The Gatsbys

The Gatsbys

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Location Cambridgeshire
Starting from £300
14 Reviews

Speakeasy-style jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s!

  • Highlights
  • Flexible line-up options to suit your event and requirements
  • Performance schedule can be tailored to fit around the format of your special day
  • Fully insured with PAT-tested sound equipment

Lovely people - very friendly and worked wonderfully well with our dancers.

Deborah Donner, Somerset

Professional and very entertaining. Really nice bunch of people! 

Angela Ryan, Hampshire

About


The Gatsbys jazz band aims to add a touch of old-world glamour to your party, combining irresistible dance rhythms with the sophisticated tunes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many others! The Gatsbys influences include Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and the jazz orchestras of the Roaring Twenties!

Kathleen (Vocals) - Kathleen studied classical singing at Trinity College of Music. As well as performing vintage jazz, she is in demand as a classical soloist and professional chorister.

Angus (Trumpet) - Angus is a versatile trumpet player with many years' professional recording and gigging experience; a great reader and improviser. He leans towards more contemporary styles, such as soul, R&B, jazz, funk and latin, and has played on many TV and film soundtracks.

Matt (Clarinet/Sax) - Matt was the Bexley Young Musician of the Year in 1998.  He trained at York University and Guildhall with Tony Coe.  He plays with a klezmer band and on recording sessions including the documentary ‘Europe’s Last Dictator’ and for ‘You Are Wolf’.

Yair (Keys) - Yair works with function bands regularly, recording as a session musician, touring with artists and producing music for TV and Film.

Billy (Guitar, Banjo) - Billy is a guitarist and award-winning composer/arranger, and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Caroline (Drums) - Caroline's jazz-fusion trio won the 2017 Yamaha Soho Jazz Sessions competition. She has played with Grammy award winning singer Lady Rizo, Reuben Kaye, the Pico Players Orchestra on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and many more.

Harry (Bass/Trumpet) - Harry studied trumpet at Trinity Laban Conservative of Music and Dance. He has been a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra since 2016 and has been honoured to participate in performances at the BBC Proms, The Barbican and the Three Nations Under One Groove tours.

Repertoire


Taster Set List

  • Tea for two
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • I've found a new baby
  • I got rhythm
  • Let’s face the music
  • Putting on the Ritz
  • Black Bottom
  • Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby?
  • Charleston
  • Five foot two
  • The Girlfriend
  • All that jazz
  • Yes sir, that’s my baby
  • Crazy words, crazy tune
  • Happy feet
  • I wonder where my baby is tonight
  • The Black Bottom
  • Ain’t she sweet
  • Ain’t misbehavin’
  • The Jazz-Me Blues
  • Crazy Rhythm
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • Softly, as in a morning sunrise
  • Then I'll be happy
  • Way down yonder in New Orleans
  • Minnie the Moocher
  • High Society
  • Truckin'
  • Varsity Drag
  • Chicago, that toddling town
Line-Up

  • Vocals
  • Ukulele / Keys / Guitar
  • Clarinet / Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Bass

13 Reviews

Top reviews

Mike Dearn - Sanders Senior Living

Event: Public Event
Location: Birmingham
5/5

Excellent professional service from initial contact right through to the actual performance. Thank you to everyone involved.


Martin Pitman

Event: Private Party
Location: Somerset
5/5

Really made my 1920's theme night go down well. Made a good atmosphere and I would recommend to anyone to book.


Emma Wippell

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

Thank you so much for providing such wonderful music for the party! I’m so sorry I didn’t see you leave. Everyone has been saying what fun it was with your live music and it really set the scene. We especially appreciated the improvisation over the Gatsby film tunes which sounded amazing!


Alisa

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

The band had a great set of 1920s themed songs and were also dressed to theme which worked perfectly for our party. Everyone especially loved the saxophonist. Thank you!


Chris Hobden

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

Four excellent musicians gave us a memorable night of quality entertainment and dance music. It was a pleasure dealing with the band, I would recommend them without hesitation.


