What We'll Do At Your Event

Blue-Note Mitch & The Red Hot Jacks specialise in creating a fun and up-beat party atmosphere with a mixture of classic tunes, excellent musicians and a lot of energy, charisma and experience. This highly entertaining and professional band, play several different genres of music with the appropriate spirit and energy of the original songs.

Their repertoire covers classic hits from genres such as rock'n'roll, jazz & swing, soul, disco and pop, as well as indie, rock and ska ranging from the 1930s and through the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and right up to recent pop charts.

BNM & The Red Hot Jacks love music and if you're looking for a full dance-floor you will love BNM & The Red Hot Jacks. With several different services on offer the band can provide anything from live semi-acoustic jazz to compliment a meal or champagne reception up to a full day and evening of mixed live music that will wow your guests. If it's a party with good quality live music you want then this is the band for you. Our testimonials page is full of feedback from dozens of very happy clients, take a look before you book.

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Standard Service

Our standard service includes two hours of live music with a five-piece band including drums, vocals, guitar, bass and keys. A live first-dance song of your choice and an iPod disco played before, between and after the band through their PA and lights.

We are fully self contained with a good PA, lights and instruments. We're insured and our equipment is PAT tested to current professional standards. Documents are available on request.

  • Five-piece band
  • Arrive by 6pm, set up by 7:30pm
  • Perform a first dance request of your choice
  • Perform approximately two hours of live party music, finishing by midnight
  • Background or party music before, between and after our live sets up until midnight
  • Very high quality PA & lighting provided, suitable for audiences of up to 400 people


Additional Upgrade options

Incuring additional costs:

  • A six, seven, eight or nine-piece band including sax, trumpet, second vocalist & percussion
  • A sixty-minute semi-acoustic jazz set during your drinks reception or meal
  • Pre-5.00pm early arrival
  • A Ska tribute show of one or two sets
  • An extra evening set
  • Upgraded PA & Lighting for up to 1000 people
  • Indoor or outdoor staging and lights
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What We'll Do At Your Event


Arrival, set up and soundcheck

We'll arrive at your venue at 6pm sharp, meet with you or the event organiser for a quick brief and then we'll get on with loading our equipment from the van into the venue. Loading in can take upto an hour if access is difficult, but usually takes us 30 mintues when access is easy.

Once we're set up (30 minutes to set up instruments, PA & lights) we'll begin a routine soundcheck. This is to get the right overall mix (volume & balance of instruments) sounding right for your specific venue.

During the soundcheck we can test that we don't get cut off by any sound limiters (decibel dB limiters) the venue may have installed. It would be ideal if you could find out whether the venue has a soundlimiter or not before you book us and inform the agents at the booking stage.

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After set up

Once we're set up and soundchecked we can relax for a while before we're due back on stage to perform. Usually we'll put on party music from our carefully chosen playlist with over 5000 songs which will play via an iPod through the PA.

We require what every function band requires, which is a secure room to change it and to leave any valuables in. The only other requirement is a hot meal before we play and refreshments throughout the night.

Now we're in our stage clothes, had something to eat and we're refreshed it'll be time to head to stage.

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1st live set

When it's time to come on stage at around 8:45/9pm, we'll fade the house music and begin our first live set of 60 minutes.

After our first sixty minute performance we'll break for a short while. This is a good oppertunity to have something to eat, catch up with conversation and discuss how fun we were in the first half!

During the break the party playlist is put back on. If you've upgraded to our DJ service then one of the band will man the iPod to take requests and make announcements over the microphone.

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2nd live set & end of the night

At 10:30/11pm we will be back to really turn up the heat and get the dance floor moving again.

We have now completed our 2 hours of live music and it's time to put down our instruments. If we've come to the end of our live performances before midnight (or the agreed time) we are happy to put the house music back on until the very end.

We'll mix with the crowd for a bit at the end before packing our instruments down and leaving the venue.

Packing down takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour.


If you have any other questions or would like to discuss things with us in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with our Alive Network agents on 0845 108 5500, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.