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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:

We play these instruments:

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

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

We are based in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £895
    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

REVIEWS

8 Reviews

Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Birthday Party
5.0  

Charlie Farrans Rhythm & Blues band are absolutely brilliant.

When my husband said he wanted a sixtieth birthday party, I started my searching.
First to find a suitable venue. I found a venue, only to be told two weeks later the hotel had doubled booked.

After much searching for another venue without success, we decided on a large marquee in the garden.
We wanted something unique and a party to be remembered.

Once the marquee was booked, we searched on the Internet for a live band.
We were looking for a Blue Brothers sound with lots of rhythm.

My husband found 'Charlie Farrans Rhythm & Blues Band' on the Internet. Once we had listened to their music, we knew we had found what we were looking for. I cheekily asked if it could be an all male band which was no problem to them.

The party night arrived and there were this 7 piece band warming up for the evening with 120 guests arriving.

My heart was racing with excitement, hoping this band was going to blow us all away, and give us the atmosphere we longed for.

Well what can I say,.his amazing band was absolutely brilliant. The atmosphere was electrifying. The rhythm from this band was absolutely incredible.
Our guest were dancing, laughing and full of the party spirit as the band played.
The band was brilliant, breath-taking, outstanding and the best band we have ever seen.

The feedback we have received after the party from our family and friends was amazing, everyone loved the band and said they were brilliant.

To Charlie Farrans Rhythm & Blues band, Thank you for making my husbands party perfect.
You exceeded our expectations.
You were simply "absolutely awesome"

Best Wishes to you all

Tina & Geoff Melsome

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Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Birthday Party
5.0   Verified review

Charlie Farran & His Rhythm & Blues Band

“We had a difficult task – how to get the right music for a joint 60th and 21st birthday party. Charlie’s band turned out to be an inspired choice. In the end, everybody was dancing, half the band were on the dance floor playing their saxes and half the crowd were on the stage. We can’t recommend these people enough, they will make your day. Professional but relaxed, real musicianship, sensitive to the vibe, and just great, great fun.” – Alan and Isobel, Dorset, July 2017”

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Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

Hi Charlie

Thanks so much for playing - we loved it and had a ball!

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Charlie was friendly, easy to deal with and accommodating to what we needed. The band set up extremely quietly which was much appreciated as we were eating in the same room. Everyone, young and old, enjoyed the band. Would highly recommend them to get any function up dancing and having fun.

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Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

Dear Charlie
I wanted to say thanks very much for the band’s terrific performance at the weekend.  We’ve had a number of large parties over the years, and everyone was of one mind- this was the best and certainly the best band. ‘Where did you get the band?’ was on everyone’s lips and I’m not surprised. We’ve been getting lots of notes to say thanks, and all mention the Charlie Farran Band specifically.
So next time we’ll do a Big Barn Party, top of the list before we confirm the date? The Charlie Farron Rhythm and Blues Band.
Many thanks again
Jonno and Rosie Barrett
May 2017

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Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

Dear Charlie,

I cannot thank you and your band enough for the wonderful time you gave us and our friends and family at our recent wedding. Amazing musicians and such fun. We loved it when your two sax players joined the crowd and danced with them whilst still playing their saxes. The Blues Brothers hats an sunglases you handed out to our guest was masterstroke and got everyone involved.

From the moment we started planning to use your band until the wedding day, was a sheer delight and so professional. We are your number one fans now, and I am sure that anyone else who books your great band will be as delighted as we are. We cannot recommend you highly enough.

Thanks and Warm Regards,

Chris & Sue

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Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

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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Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

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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Booked Charlie Farran & His Rythm & Blues Band for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review

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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