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Rag Tag Misfits

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POPULAR Unique Acoustic Covers and Originals (if required) for Corporate Events/Parties/Weddings/Festivals/Ceremonies/Functions
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Public liability insurance of £1 million

Please read our genuine reviews and see our crowd shot pictures from previous performances. We put our heart and souls into every performance and guarantee you will not be disappointed. "The videos of these guys really don't do them justice. If we could capture the magic and memories they created on our wedding day for all to see they would be booked everyday for the next ten years. We booked them for our wedding breakfast and evening entertainment and could not have asked for a better band. Absolutely perfect. If you are looking for entertainment that will keep your guests talking then don't hesitate to book these guys. They go out of their way for even the strangest requests and get everyone involved in such a fun and relaxing way. I never thought I'd see my Great Grandma rocking a cow bell. Don't look around for a better band because you won't find one, we are just looking for another excuse to book a party so we can have them back" (Mr & Mrs Murphy - Kevin & Hannah) Rag Tag Misfits are a unique 2 piece acoustic band specialising in weddings, corporate events, ceremonies, house concerts, proposals, functions and parties and guarantee to add an atmosphere to any event to be remembered. No cheesy backing tracks are used and its always live. Every gig is tailor made to suit your needs with a friendly yet professional service. They also offer a laptop DJ service to accommodate all your entertainment needs. Included in the cost for all private functions is an interactive percussion session where your guests or clients have the chance to "jam with the band". The band also offer a totally unplugged walk around service. Using no amplification the band are able to walk around performing. This is perfect for surprising your guests during dinner or ceremonies. With different sized top of the range equipment and such a varied repertoire they are able to accommodate any event depending on the atmosphere the client wishes to create from intimate dinners in a conservatory to a full blown party in a castle. They can also learn a special song for your event at no extra cost. Professional full time musicians, very experienced with fantastic crowd interaction who have captivated audiences worldwide with their percussive foot stomping music and their unique performance routine. They have performed at over 1000 gigs in the UK, USA and New Zealand. Their act consists of Acoustic Guitar, Bass Pickup, Cajon (Acoustic Drum), Vocal Harmonies and Harmonica and a bagful of percussion instruments to encourage audience participation. No backing tracks are used, so its always live and always entertaining. With different sized top of the range equipment and such a varied repertoire they are able to accommodate any event depending on the atmosphere the client wishes to create from intimate dinners in a conservatory to a full blown party in a castle. They are also available to perform totally unplugged if required and can provide instrumental music with acoustic guitar for your ceremony, wedding proposal or dinner entertainment Becoming very popular, they have developed a Pop Up Acoustic session. If required they can easily swap locations in a venue during dinner, wedding breakfasts, evening entertainment etc., using a battery powered amp when and where you need them (no electricity is required for this setup). Guests are entertained in style and can be encouraged to join in with percussion instruments for those feeling musical. This is a great ice breaker and encourages your guests to interact. They are based in the North West of England and able to travel worldwide (and often do), with a huge repertoire of popular cover music. Please contact for a full set list as only a sample one is available here. Their standard set list usually consists of 2 x 45 min or 3 x 30 min sets, although they are very flexible with timings and can perform for shorter or longer periods as required. They also offer the interval music in between sets to be played through the PA. They have public liability insurance and all equipment is PAT tested. They have UK Passports and are able to travel worldwide. They can also provide risk assessments, contracts and invoices on request.

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Rag Tag Misfits' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Chris J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The band were great

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Ian W
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Willington Road
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5 out of 5

Helly and Andy are simply brilliant, one of the highlights of our wedding, every guest said how much they loved them. We both love music and having them play a couple of chilled afternoon sets was perfect, even if we did hog the requests a little, which was not an issue for them :-) Looking for an accommodating, friendly, chilled out but professional band with a great sound? You just found them!

