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The Zydeco Ramblers

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The Zydeco Ramblers

With a sound located somewhere between the deep south and South Wales, The Zydeco Ramblers play the rootsiest honky-tonk, zydeco, folk, jazz and R&B in London. They like nothing better than to play foot-stompin' tunes that you can dance the Texas polka to.

The Zydeco Ramblers regularly delight audiences of all ages with their superb musicianship. With a flexible line-up, they sound great as a duo, trio or quartet. The regular line up includes musicians who have worked alongside stars such as Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Bob Geldof, Nick Lowe, Loudon Wainright III, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Richard Thompson.

The Zydeco Ramblers' large repertoire means that the band can turn their hand to many types of event. The band often play amplified but can also perform unplugged if needs be. If you're looking for a quartet to play rollicking 50s R&B and rock 'n' roll to get the room up and dancing then you've come to the right place. Equally, if you're looking for a duo or trio to provide a completely instrumental set of vintage jazz then The Zydeco Ramblers fit the bill perfectly.

Act Information


The full line up is a four-piece band (guitar and voice, double bass, fiddle and accordion).

Extra Line-up(s)

The Zydeco Ramblers can perform as a solo act (guitar and voice), a duo (guitar and voice plus either accordion, fiddle or double bass), a trio (guitar and voice, double bass and either fiddle or accordion) or a four-piece band (guitar and voice, double bass, fiddle and accordion)

Also included

We use a 680 watt Yamaha Stagepas 600i PA system, which is suitable for events with fewer than 250 people. We also have access to a simple lighting rig, though that would be provided at an extra cost.


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

Previous Clients

The Zydeco Ramblers have played at hundreds of events over the last few years including weddings, corporate events, private parties, charity events, music festivals, vintage tea parties, bar mitzvahs and even a couple of marriage proposals.

Each event is different, and they've found themselves playing in town halls, barns, gardens, restaurants, night clubs, bars, pubs, churches and markets all over the UK, from Scotland to the South East and Cornwall.


The band were absolutely wonderful at our wedding, everybody commented how great they were - a wonderful mood was set and lots of dancing entailed! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!


"David and the band were brilliant. The booking process was fine and communications beforehand were simple and effective with the minimum of fuss. The band turned up exactly as planned on the day and although we kept them waiting because we were running behind, they accepted it all in good humour and waited patiently to start. Our guests were full of praise for them and loved their originality and musicianship. I just wish that it hadn't been quite so warm in the venue that evening and a few more people had danced along." (Chris Pierce, Wedding, Hampshire)

"The Zydeco Ramblers were fantastic! We danced all night and had the best time. All our guests really enjoyed the atmosphere they helped to create. The booking process was very simple. The band phoned me three weeks before the wedding to discuss requirements and this lead to a more relaxed event on the night. Superb!" (Lizzie Charlton, Wedding, Northamptonshire)

"We just wanted to say thank you to you and to the rest of the band for the most fantastic two sets at our wedding. Friends and family are still asking us about you all and saying it's the best band they've heard at a wedding. We were delighted with all the songs that you chose and especially grateful to you for playing 'Tonight I'll be Staying Here with You'. The accordion sounded great in that song! You judged the mood of the evening perfectly and the music moved along beautifully in response to this. I think it was a real highlight of the day for us and all of our guests, especially the children who loved seeing you all playing your instruments." (Heather Saunders, Wedding, Oxfordshire)

"Just wanted to say thanks for playing at our event last week. Brilliant playing - the highlight of the evening!" (Arnon Yahav, Private Function, London)

"They were fantastic! We danced all night and had the best time. All our guests really enjoyed the atmosphere they helped to create. The booking process was very simple. The band phoned me three weeks before the wedding to discuss requirements and this lead to a more relaxed event on the night. Superb!" (Lizzie Charlton, Wedding, Northamptonshire)

"This is a really late thank you, but we absolutely loved you guys and were so chuffed with your set. So many of our friends and family commented on how much they enjoyed your band, and it really brought the whole atmosphere of the day together. We were dancing on the beach as your tunes drifted down the coast. We were thrilled when you played an extra round of songs." (Elizabeth Pennington, Wedding, Devon)

"Your singing and playing was absolutely wonderful, and created exactly the right mood during our wedding breakfast. I was very impressed by your professionalism - you dressed the part, set up quickly and efficiently, and made sure that the whole day was stress free." (Angela Devichand, Wedding, Gwent)

"Thanks for playing at our wedding! I'd recommend you to anyone who wants live music at their wedding or party." (Christine Evans, Wedding, London)

"Fantastic!!! So the choice of entertainment was perfect for an intimate occasion. The service was excellent, all formalities went without a hiccup. Also, the act was contactable and very willing to make the occasion run smoothly." (James, Private Party, London)

"We just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding in July. The music was fantastic and everyone said how much they enjoyed it, it fit perfectly in the garden and it was great how smoothly it all ran." (James Rutter, Wedding, Cornwall)

"You and the band were great and loads of our guests said how much they enjoyed your set." (Chris Pierce, Wedding, Hampshire)

"Thank you so much for playing during our wedding ceremony! Many of my friends and family mentioned to me how beautiful your singing was, so I'm sure you'll have many more bookings coming your way!" (Jyrki Kolsi, Wedding, Lake District)

"Thanks so much for Saturday! The band was great, and was a big hit with everyone! Thanks for coming down and for being professional and easy to work with, after 2 weddings we really appreciate people that do what they say they will!" (Heather Buchan, Wedding, Ditchling)


Able to provide instrumental or vocal music.
Able to perform with or without amplification.
Perfect for vintage-themed events.



Zydeco & Honky-Tonk
Dr John Iko Iko
Cleveland Crochet Sugar Bee
Clifton Chenier Ay Tete Fee
Hank Williams Honky Tonkin'
Hank Williams Jambalaya
Hank Williams Settin' The Woods On Fire
Jimmy Rodgers Gamblin' Man
Soggy Bottom Boys Man Of Constant Sorrow
Carter Family Lonesome For You
Carter Family The Water Is Wide
Carter Family Wildwood Flower
Carter Family Worried Man Blues
Woodie Guthrie I Ain't Got No Home
Bob Dylan Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Nick Drake River Man
The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixy Down
Willie Nelson Crazy
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash Hey Porter
Elvis Blue Moon of Kentucky
Elvis That's All Right Mama
Roy Acuff Night Train To Memphis
Elvis Hound Dog
R&B Blues & Gospel
Big Joe Turner Flip Flop And Fly
Big Joe Turner Shake Rattle And Roll
Big Joe Turner The Chicken And The Hawk
Chicken Shack I Would Rather Go Blind
Elizabeth Cotton Freight Train
Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles I Got A Woman
Ray Charles Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles What'd I Say
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head
Louis Jordan Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Duke Ellington Don't Get Around Much Any More
Freddie Hubbard Little Sunflower
Herbie Hancock Chameleon
Horace Silver Song For My Father
Hank Snow Moanin'
Arry Barroso Brazil
Joseph Kosma Autumn Leaves
George Gershwin Summertime
Nathaniel Shilkret Lonesome Road
Thelonius Monk Blue Monk

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.)