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Cookin' Country Band

Grab your Stetson and polish those rhinestones and come on down for just the best country music party ever. The band offers an accessible combination of rocky and more traditional country music to get your feet tapping.

Hootenanny Band is one of the busiest Country/ Hoedown / Barn and Line Dance bands in southern England. Based just north of London, we regularly perform at Weddings, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Conferences, Product Launches, University Balls and Charity events as well as Festivals.

We are one of the few bands in the country that can supply a full country hoedown and line dance experience. We play a range of classic country rock, country and new country songs and instrumentals as well as playing hoedown / barn dance and country style line dances. We have many years experience in providing music for a wide range of corporate and private functions and will help ensure that your client's special event runs smoothly and that everyone has a good time.

The song set covers a wide range of material from classics like Jambalaya and Folsom Prison Blues, through the country rock from bands like the Eagles to new country from the likes of the Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.

If dancing is more your cup of coffee, then we do a mix of traditional Hoedown material, common American dances and line dance as requested. We cover all the main bases of square and traditional American Dances such as the Virginia Reel and can add in line dances and mix in country songs suitable for free form dancing.

We find that our approach to calling, and the mix of dances is ideal for audiences who may be not be familiar with hoedown or line dancing, or indeed any kind of dancing at all. We have been successfully playing at American theme'd events, country music clubs and to American ex-pats for a number of years and have often had return bookings so I guess we must be doing something right.

As of 2015 legendary pedal steel player BJ Cole (named best pedal steel player in the world by Sting) will be playing wit the band on selected dates. BJ Cole has played on many great tracks with top names over the years including Elton John (Tiny Dancer) Marc Bolan, Joan Armatrading (Down to Zero), Scott Walker, The Stranglers, kd lang, Deacon Blue and Paul Young. On the live side he's toured with REM, The Verve, David Sylvian, Depeche Mode, Beck, Bjork, Sting, John Cale, Hank Wangford and most recently, Martin Simpson and Tom Jones.

Act Information

Line-up

Dawn - Vocals, percussion and calling
Brian - Electric guitar and vocals
Link - Electric bass
Mike - Kit drums

Extra Line-up(s)

Fiddle player
Keyboards
Additional caller

We can also provide a 'hi tech' duo with high quality backing tracks.

Also included

PA - BOSE PS1 Compact FOH (pole system) s, mixing desk and foldback system
Lighting - 4 x LED Parcans on T bars, 2 x stage batons (additional lighting available if required).

Location

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

Previous Clients

Graze.com
Nationwide Building Society
Three (mobile network)
Kettering Beer Festival
Old Gaffer's Festival (Isle of Wight)
Gray-Dawes Travel & Expense Management
NHS Services Management
Sara's Hope Foundation
Europe Arab Bank plc
Carbon Trust
Birdseye
Vets Now
Herbalife
Sega Games
Molly Maid
Epson Racecourse
Elephant & Nun Festival
GuilFest
Salisbury Live Festival
Cheltenham Festival
Bloxham Festival
The Sands (Gainsborough)
Regent Leisure Park, Morecombe
Internatioan Tennis Federation
Molly Maid (Francise Support)
British American Tobacco
O2 (HR)
Burnham Beeches Hotel
Birds Eye Iglo Ltd
Guilfest
Garrison Officers' Mess, Aldershot
Unilever
Avon Cosmetics (Francise support
Honourable Artillery Club (London)
UEA School of Medicine
ATAC
Radley College, Oxford
University of Surrey (Freshers' Event)
Harting Ltd

Testimonials

"Hootenanny Band kicked off our annual festival and we couldn't have asked for a more appropriate package. Tunes you'll know and dance moves you'll never forget. Just brilliant. - Kettering Beer & Music Festival

"Just wanted to thank you and the band for making our Hoedown so good! Music and dancing were awesome." - Jane Uphill (Charity Hoedown, Fishbourne)

"Thank you so so much for such an amazing time on Friday, we loved it!" - Gemma Knott (Graze.com)

Howdy! "Just a quick email from myself and the rest of the team to thank you very much for Saturday Night, our event was a huge success and you really helped to keep the place swinging, it was fantastic." - Suzanne (CEO of Gray-Dawes Travel & Expense Management)

"You were just brilliant. Amazing. Everyone is buzzing - everyone is on a high. Your caller is just the best. You are all just - brilliant" - Birthday Party at the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham.

"Incredible. You guys worked so hard. Just awesome." - Great British Pub Awards 2013 (Park Lane Hiltorn, London)

"The band was great and people enjoyed themselves" - European Ecological Federation (INTECOL 2013)

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our night a success at Doggetts' last night..." - Laura (Europe Arab Bank plc)

"Thank you all so much for a brilliant night at Coleen Nolan`s Wild West Ball - you were amazing - hope to see you all again in the near future ..." - Coleen Nolan's Wild West Ball (Sara's Hope Foundation)

"Just to say a HUGE thank you for helping to make the party so fantastic on Sunday evening!

We had such great feedback on you from all our guests and I think you really made the evening." - Selina Linton (Birthday Part)

"We just wanted to write to say Thank you very, very much for doing a great job at our wedding. We had an amazing evening and a lot of guests told us how great you all were + how much fun they had. Thanks a million" - Mark and Tanya Sweet

"We loved having you and the band at our party. It was great fun and everybody had a wonderful time." - International Tennis Federation (Christmas Party, London)

Highlights

Great mix of well known country songs with two vocalists.
Can provide both Hoedown / Barn dance and Line dance
Fully self-contained and can bring in extra PA/Lighting.

Repertoire

Repertoire

and many more...Garth Brooks Callin' Baton Rouge
Dolly Parton Jolene
Dolly Parton Nine to Five
Los Lobos La Bamba
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash Ghost Riders
Dixie ChicksWide Open Spaces
Dixie ChicksThere's your Trouble
Dixie ChicksLongtime Gone
Carrie UnderwoodBefore He Cheats
The WreckersMy Oh My
Bonny RaittAngel of Montgomery
Nanci GriffithI Wish it would Rain
Keith UrbanSomebody Like You
Radney FosterNobody Wins
Band Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Gram ParsonsHonky Tonk Women
Hank WilliamsJambalaya
Janice Joplin Mercedes Benz
KristoffersonMe & Bobby McGee
J Cash/GuthrieCity of New Orleans
EaglesTake it Easy
Arlo GuthrieComing into Los Angeles
RednexCotton Eye Joe
CreedenceBad Moon Rising
Line / Barn Dance Set
Cowboy Charleston
Electric Slide
Bronco Bump
Coming 'round the Mountain
Turkey in the Straw
Virginia Reel
Festival Reel
Ping
Rancher's Circle
and many more...

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.)