Brideshead Ballroom Stompers

In 2007 Matt was asked to form a dance band to feature in the movie-adaptation of Brideshead Revisited (2008), starring in the famous ballroom scene filmed at Castle Howard.

The aptly named 'Brideshead Ballroom Stompers' provide a show that brings something totally unique to your event. Specialising in the 'Jazz Age' music of the 1920s and the 'Swing Music' of the 1930's, the band takes all the elegance and humour of the British pre-war era, performing well-known songs in their original style. Swing classics such as Cheek To Cheek, It Had To Be You and Sing Sing Sing are combined with entertaining songs from the era such as The Teddy Bears Picnic and The Sun Has Got His Hat On.

Brideshead Ballroom Stompers

The band consist of 10 of the UK's finest musicians, who have played in many of the countries top bands including the Glenn Miller Orchestra (UK), Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.With fantastic music and costumes to match, the band will give you the real feel of an authentic 1920/30's evening, ideal to sit-back and enjoy, and even better to get up and dance to.

Brideshead Ballroom Stompers

The band performs using a variety of sized lineups depending on your needs. The full dance band is a 10-piece and can be reduced to an 8-piece. The group is also available as a small jazz combo, either a 4-piece or 5-piece, suitable for background music or drinks receptions.

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Photography ©Yusuf Ozkizil (www.ozkizilphotography.com) 2012

Prices

These vary according to lengths and times of sets, location of venue and size of room (for amplification equipment).

Please contact Matt to discuss your individual requirements to receive a quote.

Repertoire

Pre 20s

  • Bourbon Street Parade
  • Won't you come home Bill Bailey
  • 12th Street Rag
  • That's a plenty
  • Tiger Rag
  • Royal Garden Blues

Roaring 20's

  • Orys Creole Trombone
  • The Charleston
  • Tin Roof Blues
  • It has to be You
  • Lady Be Good
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Five Foot Two
  • Yes Sir that's My Baby
  • Always
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Sunday
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Muskrat Ramble
  • Ain't She Sweet
  • Varsity Drag
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Button up your overcoat
  • Ain’t misbehavin'
  • Puttin on the Ritz
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Happy Feet
  • Get Happy
  • All of Me
  • It don't mean a thing

Early 30s (British Dance Band & Broadway hits)

  • Let's Do it, lets fall in love
  • Sunny Side of the Street
  • The Sun Has Got His Hat On
  • Here's to the next time
  • Swing is In the Air
  • Keep young and beautiful
  • I get a kick out of you
  • I'm Gonna sit down and write…
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • The Music Goes Round And…
  • One, Two Button Your Shoe
  • Sing Sing Sing
  • The Lady is a Tramp
  • Blue Skies around the corner

Modern (But in a 20s/30s Style)

  • Walk on the wild side
  • Sir Duke
  • Mr Pinstripe Suit
  • Go Daddy-O
  • King of the Swingers
  • A spoonful of sugar
  • All Shook up
  • Steppin' out with my Baby
  • Hello Dolly
  • In the Mood
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Testimonials

All of our guests loved the music and we had a fantastic evening – thank you so much. You created a great atmosphere and had everyone dancing…the sight of Charlie’s dad doing the Charleston is one we won’t forget!

Charlie & Becca - Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

"You guys are great, you really look the part and sound brilliant"

Brideshead Production Co.

Hi Matt, Just a quick email to say thank you so much for last week. We of course had heaps of lovely compliments about how amazing you all were (which I'm sure you receive all the time!),We'll be passing on your details to everyone that came…

Abbie - Wedding at Molesey Cricket Club, London