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The Machete

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About The Machete

Looking for the ultimate musical experience that will have your crowd dancing, swaying, and fully immersed in the magic of live music?
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Looking for the ultimate musical experience that will have your crowd dancing, swaying, and fully immersed in the magic of live music? Look no further – The Machete is here to turn your event into an unforgettable sensation! 🎸 Who Are We? We are not just a band, we're a sonic journey that transcends genres. The Machete is an instrumental band that breathes life into every note we play. Our unique blend of musical influences creates a sound that's fresh, electrifying, and impossible to resist. 🎶 A Fusion of Genres Get ready to be blown away by our dynamic fusion of genres. From funk to rock, jazz to electronic, we seamlessly merge musical worlds to craft a performance that caters to every taste. Our diverse repertoire ensures that every member of your audience finds themselves moving to the rhythm. 🎉 Classics with a Twist But that's not all – we take pop classics and infuse them with our signature style, giving them a new life and energy that will surprise and delight your guests. You've never heard your favorite hits quite like this before! 💥 Energizing and Engaging Our performances aren't just about music – they're about creating an experience. We have a knack for connecting with the audience, drawing them into the beats and melodies, and turning every spectator into a participant. Get ready for a dance floor that's alive with energy and excitement! 📅 Book Us Now! Don't miss out on the chance to elevate your event to the next level with The Machete. Whether it's a corporate gathering, a wedding reception, a festival, or any occasion that demands an extraordinary musical touch, we're here to deliver. Our passion for music knows no bounds, and we're dedicated to making your event a cherished memory. 🕺💃 Let's turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Contact us now to book The Machete and let the music speak for itself! 🎤🎹🎵

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6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
World music, Easy listening, Experimental, Originals, Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Funk, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Alternative rock
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Machete's Song list

The Machete
A Lad In His Cave
Maurice The Bodyguard
Koro (Tetris Theme Music)
Sex and Microwaves
The Can-Can
The One Eyed King and The Flying Guillotine
Lost At Sea
Claustrophobic Feet
Chico Al Fondo
Dos Bottellas
Story of the dehydrated crouton
The anonymous moose whisperer
Enemy Of The Selfish Pixie
Barbie Girl
Jurassic Park
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients absolutely love the high energy and entertainment factor that we bring to our performances. We're not just musicians – we're showmakers who know how to ignite the crowd with our infectious enthusiasm. People can't get enough of how we involve them in the experience, leading cheers and chants that create an electric atmosphere.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Some of the memorable places we've rocked include the iconic Wedgewood Rooms and the stunning Pyramids. We've also had the honor of gracing the stages of renowned festivals like Victorious Festival, and we've brought the energy to unexpected places like Aldershot Football Stadium and Silver Balls, creating unforgettable experiences wherever we go

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Our musical journey has been enriched by a multitude of influences, with several outstanding artists leaving their mark on our sound. Among these, Rodrigo y Gabriela's virtuosic guitar melodies have captivated us. Gogol Bordello's eclectic fusion of genres, combined with their raw energy and stage presence.

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

Victorious Festival 2022 on the World Music Stage. It was an incredible experience, we had our own private toilet and hang out area.

Do you have different line-up options?

Absolutely! We offer two fantastic line-up options to suit different preferences and occasions. Our primary setup features a dynamic 4-piece band complete with guitars, drums, and bass, delivering a powerful and energetic performance. Additionally, for a more intimate vibe, we offer a captivating duo arrangement.

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

That's fine, we'er flexible, just let us know as soon as you have the the new timings confirmed.

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 need about an hour to set up for the full band. Duo will require little to no set up time :)

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can and do :) As we're an instrumental band crowd participation is encouraged.

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

We're definitely open to all ideas.

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

Yes it is. We hire a sound engeineer to run the the sound for us, this is included in the quote and they'll have all the equipment too. This will guarantee that no matter the location we'll have the best sound quality possible.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to do this, with as much notice as possible. Better to get requests in early and we'll do out very best.

The Machete'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£700
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1800

The Machete's Reviews

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6 years ago


Rebecca C
6 years ago

You never really know what the next thing to take you brilliantly by surprise will be. Something about certain presentations of music, certain forms of expression, the certain exercising of creative freedom, combined explosively to offer this new and exciting array of sound that completely wins you over. That’s exactly the case with The Machete.

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