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The Retro Kings

The Retro Kings – Rat Pack, Swing & Jazz Band

Jimmy and the band bring their own fresh and exciting arrangements of classic Pop songs and retro grooves to the dance floor, and continue to delight audiences in the UK and abroad with their vast repertoire of timeless Rat Pack and Swing numbers.

The Retro Kings are everything you would expect from a Jazz band and more; from cool Rat Pack style Swing to high-energy 50’s and 60’s retro grooves and Postmodern Jukebox style songs.

Whether you’re trying to create a sophisticated ambience or want to see the dance- floor explode, The Retro Kings will deliver!!

The Band have played for clients all over the World and are the perfect choice for wedding entertainment, corporate event entertainment and all other functions and parties. The blazing horns and explosive rhythm section will leave you and your guests no option but to “Face the Music and Dance”.

Since 2009, Jimmy and the band have performed internationally at private events and concerts in Cyprus, Florence, Greece, Paris, Kuala lumpur, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Jordan and Dubai as well as entertaining numerous private and corporate audiences at The Ritz, The Savoy, The Dorchester, Claridges, Soho House, The Groucho Club, and the The Pigalle back in London.

Repertoire List
A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION
BOSSA NOVA BABY
CAN’T TAKE NY EYES OFF OF YOU
IT HAD BETTER BE TONIGHT
IT’S NOT UNUSUAL
JUST HELP YOURSELF
JUST THE TWO OF US
L.O.V.E
LADIES NIGHT
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS GO BY
NINE TO FIVE
PAPPA LOVES MAMBO
PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS
REET PETITE
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
YEAH YEAH
YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING
A FOGGY DAY IN LONDON TOWN
A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE
AFTER YOU’VE GONE
AIN’T MISBEHAVING
AIN’T SHE SWEET
ALL OF ME
BLUE SKIES
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
CARAVAN (INTR)
CHEEK TO CHEEK
I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
I LOVE A PIANO – IRVING BERLIN
I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AINT MY BABY
IT HAD TO BE YOU
LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE
LONDON BY NIGHT
LOVE IS THE SWEETEST THING
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES IN YOUR OWN KIT BAG
PAPER MOON
SALOME – AL JOHNSON
SING SING SING
SMILE
THE MAN I LOVE – ELLA
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
THESE FOOLISH THINGS REMIND ME OF YOU
THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
TOOT TOOT TOOTSIE GOODBYE
WHEN YOU’RE SMILING
YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU – AL JOHNSON
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE
MAD WORLD
OOPS! I DID IT AGAIN
CARELESS WHISPER
I WILL SURVIVE
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
KILLING ME SOFTLY
ALL ABOUT THE BASS
Swing Swing Swing..
A Foggy Day in London Town 1937
Aint Misbehavin 1929
All Of Me 1931
All the Things you Are 1939
Anything Goes 1934
April Showers 1921
As Time Goes By 1931
At Last 1931
Begin the Beguine 1938
Blue Moon 1934
Blue Skies 1926
Call Me Irresponsible 1962
Cheek To Cheek 1935
Danny Boy 1913
Dream a Little Dream of Me 1931
East of the Sun 1935
Embraceable You 1928
Fascinating Rhythm 1924
Get Happy 1930
Goody Goody 1936
Hooray for Hollywood 1937
I Can’t give you anything but love 1928
I Get a Kick out of You 1932
I got rhythm 1930
I wanna be loved by you 1928
I Won’t Dance 1934
I’ll String Along With You 1934
I’ve Got a Crush on You 1928
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm 1937
I’ve got the World on a String 1932
I’ve Got You Under My Skin 1936
I’ve Got you Under my Skin 1936
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Aint Got That Swing 1931
It Had to be You 1924
It’s Only a Paper Moon 1933
Jeepers Creepers 1938
Let’s Face the Music and Dance 1936
Let’s Fall in Love 1928
Little Girl Blue 1935
Love me or Leave Me 1928
Mack the Knife 1928
Mad About the Boy 1932
Makin’ Whoopee 1928
Manhattan 1925
Minnie the Moocher 1931
My baby just cares for me 1930
My Romance 1935
Nearness Of You 1938
Night and Day 1932
Pennies From Heaven 1936
Singing in the Rain 1929
Smile 1936
Some of these Days
Someone to watch over me 1926
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 1939
Stormy Weather 1933
Summertime 1935
The Lady is a Tramp 1937 The Man The Man I Love 1926
The Ole’ Devil Called Love
The Very Thought of You 1934
The Way You Look Tonight 1936
There’s a Small Hotel 1936
