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Chicago Shakedown

  • 5 stars - Chicago Shakedown are Highly Recommended 3
  • Number of members: 5

  • Jazz Band
  • London

A jazz band who swing their way through the most beautiful melodies & raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s. Covering all the greats, including Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday, Chicago Shakedown will whisk your guests away to a greater era!

Price from £1,293 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

(v) - with vocals

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?
China Boy
That's a Plenty
Blues my Naughty Sweaty Gave to me
If I Had You (v)
Beale St. Blues
Wolverine Blues
Autumn in new york
Isn't it romantic
Riverboat Shuffle
Tin Roof Blues
Dinah (v)
Ain't Misbehavin' (v)
All of Me (v)
Honeysuckle Rose
All my Life (v)
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
China Town my China Town
Someday You'll be Sorry
Hello Dolly
Once in a While
Someday Sweetheart
After You've Gone
September Song
September in the Rain (v)
Pennies from Heaven
Out of Nowhere
Black and Blue
The Sheik of Araby
Everybody Loves my Baby
I found a New Baby
I'm Crazy about my baby (v)
Some of These Days
Baby Won't you Please come home
Muskrat Ramble
Big Butter and Egg man
You're Driving me Crazy
Royal Garden Blues
Sweet Lorraine (v)
Exactly Like you (v)
Basin Street Blues
Struttin with Some BBQ
Once in a while
Drop me off in harlem
From Monday On
I'll be a Friend with Pleasure (v)
Sunny Side of the Street (v)
I surrender dear
I wished on the moon
I'm beginning to see the light
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
If dreams come true
If we never meet again
la vie en rose
New Orleans
Swing that music
Under a blanket of blue
I'll see you in my dreams
Where or when
Polka dots and moonbeams
In my solitude
Autumn in new york
I cover the waterfront
Melancholy baby

3 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
  • Excellent 3
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

You were fantastic and everyone loved it!

5 stars - Chicago Shakedown are Highly Recommended
booked Chicago Shakedown for their Wedding

“Thanks very much indeed for playing at our party last night. You were fantastic and everyone loved it, above all me and Laura. Please pass on our thanks to the other guys also.”


5 stars - Chicago Shakedown are Highly Recommended
booked Chicago Shakedown for their Wedding at Savile Club in London

“Several people commented on how great they were. Guests really enjoyed it and the music and their choice of songs etc was completely appropriate. Everyone thought they were fabulous and very, very professional. Great balance of fun/upbeat music but not overpowering - fantastic.”

The band was terrific!

5 stars - Chicago Shakedown are Highly Recommended
booked Chicago Shakedown for their event

“Many thanks for a fantastic party. The band was terrific and everyone was singing your praises - please pass on my thanks to everyone”


Price from £1,293 + travel from London

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • South East From £1,293
  • West Midlands From £1,422
  • East Midlands From £1,422
  • East of England From £1,422
  • North East From £1,552
  • North West From £1,552
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,552
  • South West From £1,552
  • Wales From £1,552
  • Northern Ireland From £1,940
  • Republic of Ireland From £1,940
  • Scotland From £1,973

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Performance Times

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Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece: Vocals/Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Clarinet/Saxophone, Trombone.
Larger and Smaller line-ups available (please see booking options).

Full Biography

* Highly regarded and critically acclaimed jazz band.
* Perform classics from the 1920s and 1930s.
* Smaller line-ups available (please see booking options).

- BBC Radio

"they know exactly how to bring the past to life"
- The Sunday Times

Chicago Shakedown are London's own master exponents of hot jazz, swingin' their way through the most beautiful melodies and raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s.

They have headlined the London Swing Festival, featured as guest artists at the Royal Albert Hall Late Night Jazz series, and feature regularly on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. Chicago Shakedown cover all finest repertoire of the master songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s, including Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin. Delivered in a unique and powerful style reminiscent of the Louis Armstrong All Stars and the great Harlem stride piano player Thomas “Fats” Waller, this group is guaranteed to get your party into full swing.

Please note: PA for small to medium sized venues is provided free of charge. PA for large venues is not provided and provision would need to be made for this. Lighting is not provided by the band.

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