Default lineup: 5 members
5 Piece: Lead Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard.
Saxophone/Clarinet & Trumpet also available (see booking options for more details).
*Three different eras of vintage music available
*Jazz, Swing & Jive
*Rock ’n’ Roll Rock, Indie, Pop & Soul
*Classic ska music
*Choose any genre or have a combination of Jazz in the afternoon plus a rocking evening engaging performance including audience participation with fun singing & dancing lead by Blue Note Mitch!
*Very experienced professional musicians
*First Dance/Song requests welcome.
*5, 6 or 7 piece band available!
Vintage Music & Type Of Show
Blue Note Mitch & The Red Hot Jacks play three different types of set;
- Ska, Soul & Rock ’N’ Roll hits of the 1960s to the present day!
- Jazz, Swing & Jive hits of the 1930s to the 1960s!
- Classic ska tunes of the 1960s to the 1980s!
These are great fun with interactive audience participation in each genres & include between one and two hours of live playing for each genre.
The Jazz sets can be played as background music for a light & classy afternoon or as a fully engaging evening of dance-floor-filling music featuring some of Jazz’s finest & most memorable songs.
The Pop, Rock, Soul & Rock ’N’ Roll sets are also very engaging, louder than the Jazz & designed to get people dancing with the grooviest & most iconic vintage hits as well as modern ‘Indie’ anthems.
The Ska sets are for the niche ska lover and are very energetic and full of all the favourite ska tunes.
Blue Note Mitch, the singer, has a great ‘feel’ for passionate music & loves engaging in a friendly & entertaining dialogue with audiences as well as incorporating participatory singing & dancing with the audience into the show. If the audience are shy, Blue Note Mitch will hold back & go easy on them but if it’s a party you want, Mitch will be in his element!
The band members each average at least 15 years performance experience & have engaged in tours around various areas of the world including the Alps, The Caribbean, Dubai, America and Mainland Europe.
They have a broad range of professional experience between them ranging from theatre, classical music, pop music, studio recording & writing for television & dance as well as corporate performance and mainstream festivals such as Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party, Download and The Big Chill.
Outside of the band, members play & teach various instruments & styles of music from classical to samba and salsa, traditional African music to Electronic dance & live dub-reggae.
They have all performed at venues of notoriety including The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Festival Hall in London, The Lincoln Centre & Madison Square Gardens in New York, The World Art Stage in Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall Theatre in Trinidad, Courchevel Ski-slope in France and The Yorkshire Playhouse and York Minster.
Four members of the Red Hot Jacks have honours degrees in music & all the members have written & recorded their own material.
Please note: Promotional pictures of the band advertise their 6 piece booking option (with added Saxophone/Clarinet). The band's standard line up is the 5 piece. For more information, please speak to an Alive Network booking agent.