The Hoodlums

“We had the time of our lives! The band put on such a brilliant show...the whole place was jumping from the first note to the last!” - Summer Party in Oxfordshire


  1. Contemporary songs performed in a vintage style, as well as timeless swing, jazz and jive
  2. Three-part vocal harmonies and unique, lively arrangements
  3. Five-piece band comprising guitar/vocals, trumpet/vocals, sax/vocals, bass and drums but...
  4. ...many clients add trombone and a second saxophone for an even punchier sound
  5. Have performed at prestigious venues from Hampton Court Palace to Anantara Palm Resort, Dubai
  6. Clients include Amex, Gillette, Worcester Warriors and the Insurance Institute of London

repertoire samples

  1. unique versions of hit songs from the present chart right back to the fifties
  2. All of me - John Legend
  3. Get lucky - Daft Punk
  4. Hit the road, Jack - Ray Charles
  5. I wanna be like you (from “The Jungle Book”) - Louis Prima
  6. Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
  7. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
  8. Mr Sandman – The Chordettes
  9. Royals - Lorde
  1. waiting on the world to change - john mayer
  2. lively swing and jive classics
  3. Choo choo ch' boogie
  4. Five guys named Moe
  5. Is you is or is you ain’t my baby?
  6. It don't mean a thing (if it ain‘t got that swing)
  7. Just a gigolo / Ain’t got nobody
  8. Minnie the Moocher
  9. Sing, sing, sing
  10. Straighten up and fly right
  11. Take the A train
  12. timeless jazz standards
  13. Ain't misbehavin'
  14. Bye bye blackbird
  15. Hallelujah I love her so
  16. Honeysuckle rose
  17. I got rhythm
  18. Jeepers creepers
  19. On the sunny side of the street
  20. Pennies from heaven
  21. When the saints go marching in

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“I just had a Christmas email from you and it reminded me that I never even sent an email to say thank you for making our wedding such a special and memorable day. Both the band and the DJ were INCREDIBLE and the dance floor was packed as soon as they started right up until the end. I feel awful that I never got in touch to thank you - having two small children has made me realise why people get married before they have kids! We haven’t even properly looked through our wedding photographs yet as we simply haven’t had time but hopefully this Christmas will give us a chance to do that as we will have grandparents on hand to help! If we ever are needing entertainment for any event in the future you will be our first port of call. Merry Christmas and again, huge apologies for not being in touch sooner. It is not in any way a reflection of how I feel about the entertainment, as it couldn’t have been any better. I have attached a few photos of the band which I have - when we go through them all properly I will be sure to send all the ones onto you and you can use them for your website etc. Many many thanks” ...continue reading

Marquee wedding in Kent
The Hoodlums & DJ - August 2018