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The 1920’s Charlies

About The 1920’s Charlies

The Charleston Charlies were snatched by aliens whilst performing at The Savoy Ballroom in 1927. Deposited in second millennia UK still in their twenties garb, the chaps have been entertaining and amusing contemporary audiences ever since.

The Charleston Charlies  play a delightful repertoire of quirky and original tunes from the 1920’s and 30’s.

In July 2012 they were honoured to play by request for Prince Charles and Camilla during their tour of the island.

In September 2012 they played at The Benevolence Ball at Cafe de Paris, organised by Sir Timothy Ackroyd and Chief Superintendent David Clarke, (City of London Police).

Since then they have gone on to perform at hundreds of events from 1920’s festivals, 1920’s themed parties, weddings, birthdays, corporate events… the list goes on!

From £1,220.00

The 1920’s Charlies Testimonials

“Fantastic !”

H.R.H. Prince Charles (After a Royal Command Performance) Jersey, July 18 2012

“Oscar and the boys have given us some wonderful memories.”

Maureen Lipman, October 25 2012

Not since the glory days of the ‘Frothy, bubbly cabaret’ called ‘Summer Time Frolics’, when the Café de Paris opened its doors to the starlets and party goers of the world; has a London nightclub seen anything to compare with you sensational chaps. Thank you for accompanying me on my special journey back to 1932; for helping us raise funds for a very good cause; and bringing such warmth to so many hearts.

Sir Timothy Ackroyd - Benevolence Ball, Cafe de Paris on September 4th 2012

... it was an absolutely wonderful wedding, made even more special by the superb music. You guys are really something special, and it was a genuine pleasure to be able to listen to you!

Wedding, Hereford, 17 September 2011

I just wanted to let you know that The Charleston Charlies was a real hit at our wedding! Every one loved them; young and old. I think they really made the day.  They were lovely guys too. 

Wedding, July 2007

Sample Set List

Repertoire for an evening performance would typically include......

Five foot two eyes of blue
The Charleston
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing !
Top hat white tie and tails (Fred Astaire)
Let's face the music and dance !
Just a gigolo
Ain’t misbehavin’ (Fats Waller)
I’ll see you in my dreams
Pasadena (Al Jolson)
If you knew Susie
Happy Feet
Baby face
Honeysuckle rose (Fats Waller)
Button up your overcoat
I’m in the mood for love
Yes sir! Thats my baby
When somebody thinks you’re wonderful
Fascinating rhythm
I got rhythm
Crazy rhythm (Whispering Jack Smith)
Sweet Georgia Brown
Alexander’s rag time band
Guilty (Al Bowly)
Melancholy Baby

We can extend the repertoire to include tunes from the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties if appropriate !


Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

2 x 45 mins Set


West Midlands




East Midlands


North East

East Yorkshire£1,320.00Durham£1,440.00West Yorkshire£1,320.00Tyne and Wear£1,440.00South Yorkshire£1,320.00Northumberland£1,560.00Leeds£1,320.00North Yorkshire£1,320.00

North West



West Lothian£1,560.00Edinburgh£1,560.00Stirlingshire£1,560.00Perth£1,560.00Midlothian£1,560.00Lanarkshire£1,560.00Glasgow£1,560.00Fife£1,560.00East Lothian£1,560.00Dumfriesshire£1,560.00Ayrshire£1,560.00

South East

Oxfordshire£1,560.00West Sussex£1,560.00Surrey£1,560.00London£1,680.00Kent£1,560.00Isle of Wight£1,800.00Middlesex£1,560.00Sussex£1,560.00Bedfordshire£1,560.00Buckinghamshire£1,560.00East Sussex£1,560.00Essex£1,560.00Berkshire£1,560.00Hertfordshire£1,560.00Hampshire£1,560.00

South West





Q: Are 'The 1920's Charlies' self contained?

A: Yes! They will bring all the appropriate PA and lighting required for your event.

Q: Can they play my first dance?

A: As long as your first dance fits the style, or can fit the style of the 1920's Chrilies then its no problem. If its a modern day song that would suit the line up of the 1920's Charlies then we would advise playing this on a digital device. Please specify when booking if you would like them to play your first dance.

Q: Do they take requests?

A: Yes however the same as above. As long as your request is within the style that the 1920's Charlies play then it will be no problems. Please let your Hville Coordinator know well in advance if you have any requests.

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