Charleston Charlies

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The Charleston Charlies are dedicated aficionados of the musical style of their chosen era. Their infectious, pitch-perfect renditions of those giddy, carefree ‘tweenwar hits will chaperone you on a nostalgic journey back in time … to the bandstand of The Savoy Ballroom, circa 1929.

  “The Charleston Charlies’ infectious turns will vividly recreate the spirit of the Jazz Age at your event!”

Carefully crafted and crisply executed, the band’s clever arrangements breathe new life into the music of the Jazz Age. It’s an affectionate and delightful pastiche. As you listen, your fingers will itch to don your spats, top hat and tails, and your feet will whisk you out onto the dancefloor.

These guys not only sound the part – they act and dress the part too. Let me introduce you to Oscar Bernhardt (singer and trumpet), Chester Walmsley ( drums), Lord Wetherall of Chorlton (piano), Burley Martell (double bass), and Milton Colehill (sax and clarinet). Love them or laugh at them, you’ll have to dance to them! The band comes complete with a high-quality PA system, suitable for venues small and large, creating the perfect complement for a ’20s themed event.

What can I say? Strike up the band! Lets misbehave!




Classics Of The Jazz Age

  • A Fine Romance
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • Baby Face
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Room
  • Button Up Your Overcoat
  • Crazy Rhythm
  • Everybody Loves My Baby
  • Experiment
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
  • Guilty
  • Has Anybody Seen My Girl
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me)
  • If You Knew Susie
  • It All Depends On You
  • Jealousy
  • Learning
  • My Heart Stood Still
  • My Melancholy Baby
  • Puttin’ On The Ritz
  • S’posin’
  • Singing In The Rain
  • Steppin’ Out With My Baby
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • The Broken Record
  • The Charleston
  • The Varsity Drag
  • Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
  • When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
  • Whispering

Glenn Miller

  • In the Mood
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo

Cab Calloway

  • Minnie the Moocher
  • Ray Charles
  • Hallelujah I Just Love Her So
  • Georgia On My Mind

Dean Martin

  • Volare
  • Sway

Nina Simone

  • My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • Love Me or Leave Me

Michael Buble

  • A Foggy Day in London Town
  • Quando Quando Quando
  • The More I See You
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Bobby Darin

  • Mac the Knife
  • Beyond the Sea

Robbie Williams (from ‘Swing When You’re Winning’)

  • Mac the Knife
  • Do Nothing ‘til You Here From Me
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • Beyond the Sea

Latin Tempos

  • Mambo Italiano
  • Que Sera Sera
  • Tea for Two
  • Guantanamera
  • Oye Como Va
  • Quando Quando Quando
  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
  • La Vie En Rose (Cuban)
  • Brazil (Samba)

Party Floor Fillers

  • Cant Take My Eyes off of You (Andy Williams)
  • Love Is In The Air (John Paul Jones)
  • It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
  • A Hard Days Night (Beatles – Ramsey Lewis Style)
  • Oye Como Va (Santana)
  • I’m In The Mood For Love (Sca version)
  • Moon Dance (Van Morisson)
  • King of the Swingers (The Jungle Book)
  • Route 66 (Chuck Berry)
  • Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley)
  • Let’s Twist Again  (Chubby Checker)
  • Blue Suede Shoes  (Elvis Presley)
  • All Shook Up (Elvis Presley)
  • Teddy Bear (Elvis Presley)
  • Return to Sender (Elvis Presley)
  • Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)

Post Modern Interpretations

  • Crazy in love – Beyonce
  • Empire state of mind 2 – Alicia Keys
  • Every breath you take – Sting
  • Like A Virgin- Madonna
  • Light My Fire – The Doors
  • Careless Whisper – George Michael
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Its My Life – Bon Jovi
  • True – Spandau Ballet
  • Eye of The Tiger – Survivor
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit

And many many more!