The Charleston Chaps

The Charleston Chaps perform great music from the 1920s and 30s in their own New Orleans style. The 6 piece includes live vocals and is ideal for weddings and parties. 1920s Jazz Band / New Orelans Band in Yorkshire.


The Charleston Chaps



The Charleston Chaps are a 6-piece Roaring 1920s jazz band comprising of trumpet/vocals, trombone, clarinet/sax, piano, double bass and drums. The band is both quirky and fun, with the vocal numbers being sung through a megaphone for that authentic 1920s sound.

With an extensive repertoire of instantly recognisable favourites from the Roaring 20s through the Musicals of the 1930s and beyond, The Charleston Chaps entertains all ages with its mix of timeless, ever-popular songs from Broadway and Hollywood. Serving up classics by the likes of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin...with a generous order of Dixie on the side!

The Charleston Chaps can be presented in traditional waistcoats and dickie bows or full evening dress. Founded in 2006, it is a very experienced and professional band offering a top class and hassle-free service.

The Charleston Chaps are very versatile and can provide music indoors or outdoors for weddings, drinks receptions, garden parties, dinners, balls, race meetings, corporate hospitality and charity events.


Line up & Options:

Trumpet / vocals, trombone, clarinet / saxophone, piano, double bass and drums.

Performance times:

 A typical performance is for up to 2 x 60 minute sets.

Selected Repertoire:

The ‘Roaring’ 20s
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t She Sweet
As Time Goes By
Baby Face
Button Up Your Overcoat
Don’t Bring Lulu
Embraceable You
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
I Got Rhythm
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It Happened In Monterey
Keep Young And Beautiful
Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love
Muskrat Ramble
My Blue Heaven
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Singin’ In The Rain
Sweet Georgia Brown
That’s My Weakness Now
The Charleston
When You’re Smiling

The ‘Musical’ 30s
All I Do Is Dream Of You
All Of Me
Blue Moon
Change Partners
Cheek To Cheek
I’m Gonna Lock My Heart
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
I’m In The Mood For Love
I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
Isn’t This A Lovely Day
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Let Yourself Go
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Love Is Here To Stay
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Pennies From Heaven
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Very Thought Of You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails

…And Beyond
A Spoonful Of Sugar
All The Way
At Last
Bring Me Sunshine
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Cherry Pink (And Apple Blossom White)
Come Fly With Me
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me To The Moon
Fools Rush In
Hello Dolly
I Wanna Be Like You
Midnight In Moscow
Oh! Look At Me Now
The Bare Necessities
Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)

Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Basin Street Blues
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Doctor Jazz
Down By The Riverside
High Society
Just A Closer Walk
Livery Stable Blues
Maryland, My Maryland
Peacherine Rag
Royal Garden Blues
Shine On Harvest Moon
Sugar Foot Stomp
That’s A Plenty
The Entertainer
The New Dixieland Parade
Tiger Rag
Tin Roof Blues
Twelfth Street Rag
When The Saints Go Marching In
Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey

Christmas Songs
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Christmas Alphabet
Frosty The Snowman
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
O Christmas Tree
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland


Thank you so much for playing at our party at Low Farm; it just topped off the event so wonderfully - everyone said so. I'd like to hear your Yorkshire 1920s band again if it is nearby - I'll bring the sunshine with me hopefully. Take care and best wishes to you all.
Susie & Charles Cockburn

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Can I please say a huge Thanks to you and the guys in The Charleston Chaps: you were amazing! So much so that the regional area manager is looking into booking your services on a regular basis. You really made the night for us. Thank You.
Gemma Cryan

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I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful performance The Charleston Chaps did for my parents 60th diamond wedding anniversary. They were enjoyed by all at the venue and my parents event was made more special with them there. Thank you once again. From a grateful daughter.

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We would like to thank you and the jazz band for making our silver wedding anniversary so special and such a memorable occasion for us. We had such a perfect evening and we are sure all our family and friends enjoyed themselves as much as we did. We would like to think if in the future we have another occasion to celebrate that The Charleston Chaps would be there!
Malcolm & Angela Stather

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