Recommended Bands and DJs

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Double Deck Discos

Offering a special package, “The Shilstone Wedding Experience” – 

Double Decks Disco is South West based, built on a vast experience of music and skill to bring all you top class entertainment. John provides an excellent personal and friendly service, supported by the latest professional sound and lighting systems. John has been involved in producing and playing music for church services, ceremonies and wedding receptions for years.

T: 07882 858593

W: www.doubledecksdisco.co.uk

E: john.cudlipp@yahoo.co.uk

Bespoke Disco

Award winning DJ based in the heart of Devon! Bespoke Disco offer experienced and talented DJ’s handpicked to suit your music preferences. With a showroom based in Paignton, you can visit the Bespoke Disco team, discuss your package and meet with your DJ. Bespoke Disco aim to offer a personal service and deliver musical entertainment unique to you and your wedding.

W: www.bespokedisco.com

E: bespokedisco@icloud.com


DJ Banny

Jonathan Banyard is an accomplished DJ and stage pianist with two decades of experience. Jonathan is very well established at Shilstone and has been returning year after year offering his personal and competitive musical packages.

DJ Banny offers music from the 1950s to current hits and, of course, listens to what genre the client would like and the atmosphere they are looking to create. Jonathan also offers other services such as playing the piano during your Ceremony and/or for your Drinks Reception.

Due to Jonathan’s industry experience, he is also able to assist with musician searches, using his connections to find exactly what you are looking for; a violinist, for example, a flutist or solo singer.

W: www.facebook.com/DJBANNY1/

E: jonathan.banyard@btinternet.com


DJ Northey

DJ Northey has more than 14 years’ experience playing at wedding venues across both the UK and Europe. DJ Northey is local to our area and his skilful ability to beat match every track seamlessly into the next ensures there are no awkward pauses between songs, keeping the atmosphere alive. DJ Northey has always worked hard to find fresh new remixes and beat match them with old-school classics which makes his DJ skills quite unique and a real crowd pleaser at any event.

T: 07919 962737

W: www.djnorthey.co.uk


Dan Goode – DJ and Saxophonist 

Dan Goode is a full time DJ, Saxophonist and music producer based in Essex. He began playing saxophone aged 9, and by age 13 was performing professionally at corporate events and shows. Following a scholarship to study at the prestigious Chethams School of Music, Dan moved to London, and began performing at high end events throughout the UK. Dan provides an extensive and impressive DJ and Saxophone array, in any style of music ranging from 1950s swing and jazz, Motown, 70/80s, classic house, all the way to pop, dance, and club music. He is the perfect choice for those seeking to add an energetic live element to their wedding!

W: www.dangoodeofficial.co.uk  

Perfect Wedding DJs and Events

A small team of highly experienced Wedding DJs that are skilled at what they do and well known for being amongst the very best and sought after in the region. Their DJs work with couples in a friendly and approachable manner to build up a performance based around their own and their guests preferences, taking requests on the night and building the vibe using their own experience.  All music genres including Dance, Chart, R&B, House, Rock, Indie, Disco etc are catered for!

Perfect Wedding DJs and Events LOVE TO DJ, and say nothing is better than seeing happy dancers!!!

T: 07989 411 760

W: www.retrodisco.co.uk

E: mark@retrodisco.co.uk

Supreme Soundz

Supreme Soundz is a Kingsbridge based mobile DJ service providing sound and light for all types of events in and around the South Hams and Devon and Cornwall. Darren provides amazing light shows with the use of the latest high-powered led effects, scanning laser shows and digital sound system playing all the latest music with options of your own music genre.

T: 07739 756067

W: www.facebook.com/supremesoundzdj


Soul Funktion

Established in 2002, South Devon soul band Soul Funktion has gained the well-earned reputation of being both Devon’s leading wedding band and a top-quality function band for Balls, Festivals, Parties, Corporate and Special Events.

Based between Exeter and Torbay, Soul Funktion works hard on providing a cracking mix of hi-energy, big sound soul numbers, rock and blues classics and contemporary numbers specifically chosen to appeal across all age ranges.

Top priority is giving you and your guests a quality performance. The band’s 9-piece line-up comprises of male and female vocalists, a rock-solid rhythm section comprising of drums, bass, keyboards and guitar together with a cracking horn section.

Soul Funktion also offer a band setup ranging between 6 and 9 performers in the hope they can cater for all budgets.

