EVENING ENTERTAINMENT & FULL PA
As a party band we love playing live music. From Liverpool in the North West of England and performing around the UK, our fully portable PA setup means you can have a lively party for your wedding or event. We can also easily provide entertainment for larger venues for your corporate function or event.
Full Size PA with PAR lights. If you have understanding neighbours or a function room booked and would like a lively party where noise is not a real issue, then this option is for you. We can be as loud or as quiet as you need us to be. Using the latest equipment no sound quality is lost during a loud or quiet performance, the clarity remains the same. For a full list of equipment available and setup times please see our equipment page.
When people think of acoustic, they usually think of soft, quiet and ambient music. This is not always the case.
When we mic up the acoustic Cajon drum used during our performance it replicates the sound of a full drum kit, brass sections are covered with harmonica riffs and the guitar captures the bass notes.
We have been told on several occasions that our sound emulates that of a full band and clients have been surprised when they walk into a room and see we are only a two piece.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The session involves a high energy performance using real instruments without the safety net of backing tracks.
We will perform an eclectic set of upbeat music to encourage everyone up to dance. During this session we can also provide your guests with percussion instruments to encourage audience participation.
You’ll be surprised how someone really lets their hair down when they have a tambourine in their hand. For details please see our “Interactive Percussion Session” page.
MAKING IT PERSONAL
To add that personal touch, we can learn a specific song; whether this is for your first dance, company trade song or a special song for your guest of honour. To accommodate this request we would need plenty of notice prior to your event.
NO DJ BOOKED? We can also offer a DJ Service
To keep your guests entertained we can also provide an additional DJ service. If you wish you can provide us with your own personalised playlist and you also have the option of connecting your device to our PA if preferred.
With this option we will provide additional lighting and you are welcome to use our PA for speeches etc., We will also stay until the end to ensure there is a continuity of music throughout your whole event.
We can also work alongside DJ’s or other bands during the evening if required. Basically you tell us what you want and we will try our best to accommodate you.
House Concert (Birthday Party)
“I can’t thank you both enough for making my party so special. I loved the way you both got the audience involved with the percussion instruments and put everyone at ease. Everyone told me how amazing you were and I agree. My sister in law told me she wants to adopt you so you can perform at every party she goes to”
“The videos of these guys really don’t do them justice. If we could capture the magic and memories they created on our wedding day for all to see they would be booked everyday for the next ten years. We booked them for our wedding breakfast and evening entertainment and could not have asked for a better band. Absolutely perfect. If you are looking for entertainment that will keep your guests talking then don’t hesitate to book these guys. They go out of their way for even the strangest requests and get everyone involved in such a fun and relaxing way. I never thought I’d see my Great Grandma rocking a cow bell. Don’t look around for a better band because you won’t find one, we are just looking for another excuse to book a party so we can have them back”
Private Party (Summer Ball)
“Rag Tag Misfits are a brilliant duo. They can perform whatever you ask and are always great fun. An asset to any party”
“My family and I had the pleasure of this lovely duo, at my cousin’s (The Longfields) wedding, on a beautiful sunny day in Southport. The fantastic choices of songs and the interaction of The ‘Misfits’ with the guests (including the wonderful idea of instruments for the children), helped to make this one of my most treasured family days. I would recommend The Ragtag Misfits to anyone, who wants make their event a really nice place to be”
“We have the Rag Tag Misfits at our charity event Wurzle dubz in Somerset every year, wouldn’t be the same without them”
“Stumbled across this lovely duo in Liverpool and have been a follower of them ever since. Love the sounds these guys make, beautiful sounds beautiful souls. Much love and respect for them xxxx”
“A must have for any event to get the audience swinging. Best entertainment ever. Lovely couple with tremendous talent and well worth booking. Will not let you down”
“I have seen these amazing guys perform many times and booked them for a fundraising event too. They are lovely people and always get the crowd singing and dancing. They create a fantastic atmosphere too, I can’t recommend them highly enough”
“Rag Tag Misfits gave me and my husband one of the most beautiful moments of our lives. Walking into our wedding reception, with our friends and family waiting… there on stage were Helly & Andy belting out the chorus to Ho Hey. It was magical. Not only are they brilliant, but they are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. ✌❤ Xxx”
“Rag Tag Misfits performed at our ‘welly wedding’. They were ace and everyone loved them. They had everyone up dancing all night. I would highly recommend these guys!”
