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ABOUT US

The band play' old school Rhythm & Blues, very much like the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Transport you and your guest back to the days of real R&B Music. Our main influences are, Georgie Fame, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Jimmy Witherspoon, Etta James and the Commitments, to name just a few. The bands swinging driving style features a horn section of tenor sax, Baritone sax, Alto sax & Flute, Keyboards. Guitar, Double international, Male & Female. Lead & Backing Vocals.

The bands music ensures great entertainment for your wedding, corporate function or party. We always try to involve our audience to ensure that everyone really enjoys the event.

Our set list are varied to seek our clients needs as we also play Rock N Roll, Funk, Jazz and Swing numbers. This ensures that all tastes and age ranges of your guests are catered for.

The band have recently been featured in an international music magazine, radio programs and were recently a headline act at the 2016, Bournemouth jazz Festival. The band are considered one of the top wedding and function bands in the south and south-west of England.

Transport your guest back to the days of real Rhythm & Blues Music with a fabulous R&B Band.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • The band play rhythm & blues
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We play these instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Percussion
  • Brass
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We are happy to play at these events:

  • Other
  • Wedding
  • Company Party
  • VIP Event
  • Birthday Party
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

We are based in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

OUR PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £1110
    Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band
    Band

    2 x 1 hours set with 7-9 Piece Rhythm & Blues Band. Digital PA System and top flight professional musicians and singers

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LISTEN TO our MUSIC

3 Set Lists

Wedding/Function/ Party Set List
01
Louis Jordon. Rock n Roll
Caldonia
02
Buddy Guy. Blues Style
Poison Ivy
03
Nina Simone, With some jazz dance feel
Work Song
04
Nina Simone,. Swinging jazz feel
Hallelujah I love Her So
05
Cannonball Aderley. Wonderful Jazz Instrumental
Chillie Con Carni
06
. Jive to our version
Route 66
07
Ella Fitzgerald. Our Bands Swinging version
Summertime
08
. Blues Brothers.
Sweet Home Chicago
09
Ray [url hidden] with added spice from the band!
Let The Good Times Roll
10
Cannonball Aderley
Mercy Mercy
11
Charlie Farran Band, full dancing swinging number
Bright Lights Big City
12
Blues Brother
Kansas City
13
Our Band Grooving Latin Dance number
Water Melon Man
14
Commitments/ Charlie Farran Bands Audience Participation Time!
Mustang Sally
15
Van Morrison
Moondance
Wedding/Function/Party Set list 2
01
Georgie Fame
Green Onions
02
Blues Brothers and our audience participation
Minnie The Moocher
03
Louis Jordon. Rock n Roll
Flip Flop & Fly
04
Jimmy McCrakin R&B
Just A Little Bit
05
Elmore James Blues
Dust My Broom
06
Quantic Soul Orchestra
Get A Move On
07
Etta James
At Last
08
Soul
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09
Robert Parker.
Barefootin
10
Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Rock & Roller
11
Charlie Farran Band Special Number
Walking The Dog
12
Lighthouse Family
Aint No Sunshine
Wedding/Function Set List 1

OUR REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Dave & Elaine Beavis

We spent many an hour looking for a band for our wedding, wanting something a little soulful/vintage, and when we found Charlie Farran's band it seemed to fit perfectly. Charlie got back to us very quickly, keen to help us choose tunes along with exploring any of our own choices. One such tune was "Get a Move On" by Quantic Soul Orchestra. Not an easy piece, but as our first dance tune it was great. The whole band played fantastically all night, and many guests commented enthusiastically! Cheers - Dave & Elaine
Dave & Elaine Beavis 10/10

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Dave & Elaine Beavis

We spent many an hour looking for a band for our wedding, wanting something a little soulful/vintage, and when we found Charlie Farran's band it seemed to fit perfectly. Charlie got back to us very quickly, keen to help us choose tunes along with exploring any of our own choices. One such tune was "Get a Move On" by Quantic Soul Orchestra. Not an easy piece, but as our first dance tune it was great. The whole band played fantastically all night, and many guests commented enthusiastically! Cheers - Dave & Elaine
Dave & Elaine Beavis 10/10

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Amanda J Molyneux

Dear Charlie, I want to say a huge thank you for your bands performance at our Company function last week. Amazing musicians who are also great fun. Your fee was worth every penny when you got our M.D up onstage singing Mustang Sally. Your band really were such fun. We all loved the amazing R&B music you played, far better than the usual covers band we normally book. The night went off without a hitch thanks to your efficient organisation and we appreciated how well dressed and presented your musicians were. We will be booking you next year, that's for sure. I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Best wishes, Amanda Molyneux
Amanda Molyneux (Amanda J Molyneux & Company Corporate Function)

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism