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The Roaming Acoustic Band

The Travelling Hands are a professional five piece roaming acoustic band from London. They perform unplugged roaming sets of classic tracks and modern hits at prestigious events, celebrations and parties, and within a short space of time are now leading the way as the UK’s top roaming act. This London based band have played at some of the world’s top venues and events including residency band at Wimbledon Tennis Championships, plus performances within deluxe venues including Chillon Castle (Geneva, Switzerland), Isola Del Garda (Lake Garda, Italy), The Shard, The Ritz, Claridge’s, The Langham, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Roof Gardens, Grosvenor House, The Ham Yard Hotel, Altitude 360 & Supernova and have played their walkaround sets for Google, Jaguar Land Rover, Help For Heroes, Taylor Wessing, Rabobank, The London Boat Show, Epson, Kuoni, Kwik Fit, WH Smith, Atos, James Caan (Dragon’s Den) & many more – The Travelling Hands are one acoustic band in demand. What’s more they are now dressed to impress sponsored by Marc Darcy and their brilliant suits.

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The Unplugged ‘Walkaround’ Choice

This great 5 piece roaming acoustic band combines two acoustic guitars percussion, saxophone, double bass and numerous vocal harmonies to offer a fresh delivery of live music arrangements with a warm feel-good twist once described as ‘Mumford & Sons’ meets ‘The Lumineers’. The versatility and adaptability of The Travelling Hands unplugged roaming sets, has made them an extremely popular choice and this acoustic roaming band now performs at a vast array of events including corporate events, private soirees, weddings and beyond. Aside from their talent and showmanship, a huge selling point is their ability to perform whilst moving around your venue and interacting with your guests through tailor made mini-sets for each group they approach adding a personal touch to each performance. More enthusiastic guests may even find themselves playing some extra instruments with the band during one or two numbers.

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The Travelling Hands' Repertoire

2010s
  • Adele - Rolling In The Deep
  • Aloe Blac - I Need A Dollar
  • Bastille - Pompei
  • Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You
  • Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
  • Cee Lo Green - Forget You
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky
  • Ed Sheeran - A Team
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
  • James Bay - Hold Back The River
  • Jessie J – Price Tag
  • Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  • Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
  • Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
  • Mumford and Sons - The Cave
  • Olly Murs - I Just Want You To Dance With Me Tonight
  • One Republic - Counting Stars
  • One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
  • Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
  • Pharrell Williams - Happy
  • Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
  • Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
  • Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me
2000s
  • Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
  • Amy Winehouse / Mark Ronson - Valerie
  • Damien Rice - Volcano
  • Feeder - Buck Rogers
  • Girls Aloud - Love Machine
  • Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together
  • Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
  • Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
  • The Kooks - Naïve
  • Reef - Place Your Hands
  • Stereophonics - Dakota
  • Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
  • The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  • Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
1990s
  • Backstreet Boys - Everybody
  • Blur - Parklife
  • Coldplay - Don't Panic
  • Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
  • Foo Fighters - Everlong
  • Hanson - MMMBop
  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • James - Sit Down
  • Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Oasis - Roll With It
1970s & 1980s
  • Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
  • Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  • Bob Dylan - Knockin On Heaven's Door
  • Bob Marley - Is This Love
  • Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
  • Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
  • The Eagles - Take It Easy
  • Eric Clapton - Before You Accuse Me
  • Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
  • Free - All Right Now
  • George Michael - Faith
  • Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
  • Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Richie Valens - La Bamba
  • Stealers Wheel – Stuck in The Middle
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • The Proclaimers - 500 miles
  • Tom Petty - Free Falling
  • Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
  • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy
  • Van Morrison - Moondance
1950s & 1960s
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
  • Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
  • Elvis - Hound Dog
  • Elvis - Suspicious Minds
  • Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
  • Spencer Davies Group - Keep On Runnin
  • The Beatles - Hey Jude
  • The Beatles - Twist And Shout
  • The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
  • The Monkees - I'm A Believer
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally

Client Feedback

  • The Travelling Hands were absolutely fantastic, they had everyone at our wedding up and dancing and they played our first dance – which was a request song – beautifully. We’ve had so many lovely comments about them. Tom and the band were really relaxed and easy to work with which was a blessing in the run up to, and on the day of, our wedding. Thanks for helping to make our day so special!

    Chris & Diana, Bride & Groom, Wedding
  • The Travelling Hands surpassed all our expectations, they were brilliant. They played a great mix of upbeat songs and had everyone dancing. They are a great group of guys and they looked like they were enjoying themselves as much as we were. Their set-up was great (lighting etc), they set their sound levels perfectly and their vocals were fantastic. We could not have asked for a better way to end the evening. They even let us play our own playlist through their equipment during their breaks.

    Chris Locke-Wheaton, Groom, Wedding
  • They were brilliant! Great fun, super music and got the guests all fired up for an awesome party! Thank you!

    Emily, Bride, Wedding
  • They were absolutely brilliant at our wedding last Saturday. They played the first dance song of our choice perfectly, and a good mix of old and new songs to get the guests dancing. The band were quick to respond to any questions before the day, and nothing was too much trouble to make sure the day was perfect. Thank you so much for making our day special!

