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52 Skidoo



  • 3 piece multi-instrumental 1920/30's band.
  • Prohibition, Speakeasy, Gangster, Vintage events covered.
  • Full 20's costume
  • Optional horn section
  • Optional Burlesque dancers
  • Optional swing/charleston dancers


The Band are based in the North West, specifically Manchester, Ramsbottom and Hebden Bridge. They play all over the UK and can be regularly seen in venues across Lancashire and Yorkshire as well as Manchester and London.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 mins + breaks

About this Act

52 Skidoo are a three piece Harlem swing band that have turned back the clock to play a dazzling set of vintage American music. Classic favourites like 'Ain't Misbehavin', 'The Joint is Jumpin'; and 'Your Feet's Too Big' are carefully woven into well known hits like 'Jeepers Creepers', & 'Darktown Strutters Ball' and 'I Ain't Got Nobody' to create an authentic 1920/30's Harlem party atmosphere.

They bring back to life the forgotten era of prohibition, speakeasys, vaudeville, tin pan alley, rent parties, stride piano, Fats Waller and hot jazz. take a look at the video (the link is up to the right) for an idea of what to expect.

Set List

I'm crazy bout my baby - Fats Waller
Ain't Misbehavin - Fats Waller
The Joint is Jumpin' - Fats Waller
Your Feets Too Big - Fats Waller
Dinah - Fats Waller
S'pozin' - Fats Waller
Darktown Strutters Ball - Fats Waller
Squeeze Me - Fats Waller
Baby Brown - Fats Waller
Two Sleepy People - Fats Waller
This is so nice it must be illegal - Fats Waller
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
I Ain't Got Nobody - Fats Waller
Jeepers Creepers - Louis Armstrong
Tango Til They're Sore - Tom Waits
The charleston - James P. Johnson
Georgia - Standard
Bill Bailey - Standard
St Louis Blues - W.C. Handy
My Buckets Got a Hole in it - Standard
I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter - Fats Waller
When you're smiling - Louis Armstrong
Just a closer walk with thee - Traditional
When the saints go marching in - Traditional
Down by the riverside - Traditional
Amazing grace - Traditional
I wanna be like you - 'King Luis' Prima
African ripples - Fats Waller
Handful of keys - Fats Waller
Vipers Drag - Fats Waller
Hold tight (I want some seafood mama) - Fats Waller
This is so nice it must be illegal - Fats Waller
Sweet georgia brown - Standard
The sheik of araby - Standard
Carolina shout - James P. Johnson
Spring cleaning - Fats Waller
Bach up to me - Fats Waller
The mule walk - James P. Johnson
Them there eyes - Billie Holliday
Keeping out of mischief now - Fats Waller
Zonky - Fats Waller
Pork and Beans - Luckey Roberts
12th st rag - Standard
shy & sly - Luckey Roberts
Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen - Swing Kids
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman
Knock Me a Kiss - Louis Jordan
24 Robbers - Fats Waller
Diga Diga Do - Rex Stewart


  • Vocal, Piano, Guitar, Clarinet, Drums plus optional 1-4 piece brass section and violin


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