introducing the time bandits

we are a one stop shop offering the full musical entertainment package

Tel: 07815 800261 / Email: ian@thetimebandits.info

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the time bandits The Best Live Music Through The Decades

When you hire The Time Bandits you will not just be hiring a band but a "first rate party experience" with over a decade of live performance expertise. We will provide you with a range of music classics dating from the 1960's to today’s current chart toppers. We can even arrange our performances to suit any and every occasion. Whether it's a wedding or a Christmas party, we have a wealth of experience that will bring a professional feel to your event ensuring that you and your guests will have a night to remember.

Our DJ Option

We will provide our virtual DJ free of charge. This will allow you and your guests to continue to dance while the band takes short breaks. This, along with our sound and lighting system, will create the ultimate party. We, like you, want your function to be the most enjoyable and exciting event.

On Arrival

The Time bandits will arrive approximately 90 minutes prior to our performance ensuring that the show starts at the allotted time. We will set up discreetly and fit in with your time schedule.

Your choices

Our performance sets consist of the following:

  • 2 x 45 minutes,
  • 2 x 60 minutes or
  • 3 x 45 minutes of non-stop live music.

with optional virtual DJ throughout the evening.

Our Commitment

The Time Bandits offer a wealth of experience having performed at all types of functions throughout the country over the past decade. As a result they can provide set lists that have proved time & time again to get any occasion bouncing.

Corporate Parties & Celebrations

Celebrating success and building relationships is fast becoming a recognised prerequisite of many multinational & corporate companies. Success breeds success. A happy well rewarded work force can take the company to new heights having a positive impact on its future revenue.

That's why celebrating success is of paramount importance, whether it's a Christmas Party, Summer Ball or a Dinner and Dance evening; this is where The Time Bandits can help. We will supply live music entertainment to ensure that all tastes are catered for. We will schedule our performance around any guest speakers and speeches, and even liaise with any other acts or artists if required.

We will offer a second to none musical extravaganza to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch. We, like you, want your event to motivate, encourage and build on your already successful achievements.

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weddings

It is a busy time for couples looking to achieve the perfect wedding without impacting on their demanding schedules. Planning to perfection requires time, dedication and expert knowledge. That’s where The Time Bandits can help.

We will ease the burden and stress that comes with planning your spectacular day by providing you with a party band that shares a wealth of experience in live performances and wedding parties.

We will provide excellent live entertainment dedicated to ensure that all musical tastes and ages are covered with selected anthems from every decade of popular music. We can even supply music with our free virtual DJ software to ensure your guests are always entertained throughout the night.

As well as making any announcements you choose, from cutting the cake, to announcing the first dance, we can also learn or play any specific songs you may want us to perform on your special day.

We want you and your guests to enjoy the ultimate wedding party.

wedding entertainment

Within one week of their wedding reception, 78% of brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember the most about a wedding is the entertainment.

During wedding planning, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. However, after the event, almost 100% say they would have spent more of their time and budget on their wedding entertainment.

Source: Bride & Groom magazine

Birthdays, Anniversaries & Parties

Planning a spectacular party can be daunting. Whether it be a small gathering or a complex marquee production, it is often easy to underestimate the skill and dedication required; that’s where The Time Bandits can help.

We will provide a top quality performance of live music along with our free DJ system that will keep your party in full swing till the early hours, if that’s your choice.

We will play to all tastes, and if you have a theme in mind we will even do our best to dress to your requirements. You, like us, want your party to be the talk of the town for years to come.

If you have any specific songs you would like us to perform, then let us know and we will do our very best to oblige.

wedding entertainment

Within one week of their wedding reception, 78% of brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!

When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember the most about a wedding is the entertainment.

During wedding planning, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. However, after the event, almost 100% say they would have spent more of their time and budget on their wedding entertainment.

Source: Bride & Groom magazine

our songs & set list Playing popular tunes from the 60's to the 00's

The Time Bandits offer you a wealth of experience having performed at many types of functions up & down the country for the past decade. As a result we can provide set lists that have proved time & time again to get any occasion swinging. With popular party anthems & sing-a-long chart toppers from every decade from the 60's to today we know what it takes to get your special occasion bouncing from start to finish.

See below a small selection of our track lists and some live samples of our covers just to whet your appetite.

Back to the 60’s

  • (Is This The Way To) Amerillo Tony Christie
  • Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
  • Delilah Tom Jones
  • Dancing in the Street Martha & the Vandelas
  • Daydream Believer The Monkees
  • Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd
  • Feeling Good Nina Simone/Michael Buble
  • Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry

Back to the 70’s

  • Lets Stick Together Bryan Ferry
  • Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining Jeff Beck
  • Teenage Kicks The Undertones
  • Ever Fallen in Love With Someone The Buzzcocks
  • Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
  • Disco Inferno The Trammps

Back to the 80’s & 90's

  • A Little Respect Erasure
  • 500 miles The Proclaimers
  • White Wedding Billy Idol
  • Dont Look Back in Anger Oasis
  • Freedom Wham
  • Somewhere in my Heart Aztec Camera
  • Rocking All Over The World Status Quo
  • Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves

