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The Black Sheikhs



  • Old school vintage band
  • Modern songs with a twist such as Bad Romance and older material such as when the Saints Go Marching In
  • Perform as a five piece as standard and can lose the drummer to make a quartet


The guys are based in Manchester and happy to travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • Flexible to suit

About this Act

The Black Sheikhs were formed in 1926 by taking life-size casts of the then highly acclaimed "Royal Dachshund Infirmary Surgeons Band", who performed canine inflected versions of popular hits of the time. The casts were forgotten, lost to the mists of time until, in 1982, they were discovered by a retail historian underneath the Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester. Animated by generous applications of salves, ointments, creams and menthol snuff, they were brought to life for your pleasure and delectation.

Open your ears and your minds to their inimitable renditions from the modern repertoire.

"Feel the clarity of the clarinet tickle your timpanic membrane, feel the saxophone surge through your ventricle, let the powerful diction comfort your sullied soul. Watch knowingly as the world opens its arms to the strains of the Black Sheikhs."


Set List

Blank Space -Taylor Swift
Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Hello - Adele
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Word Up - Cameo
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
I Bet You Look Good - The Arctic Monkeys
Dancing Queen - Abba
Reach For The Stars - S Club 7
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Take On Me - A-ha
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Crazy Stupid Love - Cheryl Cole
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Get The Party Started - Pink
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Inside Out - Imelda May
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Girls And Boys - Blur
Let's Get It Started - The Black Eyed Peas
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Baggy Trousers - Madness

Long Lie In

Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Beer Barrel Polka (Roll out The Barrel)
Bernie's Tune
and of course... The Charleston

When The Saints
La Vie En Rose
Dance Me To The End Of Love
All Of Me
Comes Love
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
and any other jazz song you likeā€¦..


  • Five piece band: guitar/vox, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, double-bass and drums
  • Four piece band: as above without the drummer


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