T: 07786 242524

W: www.soulfunktion.co.uk

E: rodmunro@me.com


Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band

One of Devon’s most sought after, experienced Ceilidh bands, perfect for something a little different for the evening party! Blue Jewel play mostly Irish tunes, some English and Scottish, and the odd European tune, that people love! Blue Jewel can play as a trio (caller/bodhran/fiddle, fiddle, guitar/mandolin), 4-piece (plus bass guitar), or 5-piece (plus bass guitar and drums).

Their caller, Kip, is relaxed and clear, and makes it all easy and fun. From novice dancers to the more experienced, they guarantee you will have a great time, and a party to remember!!

Blue Jewel can also offer musical entertainment suitable for your Ceremony and Reception.  

T: 07969 123 346

W: www.lastminutemusicians.com/members/blue-jewel-ceilidh-band.html

E: kip@eiffel.org.uk


Daniel Costin – Wedding and Event Saxophonist

Daniel is an extremely talented and unbelievably entertaining Saxophonist; perfect for both Reception and Evening music sets! Daniel’s life passion is music that inspires him and he inspires others, by entertaining people from the way he creates a whole new mood on the dance floor and makes you have an unforgettable and great time with the ones you love. Daniel can provide you with pop performances, classics, smooth jazz, to freestyles such as Ibiza ocean club style and dance anthems. You can work with him by tailoring the specific type of music and songs would you like to be included in your playlist.  

W: www.danielcostin.live 

E: contact@danielcostin.live

Darren Lake – Wedding Singer – Perfect for the Drinks Reception.

Darren Lake is a South West based singer and entertainer with a vast experience of performing on stage both as himself and as an actor. Darren is available for private and corporate functions anywhere, at any time and is a popular and much in demand wedding singer in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire.

When you book Darren you can expect songs from the past five decades ranging from Frank Sinatra to The Fratellis, Tom Jones to Take That and The Beatles to The Black Crowes, taking in favourites like Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley in between.

E: darrendarrenultimate80s@gmail.com

Double A and The Bay

Acoustic duo Double A and the Bay take listeners on a journey from the 80s to the present day, covering everything from indie/rock classics to RnB, hip-hop to pop and everything in between. With a broad range of covers and styles, the pair delivers surprising variety for a duo and can even offer a DJ set for a complete party package.

W: www.facebook.com/DoubleAandtheBay

Electric Bandits

Electric Bandits are highly experienced musicians and vocalists. Having performed over 400 shows under their previous name “Fragile Sanity”, Electric Bandits still bring the same professional and entertaining show. All four members sing, creating multi-vocal harmonies for complex songs not many other bands would attempt – including Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Their huge high-energy repertoire spans seven decades, covering most genres to adapt to any variety of audiences. No expense spared on top of the range, professional equipment totalling approximately £30k – all to create the best party atmosphere for your special event.

T: 07976 525907

W: www.electricbandits.co.uk

E: band@electricbandits.co.uk


Function Central

Function Central provide exclusive musicians, DJs and function bands for weddings, parties and corporate events.

Acts who work with Function Central need to be exceptional performers and entertainers. They also need to meet Function Central’s strict standards for professionalism, reliability, punctuality and courtesy.

Function Central are aware of Shilstone’s Zone Array Sound System and have an array of performers who are very familiar with directional speaker systems.

T: 0333 242 0560

W: www.functioncentral.co.uk

E: beverley@functioncentral.co.uk or info@functioncentral.co.uk

Gilly Jazz

A refreshing new take on all your favourite tunes and more! Tap you toes and smile a lot!

Gilly Jazz: All your favourites from Ella Fitzgerald to Norah Jones and more contemporary pop tunes! Accompanied by piano or guitar, we can play as a Duo, Trio, Quartet. Perfect for wining and dining and all sorts of parties.

Affinitee: French Music! Chansons with the Sound of Paris. Bringing to life the romance and atmosphere of Paris. Wonderful accordion with guitar and double bass. We work as Duo, Trio, Quartet. Perfect for any French themed evening or party. Great for garden parties and celebrations.

Little Big Band: Fantastic, fun, four piece Covers Band! “These guys bring a sense of fun to music which is pure delight!”. Covers from Katy Tunstsall, The Beatles, Amy Macdonald, Fleetwood Mac, Caro Emerald, Imelda May, Abba . . .

