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Absinthe & Lace Champagne Supper Club - 5th August 2017 - Buxton Pavilion Arts Theatre

She's done it again !
Lady Absinthe is once again hosting this superlative event at the Buxton Pavilion Arts Theatre. The Debs will be providing a 5 piece cabaret style band for the event which will feature many national and internationally renown artistes to entertain you while you dine lavishly.
Full details on Buxton Opera House website HERE

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Vintage Festival - featuring Formula Vintage Oulton Park (International) Saturday 10 June 2017

Very pleased to be part of this fantastic event this year, the Debonaires will be providing some top vintage sounds and to get everyone dancing we will have Trina from the Backstep Boogie Club showing us the moves.
The Vintage Sports-Car Club, under its new guise Formula Vintage, makes its annual visit to Oulton Park for the club's second round of the season. This event is always one of the venue's most eagerly-awaited of the season, featuring cars from motorsport's pioneering age. Edwardian era machinery can be found alongside sports and racing cars from the inter-war years, and racers from the immediate post-war era.

Entries at Formula Vintage events regularly feature cars that have raced at Brooklands and in famous international races including the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. The day will see the club's historic Hawthorn Memorial Trophies featured, with prestigious Trophy Races for Vintage, Pre-1961 and Pre-war Sports-Cars, whilst ever-popular Scratch and Handicap formats will complete another exciting Pre-war programme.

Further information about the day can be found here . This event will feature plenty of off-track attractions too, including period car displays, themed food and drink, and shopping and of course the Debonaires to create a real garden party atmosphere.

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Stafford Jazz Society - Sunday 9th April 2017

Very excited to be making our debut at Stafford Jazz Society. Venue is the White Eagle Club (12:30 till 14:30hrs). Host Nick Balmforth will give Debonaires fans his usual warm welcome. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Max Debon & the Debonaires in concert .

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Mayor of Tameside - Annual Charity Valentine's Ball - Friday 10th February 2017

We are very pleased to have been invited back by the new Mayor, Councillor Philip Fitzpatrick, to perform at this prestigious event. Its a sumptuous dinner dance and fund raiser. Photo from last year !
Details are on the : Council website, hope to see you there !

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Stockport Plaza - Winter Cafe - 9th December 2016

Looking forward to being back at the Stockport Plaza, this time performing as a 5 piece Jazz Combo for diners. This will be a lovely evening and of course we will have the superb Miss Sarah Eastwood vocalising with us.

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Phoenix Jazz Club - 31st August 2016 - Stoke on Trent

The DEBONAIRES will be returning to the club for their 4th appearance. We really do get a marvellous reception and we are looking forward to it very much. The Pheonix Jazz Club is hosted at the Longton Rugby Club, Phoenix Suite, Stoke-on-Trent. 19:00 hrs See you there !

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Redhouse Inn - Lilleshall Salop 27th May 2016 Grand Re-opening

Very pleased to be part of the Grand Re-opening of the Redhouse Inn. Ruth your hostess is looking forward to seeing you to showcase the refurbishment with a whole weekend of music, not least the very rare appearance of the Debonaires Dixie Band on the Friday.
Those of you used to the Debs Swinging Little Big Band will be intrigued I'm sure to see what the substitution of a Banjo and a Sousaphone will do as we supply a more New Orleans style for the evening. See you there! Max.

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Mayor of Tameside - Annual Charity Valentine's Ball - Friday 12th February 2016

Very pleased to be supporting this event for Councillor Ricci this year. Rumour has it the Mayor is an accomplished dancer himself so we are really looking to performing for him and to help raise lots of cash we hope. Its a dinner dance so a grand night out !
Details are on the : Council website

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Stafford Windmill Radio - Jazz at the Mill

Tune in to Jazz at the Mill on Windmill Radio at 14:00hrs on Sunday 7th February.
Presenter Sarah Eastwood will be hosting her very first guest on her weekly Sunday afternoon jazz spot. Max Debon will be talking about the music and bands that inspired him to form the Debonaires. Great music. Listen to Sarah every Sunday at 14:00.

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The Debonaires would love to join you on your big day. Vintage themed weddings / civil ceremonies are great fun and so memorable.

For a stylish wedding with a difference, the Debonaires Swing Band with their talented vocalists, provide that sophisticated vintage sound and atmosphere, keeping the dance floor jumping and swinging, as we emulate the great music from the 20's, 30’s 40’s & 50’s, a style of music still popularized today by artistes such as Caro Emerald, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum & Robbie Williams. To enjoy our music, you don’t have to know how to dance, just how to have a good time!

If there is a special tune you both share, tell Max what it is, and he will make a special musical arrangement for the band to play for you. A lovely and traditional way to start the dancing.

References available of course.

Live Music for Vintage Events and Festivals


They say nostalgia is not what it used to be, but the burgeoning retro / vintage scene in the UK is alive and kicking. Dance kicks that is!

Trumpet playing Band Leader Max Debon brings you his swinging little big band and talented vocalists to help you Lindy Hop, Jive, Jump and Swing your way back to the 30’s 40’s & 50’s.

The Debonaires Swing Band is a popular attraction at vintage festivals and commemorative events, recreating the swinging sounds of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Louis Jordan and Duke Ellington to name a few.

