DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS VINTAGE ROCK N ROLL BAND
si's Smokin Aces Dreamboats & Petticoats Vintage 50's Rock n Roll Wedding & Events Band, Kent UK
"You guys blew the roof off the place!"
"Kept the dancefloor full all night!"
"What an amazing night - what a band!"
"Without doubt the best live R 'n R party band in the South East!"
band! Love them!"
si's Smokin Aces a Kent Rock 'n' Roll tribute band for hire, perfect for functions, birthday parties, weddings and 50's themed events, specialising in Dreamboats & Petticoats 50s jukebox favourites. si's Smokin Aces authentic 1950's style is guaranteed to have you jiving like its 1955!
We play the best in Dreamboats & Petticoats style 1950s Rock n Roll, with set lists featuring the most upbeat and danceable jukebox numbers from a classic era. From large-scale events to intimate parties we've done it all. We're proud of what we do in a live environment, having played hundreds of weddings, parties, celebrations, clubs, pubs and corporate events across the UK, and built up an extensive list of clients including Santa Pod Raceway, Warrs Harley Davidson, Kent CC, Sprayer Holiday Parks, The Ace Cafe London, Steve Wright's Non-Stop Oldies! and many more.
We're fully self-contained and provide everything needed for a knock-out performance every time, including: all instruments; a top-line pa system; lighting; a laptop packed with thousands of dance floor fillers from every decade to keep the party going and £10 million Public Liability Insurance (PLI and PAT certificates available on request), with a personal service that's hard to beat.
So if you're looking for an established, professional 50s rock n roll band who do exactly what it says on the tin, get in touch for a competitive, personal quote today.
"You won't be disappointed!"
- The House of Rock, The Rock n Roll Years
Vintage Dreamboats & Petticoats Hits
The hot hits of a 50's Diner Jukebox!
si's Smokin Aces play through what might be considered the greatest hits of a golden era - songs that have entered pop culture for millions more than the generation who lived through the original time and been featured in hundreds of movies from Back to the Future to Predator to Dirty Dancing and Disney's Cars.
Carefully chosen to ensure that everyone is dancing and singing along, we recreate the originals with a modern, punchy tone - keeping the true essence of the songs that were once considered dangerous to the country's youth.
This is not a complete list of everything we do, but forms the basis of our most popular set lists through years of performing. If you're thinking of anything in particular and it's not on here, it's probably on one of our 'extra' lists.
This is just a small selection of the feedback the band have received
Please give our thanks to all of the band for making our wedding reception so special. There were a few things that went wrong on the day, but booking you wasn't one of them! Everyone had such a great time, and you really made the night special.
Rebecca & David, Wedding Reception
An amazing end to a perfect day! We can't thank you and the band enough. We knew that you would appeal to our guests, especially many of our older relatives who don't like being at a disco, even the teenagers had a good time!
Susan & Richard, Wedding anniversary party
You performed at my Harley dealership in Mottingham the other week for our Knucklehead Daze vintage event and all went really well. Thank you very much. I'm interested to know if you'd like to perform again for us at the legendary Ace Cafe for the biggest event in our calendar: the annual Harley Davidson Day...
John Warr, Managing Director Warrs Harley Davidson
Thank you for doing an excellent job at our Dragstalgia vintage event! It was nice to see all of the customers dancing along and having a great time until late into the night with fantastic music and an outstanding performance.
James Foster, Santa Pod Raceway
Everyone loved the band! Thank you so much for being a party of my milestone birthday - you were all so fantastic and the people that couldn't make it were very gutted! Please thank all of the band member as it was a fantastic night!
Katherine, Birthday party
A great band and everybody enjoyed themselves. We rock n rolled the night away and hope to book you again in the future.
Adrian, Birthday party
What a night! A massive thank you to si's Smokin Aces - you guys blew the roof off! When can I get you back?
