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Dai & The Ramblers from £1230

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4 Piece Band£1,230

Male vocal / guitar, double bass, accordion, fiddle.


Male vocal / guitar.


Male vocal/guitar, accordion or fiddle or double bass.

3 Piece Band£955

Male vocals and guitar, double bass, accordion or fiddle.

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Set Options:

2 x 60 minute sets
3 x 40 minute sets

Optional Extras:

Request repertoire£125

Clients may ask the band to learn an particular song for their event.

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.

Vintage Feel

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.

Lineup Options

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

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

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 - 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

Dai - Vocals & Guitar

Former singer and songwriter with Los Chinches and Spengler, Dai is the band leader. He plays guitar and sings.

The Slaughtered Lamb

The King's Head Theatre Pub 

69 Colebrooke Row

Barts Speakeasy

The Betsy Trotwood

The Total Refreshment Centre

The Blues Kitchen

The Harrison

...and many, many more...

General Information:

Name: Dai & The Ramblers

Location: London

Main Category: Ceilidh Bands, Barn Dances & Folk

Other Categories: Bands, Live Music, Original Bands & Songwriters, Traditional Music, 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