Jazz inspired by the music of New Orleans, the singing and dancing of the 1920's, the dixieland and trad revivals in America and the UK since then, and by the musicians we work with here and now from all over the world.
The Sunshine Kings brings it all together into a band that makes people of all ages dance, clap, tap toes, and go home with a smile. Great for dancing, great for listening, great for anyone wanting to have a good time.
The band’s repertoire is drawn largely from the small group Jazz of the 20’s and 30’s with a few other interesting numbers from other eras thrown in to spice things up.
Run by Graham Hughes, a Jazz musician with a name in his own right, The Sunshine Kings are very popular at Jazz clubs around London and the South East, and have toured the length of England appearing at clubs and festivals. They also perform for parties, weddings, events, swing dances, tea dances, dinners...
The Sunshine Kings band comes in a few shapes and sizes, according to the occasion. They are a group of top class professional musicians who are all very versatile, know the repertoire and work together as a team.
If you are planning a Wedding, Mardi Gras event, Jazz concert, Swing dance, Tea dance, Party, Celebration, Riverboat trip, New Orleans party, Vintage jazz events, Dixieland, 20's night, Strolling trad bands or parades, inside or out, acoustic or amplified... The Sunshine Kings will be there with a smile!