Welcome to Stag
Stag provides musicians for hire in London and across the United Kingdom. With unique connections to the most dynamic emerging talent and original acts, we boast 50 years of collective experience with to tailor the best possible live music to your event.
Our musicians are our heart. Since Day one, we have sourced and nurtured only the highest quality acts and performers. As our ever-growing client base will attest, we provide a premium bespoke service at every single event.
Jazz musicians for hire
Stag provides the best upcoming jazz musicians in the UK. Our dedicated network of players include pianists, guitarists, brass, vocalists and percussionists. They can play as soloists, or as part of a Jazz Duo, Jazz Trio, Jazz Quartet, Jazz Quintet or Big Band.
Classical musicians for hire
Stag classical soloists, ensembles & vocalists perform a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level. Trained at prestigious conservatoires including The Royal Academy of Music, our musicians regularly perform at wedding receptions and ceremonies, private dinners, corporate breakfasts and drink receptions.
Function bands for hire
Stag’s function musicians and bands feature some of the most versatile singers and instrumentalists in the country.
Whether you are looking for a stunning 9-piece band to perform floor-filling classics, or a more intimate Soul Duo, we can help. We have salsa, folk and brass bands, plus our incredibly popular ‘Stagaoke’, which sets Karaoke against the backing of a full live band. Perfect interactive entertainment for your event.
DJs for hire
Stag DJs have performed at many of the great venues, clubs and festivals around the world. With over 20 years experience DJing at the highest end corporate and private events, Stag have DJ residencies at some of London’s most exclusive venues, including One Mayfair and Below Zero.
Our core team understand innately the expectations of event organisers and the needs of musicians. Under the guidance of Jack Stookes (Assistant Stage Manager at the Royal Opera House) we provide the ideal entertainment for any and every event.
Delivering quality and competitiveness
London musician hire is a competitive industry. Despite this, London’s leading conservatoires refer their graduates to Stag ahead of anyone else. This gives us the ability to offer music students for hire, which we are able to deliver to clients at competitive rates.
Another facet of Stag is our pool of in-house arrangers. With unique compositions and arrangements of your requests – sing along classics, rare gems, pop – suitable to any act, whether that be a string quartet, jazz trio or function band. For instance, at a recent wedding we created a version of Story Of My Life by One Direction, specifically for a String Trio to perform. It went down a storm. We are just a little proud to say that these versions will only ever be heard at Stag events. Contact us to find out more about bespoke composition.
Sales Director & Co-Founder
In addition to sales, Ashley manages some of the larger events at Stag. Over the years he has honed a keen sense of client expectation for booking musicians. This is always in mind when he makes scouting missions to some of London’s most prestigious venues.
Ashley organised and promoted live music events in London and has a unique insight into musicians’ needs and expectations, from both their side and that of their employers’. Outside the office Ashley enjoys climbing.
Events Director & Co-Founder
Jack manages many of Stag’s larger events, including their technical and production requirements. His high standards of event management and strong relationships with musicians help Stag consistently deliver fantastic performances.
He has extensive experience in the live music and events industry, with clients including BBC Radio1, Kings of Leon and Rihanna at venues such as The O2 and Royal Albert Hall. Jack also works as an Assistant Stage Manager at the Royal Opera House and is a keen swimmer.
Creative DirectorHis passion for music, eye for detail and relentless demand for innovation led to an in-house event management role at Tate, before programming music and events at Somerset House.
Outside the office, you’ll find Dan living & breathing music. He produces house, and his records have been released on labels like Defected and Hed Kandi. He also DJs at some of London’s best nightspots, including One Mayfair, Be Easy London, and The Big Chill House. Down-time is filled with playing football and writing stories.
Marketing DirectorHoward is responsible for developing and ensuring the consistency of the Stag brand as well as all the online & offline marketing. He has 5 years experience in marketing, design & brand strategy working within the music, automotive and private jet industries.
Previously a music student studying guitar, Howard is passionate about high quality live music, plays guitar in rock act Nakedium and enjoys running for charity in his spare time.