This Christmas we invite you to journey back in time to the roaring 20s and the underground world of forbidden drinks, gangsters and glamorous flapper girls – for a night of raucous entertainment in the luxury surroundings of the private salon at Kent House Knightsbridge. To add the finishing touches to a night of pure decadence and hedonism we spoke to our friends at Kru Talent to ask them for their recommendations on the best vintage acts to help the evening go with a swing.
All of the acts we’ve chosen would be perfect as an added extra at our Secret Salon Christmas party package but they are also available for hire for any other events you may be planning.
The Gatsby Performers
Gatsby fever has stricken and The Gatsby Performers are the antidote. Why not let these Gatsby Performers take you back to the 1920’s, the swinging era of glittering Jazz. With their sumptuous sparkling costumes and tongue in cheek Charleston routines, they’re sure to be a big hit with your guests this year.
Why not have your guest enter into the era that coined the Jazz age with our performers doing a meet and greet, performing freestyle dance to any jazz band, posing for photographs with guests or assisting with the drinks reception.
Performing high energy fully choreographed 1920s inspired Charleston dance routines our The Gatsby Performers are sure to add that air of fun, elegance and sophistication to your evening. Why not take to the floor with our Gatsby Girls after dinner for a fun Charleston dance class to get the party really started where your guests can learn a mini routine of their very own!
Oh So Dapper, featuring Lana Shelley
No strangers to Kent House Knightsbridge this exciting and charismatic duo Oh So Dapper, teamed up with Lana Shelly, are a glamorous trio which blends jazz, blues and soul.
Highly experienced sessions musicians and entertainers, Oh So Dapper have been performing together for more than ten years making their team work the charm of this act. From Glastonbury Festival to London’s Jazz Cafés, intimate bars to glamorous weddings Lana Shelley has also captured and enraptured audiences around the country with her silky voice.
Their repertoire spans from the 1920s to the present day and includes songs such as ‘When I Fall In Love’, ‘Blue Moon’ and ‘Sway’ to name a few.
They have been performing nationwide since the turn of the new millennium covering jazz, blues, old soul, rock and roll. They can provide beautiful background music to set the atmosphere or rip-roaring upbeat swingers to get the crowd on the dance floor.
BV & his Orchestra
BV & his Orchestra are the leading vintage dance ensemble to have emerged from the UK in recent years, taking the British scene by storm. BV & his Orchestra provide the perfect soundtrack for all those who revel in nostalgia and admire the elegance of a by-gone age, with a repertoire consisting of the most beautiful and uplifting songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. A specialist in vintage dance music, BV’s authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, swing, jive, Russian-folk, Charleston, Latin American and Cuban dance music have captivated audiences all over Europe, America, and the Far East.
The Orchestra are in extremely high demand, bringing their evocative show to life for a host of A-list clients including many celebrity parties, corporate engagements, Prince William’s 2011 Royal wedding and international embassies.
The Jazz Spivettes
Looking for something that little bit different? Than look no further! The Jazz Spivettes are a vintage style, speak easy, foot thumping, hand jiving spectacular band that will get your guests swinging along!
Traveling all around the UK, The Jazz Spivettes have performed at many prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, St James Palace, The Natural History Museum and Hampton Court Flower show to name a few as well as speakeasies, juice joints and prohibition parties.
Full time professionals and some of the leading musicians on the scene, these guys recreate the glitz, glamor and splendour of the Great Gatsby Era. They can even bring along their razzle-dazzle flapper girls who’ll get everyone on their feet to a cheeky Charleston.
The Lipstick Girls
And finally if you’re looking to dress the part but not sure how to create the vintage look then The Lipstick Girls are a unique team of beauty professionals who offer make-up, hair styling, manicures and massage.
Immaculately turned out in adorable 1950’s style uniforms and without an eyelash out of place ready to primp and preen The Lipstick Girls are handpicked for their expertise and professionalism, to bring you an original service. They can apply the very latest products and techniques to beautify, groom and relax both male and female guests.
The Lipstick Girls have over eight years’ experience of delivering the perfect pampering service, from private birthday party celebrations to large PR campaigns for clients such as Forever 21, Diesel, Unilever, Banana Republic, Ernst & Young and Nickelodeon among others.
The Lipstick Girls are the perfect addition to any event or campaign as everybody loves a bit of pampering and preening!
The Speakeasy Salon at Kent House Knightsbridge:
Kent House Knightsbridge is a private townhouse with a royal history and is located in the heart of prestigious Knightsbridge and it has become firmly established as one of the best Christmas party venues in London.
Our Christmas packages sell out very quickly and have been recognised for their quality by the event industry having been shortlisted as a finalist by Event Awards for Best Christmas package. If you’d like to know more about our 2016 package then do get in touch with our team or download our brochure here.
To get more ideas or help on the right entertainment for your event talk to the team on 020 7610 2808 or email email@example.com