We play a wide range of music, mainly swing and mainstream jazz, but a good mix of other things.
Swing standards,(Autumn Leaves, Lullaby of Birdland) Other swing (Jive at Five,Mack the Knife, Flying home), Mainstream jazz (Caravan, Sidewinder, Take Five), Bebop (Groovin' High, Four, Ladybird),Latin ( Samba D'Orpheu, Sway, St Thomas)Blues ( Route 66, Bright Lights, Big City, )Jump Jive (Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, Let The Good Times Roll)Funky (Cold Duck Time, Watermelon Man)
Vocals provide about one third - half of our performance.
Lou's Sextet can provide a mellow background for a reception, or an upbeat performance for a pub or a party, and as we have a wide repertoire we can adapt to the mood of the event.
Presentation is very important to us, and we are well rehearsed, dress up and 'put on a show'. We like the band to be a unit, musically and as a group of friends and think our enjoyment comes through in our work.
We play at parties, anniversaries, weddings, charity events, supper dances and, of course, pubs. We are often booked for the over 40 age-group, as a lot of our music appeals to that group.
We really enjoy playing pubs, where we go down very well with a younger group, who like Robbie Williams and Michael Buble.
We are also keen to play specialist jazz venues.