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The Banjo Lounge 4

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Overview

  • Swinging Vegas Lounge party quartet
  • Repertoire of 'banjofied' versions of some old and some not so old classics
  • Perform as a 4 piece, led by 5 string banjo and three part vocals harmonies.
  • DJ option available

Location

The guys are based in Edinburgh but play regularly throughout Scotland and across the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 60 minute sets + breaks

About this Act

Edinburgh based bluegrass band The Banjo Lounge 4 do innovative funky bluegrass and swing mash-up versions of songs to suit all ages from Louis Prima's 'Just a Gigolo', Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', Michael Jackson's 'Dont Stop Til You Get Enough' to Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love' and Dizzee Rascal / Calvin Harris's 'Dance Wiv Me'. Also thrown in there are a bunch of other classics they have tinkered with to make their own including New Order's 'Blue Monday', a blistering version of Blur's 'Song 2' and Punjabi MC's Knightrider re-mix of 'Mundian to Bach Ke'.

With a lineup of banjo, guitar, double bass, drums and 3 part harmonies, over the last few years private clients and festival-goers alike have been dancing to their brand new brand of acoustic mash-ups!

 

Set List

500 Miles - Proclaimers
Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Kahn
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python
Back In Black – AC/DC
Beggin’ – Frankie Valli
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe & Wise
California Soul – Marlena Shaw
Counting Flowers On The Wall – Statler Brothers
Crazy In Love – Beyonce & Jay-Z/The Chi-Lites
Enjoy Yourself – The Specials
Enter Mr Sandman – Metallica meets The Chordettes
Everybody' Talkin – Harry Nilsson
Fire meet Misirlou – Jimi Hendrix/Dick Dale
Flash Gordon - Queen
Foggy Mountain Special – Flatt & Scruggs
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder c/o Sammy Davis Jnr Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash Ghostbusters Theme – Ray Parker Jr
Grange Hill Theme (aka Chicken Man) – Alan Hawkshaw
Islands In The Stream – Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
James Bond Theme – The John Barry Seven
Jolene – Dolly Parton Spanish Flea – Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass Star Wars/Rocky/The Final Countdown Medley – John Williams/Bill Conti/Europe
Straight Down The Middle – Bing Crosby Song 2 - Blur Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody Medley – Louis Prima
Light My Fire – Shirley Bassey
Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
Loveboat Theme – Jack Jones/Salsoul Orchestra
Lovecats – The Cure
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mundian To Bach Ke (Knight Rider Mix) – Punjabi MC
Muppet Show Theme – Jim Henson/Sam Pottle
Music To Watch Girls By – Andy Williams
New Pollution - Beck
Nine To Five – Dolly Parton
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Ukele Hawaiian Version
Swingtime For Hitler (our swinging version of ‘Springtime for Hitler’ from The Producers) – Mel Brooks
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
The Bear Necessities – Jungle Book
The Message – Grandmaster Melle Mel (& The Furious Five)
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Young Scene – Keith Mansfield
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash/Tom Jones
‘Theme from Shaft’ – Isaac Hayes
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Tell Me When (Quando Quando Quando) – Englebert Humperdink Love Me Tender - Elvis
Can't Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Theme from ‘The Pink Panther’ – Henry Mancini
Take Me Out/Rappers Delight – Franz Ferdinand vs Sugarhill Gang
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Volare – Dean Martin

Please note the band like to do their own ‘take’ on these tunes and they may not be arranged in exactly the same way as you remember – in fact there’s every chance their version will sound better…

Lineup

  • 4 piece band consisting of 5 string Banjo/Vocals, Acoustic Guitar/Vocals, Double Bass/Vocals and Drums

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