Dixieland Band Hire
Dixieland Band for hire performing Trad Jazz, Dixieland music and New Orleans Jazz. Strolling amongst your guests at Weddings, Corporate Events and Private Parties.
This Dixieland Band are full time professionals and some of the leading musicians in Trad Jazz. They have recorded extensively for TV and Film, including programmes and commercials for the BBC and Channel 4, recording at both Abbey Road & Pinewood Studios. Appearances on ‘The F Word’, CBeebies ‘Zingzillas’ ‘Big Brother TV advert’ and the recent ‘More Th>n Feel the Love’ commercial have helped to raise the profile of the group. The band has performed for Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Charles, The Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Robert Smith (The Cure), Gordon Ramsay, Eddie Izzard, David Hasselhoff, Ray Winstone, Sir Ian Botham, Paul O’Grady, Cilla Black.
The band performs at hundreds of events each and every year, including weddings, private parties, funerals charity and corporate events. Building on a fast-growing, prestigious reputation for being one of the most reliable jazz bands in the country, they pride themselves on a friendly, personal service and offer a simple, guaranteed booking service. Please read the feedback from our extremely happy customers to see for yourself! They travel all over the UK and have performed at many prestigious venues.
2 Piece – Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar
3 Piece – Clarinet (or) Trumpet (or) Sax (or) Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax
4 Piece – Any 2 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousaphone (or) Bass Sax
5 Piece – Any 3 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx
6 Piece – Any 4 from Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sx & Drums
7 Piece – Clarinet, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone with Banjo (or) Guitar & Sousa (or) Bass Sax & Drums.
The Dixieland 5, 6 & 7-piece bands now include the sound of a fantastic male singer, the perfect ensemble for those wanting the sophisticated sound of the jazz singer to the group. The band also offers music for dancing. In this case, use of the drums is quite important and so we would advise a minimum 4 piece line up consisting of 1 Horn, Banjo, Sousaphone, Drums. More front line instruments can be added to build up the sound.
They also offers a mobile option and can perform amongst guests and in different areas of the venue. A minimum 2 piece line up of 1 horn, Banjo, Sousaphone is advisable. More front line instruments can be added to create a larger more prominent sound.
The band also have ideal line ups for background music. i.e. 3-piece or 4-pieces offer perfect combinations where swapping the drums in the 4-piece for another horn is advisable. This choice is well suited to Wedding receptions.
For those on a budget but still wanting the ‘big’ sound, the 5-piece ensemble maintains the authentic sound of the Jazz as it uses 3 front line instruments. The 7-piece or 6-piece band has a large sound so depending on the size of the performance space, this is the perfect ensemble for creating a timeless impression.
Previous Clients Include
British Petroleum, Cancer Research UK, Conservative Party, European Climate Exchange, Falcon-Chambers, Field of Dreams Music Concerts, Gordon Ramsay, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hayling Island Jazz Festival, Henley Regatta, Hodson’s Legal, ING Direct, Lord Mayor’s Show, Olympic Torch Relay, PayPoint Ltd, Royale Cuisine, Richmond Athlethic Rugby Club, Royal & Sun Alliance, St Anthony’s Hospital, Tokyo Electron Europe, Topsail, Waverley & Balmoral Excursions, Wedlake Bell, Worshipful Company of Grocers, Worshipful Company of Firefighters, Worshipful Company of Launderers.
“Excellent Music, Thank You” – Gordon Ramsay, Waldorf Hotel, London
“You guys must be the best New Orleans band outside of New Orleans!” LBS Manchester, Staff Party”
“We had an amazing time, the Cotton Club theme just came together with the Silk Street band performing the really authentic 20/30s New Orleans Jazz, the dance floor was full all evening. You must book these guys, they are the best!” – Sue Amery, Leicestershire
“Thank You so much for all the wonderful music on Saturday, you really enhanced the wedding reception” – Rosie Driver
“Dear Jonathan. I expect that you must be weary with plaudits by now, but we enjoyed your playing so much that I have to write to express our appreciation. It goes without saying that your playing was wonderful, the repertoire absolutely appropriate to the occasion, and that you all looked splendid in your immaculate uniforms. However, I must mention two things that particularly impressed me. Firstly, the trouble you took with our tiny guests will have left them all with lifelong memories of your band and our party. Secondly, as a wind-player myself, I was full of admiration for how softly you could play, and how there was no need for us to ask you to ‘keep it down’ when circumstances called for it. It was a delight to have you in our home and at our party. True professionals!” – J.B.
