The Bumps

The Bumps

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Location Kent
Starting from £1240
1 Reviews

The Bumps are one of the hottest swing and jive bands in the UK!

  • Highlights
  • Diverse repertoire of swing tunes as well as the biggest pop, soul and funk hits
  • Will learn your first dance song or special request wherever possible
  • Pre-programmed party playlist provided between live sets

About


The Bumps are truly the cat's meow and will jive up any event with their swing. From their togged-out period clothes to the in-between-song banter, these fellas will guarantee to have everyone up struttin' their stuff on the dance floor.

This five-piece party band consists of highly experienced live musicians and some of their recent notable performances include An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger (a very high-profile black tie event with Jonathan Ross interviewing), Kelly Brook’s birthday party at her London Club 'Steam & Rye', Sir Bobby Charlton at his London charity gala, a private event in the Seychelles, Rolex, SPE in Norway and live on BBC Radio along with many festivals and other corporate events. Do not hesitate to catch The Bumps - they'll cook up a storm!

*Get ready for The Bumps!*

Repertoire


Main Set List:

  • It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington 
  • Route 66 – Nat King Cole 
  • Grandma Plays The Numbers – Wynonie Harris 
  • Caledonia – Louis Jordan 
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson 
  • Pennies From Heaven – Bing Crosby/Louis Armstrong 
  • I Like My Baby’s Puddin’ – Wynonie Harris 
  • Stray Cat Strut (Pink Panther Theme) – Brian Setzer Orchestra 
  • Flip Flop Fly – Joe Turner 
  • Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer Orchestra 
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right – Nat King Cole 
  • Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Louis Jordan 
  • Jack You’re Dead – Louis Jordan 
  • Shakin’ Mother For Ya – Champion Jack Dupree 
  • Five Guys Named Moe – Louis Jordan 
  • Earth Angel – The Penguins 
  • In The Mood – Glenn Miller 
  • Choo Choo Cha Boogie – Louis Jordan 
  • Reet Petite & Gone – Louis Jordan 
  • Saturday Night Fish Fry – Louis Jordan 
  • Blood Shot Eyes – Wynonie Harris 
  • Buona Sera / Marie Marie – Louis Prima 
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller 
  • Going Back To Louisiana – Delbert McClinton 
  • Boogie All Night – Alvin Lee 
  • Let The Good Times Roll – Louis Jordan 
  • This Boy – The Beatles 
  • Tuxedo Junction – Manhattan Transfer 
  • Summertime – Billie Holiday 
  • Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald 
  • Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny 
  • The Dirty Boogie – Brian Setzer Orchestra 
  • This Cat Is On A Hot Tin Roof – Brian Setzer Orchestra 
  • Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway 
  • Night and Day – Frank Sinatra
  • Ride, Daddy, Ride - Fats Noel 
  • Big Ten Inch - Bull Moose Jackson 
  • It Ain't The Meat - The Swallows 
  • I Wanna Be Like You (King Of The Swingers) - Louis Prima 
  • Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini 
  • One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer - Amos Milburn 
  • Night Train - Jimmy Forrest 
  • Cat Fish Boogie - Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • This Ol' House - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • At Last - Etta James
  • How Long Must I Wait For You - Joe Jackson / Louis Jordan

Rock n Roll and Funk Set:

  • Night Train – James Brown 
  • Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
  • Why Did You Do It – Stretch
  • Cissy Strut – The Meters
  • Chicken Strut – The Meters
  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
  • Mess Around – Ray Charles
  • Shake Rattle and Roll – Joe Turner
  • Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
  • Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley

Festive:

  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Jingle Bells
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
  • Let It Snow
Line-Up

  • 5 Piece - Male Vocals / Harmonica, Bass / Vocals, Saxophone / Vocals, Drums / Percussion, Guitar / Vocals

1 Reviews

Top reviews

Barbara & Les

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Kent
5/5

Just to say a bit thank you for helping my 50th Birthday party to go with a 'Swing'! Everyone has said how much they enjoyed your music - and most people got up at some point and had a dance. Will certainly keep you in mind for any other 'land-mark' celebrations in the future, and we hope you get some future bookings out of it.


    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 £1860
    • Norfolk £1860
    • Norwich £1860
    • Suffolk £1860
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £2232
    • Leicestershire £2232
    • Lincolnshire £2232
    • Northamptonshire £2232
    • Nottinghamshire £2232
    • Rutland £2232
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £4960
    • Rest of the world £6200
    North East
    • Durham £3720
    • East Yorkshire £3720
    • Leeds £3720
    • North Yorkshire £3720
    • Northumberland £3720
    • South Yorkshire £3720
    • Tyne and Wear £3720
    • West Yorkshire £3720
    • Yorkshire £3720
    North West
    • Cheshire £3100
    • Cumbria £3100
    • Lancashire £3100
    • Liverpool £3100
    • Manchester £3100
    • Merseyside £3100
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £3720
    • Ayrshire £3720
    • Dumfriesshire £3720
    • East Lothian £3720
    • Edinburgh £3720
    • Fife £3720
    • Glasgow £3720
    • Inverness £3720
    • Lanarkshire £3720
    • Midlothian £3720
    • Perth £3720
    • Stirlingshire £3720
    • Sutherland £3720
    • West Lothian £3720
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1736
    • Berkshire £1488
    • Buckinghamshire £1488
    • East Sussex £1364
    • Essex £1364
    • Hampshire £1488
    • Hertfordshire £1488
    • Isle of Wight £1612
    • Kent £1240
    • London £1550
    • Middlesex £1550
    • Oxfordshire £1550
    • Surrey £1550
    • Sussex £1364
    • West Sussex £1550
    South West
    • Bath £3100
    • Bristol £3100
    • Cornwall £3720
    • Devon £3100
    • Dorset £2480
    • Somerset £3100
    • Wiltshire £2232
    Wales
    • Anglesey £3100
    • Brecon £3100
    • Caernarvonshire £3100
    • Cardiff £3100
    • Cardigan £3100
    • Carmarthen £3100
    • Denbigh £3100
    • Flint £3100
    • Glamorgan £3100
    • Monmouth £3100
    • Pembroke £3100
    • Wrexham £3100
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £2232
    • Gloucestershire £2232
    • Herefordshire £2232
    • Shropshire £2232
    • Staffordshire £2232
    • Warwickshire £2232
    • Worcestershire £2232

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    FAQs

    How long do The Bumps play for? 
    Typically, The Bumps play two 45 minute sets with a 15 minute break in between. The Bumps are extremely flexible and if an event requires music for irregular time periods this is of course possible with prior arrangement.

    Are The Bumps able to play outside?
    Yes, as long as they're adequately protected from the elements (including sunshine) and that it is safe to do so e.g. power sources are protected etc.

    Do The Bumps just play Swing music? Can they play any other styles?
    Although Swing is what The Bumps are known for, they do also know a lot of the classic pop, soul and funk songs and are always happy to play them in their set if required.

    What will The Bumps wear?
    Smart-casual, Suits or Dinner Jacket's at your discretion.

    Are The Bumps able to learn any songs that are not listed in their Song List for my wedding / function / party?
    The Bumps are willing to learn a special song providing that they have enough time in which to do so - their hectic gigging schedule means that they do have limited rehearsal time. If The Bumps are unable to learn a requested song in time for your function then they are happy to play a CD of it through their sound system.

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