    Rachel, Bride, Wedding
  • For those of you who don’t like long reviews; these guys are fantastic, talented and really made our wedding. Stop your search and book them. For a slightly longer review read on, from the moment of booking the band stayed in contact and always made communication when they stated they would, this included running through running order/arrival time, sorting out the playlist and if we had any special requests for the day. Tom arrived before the rest of the band with all his equipment at the time we had agreed, he then proceeded to transport their equipment to the venue and start setting up. First of all, Tom is an extremely friendly and likeable person. He offered to help out with anything as we were running behind he performed a few errands for us and generally helped us out for which we are very grateful. On to the music, as a band they are a very talented bunch, we left the set list up to them and my goodness did they deliver a fantastic blend of current and past music which had all age groups dancing, singing or at the very least tapping their foot along! I’m no Simon Cowell but they sounded fantastic with an excellent range throughout varying songs and genres. This coupled with the fact they were able to interact and react to the various unplanned situations during their set (first dance etc) made them an excellent choice for the wedding. An added twist, was that our wedding was a surprise wedding, with our guests turning up and expecting an engagement party, the band were extremely discreet and the surprise went down a storm. We spent hours and hours searching for a band for our wedding, save yourself the hassle and book The Travelling Hands. A fantastic night had by all. THANK YOU GUYS!

    Laura, Bride, Wedding
  • The boys were fantastic. They went down really well and were a pleasure to have perform for us, a lovely bunch of lads.

    Lisa, Rabobank, Corporate Event
  • Everyone loved the band, especially with the addition of the saxophonist. They were very professional and catered to all guests. Would definitely recommend to friends!

    Emma, Bride, Wedding
  • The band were really lovely and everyone enjoyed them. Thanks so much!

    Norah, Bride, Wedding
  • A big thank you from Mike and I for helping our party go so well last Friday – we had a lot of compliments about your music and singing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and your contribution gave a lovely atmosphere. As I said on the night, I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone.

    Emma, Private Party
  • We were incredibly pleased that we chose The Travelling Hands to provide the live music at our wedding. They were always professional and both we and our guests enjoyed the entertainment. Their song repertoire was varied and well executed. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a great band.

    Teri & Tara, Wedding
  • Thanks for everything on Saturday; you guys were everything we were looking for. You made our evening excellent.

    Neal, Wedding
  • Thank you all so so much for yesterday, absolutely amazing day and brilliant sets. All the guests were amazed at your music. Fantastic!

    Sophie & Max, Bride & Groom, Wedding
  • I know I thanked you last night about 5 times but wanted to put it down in print! We had the most fantastic evening last night and you were fabulous . I have had so many people thanking us and singing your praises. Can’t thank you enough. I am sure we will be in touch again

    Jill & Richard, 50th Birthday
  • Wonderful experience from start to finish! So polite, friendly and fantastic on the day! Thank you to you all! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!!!!!!!! Xxx

    Georgina, Bride, Wedding
  • What a fantastic band, exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much.

    Lorraine, Bride, Wedding
  • In summary from start to finish the band were exceptional. Tom as the lead point of contact for the band was superb and we couldn’t have asked for more help in terms of answering questions, recording demos and supporting our every need. On the day they arrived before time, and integrated brilliantly into the vibe we were trying to create for the wedding. In terms of sound, songs played and getting everyone on the dance floor we couldn’t have asked for better. Tom, and the band, thank you for helping to make our woodland wedding an amazing day, and we would quite happily recommend them many times over to anyone who needs a band for their wedding!
    Matt & Vicky, Wedding
  • Thank you for last weekend! We had an absolutely amazing time and everyone was just full of overwhelming praise for you guys. Thank you SO much for going with my crazy idea & playing round the campfire. It was lovely.

    Zoe Davies, Birthday
  • Great bunch of lads and our guests loved the fact that they moved around the venue and mingled, playing music to suit the guests they were playing to at that time. We even got them to play our first dance live which we are so so glad we did as they nailed it. Thanks to The Travelling Hands for helping to make our wedding even more memorable.

    Ben Grice, Groom, Wedding
  • We couldn’t have had a more exciting band. They were brilliant, provided a great mix of music & truly made it a night to remember.

    Doug, Groom, Wedding
  • The perfect band for my 30th birthday. You were all great – thanks guys!

    Pete, Host, Private Event
  • We can’t thank you guys enough for agreeing to make the trip to Italy to play at our wedding. Jasper and I fell in love with your music the moment we heard you play. All our guests have been saying how much they loved “the band” and it was your music that really set the mood for both the ceremony and the party!!!! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts

    Mandy & Jasper, Bride & Groom, Wedding
  • Thank you for making our wedding so amazing! You made the whole day for us and really can’t say enough how happy we were to have had you play at our special day.

    Allen, Groom, Wedding
  • Thanks for making our street party such a success. Your choice of music was excellent, you sounded fabulous and, most importantly, you got people dancing.

