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We are Jolly Polly and the Pirates party band!

Hello and welcome! Thanks for visiting this website. We're Polly, David & James- otherwise known as Jolly Polly and the Pirates, a high energy, lively, fun, Suffolk based wedding function band and party band available to hire for your special events! 

We've been performing throughout the UK since 2017 and what a time we've had, at weddings, parties and corporate events. We completely love it; it's a full time job for us, and we can't wait to share it with you!


Our repertoire is an exciting mix of classic sing along rocking party tunes that we blend with all the latest rock, pop and punk dancefloor fillers. The typical Jolly Polly and the Pirates gig is exploding with fun and energy - with three part harmony vocals and an amazing sound. There really is something for everyone here. We also provide background music in between performances, or if you prefer, we can even provide a DJ with live vocals and percussion, and are also able to offer acoustic music for your drinks reception.

Key to our success as a band is our belief that high quality, high energy, wedding bands and party bands need not cost the earth! We aim to be able to offer a service that can meet all budgets, so do get in touch to discuss your needs. We're also different from other bands in that we can play at a volume to suit the room and your guests. You need it a bit quieter? That's fine. We aren't divas that can only play at, and demand to play at full volume all the time. This is your party after all and we want you to enjoy it!


If you're looking to hire an experienced party band in Suffolk, East Anglia, or further afield that will fill the dance floor and provide top notch live music entertainment... well look no further! You really are in safe hands when you book Jolly Polly and the Pirates, with the very best professional advice and consultations available whenever you need it.


So, for the most highly recommended function band Suffolk has to offer, get in touch now! Or if you're in the market for something a little bit different for your event, take a

look at our unique Micro Festival (we can supply three different acts for your event- Jolly Polly and the Pirates, James Morgan, who performs original punk/pirate/folk music and award winning jangle folk duo False Colours) and DJ Polly pages, and remember we also have an acoustic offering- Polly Unplugged (available as aduo or trio, and a live band karaoke "Bandaoke" option!


Come and join the crew and be the envy of all other sea going folk at the gig with our JOLLY POLLY T-SHIRTS!

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Jolly Polly and the Pirates Showreel Medley Track List

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

Highway To Hell - AC/DC

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

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What Our Clients Say

"Jolly Polly and the Pirates were absolutely brilliant, they kept everyone on the dance floor singing their hearts out! We even had a dance off, and when we didn't want the night to end they played a few bonus classics! We can't thank them enough for playing at our wedding, and would definitely recommend them to all of our friends and family! Thank you again." 

Asher & Matt




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What you get:
2 x 60 minute sets of live music
High quality PA system to suit any venue
Top quality instruments & equipment
Stage lighting
Flexible set-up and soundcheck times
DJ service

Email and phone consultations


The Jolly Polly and the Pirates Wedding Package

Book our wedding package for the ultimate wedding party experience! 

What's included? 

- Choose between 2 x 60 minutes, 3 x 40 minutes or 1 x 90 minutes Jolly Polly and the Pirates live band performances
- Background music between sets to keep your guests dancing
- Full PA system

- Full lighting rig

- Original recording first dance played through our sound system, or one of our recommended first dance songs performed by the band (see repertoire)

- As many email and phone consultations as you need

- Announcements handled

- No requirement for food and drink (saving you money on your catering costs - most bands demand a hot meal)


Additional Booking Options


- Bandaoke - Live band karaoke

- Manned DJ with thousands of songs.

- DJ Polly - DJ with live vocals and percussion
- Polly Unplugged - Acoustic sets - perfect for a drinks reception, during dinner or to keep the party going between the wedding breakfast and evening reception. 

- Micro Festivals - Put on your very own multi act festival with us! Original acts included - as heard on BBC Radio for a real life festival feel!

Sound Limiter Friendly 
For venues that have sound limiters, we have a scalable PA system and can use an electronic drum kit to adapt our sound to any venue. Our drummer is also highly skilled at playing quietly - a rare skill among drummers, keeping the band volume down where necessary.

Safe, Secure Bookings

We are an independent Suffolk Wedding Band (so there are no extra fees) with years of experience providing wedding entertainment in the UK. Our bookings are secured with a contract for your peace of mind. We are happy to answer any questions about the band and offer advice to help ensure things run smoothly. Once your booking is in place you are very welcome to chat with us directly. We treat each event with individual care and attention to your requirements and will endeavour to accommodate any requests made.

Sample Repertoire

Our repertoire is constantly evolving as it is our mission to keep it up to date with the best songs! This is a sample of the sort of songs that we could play at your event.


  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley

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

  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry



  • I’m a Believer – The Monkees

  • Help! – The Beatles

  • Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones

  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett



  • 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



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

  • Baggy Trousers – Madness

  • Sharpe Dressed Man – ZZ Top

  • Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

  • Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves



  • All The Small Things – Blink 182

  • Basket Case – Green Day

  • Bitch - Meredith Brooks

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something

  • Common People - Pulp

  • Dammit – Blink 182

  • Don’t look back in anger – Oasis

  • Down Under - Men At Work

  • Friday I'm In Love - The Cure

  • I’ll Be There For You – Rembrandts

  • I Want You To Want Me - Letters To Cleo

  • Mmmbop – Hanson

  • Song 2 – Blur


  • 21 Guns - Green Day

  • American Idiot – Green Day

  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

  • 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

  • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

  • Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

  • She’s so lovely – Scouting for Girls

  • Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne

  • Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus


  • Ain't Nobody - Jasmine Thompson

  • Blame it on Me – George Ezra

  • Happy – Pharrell Williams

  • Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

  • Price Tag - Jessie J

  • Riptide - Vance Joy

  • Shotgun - George Ezra

Seasonal Songs

  • Auld Lang Syne - Traditional

  • Happy Birthday - Traditional

  • All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

  • Merry Christmas Everyone - Shaking Stevens

  • Three Lions (Footballs Coming Home) - Skinner and Baddiel


Popular First Dance Choices

  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

  • Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

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