Live Music for Corporate and Formal Events


The Debonaires Swing Band is the ideal setting for your formal function, be it a Civic Reception, a Corporate Opening, or Fundraising Event. At your black tie dinner the Debonaires provide a large helping of classic vintage style whilst at the same time ensuring that all your guests enjoy themselves as we keep the dance floor jumping and swinging, emulating the great bands from the 20's, 30’s 40’s & 50’s

If your organisation has a special tune or anthem you would like performing at your event, Max would be very happy to make a special musical arrangement for you to ensure the event is tailored to your specific requirements.

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Swing Band Testimonials

“ Hi Max
I just want to place on record my sincere thanks to you all for your superb performance on Saturday night at my 50th Birthday Party.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the music and didn't want it to end. The dance floor was full throughout the night and with dancers of all ages. - a real tribute to your artistry.

Many of us woke up on Sunday morning quite bleary eyed but with so many of your wonderful tunes going around in our heads. You have created many many happy memories.

I will not hesitate to recommend you to other people.

Please convey my appreciation to the other band members.

With sincere thanks and good wishes.
Gary ”

Garry Poole

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“ We would like to thank Max and The Debonaires for their fantastic music at our wedding on Saturday.
They were so accommodating and even added a new song to their repertoire as I requested Gary Smiths favourite song of Bring Me Sunshine, he was over the moon when he heard it.
So many of our guests were mesmerized by Max and the music, we had lots commenting on how fantastic they were and how lovely it was to have a proper band playing!
Everything was perfect from the initial e-mail to the very end, I can't recommend them highly enough. Thank you so very much x ”

Claire and Gary

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“ Thank you Deboniares for the most amazing night. You were just superb and made our 1940s party such fun and got everyone on the dance floor! We're trying to think of future parties just so that we can book you again! Thankyou thank you thank you! ”

Nancy and Tom

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“ Hi Max, thank you for the fantastic music on our opening night. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We will be in touch soon to arrange a repeat booking. ”

Ruth Newman - Redhouse Inn

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“ Thank you for sounding so amazing last night, from start to finish we loved every minute of it. Adam Borriello (groom).

You guys were amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed your sets -Couldn't stop dancing and singing! Thank you for helping to make their evening special.Cazz Prior (Bridesmaid). ”

Wedding of Izzy & Adam

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“ Hi Max,

On behalf of the Civic Mayor of Tameside (Councillor Vincent Ricci) and all his guests, please accept our sincere thanks for a fantastic evening.

The event was a huge success and we are all so grateful to the Debonaires for helping to make the occasion so memorable.

Thank you once again, it was a pleasure working with you.

Best wishes. ”

JG - Tameside Mayor's Office

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“ Hello Max great to hear from you
I`d like nothing better than to book the Debonaires for a show next year- easily the best dance band I`ve booked EVER!! ”

DT / Middlewich Town Council

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“ On behalf of the Commanding Officer of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, I would like to thank you so much for playing at our Battle of Britain Dining-In Night. Your contribution was greatly appreciated and I have received numerous positive comments following your performance last night.
The Debonaires captured the mood of the evening perfectly; the selection of music was ideal and, on a personal note, the RAF March as the Top Table left was the icing on the cake.
Please pass on my thanks to all members of The Debonaires - you all helped make the event a great success. ”

Project Officer - Battle of Britain Dining-In Night

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“ Thanks Max, you did us proud. Fabulous band! ”

Lavender Ribbon Cancer Charity

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“ Morning Max
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team .
Excellent , very professional, and also lovely people to work with . Your dedication and passion for your art is outstanding , and you took the evening to a different level with your music - amazing !
I would love to have you back to another supper club and hope you had a wonderful night yourselves .
Please pass on my thanks and appreciation again to your team , they were all excellent .
Hope to speak soon ,
Warmest Regards
Lady Absinthe x ”

Lady Absinthe / Buxton

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“ I wanted to follow up on your wedding performance on the 24th November. Your band's performance was excellent and everyone had a wonderful time; I can't tell you how many people came up to me to ask where we found you and how good they said you all were. As a 'small' band you put out a 'big band sound', witness the crowded dance floor. ”

PM / Macclesfield

Vintage Weddings Live Music from the Debonaires

“ We all had a brilliant night at the Swingaroo christmas party - what a great party atmosphere - Awesome band, absolutely blew us all away at Swingaroo on Friday. Hopefully we're getting 'em back next year! ”

AD / Preston

Vintage Weddings Live Music from the Debonaires

“ Thanks again for playing at our wedding. The music was perfect for giving the drinks reception that 'vintage' feel and definitely added a touch of class! We have had so many lovely comments from guests. We really appreciated your professionalism on the day and beforehand in fitting round our ever changing plans and song preferences for the day. We will definitely be recommending the Debonaires to our friends for future events. ”

HB / Nantwich

Vintage Weddings Live Music from the Debonaires

“ We gave a great reception to the Debonaires. - as this 'small big band' reminded us of Duke, Glenn, Woody and others, and singer Sarah did the same for such as Ella, Peggy and Marilyn. Absolutely everything went with such a swing. ”

Brookdale Club / Stockport

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The Debonaires are based around Manchester, Birmingham, Cheshire, Staffordshire, essentially the Midlands and North West but are happy to perform at venues nationwide.
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