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52 Skidoo - Harlem Swing Band

52 Skidoo are a three piece Harlem swing band that has turned back the clock to play a dazzling set of vintage American music. Classic favourites like Aint Misbehavin, The Joint Is Jumpin and Your Feets Too Big are carefully woven into well known hits like Jeepers Creepers, Darktown Strutters Ball and I Aint Got Nobody to create an authentic 1920/30s Harlem party atmosphere.

*Fantastic if you want something a little different for your wedding, party or corporate event*

52 Skidoo bring back to life the forgotten era of prohibition, speakeasy's, vaudeville, tin pan alley, rent parties, stride plan and hot jazz.

52 Skidoo are a three piece Harlem swing band that has turned back the clock to play a dazzling set of vintage American music. Classic favourites like 'Ain't Misbehavin', 'The Joint Is Junpin' and 'Your Feet's Too Big' are carefully woven into well known hits like 'Jeepers Creepers', 'Darktown Strutter's Ball' and 'I Ain't Got Nobody' to create an authentic 1920/30's Harlem party atmosphere.

The band consists of:

Percussion & Clarinet, Vocals, Guitar, Piano

52 Skidoo's show is comprised of 2 x 45 minute sets with the band able to provide their own PA.

  • 3 Piece - Male Vocals, Percussion / Clarinet, Guitar, Piano
  • Optional 1-3 piece New Orleans Horn Section
  • Optional Burlesque Dancers
  • I'm Crazy Bout My Baby
  • Ain't Misbehavin
  • The Joint Is Jumpin'
  • Your Feets Too Big
  • Dinah
  • S'pozin'
  • Darktown Strutters Ball
  • Squeeze Me
  • Baby Brown
  • Two Sleepy People
  • This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • I Ain't Got Nobody
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Tango Til They're Sore
  • The Charleston
  • Georgia
  • Bill Bailey
  • St Louis Blues
  • My Buckets Got A Hole In It
  • I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
  • When You're Smiling
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Down By The Riverside
  • Amazing Grace
  • I Wanna Be Like You
  • African Ripples
  • Handful Of Keys
  • Vipers Drag
  • Hold Tight (I Want Some Seafood Mama)
  • This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • The Sheik Of Araby
  • Carolina Shout
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Bach Up To Me
  • The Mule Walk
  • Them There Eyes
  • Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
  • Zonky
  • Pork And Beans
  • 12th St Rag
  • Shy & Sly
5 4 reviews
Andrea Priestley, Wedding Event, Yorkshire
Fabulous, would highly recommend!
Sophie Slater, Charity Event, Cheshire
Wow!! What an incredible night was had by all!!! The band were perfect right from start till finish. They arrived at the venue in plenty of time and got themselves all set up very quickly and efficiently. I had previously read testimonials that people had written about them so I knew they were going to be good but I didnt realise just how good!! The dance floor was packed from start to finish. The music was fabulous and all the guests commented on how professional and brilliant they were!! The flapper girls were equally as amazing.... staying much longer than had been arranged. They got the guests up onto their feet pretty much straight away.... totally awesome job guys..... thank you for the making the night! xxx
Anita Engebretsen, Corporate Event, London
Great group! Would use them again without a doubt, hands down lots of fun!
Zoe Hussain, Wedding Event, London
Hi Tracey, Many thanks for your help with getting us such a great band for our wedding. 52 Skidoo laid on a fantastic performance and exceeded our expectations, they were also extremely polite, friendly and easy-going which made them a pleasure to deal with on the day. The booking was easy and straightforward and responses from Warble were swift and helpful. We'd definitely recommend Warble to friends and family. Many thanks again!

Magdalen Asquith, Birthday Party, Somerset 
Dear Tracey, Thank you for your email. I was very happy with the booking process, which was quick and simple. 52 Skidoo were great on the night, very professional, fun and friendly and just what we were looking for. They also prepared some of the songs we'd requested, which was great. I'll be writing to them separately to let them know how much we appreciated them, but in the meantime thank you for your help with arrangements. All the best.

Lorraire Jenkins, Swingaroo Vintage Dancehall, Preston
I'd like to say a big thank you on behalf of my guests at the Swingaroo Vintage Dancehall for your fantastic set in February. You kept the dance floor bustling all night and feet tapping at the tables too. You are not only very talented musicians, but also polite, professional and courteous. Genuinely, a pleasure to book and we'd love to have you back again in the future."

Bobbi Charleston, The Swung Eight, Vintage Club Night, Newcastle
Here's a band that really do swing like they did in the good ol' days - with attention to detail and authenticity, 52 Skidoo put on a storming performance that gets the joint well and truly jumping. Until we manage to bring Fats Waller back in a time machine, we'd have these guys back any time!

