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About us



Lipstick & Beatniks are a five piece band based in East Sussex specialising in various forms of Jazz, Electro Swing, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Soul, Latin and Blues. With astonishing virtuosity and the grooviest rhythm section around, we will be sure to get you dancing!


We would be perfect for any event or venue, either public or private, from pubs to winebars, Festivals, Weddings or Parties. We are available as a 5 piece band, 9 piece Band (including Brass section), Acoustic Duo or Trio or an instrumental 5 piece. We would be particularly appropriate for vintage and retro events, with a particular focus on the 1930-1950's era.


We specialise in Jazz Standards, Jazz/Pop, Rockabilly, Soul, Blues and Gypsy/Pop Jazz. We also love the idea of taking modern dance songs by artists such as Basement Jaxx, Ray Foxx, Macklemore, Katy B or even Maverick Sabre and putting a Jazz/Latin/Rockabilly feel to it. For our full set list please visit our 'Music' page


We are all very accomplished musicians with very different musical backgrounds and ages who have fused together to create our own individual sound.


We are :


Kerry Evenden : Vocals/ Clarinet /Saxophone,

Holly Manktelow : Piano

Stewart Grimes: Double Bass/Bass Guitar

James Chapman : Drums.

Dave Asher : Electric/Acoustic Guitar

Duncan White : Electric/Acoustic Guitar (dep)


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