The Top 12 Best Roaming Bands in the UK (With Prices)

30 SEPTEMBER 2020 (Updated 30 JULY 2021)
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 4 minutes

In this blog post, we'll list out the 12 most popular roaming wedding bands in the UK on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings in 2021 and 2022.

The UK is home to some of the finest roaming bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.

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You'll see that there is a huge range of styles and that many of the cover bands offer something a bit different to make your event truly memorable.

Roaming wedding bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

Here's the list of the 12 best roaming bands in the UK for 2021...

1. NOMAD
2. The London Roaming Band
3. Wandering Three
4. The Ferrymen
5. The London Brass Roamers
6. The Manhattan Roamers
7. The Walkmen
8. The Free Roamers
9. The Roaming Folks
10. Roaming About
11. Starboard
12. The Strolling Pack

So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand roaming bands in the UK this year...

1. NOMAD
Average booking price: £3,515 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

NOMAD is a carefully sculpted, slick and totally innovative music entertainment trio and quartet.

The outfit was formed to create something unique for the entertainment world, which brought to life a vision of a small, dapper roaming band, able to deliver a big dance floor sound, while weaving through rooms, interacting with guests.

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2. The London Roaming Band
Average booking price: £3,000 - £4,500 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

The London Roaming Band are the ultimate roaming band for weddings and events!

Unlike most acts of this nature, they come with a fully wireless, portable PA (as you can see in our videos) which we can easily roll around a venue, or plug into a larger system.

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3. Wandering Three
Average booking price: £1,300 - £2,500 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

Wandering Three are London’s fresh, high-energy acoustic roaming band.

With no need for a PA, Wandering Three take no time to set up and can perform anywhere you need. They can roam around the guests at your event, entertaining them in small groups and playing their requests.

Or show them a stage and they'll fiddle the house down!

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4. The Ferrymen
Average booking price: £1,795 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

If you're looking for the perfect blend of smooth and polished, yet vibrant and upbeat music for an intimate or upbeat party atmosphere, then look no further.

Despite being fresh on the scene, The Ferrymen are composed of musicians with a combined wealth of experience having performed at multiple weddings and private functions in the UK and Western Europe.

The Ferrymen are extremely versatile and can accommodate their set to best suit your needs. We are happy to wander amongst your guests and tailor songs to family and friends for an unforgettable personal touch.

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With a flexible repertoire and expert ability to read a room, the band is committed to making sure your live entertainment is as incredible as possible.

The band performances are completely acoustic, but they do offer an add-on package of playing a “plugged-in” set though a PA.

The Ferrymen are a 4-piece acoustic roaming band.

As standard they perform 2x45 minute unplugged roaming sets or 2x60 minute sets with their PA system.

They are happy to learn your first dance or a special request.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • La Pescaia Resort Hotel, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
  • The Fire Pit Camp, The Firs, Wendling, Norfolk, UK
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, UK
  • Ballards Lane, Oxted, UK
  • Bingham Riverhouse, Petersham Road, Richmond, UK

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5. The London Brass Roamers
Average booking price: £2,228 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

The London Brass Roamers are an entirely new concept to the London wedding and party scene...a mobile brass band performing high-energy pop covers for dancing.

They always bring the party to any event, as they mingle between guests providing bold and brassy renditions of your favourite feel-good songs.

Having created a significant buzz on the London function scene, The London Brass Roamers are now in demand to perform throughout Europe and the Middle East.

So if you're looking to hire the finest brass roaming band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us!

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6. The Manhattan Roamers
Average booking price: £1,200 - £1,800 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

The Manhattan Roamers are a high-energy acoustic roaming band based in London.

They perform modern and classic pop and rock acoustically at weddings, parties and corporate events.

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7. The Walkmen
Average booking price: £2,323 (as of August 2021)
Location: Manchester

The Walkmen are Manchester's favourite roaming band.

Fully mobile, playing acoustic instruments, they are able to walk around, perform and interact with your guests and really create the perfect party atmosphere.

Performing their own versions of classic songs old and new, there will definitely be something for everyone in their set list.

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8. The Free Roamers
Average booking price: £1,300 - £1,750 (as of August 2021)
Location: Norfolk

Young, cool and energetic, The Free Roamers combine guitars and saxophone with gorgeous 3-part harmonies to create truly unique music for your event. No need for wires, speakers and lights!

