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Decent Chaps Jazz and Swing



  • 1 - 6 Piece Jazz/Swing band
  • Mostly play as quartet but can reduce or expand to suit event
  • Large repertoire of jazz, swing, Latin, Ratpack & Jump-jive
  • Can arrange a song if not on repertoire
  • Play background music during breaks
  • Always wear tuxedos with wing-collared shirts
  • Have own stage lighting
  • DJ/Disco option available


The band are based in the Nottinghamshire area and frequently play in the Notts, Lincs, Derbys, Leics areas although they travel nationwide by request.

Standard Set Times

  • Two, three or four 45 minute sets with 15 min breaks - we play background music during the breaks.

About this Act

The Decent Chaps quartet has played for Jimmy Carr, Geoff Whiting, Hattie Hayridge, Richard Herring, Kate Adie, Richard Baker, Freddie Flintoff, Nick Owen to name but a few and play nationwide at many weddings/civil partnerships, cocktail/dinner/garden parties, balls and civic and corporate functions.

Their large and varied repertoire includes Jazz, Swing, Latin-American, Jump-Jive and Ratpack and is excellent for both background and for dancing later in the evening. The instrumentation comprises clarinet, saxophones, flute, piano, vocals, backing vocals, string bass, guitar and drums and the band has their own stage lighting. The Chaps always wear full tuxedo, with wing-collared shirts or if the weather is very hot, matching waistcoats and bow ties (also with wing-collared shirts).

The Chaps also offer a free service in that if a special piece of music you would like, for the First Dance perhaps, is not in our repertoire, they will endeavor to have an arrangement put together for your event.


"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the band decent chaps for the wonderful gig they put on for us on Friday night 19.9.14. The playing and singing were absolutely superb. I am recommending to my friends and colleagues for future occasions so thanks again

Kind regards"

Wendy Craig
Coventry and Warwickshire IAPT service

Set List

Come fly with me
Cream in my coffee
Dance me to the end of love
Dream a little dream of me
From russia with love
I can’t help falling in love
Is you is
Mr bo jangles
Satin doll
Softly as in the morning sunrise
Fly me to the moon
Green dolphin street
Have you met miss jones
Hello dolly
Hit the road jack
How about you (i like new york in june)
Just the way you look tonight
King of the road
Lady be good
La mer
Mack the knife
Mad about the boy
Midnight in moscow
My baby just cares for me
New york new york
The girl from ipanema
The look of love
The more i see you
Buona sera
Chatanooga choo choo
Hi heel sneakers
In the mood
Jump jive and wail
King of the swingers
Mack the knife
Rock around the clock
Route 66
Shake rattle & roll
She walks right in
Sing sing sing
Straighten up and fly right


  • Alan Walker on clarinet, saxophones, clarinet, flute, piano & vocals, with Simon on string bass and vocals, Steve on guitar and vocals and Andy on drums and vocals.


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