Decent Chaps Music Services

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Highly professional 4-6 piece jazz, swing band travelling nationwide with a large, varied repertoire playing clarinet, saxes, piano, vocals, double bass, guitar & drums. 100% excellent testimonials.
Details
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Ensemble / Group
Function Band
Jazz Band
Solo Musician
Style of Music
Cermony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Other Style of Music
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Swing / Jive
Primary Instrument(s)
Complete Band
Drums
Guitar
Male vocals
Other Instruments
Piano
Additional Services
Disco Lighting
PA System
Sound Equipment
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £450
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Full Description
  • Decent Chaps quartet has played for Jimmy Carr, Baby Lifeline National Charity Events, Kate Adie, Kenneth Clarke MP, Richard Baker, Freddie Flintoff, Nick Owen to name but a few and play NATIONWIDE at many weddings/civil partnerships, birthday/cocktail/dinner/garden parties, balls and civic and corporate functions. Our repertoire includes Jazz, Swing, Latin, Jump-Jive, Trad-Dixie, 1920s-1940s and Ratpack and is excellent for both background and for dancing later in the evening. The instrumentation comprises clarinet, saxophones, flute, piano, vocals, backing vocals, double bass, guitar and drums and we have our own stage lighting. We provide suitable background music during the breaks. Decent Chaps can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet or quintet to suit your event, preferences or budget. No event too large or too small and we travel anywhere in the country or abroad. We also provide stage lighting, bring our own PA system, provide music in the breaks - all at no extra cost. We can also provide a 1-2 hour set disco' for later in the evening for an extra £50-£100.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Caroline
    Please feel free to contact me at any time and I will get back to you very quickly. We have played at hundreds of weddings and will our best to accommodate your specific needs and tailor the music to suit your requirements.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2002
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    6
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(1)
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Professional Member of Musicians' Union
Photos
(6)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 63 Swinderby Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7PB, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Lincoln
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • A1
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Newark or Lincoln
    • Nearest Airport
    • East Midlands
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FAQ
(9)
What is your most memorable wedding?
My own! My husband (bandleader Decent Chaps) even had to play at his own wedding.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Open, friendly, approachable, good fun, reliable
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our 100% feedback and testimonials and repeat bookings
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan early and just think of it as a big party for friends and family - if things go wrong, laugh it off and just enjoy the day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Get to know them, ask what they're hoping with timings etc and advise best and cheapest way for them to book music - sort out what sort of music they like and also advise on First Dance as most couples hate this bit!
What makes a romantic first dance?
Difficult this, but definitely don't make it too long or pick something too 'dreary' - many couples have regretted choosing something that they really like listening to on their own, but doesn't quite work in front of lots of people.
What is your number one floor-filler?
Gosh - so many, but one of the ones that they repeatedly get asked for is "King of the Swingers" !!
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Earth Wind and Fire is one of many.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Happy Together
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: Arrange tune free of charge for 1st dance
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Arrange tune for 1st dance free of charge if not in our repertoire