The Slippery Hill Boys - Hoedown party, Wedding party, Barn Dance Band - Staffordshire & Cheshire.

The Slippery Hill Boys - Bluegrass, Barn Dances and Hoedowns for Wedding or Party - Staffordshire & Cheshire

"An eclectic mix of foot-stomping bluegrass and classic Americana."

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From soulful, close harmony songs to blisteringly fast bluegrass classics The Slippery Hill Boys are a must for all lovers of Americana.

There's quite a bit of swapping around of instruments - it's rare to have one highly talented banjo player in a band, let alone two, one of whom doubles as a fine flatpicker. Mandolin and bass complete the line up, with the occasional bit of penny whistle. Magical.

But that's not all. With an optional barn dance caller, The Slippery Hill Boys are the perfect barn dance band for any hoedown, hog roast, corporate event, Wild West party or wedding.

Though the guys may think they're in Kentucky, The Slippery Hill Boys are based in North Staffordshire, England.


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Barn Dances for Weddings, Parties and Fund Raising Events

We have a full performance repertoire but and also an extensive list of dance tunes so why not book The Slippery Hill Boys as a barn dance band for your Wild West Birthday Party or themed Wedding Reception? Everyone loves a hoedown so bring in the straw bales, deck the tables with gingham and put on your jeans and cowboy hat and prepare for a rootin', tootin' good time! Our expert barn dance callers will make sure that even the most hopeless novice will enjoy the party dancing as much as the expert. Our barn dances are ideal for weddings, parties, birthday celebrations, hog roasts etc etc. They are also excellent for raising money for charity and worthy causes. We've compiled a list of tips and ideas to help you raise the most money for your cause or charity from Slippery Hill Boys barn dance.

Take a look at some pictures from recent events


Performances, Folk and Roots Festivals, Beer Festivals, Community Events

The Slippery Hill Boys have an extensive repertoire of songs and tunes for any event. It goes without saying that The Slippery Hill Boys are more than happy to perform at festivals and other events, but they can also help in other ways. Over the years they have also built up and impressive variety of PA equipment with rigs available to cover everything from small events to large outdoor concerts. PA systems can be made available for the rest of your event, either free if booked with the band or for a extra charges to cover operator costs and time.



The Slippery Hill Boys Bluegrass, Americana and Barn Dance band are based in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme in North Staffordshire but usually cover areas within 1.5 hours of their base. This can include Cheshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire and the West Midlands. But if you are outside these areas give the boys a call anyway, they don't like to miss out on a good party!


The Slippery Hill Boys mix of Bluegrass, Americana and Old Timey music is based on American folk traditions. Strictly speaking we're not a Country or country music band but there are definite similarities. Anyway, have a listen at some of our recordings and if you like what you hear, give us a call

Some of our recent recordings:-

Studio Recordings

  • Crossing Muddy Waters
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • Oughta Name a Drink After You
  • Galway Girl
  • Paradise/Fire on the Mountain

Garden Room Sessions

  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Shady Grove

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New CD, Gathering Speed, out now!

New CD, Gathering Speed

Also available for download on iTunes and Amazon

Track Listing

  1. Little Maggie Trad arr. Slippery Hill Boys
  2. Red Haired Boy Trad arr. Slippery Hill Boys
  3. Wagon Wheel Bob Dylan/Ketch Secor
  4. Louisiana Saturday Night Don Williams
  5. Waiting for the Federals Trad arr. Slippery Hill Boys
  6. Hard Times Come Again No More Stephen Foster
  7. Copperhead Road Steve Earle
  8. Speed of the Sound of Loneliness John Prine
  9. Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe
  10. Gathering Speed Andy Anderson
  11. Carolina Star Hugh Moffatt
  12. Foggy Mountain Breakdown Earl Scruggs
  13. Paradise John Prine

"... listening to the Slippery Hill Boys, it gets better the more I listen to it. The arrangement on Hard Times is fantastic, the voices all work so well together, same on Sound of Loneliness. Gathering Speed is great, didn't realise it was one of your own compositions. £10 well spent."

Price £10 + £2 p&p



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