. . . the go-to jazz band in the north (Jazz review)

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Formed in 2012 Washington Whirligig has quickly gained an enviable reputation for its versatility and professionalism. Catering for all occasions from birthdays and anniversaries to formal dances and corporate entertainment, they have also taken the jazz club scene by storm, earning praise and gaining great reviews wherever they perform. Playing early New Orleans through to driving mainstream jazz, swing and blues, they have a programme for every occasion. All band members are experienced musicians, respected within the industry, ensuring your event will be a memorable day.

“Whirligig by name and by nature, this recently formed band is a joy to both listen to and play with. Their enthusiasm, endeavour and the excitement they create on the bandstand will, in my opinion as an occasional guest member of the band, take them a long way toward their drive to success. As with many other bands, the Alex Welsh Band are among their influences and inspirations, but with one difference, they play with the fire and drive of their idols, missing in so many other “tribute” bands. I will be happy to play with this band as often as they ask me to"Jim Douglas, guitar and banjo, Alex Welsh Band, 1963 to 1981.

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Gig List

Our residency is at the Rose & Crown, Chesterfield. The Rose & Crown is one of two thriving cask-ale pubs passionately maintained by Brampton Brewery. You’ll find the pub on the junction of Old Road & Old Hall Road, just off Chatsworth Road. 104 Old Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 2QT.We play 4pm to 6:30pm on the second Sunday of the month. Upcoming dates are: 10 Dec 23, 14 Jan 24, 11 Feb 24, 10 Mar 24, 14 Apr 24, 12 May 24, 9 Jun 24, 14 Jul 24, 11 Aug 24, 8 Sep 24, 6 Oct 24, 10 Nov 24, 8 Dec 24December 2023
Sat 9th 7pm - Todwick Jazz Club, St Peter & St Paul Church Hall, S26 1JU
January 2024
Thu 18th 8pm - Glossop Jazz Club, Partington Theatre, SK13 8BW
February 2024
Fri 2nd 8pm - Newbold Verdon Jazz Club, Methodist Church, LE9 9NL
Sun 4th 12:30pm - Coventry Jazz Club, Ansty Club, CV7 9JD
Wed 21st 8pm - Sutton Coldfield Jazz Club, Boldmere Sports & Social Club, B73 5HQ
May 2024
Fri 17th 8pm - Warwick Jazz Festival, Warwick Racecourse, CV34 6HN
Thu 30th 1pm - York Jazz Club, Dringhouses Sports Club, YO24 1HW
Thu 30th 8pm - Carlisle Jazz Club, Carlisle Rugby Club, CA 1LW
July 2024
Sun 28th 12:30pm - Solihull Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion, B91 3DH
November 2024
Sat 16th 7:30pm - Louth Jazz Club, 51 Queen St, LN11 9BJ

Our Sponsors

Brampton BreweryIn the summer of 2016 we received the exciting news that the multi-award winning Brampton Brewery in Chesterfield had agreed to sponsor us. Established in 2007 by a group of local enthusiasts, Brampton Brewery revitalised the famous name of an old, once hugely successful Chesterfield brewing company. Head brewer and Managing Director Chris Radford and the team at Brampton Brewery have tried hard to be respectful to the brewing heritage and tradition of the original company, many aspects of which have been incorporated into the current company livery. We are proud to be associated with this fabulous company and carry their logo. We really look forward to strengthening our relation with them in the future.

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Since April 2016 we have played at Brampton Brewery's flagship pub The Rose and Crown on the first Sunday of every month. Situated in the heart of Brampton, just a stone's throw from the brewery, The Rose and Crown is an award winning establishment that boasts a superb selection of real ales. You can enjoy a fantastic Sunday roast dinner whilst listening to us play our monthly session. Do make sure you book as it gets very busy!

Hardcase International LimitedEvery good band needs good deps to call on from time to time. Washington Whirligig is no exception. With Rob's drum seat being such a tough one to fill we are very lucky to have one of the finest drummers on the current circuit as a friend of the band. Dave Eyre is respected across many genres of music and is also the managing director of Hardcase International Limited, the world’s most highly recognised and in demand range of rigid plastic protective cases for drums and percussion instrumentation - a proud British company with its head office and manufacturing base in Chesterfield, Debyshire.

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Dave has very kindly supplied us with a number of their superb wheeled equipment boxes, resplendent in our favoured regal purple, to protect our equipment on the road. We are very grateful to Dave, his wife Annie and everyone at HARDCASE INTERNATIONAL LTD in Chesterfield for their continued support of Washington Whirligig, and we heartily recommend their products to all working musicians from all genres across the globe.