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The Jivestars Rock n Roll Swing Band Monmouth

The Jivestars

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 five-piece band will keep the dance floor full all night.

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Set List / Repertoire

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

 

14 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 14
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

If you are down, invite some friends and the The Jivestars and you will never lo...

5 stars - The Jivestars are Highly Recommended booked The Jivestars for their event

“If you are down, invite some friends and the The Jivestars and you will never look back. This very sociable, professional and extremely entertaining band will leave the crowds begging for more. Keep up the brilliant work lads and best wishes for the future!”


New Years Eve!!!!!! Undoubtably one of the best nights we have ever had at the Q...

5 stars - The Jivestars are Highly Recommended booked The Jivestars for their event

“New Years Eve!!!!!! Undoubtably one of the best nights we have ever had at the Queen's Head. The Jivestars were truly awesome! They really made the place jump and this superb band are capable of creating an amazing atmosphere no matter what the circumstances. Superb musicians with a wonderful stage presence.”


Thanks again for a brilliant night's entertainment - you have been the talk of t...

5 stars - The Jivestars are Highly Recommended booked The Jivestars for their event

“Thanks again for a brilliant night's entertainment - you have been the talk of the town! (well... the conference)”


I just wanted to write and thank The Jivestars for being part of an excellent ev...

5 stars - The Jivestars are Highly Recommended booked The Jivestars for their event

“I just wanted to write and thank The Jivestars for being part of an excellent evening at Anstey Hall a few weeks ago - your music was absolutely superb, and I'd have little hesitation in recommending you to anyone else looking for a swing band! I have received lots of very positive comments from the other guests (some along the lines of 'best band ever at a wedding') and I am unsure that my little toe is ever going to recover from dancing for a whole evening in new wedding shoes!!”


As a group, you arrived in plenty of time (always a big worry for promoters!), w...

5 stars - The Jivestars are Highly Recommended booked The Jivestars for their event

“As a group, you arrived in plenty of time (always a big worry for promoters!), were very professional in all aspects of what you were doing and played 2 great sets for our dancers, which went down extremely well. In fact I understand that several of the dancers subsequently followed you to your Sunday booking quite some distance away, which is some testimony in itself. Also, on a personal touch, it was nice to see that you stayed on after you had finished playing and it wasn't a case of you all just itching to 'get away'. That was commented upon. Let me know when you're up this way again and we'll see about re-booking.”

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Prices

Price from £1,422 + travel from Monmouth

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • Wales From £1,422
  • West Midlands From £1,435
  • South West From £1,438
  • South East From £1,620
  • East Midlands From £1,638
  • North West From £1,718
  • East of England From £1,734
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,824
  • North East From £2,030
  • Scotland From £2,209

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Lineup

Default lineup: 5 members

5 Piece Band: Trumpet, Saxophones, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Shared (male) Vocals.

Full Biography

Highlights
* 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 can be provided
* Available throughout UK and Europe

The line-up of sax, trumpet, guitar, 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 2011-19
Callander Jazz Festival 2011/12/18
Bude Jazz Festival 2012/16/17
Upton Jazz Festival 2009/11/14
Wokinham Festival 2017/19
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
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2012
Raglan Music Festival 2014
Stompin' on the Quomps 2012
Monmouth Festival 2007/10/12

FAQ:
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.

Performance:
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.

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