FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

   
Q: What sort of jazz music do The Stateside Stompers play?

A: The band plays New Orleans / Dixieland jazz. The style is that of Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan (Five Guys Named Moe), Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Goodman and The Harry Gold Band. The music gets everyone dancing and is also entertaining to sit and watch! As well as the extremely danceable and upbeat Dixieland jazz, the band will play suitable background music if your event requires it. This could be traditional jazz standards such as Summertime, Autumn Leaves or Chicago.


Q: How many people play in The Stateside Stompers?

A: Usually seven musicians perform in the band playing: trumpet, clarinet, trombone, sax, banjo/piano, sousaphone and drums. The band will also perform as a quintet - as above without the drums and sax, and a trio - clarinet, banjo and sousaphone. Other combinations are also available such as piano, upright/double bass and sax (for traditional jazz).

Q: For what sort of event is The Stateside Stompers suitable?

A: The band performs at weddings, corporate events (both formal and informal), parties and even christenings! The music is tailored to each individual event.

Q: Where are The Stateside Stompers based? Where will they travel?

A: The band is based in London, England and will travel anywhere in the UK and abroad.

Q: Where are The Stateside Stompers based? Where will they travel?

A: The band is based in London, England and will travel anywhere in the UK and abroad.

Q: Do The Stateside Stompers need much room to perform and are there any other special requirements I need to know?

A: The band needs enough space for a drum kit and six musicians to stand and play their instruments. The band is acoustic, which means they do not require a fixed power point, so they can easily perform at outside events!

Q: Will The Stateside Stompers play my favourite song?

A: Certainly, if you tell us what it is!

Q: Can I hear The Stateside Stompers perform before I decide to book?

A: Yes, we have a 'demo' CD that we can send to you.
Q: How much will it cost to book The Stateside Stompers?

A: The price depends whether you want to book the main seven-piece band, the quintet or the trio. It also depends on the venue, times (how long the musicians are playing) and location. We can also supply a stereo and a selection of CDs to play during the band's break.