The Radio Pensacola Band

North Yorkshire
From: £500.00
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Reviews: 3
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Price from: £500.00
We aim to be both reasonable and competitive, and our prices depend on the function, line-up and where we're travelling to. For either the full Radio Pensacola Band or the 58 Jazz Collective our fees are between £600 - £1000, depending on the event, although we're usually nearer the lower end. We can also provide a smaller combo in several formats, and our fee then would usually be around £300, depending on how many players you would like. That said, in certain circumstances we might need to charge a premium (for instance, for events scheduled for the very late hours). This line-up works well at intimate do's and soirees! The Radio Pensacola Band are always open to negotiation on price! Wedding events are more expensive though - and that's because they're generally the most time-consuming and complicated to manage. For all events our travel is not charged for up to a distance of about 50 miles.

The Radio Pensacola Band and the 58 Jazz Collective are essentially one bunch of jazz musicians playing two different types of jazz! The Pensacola's go back to the golden age of the Speakeasy and Prohibition, and specialise in the sounds of the earlier jazz years - the '20's and 30's mostly, very much in the style of George Melly or the soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire". The 58's play the cooler end of the jazz repetoire, with stylish arrangements and sizzling solos sourced from guys like Benny Golson, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and so on. . Our smaller line-ups are frequently booked for bistro's and occasions where that cool 'n' easy vibe adds a touch of laid-back class to events, and we do lots of parties and special occasions. The Radio Pensacola Band can provide a range of music to dance to, from the 1920's onwards, while the 58's add the hip to any hep event.

And because of our collective nature, we can even tailor an outfit pretty much to suit your needs! We've put together se...

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3 Reviews
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Catherine Field-Leather

21 Apr 2018

"""....a splendid evening with the fabulous Radio Pensacola Band! Thank you for making it such a fabulous night!"""

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John Habgood

23 Mar 2018

“It’s always a nerve racking experience booking a band not knowing what you are going to get. However, Django and the guys were superb! I arrived at our venue to find them already setup with no fuss. They listened to what we were after for our event and sensitively played their part providing a great mix of stylish background music and got everyone dancing too! I will book them again…”

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Martin May

19 Nov 2016

"First of all, I have to say that you've been very receptive to our ideas from the outset and very supportive in helping us realise our 'vision' for the event, so to speak...

Secondly, I thought the music performed for the occasion and audience was excellent. You incorporated a variety of tunes, songs and styles but with a jazzy, bluesy, soulful feel anchoring much of it. The tunes and songs were well-crafted, nuanced and described a host of different moods and emotions. It was a delightful p...

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FAQ
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Bringing the retro sounds of classic jazz standards and songs to entertain. or relax, or add ambience to your event.
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Too many to name any single one, but the event where we played "Show Me the Way to Amarillo" for a couple at their surprise Diamond Wedding anniversary, and they arrived, turned to each other and spontaneously danced up and down the room will always be up there with our favourites.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Our flexibility, in terms of the sort of band we can turn out to play for occasions big or intimate.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, special occasions such as birthday parties, retro and vintage events or those that require something just a little bit different.
  • Who are your previous clients?
    We've worked for everyone from private individuals to more corporate events, and from hotels and bistro's, and our clients number at least one recipient of a knighthood!
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    The usual way is after the gig, by BACS or by cash, whichever best suits.
  • How long do you play for?
    Sets are usually two hours total, split into two sets, but we're flexible - and we don't watch the clock!
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    We have our own PA and can do some of our own lighting, too.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Band leader has Public Liability Insurance and some of the equipment has been PAT tested.
  • How much space do you require?
    We can squeeze into some surprising spaces - not too small, of course, and a lot depends on the size of the band; if it's just one-man and backing tracks, it can be tiny, but if it's the full band we need a bit more room.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    If we know in advance, and if it fits our sort of genre; if somebody wanted, say, "Uptown Funk" it just wouldn't work!
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    As a rule, we usually have one break half way through, but the smaller outfits sometimes break the evening up into three or four 40 min sets, with ten minute intervals between - again, flexibility is our thing.


Set List/Services

Our set lists usually last for around two hours, normally divided up into two sets but we're entirely flexible. We play at events and functions across Yorkshire and the North East, and can be prepare...

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