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The Käse Chiefs Bavarian Oompah Band

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About The Käse Chiefs Bavarian Oompah Band

A 5* professional Oompah band with bags of enthusiasm & energy. We've played at hundreds of weddings, private occasions & corporate events.
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Kase Chiefs Bavarian Oompah Band We are The Kase Chiefs Bavarian Oompah Band. We have Brun Hilde on Trumpet from Berlin, Frau Helga on Sax from Munich, Herr Flick on Tuba from Dusseldorf, Herr Brush, our vocalist from his dressing table, Hair Balls the Drummer from Munchen and Paddy from Belfast, our horn player. If its fun and laughter with party games and giveaways as an optional extra that will get an event going then we are the right band. Games and audience participation are high on our list when it comes to entertainment. We can offer games with Sausages, Hats and Steins not to mention a chance to ‘beat our drummer.’ All this topped off with a superb game of Limbo. Wunderbar! We love being involved in German Band music and have one of the best Brass sections around. We are in South Yorkshire and we would be delighted to travel and perform fabulous sets for your guests. Entertaining and performing are the skills of our ensemble but we can also ensure professionalism, communication and passion for the music we play and the job that we do. We exist for your event and you'll be consulted all the way through on music choices, timings, and every other detail. We come with a full lighting and speaker system so you get the best of those. Every player has a personal wireless Mic system so you hear each player and vocalist equally. Should you decide to book us, we will be in contact all the way and offer Skype or Teams virtual meetings as well as telephone calls. We can also work to your instructions should you desire a piece of music that we don’t have. We have our own in house music arranger and so can discuss with you our playlists and whether you would like anything special which can be arranged at a small extra cost. Flexibility and communication are really very important to us, just as much as our clients are important as well. We have played at all kinds of events in all kinds of cities and venues and draw on music such as German Oompah right through the 90's and beyond. The band is available not just for Oktoberfest but at any time of the year.

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Bavarian oompah, Christmas, German music, Marching, Pop
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Event types:
Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Charity event, Corporate event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Käse Chiefs Bavarian Oompah Band's Song list

