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The After Hours

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About The After Hours

Formed in 2012, The After Hours bring a whole new level of musicality & energy Live Electro-Swing; Darlings of the UK festival circuit....
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''Brass Driven, Bass Fueled Mayhem - with a dash of panache'' - The Insider The After Hours are a 21st Century anomaly; a collective of loveable rogues hell bent on redefining live dance music Established 2012 as one of the UKs first Electro-Swing outfits the band has grown well beyond the constraints of any one genre blending belligerent bass, beats & brass to devastating effect. Weaving the sounds of 1920's New Orleans jazz, sizzling swing and bouncing balkan brass with thoroughly modern dance styles, The After Hours have created a uniquely exciting take on Electro - Swing. This is the 'Jazz Age' dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century; and loving it. They also play traditional 'New Orleans' Jazz to an exceptionally high standard at jazz events across Europe and have their own take on lots of modern classics such as Britney Spears' Toxic, I bet that you look good on the dance floor, Crazy and so many more. This massive range helps them to connect with any and all audiences no matter when the event or setting. The band has a wealth of experience playing weddings, festivals and functions across the EU, providing everything from PA hire to bespoke DJ sets.

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Electro-Swing, Deep house, Electronica, Drum 'n' Bass, Electronic, House, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Covers, Funk
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The After Hours' Song list

Ain't misbehavin'
After you've gone
All of me
Basin street blues
Bei mir bis du shon
Bear necessities
Big house blues
Blue Drag -
The Charleston
Exactly like you
Egyptian Ella -
Everybody loves my baby
Found a new baby
Honey suckle rose
King of the swingers
Johnny B. Goode
Jump Jive and Wail
Minor swing
Midnight in Moscow
My baby just cares for me
Oriental Swing
Royal Garden Blues
Some of these days
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue -
Sweet Georgia Brown
Si tu vois ma mer
St James Infirmary
Sunny side of the street
The Uptown Lowdown
The Sheik of Araby
Viper mad
When the Saints
We have all the time in the world
You rascal you
Booty Swing - Parov Stella
Crazy in love - Beyonce
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Deep Henderson - Nick Hollywood
5446 - Toots and the Maytals
Get a move on - Mr Scruff
I bet you look good on the dance floor -
Arctic Monkeys
Pompadu - Portico Quartet
Get a move on - Mr. Scruff
Devil and the deep blue sea
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sunny afternoon - the Kinks
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Toxic - Briney Spears
The man who sold the world - David Bowie
Empire State of mind - Alicia Keys
Hips don't lie - Shakira & Wycliff Jean
The Cantina theme - Star Wars
Laura - Scissor sisters
Deep Henderson - NIck Holly Wood
Booty swing - Parov Stella
Chamber maid swing - Parov Stelar
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We started out, and perform regularly, as a duo. Front man Oly Clarkson plays everything from clarinet, sax, guitar, vocals harmonica & wash board. For trad jass/ swing sets you can add double bass, drums, and /or trumpet . For the. electro swing you hav eth emain 5 piece band plus optional female vocals and/ or scratch DJ to make up the full 7 piece.

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

We generally block out the whole day for performance so minor tweeks to scheduling are really not a problem. If constraints are later put on us we let the client know in ample time.

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

We can provide I pod/ Spotify playlists or DJ through the event.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approx 45 minute load in - 45 minutes set up time, depending on the lay out of the venue and parking constraints.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We love a good walk about performance as it allows us to build intimacy with the guests and perform to eager pockets. For teh full stage show we try to run out into the audience with the brass at prime opportunities.

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

Absolutely, but we find it often work out best/ easiest if you just let us do our thing. We want to go down well too after all!! Lol

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

Yes, unles you require to hire our extra large, club size PA.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, within reason. If songs require practise we do charge a small fee.

The After Hours' Prices

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

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1600
Up to 3 hours£1700
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The After Hours' Reviews

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Andy B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Oly and the band are all fantastic musicians and people, the guys were absolutely unbelievable and exceeded anything we could have hoped for. Thank you so much The After Hours you were superb

Julie M
3 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

absolutely brilliant in every way. superb musicians which kept us captivated for nearly 3 hours. Lovely polite and approachable lads who did everything to give us what we wanted. Everyone loved the performance. Musicians in the audience were most impressed by their competence .

From other customers:

Chris M
1991 years ago

These guys can do it all - eaerly jazz, blues and the Electro Swing is scortching hot man

The L
7 years ago

I booked the After Hours Quintet to play at the Magic Garden Pub a couple months ago on a Sunday. Both the customers and staff were so impressed that I've just had to ask them to come back to play again! It's rare that we get that much positive feedback from so many people. They started off playing as the traditional swing band and then slowly changed over to the electro swing version. They absolutely rocked the stage and had everyone up dancing by the end. They are very professional and easy to deal with, and clearly love doing what they do. Would very highly recommend.

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