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Roaming Bands for hire in Portsmouth

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Hire Simple Pleasures Roaming band with Encore
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£750 - £2125
Roaming bandAlton

Looking to dance the night away in style? Look no further! The South Wests #1 pop-soul band will have your guests on their feet in no time!

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Hire Tesoro Roaming band with Encore
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£300 - £850
Roaming bandFareham

Tesoro are a truly magical vocal duo with the power to evoke passion, emotion and memories from their performances. A real showstopper act.

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Hire Clusterfolk Roaming band with Encore
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Roaming bandSouthampton

Three piece trad Irish band performing around Hampshire.

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Hire Acoustic Roulette Roaming band with Encore
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£350 - £400
Roaming bandSouthampton

Acoustic Roulette are a Guitar & Vocals Duo performing covers from a range of artists and genre's.

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Hire The Ukes of Hazzard Roaming band with Encore
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£687.50 - £1850
Roaming bandAylesbury

Fun, unique and award-winning - get massive kudos for booking the band that roams the world, all with a twist of uke! Guests LOVE us!

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Hire The Gallivants Roaming band with Encore
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£1375 - £2062.50
Roaming bandLondon

Energetic roaming band from London town! Everything from old-school soul to modern classics.

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Hire The Snap Chaps - Strolling Band Roaming band with Encore
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£2750 - £3500
Roaming bandCambridge

Meet The Snap Chaps - Cambridge's #1 Unplugged, All-Singing, Roaming, Engaging, Party Band! We play music that will get you on your feet!

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Hire No Limit Street Band Roaming band with Encore
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From£1200
Roaming bandLondon

The UK's #1 Brass Party Band having played countless events across the UK and Europe. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Mariachi Las Adelitas UK Roaming band with Encore
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£750 - £2000
Roaming bandLondon

An all female, authentic mariachi band, based in London

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Hire There She Goes Roaming Band Roaming band with Encore
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£1493.75 - £2493.75
Roaming bandLondon

London's coolest Female Roaming Band - Available for Corporate Events, Weddings and Parties worldwide!

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Hire LDN Roams Roaming band with Encore
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Roaming bandLondon

The UK's smoothest roaming act.

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Hire The Mechanics Roaming band with Encore
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£1037.50 - £1537.50
Roaming bandAylesbury

We wander, we sing. We stroll, we strum. Your guests will love it!

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Hire Free To Roam Roaming band with Encore
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Roaming bandPurley

Free To Roam is our mobile trio of extroverts compromised of a male lead, three-part harmonies, saxophone and acoustic guitars!

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Hire Wonder of Uke Roaming band with Encore
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£750 - £2125
Roaming bandLondon

Super fun, stylish all-female roaming band - lively roaming sets to get the party started! Musical mashups of classic and modern singalongs

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Hire The London Strollers Roaming band with Encore
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£2250 - £3375
Roaming bandLondon

Five fun and loveable gentlemen starting parties worldwide.

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Hire Surround Sound Roaming band with Encore
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From£1000
Roaming bandLondon

Having toured the US twice and headlined Trafalgar Square this high-end Roaming Acoustic act is the perfect choice for any event.

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Hire Beato Burrito Roaming band with Encore
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£800 - £1257
Roaming bandLondon

We are a comedy mariachi band, performing songs from Abba to the Pistols, in a mariachi style!

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Hire Discovered Roaming band with Encore
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£1036.25 - £2195
Roaming bandOxford

One of the UK’s finest bands providing songs, dances and entertainment for everyone. Over 500+ events in 15 years, satisfaction guaranteed!

