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JB's Casual Vices



  • Vintage jazz and blues band
  • Excellent repertoire of New Orleans style songs from artists such as Fats Domino and Peggy Lee
  • Perform as a 5 piece as standard


The band are based in London.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 or 3 x sets of 40-45 minutes each, with breaks

About this Act

Born in the wee small hours in various bars of east London, JB’s Casual Vices have been serving up their unique blend of New Orleans-flavoured material since 2010, with the smooth vocals and distinctive “butterfly” piano style of Caledonian bandleader JB backed up by the velvet punch of his band of Casual Vices.

The band plays an idiosyncratic and eclectic collection of jazz standards, jukebox R&B, mellifluous country songs and Jamaican rocksteady, covering the 1930s to the early 1960s and taking in numbers by Nat King Cole, Merle Haggard, Fats Domino, Phyllis Dillon, Ray Charles and many more.


Set List

Full repertoire:
1. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie (Fats Waller)
2. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts of Town (Louis Jordan)
3. Blues Police (Original)
4. How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come Round? (Prince Patridge) 5. Today I Started Loving You Again (Merle Haggard)
6. Pennies From Heaven (Dinah Washington)
7. Why Don’t You Do Right? (Peggy Lee)
8. Stag-O-Lee (Trad.)
9. Candy (Nat King Cole)
10. Do You Call That A Buddy? (Louis Jordan) 11. Don’t Stay Out Late (Lord Creator)
12. If You’re A Viper (Fats Waller)
13. You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
14. Black Night (Charles Brown)
15. 007 (Shanty Town) (Desmond Dekker)
16. I Can’t Get Away (Lee Dorsey)
17. Down In Mexico (The Coasters)
18. Iko Iko (The Dixie Cups)
19. Southern Comfort (David Harbuck)
20. Walking To New Orleans (Fats Domino)
21. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Fats Waller) 22. Don’t Stay Away (Phyllis Dillon)
23. Jailbird (Smiley Lewis)
24. Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby)? (Louis Jordan)
25. Lonely Avenue (Ray Charles)
26. Mother-In-Law (Ernie K-Doe)
27. Looking Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
28. Sheik of Araby (Fats Domino)
29. September In The Rain (Dinah Washington)
30. Who Will The Next Fool Be? (Charles Brown)


  • 5 piece band piano, guitar, bass, drums, sax and vocals


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