Archive for the ‘London Band Hire’ Category

HOW MUCH TO HIRE A BAND?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

There are so many factors involved in hiring a band.

Most people don’t know how much musicians and other artists charge for their services. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed so we have put together a rough guide to help you out. Please note this a guide ONLY and the factors below will determine the exact price.

Large bands (6+ members, often with brass section included) from £1400
Bands (usually 4-5 people) from £1100
Trios and Duos from £299
Soloists from £149

To read more visit: http://www.themorrisagency.co.uk/how-much-does-it-cost-to-hire-a-band/

 

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2012 OLYMPICS PARTY BAND

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

It may seem like a long way off, but have you considered how you are going to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics yet?

Many people are booking up our bands for the celebrations. If you are planning to get married in the Summer of 2012 then you need to think about booking your wedding entertainment soon as many of our top acts are getting booked up already!

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Acoustic duos and soloists for Wedding hire

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

This unamplified music is perfect for when your event requires something more subtle to entertain your guests. This style of music is popular during wedding breakfasts and drinks receptions. We have a wide selection of acoustic duos and soloists available for hire at

www.themorrisagency.co.uk, from jazz musicians, gypsy jazz, latin, Spanish, French, Folk, Celtic, Ceilidh including vocalists, guitarists, pianists, harpists and accordian players to name but a few. If you want to get the party going, however, and you need something livelier to dance to, consider booking one of our fabulous party or function bands to get your event going with a swing.

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Gypsy jazz band hire

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Gypsy jazz band hire

Hiring one of our fabulous gypsy jazz (also known as “gypsy swing”) bands will bring something truly special to your event.

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1920s Jazz band hire

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Jazz band hire

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We have a fantastic selection of 1920s style jazz bands available to hire for your event. Playing a variety of popular tunes from this period, such as “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Sweet Georgia Brown”, booking a band like this is sure to bring just the right laid-back ambience to your event.

Visit our Jazz Band hire section

 

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ACOUSTIC WEDDING DUO HIRE LONDON,KENT,SURREY

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
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Band Hire London

Friday, August 13th, 2010

We have the ultimate band for hire in and around London, so if you are looking to hire a band for your wedding entertainment then this live band is ideal for you to book.

Click here to see and hear them perform.

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Dixieland Jazz and Traditional and New Orleans Jazz hire

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

So you want to hire a jazz band for your wedding or hire a jazz band for your party, no problem. Or is it?

Booking a jazz band can be daunting when there are so many different styles of jazz music from which to choose. Our friendly customer advisors are happy to discuss the options with you to ensure that you hire the best jazz band for your wedding, party or corporate event, and book the jazz band most appropriate for your occasion.

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What is Gypsy Jazz?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Hi and welcome to the new blog on Gypsy Jazz !  I’ve kindly been asked by the Morris Agency to write some lines about this vibrant and increasingly popular music style.

First off, apart from having my own gypsy jazz trio, I’ve been involved in playing this style for seventeen years and working as a professional guitarist for over twenty.

With gigs, there’s no end to the variety of events that gypsy jazz can cater for.

Over the years, we’ve played at jazz festivals, arts centres, theatres, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, gypsy music festivals, wakes, corporate functions, private parties, boat launches, embassies, museums, plus the odd bit of TV and radio. All thanks to the timeless popularity of the music.

So now a brief history for anyone who has just discovered gypsy jazz!

The origins can be linked to one man, a Belgian gypsy guitarist called Django Reinhardt (1910 – 1953).

Discovering jazz as a young man, he successfully fused his awesome ethnic playing style with the early American jazz that was finding its way into Europe. In so doing, he created a genre, re-defined plectrum style guitar, wrote enduring melodies and generally become a total legend on every level.

Oh! And he had a disability in the fact that his fretting hand was badly burnt in a fire and he could only fully use his index and middle fingers.

When his recordings started reaching the rest of the world, people were completely blown away. He became a world-wide phenomenon.

Many Gypsies from Europe play this style; Django ignited this quirky branch of jazz and for some, it has become part of their culture, adding a new dimension to their already amazing musical heritage.

I consider myself lucky and honoured, having learnt to play gypsy jazz from some of the greatest exponents on the planet since Django, including Bireli Lagrene, Stochelo Rosenberg and Lulu Reinhardt. Whether on a gig or a jam, I’ve soaked up every second of playing time with these remarkable musicians.

In the my own gypsy jazz trio, TMA025, we’ve kept the format nice and simple. Two acoustic guitars and a double-bass.

Because gypsy jazz is so adaptable we can incorporate elements of swing jazz, Latin and even a little funk into the tunes.

The music has an endearing quality of being both ‘street’ and sophisticated in its sound. Very European and extremely infectious.

Okay, that’s it for now, thanks for reading!

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WHAT IS THE COST OF A PARTY BAND FOR HIRE

Monday, April 12th, 2010

cost of hiring a band uk

Many people ask me this question, and the answer, I am afraid to say, always varies.

There are so many variables such as band size, band location, how long they have been performing in the industry and their popularity. At The Morris Agency we try to take these things into account when finding you an act, but to allow yourself £1200 – £1500 should find yourself a great few options (subject to availabilty, obviously)

click here to see some acts that fall into this catagory

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