How to pre-plan a wedding or big event during lockdown

Coronavirus has shut down large (and small!) events for the foreseeable, but your wedding entertainment ideas don’t have to go on hold. You can start thinking about your big 2021 event right now. Many venues and suppliers are closed and not taking bookings. Florists, caterers, event planners, and live bands like ourselves are temporarily closed […]

9 jazz playlist essentials for a swingin’ Christmas party

Jazz music is the perfect party soundtrack whatever the time of year, and it’s especially perfect for a stylish Christmas party. As we approach the next 20s, end the previous decade with some 1920s music by jazz bands for hire. These 9 jazz classics need to be on your Christmas party playlist. 1. My Blue […]

6 ways to make event booking and planning less stressful

Got the venue sorted? Ready to hire a band for a party? Booked the caterer? If you’re already stressed, it’s time to get organised. Whether you’re planning a corporate event at work, or a private party in your free time, the planning stage can be tough. It doesn’t matter whether you have 12 months or […]

Birmingham’s 5 best period wedding venues

Many couples want their venue, theme, and wedding entertainment to be beautifully unique. If you want to make a big impression on your guests and put together an incredible album of photos on the day, stepping back in time is one way to do it! These 5 period wedding venues are some of the best […]

South West England’s 5 best period wedding venues

As well as the dress and the toe-tapping wedding jazz band, your wedding venue is the star of the show. If you’re browsing in the South West, and looking for somewhere rich in history, these are 5 of the best. 1. Almonry Barn, Somerset Source: You’ll find the beautifully converted, 800-year old Almonry Barn […]

How to turn your party into a 1920s Cabaret

A 1920s jazz band goes with 1920s cabaret like bread and butter. One of the most famous on-screen depictions of an underground cabaret is The Kit Kat Klub, from Bob Fosse’s 1972 film, Cabaret. Its 1920s Berlin setting means going underground was not only atmospheric, but the only way to keep the party going. Throwing […]

Central London’s 5 best period wedding venues

Before choosing a caterer, or looking for live band hire in London, finding the right wedding venue is the number one Big Job for any couple. If you want your wedding to have style, class, and a little bit of something different, a period venue is the perfect choice. Not only will your guests love […]

The history of flapper girls & how to book them for YOUR 1920s party

No one quite knows where the word comes from originally, or even when it first appeared, but ‘flapper’ has still become synonymous with energetic Charlestons, sleek bob haircuts, and drop waist hemlines. Flappers are a fancy dress mainstay and becoming an even more popular revival as we approach the next ’20s’. But do we know […]

How to throw a 1920s New Year’s Eve party

Whether the current year has been one to remember or a bit of a nightmare, New Year’s Eve is a time to look for live bands for hire, transform a space with decorations, and stock the bar. Because of Prohibition, New Year had to be a more covert affair in the 1920s. In 1925, the […]

How to throw your very own Great Gatsby party

You need to do more than hire a 1920s jazz band to make your Great Gatsby themed party a success. F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous titular character, Jay Gatsby, is known for his huge, extravagant parties. It didn’t end particularly well for him, but his West Egg mansion is full of inspiration if you’re throwing a 1920s […]