After Dark

After Dark are one of the hottest acts on the UK Jazz scene today. With a repertoire of over 150 Jazz Standard's, the group also perform Bossa Novas, Swing, Blues, Be-Bop & Funk!

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  • Event After Dark Jazz Band Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Event After Dark Jazz Band Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Event After Dark Jazz Band Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Set List / Repertoire

A Child Is Born
A Fine Romance
Angel Eyes
Autumn In New York
Blue In Green
Blue Moon
Easy To Love
Foolish Heart
For All We Know
God Bless The Child
Here's That Rainy Day
I Can't Get Started
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
I Remember Clifford
My Funny Valentine
Over The Rainbow
Polkadots and Moonbeams
'Round Midnight
Someone To Watch Over Me
Soul Eyes
The Nearness of You
The Party's Over
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
Who Can I Turn To?

Bossa Novas
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Girl From Ipanema
How High The Moon
How Insensitive
Little Sunflower
Moon Alley
Nature Boy
The Shadow of Your Smile
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
You Stepped Out Of A Dream

A Foggy Day
All Of Me
Beautiful Love
Bernie’s Tune
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cheek To Cheek
Days Of Wine & Roses
Dearly Beloved
Dolphin Dance
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me To The Moon
Freddy Freeloader
Have You Met Miss Jones
Hay Burner
I Could Write A Book
I’ll Remember April
It Don’t Mean A Thing
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
It Might As Well Be Spring
Joy Spring
Just Friends
Like Someone In Love
Love Is Here To Stay
Love For Sale
Maiden Voyage
My Shining Hour
Night Train
On Green Dolphin Street
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Stella By Starlight
Stolen Moments
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take The A Train
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Tune Up
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
Well You Needn't
What Is This Thing Called Love?

Cantaloupe Island
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Song For My Father
So What
Watermelon Man
Work Song

500 Miles High
A Night In Tunisia
Speak Low
St. Thomas

All Blues
Blue Monk
Blue Train
Freddie Freeloader
Mr P.C.
Nostalgia In Times Square
Sack Of Woe
Scotch & Water
Sister Sadie
The Blues Walk

Jazz Waltz
Afro Blue
My Favourite Things
Someday My Prince Will Come
Up Jumped Spring

Apple Jump
Billie's Bounce
Groovin' High
Now's The Time
Yardbird Suite

NEW! Christmas Songs
Auld Lang Syne
Away In A Manger
Chestnuts Roasting
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Deck The Halls
Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Do You Hear What I Hear?
The First Noel
Frosty The Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
The Holly & The Ivy
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Last Christmas
Let It Snow!
The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Winter Wonderland

Full Biography

* Jazz Trio/Quartet
* Est. 2005
* Performing Jazz, Bossa Novas, Swing, Blues, Be-Bop, Funk. After Dark have a repertoire of over 150 Jazz standards!
* Our clients include Porsche, Debenhams, Mortgage Talk, Leeds Utd, Sheffield Utd, Doncaster Racecourse, York Racecourse.
* Quartet and Quintet also available (see booking options)

After Dark are one of the hottest acts on the UK Jazz scene today. Individually they have performed professionally with such legends as The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and Dennis Rollins. Led by Berklee College of Music scholarship recipient and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ellis, they perform a cool mix of fiery Jazz, soothing ballads and old-school funk.

About The Band
After Dark are a team of highly skilled professional Jazz musicians with years of experience at International Jazz Festivals and exclusive venues and parties.

Led by saxophonist Mark Ellis (a graduate and scholarship recipient of the world renowned  Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachussetts), this dynamic young band are perfect for any event, large or small. Individually the members of this dazzling group have performed at The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts, The Royal Albert Hall, The Sage and The Royal Festival Hall. They have toured profesionally for The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Dennis Rollins, Gilad Atzmon, Claude Deppa, Ruby Turner and Omar Puente.

Dressed to kill and super-slick on stage they offer a performance that is both entertaining and artistically  superior. Whether you require chilled out Bossas and Jazz ballads to set the mood, or fiery funk and Be-Bop to set your party alight, After Dark know exactly how to create the perfect atmosphere.

The standard set up for After Dark is as a trio (sax, bass and keys) but this can be increased in size to a quartet by the addition of our regular drummer who has performed for Ronan Keating, John Parr, Mica Paris, S Club7, Tony Christie and Kenny Thomas to mention just a few!
The band usually dress very smart but with their own unique twist rather than the typical black suit and tie that most function bands seem happy to wear. 

After Dark rarely require a PA system but when needed have their own professional sound engineer who last worked for Peter Gabriel. After Dark's standard set consists of two sets of 45 minutes each but this can easily be altered to suit our clients' needs.


Default lineup: 3 members

Standard Trio: Saxophone, Bass and Keys or Guitar.
* Optional duo, quartet & quintet also available.

Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets

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Price from £784 + travel from South Yorkshire

Based on 3 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £784
  • East Midlands From £863
  • North West From £863
  • West Midlands From £902
  • North East From £981
  • East of England From £1,020
  • South East From £1,046
  • South West From £1,046

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19 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Absolutely amazing, talents musicians that really topped our day!

5 stars - After Dark are Highly Recommended
booked After Dark for their Wedding in Lincolnshire

“Amazing musicians who really added to the chilled and relaxed vibe of our wedding day. Loved all the music they played and they were a hit with our guests!”

We would highly recommend them for any celebration.

5 stars - After Dark are Highly Recommended
booked After Dark for their event in South Yorkshire

“After Dark were fantastic. They helped make mum’s 70th birthday party go so smoothly. They guys were very professional and engaged in conversation with different guests. They were more than willing to allow a young aspiring singer to get up and sing whilst providing backing music for her rendition of Moon River. Thank you so much! We would highly recommend them for any celebration.”

We Absolutely Loved You!

5 stars - After Dark are Highly Recommended
booked After Dark for their Wedding

“Mark – we absolutely loved you guys. Everyone commented to us at how great you sounded and it really provided such a fab ambience during our reception and wedding breakfast. I nearly cried when you played ‘Isn't She Lovely’ when I arrived it was so sweet! You all looked really fab aswell. Thanks for providing such a good service.”

My favourite part of the wedding!!

5 stars - After Dark are Highly Recommended
booked After Dark for their Wedding in Gloucestershire

“I hired After Dark to play 2 x 45 minute sets at our wedding during our post-ceremony drinks / canapes and it was the best choice I made! They were very professional, arriving and setting up exactly as requested (without any fuss), they were friendly and looked great set up in the garden outside at our venue. They created the perfect rhythm and atmosphere for the occasion and were are able to play any style we wanted, ranging from smooth, mellow, cool jazz to some more up-tempo swing and bebop numbers (as per our preferences). They even played one of my favourites at the end of the second set while me and my wife had a moment to ourselves with them. It was perfect! I would highly recommend After Dark for any occasion! Thanks”

All Our Guests Loved The Jazz!!

5 stars - After Dark are Highly Recommended
booked After Dark for their Wedding

“Thank you so much for everything. Kev, myself and all our guests loved the Jazz music! It really was the added something special we wanted. Thank you!”

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