About The Missing Cat Trio
The Missing Cat Trio are a little different, a little quirky and something which is proving to be very popular at weddings and parties.
We have been playing together as part of a full 5-piece party band for many years, however, we decided we could make the most of our bassist also being able to play the double bass and our love for fusing different styles together and so we created The Trio.
We love playing the usual party tunes and changing them up in our own style. We also love playing live lounge style tunes.
Based in Weston-super-Mare, the Trio have been inspired by bands such as Mumford and Sons and artists including Hozier and we believe that these influence strongly show in our performance.
Since 2012 we have been playing at weddings and events all over the South West, including Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Gloucester!
We have thought long and hard about our songs we play and we believe they are perfect for all sorts of events including tracks from George Ezra and Jess Glynne to Queen and Tom Petty.
Neil, Brad and Mike have worked as full-time musicians for over 5 years and have a dedication to make every event as perfect as can be!
We provide a full PA, and stage set comprising of Starcloth, smoke machines and lighting. We want your event to not only sound spectacular but look it!
Your wedding is your special day and we offer a package catered around you and your needs. With every booking we provide a fully personal service including an event coordinator who will be your point of contact from booking until the day of the event.
The event coordinator will liaise with the venue and any other suppliers to ensure your wedding goes without a hitch.
We have an extensive back catalogue of songs for all ages and with enough notice we can also include any specific songs that you may require, e.g. for a first dance.
Most of our clients book us as a 3-piece band, with lighting and state of the art sound system for 2 x 45-minute sets, with background music from a laptop in between sets.
We also have an upgrade package available which includes a DJ – this gives you a host for the evening and someone who is available to take requests between and after the band's sets. Both packages come with a stunning light show and top-of-the-range sound system.
So if you're looking for one of the best wedding bands in the South West, look no further!
Our regular clients include Costa Coffee, Brittany Ferries, Bristol Zoo Garden, Butlin's, Hilton Hotels, The Co-operative, Holiday Inn, Parkwood Leisure.
About Mike Ritchie (band manager)
Mike provides synth, keys and vocals. Mike has worked as a session musician for several years playing as a solo artist, as part of a duo and with bands. Inspiration for Mike comes not only from the acoustic world but from RnB artists such as Usher, Chris Brown and NeYo.
Although based in the UK, the band can travel across Europe for weddings and events. They have recently been booked on FixTheMusic for a wedding in Bordeaux, France.
"The Missing Cat Trio played at our wedding and they were awesome!! We had a lot of Hungarian traditions going on (inc the groom playing their bass guitar!!) as it was an English/Hungarian wedding and they just took it all in their stride! Thank you so much, you will be highly recommended by us! Thanks Mike for your communication with us throughout all the preparation and on the day! God bless!"
– 23 September 2016, Becky Maxwell Csereklye
"Still buzzing from an amazing night with Missing Cat Trio performing at my 40th Birthday Party! If you need to book a band please hire these guys! They are awesome! Everyone loved them!"
– 20 September 2016, Karen Goold
"The Missing Cat Trio and Chloe played at our wedding on the 2nd of September, and they were absolutely incredible!! They absolutely nailed the first dance - it was amazing! And every other song after that was incredible too! Not only did we think they were amazing, but all of our guests kept asking us who our band was and telling us how good they thought they were. They created such a fab vibe for the the evening reception, everyone was up dancing and having the best time! Cannot recommend these guys enough!! They are amazing! Massive thank you to you guys, you absolutely made our night! Lots of love from Mr and Mrs Hannam X"
– 14 September 2016, Becky Hannam
“Missing cat trio played our wedding at the weekend, they really made the evening for us and all our guests. Mike has a fantastic voice, the band were flawless and the set list was awesome! My guests loved it and so did we! Mike is also a great guy, helpful and flexible. Couldn't praise more!”
– 16 May 2016, Emilie Deakin
"Saw these guys at the weekend in Ilfracombe for a friend's wedding! They were fantastic, great music, great voices and had a fab rapport with the audience, they even allowed me to join the band (even as I was a little drunk)!!! would Defo recommend these lads!!! AWESOME!”
– 18 April 2016, Lisa Tibbetts Was Anstice
“These guys played at my wedding reception last night they were absolutely brilliant all of our guests loved them especially my 4-year-old who didn't leave the dance floor. Thank you for making our special evening a fantastic night you guys were awesome”
– 17 April 2016, Stacey Bell
“Played at my daughter's wedding reception on Saturday 16th April. They were absolutely amazing, plus they're eye candy for the ladies. Thank you so much for a brilliant night. Love from the young mother of the bride.x”
– 18 April 2016, Julia Potter
“Played at the wedding of a friend of mine and were excellent. Highly recommended. Handsome bunch too.”
– 11 February 2016, Janet Mapeltree
"Hi guys. Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding last month. You had everyone up on the dance floor until the bitter end and so many of our guests have commented on how good you were! We loved you and thank you for creating such a great atmosphere and playing some damn good tunes! Thoroughly recommend The Missing Cat Band for any event or function"
– 14 October 2015, Matt and Clem Jones
"They were absolutely amazing, thank you so much for a brilliant night.''
– 12 September 2015, Julia Porter, Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
Grow Old With Me – Adam Sandler
All About That Bass – Megan Trainor
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Lion Man – Mumford And Sons
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Don’t – Ed Sheeran
A Team – Ed Sheeran
Budapest – George Ezra
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Dancing In The Moonlight – Top Loader
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Faith – George Michael
Mamma Do The Hump – Rizzle Kicks
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Breakfast At Tiffanies – Deep Blue Something
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
King – Years And Years
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Before I Fall To Pieces – Razor Light
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Pompeii – Bastille
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley
Sit Down – James
Yellow – Coldplay
You Are All I Have – Snow Patrol
Viva La Vida – Coldplay