The Darcy Gents

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The Darcy Gents
in Brief:

  • Jazz Trio
  • Tenor Sax, Guitar/Piano and Double Bass
  • Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blues and Latin
  • 15 years of experience
  • London based, available Midlands and South
  • 2x45 minute performance as standard
  • Option to add Drums or Vocalist
  • Duo line up available without Double Bass
  • Glowing references from many happy clients

The Darcy Gents

The Darcy Gents are a suave jazz band who'll bring a debonair dose of masterly musicianship to your event. Consisting of tenor saxophone, guitar and piano or double bass, The Darcy Gents specialise in jazz, bossa nova, blues and Latin music that's perfect for drinks receptions, formal dinners, weddings, parties and corporate functions. You can effortlessly create a luxurious, elegant and smooth atmosphere for your event with The Darcy Gents.

With over 16 years' experience between them, this experienced collective includes some of the best jazz musicians in the UK. Members of the band graduated from top conservatoires including the Royal Academy and Guildhall and now play with the best jazz bands in the country.

The trio's sax player is a bandleader and composer who has featured on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM. He has released several albums and received great praise from the likes of Kenny Wheeler and Bob Mintzer. Meanwhile, The Darcy Gents' bassist graduated with a distinction from Guildhall and has performed across the UK and abroad at prestigious venues including the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall, Cologne Philharmonic and at the Gulbenkian Grants Auditorium in Lisbon. Finally, the guitarist has mulitple appearances on the Jules Holland show to his name and featured on Jamie Cullum's last album with none other than Gregory Porter. Between them, their remarkable experience and love for performing has created a vibrant and authentic jazz trio who'll enhance the experience of every single guest at your event.

The Darcy Gents have a standard line-up of tenor sax, guitar and piano or double bass. You can upgrade this line-up to a quartet by adding drums or a vocalist. Their line-up can also be reduced to a duo by removing the double bass if you would prefer. The Darcy Gents' standard performance time is 2 x 45-minute sets.

Based in Bath, The Darcy Gents are available for hire throughout the South and the Midlands. These compelling musicians can be booked as a wedding jazz band, jazz party band and jazz band for corporate events.

This trio of top-class musicians are much sought after - book them before their diary fills up!

The Darcy Gents

  • Repertoire
Almost Like Being In Love – Nat King Cole
Take five – Dave Brubeck
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Take the A train - George Gershwin
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Caravan – Duke Ellington
In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
Body And Soul – Colman Hawkins and many more
Water Melon Man – Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Girl From Ipanema - Antônio Carlos Jobim
Wave - Antônio Carlos Jobim
East of The Sun & West of The Moon – as sung by Billie Holiday & Frank Sinatra,
Whisper not – Benny Golson
Along Came Betty - Benny Golson
Chees Cake – Dexter Gordon
What Is This Thing Called Love – Cole Porter
Love For Sale – Cole Porter
Everything I Love - – Cole Porter
Confirmation – Charlie Parker
Yard Bird Sweet – Charlie Parker
My Little Swade Shoes – Charlie Parker
Beatrice –Sam Rivers
Jeannine - Duke Pearson
Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock
Midnight Voyage – Michael Brecker
Dona Lee – Charlie Parker
Old Milestones – Charlie Parker
Billie’s Bounce – Charlie Parker
In Your Own Sweet way - Dave Brubeck
All Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
The Nearness Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
Lazy Bird – Miles Davis
All Blues – Miles Davis
Four – Miles Davis
Night And Day – Cole Porter
Everything I Love – Cole Porter
You And The Night And The Music - Arthur Schwartz
On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Sunny Stitt version
Bolivia – Cedar Walton
Song for my farther - Cedar Walton
Panonnica – Thelonious Monk
Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
500 miles – Chick Corea
Falling Grace – Steve Swallow
Manha De Carnival - Luiz Bonfá
St Tomas – Sunny Rollins
Caravan – Duke Ellington
Recorder me – Joe Henderson
Water Melon Man – Herbie Hancock
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock-
Song for My Farther – Cedar Walton
Little sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
Up Jumped Spring - Freddie Hubbard
Tenor Madness – Sunny Rollins
Sandu - Clifford Brown
West Cost Blues - Wes Montgomery
Footprints – Wayne Shorter
Mr PC – Miles Davis
Turn Out The Stars – Bill Evans