They Can’t Take That Away From Me 1937
This Can’t be Love 1938
What a difference a day makes 1934
What is This Thing Called Love 1929
Why Don’t you do Right 1936
You’re Getting to be a Habit with me 1932
Yours 1932
BRAZIL (SAMBA)
IT HAD BETTER BE TONIGHT (SAMBA?)
LOVE IS IN THE AIR (FAST SAMBA)
PAPA LOVES MAMBO
PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS (RUMBA)
SAVE THE LAST DANCE (CHA CHA)
SWAY (MAMBO)
COME FLY WITH ME
LADY IS A TRAMP
WHEN YOUR DRINKIN
MAC THE KNIFE
SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE
A LOT OF LIVING TO DO
MR BOJANGLES
ME AND MY SHADOW
THAT’S LIFE
SOMETHING STUPID
ONE FOR MY BABY
WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I
LUCK BE A LADY
BIRTH OF THE BLUES
NEW YORK NEW YORK
FLY ME TO THE MOON
EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
BEYOND THE SEA
HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES
CHICAGO
FEVER
VOLARE
I WILL
THAT’S AMORE
MY KIND OF TOWN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG
AIN’T NO STOPPIN US NOW – MCFADDEN & WHITEHEAD
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE – BILL WITHERS
AIN’T NOBODY – RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN
ALL NIGHT LONG – MARY JANE GIRLS
ALWAYS THERE – INCOGNITO
AS – STEVIE WONDER AT LAST – ETTA JAMES
AT LAST – ETTA JAMES
BEST OF MY LOVE – THE EMOTIONS
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE – JACKSONS
BROWN EYED GIRL – VAN MORRISON
CAR WASH – ROSE ROYCE
CELEBRATION – KOOL AND THE GANG
COME AWAY WITH ME – NORAH JONES
DANCING IN THE STREET – MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS
DISCO INFERNO – THE TRAMPS
DON’T STOP ME NOW – QUEEN
DON’T YOU WORRY BOUT A THING STEVIE WONDER
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE – GLADYS KNIGHT
FOR THE LOVE OF YOU – ISLEY BROTHERS
GEORGIA ON MY MIND – GLADYS KNIGHT
GOOD TIMES – CHIC
GRAPEVINE – MARVIN GAYE
I CAN’T HELP IT – JACKSONS
I FEEL GOOD – JAMES BROWN
I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU – ARETHA FRANKLIN
I WANT YOU BACK – JACKSONS
I WILL SURVIVE – GLORIA GAYNOR
I’M EVERY WOMAN – CHAKA KHAN
I’M EVERY WOMAN – CHAKA KHAN
I’M SO EXCITED – POINTER SISTERS
KILLING ME SOFTLY – ROBERTA FLACK
KNOCK ON WOOD – AMII STEWART
LADY MARMALADE – LABELLE
LE FREAK – CHIC
LEAN ON ME – BILL WITHERS
LETS STAY TOGETHER – AL GREEN
LOLA’S THEME – SHAPESHIFTERS
LONG TRAIN RUNNIN – DOOBIE BROTHERS
LOST IN MUSIC – SISTER SLEDGE
LOVE IS A LOSING GAME – AMY WINEHOUSE
LOVE TRAIN – THE O JAY’S
MERCY – DUFFY
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA – GLADYS KNIGHT
NATURAL WOMAN – ARETHA FRANKLIN
OFF THE WALL – MICHAEL JACKSON
OVERJOYED – STEVIE WONDER
PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND – THE STYLISTICS
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC – WILD CHERRY
REHAB – AMY WINEHOUSE
RESPECT – ARETHA FRANKLIN
SIMPLY THE BEST – TINA TURNER
SING IT BACK – MOLOKO
SIR DUKE – STEVIE WONDER
STREET LIFE – THE CRUSADERS FEAT. RANDY CRAWFORD
SUMMER BREEZE – ISLEY BROTHERS
SUPERSTITION – STEVIE WONDER
SWEET LOVE – ANITA BAKER
SWEET THING – CHAKA KHAN
TELL ME SOMETHIN’ GOOD – CHAKA KHAN
THERE IT IS – SHALAMAR
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THIS – OMAR
THINKING OF YOU – SISTER SLEDGE
UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME – ARETHA FRANKLIN
UPSIDE DOWN – DIANA ROSS
VALERIE – AMY WINEHOUSE
WALK ON BY – DIONNE WARWICK
WE ARE FAMILY – SISTER SLEDGE
WHO IS HE – BILL WITHERS
WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU – ANGIE STONE
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE – SUPREMES / PHIL COLLINS
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE – THE SUPREMES
YOU GOT A FRIEND – CAROLE KING
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN – CAROLE KING
YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY – RANDY CRAWFORD
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE – CANDI STATON
YOUR LOVE IS MY LOVE – WHITNEY HOUSTEN

Christmas
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
DECK THE HALLS
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
JINGLE BELL ROCK
LET IT SNOW
NUT CRACKER SUITE MARCH
SLAY RIDE
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
WHAT CHILD IS THIS
WINTER WONDERLAND
LET IT SNOW
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
I’LL BE HOME FOR XMAS
SLEIGH BELLS
JINGLE BELLS
RUDOLF THE RED NOSE REINDEER
THE CHRISTMAS SONG
WHITE CHRISTMAS
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
GOD REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMAN
SILENT NIGHT
THE HOLY AND THE IVY

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