The Bevin Boys
Based in London - 3pc upwards - Jazz/Swing - From £800
The Bevin Boys – superb swing band music of the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s from a trio to full swing band.
This great professional swing band are young, dynamic, very experienced and play for major events throughout the UK. The music is swing jazz from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and is delivered in authentic style with period instruments and costumes. Let the band take you back to a time when swing was king.
The Bevin Boys line up starts as a trio – Guitar, Bass and Drums/Vocals. As a trio the music works well for either listening or dancing and is in the style of Slim Gaillard or Ray Ellington. Other instruments such as sax, trumpet, trombone etc. are added to this combination to suit various budgets and venues right up to the 12 piece Swing Band which can play the classics of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington as well as swing/jive of Louis Jordan and Louis Prima.
The Bevin boys have toured throughout the UK and played the Royal Albert Hall. Festivals include: The Isle Of Wight festival, Twinwood Festival, War & Peace, Upton Jazz festival.
The band are also available with ‘The Three Belles’, a sensational female vocal trio in the style of the Andrews Sisters. For larger events then it has to be The Bevin Boys Allstars – 9pc band for that Louis Prima, Louis Jordan swing band sound.
Really hope we can get you guys in Watford again soon, everyone keeps asking for you back!
It was really a pleasure to welcome you in Coutances. I hope everything is right for you and that your concerts in Normandy for the D Day’s 70th birthday are as amazing as the Coutances one.
I wanted to say how great the show was and how grateful we are for your being so punctual and professional with everything on the day.
You and your band were absolutely amazing. Many of our guests commented on the great performance you put on (all I really wanted to do was sit back and listen). Thank you also for taking things in your stride even though we over-ran horribly. You didn’t have a break at all and played solidly. We are very very grateful and you guys really made day.
Thanks [to] The Three Belles and the Bevin Boys for your superlative singing and playing last night.
Set list / Repertoire
Repertoire (not complete)
Pennies From Heaven
Banana Split For My Baby
Stompin At The Savoy
As Long As I Live
Beware My Foolish Heart
I’m In The Mood For Love
Cheek To Cheek
Love Me Or Leave Me
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t
T’aint Whatcha Do
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful/If I Had You
After You’ve Gone/I’ll See You In MY Dreams
Almost Like Being In Love
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
Blues In The Night
I Can’t Give You Anything Buy Love
Let’s Fall In Love
Too Marvellous For Words
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down (and write myself a letter)
When You’re Smiling
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Slender Tender And Tall
All Gods Children Got Rhythm
I’ve Got The World On A String
Night And Day
Fly Me To The Moon
The Lady Is a Tramp
Radio King Jive (Bevin Boys original)
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing)
Jump Jive An Wail
A Sky Blue Shirt And A Rainbow Tie
That Old Black Magic
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
Why Don’t You Do Right
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Rum & Coca Cola
In The Mood
Say Si Si
He’s A Tramp
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
We’ll Meet Again
Gimme Some Skin
Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen
While Cliffs Of Dove (There’ll Be Bluebirds Over)
Belles Are Swingin’
You Didn’t Know About Me
Radio King Jive
Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood)