Kolkata Nights

The Charleston Charlies and burlesque dancers Rachael and Gillian were delighted to visit West Bengal to play at a colonial era themed wedding anniversary.

A big thank you to everyone in Kolkata for the very warm welcome !

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Portrait of a 1920’s dance band by Jamie Bott, Wedding Photographer

These  images of the Charleston Charlies were taken at Kimberley and Mungo’s Wedding at Dartmouth House, London , by wedding photographer Jamie Bott.

Splendiferous Jamie !

Cheeky Charlie blowing his own trumpet

Cheeky Charlie blowing his own trumpet

Kimberley and Mungo-0206                                       How low can you go ?
Kimberley and Mungo-0207

Mameee, Swaneee,………….Kimberley and Mungo-0208

L’accordeonista !Kimberley and Mungo-0209

Buster on tubs and Burley Martel on double bass.Kimberley and Mungo-0328                                         Cheap horn – it’s only a tenor !Kimberley and Mungo-0329

Lay off the brandy Charlie !Kimberley and Mungo-0338                                        Now where was that mute ?
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Roaring 1920’s band and disco at Bristol Council House

The Charleston Charlies were delighted to play for the Atkins Christmas party at The Bristol Council House last friday. It was the first outing for DJ Cheeky Charlie with a newly upgraded PA (Bose T1 with B2 bass bin !!!!!) Also Charlie was caught venturing in a political discussion with much admired Tony Benn.

Tony Benn and friend. Cheeky doffs his cap to his hero !

Tony Benn and friend. Cheeky doffs his cap to his hero !

“I just wanted to write and thank you and the band for a wonderful evening of entertainment.  The whole thing worked really well and the band were the star attraction.  I have had so many good comments about you all this week.  I think the disco part also worked very well, it was well worth doing.”

Sue  from Atkins

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Feed The Wo-orld, Let them know it’s Christmas time !

The Guy from Boom Town Rats ? Bono ? No – ti’s Thorney’s Xmas Charity Event ! Merry Christmas Everyone !

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Diabel Cissokho at Band on the Wall, Manchester

One night of the Music From West Africa Today concerts at Band on the Wall, Manchester UK, summer 2012…ladies and gentlemen …..Diabel Cissokho (kora)  from Senegal,( and his band!)

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Naturist dress code ? 1920’s Wiltshire Wedding Band playing at Abbey House and Gardens

7 days throughout the  year Abbey House and Gardens, Malmesbury, is open to be enjoyed by people wearing no clothes at all, as well as the clothed. Unsure of the dress code for this event  1920’s wedding band The Charleston Charlies opted to be over dressed rather than under. The swells and flappers danced until the early hours and a splendiferous time was had by all !!!!!


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Lancashire Wedding Band at The Preston Marriott Hotel

It’s a lovely summer’s day 2012 at The Marriott Hotel, Preston ……….. well it’s not raining…. and Lancashire wedding band The Charleston Charlies play on the lawn for the drinks reception for the graduating doctors.
Later on the Docs were jumping and jiving to the Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble ! Just what the doctor ordered !


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