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The Hullaballoo – Retro Party & Function Band | UK

The Hullaballoo blend songs from a variety of eras and are totally unique in their sound and style. They have been impressing guests at corporate events and private parties all over the UK. Their arrangements are rarely played like the record – and most numbers will be either a mix of several songs all blended together in a seamless narrative of love, sex, rock n roll, and sassy cool. The Hullaballoo are a pool of musicians that can be booked as a four or five piece.

Their beat spans generations and all songs and re worked to the rhythms of hot club, fast shuffle, country and house. They’ll throw in the odd Klezmer circle dance too! Not the usual fair – The Hullaballoo are for those who want a little of everything!

On top they provide the latest high spec PA system for a crystal clear sound. They’ll offer first dance request, add extra sets, give you a DJ option and provide lighting for the band and optional lighting for the room.


Re arranged and mixed up to their own unique beat of 60s Bop/Surf/Ska/Bossa /Disco/Hot Club and Swing.

Abra Cadabra - The Steve Miller Band – Ska Style
Automatic - Pointer Sisters
Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston – Bossa Style
Big In Japan - Tom Waits – Ska Style
Boys and Girls - Blur – Bossa Style
Come Together - One Direction – Fast Country Style
Come Together – The Beatles – Ska Style
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Cry Little Sister – Sisters of Mercy
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – Blues Brothers
Get The Party Started - Pink
Hey Ya – Pop – New Orleans / Surf Style
House Of Fun – Madness – Klezmer Style
Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Love Cats - The Cure – Swing Style
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Billy Idol – Fast Country Style
Monkey Man – Toots and Mayals
Moondance - Van Morrison
One Way or Another - Blondie
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna – Surf Style
Outta my Head - Kylie Minogue – House Style
Pack Up Your Troubles - Eliza Doolittle – Ska Style
People Are Strange - The Doors – Skiffle Style
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Seven Nation Army - White stripes – Swing Style
Shakin All Over - Johny Kid
Should I stay or Should I Go - The Clash – Surf Style
Summertime – Kinks
Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
Tainted Love - Soft Cell – Fast Country Style
Talking Bout My Generation – The Who
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson – Fast Shuffle
Toxic - Britney Spears – Ska Style
Upside Down  – Paloma Faith – New Orleans style
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Walk Like An Egytpitan - Bangles
Walk This Way – Run DMC – Fast Country Style
Whisky Bar – Doors – Skiffle Style
White Wedding - Billy Idol – Skiffle Style
Wild Thing - I Think I Love You
You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Kiss – Prince -  Heavy Shuffle Style
Oo La La – Goldfrapp - Heavy Shuffle Style
Green Onions - Heavy Shuffle Style
Sway  - Pussy Cat Dolls
Lime and the Coconut – Nil Nilson - 60’s surf style
These Boots Are Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Suit 'n' Tie – Justin Timberlake
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Mollys Chambers – Kings of Leon
Da Funk – Daft Punk
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Sweet Home Alabama

Jazz/Jive Latin n' Swing

Agua de Bebe
Is You Is Or Is You Aint
Stormy Weather
Don't Mean a Thing
Song For My Father
All of Me
Lullaby of Birdland
Under My Skin
You Do Something to Me
Girl from Ipanema
Someone In Love
My Baby Just Cares – Nina Simone
Love and Leave me
So What

First Dance Ideas:

Pack Up - Eliza Dolittle
My Baby Just Cares - Various
Stay With You - John legend
Make It Wit Chu – Queens of The Stone Age
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
You and Me -Wannadies
Lets stay together – Al Green
At Last - Various
Hey – Lumineers
Fields of Gold – Neil Diamond
Novella Vague

Technical Specification:

They will require four hot meals on arrival or during their break.

Standard Length of Hire:

The band usually perform for 2 hours, with the added options of an additional set or a DJ, all bookings are based on a 6 hour period from arrival to pack up.


“Just A quick text to express our gratitude for a great night –We had such fun! Everyone commented on what a great set you all played – and what fun you all were. You got another booking on its way from one of our guests… Thanks again!”
- Private Client

“So, in summary we thought you were just more than better than we could have hoped for. The music from first to last note was just brilliant. You had everyone dancing and we had so many people say how much they loved your sound, dancing and how lucky we were to have found you. We agreed. You truly were one of the very best parts of our wedding day and I personally nearly had a tear both when you finished up.”
- Private Client

“Thanks so much to The Hullaballoo for helping us celebrate moving into our new office. Your band provided the perfect setting for the evening, which was a great success. Really great sound, fantastic repertoire, and all delivered with a great sense of humour. It’s rare to find a band with such originality and that something extra, and I look forward to my next excuse for a party for a repeat performance!”
- Private Client

“My husband’s 60th was fabulous – you all pitched it just right, thanks for the Dean Martin number too. Your lead singer has such a lovely voice, the whole band was great fun.”
- Private Client

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