T: 07875 249906

E: gillyjazz@live.co.uk

Haus Band

The Haus Band are a high end, high energy professional wedding and event band. Playing their own covers of tunes from the 70’s through to the present day, The Haus Band guarantee to make any event a night to remember.

The Haus Band really is your own “Haus” band, giving every event a personal service and the option to choose your own songs for the band to play should you wish to.

As well as the musicians, Haus Band provides full sound, lighting and staging to any scale.

W: www.thehausband.co.uk


Highway 21

With a brand new line-up, Highway 21 are the UK’s premier 3-piece wedding band. They have one simple aim and that’s to pack the dancefloor! Whatever the age of your guests, their extensive repertoire will be sure to have everyone hitting the dance floor and singing along at the top of their voices giving you the wedding party that you’ve always dreamt of.

T: 0845 226 8591

W: www.highway21.co.uk

E: info@highway21.co.uk



Managed by a team whom have worked with international stars including Rod Stewart, James Arthur, Imelda May, Cee Lo Green and Robbie Williams, iRock truly are an exceptional Indie Rock Party Band. Unlike many cover bands, iRock have performed as a band for over 7 years and have grown and matured together as musicians. Their invaluable experience means you benefit from a wealth of live music knowledge, and are guaranteed breath taking performances that will bring your event to life.

T: 01554 770 152

W: www.irockpartybank.co.uk


Motown Gold

There are Motown bands for hire and then there’s Motown Gold. Perhaps the most stunning act on Earcandy’s books and guaranteed to leave your guests awestruck.

Motown Gold celebrate the finest songs from the Tamala Motown and Classic Soul era. Experience songs made famous by musical ‘giants’ such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and The Jackson 5. Older and younger generations all enjoy the classic songs. And that’s because some of the most legendary songwriters of all time wrote them – so we think they are timeless. Motown Gold are appropriate for medium and larger venues where there is space to show off and make full use of a larger band.

W: www.earcandylive.co.uk/acts/motown-gold


Secret Spitfires

The Secret Spitfires have a reputation as England’s top professional wedding band. In between sets, the music doesn’t stop. Before, between and after, the band provide a complimentary disco service, so your guests can stay on the dance floor and throw their shapes! It’s also becoming increasingly common for Brides and Grooms to create their own playlist and plug their iPod or MP3 player (or phone) into the band’s PA system so they know the songs of their choice are going to be played.

W: www.thesecretspitfires.co.uk

E: info@thesecretspitfires.co.uk


Stereo Jacks

Stereo Jacks perform chart hits from the 60’s to present day. Songs from the likes of The Beatles, The Kinks, Stevie Wonder, Killers, Kings of Leon, Bruno Mars and many more! The Stereo Jacks provide the full package to all its clients, as they want the Bride, Groom, friends and family to thoroughly enjoy the event. Stereo Jacks also provide all PA, lighting and music before, between and after performances.

T: 07800 820287 or 01934 820371

W: www.thestereojacks.co.uk

E: info@thestereojacks.co.uk


The Choons

The Choons are one of the most energetic, super-professional and exciting party bands to work in the South West. The Choons are an all-male 4-piece band and cover a huge range of music and their extensive and varied setlist caters for all ages and musical tastes.

T: 01872 573312 or 07812 930004

W: www.thechoons.co.uk

E: bluewingssurf@gmail.com


The Distractions

Build the band yourself! The Distractions offer musicians from a solo, duo, 4-piece band up to a full 14-piece band! They bring everything from laid-back, background music during the day to an unforgettable evening filled with legendary mash-ups and a variety of musical genres.

W: www.thedistractionsband.co.uk


The Harbour Band

The four-man band from Cornwall and Devon formed back in 2016 and have set playlists packed full of classic anthems as well as one or two ‘Forgotten Bangers’ that will doubtless bring back amazing memories as well as creating new ones!

T: 0845 226 8591

W: www.theharbourband.co.uk

E: info@theharbourband.co.uk


The P.Y.TS

The P.Y.Ts are a young band of accomplished musicians who are committed to bringing a fresh, professional and modern touch to your day. Each one of their band members has built up a lot of experience in the industry as a gigging musician, featuring in regular performances with popular artists such as Rita Ora, Ella Eyre, Iggy Azalea & Conor Maynard.

W: www.thepytsband.com


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