The Elastic Band

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4-piece or larger, 3x45 minute sets. Can add male or female vocals.
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About The Elastic Band

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Whether playing ballads or up-tempo "hot" themes, The Elastic Band are guaranteed to provide the very best in tasteful, swinging jazz. Specialising in the "swing" era of the 30s, 40s and 50s, the band have an enormous repertoire covering countless "standards" from the golden age of musicals, and jazz themes made famous by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.

Why Elastic? Because the band expand and contract from quartet to eight-piece according to your requirements and budget. With regular rhythm section of guitar and double bass (a drummer can also be added), the frontline can include any combination of clarinet, trumpet, saxophone and female vocalist. Our quoted price is for a quartet of rhythm section plus clarinet and trumpet. Please contact us for the price for a bigger line up, with or without vocalist.

The band have played at weddings, christenings, bar mitzvahs and corporate functions. They have also performed at West End hotels and clubs, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal National Theatre, the Barbican, the official opening of the Channel Tunnel, Leeds Castle and numerous jazz clubs and festivals in the UK and abroad.

The Elastic Band normally stay at an engagement for around three hours, during which time they would play for about two-and-a-half hours with a couple of 15 minute breaks. They will happily fit in with your musical needs and can provide a programme including both background music and dance music, dressing formally or informally to suit the occasion. The band bring their own professional PA system.

Songs List: 

Slow
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Basin Street Blues
Blue Moon
Careless Love
Creole Love Call
Georgia On My Mind
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
I Surrender Dear
I’m Biding My Time
Just Squeeze Me
Lil Darlin
Love Me Or Leave Me
Lover Man
Mood Indigo
Once In A While
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Summertime
Tenderly
Tin Roof Blues
Two Sleepy People
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Up A Lazy River
Wouldn't It Be Luverly
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

Medium
Ain't Misbehavin
Alexander's Ragtime Band
All Of Me
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cherry
Dancing Cheek To Cheek
Give Me The Simple Life
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Honeysuckle Rose
I Got Rhythm
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Thought About You
If I Had You
It Had To Be You
Keeping Out Of Mischief
Let's Fall In Love
Making Whoopee
Memories Of You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out Of Nowhere
Perdido
Satin Doll
Somebody Loves Me
Sugar
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Sue, Just You
Talk Of The Town
Tangerine
Those Little White Lies
You Took Advantage Of Me

Fast
At The Jazz Band Ball
Back Home In Indiana
Blue Skies
'Deed I Do
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I've Found A New Baby
My Blue Heaven
Paper Moon
Perdido
Rosetta
Royal Garden Blues
'S Wonderful
Sometimes I'm Happy
Strike Up The Band
Sweet Georgia Brown
Tea For Two
The Best Thing For You Is Me
When You're Smiling

Bossa/Latin/Calypso, etc
Desafinado
Girl From Ipanema
Little Suede Shoes
Lover Man
Saint Thomas
Tangerine
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Swingers
Christopher Columbus
Cute
I Got Rhythm
Jive At Five
Jumping With Symphony Sid
Lester Leaps In
Perdido

 
This is only a selection from The Elastic Band’s enormous repertoire; so if you don’t see a song here, do ask!
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Price from: £500

Travel and cost: 
The Elastic Band are based in London. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.
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