Captain Redeye and the Hoods

Vintage Gangster Swing

Hip-shakin’, energetic performances filled with charism & style
Play old favourites from the 1930s-50s & rock/pop reinterpretations
Can perform as a 7 or 9 piece band to fit any venue
Performed at venues across the UK in: Kensington, Piccadilly Circus…
Based in Leeds & London & available for events world

Vintage Gangster Swing VIDEOS

Vintage Gangster Swing PHOTOS

This gangster swing band take inspiration from the golden Hollywood era of the 1930s - 1950s; gin-joints and speakeasies, all-night revelry, smoke-filled jazz lounges and illicit liquor.

Their energetic performances filled with style and charisma pack a punch, and will have audience of all ages giving it their all on the dance floor as the band serve up a heady cocktail of high-octane jump-jazz, hip-shaking swing, finger-poppin’ rhythm and blues, all with a dash of Latin thrown in for good measure. Their repertoire features old favourites by Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles, as well as rock and pop reinterpretations, all delivered in their own hard-swingin’ style.

These highly accomplished musicians have played a multitude of venues and events across the UK, from high society balls in Knightsbridge and Kensington to variety evenings in northern social clubs, to regular Burlesque nights in Piccadilly Circus at the heart of London’s West End.

They are as comfortable playing shows to large festival crowds as they are in intimate cabaret clubs, and have performed their own brand of much-loved musical high jinks everywhere from the Science Museum to the Savoy Hotel! Perfect for a variety of themed events: Prohibition, Gangsters & Molls, 1920s and 30s, Vegas/Hollywood/Casino, Masked Ball, Black & White, this band will make your event unforgettable.

" Nice Work guys! "

Vince Power, founder of Vince Power Music Group and owner of The Pigalle Club

" We would like to thank all the band for your outstanding performance at our wedding. Everyone is still talking about it - you really were the icing on the cake! "

Dax & Gina, Essex

" You guys were total hand utterly brilliant last night. You absolutely made the night! You are entertaining, soooo tight, all damn hot musicians, and your set was enormous fun. Everyone needs to know about you! "

Jo Rogers, The Sisterhood, Head of Creative Affairs, Scion Films

" I was sooooo thrilled with you and the band last night - you are a unique, slick, damn hot band - love working with you all - really - so professional etc… and easy on the eye to boot!! "

Sarah Colohan, Producer, The Tassel Club

" Thank you so much for playing at your wedding. You guys were fantastic and really made the night. We couldn’t have imagined a better band it we tried! "

Andy & Penny, Banbury Castle


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