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Lazy River Band



  • Vocal led jazz quartet
  • Superb repertoire of jazz standard and some not so well known songs
  • Perform as a quartet as standard and can add further musicians as standard


The band are based in Bristol playing mainly in the South West but periodically travelling farther afield.

Standard Set Times

  • Either one 1 hour long set, one 1 hour and a half set, two 45 minute sets or three 45 minute sets. Priced accordingly

About this Act

The Lazy River Band provide an authentic intimate early jazz sound, with a large repertoire of songs mainly from the 20's to 40's, they can be hired as a mellow background band or can provide a more upbeat set perfect for dancing.

With a stunning sultry vocal delivery from Rachel Lawrence, perfectly supported by Bill Frampton and Gus Dolding's skillful and unique comping, Greg Sterland's accomplished Tenor sax playing completes their unique vintage sound.

Set List

Delta Bound – Harlem Hamfats
Moanin’ Low – Billie Holiday
My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
You Let me Down – Billie Holiday
Blue Moon – Billie Holiday
One Meatball – Candy Candido
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Louis Armstrong
God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday
I’m So Blue – Tuba Skinny
I can’t Give you Anything but Love – Ella Fitzgerald
When I get Low I get High – Ella Fitzgerald
Smoke Rings – Mills Brothers
Egyptian Ella – Tuba Skinny
Let’s Get Drunk and Truck – Harlem Hamfats
Hummin’ to Myself – Washboard Rhythm Kings
Can’t We Be Friends – Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Root Hog or Die – Harlem Hamfats
Weed Smokers Dream – Harlem Hamfats
Sweet Georgia Brown – Ella Fitzgerald
Dedicated to you – Ella Fitzgerald and The Mills Brothers
Old Man Mose – Louis Armstrong
Kiss of Fire – Louis Armstrong
Sweet Potatoe Blues – Pokey La Farge
Gotta Give me Some – Bessie Smith
Dinah – Louis Armstrong
You’re a Heavenly Thing – Billie Holiday
You Let Me Down – Billie Holiday
Swing Brother Swing – Billie Holiday and Count Basie
Some of These Days – Sophie Tucker
Lady be Good – Ella Fitzgerald
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Bessie Smith
Reaching For the Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
My Blue Heaven – Dukes of Dixieland
My Woman – Al Bowly
Blue Drag – Andrews Sisters
Joseph Joseph – Andrews Sisters
Man From the South – Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang
It Don’t mean a thing if you Ain’t Got That Swing – Mills Brothers
Caravan – Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington
Up The Lazy River – Mills Brothers
’Bama Mine – Yas Yas Girl
Bourbon Street Parade – Louis Armstrong
If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight – Kay Starr
Lord You Made the Night Too long – Louis Armstrong
After You’ve Gone – Bessie Smith
Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald
Ants in my Pants – Willie Lewis
Say It’s Only a Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
’Taint a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast – Sydney Bechet
Everybody Loves my Baby – Boswell Sisters
You Rascal You – Louis Armstrong
All of me – Louis Armstrong
St James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Big Boy Blue – Ella Fitzgerald and The Mills Brothers.
I found a New Baby – Ethel Waters
Fine and Mellow – Billie Holiday


  • Quartet consisting of vocals, guitar, bass and tenor sax
  • Optional extras such as drums, violin available too


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