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Acoustic Resonance - jazz band playing jazz, latin, blues, cocktail music, dancing for parties, weddings & functions in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, London

Line Up





Sam Walker on Saxophone playing with Acoustic Resonance





John Harriman on keyboard with Acoustic Resonance



Peter Hutchinson on Double Bass playing with Acoustic Resonance



Billy Cunningham on drums playing with Acoustic Resonance

Recent venues include:
Sutton Green Golf Club

Hickstead All England Jumping Course

Westfield Parish Church Hall

The Greyhound, Charlwood

Ramada Hotel, Crawley

HG Wells Conference and Events Centre (Mayor's annual ball)

St Alban's Church Hall, Hindhead

Manor House Hotel, Newlands Corner, Guildford

Woodlands Park Hotel, Stoke D'Abernon

Sir Douglas Haig Hotel, Effingham

Farnham Hog's Back, Seale

Frimley Hall Hotel, Camberley

Ye Olde Swan,
Thames Ditton

Great Fosters, Egham

Eastwell Manor, Boughton Lees

Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead

Bartholomew Barn, Kirdford

Port Lympne Mansion, Port Lympne Wildlife Park, Lympne, Hythe

Woking Lesuire Centre
(Woking Beer Festival)

Hillside Hotel, Worplesdon

Kidbrooke Mansion at Michael Hall School, Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row

Seattle hotel, Brighton Marina

Squerryes Court, Westerham

Woldingham School, Marden Park, Woldingham

South Homwood Village Green

East Sussex National Golf Club

The Sanctuary, Burrows Lea, Shere

Whipley Manor Farm, Bramley

Acoustic Resonance Jazz Band

Acoustic Resonance is a modern jazz ensemble with a versatile repertoire including jazz, latin, blues, soul, motown and rock & roll.

We play at private parties, weddings and functions. We can also be heard from time to time playing in pubs, restaurants and at festivals. The ensemble is great for providing cocktail music, dinner jazz, and dance music.

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

Line Up

Acoustic Resonance is available in the following line ups:

Duo Piano and Double Bass
Piano Trio Piano, Double Bass and Drums
Vocal Trio Singer, Piano and Double Bass
Quartet Singer or Saxophone or Trumpet,
Piano, Double Bass and Drums
Quintet Singer and/or Saxophone and/or Trumpet,
Piano, Double Bass and Drums
Sextet Singer, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Double Bass and Drums

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

Vocals Karin Bittleston
Saxophone Sam Walker
Keyboard John Harriman
Double Bass Philip Bishop
Drums Matt Hobson

From time to time we also have some great guest players with us.


We have an extensive repertoire, including songs by:

The Ratpack George Benson Dionne Warwick
Nina Simone Otis Redding Wilson Pickett
Ella Fitzgerald Dusty Springfield The Crusaders
Stevie Wonder Bill Withers Little Eva
Van Morrison Ben E King,  Bill Haley

Click here to see our repertoire and most frequently performed songs.

Some of the most often requested songs by featured artists are listed below:

Ratpack Come Fly With Me
Fly Me To The Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
I've Got You Under My Skin
Lady Is A Tramp
Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me
Love Me Or Leave Me
Ella Fitzgerald April In Paris
Autumn In New York
Bye Bye Blackbird
Mac The Knife
Nearness Of You
Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You
Isn't She Lovely
For Once In My Life
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

If your favourite is not listed, please ask!


Here are the songs from our demo disc for you to download.

Jazz / Swing   .MP3

My Baby Just Cares For Me

Singer, Piano, Double Bass Listen

The Lady Is A Tramp

Singer, Piano, Double Bass, Drums Listen
Come Fly With Me Singer, Piano, Double Bass Listen

September In The Rain

Singer, Piano, Double Bass Listen

Autumn Leaves

Piano and Double Bass Listen
Ballads   .MP3

The Nearness Of You

Singer, Piano, Double Bass Listen

Angel Eyes

Singer, Piano, Double Bass Listen

Over The Rainbow

Piano, Double Bass Listen
Soul / R 'n' B   .MP3

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Singer, Piano, Double Bass, Drums Listen

Stand By Me

Singer, Piano, Double Bass, Drums Listen

I Wish I Knew

Singer, Piano, Double Bass, Drums Listen

If you would like a demo CD, or have difficulty downloading the song, please contact Philip Bishop.

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 your programme of events, including shorter or longer programmes.

We can also play as a duo or trio for cocktails/dinner, followed by the full band for dancing.

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!


For more information, a demo CD and booking the band, please get in touch with Philip Bishop.

Telephone 07950 235329


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