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Latest reviews of our Roaming Bands in Portsmouth

The Ukes of Hazzard
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"Really great. "

Liz hired The Ukes of Hazzard for a Corporate event (available in Portsmouth)

Verified Review, 5 June 2024
The Mechanics
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"I booked the Mechanics for my 40th Birthday and they were nothing short of fantastic. I can not recommend them highly enough and I will undoubtedly book them. "

Alex hired The Mechanics for a Private event (available in Portsmouth)

Verified Review, 18 May 2024
SUNSET BLUES
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"Sunset Blues were INCREDIBLE for our wedding - they did a truly beautiful cover of our favourite song for our ceremony, and played on the bus that transported our guests to the reception, before entertaining them there. They were charismatic and full of energy, and above all top quality musicians. They played so well to the crowd - the singalong on the bus is one of our favourite moments of the day! Thank you Sunset Blues for adding so much magic to our day. "

Aisha hired SUNSET BLUES for a Wedding (available in Portsmouth)

Verified Review, 16 March 2024

FAQs about hiring Roaming Bands in Portsmouth

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What is a roaming band?

Roaming bands, sometimes called wandering bands, are groups of musicians who move from area to area and mingle with your guests, putting on mini-performances for different groups every time, creating something fresh every time.

Are they happy to dance & interact with the audience?

Roaming bands are generally happy to interact with their audience, and some of them actively encourage dancing. This is because they are often playing in informal settings where there is a more relaxed atmosphere than in a traditional concert hall. Additionally, roaming bands often play music that is designed to get people up and moving, so they want to create an environment where people feel comfortable dancing. Of course, not all roaming bands are the same, and some of them may be less comfortable with interacting with the audience. However, the general trend is that roaming bands are happy to engage with their fans in a more personal way than bands that play in traditional concert settings. Overall, roaming bands are a great way to experience live music in a new and exciting way. Their willingness to interact with their audience makes for a more personal and memorable experience, and it's a good opportunity to discover new music and have some fun.

Do roaming bands take requests?

Yes! If it's on their song list, they can incorporate it into their performance for you. If you have a request that isn't already on their song list, it may take the band a little longer to arrange the section for their instruments than it would for a typical cover band. This is due to the fact that they will frequently need to tweak the parts pretty significantly to suit their unique style of music, which requires a little more preparation. As a result, it is common for bands to charge a small fee to add new songs to their repertoire.

Can a roaming band play outside?

This is a roaming band’s bread and butter! While you should always give the band up front notice that your event is outdoors, and they will need to perform outside, they will likely be expecting this already. So long as there is cover nearby—especially in summer for the sun, and in winter from the cold, and always from the rain—getting the band to play outside will be totally fine. The band won’t need a power supply, so this makes the logistics of them playing outdoors super simple!

What equipment do I need to provide for a roaming band?

For a roaming band, very little. The main thing is that the venue where they will be walking around should be safe and dry. Musicians with wet or broken instruments will not be happy musicians at all! Refreshments and food is always appreciated, especially if you’ve booked the band for an extended period.

How much space does a roaming band need?

The beauty of a roaming band is that the amount of space they need is definitely not fixed! Because they have the ability to roam around your venue easily, all that needs to be kept in mind is making sure there is enough space for them to manoeuvre around amongst the guests, and ensuring there are no tripping hazards (loose wires, etc.).

How long does a roaming band need to set up?

Unlike most ensembles, roaming bands tend not to have too much equipment to set up, other than their instruments. You can also take out the time needed for a sound check—as soon as their instruments are tuned, the music will be ready to be heard! Given this, around 15 minutes will usually be enough time for the band to get set up and prepared to play. Pack up is just as fast too!

How long can a roaming band play for?

Performance lengths vary for roaming bands, and it really depends on the type of event you have booked them for. For instance, while the usual length of most performances is 2 hours, some performances might be considerably shorter, for a wedding procession, or a New Orleans street band flash performance, for instance. Unless the performance is shorter than 30 minutes, a roaming band’s performance will be split up into sets lasting 45 minutes to 1 hour. After each set, the band will take a short break to re-tune, have a bit of water for the old vocal chords, and then get back into it! Our roaming bands are happy to play their sets in a row (with a 15-minute break in between each set), or spread throughout the day (over the course of several hours). Make sure to let them know when filling out the enquiry form, or in your message to them, as it will likely affect their price.

Hiring a Roaming Band in Portsmouth

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Popular genres:
Pop, Jazz, Folk
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2 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Roaming Band in Portsmouth?

The typical price per group member for Roaming Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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