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Red Fez Orchestra

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About Red Fez Orchestra

Playing authentic jazz arrangements from the 1920-40s. The Red Fez Orchestra will get your toes tapping and make the audience want to dance!
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Led by James Rawlinson The Red Fez Orchestra & Red Fez Quartet plays music of the 1920-40s, a golden era of Jazz & Art Deco style which produced some of the world’s greatest dance bands, introduced us to ‘Flappers’ and the iconic dance crazes – The Charleston & Black Bottom. The Red Fez Orchestra & Quartet features the talents of some of the UK’s finest musicians who have played with famous names in 1920s 1930s & 1940s Dance & Jazz Band music. They all come together to create a Great Sounding, Fez wearing, Macassar Oil, Hair Slicked Dance Band. We can provide a full theatre style show or simply provide music for dance all performed in character with authentic dress. The Fez are influenced by the old dance bands as well as the more recent revival bands such as The Temperance Seven, Bonzo Dog Band, Peter Skellern and we aspire to produce performances that are authentic as well as entertaining for contemporary audiences. We can supply Flapper Dancers, Charleston Girls, Actors, & Belly-Dancers, Vintage DJ’s on request. Contact us and we will be happy to tailor our performance and set-list to your specific needs.

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Emma S
11 months ago, for a Birthday party in Bournemouth BH7
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for a great evenings entertainment for my mothers birthday party! The Red Fez Quartet were amazing and thanks for being so accommodating with the timings. We will have to have another party now to get you back again!

Chris D
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Southampton
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5 out of 5

Thanks to the boys and gals in the Red Fez Quartet. Our wedding guests all remarked how good the band was. It was great that they were so flexible with where they could play throughout the day. A great acoustic sound!

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Red Fez Orchestra's Song list

12th Street Rag
A Sultan Goes to Harlem
Ace in the hole
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t She Sweet
Alexander's Ragtime Band
All Of Me
An Apple For The Teacher
Anything Goes
At The Jazz Band Ball
Au Revoir
Basin Street Blues
Beautiful Love
Begin the Beguine
Bei Mir Bist du Shoen
The Best Thing In Life Are Free
Black Bottom
Black Panther
Blue Moon
Blue Room (The)
Buddy Bolden's Blues
Busy Line
Button Up Your Overcoat
By the Silvery Nile
Canal Street Blues
Cantina Band
Carolina Blues
Cheek to Cheek
Chicago (Tony Osborne)
Chicago (Harry Gold)
Chili Bom Bom
Chinatown, My Chinatown (Bert Barnes) Chinatown, My Chinatown
Christopher Columbus
Clarinet Marmalade
Cocktails For Two
The Continental
Creole Jazz
Dance Me Loose
Dark Eyes
Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Deep Purple
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Don’t Be That Way
Don’t Blame Me
Don’t Bring Lulu
Don't Forget It
Down The River Nile
Easy Come, Easy Go
Everybody Loves My Baby
Fez Trekking
Finky the Caveman
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Floating down to Cotton Town
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Bird
Get Happy
Go Back Where You Stayed last Night
Golden Tango (The)
Good Night Darling
Green Leaves of Summer
Hello Dolly
High Society
Home In Pasadena
I Ain’t Got Nobody
I Fall in love to easily
I Never Knew (That Roses Grew)
I Wanna Be Loved By You
I Wanna Be Just Like You
I Want My Mammy
If I Had You
If You Don’t Know, I Know Who Will
If You Knew Susie
I’ll Always Be In Love With You
I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
It Had To Be You
It Don't Mean A Thing
I’ve Found A New Baby
The Jazz-Me Blues
Jeeves and Wooster Theme Tune Khartum
Lady is a tramp
Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love
Limehouse Blues
Little Sleepy Head
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Love Me Or Leave Me
Lovely Lady
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Lulu’s Back In Town
Ma (He’s making eyes at me)
Madam Moscovitz
Making Whoopee
Me and My Gin
Mean To Me
Midnight In Moscow
Moonlight Bay
Muppet Show Theme (The)
My Blue Heaven
My Girl’s Pussy
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
O Death Where Is Thy Sting
Oh! Lady Be Good
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
The Original Boogie Woogie
Pennies From Heaven
Petite Fleur
Pick Yourself Up
Pretty Baby
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Ragtime Caveman Of Mine
Red Hot Mama
Rose Room
The Sheik of Araby
She’s Funny That Way
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
So Do I (Kenny Ball)
So Do I (Gordon Jenkins)
Somebody Loves Me
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Song Of India
Sophisticated Lady
South Rampart Street Parade Star Dust
Strut Miss Lizzie
Sugar Rose
Tea For Two
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Tin Roof Blues
Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’ Bye)
Try A Little Tenderness
Two Lips
Wabash Blues
Washington Square
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Weather Bird Rag
Weary Blues
Wha’d Ja Do To Me?
What A Difference A Day Makes
When The Saints Go Marching In
Whistling Rufus
Whistling Rufus
Who’s Sorry Now
Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey
Yes My Darling Daughter
You Made Me Love You
You’re Driving Me Crazy
You’re Made For Me
You’ve Got the right key, but the wrong keyhole
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart

Red Fez Orchestra's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1625
Up to 3 hours£1750


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Customer questions

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

We have 3 singers that we use regularly. We aim to keep the band the same but sometime dep musicians will be used in the case of illness.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our 4 piece quartet comprises of Trumpet (vocal), Saxophone/Clarinet, Sousaphone/Drums, Piano. The seven piece dance band comprises of 2 saxophones, trumpet, vocalist, sousaphone, piano, drums. The full 10 piece lineup is 3 saxophones, trumpet, trombone, sousaphone, drums, piano, vocalist, violin. A complete 17 piece line up is also possible but cost im

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

We always try to be flexible to help the client. We can change timings with in reason but travel back will often restrict a deadline to when we will finish,

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

Music can be played in between our sets to keep the atmosphere going.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would require 1- 1.5 hours to set up and sound check before a performance. Music will then be played before we start and in our interval break.

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

You are more than welcome to pick some of the songs that we play at your event. We have an extensive library of music to pick from.

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

P.A. is included in the quote. If you require lighting this will be extra.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can source other songs if they are not already in our library. Songs that we cannot source can be transcribed for a fee of £50.00
Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime
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