The String Beans were formed in 2014 by professional guitarists Jake Stentiford and Chris Twigg. The plan was to play a mixture of old gypsy jazz standards and modern day rock/pop classics with a gypsy twist. Having quickly made an impact on the Manchester acoustic scene with their first live shows, the duo has since expanded into a variety of line ups that can now offer vocals, upright bass and drums as well. Known for their frantic and heavily improvised live shows mixed with intricately arranged medleys expect to see The String Beans busking in a town near you soon!
Alongside their touring and busking exploits The String Beans are also available to hire as a more traditional background music act for restaurants, bars, weddings and other events. The String Beans Party Band is also available as evening entertainment for wedding and corporate parties as something a bit different to the usual function band.
Here you find String Beans- Repertoire You can expect between 12 and 14 songs to fit into one band set.
“Chris and Jake travelled down to my hometown in Bradford on Avon to play at our wedding over Easter. We had spotted them at the Manchester Gin Festival last year and when we got engaged shortly afterwards knew we had to try and find them. They played a great set, the guests really enjoyed their music and our in laws are fancying them for their 60ths next year! We can’t thank them enough for travelling all that way and making our day perfect! Thank you again!”
Kate and Jim
“THANK YOU SO MUCH for playing at our wedding, you guys were the best!! I think every single one of our guests came up to us at some point afterwards and said how amazing you were and how much fun they had dancing, you really made the evening incredible!”
Lucy & Damien
“The String Beans MADE our wedding and were the best decision we made for our big day. The dance floor was packed the entire evening and of our guests could not get over how AWESOME they were (nor could we!) Seriously, if you are looking for a band who tick all the boxes, look no further. It will be the best decision you will make. Hands down, it was ours. Energetic, fun, friendly and incredibly professional. We really wanted our wedding atmosphere to be more of a fun knees up and these guys made that. We wanted them to play all night!”