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Jazz and Party Band

A great band for any occasion, from background jazz to party music
Experienced musicians who have played with artists incl Sir Paul McCartney
Previous clients include BP, Nokia, McLaren, Coca-Cola and Mercedez-Benz..
Performed at high profile venues from Wembley Stadium to House of Commons
Based in London & available to perform at events worldwide

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This London based band perform jazz standards, soul music and pop classics as a flexible 2-6 piece band and are available for any event.

They are privileged to count Sir Paul McCartney among their many high profile clients. He personally chose them to provide the entertainment for his music publishing company's Christmas party - and liked the band so much that he jumped on stage and sang 3 Beatles classics with them!

The band also featured in the recent film "Brideshead Revisited" (starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon), played at the Sports Industry Awards (attended by the likes of David & Victoria Beckham), and for three years running they have flown out to Hong Kong to perform at the world famous 5* Intercontinental Hotel's New Year's Eve celebrations.

They can do it all!
From background jazz with or without vocals to a funky six-piece band featuring soul and pop classics, this band can create a sophisticated atmosphere for your function or really get the party started on the dance floor – and they can do it all in the same evening!

Their talented and in demand musicians have played with artists including:
Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Take That, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum, Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Jools Holland, Amy Winehouse, The Feeling, Corrine Bailey Rae, Alison Moet, Vanessa Mae, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Sugababes, Charlotte Church, Phil Collins, Level 42, The Brand New Heavies and Katie Melua.

As well as for TV shows including:
Strictly Come Dancing, The Charlotte Church Show, Top Of The Pops, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross...

The Music
Party Music
The band have a large repertoire of songs and styles, and can tailor the set list to suit your event.

On a typical evening their singer might open with a jazz set including such favourites as Fly Me To The Moon, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Come Fly With Me, It Had To Be You, Girl From Ipanema and Summertime.

Once they have got you in the mood they will shift up a gear with pop and soul classics Dock of The Bay, Son of A Preacher Man and Easy, before really getting the party going with dance floor fillers like Mustang Sally, Brown Eyed Girl, Play That Funky Music, Billie Jean, Superstition and songs from Beyonce, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Queen, Chaka Khan and James Brown.

From jazz and swing, to soul and funk, rock and roll to contemporary chart pop, this band can do it all, and they will emphasise the styles and songs that work best for you and your guests.

Background Music
For a laid back sophisticated mood to accompany dinner or drinks, their vocal repertoire includes jazz and bossa nova standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as the easy listening songs of artists such as Norah Jones.

If you don’t require a singer, their instrumental groups play jazz standards, smooth jazz grooves, Latin music and classic ballads to create the perfect atmosphere for your event. You can request a duo, trio or quartet led by the saxophone or piano. They can also provide solo cocktail piano.

And if you can’t decide whether you want background music or party music - you can have both! A jazz quartet during cocktails or dinner, followed by the full band plus singer to get the dance floor packed in the evening - no problem.

  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • Moondance
  • Making Whoopee
  • Let There Be Love
  • Mack The Knife
  • Hit The Road Jack
  • Route 66
  • Fever
  • Sway
  • Comin' Home Baby
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Night and Day
  • It Had To Be You
  • Lets Do It (Lets Fall In Love)
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Mas Que Nada
  • But Not For Me
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Makin' Whoopee
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • A Foggy Day
  • Dream A Little Dream
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • I Get a Kick
  • Love for Sale
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Angel Eyes
  • Take The "A" Train
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  • Alright Okay You Win
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Summertime
  • Georgia on my Mind
  • Autumn Leaves
  • God Bless The Child
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • I'm Beginning To See The Light
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Blame it on My Youth
  • The Look of Love
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • All Of Me
  • Wave
  • Gentle Rain
  • This Masquerade
  • Suggested First Dances
  • At Last
  • Can't Help Falling In Love With You
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Close To You
  • For Once In My Life
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • It Had To Be You
  • Let's Stay Together
  • Moondance
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Stand By Me
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • We Have All The Time In The World
  • What A Wonderful World
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Your Song
  • You've Got A Friend
  • Mellow Moods
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Eva Cassidy)
  • You've Got A Friend (Carole King)
  • Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)
  • Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
  • Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy)
  • Jazz/Swing
  • Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • I Feel Good (James Brown)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
  • Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyonce)
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
  • 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Hey Ya (OutKast)
  • Kiss (Tom Jones/Prince)
  • Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
  • Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)
  • Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
  • Son of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
  • Rescue Me (Aretha Franklin)
  • Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • Think (Aretha Franklin)
  • Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
  • Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
  • I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
  • Don't Stop The Music (Rihanna)
  • I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
  • Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
  • Pokerface (Lady Gaga)
  • Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
  • Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
  • Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
  • Midnight at the Oasis (Brand New Heavies)
  • Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
  • Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
  • Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack/Fugees)
  • Crazy (Gnarls Berkley)
  • I've Had The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing)
  • Africa (Toto)
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
  • Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
  • Walk On By (Dionne Warwick)
  • Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
  • Blame it On The Boogie (The Jacksons)
  • Like I Love You (Justin Timberlake)
  • Good Times (Chic)
  • Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
  • You Might Need Somebody (Randy Crawford)
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
  • Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
  • Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack/Fugees)
  • Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
  • I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
  • The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis and The News)
  • Easy (Lionel Richie)
  • What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
  • Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
  • Mercy (Duffy)
  • Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
  • Still Haven't Found (U2)
  • In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
  • Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
  • Knock On Wood (Wilson Pickett)
  • Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
  • Hey Jude (Beatles)
  • Somebody Else's Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • You Are The Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
  • Jump (Van Halen)
  • We Can Work It Out (Chaka Khan)
  • All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
  • Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
  • Sex Machine (James Brown)
  • We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
  • Jewish Medley
  • Hava Nagila
  • Siman Tov
  • Bashana Haba'a
  • Hevenu Shalom Alechem
  • Ose Shalom
  • Pop/Soul Covers
  • Coca Cola
  • BP
  • Nokia
  • Miramax
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Accenture
  • Harveu Nichols
  • McLaren
  • ITV
  • Clinique
  • Reuters
  • Premier Oil
  • BBC
  • The National Trust
  • Selfridges

" Thanks guys, you were terrific. Really enjoyed jamming with you, it was fun! "

Sir Paul McCartney MBE at McCartney Publishing Ltd’s Christmas Party

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