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The Rhythm Syndicate


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Featuring a charismatic Chicago-born blues shouter on lead male vocals and featuring a blistering 3-piece horn section, the The Rhythm Syndicate believe in the relentless pursuit of a good time through the medium of rockin’ blues music.

The band serve up a furious stage show the likes of which are rarely seen in these dark, dark days of processed pop and cookie-cutter musical pretenders!

By the end of the evening they had most of the crowd squeezed onto the dance floor enraptured by the performance. We couldn't get them to stop or the crowd to leave! Real Ale and Jazz Festival, Reading

If you hear bands play music from the 40s and 50s these days it often sounds like it should be in a museum! But not with these guys! The band plays with an energy and enthusiasm that is infectious.

So, chuck out those tired jive compilations and turn off the X factor. The Rhythm Syndicate stand as living proof that music CAN save your mortal soul and, as musical apostles bringing light to where there was once only dark, leave a healthy dose of life-affirmin’, genre-bustin’, earth-shakin’ rhythm and jive in their wake!

The band can vary their line-up and offer anything from a trio or quartet up to a "mini big band" of between 9 and 12 musicians.

They can also provide instrumental acoustic jazz sets for the afternoon, followed by a full band set in the evening to get your dancefloor rocking!

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals; keyboards; guitar; double bass; drums; trumpet; sax; trombone
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute or 1 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Jazz/acoustic background music
Add £POA
Dinner jazz sets, ideal for drinks receptions or meals
Alternative line-ups available
Add £POA
The band's trio, quartet and mini big band (9-12 musicians) are also available to suit a wide variety of events
DJ service
Add £60
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Extra performances
Add £180
Extend the band’s sets by half an hour


All Of Me
Alright Ok You Win
Be Bop A Lula
Brick House

Chantilly Lace
Cheek to cheek
Chicken Payback
Choo Choo Ch Boogie
Don’t Get Around Much
Dr Jump
Dr Teeth
Hard To Handle
Hey Ba Ba Re Bop

Hoots Mon
House Is Rockin'
Ill be there
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing!

Jive At Five
Jump Take The Train

Jump, Jive And Wail
Jumpin' In The Morning
Jungle Boogie
King Of The Swingers

Lady Is A Tramp
Let It Rain
Let The Good Times Roll
Lets stay together
Life Is Sweet
Low Rider
Mack The Knife
Minnie The Moocher
Mr. Big
Mustang Sally
Naked Gun Intro
Never can tell
Night Train

Old Intro
One Woman Man
Outskirts Of Town
Pick Up The Pieces
Red House
Rip It Up

Rock The Joint
Rockin robin
Satin Doll
Saturday Night Fish Fry

Scotch and Soda
Shake A Talifeather
Shake Your Hips
Shoes 2 Big
Show Show
Signed, sealed, delivered
Smack Dab In The Middle
Spare Some Jive
Spread A Little Love
St James Infirmary
Stary Cat Strut
Stormy Monday
Sweet Home Chicago
Take 5
The Fat Man
The Money Shot
The Pink Panther Theme
The Show Show
Thunder Road
Too Rude To Swing
Tuxedo Junction

Unchain My Heart
Under My Skin
Walkin' The Dog
We Are The Teeth
When The Lights Go Out

Wooly Bully
You And Me And The Bottle
You Never Can Tell
Zoot Suit Riot

Suggested first dances

I'll Be There
Lets Stay Together
Me And Mrs. Jones
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
The Way You Look Tonight

Irish & Jewish

Hava Negila
Whiskey In The Jar

Rock & Pop

Coldplay – The Scientist
REM – The One I Love
The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses

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.

“Reputedly the only UK band to take the blues back to Chicago and blow them away! I can see why.”

Steph Webber, Monkey Magazine, UK

“Universally good! They got everyone up dancing! Great atmosphere. We normally have shows for children and this was our first show for adults and older children. It was such a success that we want to have more.”

Promoter, Festival in Warwickshire

“We had a fantastic party and the band were Amazing! They made the evening and had everyone (from 5-85 years old) up and dancing. I'd recommend them to anyone and feel they were great value for money! Thanks for your help in booking them.”

Mrs P-S, Private Party in the West Midlands

“The 8-piece band have been established for over seven years now, and they set out to re-create swinging, jazzy, rhythm and blues/jumpin' jive music. And boy, have they succeeded!!”

Brian Hill, Madrat Magazine, UK

“Top quality, fabulous! Really enjoyed the performance and voices! The atmosphere the band created was brilliant and the music they provided - rhythm and blues and jazz - was sizzlingly executed. Keep up the good work!”

Anon, Private Party

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