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Speakeasy Bootleg Band



  • 6 piece Jive, Jazz and Harlem Swing Band
  • Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began
  • Brilliant party band


Speakeasy Bootleg Band are based in Liverpool, but play all over the North West and beyond

Standard Set Times

  • 2 - 3 x45 mins sets + breaks

About this Act

Speakeasy Bootleg Band are purveyors of the "Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began.... Distilled & Bottled in New York and Chicago", but consumed wherever finer things are appreciated.

SBB play a heady mix of jazz, jive and Harlem swing, the music of the Cotton Club and Birdland, the illegal drinking haunts of prohibition Chicago and countless rent parties, with driving bass, explosive drums and sophisticated witty vocals. This is the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Art Blakey, the music which drove Tin Pan Alley and created the Great American Songbook.

The SBB musicians have a ball at every gig, and make sure the audience does as well, making SBB the ideal band for people who don't like jazz, until they've heard it that is. The perfect antidote to all things serious!

Good time, easy listening, toe tapping stuff. No more shall we hear the plaintive cry "What time does the tune start?" After this, everything else is moonshine.

If you want to know more, then get in touch. This band is AWESOME!

Set List

There will Never Be Another You - Old Jazz Standard
Orange Coloured Sky - Nat King Cole
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Hit That Jive Jack - Slim Gaillard
Oh Marie - Louis Prima
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Old Jazz Standard
Tangerine- Old Jazz Standard
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't got That Swing - Duke Ellington
Ain't Misbehaving - Fats Waller
Little Darlin' - Count Basie
Splanky - Count Basie
The Joint Is Jumping - Fats Waller
Jive At Five - Count Basie
Moaning - Art Blakey
Rosetta- Old Jazz Standard
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen (in Yiddish) - Old Jazz Standard
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles - Old Jazz Standard
Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington
Loose Walk - Old Jazz Standard
Baby Won't you Please Come Home - Old Jazz Standard
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Corner Pocket - Count Basie
Funghii Mama - Latin jazz satndard
In A Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
King of the Swingers - Jungle Book
Lazy River - Old Jazz Standard
Lullabye of Birdland - Old Jazz Standard
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
Night Train - Duke Ellington
Perdido - Duke Ellington
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington

and many many more.......

The band can also provide a full 1920s/Gatsby/Charleston repertoire


  • 6 piece Jive, Jazz and Harlem Swing Band - Normally comprising: Trumpet, Trombone, Reeds, Piano, Bass, Drums


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