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One Jump Ahead

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About One Jump Ahead

Highly entertaining - vast repertoire of 1940s - 50s Swing/Jive, Rhythm & Blues, Great American Songbook, Rat Pack, etc. Dancers love 'em!
Swing & Jive band
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One Jump Ahead always attract dancers to get up and strut their stuff with their huge repertoire of 1940s - 50s Swing/Jive and Rhythm & Blues, plus Great American Songbook, Rat Pack, 1960s Soul, Rock'n'Roll and carefully selected vintage Pop plus a large number of their own critically acclaimed songs. Leader, singer, saxophonist and songwriter Kit Packham is accompanied by piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and another saxophone. The swinging tempos, sizzling sax solos and humour of jump/jive star Louis Jordan have been the band's biggest influence and have inspired Kit to compose his own, critically acclaimed material. At private functions the band usually concentrate on well-known “covers”, but at clubs, festivals and dances audiences can expect more original compositions - or some of Kit's wry updated lyrics to jazz standards.

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Americana, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Tribute, Soul, Covers, Pop, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Bossa nova, Latin, Skiffle
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private 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

Jump/Jive, Rock’n’Roll, Rhythm & Blues, etc.
You Never Can Tell – Reet Petite – Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Flip Flop & Fly – Route 66 – Jailhouse Rock – See You Later Alligator – Shake, Rattle & Roll – My Babe – Blue Monday – Saturday Night Fish Fry – Caldonia – Rock Around the Clock – Hi Heel Sneakers – Hit That Jive, Jack – No Particular Place to Go
Rat Pack, Smooth Jazz, Crooners, etc.
Let There Be Love – Mack the Knife – Fly Me to the Moon – That’s Amore – New York New York – Let’s Face the Music & Dance – Sway – L-O-V-E – I’ve Got You Under My Skin – It Had to Be You – Feelin’ Good – Moon River – What a Wonderful World – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – One For My Baby
Soul, Motown, Funk, R&B, etc.
Soul Limbo – Knock on Wood – Stand By Me – Midnight Hour – My Girl – Dancing in the Street – Mustang Sally – Barefootin’ – Try a Little Tenderness – Jackie Wilson Said – Under the Boardwalk – How Sweet It Is – Let’s Stay Together – Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – I Got You (I Feel Good)
Vintage Rock & Pop, etc.
Honky Tonk Women – Need Your Love So Bad – Brown Eyed Girl – Dance the Night Away – I Saw Her Standing There – Moondance – Twistin’ the Night Away – Brown Sugar – It’s Not Unusual – Rehab – Black Magic Woman – Hi Ho Silver Lining – The Bright Side of the Road – Wonderful Tonight – Hey Jude
Swing, Trad, Latin & Mainstream Jazz, etc.
In the Mood – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? – Minnie the Moocher – Makin’ Whoopee – Don’t Get Around Much Any More – Take the “A” Train – Fever – I Wanna Be Like You – Buona Sera – Brother Can You Spare a Dime? – Bad Bad LeRoy Brown – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Blueberry Hill.


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Christine H, 2 years ago

Perfect! Their set-up was seamless and efficient. They stuck to their schedule, whilst being flexible. The music was superb. They guaged our clients and the music was entirely appropriate. Everyone wanted them to continue!!!

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Private B, 5 years ago

fantastic, great musicians and a great repertoire. Everybody loved them. They were also very nice people, the party was in the garden and we had to deal with intermittent rain but they just coped with everything with great good humour. They were really part of the party. We’d certainly engage them again and would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for their kind of music.

Caley H, 5 years ago

an absolute pleasure to deal with and most importantly delivered an incredible evening of music and entertainment.