Jolly Polly and The Pirates
‘Jolly Polly and The Pirates,’ are a professional, four-piece wedding and party band based in East Anglia, playing a great combination of music that is suitable for any occasion / event and venue.
Our members come from musically diverse backgrounds and are seasoned performers, with over thirty years combined experience in the music industry. It is our aim to make the entertainment at your event personal, and run seamlessly with your plans for the day. With three multi-instrumentalists in the band, they create the sound of a much larger ensemble. Doubling up on keyboards, guitar and drums (occasionally at the same time), a hugely varied sound is created, while also being great fun, and hugely exciting to watch.
Having worked tirelessly to create a set of hits suited to the modern wedding/party they now have a fantastic repertoire that is constantly being updated. Performing up-to-date hits from punk to pop, rock to hip-hop (with a few oldies thrown in for good measure!), the music is guaranteed to get you dancing.
The Pirates also strive to improve and update their gear with the latest tech, ensuring that not only does every performance sound professional, it looks the real deal as well. Finally, you can expect barrels of energy from a ‘Jolly Polly and The Pirates’ show. Neither too loud, nor too quiet, there will be plenty of opportunities to have a dance and sing-along, and a real sense of enjoyment from the band at every performance. The Pirates will seek to learn first dances, special song requests, DJ, and even make announcements if required, making them a very popular choice among bands for weddings. The band is fully insured and all equipment is PAT tested. You can tailor the service to whatever you want, nothing is too much trouble.
Polly, the Pirates lead vocalist, comes from a musical family and has always had a love for singing. She is multi-instrumentalist who sings, plays the violin and guitar but is able to pick up and play most instruments. She completed her music A-level in 2005 before stepping into a full time role as Head coach of the local gymnastics club which demanded all of her time. Polly is loving dedicating more time to her first love (music) and that enthusiasm shines through most when she is performing.
Lizzie first played the bass guitar in 2006. She then has since gone on to study Music Production at The Academy Of Contemporary Music, first studying for a Higher Diploma, before going on to study at Degree level where she achieved a First. She is an experienced wedding and party performer, having previously been a member of ‘Good Times Party Band’ (Essex Wedding Awards Finalist 2014 and 2015). Currently working numerous PR roles within the music industry, she has interviewed the likes of Chad Smith and Fatboy Slim.
Guitarist Jon has been involved in music since he was very young, and has studied music through all levels of education before starting and running his own music company ‘Up-beat,’ which primarily supplies instrumental lessons to school aged pupils. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Jon is a consummate performer switching between Guitar and Keyboard. He has particular a talent for cheesy jokes!
David first picked up the drumsticks in 1996. He has since passed through the prestigious Drumtech School of Percussion and The Academy of Contemporary Music where he achieved a First in his Professional Music Performance Degree. Another multi-instrumentalist, he sometimes fills in on keyboard lines while playing the drums. Another veteran of ‘Good Times Party Band’ (Essex Wedding Awards Finalist 2014 and 2015), David splits his time between bandeoke outfit ‘Badgers…Lots of Them’ and his own solo work.