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The Perfect Roaming Bands For Outdoor Summer Weddings

Last Updated: 18th November 2021

Fancy a roaming band for your wedding reception or private function? Entertainment Nation would like to present our top roaming bands! All these bands are a brilliant choice if you want to give your drinks reception some extra sparkle.


Shelby Street


Shelby Street are the masters of wandering entertainment. With bags of charm, smooth sax and warm harmonies, your guests will absolutely love them! There’s something for everyone in their folky fun-filled repertoire, with everything from Mumford and Sons to Michael Bublé. You definitely won’t be disappointed!


The Bowermen


The Bowermen are an incredible acoustic folk band who add a fresh feel to all your favourite party tunes and have an incredible roaming set to boot. Let them roam between guests to add that extra sparkle to your champagne reception! They are also pros at packing out the dance floor with their extraordinary evening set. Your guests won’t want the night to end!


The White Shirts


With bags of charisma and charm and a setlist packed with everything from Green Day to Disney, The White Shirts are everything a roaming band should be. They even offer the option to add in a sax player if you’d like! You’ll have lots of fun with these guys.


County Kings


If you’d like a roaming band with bags of northern charm, a mouth organ and smooth sax – County Kings are for you! They’ll play folk-inspired versions of all your favourite songs and come dressed in rustic outfits to complement your theme. Their roaming set is an add-on to their unmissable evening performance so you can plan out your entire day’s entertainment in one booking!


Gatsby Unplugged


If you’re looking for something a little different, Gatsby Unplugged put a vintage spin on everything from Nat King Cole to Bruno Mars, as they roam around entertaining your guests. They effortlessly create a classy and sophisticated vibe, perfect for a cocktail party or if it just happens to be Pimms o’clock! They are available as a trio, right up to a 7-piece band for that added ‘wow’ factor. Check them out!


Interstate 24


Interstate 24 have such a unique sound; your guests will remember their performance for years to come. With country folk remixes of pop, rock, RnB and everything in between they are the ideal act to complement your rustic wedding. Lassos and line-dancing shoes at the ready – you’ll be having a hoedown with these guys! The deep vocals from the bassist add a charming surprise. Interstate 24 also do a full evening set to really raise the barn roof!


Azatonic


Azatonic are a superb female-fronted acoustic band with bags of talent and an amazing stage presence. They will take you on a whirlwind ride through their eclectic set of pop, rock, Motown and soul classics and interact with your guests as they do it to provide a truly memorable experience!


Roaming Free


Roaming Free are an absolutely stunning band with a superbly impressive resumé. They have performed for a huge number of high profile clients, including for royalty and at Wimbledon! With pitch-perfect harmonies and exquisite musicianship, coupled with boundless energy and charm, they are sure to impress and bring a festival feel to your wedding day.


Gentlemen Roamers


Gentlemen Roamers are a sleek and sophisticated troup of suave gentlemen with exquisite voices and delectable harmonies. They’ll bring energy, showmanship and bags of charm to your wedding drinks reception and will come suited and booted like James Bond. Upgrade to a six-piece band for a truly show-stopping experience!


Brass Revels


And now for something completely different! Meet Brass Revels – a superb roaming brass band who will captivate your guests with their rousing arrangements of all your favourite pop classics. Add in charisma in abundance and it makes for an unforgettable performance!


The Golden Buskers


The Golden Buskers will bring sunshine and smiles to your wedding reception. With lush harmonies from the 2 lead singers, double bass, cajon and guitar, they’ll take you through a feel-good setlist filled with all your favourite Motown, soul, funk and Rock’n’Roll classics. They’ll move between each song and even encourage guest participation so each and every guest gets a personalised experience.


The Arrowsmiths


The Arrowsmiths provide top-quality entertainment, both as a roaming band and full-stage band with PA. Their roaming set is filled with unique twists on rock, pop, dance and RnB tunes and has a crowd-pleasing combination of 2 saxophones, mandolin, guitar and percussion with heavenly harmonies for a super folky feel!


The Bimble Boys


The Bimble Boys are an acoustic troupe who love nothing more than to delight guests with their laid-back twist on everything from 50s classics to modern pop songs. Their warm four-part harmonies will create a sunny, singalong accompaniment to your reception drinks or private function.


What Is A Roaming Band?

A roaming or wandering band is exactly as it sounds – a group of professional musicians who are able to wander around amongst your guests, without the use of microphones, PA systems or cables. They are completely unplugged and ready to mingle!


Why Hire A Roaming Band?

Roaming wedding bands are perfect for outdoor wedding entertainment (they’re equally happy to wander around indoor venues too!). When a band is free to wander, they can interact with your guests, perform for small groups and create a more intimate and personalised experience. A roaming band is a big step up from background music and is the ideal choice if you want to make your drinks reception or wedding breakfast completely unforgettable.

If you’re looking for evening entertainment as well you’re in luck! Many of the lovely wedding bands we’ve showcased today also offer incredible static evening sets, offering a seamless move from day to night in one simple booking. If you’re unsure, get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help!


How Much Does A Roaming Wedding Band Cost?

Depending on a number of factors, the price of a roaming band can vary greatly. Firstly, the size of the band can affect the price – there are more people to pay! You also need to factor in how far the band need to travel, how long you would like them to perform for and if there are any long periods of time they will need to wait between performances. In general you can expect to pay between £1000 and £2000 for a trio, or up to £3500 for a larger band.


How Can I Save Money On A Roaming Band?

For the budget-conscious, it will nearly always work out cheaper to book a band who will offer a roaming set, in addition to their evening show. This saves you booking two separate bands! Similarly, many of the roaming bands at Entertainment Nation will plug in for the evening and ensure that you have a full dance floor all night long, giving you the best of both worlds.

When you call to book, our friendly staff can help you find the best band for you and ensure you get the best price.


What if a Roaming Band Isn’t For Me?

No worries at all! At Entertainment Nation we have a whole host of acts who can provide daytime entertainment to suit your budget and style. What about a delightful acoustic duo, a stunning solo artist, or an incredible classical musician?

Or how about some singing waiters to add some fun and flair to your wedding breakfast? Imagine your guests’ faces when they break into song!


How Do I Book A Roaming Band?

Whichever band you choose, Entertainment Nation are on hand to make your booking simple and easy. Visit any of the bands’ profiles and fill in a few quick details, then hit enquire now. We’ll be in touch asap with quotes and availability. If you’ve got any questions, give us a ring or contact us and ask about roaming bands!

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