Line-up options:

*STANDARD - 5 piece - 2 guitarists/vocalists, percussion, saxophone and double bass.

*UPSIZE - 6 piece – extra guitarist / vocalist

*DOWNSIZE - 4 piece - Without either double bass or sax

*DOWNSIZE – Trio options occasionally available upon request

BIO:

The City Strollers are the UK’s leading acoustic roaming band. With corporate clients including Google, Formula 1, HSBC, British Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, NHS, Help For Heroes, Taylor Wessing, City AM, WH Smith, Boots, Rabobank, Atos, Epson, Kuoni, World Television & Kwik Fit to name a few; you can book The Travelling Hands knowing in confidence that they have earned their solid reputation through bringing great live music to every event.

As a premium acoustic band, they have played at venues including: Wimbledon Tennis ChampionshipsChillon Castle (Geneva, Switzerland), Isola Del Garda (Lake Garda, Italy), The Shard, The Ritz, Claridge’s, The Langham, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Roof Gardens, Grosvenor House, The Ham Yard Hotel, Babington House and countless other luxury venues in the UK and beyond. This is one acoustic band in serious demand.

Combining two acoustic guitars, percussion, saxophone, double bass and a whole lot of harmonies, The City Strollers offer a fresh delivery of live music through their arrangements of classic songs and modern hits in a warm, feel-good style of performance. Together, these musicians’ five instruments create the perfect bed for harmonised vocals.

If you want the full sound of a complete band, with a more acoustic delivery, or you’re just looking for a performance with a twist, then The Travelling Hands are the band for you. These corporate entertainers will leave your guests with some incredible memories of your event that will last a lifetime. 

Highlights:

– Premium roaming acoustic band

– The UK’s leading walk-around act moving around your event and performing to different tables or groups of guests that they come to, OR as a fixed band in one spot with sound system.

– Dressed to impress – The City Strollers are sponsored by award-winning British designer Marc Darcy

– Flexible styles of music to suit any occasion.

– Repertoire includes classic songs and modern hits performed with a warm, feel-good British twist. 

– Highly experienced band members each with over a decade’s worth of gigging experience worldwide.

– Professional, friendly and positive attitude.

Length Of Performance:

2x45 minutes as standard. 

Adaptability for all events:
With five instruments playing together, it’s 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 and sound the part for your event.

The Extras:
The PA Option
If you’re looking for an acoustic band to perform with a live sound system instead of the walk-around option, The Travelling Hands have it covered for you as they also regularly perform as an amplified band with a top end professional sound system plus lighting rig at the ready. Perfect for events where you have a dance-floor, or where you’d like the music to feature more prominently at your event.

Acoustic Duo, Trio or Quartet
If you were thinking of also hiring an acoustic duo or trio at your event to get things started, we have more good news. The band members often perform as duos or trios 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, adding on a performance from an acoustic duo (consisting of the two acoustic guitarists/vocalists from the band) or trio (plus either percussion or double bass) is very easy to do. Perfect at the start of your event, over afternoon drinks or during a dinner as a small musical taster for your guests to enjoy.

Alternatively for smaller events, the full band can downsize to an acoustic quartet or trio.

Repertoire:

2010s
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

2000s
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

1990s
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