“Great band. Fun and very entertaining!” Fred Sirieix, Channel 4’s First Dates & BBC’s Million Pound Menu
International Roaming Band
The Travelling Hands are an international roaming acoustic band from London. They perform fully unplugged roaming sets of classic tracks and modern hits with acoustic guitars, saxophone, double bass, percussion and a range of vocal harmonies. Through their immersive and charismatic performances they have become the go-to band for huge corporate names & an ever growing number of private clients. The Travelling Hands can be found entertaining within luxury venues and for celebrity names at prestigious events, celebrations and private soirees around the globe each year.
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, Hublot, Air Canada, Natwest, 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. They have also performed for individuals including Tyson Fury, Ross Brawn (Managing Director of Formula One), James Caan (Serial Entrepreneur and former Dragon from Dragon’s Den) & Fred Sirieix (Channel 4’s First Dates & BBC’s Million Pound Menu).
The Travelling Hands pride themselves on their distinctly British style which undoubtedly brings an extra touch of class to any event. This classic image is enhanced and encapsulated through their continued sponsorship from the award winning menswear designer Marc Darcy and their simply outstanding British suits.
British Acoustic Entertainment
This strolling acoustic roaming band perform feel good songs from a range of decades and styles to offer a fresh blend and fun 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, physically moving through event spaces and taking their feel good music to every guest at every event.
This 4-6 piece group of strolling English musicians have performed at some stunning and prestigious venues worldwide including Kensington Palace, Tower Bridge, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, The Mulia Resort (Bali, Indonesia), Chillon Castle (Geneva, Switzerland), Algarve International Circuit & Pine Cliffs Resort (Portugal), Isola Del Garda (Lake Garda, Italy), Domain de Chantilly (France), 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.
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 essence, The Travelling Hands offer energetic, uplifting roaming performances that add a great boost of fun musical entertainment into any event with a British twist.
View our video collection in full, from showcase performances, to live event footage and worldwide acoustic sessions by clicking through here or by moving through to our video page linked in the main menu at the top of our website.
Repertoire Cross Genre Classics
- Adele – Rolling In The Deep
- Bastille – Pompei
- Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
- Bruno Mars – Marry You
- Cee Lo Green – Forget You
- Daft Punk – Get Lucky
- Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
- Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
- Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
- James Bay – Hold Back The River
- Jessie J – Price Tag
- Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
- Lumineers – Ho Hey
- Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
- Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
- Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
- Olly Murs – I Just Want You To Dance With Me Tonight
- One Republic – Counting Stars
- One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
- Pharrell Williams – Happy
- Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
- Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me
- Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
- Amy Winehouse / Mark Ronson – Valerie
- Feeder – Buck Rogers
- Girls Aloud – Love Machine
- Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
- Jack Johnson – Better Together
- 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
- 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 – She’s Electric
- Oasis – Wonderwall
- Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
- Take That – Back For Good
- The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You (Friends TV Theme)
- Bill Withers – Aint No Sunshine
- Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock
- Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
- Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer
- Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
- The Eagles – Take It Easy
- 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
- Ben E King – Stand By Me
- Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
- Elvis – Blue Suede Shoes
- Elvis – Hound Dog
- Elvis – Suspicious Minds
- Franki Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
- 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 Kinks – You Really Got Me
- The Monkees – I’m A Believer
- Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
- Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
Our testimonials in full
Great band. Fun and very entertaining!
Fred Sirieix, Channel 4’s First Dates & BBC’s Million Pound Menu
We were absolutely delighted with The Travelling Hands. The boys blew us all away and were fantastic from start to finish.
James Caan, Serial Entrepreneur and Former Dragon (BBC’s Dragon’s Den)
The Travelling Hands add something really special to any event and created a fantastic atmosphere. Our guests all had a great time singing along,
Zoe, Cancer Research, Fundraising Event
They were so so lovely. They were so talented and such lovely people.
Holly Tucker, Founder of Not On The High Street, and Holly & Co
If only all bands were as good as you guys!!!
Victoria, Corporate Travel Management, Corporate Events
Feel good songs performed in such a unique way. Everybody loved it.
Bethany, MD, Corporate Event
You were fantastic! Real entertainment at it’s best
Alison, UK Challenge
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
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
They were brilliant! Great fun, super music and got the guests all fired up for an awesome party! Thank you!
