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1920s & Gatsby bands

Hire a 1920s band to play authentic Charleston music, Dixieland jazz or Harlem swing. Perfect for speakeasy or Gatsby-themed events.

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Bertie And The Spiffs

  • West Yorkshire
  • 4-5
  • (22)

Hugely entertaining and swinging 1920s-style jazz band, who have previously performed at Wembley Stadium. The band put their own unique and eccentric take on modern pop, from Taylor Swift to Motorhead! DJ laptop service available on request.

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from£1,660

The Basin Street Band

  • London
  • 6-7
  • (27)

Swinging, vintage-themed band playing a mixture of modern hits in a quirky, vintage style alongside authentic 20s-40s material.

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from£1,995

Putting On The Ritz

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (25)

Unique throwback to the Jazz Age of the 1920s & 30s, when The "Charleston" was all the rage, and the swells were "Putting on the Ritz". Also available as a roaming option!

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from£860

The Postmodern Jazz Cats

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (24)

An intoxicating blend of swing, jazz and contemporary pop performed by experienced, world-class musicians. Additional musicians and afternoon sets also available.

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from£1,475

Scotch and Soda

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (18)

Focusing on the vibrant music of the roaring twenties and capturing the era's glitz and glamour, Scotch & Soda stand out as the premier 1920s jazz band on the boardwalk.

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from£1,660

Canal Street Swing Band

  • Leeds
  • 5-7
  • (21)

Immersing their audience in the essence of New Orleans' "roaring 20s" jazz era, The Canal Street Swing Band have earned acclaim at numerous venues, from raucous bars to highly respected jazz festivals.

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from£490

The Velvet Tones

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (14)

Drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of Jazz, The Velvet Tones pay tribute to the iconic Ladies of Jazz by performing classics from the Great American Songbook and songs popularized by legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.

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from£320

Miss Moon

  • London
  • 1
  • (16)

An accomplished and award-winning Italian-American vocalist with over 15 years of experience, has graced international stages and performed at numerous high-end venues and jazz clubs as well as various corporate and private events.

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from£1,910

Swing It

  • Cardiff
  • 5
  • (15)

A sassy, swingin' jazz band from Cardiff to get your party jumping, playing the best tunes from the last 100 years in a vintage style with a contemporary sound.

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from£250

Lissie Lark

  • Bedfordshire
  • 1
  • (7)

Electrifying, vintage singer who brings the roaring 20s to the modern day with a mix of classic hits and contemporary tunes, all with a charming, star-quality twist.

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from£710

The 12th Street Swingers

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (38)

Upbeat, Dixieland jazz band playing songs in the classic New Orleans style. Great for toe-tapping background music. Also available as a marching band line-up is available for parades and funerals.

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from£985

The Hotsy-Totsies

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (21)

Delivering a diverse range of songs from many genres and decades, reinvented in a captivating vintage style from upbeat funk, jazz standards or Brazilian samba and Latin beats.

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from£1,355

Postmodern Swing Club

  • Sussex
  • 5-9
  • (22)

Offering jazz reworks of contemporary hits alongside classic Rat Pack repertoire, Postmodern Swing Club will take you by surprise with their reworked vintage versions of Katy Perry and Oasis to Nirvana and Radiohead! Larger line-ups also available.

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from£1,970

Hipshakers

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (22)

Stylish vintage jazz band inspired by Postmodern Jukebox. The band play all your favourite chart hits from a 1920s Charleston version of Put Your Records On to a Motown-style arrangement of Can’t Feel My Face.

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The Southside Jazz Band

  • London
  • 3-8
  • (17)

Renowned for their live shows full of infectious energy, and their ability to win over any crowd large or small, The Southside Jazz Band is the band that most evocatively recreates the bold, brassy, blues-infused spirit of 1920s New Orleans jazz in the UK today.

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from£965

Jazz Burlesque

  • London
  • 3-15
  • (4)

A gathering of the UK's top burlesque and variety performers, presented by renowned figures reminiscent of The Rat Pack.

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from£380

Lily Von Rouge

  • Derbyshire
  • 1-10
  • (14)

Tantalizing singer available as a soloist or with a live band in varying sizes. Lily sings the best of vintage and postmodern jazz in sparkling 1920s style.

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from£515

Jitterbug Jazz

  • Birmingham
  • 3-5
  • (16)

Jitterbug Jazz are a young, talented all-male piano trio dedicated to providing sophisticated musical entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate functions and any other special occasions.

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from£330

The Gatsby Girl

  • North Yorkshire
  • 1
  • (10)

Dazzling vocalist with a variety of shows spanning from 1910's through to the 60s! Wartime inspired shows to rock n roll favourites, The Gatsby Girl has something to offer for all events.

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from£740

The Slick City Jazz Stompers

  • London
  • 2-7
  • (21)

The Slick City Jazz Stompers play trad jazz in the traditional New Orleans style – perfect for background music to help create a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere at summer events.


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Booking a 1920s or Gatsby themed band?

Recreate the razzle dazzle of the jazz age with a Great Gatsby-style 1920s band in top hats and tails – cheerful and quirky! Or top off your prohibition-themed party with a speakeasy-style band paying homage to the era of the Cotton Club and rent parties!

From gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt to quirky Charlestons, these acts are perfect for setting a classy, relaxed mood. We also have traditional Dixieland jazz bands for hire, ideal for garden parties in the summer. Smartly dressed to give an authentic feel, their foxtrots and shuffles will transport you back to the toe-tapping 20s.

Often small and compact line-ups, our 20s Dixieland bands are perfect for outdoor performances and squeezing onto smaller stages. Whether you’re cruising down the river or putting on the ritz, make sure you have one of our amazing acts as your main event!

1920s bands with a twist

Mad for all things vintage but harbour a soft spot for Taylor Swift? You can have both with one of our jazz-meets-pop swing bands – a formula made famous by the YouTube phenomenon Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.

Many of the bands listed here and perform modern pop songs in the musical genres of yesteryear: jazz, swing, blues, ragtime and doowop – meaning younger guests won't miss out on their favourite pop anthems.

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