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About The Cockney Sparrows

We provide an energetic Cockney Knees Up and Singalong to make your party special! Chas & Dave meets Old Time Music Hall!
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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! Plus 2 new shows for 2020 - CHAS & DAVE REMEMBERED. A solid hour of their greatest hits, and more. And - THE BEST OF BRITISH BANGERS! Favourite British dance hits from across the years. From Beatles to Blur, Stones to Specials, Jam to Jamiroquai and everything in between. Solid UK gold.

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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2nd Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Vintage, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Tribute, Covers, Originals, Britpop, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Skiffle
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Ain't No Pleasing You (Chas & Dave)
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Monty Python)
Any Old Iron (Harry Champion)
Baggy Trousers (Madness)
Be Sincere (Max Miller)
Bicycle Made For Two
Bless 'Em All
Born Within The Sound Of Bow Bells (Cockney Sparrows)
Bring Me Sunshine (Morecambe & Wise)
Chim Chiminee (Mary Poppins)
Cool For Cats (Squeeze)
Come Up and See Me (Cockney Rebel)
Dambusters March
Do The Hokey Cokey
Doing the Lambeth Walk
Down At The Old Bull And Bush
Down To Margate (Chas & Dave)
Eastenders Theme
Feed The Birds (Mary Poppins)
Gertcha (Chas & Dave)
Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line
Happy Birthday
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
Just A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
Knees Up Mother Brown
Land Of Hope And Glory
Leaning On A Lamp Post (Me And My Girl)
Let's All Go Down the Strand
Let's Go Fly A Kite (Mary Poppins)
Let's Stick Together (Bryan Ferry)
Lilli Marlene (Marlene Dietrich)
London Calling (The Clash)
Love And Marriage (Frank Sinatra)
Maybe Its Because I'm A Londoner
Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)
Minder Theme (Dennis Waterman)
Monster Mash
My Old Man's A Dustman (Lonnie Donegan)
My Old Man Said Follow The Van (Marie Lloyd)
My Old Mum (Max Miller)
Only Fools And Horses
Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag
Parklife (Blur)
Rabbit (Chas & Dave)
Right Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)
Roll Out The Barrel
Run Rabbit, Run
She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain
Show Me The Way To Go Home
Sideboard Song (Chas & Dave)
There Ain't No Difference (Cockney Sparrows)
There Is A Tavern In The Town
There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover
Underneath The Arches (Flanagan & Allen)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
We'll Meet Again (Vera Lynn)
When The Saints Go Marching In
When You're Smiling
Where Did You Get That Hat
White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
Who Do You Think You Are Kidding (Dad's Army)
You Made Me Love You (Al Jolson)
After Midnight (Eric Clapton)
All Right Now (Free)
Come On Eileen (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
Come Together (Beatles)
Common People (Pulp)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Five Hundred Miles (The Proclaimers)
Get Back (Beatles)
Ghost Town (The Specials)
Girls & Boys (Blur)
Hanging Around )Stranglers)
Hi Ho Silver Lining (Jeff Beck)
Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
Honky Cat (Elton John)
House In The Country (Blur)
I Fought The Law (The Clash)
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
Let's Stick Together (Bryan Ferry)
Love Cats (The Cure)
Maggie May (Faces)
Parklife (Blur)
Rockin' All Over The World (Status Quo)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash)
Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
Town Called Malice (The Jam)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Walking On The Beaches (Stranglers)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
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”.

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Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£785


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Deirdre Y, 1 year ago

An outstanding experience which entertained and got everyone dancing - young and old. For us Brits it was great to be reminded of all these great songs and for guests from elsewhere it was an eye opener onto part of our culture that is such good fun. Everyone joined in, especially when the song sheets came out and the Conga got going. The Hokey Cokey towards the end was inspired. All my guests were blown away and so many told me how much they enjoyed this and how unexpected and original it was but so easy to enjoy and participate.

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Nicola F, 1 year ago

The Cockney Sparrows were amazing, they really brought so much fun and energy to our event. Their communication was excellent from the beginning through to the end and I couldn't recommend them strongly enough. Thank you very much for making our event successful.

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Nicky B, 2 years ago


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Sarah M, 1 month ago

Thank you so much for getting our party started in such spectacular fashion. You are incredibly talented artists and everyone had a fantastic time. You were exactly what we wanted and were brilliant to watch and sing along with. I cannot recommend the Cockney Sparrows enough. CJ’s communication leading up to our wedding was excellent.

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Kaye P, 3 months ago

WOW, what can I say! CJ and fellow band members were absolutely amazing and made my husband's surprise 50th birthday party night! Despite restrictions imposed by COVID we were able to sing along, interact and dance at our places. CJ got the party started! Would highly recommend the Cockney Sparrows if you want something a little different and lots of fun! Will certainly be using them again!

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