The Travellers (Acoustic Band)
About The Travellers (Acoustic Band)
The Travellers are an acoustic band with a difference. Combining two guitars, percussion, double bass & saxophone, they offer a fresh delivery of live music through their arrangements of classic songs and modern hits with a warm feel good ‘Mumford & Sons’ style throughout each performance. Originally beginning as an acoustic duo, the musicians expanded by teaming up with their professional percussionist, double bassist & saxophonist to create the full band and haven’t looked back since.
The Travellers musicians have performed in countless function bands on stages worldwide, plus TV appearances, tours, and session work for major music label artists. After countless gigs within different bands, the lads decided to collate their musical skills and experience, and form one solid line-up to deliver powerful sets at every performance.
From their wealth of experience, The Travellers know what songs work best live and which numbers will bring your guests to the dancefloor or get them singing if they are performing their roaming sets. What’s more, by carefully constructing setlists with numbers from different decades, we make sure that guests of all ages enjoy the performance.
The Walkaround / roaming option
We love this style of performance. We will walk to different tables or groups of guests and play numerous mini sets for your different guests to enjoy. We can tailor the songs we play for each specific group we perform to; and make sure everybody gets a personal performance of songs they will love to singalong to. This is the perfect choice if you want to show your guests a performance with a twist and it works well for any feel good event be it a wedding, party, corporate event or otherwise both indoors and outdoors. Also available with saxophone in this option.
Adaptability for all events
Whether you’re planning a wedding, private party or corporate meeting, The Travelling Hands can provide the perfect soundtrack to your event, bring people to the dancefloor and create a warm feel good vibe for your guests.
The Travelling Hands perform at all sorts of events and can play and dress accordingly. With up to five instruments playing together, its very easy for the band to play a more relaxed set or a more lively one, 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 sound and look the part for your event.
Acoustic Duo Set Available
Thinking of also hiring an acoustic duo at your event to get things started? The Travellers band members all began their gigging careers as duos so this is very comfortable territory for them and they always deliver another top-class performance.
As the musicians will be heading to your venue for the full band performance, we can add on our acoustic duo consisting the two guitarists/vocalists from the band to the schedule very easily. Plus we offer to do so at a nice affordable bolt-on price. Perfect at the start of your event, over afternoon drinks, during a dinner or even within a wedding ceremony.
Highlights of ‘The Travellers…
* Premium acoustic band sponsored by Marc Darcy suits & VSN Mobil
*Previous venues and events include residency band at Wimbledon Tennis Championships, The Ritz, The Langham, The London Boat Show, Grosvenor House, The Ham Yard Hotel, The Silver Sturgeon (luxury river yacht), Altitude 360, Supernova (London), Isola Del Garda (Italy) plus countless luxury wedding venues nationwide.
* Performances for James Caan (Dragon’s Den), Taylor Wessing, Rabobank, Atos, Merrill Lynch, Epson, Kuoni, Kwik Fit, WH Smith & many more.
* One of the UK’s leading walk-around acts moving around your event and performing to different tables or groups of guests, OR as a fixed band in one spot with sound system.
* Professional acoustic band performing relaxed or lively music!
* Repertoire includes classic songs and modern hits in a warm, feel-good ‘Mumford & Sons’ style!
* Highly experienced band members each with over a decade’s worth of gigging experience worldwide.
* Add an acoustic duo to kick-start the live music at your event at a special discount when booked with the full band.
* Corporate, professional, friendly and positive attitude.
The Travellers (Acoustic Band) Testimonials
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, Bride & Groom, September 2016
The band were really lovely and everyone enjoyed them.
Norah, Bride, September 2016
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!
Emily Rathbone August 2016
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 Randall, August 2016
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, September 2016
Thank you so much for your email, and more importantly 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 guys there.
Allen, Groom, September 2016
“The boys were fantastic. They went down really well and were a pleasure to have perform for us, a lovely bunch of lads.”
Host, Rabobank, July 2016
“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, July 2016
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 by the end of it all their samples seem to sound the same, save yourself the hassle and book The Travelling Hands. A fantastic night had by all. THANK YOU GUYS!
Laura, Bride, June 2016
“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, May 2016
“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. August 2016
They were brilliant! Great fun, super music and got the guests all fired up for an awesome party! Thank you!
Emily Smith, July 2016
What a fantastic band, exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much.
Lorraine, Bride, Wedding
Feel good songs performed in such a unique way. Everybody loved it!
Bethany, MD, Corporate Event
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
The perfect band for my 30th birthday. You were all great - thanks guys!
Pete, Host, Private 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 Metcalfe, Bride, Wedding,
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
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
The Travellers 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
Sample Set List
The Travellers draw on their experience to know which songs work best live for different events. Once your booking is confirmed The Travellers will ask you if their plan suits (eg for a wedding - we play feel good fun tracks for all ages to help brides and grooms celebrate their big days with a big party!). We know the tracks that will go down a storm. At the event itself, The Travellers use their experience to create a slightly organic setlist so that if your guests are particularly enjoying a rock n roll number from the 50s for example, and the dancefloor is heaving - we will often play another one straight off to keep your guests on their feet. The Travellers musicians’ high level of skill and musicianship allows them to adapt setlists this way & this is one of many factors that has helped them build a solid reputation as a hard working band.
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Aloe Blac - I Need A Dollar
Bastille - Pompei
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Jessie J – Price Tag
Lumineers - Ho Hey
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
Mumford and Sons - The Cave
Mumford and 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
Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Damien Rice - Volcano
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Girls Aloud - Love Machine
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
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
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
James – Sit Down
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Roll With It
1980s & 1970s
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
Bob Dylan - Knockin On Heaven's Door
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
The Eagles - Take It Easy
Eric Clapton - Before You Accuse Me
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
1960s & 1950s
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis - Hound Dog
Elvis - Suspicious Minds
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 Monkees - I'm A Believer
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.
5 Piece Band - 2 x 60 Minute Sets
4 Piece Band - 2 x 60 Minute Sets
Q: Can 'The Travellers' learn our first dance?
A: Absolutely. They'd love to. Please give 4 weeks before the date to give your request.
Q: Do 'The Travellers' only use acoustic instruments?
A: Yes. This is a fully acoustic band.
Q: Are there vocals?
A: Yes, 'The Travellers' do sing as well.
Q: Do 'The Travellers' walk around the room?
A: Yes, this can certainly be organised. Please speak to your Hville Coordinator for more information.
Q: Can they play in the evening at my wedding?
A: Yes, any time of day, 'The Travellers' will adjust their set accordingly.