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ABOUT US

The Man Overboard Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry between these superb musicians and their audience makes every performance a magical occasion.

The Man Overboard Quintet has played gigs at numerous prestigious venues, and has played at many functions, such as weddings and corporate events.

The Man Overboard Quintet were featured in BBC3’s “Being Human” (5th series, 6th episode), and have appeared several times on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’.

The Man Overboard Quintet recorded their first album in September 2012 at Champs Hill studios, releasing it in July 2013. Their second album, ‘Down in the Deep Deep Blue’, was also recorded at Champs Hill and was released in August 2015.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Jazz
  • Swing jazz
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We play these instruments:

  • Clarinet
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Double bass
  • Guitar
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Private Party
  • Festival
  • Bar / Bat Mitzvah
  • VIP Event
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AVAILABILITY

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We are based in London, United Kingdom.

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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 1,180
    The Man Overboard Quintet
    Band

    Includes:
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    A one hour set will include on average 10 to 12 numbers. A combination of numbers with vocals (the majority) and instrumentals. All 20's and 30's swing tunes.

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  • Price from £ 708
    Trio
    Trio

    Includes:
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    The trio consists of: clarinet / saxophone / piano (if available at the venue) all played by our regular clarinetist, guitar, double bass / vocals (or singer is also a double bass player). Same repertoire as quintet's.

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  • Price from £ 944
    Quartet
    Quartet

    Includes:
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    The quartet can instrumental (typically clarinet, trumpet, guitar, double bass) or include vocals (typically vocals, clarinet, guitar, double bass). Same repertoire as quintet's.

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LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

2 Set Lists

Somerset wedding
01
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
02
Pennies from heaven
03
Trouble in mind
04
I'm confessin'
05
Some of these days
06
Just a closer walk with thee
07
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
08
L-0-V-E
09
Me, myself and I
10
All of me
11
Careless love
12
Runnin' wild
13
That's a plenty
14
La vie en rose
15
Sweet Georgia Brown
Wilderness Festival
01
Honeysuckle rose
02
All of me
03
Stardust
04
How high the moon
05
The old man of the mountain
06
I'll see you in my dreams
07
It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing
08
I found a new baby
09
Puttin' on the Ritz
10
Dark eyes
11
When you're smiling

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Booked The Man Overboard Quintet for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

Came a long way to perform and didn't disappoint.

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Booked The Man Overboard Quintet for a Birthday Party
5.0  

"Thank you all SO MUCH for making such a wonderful atmosphere. And a million thanks to you again for making our party go with such a swing!"

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5.0   Verified review

"The Man Overboard Quintet has a distinctive style, strong individual personalities and a collective ear for a great song — the end of year Best Of list beckons." - All about Jazz

"A hugely enjoyable, luminously engineered debut album." - The Strad

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism