For ceilidhs, barn dances and line dancing, this is a great new band made up of old faces and experienced hands. ThingumaJig features John and Liz Scholey calling the dances; Pete McClelland on melodeon, fiddle and bouzouki; Mannie McClelland on concertina and mandolin; Mick Platt on bass and guitar; and occasionally Joe Scott Cree on bagpipes, flute, whistle and guitar; David Sheldon on keyboards; and Gerald Eyton-Jones on Drums.
For the less experienced dancers – ideal for a wedding or party – the caller will get down amongst the dancers, demonstrating and encouraging everyone and calling the dances. Inexperience is not a problem – ThingumaJig will suit the dancing to the ability of the dancers, whether it is for complete novices or seasoned folk dancers. The band can also flavour the event in whatever way you like with American, Scottish, Irish or English music and dances.
Our quoted price is for a six-piece band including a caller.
The band provides its own full PA system and will normally play for two-and-a-half hours over a three hour period. During breaks, the band can also play CDs through their PA system if requested.
Price from: £900
What People Say:
Alice Fairley - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - April 2008
"Everyone enjoyed the music and the band were most understanding when people were too hot to dance by playing a few instrumental breaks!, excellent, and we would highly recommend them to anyone."
Louise Walsh - wedding reception - Surrey - June 2006
"The band performed beyond expectations and got the whole crowd dancing, we were delighted, thank you very much for provding them!"
Miranda Dunbar-Johnson - PTA summer party - London - June 2006
"Excellent evening. Thank You."
Suzanne Pugh - wedding reception - Cambridgeshire - April 2006
"All of our guests commented on how good the band was and I know that many of them bought CD'S and asked for business cards. Thingamajig were excellent and got all my guests dancing (even the reluctant ones). Ten out of ten, thank you."
Sophie Boorman - wedding reception - Hampshire - December 2005
"Everyone had such a great time and thought the band were absolutely fantastic – we’d definitely have them again"
Helen Brown - wedding - Essex - February 2004
"We had a wonderful evening – the music was very good and the two callers ensured that everyone participated and that we all had a good time"
Elizabeth Hughes - Proctor & Gamble Technical Centres - January 2004
"They were absolutely fantastic, guests were fighting to get on the dance floor to join in. We’ve had so much positive feedback."
Bryony McCulloch - Bryony McCulloch - Surrey - May 2003
"Thank you so much to your company for providing such a professional service. Our wedding was a wonderful day, which ran very smoothly. Our biggest thanks is for ThingumaJig, they were excellent and kept our guests up dancing the whole time, everyone complimented them on their relaxed fun attitude and felt that they were the highlight of the day. They played a wide variety of music very well and their enthusiasm kept everyone going! I will certainly be recommending your services to friends and family."
Bernice Le Gassick - wedding - Guildford - August 2002
"Whole evening was great, everyone got dancing and instruction was good. Band kept checking on progress of the evening to match timing: good. Singing and dancing was a great combination and would definitely recommend the band and Function Junction"
Kevin Bellamy - wedding - Gloucestershire - August, 2002
"Fantastic band, guaranteed to get any party going…I would recommend them to anyone."
Mrs Hopson - daughter's wedding reception - East Sussex - June 2001
"We couldn’t have asked for a more professional and friendly band. The music was excellent and the callers made sure everybody got involved! A perfect choice to end our wedding reception. We and all our guests had the most fantastic time reeling and jigging! Thank you!"
Caroline Summers - wedding reception - Surrey - December 2001