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The Roving Pleasures

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About The Roving Pleasures

Top up and coming Folk Band in Leeds Over 10 years of performing together! Guaranteed to amaze your guests!
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After 10 years of performing together, The Roving Pleasures are guaranteed to give you a jaw dropping performance. The bands aim is to fuse the beauty and poeticism of Folk music, with the more polished sound found in modern popular music. We also offer personalised set lists for your specific event! Pick and choose from our list of Folkified classic song covers!

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Folk, 1960s era music, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Vintage, World music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

The Foggy Dew
The Lark in the Morning
Rattlin' Bog
Marie's Wedding
Black is the Colour
Silver Dagger
Lowlands of Holland
Rolling Waves + (Irish Tune Set)
Bonny Boy
Hares on the Mountain
The Blacksmith
I Am Stretched on Your Grave
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
I'm on Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
May You Never (John Martyn)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Little Lion Man (Mumford and Sons)
The Cave (Mumford and Sons)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
River (Joni Mitchell)
Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
Salty and Sweet (John Smith)
Blues Run the Game (Jackson C Frank)
Toxic (Brittney Spears)
Born on This Mountain (Steve Earle)
Angels (Adrianne Lenker)
In Dreams (Sierra Farell)
Pomegranate (Ye Vegabonds)
Summerfly (Maura O'Connell)
The Hare
Golden Light
The Kite
Rose & Briar
Cut the Coal
The Rolling Waves
The Kesh
Kerfunken Jig
Lonesome Jig
The Butterfly
Hardiman the Fiddler + Snowy-path
Moran's Return
Lady of the Valley
Omos Seimus
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our relaxed and confident demeanour when performing our eclectic mix of folk songs and covers.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glastonbury Festival Green Gathering Festival Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds Hartlepool Folk Festival River Mills Ballroom, Selby Ilkley Manor House

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Nicks Laura Marling John Martyn Joni Mitchell Bob Dylan Carol King Ed Sheeran Mumford and Sons

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

Performing our original material in the Greenpeace Field at Glastonbury Festival

Do you have different line-up options?

Guitarist can also do a solo set of Instrumentals for your specific event!

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

We're happy for discussion about arrangements, we understand it can be very hard organising such a big event!

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

Yes we can provide speakers for you play your playlists in-between our sets

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually around 45mins

Can you roam around while you perform?

No we are pretty stationary when we play

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

Yes you can pick any songs on our list, we also offer to learn 3 songs of your choice for your big moment!

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

PA is included, sadly we don't own our own lighting

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes up to 3 of your choice, we would also be up for learning more of your favourite songs for an extra fee


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£1000
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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From customers:

Laura J
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre
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5 out of 5

The Roving Pleasures were an absolute blast at our wedding reception. What a great combination of lovely chilled styles and classic songs everyone loves to hear! 10/10 would recommend for any wedding ceremonies or receptions, they created a beautiful atmosphere as we ate our meal.

2 years ago

The most beautiful backdrop to our wedding ceremony! They even let us choose what song would be played as my wife walked down the aisle!