The Hot Jazz Biscuits

Welcome to The Hot Jazz Biscuits – a versatile group of experienced musicians and firm friends who have been working together to provide high quality live music since 2003, ideal for any occasion.

From solo artists for intimate weddings, right up to ten-piece bands for extravagant corporate events, and covering a broad spectrum of musical styles including jazz, motown, soul, funk, and pop, they’ll work tirelessly to ensure you and your guests have as much fun as they inevitably will.

FAQ

What will you need to supply?

An accessible power supply is essential as they use several pieces of electrical equipment. Other than this, they are self-contained and will bring all of their own equipment including PA and lighting for both band and dance floor. To keep their energy levels up the band will require soft drinks throughout the performance, and a hot and healthy meal for each band member.

How long do they play for?

They usually play either two 45 or two 60 minute sets. They can play for longer if required – just let us know when making your booking.

Do they play recorded music during their breaks?

Yes, they play music from an iPod. If you prefer, you can provide your own playlists.

Can they play our first dance?

Yes, absolutely. Please get in touch for advice on song choice.

What happens when the band finishes? Do I need a DJ?

They offer both DJs and ‘DIY DJs’. Leave it to them, or you can bring an MP3 player with your favourite music on and leave it running for the remainder of the evening – just let us know when making your booking, Musicians will need to be able to pack down and leave with their equipment when the live music has finished.

Reviews

Charlotte Pegram reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
August 30 ·

So happy we had the Hot Jazz Biscuits at our party. Their standard of performance was excellent and they got everyone up on the dance floor. I was pleased that they prepared a set list with our party theme in mind- A Night at the Movies. They also interacted well with our guests- getting an Amy Winehouse lookalike to assist while they performed one of her numbers! In general, they were a lovely bunch of people to work with; professional and easy-going at the same time. Lastly, my final comment might sound like a double-edged compliment but I think needs to be said: their live set was much better than the recorded performance on their website.

 

James Bell reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
September 22 at 11:06pm ·

HJB played our wedding over the summer and I can not recommend them enough. The first dance was perfect (the music not my footwork) and then three great sets of songs. A real leap of faith but trust them they are the professionals. The money seems daunting when you compair it to a DJ but the atmosphere of a live band setting up and sound checking really built up excitement and kicked the evening off with a bang. 10/10, book them now!!! James and Charlotte. X

 

Lisa Millard reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
June 6 ·

Hot Jazz Biscuits played at our wedding 5 weeks ago and they absolutely made our evening! All of our guests were so impressed (and are still singing your praises) and we couldn’t stop dancing throughout both sets! Everything was completely under control which meant we didn’t need to worry about a thing on the night! We had the 7 piece band and the sound was just phenomenal! Thank you so much for being the perfect end to our day – we just need another occasion so we can hear you again!

 

Adam Weetman reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
July 10 ·

AMAZING!!!! We had the hot jazz biscuits last weekend for our wedding at Pimhill barn and were blown away! They had everyone up dancing even the ones who “never dance”. We have had loads of people pass comment on how brilliant the performance was! Having such a professional live band really made the evening as special as the day!
Thanks guys!

 

Clarissa Freeman reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
June 4 ·

The most amazing band to have at your wedding if you love a party and dancing. Our dance floor was packed from the moment the Hot Jazz Biscuits started their set. Thank you for making our day so special and a great party; our guests loved it!

 

Laura Jane Griffiths reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
July 30 ·

Went to a wedding last night where the Hot Jazz biscuits performed – just outstanding!!!!
We danced throughout and the music was sensational! Would recommend in a heart beat. Thanks for a great night!

 

Kelly Rothwell reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
February 27 ·

The Hot Jazz Biscuits played at our wedding on New Years’ Eve and were absolutely incredible. We read about the band in a wedding magazine in which the feedback was amazing so we knew we had to have them.
Chris was brilliant to deal with in the lead up, always very responsive and accommodating. On the night, the band played an amazing set split into three 45 minute sessions with a fantastic DJ playing in between. The band learnt our first dance for us, played all of our ceremony requests and the DJ had all of our evening requests ready to go! The band even led our midnight celebrations.
The dancefloor was full all night and so many of our guests commented on how fantastic the Hot Jazz Biscuits were. To top it off, the guys were absolutely lovely people and it was a pleasure having them around at the wedding.
We cannot thank you all enough.
Love the new Mr and Mrs Rothwell x

 

Matt Parish reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
September 16 ·

HJB played our wedding at the start of September and absolutely smashed it! Great band, very nice, friendly and helpful people.

