If you are looking for a lively time at your wedding, or social event, ThingumaJig has the right package for you.
A new band made up of old faces, and experienced hands, ThingumaJig features John Scholey calling the dances, Pete McClelland on Melodeon, Fiddle & Bouzouki, with Mannie McClelland on Concertina & Mandolin, Mick Platt on Bass & Guitar, Gerald Eyton-Jones on Drums and occasionally David Sheldon on Keyboards. Liz Scholey is on hand with percussion and to lead a line dancing session during the event if required, making sure everyone has a chance to join in the fun.
Available as a 3 to 6 piece band plus callers
You can leave it to them to get everyone joining in, and make the event go with a swing! John and Liz use radio mics to get down amongst the dancers, demonstrating and encouraging everyone, and call the dances from the floor.
Inexperienced dancers are not a problem, ThingumaJig will suit the dancing to the ability of the dancers, whether it is for complete novices, or seasoned folk dancers. They can also flavour the event in whatever way you like with American, Scottish, Irish or English music and dances.
Whether the music is for a wedding, a birthday party or any other function, they believe it is important that the band is responsive to the needs of the occasion. They take care to listen carefully to the requirements of the people they play for, and many write to them afterwards to let them know how much they enjoyed it. These have been received recently:
"Dear Peter &
"Dear Pete &
"Dear Pete & all
the Guys & Girls in the Band
"They went down a
storm and I have had lots of people raving about the band since Saturday
night. They really were excellent... The funniest sight had to be
watching lawyers from all around Europe trying to do Irish dancing. I
was nearly crying with laughter!"
Thank you so much for a great evening of music and fun at our 10th Anniversary party on Saturday night. Everybody thought you were brilliant, and it was great that you managed to get everybody up and taking part at some point. Many friends have asked how we managed to find you. Once again, thanks for making the evening go with a swing."