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The Jump & Wail Big Band


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The Jump & Wail Big Band perform with lashings of style and bags of energy, breathing new life into the classic hits of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, from swing and jive to rock’n’roll and soul.

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

The band deliver an uptempo, feel good show, recreating the vintage sounds of the past and bringing them into the present with their own unique twist.

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

This amazing jazz and swing 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.

Also performing 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.

If there’s someone to get you dancing all night long, it’s this guy!

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 a 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 to get you on the dancefloor, the band can also offer background jazz music in the afternoon ideal for a drinks reception, 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 info

Line-up Male lead vocals; female backing vocals; piano; saxophone; double bass; drums.
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music 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.)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Jazz background music by trio
Add £370 for 1 x 60 minute set
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz trio, ideal for drinks receptions or meals (vocals; piano; double bass)
Jazz background music by quartet
Add £495 for 1 x 60 minute set
As above, by the band's jazz quartet (add drums)
DJ service
Add £150
Upbeat, mainstream music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements

Promo Video

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

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.

“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 in Malta, 2019

“The band were fantastic and all our guests commented on how fun they were. I have never seen so many guests up and dancing at a wedding before. Thank you so much for making our reception so special!”

Emma & Roan, Wedding, East Keswick Village Hall in Yorkshire, June 2018

“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 in Yorkshire, 2018

“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 in Newcastle, 2018

“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 in Oxford, 2017

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