Authentic Jump Jive, swing and party band playing the tunes you know and want to dance to.
Louis Prima meets Frank Sinatra meets T-Rex meets Destiny’s Child. How does this work?! Unique arrangements meets Top Pro musicians meets high energy and showmanship – that’s how…
Wowing audiences right across the UK, Benny and the band never fail to get people on their feet and singing along with classic tunes from the 1920’s through to the 2010’s! The band’s repertoire is vast, and spans the Swing and Jump Jive era right through the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and 90’s to the current chart hits.
This class act entertains thousands of people every year at festivals, weddings, concerts, dances, conferences, and has a reputation for delivering the right tune at the right time. Available in different sized shows to meet budgets and requirements.
Benny Lee and the boys have played hundreds of the top theatres and venues in the UK and beyond from jazz club to football stadium, hotel suite to conference hall.
NEC Birmingham, Pride Park, Reebok Stadium, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, London Hilton Hotel Metropole, London Grosvenor, Nottingham Market Square, Somerset House, Kenwood House...
Touring far and wide across the country – you can bet your bottom dollar the guys have appeared near you!
Get on the floor and enjoy Benny Lee & The Whistle Stop Five!
"Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and your band for making our wedding night go with a swing!! Sorry our timings were so awry. We were so grateful that you managed to work around this and gave us the full set. We thought you were absolutely fantastic and I don’t think either of us sat down once you started! Even those who couldn’t dance (!) enjoyed listening. Looking forward to seeing you around Nottingham again soon, thanks again."
Best wishes, Matthew & Rebecca Brown
"Just wanted to say thank you to you and the guys (and girl) for a fabulous performance at the 2020 ball and business awards on Saturday. The band was excellent and the sound unique. We have received superb feedback from our guests, so thank you once again for a job well done."
"Just had to write to tell you how much we enjoyed your music on Saturday at the after-wedding celebration in the centre of London. A fantastic wedding in St Paul’s Cathedral was followed by a really swinging party set alight by you and the Whistle Stop Five ! Wow, talk about getting people going! Your range and choice of music was fantastic; each and everyone of your group was superb (clearly brilliant musicians in their own right), the vocals and arrangements were excellent and everyone got into the real "swing". You really knew what to play and what was wanted; the ‘floor’ was full throughout all your sets, a sure sign that your playing was hitting the mark. A huge compliment that you knew what volume to play at; lively and spirited but not drowning everyone out or bursting our ear drums (which less professional groups all seem determined to do!). Other people at the party were keen to book you for their events and, after Saturday, they know they won’t be disappointed with your performance for them. A fabulous evening!"
Brian & Angela, Sarah & Simon’s Wedding
"Sorry it’s took me so long to send this email, been a bit of a whirlwind since the wedding. Just wanted to say cheers for the performance, everyone had a great time, it made the night for us. Loads of people have been asking about the band so maybe you may get a few bookings in the future. Hopefully we are going to come down to Nottingham for one of your shows before Christmas."
All the best, Ricki & Nicola Reckless
Jive & Swing Band - Benny Lee & The Whistle Stop Five Set List
I’m Beginning To See The Light - Ella Fitzgerald
Choo Choo Cha Boogie - Louis Jordan
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Sunnyside/Exactly Like You - Louis Prima
Embraceable You/I Got It Bad - Louis Prima/Keely Smith
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t - Louis Jordan
I’m In The Mood For Love - Louis Prima
When You’re Smilin’/Sheik Of Araby - Louis Prima
Nothin’s Too Good For My Baby - Louis Prima/Keely Smith
Banana Split - Louis Prima
Under My Skin - Keely Smith
I Could’ve Danced All Night - Jamie Cullum
Tomorrow/Yesterday “Annie”/The Beatles
Summerwind/You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon/Sweetest Feeling Frank Sinatra/Jackie Wilson
Music Goes Round And Round - Louis Prima
Buona Sera - Louis Prima
Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
Sing, Sing, Sing - Louis Prima
Angelina/Robin Hood/Oh Babe - Louis Prima
I Wanna Be Like You - Louis Prima
Them There Eyes/Honeysuckle Rose - Louis Prima
Pennies From Heaven - Louis Prima
Basin Street/When It’s Sleepy Time Down South - Louis Prima
What Is This Thing Called Love? - Frank Sinatra
There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan
Whistle Stop - Louis Prima
The Lip - Louis Prima/Keely Smith
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got The World On A String - Louis Prima
5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days - Louis Prima
Oh Marie - Louis Prima
Moondance/Billie Jean Van Morrison/Michael Jackson
Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima
That Old Black Magic - Louis Prima/Keely Smith
Jump, Jive & Wail - Louis Prima
Crazy Little Thing Called Love/Rehab - Queen/Amy Winehouse
Mamma Mia/Waterloo - ABBA
Sweet About Me - Gabriella Cilme
Valerie - Mark Ronson
Survivor - Destiny’s Child
Sway - Michael Buble
Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz
Dance Me To The End Of Love - Madeleine Peyroux
Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra
Lazy River - Louis Prima
Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Our Love Is Here To Stay - Ella Fitzgerald
The Very Thought Of You - Natalie Cole
Theme From The Godfather
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go/Like A Bat Out Of Hell/Jump - Wham!/Meatloaf/Van Halen
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
Georgia On My Mind - Louis Armstrong
La Vie En Rose - Sam Butera
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Get It On - T-Rex
Mrs Robinson/Disco 2000 - Simon & Garfunkel/Pulp
Livin’ La Vida Loca/The Promise/La Bamba - Ricky Martin/Girls Aloud/Los Lobos
Let Me Entertain You/Singin’ In The Rain/Umbrella - Robbie Williams/Gene Kelly/Rhianna
On The Street Where You Live - Butera
I Love Paris - Butera
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Deeply Dippy - Right Said Fred
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Cheek To Cheek - Eva Cassidy
Bare Necessities - Harry Connick Jnr
Dinga Won’t Ding - Prima/Gia Maione
In For The Kill - La Roux
Mama Do - Pixie Lott
The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield
Oh! What A Beautiful Morning - Oklahoma
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
Bewitched - Frank Sinatra