Down for the Count's roaming acoustic musicians for hire
A roaming or wondering band is a fabulous, interactive way of entertaining guests at indoors or outdoors drink receptions.
Down for the Count have a number of great roaming bands available to hire, all of which are totally acoustic - although read to the end of the article for some amplification options for larger events, and also a case study about an enormous Christmas flashmob we performed at for Cadbury's in Edinburgh!
All of Down for the Count's roaming bands can perform totally acoustically - so they are perfect if your venue restrict the use of amplified music, or if you can't run power cables to the performance space.
However, for some events you might like to amplify the bands. There are four options available - just get in touch for quotes for each.
- Totally acoustic: no microphones or amps, musicians roam around the venue
- Basic amplification: battery powered amp for vocalist only, musicians roam around venue
- Full amplification: whole band amplified with wired mics, performing in a fixed location
- Wireless application: whole band amplified with wireless mics, enabling musicians to roam
A Christmas Flashmob with Down for the Count's Wondering Musicians
In December 2017 our roaming acoustic band The Vintage Strollers travelled up to Scotland to take part in a wonderfully random flashmob for Cadbury's, organised by the Huffington Post, for Cadbury's "Cadvent" celebrations! Here's the very short finished video:
On each day of advent, Cadbury's wanted to make someone's dream come true - and on a chilly Tuesday in Edinburgh, that person's dream was to start a flashmob.
We travelled up to Scotland with a band of roaming acoustic musicians and singers, and were also accompanied by the local Phoenix Choir.
It was a busy December shopping day in the centre of Edinburgh, when all of a sudden a group of nine roaming acoustic musicians and 15-piece choir launched into Jingle Bells - probably terrifying everyone, although enough people danced along that we don't think they minded!
We did the performance four times, stopping between each show for a very welcome hot chocolate or mulled wine.
We love making weird and unusual things happen - so if you've got a wacky idea for your upcoming corporate promotion or event, get in touch today and see what we can do!