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FRIENDLY, FUN, EASY,

Ahoy and welcome aboard! Jolly Polly and the Pirates are a fun and friendly three-piece

paaarty band offering lively party music fit for anyone who likes to dance.

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Jolly Polly and the Pirates

So who are Jolly Polly and the Pirates? What do we do? Why do we do it? Where we are from? Well these and many other questions will be answered here...

Well primarily we are Polly and David, a couple from Sudbury in Suffolk! We also happened to each have been musicians for most of our lives, so one day we decided to jam with each other and... well the rest is history! We each share a passion for music and love performing together, and that's why we think nothing of travelling a couple of hundred miles of an evening to help someone's party or wedding go off with a bang.

The band itself was formed in early 2017 with guitarist Jon Halden, playing our local pubs around Suffolk and Essex. We quickly earned a reputation as a high energy, exciting band and the private party and wedding enquiries subsequently rolled in! 

In early 2021 Jon decided to step down from the band as his kayaking business was taking off, so Polly and David decided to enlist the services of three legendary guitarists that they had played with many times before- Dom Mackie, James Carr and James Morgan to fill his pirate sized boots. All three bring something different to the band, and we are raring to go and looking forward to whatever the future may hold!

Our Offer

We believe that high quality musical entertainment needn't cost the earth! We love what we do and we want to share it with you. The packages listed in our services page have been carefully designed to provide the best, highest quality live band, all for the price of a DJ. At the same time we've worked hard to make our booking process as easy possible, so put your feet up, tick the entertainment off your list and leave it to us!

We now offer live band karaoke or "bandaoke" as well! So get up on stage- we've got your mic and lyrics!

Our Experience

We have over fifty years of performing experience between us having played in many bands together through the years. Three of our number are music graduates having studied at Drumtech, The Academy of Contemporary Music and Colchester Institute. Two of our members are also two time Essex Wedding Award finalists.

Jolly Polly and the Pirates in their pirate party live music band gear
Jon Halden of wedding band Jolly Polly and the Pirates performing live music at a wedding.
Polly Keyton of Jolly Polly and the Pirates performing live music at wedding party event.
Jolly Polly and the Pirates wedding band performance
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David Owen of wedding band Jolly Polly and the Pirates dressed as a pirate to provide live music at a party!
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Repertoire

Our repertoire is constantly evolving as it is our mission to keep it up to date with the best songs! This is our latest set list and in our experience these songs have an excellent success rate when it comes to getting all different age groups up onto the dancefloor!

1950s

  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley

  • I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra

 

1960s

  • I’m a Believer – The Monkees

  • Help! – The Beatles

 

1970s

  • 20th Century Boy – T.Rex

  • One Way or Another – Blondie

  • Caroline – Status Quo

  • Stuck in the middle – Stealers Wheel

  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder

  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

 

1980s

  • I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The proclaimers

  • Baggy Trousers – Madness

  • Sharpe Dressed Man – ZZ Top

  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

 

1990s

  • All The Small Things – Blink 182

  • Basket Case – Green Day

  • Bitch - Meredith Brooks

  • Dammit – Blink 182

  • Don’t look back in anger – Oasis

  • I’ll Be There For You – Rembrandts

  • I Want You To Want Me - Letters To Cleo

  • Mmmbop – Hanson

  • Song 2 – Blur

2000s

  • 21 Guns - Green Day

  • American Idiot – Green Day

  • Basket Case - Green Day

  • Buck Rogers – Feeder

  • Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

  • Danger High Voltage! - Electric Six

  • Dakota - Stereophonics

  • I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

  • I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs 

  • Mr. Brightside – The Killers

  • Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

  • She’s so lovely – Scouting for Girls

  • Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

2010s​

  • Ain't Nobody - Jasmine Thompson

  • Blame it on Me – George Ezra

  • Happy – Pharrell Williams

  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

  • Price Tag - Jessie J

  • Riptide - Vance Joy

  • Shotgun - George Ezra

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Jolly Polly and the Pirates Bandaoke

Fancy yourself a lead singer? Do you want to show off your vocal talents? Well why not get up on the stage and join us! We've got a big list of songs for you to choose from and a microphone waiting for you! 

And hey- you might be nervous at first... well, that's only natural! Why not come up with a friend and do a duet? Or even bring a few friends and make yourself a choir! You will be hooked!

One thing is for certain, there's always a big crowd for Bandaoke. There's always a lot of laughs, camaraderie and singing!

We have so many songs for you to choose from, such as...

Dancing Queen - ABBA
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Gimme Gimme Gimme! - ABBA
Summer of 69' - Bryan Adams
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
All The Small Things - Blink 182
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Song 2 - Blue
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Bitch - meredith Brooks
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Danger! High Voltage - electric six
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Stacie's Mom - Fountains OF Wayne
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
21 Guns - Green Day
American Idiot - Green Day
Basket Case - Green Day
Mmmbop - Hanson
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and The News
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Beat It - Micheal Jackson
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Delilah - Tom Jones
Riptide - Vance Joy
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
I Want You To Want Me - Letters To Cleo
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Harder To Breathe - Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
American Pie - Don McClean
I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Shiny Happy People - REM
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran
Caroline - Status Quo
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Dakota - Stereophonics
A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
M Brightside - The Killers
All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
Twentieth Century Boy - T-Rex
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Angels - Robbie Williams
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

and many more...