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Stomping Boondocks

Bournemouth

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Personnel

Paul Good - Guitar / Vocals
Karl Hayman - Guitar
- Fiddle
Adam Parker - Bass
Keith Fletcher - Drums

A lively folk/gypsy/ceilidh band with tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, America and England.

We are available for performing concerts, barn dances (or ceilidhs) at pubs, festivals, weddings, birthdays, BBQ's or any other party!

We perform a range of music (both songs and tunes) from a broad repertoire and era from traditional folk to 70's and 80's rock!

We can cater for Scottish 'flavoured' Ceilidhs, although for most Barn Dance/ Ceilidhs we would keep it mixed to allow dancers of all experience levels to enjoy themselves.

Our aim is to 'entertain, not educate', it should be fun after all!

Booking us for your wedding? Here is some more info!

Your wedding day is important to you, and it’s important to know that everything is in hand.

We have a few different wedding services that we can offer, but we are also flexible – so if you want to combine parts, or mix and match or have a different idea, do talk to us!

Ceremony

We can happily provide music for the bride to walk down the aisle, or for the happy couple to make their grand exit after tying the knot – or both! We have a very versatile musical background.

We’ve done this before for couples, and if we know in good time we can learn any song or tune you want us to – if in the unlikely event we can’t, we will always let you know in good time.

Previously we have played Ray Lamantage’s ‘Can I Stay’ for a bride walking down the aisle, and I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab For Cutie.

We’re still working on popping out of hidden places like Love Actually, but if you did want a favourite song or tune played live down the aisle, then please do let us know.

You don’t even have to book the band for the evening entertainment for this – we’ll happily just come and do the ceremony for you – we have done this before!

First Dance

The first dance is becoming more and more difficult to plan; thanks to YouTube there are hundreds upon thousands of videos from people showing off their first dance to the world, and if you plan on being one of them you need to think of something special.

If you have a special song you would like the band to learn, please do talk to us and we will try everything to make it special for you.

If we’re not able to learn the song, we again will let you know in plenty of time and we are always more than happy to load the requested song onto our Ipod before the event, and play it through our PA for you.

Evening Entertainment

We have two options for the evening entertainment, but we’ll discuss that in the next FAQ header….

What forms do the band come in?

The band can be booked in a number of different ways. Our style is Irish Jig / Folk / Ceilidh – and we can cater really whatever you are looking for – here is a run down of what we do…..

I just want a band people can listen to and dance when they want

That’s fine! We have a great mixture of tunes and songs that we play from traditional folk, to obscure rock with our own twist and bits and bobs in-between as well. We can keep the party going as long as you need us to with our wide range of songs and bouncy Irish Jigs.

What this Ceilidh thing I’ve heard about?

Ah, so glad you asked! You may have heard it referred to as a Barn Dance before – but Ceilidh is where we bring our best Irish and Scottish tunes, and our own dedicated Caller.

The Caller’s job is to get people’s bums off seats, and to teach them different dances for them to do along with our tunes.

This is a very, very fun evening – you’ll be surprised by just how many people actually really do enjoy themselves – especially when they see all their friends making a fool of themselves.

But don’t worry, we wont make fun of you – if you give us enough encouragement we might even join you for a dance!

Is Ceilidh dancing hard?

Not at all! As I said, we have our own dedicated Caller there to guide you through it, and we’ve had children as young as 5 joining in with the dances before! We’ve even seen our guitarist do it, and he can barely talk and walk at the same time.

We can also do a dance for the bride and grooms exit – we have a great little dance called Strip The Willow, where the top couple will dance their way down the row of guests, linking arms and having a quick swing with everyone on their way out – almost like a guard of honour to your vehicle that’s whisking you away for the evening.
This gives you a perfect way to say goodbye to everyone, and straight into your car!

What about when you’re not playing?

We need to take a break about halfway through the evening to refuel. When this happens, we’ll play an Ipod through our PA – we’re very happy for you to provide one to us to play, or we can chat to you before hand, get an idea of what type of music you want played and we’ll fill our own for you and play that – so you don’t have to worry about the music at all!

