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Speciality Bands & Musicians

Rio Band

Location: London
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About the Act

Rio Band is a London based established company renownedto provide outstanding first class show performances featuring Brazilian Carnival samba dancers, singers, musicians, samba drummers, capoeira and Latin performers.

The entertainment is the heart and soul of any event. Treat yourself and your guests with a stylish, fun, dynamic andcolourful show tailored to suit your needs and budget.

From a Corporate Event to your House Party we can help you to put on an unforgettable entertainment.

Founded in 2003 by Managing & Musical Director Leo Mantini and Brazilian Singer, Dancer & Choreographer Vanessa Carvalho,

Rio Band’s reputation has grown significantly over the years. At present we are the most in demand supplier for top class agencies, blue chip companies as well as promoters throughout the UK and abroad.

Expertise, dedication, versatility and presentation provided the key to that success and we believe that our client portfolio and

testimonials speak for themselves.

Rio Band can offer many different line-up and show format suitable for any event.

Feedback:

“Thank you for the fabulous show. The performance went down extremely well, managing to get the crowd going and set the mood for a great evening. Thanks for making the event a success. We look forward to having the opportunityto work with you all again in the near future.”

Thomas Cook

”Thank you for being such a great band to work with. The workshops and the evening were very successful and there was a great party spirit. Look forward to working with you in the future.” 

Starbucks

“The dancers were fabulous! So accommodating and they gave a great atmosphere around the shop.

Had some lovely feedback too! Thank you

John Lewis

Past Work:

Rio Band was appointed by QMDI to provide a Full Stage Production in Doha-Qatar, for the SDC 8th Gala Dinner. The theme of the night was the business synergy between Qatar and Brazil. Rio Band put together a massive 27 piece Show featuring an 11 Piece Band and 16 Dancers. The Band shared the stage and played with the local Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and entertained the Royal Family and the 700 guests with  a classic repertoire of Brazilian Bossa Nova. The grand finale saw our Samba Drummers and Dancers performing a Carnival Samba routine with original choreography created especially for this event.

 

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Speciality Bands & Musicians

Steelers

Location: London
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About the Act

Steelers are a modern professional UK-based steel band or ‘steel drum band’ as our American cousins mistakenly call it! We’re available for hire with musicians based mainly in London, but with contacts to associate steel pan players throughout the country.

Whilst very capable of playing 'traditional' Caribbean and calypso music associated with steel bands many clients now demand that a steel band be equally as competent playing contemporary music and in particular pop and reggae hits.

We actively encourage our clients to browse our playlist and offer us direction on what they would like us to play.
If special requests are made that aren't in our playlist we offer consultation after which we can create bespoke performances that can include them.

So whether you require a traditional or more modern steel band, we guarantee not to disappoint.

Whilst steel bands may be hired as wedding music bands for wedding receptions within their own Caribbean community, it is just as likely that they may be hired for an Indian wedding, more likely that they will be hired for a Jewish wedding (very fashionable in the Seventies!), and most likely they will be hired for an English wedding!

Another very recent trend is to choose a steel band as the live wedding band for post-wedding receptions. Many couples now go abroad to marry in romantic Caribbean beach settings and want to give their wedding guests back home in the UK a taste of Caribbean musical sunshine at their receptions. What better way to do this than to hire a live steel band?!

Testimonials

Steelers played at our wedding on Saturday 27th September in London. They created a great party atmosphere with wonderful music and big smiles! Lots of our guests commented on how much they had enjoyed their performance. I would definitely use Steelers again.
Rachel Bliss, London

Steelers played at our 'Grey Matter Day' agency evening event. We had a Caribbean themed evening and the music was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The music was very uplifting and got everyone in the mood for dancing!
Chelsea Parsons, Hatton Garden, London

Been meaning to email you to say the band were brilliant- THANK YOU.
Will come back to you again!
Mary Staddon

I am sorry that it has taken me a few days to get back to you!!
I would like to pass on to you that the children loved it! They found it an amazing experience and thoroughly enjoyed listening to and playing the instruments. One child in Reception said to his teacher, after the assembly - 'It was so peaceful'. Watching the joy and excitement on my classes’ faces when they were having a go was fantastic. It was a truly brilliant and new experience for the children.
Thank you so much to you and Miguel.
Trisha Brown

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Speciality Bands & Musicians

The Mariachi Guys

Location: London
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About the Act

We are a professional Mariachi band based in London providing the best folk music from Mexico to not only the United Kingdom and its surrounding but to the rest of Europe. Every single one of our musicians possess over 15 year of experience working in various mariachi bands, playing traditional instruments such as guitar, guitar and trumpet. Our musical director ensures that we can provide the best musicians and singers available for your event as this is our main priority. 