The Darcy Gents
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Trio: Tenor Sax, Guitar/Piano and Double Bass
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"Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more! Please do come back...a very memorable evening of music making at the very highest level!"
Live Band Review
"Fabulous service and sounded great. Very professional and would highly recommend!"
Jazz Band Review
"A wonderful night, some important guests, an impressive location, but it was The Darcy Gents' music to deliver the true magic touch. John and his band played for us a great collection of Jazz music giving an extra flavour to an already special evening. A perfect harmony of notes, a well balanced band and a very elegant style. I would strongly recommend The Darcy Gents and I will be looking forward to working with him in the near future."
Corporate Band Review
"The Darcy Gents have played probably 30+ times in various venues and restaurants I managed. They are a joy to listen to and deal with. Professional throughout and the music is just divine."
Event Jazz Band
"The whole event went off very well. The band played great and were exactly what we wanted. Very friendly and fitted in well."
John J - Birthday Party - Bristol
"Excellent band! It was a garden Party for a corporate awards presentation. The band were highly professional, completely catering for the event, extremely accommodating, great set, volume and perfectly timed. Everyone enjoyed The Darcy Gents. Would not hesitate to recommend. Will definitely have them back for future events! Thanks guys."
Rosie M - Corporate - Hertfordshire
"Fantastic group, we and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music. They were professional and very pleasant. The live jazz really added something to the party. Would thoroughly recommend them."
Sharon H - Party - Glamorgan
"I booked The Darcy Gents for my mums surprise 80th birthday party, I was looking for just some gentle background music for friends & family to listen to as they enjoyed their high tea and that is exactly what I got, it added to a great atmosphere and made the party. Very professional, sounded excellent, with lots of great feedback from the guests. Highly recommend, would not hesitate to hire these guys again. Thank you, you made the afternoon perfect."
Janet M - Party - Gloucestershire
"Really amazing jazz band - so easy to deal with, uber professional and sounded gorgeous. Perfect summer jazz for a wedding reception. Highly recommend"
Helen G - Wedding - Devon
"The Darcy Gents played as a part of a Jazz duo at my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary party. They were very professional and the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed afternoon with family and friends."
Rachel B - Wedding Anniversary - Bristol
"The Darcy Gents played for the drinks reception at my Daughters wedding, they were very good, and exactly what we wanted for the occasion."
Nikki H - Wedding - Somerset
"Perfect in every way! Super friendly, fantastic music. Totally lit up the space."
Guillaume D - Corporate - London
"We hired The Darcy Gents for a corporate summer drinks reception and they were the perfect condiment. Their jazz was not intrusive to conversations, it was gentle background music which provided a great atmosphere - just what we were after. Thanks."
Leanne B - Summer Party - Dorset
"Book this Trio! John and his fellow musicians are fantastic. We had a wonderful birthday party for my husband - everyone thoroughly enjoyed their jazz repertoire - the sound level was perfect and they added sophistication and joy to a fabulous evening carrying on playing long after they were due to finish. Thank you for coming to Gloucestershire and creating such a wonderful atmosphere."
Sarah and Jeremy - Party - Gloucestershire
"I booked The Darcy Gents for a Corporate Event in which our most senior executives were present. Their performance created the whole ambiance of the evening and captivated our guest's right from the beginning to when our last guests left which was long after they were due to finish performing. John's ability to read the target audience and deliver a mellow and memorable experience to all that attended was awe inspiring and the response from the guests was highly positive. His passion for his music speaks for itself and his professionalism and gentleman like demeanour meant it was an absolute pleasure to work with him. I would not think twice to book him and his fellow musicians for our future events and will be booking again very soon."
Samantha S - Corporate - London
"Absolutely perfect. Small garden party for my nan's 90th. Very talented, and flexible to the requests of the guests. Fantastic repertoire. Highly recommended."
Robyn A - Party - Surrey
"We booked The Darcy Gents last minute... literally two days before our wedding for the day and lucky for us they were free....The band even had a keyboardist that played my requested entrance piece which was very special to me. We had lots of positive comments from our friends and family. You could definitely see they are very experience by their professionalism. They created relaxed and friendly atmosphere for our wedding. We couldn't have wanted more. So happy to have booked them!"
Krystal G - Wedding - West Sussex
"The Darcy Gents played as a trio at our wedding and were fantastic. Great selection of tracks tailored to our taste, played really well, and set the perfect mood. Exactly what we wanted. They even impressed all my jazz-loving friends. We had a slightly unusual format of the day involving moving location and they were exceptionally flexible and helpful. Great guys easy to work with and great jazz. Thanks!"
Simon W - Wedding - Herefordshire
"The service from Entertainment Nation kept booking the entertainment for our showroom relaunch really straight forward. The band contacted us prior to the event to go through what they would need to set up on the night. The Darcy Gents were a charming bunch and played three sets that our guests all loved. Great band and great service. Would recommend both, no problem!"
Steve - Corporate - Greater London
"A huge thank you to the band for their great performances during our wedding breakfast. They were very accommodating and flexible with their sets around planned speeches and cake cutting and we've had many compliments about the sophisticated feel they brought to the whole event - both from a look and sound perspective - playing the exact genre/vibe of music we wanted. The biggest compliment we feel is that my wife's 80 year old father was up dancing towards the end of dinner, which is exactly what we were after!"
Danielle & Mark - Wedding - Devon

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