The Iron Boot Scrapers

The Iron Boot Scrapers

Using the traditional jazz instrumentation of sousaphone, banjo, trombone and percussion.

We seek to do what the trad jazzers were doing way back then, ie play the popular music of the day. Why have such stomping instrumentation and then play tunes that are almost one hundred 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!

Also, we write and record our own material.

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.

We come with a state-of-art PA and lighting (smoke, lights, laser).Check out our videos, on our videos page, for the evidence.


Additional info

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, Richard Branson and the architect Richard Rogers.
Prestigious Venues...
The Athens Olympics, Eastenders, Hammersmith Apollo, Dubai Shopping Festival, Henley and Cowes Regatta, Commonwealth Games, Earls Court, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Rugby 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 Festivals...
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.

"You guys are AMAZING!!!!!! Seeing you perform at my sister's wedding last night, in Ilfracombe, was a highlight of what was an already perfect day and we all had the time of our lives.  You had the entire wedding party up on their feet and many of the girls went home with black soles from taking off their heels so they could dance!  Everyone commented on how great you were, how it was the best wedding they had ever been to/best band they'd seen at a wedding, how well your quirky style fitted in with the venue and the relaxed, but fun, atmosphere of Jane and Perry's wedding. Really, really great job, thanks for coming all the way.  Love the hats...sorry you had to give them up for the majority of the night!" - From happy Maid of Honour at Jane & Perry's wedding in Ilfracombe.

"Saw you guys on Sunday night at my cousin's party.  AMAZINNNNNG.  Everyone loved it.  Thanks". - Roger Morgan Private birthday party).

"You today also, even though its another day. happy happy music". - Polly Lindsay ( Brighton street festival).

"Thanks Ian. 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.

"Brilliant night in the Old Speckled Hen at Goodwood". - Roger Hunt.

"You were great last night at the wedding in Cornwall" - Stewart Hunter.

"Thank you so much for braving the weather on Saturday, here at Osea leisure park!  I hope you all got back OK in the end?  You were all fabulous.  I can't praise you enough!!  My customers are raving about you!" - Janie Robinson (M.D.).

"A massive thank you for performing on our wedding day on 22nd June 2013.  You were excellent and you had everyone up dancing all night.  All of our friends are talking about you and asking for your details!" - Max Thoms.

"Great gig in Westminster, by jove, well done chaps!" - Matthew Kelly.

"The wonderful Iron Boot Scrapers at my mum's funeral, with many thanks, it was a fab send off". - Sean Hawkey.

"What a fantastic night on Saturday, you guys rock!  You were the talk of the party!  I love the way you interact with the crowd.  Thank you so much :)". - Johathan Freshney.

"Massive thank-you to you all for such a fab gig at my wedding party in Cambridge, was wonderful to have you play for us.  Everyone (and rightly so) thought you were fab!" - Sandra Freshney.

Saw you guys in Cambridge today and LOVED it!" - Andrea Holden.

"Loved watching you guys do your stuff in Devon this afternoon and Holly & Phils wedding party.  Really fantastic!" - Evolve Photography.

"Fantastic gig last night guys, loving the new stuff, shame you couldn't stay a bit longer!" - Martin Rigby.

"My word, thank you all for a fantastic night out last night.  A splendid start to my birthday weekend.  Queens of the Stone Age will never be quite the same again (in a good way)." - Luka Hammo.

"Saw these guys tonight in Hastings - absolutely brilliant, great fun.  Would recommend to book them". - Martin Gould.

"Just a great big thank you for making our son's Birthday party last night fantastic!  He loved it.  Great entertainers!" - Andy Tanner.

"Thanks for the great entertainment at my bruvs wedding.  Much respect.  You guys rock!" - Ben Saunders.