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The Red Hot Rags - Energetic Swing & Jazz Band

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'An incredible tribute to the Jazz Divas'
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The Red Hot Rags offer a sophisticated selection of jazz classics and swing numbers to entertain your guests and create the perfect atmospheare throughout your event. From wedding receptions to corporate dinners The Red Hot Rags are the best choice for moment requiring impeccable and elegant music. With over 15 years of experience behind them, this group of adaptable, fun-loving musicians deliveres the popular songs of the 1920/40s by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday together with modern-day chart-toppers such as “All About The Bass”, “Valerie” and more. Adapting seamlessly from 'background music’ to ‘music for dancing’ RHR are the best choice for weddings, private parties and corporate events. Just drop them a line and Jess, vocalist and manager of the band, will be happy to tailor the perfect set for you!

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
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Light music, Pop, Covers, Vintage, Acoustic
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

1, After You've Gone
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. All of Me
4. At Last
5. A Tisket A Tasket
6. Autumn Leaves
7. Bei Mir Bis Duscein
8. Bye Bye Blackbird
9. Besame Mucho
10. Blue Moon
11. Blue Skies
12. But Not for Me
13. C'est Si Bon
14. Cheek To Cheek
15. Cry Me a River
16. Dinah
17. Don’t Know Why
18. Dance Me To The End Of Love
19. Dream a Little Dream Of Me
20. Fever
21. Fly Me To The Moon
22. Georgia On My Mind
23 Hello Dolly
24. Honeysuckle Rose
25. Hit The Road Jack
26. I Can't Give You Anything but Love
27. I Got a Woman
28. I Got Rhytm
29. I Just Want to Make Love to You
30. I Wanna Be Like You (King of The Swingers)
31. I Would Rather Go Blind
32. It's Only a Paper Moon
33. Is You is or is you Ain't my Baby
34. It Don't Mean a Thing
35. La Vie En Rose
36. L.O.V. E.
37. Love For Sale
38. Love Me or Leave Me
39. Lullaby Of Birdland
40. Mack the Knife
41. Mean to Me
42. Misty
43. Moon River
43. My Baby Just Cares for Me
44. Night And Day
45. On the Sunny Side of the Street
46. Perhaps Perphaps Perhaps
47. Puttin' on the Ritz
48. Sophisticated Lady
49. St. James Infirmary
50. Summertime
51. Sway
52. The Lady is A Tramp
53. They Can't Take That Away from Me
54. Tico Tico
55. Why Don't You Do Right
1. All About That Bass – Megan Trainor
2. Ain't No Sunshine – Billy Withers
3. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
4. Bad Moon Rising
5. Be My Baby - The Ronettes
6. Big Spender - Shirley Bassey
7. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
8. Come Together - The Beatles
9. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
11. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
12. Happy - Pharrell William
13. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
14. I Feel Good - James Brown
15. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
16. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
17. I’m a Believer - The Monkees
18. Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry
19. Just the Two of Us – Bill Withers
20. KISS - Prince
21. Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
22. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
23. Mercy – Duffy
24. Message In A Bottle – The Police
25. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
26. My Girl - The Temptations
27. Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
28. Our Day Will Come - Amy Winehouse
29. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
30. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
31. Rolling In The Deep - Adele
32. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
33. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
34. Sitting On the Dock Of the Bay - Otis Redding
35. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
36. Stuck In the Middle with You
37. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
38. Sunny - Bobby Hebb
39. That Man - Caro Emerald
40. These Boots - Nancy Sinatra
41. Valerie - Amy Winehouse
42. Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley
1. Baciami Piccina – Alberto Rabagliati
2. Buona Sera Signorina
3. Carina
4. Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney
5. Tu Vuò fa' l'Americano
6. Via Con Me - Paolo Conte
7. Volare – Domenico Modugno
1. La Mer
2. C’est Si Bon
3. La Vie En Rose - Edit Piaf
4. Sympathique
5. Plus Je T'embrasse
1. Amado Mio
2. Besame Mucho
3. Quizas Quizas
1. Água de Beber
2. Corcovado
3. Insensatez (How Insensitive)
4. Mas Que Nada
5. Samba De Uma Nota So
6. So Nice (Summer Samba)
7. The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)
8. Wave (Vou te Contar)
Customer questions

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

Yes the singer will be the same you see in the video. This will always be the case unless unforseen circumstances such as illness. In these rare cases the singer will be one professional vocalist with whom the band has already performed in the past and who will be up to the same standard :) You will always be informed in this case!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our usual line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Drums and Double Bass however very popular options are also the Duo Line ups ie. Vocals and Guitar or Trio Line Up. We also have a 6 piece option that includes Sax/Clarinet.

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?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our full PAT Tested PA system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Bloomsbury Club - London Plaquemine Lock - London Frog by Adam Handling - London Gordon Ramsey Restaurant - Chelsea, London HMS Belfast - London Barbican - London Royal College of Physicians - London The Courtyard Theather - London The Peasant - London Primobar - Westminster Beagle Restaurant - London Le Plateau - London The Bitter Sling - Mayfair, London

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are inspired by the Jazz Divas such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London to mention but a few and by the great minds of composers such as Duke Ellington and Fats Waller.

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

We do regularly perform for high profile clients and venues


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£570
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£1200


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Alison P, 2 years ago

Jess and the band were amazing, the perfect group for my party. They played two sets of vintage classics which fit the 40s theme perfectly. My children and I loved dancing to their sets and the older guests had just a much fun listening while sitting down.

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Luke G, 2 years ago

Luke Gregory • 3 Mar 2019 I can't speak highly enough of this band, they are professional, talented & sound amazing. Before the wedding Jess worked very hard with the venue to ensure we could have the best possible line up for our reception and set up a surprise happy birthday for the mother of the bride with no problems. Thank you for helping to make our special day fun & memorable. Luke & Noriko

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