Jazzy ska from London

Cupcakes in Basildon


Sep 28, 2014 gig, setlist , , Comments are off

Last night we went to Basildon – or more accurately Pitsea – to play a private function.

Here’s a clue to its purpose.Dadcake


This was a full-on ska party with decoration to match.


And there were lots of cakes.


John's birthday cake

Here are some pictures from the soundcheck, but we didn’t get the chance to get anyone to take us while we performed.


We were asked to play Mirror in the Bathroom, Tears of a Clown and Red is Danger.

We’ve  never done Mirror in the Bathroom before and had played Tears of a Clown only once before many years ago (and not very well). So some frantic arranging and rehearsing went on to get them up to scratch.

We hadn’t played Red is Danger for some time either. It goes back to the very early days of the band.We enjoyed reviving this. It will get some more outings now.

We also added One Step Beyond to our repertoire as it’s the right kind of tune to start this kind of evening as we mean to go on.

This is what we played.

First set Second set
  • One Step Beyond
  • Guns Of Navarone
  • Tide Is High
  • Mood For Love
  • You’re Wondering Now
  • You Can Get It
  • Harder They Come
  • Red Is Danger
  • Man In The Street
  • Mirror In The Bathroom
  • Enola Gay
  • Red Red Wine
  • Price Tag
  • Tequila
  • Misirlou
  • 99 Red Balloons
  • Tainted Love
  • Tears Of A Clown
  • Rudy A Message To You
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Monkey Man
  • Baggy Trousers
  • Israelites
  • Gangsters
  • Night Boat To Cairo
  • Chinatown


And this is what the client had to say afterwards.


“What can i say???? U guys were absolutely amazing. Everyone has been saying how bloody brilliant u were. I can still hear the music through my hangover. Thank u so much for making it such a great night xxxxx”

We had a great time too…