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Charleston Swingers

The Charleston Swingers recreate the Great Gatsby Party experience, playing popular hits from roaring 20s with optional showgirls performing and party starting with your guests.

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Set List / Repertoire

New! Christmas Repertoire!
White Christmas
The Christmas Song
Winter Wonderland
Sleigh Ride
Here Comes Santa Claus
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
The Christmas Waltz
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Jingle Bells
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


Standard Repertoire
The Charleston
Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue 
Black Bottom

Happy Feet
Baby Face
Button Up Your Overcoat
Anything Goes
I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me)
The Varsity Drag
Whispering
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
If You Knew Susie
Sweet Georgia Brown
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Sposin’
Alexanders Ragtime Band
Crazy Rhythm
Top Hat White Tie and Tails
Steppin’ Out With My Baby
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Guilty
The Broken Record
Learning
Experiment
My Melancholy Baby
Blue Room
A Fine Romance
Blue Moon
My Heart Stood Still
Singing In The Rain
It All Depends On You
Everybody Loves My Baby
Jealousy

4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 4
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

The Charleston Swingers were fantastic.

5 stars - Charleston Swingers are Highly Recommended booked Charleston Swingers for their event in Edinburgh

“The Charleston Swingers were fantastic and to quote their first number (as requested) Too marvellous for words. Professional and enthusiastic, they gave a faultless performance and without hesitation recommend them to anyone looking for musicians for a 1920s event. Exceptionally happy with them and they exceeded expectations. It was the perfect setting and event for the band and they were a great hit with the guests.”


The Charleston Swingers were excellent. These guys are true professionals and th...

5 stars - Charleston Swingers are Highly Recommended booked Charleston Swingers for their event

“The Charleston Swingers were excellent. These guys are true professionals and their performance was second to none - they kept the dance floor full for the whole evening! Their repertoire appeals to all age ranges and their performance simply reeks with class. Weeks after the wedding and everyone is still talking about the Charleston Swingers! We chose not to have any filler music between sets and this worked really well – after all the CC’s are the main attraction! Thanks again to the band for such a great evening. Steven Bryan”


Paul many thanks. I thought the band were just fabulous and cannot fault any ar...

5 stars - Charleston Swingers are Highly Recommended booked Charleston Swingers for their event

“Paul many thanks. I thought the band were just fabulous and cannot fault any area of their performance and set up etc. I just loved them as did all of the guests. Thank you so much. Amanda ”


Hi Nick, I just wanted to let you know that the Charlston Swingers were a re...

5 stars - Charleston Swingers are Highly Recommended booked Charleston Swingers for their event

“Hi Nick, I just wanted to let you know that the Charlston Swingers were a real hit at our wedding! Every one loved them; yound and old. I think they really made the day. They were lovely guys too. Many thanks ”

Prices

Price from £1,282 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • North West From £1,282
  • Wales From £1,282
  • West Midlands From £1,282
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,282
  • East Midlands From £1,411
  • North East From £1,539
  • South West From £1,539
  • East of England From £1,667
  • Scotland From £1,667
  • South East From £1,667

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Lineup

Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece Band: Male Singer/Flugel, Piano, Double Bass, Drums, Saxophone/ Clarinet

Full Biography

Kidnapped from The Savoy Ballroom in 1929 by aliens the Charleston Swingers reappeared on the streets of Manchester in 2007 having aged not one jot still playing their infectious and quirky 1920's hits.

Oscar (singer and trumpet) Chester Walmsley (drums), Lord Wetherall of Chorlton (piano), Burley Martell (double bass), and Milton Colehill (sax and clarinet). You'll have to dance to them! Their affectionate 1920's pastiche delights and delects its way through an era of prohibition, speakeasies and mob violence; when the jitterbug was scandalous, flappers bobbed their hair and raised their skirts and a damn good time was to be had by the reckless and young at heart.

The Charleston Swingers put the 'art' in party and the 'Charlie' in Charleston!

Strike up the band! Let’s misbehave! Everything is hotsy totsy now!

(The writer takes no responsibility for the truth of historical facts, neither do names bear resemblence to anyone other than fictitious characters but the music is damn good!)

The Charleston Swingers performance is an affectionate pastiche of 20’s and 30’s music, in character and in costume. Oscar, Lord Wetherall of Chorlton, Burley Martell, Milton Colehill and sometimes Chester Walmsley, play upbeat, high energy songs and the odd heartfelt ballad, with a decidedly humorous spin and a driving mixture of American, British and Caribbean influences reflecting the unique spirit of the 20’s: music from phonographs, Broadway shows and vaudeville by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd , Gershwin , Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, performed and made famous by Al Jolson, Al Bowly, Bing Crosby, Ambrose, Paul Whiteman and the many hotel ballroom orchestras of the times.

Enjoy this visit to an era of wonderful nonsense, quirky original music and cheerful entertainment.

Please also see The Sinatra Swingers - a versatile and talented five piece Jazz band cover a large repertoire of Sinatra standards, Latin, Blues and Jump Jive. With their high energy and stylish covers, this group is perfect for any event, even borrowing the Charleston Swingers' outfits should you require a great themed party!

References: CHARLESTON SWINGERS have had years of entertaining fabulously as The Chordaires, now The Sinatra Swingers.

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