The Iron Boot Scrapers
The Wedding/functions band with a unique difference. Pop covers on the wrong instruments!
Using the trad jazz instrumentation of sousaphone, banjo, sax and percussion we seek to do what the trad jazzers were doing way back when, ie play the popular music of the day. Why have such stomping instrumentation and then play tunes that are almost 70, or more years old? We will tackle all form and genres, such as Heavy Metal, disco, soul, grunge and regular cheesy pop tunes. This is what we love doing, and all with beautiful 3 part singing harmonies!
We seem to be a favourite, with many couples, as a weddings function band. To get your dancing going, after the wedding meal, most couples opt for a kick-ass band playing all the regular pop/rock/dance covers; with The Iron Boot Scrapers you have that, but with a little more individuality than the regular band that slavishly follows the exact moves of the original hit tunes.
Clients of The Iron Boot Scrapers
The British and Dubai Royal Family, Eastenders, Romania's B'estfest Rock Festival, GlaxosmithKline, Andrew Lloyd Webber, K T Tunstall, Microsoft, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Ken Dod, 'Suggs' from Madness, The Queen, Cilla Black, Richard E Grant, Nicholas Parsons, Judith Chalmers Jasper Carrot, Rolf Harris, Richard Branson and the architect Richard Rogers.
The Athens Olympics, Eastenders, Hammersmith Apollo, Dubai Shopping Festival, Henley and Cowes Regatta, Commonwealth Games, Earls Court, Wembley Stadium, Blenheim Place, Royal Courts of Justice, Grays Inn, The Savoy Hotel, Natural History and Science Museums, National Portrait Gallery, HAC (Honourable Artillary Company), Glastonbury Festival and Epsom, Kempton, Windsor and Brighton Racecourses.
Town Festival Norwich, Worcester, Leicester, Cardiff, Swansea, Brighton, Hastings, Havant, Portsmouth, Inverness, Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Canary Wharf, Bracknell, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Devizes, Arundel, Burgess Hill, Harrogate, Aylesbury, Chelmsford, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Maidstone, High Wycombe, and Southport.
Countries we have performed in
India, Egypt, Romania, Holland, Turkey, Greece, China, Portugal, France, Dubai, Republic of Ireland, and, of course, England, Scotland and Wales.
"Great, marvelous, brilliant!" - K T Tunstall
"Just a wee note to say thanks very much for playing at Winterfest this year. We had a great time and really enjoyed your performance. The day raised around £1,500.." - Amnesty International
"Saw you guys on Sunday night at my cousin's party. AMAZINNNNNG. Everyone loved it. Thanks." - Roger Morgan, Private birthday party
"I love this sh*t "- David Foster, re Naked Brighton Bike Ride 2010
"Saw you today also, even though its another day. happyhappy music:):)" -
Polly Lindsay, Brighton street festival
"You guys were fantastic, I think everyone was a bit blown away... Thanks so much for doing such an excellent job, and for being such nice guys to have around on our wedding day. Can't thank you enough." - Joel and Rhiannon's wedding
"Thanks to you and your team for a great night. Everyone really enjoyed your stuff and I could not have expected anything more.
Nigel Ireland at his 60th birthday celebrations
Saw you at Brighton Garden Centre today, loved 'sex on fire'. Just fab!!!! Made my day" - Siobhan Murphy
"I just wanted to drop a note to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding and making it such a fantastic day. Those that can remember the day have said how much they enjoyed you!!" - JoAnne Riddle