52 Skidoo are a 3 piece Harlem swing band playing hits of 1920s America.
Standard Trio - Piano, Guitar/Vocals, Drums
Their show "The Joint is Jumpin" tells a light-hearted tale of the speakeasy lifestyle of 52 Skidoo - an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws - accompanied by the hits of 1920's America.
Pianist, Henry 'J.J.' Botham, is known for his stunning segue skills, tickling and hollering.
Howard 'Dancing Bear' Jacobs is Skidoo's percussionist, clarinetist and chief noise expert. Tommy Valentine joined the band as vocalist and guitarist primarily to help clear his gambling debts.
"Their show ... incorporates stories, comedy and several other unusual features all brought together with superb showmanship and musicianship. Utterly professional and hugely enjoyable, the show was a sell out and I had no hesitation in rebooking them." David Agnew, Bury Met
" They've been such a hit with our audiences that we've asked them back many times, it's always a sell out and never disappoints."
Neil Hughes, The Cinnamon Club