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The Cockney Sparrows

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About The Cockney Sparrows

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Public liability insurance of £1 million
We provide an energetic Cockney Knees Up and Singalong to make your party special!

We put a modern twist on the traditional Cockney party. Modern day London classics rub shoulders with music hall and war-time songs - peppered with jokes and quizzes. We provide song-sheets for you to sing along, and dance moves to get you swinging - Warning: don't book us if you want to sit still and be quiet!

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
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party
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Song list

Ain't No Pleasing You (Chas & Dave)
Any Old Iron
Baggy Trousers (Madness)
Bless 'Em All
Bring Me Sunshine (Morecambe & Wise)
Cool For Cats (Squeeze)
Come Up and See Me (Cockney Rebel)
Doing the Lambeth Walk
Gertcha (Chas & Dave)
Happy Days Are Here Again
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Ian Dury & the Blockheads)
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
If You Were The Only Girl In The World
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
I'm Getting Married In The Morning
Knees Up Mother Brown
Leaning On A Lamp Post
Let's All Go Down the Strand
Let's Stick Together (Bryan Ferry)
London Calling (The Clash)
Maybe Its Because I'm A Londoner
Minder Theme (Dennis Waterman)
My Old Man's A Dustman (Lonnie Donegan)
My Old Man Said Follow The Van
Old Bull And Bush
Only Fools And Horses
Pack Up Your Troubles
Rabbit (Chas & Dave)
Right Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)
Roll Out The Barrel
Show Me The Way To Go Home
Sideboard Song (Chas & Dave)
Siegfried Line
There'll Be Bluebirds (Vera Lynne)
Underneath The Arches (Flanagan & Allen)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
We'll Meet Again (Vera Lynn)
When You're Smiling
Where Did You Get That Hat
Who Do You Think You Are Kidding
You Made Me Love You
Customer questions

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

Yes. Our act is so individual that front-man CJ is indispensable. However we do have great 'dep' musicians available in case another band member falls ill or is unavailable.

Do you have different line-up options?

Four larger gigs we have been known to add a ukulele and washboard player to the line-up. If budget or space is tight, we can go out as a duo, or even with CJ as a solo act.

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, with pleasure. But please note that if this is required beyond the end of our agreed performance time there will be an extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

We like to allow 90 minutes for this, but if time is tight we can set up in an hour.

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

Of course.

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

Yes it is. All we need is mains power.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If the songs you like are about London, then we probably play them already! With a bit of notice we can certainly prepare the odd request for you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The humour, the energy and the familiarity of the songs. They love the song sheets we hand out to help them sing along.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Everything from village halls to festival stages.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Chas & Dave, Max Miller.

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

Most of our gigs are either pub gigs, or gigs for private clients. We'll get back to you when Glastonbury calls!


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£665
Up to 2 hours£665
Up to 3 hours£850


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John P, 22 days ago

Brilliant night's entertainment enjoyed by the whole pub. We will be having the Cockney Sparrows back again soon.

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Ricky H, 29 days ago

We hired The Cockney Sparrows for our Cockney night at Boxmoor Social Club We all had a really great night of entertainment and the songs sheets went down really well. All of the 120 guest throughly enjoyed from start to finish. We would highly recommend the band and we will definitely be booking them again ourselves.

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