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The Gallivants

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About The Gallivants

Energetic roaming band from London town! Everything from old-school soul to modern classics.
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If you're looking for the perfect blend of smooth and polished, yet vibrant and upbeat music for intimate or loud party atmospheres – then look no further. The Gallivants are composed of musicians with a combined wealth of experience having performed at multiple weddings and private functions in the UK and Western Europe. The Gallivants play a mix of soul/motown, rock n' roll and a great mix of other fun eclectic known songs all the way up to some modern pop tunes to sing along with! We love to even get the guests involved in the fun at times with some backing vocals to liven things up :)  We cater for low-key happy and relaxed background-type atmosphere as well as more upbeat atmospheres. The Gallivants are extremely versatile and can accommodate their set to best suit your needs. We are happy to wander amongst your guests and tailor songs to family and friends for an unforgettable personal touch. With a flexible repertoire and expert ability to read a room, the band is committed to making sure your live entertainment is as incredible as possible. The band performances are completely acoustic, but they do offer an add-on package comprising professional PA system. They will also play a first dance or special requests.

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Acoustic, Christmas, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, R&B, Soul, Motown, Vintage, Ska, Reggae, Blues
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Gallivants' Song list

Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Just the 2 of us – Bill Withers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
My Girl – Otis Redding
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Steal my kisses – Ben Harper
Kiss - Prince
Stuck in the middle with you – Stealers wheel
La La Long – Inner Circle
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Stand by Me - Ben E King
Last Nite – The Strokes
Twist & Shout - Beatles
Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley
My Babe – Little Walter
Joker – Steve Miller Band
You can call me Al – Paul Simon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
How sweet it is - Marvin Gaye
Independent Women – Destiny’s Child
Hit me baby one more time – Britney Spears
I’ve Got a Woman - Ray Charles
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Rock Your Body - Justin Timerlake
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Hit The Road Jack / No Diggity / Sweet Dreams
I feel good - James Brown
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Everybody - Backstreet Boys
Mmmm Bop - Hanson
All about that Bass  - Meghan Trainor
Red Red Wine – UB40
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Moondance - Van Morrison
Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
Baby I Love your Way – Big Mountain
54/46 Was My Number – Toots & the Maytals
George Michael – Faith
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Hey Ya - Outkast
Bob Marley - Stir It Up
Happy - Pharrell
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard full-band lineup is a 4-piece and is: 2 lead vocalists, 2 guitars, 1 double bass, 1 cahon (percussion). We also offer a trio format (the standard lineup minus a guitarist but still boasting 2 great lead vocalists!), and also a premium 5-piece format with saxophone.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible with the client to make sure everything goes ahead smoothly for the event.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely, depending on timings we could offer this for £100 to £200.

How much time do you need to set up?

As we are a fully acoustic roaming band, very little time is needed! I'd say 15 minutes, if that. But, we also can offer the "plugged-in set" option through a PA without an issue.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we can perform acoustically, roaming around while we perform exept for our percussionist who is stationed on cahon (percussion box).

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

The Gallivants' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1600
Up to 3 hours£2000


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The Gallivants' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Natalie W
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful band and such fun, ad the crowd singing and enjoying themselves. We would have loved to have more. Throughout the wedding plans zack was really responsive to queries exceptionally professional. Would certainly book again

Reply from The Gallivants
5 months ago

Was such a pleasure to bring the duo to celebrate your special day Natalie! Lovely location and guests. Thank you so much for the kind words and all the best to you and Paul!

Tom S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Couldn't have been better from start to finish. The whole process was a pleasure and they are brilliantly talented.

Reply from The Gallivants
5 months ago

Thank you so much Tom for the feedback, this means alot!

Laura M
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

We got married at The Ned in July and booked The Gallivants to kick off our Champagne reception, we couldn't have asked for a better way to start the celebrations - all the guest were up dancing and singing immediately, just having the BEST time! They are all fantastic musicians and such good fun. Prior to the wedding communication was fantastic, very professional... simply great guys to work with. Don't think about it... Book them! Thank you so much Gallivants for making our day truly memorable. Laura & Dean X

Reply from The Gallivants
5 months ago

Thank you for such great feedback Laura :) All the best and hope you and Dean are doing well!

Oliver L
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic, energetic and entertaining! Everyone had a great time, and there were so many compliments from the guests as well!

Reply from The Gallivants
5 months ago

Thank you so much Oliver for the lovely feedback! Hope you're both doing well :)

From other customers:

Richard T
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Surrey
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These lads played my wedding and they were nothing short of phenomenal. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Thanks again, chaps

Robyn P
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Italy
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5 out of 5

Hello! I realised we never said THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You lot absolutely 100% nailed it! We are both so so happy with the glorious soundtrack you provided for our party 😍 The music was amazing, and the energy you all bought was incredible. We knew it was going to be good, but had no idea it would be that good! You got the party started in ways we could never have imagined! Everyone had the best time dancing to your sound, we could not have wished for more xxx Videos have started to come through, and we’ll be sure to send them over! There aren’t words for how grateful we are, just thank you thank you thank you!!!

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