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The Hands

In Brief: 

2 x 45 minute (roaming acoustic band) or 2 x 1 hour (full acoustic band)

 

About The Hands

The Wandering Hands 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 Wandering Hands 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 Wandering Hands 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.

Price from: £3,125

Travel and cost: 

The Hands are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

What People Say:

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

The band were really lovely and everyone enjoyed them
Norah, Bride

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

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

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
 
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

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

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 Hands. A fantastic night had by all. THANK YOU GUYS!
Laura, Bride

“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

“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

They were brilliant! Great fun, super music and got the guests all fired up for an awesome party! Thank you!
Emily Smith

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

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 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 Hands 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

Thanks for everything on Saturday; you guys were everything we were looking for. You made our evening excellent.
Neal, Wedding

Thanks for making our street party such a success. Your choice of music was excellent, you sounded fabulous and, most importantly, you got people dancing.
Vanessa, Street Party

A big thank you from Mike and I for helping our party go so well last Friday - we had a lot of compliments about your music and singing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and your contribution gave a lovely atmosphere. As I said on the night, I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone.
Emma, Private Party

Thank you for last weekend! We had an absolutely amazing time and everyone was just full of overwhelming praise for you guys. Thank you SO much for going with my crazy idea & playing round the campfire. It was lovely.
Zoe Davies, Birthday

They were excellent. Very sociable and eager to please; their playing and repertoire was an extremely pleasant backdrop to our daughter's wedding breakfast. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone for a wedding reception, or any other gathering... professional and well-delivered acoustic music.
Julie & Trevor, Mother & Father of The Bride, Wedding

We were incredibly pleased that we chose The Hands to provide the live music at our wedding. They were always professional and both we and our guests enjoyed the entertainment. Their song repertoire was varied and well executed. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a great band.
Teri & Tara, Wedding

I know I thanked you last night about 5 times but wanted to put it down in print! We had the most fantastic evening last night and you were fabulous . I have had so many people thanking us and singing your praises. 
Can't thank you enough. I am sure we will be in touch again
Jill & Richard, 50th Birthday

LOVE THEM - Fabulous! Great feedback from the night. Would 100% recommend them again and we didn't want them to stop! Thank you!
Jessica Vallance, Hallmark Hotels, Corporate Event

The Hands were great, perfect for the venue and for the intimate wedding event. All our guests loved them.
Aisha Caan (mother of the bride, Wedding at The Ritz)

 

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Songs List: 

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
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally