Default lineup: 6 members
6 Piece: Female Vocals, Saxophones, Trumpet, Guitar, Upright Double Bass, Drums and percussion
*Fantastic 6 piece jive and swing band!
*Playing good time music from the 40s onwards.
*Repertoire includes classics such as Reet Petite, Minnie The Moocher, Flip Flo and Fly and more!
*Previous venues and clients include; 100 Club in London, BBC Wales, Birmingham International Jazz Festival and many more!
*Guitar and Saxophone duo also available (see booking options)
Please note: Elaina and The West Coast Stompers do not take enquiries more than 12 months in advance.
Elaina and The West Coast Stompers are a fantastic jive and swing band playing good-time music from the 40s onwards. They are great at getting a crowd up and dancing and singing along with classics such as Reet Petite, Minnie The Moocher, Flip Flop and Fly and other swinging classics.
The Stompers have been playing across the UK for over eight years and have a great deal of experience at entertaining audiences in a wide variety of situations and venues. They have played at the famous 100 Club in London, Cardiff Coal Exchange, Café Jazz Cardiff, and at Brecon Jazz Festival, Birmingham International Jazz Festival, Hep Cats Holiday 2010 and Pontypool Jazz Festival 2010 at which they were the headline act and festival closers.
They have worked for the BBC, The London Swing Dance Society, Ministry of Burlesque, Jameson Entertainments, Boogaloo Productions Jive Weekends, and have played at many hotels, student balls, weddings and private and corporate parties.
The Stompers horn section has toured Europe as The West Coast Horns, sharing stages with and supporting the following artists: Mick Taylor (ex Rolling Stones), BB King, Pink, Puddle of Mudd, Bo Diddley, The Blues Brothers Band (with Steve Cropper etc), Joe Cocker, Pee Wee Ellis (ex James Brown band), Ray Gelato, Taj Mahal, Leo Sayer, Snowy White and more.
Elania and The West Coast Stompers wear zoot suits, vintage ties and dress shoes as standard, but can dress casually if needed. They use only high quality equipment, provide a 500 watt PA (loud enough for most private functions or medium sized public ones), and use vintage style microphones to complete the image. Their PA can be used for playing background music or can be turned up to provide a disco. They also have a small scale lighting set up.
The band can vary the pace and energy of their show depending on what’s required. It’s really down to each occasion and the needs of the audience.
Elania and The West Coast Stomper's can provide fantastic Jazz sets for subtle incidental music for quieter sections of an event. Lineups available are a Jazz Duo (Guitar and Saxophone), Jazz Trio (Guitar, Saxophone and Female Vocals) and a Jazz Quintet (Guitar, Saxophone, Female Vocals, Bass and Drums). Perfect for before the main band, Jazz sets can be performed as 1 x 50 minutes with a huge repertoire of tunes from the great American song book- Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Rogers and Hart and much more (please see booking options for more details)!
Previous clients/venues include:
100 Club, London
Birmingham International Jazz Festival
Blues Oan Daa Stoazze Festival, Belgium
Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel
Brecon Jazz Festival
Bristol Swing Dance Society
Café Jazz, Cardiff
Cardiff Coal Exchange
Cardiff University (student balls)
City of Cardiff – New Years Eve Celebrations 2007
Hep Cats Holiday 2010
London Swing Dance Society
Marriott Hotel, Cardiff
Ministry of Burlesque
Pontypool Jazz Festival
Porthcawl Jazz Festival
Ramada Jarvis, Bristol
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (student balls)
The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Colne
The Living Room, Bristol
"We wanted to thank you for a great couple of sets last Saturday. The dance floor was packed the whole way through and everyone had a great time. We really appreciate you being part of the weekend - you did a great job!"
-Claire and Robert Austin, Festival Organisers, Hep Cats Holiday.
“Hey guys. Thank you very much for the gig on Monday night, you were fantastic and completely made the night. Great music and a great atmosphere, would recommend you to anyone.”
-Tim Moody, Events Organiser, Cardiff University.
"An all-action R&B group with serious jazz credentials, ready wit and natty outfits."
-South Wales Argus.
“Just to say thanks so much for your show on Saturday ... you were fantastic … everyone said so and they did enjoy the dancing. Thanks for being so accommodating in doing extra numbers.”
-Jules Rutter, Manager, Cuffern Manor (regarding wedding performance).
"The best headline act we’ve ever had at our festival. Brilliant."
-Blues Oan Daa Stoazze Festival, Hamme, Belgium.
"We love this band. They played at our wedding and did a fabulous job. We enjoyed them so much that they played a year later at my brother's wedding."
-Nikki Miles, bride at 2008 wedding.