How much do you charge?

All quotes are tailored individually depending on location and requirements but as a guide we charge £230 per musician which covers a playing time of up to 4 hours (which can also include our Disco option) and is fully inclusive of all sound/lighting equipment, digital piano and travel expenses for the Home Counties, bookings further afield may cost a little more. Please contact Sheila directly with your enquiry or fill in our online quote form.

How far will you travel?

We perform throughout the UK. The fees quoted above cover London, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire, the South-East and The Midlands.

Which line up should we choose?

Duo (vocals & piano) - perfect for cocktail parties, small intimate weddings, corporate events and parties in the home where space is limited.

Trio (vocals, piano & bass or drums) - can create a wonderful mellow feel yet can also swing into the night for dancing at smaller weddings and private or corporate parties.

Quartet (vocals, piano, bass & drums) - ideal for larger events, where that classic big jazz sound is guaranteed to get people on their feet.

Quintet (vocals, piano, bass, drums & sax) - The full line up, great for dinner dances, large weddings and any other big occasion!

Can we see the band playing live?

Occasionally, although most of the our bookings are for private and corporate events, any public gigs will be posted on this page.

What do you wear?

We usually wear all black, either plain suits and black cocktail dress or dinner suits and evening dress depending on the occasion. If your party or event has a particular theme, just let us know.......we like dressing up too!

Do you provide recorded music while the band takes a break?

Yes, we play well known jazz/swing cds through our amplifiers while the band takes short breaks, so that the music is seamless for your guests.

What if the venue doesn't have a piano?

If there is no piano at the venue, we can provide a Digital Piano which has a fantastic sound (all the Mp3s on this site were recorded using a DP). In addition to this, we provide all our own sound equipment. All we need is the power supply.Calcot Manor, Tetbury, Glos.

Can you learn a song of my choice?

If you let us know in advance, we'd be happy to learn your favourite song.

Can you perform outdoors?

Yes, as long as we can be connected to a power supply and have adequate protection from any bad weather or very hot sun.

How much space do you need?

As a duo (piano & vocals), we need a minimum space of 1 metre x 2.5 metres, the space for larger line-ups are dependant on the area available as different formations are possible!

Do you ever have to substitute musicians?

Yes, but only if it is unavoidable. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that musicians aren't substituted, occasionally it is necessary for us to do so in cases of illness etc. The substitute musician would be an experienced professional who is well known to us.

 

 

 

 

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For the evening John and I were convinced we didn't want a cheesy disco and although we both love our rock and metal that wouldn't have been quite right for the venue. We hit upon The Sugar Band and booked the quintet and they played a beautiful set of relaxed and elegant jazz and swing music just perfect for the venue. Seeing everyone on the dance floor showing off their best Fred and Ginger attempt to 'Cheek to Cheek' was brilliant.

1940s Vintage Wedding, Highbury Hall, Birmingham. May 2011

Hi Sheila,

Thank you once again for a marvellous afternoon. You were all wonderful - your voice is amazing and the different instruments of the band were great - so many people commented on your quality, professionalism and repertoire. I'm glad i decided to have the sax player!!

David - Birthday Party, Rowheath Pavillion, Birmingham. June 2012.