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Max Debon & the Debonaires

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About Max Debon & the Debonaires

THE FABULOUS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED, AUTHENTIC, JUMP JIVE SWINGING LITTLE BIG BAND, DEDICATED TO KEEPING THE DANCE FLOORS JUMPING.
Swing & Jive band
Cheshire, UK
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Our passion is the popular music of the jazz era including Gatsby, classic Broadway & Hollywood and the Big Bands. We also have exciting 50's and 60's sets. We are a lively and sophisticated vintage band playing young peoples music of the 20's, 30's 40's 50's and grooovy 60's. Popular with Lindy Hop, Modern Jive, Ballroom, Strictly aficionados as well as the making of memorable weddings and parties, black tie functions and vintage/retro festivals and events. Don't be shy, Max has a wealth of experience at making events swing, so if you are thinking about it, just pick up the phone for a chat !

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6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
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Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Light music, Vintage, Christmas, Military, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Ragtime
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding proposal
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Song list

ADIOS Glenn Miller
AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS Louis Jordan
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE Gene Kelly
ALL THAT JAZZ Liza Minnelli
AMADO MIO Pink Martini
AMERICAN PATROL Glenn Miller
AT LAST Glenn Miller
BABY FACE Pasadena Roof Orchestra
BEGIN THE BEGUINE Artie Shaw
BIG JOHN'S SPECIAL Benny Goodman
THE BLACK BOTTOM Gatsby
BLUES IN THE NIGHT Jimmie Lunceford
BOOGIE BLUES Anita O'Day/Gene Krupa
BRAZIL Pink Martini
BRING ME SUNSHINE Wedding Song
CABARET Louis Armstong
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU
CHARLESTON Gatsby
CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO Glenn Miller
CHEEK TO CHEEK Fred Astaire
CHEROKEE Charlie Barnet
CLOSE TO YOU Carpenters
COME FLY WITH ME Frank Sinatra
COMES LOVE Helen Forrest/Harry James
CONTINENTAL (THE) Fred & Ginger
CRY ME A RIVER Julie London
DARKTOWN STRUTTER'S BALL Original Dixieland Jazz Band
DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND Marilyn Monroe
DON'T BRING LULU
DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE Glenn Miller
DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE Dion Warwick
ESO BESO Paul Anka
EXACTLY LIKE YOU Tom Jones
FEVER Peggie Lee
FLY ME TO THE MOON Frank Sinatra
FLYING HOME Ted Heath
FOGGY DAY George Gershwin
FRENESI Glenn Miller
GIRL FROM IMPANEMA Gertz/Gilberto
GODDY GOODY Julie London
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU? Jim Reeves/M.Buble
HERE COMES THAT BRIDE
HEATWAVE Marilyn Monroe
HIT THAT JIVE JACK Nat King Cole
HOW ABOUT YOU Judy Garland
I CAN DREAM CAN'T I? Carpenters
I WISH I KNEW HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE Nina Simone
I'LL BE SEEING YOU Bing Crosby
I'M BEGINING TO SEE THE LIGHT Ella Fitzgerald
IN THE MOOD Glenn Miller
IS THIS THE WAY TO AMARILLO Tony Christie
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY Louis Jordan
IT DON'T MEAN A THING Ella Fitzgerald
IT HAD BETTER BE TONIGHT Fran Jeffries
IT'S A SIN TO TELL A LIE Billie Holiday
IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME Harry James
IV'E GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM Kay Starr
I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE Harry James
JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT Glenn Miller
JUMP JIVE AN' WAIL Louis Prima
JUMPIN' AT THE WOODSIDE Count Basie
KALAMAZOO Glenn Miller
LAMBETH WALK Billy Cotton
LEANING ON A LAMP POST George Formby
LEROY BROWN Frank Sinatra
LET'S FACE THE MUSIC & DANCE Fred Astaire
LET THERE BE LOVE Nat King Cole
LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR Connie Francis
LITTLE BROWN JUG Glenn Miller
LOOK OF LOVE Dusty Springfield
LUCK BE A LADY Frank Sinatra
MACK THE KNIFE Armstrong/Darrin
MAMBO ITALIANO Rosemary Clooney
MAKING WHOOPEE
MASQUERADE Carpenters
MAS QUE NADA Brazil 66
MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW Kenny Ball
MOONLIGHT SERENADE Glenn Miller
MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME Nina Somone
MY BLUE HEAVEN Lena Horne
MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY Marilyn Monroe
MY KIND OF GIRL Matt Monroe
RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS Carpenters
