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Jake and Ian - Acoustic & Party Band (& DJ service) logo
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Jake and Ian - Acoustic & Party Band (& DJ service)

Birmingham, West Midlands

(26)
27 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Jake and Ian - Acoustic & Party Band (& DJ service) logo
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Jake and Ian - Acoustic & Party Band (& DJ service)

Birmingham, West Midlands

(26)
27 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

Hello, thanks for checking us out, we've just been awarded Best Musical Act 2020 Regional Finalist at The Wedding Industry Awards!

If you don't know the date of your event but would like a quote, please email jakeandianband@gmail.com - we can't respond to quote requests with no date's due to being charged for it - thank you for your understanding!

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Reviews (26)

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C
29 August 2019

These 2 are just the most talented and outstanding performers. Our wedding day really would not have been the same without them there. Perfect music choices and sets, I loved that they were able to play outside at our venue without any hesitation and they even managed to play all our music choices for the ceremony, our first dance and a few special requests. Never a problem to accommodate our requests and even worked with our crazy flashmob idea to make sure that went off without a hitch as well. I would highly highly recommend for any event. Thank you so much guys, I hope we will see you at another event someday. Claire and Phil x More...

F
1 July 2019

Performed our first dance and 2 sets on our wedding day.... absolutely amazing! Really wowed everyone there... couldnt recommend them enough!

K
12 June 2019

Thank you Jake and Ian for making our wedding day so incredibly special. Your talent and professionalism are second to none and all of our guests commented on how brilliant you were.

From our first meeting to the end of our wedding day nothing was too much trouble for you. Discussing so openly and constructively with us on our requirements and even learning new songs for our special day.

You created an atmosphere that will remain in our memories forever.

We cannot recommend you highly enough and once again thank you for making our day so complete.
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R
11 June 2019

These guys are not just two exceptionally talented musicians but they are also two of the nicest, most genuine people you could wish to meet. The background work on putting together a set list for our evening was meticulous. When we found out that, rather than play our first dance, Jake was learning the whole song to sing it live we were completely blown away and the end result did not disappoint.
Soon after our initial meeting we were emailed a playlist to use for our wedding breakfast. The content was spot on and encapsulated the style and theme of the wedding. It was so ‘us’!
The mix of live performance and DJ sets in between for the evening entertainment is perfect. Jake’s vocals are so good sometimes it was hard to notice the join.
All of our guests remarked on how good these guys were and how well they read the room and kept the party going into the wee small hours.
We cannot recommend Jake and Ian highly enough. A lot of our guests have asked for their details for upcoming events of their own. Thank you both for being the icing on the cake of what was our special day.
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V
11 June 2019

We had so many expectations and hopes for our dream day when it came to music and our first dance most importantly and I can honestly say we were truly taken away by the beautiful voice and backing keyboard for our first dance. We couldn't have had a better night, we danced, we laughed and we truly enjoyed all thanks to Jake and Ian. The blend of afro, dance and hip hop really got everyone on the dance floor and filled the whole atmosphere with fun! More...

A
6 June 2019

Thank you so much Jake and Ian you were AMAZING.

I truly hope we meet again, the only fault is that the night went too soon! Please book Jake and Ian you will not be disappointed.

They are everything and more you could wish for! Xxx
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T
16 May 2019

Wow, just wow played at my brother's wedding absolutely fantastic, highly recommend and we've already discussed what we can do next to get the guys back to play.

A
16 May 2019

Absolutely brilliant, couldn't recommend Jake and Ian enough. Looking for a band for your special occasion then look no further. Thanks again guys.

T
15 May 2019

wow just wow played at my brother's wedding absolutely fantastic highly recommend and we've already discussed what we can do next to get the guys back to play :)

A
12 May 2019

Absolutely brilliant, couldn't recommend Jake and Ian enough. Looking for a band for your special occasion then look no further. Thanks again guys

T
24 April 2019

We booked Jake and Ian for our wedding reception and they were amazing! Thank you to you both for your time and also to help me make the day perfect! Jake has an amazing voice and the guests loved the performance! Such a great atmosphere! Jake and Ian we love you! More...

