The Rustiques

The Rustiques

  • Location:

    Hampshire
  • Guide Price:

    £1,620

Book the ultimate vintage band for your wedding entertainment package! The Rustiques perform live covers of dancefloor fillers in a vintage Mumford & Sons style.

Style

Folksy and fun with a slick, contemporary edge. A proper, professional live function act with an awesome vintage twist.

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece festival-style band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 minute live sets - 1 x Mumford/folk-style & 1 x electric indie/rock/pop
  • Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers
  • Professional PA and stage lighting
  • Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed
  • PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process

Optional Extras

  • 60 minute acoustic soloist set - perfect for your drinks reception or during dinner
  • Roaming acoustic trio set - a fun alternative to the acoustic soloist set for drinks or dinner, the band perform singalong classics unamplified and mingling between your guests
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets

5/5. We cannot recommend The Rustiques enough! The band were so friendly and lovely and INCREDIBLE live.

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Mumford/Folk Style Set

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Counting Stars – One Republic
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Don't You Worry Child – Sweedish House Mafia
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell
Help – The Beatles
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
I Wanna Be Like You – The Jungle Book
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Jackson – Johnny Cash
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Riptide - Vance Joy
Shout – Lulu
Sit Down - James
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up – Avicii

Electric Indie Rock/Pop Set

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Alright - Super Grass
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Last Night – The Strokes
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Park Life - Blur
Pompeii – Bastille
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She's Electric - Oasis
Shut Up And Dance With Me - Walk The Moon
Song 2 - Blur
Sugar - Maroon 5
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Weezer
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
WonderWall - Oasis
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

testimonials

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“The lads were just great! Super organised and accommodating, and the music and playing and playlist - simply fab.”

Katy Sheppard - Party, The Navigator, Hampshire
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“Everything was very easy and simple to search for bands and to confirm a contract with the Rustiques. The timings took a few emails to confirm and clarify, but otherwise all good. The band were amazing and turned up and set up with no fuss, and started bang on time despite us being late. The two sets were played to an incredible standard and our venue was really happy with the band's professionalism during set up / take-down. We're really grateful to them for making the long journey and helping us host a superb evening.”

Richard Shimell - Wedding, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland
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“We just wanted to say that you & the Rustiques put on two amazing sets and we have received so many compliments on your performance! Thank you so so much!”

Richard & Amy - Wedding, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland
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“Great band, great night. Thank you to all. Would recommend.”

Matt Harbey - Wedding, Bartley Lodge, Hampshire
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“The Band were brilliant. They were friendly, accommodating (even the dogs loved them!) and the guests all said how fantastic they were and how clever that the music just got better and better as the evening progressed. Thank you so much The Rustiques! I hope you get lots more bookings from a very happy audience! Thanks.”

Mark & Fiona Ashley Miller - 21s Birthday Party, High Lynch, Dorset
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“The Rustiques were absolutely brilliant at our wedding and had everyone up dancing all evening! Thank you so much!!”

Joanna - Wedding, The Vines
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“5/5. With the staff it was great and all were courteous.
With the band, the performances were spot on and they really were amazing. Many thanks to everyone for helping make our day amazing.”

James & Lucy - Wedding - Three Choirs Vineyard, Hampshire
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“5/5 The band were incredible. They really surpassed our expectations and blew us away. The atmosphere throughout the whole set was amazing and the guests loved it! They absolutely nailed our fist dance song and played an extra few songs when everyone called for more! I can’t recommend them highly enough. They are even better live than the recordings. Thanks to them for providing such amazing entertainment at our wedding!”

Ellen Hulme - Wedding, Private address
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“The band were amazing. All went well and everyone had a good time. Amy thank you for all your help in the last few months, you have been awesome!”

Ben and Emma - Wedding, Wiltshire
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“5/5. The Rustiques were incredible. The guys were friendly and flexible, they had great energy on stage and were musically superb. We were really impressed, have had nothing but positive feedback from our guests, and would definitely recommend them. They kept us up and dancing all night; everybody loved them.”

