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About The Debonairs
From sophisticated standards to swinging Sinatra, this fully professional jazz combo has a wealth of experience for all types of events
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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Swing, 1940s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Easy listening, Vintage
A Foggy Day in London Town
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
All of Me
As Time Goes By
Autumn in New York
Beyond The Sea
Body and Soul
Bye Bye Blackbird
C'est Si Bon
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Cheek to Cheek
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
City of Stars (from La La Land)
Come Fly With Me
Don't Get Around Much Any More
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Fly Me To the Moon
Girl from Ipanema
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
I Could Write A Book
I Get A Kick Out of You
I Get Along Without You
In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
I'm In The Mood For Love
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
It Don't Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It's Alright With Me
I've Got the World on a String
I've Got You Under My Skin
Just a Gigolo
Just One of Those Things
La Vie En Rose
Let There By Love
Love and Marriage
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Love for Sale
Mack The Knife
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Funny Valentine
New York, New York
Nice Work if you Can Get It
Night and Day
On An Evening In Roma
On The Street Where You Live
One For My Baby
Our Love is Here To Stay
Pennies From Heaven
Puttin On The Ritz
St James' Infirmary
Strangers In The Night
Sunny Side of the Street
That Old Black Magic
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can't Take That Away from Me
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love
When You're Smiling
You Belong To Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Do you have different line-up options?
We offer 2-5 piece line-up options, with optional solo slots by piano or singer. The duo includes piano and singer, with optional backing tracks for brassier numbers. The trio includes piano, singer and usually bass (but sometimes drums if preferred!), the quartet includes piano, singer, bass and drums, and the quintet includes our regular saxophonist Luke.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We understand that wedding days in particular never run on time (even military weddings!) so we're happy (and very used) to getting set up and then waiting for the nod.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Absolutely. We have a number of playlists to fit any room and also offer a laptop DJ service with tens of thousands of songs and disco lights into the early hours for an additional £150
How much time do you need to set up?
We need around an hour to set up. We usually set the PA up first to get some music playing before it's time for us to begin performing.
Can you roam around while you perform?
Yes and no - the singer has a wireless mic and can wander wherever, but the pianist refuses to play and carry his piano at the same time!
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
We have a really wide repertoire of classic jazz and swing songs from the 30s-50s , so if you don't see a particular song on our list but it fits this category then it's likely we've performed it at some point. We're also happy to learn one or two special requests from you. I'd suggest allowing us some flexibility in which songs we perform to best fit the ro
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
Yes. We bring some lighting to accentuate the instruments, but we don't bring disco lights. We charge £150 extra if you'd like us to run a disco afterwards and bring these bad boys along.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Yes. We're happy to learn one or two new songs, for example for your first dance. First dance requests we have performed include: City Of Stars from La La Land, Someone Like You from Bridget Jones Diary, As Time Goes By from Casablanca and You Belong To Me by Michael Buble.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
We bring the confidence and expertise of experienced professionals. We originally formed from four of Birmingham's foremost jazz performers, and have since added Luke a talented saxophonist who plays with King Pleasure, to our line-up. Ben, our vocalist, has the authentic sound of swing, and Richard, our pianist, can solo like nobody you've ever seen!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Hotels, restaurants and festivals all around the country including The Ritz in London, The Hyatt in Birmingham, The Bugatti Club Annual Festival near Cheltenham
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We have performed at events such as award evenings and festivals featuring numerous celebrities including the England rugby team, Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, Kevin McCloud, Christopher Higgins, Stephen Fry.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
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