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The Mechanics

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About The Mechanics

We wander, we sing. We stroll, we strum. Your guests will love it!
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Aylesbury
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We've been together for the last few years, playing a wide variety of events including weddings and corporate parties. We are often found at car-themed events (historic racing at Brands Hatch and classic car dealer open days), but we love nothing more than to wander through guests and put smiles on their faces!

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4.9 out of 5
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The Mechanics' Reviews

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Alex N
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

I booked the Mechanics for my 40th Birthday and they were nothing short of fantastic. I can not recommend them highly enough and I will undoubtedly book them.

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1 month ago

Thank you, Alex! Congratulations once again on the 4-0, and we look forward to seeing you in future!

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Lindsey W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic band. Very talented and friendly and the bands manager was really professional. Can't recommend enough

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Heather S
1 year ago
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4.3 out of 5

We booked The Mechanics for our company BBQ and they were a perfect fit for what we wanted. (We actually ended up with 2 different guitarists than those featuring in the showreel videos (I think the agent has a pool of artists to choose from), but all 3 were absolutely lovely guys, with a great playlist, and great fun - we would happily book them again).

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Ceri P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The Mechanics were so good at our wedding. Even better than expected! They knew the vibe we were going for and nailed it, even learning a few new songs at short notice. We also organised a collaboration for their final two songs between them and a local samba band and it was riotous. Great communication, really flexible, couldn't recommend more. Thanks guys!

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K W
6 years ago

The Mechanics were perfect for our wedding. Great playing and very accommodating - our guests loved them!

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Masters R
6 years ago

Thanks for the great job, guys! You really added a fun element in between the races!

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The Mechanics' Song list

Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
The Cave – Mumford and Sons
I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
Budapest - George Ezra
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Help! – The Beatles
Easy – Lionel Richie
Paradise – George Ezra
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Counting Stars – One Repblic
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Over The Rainbow - Israel K
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Moondance - Van Morrison
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Im Yours - Jason Mraz
Faith - George Michael
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Naive - Kooks
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Rude - Magic
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Dakota - Stereophonics
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Five Colours In Her Hair - McFly
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis, The
A Town Called Malice - The Jam
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Last Nite - The Strokes
Parklife - Blur
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Wonderwall - Oasis
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Blurred Lines– Robin Thicke
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Price Tag – Jessie J
Hey Ya – Outkast
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Sex Machine – James Brown
I Feel Good - James Brown
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Never Too Much–Luther Vandross
Place Your Hands – Reef
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Get Lucky – Daft Punk / Pharrell Williams
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Don't Look Back in Anger – Oasis
I Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Kiss – Prince
Higher and Higher
Signed Sealed Delivered
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
September
Le Freak
Blame It On The Boogie
Long Train Runnin’
Superstition (E)
I Feel Good (C)
Kiss
I Will Survive
Rock with You
Car Wash
Respect
Finally
Play That Funky Music
Working 9 to 5
We Are Family
Young Hearts Run Free
Lady Marmalade
I Wish
Shake Your Body Down
Dancing in the Street
Ain’t Nobody
Beggin
Treasure
Move On Up
Mustang Sally
PYT
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
American Girl - Tom Petty
Babylon - David Gray
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT tunstall
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Country Roads - John Denver
Dancing in The Moonlight - Toploader
Dancing in The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Devil In Disguise - Elvis Presley
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
Give It Up - KC and the sunshine band
His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley
Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills
One Week - Barenaked Ladies
Pompeii - Bastille
Price Tag - Jessie J
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
Sit Down - James
This Is The Life - Amy Macdonald
Together In Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall and Oates
Take Me Out
Seven Nation Army
When the Sun Goes Down
Song 2
Golden Touch
Loser
Kids
Jerk It Out
Hate to Say I Told You So
Banquet
Let’s Dance to Joy Division
Riptide
Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
Steady As She Goes
Ruby
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Live Forever
Fools Gold
Teenage Kicks
There She Goes

The Mechanics' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1350
Up to 2 hours£1350
Up to 3 hours£1537.50
Packages
Late Availability 20% OFF our Duo!2 musicians
Save 20% off our regular pricing when you book us for your evening party to take place before May 2024! Includes 2 x 1hr sets and DJ
£770
Midweek Duo (Monday to Thursday) 15% OFF!2 musicians
Save 15% off our regular pricing when you book us Monday to Thursday! Includes 2 x 1hr sets
£812.50
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Evening Party2 musicians
- Soloist performance before the ceremony begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min soloist performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 60 min duo evening party performance
£1325
Late Availability 20% OFF our Trio3 musicians
Save 20% off our regular pricing when you book us for your evening party to take place before May 2024! Includes 2 x 1hr sets and DJ
£1080
Midweek Trio (Monday to Thursday) 15% OFF!3 musicians
Save 15% off our regular pricing when you book us Monday to Thursday! Includes 2 x 1hr sets
£1147.50
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Evening Party3 musicians
- Soloist performance before the ceremony begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min soloist performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 60 min trio evening party performance
£1625

Add-ons

Reception Soloist (50% OFF!)
+£125
Photo Booth
+£250
Evening Photographer
+£300
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We can offer solo, duo, and trio band sizes depending on your needs, and budget.

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

No problem! Let us and know and it's highly likely it will be perfectly fine. Any significant changes may incur additional cost, but we are always aware that timings can be slightly fluid on the big day!

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

Absolutely. We include this as standard before, between and after sets (typically while setting up and packing away), but we can also extend this for an extra fee. Let us know what you need and we'll work something out!

How much time do you need to set up?

We'll need no more than 30mins if we're roaming and acoustic.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Absolutely! This is our specialty! We're experts at this and love entertaining guests up close and in small groups. We have battery amplification too, so we can wander in the remotest of places and still be heard!

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

Yes, absolutely, although it's sometimes better to let us know which songs you'd prefer NOT to hear. We've built the set to enable us to follow the vibe of the dancefloor and keep guests entertained, so like to have flexibility to play the songs which are going to make the party memorable for being the best ever!

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

It certainly can be! Since we're primarily an acoustic roaming band we don't normally need this, but it can be arranged depending on your requirements.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

You bet we can! First dances, favourite songs... just let us know! We will need advance notice, and we'll need to confirm it's possible with time and instrumentation in advance, but it's very rare it can't be done!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love our attention to detail, our varied and fun set with a Mumford-twist!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've played many wedding venues all over the UK. Sometimes it's pubs, or beer gardens, in forests, barns and many others!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Coldplay, Oasis, Stevie Wonder, and many more.

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

Each one of the many weddings over the last couple of years! You won't have seen us on the TV, but we treat every performance as the most important one, because it's YOUR most important one.
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Pop, Acoustic, Top 40, Soul, Motown, Karaoke, Covers, Disco, Funk, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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