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Acoustic Tendency is a modern jazz band with a versatile jazz-based repertoire.

We play events ranging from private parties and functions to jazz gigs with a repertoire that caters for the wide taste and age range found at these events.

Based in the South East of England, we play predominantly in South London, Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Line Up

Acoustic Tendency is available in the following line ups:

Quartet Trumpet, Piano, Double Bass, Drums
Vocal Quintet Singer, Trumpet, Piano, Double Bass, Drums
Sextet Singer, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Double Bass, Drums

We also play as a smaller band: for more information please visit the Acoustic Resonance band's page.

Musicians in the Acoustic Tendency ensemble all have many years of experience. The ensemble comprises:

Karin Bittleston Singer
Sam Walker Saxophone
John Harriman Piano
Peter Hutchinson Double Bass
Philip Bishop Trumpet, Flugel Horn,  Double Bass
Bill Cunningham Drums

This ensemble is great for dinner jazz, barbeques, parties and weddings.


We have an extensive repertoire of songs which are shown on a separate page.

The following lists give a few examples of our repertoire. 

I Thought About You
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Stairway To The Stars
Stella By Starlight
Billies Bounce
Yardbird Suite
A Foggy Day
Fly Me To The Moon
Take The A Train
If I Were A Bell
There Will Never Be Another You
Whisper Not
I Wish I Knew What It Would Feel Like To Be Free
Watermelon Man
Work Song
Blue Bossa
Manha De Carneval
Samba De Orfeu
Shadow Of Your Smile
Everybody's Song But My Own
Nature Boy
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Up Jumped Spring

If your favourite songs are not on the list please ask, we've probably played them many times before!

Interval Music

We normally play a three hour programme, typically comprising three 45 minute sets, with two intervals.

The music, sets and intervals can be tailored to fit in with the programme of your event.

When we are not performing on stage, we have a range of CDs which we can use to provide interval music if required.

Other programmes can be provided to suit your needs - please ask!


If you’d like some live music for an event, please get in touch with Philip Bishop:

Telephone - 07950 235329


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