1920s Speakeasy Jazz

Our 1920s Speakeasy Jazz band is a three-piece Harlem swing band based in the North West. Their show “The Joint is Jumpin” tells a light-hearted tale of the speakeasy lifestyle of their lives – an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws – accompanied by the hits of 1920’s America. Pianist, Henry ‘J.J.’ Botham, is known for his stunning segue skills, tickling and hollering. Howard ‘Dancing Bear’ Jacobs is Skidoo’s percussionist, clarinetist and chief noise expert.  Tommy Valentine joined the band as vocalist and guitarist primarily to help clear his gambling debts.  Fully insured and Musicians Union members, the band are completely self-contained, if required providing their own sound, lighting and props.

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Our 1920s Speakeasy Jazz band is a three-piece Harlem swing band based in the North West. Their show “The Joint is Jumpin” tells a light-hearted tale of the speakeasy lifestyle of their lives – an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws – accompanied by the hits of 1920’s America. Pianist, Henry, is known for his stunning segue skills, tickling and hollering. Howard is Skidoo’s percussionist, clarinetist and chief noise expert.  Tommy joined the band as vocalist and guitarist primarily to help clear his gambling debts.  Fully insured and Musicians Union members, the band are completely self-contained, if required providing their own sound, lighting and props.

“Their show … incorporates stories, comedy and several other unusual features all brought together with superb showmanship and musicianship. Utterly professional and hugely enjoyable, the show was a sell out and I had no hesitation in rebooking them.” David Agnew, Bury Met ” They’ve been such a hit with our audiences that we’ve asked them back many times, it’s always a sell out and never disappoints.” Neil Hughes, The Cinnamon Club.

Track Listing:
1. Your Feet’s Too Big/Ain’t Misbehavin’
2. Sweet Georgia Brown/The Sheikh of Araby
3. Zonky/Tango ’til They’re Sore
4. Shy & Sly/Jeepers Creepers
5. The Joint is Jumpin’
6. Georgia/My Bucket’s Got a Hole in it
7. Darktown Strutters Ball/A-Train/12th St. Rag
8. Two Sleepy People
9. Clothesline Ballet/Honeysuckle Rose
10. The Mule Walk/Baby Brown
11. S’pozin’/Dinah
12. St. Louis Blues
13. When You’re Smiling

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