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The Three Bears

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World renowned piano based trio. Also available with Saxophone, Trumpet, and Guitar.
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The Three Bears is the latest project for Stockport based pianist, Tom Kincaid. The band consists of Lancashire based double Bassist Jim Swinnerton, and Cheshire based Drummer Jack Cotterill. The three musicians has actually been playing together in rhythm sections for 10 plus years backing various bands/line-ups. At the moment they are the rhythm section in the Brownfield/Byrne Hot 6, and the Dave Donohoe Band. Recently the rhythm section realised that the Jazz scene needed a more, traditional trio. That’s when the Three Bears evolved! As well as excelling as a trio in there own right, the Three Bears are a great accompanying trio. They have been a first choice backing trio for national, and international guesting artists wanting a more swinging, lively rhythm section. They have played all over the UK, Europe, and Scandinavia, playing at some of the best Jazz clubs and Festivals about! The band is not only steeped in the traditional Jazz sound, the trio also incorporates mainstream, and New Orleans sounds. With influences from Errol Garner, to Oscar Peterson, to Dr John.

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Jazz, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Blues
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Three Bears' Song list

All Of Me
After You’ve Gone
Autumn Leaves
Bring Me Sunshine
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon
Fly Me To The Moon
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face Have You Met Miss Jones
I Wanna Be Like You
I’m Walkin’
It Had To Be You
In The Summertime
Just Friends
Mack The Knife
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Sweet Child Of Mine
Taking A Chance On Love
The Good Life
The Way You Make Me Feel
Whoopin’ Blues
When You’re Smiling
You Make Me Feel So Young
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line up is Piano, Bass, and Drums. However this can be reduced to solo Piano, or just a duo. We are also happy to add more instruments such as, Trumpet, Saxophone, Guitar, or a Vocalist. We are very flexible, and we work with numerous musicians all over the country.

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

We can always assist you and try and make your event run as smoothy as possible. Just let us know.

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

Yes we can. We can provide this for free during our booked time. If you require this after our set please contact us as it will require additional cost .

How much time do you need to set up?

We normally allow one hour to set up before our performance. However , we can work with you on the times if you require us to set up earlier.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We can with certain line ups. If this is what you require, please state in your booking.

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

We can definitely work with you to provide a tailored set list.

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

PA is always included in the cost if needed.

Can you learn song requests before the event?


Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at many venues, clubs, and festivals all over the world. We always enjoy going to the Swiss alps to perform at the Davos sounds good festival.

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

We once performed at Dresden Jazz Festival to a crowd of 250,000!

The Three Bears' Prices

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Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£850
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The Three Bears' Reviews

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Elliott M
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent..! Prompt and professional. Really made the day special and everyone commented on how talented the band are. Will definitely use again. Cheers guys. Thanks again.. Elliott

Reply from The Three Bears
9 months ago

Thank you for your very kind words, it was an absolute pleasure to play for - Hope to see you again in the future!

Michael M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Simply perfect - they created the perfect ambience for our event. Would have them again in a heartbeat. Talented musicians!

Reply from The Three Bears
9 months ago

Thank you so much Michael! We loved playing for your event!

From other customers:

Cheshire W
4 years ago

Thanks so much to you and the guys for making today so special. The music was brilliant and set just the right tone for the afternoon. It was perfect. Thanks once again. You are all so brilliantly talented and nice guys too!

4 years ago

We had a great time Jamie, thank you! The band was just what we wanted to fit with the theme. You probably couldn’t tell but we had been learning to jive! We had to swap to disco later for those who wouldn’t attempt it! You’re changing the world by making people happy!

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