“Sorry it’s taken us so long to write to you (we can’t believe that our wedding was over a month ago already!) but we just wanted to say thank you for playing at our 1920s/30s themed wedding in November. The musicians from the 1920′s Lucky Four were outstanding, providing great music for our swing-dancing guests to dance to and a fantastic atmosphere for our non-dancing guests to enjoy. We will be sure to recommend you! Thanks again and best wishes for 2014″ – Mel & Matt
“Hi Jonathan, Keith and I would just like to say a massive thank you to the guys from Silk Street for everything yesterday. They were absolutely brilliant and everyone commented on how good they were. They were a great addition during photos, so as to keep people entertained. They were really polite and turned up at exactly the right moment, so thanks for everything and please pass on our best regards. We had a fantastic day – Many thanks” – Stacey & Keith
“Silk Street were great, you did exactly what we wanted, set the party off with a swing and put smiles on all of our guests faces. Many thanks” – Jamie Gladstone
“We can’t thank you enough for everything you did ahead of the wedding day and then the day itself, you were all brilliant. It was absolutely perfect and the music captured our style so well! Everyone loved the band and said how it fitted the day so so well” – Emma Gorringe
“Dear Jonathan, A big thanks to you and all your fellow musicians for the jazz last night – the music was great and set the mood for lots of dancing, just as I’d hoped. So many people said how much they’d enjoyed it afterwards. It was a big part of what made the party such a success” – Josie Dixon
“I’ve been meaning to thank you for the excellent jazz at our anniversary party on June 8th. The music was enjoyed by all. The music helped make the day a special one for us” – Noel & Wendy North
“I would just like to say thank you for everything…your band were amazing, made the day bearable, my nan would have loved it. Please pass on my regards to the gentlemen involved” – Gary Fuller
“Dear Jonathan. A heartfelt (if belated) thank you for the amazing trio who performed the brilliant music for our wedding party in June. The guests relaxing in the garden particularly enjoyed their performance. We were really impressed with your professionalism and skill and thank you also for the CD – a lovely memento of our day” – Sarah & Andy Nendick
“Fantastic band, very professional and talented musicians, they made the day a memorable one. Thank you so much” – Debra Maddex
“To the band. Thanks so much for joining us yesterday at our awards ceremony. We had spent a ridiculous amount of time considering the type of music we wanted. Now I feel that every hour was worth it, because it led to you! Completely fantastic! We will let you know as soon as we have a date for next year and very much hope that you will enliven our event so wonderfully again. Best wishes” – Judith Ackroyd
“Dear Jonathan, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to the Lucky Four last weekend. They made my party fabulous! Lots of guests commented on their music and how they blended into the 1920s event so thank you once again” – Amy O’Connor
“Excellent communication all the way through the booking. A lovely, flexible, relaxed band who really created our party! Thank you” Beth George
“I can’t thank the guys enough for yesterday, they we’re amazing and the day could not have gone any better. Everyone was blown away and it was just the send off Jim would have wanted. I will recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks again” James Eales
“Dear Jonathan, I just wanted to say thanks for the fantastic performance last Saturday night for our wedding reception at the Driver. The band was terrific and really made the whole night. It made our wedding very special. All of our guests were really impressed with the quality of the music and the band more generally. Thanks so much again. We are eternally grateful” Remi & Miren
“My apologies for the delay in writing to you. I would like to thank you and your fellow musicians for the absolutely wonderful entertainment you provided for us on the William B Boat on the Thames last Sunday. All of our friends commented on the music, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you got calls from many of our guests to do a gig at one of their functions. Thanks once again. Best wishes” Dari Sagar
“We just wanted to say thank you to the Silk Street for their excellent jolly music last Saturday for our wedding. They were extremely professional, and when we walked into the reception room from the ceremony they were already there, perfectly positioned and ready to play. I thought they were a much more interesting and memorable alternative to a string quartet. I was extremely impressed and we will keep them in mind in the future” Patricia King
“Your band was amazing, my feet were tapping all the way through our wedding breakfast! Many of our guests commented on the fabulous music, I’m recommending you to all my friends. Thanks again for adding ambiance and excitement to the day” Nicola Trend
“We would like to extend our greatest thanks to the guys who came to the house. It was absolutely perfect and our Mother would have loved it – it really did add to the wonderful send off we gave her” Alan & Linda Bloomfield Enquiry