a taste of our repertoire:
Aba d'Ochsn (Zwiefacher)
Alter Hopfavogl (Zwiefacher)
Augustin (Zwiefacher)
On the Alm (March)
Da entare (Scottish)
The way to my Deanderl (waltz)
D'Gäns san im Hobern (waltz)
Print only zua (Münchner Polka / Boarischer)
Eichlbauer (Zwiefacher)
Gamsgebirg March
Gickerl (double)
Today is my old woman (Polka)
Ascension polka
Holledauer Zwiefacher
I am a Stoahauer (Zwiefacher)
Laughing polka
Landler von Sperl
My Deanderl is in the water goin (Boarischer)
Passau rifle march
Chimney sweep waltz
Venison ragout (Munich polka)
Teifi, you skinny one
Our old Kath (Zwiefacher)
Wintergrea (Zwiefacher)
Gypsy aria
Sweet Caroline
Hey Baby
Take me Home County Roads
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Jetzt gehts Los!
Trink mer noch a Tropfche
Im Zillertal
Die Lorelei
An der Nordseekute
In Munchen Steht
Lichtensteiner Polka
Das Kufsteiner Leid
Das Humbta tatara
Happy Wanderer valderi-valdera
Amsterdam – Axel Fischer
Anton aus Tirol – DJ Ötzi
Hulapalu – Andreas Gabalier
Life is Life – Opus
Ein Stern – DJ Ötzi
Du Kanst Nicjt Immer 17 Sein – Chris Roberts
Rock Mi – voXXclub
Rucki Zucki
Living Next Door to Alice – Smokie
Eine Neue Liebe ist ein Neues Leben – Jürgen Marcus
Hey Baby (Uhh, Ahh) – DJ Ötzi
’99 Luftballons – Nena
Village People Hit Meledy – Village People
Heino Hit Medley – Heino
The Flyer Song
JA JA ding dong
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Ein Prosit der Gemutlichkeit
So Ein Schoner Tag (Fliegerlied)
ayerischer Defiliermarsch - Original Münchner Blaskapelle/Ltg.Bert Himmer
Lichtensteiner Polka - Original Oktoberfest
Böhmischer Traum - Gasterländer Blasmusikanten
Ein Prosit der Gemutlichkeit - Partynator
I Don't Want No Whiskey, Beer or Wine - Lenny Zendel & His Orchestra
Oompah Polka -
Cordula Grün -
Peanuts Polka - Myron Floren
In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus - Bayernkapelle
Oh, My Dear Augustin (O, du lieber Augustin) - The Oktoberfest Oompah Band
Beer Barrel Polka - Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks
Glorious Beer / Comrades - The Sing-A-Long Gang
Roll Out The Barrel - Myron Floren
In Heaven There Is No Beer - The Official Oktoberfest Band
Pennsylvania Polka - Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
No More Beer Today - Fat Louie Szykowski & His Big Polka Band
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Frankie Yankovic
Clarinet Polka - Myron Floren
Yes, We Have No Bananas Polka - Fat Louie Szykowski, The Big Polka Band
Have Another Beer Polka - The Slovenian Polka Kings
You Are My Sunshine Polka - Frankie Yankovic, Walter Ostanek
Black Sea Gale - The Dreadnoughts
Dem Land Tirol die Treue - Original Zillertaler
Ein Prosit - Die Musikanten-Vagabunden
Viva Bavaria (Viva Colonia) - Münchner Zwietracht
Bier her, Bier her - Lustige Musikanten
Dance Little Bird - Myron Floren
Beer Garden Polka - Sig Kowalski and The Magic Strings
Polka Jamboree - Walter Ostanek
Ötztaler Hüttengaudi - Anton, DJ Ötzi
Rätätä Oktoberfest - Glitzer Gischi
Baby Doll Polka - Western Senators
Bottom Of The Barrel Oberek - Wesoly Bolek & His Orchestra
Beer Medley - The Slovenian Polka Kingas
Oktoberfest Polka - Larry Chesky and His Orchestra
Gimme A Beer - The Bavarian Beesingers
So schön - Frank Wörndl
Bierkapitän - Markus Becker, Bierkapitän
Drink, Drink, Little Brother, Drink - The Bavarian Beesingers
7 Sunden - Party Mix - Oktoberfest
Roll Out The Barrel/Pretty Maiden/Pennsylvania Polka/The Happy Wanderer - The Kalendar Band
Jagersburger March - The German Air Force Band
Little Brown Jug/For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow - The Sing-A-Long Gang
Heute Is Schuetzenball - Oktoberfest Players
Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch - Die Alpenkracher
Schneewalzer - Flachlandtiroler
Pilsner Polka - Andrea & Gunter
Esellied - Party Kryner
In Den Wald - Bavarian Oompah Band
Auf uns - Andreas Bourani
Steine - Bosse
Mamma Mia - German Version - Annika Bruhns
Nichts - Faber
80 Millionen - Max Giesinger
Waterloo - ABBA
Heiliger Bimbam - Radio Edit - Finger & Kadel
Mambo - Herbert Grönemeyer
Adieu St. Tropez - Annemarie Eilfeld
Liechtensteiner Polka
Hey Baby
Das Esellied (Iha Iha Iha oh)
Colonel Bogey
Pop and Chart Covers:
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Sit Down – James
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Amarillo – Tony Christie
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Radetzky March
Hi-Le-Hi-Lo (Swaying left to right)
Ein Prosit (Toast)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Oops Upside Your Head
Can Can
It's Not Unusual
Hey Jude
Daydream Believer
Sweet Caroline
Sex On Fire
500 Miles
Country Roads
New York New York
Hey Baby (Encore)
Christmas Hits:
Do they Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Feliz Navidad – Boney M
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We don't employ musicians on an ad hoc basis. The band you see here on the photographs is the band you get. We work well as a team in that we all like to gig together. Our Singer, Joe, is an absolute star with a silky voice and dare we say it, snake hips! He is our only vocalist and so you will be sure to have him sing at your event.

Do you have different line-up options?

