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the jivestars rock n roll swing band monmouth

The Jivestars

Swing Jive Rock n Roll Band based in Monmouth

Price from £1395
If dancing is your passion, then this is the band for you! Playing their own arrangements of the hit songs of the 40's and 50's, this six-piece band will keep the dance floor full all night.
5 stars - The Jivestars are Highly Recommended 14 Customer Reviews

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Jive & Swing, 40's - 50's
Boogie Blues - Gene Krupa
Good Luck Charm - Elvis
Bim Bam - Sam Butera
Is You Is (or is You Ain’t) My Baby - Louis Jordan
Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens - Louis Jordan
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
Route 66 - Bobby Troupe
Jump Jive and Wail - Louis Prima
Boogie’s the Thing - George Miller & The Midriffs
Choo Choo Ch' Boogie - Louis Jordan
Caldonia - Louis Jordan
Just a Gigolo - Louis Prima
Shake Rattle and Roll - Big Joe Turner
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman
Flip Flop and Fly - Big Joe Turner
Jiveoholic Boogie - (Cab Calloway)
Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me - Wynonie Harris
Lipstick Powder & Paint - Big Joe Turner
It Should Have Been Me - Ray Charles
Barracuda - Cliffie Stone
Be My Guest - Fats Domino
Jambalaya - Hank Williams
T Bone Shuffle - T Bone Walker
You Upsets Me - BB King
It ain't the Meat - Southside Johnny
Closest to the Bone - Louis Prima
Banana Split - Louis Prima
Information Blues - Roy Milton

Rock & Roll, 50's
Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
Sea Cruise - Huey Smith
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
See ya Later Alligator - Bobby Charles
C'est la Vie (Never cal tell) - Chuck Berry

Revivalists / Contemporary
Stray Cat Strut - Brian Setzer
Mr Pinstripe Suit - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
I'm in the Mood for Love - Jamiroquai
Go Daddy-O - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Shape in a Drape - Joe Jackson


  • Lively, enthusiastic and fun! A great Swing Band for any party
  • Well-known, upbeat songs including See you later Alligator, Good luck Charm, Great Balls of Fire, There ain't nobody here but us chickens and Flip Flop Fly
  • Music between sets provided
  • Requests considered for a nominal fee

Line up:

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.  

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The Jivestars from Alive Network

  • 2 x 60 minutes £0
  • 3 x 45 minutes Add £72