About The Elastic Band
Whether playing ballads or up-tempo "hot" themes, The Elastic Band are guaranteed to provide the very best in tasteful, swinging jazz. Specialising in the "swing" era of the 30s, 40s and 50s, the band have an enormous repertoire covering countless "standards" from the golden age of musicals, and jazz themes made famous by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.
Why Elastic? Because the band expand and contract from quartet to eight-piece according to your requirements and budget. With regular rhythm section of guitar and double bass (a drummer can also be added), the frontline can include any combination of clarinet, trumpet, saxophone and female vocalist. Our quoted price is for a quartet of rhythm section plus clarinet and trumpet. Please contact us for the price for a bigger line up, with or without vocalist.
The band have played at weddings, christenings, bar mitzvahs and corporate functions. They have also performed at West End hotels and clubs, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal National Theatre, the Barbican, the official opening of the Channel Tunnel, Leeds Castle and numerous jazz clubs and festivals in the UK and abroad.
The Elastic Band normally stay at an engagement for around three hours, during which time they would play for about two-and-a-half hours with a couple of 15 minute breaks. They will happily fit in with your musical needs and can provide a programme including both background music and dance music, dressing formally or informally to suit the occasion. The band bring their own professional PA system.
Price from: £500
What People Say:
Neil Thomas - daughter’s wedding celebration - West Sussex, - September 2009
"The band were great - it really made the evening! Thanks for your advice in helping us choose."
James Petty - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire - May 2009
"The band were lovely and played exactly the music we wanted."
Laura Holmes - wedding reception - London - July 2008
"Second time we've used FJ, and again you were excellent - good service and a great band."
Steve Bartlett - party - May 2006
"The Elastic Band provided top quality entertainment, making our wedding day one to remember. They played a great selection of music which appealed to the youngest and oldest."
Rachel Tuffnell - wedding reception - October 2005
"We were so pleased with the band.They were brilliant."
Debbie Roberts - 40th Birthday Party - September 2005
"The band helped to create a fantastic relaxed atmosphere. Thank you!"
Nancy Redgrove - wedding - Kent - 2002
"What a great day we had. The band were superb and already they’ve been booked by some of our guests!!"
Bruce Sewell - wedding - Hertfordshire - June 2002
"An excellent performance and I would recommend to anyone!"
Heath Mountford - wedding - Berkshire - 2001
"The band were really friendly and their music superb. We would highly recommend the Elastic Band to anyone getting married as they provided a romantic atmosphere to the event. Ten out of ten!"
Jim Pearce and Nancy Esposito - wedding - Highclere Castle - 2001
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Basin Street Blues
Creole Love Call
Georgia On My Mind
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
I Surrender Dear
I’m Biding My Time
Just Squeeze Me
Love Me Or Leave Me
Once In A While
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Tin Roof Blues
Two Sleepy People
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Up A Lazy River
Wouldn't It Be Luverly
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Alexander's Ragtime Band
All Of Me
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Dancing Cheek To Cheek
Give Me The Simple Life
Have You Met Miss Jones?
I Got Rhythm
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Thought About You
If I Had You
It Had To Be You
Keeping Out Of Mischief
Let's Fall In Love
Memories Of You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out Of Nowhere
Somebody Loves Me
Sweet Sue, Just You
Talk Of The Town
Those Little White Lies
You Took Advantage Of Me
At The Jazz Band Ball
Back Home In Indiana
'Deed I Do
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I've Found A New Baby
My Blue Heaven
Royal Garden Blues
Sometimes I'm Happy
Strike Up The Band
Sweet Georgia Brown
Tea For Two
The Best Thing For You Is Me
When You're Smiling
Girl From Ipanema
Little Suede Shoes
I Got Rhythm
Jive At Five
Jumping With Symphony Sid
Lester Leaps In
This is only a selection from The Elastic Band’s enormous repertoire; so if you don’t see a song here, do ask!