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The Boogie Kings

The Boogie Kings are a hot swing jive band based in Leeds guaranteed to get you jumping and jiving to the classic hits of the new and old swing, jive and rock "n" roll tunes. Their music includes works from artists including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, The Blues Brothers, Brian Setzer, Peggy Lee, Bill Haley and Michael Bublé. They are heavily dedicated to providing you with a show you won't forget and are perfect for weddings, novelty and themed parties, corporate functions and club performances.

The band contains some of the finest swing and jazz musicians from the Yorkshire and Leeds jazz scene and has been recognised musically by some of the finest professional musicians in Britain including the Jive Aces.

The band includes a phat and punchy 5-piece horn section, a jumpin' rhythm section and a swinging crooning vocal treat! The show is a slick, smooth and sexy transition through
the ages as you are taken back to the swing and dance halls of the 1920s and 30s. No audience can resist swinging to the jive of The Boogie Kings!

Individually the swinging members of the Boogie Kings have performed with some of the finest names in Jazz, Pop, Soul and Swing including Earth Wind and Fire, The Four Tops, Rico Rodriguez, Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Extra Curricular in a huge collection of venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Richard M. Daley Centre (Chicago), St Davids Hall (Cardiff), Sandown Race Course, The Anville
(Basingstoke), Royal Festival Hall, The Bulls Head (Barnes).

Flexibility is the key and these guys are about as flexible as they come. With different packages to choose from, a large set list and the option of picking your favourite swing classics for the band to perform (even if they are not already on our list) you can create your perfect event.

The Event

The band goes out as a ten piece as standard but will happily reduce down to as low as a six piece for tighter spaces and as high as a 17 piece big band for those occasions where nothing less will do!

The band come complete with lighting, a full PA system for any size venue and a fully qualified sound engineer to guarantee your night is a success.

Act Information

Line-up

Luke Cannon - Vocals
Sam Houghton - Saxophone
Greg Nicholas - Trumpet
James Browne - Piano
Simon Read - bass
Tim Carter - Drums

Extra Line-up(s)

10-Piece - Vocals, drums, bass, guitar, piano, trumpet x2, saxophone x2, trombone.
17-piece big band - vocals, drums, bass, guitar, piano, trumpet x 4, saxophone x 5, trombone x 4.

Also included

System one:
2 x 800 watt Behringer tops.
1 x Void monitor.
1 x W Audio monitor.
1 x Sound Craft Spirit M8 Mixing Console (8 mono channel, 4 stereo channel).
Outboard effects, EQ, Compression, Multicore, Cables, microphones and stands.
System two:
For larger bands and venues 2 x 800 watt eminence loaded bass bins are added to
system one.
A 20 channel pmx5000 mixer is also available.
System three:
For very large venues.
2 x Martin Audio Blackline H3Â’s, running between 3000 and 6000 watt.
Up to 4 monitors or 2 monitors if bass bins are required.
Desk, outboard effects, EQ, Compression, Multicore, Cables, microphones and stands.
All Equipment is PAT tested and we hold full public liability insurance.

Location

North West based and will travel to these areas: Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland.

Testimonials

"I Just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday nights performance for my Parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary. Please let the rest of the band how grateful we all are. My parents loved the sound and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Many of our guests came to up to us to let us know how much they enjoyed the music."

"Thank you so much for Friday night. You are a great band and the music was FANTASTIC. Huge sound that really needs no sound system - would sound good in any venue. Personalities personified creating a huge visual and sound experience!

Will you also pass on my thanks to your singer, he saved my life and my night by being so great as an auctioneer. Such charisma and a great voice. Completely fell for him!"

"The Boogie Kings were one of the highlights of our summer dance. Their line up was great and the music they played had everyone dancing and tapping their feet.

I would recommend them in a heartbeat!"

Highlights

Cadillac Sam and the Boogie Kings provide swing, jive and rock “n” roll music from the 1920’s right.
A full and flexible choice to the size of the band from six piece right up to a seventeen piece.
Dinner jazz ensembles of any size are also available at heavily discounted rates.

Repertoire

Repertoire

1930's & 1940's
Why DonÂ’t You Do Right Peggy Lee
It donÂ’t mean a thing Duke Ellington
All of me Joe Budden
One o Clock Jump Count Basie
The things we did last Summer Sammy Cahn
Minnie the moocher Cab Calloway
Is you is or is you aint my baby Louis Prima
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin
Somewhere beyond the sea Bobby Darin
1950's To 1970's
Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra
Hallelujah I love Her So Ray Charles
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
I DonÂ’t Care Who Knows Harold Burage
When I Fall in Love Nat King Cole
Fly me to the Moon Frank Sinatra
Unchain my Heart Ray Charles
I got a woman Ray Charles
Let The Good Times Roll Ray Charles
Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley
Shake rattle and Roll Bill Haley
Route 66 Nat King Cole
Me and Mrs Jones Traditional
The Way You Look Tonight Traditional
Hound dog Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
ThatÂ’s Life Frank Sinatra
Everybody needs somebody The Blues Brothers
Gimme Some LovinÂ’ Blues Brothers
Soul Man Blues Brothers
Flip Flop and Fly Blues Brothers
Bad Bad Leroy Brown Frank Sinatra
In the midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Moondance Van Morrison
Tutti Frutti Little Richard
Sing Sing Sing Benny Goodman
When the Saints Go Marching In Traditional

90's To Present
Zoot suit riot Cherry PoppinÂ’ Daddies
Mr Pinstripe Suit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Ding Dong Daddy Cherry Poppin Daddies
Tuxedo Junction Jools Holland arrangement
You and me and the bottle makes three Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The boogie Bumper Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Go Daddy O Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Family Guy theme
This CatÂ’s on a Hot Tin Roof Brian Setzer Orchestra
Mellow Saxophone Brian Setzer Orchestra

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)