Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band


"Listen and dance to your heart's delight!" 

 

Chris Leslie

(Fairport Convention)

"We have a bit of  treasure here with these guys"


Sue Marchant

(The Folk Show, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire)


"This is certainly a band I would like to hear live"


The Living Tradition Magazine

"If you're local to Cambridge, you may well have already experienced the treat that is a ceilidh played by Frog on a Bike."


Cambridge Folk Festival

"Thank you so so much for coming to play at HastingsTraditional Jack in the Green for our 40thanniversary ceilidh!


You only had to look at the faces of the 600+ people who attended to see how much they enjoyed the music and the dances - there was not a single person in the whole venue who could keep still!


Aeryn [Mansfield] was an amazing caller, they managed to hold command over the hundreds of dancers, from small children, enthusiastic and merry locals, Morris dancers and seasoned ceilidh aficionados. Aeryn certainly brought the party atmosphere, were so inclusive- made sure everyone could understand the steps and moves, and really held the night together- and all with a smile on their face!


The music was incredible, the stage was on fire with energy and there really was something for everyone! A great mix of tunes keeping the dancers on their toes, and tight well thought through arrangements showcasing each of the talented musicians, and taking the atmosphere up a level again just when you thought it couldn't get any better!


For a crowd of people who may not have attended a ceilidh before, or only attend once a year, I couldn't be prouder of the Jack in the Green Big 40thanniversary ceilidh in showcasing just what English Ceilidh dancing is all about!"


Hastings Tradtional Jack in The Green, May 2023

"Just wanted to say thanks again for such a brilliant dance...the energy in the room was wonderful, and the music superb!"


Oxfolk Ceilidhs, Nov 2022

"Frog on a Bike took people right up to the midnight curfew, concluding the day with some marvellously manic ceilidh tunes played to a still packed out crowed. [Their] seemingly endless surplus energy should perhaps be harnessed and channelled back to the national grid!"


Richard Penguin for FATEA

Folk East 2022

"Thank you so much for last night [festival opening ceilidh], particularly in the challenging acoustics!


We've had nothing but positive feedback"


Todmorden Folk Festival 2022

"A great gig to end this series of Unicorn Ceilidhs - thanks to Frogs for giving us an evening to remember."


Barry Goodman - Unicorn Ceilidhs, May 2022

- May 2024: Sarah & John - Wedding, Saffron Walden


"Thank you for a fantastic ceilidh last evening. You all helped make it a wonderful wedding for Frith and Daniel. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and it was great to see them all dancing together. We hope you will pass on our heartfelt thanks to the rest of the band and your very bouncy caller."


- April 2024: Caroline - 60th Birthday Party, Great Shelford


"What a fabulous night of fun, laughter and dancing (lots of dancing) Frog on a Bike gave us this weekend for a joint 60th birthday party. The music was superb and Ollie's calling [Ollie Simons - Ceilidh Caller] had everyone up and dancing all evening. Highly recommended!"


- March 2024: Fundraiser for Bishops Stortford "Bish Bash" Music Festival


"Fantastic band! Had the dancefloor filled all night. Amazed to see so many youngsters there really enjoying themselves. We have had lots of requests to get them back"


- March 2024: Tilly - Girton College, Cambridge, MCR formal.


"Frog on a Bike played for a College event at late notice. They were easy to communicate with, fast at responding and most importantly ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! We had such a good time dancing and the musicians and caller made it accessible and fun for everyone. Would recommend to anyone".


- February 2024: Catriona - Birthday party in Meldreth, Cambs 


"These guys played for our wedding 10 years ago and again for our joint birthday ceilidh. They are brilliant! Everyone had a fantastic time. They played traditional dances for those of us who have danced before, mixed in with new ones which we all enjoyed learning together. The floor was packed all night and everyone had lots of fun".


- June 2023: Wendy and Danny, wedding anniversary at fFolks Arms, Norfolk.


"A huge thank you to all the band, you made our party just incredible, the music was fantastic, we could never have imagined it would be so good. You are all really talented. We want to have another party now so we can do it all again!" 

- September 2022: Susie and Ross, wedding in Graveley, Cambridgeshire.

"Thank you so, so musch for a wonderful evening on Saturday!!, Ross and I had the absolute best day. It was perfect and everyone had so much fun.


