The Highlanders - Scottish Ceilidh & Reeling Band

Consisting of BBC musicians, The Highlanders have a verifiable and unmatched reputation for brilliant and dynamic performances of Scottish music for Reeling Parties, Balls, Weddings and Ceilidhs. Frequently engaged as a quartet - plus MC/Caller whenever required, the band’s Ceilidh Repertoire encompasses dances such as Strip the Willow, Canadian Barndance, Cumberland Square Eight and The Gay Gordons etc, whilst the Reeling Repertoire includes The Dashing White Sergeant, The Eightsome & Foursome, Reel of the 51st Division, Hamilton House. When requested, The Highlanders also perform a selection of rock and pop songs for general ‘bopping’. Scottish Pipers (on Bagpipes) and Highland Cabaret Dancers are also available. Listen

   

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Donato Rossi Italian Band

The Donato Rossi Italian Band performs a broad spectrum of instantly-recognisable and evocative Italian and Sicilian songs & music. Employed frequently as a background music ensemble to recreate the ambience embodied in the film ‘The Godfather’, the band, when led by vocalist Vasco Berni, also ‘ups the ante’ to play for dancing at balls and wedding parties. When required, further band personnel augmentations include Neapolitan vocalist & mandolinist Gianni Manenti and, as was the case for the World Film Première of ‘Tea with Mussolini’, opera singer Stefano Caïra. The band performs a diverse range of traditional dance styles ( incl tarantellas & mazurkas) and has a repertoire of songs such as: Volare, Comm’ Faccett’ Mammetà, Arriverderci Roma, The Godfather Theme, Tarantella Napolitana, That’s Amore, Funiculi, Funicula, Nessun’ Dorma, La Donna è Mobile, Catari, Catari, + requests.



Die Schunkelmeister German & Bavarian Oompah Band

Led by Stimmungsmacher Hansl Mueller, and with vocals in German, Die Schunkelmeister specialises in recreating the boisterous, raucous conviviality famously associated with the Bavarian Bierhalle of Munich. As an alternative, (primarily for clients desirous of a more sophisticated atmosphere for events such as product launches, sales promotions, etc) the band offers an Alpine programme of subtle, authentic Swiss and Austrian songs & melodies - performances which may be supplemented with the addition of an Alpenhorn Player and Schuhplattler Dancers in cabaret. Traditionally costumed, the band’s many engagements have included regular performances for major German clients such as Lufthansa German Airlines, Bayerische Landesbank, Deutsche Bank, Mercedes-Benz, Sixt GmbH Autovermietung KG, DZT German National Tourist Office, etc; whilst amongst the band’s many UK-based clients are: Imagination, Centerparcs, Löwenbräu (UK), London City Airport, British Midland Airways, et al.

   

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Don Roszetsky Eastern European & Russian Band

Utilising music derived from the Baltic states to the Black Sea, the Don Roszetsky Eastern European Band strives to create the ‘Mad Russian’ effect to render your party truly memorable ! The basic musical line-up comprises Accordion, Electric Guitar, Bass and Drums to which may be added a Balalaika Player & Russian Vocaliste from St Petersburg. Russian repertoire examples include Katiusha, Moscow Nights, Moi Tziganoshki, Oche Chornya and Kalinka. There is also a substantial Gypsy-based repertoire emanating from Hungary (Fa Leszek, Voyna Voyna, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos 5 and 2), Romania (Titu Polka), Macedonia (Jovano Jovanke), Greece (Miza Lou) and Turkey (Mustafa.) Additionally, some middle-eastern and Arabic music.

Marcel Dupont Café Band

Led by dynamic French Accordionist and Vocalist Marcel Dupont, the Café Band is guaranteed to add Gallic charm and Parisian ambience to any event. The evergreen and charming songs of French stars Edith Piaf (La Vie en Rose, Non je ne regrette rien), Maurice Chevalier (Gigi), Charles Trenet (Boum, Que reste-t-il), Charles Aznavour ( Elle, Les Plaisirs Démodés - Dance in the Old-fashioned Way ) and Jacques Brel (Ne me quitte pas) are coupled with rousing and brilliant performances of traditional French Bal Musette (Rue Pigalle, La Valse des Guingettes, Dédé de Montmartre, Sous le Ciel de Paris, etc.) As a tribute to Edith Piaf, Marcel has also written a cabaret entitled Les Chansons de Piaf which features vocaliste Miss Lorraine Brunning, a performance that is particularly suitable for gala dinners and promotional events.

Don Ross Easy-Listening Ensemble

Elegant, tasty, gently-swinging background music - an ensemble consisting of Accordion, Electric Guitar and Double Bass. Maybe supplemented by Flute doubling Saxophone, Violin and Drums. Repertoire: A Man and A Woman, Just the Way you are, The Girl from Ipanema, Mas que Nada, Moon River, Bridge over Troubled Water, A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square, etc. The band is supplied complete with instrumental amplification and PA system, if necessary.

 

 

 

 

Contact Details
T: 020 8203 0626
M: 07787 91 60 41
info@donald-ross.co.uk