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Radio Pachuco



  • Vintage swing band
  • Superbly varied repertoire of swing , jazz, rock and roll, plus a few modern, film, and Disney covers.
  • Perform as a 5 piece with male and female vocals


The band are based in Edinburgh, and regularly play around the central belt of Scotland.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 50 minute sets with a 20 minute break

About this Act

Radio Pachuco cRadio Pachuco came into being in 2011 as the house band for Saturnalia cabaret, an ill-fated production involving some of Scotland’s greatest performers. Since then the band have become increasingly busy, performing regularly at clubs, bars, weddings and other functions across central Scotland.

The original plan for Radio Pachuco was to play a classic set of swing and jazz standards, however as time progressed the group have expanded their repertoire to include a large selection of 1950’s music, modern songs in a vintage style and movie themes.

Inspired by the internet sensation Postmodern-jukebox, Radio Pachuco have both covered and arranged a large number of modern songs in vintage swing style. The popularity of this “modern-swing” has seen the band perform at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and as the house band for the premier of Hyena at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Their lively set has something for everyone to enjoy – whether you are looking for the classics of Benny Goodman, the guitar solos of Chuck Berry or perhaps, the unlikely swing covers of a cheesy 90s favourite!

Set List

I don't care if the sun don't shine – Patti Page
Why don't you do it right – Peggy Lee
Johnny Be Good- Chuck Berry
Cheek To Cheek- Ella Fitzgerald
Mr Sandman- The Chordettes
Rock around the clock- Bill Haley and his Comets
Twist again- Chubby Checker
Cantina theme- Starwars
Miserlou- Pulp Fiction
Hit that Jive Jack – Nat King Cole
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Andrews Sisters
Fever- Peggy Lee
That Man – Caro Emerald
Love Potion Number 9 – The Clovers
Cantina theme from Starwars – John Williams
Hey Pachuco – Royal Crown Revue
What is this thing called love? - Cole Porter
At Last – Etta James
Stacy's Mom- Fountains of Wayne (swing cover)
I just want to make love to you – Etta James
In the Mood- Glen Miller
Teenage Dirtbag- Wheatus (Swing cover)
Night Train – James Brown
Never Had a Friend Like Me- Song fromAladdin
It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) – Duke Ellington
Minnie the Moocher – Cab Calloway
King of the Swingers – The jungle book
Sing, sing, sing – Benny Goodman


  • 5 piece band consisting of female/male vocals, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, bass and drums


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