As a true 'wandering trio’, The Free Roamers perform a huge range of songs from 50s classics to today’s chart-toppers (from Sinatra & The Beatles to Queen & Bruno Mars – and everything in between) whilst mingling with you guests and guarantee to have them singing and dancing along to their unforgettable sound.

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9. The Roaming Folks
Average booking price: £903 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

Welcome to the eclectic world of The Roaming Folks!

A carnival of spontaneous musical wonder, born from the chance combination of three somewhat brilliant, like-minded musicians, on one dark, cold winter's eve, early in the year of two thousand and nine...

The Roaming Folks are an eccentric, continental-esque ensemble, blending violin, guitar, accordion, and 3-part male harmonies.

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10. Roaming About
Average booking price: £1,850 - £2,895 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

Roaming About are a professional roaming band based in London.

They are a roaming covers band composed of five fantastic musicians, with a line up of male vocals, drums, guitar, bass/double bass and sax/flute. The band are incredibly versatile and offer a unique sound, with their acoustic roaming style.

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11. Starboard
Average booking price: £1,670 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

Starboard are a young, modern and dynamic acoustic cover band.

We bring enthusiasm, energy and excitement to your special occasion with their own arrangements, offering a unique and innovative take on popular songs.

Chloe is also the singer in Sunbirds Duo...one of the South East's most popular duos for weddings and events.

Formed in 2015, their fast-growing reputation for exceeding the expectations of an acoustic party band has meant they have been selected to perform across the world, at prestigious hotel launches, corporate hospitality events, parties, weddings, festivals and sporting occasions.

Stylish and fashionable, whether as background music, afternoon entertainment or the highlight of your evening, Starboard are the only choice to create the perfect atmosphere for your event.

Offering multiple acoustic lineups including the duet, trio and quartet. These can include saxophone where requested.

Corporate clients include Red Bull, Harman, JBL, AKG, DELL, Taste of London, Almaza Bay (Egypt), Claridge's London, Three6Zero, ENJO, Freshwater UK, Forge Bar London, Maxims Casino, Rentokil, Celebrity Cruises, Baroosh and many more.

The band is available for weddings, corporate events, proposals, product launches, flash mob events and Christmas parties.

Starboard also perform throughout the UK and internationally. They are particularly popular at destination weddings in France and in the rest of Europe.

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12. The Strolling Pack
Average booking price: £3,000 - £5,000 (as of August 2021)
Location: London

The Strolling Pack combine 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.

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A bit more information about roaming bands for hire at weddings and events...

Musicians have always held a special status in society. In the Middle Ages, troubadours and minstrels wandered Europe singing songs, strumming lutes and whipping up satirical poetry.

Their lyrics provided a contemporary commentary on chivalry, courtly love and other urgent matters of medieval high society – and people listened.

They moved between castles and courts earning their keep, just as during their performance they were able to engage audiences by sweeping the ranks of lords, ladies and guests, customising their lyrics and patter to suit the social circles in question. So where are the modern-day troubadours?

London-based band NOMAD would say the genre is just coming of age. Earlier this week they hosted a private event on the South Bank showcasing three diverse lineups with awesome musicianship, covering styles as diverse as Afrobeat and classic 80s pop.

Roaming bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

The key to this form of entertainment is a high-quality wireless sound system operated by a sound engineer who knows their stuff. Traditional stages and PA systems rely on wired microphones and clunky monitoring and foldback.

The band are forced to perform within a finite stage space and although this doesn’t hamper the most dynamic performers, it does limit the potential for audience engagement.

Remove the staging and cabling and deploy speakers throughout the room and the performers are suddenly free to mill with the crowd. The barrier between audience and band member is taken away, as is any sense of there being a ‘front’ and ‘back’ to the room.

The musicians can move around tables or across the dance floor, serenading, dancing and calling up members of the audience according to the mood of the night.

This may not be everyone’s cup of tea – we’re not talking background music here – but for an entertaining show that mixes feel good comedy with superb live music, we haven’t seen anything better.

So many clients come to us at FixTheMusic because they want a band who can guarantee to get people on the dancefloor. More than that, they want to know that a large age range, often spanning children to great grandparents, will be engaged through every song.

So how does it work? In NOMAD’s case, the lead singer uses a wireless mic of course. Backing vocals are provided by the other band members via headsets. Instruments-wise, guitar and bass are plugged into wireless battery packs and the drums are provided by a very nifty wheeled cajon.

The quality of amplified sound is impressive with deep bass and crisp highs – make no mistake, this is not sit-down entertainment, they will get you on your feet.


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— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.