Decent Chaps - Jazz, Swing & Latin Band from Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Decent Chaps

Decent Chaps

Jazz, Swing & Latin Band

Prices from: £450

Location: Nottinghamshire

Contact: Caroline Walker

Phone: 01636 893 229

Decent Chaps

Decent Chaps are a professional jazz, swing and latin quartet from Nottinghamshire. The band have performed for Jimmy Carr, Kate Adie, Richard Baker, Freddie Flintoff, Nick Owen to name but a few and play nationwide at many weddings and civil partnerships, cocktail, dinner, garden parties and civic and corporate functions.

The repertoire includes Jazz, Swing, Latin-American, Jump-Jive and Ratpack including standards such as La Mer, Have You Met Miss Jones, Mack the Knife, Fly Me to the Moon, The Lady is a Tramp, La Bamba, Buona Sera, In The Mood, Straighten Up and Fly Right and many more. The instrumentation comprises clarinet, saxophones, flute, piano, vocals, backing vocals, string bass, guitar and drums and we have our own stage lighting.

As the country's leading Swing Band, they pride themselves not only on providing first-class music, but also on their overall appearance. The 'Chaps' always wear tuxedos thus adding to the overall ambience of the occasion. They can play background music whilst you are dining and music to dance to later in the evening.

Bandleader ALAN WALKER is an International Artist with many years experience, playing all over the world in bands large and small from theatres to restaurants, ships orchestras to swing bands and dance bands, including The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Shakatak, The Supremes, The Temperance Seven & the Memphis Belle Orchestra,(from the film Memphis Belle). He has also appeared with Kenny Baker, Eric Delaney, Betty Smith, Tommy Chase and Buddy Greco to name a few.

Alan has studied classical music from the age of eleven and holds a Licentiateship in Clarinet Performance from The Guildhall School of Music, London. He has composed and played music for television and radio and is now busy playing clarinet, saxophones, keyboard and vocals in small 'combos', big bands and for theatre and pantomime. Alan, on clarinet, saxophones, piano and vocals, is usually accompanied by Andy White on drums and vocals; Simon Paterson on bass and vocals and Steve Rodda on guitar.

Decent Chaps play nationwide with excellent reviews.

Based in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire and will travel to:

Nationwide UK

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Reviews & Testimonials

'Please send our sincere thanks to Alan, his music was perfect for our Newark Castle venue. I'll definitely recommend you to friends and family - a very professional service.' - Kerry Broc, Wedding, Newark Castle

'The music was amazing and we had nothing but compliments about you - e.g. perfect choices of tracks and perfect volume. You, in fact "made the afternoon"! I do hope you get lots of bookings from my guests, although I imagine you must always be booked. Hope to see you again soon and many thanks.' - Sharon Applewhite

'Decent Chaps were absolutely brilliant and ideal for what we wanted; my parents were really pleased also! Thank you so much and I do hope to be in contact with you soon when we next organise a party - will definitely recommend you.' - Fran & Mike Gott, 80th Birthday Party

'We are so glad we booked you for our wedding. The music was excellent, especially our first dance! You filled the dance floor with people of all ages and really helped make our wedding reception one to remember! We would certainly book you again and recommend you to others.' - James & Louise Gray

'I should just like to thank the band for the excellent entertainment they provided at my daughter's wedding. It was well received by all the guests and added enormously to the atmosphere. Nice to hear live music that is not too loud and still allows conversation.' - Ian Brodie

'We would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the services you provided at our wedding. Your professionalism was obvious and you caught the mood of the guests with the delightful music performed. Out of all the bands we considered, we know we made the correct choice as so many of our guests commented on how they had enjoyed 'Decent Chaps'.' - Philip & Susan Jubb, Elkesley Hall

'I have booked 'Decent Chaps' on a few occasions and found them to be totally professional in performance, punctuality and appearance. Alan and his musicians are able to tailor a performance to any crowd and thoroughly enjoy what they are doing, which is very refreshing to an event organiser. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to future clients or event organisers.' - Nick Whiles

'A huge thank you to you and all of your staff/musicians for making our wedding day so special. The Jazz Band was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone throughout the meal. Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved throughout the day.' - Suzanne & Mark Moody

'Decent Chaps have played on the bandstand at the Newark & Notts County show for several years. Fronted by Alan Walker, the band offers an extremely high standard of musical expertise and a very professional approach to every engagement. We hope that they are able to entertain our thousands of visitors for many years to come.' - Jill Waddington, Show Manager

'Decent Chaps have played here for several prestigious events including playing at 5 of our End of Season Player Award Gala Dinners and the England v New Zealand Test Match. All of these performances have been outstanding and we received excellent feedback from several attendees at these events.' - Notts County Cricket Club, Trent Bridge

Decent Chaps

  • Jazz, Swing & Latin Band
  • Prices from: £450
  • Location: Nottinghamshire
  • Profile Views: 9287

Contact Information

  • Caroline Walker
  • Phone: 01636 893 229

Venue suitability and experience

  • Background Music Provided
  • Charity Fundraising Functions
  • Corporate Events & Launches
  • Cruise Ship & Hotel Cabaret
  • Dinner Dances & Formal Balls
  • Outdoor Festival Events
  • PA System & Self Contained
  • PLI & PAT Tested Equipment
  • Private Parties & Celebrations
  • Public Houses & Social Clubs
  • Song Requests Available
  • Stage & FX Lighting Included
  • Weddings & Civil Ceremonies