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Harlem Shuffle


Harlem Shuffle are an exceptionally talented and very flexible band, who can perform music from the classic era of Jazz to current Pop hits... all cunningly put into vintage style!

Having re-arranged lots of music from internet sensation, Postmodern Jukebox, this fabulous band have also created many of their own stomping swing twists on pop tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s up to the present day! 

Harlem Shuffle Live

The band have a huge repertoire and can tailor any performance to an individual clients needs.  They have a large selection of laid back tunes when something more low key is required, as well as their hip up-beat swing tunes that will make you want to put on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. 

These outstanding musicians can tailor their performances to the exact needs of any client, performing in a specific style, or creating a varied programme of music through an evening. If you want all the sophistication of Swing music at your event, but want everybody to get down and boogie afterwards, the band can also perform a Soul/Funk set later in the evening (see repertoire).   

Booking options

Standard 5 piece band is Male Vocals, Sax, Keyboards, Bass, Drums

Options:

  • Swap male for female vocalist (no charge)
  • 2 lead vocals (male and female)
  • 3 lead vocals (male and 2 female)
  • 2 piece brass section
  • Guitar

Full band 9 piece lineup is:  Male + 2 Female lead singers, 2 horns (e.g. sax + trumpet), Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums.

Their charismatic singers deliver superb performances from mellow jazz through to the most energetic and soulful funk.  You can choose to have either male or female singers performing for you or even better... have both!  They also feature the funkiest horn section imaginable who will add a massive wow to any event. 

Harlem Shuffle feature a flexible line up, normally performing as a 5 piece,  but with additional members up to a full 8 piece band (please see booking options). They come with a male singer as standard but you can request one of their female singers as lead vocalist instead (please see booking options).  

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DJ music or background music can be played in between their sets, with the option to link your own ipod to their system and put your own playlist on. 

The band use the highest quality 2000W PA system (with sub) plus lighting rig, but also have smaller set ups for more intimate venues.    

Previous Clients Include:

