Folk-rock band

La Phooka

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About La Phooka

'La Phooka' are a fun, party/ceilidh, indie/folk/pop band comprising of exceptional musicians with many years experience.
Folk-rock band
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La Phooka are a UK based 5-piece band of all different shapes and sizes. Together, we play original songs & tunes (along with a clutch of covers). Our music ranges from folk-pop, upbeat foot-tapping, dancing-shoes-on numbers through to beautiful ballads and instrumentals. From whistles and Bagpipes to bouzouki and mandolin, from diatonic accordion to all manner of guitars. And of course, the bass & drums drive the dance party rhythms home. Multi-part harmony vocals complete the full, lush sound.

La Phooka's Reviews

From customers:

Maria H
6 years ago

Cracking band! Great talents, fab!

Alvin P
6 years ago

Great Entertainment and Great Music

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La Phooka's Song list

Wonderwall - Oasis Em
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
Summertime - Gershwin Am
Hallelujah - Rufus Wainright C
Wild Mountainside - Eddi Reader G
Catch The Wind - Donovan G
Love Is A Losing Game - Winehouse C
Budapest - George Ezra G
Sailed Away - La Phooka (Original) G
You Belong To Me - (Shrek) C
Leaving of Liverpool - The Dubliners D
Galway Girl - Steve Earle D
For No One - The Beatles C
Inbetween Days - The Cure G
Ride On - Christy Moore Am
Dirty Old Town - Pogues G
Irish Rover - Pogues G
Sally MacLenanne - Pogues D/G
Star of the County Downe - Pogues Em
Let Me Go - La Phooka G
Far Away - La Phooka G
Diggers Ticket - La Phooka D
No More Tomorrows - La Phooka G
Down Some Roads - La Phooka F
Regular Army O - La Phooka Em
Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners G
Jigs - (on bagpipes) Bb
Reels - (on bagpipes) Bb
Seven Seas - Bunnymen Cm?
First Picture of You - Capo on 7th Em
See You - Depeche Mode Am
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol A
Valerie - Amy Winehouse G
Rip It Up - Orange Juice Cm
High and Dry - Radiohead. D
Sit Down - James E
One I love - REM Em

La Phooka's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1200
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we can tailor the band from 3 to 6 performers.

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

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

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

“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”

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

“Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.
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