reaching out! Big thanks again and take care. Holly & Joe - Wedding Ibiza - May 2018

Hi Chris, I just wanted to send you a few words of thanks to pass on to The Skip Jacks. It's two weeks since the wedding and I'm still hearing from people about how brilliant they were. I know they stepped in at relatively short notice but no one guessed. In fact, my now brother-in-law managed to have a 5 minute practice with them during the speeches, so he could sing Hallelujah with them for my wife and I. Really, they were very kind to let him do that and to play a few extra songs when the crowd were begging them not to stop at the end. I'll be selling them to every fiancé I know for a long while, in the selfish hope that I'll see them play again. - All the best, Brett - London, 6th August 2016

Hi Andy, Could you please pass on, that Alex and I would like to say a massive thank you to the band for the amazing entertainment they gave us and our guests at our wedding on Saturday. We have had so many compliments. Especially about the rapping! Thanks again, George and Alex Married 14th July 2017

Hi Andy, Good morning, apologies it has taken so long but since we got back from our honeymoon I have been tied up pretty much every day, this is my first set of real days off as it were. It is however really important to Laura and myself that you express our gratitude to the band for their performance at our wedding reception back in July. The band were truly exceptional and everyone at the wedding was asking after them, we seriously could not have asked for any more...their youtube videos were great but if anything we felt they were better live. I can only apologise that we didn't get to speak with them after their set ended, we wish we had managed to get to thank them personally but it was all a bit of a blur at the end. The music the band performed was just perfect, we had a real mix of ages there and everone was impressed and catered for. The day was rounded off perfectly and I was personally dancing my ass off...I am glad the photographer left when she did or there may have been more evidence of that. heh heh! Anyway we would really appreciate it if you could pass our appreciation on to the band, and we would be more than happy to add our feedback should you have anywhere we can upload it? Thanks again and Kindest Regards for making our special day so special. Tim and Laura Collins - Married 29th July 2017

We wanted to say a huge HUGE thank you to the band, who were absolutely amazing at our wedding!!!! We had so many people comment on how brilliant they were and the dance floor was absolutely packed! We had the best time!! Please please pass on our thank yous to them - they made the whole evening extra special. All the best, Fran and Mike - Wedding 11th August 2017

We would just like to say a massive thank you for your performance at our wedding at the Wetland Centre. We have had a lot of positive feedback about your singing and playing. The choice of songs was exactly as we’d hoped and you performed them brilliantly. We really appreciated how you tailored both the content and volume to the party atmosphere as it allowed our guests to listen or chat as they wished. A special thank you for learning ‘Better Together’ so that we could match our steps to it, down to the last beat! Wishing you every success in the future, Rachel and Cliff

- Ho Hey

- I Will Wait

- Shake It Off

- Believer

- Mr Brightside

- Hello (SJ Folk Remix)

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  1. […] more than one band,  look for bands that can play in a couple of styles to add a bit of variety! The Skip Jacks are perfect because they play in a folk style, but can also do a more conventional electric set. […]

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