Gary Rhodes

Fern Britton

Gordon Ramsay

Paul Coelho

The National Liberal Club

London Zoo

The Royal Society of Arts

The Savoy Hotel

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This is just a flavour of the style of music we play. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.POST MODERN SWING
2.All About that Bass – Meghan Trainor
3.Forget You - Cee Lo Green
4.Happy - Pharrell Williams
5.Mercy - Duffy
6.What a difference a day makes - Jamie Cullum
7.Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
8.Superstition – Stevie Wonder
9.Tainted Love – Soft Cell
10.Toxic - Britney Spears
11.I Wish – Stevie Wonder
12.Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
13.Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (Paul Anka)
14.I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
15.Poker Face – Lady Gaga
16.Toxic - Britney Spears
17.Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham
18.Wonderwall – Oasis (Paul Anka)
19.The Love Cats – The Cure
20.Livin On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
21.Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
22.Let’s Dance – David Bowie
23.Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
24.Creep – Radiohead
25.My Iron Lung – Radiohead
26.Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
27.You Spin Me Right Round – Dead Or Alive
28.The Final Countdown – Europe
29..
30.
31.SWING
32.Have You Met Miss Jones – Frank Sinatra
33.All Of Me – Frank Sinatra
34.Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
35.Frim Fram Sauce - Nat King Cole
36.They can’ take that away – Ella Fitzgerald
37.Take The A Train – Duke Ellington
38.It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
39.Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
40.Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire
41.La Mer – Bobby Darin
42.Aright OK You Win - Peggy Lee
43.Don’t Get Around Much Any More – Tony Bennett
44.I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
45.Bad Leroy Brown – Frank Sinatra
46.Lady Is A Tramp – Frank Sinatra
47.It Don't Mean a Thing – Duke Ellington
48.Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
49.New York New York – Frank Sinatra
50.My Way – Frank Sinatra
51.Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
52.I Wanna Talk Like You – Louis Prima
53.When You’re Smiling – Louis Prima
54.Pennies From Heaven – Louis Prima
55.Tu Vuo Fa L’Americano – Louis Prima
56.Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody – Louis Prima
57.Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
58.Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
59.Woodchopers Ball – Woody Herman
60.Is you is – Louis Jordan
61.Taking A Chance On Love – Ella Fitzgerald
62.The Charleston - James Johnson
63.My baby just cares – Nina Simone
64.Yes sir that's My Baby - Count Basie
65.Jump Jive and Wail – Louis Prima
66.Happy Feet – Cab Calloway
67.Mambo Italiano – Dean Martin
68.Fat Sam’s Grand Slam – Bugsy Malone
69..
70.SOUL FUNK & MOTOWN
71.Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
72.Brown eyed Girl – Van Morrison
73.Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
74.Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis
75.Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
76.Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
77.Superstitioun – Stevie Wonder
78.Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
79.Moondance – Van Morrison
80.Higher And Higher – J Wilson
81.Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
82.Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan *
83.I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
84.It’s Raining Men - Weather Girls *
85.Lady Marmalade - La Belle
86.I Want You Back – Jackson 5 *
87.Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
88.Disco Inferno – The Trammps
89.Diggin On James Brown – Tower of Power
90.September – Earth Wind & Fire
91.Car Wash – Rose Royce
92.I Wish – Stevie Wonder
93.I feel good – James Brown
94.Sex Machine - James Brown
95.Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
96.Good Times – Chic *
97.Kiss - Prince/Tom Jones
98.The Chicken - Pee Wee Ellis
99.Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
100..
101.MODERN POP
102.Mercy - Duffy
103.Forget you – Cee Lo Green
104.Happy – Pharrell Williams
105.Valerie – Amy Winehouse
106.Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
107.Get Lucky - Daft Punk
108.Move Like Jagger - Maroon 5
109.Rehab - Amy Winehouse
110.I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
111.Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
112.Happy - Pharrell Williams
113..
114.RETRO POP
115.La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
116.Twist and shout – The Beatles
117.When I saw her standing there – The Beatles
118.Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
119.Let's Dance – David Bowie
120.Love Cats – The Cure
121.I'm a believer – The Monkeys
122..
123.Plus an extensive jazz repertoire.
124..
125.Jazz
126.A Child is Born
127.A FineRomance
128.A Foggy Day
129.A night In Tunisia
130.All Blues
131.All Of You
132.All The Thigs You Are
133.As Time Gos by
134.Au Privave
135.Autumn Leaves
136.Beautiful Love
137.Black Orpheus
138.Blue Monk
139.Blue Train
140.Body and soul
141.Butterfly
142.Chelsea Bridge
143.Days of Wine and Roses
144.Desafinado
145.Dolphin Dance
146.Footprints
147.Freddie Freeloader
148.Goodbye Porkpie hat
149.Green Dolphin Street
150.Groovin High
151.In a Mellow Tones
152.In a Sentimental Mood
153.Invitation
154.Israel
155.Lonnies Lament
156.Lullaby Of Birdland
157.Maiden Voyage
158.Mr P.C.
159.My Romance
160.Nardis
161.Nostalgia In Times Square
162.Round Midnight
163.Satin Doll
164.Scotch and Soda
165.Take Five
166.Alfie
167.(and many more!)

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Harlem Shuffle

We cannot thank Harlem Shuffle enough for performing at our wedding last week. You picked up on the tone of the event perfectly. Your swing and post-modern renditions were inspired and you had all ages on the dance floor; we really felt it was the music that brought everyone together last week. Phil dancing with his 95-year-old grandmother to ‘Fly Me to The Moon’ was a particularly special moment. Absolutely everything we had wished for!

The music in the afternoon was the BEST surprise!! I loved it and had no idea until I walked into the garden party that Phil had arranged it. We had been listening to a Parisian Cafe-style playlist for a while with the intention of having that as background music in the afternoon so I was over the moon when I heard a few numbers from that playlist being performed live. They were brilliant and created a really relaxed, cool vibe for the Drinks Reception. I know Pangdean (venue) have mentioned to my parents how much they loved the trio too. Thank you so much for suggesting them and for helping Phil to organise such a great surprise; he said you were so quick and happy to help with something so last minute and it made all the difference! Having live musicians at what was already a musical feast of a day, really made it for us! Please pass on our huge thanks to them.

Thank you too for performing Let There Be Love for our first dance. Again, to have it performed live by such talented performers meant so much more than dancing to the recording. We spoke to many guests during the evening who thought you were brilliant and some who were just happy watching you all make music together!! You were the perfect entertainment for the evening, thank you!

We’re very happy listening to your music on Spotify but I hope we get the opportunity to hear the band play live again one day.