Alan Beesby

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Wiltshire
5/5

I can't rate The Gatsbys highly enough. They did an amazing job and worked really well with the dancers. Kathleen's voice is beautiful and band sounded amazing. I cannot recommend them highly enough - definitely book these guys if you are having a 1920's / Great Gatsby themed event, you will not be disappointed.


Deborah Donner

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Somerset
5/5

Lovely people - very friendly and worked wonderfully well with our dancers. Thank you.


Jane Northedge

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Kent
5/5

We were delighted with The Gatsbys' performance, thank you. Prior to the event the organisation had been excellent and we were very happy with the standard of the performance.


Kate Neal

Event: Wedding
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

The Gatsby's were great, the perfect accompaniment to our wedding picnics. We loved all of the songs they played and they really set the tone for our day. It was amazing to have them playing as our guests arrived and we could hear them from the river as we arrived by boat. They were friendly and helpful, matching their performance to our days timing which was brilliant. Thank you!


Martyn Golesworthy

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Kent
5/5

Very friendly 4-piece who really fitted in well with our venue and the whole theme of the 90th birthday celebrations. I have had good feedback from many of those who attended including a family member who is himself a musician. Thanks!


Angela Ryan - The Fox And Hounds

Event: Restaurant
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Professional and very entertaining. Really nice bunch of people! Suited the Downton Abbey themed party very nicely. Customer feedback was excellent!


Mathi Woodhouse

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Middlesex
4/5

The group were very professional and neatly turned out. They provided our party with a great atmosphere and added a touch of elegance to the whole party. Pricing was also reasonable. Thanks!


Steve Thorn

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Merseyside
5/5

Excellent musicians, a great set. Kathleen was very helpful prior to the event in making sure all the requirements were met. Thoroughly recommend for a booking.


    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 £420
    • Norfolk £600
    • Norwich £600
    • Suffolk £540
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £720
    • Leicestershire £600
    • Lincolnshire £600
    • Northamptonshire £456
    • Nottinghamshire £600
    • Rutland £600
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £1200
    • Rest of the world £2400
    North East
    • Durham £720
    • East Yorkshire £600
    • Leeds £600
    • North Yorkshire £600
    • Northumberland £720
    • South Yorkshire £480
    • Tyne and Wear £720
    • West Yorkshire £600
    • Yorkshire £600
    North West
    • Cheshire £720
    • Cumbria £720
    • Lancashire £720
    • Liverpool £720
    • Manchester £720
    • Merseyside £720
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £720
    • Ayrshire £720
    • Dumfriesshire £720
    • East Lothian £720
    • Edinburgh £600
    • Fife £720
    • Glasgow £720
    • Inverness £720
    • Lanarkshire £720
    • Midlothian £720
    • Perth £720
    • Stirlingshire £720
    • Sutherland £720
    • West Lothian £720
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £360
    • Berkshire £360
    • Buckinghamshire £360
    • East Sussex £360
    • Essex £360
    • Hampshire £360
    • Hertfordshire £360
    • Isle of Wight £420
    • Kent £360
    • London £300
    • Middlesex £360
    • Oxfordshire £420
    • Surrey £360
    • Sussex £456
    • West Sussex £480
    South West
    • Bath £600
    • Bristol £600
    • Cornwall £720
    • Devon £600
    • Dorset £600
    • Somerset £600
    • Wiltshire £600
    Wales
    • Anglesey £660
    • Brecon £660
    • Caernarvonshire £660
    • Cardiff £660
    • Cardigan £660
    • Carmarthen £660
    • Denbigh £660
    • Flint £660
    • Glamorgan £660
    • Monmouth £660
    • Pembroke £660
    • Wrexham £660
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £480
    • Gloucestershire £480
    • Herefordshire £480
    • Shropshire £600
    • Staffordshire £600
    • Warwickshire £480
    • Worcestershire £600

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