Jonny Shire, Matt n Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester
52 Skidoo transformed our Manchester jazz club into a prohibition era speakeasy with the greatest of ease. Everything from their authentic swinging tunes to their dapper suits made 52 Skidoo the finest purveyors of jazz and swing. 52 played to our demanding weekend crowd with a fantastic flair end eye for detail that made their show a truly memorable performance! We can't wait to have them back into Matt and Phred's with their truly individual style and sound, watch this space!

Rossano Sportiello, World renowned stride pianist, Italy
I must say they are very, very good.

Neville Dickie, World renowned stride pianist, UK
Authentic recreations of Fats Waller's music.

Jim Hession, World renowned stride pianist, USA
They have mastered the essential ingredients of the music.

Public

  • Square Chapel Arts, Halifax
  • Bury Met
  • Helmsley Arts Centre
  • Crosby Civic Hall (Sefton Arts)
  • Glusburn Institute
  • The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham
  • SevenArts, Leeds
  • The Angles Theatre, Wisbech
  • Otley Courthouse
  • The Old Courthouse, Isle of Man
  • The Grand, Clitheroe
  • The World Headquarters, Newcastle
  • Ashlar House, Preston
  • Matt n Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester
  • Café Coco, Oxford
  • Via Fossa, Manchester
  • Gilpin Lodge, Windermere

Private

  • Le Gothique, London
  • The Manor House, Frome
  • Beechenhill Farm, Ashbourne
  • Blencowe Hall, Blencowe
  • Croston Old School, Croston
  • Mesa, Derby
  • Wrenbury Hall, Wrenbury
  • Stratford Town Hall
  • Longley Park Golf Club, Huddersfield
  • Castle Ashby, Northants
  • Craig Y Nos Castle, Penycae
  • The West Tower, Ormskirk
  • The Union Club, Soho
  • The Secret Library, London
  • Manor House Hotel, Moreton
  • DeBees, Winsford
  • Chillington Hall,
  • Cavendish Arms, Cartmel
  • White Horse Hotel, Hertingfordbury

Festivals

  • Birmingham Jazz Festival
  • Marsden Jazz Festival
  • Wigan Jazz Festival

2 x 45 mins

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East

  • Cambridgeshire - £920.00
  • Norfolk - £1,150.00
  • Suffolk - £1,150.00

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £690.00
  • Leicestershire - £747.50
  • Lincolnshire - £747.50
  • Northamptonshire - £805.00
  • Nottinghamshire - £747.50
  • Rutland - £805.00

North East

  • Durham - £805.00
  • North Yorkshire - £805.00
  • Northumberland - £805.00
  • South Yorkshire - £747.50
  • Tyne and Wear - £862.50
  • West Yorkshire - £690.00
  • Yorkshire - £747.50

North West

  • Cheshire - £690.00
  • Cumbria - £747.50
  • Lancashire - £690.00
  • Manchester - £690.00
  • Merseyside - £690.00

Scotland

  • Aberdeen - £1,380.00
  • Ayrshire - £1,150.00
  • Dumfries-shire - £920.00
  • East Lothian - £920.00
  • Fife - £1,150.00
  • Inverness - £1,380.00
  • Lanarkshire - £920.00
  • Midlothian - £920.00
  • Perth - £1,380.00
  • Stirlingshire - £1,150.00
  • Sutherland - £1,380.00
  • West Lothian - £1,150.00

South East

  • Bedfordshire - £805.00
  • Berkshire - £805.00
  • Buckinghamshire - £805.00
  • East Sussex - £1,035.00
  • Essex - £805.00
  • Hampshire - £1,150.00
  • Hertfordshire - £805.00
  • Isle of Wight - £1,380.00
  • Kent - £1,150.00
  • London - £1,035.00
  • Middlesex - £920.00
  • Oxfordshire - £805.00
  • Surrey - £1,035.00
  • Sussex - £1,035.00
  • West Sussex - £1,035.00

South West

  • Cornwall - £1,150.00
  • Devon - £1,150.00
  • Dorset - £1,035.00
  • Somerset - £920.00
  • Wiltshire - £1,035.00

Wales

  • Anglesey - £747.50
  • Brecon - £920.00
  • Caernarvonshire - £805.00
  • Cardigan - £920.00
  • Carmarthen - £920.00
  • Denbigh - £805.00
  • Flint - £805.00
  • Glamorgan - £920.00
  • Monmouth - £920.00
  • Pembroke - £920.00