We are very flexible and have a very wide repertoire which varies from traditional Mexican music to modern pop music which is adjusted into our mariachi personal style.

 

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Dhol Drummers

Location: UK Wide
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About the Act

Professional Dhol Players

“renowned for their charismatic style of playing. Performing a variety of mid-tempo and up-tempo eclectic beats in perfect synchronization, their mesmerizing performances always create an elevated atmosphere… perfect for your special event!”

Performing all over the UK in London, Birmingham, Leicester, the Midlands and the South Coast

The Wedding Service

The Groom’s Procession
 

With the bride’s family eagerly anticipating your arrival, let us escort you in loud and proud bollywood fashion.

 

  • Baraat Procession
  • Pakwano Ceremony
  • Escort to Mandap
The Bride & Groom Grand Entrance
 

The Drummers Delight wedding service is ideal to give a grand entrance to the bride and bridegroom, escorting them into the ceremony hall or reception with an exhilarating performance.  Accompanying a horse and carriage or luxury car during a street procession has a profound impact on the overall experience, with the beating drum powerfully announcing the arrival of the bride and groom.

Start the Night with Drummers Delight
 

To kick-off the dancing hours of the event, Drummers Delight take the stage for an enthralling performance which is sure to get the guests off their seats and rock any party! In fact, it was with this very performance that enabled us to make our mark in the competitive world of Asian Entertainment. For larger venues we use built-in mics and plug into a PA system to further amplify their drums.

Drumming Workshops

“Life is driven by a single pulsation of the heart repeated periodically to create the most natural rhythm known to humans.”  This is why we believe that everybody is born with rhythm and all it takes are some gentle techniques to unlock our rhythmic potential and turn it in to a musical skill.

The workshops are fun, interactive, educational and suitable for all ages.  Students will learn about ‘dhol’,  a double sided barrel shaped drum originating from the North of India.

By the end of a workshop, students will have learnt

  • a brief history of the instrument and its significance in the Indian culture
  • the fundamentals of eastern and western rhythm
  • how to play popular rhythms on the dhol
  • how the drum is used in contemporary Indian music
  • how it can be used in contemporary western pop music
  • how the drum is recorded on a song in a studio environment  [advanced workshops for aspiring music making professionals]

The drumming workshops promote creative expression, teamwork and rhythmic co-ordination between students.  No prior musical knowledge is required to undertake a workshop and we have developed a variety of techniques to unleash the natural rhythm of our students of all ages and abilities.

The workshops are taught by Aman [DBS certified] who has worked with some prominent names in popular music such as Lady Gaga, Marlon Roudette and Sly & Robbie to name a few.

 

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Speciality Bands & Musicians

Nacho Ole

Location: UK Wide
Price from: £850

About the Act

Looking for a unique band/group to hire? Nacho Ole are a crazy Mariachi band trio for hire, performing modern pop and rock classics in a Mexican style - from Britney to the Sex Pistols, from Dolly Parton to Radiohead!! 



This band is available for hire as an acoustic wandering act that will serenade your guests individually or table to table, or with a full PA setup that they can perform from a stage. Nacho Ole have entertained audiences at all manner of events, from weddings and birthday parties to corporate events, universities, military events, venue launches and more. 

Some of Nacho Ole recent clients include HSBC, Mitchell and Butlers, Southampton University, Help for Heroes, Yahoo!, Wembley Stadium, Children in Need, Santander, ITN presenter Romilly Weeks, Twitter and the World Rally Championships.

Nacho Ole are a Hertfordshire Mariachi band/group but are available for hire across the UK, they regularly work throughout London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex and surrounding areas.

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Rio Band
The only Rio Party you need to hire!
Steelers
A professional UK-based steel band
The Mariachi Guys
A professional Mariachi band based in London
Dhol Drummers
renowned for their charismatic style of playing
Nacho Ole
A UNIQUE AND THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING MAR...
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