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About The Chiltern Hillbillies

LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING! 5-piece playing traditional & modern good-time Country including Johnny Cash and 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' songs
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Band members: Ray Knowles (lead vocals, guitar, violin), Rick Parker (lead guitar, banjo, harmonicas, backing vocals), Roger Knott (keyboard, guitar, mandolin, backing vocals), Tony Tailing (bass guitar), Clive Atwill (drums).

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 while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Man of Constant Sorrow
I Knew The Bride
My Church
End Of The Line
The Gambler
I Recall a Gypsy Woman
Old Town Road
Harper Valley PTA
Blue Ain't Your Colour
Country Roads
Third Rate Romance
Lay Down Sally
Wild Side of Life
Bad Things
John Law
You Never Can Tell
Wild Bill Jones
Suds In The Bucket
Get Rhythm
There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
Folsom Prison Blues
The Bottle Let Me Down
Sweet Home Alabama
The Heartache’s On Me
Heartache Tonight
Ring of Fire
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Orange Blossom Special
Chicken Fried
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Wagon Wheel
I Like It, I Love It
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Galway Girl
That's All Right, Mama
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Night Train To Memphis
Achy Breaky Heart
Back In The In The USA
Tulsa Time
You Never Can Tell
Already Gone
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We are a five-piece band. Our line-up is as follows: Vocals/Guitar/Violin, Harmony Vocals/ Acoustic Guitar/Keys/Mandolin, Harmony Vocals/Guitar/Banjo/Harmonica, Bass, Drums. We can perform either electrically or acoustically.

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 can also provide this..

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?

Yes, as a 3 or 4 piece acoustically if preferred.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We require sufficient space for a 5-piece with drums 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.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our good-time feel, variety of material and willingness to include the audience in our performances. A wide range of songs for everyone to enjoy - including those who are not just country music fans, We are a band keen on good sound quality as well as giving everyone a good time, so those who don't want to dance can enjoy the music too!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Numerous private and public venues of varying size.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Johnny Cash, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" artists, Country Artists from traditional to modern.

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

American Speedfest, Brands Hatch racing circuit (twice).


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£550
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£750


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Ian P, 10 months ago

Very accommodating. Excellent music. Couldn't have asked for more. Thoroughly recommended. Thanks for a great night.

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Jim M, 1 year ago

Although I had to change the venue (three times) and the date, the Chiltern Hillbillies were so understanding and helpful. On the day, our Golden Wedding Anniversary, they were far more professional and accommodating than one might have expected, doing everything they could to make it a great night. Music was all spot on too and a great bunch of friendly guys.

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Toby F, 1 year ago

The Chiltern Hillbillies are a fantastic inclusive/friendly band for all ages. We had them playing at our annual barn dance and they had people up and dancing straight away. They are a professional outfit and very keen to please. They even let some of the guests come up with them to sing! They play some real classics and are a great choice for a country themed event.

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