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Blues de Minuit

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About Blues de Minuit

A London instrumental jazz quartet that create smooth background grooves for events, parties and launches.
Jazz band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million

We play finger-snappin' swing and super-smooth bossa-nova grooves that sit perfectly in the background, never overpowering conversation. We've bought our sound to many of London's most exclusive members' clubs (Home House, The Devonshire Club & L'Escargot), several FTSE 250 companies and even to private parties in the South of France! The quartet are led by drummer Robert Pokorny and percussionist Jason Ribeiro; two hard-working London musicians who wanted to tackle the age-old problem of finding the right music for when guests are chatting, dining or drinking. Together with upright-bass and a full-bodied jazz guitar, we deliver a sound that mixes smokey 60's jazz LPs with mellow Latin grooves.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Swing, Bossa nova
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Types:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Aqua de Beber
Back at the Chicken Shack
Bim Bom
Chitlins Con Carne
Congo Mongo
Fly Me To The Moon
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to you
Hallelujah I Love Her So!
I Like it Like That
I'm Beginning to See the Light
I’m Coming Home Baby
K Twist
Let The Good Times Roll
Mas Qua Nada
Mellow Saxophone
Midnight Blues
Moanin'
One Mint Julep
Oye Como Va
Saturday Night Blues
Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
Soul Bossa Nova
Soul Lament
Tequila!
Wave
Wavy Gravy
Well You Needn't
Work Song
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely, as long as you have your own music system that we can plug into. Otherwise, we have the option of PA hire for before and after the performance.

How much time do you need to set up?

We're an equipment-light band; we don't need a PA system or carry lots of bulky gear. We can setup within 30 minutes and are able to do so discretely (and without the need for a soundcheck) if the event is underway.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

We don't require a PA system to perform, as we are often used for providing background music that doesn't get in the way of conversation. We are able to provide a PA system to speeches and announcements for an additional fee. Please see more details below.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We're an instrumental quartet, but happy to learn up to three songs before the event.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We pride ourselves on playing music that won't get in the way of conversation. We like to say you can be sitting right next to the band and still chat! Not only that, we also can fit into tiny spaces (including kitchens - yes, we've done it!)

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A long list of London members' clubs including Home House, The Devonshire Club and L'Escargot. Functions at Holland House and residencies at top cocktail bar The Nighjar.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£980
Up to 2 hours£1280
Up to 3 hours£1480

Add-ons

PA
+£180

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Isabel N, 1 year ago

Blues de Minuit provided the music to our summer networking event. Very professional. Communication was always fantastic, and guests loved the atmosphere they created. Highly recommended!

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Sara H, 1 year ago

It was a pleasure to work with Blues de Minuit, seamless from the initial booking through to the wonderful performances on the evening itself! The quartet really created a convivial and buzzing atmosphere for our annual industry event for c-level. They are truly talented and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the band to others. We hope to work with Blues again next year for similar corporate networking receptions

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