Maxx’s Jazz Collective is a trio of saxophone, piano and double bass.
For nearly ten years they have played at venues across London and the globe such as Claridge’s, The Dorchester and The Hilton Hotel New York.
The collective play jazz from the 1920s to the 1960s. With a wealth of experience, they make any event memorable.
All band members are graduates of the prestigious Trinity College of Music and now work across the globe as part of the collective and on other projects, working with artists such as Jamie Cullum, Basement Jaxx, Alexandra Burke, Mark Lockheart and Simon Purcell.
The Gin Club Blues Band are reviving the best rhythm ‘n’ blues, jump-blues, and jazz of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The band is a collection of some the best musicians in London. Their stomping’rhythms, infectious horns and soulful vocals will make you want to dance the night away with their authentic versions of the real, original ‘rnb’ dance music.
They play a variety of tunes that audiences know and love as well as some lesser known surprises, even though as soon as you hear them you’ll wonder why they aren’t already staples of your own collection! If you are a fan of the music of Ray Charles, Fats Domino, or Nina Simone – you’re in for a real treat.
They are available as a 6 piece band or smaller lineups.
The Vamp Tramps are an engaging, vibrant and stylish London-based Jazz/Swing band. They perform current, 80s and classic popular songs in a vintage, original style. A female-fronted, 5-piece lineup can be scaled up or down depending on your individual requirements. Collectively, they have worked with Sir Elton John, Pixie Lott, Claire Teal, Tim Garland, Joe Cocker, Peter Andre and JLS, at The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury and West End Shows, and they pride ourselves on delivering the very best in musical entertainment. As well as sounding sensational, The Vamps are a visual delight, reflecting the music in 1930s/40s tailoring with a 1980s and modern twist, to give that extra oomph! They work closely with the client, ensuring each event is tailor-made to your specific design. Whether you are having a special birthday party, an intimate vintage tea-party, a glittering Bar or Bat Mitzvah, an after-dinner corporate knees-up, or a full-blown high-octane post-wedding shin-dig, The Vamps will bring energy, sophistication, wit, charm and sparkle to your event.
Vintage 90’s is a collective of London’s top session musicians brought together to form an incredible and unique band. Vintage 90’s takes the best songs from the 90’s to the present day and performs them with an exciting and individual twist. Dance the night away and listen as the three amazing vocalists layer intricate harmonies over classic vintage sounds.
The band perform dressed in their great vintage style, looking every inch as good as they sound!
Our vintage foot juggling act ‘Marlene’ is a homage to the 1920s, and to the icon Marlene Dietrich, entertaining audiences with expert foot juggling in gorgeous 1920s costumes.
Take your audience back to the roaring 20s and let them experience the magic of an umbrella floating through the air and as if gravity doesn’t exist!
Perfect for 1920es or Great Gatsby themed events.
Twing Swing are a duo of dancers specialising in vintage dance.
Variations include Roaring 20s Charleston dancing, perfect for Great Gatsby themed events; 1930’s Hollywood Golden Age themed tap dancing and 1940s Wartime dancing – previous performances have been in The Churchill War Rooms themselves!
They are available as a duo or can increase the troupe to 10 dancers if required.
Meet and Greet and teaching dances are a speciality – and it really transports your guests back in time!
They are the resident dancers at the Waldorf Hilton and have danced in many other venues in London to include The Shangri La at The Shard, the Intercontinental Park Lane, Gigi’s Mayfair, The Churchill War Rooms, RIBA Venues, The Goring Hotel Belgravia and The Mayfair Hotel.
The Night Collective are a core duo of vocals/drums and guitar/backing vocals playing vintage 1920s and 30s jazz and swing. They can increase to a trio with the addition of a saxophonist/clarinettist, a quartet or 5 piece swinging band.
Their carefully selected repertoire consists of vintage hits and all things gypsy jazz and dixieland – so dust off your glad rags and get working on those charleston dance moves!
They are available as an acoustic band for background events, or amplified when they are required to be a bit more lively!
Our Strongmen acrobats bring a touch of the Victorian era to any event with their take on the classic Victorian Strongmen Circus Act. They are firm believers that there is nothing in life that cannot be improved by the application of a good moustache. These three intrepid fellows set out to entertain, dazzle and amaze…
Hailing from the golden age of music hall they are indeed proud to present the strongmen ‘Victor’, ‘Ian’ and their younger brother ‘Barnaby.’
Both on the ground and up in the air on the high trapeze the ‘Strong Brothers’ will perform extraordinary feats of strength, daring and balance.
They are sure to leave any audience stunned with appreciation. Roll up, Roll up for the Greatest Show on Earth!
Victor and Ian are also able to offer a comedy duo trapeze act.
The City Slickers
Forget about balancing the books, these guys are able to balance on just about anything.
Their cohort of “City Slickers” is ideal for creating a stir at any event.
Dressed in business suits and splendid bowler hats, they blend in with the crowd until they begin incredible displays of acrobatics.
They are very interactive, often persuading people from the crowd into helping them out with their acrobatic antics, usually to the delight of all around!
If the boardroom has to meet gender equality targets then they can arrange for a couple of acrobatic business-women to join the team.
