Vintage-themed band

Tin Pan Allies

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About Tin Pan Allies

Vintage-themed band
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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... a strolling vaudeville band playing pop from the last 100 years - Armstrong to Zutons, in a swing style! No wires, no limits!

Ever since 1912, people have been listening to music. Then someone had the fantastic idea to form a band to provide this, and Pop Music was born. In tribute to these pioneers, the Tin Pan Allies play the music you would expect, in a style of their own; swingy, entertaining and versatile. The Tin Pan Allies are perfectly suited to any events, indoors or outdoors. With no requirements for amplification, the Tin Pan Allies don't need PAT testing certificates or an 8' x 12' stage, or even a three-pin socket! We can play directly to your guests or delegates, and circulate around the venue as necessary to entertain and delight. We play a range of popular music from the last 100 years or so, including tunes by Fats Waller, Britney Spears, Tom Jones, The Monkees, Pharrell Williams, Oasis, Lady GaGa and Bruce Springsteen - with a jazzy feel of course. Requests for that must-have special first dance can be accommodated too - please ask Nick. -- photo credits: Jonny Barratt (jonnybphoto) / Imogen Thoburn (imogenxiana)

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Dixieland, Cabaret, Jazz, Blues, Easy listening, Marching, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, Bavarian oompah
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Walkin' on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
Black or White (Michael Jackson)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (trad.)
Pay Me My Money Down (Pete Seeger/Bruce Springsteen)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway/Blues Bros.)
She's Electric (Oasis)
When the Saints (trad.)
I Saw Her Standing There; All My Lovin' (Beatles)
Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) (Jools Holland)
Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
When You're Smiling (trad.)
Bring me Sunshine (Morcambe and Wise)
All of Me (Louis Armstrong)
Delilah (Tom Jones)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Ain't Misbehavin' (trad.)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Wanna Be Like You (King of the Swingers) (Louis Prima)
I'm a Believer (The Monkees/Shrek)
Poker Face (Lady GaGa)
Santa Baby (Kylie)
Let It Snow (Frank Sinatra)
So Here It Is, Merry Christmas (Slade)
Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens)
We All Stand Together (Paul McCartney and some frogs)
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We usually perform as a quartet, but we appreciate that another line-up such as a trio may be more appropriate for your event - please give us a call to discuss this!

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

We know how events can be unpredictable, so 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?

Not really, since we don't usually work with a PA system - Spats does have a small system though, so we might be able to provide this if necessary for an additional charge. Please call for details.

How much time do you need to set up?

Not long - obviously we'll need somewhere to stash our cases but other than that we're pretty much performing straight out of the box!

Can you roam around while you perform?

This is what we do! We can stand on a stage if need be but we'd prefer to wander around the party to entertain!

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

We tailor each playlist to be as appropriate as possible, but yes please do give us some guidance on this, we'll be happy to work something out with you.

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

Usually we travel without any of this stuff - especially if performing outside! If any is needed we'll tailor our quote for your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We're happy to give it a go; if we can make it work we will! Just give Spats a bit of notice to come up with a plan...

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love that we're always having fun - this music is perfect for any occasion!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've a good relationship with 10 Castle Street in Cranbourne, and have also performed at the Badger Brewery and at weddings and events all over the south of the UK. Highclere "Downton Abbey" Castle was very interesting, and we even squeezed into a restaurant in Notting Hill.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We cite Louis Armstrong, Lady GaGa, Postmodern Jukebox and Bob Monkhouse as our muses... We'll let you guess which of us said who!

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

Every gig is high profile for us; we're committed to making your event our priority.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£760
Up to 2 hours£950
Up to 3 hours£1080
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Campbell M, 2 years ago

Excellent 4-piece, with just the right sound to make our evening swing.

From other customers:

Lucy N, 3 years ago

We couldn't be more grateful for the incredible gift of happiness your music bought to us and everyone who joined us yesterday - people were non-stop complimenting you, even at our brunch this morning and I am sure for a long time to come too!! You were SUPERB.

Village E, 3 years ago

We so much enjoyed your music and you just hit the right note, with both your style and attitude

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