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The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three



  • Ragtime jazz band
  • Great repertoire of classics from the period, Charlestons and Black Bottoms from the roaring 20's, Jump jive tunes from the 40's and 50's
  • Performs as a 3 piece as standard and can augment to a 4 piece with drums, a five piece with drums and trumpet.


The band are based in Scotland's central belt and work all over the UK and in Europe

Standard Set Times

  • Three 45 minute sets with breaks

About this Act

The Ugly Bug Ragtime Three (or four or five or whatever you need it to be!) is a fantastic little band with a big, big sound specialising in the joyful music of the roaring '20s and the Golden Age of Jazz. Led by John Burgess on clarinet and saxophones and more than abely assisted by the banjo and guitar wizardry of Ross Milligan and the always elegantly grooving double bass of Andy Sharkey.

The band has built a huge reputation all over the country with it's top quality swinging happy music and excellent presentation. The guys have played clubs and festivals all over the UK and Europe and played with many of the top names in UK traditional jazz, Roy Williams, Enricco Tomasso, Digby Fairweather, Stephanie Trick and many, many others

Set List

The Charleston
The Black Bottom
When You're Smilin'
Ain't Misbehavin-Fats Waller
Your Feet's Too Big-Fats Waller
It Don't Mean a Thing-Duke Ellington
Pennies From Heaven
The King of the Swingers
My Blue Heaven
Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue


  • 3 piece band consisting of clarinet/saxophones, banjo & guitarand string bass.
  • 4 piece adds drums
  • 5 piece adds trumpet


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