Default lineup: 5 members
5 Piece Band: Trumpet, Saxophones, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Shared (male) Vocals.
* Lively enthusiastic and fun! A great Swing/Jive Band for any party
* Upbeat songs including Jump, Jive & Wail, See you later Alligator and Caldonia
* Lighting rig provided for a party atmosphere
* Requests considered for a nominal fee
* Music between sets provided
* Available throughout UK and Europe
The classic line-up of sax, trumpet, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums allows the band to recreate the music that was all the rage in the 1940’s and 50’s and the current play list includes many of the hits that had audiences jumpin' and jivin' in those post-war years. Compositions by the jump jive greats, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway and Louis Prima feature widely in the set along with more contemporary work by artists such as Brian Setzer and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. It's all tied together with a light hearted, tongue in cheek delivery between numbers.
The Jivestars play a two hour show split into hour long sets during which the audience will be invited to join in on chorus lines and cajoled into dancing if they are not already strutting their stuff. Their trademark loud shirts might have ensured them a place on the Fashion Police's "Most Wanted" list, but their musical style has brought them friends and followers wherever they play
So if you’re looking for a tuxedo'd band to play nice quiet background music, sorry, move along, nothing to see here – but if you want to dance and party through the night then this is your band!
Previous Clients Include...
Derry Jazz Festival 2011-16
Bude Jazz Festival 2012/16
Upton Jazz Festival 2009/11/14
Raglan Music Festival 2014
Brecon Fringe Festival 2012/14
Llandeilo Festival 2012/14
Birmingham Jazz Festival 2012/13/14
Jumpin' at the Woodside 2014
Riverboat Jazz Festival, Silkeborg, Denmark 2013
Seau Swing, Bailleul, France 2013
Twinwood Festival 2011/12
Callander Jazz Festival 2011/12
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2012
Stompin' on the Quomps 2012
Monmouth Festival 2007/10/12
They provide their own PA system, which is adequate for a medium size hall ~250 people. A small lighting rig for the band is also standard.
If you are not booking a separate disco, you are welcome to play your Ipod/phone/CD decks into their PA system.
2 x 60 minute sets is standard, 1 x 90 minute or other extended or irregular performances are possible, of course. They will do their best to fit in with your requirements.