Kate R
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Hurlston Hall
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5 out of 5

We had booked these guys after seeing them play at a wedding. What amazing people!!! We had booked them for 1 acoustic set, however due to the fact our DJ had not turned up they immediately came to the rescue. Without any hesitation they had left to go and get their leads and lights to finish off our wedding with a bang. Truly gifted musicians and wonderful people. Xx

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Rag Tag Misfits' Song list

Please find below a sample of their set list (songs can be learnt upon request)
Little Things Mean a lot - Kitty Kallen
My Baby Don’t Care – Nina Simone
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
Lets Fall In Love – Cole Porter
Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater
Bare Necessities – Louis Armstrong
Boots are made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Born to be wild – Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
C'est La Vie - Chuck Berry
Dancing in the Street – Martha & The Vandellas
Daydream Believer - Monkees
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals
Don’t Think Twice – Bob Dylan
Dream a Little Dream – Ella Fitzgerald
Everybody’s Talking – Harry Nilsson
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Hard To Handle – Otis Reading
Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Hit the Road Jack – Percy Mayfield
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
In My Life – The Beatles
Leaving on a Jet Plane- John Denver
Lifting me Higher – Jackie Wilson
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival
Put A Little Love – Jackie De Shannon
Sitting at the Dock - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
The Twist – Chubby Checker
Those were the days – Mary Hopkin
Wanna Be Like You – King Louis
When I’m 64 – The Beatles
Angel of the Morning – The Carpenters
All Along the Watchtower – Hendrix/Dylan
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Fire & Rain - James Taylor
Forever in Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
Have You Ever Seen the Rain –Rod Stewart
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Mama Mia – ABBA
Never Ending Love – Delaney & Bonnie
No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley
Ohh La La - The Faces
Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Squeezebox – The Who
Stuck In The Middle – Steelers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
Take the long way home – Supertramp
The One That I Want – Grease
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Time in a Bottle – Jim Croche
Wild World – Cat Stevens
You can get it – Jimmy Cliff
You’ve got a Friend – Carol King
Your So Vain – Carly Simon
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson/Elvis
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Tracy Chapman
Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Fishermans Blues – The Waterboys
Handle with Care – Travelling Wilburys
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues – Elton John
Keep It All In – The Beautiful South
Little Respect – Erasure
Red, Red Wine – UB40
Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Sad Songs – Elton John
Sit Down - James
Thats Entertainment – The Jam
Tide is High - Blondie
True Colours - Eva Cassidy
We Don’t Have to take our clothes off- Jamone
Why Worry – Dire Straits
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Can’t Help Falling in Love – UB40
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Half The World Away – Oasis
Kingston Town – UB40
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Wonderwall - Oasis
You’ve got a friend – Randy Newman
Broken Stones – Paul Weller
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall
Dakota – Stereophonics
Galway Girl – Steve Earle
I’m Yours – Jason Miraz
Importance of Being Idle – Oasis
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Rocks Off - Primal Scream
Valerie – The Zutons
Whistle For The Choir – The Fratellis
You’ve Got The Love – Florence
Man Gave Names –Bob Dylan/Jason Miraz
2010 – Present
All about that Bass - Meghan Trainor
All of Me – John Legend
Blame it on Me – George Ezra
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Budapest - George Ezra
Counting Stars – One Republic
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hold Back the River – James Bay
Let Her Go - Passenger
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Lullaby – Gerry Cinnamon
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart –Mylie Cyrus
Pack Up- Eliza Doolittle
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Renegade – X Ambassadors
Shotgun – George Ezra
Shut up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Somebody I Used to Know – Gotye
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Wake Me Up - Avicci
We Found Love – Rhianna
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X

Rag Tag Misfits' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Standard Set Lineup Including : Lead vocalist, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Cahon, Harmonica, Percussion

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

Please feel free to contact us if you have any changes you wish to ammend to your contract or booking form and we will endevour to fit in around your prefrences.

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

Yes absolutely, we provide this as an additional service

How much time do you need to set up?

approximately 40 minutes and usually arrive an hour before our set time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

yes absolutely, with our custom made cahon we are fully mobile and able to walk around freely. This also includes a guitar and singing, this tends to work well with certain events such as, walking down the isle, suprise engagment and special meal announcements.

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

Yes absolutely, we ask clients to choose 10 definte songs and 10 maybe songs from the list.

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes we do offer a special request such as a first dance and can learn this with plenty of notice given,

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Having a great time Dancing the night away Joining in Singing along

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Fleetwood Mac DIre Straits Beautiful South

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

Hard to say, there have been so many
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