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Colonel Spanky's Love Ensemble

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About Colonel Spanky's Love Ensemble

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Expect something brand spanking new: knees-up dancing, raucous rapping, sexy saxophoning, rock-star guitar solos... a right old shindig.

Colonel Spanky's Love Ensemble is a home-grown Cambridge jazz band (with personal endorsement from Maxi Jazz from Faithless). With no real musical direction apart from playing some sick, danceable tunes, we'll twist anything from New Orleans Riot Jazz to smooth Soul and classic Funk (and even 00's R&B) into the unique Colonel Spanky's sound. If you want any of this...: "knees-up dancing, crazy sing-alongs, raucous rapping, sexy saxophoning, rock-star guitar solos, a mahoossive sousaphone...and if you're good, crowd surfing" ...then please get in touch! Sexy.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop, Covers, Funk rock, Funk, Soul, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Disco, Rock 'n' Roll, Ska, Reggae
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Don't You Want Me - The Human League
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Sax - Fleur East
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
It Must Be Love - Madness
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Grease - Frankie Valli
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Thrift Shop - Macklemore
Toxic - Britney Spears
Sell Out - Reel Big Fish
She Has a Girlfriend Now - Reel Big Fish
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Ain't Got No (I Got Life) - Nina Simone
Shut Up and Dance With Me - Walk the Moon
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Hello - The Cat Empire
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
Customer questions

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

99% of the time, the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

We operate best as a 10-piece, and as such we never deliberately "shrink" the band. However, there are occasions when we do not have full duplication of horn players due to absences, and in those circumstances we can perform with fewer people. We never perform with less than 7 players though!

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. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a basic DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we can provide this for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We need at least 30 minutes to set up, but we usually try to leave at least an hour to allow for last minute changes.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're certainly happy to share our repertoire with you and see if there are any tunes that you would definitely like to have included.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1350


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Catherine G, 3 months ago

Amazing way to help celebrate my birthday! Thank you Colonel Spanky’s!