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Honeysuckle Jazz

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About Honeysuckle Jazz

Vintage jazz band specialising in the sounds of the 1920s-40s. Trio, quartet, and upwards.
Vintage jazz band
Enfield
Public liability insurance of £1 million
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We work with a roster of the UK's finest vintage jazz musicians. We can also transform and 'update' our sound for mainstream jazz. We are all experienced musicians, working in London and across the country, appearing in live venues, jazz festivals, and recently, live-streamed gigs. Our unique sound is created with classic tunes of the 1920s, 30, and 40s, using vocals, acoustic piano, double bass, guitar, musical saw, and combinations of horns including trombone, clarinet, saxophones, trumpet. Get in touch to ask us about our safe-distancing policies and live-stream capacity.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Christmas, Military, Blues, Dixieland, Swing
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert, Church service, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night
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Song list

After You’ve Gone,
Ain’t Misbehavin,
Ain’t She Sweet,
All of Me,
Anything Goes
As Time Goes By
Begin the Beguine
Blue Skies
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blackbird
Charleston
Cheek to Cheek
Comes Love
‘Deed I Do
Delovely
Dinah
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Fascinating Rhythm
Fine and Mellow
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Happy Days are Here Again
Hard-Hearted Hannah
Hello Dolly
Honeysuckle Rose
How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Get a Kick Out of You
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
I Got Rhythm
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
I’m In the Mood for Love,
It Don’t Mean a Thing
It Had to Be You
Lady Be Good
Let Me Off Uptown
Let’s Do It
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Let’s Misbehave
Mean To Me
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Our Love is Here to Stay
Paper Moon
Pennies from Heaven
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Sentimental Journey
Someone to Watch Over Me
Squeeze Me
Stars Fell on Alabama
Sunny Side of the Street
Sweet Georgia Brown
‘S Wonderful
Tea for Two
The Man I Love
The Shiek of Araby
Them There Eyes
They Can’t Take That Away from Me
Under My Skin
We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
We’ll Meet Again
What is This Thing Called Love
When You’re Smiling
Why Don’t You Do Right
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
You Make Me Feel So Young
You’re the Cream in My Coffee
You’re the Top
Any many more!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our authentic sound and audience rapport.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed for private functions in and around London, mainly for Speakeasy events.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Fats Waller, Billie Holliday, JJ Johnson, Annette Hanshaw, Ruth Etting, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Lois Armstrong: all the 1920s and 30s stars!

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

We have been hired for two years running for private Speakeasy events which were at a secret location: Shhhhh....

Do you have different line-up options?

Our trio line-up is vocals, keyboard, and bass but we also perform with several different ensemble configurations, from trio up to five or six band musicians. We are pleased to work with some of London's finest vintage jazz and jazz musicians.

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?

Yes we do. This is a popular request and we offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending upon the line-up our set up time is anything between 45minutes-1.5 hours ahead of performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We don't usually roam as we use mics, but if you are interested in this sort of service please ask us and if we can accommodate, we will.

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 enjoy our performances. However, we're happy to chat through requests.

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

Yes, it is.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. Please ask!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£1100

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Caroline D, 11 months ago

Absolutely brilliant! Consummate musicians. Couldn't get a higher standard (and we have musicians in the family!!). Pleasant, easy going and just the right sort of vibe. They even helped our children prepare a song.....

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Amy W, 2 years ago

Honeysuckle Jazz are extremely professional and reliable. We have hired Honeysuckle Jazz multiple times and have had fantastic feedback from customers on all occasions.

Nancy B, 3 years ago

We saw Honeysuckle Jazz play at the Moonshine Club. They are extremely accomplished musicians and they created a wonderful atmosphere for the evening. Can't recommend them highly enough!"

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