Dai & The Ramblers from £1230Add to Your Favourites
Dai & The Ramblers are an exciting London-based act performing unique acoustic arrangements of honky tonk, 1950s R&B and zydeco music. A fresh and different sound that's guaranteed to get people on their feet.
The Story So Far
The band's debut album, Duw Duw, was released in November 2013 and was recorded with Liam Watson, producer of Elephant by The White Stripes. The band have gigged all around the UK, from the smallest bars and speak-easies to international music festivals with huge audiences. Band members have featured for artists such as Van Morrison, Loudon Wainright, Richard Thompson and Nick Lowe.
Taking inspiration from the songs of Big Joe Turner, The Band, Hank Williams Sr, Ray Charles, The Carter Family and Clifton Chenier, the band take an old sound - detailed harmonies, accordion, fiddle, double bass and guitar - and make it new. Dressing the part, with their old-timey tunes, they add a special and unique edge to any festival or event.
Dai & The Ramblers can provide different line-ups, from a duo to a four piece band.
Zydeco And Honky-Tonk
Iko Iko - Dr John
Sugar Bee - Cleveland Crochet
Ay Tete Fee - Clifton Chenier
Honky Tonkin' - Hank Williams
Jambalaya - Hank Williams
Ramblin' Man - Hank Williams
Settin' The Woods On Fire - Hank Williams
Gamblin' Man - Jimmy Rodgers
Man Of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys
Lonesome For You - Carter Family
The Water Is Wide - Carter Family
When The World's On Fire - Carter Family
Wildwood Flower - Carter Family
Worried Man Blues - Carter Family
You're Gonna Be Sorry You Let Me Down - Carter Family
I Ain't Got No Home - Woodie Guthrie
Folsom Prison Blues Ñ Johnny Cash
Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Elvis
That's All Right Mama - Elvis
Night Train To Memphis - Roy Acuff
R&B, Blues, Gospel
Flip Flop And Fly - Big Joe Turner
Shake Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner
The Chicken And The Hawk - Big Joe Turner
I Would Rather Go Blind Ñ Ellington Turner
Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton
Lonesome Road - Nathaniel Shilkret
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
I'm Going Down To The River - Ray Charles
Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
What'd I Say Parts 1 & 2 - Ray Charles
Up Above My Head - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
I Would Rather Go Blind - Chicken Shack
Brave Son Of America - Cw Stoneking
Moanin' - Hank Snow
River Man - Nick Drake
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
He Never Said A Mumblin' Word - Spiritual
The Night They Drove Old Dixy Down - The Band
Chocolate Jesus - Tom Waits
Hoist That Rag - Tom Waits
Lie To Me - Tom Waits
Way Down In The Hole - Tom Waits
Crazy - Willie Nelson
Bob - Fiddle & Tin Whistle
An expert in Cajun and honky tonk fiddle styles, in the past Bob has played with musical greats such as Van Morrison, Nick Lowe and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Rupert - Double Bass and Vocals
Talented multi-instrumentalist Rupert plays double bass with Dai & The Ramblers. Rupert also plays with The London Klezmer Quartet, as well as his own world music project Kuma Lisa.
Alan - Accordion and Piano
Alan specialises in zydeco and folk styles, and also plays regularly with The Boomtown Rats. In the past, Alan has performed with Loudon Wainright and Richard Thompson.
Dai - Vocals & Guitar
Former singer and songwriter with Los Chinches and Spengler, Dai is the band leader. He plays guitar and sings.
Brilliant playing ñ the highlight of the evening!
Arnon Yahev - Events Manager
From bluesy ballads to zydeco wigouts, Gumbo La La create music that's as refreshing as it is riveting.
Rick Pearson - Evening Standard
Just about as good as it gets. One of the best bands I've ever seen, and over 50+ years, I've seen them all
Ted Carroll - Ace Records
The foot tappin', finger snapping blues of Dai & The Ramblers held nothing back... Dancing on the same floor as the stage, the contagious energy in the room is fueled by the performers. With this group in the old theater pub it truly felt like a different time.
Dave Cole - LonderGroundJazz Blog
Thank you so much for playing during our wedding ceremony! Many of my friends and family mentioned to me how beautiful your singing was, so I'm sure you'll have many more bookings coming your way!
Michael Rutten (DJ)
Your singing and playing was absolutely wonderful, and created exactly the right mood during our wedding breakfast. I was very impressed by your professionalism - you dressed the part, set up quickly and efficiently, and made sure that the whole day was stress free.
The Slaughtered Lamb
The King's Head Theatre Pub
69 Colebrooke Row
The Betsy Trotwood
The Total Refreshment Centre
The Blues Kitchen
...and many, many more...
Name: Dai & The Ramblers
Main Category: Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk
Other Categories: Bands, Live Music, Original Bands & Songwriters, Party Bands, Traditional Music, Wedding Bands, Wedding Music
4 Piece Band (default): Male vocal / guitar, double bass, accordion, fiddle.
3 Piece Band: Male vocals and guitar, double bass, accordion or fiddle.
Duo: Male vocal/guitar, accordion or fiddle or double bass.
Solo: Male vocal / guitar.
Standard Set Times: 2 x 60 minute sets
3 x 40 minute sets
Set Up Time: 1hrs 0 mins
Usual Evening Arrival Time: 18:00
Usual Evening Finish Time: 23:30
Space Required (w x d):
4 Piece Band (default): 4.0m x 3.0m
3 Piece Band: 4.0m x 3.0m
Duo: 2.0m x 2.0m
Solo: 2.0m x 1.5m
Sound & Lighting:
PA suitable for: Up to 200 people
Stage Lighting: No
Dance Floor Lighting: No
Free use of PA via iPod: Yes
DJ included: No
2 x 60 minute sets
3 x 40 minute sets
Clients may ask the band to learn an particular song for their event.
Location: This Artist is based in London View Other Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in London
This Artist is based near to the following counties...Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in East Midlands » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in East of England » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in London » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in North East » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in North West » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in Scotland » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in South East » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in South West » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in Wales » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in West Midlands » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in Yorkshire »
This Artist is available in the following regions...Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in Yorkshire » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in Wales » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in Scotland » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in London » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in West Midlands » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in South West » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in South East » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in North West » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in North East » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in East of England » Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk in East Midlands »
TEL: 01572 756386 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org