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Our public gigs are listed on Lemonrock  where there is also a description of what we do

Our public gigs are listed in Gig Guide  as well

30th March 2014   We’re very grateful to Bob Harris for mentioning us on the Bob Harris Sunday show on BBC Radio 2.

The link to BBC Radio iPlayer only works for the following six days.  It became unusable on the 5th or 6th April but the transcript which was read out says    “Mike Barden – just heard you reading out about bands on their way back from gigs tonight – would love a mention please.  Famous Five Band – on our way home from an amazing gig at The Greyhound, Weston Green, Thames Ditton following an equally amazing gig last night at The Sun Inn in Godalming.  Just thanks to everybody who was there!”
As this was read out at about 12:50am, it probably wasn’t heard by that many people who were wanting to hire a decent function band for a wedding or party – but nonetheless it was great to be mentioned by such a famous music icon.    Many thanks, Bob!

We’re on several web sites listing UK Party Bands, Function Bands and Wedding Bands such as:

Band Directory – Directory of Bands to hire for Weddings, Corporate Events, Party Bands etc.

Band 4 – search live party/function/wedding bands for hire in Surrey/Berks/Hants/Sussex etc. – quality party/wedding band hire for all functions in Berks/Hants/Sussex/Surrey etc.


We’re also on several web sites providing useful information regarding all aspects of Wedding such as:

Eventsense Wedding dress specialists – buy and sell

The UK Wedding Supplier inc Function Bands for your Wedding Reception

Wedding Venues we would like to recommend

Fitzleroi Barn, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1JN

The Lismoyne Hotel, Church Road, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 4NE


Abigail White Photography  Reliable, energetic and friendly – specialising in Weddings, Family Portraits and Newborns.  Covering all of Surrey and further. Wedding photography – our goal is simple, to deliver stunning wedding photography with photo’s that you will make you stop and stare!  How we go about that differs from most other photographers. mhphotos are professional event photographers with on-site, fast digital printing. Specialising in equestrian sports, we also provide photography services for social and corporate events.

Photographic credits:  Nick of; Adrian and Francis of Zephyr (sadly, Zephyr band is no more); Martin of drums/vocals with The Mighty Real Band in the days of Corito the beautiful Philippino lead singer, followed by Lucy Weston who later created the band Rhedd with Mike Bollard guitarist who’s now playing in the UK Pink Floyd Experience tribute band; Gillian Barden and her trusty Canon Ixus 75; Simon and Andy of; Tim the Enchanter (that rabbit’s dynamite!) and probably a few more – apologies if anyone’s been missed.  Extra photos together with some blogging and comments may be found on and on

Video credits:  Adrian, Simon and Gillian (above); a hand-held Fujifilm Finepix S9600 which also recorded the sound and used up all our batteries without being asked; and a Sanyo Xacti CG-10 which says HD but is only half HD but is not half bad!

Band backdrop lettering manufactured entirely by Andy Cooper without any adult supervision whatsoever using a ruler, scissors and sticky-back plastic but the black, non-crease fabric may have been made in China for less than ideal remuneration.

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Famous Five Band       Tel. 07881-481801 or 01483-236161