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Roaming Bands For Hire

Put a smile on your guests' faces with one of our fabulous roaming bands. Wholly unplugged and off the leash, our mobile acoustic bands are free to roam from one location to the next as they interact and entertain your guests.

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Hire a Roaming Band

Whether it's a lively roaming acoustic band to get the party underway or something more relaxed, our versatile walkabout acts will tailor their setlists to suit you and your event.

We offer a varied roster of professional roaming musicians, including contemporary acoustic roaming bands, Mariachi bands, brass bands, New Orleans trad jazz bands, singing waiters, and chilled out roaming wedding bands for background music.

Roaming Wedding Bands

We represent a number of highly professional roaming wedding bands who know precisely how to get the atmosphere in full flow. Whether it's chilled out background music during your afternoon wedding reception or table entertainment during the wedding breakfast, you'll find the perfect live music act to suit your requirements.

Why not let one of our roaming wedding bands lead your wedding party from one part of the venue to the next, creating a vibrant and memorable atmosphere that's sure to go down in history!

Book an acoustic roaming band

While most of our acoustic roaming bands for hire perform entirely unplugged, we also represent musicians who can mic up their instruments using wireless technology. This is the perfect solution for amplified roving entertainment at larger corporate events, evening parties and weddings.

JJ & The Beatniks
From £1965 + VAT
Using wireless technology, JJ & The Beatniks are a unique acoustic band offering the ability to roam and interact with guests whilst...
From £1395
Who needs a microphone - or a stage, for that matter - when you can Walkabout? A terrific example of our roaming acoustic bands, Walkabout comprises four incredibly...
The Alibis
From £1285
The Alibis are walking their way onto the scene with their upbeat & contemporary acoustic roaming band! This fun and lively acoustic band are sure to leave guests...
Social Satellite
From £550
Social Satellite are a popular acoustic band playing heart-to-heart pop renditions, popular folk songs and jazz classics. With roots in...
The Promenades
From £2575
Immersive and charismatic, this high-end acoustic roaming band are the best rambling musicians in London! A personal experience for all guests is what's on offer with...
From £610
Sonorous are a dynamic high-end acoustic band offering multiple line-ups, perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. With energy and enthusiasm in abundance,...
Pocket Full Of Swing
From £340
Pocket Full Of Swing are an acoustic jazz duo and band presenting their very own selection of finger-tapping gypsy jazz and vintage swing...
Mariachi Kings
From £490
A vibrant and exciting Mariachi band offering authentic South American music perfect for parties and celebrations! Expect an animated and interactive performance from...
The Dixie Rhythms
From £610
Bring the New Orleans era of trad jazz back to life with The Dixie Rhythms - probably the best New Orleans Jazz band outside of New...
Waiters Undercover
From £POA
Why not add a dash of surprise by hiring one of our undercover singing waiters to spontaneously burst out into song for all of your...
Mariachi Bueno
From £550
A Mexican Mariachi band that's sure to bring plenty of spice to your event! If you're looking for fun, laughter and tequila, the Mariachi Bueno band are certain to...

Roaming Band FAQs

Looking to hire a roaming band for your wedding, party or corporate event? Check out our roaming band FAQs below where you'll find answers to some of the most common queries. If you need further help or are looking for more live entertainment ideas, please don't hesitate to get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.

What is a roaming band?

A roaming band is a group of professional musicians who perform completely unplugged without the need for microphones, cables and a PA system. Without the restrictions that cables bring, mobile musicians can roam free across the venue, entertaining small groups of guests for a more personalised and intimate performance.

Roaming bands are also regularly referred to as acoustic wandering bands, roving musicians, strolling bands, roaming covers bands/party bands and mobile bands.

What type of music do roaming bands play?

Roaming bands come in many forms, but the most popular is a roaming acoustic band performing a broad range of contemporary music. Your band's setlist might include modern pop, soul, indie, folk, live-lounge style acoustic covers and classics from the 60s onwards.

If you're looking for a high-energy party band to keep your guests entertained, you might also consider a Mariachi band, New Orleans jazz band, brass band or a Bavarian Oompah Band.

What type of events can I hire a roaming band for?

A strolling band is perfect for just about any event where you're looking for lively entertainment. Our roaming function bands are available to hire for any of the following:

  • Wedding reception
  • Outdoor events / Festival
  • Corporate event
  • Oktoberfest event (Prost!)
  • Charity event
  • Birthday party
  • Drinks receptions
  • Summer party
  • Christmas party
  • Roof party
  • Mexican themed events (perfect for Mariachi bands!)

When do Roaming bands usually perform?

Roaming bands are incredibly versatile and can adjust their performance to suit your needs. If you're looking to hire a roaming wedding band, we recommend the afternoon drinks reception as the ideal time to start. With their quick set-up and ability to re-locate at any time, the band are free to entertain guests in every corner of the venue.

Our roaming musicians also make the ideal evening wedding band, offering the option to add a PA system, lighting and DJ service for a lively evening performance that will keep your guests dancing into the night.

How much does it cost to hire a roaming band?

The price of a roaming band varies considerably depending on the style of the band and the number of musicians. As a general guide, you can expect to pay anything from £500-£750 for an acoustic duo, to £1200 and above for a 4-piece wedding band.

Other factors that may affect your quote include travel time, travel expense, and the length of time they'll be with you at the venue.

How long does it take a Roaming band to set up?

One huge benefit of booking a roaming band is that the set up is super-quick and stress-free. In most cases, they'll be no amplified music whatsoever and so the only thing they'll need to do is tune up their instruments. As there's no soundcheck required, you can expect your wandering band to be ready to go in less than 15 minutes!

How long do Roaming bands play for?

The average performance time for a roaming band is about 2 hours with a short break, similar to most function/wedding bands. This can be adjusted to suit your requirements, for example, if you'd like the band to perform wedding music during the ceremony and the drinks reception.

Can a Roaming band play outside?

Absolutely! With no need for a power supply or bulky equipment, a roaming band is ideal for outside drinks receptions and garden parties. You'll need to ensure there's cover available to protect the band from the elements, just in case the weather takes a turn for the worst.

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Why book a roaming band through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All roaming bands hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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