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Charlie Miller

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About Charlie Miller

Brass led, interactive jazz bands, instrumental and vocal, varying styles all the way from moving ballads to high energy swing.
Jazz band
Brighton and Hove
Public liability insurance of £5 million

We are a collective of experienced, enthusiastic, energising jazz musicians and dancers based in Brighton. We have been gigging professionally for years with many varying different groups of contrasting genres, including jazz, funk, soul, function, reggae, ska, rock, pop, and many more. We have played a variety of events, venues, stages and festivals, from the sweet pubs of Brighton, to Rock Oyster festival supporting Nile Rodgers and Chic, to romantic weddings, private parties and professional cooperate events. Many of us are teachers and events managers outside of performance and graduated from music degrees 9-24 years ago. Music and performance energises us all, creating the unique, wonderful relationship between audiences and each other. There is no better way we can spread our passion and joy than through music. We can offer live acts from two to six or even more musicians, featuring Flugelhorn, Saxophone, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass and/or Drums. We can also offer interactive swing dance lessons as part of the act.

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Charlie Miller's Reviews

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Andy W
6 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 21 Western Rd
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4 out of 5

Charlie "Chaz" Miller is a rising star of the Brighton swing and jazz scene. A natural musician, bordering on brilliant, impressive indeed for one who hasn't yet seen 30 summers. His grasp of the nuances of jazz standards and the Great American Songbook has made him one of my favourite artists. I’ve enjoyed watching him develop and blossom at a frankly astonishing rate. If he’s in a lineup I know it’s going to be a gig worth going to and the customers of the venues I handle A&R for are learning this too. I’m currently working on a new project to create a band to plough some uncharted furrows. Inspired by the genre crossing choices I pick for my DJ sets, I’m looking to create a similar vibe with a live act. Chaz was one of the musicians I had in my sights for the lineup and I was delighted when he agreed to be a part of this venture. I’m excited to see where he’s going to help me take it. Andy Wagstaff-Clarke / Andy the Dandy DJ A&R for the Rowe Bell Leisure group of venues and resident DJ, Paris House Brighton

Anna H
11 months ago, for a Corporate event in Farringdon
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5 out of 5

We have been delighted by the atmosphere and joy that Charlie and Jarrod have brought to events we've hosted. They're both charismatic musicians who read the room perfectly, playing in a way that energiesies the atmosphere yet doesn't dominate. We've used them for outdoor and indoor events which they've adapted to brilliantly and we look forward to welcoming them back in the future.

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Charlie Miller's Song list

Popular Jazz Classics:
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Fly Me To The Moon
Puttin On the Ritz
You Make Me Feel So Young
Blue Moon
Come Fly With Me
My Funny Valentine
I Got Rhythm
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Sweet Georgia Brown
Autumn Leaves
Ain't Misbehavin'
Lullaby Of Birdland
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Take The A Train
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
Film Music:
I Wanna Be Like You (The Jungle Book)
The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
It Had To Be You (When Harry Met Sally)
What A Wonderful World (Madagascar)
Everybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats)
As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Jammin - Bob Marley
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
High Energy / Upbeat Jazz Classics:
Blue Skies
All Of Me
Sing Sing Sing
When I Get Low I Get High
How High The Moon
Just You, Just Me
Deed I Do
S' Wonderful
Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
Almost Like Being In Love
Exactly Like You
Pennies From Heaven
Please Don't Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Them There Eyes
This Can't Be Love
Hello Dolly
Just One Of Those Things
Honeysuckle Rose
Love For Sale
On The Street Where You Live
Night Train
Tenor Madness
Straight No Chaser
Christine Keeler
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
My Foolish Heart
The Nearness Of You
Isn't It Romantic?
My One And Only Love
I Fall In Love Too Easily
How Long Has This Been Going On?
If I Had You
You Go To My Head
Bossa Nova / Latin:
Blue Bossa
Song For My Father
Amor No Samba
Chega De Saudade
Gypsy Jazz
I'll See You In My Dreams
Without My Walking Stick
Some Of These Days
I Love Paris
Funk / modern jazz:
May The Funk Be With You
The Chicken
Cantaloupe Island
Walkin' Shoes
Original Tunes:
Perfection To Me
I Think We'll Get Along
Never Dared Believe
Romantic Jazz Standards:
Our Love is Here to Stay
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
They Can't Take That Away From Me
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
They All Laughed
These foolish things
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
But Not For Me
Tea For Two
You Do Something To Me
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Beautiful Love
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Sweet Lorraine
I've Got You Under My Skin
Love Me Or Leave Me
Shiny Stockings
Can't We Be Friends
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Could Write A Book
As Long As I Live
I've Got The World On A String
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I Remember You
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Beyond The Sea
Dancing On The Ceiling
That Old Feeling
There Will Never Be Another You
She's Funny That Way
The More I See You
Just In Time
I've Got The World On A String
It's You Or No One
I Love The Way You're Breaking My Heart
The Tender Trap
My Heart Stood Still
You Always Hurt The One You Love
After You've Gone
All The Things You Are
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
I Should Care
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Let's Get Away From It All
Let's Get Lost
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Just Friends
Cheek To Cheek
Embraceable You
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Other Jazz Classics:
A Smooth One
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
It Could Happen To You
Drop Me Off in Harlem

Charlie Miller's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£875
Up to 3 hours£1125


Interactive Swing Dance Lesson
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients highlight our connection with the audience and each other as musicians. We provide an engaging show for all to enjoy, with everyone getting involved, dancing, singing along and unavoidably mood lifting.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My playing is influenced by Flugelhorn players with soft, warm and tasteful technique, including Chet Baker and Andrea Motis.

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Yes, this vocalist will be the first call if she is available for a three or four piece lineup. Otherwise, I will book another vocalist from my large network of established professional musicians.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, the lineup is flexible according to clients’ preferences and can include saxophone, female vocals, drums, piano and double bass. Flugelhorn/Cornet/Trumpet/Vocals and Guitar are part of any lineup by default.

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

Please contact us at your earliest convenience and we will make things work.

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

Certainly; we offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100 per hour.

How much time do you need to set up?

We typically set up about 1 to 2 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Absolutely, we like to personalise the experience to clients’ preferences, so requests are welcome within reason.

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

Yes, but we will always require access to power.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Soul, Vintage
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