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Chicago Dukes

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Rock n’ roll, jazzy covers & classic hits! A fun trio of pro musicians; Rolling Stones, Sinatra, Beatles, Ray Charles, Jools Holland & more!
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The Chicago Dukes are a professional Manchester band consisting of Adam on keys-vocals, Andy on guitar-vocals and Pete on drums-vocals. Playing a wide variety of rock n’ roll, soul, jazz, swing and classic pop songs they are ideal entertainment for a wide variety of parties, events, functions and special occasions. Special requests can be catered for and they can provide a DJ playlist service upon request between live music sets. With many years of experience between them, band members have played at most of the UK’s prestigious venues including London Palladium, Bridgewater Hall, Old Trafford FC & Ronnie Scott’s, plus jazz and blues festivals. They are all experts in their field and have worked in a wide variety of bands as leaders and session players. Chicago Dukes have their own PA and lighting systems, and are adaptable to perform at most events from background music up to lively sets for dancing.

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Chicago Dukes' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Laura G
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

The whole experience was brilliant! It was such a straightforward process to book what we needed,it felt tailor made with great communication from start to finish: Chicago dukes were superb and really set the tone for a fabulous party. They are a really talented duo and charming to deal with.. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and highly recommend encore and Chicago dukes.

Reply from Chicago Dukes
3 months ago

Thanks Laura; it was a pleasure! All the best for 2024. 😃🎹🥁🎅🏼

From other customers:

Karen J
5 years ago

The Chicago Dukes played at a surprise party for my parents golden anniversary. They went down really well with our guests and my parents loved that they played such a wide range of songs, from jazz standards to modern pop, soul and rock. Would definitely recommend!

Nathan H
6 years ago

We can't express our thanks for last night. The whole band were outstanding from start to finish. The organisation leading into the wedding was so easy and straightforward and we couldn't have been happier. So many of our guests mentioned how good you were and many said it was one of the best live gigs they had ever seen. Last night you really brought the feel good factor and completely made our night. The first dance was something we will never forget so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Lots of love Nathan

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Chicago Dukes' Song list

1 - News Nightclub (Mose Allison)
2 - Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller)
3 - Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
4 - Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra)
5 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Harry Connick Jnr)
6 - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Blues Brothers)
7 - Get Back (The Beatles)
8 - Gimme Some Lovin' (Steve Winwood)
9 - Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
10 - Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
11 - How sweet it is (to be loved by you) (Marvin Gaye)
12 - I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
13 - I'm In The Mood For Love (Jools Holland)
14 - Lay Down Sally (Eric Clapton)
15 - Let The Good Times Roll (Ray Charles)
16 - Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
17 - Little Ole Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
18 - Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
19 - Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
20 - My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
21 - No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
22 - Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
23 - Route 66 (Nat King Cole)
24 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
25 - Stand by Me (Otis Redding)
26 - Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealer’s Wheel)
27 - Sunny (Georgie Fame)
28 - Sweet Home Chicago (Blues Brothers)
29 - That's Life (Frank Sinatra)
30 - Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
31 - Time After Time (Frank Sinatra)
32 - Yeh Yeh (Georgie Fame)
33 - You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry)
34 - You've Got A Friend (James Taylor)
35 – Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
36 - Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
37 - Moondance (Van Morrison)
38 - Mustang Sally (Commitments)
39 - Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald)
40 - Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
41 - In The Mood (Glen Miller)
42 - Twist And Shout (Beatles)
43 - Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
44 - Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
45 - Fire & Rain (James Taylor)
46 - No Particular Place 2 Go (Chuck Berry)
47 - Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
48 - Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
49 - Everything I Own (Labi Siffre)
50 - Alright Now (Free)

Chicago Dukes' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£580
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£700
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner3 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we can provide extra musicians if required such as saxophone, trumpet or trombone if you’d like a bigger band. If you’re looking for something low-key we can provide a duo of keys-vocal & either guitar-vocal or saxophone which can be used for more of a background music vibe in smaller spaces.

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

Don’t worry - we can usually accommodate timing changes. There may be an extra fee if this is past midnight.

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

Yes, no problem.

How much time do you need to set up?

An hour.

Can you roam around while you perform?


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

Of course!

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we charge £30 per request.
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