Toni, Manager, The Woodman
We had a ball, everyone commented on how fantastic you all were. You really made the night very special. My partner hardly left the dance floor all night, her poor feet were suffering at the end of the night. We would definitely recommend you to anyone having a party or celebration. You were awesome! Thank you so much for making my 50th birthday so special
Chris, Birthday party
Just wanted to say thanks for an absolutely brilliant event. So many people have come up to me since saying how brilliant the band was. I've also handed your details to a couple that are having a party for their wedding anniversary that want to book you. Thanks again.
Lois & Eliot, Wedding anniversary
A brilliant band, and brilliant people! Thank you all so much for making our party the best ever. Everything you did made sure that the night went smoothly, and I know that all of our guests had the best time through the whole of the night.
Michael & Kate, Wedding anniversary
A great band and everybody enjoyed themselves. We rock n rolled the night away and hope to book you again in the future.
Adrian, Birthday party
Thank you so much for being with us at my birthday party last night, the band was fantastic! My feet are killing me today, but worth every bit of it. Thank you to the other members of the band, you all looked the part, sounded great and everything went to plan. Can't wait for the next occasion to get you back again.
Grace, Birthday party
Just would love to thank you for such a wonderful evening, we had such a fantastic time, the music, the band, the ambience was just so amazing and we will definitely be requesting your band to play at other special events in the future. Thanks very much for a great evening.
Jane, private celebration
So pleased with the band. You took all of the pressure off us for making sure that all of the guests had a great time. The floor was full for the whole of the night, and we can't thank you enough!
Sam & Eddie, Wedding reception
The band were not smokin', they were on fire from the very first song to the last. Thank you for a very enjoyable night's entertainment. If you haven't seen this band yet I really recommend that you do so: You won't be disappointed!
Kevin Grayston, House of Rock, the Rock n Roll Years
The band were excellent! They were easy to deal with, professional and made sure that everything was ready to go one time and exactly as we imagined it! Thank you so much, we would recommend them without a second thought.
Charlotte, Birthday party
Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of the band for making the evening at our wedding so enjoyable. Everyone commented on what a great band you were and the songs were very popular. We felt that everything went very smoothly and we didn't have to worry about anything, so that was great. Thanks!
Belinda & Alister, Wedding reception
From the first conversations to the end of the night, the band were professional and very easy to deal with. They checked everything with the venue and made sure everything was perfect for us. We would recommend them without hesitation. They were one of the best decisions we made and real value for money. We'll be booking them again fdor sure.
Jan & John, Wedding anniversary
We booked them on the strength of seeing them locally - best decision ever! They kept the dance floor full all night, were very easy to deal with and delivered exactly what we wanted! Thank you Si and the band!
Terry, Birthday party
Everyone absolutely loved the band and it was a brilliant way to kick off the evening. There was not one bad comment, everyone had a lovely and thoroughly enjoyed everything you did, so thank you. Richard and I would definitely book you again, and thank everyone for us for making the evening such a success.
Kate, Birthday party
You guys were superb last night. Thoroughly enjoyed dancing the night away. It's clear why you have your reputation as one of the best! We have some more dates for you later in the year and need to get you guys back!
Darren Spreyer, owner Spreyer Holiday Parks
You were amazing last night! Thank you so much for making our evening perfect, everyone absolutely loved it and you played one of my husband's favourite Johnny Cash songs! Once again thank you - it was brilliant!
Emily, Birthday party
Thank you so much for last night. You are the best live Rock n Roll band we've seen - and we've seen a lot! We look forward to seeing you again!
Dena, Club night guest
It was brilliant! It was obvious everyone was having a great time and those sets were perfect!
Faversham Classic Car Show Town Hall Party
si's Smokin Aces... YAY!
Steve Wright - BBC Radio 2 Non-Stop Oldies
That was a brilliant night! Everyone obviously enjoyed themselves, and we'll be making further bookings next year. Cheers Si.
Dave Cross, owner Buddies Bar, Pilgrims Retreat
Thank you Si. You guys were amazing again last night, and the feedback has been out of this world. We'll be booking more dates next year.
