• Biography

    “Ladies and Gentleman, It’s time to get dolled up as I’d like to introduce the new band in town…The Jazz Spivs!”

    Specialising in music from the roaring twenties and recreating the glitz and glamour of the era, the Jazz Spivs are the hottest 1920’s band on the boardwalk. Perfect for dancing, drinking cocktails and doing that cheeky Charleston, if you want to add that authentic atmosphere to your Prohibition juice joint party, then the Jazz Spivs will give you a swell

    Each of the band members has years of experience entertaining in speakeasies. Check out the video of us in action to see for yourself. We can even bring flapper girls to your party who’ll get everyone on their dogs (feet) in no time. So, if you’re looking for a tip-top band for a swanky event, let the Jazz Spivs do the talking!

    Previous Clients:

    Our musicians have performed for: British Petroleum, Cancer Research UK, Conservative Party, European Climate Exchange, Falcon-Chambers, Field of Dreams Music Concerts, Gordon Ramsay, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hayling Island Jazz Festival, Henley Regatta, Hodson’s Legal, ING Direct, Lord Mayor’s Show, Olympic Torch Relay, PayPoint Ltd, Royale Cuisine, Richmond Athlethic Rugby Club, Royal & Sun Alliance, St Anthony’s Hospital, Tokyo Electron Europe, Topsail, Waverley & Balmoral Excursions, Wedlake Bell, Worshipful Company of Grocers, Worshipful Company of Firefighters, Worshipful Company of Launderers, Zafferano.

    Previous Venues:

    Our musicians have performed at venues which include: BMA House, Boodles, Buckingham Palace, Buxted Park Hotel, Claremont Landscape Gardens, Estorick Collection, ExCel Centre, Farnham Maltings, Forde Abbey, Girdlers Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Ham House, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hilton Hotel, Inner Temple, Kew Gardens, Knebworth House, Mall Galleries, Mansion House, Merchant Tailor’s Hall, Natural History Museum, New Zealand House, Nottingham University, Plaisterers Hall, Rembrandt Hotel, Richmond Athletic Rugby Ground, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Garden Hotel, Royal Holloway, University of London, Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Royal Society of Arts, St James’ Palace, The Conservatory, The Guiness Brewery, The Hosiptal Club, Tower of London, Waldorf Hotel, London, Warsash Maritime Centre, Wiltons Music Hall.

    Famous VIPs:

    Our musicians have performed for VIP’s which include: Her Majesty The Queen, Robert Smith (The Cure), Gordon Ramsay, Ray Winstone, Sir Ian Botham, Paul O’Grady & Cilla Black, David Hasslehoff, Eddie Izzard, Ainsley Harriott.

  • Song list


    • A Foggy Day In London Town
    • A Kiss To Build A Dream On
    • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
    • After You’ve Gone
    • Ain’t Misbehavin
    • Ain’t She Sweet
    • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
    • All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm
    • All Of Me
    • All The Things You Are
    • Am I Blue
    • Angry
    • Apex Blues
    • April Showers
    • As Long As I Live
    • As Time Goes By
    • At Sundown
    • At The Jazz Band Ball
    • Avalon


    • Baby Face
    • Baby Wont You Please Come Home
    • Back O Town Blues
    • Ballin The Jack
    • Baltimore
    • Basin Street Blues
    • Beale Street Blues
    • Bear Necessities
    • Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
    • Big Butter & Egg Man
    • Big Chief
    • Bill Bailey
    • Birth Of The Blues
    • Black and Blue
    • Black Bottom
    • Blue & Broken Hearted
    • Blue Lou
    • Blue Moon
    • Blue Skies
    • Blue Turning Grey Over You
    • Blues My Naughty Sweetie
    • Bluin the Blues
    • Body & Soul
    • Bourbon Street Parade
    • Blue Room
    • Blueberry Hill
    • Bridal March (Lohengrin)
    • Bring In The Money
    • Buddy Bolden Blues
    • But Not For Me
    • Button Up Your Overcoat
    • Bye Bye Blues
    • Bye Bye Blackbird


