The Love Rats

The Love Rats

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Location Manchester
Starting from £1674
4 Reviews

Jump Jive meets Postmodern Jukebox! This dynamic Manchester-based act is available across the UK.

  • Highlights
  • Authentically capturing the exuberant spirit of Jump Jive 
  • Flexible line-up of 4 to 7 musicians
  • Pre-programmed party playlist before and between live sets


Following his mysterious disappearance in the 1940s, legendary Love Rats bandleader Tommy was presumed to be history. Many years later, a team of scientists found him inside an abandoned walk-in freezer! He had been ‘on deep ice’ for over 60 years! Now thawed, he and his Love Rats bring that authentic Jump Jive beat to modern hits like “Uptown Funk”, “White Wedding”, “I Got A Feelin'” and “Don't Cha”. All are delivered in their inimitable rocking style.

With a huge back catalogue of classic Swing, Jump Jive and Rock ’n’ Roll tunes also available, the Love Rats are the real deal! They authentically capture the exuberant spirit of Jump Jive and blend it with a modern jukebox of family favourites. They are guaranteed to get your joint jumpin'!

Tommy has over 15 years experience as a singer and performer. His charismatic style has seen him perform at major venues (Royal Albert Hall, Queens Hall Trinidad), in world-renowned musicals (Carnival Messiah) and in front of the most prestigious audiences (HRH The Queen). His highly versatile and multi talented backing band feature some of the most talented and well-respected musicians in the North West.

The band are self-contained with their own PA and are happy to play pre-recorded music before and between their sets as required.


Modern Jukebox Style

  • I Gotta Feelin - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
  • Don’ Cha - Pussycat Dolls
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Single Ladies - Beyoncé
  • Ain’t No Other - Chirstina Aguilera
  • White Wedding - Billy Idol

Jump Jive Style

  • Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  • Barnyard Bogie
  • All Nite Long
  • Roll 'Em Pete
  • Choo Choo
  • Flip Flop 'N Fly
  • Jump Jive 'N Wail
  • You Rascal, You
  • Five Guys Named Moe
  • Fat Sam From Birmingham
  • Happy New Year Baby

American Songbook Style

  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Lady Is A Tramp
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • How Do You Like Your Eggs
  • If I Only Had A Brain
  • Ain't Misbehavin’

1920's Style

  • I Ain't Got Nobody
  • S'posin'
  • Your Feets Too Big
  • Somethin’ You Got
  • I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
  • I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling
  • The Joint Is Jumpin’
  • Dinah

Rock 'n' Roll

  • Splish Splash
  • You Never Can Tell
  • Great Balls Of Fire
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Minnie The Moocher


  • The Wonder Of You
  • Mr Sandman
  • One More Day
  • Somethin’ You Got
  • Iko Iko

  • 4 to 6-piece: male vocals, drums, double bass, piano/guitar (plus optional trumpet, trombone, clarinet, sax)
  • 7-piece: male and female vocals, drums, double bass, piano/guitar (plus optional trumpet, trombone, clarinet, sax)

4 Reviews

Top reviews

Dorothy Aitken

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire

Excellent communication during all phases of the transaction; both from Warble and Tommy at The Love Rats. On the night, the band were punctual, very polite, and professional. We received many complimentary comments about The Love Rats from our guests. They transformed a good party into a great party. Quote from the owner of the restaurant - "I wish I could afford to hire them every weekend".

Charles Coade

Event: Wedding
Location: North Yorkshire

Brilliant. Everyone commented how good they were. Would hire again no question.

Annette Butterworth

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Essex

The Love Rats were superb! We had a fantastic party, thanks largely to them. They are great musicians, and they really made the party go with a swing! (Sorry!) Fabulous! They were all I hoped for.

Katie Thornicroft

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire

Hi Jennie, We had such an amazing day at our wedding and I would happily provide some feedback. All the queries and questions I had prior to the day were answered in a timely manner and the booking process was a simple procedure. On the night The Love Rats put on a brilliant performance, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music and they got the dance floor swinging. I had a number of comments from guests at the wedding on how good the band were and where we got them from. They were part of the evening which I could not fault at all. Fantastic performance, brilliant singer and the band were outstanding.


    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.

    • Cambridgeshire £2,479
    • Norfolk £2,790
    • Suffolk £2,852
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £2,666
    • Leicestershire £2,666
    • Lincolnshire £2,666
    • Northamptonshire £2,666
    • Nottinghamshire £2,666
    • Rutland £2,666
    North East
    • Durham £2,479
    • East Yorkshire £2,418
    • North Yorkshire £2,479
    • Northumberland £2,479
    • South Yorkshire £2,418
    • Tyne and Wear £2,479
    • West Yorkshire £2,232
    • Yorkshire £2,232
    North West
    • Cheshire £2,046
    • Cumbria £2,232
    • Lancashire £1,860
    • Manchester £1,674
    • Merseyside £2,108
    • Aberdeen £4,340
    • Ayrshire £3,720
    • Dumfriesshire £3,658
    • Dundee £4,154
    • East Lothian £3,719
    • Fife £4,340
    • Inverness £4,959
    • Lanarkshire £3,658
    • Midlothian £3,658
    • Perth £3,719
    • Stirlingshire £3,719
    • Sutherland £4,959
    • West Lothian £3,658
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £3,100
    • Berkshire £3,100
    • Buckinghamshire £3,100
    • East Sussex £3,410
    • Essex £3,100
    • Hampshire £3,410
    • Hertfordshire £2,790
    • Kent £3,348
    • London £3,720
    • Middlesex £3,720
    • Oxfordshire £2,666
    • Surrey £2,790
    • Sussex £3,100
    • West Sussex £3,410
    South West
    • Cornwall £4,836
    • Devon £4,340
    • Dorset £4,340
    • Somerset £3,410
    • Wiltshire £3,410
    • Anglesey £2,108
    • Brecon £3,100
    • Caernarvonshire £2,914
    • Cardigan £3,100
    • Carmarthen £3,410
    • Denbigh £2,108
    • Flint £2,108
    • Glamorgan £3,410
    • Monmouth £2,914
    • Pembroke £3,658
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £2,418
    • Gloucestershire £2,666
    • Herefordshire £2,790
    • Shropshire £2,666
    • Staffordshire £2,356
    • Warwickshire £2,418
    • Worcestershire £2,480

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