NEW YORK NEW YORK Frank Sinatra
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Billie Holiday
NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Bobby Vee
NIGHT AND DAY Cole Porter
NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKLEY SQUARE Vera Lynn
ONE FINE DAY Carole King
ONE FOR MY BABY Frank Sinatra
ONE O'CLOCK JUMP Count Basie
OPUS ONE Tommy Dorsey
PAPA LOVES MAMBO Perry Como
PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000 Glenn Miller
PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS Doris Day
POR FAVOR Doris Day
PUT THE BLAME ON MAME Rita Hayworth
PUTTIN ON THE RITZ Fred Astaire
RAF MARCH PAST Royal Air Force
ROCKIN' IN RHYTHM Duke Ellington
ROCK'N' ROLL WALTZ Kaye Starr
RUM AND COCA-COLA Andrews Sisters
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE Traditional
SEA CRUISE Frankie Ford
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY Doris Day/Les Brown
SING SING SING Benny Goodman
SKYLINER Charlie Barnet
SMOOTH Santana
SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield
SOUL BOSSA NOVA Austin Powers
STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT Nat King Cole
STRICTLY COME DANCING THEME
STRING OF PEARLS Glenn Miller
STUFF LIKE THAT THERE Betty Hutton/Bette Midler
STUPID CUPID Connie Francis
SWAY Dean Martin
SWEET CAROLINE Neil Diamond
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN Ethel Waters
TEA FOR TWO Edmundo Ros
THAT CERTAIN PARTY Gatsby
THAT OLD DEVIL CALLED LOVE Billie Holiday
THE BLACK BOTTOM Gatsby
THE CONTINENTAL Harry Roy
THE FOLKS THAT LIVE ON THE HILL Jerome Kern
THE MAN I LOVE Peggy Lee
THINGS Bobby Darin
THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE Woody Herman
THIS GUY'S IN LOVE Sammy Davis
TIGER RAG Original Dixieland Jazz Band
TISKET A TASKET Ella Fitzgerald
TUXEDO JUNCTION Erskine Hawkins
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FANFARE Art Deco
UKULELE LADY George Formby
VARSITY DRAG Pasadena Roof Orhestra
WATCH THE BIRDIE Gene Krupa
WE'LL MEET AGAIN Vera Lynn
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Ambrose
WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME Glenn Miller
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT? Peggy Lee
WITCHCRAFT Sarah Vaughan
WOODCHOPPERS BALL Woody Herman
YEAH YEAH Georgie Fame
YES SIR THAT'S MY BABY Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME Cole Porter
YOU'LL NEVER KNOW Rosemary Clooney
YOU'RRE DRIVING ME CRAZY Pasadena Roof Orchestra
YOU'VE GOT TO SEE MAMMA EV'RY NIGHT Gatsby
ZAMBEZI Eddie Calvert
CHRISTMAS SONGS
SANTA BABY
WHITE XMAS
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
THE CHRISTMAS SONG
LET IT SNOW
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE XMAS
IV'E GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
BLUE CHRISTMAS
LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS
ROCKIN' ATOUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

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Scarlett M
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Congleton CW12 4TL
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5 out of 5

Thank you SO much to you all for playing the reception music at our wedding on Saturday. You were absolutely fantastic! You created the most warm, festive atmosphere to accompany the mulled wine and went completely out of your way to include Christmas songs we'd asked for. It was exactly what we wanted! Thank you xxx

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Nick B
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Stafford
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5 out of 5

“ If there was a prize for best dressed band this week’s contestants would win hands down. The band opened with a brief snatch of the theme tune to Strictly Come Dancing to herald Nick Balmforth in his role as compere onto the stage. This led on to songs from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s played in style by Leader and trumpet player - Max Debon, Austin Ralphson on the trombone, Rick Halliwell on the alto sax, Sarah Eastwood on clarinet and vocals, Peter “Pedro” Robinson on double bass, Rob Turner on drums, Peter Wilson on keyboard and Anne Holder on saxophone. We had it all - Mambo Italiano, The Folks who Live on the Hill, Stardust, Americal Patrol, Tiger Rag, My Baby Just Cares for Me and much much more, ending with an appropriate swing version of The Addams Family. In line with Strictly’s favourite straight-talking Craig Revel Horwood it was “Fab-u-lous ” Stafford Jazz Society

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