There is no vintage DJ more unique and evocative than Jeep Jump Jive, the Jeep that comes alive to blast out all the jazz and swing big band greats, from Duke Ellington to Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.
As beautiful as the Jeep itself is, our 1930s radio in all its lacquered splendour with a gentle glow of light from the tuning dial is a real attention grabber. It may not look like it can pack much of a punch, but fortunately we’ve kitted it out with a modern sound system, complete with extra speakers sneakily hidden away in a custom-built ammo-box.
We’ve got a huge library of tunes, enough to play for days! We will put together a line-up suitable for your event, taking visitor flow into consideration, and can provide continuous dancing-tempo music or break our set down into 30min/1hr radio shows to provide context and variety. For non-vintage events we have a range of music to appeal to a wider audience, including Rat Pack and modern swing.
We even have a library of WW2 newsreels and Churchill’s speeches which can make great interludes between the music for a truly authentic feel.
We can also customise our playlist to your requirements, whether you want all-dancing big band numbers, or British wartime classics such as White Cliffs of Dover.
Take a look at these case studies for a more detailed look at what we’ve done at previous events.
- 1940s Vintage Weekend at Bletchley Park
- Vintage Day at Mill Green Museum & Mill
- Armed Forces Day at Romford Market
Here’s some more details on the type of music we play, with links through to sample playlists on Spotify.
Sounds of the Thirties and Forties
Our staple set, the very best of the 1930s and 1940s with songs chosen especially for dancing to. Depending on the event and audience we sometimes filter out the 1930s and stick to pure 1940s classics! Click here for a taster.
On the Home Front
Uplifting and amusing British songs, rousing wartime anthems and singalong favourites. We often use this setlist as ‘going home music’ at the end of an event, so everyone leaves with a whistle and a smile! Click here for a taster.
21st Century Swing
Ideal for town centre events and family events that don’t have a vintage focus, this includes upbeat and popular swing-style songs from the last twenty years. Click here for a taster.
Atomic Age Swing
Swing from the 1950s – 1970s including the Rat Pack. These are all real crowd-pleasers for everyone from dancers to non-dancers and wannabe-crooners! Click here for a taster.
A 1940s Christmas
For events during November/December, a special pick of swinging 1930s-1950s Christmas tunes (we remove the 50s for wartime events). Click here for a taster.
We’ve also got:
Sounds of the Twenties – Toe-tapping 1920s tunes, we usually blend this in with our 30s/40s setlist if a vintage event isn’t period specific. It’s also great for evening events.
Sounds of the Fifties – Hits from the 1950s, all suitable for swing dancing to. Like the 1920s, we sometimes blend this in for vintage events that aren’t period specific.
From the Silver Screen – Songs from the great golden era of Hollywood musicals of the 1930s to 1950s.
Over the Border – Celebrating the influential Latin rhythms of the 1940s. Great summer vibes!
Big Easy – A selection of jazz associated with the traditional New Orleans style.
Radio Variety – Our pick of the best songs and sketches from the radio broadcasts of the 1940s.
Get in contact with us to see how we can help make your day one to remember.