The Gatsby Society

Jazz, Swing1
Price from £1,380
Location: North Yorkshire

Roaring 20s and 30s favourites to get feet tapping and flappers flapping!


A fun and quirky 6-piece Roaring 20s band comprising trumpet/vocals, trombone, clarinet, piano, bass and drums with some songs 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 Gatsby Society entertains all ages with its infectious 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!
This Gatsby Society can be presented in traditional waistcoats and dickie bows or full white tie evening dress. It is a very experienced and professional band offering a top class and hassle-free service.
The Gatsby Society is very versatile and can provide music indoors or outdoors for weddings, drinks receptions, garden parties, dinners, Great Gatsby balls, race meetings, corporate hospitality and charity events.

Set List

Full repertoire

The ‘Roaring’ 20s:
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t She Sweet
As Time Goes By
Baby Face
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blackbird
Crazy Rhythm
Don’t Bring Lulu
Embraceable You
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Happy Days Are Here Again
I Got Rhythm
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It Happened In Monterey
Keep Young And Beautiful
Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love
Let's Misbehave
Makin' Whoopee
Muskrat Ramble
My Blue Heaven
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Puttin' On The Ritz
Singin’ In The Rain
Spread A Little Happiness
Sweet Georgia Brown
That’s My Weakness Now
The Charleston
The Sheik Of Araby
What'll I Do?
When You’re Smiling

The ‘Musical’ 30s:
All I Do Is Dream Of You
All Of Me
Anything Goes
Blue Moon
Change Partners
Cheek To Cheek
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Get Happy
Goodnight Sweetheart
Happy Feet
I Get A Kick Out Of You
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
It's De-Lovely
It's Only A Paper Moon
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Jeepers Creepers
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
Lullaby Of Broadway
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Pennies From Heaven
Stormy Weather
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Sun Has Got His Hat On
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
Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Cherry Pink
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
Jeeves & Wooster TV Theme
Midnight In Moscow
The Bare Necessities

Basin Street Blues
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Doctor Jazz
Down By The Riverside
High Society
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
Twelfth Street Rag
When The Saints Go Marching In
Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey

Christmas Songs:
Frosty The Snowman
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
O Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

