Doolally Tap’s infectious foot-stomping live shows have taken the London vintage scene by storm, quickly establishing them as the band that most accurately evokes the bold, brassy, blues-infused spirit of 1920s New Orleans jazz.

Equally at home wowing rapturous crowds at London venues like The Ditch, The Nightjar and Wilton’s Music Hall or adding stylishly toe-tapping vintage sounds to a wedding celebration or prohibition-era spirit to a Great Gatsby party, Doolally Tap also appear in the short movie Melvin (2015), shot at the famous Pinewood Studios.

As one recent client put it, “A big genius slice of New Orleans served up to lucky Londoners without the airfare!”

"We booked Doolally Tap for a 50th birthday party and they went down a storm, even people who thought they did not like jazz were blown away. This is a band that is full of character playing the best jazz standards with infectious energy and brilliant musicianship. No matter what your age they interpret a jazz era full of such joy and pathos that it makes you glad to be alive. I don’t think Doolally Tap can have ever played a gig where the audience has not ended up romping along to their arrangements. Timeless music performed by brilliant musicians. A big genius slice of New Orleans served up to lucky Londoners without the airfare." 

-Stuart, Sydenham, London

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