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1920’s band

The Boot Scraping Band use the instruments of the 1920’s such as a sousaphone, banjo and drums whilst playing current chart hit. This fun 1920’s band seek to elevate their performance from a ground-based level, quite radical, they are sure you’ll agree. With their own unique versions, they play songs you know and some you may not!

Using the trade jazz instrumentation of sousaphone, banjo, sax and percussion they seek to do what the trade jazz musicians were doing way back by playing the popular music of the day.

The Boot Scraping Band perform completely acoustically, requiring no amplification or stage, preferring instead to mingle with the audience – serenading, flattering, surprising and seducing their listeners as they go. Learning their trade directly from the streets, they have transferred the showmanship and spontaneity to the professional realm.

Why have such stomping 1920’s instrumentation and then play tunes that are almost 70, or more years old? The Boot Scraping Band will tackle all form and genres, such as heavy metal, disco, soul, grunge and regular cheesy pop tunes. This is what they love doing, and all with beautiful 3 part singing harmonies!

Standard Length of Performance:
2 x 40 min sets. More sets can be played on request.

Costumes Available:
Edwardian boaters and blazers
Victorian frockcoats & pinstripe trousers
Halloween costumes

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Unusual & fun 1920’s band!

Play unique versions of songs you know

Entertain all by preferring to mingle with the audiences

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Here’s what 1920’s Band – The Boot Scraping Band’s clients said:

I saw your performance earlier today in Peterborough – simply awesome. My 2 year old son was absolutely transfixed and the crowd was full of smiles and tapping feet !
Private Client

Just to let you know that I had a debrief with the client, last week, and you were mentioned as one of the major highlights of the day, so thanks again for all your hard work, on the day/evening, and I look forward to working with you again soon.
MotivAction Events

Thanks to you and your team for a great night. Everyone really enjoyed your stuff and I could not have expected anything more.
Private Client

…The Boot Scraping Band were wonderful performers.
Alastair Currie Event Solutions (via Contraband)


1920’s Band – The Boot Scraping Band’s Previous Clients:

Andrew Lloyd Webber
K T Tunstall
Harry Enfield
Paul Whitehouse
Ken Dod
The Queen
Cilla Black
Richard E Grant
Nicholas Parsons
Judith Chalmers
Jasper Carrot
Rolf Harris
Richard Branson


1920’s Band – The Boot Scraping Band’s Repertoire:

Pop Tunes

Laura (Scissor Sisters)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Mr Blue Sky (ELO)
I’m a believer (The Monkees)
Blame it on the Boogie (Jackson 5)
I want you back (Jackson 5)
Shine (Take that)
Hey Ya (Outcast)
Mercy (Duffy)
Here come the girls (The Sugababes)
I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I got you, I feel good (James Brown)
Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Umbrella (Rihanna)
I kissed a girl (Katy Perry)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Don’t you want me baby (Human League)
Word Up (Cameo)

The Beatles

Lady Madonna
Please Mr Postman
I saw her standing there
Twist and shout
Get back
I feel fine

Rock ‘n’ roll

Jailhouse (Elvis)
Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard)
Rock around the clock (Bill Haley)
Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochrin)
Hounddog (Elvis)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)


Let’s stick together (Brian Ferry)
Enter Sandman (Metallica)
Plug in Baby (Muse)
Uprising (Muse)
You shook me all night long (AC/DC)
Somebody told me (The Killers)
Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)
All my life (Foo Fighters)
Gay Bar (Electric Six)
Miserlou (Dick Dale)
No one knows (Queens of the Stone Age)
Hate to say I told you so (The Hives)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
Song 2 (Blur)
Pretty fly for a white guy (Offspring)
Cigarettes and alcohol (Oasis)


Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen)

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