Music through the ages - Monkley Cascade is the band for your live music venue, wedding, or private function. Our constantly increasing repertoire of tunes can provide anything from casual dinner music to a high energy dance party. With familiar tunes from past greats like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder right up to modern grooves from Cee Lo Green and Amy Winehouse, your guests will be up dancing and leave humming their favourites of the night.
This was actually the second time I hired Monkley Cascade and they were absolutely amazing, yet again! Emily was great to work with in advance to ensure the evening ran smoothly. Their breadth of music is really great for getting all ages up on the dance floor. Same as last time, I had a ton of compliments on how great they were throughout the night! 100% recommend!
Monkley Cascade were absolutely incredible. They have such a unique sound and style, and the variety of music they play appealed to all of our wedding guests. They played a slower dinner set that completely set the tone for our meal, and then had all of the guests up and dancing for hours! They are professional, friendly, exceptionally easy to work with, and my friends and family cannot stop talking about them! They really went above and beyond for my husband and I to show us a great time, and we are so appreciative. The band even learned two brand new songs for us so that our first dance and the Father-Daughter dance would could occur with live music. I HIGHLY recommend them and will definitely be sharing their name amongst my friends. Thanks again you guys!!
We hired Monkley Cascade to play for our outdoor wedding. Not only were they easy to work with and extremely accommodating, but they also made our wedding such a night to remember! They took so much stress out of planning the wedding because they were so knowledgable and able to give suggestions on how the day could run. To this day (over a year and a half later) we have guests tell us how awesome our wedding was, and we feel as though we completely have this group of awesome musicians to thank for it! They read the crowd, and played music that made everyone, young and old, feel the need to dance. It was amazing. I would hire them again for a party in a second!
We've seen them at a couple weddings since, and we love them!
Monkley Cascades helped us out in a pinch when the week before our scheduled event was to happen, our booked band cancelled on us. They are prompt with their communication, accommodating and able to pull off a fantastic last minute show. The band was outstanding with incredible vocals and an upbeat playlist that kept us all going right on to the end of the night. Thank you Emily!
I hired Monkley Cascade for my birthday party this past weekend and the band was amazing. I got about 30 comments throughout the night on how great they were. Good variety of songs, and they even learned a David Bowie song for me! They were very professional and a lot of fun to dance to.
I can't wait to hire them for another party! Highly recommend!!
My husband and I were married in a backyard wedding on August 9th and one of the best decisions we made was hiring Monkley Cascade to entertain our guests. You definitely should too!
They showed up early to set up the microphone for our ceremony, then three band members played some jazz during cocktails between our ceremony and dinner. After dinner the full band took the stage and really got the party started.
They were so professional - showing up on time and getting all their equipment set up without any assistance from us, allowing us time to deal with other vendors that required more direction. They are a young, fresh, fun, and vibrant group and they throughly entertained all our guests. They created a playlist that had everyone dancing at some point in the evening. They were a significant part of the celebration that made the night a complete success!
We had multiple guests commenting on how much they enjoyed Monkley Cascade - both their music and hanging out with them during their breaks. My cousin ended up hiring them for her cocktail hour during her wedding the next month, in addition to a band she had already hired.
I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone considering a band for any event.
Outdoor spaces need big sound to deliver that fun party vibe. Our Annual BBQ is always a hit when we hire Monkley Cascade . Motown, Rock, Jazz. This band hits all the right notes for our outdoor party.
We heard everything from Motown to the latest hits with a little jazz mixed in. Everyone had a great time on the dance grass (backyard wedding). The band created great energy the whole night.
Monkley Cascade was formed in the spring of 2011 by a group of Hamilton musicians interested in playing hits through the ages, being a live dance party and learning about local waterfalls. The group plays a variety of music including Motown, Classic Rock, Blues and Pop. They want you to know you don't need a DJ to have a great night dancing to great music. To get to the Monkley Cascade, follow the trail on the south-east corner of the Billy Monkley bird sanctuary parking lot. Just before the trail turns downhill, there is a narrow path to the creek. You can hear the waterfall from the main trail.
Additional Booking Notes
We are able to take care of all technical requirements including all sound and lighting equipment necessary and a sound technician if required.
2000 - today
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
John Mayer - waiting on the world to change
Ben Harper - steal my kisses
Amy Winehouse - rehab
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Hump De Bump
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Rain Dance Maggie
Maroon 5 - This Love
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Bruno Mars - treasure
Bruno Mars - Locked out of Heaven
Feist- inside and out
Beyonce/Gnarls Barkley - crazy
Cee Lo Green - forget you
Jason Mraz - I'm yours
Justin Timberlake - suit and tie
No Doubt - Spiderwebs
TLC- Chasing Waterfalls
Micheal Jackson - Black or White
Alanis Morisette - Ironic
The Cardigans - Love Fool
Weezer - say it aint so
Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
The Black Crows - Hard to Handle
Tracy Chapman - Give me one reason
The Clash - Should I stay or should I go
Bob Marley - 3 little birds
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Lover Boy working for the weekend
Bill withers- Just the Two of Us
Grease - Grease is the word
Ac DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Brian Adams - Summer of '69
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Katrina and the Waves - walking on sunshine
Van Morrison - Moon dance
KC and the Sunshine band - Boogie Shoes
The Rocky Horror picture show - Time Warp
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Bob Marley - I shot the Sheriff
Billy Joel- Vienna
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Michael Jackson - blame it on the boogie
Stevie Wonder - signed sealed delivered
Stevie Wonder - isn't she lovely
Stevie Wonder - I wish
Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - Boogie on Reggae Women
Bill withers - use me
Jackson 5 - i want you back
Jackson 5 - ABC
Gloria Gaynor - I will survive
Jr Walker and allstars - Shotgun
James Brown - I feel Good
Sam and Dave - Soul Man
Van Morrison - Brown Eye girl
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Beatles - I saw her Standing There
Beatles - Something
Beatles - In my Life
Beatles - Can’t buy me love
Creedence Clear Water - bad moon rising
Marvin Gaye I heard it thought the grapevine
Wilson Pickett- mustang sally
Marvin Gay - Ain’t no Mountain
The Temptations - Ain’t too proud to beg
Aretha Franklin - respect
Dusty Springfield - son of a preacher man
Etta James - At Last
Nat King Cole L-O-V-E
Frank Sinatra - Fly me to the moon
God Bless The Child
Everyday I have the Blues
|Andrew King||Tenor Sax, Vocals|
|Michelle Willis||Keys, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Bob Marley, Ray Charles, Amy Winehouse, Cee Lo Green, Jackson Five and many more.
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