Based in London, Gatsby's Jukebox is a sensational six-piece band who play covers of modern music hits in the glittering style of 1920s swing - a great idea for black-tie events, weddings, and any other high-end function needing a unique touch.
With music from the likes of Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, and Sam Smith, whilst also offering an electro-swing set - the band mix well-known popular hits with sophisticated and authentic swing straight out of the Roaring Twenties, guaranteeing a dance floor full of flapper girls and dapper guys. Along with a professional live set the band also provides a disco package as standard, so your whole evening of entertainment is covered in the hire.
The Electro-Swing set is a fun option to keep your guests dancing. Whilst still perfectly on theme for a Glittering Gatsby event, it has a club beat and vibe that will keep the dance floor pumping into the night.
Gatsby's Jukebox is made up of exceptional musicians who are well established in the professional music field. Each member has an impressive music history, including appearing at major UK festivals, playing for a wedding at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, and even working alongside Destiny’s Child in Texas!
As standard Gatsby's Jukebox provide:
Delightful and dapper 1920’s style swing band with a stunning live show!
Choice of 2 x 60 minute live sets either in all Gatsby-style or with a set in the Electro-swing style
Excellent repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers from across the decades in a vintage style
Professional PA and stage lighting
Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
Your choice of first dance or special request performed
PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process
45 minute Electro-swing set to close the night
2 x 20 minute show stopping Tap Dancer sets
90 minute instrumental piano set for during drinks or dinner
60 minute instrumental Jazz Trio set (Vocals, Double Bass & Piano) for during drinks or dinner
60 minute instrumental Jazz Trio set (Trumpet, Double Bass & Piano) for during drinks or dinner
Band member to DJ live before and after live sets
Early arrival/late finish - outside of standard quote terms
Africa - Toto All About That Bass - Megan Trainor All Of Me - John Legend Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Beauty And A Beat - Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Bye Bye Bye - N- Sync Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Creep - Radiohead Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Don’t Stop Believing - Journey Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen Drunk In Love - Beyoncé Forget You - Cee Lo Green Get Lucky - Daft Punk Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper Hello - Adele I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry I’m Not The Only One - Sam Smith I’m Yours - Jason Mraz Let’s Dance - David Bowie Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi Love Yourself - Justin Bieber Maneater - Nelly Furtado New Rules - Dua Lipa No Diggity - The Black Street Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News Proud Mary- Tina Turner Roar - Katy Perry Say My Name – Destiny's Child Seven Nation Army - White Stripes Shake It Off- Taylor Swift Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran Single Ladies - Beyoncé Sk8r Boi- Avril Lavigne Stay With Me - Sam Smith Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo The Charleston - Dance Thrift Shop - Macklemore Umbrella - Rihanna Valerie - Amy Winehouse We Found Love - Rihanna Wiggle - Jason Derulo
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody- Fergie A Night Like This- Caro Emerald Ain’t No Other Man- Christina Aguilera American Boy- Estelle Candy Man- Christina Aguilera Crazy In Love- Beyoncé/ Swing Republic Crazy- Gnarls Barkley Do Your Thing- Basement Jaxx Get This Party Started- Shirley Bassey Version Havana- Camilla Cabello Hit The Road Jack- Ray Charles I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing Remix - Duke Ellington King Of The Swingers - Jungle Book Remix Mr Sandman Swing Remix - The Four Aces Mumbo No5 - Lou Bega No Swinggity/ Diggity Remix - Blackstreet Puttin On The Ritz Swing Remix - Fred Astaire Sing It Back: Moloko/ Swing Republic Sing Sing Sing Swing Remix - Benny Goodman That Man - Caro Emerald The Charleston Swing Remix- Wolfgang Lohr Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars We Speak No Americano - Yolanda Be Cool
Jazz Trio Repertoire - Trumpet, Keys & Double Bass
A Foggy Day- George Gershwin/ Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong A Night In Tunisia- Dizzy Gillespie All Of Me- Frank Sinatra Blue Bossa- Chet Baker Blues For Alice- Charlie Parker Footprints- Miles Davis Four- Miles Davis Girl From Ipanema- Frank Sinatra Green Dolphin Street- Miles Davis Groovin High- Dizzy Gillespie Have You Met Miss Jones- Frank Sinatra How High The Moon- Benny Goodman And His Orchestra How Insensitive- Frank Sinatra/ Antonio Carlos Jobim I Can't Get Started- Billie Holiday Just Friends- Tony Bennet Mr P. C.- John Coltrane Night And Day- Cole Porter Satin Doll- Duke Ellington Some Day My Prince Will Come- Disney Stella By Starlight- Charlie Parker/ Frank Sinatra Straight No Chaser- Thelonious Monk There Will Never Be Another You- Chet Baker You Don’t Know What Love Is- Miles Davis