C
18 March 2019

I’ve booked Jake and Ian to host a charity event for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital the event was simply amazing from start to finish. Ian was instrumental in supporting this charity event with lots of great ideas and suggestions he really did give me the inspiration I needed to get this event off the ground.

On the actual evening itself both Jake and Ian turned up sorted everything out and nothing was too much trouble for them.

The evening was a roaring success with some amazing tunes that were sang by Jake and he’s incredible vocals . The crowd absolutely love the night and I had so many people Commenting on how amazing they both were.

I cannot recommend Jake and Ian enough they really are two lovely guys Who happened to be extremely talented. I would not hesitate again in booking them in fact I cannot wait to host another event so that I can book them again!! Thank you for everything you guys did you are both amazing
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L
11 February 2019

We celebrated our joint 40th Birthday party on Saturday night with Jake & Ian. Wow! They are simply fabulous - their music was exactly what we wanted, and they oozed charisma with our guests. Jake's voice is so amazing, at first people actually thought it was Sam Smith on a record rather than a live singer...
Ian has the most calm wonderful nature when I had a few pre-party panics. We would recommend them without any hesitation and hope that we will see them play again very soon.
Lizzie & Becks #sistersturning40
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Jake and I had a great time, thanks for booking us and what a night was had by all. Happy 40th Lizzie & Becks!

N
29 January 2019

Jake and Ian are simply superb!
On cold dark Wednesday night in January their music not only got the party going, they lifted the whole roof!

They took the time to understand what we wanted from our evening and exceeded on every single expectation.
An array of music to suit all tastes, amazing musicians and top blokes!

Will definitely be booking them again!
Thanks guys!
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Thank you Nett, it was a beautiful place and we were really pleased with the feedback from everyone. We look forward to working with you and Colgate again. Best wishes, J&I.

K
19 November 2018

We had a charity event on Friday for Cancer Research UK, the Jake and Ian band made the evening for us, they were absolutely fantastic, great musicians and the voices were wow. Would definitely rebook - lots more fans in the Chester area guys. More...

Thank you Karen, the event was a great success and the Crowne Plaza made us very welcome. Thanks to you and the team for your hospitality. Best wishes, Ian.

G
1 November 2018

If you need a Band for a Wedding or Party, you need to check out these guys. We used Jake & Ian for our wedding in August and they were absolutely amazing!

They literally made the day from the minute the service was over they had everyone up singing and dancing (even before the meal) with a real variance of music, from old 60’s classics, soul to current pop and dance tunes.

Jake and Ian, thank you for making our day truly magical, you are simple amazing, and we couldn’t have asked for more…..Thanks you , G & J xxx
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Thank you Gemma, it's the first time one of our live videos went viral! Cheers for booking us and what an amazing setting you had. Best wishes to you and Jamie. J&I x

M
11 October 2018

very easy on the ear and eye x

A
8 October 2018

Amazing band and very nice guys. They made our wedding unforgettable!!! Will recommend to everyone as they are truly talented and great!!!

Ala, thank you for looking after us at the Botanical Gardens. Venue was lovely and so was the cake. You both did a great first dance and we really enjoyed the day. J&Ix

M
8 October 2018

Amazing talent, you will not find a better vocalist or piano player on Bark, they got our crowd going and just created such a special day for everyone at the wedding. Lovely guys, communication and planning great. More...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Mary! Had a great time and thanks for your hospitality on the day. J&I x

J
11 September 2018

Excellent. Ian kept in touch throughout the booking procedure and up to the event. He dealt with all my daft questions, was helpful and courteous. All my guests enjoyed the music and asked where the band was from. I would recommend them for any event. More...

Thank you Julie, what a great evening! J&I x

C
13 August 2018

These two brilliant musicians made our wedding day so, so special! We had many nice comments about them both, sound-wise they put all the bands we've seen to shame and they are modern! From the communication to seeing them get 150 people dancing and singing was just brilliant, we look forward to future parties and seeing you both again. More...

Thanks both for taking the time to leave a review, we had a great time and thanks for the hospitality. J&I X

J
13 August 2018

I hired the Jake and Ian Band for my 40th Birthday and they delivered a sound everyone couldn't quite believe, the singer Jake is an amazing singer and Ian on piano is brilliant. Everyone was on the dancefloor, and they play music that is modern - if you need a band, snap them up. They took another 3 bookings during my Birthday party, you guys owe me some commission! More...

