Default lineup: 2 members
Duo: with a selection of 25 various medieval instruments, without harp, less percussion Trio: with a selection of all 40 instruments
The Kings Waits play on a wide range of fascinating instruments from a selection of 40 including the Lute Crumhorn Flute, Racket, Shawm, Psaltery, and of course the Nakers - it is a double drum, honest ! The picture below shows the full range.
Based in the beautiful Medieval city of Norwich, Tony and Jane form the core of The Kings Waits providing anything from background music to a full evening's entertainment.
Over the years they have found themselves performing at very wide variety of venues, with events ranging from a supper for 10 to a banquet for 300. Every event is different and the idea behind The Kings Waits is to provide a very flexible entertainment package.
The Kings Waits have performed for a wide range of clients at an equally wide range of venues. The following is a list of some of these clients and venues from the past three years:
The British Museum
Queens College Cambridge
Norwich and Peterborough
Best Western Hotels
Ashdown Park Hotel
The OCS Group
Great Holland Hall
Barnsdale Country Club
St. Peters Brewery
Maids Head Hotel
Dunston Hall Hotel
Fynn Valley Golf Club
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
From castle to country house, hotel to marquee, medieval banquets have proved to be an ever popular way to enjoy a great meal with a difference. Entering the banqueting hall, decked out with shields and flowing banners, it's long tables set out with candle and finery, there can be no question that all are set to have a goodly time.
A wedding reception with a Medieval or Elizabethan theme is the perfect way to celebrate the event with just the right balance of grace and informality. The Kings Waits have performed at many of these happy occasions and they have always found them to be great fun, avoiding some of the 'stuffiness' that can come with a conventional reception. They can also provide music and song for the marriage service. If you are getting married in one of the countries beautiful medieval churches we will recreate the atmosphere of times past providing a spectacle that every one will remember.
A medieval feast at the end of a long conference session is the ideal way to let your hair down and really get to know your colleagues. The Kings Waits will provide an evening's music and entertainment. But what about a more unusual event, they once provided early morning music for a working breakfast with a local chamber of commerce, the delegates, along with the local radio station, thought it a great idea. Or you may want to kick of a promotional event with the music of The Kings Waits, our costume and unusual instruments always attract attention and if they are looking at them they will be seeing you.