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Tommy Valentine and the Love Rats

Music

Overview

  • Vintage Jump Jive meets a modern Jukebox of hits
  • Selection of classic Jump Jive and modern songs re-arranged in a Vintage style
  • Perform as anything from a quartet up to a full on 7 piece band
  • High musicianship, professional approach with over 15 years experience

Location

The band are based in the North West of England but play all over the country frequently.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets with pre-recorded music played in between

About this Act

Following a mysterious disappearance in the late 1940s, legendary Jump Jive singer Tommy Valentine was found frozen stiff, 80 years later, inside an abandoned walk-in freezer. Once thawed, Tommy quickly adjusted to modern life and began blending that special Tommy sound to modern classics such as Uptown Funk, White Wedding, I Got A Feelin' and Don' Cha.

The band also play a selection of classic vintage jump jive and rock'nroll tunes ranging from Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens and Choo Choo Ch'Boogie through to barnstorming renditions of Great Balls Of Fire and Rock Around the Clock, all are delivered in their inimitable rocking style.

Tommy Valentine & the Love Rats capture the exuberant spirit of authentic 'Jump Jive' music; blending vintage classics with a modern jukebox of musical hits. They are guaranteed to get your joint jumpin'!

Tommy has over 15 years experience leading various bands and has performed many hundreds of shows all over the world; ranging from major UK Festivals such as Glastonbury, the Big Chill and the V festival to performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Queens Hall in Trinidad. He is a consummate professional guaranteed to deliver an exacting standard from start to finish. His band feature some of the brightest musical talents in the North West with past musical credits including Tom Jones, Corrine Bailey-Rae, The Herbalizer and current musical successes such as The Breath.

Set List

Vintage

Flip Flop 'n' Fly - Big Joe Turner
All Nite Long - Johnny Otis
Barnyard Boogie - Louis Jordan
Jump Jive 'n' Wail - Louis Prima
Aint Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan
Dinah - Fats Waller
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
Fat Sam from Birmingham - Louis Jordan
You Rascal You - Louis Prima
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan
Roll 'em Pete - Big Joe Turner
Somethin' You Got - Wilson Picket/Harry Connick Jr
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway

Rock'n'Roll

Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Halley & the Comets
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Sea of Love - Tom Waits
The Wonder of You - Elvis Presley
King of the Swingers - Louis Prima

Modern songs in a vintage style

I Gotta Feelin' - The Black Eye Peas
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Single Ladies - Beyoncé
Don' Cha' - Pussycat Dolls (in the style of Louis Prima)
Happy - Pharrel Williams
Ain't No Other - Christina Aguilera
White Wedding - Billy Idol

Lineup

  • 4 piece band consists of Vocals, Piano/Guitar, Drums and Double Bass
  • 5 piece band consists of Vocals, Piano/Guitar, Drums, Double Bass and 1 Horn
  • 6 piece band consists of Vocals, Piano/Guitar, Drums, Double Bass and 2 Horns (or extra
    Guitar)
  • 7 Piece band features Male and Female Vocals, Piano/Guitar, Drums, Double Bass and 2 Horns (or extra Guitar)

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