We've had so many comments about how much fun the dancing was and how everyone wanted the same for their wedding!"

- June 2022: Jane, organiser of the annual Ely U3A ceilidh.

"Thank you so much for hard work, what a great time everyone had. The time sped by but we appreciated it so much.

Hopefully see you at Ely Folk Festival!"

- June 2022: Liz, the bride for a wedding at Horsley Hale Farm, Littleport, Ely.

"A massive thank you to the band for such a fantastic day! Everyone absolutely loved it!! You were brilliant.

Thanks for getting '500 Miles' in there too!!

- March 2022: Jack at RAF Wittering, postponed Burn’s Night Formal dinner.

"Exceptional, accommodating and delivered an eclectic range of music to accompany dinner that kept my guests thoroughly entertained throughout. The main event was the ceilidh which they executed perfectly!


My guests didn’t want it to end so can’t do much better than that; bravo!”

- January 2022: Maggi, a guest at Peterborough Cathedral Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh:


"You were a fabulous band! You made the evening and I could have danced all night to you. Hope you will be back next year!

- January 2022: Peterborough Cathedral Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh:


"The Burns' Night Supper was a huge success and Frog on a Bike played a major part in that. We are very grateful and hope we can work with you again in the future"

- October 2021: Magdalene College MCR Fresher's Ceilidh, Cambridge University:


"As brilliant as ever! The MCR ceilidh is an annuel tradition and it would not be the same without Frog on a Bike as the band. Thank you so much!"

- October 2021: Paul and Becca, wedding celebration at Swynford Manor, Six Mile Bottom near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire:


"We had such fun, it was so good to see everyone happy, smiling and engaged with the dancing.


The venue staff were much impressed and had been sending videos to their off duty colleagues because they were so taken with the proceedings. So much better than a disco …."


- September 2021: Jenny and Adam, wedding at Bedinghams Farm, Sutton Gault near Ely, Cambridgeshire:


"You were fanstastic, such energy, everyone really enjoyed it. Worth the extra year's wait!"

- September 2021: Michaela and James, wedding near Saffron Walden:


"Thank you so much, we had a fantastic time, so many people came up to us and said how much they loved the band, including a number of people who'd never been to a ceilidh before - we have lots of new converts!

- December 2019: Elaine, village community party, Christchurch, Wisbech:


"HUGE HUGE thanks to you all for a most amazing evening. Oh what fun we had. You were absolutely brilliant and I can't thank you enough. I finally managed to drag Christchurch residents out of their comfort zone for one evening and I think they loved it!


The band arrived early and set up quickly. They played, almost non stop, the most amazing music and encouraged dancing and fun. We had an awesome night and would highly recommend them for a fun night of non stop dancing!

- November 2018: Emma Hancox, a greatful bride:


" Excellent band! They were professional and helpful but also laid back about everything, which I really appreciated! My guests also commented on the fact they played so many instruments so well."

- October 2018: The Round Freshers Ceilidh, Cambridge University:


"Very many thanks to Frog on a Bike. You were awesome!


At the Reel club ceilidh last Monday, there was a great band, and enthusiastic dancers, but very few of them, which seemed a poor omen. However, I needn't have worried – what a contrast last night! More than double the numbers, a complete sell out!  A great start to the year, with lots of freshers having a fantastic time, dancing to your music.


Many thanks from me and the Round.


Annette"

- February 2017, Cambridge:


"I wanted to thank all of you in Frog on a Bike for playing at my birthday party. I have had many messages and comments of appreciation from my friends about what a great band you were, what a great find the band was, how people loved all the sociable dancing, and even some ceilidh regulars said they did many dances they had never done before!


Roll on next time!


Best wishes,

Caroline"

September 2016 - Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University:


"On behalf of the Fetal & Neonatal Physiological Society, I wanted to formally thank you for taking care of the FNPS and making it such an enjoyable and successful event. Everyone went away from the Ceilidh and hog roast event still dancing and extremely happy. The music you provided was so well received and really added to the festivity of the day.

Many thanks once again for your support. It was highly appreciated.

We hope to see you again in the not too distant future!


With best wishes,


Kristin and Dino Giussani

FNPS Conference Organiser 2016"