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Essential Oompah


If you're feeling the urge to don leather shorts, drink gallons of foamy beer from a big jug and listen to cheerful German folk music (and who doesn't?) then perhaps we can interest you in the very best way we know to completely immerse yourself in all things Teutonic - Meine Damen und Herren, we give you Essential Oompah!

Essential Oompah

Essential Oompah are one of the Best Bavarian Bands the UK Has to Offer. Create the Oktoberfest Atmosphere Anytime of Year With This Fantastic Live Band.

With their mix of traditional Oompah songs and cover well loved hits such as Purple Rain and Bohemian Rhapsody in their unique Bavarian style, your guests will be thoroughly entertained form start to finish.

The band was formed in 2013 with musicians who originated from a brass band background and thought it would be a fantastic idea to be able to play gigs together and take Oompah music to the next level by creating a new style and feel to what was a well-trodden approach. They invited fellow brass playing friends to join and performed their first ever gig in June 2013, in their home village, at Littleborough Cricket Club.

The band currently features many of the best brass players in the North West area who regularly perform with the country’s leading Brass bands and Orchestras such as the Black Dyke Band, Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, The Halle Orchestra and The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Since that initial concert the band has gone from strength to strength appearing regularly at local fund-raising and charity concerts and undertaken numerous Golf/Cricket/Rugby Club engagements throughout the UK. Essential Oompah have frequently appeared at the Manchester Bierkeller and in December 2016 were invited to perform, on consecutive weekends, at the Taunton Bierkeller, which proved to be a great success. In addition to performing at the ITV Christmas party, at Chill Factor, the band has also appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown, in February 2016, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe for a week in 2015, culminating in a sell-out show on the final concert. The band has also performed twice at the Butlins’ Mineworkers Brass Band Contest, January 2015 and 2016, to wide acclaim and performed to over 2,500 people. At the most recent performance the stewards were instructed to not let any more people in as they were in danger of exceeding the room’s capacity!

Over the summer 2017 the band performed music on the pitch for England games at Old Trafford Cricket ground.  In October 2016 and 2017, Essential Oompah have performed at Cork and Limerick Oktoberfest to a crowd of 6000 people! performing at the ITV Christmas party, at Chill Factor, the band has also appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown, in February 2016, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe for a week in 2015, culminating in a sell-out show on the final concert. The band has also performed twice at the Butlins’ Mineworkers Brass Band Contest, January 2015 and 2016, to wide acclaim and performed to over 2,500 people. At the most recent performance the stewards were instructed to not let any more people in as they were in danger of exceeding the room’s capacity!

If you've decided that you must have Essential Oompah at your next event you can get an instant quote and availability check by filling in the quick enquiry form. Before you can say 'sauerkraut' you'll know if the band are free on your date and how much it will cost to hire them.

A quick word on instant pricing; Essential Oompah come in various sized line ups.  We don't believe in showing you the all singing, all dancing option and then giving you the price for the smallest option.  When you get your instant quote, this will be for the full nine piece band complete with frontman who is brilliant at animating any audience.  This is the most you will ever pay (unless you've picked New Years Eve or your booking requires B&B).  If your budget doesn't allow for the full band, smaller options are available. Just email us at info@hireaband.co.uk or call us free on 0800 612 3320 even from your mobile to discuss your options in detail.

If you do want the full band (and this is by far the most popular option) here's what you'll get;

2 x 45 minute sets including full PA system

Frontman accompanied by an 8 piece show band containing:

3 Trumpets

2 Trombones

1 Euphonium

1 Tuba

1 Drum Kit

The frontman is a super experienced audience animator - he'll get the crowd thoroughly involved.

 

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.20th Century Fox Theme
2.I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
3.Oompah Pah - From the Musical - Oliver
4.Ein Prosit - German Drinking Anthem
5.Schneewalter - Audience Clapping Game
6.Delilah - Tom Jones
7.William Tell
8.Come on Eileen - Dexy's
9.Dam Busters Theme
10.Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
11.Avengers Theme
12.Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
13.Pan Song
14.Madness Medley
15.Music Man
16.Angels - Robbie Williams
17.Everybody Dance Now - CnC Music Factory
18.Bohemian Rhapsody
19.Purple Rain
20.My Way - Frank Sinatra

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Essential Oompah

I had the pleasure of working with the band on our Oktoberfest Comes to Glasgow and Oktoberfest Comes to Manchester shows this year. From start to finish, the team went above and beyond to ensure that our customers received the best experience possible. They are by far the best oompah band I have hired and really know how to get the crowd involved. From a management perspective, I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and organisation of the band and everything run very smoothly. I have even booked them for next year's events in advance. A huge thank you again to the whole band!

Essential Oompah

These guys are a fun, professional and a very enjoyable act. We always feel lucky when they're performing and they always bring the house down!

Essential Oompah

These are not to be missed! Whatever your mood or fancy, they'll pick you up and throw you about for a couple of hours, leaving you feeling high in the sky, or more likely dancing on tables! Great fun, great leader and a guaranteed good time!"

Essential Oompah

Congratulations on an amazing show. You really know how to put spectacular fizz into thousands of people. The musical arrangements are superb, the timing and presentation is a joy to behold and the energetic insanity of the front man is jaw dropping and wonderful fun. Brilliant.

Essential Oompah

This is the best oompah band I have ever seen in my life!

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