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... a strolling vaudeville band playing pop from the last 100 years - Armstrong to Zutons, in a swing style! No wires, no limits!
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Ever since 1912, people have been listening to music. Then someone had the fantastic idea to form a band to provide this, and Pop Music was born. In tribute to these pioneers, the Tin Pan Allies play the music you would expect, in a style of their own; swingy, entertaining and versatile. The Tin Pan Allies are perfectly suited to any events, indoors or outdoors. With no requirements for amplification, the Tin Pan Allies don't need PAT testing certificates or an 8' x 12' stage, or even a three-pin socket! We can play directly to your guests or delegates, and circulate around the venue as necessary to entertain and delight. We play a range of popular music from the last 100 years or so, including tunes by Fats Waller, Britney Spears, Tom Jones, The Monkees, Pharrell Williams, Oasis, Lady GaGa and Bruce Springsteen - with a jazzy feel of course. Requests for that must-have special first dance can be accommodated too - please ask Nick. -- photo credits: Jonny Barratt (jonnybphoto) / Imogen Thoburn (imogenxiana)

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1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Dixieland, Cabaret, Jazz, Blues, Easy listening, Marching, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, Bavarian oompah
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Tin Pan Allies' Song list

Retro pop:
Walkin' on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
Black or White (Michael Jackson)
The Way You Make Me Feel (MJ)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
She's Electric (Oasis)
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
All My Lovin' (Beatles)
Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) (Jools Holland)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Count on Me (Bruno Mars)
God Only Knows (Beach Boys)
Up All Night (Take That)
Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Get Lucky (Pharrell)
Celebration (Kool and the Gang)
Delilah (Tom Jones)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys)
I'm a Believer (The Monkees/Shrek)
Poker Face (Lady GaGa)
Highway to Hell (AC-DC)
Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye)
Build Me Up Buttercup (Foundations)
All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
Iko Iko (Justin Wellington)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
When You're Smiling
Bring me Sunshine (Morcambe and Wise)
All of Me (Louis Armstrong)
Ain't Misbehavin'
Sixteen Tons
Ain’t She Sweet?
When the Saints
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Beginning to See the Light
Yakka Hula Hickey Doola
So Do I (Kenny Ball)
You Are My Sunshine
Bye Bye Blackbird
Sweet Georgia Brown
Down By the Riverside
Blue Moon
L-O-V-E (Nat "King" Cole)
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby (Bobby Darin)
Folk, Blues and Showtunes:
Pay Me My Money Down (Pete Seeger/Bruce Springsteen)
Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway/Blues Bros.)
Bad Guys (Bugsy Malone)
Beer, Beer, Beer (trad.)
You’ve got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
Muppet Show Theme
If I Only Had a Brain (Wizard of Oz)
Wanna Be Like You (King of the Swingers)
Christmas favourites:
Jingle Bells
Santa Baby (Kylie)
We Three Kings
Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
Rudolph the Red-noses Reindeer
White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
So Here It Is, Merry Christmas (Slade)
Away in a Manger
Let It Snow (Frank Sinatra)
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
So Here It Is, Merry Christmas (Slade)
Jingle Bell Rock
In Dulci Jubilo (Mike Oldfield)
Let It Snow
Last Christmas (Wham!)
O Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens)
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
We All Stand Together (Paul McCartney and some frogs)
Funeral requests:
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
St James’ Infirmary Blues
Dead Man Blues
Down By the Riverside
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We usually perform as a quartet, but we appreciate that another line-up such as a trio may be more appropriate for your event - please give us a call to discuss this!

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

We know how events can be unpredictable, so we always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

Not really, since we don't usually work with a PA system - Spats does have a small system though, so we might be able to provide this if necessary for an additional charge. Please call for details.

How much time do you need to set up?

Not long - obviously we'll need somewhere to stash our cases but other than that we're pretty much performing straight out of the box!

Can you roam around while you perform?

This is what we do! We can stand on a stage if need be but we'd prefer to wander around the party to entertain!

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

We tailor each playlist to be as appropriate as possible, but yes please do give us some guidance on this, we'll be happy to work something out with you.

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

Usually we travel without any of this stuff - especially if performing outside! If any is needed we'll tailor our quote for your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We're happy to give it a go; if we can make it work we will! Just give Spats a bit of notice to come up with a plan...

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love that we're always having fun - this music is perfect for any occasion!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've a good relationship with 10 Castle Street in Cranbourne, and have also performed at the Badger Brewery and at weddings and events all over the south of the UK. Highclere "Downton Abbey" Castle was very interesting, and we even squeezed into a restaurant in Notting Hill.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We cite Louis Armstrong, Lady GaGa, Postmodern Jukebox and Bob Monkhouse as our muses... We'll let you guess which of us said who!

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

Every gig is high profile for us; we're committed to making your event our priority.

Tin Pan Allies' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£860
Up to 2 hours£1080
Up to 3 hours£1280
Jazz Funerals4 musicians
Our four-piece line-up will escort the cortège or perform outside the service as necessary, marching with traditional songs or specific requests as appropriate. Also included in the package is a further hour’s music to bring some light relief to the wake after the ceremony.
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception4 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.


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Tin Pan Allies' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kristina K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

I can’t express how happy my husband and I are for finding the Tin Pan Allies to play at our wedding! Any questions or queries were always dealt with quickly and efficiently, leading up to the big day. Everyone loved the vibe the lads brought and it really gave our special day that fun lift we wanted, while people were enjoying drinks and canapés! Can’t recommend enough!

Reply from Tin Pan Allies
1 year ago

Thanks Krissy, it was our pleasure of course! We loved your venue and were really well looked after, and the whole party seemed to have a really beautiful feel about it - we're glad it all went well and that you let us be a part of it! Best wishes from the Allies.

Lorna M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The Tin Pan Allies were a huge hit with all our guests, they have all been mentioning them ever since. The band were happy to make a surprise appearence and wander in to our garden wedding unannounced and then moved around playing to different groups throughout the afternoon. The music was great, they were really friendly to deal with and we loved having them as part of our wedding day.

Reply from Tin Pan Allies
1 year ago

Thank you so much Lorna and Matt for having us as part of your celebrations! We really had a great time, and I trust that the fun continued for you all after we had to leave! We’d like to wish you both all the best for a long and happy life together.

Ed R
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Nik and the gang were absolutely excellent at our wedding. Playing background music for the drinks reception and while guests were sitting down for the wedding breakfast. The music they played was varied, lively but not too in your face, and loads of guests commented on how fun and interesting it was having a walking band! Great experience, thanks for helping to make such great memories.

Fraser B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

The Tin Pan Allies were incredible at our wedding. The guys brought such energy and atmosphere - the roaming element left a lovely impression on our guests. They were also a joy to deal with and even learned a couple of our favourite Beach Boys tunes to create a first dance in the garden. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough - they made our day.

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From other customers:

Lucy N
6 years ago

We couldn't be more grateful for the incredible gift of happiness your music bought to us and everyone who joined us yesterday - people were non-stop complimenting you, even at our brunch this morning and I am sure for a long time to come too!! You were SUPERB.

Village E
6 years ago

We so much enjoyed your music and you just hit the right note, with both your style and attitude

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