    • Cakewalkin’ Babies From Home
    • Caravan
    • Carnival Time
    • Careless Love
    • Change Partners
    • Changes
    • Charleston
    • Cheek To Cheek
    • Cherokee
    • Congratulations
    • Cherry
    • China Boy
    • Chinatown, My Chinatown
    • Clarinet Marmalade
    • Copenhagen
    • Coquette
    • Crazy
    • Crazy Rhythm
    • Crazy About My Baby
    • Creole Love Song
    • Cryin For The Carolines


    • Darktown Strutters Ball
    • Deed I Do
    • Didn’t He Ramble
    • Dinah
    • Dixieland One-Step
    • Doctor Jazz
    • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
    • Down By The Riverside
    • Down In Honky Tonk Town
    • Dream A Little Dream
    • Do You Know What It Means…


    • Everybody Loves My Baby
    • Exactly Like You


    • Farewell Blues
    • Fascinatin’ Rhythm
    • Fidgety Feet
    • Firewater
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    • Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue
    • Float Me Down The River
    • Fly Me To The Moon
    • Four or Five Times
    • From Monday On


    • Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good For You
    • Georgia On My Mind
    • Get Busy
    • Get Happy
    • Girl Of My Dreams
    • Give Me Your Kisses


    • Happy Feet
    • Hard Hearted Hannah
    • Hello Dolly
    • High Society
    • Hindustan
    • Home
    • Honeysuckle Rose
    • How Come You Do Me Like You Do
    • How Long Blues


    • I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jellyroll
    • I Can’t Get Started
    • I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me
    • I Ain’t Got Nobody
    • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
    • I Found A New Baby
    • I Got Rhythm
    • I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
    • I Thought About You
    • I Want To Be Happy
    • I Want To Be Happy
    • I’ll Remember April
    • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
    • I’ll Remember April
    • I’m Coming Virginia
    • I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
    • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
    • I’m Crazy About My Baby
    • I’m Old Fashioned
    • I’m Puttin’ All My Eggs in One Basket
    • I’ve Got A Feelin’ I’m Fallin
    • I’ve Got The World On a String
    • Ice Cream
    • Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
    • If I Could Be With You
    • If I Had You
    • Iko Iko
    • In A Mellotone
    • In A Sentimental Mood
    • In A Sentimental Mood
    • Indiana (Back Home Again in)
    • In The Summertime When The Weather Is Fine
    • Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
    • It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
    • It Had To Be You
    • It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
    • It’s Tight Like That
    • J
    • Ja Da
    • Japanese Sandman
    • Jazz Me Blues
    • Jeepers Creepers
    • Just A Closer Walk With Thee
    • Just A Little While To Stay Here
    • Just In Time
    • Just One of Those Things
    • Just Squeeze Me
    • Just You, Just Me


    • Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
    • King of The Swingers


    • La Vie En Rose
    • Lady Be Good
    • Lady Is A Tramp
    • Lazy River (Up The)
    • Lil‘Liza Jane
    • Lily of The Valley
    • Linger Awhile
    • Limehouse Blues
    • Liza
    • Lookie Lookie Lookie, Here Comes Cookie
    • Louisiana
    • Louisiana-i-a
    • Louisiana Fairytale
    • Love Is The Sweetest Thing
    • Love Me or Leave Me
    • Lulu’s Back In Town
    • Love Nest
    • Lullaby of The Leaves


    • Mack The Knife
    • Makin’ Whoopee
    • Mama Don’t Allow It
    • Mama’s Gone Goodbye
    • Margie
    • Manhattan
    • Maria Elena
    • Mean To Me
    • Memories Of You
    • Millenburg Joys
    • Mississippi Mud
    • Mood Indigo
    • Moonglow
    • Muskrat Ramble
    • My Baby Just Cares For Me
    • My Blue Heaven
    • My Funny Valentine
    • My Mamma’s In Town
    • My Melancholy Baby
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    • My Memphis Baby
    • My Monday Date
    • My Pet
    • My Old Flame


    • Nagasaki
    • New Orleans
    • Night & Day
    • Nobody’s Sweetheart
    • New Suit
    • Nobody Knows You’re Down & Out


    • Old Fashioned Love
    • Old Grey Bonnet
    • Old’ Rockin’ Chairs Got Me
    • Old Spinning Wheel
    • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    • Out of Nowhere
    • Over The Rainbow


