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My Tin Monkey

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About My Tin Monkey

Live music, a great show and all with an Irish flavour.
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Public liability insurance of £1 million

Finding the best tunes we can, putting our twist on them and delivering them to you with foot tapping style. As a band, we’ve been told we’re rather good. With a welcome absence of choreographed dance routines, and set lists as diverse as Irish & English folk, punk, disco and Meatloaf, we rely on our experience as musicians to pull out all the stops so we can ensure that everyone has a great time. But don’t take our word for it, have a look online, find a gig near you and come and see us yourself.

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My Tin Monkey's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Tessa D
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

A huge thank you to Bart and My Tin Monkey. We had the best time at our wedding. Huge array of songs that got everyone up to dance. Even had guests comment about how much they loved the music in the guestbook! Bart was communicative throughout and easily accessible up to the date. There was no stress and he put our minds at easy in the lead up. Cannot recommend enough! Thank you so much again My Tin Monkey!!!

Reply from My Tin Monkey
1 month ago

Thanks Tessa, absolutely loved getting to know you and playing at your wedding. Such a great night x

Tamara W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

My Tin Monkey were a fantastic addition to our party. Bart was helpful from the get-go, ensuring we had everything we needed for the night. The band brought great energy and were a pleasure to be around on the evening. Thank you again.

Reply from My Tin Monkey
1 year ago

Thanks Tamara, we had a great time playing for you too. Hope to see you again sometime . Daisy, Ger and Bart

From other customers:

Grace C
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Lydney GL15 4ES
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5 out of 5

We had My Tin Monkey for our wedding after the breakfast and before the night's disco. Everyone loved them. All the guests were up dancing and singing along. Can't rate them highly enough. It was definitely the highlight of our day and we know that all of our guests would agree. Loved it!

Nina D
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Lydney GL15 4ES
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5 out of 5

My Tin Monkey were absolutely perfect for our wedding. They're fun, lively and played all the best songs to get our guests dancing and enjoying themselves! Thank you so much. They even learnt a number of songs specifically for us that I could sing with my dad on harmonica too. Awesome!

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My Tin Monkey's Song list

Kingmaker - 10 years asleep
Bellowhead - 10,000 miles away
Gene Pitney - 24 hours from Tulsa
Queen - 39
Simon & Garfunkle - 50 ways to leave your lover
The Proclaimers - 500 miles
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Ed Sheeran - A team
Bellowhead - Across the line
Bill Withers - Ain't no sunshine
Chaka Khan - Ain't nobody
SImon & Garfunkle - America
Don Mclean - American Pie
David Bowie - Amsterdam
The Lumineers - Angela
The Levellers - Another Man's Cause
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
Take That - Back for good
Credence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Meatloaf - Bat out of hell
Frank Turner - Be more kind
Richard Thompson - Beeswing
K T Tunstall - Black Horse
The Levellers - Boatman (the)
Dandy Warholes - Bohemian like you
Deep blue Something - Breakdast at tinnany's
Supertramp - Breakfast in america
Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson
Van morrison - Brown Eyed girl
Billy Bragg - Busy girl buys beauty
The Lumineers - Cleapatra
Indigo Girls - Closer to fine
Trad - Cockles & Muscles
John Denver - Country Roads (Take me home)
Queen - Crazy little thing called love
Radiohead - Creep
Stereophinocs - Dakota
Frank Turner - Dan's song
Olly Murs - Dance with me tonight
Tom Jones - Delilah
Deacon Blue - Dignity
Billy Bragg - Do unto others
Oasis - Don't look back in anger
Bob Dylan - Don't think twice
Queen - Dreamer's ball
Lionl Ritchie - Easy
Sting - Englishman in New York
Prince Buster - Enjoy yourself
Frank Turner - Eulogy
The Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love with someone
George Michael - Faith
Radiohead - Fake plastic trees
The Levellers - Far from home
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Queen - Fat bottomed girls
Nina Simone - Feelin' Good
Trad - Fields of Athenry
The Waterboys - FIsherman's blues
The housemartins - Flag Day
Kesh - Flogging Molly
Frank Sinatra - Fly me to the moon
Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
Steve Earle - Galway Girl
The wonderstuff - Golden Green
Razorlight - Golden Touch
Elvis Costello - Good year for the roses
The spaniels - Goodnight Sweetheart
Bellowhead - Gosport Nancy
Aurora - Half the world away
Stereophinocs - Handbags & Gladrags
The Housemartins - Happy Hour
Cat Stevens - Hard headed woman
The Hollies - He ain't heavy
Radiohead - High & Dry
Britney Spears - Hit me baby
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
James Bay - Hold back the river
The Dead south - Honey You
The Eagles - Hotel California
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Frank Turner - I knew Prufrock before he got famous
Queen - I want to break free
The Monkeeys - I'm a believer
Flogging Molly - If I ever leave this world alive
The Pogues - Irish Rover
Frank Turner - Isn't she beautiful
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Bill Withers - Just the two of us
Gerry Cinnimon - Kampfire Vampire
Bob Dylan - Knockin' on heavan's door
Noah and the whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
James - Laid
Eric Claption - Layla
Frozen - Let it go
Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs Tears
Flogging Molly - Likes of you again (the)
Mumford & Sons - Lion man
Frank Turner - Little Chages
One Direction - Little things
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a prayer
The Kinks - Lola
The Cure - Lovecats
Bob Dylan - Make me feel my love
Abba - Mamma mia
Janice Joplin - Mercedes Benz
The Police - Message in a bottle
Abba - Money, money, money
Stoing - Moon over Bourbon Street
Van morrison - Moondance
ELO - Mr Blue ky
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
Nina Simone - My baby just cares for me
Elvis Costello - My funny valentine
The Temptations - My girl
Billy Bragg - My youngest son came home today
Billy Bragg - New England
Bellowhead - New York Girls
Carly Simon - Nobody does it better
Eric Clapton - Nobody knows you when you're down and out
Del Amitri - Nothing ever happens
Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe
The Levellers - One Way
Billy Joel - Only the good die young
Lemonheads - Outdoor type
Frank Turner - Photosynthesys
The Levellers - Plastic Jesus
Bastille - Pompeii
B J Thomas - Raindrops keep falling on my head
Frank Turner - Reasons not to be an idiot
Vance Joy - Riptide
The Levellers - Riverflow (the)
Elton John - Rocket Man
Adele - Rolling in the deep
Lorde - Royal
Rocky Horror - Science Fiction / Double Feature
Flogging Molly - Selfish Man
Sting - Set them free (if you love somebody)
Ian Dury - Sex 'n drugs 'n rock'n roll
The Clash - Should I stay or go
James - Sit down
Otis Reading - Sitting on the dock of the bay
Santana - Smooth
Ben E King - Stand by me
Stealers wheel - Stuck in the middle
Frank Turner - Substitute
Elvis Costello - Success
K T Tunstall - Suddenly I see
Gershwin - Summertime
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
Bob Dylan - Tangled up in blue
Frank Turner - Tattoos
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Trad - Tell me ma
J Giles Band - The Devil went down to Georgia
Ben Folds - The luckiest
Frank Sinatra - The way you looked tonight
The Longest johns - The Wellerman
Frank Turner - There she is
Ed Sheeran - Thikning out loud
Sister Sledge - Thinking of you
Green Day - Time of your life
Tenationus D - Tribute
Frank Turner - Try this at home
Red Hot Chillie Peppers - Under the bridge
Squeeze - Up the junction
Bellowhead - Up to the rigs
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
U2 - Van Dieman's Land
Old crow medicine show - Wagon wheel
Dionne Warwick - Walk on by
Lou Reed - Walk on the wild side
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Teenage dirtbag - Weezer
Ed Sheeran - What do i know
Cat Stevens - Where do the children play
The Dubliners - Whiskey in the jar
Bellowhead - Whiskey is the life of man
Fratellies - Whistle down the choir
the Waterboys - Whole of the moon
The Dubliners - Wild Rover
Carol King - Will you still love me tomorrow
Oasis - Wonderwall
John Lennon - Working class hero
FLogging Molly - Worst Day since yesterday
Bellowhead - Yarmouth Town
wannadies - You and me song
Sam cooke - You send me
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

