The Charleston Chappies

The Charleston Chappies

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Location Manchester
Starting from £1320
5 Reviews

Enjoy this visit to an era of wonderful nonsense, quirky original music and cheerful entertainment. Let's misbehave!

  • Highlights
  • A delightful pastiche of 20s and 30s music, in character and in costume
  • Upgrade to a 5-piece line-up with additional sax/clarinet
  • Fully insured with PAT-tested sound equipment

About


Charleston Chappies! Playing popular hits from roaring 20s. Kidnapped by aliens from the Savoy ballroom in 1929, the Charleston Chappies reappeared on the streets of Manchester in 2007 having aged not one jot… and still playing their infectious and quirky 1920s hits. Love them or laugh at them, you'll have to dance to them! Their affectionate 1920s pastiche delights and delects its way through an era of prohibition, speakeasies and mob violence, when the jitterbug was scandalous, flappers bobbed their hair and raised their skirts and a damn good time was to be had by the reckless and young at heart. Strike up the band! Everything is hotsy totsy now! 

The Charleston Chappies performance is a delightful pastiche of 20s and 30s music, in character and in costume. Oscar and the boys play upbeat, high-energy songs and the odd heartfelt ballad, with a decidedly humorous spin and a driving mixture of American and British influences, reflecting the unique spirit of the 20s. The Charleston Chappies inspiration is the music of phonographs, Broadway shows and vaudeville by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, performed and made famous by Al Jolson, Al Bowly, Bing Crosby, Ambrose, Paul Whiteman and the many hotel ballroom orchestras of the times.

Please note, the band utilises a top of the range Bose L1 model 2 PA System. This is the new generation of live sound equipment and provides clarity without uncomfortable volume! Fabulous sound quality for up to 400 people, space saving, elegant and quick to set up.

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Repertoire


Taster Set List

  • The Charleston
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
  • Baby Face
  • Button Up Your Overcoat
  • Anything Goes
  • I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me)
  • The Varsity Drag
  • Whispering
  • Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
  • If You Knew Susie
  • Blue Room
  • A Fine Romance
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • I Cant Give You Anything But Love
  • Sposin’
  • Alexanders Ragtime Band
  • Crazy Rhythm
  • Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
  • Steppin’ Out With My Baby
  • Puttin’ On The Ritz
  • Guilty
  • The Broken Record
  • It Had To Be You
  • Singing In The Rain
  • Learning
  • Experiment
  • My Melancholy Baby
  • Blue Moon
  • My Heart Stood Still
  • It All Depends On You
  • Everybody Loves My Baby
  • Jealousy
Line-Up

  • Oscar (vocals and trumpet)
  • Chester (drums)
  • Lord Wetherall of Chorlton (piano)
  • Burley (double bass)
  • Milton (sax and clarinet)

5 Reviews

Top reviews

Carmel Sutcliffe

Event: Birthday Party
Location: West Yorkshire
5/5

Amazing, talented bunch of chaps. They made my party a success and everybody loved them. I'm only cross because I got pulled away to meet people and missed a lot of their second performance! Thank you Charleston Chappies - you really did make my night.


Mark Hopley

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire
5/5

We have had such rave reviews from everybody that attended our Civil Partnership. The guys preformed on the lawn against the backdrop of the Sandstone Hall, the sun was shining while Martini cocktails were served it was just perfect. Whilst we had dinner the band then changed into their second outfit and performed in a way that provided entertainment visually but also for people to dance too, just perfect. Many thanks.


Richard Evans

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Dorset
5/5

Hi Jennie, a great gold star evening exactly what we were expecting and what we wanted. Simon and his team were excellent capturing the mood and ambiance of the party exactly. The feedback we have had on Facebook from the 100 or so guests has been terrific, I cannot compliment them highly enough. Richard Evans


Andrew Downie

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire
5/5

The Charleston Chappies were simply brilliant. They were very versatile and although they played all the 1920's classics they also played a great mix of music during the evening, keeping everyone on the dance floor until midnight. Before the event they sent me a recording of our wedding dance to practice with and communications all the way through were excellent. I would certainly recommend them.


Steve Maloney

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Buckinghamshire
5/5

We could not have been more pleased with the Charleston Chappies. Our occasion was a 'tea dance' with music from the 20s-40s. The boys fit the bill in every way, clothing, manner, music and professional conduct. Impromptu requests were taken on board, all opportunities to interact with the audience were taken, including dancing. Very impressive and I couldn't have asked for better on our day. Excellent value for money and highly recommended.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £1680
    • Norfolk £1920
    • Norwich £1920
    • Suffolk £1680
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1320
    • Leicestershire £1440
    • Lincolnshire £1440
    • Northamptonshire £1440
    • Nottinghamshire £1320
    • Rutland £1440
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £3000
    • Rest of the world £3000
    North East
    • Durham £1440
    • East Yorkshire £1320
    • Leeds £1320
    • North Yorkshire £1440
    • Northumberland £1680
    • South Yorkshire £1320
    • Tyne and Wear £1440
    • West Yorkshire £1320
    • Yorkshire £1320
    North West
    • Cheshire £1320
    • Cumbria £1320
    • Lancashire £1320
    • Liverpool £1320
    • Manchester £1320
    • Merseyside £1320
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    • Edinburgh £1680
    • Glasgow £1680
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1680
    • Berkshire £1680
    • Buckinghamshire £1680
    • East Sussex £1680
    • Essex £1680
    • Hampshire £1680
    • Hertfordshire £1680
    • Isle of Wight £1920
    • Kent £1680
    • London £1740
    • Middlesex £1680
    • Oxfordshire £1680
    • Surrey £1680
    • Sussex £1680
    • West Sussex £1680
    South West
    • Bath £1680
    • Bristol £1680
    • Cornwall £1920
    • Devon £1920
    • Dorset £1740
    • Somerset £1740
    • Wiltshire £1740
    Wales
    • Anglesey £1320
    • Brecon £1560
    • Caernarvonshire £1440
    • Cardiff £1680
    • Cardigan £1800
    • Carmarthen £1800
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    • Flint £1320
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    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1440
    • Gloucestershire £1560
    • Herefordshire £1560
    • Shropshire £1320
    • Staffordshire £1320
    • Warwickshire £1560
    • Worcestershire £1560

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