Vintage jazz band


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We take great songs and give them a makeover. We can perform indoors or outdoors to wherever your guests may be !
Vintage jazz band
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Your guests will be blown away by the creativity and style of the band. Imagine hearing 'Livin' on a prayer' or 'Happy' - done with a vintage style that gets the foot tapping. All whilst being able to move from one room to another in a matter of minutes. The musicians really are top class too. The band is made up of session musicians that annually tour with The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tavares, Freda Payne, The Platters, Martha Reeves and The Three Degrees to name but a few. For older guests or fans of the original jazz hits, they also have a huge repertoire of older jazz and swing standards if required. The band is totally flexible and can be hired from a background music duo up to a full blown musical extravaganza with brass section. As well oiled session musicians, the band can also provide a set of standard party dancefloor material later on in the evening if required.

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From Encore customers:

Alex S
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Craig & the rest of the guys were UNREAL. We had them at our Staff Party and they were amazing - so flexible and accommodating, very quick to respond and got everyone up and dancing - they really made the night and created a buzzing atmosphere. Could not recommend enough!

Rebecca B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent, nothing more I can say ☺️ Made our wedding day just what we wanted. Easy and responsive to communicate with, excellent and varied songs. Friendly and simply wonderful.

Kathryn B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

We booked the THE ROAMING BAND UK trio (piano, drums and saxophone) to perform at our wedding and they really made the night! We wanted a fun atmosphere that would get everyone up and dancing, and they provided that and more! Craig is not only talented but also arranged everything in a highly professional manner, including a DJ recommendation which allowed seamless transitions throughout the night (thanks Kev!). We loved their performance and would highly recommend them for any event!

Beth P
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

INCREDIBLE!!!! The best band we could have ever asked for!!!

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From other customers:

Carol D
6 years ago, for a Wedding in Widnes WA8 3UG
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5 out of 5

I booked Craig to play at our wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast as well as him and the band for our reception It could not have gone any better. Craig was amazing as were the band. Everyone had a fabulous time He was easy to work with and very accommodating also very reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to recommend Craig and his band.

Phil 2
9 years ago

Amazing band, very accommodating and helpful throughout the process.

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500 miles
ain't no sunshine
Ain't not mountain high enough
a little less conversation
achy breaky heart
All of me
Always and forever
Always on my mind
American boy
a nightingale sang in Berkeley square
A thousand years
At last
Autumn leaves
Baker Street
bad moon rising
be my baby
Better together
beyond the sea
bittersweet symphony
Black and Gold
black magic woman
blueberry hill
Blue Christmas
blue moon
blue suede shoes
broken stones
Brown eyed Girl
Cant buy me love
Canon in D (Pachelbels)
cant get you out of my head
cant stop the feeling
Can you feel the love tonight
cant take my eyes off you
cant take that away
Can't help falling in love with you
The christmas song
cooler than me
Chasing cars
Come fly with me
Crazy little thing called love
Dance the night away
dont fence me in
dont stop
Dont worry be happy
Don't know why
Endless love
Empire State of mind
End of the road
Everything I do (I do it for you)
Everybody's free (to feel good)
Fly me to the moon
frosty the snowman
galway girl (steve Earle)
Georgia on my mind
Get lucky
Glasgow love theme
girl from ipanema
goodnight sweetheart goodnight
Hallelujah I love her so
Hard Days night
hard tohandle
have i told you lately
I just havent met you yet
Have you met miss jones
have yourself a merry little xmas
hey laura
Hey ya
Higher and Higher
Ho hey
Hound Dog
How long will I love you
how sweet it is
I love you baby
It must be love
I'm kissing you
I don't want to miss a thing
I'm yours
If I ain't got you
I say a little prayer
I want it that way
I want you back
i wanna b like you
Isn't she lovely
I wish i knew how it would feel to be free
i've got you under my skin
it aint over
it had to be you
it wasnt me
jailhouse rock
jingle bell rock
Just the way you are
king of my castle
lady hear me tonight
lady is a tramp
last nite
Last request
let her go
Let It Snow
lets stay together
let there be love
little ole wine drinker
long tall sally
long train running
Love is all around
Love on top
Your Love gets sweeter every day
lovely day
love never felt so good
Make you feel my love
Marry you
Marry me
Million love songs
Moon river
Moving on up
mr bojangles
Mustang sally
my girl
mysterious girl
Nothing's gonna stop us now
night and day
New York New York
New York State of mind
No diggity
no woman no cry
one for my baby
One day like this
on the street where you live
ordinary people
pencil full of lead
pretty green eyes
Proud mary
Puttin on the ritz
Rappers delight
reet petite
Return of the mack
return to sender
ride wit me
rockin around the xmas tree
route 66
Rule the world
Santa claus is comin to town
Say my name
seven days
seven nation army
She said
show me love
Signed sealed delivered
sing it back
Sit down
somewhere over the rainbow
stand by me
straighten up and fly right
Stuck in the middle
suit and tie
Sunday morning
Sweet caroline
Sweet home alabama
sweet home chicago
thats amore
these are the days
The snake
The way you look tonight
The way you make me feel
The wonder of you
Thinking out loud
this is how we do it
thong song
three little birds
tocas miracle
twistin the night away
U dont know me
Until you come back to me
uptown funk
Use somebody
what a difference
what'd i say
what is love
white christmas
When you say nothing at all
Winter wonderland
Wonderful world
Wonderful tonight
You do something to me
You make me feel so young
You are the best thing
Your song
Youve got the love
youre still the one


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1800
Up to 3 hours£2100


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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our main 4 piece lineup is Piano/vocal + Guitar/vocal + drums + Sax. However for a more 'Jazz based' band you can have Piano/vocal + Drums + Sax + Upright bass

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

As long as timings don't change drastically then it's no problem at all. For example an hour or so in either direction is quite normal.

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

We actually have our own separate DJ which is highly recommended who takes care of the crowd before/between and after the band sets. This costs around £325 and is well worth it to have somebody there to take requests and manage the dancefloor for the evening.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually require around 45-60 minutes to set up but for smaller events and daytime performances we can set up within around 20 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we have multiple roaming options available, ideal for corporate events, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.

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

We are always happy to talk about requests and integrate them into our usual set.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes absolutely. The band performances include pa system and lighting for the band area. However we highly recommend the add on DJ who will bring additional equipment and lighting. A great upgrade at a reasonable cost.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, for example learning your first dance is no problem at all
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