West Midlands

  • Gloucestershire - £805.00
  • Herefordshire - £805.00
  • Shropshire - £747.50
  • Staffordshire - £747.50
  • Warwickshire - £805.00
  • Worcestershire - £805.00

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  • Amanda The Harpist "Dear Tracey, Dr and Mrs Yonnet were very happy with Amanda. They found her to be exceptionally talented and it made the evening extra special. All your team were professional and very helpful. The booking process was very easy and Amanda the Harpist exceeded all expectations. " Victoria Civil
  • Street Seven - New Orleans Jazz "Hi Tracey, Thanks. The band was perfect. They arrived on time, looked immaculate in their uniforms, played terrific music, were wonderful with small children, unintrusive and very adaptable to changing circumstances. As a wind player myself, I was particularly impressed how quietly they could play w..." Jem and Helen
  • The Runaway Babies "What a night! Fantastic band, had me dancing all night. Amazing talent with infectious energy. Can't help but love them!" Gary Nichols
  • Vintage Billie Williams "We hired Vintage Billie Williams for an evening's entertainment and she was a fabulous singer!! It was perfect for us from start to finish and our guests were commenting for days afterwards. A very professional and popular young lady... well done Vintage Billie Williams! A huge thankyou and see you ..." Denise
  • Joe Sings Rat Pack "Hi Joe, I hope you are well! I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you, for your fabulous performance at our wedding. You were so entertaining and got all of our guests in the party mood. Every single guest has commented on how wonderful your singing was and the fact that you engaged so much with them..." Katie and Scott Winslade
  • The Tune Junkies "The band were simply fantastic! The amount of people that came up to me saying they were the best wedding band they have ever heard. It was just tune after tune and it really made the evening. I can't thank them enough for making it a great night. They were really good with a few requests I sent the..." Simon Rome
  • The Story "Really good!" Carley Fox
  • The Daggers "The Daggers were absolutely amazing. They got the party started from the word go and had everyone up dancing from the 3 year old flower girl to my 88 year old grandad! Thanks for making our wedding so memorable. Carly & Andy x" Carly Boulton & Andy Cox
  • Wild Molly's "They were absolutely outstanding, they made our wedding dance!! And nice guys as well. Would completely recommend them. " Sarah Vale
  • Ollie The Wedding Guitarist "Ollie, thank you so much for Friday. Everyone comment on how lovely it was to have live acoustic music being played during our ceremony and wedding reception. You sounded fantastic and timed the requested songs perfectly throughout the ceremony. My only disappointment is that we missed so much of yo..." Dan Baker
  • The IT Crowd "We thought the band was great. They were very accommodating to our music tastes and came up with a set list that we loved. They adapted to the small venue really well. The quality of the performance was excellent. Would highly recommend to friends." Helen Ratcliffe
  • The Weekend "Viv and I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how incredible 'The Weekend' were in entertaining our guests at our wedding last weekend. The band played three brilliant sets and got all the guests up on their feet and dancing. They really rocked the joint and this was in spite of some issues with..." Stephen Robbins
  • The Warble Bandeoke Band "Just fantastic & great lads!" Kate Dennison
  • The Hype "The Hype were great fun, we had so many compliments on our choice of band and we will definitely be recommending them. The band members were really nice and contacted me a lot in the couple of weeks leading up to the wedding which, as a bride, is very reassuring. They made our night! " Katie Brett
  • The Weekend "Totally fantastic! The band kept the dance floor filled all night and there were so many compliments from guests. Great mix of music for both young and old. We will 100% be recommending the Weekend to friends and family and hope to see them again in the future!" Louie Over
  • Saint "We want to thank Saint for playing at our wedding on 23 August 2014. They were absolutely amazing, their set list was spot on, the atmosphere they generated, fantastic........ our evening reception was a real party which is exactly what we wanted. We and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed Saint's per..." Teri Galati
  • The MP3s "23.08.14 - The MP3's were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Everyone thought they were great. The dance floor was packed the whole time. I most certainly would recommend the MP3's. Book them Now. " Nicky Werner
  • Ollie The Wedding Guitarist "Ollie was awesome and he even learnt a new song for us so I could walk down the aisle to our chosen song :) Thanks very much Ollie!" Ven Ganeva
  • Pseudonym "I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the band and Shane for such a fantastic job you all did on Saturday! You guys were amazing and all my friends said it was the best music they had heard at a wedding. I hope you were looked after and fed well, apologies I was quite drunk (everyo..." Gemma Brown
  • The Joys "The Joys have got that special something about them." Achal Dhillon
  • The Shape Makers "Thank you guys for a brilliant night!" Mr N. Harris

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