PROHIBITION SWING BAND HIRE
LOCAL SWING BANDS
LOCAL SWING BANDS The Prohibition Swing Band are a group of authentic hep cats who play jump jive and jazz from the Golden Age of popular song. Think Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, the great British Dance Bands – we just turn up, set up and swing! Recent gigs include Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Concorde Club, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Marlborough International Jazz Festival, The Storyville Club Helsinki – and more. We’ve also been featured in session on BBC Radio 2.
SAMPLE SWING REPERTOIRE
All of Me (Dinah Washington)
Back In Your Own Backyard (Al Jolson)
Cabaret (Louis Armstrong)
Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra)
Down By The Riverside (Trad)
Gimme A Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer ( Bessie Smith )
Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong)
I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire ( The Ink Spots )
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby (Louis Jordan)
I Wanna Be Like You (Louis Prima)
Lambeth Walk ( Billy Cotton )
Lazy River ( Louis Armstrong )
Let The Good Times Roll ( Louis Jordan )
Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
Nagasaki ( Fletcher Henderson )
New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
Old Man Mose (Louis Armstrong)
On The Sunny Side of the Street ( Billie Holiday )
Paper Doll ( The Mills Brothers )
Pennies From Heaven (Bing Crosby)
Your Feet’s Too Big ( Fats Waller )
LeFunk! is a classic dancefloor covers band formed in 2010 in Manchester. If you are looking to bring a fun, party atmosphere to an event, be it a wedding, birthday, festival or conference, then LeFunk! could be the perfect choice.
The band is available in three formats, the 5 piece, 4 piece or a compact trio, making LeFunk! the perfect choice for venue sizes ranging from the corner of a bar to large hotels and concert halls!
We can also provide additional live classical piano, classical guitar or solo vocal performances as background music during the earlier phases of an event, and an acoustic duo option.
The band normally provides a one stop – live band, recorded music and PA solution for your entire event, with DJ service, lighting and a radio microphone connected to the PA for you to make speeches and announcements. Once booked we’ll do our best to build your ideal playlists in advance, but with immediate access to thousands of hits from the last 6 decades, we can also satisfy the vast majority of music requests on the day.
If you have a special song that you’d like to be played live but isn’t in the band’s repertoire the we will learn and play an additional song of your choice. This could for instance be a ballad for the ‘first dance’ at a wedding, or just another dance floor classic.
For additional peace of mind, we have deputy musicians who rehearse with the band and can usually cover for last minute emergencies and have Public Liability Insurance of up to £10million. Many venues are now insisting that the latter is provided.
LeFunk! will work with you to ensure we fit in to, rather than dictate, the flow of your event. Set lengths can be adjusted to fit in with auctions, raffle results and speeches. Clothing can be funky or formal. Arrival and set up times can usually be arranged to minimise disruption to guests.