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The Bavarian Strollers

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Overview

  • 4/7 Piece Bavarian Oompah Band
  • Perfect for Bierkeller Nights
  • Can perform strolling or on stage
  • Appear in German Lederhosen

Location

The Band are based in Central London and regularly play around the capital however they would happily travel all across the UK to entertain audiences.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 mins sets

About this Act

The Bavarian Strollers are one of the country’s most successful Bavarian bands and have been an established German Um Pah band since 1978. The band uses first class professional musicians and is based on a traditional Bavarian band consisting of 2 clarinets, trumpet, trombone and tuba although the band can also perform with a 4, 6 or 7 piece line up adding accordion and drums.

The Bavarian Strollers’ main strength is German Bier Keller or beer cellar nights and they have a vast repertoire of both traditional and popular German music and English sing-along tunes. There are vocals in both English and German and they play in traditional German Lederhosen costume. The band can perform both indoors and outside and can stand, sit or stroll around a venue. They also provide a free German 1 litre stein hire service upon request.

A typical Bier Keller night would consist of a performance of either two or three 45 minute sets, the first usually being mainly traditional music to set the atmosphere with plenty of Bavarian toasts to get the beer flowing. The second set usually contains more audience participation and games with Um Pah music to accompany and a few old favourite English songs. The third set or ‘party’ set is packed with rousing German and English songs from ‘Val der Ree, Val der Raa’ to ‘Daisy Daisy’ and ‘The Dambusters’ to ‘Que Sera’ and involves lots of drinking, dancing, singing and thigh slapping!

The Bavarian Strollers have played at venues around the world including performances in Germany, Italy, the Channel Islands and Ireland. They have performed at many venues throughout the United Kingdom including Harrods store, the RAC Club, Skibo Castle, various Universities, The Royal College of Music, The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Battersea Bier Fest and the National Caravan Exhibition. The Bavarian Strollers have appeared on numerous TV shows including BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Sport Relief and Sky 1’s Vroom Vroom and have appeared in several films. They have also recorded on the Olive Branch Label.

The Bavarian Strollers are regularly booked for corporate events and have recently been booked by BMW, Munich RE Insurance and T-Mobile to name a few. The band can add a touch of class and a bit of something different to any event and can perform anything from traditional Bavarian music in the background to a full Bier Fest for your clients.

Testimonials

"Just a quick mail to say thanks so much to you and the band for Saturday night. You were brilliant and really made the item a great success."

- Mr Hopkins - BBC Sport Relief

"What a night, thanks for filling the pub and getting everyone singing and dancing. Never thought you would get that lot going"

- Mr Donahue - London

"Thanks for the amazing experience. Who'd have known lederhosen are that much fun!"

-Mr Brimacombe - Liverpool

Set List

Ein Prosit - Trad
Alter Jagermarsch - Trad
Auf Der Alma - Trad
Auf, Singet und Trinket - Trad
Beer Barrel Polka - Trad
Bier Her Bier Her - Trad
Blaze Away - Trad
Bums Valdera - Trad
Ja Mir Rad - Trad
Carneval Von Venig - Trad
Carolina Moon - Trad
Girl of my Dreams - Trad
Chim Chim Cherree - Sherman Brothers
Clarinet Polka - Trad
Dakota Polka - Trad
Das Humbta Tatara - Trad
Der Alte Peter - Trad
Der Bandtanz - Trad
Der Lustige Rheinlander - Trad
Der Mann am Klavier - Trad
Die Lorelei - Trad
Do Re Me - Rogers and Hammerstein
Dolores Waltzer - Trad
Edelweiss - Rogera and Hammerstein
Ein Rundgesang - Trad
Es Zogen Drei Burschen Wohl Uber Den Rhein - Trad
Grad aus dem Wirthaus - Trad
Hi Le Hi Lo - Trad
Hi Neighbor - Trad
Hit the Road Jack - Percy Mayfield
Holzauktion - Trad
In Wald Auf Der Heide - Trad
In Munchen Stadt (ein Hoffbrau Haus) - Trad
Jehts Geht Los - Trad
Kommt EinVogel Geflogen - Trad
Kumtner Liedermarsch - Trad
Lauterbach - Trad
Lichtenstiener Polka - Trad
Lindenau und Madele Ruck - Trad
Lustig und Zufrieden - Trad
Mitternacht in Moskau - Trad
Muncher Schafflertanz - Trad
Music to Watch Girls By - Trad
Nacht Leben - Trad
Nellie the Elephant - Trad
Oh When the Saints - Trad
Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Trad
Roses of Picardy - Trad
Santa Lucia - Trad
Schwarze Augen - Trad
Student auf einer Reis - Trad
The Anniversary Waltz - Trad
The Happy Wanderer - Trad
The Skaters Waltz - Trad
Tiroler Holzhackerbaubin - Trad
Tolzer Schutzen Marsch - Trad
Tomorrow Belongs to Me - Trad
Trink Bruderlein Trink - Trad
Trink Mer Noch a Tropfche - Trad
Tulips From Amsterdam - Trad
Tyrol Dance - Trad
Tyroler Sind Lustig - Trad
Uber Den Wellen - Trad
Um Die Ecke Rum - Trad
Vergessen Dein Frau - Trad
Wein Bleibt Wein - Trad
Wenn das Wasser von Rhein - Trad
Wer Niemals Einen Rausch Gehabt - Trad
Wer Soll Das Bezahlen - Trad
Wheels - Trad
Wir Sind Die Sanger Vom Schwartzwalde - Trad
Tomorrow Belongs to Me - Trad
Floral Dance - Trad
Aus Der Jungendzeit - Trad
Sie Nict Bose - Trad
The Skaters Waltz - Trad
Agadoo - Black Lace
Bierwaltzer - Trad
Cabaret - John Kander
Charleston Medly - Trad
Der Treue Husar - Trad
Drinking Song - Trad
Foxtrot Medly - Trad
Foxtrot singalong - Trad
Hokey cokey - Trad
London Songs - Trad
Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
Marching with Jolston - Trad
Muss I Denn zum Stadtele Naus? - Elvis
O Du Wunderschoner Deutscher Rhein - Trad
Radetzky March - Strauss
Schnee Walzer - Trad
Schwarzwaldmusikanten - Trad
Singalong Waltzes - Trad

Lineup

  • 4 piece - Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba + Frontman
    Optional Accordian, Trombone, 2nd clarinet and drums

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