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.
SWING SINGER, WEDDINGS & CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT
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.
TAILORING YOUR ACT
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.
HISTORY OF THE DIXIELAND BAND
The first instance of Jazz music being called “Dixieland” was from a disc recording in 1917. However, at the time, the term referred to the band, not the genre. This new sound combined African American/New Orleans ragtime and Sicilian music. The music of Sicily was one of the many genres in the New Orleans music scene during the 1910s, alongside sanctified church music, brass band music and blues. Famous Dixieland Bands include the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Dukes of Dixieland and New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
HIRE OUR DIXIELAND BAND TODAY
All of our acts are available to hire across the UK and Europe. For events outside of London travel is charged at cost plus an overnight stay if required. Check out our Youtube and Instagram Channel for more videos and live performances.
To hire our Dixieland Band for your wedding or event please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or our online booking form.
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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
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!
Hi, Jonathan, Keith and I would just like to say a massive thank you to the guys from the Dixieland Band 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
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