Profile

Dapper Duo is an exciting jazz duo featuring pianist Michael and double bass player Tom. This popular, charismatic pair make a fresh swinging sound that will entertain guests at any event, they most often play for receptions as background music. They complement their exceptional playing with their singing, one smooth & crooning, the other gruff and sassy.


Dapper Duo can play as background music for a champagne reception, more soberly for a partnership celebration or more upbeat for a party. Michael & Tom are experienced session musicians and entertainers. They formed Dapper Duo to show off their own particular playing style with wonderful singing and arrangements as smart as their suits. They have been making great swing music together for ten years and their teamwork is the charm of this act. Dapper Duo just love to get a party going!


Their background includes; Michael in theatre and cabaret, Tom in blues and boogie-woogie. This mixture makes a fascinating partnership, lyrical and rhythmic. Since both perform as front - men in their own fields, their two dynamic personalities always make for a great performance.


Dapper Duo play familiar American Songbook classics of the 20s through to the 60s in a a warm ‘old-school’ style. Your guests will feel immediately at home with their repertoire. They can usually accommodate special song requests for wedding and partnership ceremonies.


Solo, Michael also has an extensive musical theatre repertoire if you fancy a sing- a-long, and a classical music set that is suitable for formal occasions.

" I would not hesitate to recommend Michael & Tom. Together they make a fabulous, friendly and special pair. Their outstanding musicianship, experience & originality and make them a memorable and high class act "
Sarah Balfour | Director, Music By Arrangement | 28 September 2013
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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20s - 60s

  • A Foggy Day
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Sq.
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • All Of Me
  • Alright, Ok, You Win
  • All That Jazz
  • All the Things You Are
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Angel Eyes
  • Anything Goes
  • As Time Goes By
  • At Last
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beauty And The Beast
  • Bewitched
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Velvet
  • Buona Sera
  • But Not For Me
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Can't Help Lovin Dat Man
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Dream a little Dream
  • East of the Sun
  • Ev'ry time We Say Goodbye
  • Everything (Buble)
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • Feeling Good
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • For Me And My Girl
  • Gee Baby Ain't I good To You
  • Mac The Knife
  • Makin' Whoopee
  • Misty
  • Mood Indigo Moon River
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • My Favourite Things
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Ship
  • Nature Boy
  • New York New York
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Night And Day
  • Oh Marie
  • Old Devil Moon
  • On The Street Where You Live
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • One For My Baby
  • Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
  • Quando Quando Quando
  • Secret Love
  • Shake A Tailfeather
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • So In Love
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Speak Low
  • Spooky
  • Stardust
  • Stepping Out With My Baby
  • Stomping At the Savoy
  • Strangers In The Night
  • Summertime
  • Sway
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take The A Train
  • Taking A Chance On Love
  • Georgia
  • God Bless The Child
  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Hallelujah I love her so
  • Hello Dolly Honeysuckle Rose
  • How High The Moon
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • I Concentrate On You
  • I Could Have Danced All Night
  • I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Love Paris
  • I Loves You Porgy
  • I Wanna Be Like You -King Of The Swingers
  • I'm Gonna Sit Right Down
  • I'm In The Mood For Love
  • I've Got A Crush On You
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • I’m Beginning To See the Light
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • It Had To Be You
  • It's Only A Paper Moon
  • It’s De-lovely
  • Jitterbug Waltz
  • Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody
  • Just In Time
  • Just One Of Those Things
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love
  • Let's Face the Music And Dance
  • Lil' Darlin
  • Love For Sale
  • Love is Here To Stay
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Lullaby Of Broadway
  • That Old Black Magic
  • That's Amore
  • The Anniversary waltz
  • The Bare Necessities
  • The Best Is Yet To Come
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • The Glory Of Love
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • The Look Of Love
  • The Man I Love The More I See You
  • The Nearness Of You
  • The Very Thought Of You
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • These Foolish things
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Tonight
  • True Love
  • Try A Little Tenderness
  • Unforgettable
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis
  • What A Wonderful World - Sam
  • When I Fall In Love
  • When You're Smiling
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • You Go To My Head
  • You Make Me Feel So Young
  • You Send Me
  • You’re The Top
  • Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
" I would not hesitate to recommend Michael & Tom. Together they make a fabulous, friendly and special pair. Their outstanding musicianship, experience & originality and make them a memorable and high class act "
Sarah Balfour | Director, Music By Arrangement | 28 September 2013
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" Michael shines and displays great virtuosity as arranger and pianist, and Tom on bass adds great depth to the arrangements. "
Chris Goepfert in Musical Stages | | 1 January 1970
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" The band was absolutely super! Many thanks for making the whole process smooth and easy, it was a delight to work with you. "
Sarah Taylor, bride. | | 1 January 1970
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" The music worked really well and was fantastic - it really created a nice atmosphere in the Natural History Museum North Hall which worked perfectly for clients wanting to have more of a one on one with VIP clients. "
Kate Webster for BNP Paribas Investment Banking | | 1 January 1970
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" Michael and Tom provided superb entertainment for our afternoon drinks party in the gardens of Bedford Square. They judged the mood of the event perfectly and delighted our guests with their smooth & totally engaging performance. For me the DDs are the ideal accompaniment to any occasion and are guaranteed to make a party go with a swing. Thank you gents. "
Mark Snell, Marketing Communications Manager, InferMed Ltd. | | 1 January 1970
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" I was delighted by your music on my birthday. It was just the right mood and you played beautifully. Many thanks to you both. "
Jane Smith, birthday party | | 1 January 1970
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" Thank you very much for suggesting Dapper Duo last night. They were fantastic, very flexible and the client loved all the they played. It really set the tone of the evening. "
Nell Lee, By Word Of Mouth Caterers. | | 1 January 1970
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" I was just singing "Annie's Song" to myself last night and it reminded me of your amazing performance at our wedding ceremony. So perfect and one of my favourite parts of the day "
Eileen Vincett, bride | | 1 January 1970
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" Everybody raved about you guys at the reception, you were amazing and such fun. Thank you for everything "
Naomi Smith, bride. | | 1 January 1970
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" We had a perfect day and you added real class to the occasion. A lot of our guests commented to us at how impressed they were by your playing. We also appreciate that due to delays you played for more than the booked hour. "
Matthew Ashcroft, bridegroom | | 1 January 1970
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    Duo (Male Lead Vocals, Piano, Double Bass)
  • Performance Times:

    2 x 45 mins OR 1 x 1.5 hours
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    1 hour before set up/sound check completion
  • Act dress Code:

    smart as per video
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    2 x hot meals

Extra booking options

  • Add extra female vocalist:

    Collaboration with beautiful Lana for when a client is seeking a female vocalist. Lana is a terrific jazzer. + £250
  • Extra musicians:

    Sax & clarinet or drums can be added at £220 each.

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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