Back to the 00'S & 10's

  • Mr Brightside The Killers
  • Chelsea Dagger The Fratellis
  • Dakota The Stereophonics
  • Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams
  • Living La Vida Loca Ricky Martin
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
  • Sex On Fire Kings of Leon

listen to our music samples

Everybody Needs Somebody The Blues Brothers

Footloose Kenny Loggins

Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves

Is this the way to Amarillo Tony Christie

Alive And Kicking Simple Minds

The Wonder Of You Elvis

Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry

Sit Down James

She's So Lovely Scouting for Girls

Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones

Celebration Kool & The Gang

Disco Inferno The Trammps

Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley

Dance The Night Away The Mavericks

Dont Look Back In Anger oasis

Im Feeling GoodNina Simone / Michael Buble

introducing the band

When you hire The Time Bandits we will provide you with a first rate party band which comprises 5 top class musicians. The band consists of guitars, vocals, synths, sax, drums, percussion and bass. We even have an on-site live sound engineer who will stay throughout our performance to ensure that accuracy and sound control is always monitored.

The Time Bandits offer you a wealth of experience over the past decade we have performed at all types of functions throughout the country including functions for Her Majesty's armed forces and well known celebrities.

MarkBASS guitar

robby vocals - percussion - Saxophone

mel vocals

Neilvocals - guitars - synths

ian drums - percussion

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The Time Bandits offer you a wealth of experience having performed at all types of functions throughout the country for the past 20 years

FAQ - frequently asked questions

We have many questions that frequently appear on our ‘contact us’ page, so we have compiled a list of the most frequent to help solve any unanswered questions you might have. However, if there is a question or topic we have not covered, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Why should I book The Time Bandits
    We specialise in function and event entertainment and have been together for over 18 years, performing up and down the country, either on our own or supporting other top professional entertainers. We know how to get a party going and pride ourselves on our professionalism at all levels.
  • How do I book The Time Bandits
    Please call the number 07815 800261 and talk to one of our booking agents. Alternatively, submit a custom form via our contact page and we will get back to you ASAP.
  • How much space do you need
    Our ideal set up space is about 18ft x 9ft but we have squeezed into lesser space and smaller type venues. If possible we will visit the proposed venue to get a feel of the area/room.
  • How is it best to time our event with the band’s performance
    The band will arrive 2 hours before your event to set up and we will work to your agenda. However we do recommend at weddings, that any ceremonies or food be completed before we start with our live performance.
  • Can I pick specific tracks from the band’s set list
    If there are certain songs in our set list that you would love to hear, then let us know so we can include them when we build our set list for your specific event.
  • Where will you travel to
    We are prepared to travel anywhere. However, our prices include a mileage zone of up to 20 miles out side of Hereford city centre. Once past this we would have to discuss expenses which would be in addition to the main package prices.
  • Can I see you play live
    We very rarely play public gigs due to our busy schedule. However, we do support a local charity every year and perform for that charity (which is usually a public event). We also play at selected local wedding fayres to promote ourselves and give potential couples the chance to see us live.
  • Will you learn our special song
    Yes. If the track is within our band remit and abilities we would be glad to perform this for you. We do have a male vocalist so some tracks may differ slightly.
  • Are you able to provide a DJ in between and after your sets
    Yes. Some of our packages include our virtual DJ to ensure you have entertainment from the word go. We do also offer an additional add-on to include our virtual DJ playing late to ensure your party continues into the small hours.
  • Can we use your sound system for any speeches
    Yes. Just let us know what you require and we will make it happen.
  • Do you have lighting
    Yes. We have differing levels of lighting and effects which changes with each package.
  • How long do you play for
    Depending on which package you choose we can play anything from 2x45 minute sets, 2x60 minute sets, or 3x45 minute sets.
  • What time do you start and finish
    Our job starts 2 hours before your event starts and the finish time depends on the level of package or add-ons you have opted for. We do like to call time by 2am if possible as we have to break down equipment, and most venues’ licences have expired for the night. We can start our live sets as and when you like. However, our experience tells us that some formulas work well for certain events and we try to stick to those tried and tested formulas.
  • How long do you take to setup
    Approximately 90 minutes. PA and Disco get set up first and should be ready to go after 45 minutes. However we do like to get things right first time so we try not to rush.
  • Can I provisionally book you and how do I pay
    Yes. All bookings are pencilled into the diary until a 20% (non-refundable) deposit has been paid. The remainder of the balance must be paid before the start of the event. We also like to have a basic music union contract set-up (which we will provide) between ourselves and you (our employer) to ensure peace of mind for both parties. If paying the balance on the day of the event, we do prefer cash, but deposits or balance clearance can be by either cheque, Paypal or bank transfer.
  • What will the band wear
    We always dress for the occasion or the specific dress code for the event. Whether it be black tie, wedding or beach party, we love to get involved and fit in.
  • Does the band have PAT & PLI
    Yes. All of our equipment has been PAT tested within the last 12 months and we have public liability insurance.

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