About us


Worried about hiring a jazz band in case you have to cancel? If you book The Gershwin Gang now, you can cancel a fortnight before your party date and you won’t have to pay us anything, provided the coronavirus lockdown is still in force a fortnight before the party – that’s our guarantee – which we will confirm in writing. Now read on!

We are The Gershwin Gang – a local 1920s Gatsby and 1930s/’40s swing band who have been playing at weddings, parties and corporate events for more than 20 years.

We are not an agency providing expensive London bands. Our musicians are local so our prices are affordable. You can ring us 7 days a week from 9am until 9pm and nearly always get through to our band leader straightaway. Or just email/text us and we will try to get back to you in 10 minutes.

So celebrate 2020 with a 1920s band. Maybe not this month (for obvious reasons!) but we are still taking bookings now for later this year and for 2021.

Not sure where to start? Then call us now and speak directly to our band leader who will advise on the best package and give you a band price for your birthday, wedding, anniversary or business event. We also play at funerals (ceremony and/or wake) to brighten up what might otherwise be a sad occasion.

Don’t worry if your event is very soon – next week or even tomorrow! Some of our musicians will probably still be available so we will try to give you the best price we can.

Subscribing to the principle that the old songs really are the best, our jazz and swing band specialises in the well-known jazz/swing songs from the 1920s and 1930s written by the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin and made popular by Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Sinatra.

We also play more modern songs with a jazzy twist.

Our line-up ranges from solo to quintet but its most popular format is a Manhattan-style trio comprising piano/vocals, double bass and drums. Whatever the format, our music will brighten any event while ensuring that it is not so loud as to spoil your guests’ enjoyment and drown conversation!

To hear our music just click ‘Samples’ at the top of the page – or ask us for some sound files and we will email them to you immediately.

If you require the band for your wedding in the evening, our pianist can also come earlier in the afternoon for the ceremony and drinks reception.

We can also provide a disco at the end of the evening to compliment the live jazz and swing band.

Our locally-based musicians have more than 20 years’ experience of playing at weddings, parties and corporate events just like yours. And we will try our best to fit within your budget.

Give us a call or email us now for friendly advice, free music samples, availability and prices. You can ring us any day of the week between 8am and 9pm, including week ends. Or just email/text us and we will try to get back to you in 10 minutes.

Special Offer
FREE DISCO* if you book The Gershwin Gang before the end of April.
*Until midnight
Call on: 07971 740459