Optional Extras

Extra Cost
Add a DJ £173


York Racecourse Ebor Meeting Many thanks for the band's performances this month – you really were brilliant and we have had such positive feedback so thank you!
Review by Sophia Monkman
Aug 20, 2016
Wedding, Liverpool Matthew, thank you ever so much! The Gatsby Society were exactly what we wanted but exceeded our expectations spectacularly! You've had so many compliments from guests.
Review by Anna & Adam Paxman
Aug 6, 2016
Wedding, Stoke-on-Trent Thank you so much. Dr Jazz was fantastic and so many people have contacted us to say how much they enjoyed the music. We all had a fantastic time!! Thank you for your good wishes. We are just at the airport waiting for our flight to Sorrento!!
Review by Clare & Paul Metcalf
Jul 16, 2016
Wedding, Blackburn Thank you so much. EVERYONE has said how amazing you were. Pass on our HUGE thanks to the lads.
Review by Jo & Pete Spence
Jun 18, 2016
Wedding, West Sussex Doesn't time fly by! Two weeks today since we got married and you came along to keep us entertained. It was an amazing day and you and your band contributed immensely. From the moment I contacted you I knew we had made the right choice. Your communication and understanding was excellent. Our 1930s theme fit right in with the venue and your style of music. We received lots of comments from our guests about how lovely it was to sit on the lawn drinking Pimms listening to you play whilst we were off having photos taken. It was so relaxing and elegant. Like being on a film set, one guest said. I think what made it for me was when all the guests had gone inside to sit down for the meal and we were passing some hotel guests sitting on the terrace enjoying the sun. As I walked passed one gentleman starting clapping and commented how beautiful I looked and thanked me for providing such wonderful music that he had enjoyed listening to; a real unexpected pleasure. In fact the venue told me the following day that quite a few hotel guests had commented on the great music. The evening was astounding. In the DJ sets you provided between The Gatsby Society's live sessions you managed to fit in all our guests' special songs. This made it a lot more personal. And thank you so much for rearranging one of your songs to fit in with the routine we had learned for our first dance. This just shows how versatile and amenable you are. We would like to thank you for coming and making our wedding day most enjoyable, not just for us but for our guests. I have already been recommending you and will continue to do so.
Review by Janet Foran
May 29, 2016
Corporate Event - Grainger plc Christmas Party, Leeds We had a splendid night and many of our guests commented that your band was one of their favourite parts of the day. Thank you for contributing to our successful event.
Review by Ashley Lau
Dec 17, 2015
50th Birthday Party, Nottingham I would very much like to thank you all for my amazing party on Saturday night. I was in a daze for most of it so apologies if I didn’t take the time to say thank you to everyone. The band were incredible. We really enjoyed the music. It is so good to hear real instruments and you got all of us up dancing, even me, and my feet still hurt.
Review by Julie Kennedy
Oct 10, 2015
Corporate Event - Walters Wealth Management, Harrogate I/we would be very happy to recommend you and your band - the evening was a great success - everybody thoroughly enjoyed your music - Thank You!
Review by Vicky Boyle
Oct 9, 2015
1920s & 30s Dance, Skipton It was an absolute pleasure. We had fantastic feed back from all of our dancers who said they would love to see you all again. Thank you again.
Review by Jo & Leighton
Oct 1, 2015
Silver Wedding Anniversary, Derbyshire Thank you for the most wonderful evening of music and entertainment on Saturday. The Gatsby Society were EXACTLY what we were after and we have thoroughly enjoyed listening to your cd too! You were highly praised by our guests too and we shall certainly recommend you (and hopefully book you again ourselves!)
Review by Carolyn & Glenn Crocker
Sep 12, 2015
30th Birthday Party, Loughborough All I can say is WOW! Everyone loved the band! The night couldn't have gone better! So a massive thank you, to yourself and your team!
Review by Rose Mather
Sep 5, 2015
Wedding, Barnsley Thank you for Saturday night, it was amazing! Everyone loved The Gatsby Society and it was a great way to welcome guests. The music was brilliant, along with the service you have provided throughout. We would definitely recommend you and it helped make the night so special.
Review by Claire & Marc
Aug 29, 2015
Family Celebrations, Oundle Thank you so much for an amazing musical display; you and your Great Gatsby band were the icing on the cake! Everyone loved you and thought you were fantastic. Mark and I and the kids want to thank you all for the wonderful music and atmosphere you created on the night. The event would not have been the same without you. Just made the party start with a bang and we could not have been happier. I can't thank you enough and would highly recommend you. You were all brilliant.
Review by Liz Rothera
Jun 27, 2015
Wedding, Lincolnshire We had an incredible day! I am sure we will see you soon as a friend in the village has already asked for your details!! Many thanks.
Review by Bronya Heaver
May 9, 2015
50th Birthday Party, Hull We all had a fantastic time on Saturday, it was a very special night for my sister. Everyone thought that the Roaring 20s band was splendid, thank you for a super evening of professional entertainment which was thoroughly enjoyed & appreciated by one & all, we are all still recovering!! Thanks very much again & all the best."....and then this, sent to the agency..."The Gatsby Society gave a truly tremendous performance; a fantastic band who captivated us all for what was a most splendid and memorable occasion. I would have no hesitation in recommending such a professional & inspiring band.
Review by Louise Cunden
Mar 7, 2015
Wedding, Lancaster Thank you so much for entertaining us. Your guys were really great and were a perfect way to finish off the night. Thanks a million.
Review by Graham & Nichola McCollum
Dec 27, 2014
Corporate Event, Cambridgeshire Thank you very much for being part of our event – you really added a brilliant element to the night and I have had lots of comments on how great everyone thought you were! I really do appreciate your attendance and performance at our fundraiser – it was fantastic. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you before and during the event!
Review by Stephanie Woof
Nov 13, 2014
Wedding, Hartlepool Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. The Gatsby Society were excellent and we will be recommending you to all. We wish you well in the future.
Review by Emma & Andrew
Sep 20, 2014
Wedding, North Yorkshire Thanks for doing such a fantastic job on Saturday. You really helped to make our day a special one and we will definitely be recommending you to people in future.
Review by Laura & Richard
Aug 23, 2014
Great Gatsby Charity Ball, Lincolnshire Thank you all so much for your amazing performance on Saturday evening, which was everything I could have hoped for! Your music was brilliant, got everyone up dancing and I can’t tell you how many people told me afterwards 'how brilliant The Gatsby Society were’. As soon as you played your first song I knew we’d struck gold! It couldn’t have been more perfect given the whole Gatsby theme and everyone so dressed up, so thank you all so much. You may be interested to know that we raised an astonishing £7,000 on the night! With just 96 people in the room…amazing! Thanks again Matthew and I'll not hesitate to recommend you if anyone should ask me for a fabulous 20’s Jazz Band!
Review by Gayle Wharton
May 10, 2014
Charity 1920s Dinner, Crewe The band were polite, prompt, professional and great fun! 5/5
Review by Catherine Moore
Feb 8, 2014
New Year's Eve Dinner, West Yorkshire It was a great evening and we thought you were all great and will be in touch for any future events! Thanks again.
Review by Lucy Duncan
Dec 31, 2013
Anniversary Party, East Yorkshire 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 1920s band again if it is nearby - I'll bring the sunshine with me hopefully. Take care and best wishes to you all.
Review by Charles Cockburm
May 18, 2013
Corporate Event, Middlesbrough Can I please say a huge Thanks to you and the guys in The Gatsby Society: 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.
Review by Gemma Cryan
Feb 9, 2013
Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Stoke-on-Trent I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful performance The Gatsby Society gave at 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.
Review by Joanne (daughter)
May 12, 2012
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