My Tin Monkey's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1875
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The energy, the fun and the variety of music we play

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Chepstow and Worcester race courses (corporate functions) Castle Roc music Festival, Chepstow Castle Green Gathering festival, Piercefield Park Caldicot Castle (wedding) Usk castle (wedding) Naas Court Farm, Lydney (wedding) Drivers Rest Barn, Hereford (wedding) The Wheatsheaf Pub, Magor The Piercefield Inn, St Arvans The Punch House, Monmouth and more...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Traditional Irish and English musicians Bellowhead Flogging Molly Frank Turner

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

Castle Roc Music Festival, Chepstow Castle, August 29th, 2022

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

Absolutely - Bart is the singer and guitarist for My Tin Monkey. It'll be him. There may be very rare occasions when one or other of the musicians can't make a booking. In these cases we'll either propose an auditioned understudy, or play as a duo. We will discuss with you first if there are any changes to the lineup.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can do a variety of line-ups to suit you and your event - we can also do different options through the day if required. Always happy to talk about options. As a three piece party band - Vocals, guitar, fiddle and percussion As a duo - Vocals, guitar and percussion; or - Violin & guitar (and vocals) Solo performers: - Violin; or - Vocals & guitar

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

Within reason, that won't be a problem. We only book one performance a day, so we're basically yours to do with as you wish! Just keep us informed and we'll do all we can to make sure we still all have a great time.

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

Absolutely, We often do this and can either taylor a playlist to your requirements, or if you want to put a spotify playlist together and share it, we can play that If you'd like a DJ service via our PA with lights and smoke after the final set until the venue closes, we can provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually take about an hour to set up and soundcheck. After this,we can start playing music through our PA to create the atmosphere. Happy to talk about playlists and options.

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

Of course you can - we love playing as wide a variety of songs as we can. We do, however, have experience as to what works well to get a party going and keep people out of their chairs dancing. So we're more than happy to talk things through, but we'll also add our experience to the mix as well so it's a great night!

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

Yup . PA, lights, smoke machine, all the instruments, cables, bags, kit and caboodle.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We'd love to give it a go. If we don't know the song there might be a small fee of around £30-£45 for a couple of hours in a rehearsal room to nail it, but if it's a special song for you, then we'll do our best to learn anything.
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