Who Are MIB?
We have been performing together as a band, in various formats, for the past 17 years, performing all over the world at thousands of events – from small birthday parties in a private garden, to performing to a reported 300,000 people in Hyde Park, to celebrate the Royal Wedding in 2011. We specialize in weddings, corporate events, awards ceremonys, birthday parties, festivals… and are hugely flexible in the services we can offer. If you’re looking for a live band to get your guests out of their chairs, onto the dance-floor for an unforgettable evening of music, we would love to be that band! It is our absolute mission, to give everyone a great time and an excuse to let their hair down!
Whilst a dance-floor full of smiling guests is our speciality, we also get called on for all sorts of other services. We’ve been performing together for so long, its hard to find another band with such chemistry and flexibility to taylor our performance to whatever you need it to be – so we’re often asked to provide stings for awards ceremonies (whilst guests walk on and off stage), or to put together a package for a full day’s live music at a wedding (including ceremony music and dinner options), or even to back celebrities in hosting events!
Many years ago now, we were asked to back the amazing and hilarious Rob Brydon, who was hosting an awards ceremony, and our client was keen to have him sing a few musical numbers with us. Our chemistry with Rob was something special, and what followed was a very spontaneous evening of him leading us in and out of songs, whenever he felt like working a song into the routine (completely improvised – we never knew what he was coming up with next!). With that being a roaring success, this had led on to us being called to back other comedians, such as Jack Whitehall, Jonathan Ross, Julian Clary and Lenny Henry! We love being given this sort of challenge and working on our toes!
We are all musicians in our own right, and work for other artistes as well as MIB. We find that this keeps things fresh, and we feel its the reason why our onstage vibe is always fun, because we’re also often touring the world with artistes like Take That, Rudimental, Robbie Williams, Jools Holland, The Spice Girls, Rita Ora, Girls Aloud, Emeli Sande, Jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen just to name a few. Its a really great feeling to ‘come home’ to MIB.
We pride ourselves on the fact we have been chosen to perform for some of the worlds biggest events, including the Royal Wedding celebrations, corporate events for Coca Cola, Pepsi Max, Yamaha, ABN Ambro, The Telegraph newspaper to name just a few, and all sorts of top awards ceremonies including The Restaurant Awards, The Beverage Innovation Awards, The Pub Awards and many more.
Flexible Options, Sizes and Prices
We offer a range of line-up options, starting with our 4 piece MIB Rocks (indie/rock band), and then from a 5 piece (female vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums) all the way up to a 12 piece band (5 piece + 3 brass, percussion, 2 male vocalists and 1 extra female vocalist).
A valued member of our team, is our trusty sound engineer, who takes care of all the technical side and our sound levels. Some bands choose to do this themselves, but this can often lead to the performance being compromised, so we love to have our engineer onsite to take care of everything, so we can focus 100% on getting that dance-floor full to the brim!
Optional Extras & Flexible Packages
We offer a number of optional extras for earlier in the day, or extending our services in the evening. Let us know your ideas, so we can taylor a bespoke package for you, but we have all sorts of options, including a jazz trio, DJ, or extra set, and we can even organise singing waiters, or a string quartet! Often clients ask us to organise staging or extra lighting for the room (we already provide it for ourselves and the dancefloor as standard) so we can take care of that for you too, using our trusted suppliers. We are also really proud of our ‘MIB Experience’ package which features the 12 piece band, and live music throughout your whole event.