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French accordionist hire. Hire Bavarian accordionists for Oktoberfest. Also plays Italian, Russian and Polish music. UK Wide.

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Derek C - Accordionist Get quote

Biography - About us

Hiring an accordionist is a great way to create a European atmosphere. Whether hired as a Bavarian accordionist (dressed in Lederhosen) for an Oktoberfest Bier Festival, or wearing French, Italian or Russian costumes, Derek always sounds as well as looks the part.  

Derek has a repertoire of thousands of songs from different countries including polkas, waltzes and folk tunes. He is incredibly popular for mixed European weddings, wine tasting evenings, Oktoberfests, beer festivals and beaujolais nights. Such are his talents, we receive many enquiries for him to perform in France, Switzerland and Europe (which you'd think would have plenty of professional accordionists).

He started the accordion aged just 12 and later trained at the Royal Military School of music where he played professionally for 9 years including three years performing for the Cafe Rouge chain. We've known Derek for many years as he's also a member of our Scottish dance band (The Highland Reelers). We had the pleasure of recording and filming his video and he's mesmerising to watch.

You and your guests will be just as impressed as we are.  

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About half an hour

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 2m x Depth:2m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes, as long as undercover in case of bad weather

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, with 3 weeks notice.

How long do you play for?
As required but typically 2 sets of an hour or 3 sets of 45 minutes.

Do you provide your own lighting?
Ambient light is sufficient.

What do you do during your break(s)
I can plug an iPod into my amplifier for background music but not if just playing acousticly.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
These have never been a problem for me.

Where are you based?
Essex based covering Kent, London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire Suffolk & UK

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

Derek has a repertoire of 1000's of songs including

French
Italian
German
Russian
Polish
Barvarian
Hungarian

including Polkas, Waltzes and Folk Tunes
and many other regional styles

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