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The Winklepickers

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Surrey-based wedding band guaranteed to get the party started! Get in touch today for a quote.
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Ensemble / Group
Function Band
Jazz Band
Style of Music
Ceremony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Pop / Rock
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Primary Instrument(s)
Complete Band
Male vocals
Other Instruments
Additional Services
Disco Lighting
Learn New Songs
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Pricing & Costs
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Prices start at
  • £600

We had some amazing feedback.
Thank you both so much for providing a superb afternoon of music and entertainment - all of our guests loved you guys and we had some am... 
By Kim on 6th January 2015
A happy couple
Married in January 2015

You were brilliant and did our first dance so well.
You did such a great job and everyone who came said how good you both were. You were brilliant and did our first dance so well.
By Tom & Alice on 7th October 2014
A happy couple
Married in October 2014

You got everyone on the dancefloor and kept them there the whole night!
Thank you SO MUCH for playing at our wedding. We loved your music and were especially impressed with your version of Counting Stars. Yo... 
By Steph & Alex on 10th August 2014
A happy couple
Married in August 2014

I particularly liked the saxophone line that formed near the end, classic!
Thanks for everything, you guys were awesome. Everyone has been raving about how good you were. The first dance was brilliant and I part... 
By Tom & Holly on 8th August 2014
A happy couple
Married in August 2014

Thank you for help making the whole day so special.
We wanted to say how wonderful you all were. Thank you so much. We thought everything about the band was perfect for our night. So many ... 
By Rebecca on 2nd August 2014
A happy couple
Married in August 2014

It was great to have such a helpful and happy band
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding so much fun! The music was awesome and everyone loved the fun atmosphere... 
By Em & Joe on 19th July 2014
A happy couple
Married in July 2014

Full Description
  • By offering options of booking a solo guitarist with vocals for a more relaxed atmosphere through to a lively quintet that will add a spark to your special day, The Winklepickers give you the unique ability to tailor your musical entertainment for your specific needs. The Winklepickers are available in the following formats: [These prices are for 2 hours of live music divided to suit your requirements, background music through the sound system during breaks and the learning of a first dance song just for you] Solo (guitar and vocals) for £300 Duo (guitar and vocals with double bass) for £600 Trio (guitar and vocals, bass and drums) for £900 Quartet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums with keyboard or saxophone) for £1200 Quintet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums, saxophone and keyboard) for £1500
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Ben Arthey
    My name is Ben Arthey and I have been performing as a professional musician in various bands at weddings for the last 10 years. After taking part in the provision of live musical entertainment at literally hundreds of weddings I decided to put together this band to help you choose and manage the live music for your big day.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Guildford, Surrey, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Guildford
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M25 junction 10
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Guildford
    • Nearest Airport
    • Heathrow
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Playing outdoors at a venue in Venice, Italy as the sun goes down behind us.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, fun, memorable, exciting, professional.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Over 100 10/10 reviews from couples that we have helped to celebrate their big day.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start early and don't get overwhelmed with the planning.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A story board of the couple's past set out like a movie synopsis.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Fast email and phone response. Always available to talk about booking and ensure couple are happy with everything.
What makes a romantic first dance?
Slow dance, low lighting, a memorable song to both bride and groom.
What is your number one floor-filler?
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
The Beatles

Bridebook benefits

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