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Bath Narrowboats is a long established boat hire business on the Kennet and Avon Canal based in the beautiful heritage city of Bath. We specialise in memorable day trips cruising the Kennet & Avon Canal from Bath to Bradford-on-Avon...
Let there be music & entertainment..............
MANY OF THE MUSICIANS & OPTIONS LISTED BELOW CAN BE LISTENED TO, IF YOU HAVE A LOOK AT OUR NEW FILM OF THE ' JOHN RENNIE ' SHOWCASING HOW WE HOST SPECIAL EVENTS ON OUR RESTAURANT BOAT.
CLICK HERE www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FAZzf8d4hs
Once you have the "John Rennie" luxury restaurant boat at your disposal, serving delicious food and drink with all your family/best friends/important corporate clients/VIP's on board then why not have some great music to top off your charter trip.
Here on the boat you can have a huge variety of choices available to you.
OPTION 1 :
We have on board a fully fitted out 150 watt PA speaker sound system. There are eight speakers fitted into the ceiling and at both ends of the boat allowing an evenly distributed sound, around all of your guests. The volume can be set to low as background music or much louder for a disco dance.
Our system can play any ipod, iphone, android phone, ipad, mp3 player, any music player with a small headphone jack, any usb drive, any commercial or recorded CD or laptop.
If you don't have any music or forget to bring some then we can supply music but do let us know.
OPTION 2 :
You can bring any ipod, iphone, android phone, ipad, mp3 player, any music player with a small headphone jack, any usb drive, any commercial or recorded CD or a laptop.
On any of this technology you will have a music library such as itunes and you will be able to either shuffle the playing order of your music library or play a playlist that you have created perhaps specially for the charter.
Do take the trouble to make a playlist as the staff onboard won't be able to act as D.J.'s and stop/start the music all through a music set.
OPTION 3 :
Hiring professional live entertainment.
This has to be the ultimate extra and will flavour your charter trip with yet more memories. Most live acts will play between 2 - 3 hours with breaks in between. They can usually blend around your itinary of food menus or play during food service.
Our resident pianist/singer will accompany any Sunday 2.5hr or 4hr cruise ( other days available subject to availibility ) for a special fee of £100 playing a selection of standards from the 60's to the present day.
You are most welcome to bring your own guest who plays music/instruments or source your own live musician/singer and deal direct. Do remember to include the number of musicians/singers within your guest numbers as we can only carry up to 56 passengers.
Alternatively, we can supply you with a list of different musicians and singers as follows :
One of our most popular performers is Dave Dean who performs a tribute to the Big Band sound
and the best of the Crooners with songs by:
Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Andy Williams Harry Connick Jnr, Matt Monro, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Robbie Williams…… and many more.
Dave has been singing for years and is brilliant. One of the country's top tribute acts to this genre, who was recently on "Stars in their eyes", he can get all of your guests singing away along the canal.
It’s a fantastic show which can be tailor-made for your special day with your choice of songs for the Cabaret, your favourite dance music during the Disco and special mentions for the guests during the charter trip.
You can hear dave if you click here : www.radisol.com/davedean/dave-dean-downloads/cant-take.mp3
What about a traditional jazz band. The Panama Trad Jazz band are a five piece band that are another popular choice by clients who want a more New Orleans feel to their charter trip. They are very versatile and are happy, weather permitting to start the music on the wharf as your guests arrive and carry on as the boat slips away on its charter trip.
Summer evenings drifting along with jazz on the airwaves is a superb experience.
We also have a four piece Jazz band called the Seven Severn. A Jazz quartet that will accompany any charter trip with a host of old time favourites.
A more modern duo is available called funked up. A singing two man band consisting of a pianist and saxophonist who play a huge variety of 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's classics right through to the present day. You can choose whether the music is more light melodic for entertaining background music to more melodic pumped up music to get the party rocking and dancing. The choice as ever is yours, dancing to all your party favourites, tailor-made to suit you and your guests.
Listen to" funked up " here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_HYKt0Xww&feature=share
What about a guitar soloist playing on the boat, then Jon Pickard is your guitarman. He can play a Classical/Spanish/Flamenco & South American style of guitar to accompany your charter trip.
Disco Dance Party
Do you want to kick off your shoes and dance, do you want to boogie the night away, do you want your very own disco, be the dancing queen, John Travolta or David Brent of your party then after your meal let's bring the disco to you.
This is a really popular choice for all our Christmas/birthday/hen parties and its included in the price of the charter trip.
You are most welcome to bring onboard your own DJ to play music but quite honestly with your own playlist plugged in, you can have your very own personal disco with our 150 watt PA system, disco lights and your guests. Just make sure you choose good music to dance to and that everyone likes it otherwise you'll have all your guests fiddling about with your music!!!!
On the "John Rennie" our professional disco/laser lights are fitted in each corner and work best at night when its dark so do bear in mind the timing of your charter trip.
Please bear in mind the comfort of your guests as the sound system can be very loud and maybe some of your more mature guests may not want it so loud. They can of course weather permitting escape to the bow!
If music may not be the food of love then we have more live entertainment that will make your guests laughing on the boat.
ACES entertainment are a company that we have worked with on many charter trips.
For those of you who would like something slightly out of the ordinary we have a range of especially themed evening charter trips including :
• Casino evenings – lose your shirt or break the bank, enjoy the thrills of a flutter as you cruise along. Includes full size roulette table and professional croupier. Maximum 35people.
• Murder Mystery Cruises – a team of actors will join your party, a murder will be staged and it’s up to you to find the guilty party before the cruise ends –
• Magicians – close up or comic you’ll be amazed by our floating prestidigitators.
• Horse Racing - Large screen projection with 8 pre recorded races per evening. Comes complete with compere tote seller and PA system. Fun money, race cards and betting slips included.
• Wacky Races – for the completely insane! – “live races” on a six lane course with a wind up fluffy pig on each and a volunteer jockey from the audience to set it off. Includes a compere, tote seller and PA system.
• Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? - Blatantly Tarrant this quiz will take the contestant through the trauma of the TV programme of the same name all in the name of fun – unless that is you’d like to supply the million! Can be played by individuals or as a team – the perfect corporate entertainment!
• The Stock Exchange Game - Betting in pin-stripes. Trade shares between yourselves or through our brokers. This is a fast moving game with news, TV and radio inputs which all affect the share price. Timing is the key and be wary of loose gossip.