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The Lounge Lizards

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Act Profile

The Lounge Lizards

The Lounge Lizards play hot swinging Jazz in a style reminiscent of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France.

Formed in 2009 by its two guitarists (Rich and Julian ), the band is fronted by singer Rosie whose seductive voice and ability to sing in both English and French accentuate the band's European flavour.

Virtuoso concert violinist Mel epitomises the gypsy sound with her rich tone - and the line-up is completed by the animated whirlwind of Howard on double bass and piano.

They perform hits and show tunes from the 30s and 40s, as made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, etc. in their own inimitable swinging style, as captured in pre-war Parisian dancehalls by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and others.

This band have played the last three years' Dartmouth regattas, and also the Dartmouth Cross Channel Regatta, which is bi annual (they played it in 2013 and are booked to do so again in 2015.)

Act Information

Line-up

Quintet: vocals, 2 guitars, violin and double bass (or piano/drums).

Extra Line-up(s)

Duet: 2 guitars.
Trio: vocals or violin, plus 2 guitars, or Vocals, violin, guitar.
Quartet: vocals or violin, 2 guitars, plus double bass/piano/drums.

Also included

PA 200w Evolution 200E FBT;
Portable RGB PAR Bar Light System.

Location

South West based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.

Previous Clients

Dawn French
Rick Stein
Black Cotton Club
Numerous wedding clients
St Moritz Club
Le Quecumbar
Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival
Salcombe Festival
Penzance Festival
Looe Festival

Testimonials

The band were wicked, you really hit the mark. Loads of people have commented on how great you were. I would recommend you to anyone who wanted something a little more unique than the standard wedding band. You looked and sounded really fantastic.
- Wedding client

Thank you "The Lounge Lizards" and Mr.Bobby Valentino for the great set! Likewise, lovely to meet you xx
- Lady Kamikaze, Black Cotton Club

Thanks for everything it's been a blast. I put a bit extra in. With love, D -
- Dawn French

Highlights

A unique blend of dancing vocals and Hot Club rhythm.
Over a century of combined experience in the entertainment industry.
Vocals in both English and French.

Repertoire

Repertoire

All repertoire 1920s to 1950s, and have been recorded by one or more of the following:

Hot Club of France, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, etc.

After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehavin'
All Of Me
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Bear Necessities
Beyond The Blue Horizon
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Cherokee
China Boy
Crazy Rhythm
Don't Fence Me In
Don't Get Around Much Any More
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Gee Baby (Ain't I Good To You)
Georgia On My Mind
HCQ Strut
How High The Moon
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(I Don't Know Why I Love You) But I Do
If I Had You
I Got Rhythm
I'll See You In My Dreams
I'm Confessin'
I'm In The Mood For Love
In A Mellow Tone
It Don't Mean A Thing
I've Found A New Baby
I've Got You Under My Skin
Lady Be Good
Lambeth Walk
Limehouse Blues
(The) Man I Love
Minor Swing
Misty
My Funny Valentine
Nagasaki
Night & Day
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Over The Rainbow
Paper Moon
(The) Sheik Of Araby
Shine
Slowboat To China
Steppin' Out With My Baby
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue
Swing Guitars
Undecided
(The) Very Thought Of You
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
We'll Meet Again
What A Difference A Day Makes
White Christmas
You Do Something To Me
You Took Advantage Of Me

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.)