 

Barbara Millard reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
May 14 ·

Brilliant band who played at our son’s wedding 2 weeks ago. The dance floor was packed every minute they were playing and they created a wonderful atmosphere. Lovely people too!

 

Lillybeth Abram reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
February 19 ·

This band is fantastic. If you’re on the fence about booking them, book them now before they get booked up! Everybody loved them, top quality musicians and tunes. They played at our wedding and completely catered to us and our taste.

 

Nicholas Harding reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
January 11 ·

In November The Hot Jazz Biscuits played an amazing gig at our wedding.
My wife and I have fairly eclectic music taste, and add to that we wanted a band that would have friends and family spanning four generations up on the dance floor. Well, they nailed it! We couldn’t get people off the dance floor!!
Having great music being played by genuinely lovely people really added to our wedding day – thank you so much guys.

 

Kelly Lowe reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
November 22, 2015 ·

Can’t speak highly enough of this band. After trawling the Internet for a wedding band and hearing the same old repertoires eg Killers/ Kings of Leon/ etc, as soon as we heard The Hot Jazz Biscuits, there was no going back. The demos that you can hear/ see on the website and YouTube etc don’t do these guys justice. Not one person who came to our wedding hasn’t mentioned how good this band were/are. They blew the roof off. Every individual in the 8 piece we booked, was absolutely quality in their own right. Therefore, I don’t want to single anyone out for special praise, but the singer, well she was unreal. In fact, I can’t single anyone out, they were all unreal. Thanks guys for learning our song (which was as good as the real deal) making the party, being a massive part of our special day. But also wing so helpful in the build up to the day. Please continue to bring smiles to faces with your awesomeness!

 

Sarah Ecclestone Siraj reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
September 18 ·

Amazing at our wedding yesterday – all our guests loved you! Completely and utterly brilliant x

 

Mette Douse reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
April 16 ·

Saw you guys last night at an awards evening in Telford – awesome! The girl singing was incredible!!

 

Claire Fitch reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star

June 25, 2015 ·

We had the hot jazz biscuits performing for our UK wedding reception on sat 20th June….OMG they were amazing xx all of our guests had a fab time and commented on how good they were. Thank you so much, we had a brill night and we would highly recommend them to anyone xx

 

Charlie Jefferson reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
April 23, 2015 ·

You guys were just fantastic and coped so well with our unusual setup!! Thanks a million we had the best night of our lives and all the guests had a great time busting moves. DJ set was awesome too and had people from all walks of life dancing and a bumpin all night! You couldn’t be a nicer bunch too

 

Samantha Beesley reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
April 16 ·

Saw you guys at the Shropshire Partners in Care Awards last night! Amazing! What a voice!

 

Dominic Lester reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
July 19, 2015 ·

The best money we spent on the whole day, everyone was up and dancing all night, the band were on point. I can’t say how happy I am with their performance.

 

Amy Morgan-Brown reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
November 6, 2014 ·

Hi Guys,
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band, they literally made the night!
Everyone has said how fantastic they were and me, my Mum and Sisters had an absolute ball singing and dancing along. Not to mention the rest of the guests, it was better than we could have hoped for.
We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding reception a night to remember!
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
Mr & Mrs Morgan
A.K.A Amy & Steve

 

Justin Mellor reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
April 13, 2015 ·

Hi HJB!
My wife and I would like to thank you for your amazing music and atmosphere you created at our wedding reception.
The night was amazing and everybody has commented how much they enjoyed the music all night.
Anybody looking to book a group of amazing musicians and vocalists this is the group for you! A special mention to the female vocalist Hayley, simply out of this world!!
Thanks again for everything

 

Fi McGeevor reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
February 3, 2015 ·

