Swing & Jive band

Double Duos

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Swing & Jive band
Pulborough
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The best of Swing and Show music from the 1920's - 50's.

Double Duos was set up in 2015 and is establishing a reputation for entertaining, accessible music from the 1920's to 50's presented in a professional and friendly way. We are all trained musicians with a variety of backgrounds.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Swing
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Irving Berlin A Couple of Swells
Irving Berlin Easter Parade
Duke Ellington It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing)
Bruce Evans Tiger Rag
Joe Garland In the Mood
Noel Gay The Lambeth Walk
George Gershwin I Got Rhythm
George Gershwin Rialto Ripples
George Gershwin They Can’t Take That Away from Me
George Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me George Gershwin Summertime
George Gershwin Nice Work if You Can Get It George Gershwin Love Walked In
George Gershwin They All Laughed
George Gershwin Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Scott Joplin The Entertainer
Scott Joplin Elite Syncopations
F W Leigh Don’t Dilly Dally
Peter Lurye The Bear Cha-Cha-Cha
Mack & Johnson Charleston
Cole Porter All of You
Cole Porter Too Darn Hot
Harry Warren Chattanooga Choo Choo
Vincent Youmans Tea for Two
Jerry Gray Pennsylvania 6-5000
Noel Gay The Lambeth Walk
Joe Garland In The Mood
Manning Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Customer questions

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

We endeavour to provide the listed musicians, but in rare occasions we have to use regular deps to cover for illness or other absence.

Do you have different line-up options?

No, it is just the four of us. We can provide a drummer if needed, but haven't been asked so far.

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

We try to be flexible, but cannot guarantee that a change will be possible.

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

No

How much time do you need to set up?

About 30 minutes is sufficient.

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

Yes, but we purely work from carefully crafted arrangements, so cannot do requests that we haven't already prepared.

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

Yes. We have a small amplifier for the String Bass that can be used with a microphone if needed.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Given time, we can prepare special requests. beforehand.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our accessibility and different take on the music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Gardens, churches and halls.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We don't do "High Profile" as it is not our aim.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600

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John D, 3 months ago

Thanks very much for your entertainment last Tuesday. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did (practically) everyone I have spoken to. The only negative came from an elderly lady, who said you played too quietly. But then, I don't know how far away she was! Most of the praise was spontaneous, no need to prime the interviewees. As far as next year is concerned, I shall have stepped down by then, so someone else will have to decide. I shall, of course, give them a nudge in your direction, so who knows? Anyway, thanks for a great job this year. Best wishes to all the band for a musically beneficial year.

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Seamus K, 3 months ago

We have begun a good relationship with Double Duos this year with performances on our extensive outside area and with an upcoming much larger afternoon tea dance within a marquee on our lawns. They are a very friendly professional quartet, with a varied repertoire, who can adjust their playlist to suit their audience. This provides great confidence when planning and organising events. Seamus Kirk owner

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