Casablanca Steps

  • Biography

    One of the most experienced and established 1920s & 30s musical acts in the UK, The Casablanca Steps are four individually talented musicians and entertainers, totally unequalled in their field.  Their unique sound and authentic three-part vocal harmonies, combined with a quintessentially English visual element of serious “tongue-in-cheek”  humour, recreate the authentic musical ambience of the 1920s & 30s, when “The Charleston” was all the rage, and the “swells”  were “Putting on the Ritz”.

    Not only have they performed internationally on some of the world’s finest cruise ships, at the most luxurious hotels and at such diverse locations as New York, Taiwan, Dubai and Paris, they have also appeared on over 40 TV shows worldwide, including Ireland’s famous “Late Late Show”!  Many celebrities and members of the Royal family have also been known to enjoy the odd evening’s entertainment with The Casablanca Steps – in particular Prince Philip, during their show for him at St. James’s Palace.

    Their 2013 performances at Henley Festival with The Beach Boys, Jamie Cullum, Madness and Paloma Faith were just another thrilling chapter in the career of the masters of monocolism.

    Guaranteed to be the entertainment highlight of any occasion, their ability to break down the arts barriers with their outstanding mad cap visual performance, combined with compelling music makes their show an exceptional experience for all ages.

    So Indulge in an evening with Wooten, Clarke, Archie and Pico – four great performers who really know how to entertain.

  • Line up


    Trombone, Vocals and eyebrows. Following a narrow escape on the Titanic where he was working as a scullery maid, Wootton vowed to give up his former profession (though not the silk stockings) and formed The Casablanca Steps.


    Guitar, Vocals and Psychiatric counselling. He’s got rhythm. And music. And my gal too. Who could ask for anything more ? Well, just in case you could, he’s also got several small islands in the Pacific.


    Piano, Vocals & limitless other talents. Former page 4 model and diet water addict, the charming raconteur joined The Casablanca Steps because of his love of the finer things in life.  Perhaps his public school experiences explain his eccentric behaviour.  And perhaps  they don’t.


    Double Bass and centre parting. Pico has had a distinguished career as a top War correspondent,celebrity chef and billiard player. Following The Casablanca Steps recently being stranded on the Cape Verde islands. they have at last found a use for the Double Bass and case, both of which make ideal canoes.

  • Reviews / Testimonials

    I so much enjoyed your performance at Walters 21st. Thank you so much for your professionalism and ease of management. Your music and playing were sublime.’

    This is a short note post honeymoon to let you know that the Casablanca Steps were a HUGE hit at the wedding a few weeks ago. I loved it, Steve loved it, and all our guests were blown away. When we thought it couldn’t get any better the dancers were amazing!!!

    Please pass our thanks to the band & dancers, and accept our thanks to you for all your help in this process.

    Best Regards from an extremely happy customer,

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for The Casablanca Steps performance at the Burns an a That Festival at the weekend in Ayr. The band were absolutely superb. Our client was delighted, the public totally loved them and I personally found them a real pleasure to deal with in every way.

    Fantastic performers, excellent musicians and all-round nice guys. Hope we get a chance to work with them again in the future.

    Just wanted to say I heard you at the south of england show and thought you were brilliant musicians, actors and loved your music very much. Music like this is so rare these days and it was a real gem to discover this band and just my type of music.

    Thank you for the fantastic performance which you gave at our wedding on June 6th. To say that you helped the day to go with a swing would be an understatement. Our guests were very taken with you and the atmosphere of fun which you created continued throughout the weekend. Children and adults alike enjoyed your music and cabaret and we would have no hesitation recommending you to anyone.