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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 5 reviews
Claire Clubley, Birthday Party Event, Berkshire
52 Skidoo were amazing! They made my 1920s themed party go with a swing, and delivered a great selection of songs suited to that era. The booking process was easy with Warble Entertainment from the outset and then directly with the band with the many questions I needed answering. They were very patient with me! The band arrived promptly, we're extremely friendly and easy going throughout their time with us and were very professional. Thank you once again 52 Skidoo, you were great! Claire Clubley, Reading
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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  • Mark B The Caricaturist "Mark was fantastic. All of our guests enjoyed their experience with him. He was very chatty and engaging with all the guests whilst doing his drawings. His work was excellent and everyone thought that he captured their likeness brilliantly. I would definitely recommend him to other people." Mandy Nother & Anthony Enoch
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  • Becy Sings "We are so pleased that we chose Becy to sing at our wedding. She was so accommodating, sung all the songs we love with her amazing singing voice. We had so many compliments from our guests saying how great she was. If we were to do the wedding planning all again we would choose Becy again. Thank you..." Jennifer Taylor & Gary Marsh
  • Richie Plays Saxophone "Thank you so much to Richie who was absolutely wonderful. I would have loved to have sat down and listened to his whole set properly instead of running around!! Everyone commented how brilliant they thought he was so thank you so much! Sarah & Ben" Sarah Law
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  • The Cover Kings "We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for your absolutely out of this world performance at our wedding on Saturday. We cannot tell you how over the moon we were that we booked you for our special day, you were just brilliant and kept the dance floor filled all night." Graeme and Zoe
  • Mark B The Caricaturist "A Big Thumbs up for Mark B, I would definitely recommend him, his pictures were first class and he was thoroughly entertaining." Sandra Harding
  • Friends of the Bride "The band were great and played a wide range of songs catering for guests, including learning our first dance song and another request. They were also really patient and relaxed about the inevitable wedding breakfast delays. A top band all round." Chris Pilbin
  • Kings of the Dancefloor "Fantastic, they got the got the dance floor rocking!" Claire Woodhead
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