Vintage Nights with Phil Charles

Swing, jazz and jive, a little bit of soul and some classic Rock ‘n’ Roll band for hire.

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Swing, jazz and jive, a little bit of soul and some classic Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Phil is a versatile vocalist, fully self-contained with an excellent PA including lights, carefully selected backing tracks and excellent musicians.

His set includes tributes to a whole range of great and fun Vintage music, from Fred Astaire to Frank Sinatra including modern takes on all things retro. He is available in a solo capacity or with a duo/trio/band. He is also available, and regularly called upon, to dep or guest with various big bands.

Phil started out singing in the school choir but only took a serious interest in performing live when invited to sing in a rock/pop band. He spent some years learning opera but only truly found his voice when he took up jazz. His vocal influences are wide and varied, but Mel Torme, Tony Hadley and Frank Sinatra were some of his main influences and inspiration in the early days.

He offers:

• A Solo set with with vocals

• A Duo with Phil on vocals and Bill McDonough on sax

• A Trio of Phil and Kathrine Everett on vocals with Bill on sax

• A Quartet of Phil, Kathrine and Bill with Steve Brothwood on Trombone and percussion

Bill learn clarinet at school and took an early interest in American big band and jazz. He taught himself saxophone and soon found influences from the New York session players of the day. He is regularly asked to participate in session recordings for various projects. He also currently gigs with a Phil Collins tribute band and function band.

Kathrine, like Phil, started out in the school choir, took up vocal training and continued to sing semi-professionally until she was invited to sing with a local big band. She then went on to help out a local community band where young and inexperienced musicians were given the opportunity to perform in a professionally run group. She currently sings with a big band.


Well, I think we winged it perfectly! Thanks guys, you were excellent.”
Denise’s birthday, Château de Cocove, France.

I would just like to say thank you so much for a great night, everyone thought you were brilliant, Andrew and I were so pleased…we could not have found anyone better or more professional in my opinion.”
Marie Stockley, Ashtead, Surrey

You guys really have it sewn up, thanks for helping to make our 50th wedding anniversary so special.”
Bob and Carol Reid

Great singing!
Katie Reid (nee Price)

Move over Tony Bennett!
Peter, Horne, West Sussex.

We get loads of acts performing here but [you] really stand out in the crowd, you’re a really professional outfit and you sound great. Thanks and hopefully we’ll see you again soon.”
Barry, Newhaven Social Club

We thought you were fantastic, this has been a great New Years’ eve, thanks guys, I’ll be in touch to get you back later in the year.
Alan, The White Lion, Redhill

Phil, thank you so much, you are excellent, we had a fantastic evening, you helped make Lyndsay’s birthday celebrations really special. Do keep in touch, we love to travel and would love to come and see you down in Sussex, email us with some dates. Thanks again.”
Neil and Lyndsay, North Countryman’s Cricket Club, Colchester

 Repertoire List

A Foggy Day (In London Town)
A Little Less Conversation
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Of Me
All The Way
Almost Like Being In Love
Alright, Ok, You win
Anything Goes
As Long As I’m Singin’
At Last
Auld Lang Syne

Baby It’s Cold Outside (Duet)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Beyond The Sea (La Mer)

Cantalupe Island
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Cheek To Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Crazy little Thing Called Love
Cry Me A River

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
Do The Locomotion
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Know Why
Dream A Little Dream

Feeling Good
Flip, Flop & Fly
Fly Me To the Moon
From Russia With love

Get Happy
Getting In The Mood
Girl From Ipanema
Great Balls Of Fire

Hallelujah I Love Her So
Have You Met Miss Jones
Have Yourself A Merry Littel Christmas
Hello Dolly
Hound Dog
How D’Ya Like Your eggs In The Morning
How High The Moon
How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you)

I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Love Paris
I Put A Spell On You
I Wish
I’ve Got A Crush On You
I’ve Got The World On A String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got that swing)
It’s Not Unusual

Jump Jive And Wail
Just The Way You Are

King Creole
Knock On Wood
Lady Is A Tramp
Learnin’ The Blues
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Let The Good Times Roll
Let’s Do It (let’s fall in love)
London State Of Mind (New York State Of Mind altered lyrics)
Love And Marriage
Luck Be A Lady Tonight
Lullaby Of Birdland

Mack The Knife
Makin’ Whoopee
Mambo Italiano
Mambo Swing
Minnie The Moocher
Moon River – Jazz version
Moon River – Sinatra Version
Move On Up
Mr Bojangles
Mr Zoot Suit
Mustang Sally
My Funny Valentine
My Way

New York , New York
Nice’n’Easy Does It
Night And Day

One For My Baby (and one more for the road)

Pennies From Heaven
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Pick Up The Pieces
Play That Funky Music White Boy
Puttin’ On The Ritz

Roll Over Beethoven
Route 66

Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Saturday Night Is The Lonliest Night Of The Week
She Caught The Katy
Singin’ In The Rain
Sir Duke
Something Stupid
South Of The Border
Stormy Weather
Straighten Up And Fly Right

That’s Amore
That’s Life
The Christmas Song
The Coffee Song
The Nearness Of You
The Sweetest Feeling
The Tender Trap
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Three Coins In The Fountain
Turn Me On


Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
Watermelon Man
What A Difference A Day Made
White Christmas
Why Don’t You Do Right
Winter Wonderland

You Can Leave Your Hat On
You Keep Me Hangin’ On
You Make Me Feel So Young
Young At Heart
You’re My World
You’re Still The One

Zat You Santa Claus?
Zoot Suit Riot

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