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The Shropshire Bandicoots

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About The Shropshire Bandicoots

Shropshire’s finest musicians all in one band. Book The Shropshire Bandicoots today!
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Much Wenlock
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We are all music teachers from the county of Shropshire with a combined 80 years of experience as musicians and performers. We can play any song of any style and can tailor our set to suit the needs of the customer. We can also offer musicians capable of playing throughout a wedding day, whether you need music for your church service, background music at the meal and of course, the band itself. We all love teaching all week, but playing together in The Shropshire Bandicoots is a chance to enjoy music for ourselves and reminds us how much fun it is to play with terrific musicians. We’ve all arrived in music from slightly different angles - some of us studied it at university, some are self taught, some had other careers first and we all have relatively busy lives. However, we formed the Bandicoots as a chance to play songs we love and just have fun and hopefully that is the spirit that comes across when we perform. We played a lot pre-covid but have not managed to get re-established until now so we’re looking forward to getting going again. We’ve never done a gig that went down badly and we’ve played at some memorable events - A centenary ball for an entire village springs to mind, as does playing for the St Phillip’s Chambers law councillors in Birmingham. But we don’t really mind where we play, as whatever the venue we are always determined to enjoy it and to get everyone on the dance floor. All the band members are so good they can learn songs almost instantly so we are adaptable when it comes to repertoire. If a couple want 10 specific songs played at their wedding then we’re more than happy to oblige. Shropshire is a large county but the musical circles are relatively small so between us we know most of the best players around here. That means we can hire in extra people should the gig require it - horns for more soul/funk or strings for more sophistication. Our main line up is a 5 piece band but we have done duo and trio gigs when a more intimate feel was requested. We just enjoy playing in whatever form people want!

The Shropshire Bandicoots' Reviews

From customers:

6 years ago

The Bandicoots played an entire set made up of requests for my 60th birthday and they played them all brilliantly. It was a fabulous evening!

5 years ago

Amazing musicians playing songs everyone loved for my husband’s birthday party. The guitarist is extraordinary! Thank you so much making it a great evening!

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The Shropshire Bandicoots' Song list

Runaway Baby
Higher Ground
Long Train Runnin’
Rocket Man
Space Oddity
This Love
Take Me Out
It Must Be Love
Addicted to Love
Dancing in the Moonlight
Message in a Bottle
Save Tonight/Wake Me Up
I’m Still Standing
Shut up and Dance
Take On Me
Play that Funky Music/Superstition
Don’t Stop Me Now
Mr Brightside
I Can See Clearly
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Brown Eyed Girl
Take Your Mama
Saw Her Standing There
Bohemian Rhapsody
Johnny B Goode
Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Hey Jude
Let it Be
Stand By Me
I Feel Good
Daydream Believer
I’m a Believer
All these things that I’ve done
Hey Soul Sister
Sweet Caroline
Land of 1000 Dances
Uptown Funk
Soul with a capital S
What is Hip
Proud Mary
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The Shropshire Bandicoots' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Wedding ceremony5 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave as well as backing music for the meal and reception and the full band set.
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

The singer is the one in the most recent set of 5 videos.

Do you have different line-up options?

We have deps for bass, guitar and drums who are all well rehearsed and highly capable of stepping in.

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

We will always be as flexible as possible to ensure the event is a success!

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

Absolutely. Our P.A. Has connections for iPhones and other devices so you can plug in your own playlist and dance the night away.

How much time do you need to set up?

Around 1 hour if parking is allowed close to the performance area.

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

We hope most of our songs are popular and they are generally tried and trusted with audiences, but we welcome the chance to play some of your own favourite tunes - especially if it is your wedding or birthday bash so let us know what you fancy and we’ll learn them!

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely. We are all very happy to tailor the song list to suit your needs!
Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Funk
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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