Pop & rock in a vintage jazz style? Absolutely!

Who are they?

and can you trust them with the cutlery?

Lord Acton

Guitar, Ukulele & Vocals

Diane Hammond

Clarinet & Vocals

Jamie Stockbridge

Saxophone

Bruce Reid

Double Bass

Mitch Oldham

Drums &Percussion

Vintage reprobates and genre alchemists, the Black Sheikhs fire heady concoctions of punk, pop, rock and swing, steaming into the 21st century.

"The Black Sheikhs stand out amongst a number of bands who re-imagine contemporary pop music in a jazz idiom; many try, but few achieve it with the charm, aplomb, humour and outstanding musicianship of the Black Sheikhs." Barney Stevenson, Marsden Jazz Festival

"What an absolutely staggering performance. Perfect. Amazing."

"..stunning!! Truly inspired. I'm now an avid fan!!"

"A gateway drug to jazz."

 

Striking out with hotsy-totsy, modern vigour, they elegantly escort carnivals of wild, youthful creatures into the decade of excess and innovation. Their contagious zeal bewitches even the most unwilling wallflower, rekindling the spirit of the Ritz and champagne fizz of the flappers. An esteemed musical fraternity, they proffer the hottest modern hits with precision and humour, ushering in 20s style with gentrified contemporary pop. Towering above the dance hall assembly, celebrity socialite Lord Acton and his roaring band, Black Sheikhs, exemplify the eccentricity and sparkle of 1920s British style and rhythm.

Films

Witness the vim and zest of the Black Sheikhs in these live action, full colour films!

Recordings

The Sheikhs, as recorded by Dr. G. H. Boxton with his state of the art, noiseless, steam powered recording contraption (pat. pending).

Have a request? Delighted to oblige.. simply chat to the old ear.

Repertoire

Is nothing sacred?? In alphabetical order...

  • 21 Seconds – So Solid Crew
  • 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Ace of Spades – Motorhead
  • Baggy Trousers – Madness
  • Blank Space – Taylor Swift
  • Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
  • Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
  • Close To Me – The Cure
  • Come As You Are – Nirvana
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Crazy Stupid Love – Cheryl Crow
  • Dance Me To The End Of Love – Madeline Peyroux
  • Dancing Queen – Abba
  • Fight For Your Right – The Beastie Boys
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Get The Party Started – Pink
  • Girls and Boys – Blur
  • Happy – Pharrel Williams
  • Hello – Adele
  • How Long Would I Love You – Ellie Golding
  • I Am The Walrus – The Beatles
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Artic Monkeys
  • Ignition – R. Kelly
  • Inside Out – Imelda May
  • It Must Be Love – Madness
  • Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  • Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  • Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
  • The Lovecats – The Cure
  • Long Lie In – The Black Sheikhs
  • Mad About Me (Star Wars cantina band)
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  • Reach For The Stars – S Club 7
  • Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  • Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  • Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
  • Sorry – Justin Beiber
  • Sweet Cherry Pie – Warrant
  • Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  • Take On Me – A-Ha
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
  • Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
  • Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin (Yes, that’s right. I said Led Zeppelin)
  • AND THESE ARE THE JAZZ STANDARDS WE PERFORM, UPON REQUEST
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • They Can’t Take That Away
  • That Old Black Magic
  • All Of Me
  • Bernie’s Tune
  • The Charleston
  • Comes Love
  • Your Feet’s Too Big
  • Minnie The Moocher
  • When The Saints Go Marching In

Don’t forget, ladies and gentlemen, that when you book the Black Sheikhs you can request, for a meagre sum, that they render a song of your choosing into their repertoire. Quality control is of the highest standard and we can safely say…

SATISFACTION OR YOU CAN PUNCH THE CLARINETIST IN THE NOSE!

Journal

Marsden, we LOVE you!

Entry for the 6th day of October in the year 2018.

New album available on Bandcamp!

Entry for the 13th day of March in the year 2018.

Black Sheikhs show video

Entry for the 25th day of July in the year 2017.

Sheikhs Headlining Retro Festival in Newark

Entry for the 10th day of May in the year 2017.

Great shots from the Marsden Jazz Festival

Entry for the 21st day of October in the year 2016.

Contact Us

e-mail: blacksheikhs@gmail.com phone: 07929086884

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Thank you!