The Hoedown Band Hoedown, Barn Dance & Line Dance
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The band has a number of line-ups to suit different types of event.

4 Piece

This is the most compact format of the band consisting of a singer / caller, guitarist / singer, bass guitarist and drummer. The songs are up-beat country rock which appeals to a wider audience, with many sing-a-long favourites in our repertoire.

5 Piece

For the full-on sound of real country there's nothing that can beat having the sound of a banjo combined with a jangling electric guitar and a rockin' rhythm section.

This is our preferred line up as it gives a 'bigger' and more varied sound to the songs and dances. But why stop at five when we can add any combination or fiddle, pedal steel guitar and/or piano to get an even bigger sound.

6 Piece

If you are looking for a more traditional barn dance with a few line dances and songs thrown in, for larger corporate or wedding events we can add another fully qualified dance instructor to call the dances. Liz Scholey is one of the top callers / instructors in the country and is guarantteed to get everyone on the dance floor having fun.

Our singer has a repertoire of line and barn dances which are ideal for audiences who've never had the opportunity to take part in this highly enjoyable form of social dance. Dawn's bubbly personality and her technique of demonstrating the dances from the dance floor means that everyone wants to get involved in the fun.

The dances are all based on the Scottish / English / Irish / American social dance tradition (i.e. Barn Dance, Ceilidh, Irish Set, and even Australian Bush dances) with a few other influences thrown in. The band's sound combines the accessibility of traditional dance music with the power of roots rock music. The line-up features some of the top players on the British social dance scene (ceilidh / barn dance) who regularly play at festivals all over the UK, and indeed the world. We have over three decades of experience in providing dance music for all kinds of functions.

Add on Musicians and Dancers...
BJ Cole performing with the Hoedown Band in Byfleet BJ Cole - We can now add the interationally renowned pedal steel guitar player B J Cole to the band's line up (subject to availability). BJ has appeared on many great tracks with top names over the years including Elton John (on Tiny Dancer,) Marc Bolan, Joan Armatrading (on Down to Zero), Scott Walker, The Stranglers, kd lang, Deacon Blue and Paul Young.

On the live side he's toured with REM, The Verve, David Sylvian, Depeche Mode, Beck, Bjork, Sting, John Cale and most recently, Martin Simpson, Hank Wangford and Tom Jones. In fact, according to Sting, he's the "Best Pedal Steel player in the World".

We can add other intrumentalists to any of the line-ups above such as fiddle, banjo, keyboards and extra dancers to give a very special and unique music and dance experience.

Call us to discuss the options available to customise your event.

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