Pleasure to play for your Birthday, we loved it. Your friends have great taste like you Jane! :) Can't wait to see you at the other events in Cheshire and thanks for taking the time to drop us a line. J&I X

M
3 July 2018

Thank you both for making our day so special. My only regret is that Martin and I didn't have the time to absorb the talent on show during the wedding breakfast, but definitely heard it resonate through the marquee! Our guests loved you guys and remarked on how beautiful it was. More...

We had a great time, you chose some beautiful songs as a backdrop to the wedding and it was a privilege to play and sing them for you. Delighted your guests enjoyed it as much as we did. J&I x

B
8 June 2018

Jake and Ian have played at two weddings that we have attended in the past year, including for my daughter. They are friendly and have a great sound. You couldn't really ask for much more. More...

Cheers Bob! It was a pleasure and a fab day. J&I.

J
5 June 2018

Pleasure to leave a review for them. Two great guys (looked very dapper too!) that created the ambience we wanted, sounded amazing and took the time to learn two special songs we wanted. I'd happily recommend them to anyone. More...

Jenny and Sam, thanks for taking the time to leave feedback for us. Thank you and look forward to seeing you both very soon... J&I x

F
5 June 2018

Jake and Ian played following our wedding during our outside reception drinks and on the evening. They were brilliant and we received a lot of compliments on them from our guests.

They were very responsive in the planning and lead up to the event, adaptable to where they played and set the perfect vibe throughout the day. Thank you for your talent and making our day so special - and an unforgettable first dance!
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Thank you Faye, we loved every minute of it too! J&I x

Q&A

We enjoy performing and every event we attend at is different.

The best feeling is seeing people join in, sing, dance and have fun. We help to create treasured memories for our clients and their guests. We are very fortunate to regularly play in some of the most stunning places in the UK from premium wedding events to amazing corporate parties.

We enjoy production, performing and creating music. This has helped us to become an award-winning band!

From a live performance perspective:
We wanted to offer a better sound, better vocals, a more contemporary feel and we felt bands were playing the same tired old songs such as 'Play That Funky Music' and 'Mustang Sally'. As most music is produced electronically in the charts, we hear a lot of bands at premium functions that sound dated and can't capture the right feel and energy of modern music as they are constrained by a rock based sound.

From a DJ perspective:
We've been very disappointed with the standard of DJs at recent events. We've encountered those using CDs only so can't do requests, those who talk over every song, and those that turn up with gear that sounds like a song coming out of two potatoes at each end of the stage! So now we do it ourselves in-between our sets. One band, one contact and everything covered from ceremony, wedding breakfast, reception or corporate party. We've got you covered.

Clients should choose us because we sound good, are trusted and our reviews are great! We DJ too saving you another £500 for your event.

Without sounding over confident, you'll find Jake's vocals and energy unrivalled having previously been signed to EMI and having toured the world with the best vocal coaches and musicians, you'll have a talented team in place for your event, making sure everything is perfect.

You'll find our sound has variety, is contemporary and offers superb production and sound for your occasion. We provide a set that will put a smile on people's faces, we can offer a beautiful acoustic sound every wedding needs as guests mingle and enjoy their day early afternoon or evening. We will 100% also get the party started with a high energy set with full PA and full backing. This makes us versatile to your requirements and we'll create that energy a dance-floor needs. We want to freshen it all up, sound better, excite a crowd on a dance-floor and create the best memories. Only live music can do that and people are really connecting with what we are doing.

Jake has a superb voice and supported by Ian on piano/keyboards/guitar playing live in addition to backing tracks - we can adapt to the needs of our client and can be trusted to set-up discreetly, turn up and be on time!

We want to make the experience fun for clients to help plan their occasion, ensuring it works for all guests and goes with a bang. You'll find us wanting to get to know you, your song requirements and creating an occasion to remember!

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Services

Vocalist and Piano

This includes vocalist, backing tracks, piano/keys and guitar. With lighting too!

Provided through PA system

Vocalist and Piano

Contemporary, Classic, Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, RnB, Indie. Tailored to your taste and vibe for the evening.