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The Boot Scraping Band – Specialist Music | UK

The Boot Scraping Band seek to elevate the performance from a ground-based level, quite radical, they are sure you’ll agree. With their own unique versions, they play songs you know and some you may not!

Using the trade jazz instrumentation of sousaphone, banjo, sax and percussion they seek to do what the trade jazz musicians were doing way back by playing the popular music of the day.

The Boot Scraping Band Serenading perform completely acoustically, requiring no amplification or stage, preferring instead to mingle with the audience – serenading, flattering, surprising and seducing their listeners as they go. Learning their trade directly from the streets, they have transferred  the showmanship and spontaneity to the professional realm.

Why have such stomping instrumentation and then play tunes that are almost 70, or more years old? The Boot Scraping Band will tackle all form and genres, such as heavy metal, disco, soul, grunge and regular cheesy pop tunes. This is what they love doing, and all with beautiful 3 part singing harmonies!

Standard Length of Performance: 

2 x 40 min sets. More sets can be played on request.

Costumes Available:

Edwardian boaters and blazers
Victorian frockcoats & pinstripe trousers
Halloween costumes

Testimonials:

“I saw your performance earlier today in Peterborough – simply awesome. My 2 year old son was absolutely transfixed and the crowd was full of smiles and tapping feet !”
– Private Client

“Just to let you know that I had a debrief with the client, last week, and you were mentioned as one of the major highlights of the day, so thanks again for all your hard work, on the day/evening, and I look forward to working with you again soon.”
– MotivAction Events

“Thanks to you and your team for a great night. Everyone really enjoyed your stuff and I could not have expected anything more.”
– Private Client

“…The Boot Scraping Band were wonderful performers.”
– Alastair Currie Event Solutions (via Contraband)

Previous Clients Include:

Eastenders
GlaxosmithKline
Andrew Lloyd Webber
K T Tunstall
Microsoft
Harry Enfield
Paul Whitehouse
Ken Dod
The Queen
Cilla Black
Richard E Grant
Nicholas Parsons
Judith Chalmers
Jasper Carrot
Rolf Harris
Richard Branson

Repertoire Includes:

Pop Tunes

Laura (Scissor Sisters)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Mr Blue Sky (ELO)
I’m a believer (The Monkees)
Blame it on the Boogie (Jackson 5)
I want you back (Jackson 5)
Shine (Take that)
Hey Ya (Outcast)
Mercy (Duffy)
Here come the girls (The Sugababes)
I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I got you, I feel good (James Brown)
Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Umbrella (Rihanna)
I kissed a girl (Katy Perry)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Don’t you want me baby (Human League)
Word Up (Cameo)

The Beatles

Lady Madonna
Please Mr Postman
I saw her standing there
Twist and shout
Get back
Money
I feel fine

Rock ‘n’ roll

Jailhouse (Elvis)
Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard)
Rock around the clock (Bill Haley)
Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochrin)
Hounddog (Elvis)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)

Rock

Let’s stick together (Brian Ferry)
Enter Sandman (Metallica)
Plug in Baby (Muse)
Uprising (Muse)
You shook me all night long (AC/DC)
Somebody told me (The Killers)
Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)
All my life (Foo Fighters)
Gay Bar (Electric Six)
Miserlou (Dick Dale)
No one knows (Queens of the Stone Age)
Hate to say I told you so (The Hives)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
Song 2 (Blur)
Pretty fly for a white guy (Offspring)
Cigarettes and alcohol (Oasis)

Country 

Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen)

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