Chris Meredith & the Watchtone:

  • Instrumental 3 piece modern folk band for hire.
  • Comprised of guitar, fiddle & flute.
  • Mixing modern & traditional folk, influenced by jazz & pop.
  • Can perform at ceremony / afternoon / reception.
  • Come with PA system suitable for small to medium venues.
  • Bookable from: £350+.


Chris Meredith and the Watchtone are an instrumental progressive folk band based in Newcastle, combining folk with jazz & pop to give a truly unique sound. Comprising of a guitar, fiddle and flute, the Watchtone give passionate and moving performances of self-penned compositions that can provide the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding. They are able to perform music throughout your wedding day, moving to more upbeat music in the evening to get your guests dancing.

Click here to listen to more tracks by Chris Meredith and the Watchtone:


As a Wedding Band:

The Watchtone are a folk band for hire who mix modern and traditional songs to give atmosphere and feet-moving wedding entertainment, both for the afternoon as well as into the evening ensuring your guests dance the night away. They can also play during your ceremony should you wish. This versatility in music can be shaped with the band to ensure that you have the perfect music for your wedding day.

The band come with a PA system suitable for small to medium sized venues up to 250 in capacity, delivering many self penned song drawn from a variety of different influences, including Jazz, Pop and Folk. The band are also happy to use this PA system outdoors, weather permitting, if required. They are also able to perform songs requested in advanced, including the first dance, subject to an additional fee.

Chris Meredith and the Watchtone are the “best up and coming band I’ve seen this year” – Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival



The Watchtone’s songs are a modern take on traditional material, taking influence from jazz, folk and pop. Their arrangements are part of a new style of folk music developing, providing a modern and fresh twist to often familiar songs. They have released a debut album, entitled “Sevens“, of their original material – you can view an example set list, as well as listen to several tracks from Sevens, by clicking on the heading below:

Chris Meredith and the Watchtone – Example Setlist

  • EMK’s
  • Paddys
  • Ian’s Fav
  • Stang
  • Bad Timings
  • Elmo Who Lives Down Stairs
  • Twarise
  • Chris On His Own
  • Scotland Yet
  • The Beast
  • Oak Hill
  • The Blues Run Game


    Chris Meredith and the Watchtone are “tantalising and hypnotic at the same time.” – Allendale Festival


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    Chris Meredith and the Watchtone are a unique folk band for hire, and can be booked to play at your wedding from £350+, enquire for tailor made quote for your wedding date by filling out the contact form below.

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