One Jump Ahead
One Jump Ahead stand out from the other Swing and Jive bands around. Here's why: Firstly, they've been playing for OVER 30 YEARS now and a band doesn't last that long unless they deliver! Audiences invariably want to DANCE when they hear the way these guys (and gal) swing. Their huge repertoire includes the best of the "Great American Songbook", from 1940s & 50s jump/jive rhythm & blues to classic rock’n’roll songs, 1960s soul hits and Rat Pack material. A few carefully selected vintage pop classics, comic novelties and their own critically acclaimed compositions might get thrown into the gumbo too. They have wowed audiences from Islington to Israel, Clerkenwell to County Cork and from Docklands to Deutschland!
One Jump Ahead are led by KIT PACKHAM on VOCALS & SAXOPHONE, accompanied by PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, TRUMPET and another SAXOPHONE. Several of the band also contribute backing vocals - and an excellent female singer can be added to the line-up on request. If you don't have...
Robin Paxton• 25 Jun 2016
fantastic, great musicians and a great repertoire. Everybody loved them. They were also very nice people, the party was in the garden and we had to deal with intermittent rain but they just coped with everything with great good humour. They were really part of the party. We’d certainly engage them again and would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for their kind of music.
Darinka Bradley• 27 Dec 2017
We organised for Kit and the band to play at my mother in laws surprise birthday party and couldn’t have been happier. Their sound is absolutely flawless and made the party so special. An amazing songbook appealing to all the guests, young and old. Fabulous band who made our event even more special. Thanks Kit and One Jump Ahead ! (10 / 10)
We have a huge repertoire covering Swing, Jive, the Great American Songbook, Rock’n’Roll, Rat Pack, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Vintage 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s Pop & Rock, Jazz, Latin and Comic Novelties. The l...