Function band


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About Palavah

Function band
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Unique and versatile, we play upbeat fun music that crosses the genres and spans the decades.

Palavah is a 5 piece function band (6 with a clarinet added for the icing on the cake...). We met in 2014 and have been in constant demand playing at parties, weddings, pubs and venues. It's hard to describe our unique sound so imagine the romance of the violin, accordion and mandolin, add the jazz sound of the double bass and mix it all up with percussion to get your feet tapping and vocals with gorgeous harmonies. As a function band with a huge repertoire we are loved by all age groups and we tailor each set list for every event. We have a full upbeat sound and you can expect to hear all your favourites songs performed on many instruments. We have our own PA sound system which can make quite a bit of noise We also have portable battery amps which are good for outdoors where no power supply is available and we are also happy to play without unamplified - old school!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Folk, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Swing, Gypsy jazz, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Vintage, Rock 'n' Roll, Rock, Alternative rock, World music, Balkan, French music, Greek music, German music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Tango, Ska, Russian music, Reggae, Folk rock
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Sunny Afternoon
Top of the World
Mr Tambourine Man
Those Were the Days
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
All of Me
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
La Vie en Rose
The Model
Love Will Tear us Apart
Bei Mir Bist
Bella Ciou
We'll Meet Again
Where do you go to my lovely
Da Da Da
My Boy Lollipop
Tide is High
Minnie the Moocher
Stuck in the Middle with You
Echo Beach
Brown Eyed Girl
Bring Me Sunshine
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Maggie Mae
Misirlou (Pulp Fiction)
Hey Good Looking
Autumn Leaves
Falling in Love Again
Light My Fire
Wedding Tarantellas


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Available services
early set up fee (more than one hour before event)


From customers:

Northumberlan A, 2 years ago

A very versatile and Fun Band for any occasion, they brought the house down!

Natalie W, 1 year ago

They played at our wedding reception in our garden and were fantastic. There was a song for every age group.

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