Vintage-themed jazz band

The Moochers 1920s Jazz Band

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About The Moochers 1920s Jazz Band

Vintage-themed jazz band
London
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The Moochers add a touch of old-world glamour to your party, combining irresistible dance rhythms with the sophisticated tunes of the 20s.

The Moochers jazz band adds a touch of old-world glamour to your party, combining irresistible dance rhythms with the sophisticated tunes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many others! Our influences include Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and the jazz orchestras of the roaring twenties.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Vintage, Christmas, Military, Gypsy jazz, Dixieland, Easy listening
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Set 1
She's funny that way
Is you or is you ain't ma baby
The Girlfriend
A smile will go a long, long way
The charleston
Then I'll be happy
I wonder where my baby is tonight
Black Bottom
Jeepers creepers
Puttin on the ritz
Tea for two
Way down yonder in New Orleans
You do something to me
Chicago, that toddlin' town
Everybody loves my baby
Truckin'
Royal garden blues
Set 2
Somebody stole my gal
Five foot two
Ain't misbehaving
Bare necessities
I wanna be like you
Lady be good
Crazy rhythm
Varsity Drag
The jazz-me blues
That certain party
King Porter Stomp
Side by side
Steppin out
Sweet Georgia brown
Yes sir that's my baby
Ain't she sweet
All that jazz
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We perform from a solo singer (with vintage backing tracks) upwards. Our trio line-up typically contains a singer, a rhythm section (piano, banjo or guitar) and either clarinet or trumpet. For our quartet option, we usually add a clarinet or trumpet, but can also add a double bass. We perform from a quartet upwards with drums, with violin also available.

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

Please let us know as soon as possible. Depending on musicians' availability, we will always endeavour to accommodate you.

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

We always provide recorded music between sets. A post-performance iPod service will incur an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can be set up in 15 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We can perform as a roaming band.

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

Our fee is all-inclusive.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We have learnt new songs from the jazz repertoire for special occasions. We also have a small number of PMJ-style jazzed-up pop numbers. They don't form part of our standard sets, but are available on request.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We always perform in 1920s costume, unless the event has another theme. We provide the perfect atmosphere for Gatsby- and Peaky Blinders-themed events.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Prince of Wales, Brixton Leaf, Liverpool Middle Temple

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

We entertained the crowds at the London Moonwalk in 2017, when they had a 1920s theme. Our singer, Kathleen, had her own 1920s-themed room at The Mansion, London on NYE 2015. Our clients include Carphone Warehouse and Tesco, and we have performed for the military several times.

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Cordelia W, 3 months ago

I was 100% delighted. I'm not sure what more to say; the musicians arrived very promptly in plenty of time to get set up, entertained my guests, and were friendly and professional throughout. I wish I could have afforded an extra session!

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Lawrence D, 6 months ago

Great communications. A splendid group friendly super music all my members enjoyed the evening

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Martin P, 1 year ago

Really made my 1920s theme night go down well. Made a good atmosphere and I would recommend to anyone to book.

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Alan B, 2 years ago

I can't rate The Moochers highly enough. They did an amazing job and worked really well with the dancers. Kathleen's voice is beautiful and band sounded amazing. I cannot recommend them highly enough - definitely book these guys if you are having a 1920's / Great Gatsby themed event, you will not be disappointed.

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