The best 1920s party entertainment
The best 1920s party entertainment.
We are now back in the roaring twenties and it’s an enduring party theme with both male and female guests. The 2020s is a great time to look back a century to the wild times of the Great Gatsby and the best 1920s party entertainment. Time to throw your own wild speakeasy shindig with sparkling 1920s party entertainment!
Which is best, a 1920s band or a DJ?
1920s style bands.
Of course, in the 1920s the musical entertainment would have come from a band. You can’t expect your guests to naturally be able to Charleston or Lindy Hop. You don’t want an empty dance floor if the music is too niche or intimidating.
At Electric Cabaret Company we know how to match you with the best 1920’s party entertainment. We suggest booking a band who play ‘post-modern jukebox’. This is an easy fix as it is a musical genre that consists of modern tunes that everyone knows sung in a vintage style to a 20’s swing beat. If you have seen the film The Great Gatsby you will have heard many examples such as Beyoncé given the post-modern jukebox treatment.
The lead singers of many bands are happy to warm up the audience and give a quick demo of some easy flapper moves. Even those party-goers of a shyer disposition won’t feel self-conscious with a couple of extremely easy forward and back moves under their belt.
Of course, bands involve a lot of members and they need to be paid for. If you are on a budget you can book a lead singer with a double bass player and guitarist or be very cost-efficient by choosing a solo singer with a backing track. Our singers have excellent people skills. They interact with guests and build excitement levels throughout the night.
1920s influenced D.J.s.
If you can’t accommodate a band and have a tight budget a D.J. is a great option. Our D.j.’s have a vast selection of vintage influenced music to hand with post-modern or electro swing versions of modern tracks. There are also many 1920’s influenced modern songs already out there. Think ‘Bang Bang’ Will.i.am. or Christina Aguilera’s ‘Candy Man’.
D.J.’s can also mix in something for everyone with standard modern tunes and party favourites alongside 1920’s influences. So if that kind of musical flexibility is the key a D.J. is certainly a wise plan for the best 1920s party entertainment.
Charleston Dancers for hire for the best 1920s party entertainment
The Charleston was the popular dance that took the world by storm in the 1920s. The ‘back, forward, forward, back’ step was so quick and easy to learn that everyone could do it and look great. The best 1920’s party entertainment is not complete without Charleston dancers. They are simply the most exciting way to get the party started. Our dancers perform to a high paced, exhilarating medley that involves them moving through the audience as well as the dance floor. Our dancers can also teach your party attendees to Charleston like a pro and are available for meet and greet photos too.
Different styles of performance and acts for the best 1920s party entertainment
At Electric Cabaret Company we have a whole host of 20’s themed performers alongside our team of Charleston dancing cuties.
- Glamorous fire dancers,
- Vintage Burlesque performers,
- Giant Martini glass performing beauties,
- Dapper lounge singers accompanied by giant feather fan dancers,
- Acrobatic contortion duos,
- Retro bubble acts,
- Stunning aerialists,
- Cute hula hooping flapper girls and many more.
1920s theme show entertainment
Our fully themed 1920s prohibition speakeasy show can run for any duration or budget and to any scale. The show is suitable for a seated dining show followed by dancing, a theatre-style production or a more informal drink and dance party.
Find out about our 1920s show HERE.
What kind of décor should I use for a 1920s party?
Black and gold are the colours of the decade, plus the blocky geometric designs and frames synonymous with Art Deco. Draping in black and gold, with sprouting plumes of feathers as table decoration centrepieces and strings of pearls all evoke the glamorous era. A projector is a great way to cover a large blank space with projected art deco and 20’s fashion images.
Should I ask my guests to come in 1920s costume?
We find this is always a popular dress code for both men and women. However, if your guests are a bit shy then a dressing up box of headdresses, pearls, fake cigarette holders, hats etc. can certainly get the party started. Electric Cabaret Company can also supply a full costume service with stylists, backdrops, props and event photographer.
Contact us for further information and ideas about putting on a sparkling, secret speakeasy-style party. In conclusion, we can arrange and stage-manage everything from start to finish to make you look amazing! CONTACT US for the very best 1920s party entertainment!