Roll up, Roll up for the Greatest Show on Earth!
The amazing, fantastic and acrobatic “Strong Brothers” have entertained royalty all around Europe.
They have tumbled for William the Conqueror! They performed handstands for King Louis X of France! They balanced on their heads for King Mohammed III of Spain!
They really are the most talented acrobats in all of Medieval England!!
Available in larger groups of up to six acrobats!
Our intrepid seamen are perfect for any event with a nautical theme.
No crows nest? No problem, as their astounding sailors simply balance on top of each other in a human tower.
Walk the plank? Not likely as their guys will tumble and somersault on it.
Blistering Barnacles, these guys are good, salty fun!
Shiver me timbers, but they could even offer a pirate or two to spice things up with a bit of “yo-ho-ho!”
Oooooh I say… Splish Splash!
These talented chaps are perfect for making a splash at any event, with their quirky blend of cheeky humour and amazing acrobatics.
With twirly moustaches and lots of banter, the bathers simply ooze with both charm and hair gel.
The bathers also have a couple of female bathing companions who can join them at events if required.
Spring into action with Mario, Luigi and the villainous Wario.
The crafty Wario can often be seen picking up a damsel from the audience with an amazing lift, while the cheeky Mario and Luigi are more likely to steal a quick kiss on the cheek!
For larger events they can also supply other Nintendo Characters from a fire breathing Bowser to an acrobatic mushroom!
The Strongmen Acrobats can offer up to 3 x spiffing, 45 minute sessions of walkabout acrobatic entertainment.
Enthusiasts of good-looking swing, The Swing Collective offer modern songs rearranged into hip-shaking, jump-jiving funk and swing.
Having honed their skills as the resident band at the BBC Club & Grange St. Paul’s they are now one of London’s most sought after alternative jazz bands.
They swap between electro-swing Beyonce and retro Rihanna to some toe-tapping tunes from Elvis and Ray Charles. What is not to love?
Compiling of up to four vocalists, saxophone, clarinet, keys, bass and drums between just five outstanding musicians, they offer an impressive and flexible lineup, from trios to the full band. Pleasantly professional, well presented and adaptive they entertain all ages as background or foreground entertainment.
The talented and versatile Anglo-Italian retro jazz band, Il Jazz Italiano, bring a taste of the ‘Dolce Vita’ to your event with their modern twist on vintage, classic Italian songs, swing, jazz standards and gypsy-jazz.
Let the band take you and your guests on a Vespa ride back to the vintage bella Italia with a mix of Italian swing favourites like ‘Volare’ and ‘That’s Amore’ mixed with rustic Roman Stornelli, romantic Neapolitan ballads, exciting bossa nova and samba rhythms along with foot-tapping boogie-woogie and rock n’ roll.
Il Jazz Italiano are available as a trio, quartet or quintet.
Tom is the UK’s youngest professional swing singer and crooner. He has performed at numerous large events including weddings, theatres, outdoor arena, at many festivals and even on the Broadway stage!
Tom has performed in touring theatre productions including appearances alongside top West End and Broadway performers including Ruthie Henshall, Keith Jack (BBC’s Any Dream Will Do) and Zoe Doano (Cosette in the West End production of Les Miserables.)
He has an extensive repertoire and sings a variety of material from classic artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Michael Bublé.
In addition to performing as a solo singer, Tom also performs as a duo with a professional pianist or with his swing/jazz band, which is available as a trio, quartet and quintet.
The Dixie Ticklers have changed the face of vintage jazz like no other band and their transformation of New Orleans music has gained them a fierce international reputation.
The six piece ensemble combine their passion for early jazz styles whilst each expressing their own musical voice. In recent years, they have toured Europe and further afield including a fifteen date tour of Australia. Daoud Merchant AKA Washboard Merch (John Law, Empirical) and Zands (Karl Jenkins) head the rhythm section whilst Will Rixon (Joss Stone) provides a modern interpretation of the work of great early trumpet players. Bass is provided by Tommy Antonio with guitar from rising star Nicholas Costley-White.
They can also play as a larger street band, or as a quartet or trio.
“The band manages to bring in a deep understanding of New Orleans and Dixieland jazz without letting it undermine their enthusiasm for performing, and they manage to bring a contemporary, London edge to the music while being true to its origins. They represent a fresh re-invention driven by joy.”
Peter Bacon – The Jazz Breakfast
“Intelligent yet playful sextet… they’re sure to win converts.”
Clive Davis – The Sunday Times
Chez’s jazz duo adds a touch of jazzy sophistication to any event.
Multi-talented Chez can alternate between playing the saxophone, clarinet and flute during each set, and can also accompany the pianist and sing across many tracks. Whether it’s vintage jazz classics you’re after, or more modern jazz numbers, the duo can adapt their set list to your needs. With the addition of a double bass, the duo can increase to a trio if required.
They have played all over London at numerous private parties and corporate events including playing at some of London’s top venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts and the Museum of London.
Chez has been lucky to support some fantastic artists including Nile Rogers, Jaz Dhami, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Thunder, Tony Hadley, Shane Richie and Gareth Gates, as well as working with leading record labels such as Hed Kandi and Sony Music.
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