Due to our compact set-up and unique stomp box/electronic drum kit configuration, we can give you a big sound in a 'festival' style whilst fitting in a small space. We are multi instrumentalists so expect the accordion, cajon, guitars, banjos, ukulele, whistles, double bass, kazoo and the kitchen sink along with various wind instruments to appear during our set.
The band consists of Reuben and Sam who take care of vocals, guitars, banjos, percussion and anything else we can get a tune out of, plus one of our pool of world class bass players. Every single bass player in our collection (we keep them in a special cupboard under the stairs, a bit like Harry Potter) is of an incredibly high standard and will have performed with us on many previous occasions. Not only that, but they'll also come complete with a proper double bass for that big warm sound that only that big warm instrument can produce. It's part of our signature sound and we know you'll love it as much as we do.
We can provide music for your whole event, from background music whilst guests are eating with our spot on vocal harmonies to floor fillers and rip-roaring anthems guaranteed to fill the dance floor.
If you have any requests for a first dance (even if it is not on the set list) let us know; as long as enough notice is given we can learn these for you ensuring you have your favourite music played by us on the night.
We offer a complementary manned DJ playlist service so you will always have music throughout the night around our live sets. So dedicated are we that you and your guests get to hear the music you love that we welcome request tweets to us directly before or during the night - @nfjesters Just tell us what you want to dance to and we'll put it on.
If you would like to get in touch to see if we are available on your date and to obtain an instant direct quote, click on the 'Check availability and price' button on the right. In the blink of an eye you'll know if we're available and have a good idea of what we'll cost. So no matter the event, no matter the venue, we hope to be entertaining you and your guests the Newfangled Jesters way very soon.
It was a pleasure to have The Newfangled Jesters play at our wedding. We and the guests loved them and they got everyone up dancing. They played all sorts of songs, from Blink 182 to Nicki Minaj and they were all a hit on the dance floor. We definitely recommend them!
Really excellent band. Saw them before at another wedding - had to have them for ours!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your energy and the wonderful performance on Friday. You literally saved the day!
Had so many people come up to me today how great you were (even the ones too shy to dance!).
I hope you made it to Cornwall okay and you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
We absolutely loved having The Newfangled Jesters for our wedding. When guests arrived at the wedding breakfast and reception venue they were already playing acoustic music as agreed, and they were fantastic! They’d also prepared some easy listening music for when they were between sets, and let us borrow their microphone for the speeches, which was a very nice touch!
For the evening performance they were joined by their double bassist, and they set the party off! It was amazing! Every single person I have spoken to has commented on how good they were, and we couldn’t be happier with them!
Thank you so much to Hire A Band and The Newfangled Jesters for helping to make our wedding day so successful and special!
Caine & Felicity xxxxx
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Loved having you at our party at the weekend, thank you so, so much Reuben and Sam for enabling us to have such a fantastic time with our family and friends. We loved how interactive you were with everyone, young, old, dancers and listeners. We loved your joyful energy and amazing skills and so many of our friends have asked 'How did you find such a fantastic band?' Certainly our good fortune.
Hope the cake and canapes helped your journey home guys! Brilliant fun, thank you so much.
We were very happy with the band and how they played - they were actually better live than we expected them to be and sounded great. They looked really good too. I also loved that they got our friends involved in shaking tambourines etc.
Hireaband were fantastic. Communication was excellent, even to the point that on my wedding day, I had a question that needed immediately answering, I rang what I assumed was a general office number and the guy I spoke to was so helpful and prompt!
As for Newfangled Jesters, fantastic band, really got everyone going and dancing. Great with entertaining all ages. Would highly recommend.
Newfangled Jesters were incredible! Having a wedding in the UK summer we were worried the light evenings would discourage people getting onto the dance floor...but the second this band started playing the dance floor filled and was like this all night!
They brought so much energy and the set list was fantastic! All our guests said how great they were and insisted on them playing an encore.
We would 100% book this band again.
Just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou to you guys for the fabulous music at our wedding in Cumbria!!! I cannot recommend your band highly enough. You were everything we’d hoped for and more!!! From the second you guys started playing ,the dance floor was never empty and soooo many of our guests have asked where we managed to find such a unique, high-energy band!!
