The Talismen
Acoustic Pop Covers Band
Pop, Rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Folk, Reggae, Acoustic Covers, Male Vocals, DJ Service
Β£1,250 (avg. price)

About The Talismen – professional acoustic band based in Dorset
7 reviews

The Talismen are a high energy three-piece acoustic group with incredible three-part harmony vocals that create an infectious, good-time vibe at every event, be it a wedding, corporate event or party.

Playing songs from the 50s to the current day, they are always able to play to the crowd making sure the dance floor is always full.

As an acoustic cover band, we play a lot of folk rock and indie folk music, such as songs by Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers.

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The Talismen are a flexible act, which can be a mobile acoustic act with no PA necessary or they can turn up the heat making it a full blown party band with drums, double bass and electric guitar.

Since 2014 The Talismen have performed at numerous high profile corporate events with clients including Audi, HSBC, Bournemouth AFC, Waitrose, National Trust, Bournemouth Tourism, Pru Health to name but a few.

The Talismen are a group of highly accomplished musicians who have collectively worked with some great names including The BBC, Top Of The Pops, Sir Bob Geldof, The House Of Blues USA, MTV and VH1.

We have also supported Robbie McIntosh, Paul McCartney, John Mayer, Ben Waters, Jools Holland, Ronnie Scott, Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters, Charlie McCoy and Bob Dylan whilst touring across the UK.

The Talismen are experienced, highly professional and experts at making your night one to remember.

The Talismen varied set list caters for all ages and includes a mixture of 50s Rock'n'Roll up to current day hits; from the likes of Elvis, Van Morrison, the Beatles right through to Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, Daft Punk and many more!

You can be absolutely sure that guests of all ages will be up dancing and singing all night.

So if you're looking to hire the finest acoustic wedding band UK has to offer, get in touch with The Talismen.

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What are the band’s requirements?

Please ensure that your event venue has an adequate power source. We require a supply of 3k watts, single phase. The band also requires you to supply two separate power drops eg two separate 13 amp sockets to which we can attach four-way extension leads – this enables us to keep our lights and PA system on separate power sources.

We ask that each member of the band is provided with a meal at your event, ideally no later than one hour before our first set is due to start. We often start early to travel to events and play long into the night and need a meal in-between.

We ask that you ensure there is suitable access for the band to bring in their sound equipment. The closer we can get our vehicles to the stage the better. If possible, it would be helpful if you there is a room for the band to change and to keep out of the way when not performing.

What happens when you aren’t playing?

If we are using our own sound system we are happy to provide a playlist for the times we are not performing which will be at no extra cost. You may also provide your own iPod, laptop to play through our system if you have specific playlists that you want to hear.

For how long does the band play?

This varies depending on each event. To give you an idea, we will often play two one-hour sets for weddings and parties and one main set for corporate parties or festivals. We are happy to talk through your requirements and make sure the timings suit your event.

Can I choose the songs you play?

We play all types of events from weddings, parties, corporates and but we don’t run from a set list. We prefer to play to the crowd which ensures the dance floor is always full. You are more than welcome to have a look through our set list and make some suggestions of songs you would like us to play.

Can we come to watch the band perform before booking?

The majority of our events are private parties and functions but there are generally a few public bookings a month to enable you to come and watch us play live. We do recommend that you check our videos and sound recordings as these give a good idea of us playing live.

How far do you travel?

We travel far and wide playing events in the UK, Europe and beyond. Let us know where your event is being held and we can work out an all-inclusive quotation.

7 verified reviews

"A great band with a professional attitude! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!"
– Francesca Bethell, 1 November 2019, wedding in London
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"The Talismen played at my wife's birthday party - They were fabulous - Indeed so much so that we told the DJ to go and The Talismen stayed on all night!!!"
– Malcolm Henke, 11 September 2019, birthday party in Hampshire
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"The Talismen played at our wedding and we were absolutely blown away. They were super friendly and professional from the first chat right through to the end. They went above and beyond to help us in every way they could and even chose our first dance song! The music was incredible and we 100% recommend this band. They are unbelievably talented and the dance floor was packed. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so perfect."
– Fay Dawson, 12 July 2019, wedding in Bournemouth
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"We had The Talismen for our wedding & they were fantastic & I know all of our guests loved them! They really topped off the day in amazing fashion. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks again chaps! Nick & Jude Franklin."
– Nick Franklin, 5 July 2019, wedding in Bristol
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"Hired these guys for my dad's party, they were absolutely brilliant and really created a great atmosphere on the night. They were a dream to deal with in the run up to the event, I would definitely recommend them."
– Andy Smith, 23 October 2018, birthday party at The Italian Villa, Dorset
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"Hey Kev, Chris and Tim, we just want to say a massive thank you for playing our wedding on 31st July at The Old Vicarage. For anyone thinking of booking these guys, do it!! They are punctual and professional, they sound phenomenal, the recordings online don't really do them justice (and they are great too!). They were super accommodating with our vision of how the evening should run. We had a vintage feel to our country house wedding and their look complemented this perfectly. It was wonderful to have our first dance with a real band instead of a DJ. It made it feel very romantic for us. All of our guests loved having them, they had everyone up dancing, and their versions of the songs they play are sublime. We particularly loved their treatment of some Bob Marley classics that had everyone singing the lyrics back to them. They really do create the perfect party atmosphere. Highly recommended! Shaz & Jut."
– Mr & Mrs Christie, 24 September 2018, wedding at The Old Vicarage, Christchurch, Dorset
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β€œA great night of top class entertainment.”
– Bournemouth Echo, 26 July 2018, event in Bournemouth, Dorset
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Set List

All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor

American Pie – Don Mclean

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Barbara Ann – The Beach Boys

Black & Gold – Sam Sparrow

Blame It On Me – George Ezra

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis

Breakfast At Tiffany's – The Undertones

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Budapest – George Ezra

California Girls – The Beach Boys

Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love – Bad Company

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams

Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

Cupid – Sam Cooke

Easy Like Sunday Morning – The Commodores

Faith – George Michael

Follow Me – Uncle Cracker

Free Falling – Tom Petty

Free Falling – Tom Petty

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Half The World Away – Oasis

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Hard Days Night – The Beatles

Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics

Hello Mary Lou – Ricky Nelson

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Hey Brother – Avicii

Hey Ya – Outkast

Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones

I Feel Good – James Brown

I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc

I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley

I Wanna Be Like You – Jungle Book

I’m A Believer – The Monkees

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Jailhouse Rock – Elvis

Kiss – Prince

La Bamba – Ritchie Valens

Lady – Modjo

Last Time – The Rolling Stones

Listen To The Music – The Doobie Brothers

Little Lion Man – Mumford And Sons

Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers

Message To Rudi – The Specials

Monkey Man – The Specials

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Spooky – Dusty Springfield

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Stuck In The Middle – Steelers Wheel

Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams

Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Sweet Dreams – The Eurythmics

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Joker – Steve Miller Band

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Valerie – The Zutons

Wake Me Up – Avicii

What A Wonderful World – Sam Cooke

Woolly Bully – Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

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