Swing & Jive band

Goosebumps

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About Goosebumps

Swing & Jive band
Canterbury
Public liability insurance of £5 million
Goosebumps are a 5 piece swing jive band from Kent, UK. They travel worldwide swingin' themselves silly and cooking up a storm on stage.

Goosebumps are a five piece swing band from Kent, UK and we have been swinging ourselves silly for ten years, performing rare and unique swing, jive, jump blues, rock 'n' roll and funk tunes not only around our home county of Kent but also in London, the rest of the UK, Europe and the world! Our lively and entertaining on-stage performances fit perfectly with anyone that wants a unique and entertaining band for their party, wedding reception, corporate event, awards ceremony, black tie evening or funeral. Did we just say funeral? I think we did. The original inception of Goosebumps had started in 2006 by lead singer Mark Churchward who had a desire to create a band that played such great music that it would invoke goosebumps amongst the audience and thereby the name of the band was decided. After finding Ben Green on the now-defunct Kent Gigs 'musicians wanted' site, the pair decided to put together a set list that had a wide variety of songs that not many other bands were performing. After finding a suitable line-up consisting of lead vocals, double bass, saxophone, guitar and drums, Goosebumps started gigging locally and slowly but surely honed our set list and built up a loyal following along the way, many of whom still come and see us perform at public gigs today. It wasn't long before wedding enquiries started to filter in and quite frankly, it had come as a bit of a surprise to us initially because we were not too sure if our eclectic set list of vintage swing and jive songs would appeal and yet it soon became apparent that there was a quite the demand from wedding couples who were seeking a live band that were unique, a bit different and altogether more memorable than just a typical function band. We were and to this very day continue to be very grateful that we are chosen by so many couples to be their favourite band who invite a us to entertain them on their very important day.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Main Set List:
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington
Straighten Up And Fly Right – Nat King Cole
Route 66 – Nat King Cole
In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Earth Angel – The Penguins
Umbrella - The Baseballs (Rihanna)
I Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake (played in a swing style)
Careless Whisper - George Michael (played in a swing style)
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Flip Flop Fly – Joe Turner
Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer Orchestra
Stray Cat Strut (with Pink Panther Theme) – Brian Setzer Orchestra
Grandma Plays The Numbers – Wynonie Harris
Caledonia – Louis Jordan
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Pennies From Heaven – Bing Crosby/Louis Armstrong
I Like My Baby’s Puddin’ – Wynonie Harris
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Louis Jordan
Jack You’re Dead – Louis Jordan
Shakin’ Mother For Ya – Champion Jack Dupree
Five Guys Named Moe – Louis Jordan
Choo Choo Cha Boogie – Louis Jordan
Reet Petite & Gone – Louis Jordan
Saturday Night Fish Fry – Louis Jordan
Blood Shot Eyes – Wynonie Harris
Buona Sera / Marie Marie – Louis Prima
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
Smack Dab In The Middle - The Jacks
Boogie All Night – Alvin Lee
Let The Good Times Roll – Louis Jordan
This Boy – The Beatles
Tuxedo Junction – Manhattan Transfer
Summertime – Billie Holiday
Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny
The Dirty Boogie – Brian Setzer Orchestra
This Cat Is On A Hot Tin Roof – Brian Setzer Orchestra
Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway
Night and Day – Frank Sinatra
Ride, Daddy, Ride - Fats Noel
Big Ten Inch - Bull Moose Jackson
It Ain't The Meat - The Swallows
I Wanna Be Like You (King Of The Swingers) - Louis Prima
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer - Amos Milburn
Night Train - Jimmy Forrest
Cat Fish Boogie - Tennessee Ernie Ford
This Ol' House - Brian Setzer Orchestra
At Last - Etta James
How Long Must I Wait For You - Joe Jackson / Louis Jordan
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Rock n Roll, Funk and Soul Set
The songs below are additional tunes of different musical genres to add an additional twist of musical variety. These are completely optional and can be included within one of the sets that Goosebumps will play during your event.
Kiss - Prince
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Night Train – James Brown
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Moondance - Van Morrison
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
Why Did You Do It – Stretch
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
Mess Around – Ray Charles
Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
I Feel Good – James Brown
Festive
Some traditional festive songs performed in a unique Goosebumps swing and jive way. Ideal during December for Christmas corporate parties and office celebrations. Maybe not so good throughout July.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Jingle Bells
I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
Frosty The Snowman

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Denise&Larry S, 10 months ago

They are very personable but had decided in an unsuitable set and seemed unable to change it , I had them before and they played much more fir mixed ages to dance to . This tins they played old fashioned swing and irrelevant songs to people between 40-55

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Geraldine M, 1 year ago

The band were fantastic played a variety of musiic for all ages .Everone enjoyed it and commented on the band.A great time was had for all. X

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Duarte M, 1 year ago

I booked Goosebumps for my mother's 60th birthday, Mark and the band were exceptional! Professional, helpful and friendly guys. Would highly recommend them to anyone! Massive thank you to them for their hard work.

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Denise&Larry S, 1 year ago

They were such good fun , amazing musicians . We had an eclectic group of professionals who could not leave the dance floor !!! Dr Denise Stone

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From other customers:

Twitter, 6 years ago

You guys were great!! Thank you so much x" Kelly Brook, TV Presenter, actress and model

Letter, 5 years ago

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the fantastic job your band did in entertaining the guests at our recent Gala Dinner. Goosebumps performed with such spirit and energy and your music is both infectious and uplifting. As such, thank you for your contribution in making the event such a success. We have received extremely positive feedback from all those in attendance and we hope that the evening will provide a real boost to the recognition of this charity's important work. We raised over £10,000 on the night- money that will directly help us to achieve our mission of negating the effects of landmines worldwide. On behalf of the Find A Better Way Board Of Trustees, I wish you well in your future endeavours and I hope I have the pleasure of watching your band perform again in the future. Yours sincerely" Sir Bobby Charlton CBE Legendary Footballer, Founder & Trustee of Find a Better Way Charity

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