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The john bayley trio

If you want that classy, easy swinging sound, look no further…


The John Bayley Trio is a spin off from the well known Five Go Jiving They are London based, with over 10 years experience in providing top quality music for clubs, festivals, corporate events, weddings & celebrations.

All three members are name musicians.

The band leader is vocalist and guitarist John Bayley, Neil Casey plays piano and John Day the double Bass. Find out more.

Naturally the trio is just the three of them, but can be supplemented up to 6 or 7 multi-instrumentalists and singers to suit the needs of the individual client (see Five Go Jiving).

It's a classy, easy, swinging sound. Check out the playlist and sample the tunes.


John Bayley:  Vocals and guitar

Perhaps best known in London for his regular Christmas Eve appearances at the Festival Hall. John has led Five Go Jiving for the past 25 years playing the major name venues in London. John’s childhood in the United States led him to a love of the American song-book. John founded Five Go Jiving as a jump jive band paying tribute to the work of Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway and Louis Prima. As you will hear, John and the band now cover the gamut of swing, jive and good time jazz.

Neil Casey: Piano

A graduate of Leeds Music College Neil has spent a lifetime recording and playing in British Jazz. A formidable stylist Neil has worked with the likes of Clark Tracey, and Mornington Lockett. Neil is a gifted accompanist and arranger, and has supported the work of modern British jazz singers such as Georgia Mancio, Nina Ferrow and Nia Linn.

John Day: Double bass

“John turns every gig into a party!”

Suzanna Hopwood

“Real pros who have served their time and can make it happen”

Gordon Ruffell

“These guys swing like nobody else!”

Larry Pryce - Dover Street Wine Bar

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Contact us:

Tel: 0207 735 6878

Mobile: 07970 541561

Write to us at:

20 Faunce Street, London SE17 3TR


(Some of the songs in our repertoire - please click here to go to our media samples)

A Train

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

All Of Me

Almost Like Being In Love

As Time Goes By


Autumn Leaves


Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Bill Bailey

Bright Lights

Come Rain or Come Shine

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Dr Jazz

Falling in Love Again

Fly Me To The Moon

On The Sunny Side of the Street

One Note Samba

Paper Moon

Pennies From Heaven

Satin Doll


How many musicians are in the band?

The John Bayley Trio features 3 musicians, but this can be supplemented with more musicians depending on the client’s needs.

In what area does the band perform?  

Generally anywhere inside the M25, but occasionally further afield.

How much notice does the band need in terms of advance booking?

Generally a month, but please ask even if it is shorter notice.

Do you bring all of your own equipment?

Yes, including instruments, sound and lighting. Although if there is equipment in situ we can make use of this.

Who are the personnel in the band?

The line-up varies depending on availability but all players are well known around the London music scene.

What about if I only want a small group of say 4 or 5 personnel?

We have a smaller group which goes under the name of Casablanca that specialises in cool dinner jazz.

How do the band dress?

From DJs to jeans, the band will dress appropriately for the occasion.

Any other questions?

Please get in touch.