Speakeasy-style jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s!
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 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 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 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 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'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, Movin' Melvin Brown (August show run for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 and 2017), Sasquatch the Opera (Edinburgh Fringe 2017 show run rock opera by Roddy Bottum, keys player in rock band Faith No More), Airlie Scott's Swing from the Movies project, BBC Elstree Concert Band, the Spanner Big Band, King Groovy Big Band, Asazi Space Funk Explosion, The Quickstarters (function and cruise ship contract band), Central London Orchestra, Theme Team (10-piece TV themes jazz ensemble), London City Orchestra, Kensington Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the City, IC Sinfonietta, the Collaborative Orchestra, Thames Philharmonia Orchestra, St Bartholomew Academic Festival Orchestra, and the Rehearsal Orchestra.
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. He plays with the Alex Mendham Orchestra and the Sam Jewison Orchestra, as well as other big bands, cabaret acts and small groups.
- Ukulele / Keys / Guitar
- Clarinet / Sax
ALL LINE-UPS INCLUDE VOCALS
- 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?
- 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
- Varsity Drag
- Chicago, that toddling town
Excellent professional service from initial contact right through to the actual performance. Thank you to everyone involved.
Really made my 1920's theme night go down well. Made a good atmosphere and I would recommend to anyone to book.
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!
The band had 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!
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.
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.
I can't rate the gatsby's highly enough. They did an amazing job and worked really well with the dancers. Kathleen's voice is beautiful and band sounded amazing, I can not recommend them highly enough definitely book these guys if you are having a 1920's / The Great Gatsby themed event, you will not be disappointed.
Lovely people - very friendly and worked wonderfully well with our dancers. Thank you.
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.
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!
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!
Professional and very entertaining. Really nice bunch of people! Suited the Downton Abbey themed party very nicely. Customer feedback was excellent!
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!
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.
- The Mansion, London (New Year's Eve club night)
- Carphone Warehouse (Christmas party)
- Softcat Plc (Christmas party)
- Hedsor House, Bucks (Wedding reception)
- Prince of Wales, Brixton (Corporate event)
- British Army, Aldershot Barracks (Summer party)
- Leaf, Liverpool (40th birthday)
- Middle Temple (Summer ball)
- We can provide our own PA system (Peavey Performer, 90 watts - two speakers and a mixer used in conjunction with a 120 watt amp).
- We can perform with any combination of the instruments listed under 'line-up'- just ask!
- All line-ups include vocals.
- Minimum sample fees are based on the price of a duo.
- 2 x 45 minute sets
- 2 x 1 hour sets
- 3 x 45 minute sets
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.