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Cajun and Zydeco All Stars

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Cajun and Zydeco All Stars

Chris has been fronting Cajun and Zydeco bands for over 30 years and is widely regarded as the boss when it comes to this music in Europe. He has played a major part in creating the interest in Cajun music in this country and is commonly acknowledged as the pioneering force which has inspired many other bands to make this exciting music. his bands are a key link with Louisiana and are always at the forefront of the Cajun and Zydeco scene.

They have played clubs, dancehalls, colleges, theatres, festivals and outdoor stages throughout this country and abroad, made numerous radio and T.V. appearances, recorded over 20 albums, and introduced countless thousands to the dance music of the Louisiana bayous.

His band combines some of the best Cajun musicians in the country with the traditional line up of accordion, fiddle, guitar, and triangle supported by bass and drums. This six piece line up gives them their big dancehall sound and allows them to produce not just some of the best Cajun music you will hear this side of Lafayette but also some of the finest Zydeco, Swamp Pop and Louisiana Blues too. They also write their own songs which embrace Cajun and Zydeco traditions, without losing that all important Louisiana feel.

They are a natural first choice for headline festival appearances and situations where a band is needed that can guarantee a party atmosphere. They have headlined festivals all over Europe. They have entertained TV stars, Movie stars, Rock stars and the staff of some of the biggest companies in the country. Look no further if you need a quality band with the experience and versatility to win over any audience!

Act Information

Line-up

Six piece band with accordion, fiddle, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and vocals. Also available as 5 piece without percussion, 4 Piece without bass, 3 piece without drums and duo without fiddle.

Extra Line-up(s)

Band are equally at home playing Weddings, Parties, Corporate Functions as well as their regular appearances at festivals and clubs. Also available as a duo, trio, 4 piece or 5 piece for smaller events.

Also included

High quality PA from small portable Bose systems to full PA rig with option of engineer and lighting rig if needed. Small compact PA and LED lighting rig included in price is suitable for small to medium sized venues. For larger venues we can hire in whatever is required.

Location

Midlands based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.

Previous Clients

Band leader Chris has played for Sir Paul McCartney, Mary McCartney, Lucinda Lampton, Sky TV, BBC TV, Gillette, Dairy Crest, Hohner, Tonder Festival, (denmark) Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections, Sidmouth Festival, Tollwood festival (Germany) , Open House Festival (Belfast), Ft Lauderdale Festival (USA) Lorient Festival (france), Iwava festival (poland), Raamsdonksveer fest (holland), Murcia festival (spain), Basle Festival (switzerland), Luxembourg Jazz fest, Belgium Cajun festival, Vienna Festival (austria) piacenza folk festival (italy). His band in various forms has accompanied him on all these shows. he has also recorded with Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Bill Wyman, Seth Lakeman, Mike Harding and performed live gigs in bands with artists such as Macca, Dave Gilmour, Ian Paice, Mick Green, Bernie Marsden, and Louisiana superstars such as Steve Riley, Cedric Watson, Pine Leaf Boys, and Corey Ledet.

Testimonials

"Widely regarded as the most authentic and exciting Cajun band in the country" The Observer

"A Cajun equivalent to the Beatles at the Cavern." The Daily Telegraph

"They should hand it out free at hospitals, bedsits and Leonard Cohen concerts" Mojo

Highlights

UK's leading Cajun and Zydeco Band fronted by accordeon supremo Chris Hall.
UK's longest established Cajun And Zydeco Band with over 30 years experience at international level
Equally at home playing main stages or small parties. Never fail to get a party started!

Repertoire

Repertoire

Extremely wide repertoire of Cajun and Zydeco standards by artists like clifton chenier, steve riley, nathan abshire, rockin dopsie and Aldus Roger alongside bayou reworkings of songs by well known artists like Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, and Johhny Cash. Their set can be 100% cajun or zydeco or mixed in with party songs that folks will recognise delivered in a louisiana style.

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)