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With Gentlemen of the Road, you'll hear the music you'd expect from a quality vintage 20's - 40's swing act like them; The Charleston, It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing and "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" but there's a cunning twist - they also cater for wider tastes by playing popular and up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and lots more.
They love to mix their repertoire up and perform a wide range of swing songs, but something that sets them apart are their innovative arrangements of modern popular songs in a classic 20's style. With advance notice, they can even do a unique arrangement of your first dance or special request for an additional charge - what could be better than a bespoke first dance created just for you?!
Gentlemen of the Road always perform with loads of energy which guarantees a lively and fun experience, and their bang up to date equipment and fantastic quality instruments ensure you'll hear them at their best. With a 6-piece line-up of Female Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Guitar, Double Bass, Drums, they are versatile and bring a full sound to any event. They also offer smaller line-ups if that is more suited to your event or you can expand the band to add an extra vocalist or a 2nd saxophone for a bigger sound.
The band offer either 2 x 45 minute or 2 x 60 minute sets of foot tapping tunes in that roaring 20's style which celebrates all things vintage, fronted by one of two outstanding female vocalists who both are experienced professionals who perform with the band regularly. Please note, instant quotes are based on 2 x 45 minute sets across a 2 hour period.
Gentlemen of the Road also offer quality background music options, including a reduced 4 piece version of the band perfect for daytime or corporate events, or even a great jazz trio available at a reduced fee when booked as an add-on to the main evening band, ideal for a wedding reception.
Gentlemen of the Road are experienced professionals so you are in safe hands. Members of the band also have a wealth of experience outside the wedding and corporate scene, at both Jazz clubs and festivals, including London Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz festival, Langnau Jazz Nights Switzerland, the 606 Club London, Hay Festival of Literature and Art and many more.
They have also had the privilege to play for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and other prestigious events for clients such as GQ magazine, Porsche and DHL.
If you'd like to chat about your requirements and how this fantastic act can help make your wedding or party unique, fun and memorable, click to get an instant quote and availability check and put any questions in the comments box - the team at Hireaband will get back to you immediately.
Get lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Crazy in love - Beyoncé (Great Gatsby version)
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Valerie - Zutons
Feeling good - Nina Simone
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Pencil full of lead - Paolo Nutini
I'm the king of the swingers - Jungle Book
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Smells like teen Spirit - Nirvana
I want you Back - Michael Jackson
Toxic - Britney Spears
Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
Call me maybe - Carly Rae-Jepsen
All about the bass - Meghan Trainor
Let’s stay together - Al Green
Jive/Rock and roll
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley
Alright, Ok, You win - Fitzgerald
Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Hit the road jack - Ray Charles
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Sweet home Chicago - Blues Brothers
It don’t mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington
The Charleston - James P Johnson
Beyond the sea - Frank Sinatra
At last - Etta James
Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong
Alexander’s Ragtime - Irving Berlin
I get a kick out of you - Cole Porter
Is you is or is you ain’t my baby - Louis Jordan
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Straighten up and fly right - Nat King Cole
Why don’t you do right - Peggy Lee
Ain't that a kick in the head - Jimmy Van Heusen
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
All of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
Jingle bell rock
Rudolf the red nosed reindeer
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
The band were absolutely fantastic and completely accommodating. Would highly recommend them!
They were amazingly relaxed and flexible - exactly what you need on your wedding day when nothing seems to run quite to plan!
The band were really helpful when we contacted them before the wedding. On the day they set up with no fuss, and let us borrow their mics for our speeches. Their 3 sets were all really good-everyone was dancing from the beginning until the end, and everyone has been commenting on what a great band they are. They were so full of energy, and even ended up wearing props from our photo booth which added to the fun- the drummer looked great in a fez!
Thank you so so so much for performing at our wedding! Everything was smooth on the day and I didn't have to worry about anything which was reassuring. We were so impressed by everything!
For my 40th birthday last November, I wanted to re-create some swing style magic for myself and my friends. And with Gentlemen of the Road that's exactly what I got. The set list was awesome, and you can tell the band love what they do as the sound they produced was wonderful. I can't recommend them highly enough. Two long sets just wasn't enough! Thanks guys, we had an incredible evening.
The whole experience was great, from the ease of booking to your response to my questions, thank you!
They were amazingly relaxed and flexible - exactly what you need on your wedding day when nothing seems to run to plan!
We couldn't have been more delighted with Gentlemen of the Road's performance, the dance floor was packed from the moment they started and stayed that way for the whole set.
Can I say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for all your efforts on Saturday night. The music was superb and many of our guests have commented on the quality and originality of the music. It suited everyone of all ages and everyone was up dancing which was exactly what we were hoping for. The whole experience was great, from the ease of booking to your response to my questions, thank you. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and will certainly look to book you for any future family celebrations.
Punctual and professional we would definitely book them again!
Gentlemen of the Road provided an excellent performance at our Annual Dinner. We have a mixed group of professionals attending but the band appealed to all there. The preparation in advance was very smooth from our perspective and having used Pete's service before, I could depend on their reliability on the night.
Gentlemen of the Road played at our wedding reception, we loved the performance and style. The guys really made the evening special and played our first dance music, which they learnt especially for us. All of our guests commented on how good the music was and how it created the perfect relaxed and fun atmosphere to our wedding reception. Thanks so much it was a perfect end to our wedding day.
Gentlemen of the Road played at our wedding celebration and were absolutely fantastic. We found the hiring process very straight forward, with no hiccups at all. The two sets they played were great with ‘I get a kick out of you’ and ‘Get Lucky’ played at our request. The band were lovely and had everyone up and dancing; they definitely made our celebration a night to remember!
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2 x 45-minute sets
2 x 1hr sets
2-hour drinks reception (daytime)
Additional 1hr Set
Late Finish (After Midnight)
Smaller Lineups Available
Daytime Jazz Trio Add-On
Playlist DJ Service After Live Sets
Special Request Arrangement
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Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment
Able To Work With Sound Limiters
Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (between live sets)
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