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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

Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Motörhead- The Ace of Spades
Kylie Minogue - I Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
Madness - Baggy Trousers
Pink - Get the Party Started
Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started
A-Ha - Take On Me
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Nirvana -Smells Like Teen Spirit
Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
Elisabeth Welch - The Charleston
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
The Who - My Generation
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga


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


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