The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • from £1095 in Yorkshire & Humberside Help
  • from £1225 in North West
  • from £1225 in North East
  • from £1225 in Scotland
  • from £1225 in West Midlands
  • from £1225 in East Midlands
  • from £1225 in Wales
  • from £1225 in East of England
  • from £1355 in South West
  • from £1355 in South East

A swingin' 6- to 10-piece band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock 'n' roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the band worth £150.

The Jump & Wail Big Band perform with lashings of style and bags of energy, breathing new life into the classic hits of the 30s to 60s. They deliver an up tempo, feel good show, recreating the vintage sounds of the past and bringing them into the present with their own unique twist.

The band are fronted by a fantastic male vocalist who has performed across the UK and abroad as both a solo, cabaret vocalist and as a band singer. He's performed for companies and venues including Warner Leisure, Haven, Thomson Holidays, Saga Holidays, Gala, Shearings, Premier Inn, Radisson Hotels and more. He's also performed on live television and radio while touring in the beautiful island of Malta. Often compared to the likes of Michael Buble and Harry Connick Junior, he prides himself on delivering his high quality vocals with humour and energy.

As if that wasn't enough, the band behind him are a hand-picked bunch of in-demand musicians who've worked all over the UK and abroad, topped up with a talented female backing vocalist. (Or two, in the 10-piece big band!)

The Jump & Wail Big Band perform their own high-energy versions of s string of hits, made famous by artists including Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Hayley, Chuck Berry, Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson and many more.

As well as their lively evening show, the band can also offer background jazz music in the afternoon which is ideal for background music, and a DJ service to keep the music flowing, between sets. If you're booking them for December, they can also offer a special Christmas-themed show.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals; female backing vocals; piano; saxophone; double bass; drums.
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (stage & dancefloor lighting; 2 x colour washes on stands to light up band from the front, 4 x dmx scanners on T bars or a truss for back of stage lighting, 2 x LED moving head lights at front of stage.)
Arrival & set-up Help from 5pm, allow 120 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 5 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
DJ service (provided by act)

includes laptop with large song database + requests + mic for speeches + lighting

Add 1 x 60 minute jazz trio set: vocals; piano; double bass Add £370
Add 1 x 60 minute jazz quartet set: vocals; piano; double bass; drums Add £495

What people say Help

  • Thank you for performing at our Christmas Party. You were absolutely brilliant and I really appreciated how you just took control and got on with it! All the elements that you put together were fab! Your signature swing performance was even better than I’d hoped, and you really just went with the atmosphere of the evening as it developed with your second set and the disco afterwards. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for bringing the atmosphere to the party!

    Joanna, Corporate Christmas Party, Oxford, 2016
  • We said it on Friday but wanted to echo again how brilliant you and the band were on Friday. We had so many compliments and thought the music was great - it was exactly what we wanted!

    Fran & Alastair, Wedding, Yorkshire, 2016
  • Thanks for making our 40th wedding anniversary party such a big success, the dance floor was never empty, with 7 to 70 year olds not wanting the night to finish!

    Linda & Dick, Anniversary Party, Newcastle, 2015
  • Their singer was amazing and had a fantastic voice. He soon had our wedding guests jiving and twisting away. Loads of guests commented on how fantastic he was. I would definitely recommend him!

    Craig & Joanna, Wedding, Malta, 2015

Repertoire Help

  • Set 1
  • Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
  • All I Do Is Dream Of You - Michael Buble
  • Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
  • Bring Me Sunshine - Morecombe And Wise
  • Call Me Irresponsible - Michael Buble
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
  • Choo Choo Ch'boogie - Louis Jordan
  • Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Tony Bennett
  • Fever - Michael Buble
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • For Once In My Life - Tony Bennett
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? - Robbie Williams
  • Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You - Frank Sinatra
  • I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennet
  • I've Got The World On A String - Frank Sinatra
  • I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
  • It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Aint Got That Swing) - Ella Fitzgerald
  • It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Junior
  • Jump, Jive And Wail - Louis Prima
  • Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima
  • King Of The Swingers (I Wanna Be Like You) - Louis Prima
  • L O V E - Nat King Cole
  • Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
  • Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • New York, New York
  • On The Street Where You Live - Standard
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right - Nat King Cole
  • Sweet Georgia Brown - Bing Crosby
  • That's Life - Frank Sinatra
  • Up A Lazy River - Bobby Darin
  • When Your Smiling - Louis Prima
  • You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
  • Set 2
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper
  • Do You Love Me - The Tremeloes
  • Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Im A Believer - The Monkees
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Johny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
  • Lets Twist Again - Chubby Chekker
  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Proud Mary - Tina Turner
  • Reet Petit - Jackie Wilson
  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley
  • Shake A Tailfeather - Ray Charles
  • Shake Rattle And Roll - Bill Hayley
  • Soul Man - Sam And Dave
  • Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
  • Twistin' The Night Away - Sam Cooke


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