Great band. Fun and very entertaining!Fred Sirieix, Channel 4's First Dates & BBC's Million Pound Menu
The Travelling Hands are an international roaming acoustic band from London. They perform fully unplugged through immersive and charismatic performances whilst performing classic tracks and modern hits at prestigious events, celebrations and private soirees across the globe.
This quintessentially British band have an impressive client list behind them having played for the likes of Google, British Airways, Formula One, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, Natwest, Air Canada, Help For Heroes, Cancer Research, United Airlines, Avis, NHS, WH Smith, Boots, Epson, Kuoni, Kwik Fit, Taylor Wessing, Rabobank, Badoo, The London Boat Show, The London Classic Car Show, Atos & World Television to name a few.
This 4-6 piece strolling band have also performed at some stunning and prestigious venues including Kensington Palace, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, The Mulia Resort (Bali), Chillon Castle (Geneva, Switzerland), Algarve International Circuit & Pine Cliffs Resort (Portugal), Isola Del Garda (Lake Garda, Italy), The Shard, The Ritz, The May Fair Hotel, The Ned, Claridge’s, The Langham, Hotel Cafe Royal, Grosvenor House, The Ham Yard Hotel, The Grange St Paul’s, Babington House, The National Maritime Museum, Aqua Nueva, The Palm Beach Casino, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Roof Gardens, One Marylebone Road, & even The Cutty Sark to name a few. What’s more, they are now dressed to impress sponsored by award winning clothing brand Marc Darcy and their brilliant suits.
This strolling acoustic roaming band perform feel good songs from a range of decades and styles with acoustic guitars, percussion, saxophone, double bass and numerous vocal harmonies to offer a fresh delivery of live music arrangements completely acoustically with a warm feel-good British twist. The versatility and adaptability of The Travelling Hands’ unplugged roaming or walkabout sets has made them an extremely popular choice and they now perform at a vast array of events every year including corporate events, private soirees, weddings and beyond.
Aside from their talent and showmanship, a huge appeal is their ability to perform whilst moving around your venue and interacting with your guests through tailor made 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. In short – The Travelling Hands offer energetic, uplifting roaming performances that add a great boost of fun musical entertainment into any event with a British twist.
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 perfect band for my 30th birthday. You were all great – thanks guys!Pete, Host, Private Event
What a fantastic band, exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much.Lorraine, Bride, Wedding
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
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!!!!!!!! XxxGeorgina, Bride, 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
‘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 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 heartsMandy & Jasper, Bride & Groom, 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
Thanks for everything on Saturday; you guys were everything we were looking for. You made our evening excellent.Neal, 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
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
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
They were brilliant! Great fun, super music and got the guests all fired up for an awesome party! Thank you!Emily, Bride, 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
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
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
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
The band were really lovely and everyone enjoyed them. Thanks so much!Norah, 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
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
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 againJill & Richard, 50th Birthday
Feel good songs performed in such a unique way. Everybody loved it!Bethany, MD, Corporate Event
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
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
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 theMatthew Henderson, Groomwedding- 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.
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
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 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
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
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
You were fantastic! Real entertainment at it’s bestAlison, UK challenge
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
The Travelling Hands formed as a duo in 2011 through a passion for acoustic music and performing with a classic British touch. The musical duo soon became very popular and as event sizes grew, so did the size of the band. The Travelling Hands quickly expanded into a five-piece band adding percussion, double bass & saxophone to the lineup. Within a short space of time, the quintet became well known for their energetic and fully unplugged roaming performances combining a huge range of musical styles and wandering fully acoustically throughout the events they attend. They perform, sing, laugh, serenade, swoon and captivate guests at a huge array of events each year bringing fun, personality, and a boost of excitement into any event. What’s more, The Travelling Hands do so with a distinctly British style emphasized not only through the band’s repertoire, but also with their classic tweed suits from award winning clothing designer Marc Darcy who kindly supply The Travelling Hands attire for them. The band’s direction was set, and they’ve enjoyed bringing their feel good music to their fantastic clients around the world ever since.
With up to five instruments playing together, 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 and sound the part for your event. The Travelling Hands pride themselves on great 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.
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.
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.
As standard The Travelling Hands offer either 3×30 or 2×45 minute sets at the same price. Extended performances are also available.
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.
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.
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.
Yes – no problem. The unplugged roaming performances eliminate the problems some venues face with noise complaints so you’re in safe hands.
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 on 07805 374 271 or firstname.lastname@example.org