Paul Moulange- Wedding - Sussex
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“Hi Phoebe, Thank you so much for organising everything with the band. They were INCREDIBLE!! We have been to 5 weddings this year and everyone said that they were by far the most enjoyable and we couldn't have been happier with them. I will be writing a very positive review when we get back from our honeymoon but just wanted to let you know how happy we were with them! I hope they enjoyed the night!! Regards Ed”

Ed Savitt - Wedding, Shiningford Farm
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“5/5. We cannot recommend The Rustiques enough! The band were so friendly and lovely and INCREDIBLE live! Everyone commented on how good they were lots saying the best music they'd had at a wedding!

Our first dance was such a magical experience with them playing for us. And a high of the wedding was them playing don't look back in anger with all our guests in a circle around us :) MAGICAL!

It was the hottest day of the year in a thatched village hall with teeny tiny windows and it was BOILING but the band soldiered on not letting is effect their performance.

Many thanks!!!!!”

Tristanna Cornwell - Wedding, Madingley Hall
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“You were awesome. Thanks so much! love from Mr and Mrs Lord on honeymoon x x”

Mr & Mrs Lord - Wedding , Castle Goreng, Worthing.
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“The night was incredible and The Rutiques were a big part of that - the band had EVERYONE up dancing, they played a special request from my sister in law so I could experience some Israeli dancing on my wedding night, I had so so so many guests ask where I had found them as they were so good and they were professional, friendly and sounded SO amazing. We literally cannot compliment them enough!! Thank you so much, we had an epic time.”

Imogen and Simon - Wedding, The Old School House, Chichester
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“You were amazing!!! Thank you so much xxx”

Hannah - Wedding, Reading
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“Just wanted to say thank you very much for performing at our wedding. You guys were absolutely perfect and really made the evening. Loads of people have commented on how great you are so I've passed on your details and made sure the venue have your info for future weddings there - felt like you fit the venue perfectly. Anyway, thanks again and hope to see you again at future weddings if I succeed in being a good The Rustiques groupie :-)”

Jenny & Stu Craft - Wedding, The Artisan of Clerkenwell, London
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“Becks and I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you all for your fantastic service, you all helped to make our day perfect and all of our guests commented on how fab you all were.
The Rustiques were amazing and kept the dance floor packed people including myself haven't stopped raving about you! Thank you all”

Sarah and Becks - Wedding, Baddow Park, Great Baddow, Essex
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“Thanks Phoebe! We had a great day and everyone loved your band it was a really good mix of music and got everyone dancing or listening. Your setup was really professional and friendly and we'd recommend you. Best wishes”

Will and Jane - Wedding, The Great Barn, Higher Ashton, Exeter, Devon
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“We had a great day and the band were awesome. The day could not have been better!”

Tom Stephenson - Wedding , Church Cottage, Gloucestershire
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“Just wanted to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding. The Rustiques were fantastic and just completed our day perfectly. Everybody commented on how brilliant you were and everyone thought you sounded amazing especially us. The band were very professional, couldn't of asked for anything better. So pleased that we booked you and we will be recommending you to everyone. Wishing you every success.”

Lucy & Neil Kelland - Wedding , Weymouth Sailing Academy, Weymouth
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“Hi Amy, I can't really do the band justice.....they were fantastic and made the evening for us and all our guests. The dance floor was packed all night and people kept commenting on how great the band were! Please thank them for us for our first song, which was great.....and apologise for my terrible dancing! What i lack in skill I make up for in enthusiasm and it was easy with the tunes rolling all night”

Ryan Keogh - Wedding , Chiddinglye, West Sussex

Key Info

The Rustiques | Vintage Folk Band Hire, Hampshire
Based:
Hampshire
Guide Price:
£1,620
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums/BVs
  • Double Bass / Electric Bass / BVs
  • Guitar / Lead Vocals
  • Banjo/Guitar/BVs
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

FAQ

I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?

Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest classic and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

60-90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can provide either a 60 minute acoustic soloist or acoustic roaming 3-piece, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see more of this here.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Fareham. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Testimonials

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Mumford/Folk Style Set

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Counting Stars – One Republic
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Don't You Worry Child – Sweedish House Mafia
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell
Help – The Beatles
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
I Wanna Be Like You – The Jungle Book
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Jackson – Johnny Cash
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Riptide - Vance Joy
Shout – Lulu
Sit Down - James
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up – Avicii

Electric Indie Rock/Pop Set

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Alright - Super Grass
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Last Night – The Strokes
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Park Life - Blur
Pompeii – Bastille
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She's Electric - Oasis
Shut Up And Dance With Me - Walk The Moon
Song 2 - Blur
Sugar - Maroon 5
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teenage Dirtbag - Weezer
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
WonderWall - Oasis
You Really Got Me – The Kinks

testimonials

  • Star
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“The lads were just great! Super organised and accommodating, and the music and playing and playlist - simply fab.”

Katy Sheppard - Party, The Navigator, Hampshire
  • Star
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  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Everything was very easy and simple to search for bands and to confirm a contract with the Rustiques. The timings took a few emails to confirm and clarify, but otherwise all good. The band were amazing and turned up and set up with no fuss, and started bang on time despite us being late. The two sets were played to an incredible standard and our venue was really happy with the band's professionalism during set up / take-down. We're really grateful to them for making the long journey and helping us host a superb evening.”

Richard Shimell - Wedding, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland
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  • Star

“We just wanted to say that you & the Rustiques put on two amazing sets and we have received so many compliments on your performance! Thank you so so much!”

Richard & Amy - Wedding, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland
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“Great band, great night. Thank you to all. Would recommend.”

Matt Harbey - Wedding, Bartley Lodge, Hampshire
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“The Band were brilliant. They were friendly, accommodating (even the dogs loved them!) and the guests all said how fantastic they were and how clever that the music just got better and better as the evening progressed. Thank you so much The Rustiques! I hope you get lots more bookings from a very happy audience! Thanks.”

Mark & Fiona Ashley Miller - 21s Birthday Party, High Lynch, Dorset
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“The Rustiques were absolutely brilliant at our wedding and had everyone up dancing all evening! Thank you so much!!”

Joanna - Wedding, The Vines
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“5/5. With the staff it was great and all were courteous.
With the band, the performances were spot on and they really were amazing. Many thanks to everyone for helping make our day amazing.”

James & Lucy - Wedding - Three Choirs Vineyard, Hampshire
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“5/5 The band were incredible. They really surpassed our expectations and blew us away. The atmosphere throughout the whole set was amazing and the guests loved it! They absolutely nailed our fist dance song and played an extra few songs when everyone called for more! I can’t recommend them highly enough. They are even better live than the recordings. Thanks to them for providing such amazing entertainment at our wedding!”

Ellen Hulme - Wedding, Private address
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“The band were amazing. All went well and everyone had a good time. Amy thank you for all your help in the last few months, you have been awesome!”

Ben and Emma - Wedding, Wiltshire
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“5/5. The Rustiques were incredible. The guys were friendly and flexible, they had great energy on stage and were musically superb. We were really impressed, have had nothing but positive feedback from our guests, and would definitely recommend them. They kept us up and dancing all night; everybody loved them.”

Paul Moulange- Wedding - Sussex
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“Hi Phoebe, Thank you so much for organising everything with the band. They were INCREDIBLE!! We have been to 5 weddings this year and everyone said that they were by far the most enjoyable and we couldn't have been happier with them. I will be writing a very positive review when we get back from our honeymoon but just wanted to let you know how happy we were with them! I hope they enjoyed the night!! Regards Ed”

Ed Savitt - Wedding, Shiningford Farm
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“5/5. We cannot recommend The Rustiques enough! The band were so friendly and lovely and INCREDIBLE live! Everyone commented on how good they were lots saying the best music they'd had at a wedding!

Our first dance was such a magical experience with them playing for us. And a high of the wedding was them playing don't look back in anger with all our guests in a circle around us :) MAGICAL!

It was the hottest day of the year in a thatched village hall with teeny tiny windows and it was BOILING but the band soldiered on not letting is effect their performance.

Many thanks!!!!!”

