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Oscar Bernhardts' Charleston Charlies
5pce Ensemble 1920s Jazz Band Entertainers in Manchester
Charleston Charlies 20s Jazz musicians

Oscar Bernhardt presents his new band: The Charleston Charlies! Playing popular hits from roaring 20s. Enjoy this visit to an era of wonderful nonsense, quirky original music and cheerful entertainment. Lets misbehave!

Kidnapped by aliens from the Savoy ballroom in 1929 the Charleston Charlies reappeared on the streets of Manchester in 2007 having aged not one jot, still playing their infectious and quirky 1920's hits. The Charleston Charlies are
Oscar Bernhardt (singer and trumpet), Chester Walmsley (drums), Lord Wetherall of Chorlton (piano), Burley Martell (double bass), and Milton Colehill (sax and clarinet). Love them or laugh at them, you'll have to dance to them! Their affectionate 1920's pastiche delights and delects its way through an era of prohibition , speakeasies and mob violence, when the jitterbug was scandalous , flappers bobbed their hair and raised their skirts and a damn good time was to be had by the reckless and young at heart.
Strike up the band! Everything is hotsy totsy now!

(The writer takes no responsability for the truth of historical facts, nor do names bear resemblence to other than fictitious characters but the music is damn good!).

  

Repertoire consists of:
 
The Charleston
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Baby Face
Button Up Your Overcoat
Anything Goes
I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me)
The Varsity Drag
Whispering
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
If You Knew Susie
Sweet Georgia Brown
I cant Give You Anything But Love
Sposin’
Alexanders Ragtime Band
Crazy Rhythm
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
Steppin’ Out With My Baby
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Guilty
The Broken Record
Learning
Experiment
 
My Melancholy Baby
Blue Room
A Fine Romance
Blue Moon
My Heart Stood Still
Singing In The Rain
It All Depends On You
Everybody Loves My Baby
Jealousy
It Had To Be You

and many more........................

20-12-13