About The Roaming Folks – folk style pop covers band based in 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...
Please take a look at our 2023 SET LIST
The Roaming Folks are an eccentric, continental-esque ensemble, blending violin, guitar, accordion, and 3-part male harmonies.
We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London and High Billinghurst Farm in Godalming, UK.
We cover a hugely varied repertoire of music ranging from the 1800s to the present – from Muse to Dizzee Rascal, Frank Sinatra to Britney Spears.
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We play folky covers in our own quirky, inimitable style, complete with a good dash of comedy and theatre!
Whatever your taste; with our genre-spanning concoction of music we can't fail to entertain!
So please come in, have a jig, and join in the maniacal musical madness that is..The Roaming Folks!
Are you tired of hearing those same cliched covers of Mr. Brightside and Summer of 69..? Do you have a wedding, party, or event fast approaching and you're looking for something...a little different to entertain your guests? Say, a quirky trio of musicians...?!
We can perform either acoustic or amplified – all our creatively arranged covers in our upbeat, folky style, clear as day from our handy PA, suitable for a crowd of up to 150!
ALTERNATIVELY...unlike that gear-laden band tethered to the stage, one of our most popular and unique features is that as an acoustic act, we will ROAM your event..!
This allows us to play up close and personal, ensuring every guest hears us as we play our somewhat mad and quirky music, spreading theatrical atmosphere wherever we go!
We make a habit of interacting with our audience where we can, whether serenading the happy couple, getting people involved, or spontaneously 'attacking' someone (in the musical sense)! So be prepared!
Everyone loves a wedding, and none more than us! Anyone can hire a function band – but a quirky, contemporary folk trio is thinking well outside the box!
We will complement the occasion not just musically, but aesthetically and charmingly!
With no drums to worry about, we take up minimal space, or we can roam the event and play to your guests personally, whilst providing a soundtrack that will ensure your guests never forget your special day!
Whether your event is set in stone, or just an idea floating around in your head, don't hesitate to get in contact if you think you might like to have us play for you!
We always make every effort to be flexible to your needs, and are happy to have a chat about any special requests (including a specially arranged song favourite)!
We can include a saxophonist, double bass or other instruments by request.
We have varying price packages to suit your budget, and we provide a quote based on your exact requirements.
The band was recently booked on FixTheMusic for a small corporate gathering at Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk.
Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...
So if you're looking to hire the finest folk style roaming band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with us.
"These guys were absolutely amazing! Communication was great throughout the planning process and Stephen made sure we were happy with every step. The band even played a requested song for us when we came in for dinner. We really wanted something quirky and a bit different and these guys really delivered it and suited the vibe we wanted to achieve down to a tee! I can’t recommend them enough! Sad it’s all over because I could listen to your music all day! Tasha and Alan."
"We booked The Roaming Folks for our ceremony on the 25th and also for a garden party on the 26th. They were easy to communicate with, regarding the booking and set list, and were always enthusiastic when discussing our events and the songs we would like from their playlist. Our guests loved them and their music and style certainly added to both days. I can't imagine either event without them and their music. Highly recommended."
"Hi Stephen, Thanks for making our wedding so special. Everyone said how brilliant you guys were. And how it was one of the best bits of entertainment they'd seen at a wedding. I'm sorry if I wasn't that chatty or very helpful with much. Soooo much going on. I hope you got fed and watered ok. Once again thanks for making the day the best day of my life."
"Thank you for an amazing evening of entertainment at my 50th. You really got the party going and were great at mingling with the guests and picking the most appropriate songs to serenade them with or get them up and dancing, which was exactly what I wanted! Everyone thought you were brilliant!!! You were great to communicate with before the event which made it all a lot less stressful too! I’m looking forward to seeing you again at my friend's wedding after she booked you on the night because you were so good!!!!!"
"The Roaming Folks were an absolute HIT. Their breezy music for the ceremony was perfect for our outdoor occasion, as was their walkabout for the drinks reception in the gardens. They totally kept to the brief we gave them, even though it was slightly different to their usual repertoire. Their serenade to the bride & groom at the end of the day was a class act! If you want a bohemian young group to make your day a little different, then I would highly recommend The Roaming Folks; they were all a pleasure to deal with."
"They were fantastic and got a great reception from the guests. I would most definitely use them again. I’m glad I found FixTheMusic and would definitely use again – I’ve shared with the team too. Kind Regards, Ieuaf."
"Will book The Roaming Folks again - they were professional and talented!"
"Brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT! So different, thank you all for a lovely evening!"
"Thank you soooo much for last night, everyone loved you guys!"
"You guys were A1 amazing this evening, we could not have asked for more! Thanks so much for doing a brilliant job - you rock The Roaming Folks!!"
"Please thank all the band on my behalf. You were brilliant on Saturday. Everyone keeps talking about you!"
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Toxic - Britney Spears
Umbrella - Rhianna
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Laserlight - Jessie J
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Ooh Ah Just A Little Bit - Gina G
Like A Virgin (moulin Rouge Version) - Madonna
You Spin Me Right Round - Dead Or Alive
No Limit - 2 Unlimited
Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Crazy In Love - Beyonce/emile Sandi
Sway - Dean Martin
Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
Amore - Dean Martin
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Moondance - Van Morrison/michael Buble
It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
At Last - Etta James
I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James
Shout - Isley Brothers
Just The ‘three’ (two) Of Us - Bill Withers
Knights Of Cydonia - Muse
Plug In Trio - Muse
Unintended - Muse
Map Of Your Head - Muse
Cave - Muse
Time Is Running Out - Muse
Final Countdown - Europe
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
High & Dry - Radiohead
Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
California - Phantom Planet
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N’ Roses
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Pompeii - Bastille
Libertango - Astor Piazolla
Czardas - Vittorio Monti
Hoe Down - Aaron Copland
Symphony No. 5 In C Minor - Beethoven
Chariots Of Fire
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
La Valse D’amelie
L’autre Valse D’amelie
Singing In The Rain
Theme From Up
Rhythm Of Life - Sweet Charity
Love Always Comes As A Surprise - Madagascar 3
Come Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal
Gold Dust - Dj Fresh
Omen - The Prodigy
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Korobeiniki (tetris Theme)