Top Shelf Jazz

Top Shelf Jazz
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Price Range


£500 £100,000

Prohibition jazz played as it should be: fast and louche!

The Top Shelf Jazz band restore the roaring twenties and glamorous thirties..

This rakish collective sum up the smoky atmospheres of dark cabaret clubs and shabby grand ballrooms.

Top Shelf Jazz bring you original numbers in the 1920's /1930's style cross-pollinated from Harlem swing, gypsy jazz and British dance hall plus some obligatory classics of the era.

The band is best described as the satanic rebirth of Al Bowley for the modern age: exquisite filth and lecherous, hot swing music! If they don't steal your hearts, they'll steal your drinks...

Direct from Lucifer's drinks cabinet: a band whose original tunes are so distinctive and licentious that they spawned their own delectable style: 'Filthy Swing'.

With their "Fast & Louche" album already out ("Fast & Louche is too real to be missed!" - Kid Creole) and the "Gentlemen in Squalor" E.P. just  released, you may have joined them in making history as the first band to have performed on all three stages in the Royal Albert Hall.

But you can't be everywhere at once! Perhaps you have seen the band in the Park Lane and Bloomsbury Ball Rooms, Le Quecumbar, the Linz Street Festival, Cafe de Paris, The Blitz Party, Oxford Jazz Festival, the Black Cotton Club, Prohibition, The Big Chill, Glastonbury Festival, The Micca Club in Rome, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, most M4 services, or rowdy provincial music halls.  

Impeccable vulgarity & sartorial elegance.

Devout fans know the 'Jazz Age' never finished and that Gatsby lives on!

Their inimitable style and hot music will drive you to wild abandon.

Available for funerals, bar brawls and children's parties.

Inciting bedlam across Britain & Europe with their exquisitely crafted music and anarchic stage presence, Arthur Foxaque and his band take no prisoners -silly hats, 'liberal' attitudes and songs of the high life in low places - the authors and the last word in 'Filthy Swing'.

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.