The Modern Gatsbys
Vintage Swing Style Party Band
Great Gatsby Style, Postmodern Jukebox, Jazz/Swing, Pop Covers, Vintage 1920s, Horn Section
£2,422 (avg. price)

About The Modern Gatsbys – vintage swing style pop covers band in London
5 reviews

Based in London, The Modern Gatsbys are a sensational six-piece band who play covers of modern pop hits in the glittering style of 1920s swing & jazz.

A great idea for black-tie events, weddings, and any other high-end function needing a unique touch.

With music from the likes of Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, and Sam Smith, the band mix well-known popular hits with sophisticated and authentic swing straight out of the Roaring Twenties, guaranteeing a dance floor full of flapper girls and dapper guys.

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Along with a professional live set the band also provides a disco package as standard, so your whole evening of entertainment is covered in the hire.

The Modern Gatsbys is made up of exceptional musicians who are well established in the professional music field.

Each member has an impressive music history, including appearing at major UK festivals, playing for a wedding at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, and even working alongside Destiny’s Child in Texas!

The Modern Gatsbys' repertoire features all the best in modern popular music, including favourites by Beyonce, Rihanna, Megan Trainor, Daft Punk, Macklemore, Swedish House Mafia and many more!

As standard The Modern Gatsbys provide:

  • Professional 5 or 6-piece live band
  • 2 x 45 minute live sets in the style of Postmodern Jukebox
  • A set list of popular dance floor fillers
  • Professional PA & stage lighting
  • Pre-mixed disco before and after live sets (tailored to your tastes)
  • PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Special request performed
  • Professional booking service and exceptional communication and planning skills

In addition the band can add:

  • Electric party band style set to end the night (45 mins)

The Modern Gatsbys are based in London in the UK and the band are available to hire for local events in London, Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire, as well as further afield in the UK and for international bookings.


How long do you take to set-up?

60-90 minutes.

What time do you play?

Any time to suit you, standard prices are for 2 x 45 minutes of live music, anytime between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2 x 45 minute live sets in a Postmodern Jukebox vintage Gatsby style as standard. There is the option of performing a 45 min electric rock/pop set as an add-on. We also provide a pre-mixed disco before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. If your event is for 250 guests or more we can supply a larger PA/lighting rig and sound engineer for an additional fee to ensure the presentation is suitable for your event.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?


Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have two weeks notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 3m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13 amp sockets is fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. But this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.

5 verified reviews

“Just wanted to say that the band were superb on Saturday night – loads of compliments on their sound, repertoire, rapport… They managed the extraordinary feat of getting U6 students dancing with their parents! Very impressive. They were also the loveliest people to deal with and made light work of the setting and clearing up. We would certainly recommend The Modern Gatsbys and various parents asked me for their contact details so I will pass on your link.”
– Jan Cresswell, 22 February 2020, College Prom in Portsmouth, Hampshire
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“Thank you The Modern Gatsbys for your superb performance on Saturday at Beaulieu. You kept people on the dance floor all night long! Excellent choice of music played and great vocals. We couldn’t have chosen a better band! We had a perfect wedding day. Thank you so much for your contribution. It was also very easy to communicate with the band. We would certainly recommend you! Many thanks.”
– Ariadne & Brendan Cox, 10 February 2020, wedding in Beaulieu, New Forest
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“Just wanted to drop you a line to say The Modern Gatsbys were absolutely fantastic and really got the party going. Please pass on our thanks and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!”
– Teresa McLaughlin, 11 January 2020, Christmas party at The Berkeley, London
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“We were so thrilled with The Modern Gatsbys – they were just phenomenal! The band put on such a passionate performance and in no time at all the dancefloor was heaving. We had so many compliments from our guests, even those that were too shy to shake their stuff. Their song repertoire is really varied and delivered to such an incredibly high standard. We could not have hoped for more and were so lucky to find them – they were just brilliant! ”
– Holy & Steve Sauber, 2 December 2019, Great Gatsby themed wedding in Essex
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“The Modern Gatsbys were absolutely brilliant at our wedding! They played our first song beautifully and the whole playlist was just perfect for our wedding. Would definitely recommend. Thank you so much!!”
– Holly Guy, 25 November 2019, wedding at Cedarwood Cottage in Burgate, Hampshire
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Audio samples
Thrift Shop
All About That Bass
Livin' On A Prayer
Set List
Vintage Gatsby Style

All About That Bass - Megan Trainor

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Beauty And A Beat - Niki Manage

Blank Space - Taylor Swift

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

Come And Get It - Selena Gomez

Creep - Radio Head

Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia

Drunk In Love - Beyoncé

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

Hello - Adele

Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's

I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry

Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

No Diggity - The Black Street

Roar - Katy Perry

Rockstar - Nickleback

Say My Name - Destinys Child

Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

Single Ladies - Beyoncé

Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses

Take Me To Church - Hozier

Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo

Thrift Shop - Macklemore

Timber - Kesha

Umbrella - Rihanna

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Wake Me Up - Avicii

We Can't Stop - Miley Cirus

We Found Love - Rihanna

Wiggle - Jason Derulo

Electric Pop/rock Set (optional Add-on)

Crazy In Love - Beyoncé

Domino - Jesse J

Hot N Cold - Katy Perry

I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys

Lady Marmalade - Pink Ft Christina Aguilera

Mr Bright Side - The Killers

Pyt - Michael Jackson

Rather Be - Clean Bandit

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Relight My Fire - Take That

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Wonderwall - Oasis

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