Bavarian oompah band

The Oompapas

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About The Oompapas

We play traditional German drinking songs through to oompah twists on contemporary classics. We call it "Bavarian Disco"!
Bavarian oompah band
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We are a 7-piece brass band, entertaining people with a mixture of traditional German drinking tunes, and more contemporary classics. These tongue-in-cheek numbers range from 7 Nation Oompah, Sweet Caroline Oompah, Living on an Oompah Prayer, to Twist & Oompah, and ABBA does Oompah. We call it “Bavarian Disco”. It’s very silly, but it’s also great music, and people can't help dancing! We are busiest entertaining the crowds at beer festivals and Oktoberfests, but we're very pleased to get your party going at any time of the year. We love playing at wedding receptions, and there's nothing quite like a Bavarian-themed birthday party. We're happy to adjust the balance to suit your audience, both in advance and on the night where we can adjust what we do to fit with the vibe. So for example, we can go big on the traditional music, blend into dance tunes to fill the dance floor, or dial up the cheese factor to get everyone laughing (or a mixture of everything!). We can help to get people joining in with your party games, or run a few ourselves, and we understand that different things work with different audiences. Please do speak with us about your requirements and we'll be happy too share our experience and help guide you to creating an event that everyone will remember.

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The Oompapas' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Roland R
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great communication beforehand, everything worked out as agreed, everybody loved the music. Highly recommended!

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2 months ago

Thanks Roland. It was a pleasure playing for you and the mess!

From other customers:

John H
9 months ago, for a Private event in SN15 4EL
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5 out of 5

A great night - and what a fantastic band, along with superb food, German beers, steins and wonderful decorations. The music ranged from German traditional tunes to ABBA , White Stripes and euro pop - absolutely fantastic and what an amazing band who provided a great atmosphere - thank you!

Jess C
9 months ago, for a Private event in Buckinghamshire
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for an amazing evening. The Oompapas were great fun, everyone had a good dance, and you really brought our Oktoberfest to life. Please pass on our thanks to the whole band!

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The Oompapas' Song list

We have a traditional German part to our set and a more contemporary "Bavarian Disco" one. We can do either, or both!
For example:
Ein Prosit
Bier Her
In München Steht ein Hofbräuhaus
Strudel Polka
Eine Kleine Biermusik
On the Banks of the Rhine
Solang der alte Peter
In Den Wald
Happy Wanderer
In Cellar Cool
Oompah Polka
The Jolly Tuba
Die Lorelei
Kuckuck‘s March
Abba does Oompah
Tainted Love Oompah
Sweet Dreams are Made of Oompah
Twist and Oompah
7 Nation Oompah
Sweet Caroline
All About the Bass (and the Oompah)
500 Miles
Game of Thrones - I Drink and I Oompah
Ja Ja Ding Dong (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)
The Wellerman Oompah
Ra Ra Rasputin Oompah
Mr Sandman
Walk Like an Egyptian
Living on an Oompah Prayer
Don't Leave Me This Way
Daydream Believer
Ring of Fire
Faith (if George Michael had done it Oompah style)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Happy Together
I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Nine to Five
Take on Me
Beat It!
Blame it on the Boogie
and many, many more!

The Oompapas' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1150
Up to 2 hours£1400
Up to 3 hours£1800
Wedding ceremony6 musicians
We are a very versatile brass outfit. Whether you would want a Bavarian-themed ceremony, or something more traditional with the band in dinner jackets or suits, we can provide what you are looking for. This includes music before the service begins, the processional, music during the signing of the register, retiring music and the music as guests leave the wedding venue. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We love a live audience and the energy that is generated in a room full of people enjoying themselves.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We (unsurprisingly) get booked to play a lot of beer festivals and Oktoberfests. We also do parties and play in pubs and bars at any time of the year. We even did a bonfire night once!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The Oktoberfest at Dalston Roofgardens in Hackney is a big, well-attended event. We played there weekends throughout the month.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard lineup is 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba and small drum kit. We can scale up to a full brass band if that's what is required, but prefer not to go smaller as you start to lose the richness of the arrangements if you leave out parts.

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

We can be very flexible and will do our best to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances. If things change ahead of the gig, please just let us know so we can try and adjust our plans.

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

The venue normally plays music in between sets. However, this is something that we can provide at extra cost if required. Please call to discuss.

How much time do you need to set up?

15-20 mins - getting the drum kit into position is the key. After that, very little time is required.

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

Absolutely! We can be very flexible, and we'll be happy to advise about what works best with different types of audience.

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

We have our own PA if required

Can you learn song requests before the event?

This is possible - it depends on the song! Please contact us and we'll see what we can do.
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