“The Newfangled Jesters” are an enthusiastic and energetic trio playing a range of music to get everyone up and dancing. From the biggest party tracks to the perfect slow dance “the jesters” are guaranteed to get the party started.
Due to our compact setup we can give you a big sound whilst fitting in a small space. We can provide music for your whole event, from background music whilst guests are eating with our beautiful vocal harmonies to floor fillers and rip-roaring anthems 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 before the event and we can prepare these for you ensuring you have your favourite music professionally prepared for one of the first special moments in your marriage.
The list below is not a definitive list as we are always adding new songs to our repertoire & happy to learn new songs on request (or chances are we may already know it)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya – Outcast
September – Earth Wind and Fire
The Nights – Avicii
Lay All Your Love on Me – Abba
Pompeii – Bastille
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Riptide – Vance Joy
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Rude – Magic
Firework – Katie Perry
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Wake Me Up – Avicii
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
Living on a Prayer- Bon Jovi
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Counting Stars- One Republic
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Hey Brother – Avicii
Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Somebody to Love – Blues Brothers
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Good morning Sam, trust you, Reuben and…the one who’s name shamefully escapes me …(really, it doesn’t mean we didn’t love him too! )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. Word of how bloody good you are is spreading…and the crazy German contingent are very interested in bringing something ‘different’ to their wild partying so keep your passports up to date, who knows? Thank you so much again, once we have got them back, we will pop some pictures of the day down the line (No, not of the cake…..:-) and are more than happy if you wanted to use them in any advertising/promo stuff. Bestest regards and with all our love and thanks Bob & AnnaBob & Anna
“We wanted to send you a big thank you for playing at our wedding on the 30th April, we really had a great day and us along with all of our guests really enjoyed your music. Many of our guests and even the event manager on the day commented specifically on how great you were! Thanks again.”Brad & Helena.
“You and your band went down a storm at our wedding reception. Our guests loved the range of music and the dance floor was packed all night. Your performance really made the party and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Thanks.”Clare & Rob
“We’d like to say thanks for the great music at our wedding. Thanks for the band making the long trip over to France, everyone enjoyed themselves on the dance floor! Highly recommended.”Nada & Benoit
“Hi Mike…just to say thanks a million for your part in making our wedding day so great. All our guests really enjoyed your fabulous talent. Look forward to seeing you play in the not too distant future. Cheers again.”Orla & Neil
“Just a thank you guys for playing some really great gigs at The Boatyard over the past year or so, everyone always says it makes the evening special for them and now people are booking specifically for the nights you’re performing – way to go!”Susan - The Boatyard Restaurant
“5 out of 5! Booking this band couldn’t have been easier and I am so glad they were free for our wedding! They are the friendliest guys going and their live sets as well as ipod tracks were awesome! All guests said how amazing they were and it made our wedding day perfect! The music choices were so well suited to us and they even added some songs we requested into their performance. Could not recommend them enough! Thank you so much!!”
How Much Do You Charge?
As every wedding or party is different we cannot give a set standard fee, but get in touch with us and we can give you a bespoke price dependant on your location, timings and sometimes even the day of the week.
Do You Have The Necessary Insurances?
Yes. We always have Public Liability Insurance and all of our equipment is PAT test yearly.
Can You Work With A Sound Limiter?
Yes absolutely. We are very experienced at working at venues that have sound limiters and are happy to speak with your venue about any requirements.
Can You Provide Music When Not Performing?
Yes absolutely. We are happy to provide a complimentary recorded music DJ service when not performing. Or alternatively you can provide a playlist on an Ipod or other device and we can put that on for you.
How Long Do You Play For?
Our standard set is 2 X 1hr or 3 X 40 minutes, however this can be amended and extended if required.
How Far Will You Travel?
Although we are based around Birmingham, we are happy to travel all over the UK and Europe. Costs will of course vary depending on distance.
How Long Does It Take You To Set Up?
We usually like up to 2 hours to get set and sound checked. However if time is tight then it can be done in around 1 hour.