Bertie And The Spiffs

from£1,230

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Bertie and The Spiffs are a one-of-a-kind 1920s swing band with a difference. With five outstanding musicians, an innovative outlook, and a generous helping of eccentricity and humour, the band’s performances always put a smile on their audience's faces and get their feet moving to their swinging sounds!

Seeing a floor full of friends cutting the rug and having a great time was a highlight! Danny, Wedding, Derby

They’ve performed their roaring jazz shows at numerous notable venues, including Wembley Stadium, and London Excel Arena, as well as countless weddings and private parties, playing up a storm wherever they go!

The Spiff's wide-ranging repertoire spans Beyonce to Led Zeppelin, but always with their own inimitable stamp on each, and a great deal of flair!

The band also offer their own in-house laptop DJ service, offering mixed songs and requests between, during and after their band sets, for a nominal fee. This saves on the additional space, hassle and cost of hiring in a separate DJ and PA system.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; tenor saxophone; clarinet; double bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 min or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Electric drum kit
Add £0
Available on request. Recommended for venues with sound limiters set to a threshold below approx 95dB
DJ service
Add £185
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop or device equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Song requests
Add £15/song
The band are happy to learn and perform requests (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability

Pop

21 Seconds – So Solid Crew
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Ace of Spades – Motorhead
American Boy – Estelle*
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Blank Space –Taylor Swift
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Come as You Are – Nirvana
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
Crazy Stupid Love – Cheryl Cole
Dancing Queen – Abba
Fight for Your Right – Beastie Boys
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Get the Party Started – Pink
Girls & Boys – Blur
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hello – Adele*
Hit ‘em Up Style – Blu Cantrell*
I Bet You Look Good – The Arctic Monkeys
Ignition – R. Kelly
Inside Out – Imelda May*
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Let’s Get It Started – The Black Eyed Peas
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
No One Knows – Queens of The Stone Age
Rather Be – Clean Bandit*
Reach for The Stars – S Club 7
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel*
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Sweet Cherry Pie – Warrant
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Take on Me – A–ha
The Lovecats – The Cure
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
Word Up – Cameo

(*-only available with added female vocalist)

Jazz

All Of Me
Blue Moon
Comes Love
Dance Me to The End of Love
Fly Me to The Moon
La Vie En Rose
My Baby Just Cares for Me
On the Sunny Side of The Street
That Old Black Magic
They Can’t Take That Away
When the Saints
Your Feet’s Too Big

Instrumentals

Beer Barrel Polka (Roll out The Barrel)
Bernie’s Tune
Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Mario Brothers Theme
The Charleston

Christmas songs

Let It Snow
Winter Wonderland
White Christmas

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Thank you so much to Bertie & The Spiffs for an absolutely brilliant and hilarious performance at our wedding. There wasn't a single guest who didn't get up and have a good old dance. The track list is absolutely spot on for getting everyone involved and was a welcome break from the standard wedding band set up. It was impossible not to have a great time!”

Laura, Wedding in Yorkshire, June 2018

“Great band, well led, superb instrumentalists. Set up was quick and unobtrusive and the novelty of the act perfect for a black and white ball with a modern twist. The volume of each instrument was set up perfectly and the band were so competent that all you heard was great timed music and vocal. Lots of bands aren't mixed properly and as well rehearsed and the sound becomes muddy - you guys were spot on. Thanks to you all we had a great time. Bravo!”

Jonathan, Private Event at The Doubletree Hilton in Sheffield, February 2018

“Those are NOT regulation spats!”

Stinky Grimes, The Croquet Club in St. Ive's, January 2018

“Absolutely fantastic!!!!! From start to finish one of the best bands I've seen! nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend this band, totally professional in every way and excellent musicians! I've had nothing but positive feedback from people who attended my wife's 50th party.”

Paul, Private Party in Lancashire, September 2017

“Bertie & The Spiffs were amazing! I had a fab conversation a few weeks before the day with the band leader to finalise details and he totally understood what I was hoping to achieve, which he absolutely delivered on the day! All my guests thought they were awesome and said it was some thing they hadn't heard/seen before. The band read the 'crowd' really well and made the evening so enjoyable.....I didn't want it to end!!”

Nicola, Wedding at Bassmead Manor Barns in Cambridgeshire, August 2017

“A fine display of musicianship and political posturing.”

Winston Churchill, London

“Only the finest leaves.”

Yorkshire Tea, Yorkshire

“The band were totally amazing, they entertained us and our guests throughout the evening and I can not praise them enough. We thoroughly enjoyed their performance and would strongly recommend them!”

Nick, 1920's Themed Ball in Sheffield, October 2016

“The band leader contacted me in advance and was friendly, thorough and professional. He and the band performed a request for our first dance, and they were kind enough to do an outline version of it for us to use during practice. They arrived promptly, setting up rapidly and unobtrusively. The performance was magnificent. The band played two sets - for the first the guests were evidently not too distant from eating the wedding breakfast and not much inclined to dance, and the music was scintillating yet appropriate for an audience more bent on interested listening than on footwork. The second set, once people were feeling a little more mobile, kicked off very nicely and got the dancefloor well-filled throughout. The few chances I got to savour the music were rewarding, though I didn't get many given I was busy hosting. A great many of the guests took the time to tell the bride and I how much they were enjoying (and afterwards had enjoyed) their music and the feel they created. I appreciated the band's musical virtuosity, blistering yet effortless-seeming solos, seamless integration with one another, inventive and familiar playlist, and competence in the organisation of their part of the event. Oh, and they were both friendly and kind with the kids at the wedding, too. Seeing a floor full of friends cutting the rug and having a great time was a highlight; and in general having lively, enthusiastic music of such a high standard was another. I felt proud of hosting an event at which such an adroit and exciting band was playing. Hire Bertie & The Spiffs. You'll not regret it, and they're worth every penny and more.”

Danny, Wedding in Derby, August 2016

“The act was absolutely brilliant, knew how to read the crowd and so professional, wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, exactly what we wanted. They phoned us before as well twice to confirm exactly what we wanted. The style of music is fun witty and has great different versions of songs we all know and love. 10/10”

Maree, Wedding in Chester, July 2016

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