Posts Tagged ‘wedding band’


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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Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Visit our band hire section for all the latest bands available to hire.

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Corporate Events, Party Hairstyles and Prepping for the 100 Club By Kai Hoffman

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Wow what a week!  I’m just in the midst of preparation for my next gig
with Kai’s Cats at Ronnie Scott’s this Thursday, and for my next
performance with the Ray Gelato Giants at the 100 Club on Saturday…
and, after tomorrow night, will have sung 11 different performances in
6 days, worn, oooh something approaching 10 different dresses from
Vivien of Holloway, done a photoshoot for an upcoming project with
Ray, and… that’s before I even get to Thursday. Goodness. What a
week!! When does a girl find time to get her hair done? Hmmm….  After
much searching, I am sooo grateful to have found the best vintage
hairdresser in the world – as I’ve found with the dress-styles of the
40s and 50s, the hairstyles are also so incredibly feminine and
gorgeous… and Nina’s Hair Parlour in Alfie’s Antique Market
(Marylebone) does it all.  But… sadly no time for that this week!

As with all of my performances, both for private events – like
parties, weddings, corporate dinners, etc. – and for my public gigs, I
always, always like to be well-prepared. And well turned-out, of
course! But back to the music.. I always love to hear what the client
wants in advance – mellow background jazz, Frank Sinatra tunes,
up-tempo, swingin’ retro dance numbers,  the Beatles, Louis Prima, Cab
Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Carole King, Marvin Gaye, the Mamas and the
Papas, Nina Simone…or a combination of all of them… ! As a musician,
it’s great to fun to be flexible – and it’s so much more fun when you
know you’re singing exactly what the client wants! I also love to
learn new songs – it’s all part of the job.

Anyway… better get back to my Keely Smith and Louis Prima tunes for
the 100 Club… ”



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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

We can find you all the best London wedding and party bands for hire, just email us or click on bands above.

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Hire a band for France from UK

Thursday, March 25th, 2010


We have supplied music and entertainment for a number of French Weddings and also corporate parties as we are based in South East England. Many of our clients find it to be more cost effective to book UK based bands, and even after considering the travel to France and back, booking one of our reputable and top-quality acts still works out more affordable than hiring entertainment abroad. Our clients also find that we provide a greater selection of musical genres from which to choose than other music and entertainment agencies, so why not give us a call and let us show you what we can bring ti your event!

Please email us and we can offer you a great quote.

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“Vintage Fashion, Ronnie Scott’s and Walking Down the Aisle.. Kai Hoffman

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I’ve been swinging and jiving and jazzing here in London for almost ten years – and the scene is amazing!  Having decided to make the trip from the USA across the pond (first to Germany and then to London, because of lurrrrve, of course!) – I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such a brilliant music scene. London has absolutely everything in terms of music genres, there’s something AMAZIng to go and listen to, every single night of the week – and the retro scene is HUGE!! I haven’t always been a vintage diva, I have to say – although I’ve always, always loved dressing up –  but the combination of swing jazz, gorgeous fifties dresses and the whole idea of glamour – that elusive and enticing quality —- love it, love it, love it!!!! The last couple years, especially, I’ve teamed up with the Queen of the Vintage Empire herself, Vivien of Holloway, and haven’t looked back – her dresses, all the different styles, halternecks, circle skirts, pencil dresses, the best wide-legged comfy trousers I’ve EVER found – why would a curvy lady want to wear anything else? You put on one of her dresses and it’s like being transported back to Hollywood circa 1953. Love it!! Anyway… got a little excited there! Back to jazz……..

This April, my band Kai’s Cats is going to be playing our sixteenth month of ‘Zoots & Toots’ residency at Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs Bar –  (!’. What an amazing time it’s been! We’ve had all sorts of themes – Hawaiian, Las Vegas, Under  the Sea, etc.etc.–, we’ve had candy girls, top DJs, gorgeous models wearing Vivien of Holloway’s fabulously dresses, jive classes …– and loads and loads of fun.  We even got to put on an awesome, New York-themed New Year’s Eve party at the club – and I  got invited to come downstairs and sing a couple of numbers with the King of Swing himself, Ray Gelato!  Since then, I’ve sung with Ray over at the 100 Club , and we’re even planning a show together! Woohooooooooo!!

Of course, along with Zoots & Toots, I’ve had loads of other amazing musical moments in the last few years – I absolutely love singing for weddings, and have had so many wonderful, wonderful days! Performing for weddings can be incredibly emotional – especially when I get to sing the bride down the aisle.  For a traditional wedding, often it’s a classical soprano who gets to sing for one of the most important events in a person’s life and I’m always thrilled when I’m asked to sing as a jazzy alternative!!! Aside from the pressure of performing at your absolute best – I absolutely love singing that first walk-down-the-aisle song – I’ve almost cried a few times, it’s such a beautiful moment.  I’ve sung so many gorgeous, gorgeous songs, especially ballads, for walking down the aisle, Etta James’ At Last, the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face… It Had to Be You.. I can feel an entirely separate blog coming on about brilliant wedding songs!! So I’ll stop there for the moment…  I love singing that first dance song in the evening too. More on weddings soon…. ”

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Find a Wedding Supplier UK

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 is a great resource for online wedding planning.

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Band Hire for Belgium

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

We provide bands for hire in Belgium from the UK for parties, corporate events, weddings and MOD and RAF officers parties. Just contact us for further details of what we can offer you.  Our services are more affordable than you think, and we can tailor our packages to suit your budget.

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