We gig as a 7 piece but can come out without a singer as a 6 piece band. This doesn't change the set or the strength of the band as Louise, our trumpet player, simply steps up to handle all the melodies. Male Vocalist, Joe Clarinet, Phil Trumpet, Louise Sax, Kay Horn, Nathan Tuba, Gary Drums, Keith

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Give us a shout. Communication is the best thing in all situations and we will do what we can to accommodate you. We can flexible and will help where we can and sometimes, we will just need to adjust our sets or speak to you about what works best for you and us. We are 5 star verified encore musicians and you don't earn that without working hard

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We can provide a small DJ service absolutely and you wont be left with silence. However, this is simply us using our tech devices to play previously download tracks to suit the event. The set of music will be mostly German tracks in keeping with your event but we can certainly help and this is all included in our fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

Realistically we need 1.5 hours to set up and then we like a sound check. Ideally, we need to be vacant of any crowd whilst we set up and sound check so that we get the levels spot on. This then makes sure that you get the best sound and the best live performance.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Go for it! You can find our songlist on the SONGLIST page OR ask us, we have an in house arranger! We can learn any song that you would like and our arranger will write it our for the band and we will rehearse it. There is a very small charge of £10 for this.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Professional Sound System, mixing desk and 7 wireless Microphones plus access to the system for yourselves if required Lighting system All music, equipment and licenses Provision of all games items and certificates/beer tokens Public Liability to £10 million -certificate available on request Risk Assessments provided - available on request

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn any song that you would like and our arranger will write it our for the band and we will rehearse it. There is a very small charge of £10 for this. We like to make sure that we are well rehearsed so please do let us know in plenty of notice that you would like something that isnt in our set.

The Käse Chiefs Bavarian Oompah Band's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1680
Up to 3 hours£2570


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The Käse Chiefs Bavarian Oompah Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Frank O
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely great, we had a fantastic German/English wedding. Band was on time, played our favourite songs and engaged with guests. It could not not have been better. Thank you, Sarah & Frank

Jayne L
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

These guys really made the night, everybody commented on that! Great music, audience engagement, came on time with everything they said they would, just fab - wish we could do it every year!

Phillip P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely outstanding performance. Kasë Chief's made our event, great performances, fun games and interaction with the audience. Could have asked for better. Will be booking again.

Andrew R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Käse Chiefs performed at our private Christmas function, which was Bavarian themed. From start to finish they were very accommodating and professional. Their presence made a huge difference to the quality and enjoyment of our guests, especially in the way that they interact with others during their performances. All of the feedback from our event organisers and all of our guests was exceptional. We would book Käse Chiefs again and would happily recommend them.

From other customers:

Andy C
1 month ago, for a Private event in Chorley
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5 out of 5

A huge thank you for your performance at our Oktoberfest on Saturday evening. Everything ran smoothly from start to finish and the feedback from those who attend has been first class… ‘where did you get the band from, they were great’, ‘the band was awesome’ and ‘I loved the games’… these are just a few of many. A great performance, thank you. As the event organiser I would also like to thank both you and Encore for a seamless booking process. Additionally, your communication before, during and after the event ensured everything ran without hitch, a professional and all-round polished performance.

Adam G
1 month ago, for a Corporate event in Duke of Gloucester Barracks Cirencester
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5 out of 5

‘Amazing’, ‘Incredible’ ‘unbelievably good’ ‘need to book them again’ are only a few of the comments made by members of our party that the Kase Chiefs performed at. From the moment we booked the band they were in constant communication making sure all our needs were met. We can be a difficult crowd due to it being a military setting, but the band absolutely blew us away, the set up was incredible, the members were fully aware of what was needed and everything about them screamed professionalism. Fully self sufficient we provided the area for the band and they did the rest, lights, sound checks, their Bavarian attire, everything we could have asked for and more. The band played 2 sets for us and from the moment they started they captured everyone, dancing on the tables singing along to the music and most important of all; for us, was the participation of the crowd- the games they provided brought hysterical laughter and a underlying military hunger to win, everyone was involved which was promised to us and delivered 100 times over. There wasn’t a moment where the dance floor, benches, tables weren’t full of people having an amazing time. I can, without a doubt, say that the night would not have been as much of a success if we had booked any other band!!

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