The Iron Boot Scrapers became the great white sharks of the busking bands soon after they had took to the streets in 2008.
The Iron Boot Scrapers embrace the attitude of those early musicians, using the instrumentation of the 1920’s,whilst playing the cutting edge music of this present day instead of the ossified music of one hundred years ago. However still using the thump of the sousaphone, twang of banjo, drums and other authentic instrumentation of that past time, all with uplifting vocal harmonies.
There are 3 Iron Boot Scraper projects
The street band acoustic performance. This is great for those wanting a band, at their event, that is mobile and requiring no amplification. The Iron Boot Scrapers will mingle with your guests and will give your party their own brand of musical boost.
The full on dance band. The Iron Boot Scrapers play with radio mics, so they will still be entirely mobile and will regularly invade, and rock out with the guests. This option will involve lights and PA amplification. There is an option for a post DJ dance option, spinning the mp3s for your dancefloor.
The Steampunk band playing their own IBS original material. Hear samples of their original material. Using their original instrumentation they became the Victorian Street band that H G Wells evicted from his street by literally moving them on to another time. Now, stuck in the 21st Century they struggle with current musical genres and create their own in the process.
Some of The Iron Boot Scrapers previous clients and prestigious venues are The British Royal Family, Dubai Royal Family, Eastenders, Andrew Lloyd Webber, K T Tunstall, Microsoft, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Ken Dod, Suggs from Madness, Cilla Black, Richard E Grant, The Athens Olympics, Hammersmith Apollo, Dubai Shopping Festival, Commonwealth Games, Earls Court, Wembley Stadium, The Savoy Hotel, HAC, Natural History and Science Museums.
The Iron Boot Scrapers have also performed at Town Festivals in the following towns 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.
The Iron Boot Scrapers have performed in many countries including 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
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
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
The band was fantastic, best wedding band I’ve ever seen and so many guests said the same thing. Really friendly bunch of gentlemen! – Gregory Munsch
The iron boot scrapers just played our wedding on Saturday in the Lake District. They were so awesome. They had everyone up dancing. Judged the crowd perfectly. Every song was brilliant. They got down in the crowd and interacted with everyone. Easily the best wedding band I have ever seen! Thank you!! – Aileen O’Neill
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.