Oscar Bernhardts Charleston Charlies - Jazz Band / Jazz Musicians
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- Brand new band from established musicians
- Unique music from 'The Charleston' to 'Anything Goes'
- Great prices
- Line up options available
- Best rates in the North West
Kidnapped from The Savoy Ballroom in 1929, by aliens, the Charleston Charlies reappeared on the streets of Manchester in 2007 having aged not one jot, still playing their infectious and quirky 1920's hits.
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! Their affectionate 1920's pastiche delights and delects its way through an era of prohibition, speakeasies and mob violence; when the jitterbug was scandalous, flappers bobbed their hair and raised their skirts and a damn good time was to be had by the reckless and young at heart.
The Charleston Charlies put the 'art' in party and the 'Charlie' in Charleston!
Strike up the band! Let’s misbehave! Everything is hotsy totsy now!
(The writer takes no responsibility for the truth of historical facts, neither do names bear resemblence to anyone other than fictitious characters but the music is damn good!)
The Charleston Charlies performance is an affectionate pastiche of 20’s and 30’s music, in character and in costume. Oscar Bernhardt, Lord Wetherall of Chorlton, Burley Martell, Milton Colehill and sometimes Chester Walmsley, play upbeat, high energy songs and the odd heartfelt ballad, with a decidedly humorous spin and a driving mixture of American, British and Caribbean influences reflecting the unique spirit of the 20’s: music from phonographs, Broadway shows and vaudeville by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd , Gershwin , Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, performed and made famous by Al Jolson, Al Bowly, Bing Crosby, Ambrose, Paul Whiteman and the many hotel ballroom orchestras of the times.
Enjoy this visit to an era of wonderful nonsense, quirky original music and cheerful entertainment.
Please also see the Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble - a versatile and talented five piece Jazz band cover a large repertoire of Jazz standards, Latin, Blues and Jump Jive. With their high energy and stylish covers, this group is perfect for any event, even borrowing the Charleston Charlies' outfits should you require a great themed party!
Oscar Bernhardts Charleston Charlies's Repertoire Song list
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Button Up Your Overcoat
I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me)
The Varsity Drag
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
If You Knew Susie
Sweet Georgia Brown
I cant Give You Anything But Love
Alexanders Ragtime Band
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
Steppin’ Out With My Baby
Puttin’ On The Ritz
The Broken Record
My Melancholy Baby
A Fine Romance
My Heart Stood Still
Singing In The Rain
It All Depends On You
Everybody Loves My Baby