    Vanessa, Street Party
  • You were fantastic! Real entertainment at it’s best
    Alison, UK challenge
  • Thank you for helping to make our wedding so memorable. You guys were just perfect! SO many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the band – so thank you again for being so easy-going, organised, communicative, friendly and accommodating.
    Emedien, Wedding
  • The sets you guys played were simply fab. The number of people who came up to me and said how the band were the best they had ever heard was extraordinary, and they were completely right!! Thanks guys, really made the evening, there were a lot of happy people!!

    Sean Crowley, Groom, Wedding
  • Feel good songs performed in such a unique way. Everybody loved it!

    Bethany, MD, Corporate Event
  • LOVE THEM – Fabulous! Great feedback from the night. Would 100% recommend them again and we didn’t want them to stop! Thank you!

    Jessica Vallance, Hallmark Hotels, Corporate Event
  • The Travelling Hands were great, perfect for the venue and for the intimate wedding event. All our guests loved them.

    Aisha, Mother of the Bride, Wedding
  • They were excellent. Very sociable and eager to please; their playing and repertoire was an extremely pleasant backdrop to our daughter’s wedding breakfast. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone for a wedding reception, or any other gathering… professional and well-delivered acoustic music.

    Julie & Trevor, Mother & Father of The Bride, Wedding
  • Thank you for doing such a brilliant job on our wedding day. When we envisaged having a band play us out if the church you were exactly what we had hoped for!  You were all such gentlemen and so lovely and kind. Thank you also for letting me play along with you for a song, it was a real highlight of the day for my wife and for myself.

    Matt, Groom, Wedding
  • ‘thank you’ for what was a brilliant end to the perfect day at Caswell for Becky and me. You guys were perfect from the first dance until the last and the fact that you indulged our rendition of Mr Brightside made it extra special for us. Thank you so much for an excellent performance at our wedding. There were people on the dance floor the entire time and the Fresh Prince mash-up went down a storm! You guys were great.
    Damien & Becky, Wedding
  • We wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding on 4th May at Babington House.
    You guys were amazing! Without doubt, choosing you to playat our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. You delighted our guests with happy, feel good music perfect for the occasion. Starting with Higher and Higher in the church, you personally gave us a memory that will last a lifetime. And pretty much every guest we talked to after the
    wedding- every one of them – mentioned the Travelling Hands as being one of the stand out moments. Thank you so much for adding such a great atmosphere to our wedding reception.
    Matthew Henderson, Groom

The Personal Touch

With up to five instruments playing together and a flexible dress-code, it’s very easy for the band to play a more relaxed set or a more lively one throughout their roaming acoustic sets, so no matter whether you’re hosting a black tie dinner or an informal birthday party, you can be confident that the band will look sound and look the part for your event. The Travelling Hands pride themselves on customer satisfaction to make sure that your special day runs as smoothly as possible no matter what the occasion. From their first contact with you leading up to the date of the booking, they will check the all-important details to start locking down everything they need to know to make the live music a complete success at your event. If you want the full sound of a complete band, but with a more acoustic delivery, or if you want to show your guests a performance with a twist, then The Travelling Hands are the band for you. Whether you’re booking music for a wedding, party, corporate event or otherwise, The Travelling Hands are the perfect choice delivering upbeat feel good music for guests of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to book The Travelling Hands?

Fees are dependent on date, location, timings, and size and audience numbers too. This will determine what equipment will be needed, which musicians you require and how much time the booking will take up. Providing us with as much information as possible will help us put your quote together.

Are there always 5 musicians in the band?

The 5 piece band is the full and most common band size giving the full sound of The Travelling Hands, and works brilliantly at events big and small. The band can also downsize to a quartet with the removal of double bass and occasionally even to an acoustic trio.

How long do The Travelling Hands play for?

As standard The Travelling Hands offer either 3×30 or 2×45 minute sets at the same price. Extended performances are also available.

How far will the band travel?

Although The Travelling Hands are based in London, they are happy to travel all over the UK and Europe. Costs will vary of course depending on distance.

How long does it take The Travelling Hands to setup?

The band’s setup is incredibly quick and simple. All they need to do is unpack their instruments and tune up. The Travelling Hands arrive 30-45 minutes before they are due to play as standard.

Are outdoor performances a possibility?

Definitely! As long as the band not getting wet then an outdoor performance is a great choice and they can often be found performing on boats, rooftops, terraces & private gardens across the UK and overseas.

Can The Travelling Hands work with a sound limiter?

Yes – no problem. The unplugged roaming performances eliminate the problems some venues face with noise complaints so you’re in safe hands.

How is the setlist put together and can I choose the songs I want?

From huge gigging experience at all manner of events from birthday parties to weddings and corporate events, take our word from it that The Travelling Hands know how to put together a great setlist. Generally speaking, the lads will put together a mixture and order of songs that appeals to different generations to keep all your guests happy. The band perform hundreds of times every year, and it’s this experience that gives them the upper hand in creating a setlist that your guests will love.

Contact Us Directly

Want to discuss your event?

Contact us on 07805 374 271 or tom@thetravellinghands.com