    • Palesteena
    • Paper Moon
    • Pasadena
    • Panama Rag
    • Pennies From Heaven
    • Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
    • Perdido
    • Poor Butterfly
    • Puttin’ On The Ritz


    • Ready For The River
    • Roseroom
    • Rosetta
    • Royal Garden Blues
    • Running Wild


    • S’Wonderful
    • Sensation Rag
    • September In The Rain
    • Shanty In Old Shanty Town
    • Sheik Of Araby
    • She’s Funny That Way
    • Shine
    • Sing Sing Sing
    • Singin’ The Blues
    • Soltitude
    • Someday Sweetheart
    • Some Of These Days
    • Somebody Loves Me
    • Somebody Stole My Gal
    • Someday You’ll Be Sorry
    • South
    • South Rampart Street Parade
    • St James Infirmary
    • St Louis Blues
    • Stardust
    • Stars Fell on Alabama
    • Stompin’ At The Savoy
    • Street Parade
    • Strike Up The Band
    • Struttin’ With Some BBQ
    • Sugar Blues
    • Sugar Foot Stomp
    • Summertime
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • Sweet Lorraine
    • Sweet Sue
    • Sweethearts on Parade
    • Sugar (Don’t You Know Who She is..)
    • Sugar (I Call My Baby My Sugar…)
    • Swanee River
    • Swing That Music


    • Tea For Two
    • Temptation Rag
    • Tenderley
    • That Certain Party
    • That Da Da Strain
    • That’s A Plenty
    • That’s My Desire
    • There’ll Be Some Changes Made
    • Thou Swell
    • The Very Thought Of You
    • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
    • Three Little Words
    • Tiger Rag
    • Tin Roof Blues
    • Tishomingo Blues
    • Together
    • Too Busy
    • Twelfth Street Rag


    • Undecided
    • Up A Lazy River


    • Wabash Blues
    • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
    • We’ll Meet Again
    • What A Wonderful World
    • When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
    • When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
    • When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
    • When The Saints Go Marching In
    • When You’re Smiling
    • Whispering
    • Who’s Sorry Now
    • Wolverine Blues
    • Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey
    • Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams


    • Yellow Dog Blues
    • Yes Sir That’s My Baby
    • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
    • You Took Advantage of Me
    • You’re Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
    • You’re Driving Me Crazy
    • Zing Went The Strings of My Heart
  • Line up

    The Jazz Spivs offer two up variations:

    4 Piece – Vocals, Clarinet & Sax (or other front line instrument), Guitar & Double Bass
    5 Piece – as above with optional piano (or drums)

  • Reviews / Testimonials

    “I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to you and the band. Oh my, you were all great. Everybody thought you
    were the best live band they have ever heard. Everybody wants to book you for their parties. I really can’t thank you
    enough, you made the day so perfect”

    “Hi Jonathan, The event was very successful thank you and a big part of that goes down to the girls and the band
    really pulling it together! Both the 1920s band and the flapper girls were very accommodating and impressive with
    their work. Please will you give them my warmest thanks and I also appreciate all of your patience throughout the
    past month with the booking. Happy New Year and thanks again.”

    “All I can really say is thank you very much for a fantastic event. The whole process was so easy, hassle free and
    professional right from my additional enquiry to the end of the evening and the band was simply brilliant”

    “Jonathan, Just a quick note to that you and the rest of the team for Saturday – the band went down really well and
    set the scene for the afternoon beautifully – thank you so much”

    “Dear Jonathan. So we’re back from Honeymoon and I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for
    performing at our big day. What we saw and heard was utterly fantastic and we’ve received nothing but positive
    comments about how great you guys both looked and sounded. You really set the mood and the venue and weather
    was perfect for it so it really went down very well. Many thanks once again, and the next time I’m in need of a Jazz
    band I’ll be sure to think of you!”

    “The Jazz Spivs were superb and exactly what I was looking for. They were professional, looked great, played
    brilliantly and importantly played the 1920s style I was expecting and they were a nice group of people too!”

    “Hi Jonathan, Just to say thank you so much for yesterday – The Jazz Spivs sounded absolutely amazing at my
    wedding. Thank you so much again and all the best! I will be sure to recommend you guys”