Annika Skoogh can organise live music for weddings, private functions or corporate events. A duo to a 6-piece band can be tailored to suit any event. Annika uses the finest musicians available in the South West and they can play a sophisticated selection of jazz standards, latin and swing, from discreet background music through meals and drinks reception to a party band playing Soul, Funk, Disco and Modern Pop that will guarantee everyone up on the dance floor.
For more information, enquiries or to book a band, please go to the Contact page.
Annika is also part of a function band called Solar which is a Devon based Wedding, Function and Party band, bringing together six of the region’s most able, experienced and versatile musicians who have been together for over ten years, who gain outstanding reviews whenever and wherever they perform. With a repertoire that ranges from seventies soul funk classics by artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Jackson Five, to modern songs by Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse, this is a band dedicated to dancing who combine outstanding music with a huge sense of fun and aim to make your event as special and unique as you are. In addition, this experienced band can also provide chilled out grooves to relax your guests before getting the party started. For more information and bookings, please visit their website Solar Funky Music. Alternatively, you can book this band via the Contact page on this website.
“As a jazz musician myself, music was always going to be one of the most important parts of my wedding day, and my guests were expecting something special. This is why I booked Annika and her fantastic band.
I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced for such a long time… many of my mates (who are also musicians, some of them professional musicians) went out of their way to tell my new wife and I how great Annika’s band were and how much dance-your-socks–off fun they were having.
Not only are Annika and her band some of them best jazz musicians in the UK (having played with the likes of Joss Stone and the biggest names in British jazz) they’re also lovely people.
Dealing with Annika was a pleasure from start to finish. She is incredibly organised and keen to help.
I knew they were the right band for our wedding and they surpassed my expectations. Fantastic. I’ll never forget it. Book them now!”
Ronnie Jones, Musician, Ipplepen
“Annika Skoogh has performed here at the Rendezvous Wine Bar several times in the past year, both for our relaxed live music evenings with drinkers and diners where the band (trio: singer, keyboard and bass) has gone down a storm and for our own birthday celebrations, where the four-piece band (adding in a drummer!) proved absolutely perfect to get everyone dancing and partying the night away. We couldn’t have wished for more. Annika has a fabulous voice and brings great energy and enthusiasm to the act, as well as great talent. As a trio, they have proved themselves fantastically versatile in style, and more than able to play to any audience and taste, from jazz to soul, from 60s music to popular classic tunes, as well as bringing Annika’s latin American background influence to her musical style. We love having them here, as do all our customers who book in for them every time.”
Jemma, Manager at Rendezvous Wine Bar, Exeter
I just wanted to write to thank you so much for your amazing playing last friday! Everyone really enjoyed it, and I’ve had so many comments from people about how great they thought you were.
Thanks once again.”
Hannah Cook, Exeter
“What a way to celebrate my 40th Birthday in style ! Picture the scene : A Summer garden party, Pimms in hand with Annika and her band serenading us all – truly the icing on the cake! She’s got a fantastic voice which impresses and delights, and really got the party swinging. The band were great and extremely professional, arrived and set up all in good time. A great selection of tracks were played to suit the mood perfectly, including special requests. We’re so glad we chose this live band to help make the event such a memorable one, thanks so much Annika!”
Suzie Cowley, Woodbury
Hi Annika, Just a note to thank you for your performance at our Ruby wedding party on 22nd Sept. You were great, you gave us just what we wanted and all our guests had a great time either dancing or just listening to you. Once again thank you very much.
Susan & John Price, Dartmouth