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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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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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10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
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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The Mechanics' Song list

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Counting Stars - One Republic
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
She’s Electric – Oasis
Half the World Away – Oasis
Hey Ya – Outkast
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharell Williams
Park Life – Blur
Riptide – Vance Joy
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Uptown funk – Bruno Mars
Last Nite - The Strokes
Are You Gonna Be My Gir?l - Jet
Mr Brightside - Killers
All Day & All Of The Night – Kinks
You Really Got Me – Kinks
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Place Your Hands - Reef
We Found Love – Rihanna
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Song 2 - Blur
Basket Case – Green Day
All The Small Things – Blink182
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Child O\' Mine – Guns n Roses
Livin' on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Wonderwall – Oasis
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.

The Mechanics' Prices

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

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1350
Up to 2 hours£1350
Up to 3 hours£1537.50
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The Mechanics' Reviews

From Encore customers:

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

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).

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!

Suzie H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fab guys great selection of music

From other customers:

5 years ago

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

Masters R
5 years ago

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