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Vintage Explosion


Vintage Explosion represent the very best in live music that Scotland has to offer. For those events when no compromise is acceptable, Vintage Explosion is your guarantee that you and your guests are going to experience the ultimate in live music.

Vintage Explosion

Unashamedly retro, Vintage Explosion authentically recreate the look and sound of those iconic entertainers of the 50's such as Louis Prima, Little Richard, Chubby Checker, Bill Haley and Fats Domino.  Those legendary artists wrote songs designed to fill dance floors and that is also the aim of this fabulous band.

This high class act will have you dancing into the night with a mix of Jive, Swing, Rock n Roll, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz as well as an array of classic 50’s hits that everyone will know!  If you want your event to go with a bang, book The Vintage Explosion and party like it’s 1959!

The brainchild of and fronted by legendary singer and musician William Hitchell (Ernest) Vintage Explosion is aimed squarely at the corporate events market.  Veterans of some of the biggest and glitziest bashes in Britain, no event is too big or too demanding for this band. Unfazed by celebrity guests, comfortable in the most prestigious venues and with a level of professionalism and experience unmatched by any other band, nothing says more about an event organisers good taste and customer care than having Vintage Explosion entertain.

Very occasionally the band will perform at weddings and private functions but availability is very limited. Indeed, normally we will provide an instant quote and availability check on the bands we're proud to feature on our web site, but for Vintage Explosion we offer a discrete, personal service. If you're interested in probably the best band in Britain please email our Managing Director personally - del@hireaband.co.uk or call 07816 844 623.  You'll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable a band of this standard can be.

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Shake Rattle & Roll - Bill Haley
2.Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
3.You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
4.Oh Marie - Louis Prima
5.Mellow Sax - Roy Montrell
6.Send Me Some Lovin' - Little Richard
7.Chantilly Lace - The Big Bopper
8.Just a Gigolo - Louis Prima
9.Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
10.The Twist - Chubby Checker
11.Let's Have a Party - Wanda Jackson
12.Such a Night - Elvis Presley
13.Dance with Mr Domino - Fats Domino
14.Shame Shame Shame - Smiley Lewis
15.Rock-a-Beatin Boogie - Bill Haley
16.Honey Hush - Big Joe Turner
17.Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
18.Good Rockin Tonight - Wynonie Harris
19.Dixieland Rock - Elvis Presley
20.Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
21.Sick and Tired - Chris Kenner
22.Poon-Tang! - The Treniers
23.Buzz Buzz Buzz - The Hollywood Flames
24.Blue Monday - Fats Domino
25.Tequila - The Champs
26.Bonie Maronie - Larry Williams
27.Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
28.The Hucklebuck - Chubby Checker
29.Mambo Rock - Bill Haley
30.Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
31.The Wanderer - Dion
32.Why do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon
33.Yakety Yak - The Coasters
34.Sh-Boom - The Crewcuts
35.Mess Around - Ray Charles
36.Runaround Sue - Dion
37.Running Bear - Johnny Preston
38.Buona Sera - Louis Prima
39.Lucille - Little Richard
40.and many more!

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Vintage Explosion

I first booked The Vintage Explosion last year and have continued to book them for every function we hold across Scotland ever since; including our prestigious Employee of the Year Awards at Prestonfield. A class act for a class occasion.

Vintage Explosion

Following last week’s Scotland Awards dinner at the Glasgow Hilton, this is just a brief note to thank you again for your contribution towards the event’s success. The band’s energetic and professional performance went down very well with our guests, many of whom would clearly have liked you to be able to continue playing for much longer! We hope you were equally happy with the way the evening went from your own point of view. Thanks again for your hard work at the event and we hope to work with you again in future. Best regards

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