Jazz Trio Repertoire - Female vocals, Keys & Double Bass
A Foggy Day- Ella Fitzgerald At Last- Etta James Bare Necessities/ King Of The Swingers- The Overtones/ Disney Bye Bye Blackbird- Peggy Lee Cheek To Cheek- Ella Fitzgerald Dance Me To The End Of Love- Leonard Cohen Feeling Good- Nina Simone Fever- Peggy Lee Fly Me To The Moon- Frank Sinatra Girl From Ipanema- Amy Winehouse Have You Met Miss Jones- Frank Sinatra Hit The Road Jack- Ray Charles I Get A Kick Out Of You- Ella Fitzgerald I Got Rhythm- Ella Fitzgerald I Wanna Be Loved By You- Marilyn Monroe It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing- Sarah Vaughan It Had To Be You- Harry Conick Jnr L. O. V. E- Nat King Cole Let’s Face The Music And Dance- Ella Fitzgerald Love Me Or Leave Me- Doris Day Minnie The Moocha- Cab Calloway My Baby Just Cares For Me- Nina Simone Nice Work If You Can Get It- Billie Holiday Summertime- Gershwin Sway- Dean Martin Tea For Two- Doris Day The Lady Is A Tramp- Ella Fitzgerald The Things You Are- Ella Fitzgerald The Very Thought Of You- Billie Holiday They Can’t Take That Away From Me- Ella Fitzgerald Why Don’t You Do Right- Peggy Lee
Christmas Jazz suitable for all line ups:
Feliz Navidad- Michael Bublé Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Judy Garland It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas- Michael Bublé Jingle Bells- Natalie Cole Let It Snow- Dean Martin Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer- Dean Martin Santa Baby- Eartha Kitt Santa Claus Is Comin To Town- Bing Crosby The Christmas Song ( Chestnuts Roasting)- Ella Fitzgerald White Christmas- Bing Crosby Winter Wonderland- Ella Fitzgerald
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers All Of Me - John Legend Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon And Garfunkel Crazy - Gnarls Barkeley Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears Happier - Marshmello Hey Jude - The Beatles I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder It Must Be Love - Madness It’s Too Late - Carole King Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jnr. Lovely Day - Bill Withers Moondance - Van Morrison My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder Ordinary People - John Legend Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder Stay With Me - Sam Smith Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Walk On By - Dionne Warwick Yesterday - The Beatles Your Song - Elton John
“Thank you very much for the wonderful performance! The band was amazing!”Anastasia - Party, Private Address, France (Gatsby's Jukebox)
“Talented, courteous, lovely people who thoroughly delivered an amazing set. Couldn’t speak more highly Gatsby’s Jukebox.”Andrew Hammond - Fesitval, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
“I cannot express how much we both and our guests absolutely loved the Gatsby’s Jukebox trio, the band and the DJ set. They were excellent at communicating with us during the day and were considerate and non obtrusive.
The music was just brilliant and we couldn’t have asked for a more entertaining, fun and happy time. The children could not stop dancing to every song and there was not one person in the room who was not responding to the music - shoulder dancing, toe tapping, chair dancing :) It was exactly what we wanted if not more and many guests commented on the talent and professionalism of the group.
You all absolutely made our day - The trio during the drinks were just so relaxing and the music was beautiful. The band set was fun and floor filling and the lead singer and trumpet player were just outstanding. Our first dance was done perfectly in their style. The final DJ set had all our favourite party songs with some fun add ins. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so memorable and personable to us. I would highly recommend and would have back in a heartbeat for any future event.
I hope you enjoyed the sets as much as we did. Thank you again Morna and Nick”Morna & Nick - Wedding, De Rougemont Manor, Brentwood
“They were an absolute highlight, getting the perfect balance of music and styles for the mix of ages in our audience and getting everyone on their feet as a result! So many of our guests commented that they were the best band they’d ever seen at a wedding, and they absolutely loved the adaptations in the Gatsby set! Every single member of the band are clearly very talented and able musicians, and they were all great performers. We also really appreciated their flexibility in performing the original Proud Mary for us - seeing a room full of people following the same dance will forever stand out in my mind as one of the most special memories of the day! I also really appreciated how perfect the band’s timing was in making sure they started each performance at the exact time planned which helped keep everything flowing and meant our pre-prepared set lists worked exactly as planned. It may seem a small detail, but it really helped me relax on the day! We will be recommending the band to everyone, and hope we’ll have another occasion to book them in the future!
