The Famous Potatoes

The Famous Potatoes

Next show – Famous Potatoes at Grand Ceilidh Club, Southend, 1 May 2024. See events
The Famous Potatoes: the best barn dance band to book.

Now taking bookings for later 2024 and even 2025

“Thank you for your excellent Ceilidh at our conference, it really went down well! Everyone had a great time and the music and instructions were beyond expectations. I will definitely recommend your band for future events.” (Sept 2023)

” Thanks so much for playing for us and calling – it was a huge success and everybody loved it” – Wedding dance, July 2023

“… a wonderful barn dance last night. Guests had a lovely time and commented on how good the band were … and your lovely way of bringing people onto the dance floor and guiding them through the moves; much appreciated.”    Oct 2019

Whether you are having a wedding, a celebration, a fundraiser or a community barn dance, The Famous Potatoes are brilliant fun, very reliable and will give you a night to remember. The Potatoes are based in Essex but will happily travel to nearby counties.


You will get an exciting eight-piece band with a variety of instruments, and to organise the dancing: our own barn dance caller.

What is the Famous Potatoes style? Well, it’s an earthy mix made up of folk, celtic, cajun, hillbilly, bluegrass, country, rockabilly, skiffle… and anything that brings that ‘old time, good time’. Just take a listen to our sampler.

As well as appearances at festivals and venues both large and small we have made several appearances on national TV.

To get a quote or book us for your event, give us a ring on 07512 064757, email or complete our online booking form.

” The Famous Potatoes performed for my 70th Birthday Party. We had such a super time with everyone joining in. The group were wonderful. Such amazing musicians and Keith (the caller) was so good and kind and funny…brilliant. Everyone said how good they were. They all really made my party and I just wanted to thank them so much. My 80th maybe?! Might be pushing it a bit…..! Thank you so much.” Sept 2019

“A HUGE thank you to all the Famous Potatoes for making my birthday party such a joyous occasion.” 

“The most amazing band. Thank you so much for making our party so brilliant. The music was excellent and the calling and dancing created the best atmosphere. We will recommend you to everyone. Lisa and Drew”  June 2019

“Just to say a big thank you for helping our …. celebration finish off in such an amazing,  fun way! Your band is fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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