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  • Biography

    What makes One Jump Ahead stand out from the other Swing and Jive bands around? Firstly, they've been playing for OVER 30 YEARS now and a band doesn't last that long unless they deliver! Audiences invariably want to DANCE when they hear the way these cats swing. Their huge repertoire includes the best of the "Great American Songbook", from 1940s & 50s jump/jive rhythm & blues to classic rock’n’roll songs, 1960s soul hits and Rat Pack material. A few carefully selected vintage pop classics, some comic songs and their own critically acclaimed compositions might get thrown into the mix too. They have wowed audiences from Islington to Israel, Clerkenwell to County Cork and from Docklands to Deutschland!

    One Jump Ahead are led by KIT PACKHAM on VOCALS & SAXOPHONE, accompanied by PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, TRUMPET and another SAXOPHONE. Several of the band also contribute backing vocals - and an excellent female singer can be added to the line-up on request. If you don't have the space or the budget for a 7 or 8-piece band they can still play a highly entertaining set with a smaller line-up - right down to Kit alone with pre-recorded backing tracks! However, we would suggest that you hire the largest line-up that the premises and your budget allow, since this gives the most dynamic and flexible results. The minimum price of £975 given above is for the normal 7-piece format. To calculate the minimum price for smaller units subtract £100 for each musician not required.

    Check out the band's own website (see link) for lots more information including soundclips, testimonials, the members biographies, a repertoire list, FAQs, public gigs and all the dates currently booked. Kit will answer all enquiries from this site or the band's own website personally and is happy to offer free advice on all aspects of your booking too.


    Recent Clients

    • Jive Party at the Rivoli Ballroom
    • Swingsters (Swing at Six's)
    • Boogaloo Promotions (Royal Bath Hotel)
    • Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton
    • Hornchurch Jazz Club
    • Bulls Head, Barnes
    • The Hideaway, Streatham
    • Luton Hoo
  • Prices

    London area

    £975.00

    This is our usual MINIMUM rate for the FULL 7-PIECE band. Special low-cost deals can be negotiated for multiple bookings or a reduction in the size of the band. Contact us with your enquiry or offer!

    Outside London area

    £975.00

    This is our usual MINIMUM rate for the FULL 7-PIECE band. As a rough guide, add £75 for each 50 miles beyond central London. Beyond 150 miles from central London add an additional £200 to cover overnight accomodation.

  • Technical Requirements

    Fully self-contained with PA suitable for an audience of up to 250. We also bring basic lighting in case the venue's own is unsuitable.
    We like a space 6 metres wide by 3 metres deep or larger. However, we can cope with tighter spaces, particularly if we are playing as a smaller unit eg:5 or 4-piece.
    Other technical questions can be answered on request.

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    Bill Smith (Blues In Britain magazine)

    about 1 year ago

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    This was as ever a great night's entertainment by a group of musicians who are masters of their craft. Kit is a consummate entertainer and very funny to boot. One Jump Ahead are always great value for money and you are always assured of a night of music and mirth.

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    Biography

    What makes One Jump Ahead stand out from the other Swing and Jive bands around? Firstly, they've been playing for OVER 30 YEARS now and a band doesn't last that long unless they deliver! Audiences invariably want to DANCE when they hear the way these cats swing. Their huge repertoire includes the best of the "Great American Songbook", from 1940s & 50s jump/jive rhythm & blues to classic rock’n’roll songs, 1960s soul hits and Rat Pack material. A few carefully selected vintage pop classics, some comic songs and their own critically acclaimed compositions might get thrown into the mix too. They have wowed audiences from Islington to Israel, Clerkenwell to County Cork and from Docklands to Deutschland!

    One Jump Ahead are led by KIT PACKHAM on VOCALS & SAXOPHONE, accompanied by PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, TRUMPET and another SAXOPHONE. Several of the band also contribute backing vocals - and an excellent female singer can be added to the line-up on request. If you don't have the space or the budget for a 7 or 8-piece band they can still play a highly entertaining set with a smaller line-up - right down to Kit alone with pre-recorded backing tracks! However, we would suggest that you hire the largest line-up that the premises and your budget allow, since this gives the most dynamic and flexible results. The minimum price of £975 given above is for the normal 7-piece format. To calculate the minimum price for smaller units subtract £100 for each musician not required.

    Check out the band's own website (see link) for lots more information including soundclips, testimonials, the members biographies, a repertoire list, FAQs, public gigs and all the dates currently booked. Kit will answer all enquiries from this site or the band's own website personally and is happy to offer free advice on all aspects of your booking too.


    Recent Clients

    • Jive Party at the Rivoli Ballroom
    • Swingsters (Swing at Six's)
    • Boogaloo Promotions (Royal Bath Hotel)
    • Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton
    • Hornchurch Jazz Club
    • Bulls Head, Barnes
    • The Hideaway, Streatham
    • Luton Hoo
  • PRICES

    Prices

    London area

    £975.00

    This is our usual MINIMUM rate for the FULL 7-PIECE band. Special low-cost deals can be negotiated for multiple bookings or a reduction in the size of the band. Contact us with your enquiry or offer!

    Outside London area

    £975.00

    This is our usual MINIMUM rate for the FULL 7-PIECE band. As a rough guide, add £75 for each 50 miles beyond central London. Beyond 150 miles from central London add an additional £200 to cover overnight accomodation.

  • TECHNICAL

    Technical Requirements

    Fully self-contained with PA suitable for an audience of up to 250. We also bring basic lighting in case the venue's own is unsuitable.
    We like a space 6 metres wide by 3 metres deep or larger. However, we can cope with tighter spaces, particularly if we are playing as a smaller unit eg:5 or 4-piece.
    Other technical questions can be answered on request.

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    Reviews (1)

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    Bill Smith (Blues In Britain magazine)

    about 1 year ago

    10.010.0

    This was as ever a great night's entertainment by a group of musicians who are masters of their craft. Kit is a consummate entertainer and very funny to boot. One Jump Ahead are always great value for money and you are always assured of a night of music and mirth.

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