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The Vieux Carré Jazzmen are:

TrumpetPete Wright (Corner House) and Fred Rowe (Crescent Club)
ReedsBarry Soulsby
TromboneLawrence McBriarty
Banjo & GuitarBrian Bennett
BassBrian Sibbald
DrumsFred Thompson




Essentially the popular music of the 1920s and 1930s, and in any permutation to meet your needs. Easy-listening trio, quartet or six-piece trad jazz band, the choice is yours.

With our state-of-the-art Laney PA system we can perform in any large-capacity venue or acoustically in smaller more intimate settings such as bistros and hotel suites.

Apart from our weekly venues, many of our engagements are for corporate clients such as: Nexus, National Trust, Baker Tilly, Newcastle City Council (The Mansion House), NUFC, The Pension Service PTP, RNLI, Blyth Valley Council, River Escapes, Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, The Original Garage Door Company, AD Events, South Tyneside Council, and CGP Books (Eccle Riggs). The band is used typically for sales promotions, product launches, exhibitions, corporate entertainment and hospitality.




Yes, we’ve done them all...Garden Parties, River Boat Shuffles, Anniversaries, Barbecues, Christenings (welcome-to-the-world parties), Weddings, Funerals, School Proms, Bar Mitzvahs, Protest Marches, Political Rallies, Jazz Band Balls, Jazz Festivals, Jazz Clubs, Jazz-o-Grams, Jazz in Santa’s Grotto, Jazz-under-the-metro-bridge-in-South
Shields-on-a-perishing-cold-winter's-day, Birthdays...we think you’ll get the picture...




Possibly an arm and a leg, especially if we have to travel over a long distance to perform for you at 2:00 in the morning! On the other hand, maybe you’ll be surprised at how accommodating we can be to fit in with your requirements and budget. Give us a call!