Tristanna Cornwell - Wedding, Madingley Hall
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“You were awesome. Thanks so much! love from Mr and Mrs Lord on honeymoon x x”

Mr & Mrs Lord - Wedding , Castle Goreng, Worthing.
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“The night was incredible and The Rutiques were a big part of that - the band had EVERYONE up dancing, they played a special request from my sister in law so I could experience some Israeli dancing on my wedding night, I had so so so many guests ask where I had found them as they were so good and they were professional, friendly and sounded SO amazing. We literally cannot compliment them enough!! Thank you so much, we had an epic time.”

Imogen and Simon - Wedding, The Old School House, Chichester
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“You were amazing!!! Thank you so much xxx”

Hannah - Wedding, Reading
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“Just wanted to say thank you very much for performing at our wedding. You guys were absolutely perfect and really made the evening. Loads of people have commented on how great you are so I've passed on your details and made sure the venue have your info for future weddings there - felt like you fit the venue perfectly. Anyway, thanks again and hope to see you again at future weddings if I succeed in being a good The Rustiques groupie :-)”

Jenny & Stu Craft - Wedding, The Artisan of Clerkenwell, London
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“Becks and I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you all for your fantastic service, you all helped to make our day perfect and all of our guests commented on how fab you all were.
The Rustiques were amazing and kept the dance floor packed people including myself haven't stopped raving about you! Thank you all”

Sarah and Becks - Wedding, Baddow Park, Great Baddow, Essex
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“Thanks Phoebe! We had a great day and everyone loved your band it was a really good mix of music and got everyone dancing or listening. Your setup was really professional and friendly and we'd recommend you. Best wishes”

Will and Jane - Wedding, The Great Barn, Higher Ashton, Exeter, Devon
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“We had a great day and the band were awesome. The day could not have been better!”

Tom Stephenson - Wedding , Church Cottage, Gloucestershire
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“Just wanted to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding. The Rustiques were fantastic and just completed our day perfectly. Everybody commented on how brilliant you were and everyone thought you sounded amazing especially us. The band were very professional, couldn't of asked for anything better. So pleased that we booked you and we will be recommending you to everyone. Wishing you every success.”

Lucy & Neil Kelland - Wedding , Weymouth Sailing Academy, Weymouth
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“Hi Amy, I can't really do the band justice.....they were fantastic and made the evening for us and all our guests. The dance floor was packed all night and people kept commenting on how great the band were! Please thank them for us for our first song, which was great.....and apologise for my terrible dancing! What i lack in skill I make up for in enthusiasm and it was easy with the tunes rolling all night”

Ryan Keogh - Wedding , Chiddinglye, West Sussex

Key Info

The Rustiques | Vintage Folk Band Hire, Hampshire
Based:
Hampshire
Guide Price:
£1,620
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums/BVs
  • Double Bass / Electric Bass / BVs
  • Guitar / Lead Vocals
  • Banjo/Guitar/BVs
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

FAQ

I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?

Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest classic and current chart hits, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

60-90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2 x 60-minute live sets (or 3 x 40 minutes) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can provide either a 60 minute acoustic soloist or acoustic roaming 3-piece, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see more of this here.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Fareham. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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Mumford/Folk

Victoriana

Victoriana are the UK's leading vintage wedding entertainment provider. Incredible live band for vintage weddings and events in the UK and beyond!

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £1,720
Festival Style

Two Doors Down

A proper, all out indie-pop act with the style and setlist to really shake up your big night - Two Doors Down offer a cool new take on wedding and party entertainment.

  • Location: South East
  • Guide Price: £1,415
Festival Style

Festival Sons

Festival Sons are the UK's most popular festival-themed wedding & function band. The line-up showcases four top pro musicians whose performance & recording credits include Ed Sheeran, The Beach and many more!

  • Location: Surrey
  • Guide Price: £1,910
Mumford/Folk

The Lion Men

Can’t get enough of that rustic ‘Mumford-style’ sound and vibe? The Lion Men are the function band you’re looking for. They’re perfect for sun-drenched summer weddings in stunning settings.

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Guide Price: £1,950
Festival Style

The Flyaways

Get set for a serious party, y’all! This toe-tapping, thigh-slapping, dancefloor-packing band give those singalong party classics a big old kick of Smokey Mountain americana, followed by a festival headliner finale.

  • Location: London
  • Guide Price: £2,465

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