The Newfangled Jesters were absolutely fantastic! They did so much to make our celebration memorable. The performances of the songs we requested were really special - definitely memories we will treasure. They sounded awesome, and were really entertaining. So many people have told us how much they enjoyed it. Thank you so much, we can't recommend you highly enough!
Brilliant band! Would recommend to anybody
The Newfangled Jesters were incredible. Everything we had expected and so much more. They got everyone dancing from the moment their first set started and are full of so much energy that the dance floor was full of people of all ages the whole night.
They were so accommodating in making sure everything was as we wanted and we’ve had a lot of our guests passing on their compliments about them. I have to say out of the whole weekend, the Newfangled Jesters will be one of the ever lasting memories of our wedding for us.
The Newfangled Jesters were utterly superb! They were great at getting the dance floor filled and keeping people dancing right to the end of their set. We had so many comments from guests saying how fabulous they were and how much they enjoyed dancing... in fact, several guests were feeling it in the morning from ‘too much bouncing’!!! We look forward to rebooking the group for our renewal of vows!
Hireaband are really helpful and respond very quickly. The band, Newfangled Jesters, were absolutely amazing. So engaging and lively, all our guests loves them and so did we.
Newfangled Jesters were amazing!!! Everyone was on the dance floor. One of the best parts of Jen and Scott's wedding day! Sam even came onto the dance floor with his accordion, fantastic festival feel which is just what they wanted. They were well worth the money we paid. Will want to see them again and hope we can invite them back for a farm festival we'd love to make happen in the future.
Absolute 10 out of 10 band - made the day absolutely amazing!
Morning guys, hope you had a good trip back home after being what was simply the best band we could ever have hoped for at our wedding on Saturday. We had some very high expectations of The Newfangled Jesters and let me tell you, you guys met, delivered and delivered again …and again in terms of being just , well the word is ‘brilliant’ and that still doesn’t cover it; The wedding party you helped create was honestly the most amazing day of our lives , seeing everybody just revelling in the moment and enjoying your sets and so many people have said your performances were pure fun & class…..I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did, we aimed for a festival vibe and I think what with a combination of Tipi’s and a double-bass playing band with a fine beard, we nailed it; and lastly Sam, thank you for giving me the nudge to do my song-bit; Anna was and I think still is just amazed that I had not only the cahones…I was sober….but also that I can almost hold a tune…..and to such an important song for us both.
The band was truly awesome! They were very entertaining and engaging with us and they were great to dance too! They really made our wedding day extra special!
Fantastic! The Jesters were absolutely brilliant.
Johns son Jack who is ten found his musically Rhythm and loved being The Jesters new lead percussion man!
Our first dance song was beautiful and a memory to treasure. The Jesters were the perfect band for our vintage country wedding celebration and we would highly recommend the band. Especially to anyone who loves a good beard!
Our thanks and very best wishes
We both wanted to say how enjoyable Saturday evening was. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music and the set you guys played.
Thanks once again and good luck for the future.
Absolutely fantastic evening we really enjoyed having Newfangled Jesters at our Hen Party and all the girls enjoyed listening and dancing to the band.
I could not recommend this band enough they really made our weekend very special and the Hen Charlotte was made up with her surprise as she wanted The Newfangled Jesters to play at her wedding but they are fully booked.
A special thank you to all at Hire a band for your service and Thank you to the band for making Sunday a special day.
The band were great, established a great atmosphere for the evening and we would highly recommend them to anybody.
Newfangled Jesters were great performers, played fantastic songs and we had a great night dancing!
We had a great party and the Newfangled Jesters were brilliant. Easy to talk to and discuss logistics with beforehand, easy going and pleasant bunch of guys, very helpful and of course great music which got everyone dancing! Couldn't fault them.
I just wanted to say thank you so much to you guys for coming to our wedding and being so brilliant. Honestly, you could not have been better. We've had lovely comments about you from our friends and family so I want you to know how much people enjoyed it. I think Aldwick are hoping you get booked to do another wedding there again, because the staff there said how great you are too!
I realise you put a massive amount of work in to learning our songs for us, and we are so grateful. The moments that Tom and I had dancing together to those songs are some of my most treasured memories from the wedding. Really special, and I can't thank you enough.
Also, some of the male guests have told us that they have serious beard envy after seeing you!!
Best wishes, and thank you again,
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