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Uke Ellington & The Bandits

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About Uke Ellington & The Bandits

One of the most exciting and unique bands on the UK scene, playing music from the 1920's to the 2020's and all based around the ukulele!
Vintage band
High Wycombe
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Uke Ellington & The Bandits is the premier vintage-style band in the UK, with all original arrangements of everybody's favourite tunes and the best performers in the business! We play jazz, rock and roll, soul, motown, disco, pop, rock and everything in between and all arranged into brilliant, toe tapping that will have audiences on their feet. The Uke Ellington experience is a killer combination of brilliant songs, electric musicianship and old fashioned humour that leaves everyone with a smile on their face and feeling on top of the world. Made up of the recent stars of the 30th Anniversary Production of Buddy, Cilla the Musical, The Glenn Miller Story and many other shows, this band knows how to take the stage at the very highest level, and it shows in every word they sing and every note they play. Get in touch today to find out more!

Musicianship
Genres:
Vintage, Rockabilly, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Theatre / Show, Cruise, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Charity event, Birthday party
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Song list

Modern:
Africa - Toto
All of Me - John Legend
Angels - Robbie Williams
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Crazy - Gnarls Berkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Easy - The Commodores
Faith - Wham
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Only You - Flying Pickets
Oops, I Did It Again - Britney Spears
Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Someone Like You - Adele
Stacey’s Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns And Roses
Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Umbrella - Rihanna
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wonderwall - Oasis
Your Song - Elton John
Vintage:
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Vera Lynn
Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
All Of Me - Louis Armstrong
As Time Goes By - Dooley wilson
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Goodnight Sweetheart - Al Bowlly
Hi Tiddly Hi Ti Island - George Formby
I Only Have Eyes For You - Ella Fitzgerald
I Wanna Be Like You - Louis Prima
I Wish I Was Back On The Farm - George Formby
I’m Getting Married In The Morning - My Fair Lady
I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Leaning On A Lamppost - George Formby
Me And My Shadow - Al Jolson
Moon River - Andy Williams
Moondance - Van Morrison
Oh Mr Porter - Marie Lloyd
Run Rabbit Run - Flanagan And Allen
The Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
The Lambeth Walk - Me And My Girl
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Time After Time - Chet Baker
We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
When I’m Cleaning Windows - George Formby
Where Did You Get That Hat? - Al Simmons
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock - George Formby
You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
Rock and Roll:
20 Flight Rock - Eddie Cochran
A Big Hunk O’ Love - Elvis Presley
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Back In The USSR - The Beatles
Blue Days, Black Nights - Buddy Holly
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
C’mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
Everyday - Buddy Holly
Georgia In My Mind - Ray Charles
Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
It Doesn’t Matter Any More - Buddy Holly
It’s So Easy - Buddy Holly
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Lucille - Little Richard
Nadine - Chuck Berry
No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Rave On - Buddy Holly
Ready Teddy - Little Richard
Real Wild Child - Jerry Lee Lewis
Reelin’ and Rockin’ - Chuck Berry
Rip It Up - Little Richard
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Route 66 - Chuck Berry
Shake Rattle & Roll - Bill Haley
Summer Time Blues - Eddie Cochran
That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Whole Lotta Shaking Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up can change according to the size of the event! We can provide entertainment with Uke Ellington as a soloist, a duo with upright bass, a trio with drums and the full band with the addition of keys.

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

We can be flexible with timings, within reason. We're always happy to help and want your event to be a success, so just let us know what we can do!

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

We're more than happy to provide background music, and can also offer a DJ service after the final set for an addition £175.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would usually set up 1.5 hours before the performance time, which would include a soundcheck. Once the PA is set up and ready, we can provide background music to help set the atmosphere!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, we regularly work as a roaming band and can move around quite freely!

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

We'd be more than happy to chat about your favourite songs on the set list. We normally settle on a few, which we can then build the rest of the set around so that everything flows in the best possible way!

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

All PA and lighting equipment is included!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Do ask if there's a song you'd like to hear that's not on the set list, as there may be a chance we already know it. If not and you'd like to request that we learn a specific song, there would be a small additional charge.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1625
Up to 3 hours£2000

Reviews

From customers:

CG
Charles G
1 year ago

‘Unbelievable natural talent, effortless performance.'

SB
Sue B
1 year ago

‘So nice! Very professional and the evening went so well. We had so much feedback and comments on how good he is and the music is great. It was a huge success.

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