Price Band: £1000 - £1395
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J and the Whists
J and the Whists are one of the UK's most in-demand Jazz, Soul, Funk and Pop Function Band. Guaranteed to turn any event into a real party.
The band is of the highest standard & features 5 superb and talented young professional musicians in London. All the band members are world class musicians, including Amy Winehouse's side man and guitarist: Robin Banerjee and acclaimed singer Juan Whist, with a unique voice and a distinctive style, he has performed at many jazz and soul festivals all across Europe. His growing high media exposure in Spain due to his recent participation as a contestant on the internationally known TV show The Voice has led him to sell out theatres and venues all over the country.
J and the Whists pride themselves on creating the perfect atmosphere for every individual occasion. With a repertoire in excess of 100 songs, across most genres, for all ages, ranging from the great classic soul, to current pop/rock/blues, R&B and Jazz, we guarantee to have your guests up and dancing for what will be an unforgettable experience.
The band understands that not everyone has thousands of pounds to spend in an event, so have different packages available to suit both large and small events. These may be customized to suit you and the requirements of your budget. The band provides recorded music during their short breaks between sets to keep the guests entertained and the party going.
We have a long client's list, references and our equipment is PAT tested, reliable and well maintained, and of course we do have PLI, different P.A sizes and all necessary equipment lights, etc.
Standard line-up: Bass , drums, guitar and vocals.
Options to add: Keyboards, Female singer, trumpet or sax.
Full large sound system, full back line and lights always included with each quotation for events with up to 120 people.
Larger systems available at an extra cost, always depending of the event size.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.
Quaglinos (Mayfair) , the Anglers (Teddington), The Fire Stables (Wimbledon), The Grim's Dyke Hotel (Harrow), The Manor Arms (Sttreatham), The Club House (Ruislip), The Oak (Seven Oaks), The Percy Arms (Guildford)
Working with J and the Whists was a great experience. Jose who I communicated with was very enthusiastic about our small event and extremely helpful. He even went as far to help us obtain a Saxophone player at short notice for our event. Musically the band was fantastic. They interpreted what I wanted exactly and read the crowd. I will 100% book them again for another event and I have also forwarded their details to other departments within our company for future events. Thank you Jose and the team. It was exceptional.
"We have been using J and the Whists for two years now, from regular live music nights, to functions, to corporate events, and very recently Christmas parties. The music and services has been excellent, looking forward to organizing more events with more spectacular live music"
Haps Hands: Owner and general manager at the ClubHouse (Middlesex stadium, Ruislip), 2016
Very good band, thank you. Great music. Also very understanding that with our dinner running slightly late & the sunny day meaning people were outside rather than in then the audience was both late and thinner than expected! We very much enjoyed the music and thank you to the band for making the trip and contributing to our day.
incredibly large track list
sophisticated and elegant
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.)