Nick, Bookings Manager DWMC
What type of music do you play, and how long do you play for?
We're a Rock n Roll band, specialising in vintage 50s jukebox rock n roll, from Chuck Berry to Bill Haley, Elvis to Buddy Holly, Marty Wilde to Dion. We can play at a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight, although this can be changed to 3x forty minute sets if it fits better with the arrangements for the event.
What types of events have you played, and are suitable for?
We've performed at hundreds of weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, festivals throughout Kent (where we're based) and club nights, and providing the client knows what music we specialise in and that is what is wanted, we're suitable for pretty much anything! As well as hundreds of private clients for a whole range of celebrations, other previous clients include: Santa Pod Raceway, Kent County Council, NHS, Warrs Harley Davidson and Cancer Research UK.
What time do you arrive and finish?
We are flexible based on the setup needs of your event, but there may be an additional cost if we are required to arrive earlier than 6pm. The band take approximately 45 minutes to set up and test the equipment and sound check, although this may be longer of there is an issue with loading in (such as access to the performance area, stairs etc). Finish time will depend on the number of live sets required, and also subject to your requirements and the entertainments license of the venue.
Can you/we play music between sets through your PA?
We always carry a laptop with DJ software full of vintage Rock n Roll or a choice of more up to date party and chart tracks to keep the dancing going between performances, and we're happy to do this, whether it's from one of our pre-selected playlists or for DJ'ing on the fly if requests are given. If you would rather have complete control of the music played when the band are not performing then they are also happy for you play your iPod through the PA system. The choice is entirely yours...
Do you have PAT certificates and Public Liability Insurance?
Yes, the band are fully PAT tested and carry the relevant public liability insurance. Certificates can be provided for venues on request.
How much space do you need?
As a general rule we need 3m x 5m to set our equipment up in. We can however, move things around to fit in non-standard spaces.
How much do you charge?
Please get in touch to discuss fee amounts. The fee can vary depending on travel costs etc. The band prides themselves on producing an exceptional live party experience including full PA and lighting system. Quality is central to everything and we aim to make your event very special. Cheap often means poor quality which can ruin your evening, although as a self-contained 4 piece our overheads are relatively low in comparison to larger acts allowing us to be competitive on fees.
What do you sound like live?
Naturally the first thing you are going to want to know is what we look and sound like when playing live! All the songs in the player on the website have been recorded live to give an accurate representation of what the band sound like live. No overdubs, extra tracking or backing instruments were used, so what you hear is what you’ll get live! We also upload live recordings from shows in our video section and on YouTube. Our feedback section has comments from lots of different clients we have played for, giving their honest opinion on watching us play live.
How long do you take to set-up?
60-90 minutes depending on the size and set up of the performance area, access to power and ease of unloading into the venue. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in.
What do you wear/look like on stage?
We wear authentic vintage 1950's attire. To sound the part you have to look the part! We work really hard at creating a truly vintage experience right from our instruments to our dress code.
What is the line-up for si’s Smokin Aces?
si’s Smokin Aces are a 4 piece Rock n Roll band who play completely live, incorporating guitar, bass, drums, lead and backing vocals. We've held the same lineup for over a decade since originally forming to support rockabilly legends Robb Storm & The Persuaders and industry recognised Shadows tribute The Runaways.The band go to great lengths to use authentic instruments and top of the range PA equipment and lighting to create the best possible live band experience.
What power supply do you need?
We require 3 x 13amp sockets to provide power for all the equipment.
Can you be booked through an agency?
The simple answer is yes - we're on the books of the Ace Music Booking Agency. However, for over a decade we've been booked solidly based on word of mouth and have never relied on our agency - simply because we have never had to. The band leader, Si, personally deals with every client and booking to make sure that everything is as it should be for an amazing performance by the band, and ensuring that the needs of the client are met each time, with the band going above and beyond to make sure this is always the case.