Folk-rock band

Magnolia Sky

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About Magnolia Sky

Folk-rock band
Loughton
Public liability insurance of £2 million
Acoustic folk rock band ready to party.

This pop rock band comes in a 3 or 4 piece line up to fit different floor spaces and hearts’ desires. This band is half British, half Italian. Italy makes some pretty good pasta dishes, but we can guarantee their musicians outshine even the tastiest of lasagnes! Brendan leads the way in this band having studied at the British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM). His favourite genre is folk rock, and that’s reflected in the band’s repertoire. Brendan is backed by two Joes (!) one on drums and the other on bass, and the band’s fourth member is Paolo on lead guitar. Collectively the band has studied at BIMM, Canterbury Christchurch University and ICMP London in commercial music, popular music performance, and songwriting - so it’s fair to say they know their stuff! You might have seen these lads playing at The Garage, The Roisin Dubh, Newark Festival, The Ritz, The Gherkin, Quaglino’s, Royal Albert Hall and the Reading & Leeds Festival. They’ve got an extensive repertoire of over 100 songs covering largely pop, multiple styles of rock, folk, and the ever favourite pop rock across the decades - just take a look! Once you’ve booked the band you can count on excellent and fast communication, as well as having full control over what songs the band plays on your special night. The band will make sure they’re 100% on the same page as you well in advance of your event. They’ll also bring their best party tricks for your guests to tap into between our sets, including letting your guests guess who won a cutest baby competition, who has a ‘twisty’ thumb, who used to play rugby for the USA professionally, and who has trained their cat to sit, stand and high five on command! The band brings a full PA and lighting rig with them wherever they go.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Folk rock, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Soul, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pop
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
Your Body Is A Wonderland - John Mayer
Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Broken Strings - James Morrison
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Let Her Go - Passenger
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
I Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
The A-team - Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Steal My Girl - One Direction
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
You And Me Song - The Wannadies
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Up The Junction - Squeeze
Faith - George Michael
Shining Light - Ash
Don't - Ed Sheeran
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
On My Own - Niall Horan
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Pop Rock
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
In The Blood - John Mayer
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Soul
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Classic Rock
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Hotel California - Eagles
Folk Rock
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Babylon - David Gray
Mrs Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Across The Universe - John Lennon
2 Of Us - The Beatles
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Fire And Rain - James Taylor
The Wild Rover - The Dubliners
Acoustic Rock
Good Riddance - Green Day
Soft Rock
Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Make It With You - Bread
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Glam Rock
Starman - David Bowie
Alternative Rock
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Many Of Horror - Biffy Clyro
If I Had A Gun - Noel Gallagher
Rock
Wonderwall - Oasis
Strawberry Fields - The Beatles
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Don't Stop Believin’ - Journey
Two Fingers - Jake Bugg
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Alison - Elvis Costello
That's Entertainment - The Jam
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Follow You , Follow Me - Genesis
Linger - The Cranberries
Everything I Own - Bread
Run - Snow Patrol
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
Closing Time - Semisonic
Losing My Religion R.E.M
Celtic
Whiskey In The Jar - The Dubliners
Alternative/Indie
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Magic - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Mad World - Tears For Fears
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
High And Dry - Radiohead
Driftwood - Travis
Live Forever - Oasis
Let It Go - James Bay
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Lead Vocals / Guitar, Bass, Lead Guitar, Drums. We can also do a 3-piece line up if needed.

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 Pro-DJ service via our PA for before, in between and after live sets, we provide this for an additional £278.

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!

Can you roam around while you perform?

No, unfortunately, we're not wireless! One day!! :)

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

Yes! We've got over 100 songs you can pick from. :)

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m by 4m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for additional 'off-the-menu' songs to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love our laid back nature and our musical tone. We take great pride in crafting a beautiful sound, both through the way we play our instruments and through the quality of our instruments.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at over 223 venues over the years. Multiple times in many of those venues. Far too many to list here, but some of them include Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Twickenham Stadium, Grittenham Barn, Warwick Castle, Great Priory Barn, The Waldorf, Home House, Eight Moorgate, Chelsea Physic Garden, 170 Queens Gate & Blenheim Palace

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Mumford & Sons, Jake Bugg, Paolo Nutini, The Kinks, The Beatles, Jack Johnson, The Dubliners, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Neil Diamond, The Lumineers, Oasis, James Bay, Van Morrison, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Passenger, Jason Mraz & Niall Horan.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Opened for the New York Yankees & The Boston Red Sox!!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£694
Up to 2 hours£1249
Up to 3 hours£1811
Available services
Live DJ
+£276

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Simon S, 3 months ago

Band were awesome, friendly and nothing was too much trouble, absolutely recommend

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Laura W, 3 months ago

Wow - what can I say?! After a stressful morning not knowing if the groom was going to make the wedding due to a sudden case of norovirus we were having to change the timings and be as flexible as possible. We were an hour late starting our first dance but the band didn’t complain and just went with it. They are even better live and made our evening celebrations despite my husband not being able to stay up - I partied for the both of us! So many people commented on how good they were and we will certainly be hiring again for our big milestone birthdays! Thank you so much Magnolia Sky!

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Becki C, 4 months ago

We booked Magnolia Sky for our wedding in June 2018 and it was the best thing we did. The band were absolutely fantastic and covered a mixed variety of songs which got everybody up dancing. All our guests commented on how good they were. We would most definitely recommend booking these guys.

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