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A selection of our set…
SONGS
Beautiful Day
Galway Girl
Devil Went Down To Georgia
Whisky In The Jar
Drunken Sailor
Tell Me Ma
Fish Have Feelings Too
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
Leaving of Liverpool
London Town
Love, Ire & Song
Matty Groves
New York Girls
Sweet Home Alabama

Tunes
Dirty Linen
Haste To The Wedding
Irish Washerwoman
Kesh's Ball (Kesh Jig / Lanigans Ball)
Polka Set
Sloe Gin
Rochdale Coconut Dance
Tam Lin
The Devils Island (Devils Dream / Staten Island / Mrs McLeod)
Tripping Over Blackthorn Cider (Blackthorn Stick / Tripping Up The Stairs)
Yarmouth Reel

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3 Reviews:

Verified review

, Sept. 8, 2016

"Fantastic. Exactly what we wanted. Even when we asked them to move from inside to outside, when the weather cleared, they did so workout complaint. I would recommend them to others."



, Jan. 23, 2016

"Hired the band for our School Burns Night and was blown away by their professionalism and performance! They had all our staff on their feet to dance the night away. Lovely friendly guys, would not hesitate to book them again! Cannot recommend them highly enough!"



, Nov. 4, 2016

"Stomping Boondocks were available to stand in at very last minute when our original band dropped out, and we've had nothing but good feedback about the music and have booked them again for our Summer Fete!"


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FAQ

How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We don't have to take any - but we would love a 5 or 10 minute break in the middle, just to get some more water
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We will certinaly try! As long as we're given enough notice (usually 2 weeks per song) anything is possible
How much space do you require?
We have squeezed into some very tight spaces before, but we prefer at least 10ft (width) if we can have it so we don't have to smell each other =)
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Fully PAT tested and Public Liability Insurance up to £10m - certificate is available on request
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes - full PA system and lights
How long do you play for?
Up to 3 hours
How can event planners pay for your services?
Either direct deposit, cheque or cash on the day is fine
Who are your previous clients?
Many bride and grooms as well as multi companies across the UL
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
With our multi-instrumental and diverse backgrounds, we bring traditional folk music with a lively and original twist
What are the highlights of your career?
Headlining a Cider Festival and performing at Folk on The Quay
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Lively folk band with a step and a bounce all the way
Event details and requirements
Hi guys, due to a car accident our band is unavailable to perform.for a wedding tomorrow in andover. Are you available? Would be £450
Estimated number of guests
60
Does the venue have a sound system?
No, supplier will need to provide their own sound equipment
Where are you in your hiring process?
Would like to book asap
Do you have genre preferences?
Folk
What is your approximate budget?
£200-£500
Event details and requirements
Hi guys, our usual caller has come down unwell. We have a ceilidh in Shaftsbury this evening and wondered if you may have someone with calling experience available? Cheers
Estimated number of guests
60
Does the venue have a sound system?
Yes, venue will have sound equipment available
Where are you in your hiring process?
Would like to book asap
What is your approximate budget?
Less than £200
Event details and requirements
Hi guys, our usual caller has come down unwell. We have a ceilidh in Shaftsbury this evening and wondered if you may have someone with calling experience available? Cheers
Estimated number of guests
60
Does the venue have a sound system?
Yes, venue will have sound equipment available
Where are you in your hiring process?
Not sure
What is your approximate budget?
Less than £200
Event details and requirements
Hi guys, our usual caller has come down unwell. We have a ceilidh in Shaftsbury this evening and wondered if you may have someone with calling experience available? Cheers
Estimated number of guests
60
Does the venue have a sound system?
Yes, venue will have sound equipment available
Where are you in your hiring process?
Not sure
What is your approximate budget?
Less than £200
Event details and requirements
Hi guys, our usual caller has come down unwell. We have a ceilidh in Shaftsbury this evening and wondered if you may have someone with calling experience available? Cheers
Estimated number of guests
60
Does the venue have a sound system?
Yes, but equipment is limited and supplier should bring their own equipment
Where are you in your hiring process?
Not sure
What is your approximate budget?
Not Sure




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