Emily, Bride, 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, Groom, 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, 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
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
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
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 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, Groom, 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.
Thanks for everything on Saturday; you guys were everything we were looking for. You made our evening excellent.
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
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, Groom, 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
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, Groom, Wedding
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.
What a fantastic band, exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much.
Lorraine, 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
The perfect band for my 30th birthday. You were all great – thanks guys!
Pete, Host, Private 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
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
LOVE THEM – Fabulous! Great feedback from the night. Would 100% recommend them again and we didn’t want them to stop! Thank you!
Jessica, 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
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 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
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
‘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, Bride & Groom, 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
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
The band were really lovely and everyone enjoyed them. Thanks so much!
Norah, Bride, Wedding
The Travelling Hands’ Story…
The Travelling Hands first formed as a duo in 2011. They began performing in south-west London showcasing their passion for acoustic music within their local area. 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 event spaces that they performed within.
From weddings to corporate events, and from private soirées to charity fundraisers, The Travelling Hands began to find themselves in demand for a wide array of events and in venues ranging from palaces to yachts, and from rooftops to castles. The ambition to deliver fun-packed performances and great musical entertainment never ceased & as time went on, the popularity of the band continued to grow throughout the UK until it spread overseas too. Throughout this period, these roaming gents sought to enhance their British image with something extra special. The award-winning designs of Marc Darcy complemented the band’s style perfectly & when this fantastic designer partnered with The Travelling Hands, this marked cause for celebration. Marc Darcy’s sponsorship continues to this day, enhancing The Travelling Hands aesthetic and delivering a unique British touch (as well as a popular talking point) to events across the globe.
Today, The Travelling Hands continue to serenade, captivate & delight guests at a huge array of events each year bringing fun, personality and excitement wherever they go. Whether you are hosting a black tie dinner or an informal birthday party, you can relax in the knowledge that the band will look and sound the part for your event whilst taking it to new heights. The Travelling Hands pride themselves on great customer satisfaction ensuring that every event runs as smoothly as possible no matter what the occasion. If you want the 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 perfect choice, delivering fantastic feel-good performances to enthrall your guests with captivating British style.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to book The Travelling Hands?
Fees are dependent on date, location, timings, and of course band size too. This will help determine which musicians you require, the travel involved and of course the performance times required at your event too. Providing us with as much information as possible will help us put your quote together.
Is this the best place to book The Travelling Hands directly?
Yes indeed it is! You might find us represented online by a number of third party websites etc. However, this is the only place to speak with the very founders of the band directly; and where you can be sure to get the best price too.
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 the unplugged roaming sets the band provide work brilliantly at events big and small. The Travelling Hands can also upsize to a 6 piece band with the addition of an extra guitarist/vocalist. It’s also possible to downsize to a quartet and occasionally even to an acoustic trio.
How long do The Travelling Hands play for?
As standard The Travelling Hands perform 2×45 minute unplugged strolling sets. If you’re looking for something different time wise, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help.
How far will the band travel?
The Travelling Hands are based in London but are available worldwide. They regularly perform overseas and have travelled as far away as Bali, so if you’re booking a special overseas location and you’d like to enquire about the band then please don’t be shy – we’d love to hear from you.
How long does it take The Travelling Hands to setup?
The band’s performance style creates a setup of ease and simplicity. All they need to do is unpack their instruments, tune up and get their tweed on! The Travelling Hands arrive approximately 45 minutes before they are due to play as standard.
Are outdoor performances a possibility?
Absolutely. 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 (pardon the pun).
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 band will put together a mixture and order of songs that appeals to different generations to keep all your guests happy. The Travelling Hands 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.
Can I see The Travelling Hands live before I book?
99% of our events are private, and this means we can’t invite guests of our own. However – we do have an entire range of live event videos and live recordings of the band within our videos section of this website, and on our youtube page too (click through to our video page to see the band in action).
Do The Travelling Hands take live requests?
If they can, they will. If the musicians know the song that a guest requests, then they will be happy to use their musicianship and skill to perform as much as they can as they move around your event – bringing that extra slice of personalised fun whenever they can for your guests.