Thank you also to you Erin for your responsiveness and help in the lead up, you really made the whole process so much easier.”Christina Connolly - Wedding, Lulworth Castle, Dorset
“The band were fantastic everyone loved them and enjoyed the music. Very professional. We would defiantly use them again.”Emma Lott - 40th Birthday Party, The Shire London
“The band were absolutely fantastic! Everyone was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the event and the performance was knock-out! My colleagues are still raving about it.
Thanks so much for a brilliant night and I will be sure to get in touch for future events.”Katie - Christmas Party, Warren House
“5/5 - Gatsby’s Jukebox were truly fantastic. The songs they played were wonderful, and were the perfect mix of upbeat and slow. They even played a song we had requested that wasn’t in their repertoire and they played it beautifully!
Gatsby’s Jukebox are such a fun and talented band - we are absolutely thrilled for them to have been part of our wedding day.”Hannah - Wedding, Horsley Towers, Leatherhead
“Great performance, friendly band, flexible to requests, & the staff that helped us make the booking. Overall very good experience.”Sami - Wedding, Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, East Grinstead
“5/5 Absolutely fantastic. Gatsby’s Jukebox were amazing, true musicians, true talent and such wonderful entertainment. The dance lesson from Katie was wonderful and the whole band were professional at all times. Having the full 6 piece ensemble is well worth the money. All of our guests danced the night away and we are truly impressed by this band.
We would thoroughly recommend them and are very likely to ask them to come back in the future....”Jay Nutkins - Wedding, In The Wood, Caterham
“My sincerest thanks for your contribution to my son Jay's wedding yesterday!! You did such an amazing job. I don't think I have ever been to a wedding where so many people danced for so long. You were a joy to listen to and a pleasure to dance to. The opening song was so beautifully done ... a personal favourite. Jerome Kerr is a genius composer and you did his work great justice.
I am delighted Jay found you and we will not hesitate in recommending you.
Many thanks to you all,
P.S. ..... and I almost learnt to Charlston ???? ... I think the champagne may have hindered my chances of perfection!”Annie Nutkins (mother of the Groom) - In The Wood, Caterham
“The Band was fantastic, thanks. The version of our first dance song that they included was wonderful. Please pass our thanks on.”James Gosney - Wedding, The Banking Hall, London
“Thanks very much for all your work on this. We had a great NYE and the band smashed it.”Braden Fletcher - Party, Tooting Tram & Social
“5/5 The band were fantastic! They were friendly, polite and looked brilliant! The set up looked fab and I've received a lot of great feedback from staff.”The Creative Assembly Limited - Christmas Corporate Party, Copthorn Hotel, Effingham
“5/5 Great to work with and easy booking process”Phil Oakland - Festival, Eastbourne Bandstand
“They were absolutely incredible & we've received so many compliments from our guests on their performance. The music was fantastic and so up-beat - it was perfect for a wedding. I'll definitely be recommending them when anyone tells me they're getting married or organising a work do!”Aldona Cornish - Wedding, The Ham, Devon
“Great band, very enjoyable.”Natalie Dowell - Corporate event - Westminster Park Plaza, London
“The band were great and the singer really talented. Would highly recommend the band to others.”Justine - Corporate Event, Athena Conference Centre, Leicester
“5/5 - Super band. Couldn't have hoped for more! Thank you.”Katharine Peacock - Wedding, Fulham Place, London
“Just wanted to drop you a line to say the band were absolutely fantastic and really got the party going. Please pass on our thanks and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!”Teresa McLaughlin - Christmas Party, The Berkeley, London
I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that? Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire features the biggest modern dance floor fillers, performed in a classy 1920s Gatsby style.
Do you take requests? We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.
How long do you take to set-up? 60-90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.
What time do you play? At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 90 minutes of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.
How long do you play for? We perform 2 x 45-minute live sets (with the option of adding a third set in an electric rock/pop style) in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.
Can you provide music for our drinks reception? Yes, we can provide a briliant instrumental piano set or a jazz trio set - both work brilliantly for drinks receptions or during dinner.
What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra? The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.
If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.
Do you have your own PA and lighting? Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.
What is the website guide price based on? The published guide price is based on our 5-piece line-up option performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Epsom. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that? Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes.
Will you perform our first dance? Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.
How much space do you require? We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.
How much power do you require? 2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.
Can we see you play live before booking? As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.