Harlem Shuffle

Harlem Shuffle are just amazing. All night our guests were telling us how great they thought the band were and everyone was dancing and having a fantastic time. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with in the lead up to our day, and helped with lots of requests we had to make our day more special, including a flawless performance for our first dance. Their performance was full of energy and fun, and they put together two great sets of music for us. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Harlem Shuffle

Thank you so much for joining us at Ellenor’s Midsummer Night’s Ball on Saturday 9 June in the grounds of St Clere, Sevenoaks. Harlem Shuffle performance was fantastic, it was great seeing so many guests getting up and dancing the night away. We have had so much wonderful feedback from both our guests and staff about your performance, so thank you for your hard work!

Harlem Shuffle

We were so impressed with Harlem shuffle and would recommend them in a heartbeat. They really made our evening special by performing our requested song for the first dance. They were really professional both in the run up to, and on the night. The sound awesome and the dance floor was packed.

Harlem Shuffle

Wow! What a band and what a night. You were all fabulous! Nobody wanted you to stop and thank you for keeping going as long as you did. Please send all my all love and thanks to everybody.

Harlem Shuffle

Just a quick note to thank you and the band for the brilliant performance at our wedding on the 27th May. Everyone really enjoyed the music and commented on how great a voice your singer had and how well the band played. Although I didn't get to hear the entire set as a result of having to rush around saying hello to all our guests, the mix of songs was just what we had anticipated and fitted perfectly with the balmy evening we were so lucky to enjoy

Harlem Shuffle

The 6th of May seems a little while ago now, but we had the most fabulous day and the crowning glory was your band in the evening. Our aim was to find a band whose repertoire would transcend the cultures and ages of the guests, which yours achieved effortlessly. The musical arrangement for the night was perfect. We have received wonderful compliments from many guests who enjoyed the energy of the performance through to those who were enjoying the exceptional musical quality. The italians wer thrilled and very impressed with your performance of 'Tu vuo fa l'americano'. Two aspiring bass players very much enjoyed 'The chicken'. We were of course delighted with your flawless performance of 'Beyond the sea' for our first dance.Finally I wanted to say a big thank you for playing 'Happy Birthday' for my father at the end of the evening. It was a wonderful touch and very kind of you.
In short, you made our evening into a perfect reception. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Harlem Shuffle

I'm just writing to you and the rest of the band on behalf of all my family and friends to say a massive thank you for the most amazing night we've had in a long while! People had travelled from quite a distance to come to the party and they were not let down - the atmosphere was electric and that's all thanks to you guys! It will not be forgotten in a hurry! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect night! Thanks again!

Harlem Shuffle

I think there are two things that make the band a must see: the repertoire and the quality of the players. Journeying through guitar and vocal ballads, historic jazz standards, quintet blues and finishing up at Oasis is what I call getting my moneys worth. And the fact that every member of the band can deliver a first class solo is unbelievable. Frankly, I think you're pretty unique as an ensemble.
All in all, damn good reasons to see you all having a lot of fun!

Harlem Shuffle

I would just like to say again thank you very much for a fantastic performance. You were all fantastic and so many people loved you. So many compliments I couldn’t keep up. You really made the evening and again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Harlem Shuffle

Hi there, Just wanted to say a big thank you to the guys who played at our wedding. Russ and I were very excited about having a live band at our wedding as it was kind of our gift to each other. And despite these high expectations we weren't disappointed!
We weren't actually sure if our guests would be excited about the kind of band we'd booked, but as I mentioned, our original motivation was a selfish one as we loved the idea of having an amazing band play during our wedding meal. But everyone raved about you!
You guys turned out to be the "wow factor" at our wedding and we are so pleased we splashed out on you!
Thank you so much for making a perfect day even more special. You were a very classy addition to our wedding day.

Harlem Shuffle

I just wanted to say thanks for the great music your band provided at the wedding. It was precisely what I'd wanted for the occasion and I've had many positive comments about your music from people who were at the evening bash. I particularly wanted to thank you for playing the song "Almost like being in love". You played a great version which defied the fact that I'd only asked if you knew it a week before hand! Thanks once again, and I hope you and your band enjoyed playing for us"

Harlem Shuffle

Absolutely amazing band! Could not have been more perfect for our wedding. Will be booking them again for our next event if we can! Highly recommend them for any occasion.

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