“They played at our wedding in the summer and were AMAZING! They’re so down to earth and got all of our guests dancing and singing along. I recommend the Rag Tags to everyone I know Xxx”
“The Rag Tags are amazing! They helped us celebrate Sarah’s 30th birthday. They had all the guests singing and dancing along and asking for their details for future celebrations. Super friendly, professional and talented people. We are already planning our next party with them”
“So glad we booked the Ragtag’s for my wife’s birthday party! Lovely couple to deal with, they created a warm atmosphere with their wonderful sound and rhythms, everyone dancing and enjoying themselves, a night to remember! Thank you Helly and Andy for making Carolyn’s big night special! Xxx”
“Fantastic duo. Booked for my daughters christening. A wide choice of songs and instruments to get the children involved which was amazing. Everyone enjoyed them and it made our day very special. Thank you xxx highly recommend for any event:0)”
“We had booked these guys after seeing them play at a friends wedding. What amazing people!!! We booked them for 1 acoustic set, however due to the fact our DJ had not turned up they immediately came to the rescue. Without any hesitation they had left to go and get their leads and lights to finish off our wedding with a bang. Truly gifted musicians and wonderful people. Xx”
“Our pleasure to have you there. The evening was excellent and we all enjoyed your music – thank you”
“We were truly blown away by how fantastic you were in helping to make our day perfect. We knew from the first instant we saw you that you were just what we were looking for. Laid back but funky and fun! Perfect! The comments from our guests gave us such a buzz as well knowing that they thought the same as us. So many people, young and old made a point of telling us that they thought you were something special, especially sharing your instruments and getting them to join in. You were a big part of our special day. Thank you again and we can’t wait to see you again x”
“We booked The Ragtag Misfits to entertain guests at our daughter’s Christening party during the summer. We were looking for something different to the usual “disco dj” and also needed to keep both adults and children happy. This eclectic duo brought an almost “festival vibe” to the party and were truly amazing, playing recognisable tunes in their own (I guess you could call it “bohemian”) Rag Tag style. What’s more, they provided a guitar case full of percussion instruments so the little ones could join in, such a wonderful touch. It got too hot on the day of the party and the Rag Tag Misfits moved outdoors for the last hour, something a DJ wouldn’t have been able to do so easily with all the setting up needed. Helly and Andy are professional, reliable and friendly as well as fabulous entertainers. Thank you so much – everyone loved you”
“The Rag Tag Misfits have been enthralling the crowds at Manor Farm Music Festival since it’s birth. Expect an all inclusive gathering of foot tapping, home spun frock songs with heart warming lyrics on life as it is. Echoes of social justice and solidarity unite familiar ‘sing along’ covers with the Rag Tags signature bongo/ harmonica grooves to create a ‘feel good’ easy going festival vibe that has brought these guys back year after year”
End of Season Party
“After a great recommendation from one of our members at Fiddlers Ferry Sailing Club, who had seen you previously we engaged you to perform at our End of Season Event at the Sailing Club. It was extremely good, very professional and a joy to listen to. I had no end of comments from members that you need to come back for another session”
“Thanks for what you did at our wedding and your lovely email. Nobody has anything other than positive to say about you two. Who can blame them?”
Holiday Park Entertainment
“Just wanted to thank you both for Saturday night. What a performance. We thought that your music and entertainment absolutely made the evening. We had such fun. As for your rendition of Pauls Simon’s Father and Daughter, it was a money can’t buy moment for me, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. Someone’s already asked me for your details at work so I hope something comes of that for you. Otherwise best wishes to you both. We wouldn’t hesitate to book you again in the future”
“We are still buzzing and have just received our wedding photos which look great. Oh and lots of videos of people dancing to your groovy music. Everyone was absolutely buzzing after the wedding – you guys went down so well and everyone loved the music and the whole vibe! Thanks for a totally awesome fun filled evening”
“Now that the dust has settled, we both just wanted to say – Many thanks for Saturday. The music was great! Many thanks once again. Best wishes”
“We walked in to the venue to find our guests fully enjoying our live music act Rag Tag Misfits, they entertained our guests, learned a special request song and we got to choose what songs we wanted, truly outstanding and they made our big day even more perfect”
“Id just like to say after arriving back home how much we enjoyed your performance during our stay at the Salutation Hotel. You really got us into the Christmas spirit, so uplifting. Thank you and hope to see you next year”
“Fantastic afternoon of live music from Rag Tag Misfits, we had a great turn out and they loved listening and joining in, we wont hesitate to book you again. Much appreciated”