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Strolling Bands for hire in Greater Manchester

Looking to hire a strolling band in Greater Manchester? Browse our hand-picked selection of over 77 roaming and strolling bands available for your event. Roaming bands are perfect for providing mobile entertainment to guests on the move. Whether you’re hosting an outdoor event and want some acoustic jazz, or you’re looking for a group of wandering troubadours to delight your guests at a party - we have all the best portable performers here!

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4 bands in or around Greater Manchester
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Strolling bandWarrington(12 mi)

We take great songs and give them a makeover. We can perform in the postmodern style or in a standard party style (or both !!).

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From£1450
Strolling bandManchester(2 mi)

A Modern, Slick Party Band performing the ultimate party set! Available as 4-12 piece band!

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From£1250
Strolling bandTodmorden(19 mi)

Fat Cat Brass. A modern brass band like you've never seen before!

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From£1600
Strolling bandManchester(4 mi)

We are a not for profit band based at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester. We can provide a full pipe band for any event.

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From£890
Strolling bandBromley(174 mi)

We are Fiddlin' About - London's fresh, high energy acoustic wandering band. We can play any time, any place - get in touch for a quote!

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From£800
Strolling bandBrentford(161 mi)

A flexible New Orleans Street Band playing a mix of traditional Dixieland, Mardi Gras as well as classic and modern pop covers.

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From£1120
Strolling bandLeicester(74 mi)

Inspired by the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, 7 Leicester lads make up King Brasstards - featuring percussion & big sound brass!

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From£1200
Strolling bandLondon(169 mi)

Fun, spontaneous, soulful and completely roaming: wandering soul tailor their entertaining performances to suit you and your event.

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From£640
Strolling bandLondon(163 mi)

An all female, authentic mariachi band, based in London

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From£1250
Strolling bandLondon(170 mi)

More Is More play totally improvised high-energy dance, balkan, house and groove music.

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From£1200
Strolling bandCaterham(177 mi)

The Award Winning all girl, all singing, all playing rock 'n' roll band!

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Strolling bandLondon(164 mi)

A London based 8 piece brass and percussion outfit whose raw and energetic covers of pop and party music is redefining a genre.

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From£2200
Strolling bandLondon(167 mi)

Welcome to Groove Empire - we are a premium covers band based in London, UK. If you like our stuff, please send us a message.

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From£1990
Strolling bandPortsmouth(190 mi)

Wait for the Wagon are the UK's favourite vintage wedding band, the perfect choice of wedding entertainment for your vintage wedding reception!

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From£2230
Strolling bandCanterbury(207 mi)

Folk Kings are here to bring their roots-driven, Mumford & Sons style sound to bare on all your favourite hit tunes.

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From£1280
Strolling bandLondon(163 mi)

Formed in an unnecessarily small lounge in North London, Das Brass is an 8 -piece brass band, playing anything from your rock, pop, and funk

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From£850
Strolling bandBrighton(204 mi)

High energy, 4-part harmony, singing swing band combing the best of New Orleans and UK swing - playing well known and original swing.

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Strolling bandLondon(157 mi)

Available as full amplified band and as a roaming quartet The iPhonics are one of London's most accomplished party bands.

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Popular genres:
Acoustic, Pop, Traditional Irish folk
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How much does it cost to hire a strolling band?

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

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Frequently asked questions

Can any strolling band play my favourite song?

Professional strolling bands will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that strolling bands may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the strolling band's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do strolling bands take to set up?

Your strolling band will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the strolling band prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our strolling bands are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our strolling bands will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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