Amazing to see the variety of your stuff at last on Saturday night- we funked – we took it to the bridge and we jumped and pumped. thank you all for putting on such a great show x

 

Ann Naylor reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
April 3, 2015 ·

HJB Thank you for making our daughters wedding extra special. The choice of music, sound level, and top quality musicians was perfect for the occasion. Many Thanks x

 

Sarah O’Hara reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits.
February 1, 2015 ·

Our first ‘biscuit’ experience last night. Just fantastic, we danced and sang all night. So professional and polished. We will def be at your next Shrewsbury gig. Thank you x

 

Lora Harla reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
February 10, 2015 ·

Brilliant! Loved everything about them! Talented people, beautiful music. Can not wait to see them again.

 

Amy Jane Lester reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
July 17, 2015 ·

Hi Guys! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding last night, everyone absolutely loved you!

 

Rachel Kelly Vyse reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
December 21, 2014 ·

Amazing band, incredible musicians – would recommend to everyone

 

Matt Jeffrey reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
June 20 ·

 

Dave Speakman reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
December 6, 2015 ·

 

Sophi Louise Meardon reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
December 18, 2014 ·

 

Marie Ferguson Chaudhry reviewed The Hot Jazz Biscuits — 5 star
November 4, 2014 ·

 

Repertoire

  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Love on Top – Beyonce
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
  • Price Tag – Jessie J
  • I Need Dolla – Aloe Blacc
  • Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • California Gurls – Katy Perry
  • Firework – Kate Perry
  • Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutinni
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • American Boy – Estelle (Sam Sparro version)
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse (Ronson version)
  • Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
  • Filthy/Gorgeous – Scissor Sisters
  • Love Machine – Girls Aloud
  • Seven Nation Army – White Stripes(Ben L’onlce Soul version)
  • Crazy in Love – Beyonce
  • Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
  • You’ve got the Love – Candy Staton
  • No Digity – Backstreet (Oli Brown version)
  • Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
  • It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers
  • Young Hearts Run Free – Candy Staton
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
  • Aint Nobody – Chaka Khan
  • Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
  • Nine To Five – Dolly Parton
  • Celebration – Kool and the Gang
  • Knock On Wood – Wilson Pickett
  • La Freak – Chic
  • Blame it on the Boogie – Michael Jackson
  • Flip, Flop, and Fly – Big Joe Turner
  • Your Smiling Face James Taylor
  • Carwash – Rose Royce
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  • Play That Funky Music White Boy – Wild Cherry
  • Oh What A Night – Frankie Valli
  • I Shot the Sherriff – Bob Marley
  • Lady Marmalade – Pattie Labelle
  • Use Me – Bill Wilthers
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Cold Sweat – James Brown
  • Papa’s got a Brand New Bag – James Brown
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Hound Dog – Elvis
  • I Want you back – Jackson 5
  • Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  • Think – Aretha Franklin
  • Jailhouse Rock – Blues Brothers
  • Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
  • Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • Hard to Handle – Otis Redding
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
  • Reach out, I’ll be there – The Four Tops
  • I’m a Believer – The Monkees
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Soulman – Wilson Pickett
  • Everybody – Blues Brothers
  • Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard (Credence Clearwater version)
  • Bring Me Sunshine – Louis Prima (Jive Aces version)
  • Aint no Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • I Don’t need no Doctor – Ray Charles (John Scofield version)
  • Keep on Running – Spencer Davis Group
  • You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
  • Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • Rescue Me – Aretha Franklin
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
  • You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  • Dancing in the Streets – Martha & the Vandellas
  • My Guy – Mary Wells
  • Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  • Heatwave – Martha & the Vandellas
  • Do You Love Me – The Contours
  • At Last – Etta James
  • I Just Wanna Make Love to You – Etta James
  • Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
  • What I’d Say – Ray Charles
  • Jonny be Good – Chuck Berry
  • Rockin’ Robin – Jackson 5
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nat King Cole
  • I Got a Woman – Ray Charles
  • Jump, Jive and Wail – Louis Prima
  • Fever – Peggy Lee

How to book

For more information, or to book this artist, contact Rory Duffy