The Popinjays
Jazz & Swing Roaming Band
Bari, Puglia, Italy
€2,675 (avg. price)

About The Popinjays – professional swing roaming band based in Puglia, Italy
1 review

The Popinjays are an exceptional roaming jazz & swing band that specialise in providing bespoke musical entertainment to all kinds of events.

The group has years of combined industry experience that gives them all of the professionalism and skill needed to give you a performance like no other.

Please take a look at our 2023 SET LIST 🎵

The Popinjays are more than happy to travel and perform regularly across Puglia and Italy at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Villa Aurelia in Rome, Masseria Mangiamuso in Brindisi and Tenuta Odegitria in Taranto, Italy.

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The Popinjays have a vast and varied repertoire that covers many eras and genres. They perform vintage covers as well as jazz reworkings of your favourite pop hits.

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The band is fully roaming and can perform everywhere and anywhere, weaving in and around your event.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Villa Aurelia, Rome, Italy
  • Masseria Mangiamuso, Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy
  • Tenuta Odegitria, Martina Franca, Taranto, Italy

So, if you’re looking to hire one of Italy’s finest jazz & swing roaming bands, look no further than The Popinjays and get in touch today!

1 verified review

"Two words: JUST BOOK!! I was looking for a band to play instrumental versions of popular pop songs that all our guests would recognize. I contacted Nicola (the band's manager) who helped me put together a band that worked for my budget. We ended up with a sax player for our 2 hour aperitif and a band consisting of 1 sax + 1 bass + 1 guitar + 1 drum for the 2.5 dinner and cake cutting. Well in advance of our wedding, Nicola sent us a long list of songs in the band's repertoire and we picked our favorites that we wanted to be played. I was a little worried that the sax alone during aperitif wouldn't be as good as a full band but I was sooooo wrong. The sax alone was magical and having the full band later on during dinner provided a very different atmosphere for each part of the day, which was truly phenomenal. We and our guests loved both aspects and they really set the atmosphere for the wedding in a way that nothing else could. The musicians truly elevated our entire wedding and gave us a dreamy and chic wedding in Rome that we always dreamed of. I 100% recommend booking ASAP. I have included a few clips from the evening that our guests sent us to give you a glimpse although these short clips really do not do any justice to the musician's actual performance on the day."
– Kristina Wahidullah, 17 August 2022, wedding at Villa Aurelia, Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, Rome, Italy
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Set List
Italian Jazz & Swing Songs

La Classe Degli Asini – Nino Ravasini

Un Bacio A Mezzanotte – Pietro Garinei

La Scuola Del Ritmo – Panzuti

Guarda Che Luna – Fred Buscaglione

Carina – Fred Buscaglione

Buonasera Signorina – Fred Buscaglione

Baci – Remo Germani

Marilù – Nicola Arigliano

Estate – Bruno Martino

Mille Lire Al Mese – Carlo Innocenzi

Conosci Mia Cugina? – Carlo Alberto Rossi

In Cerca Di Te (solo Me Ne Vo) – Eros Sciorilli

Mamma Voglio Anch'io La Fidanzata

C'è Un Uomo In Mezzo Al Mare – Di

Con Un Bacio Piccolissimo – Bobby Rydell

Il Pinguino Innamorato – Nino Casiroli

Ho Un Sassolino Nella Scarpa – Valci

Maramao Perché Sei Morto? – Consiglio

A Zonzo – Morbelli – Filippini

Ba Ba Baciami Piccina – Morbelli

Ma L’amore No – Giovanni D'anzi

La Famiglia Canterina – Bixio

Pippo Non Lo Sa – Gorni Kramer

Se Fossi Milionario – Kramer

Parlami D'amore Mariù – Ennio Neri

Tulipan – Maria Grever

Camminando Sotto La Pioggia – Pasquale Frustaci

Quel Motivetto Che Mi Piace Tanto

Bellezze In Bicicletta – Giovanni D'anzi

Voglio Vivere Così – Tito Manlio

Ma Le Gambe – Giovanni D'anzi

American Jazz & Swing Songs

All Of Me – Gerald Marks / Seymour Simons

A Fine Romance – Ella Fitzgerald

Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Fabian Andre / Wilbur Schwandt

Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers – Lorenz Hart

In The Mood – Glenn Miller

Route 66 – Bobby Troup

Just A Gigolo – Louis Prima

Cheek To Cheek – Irving Berlin

It Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington

Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie

Why Don't You Do Right – Kansas Joe Mccoy

When The Saints Go Marching In

The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Fields

I've Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter

Fly Me To The Moon – Bart Howard

Gospel Traditional

I'm Beginning To See The Light – Duke Ellington

Take The A Train – Duke Ellington

Caravan – Duke Ellington

My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone

Song For My Father – Horace Silver

Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma

Banana Split For My Babe – Louis Prima

Basin Street Blues – Louis Armstrong

Bei Mir Bist Du Schön – Jacob Jacobs

Blue Monk – Thelonius Monk

Bourbon Street Parade – Paul Barbarin

Charleston – James P. Johnson

Hello Dolly – Jerry Herman

Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller

How High The Moon – Morgan Lewis

I’ve Found A New Baby – Jack Palmer

I Got Rhythm – George Gershwin

I'm Beginning To See The Light – Duke Ellington

It's Only A Paper Moon – Harold Arlen

L–o–v–e – Nat King Cole

Lullaby Of Birdland – George Shearing

Mack The Knife – Kurt Weill

Over The Rainbow – Harold Arlen

Summertime – George Gershwin

Stompin' At The Savoy – Benny Goodman

Struttin With Some Barbecue – Louis Armstrong

Swing That Music – Louis Armstrong

The Look Of Love – Burt Bacharach

Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock

On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Jimmy Mchugh

Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen

Ice Cream – Howard Johnson

It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – Billy Mayhew

Puttin On The Ritz – Irving Berlin

Spain – Chick Corea

The Sheik Of Araby – F. Wheeler

Funk / Pop / Disco Songs

I Feel Good – James Brown

Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin

Think – Aretha Franklin

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder

I Wish – Stevie Wonder

Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

I Just Want To Make Love To You – Etta James

Why Can't We Live Together – Sade

Fever – Eddie Cooley

First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

A Sky Full Of Star – Coldplay

Wonderwall – Oasis

Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

Hymn Of Weekend – Coldplay

Adveture Of A Lifetime – Coldplay

Hey Ya – Outcast

Sunny – Bobby Hebb

Hot Stuff – Summer

What's Going On – Marvin Gaye

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Lady Marmalade – P.labelle

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

Freak Out – Chic

Good Times – Chic

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Bad Girls – Donna Summer

September – Earth, Wind & Fire

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics

That’s The Way – (i Like It) – Kc & The Sunshine Band

Celebration – Kool &the Gang

Disco Inferno – The Trammps

Y.m.c.a – Village People

Let’s Grove Tonight – Earth, Wind & Fire

Born To Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Gloria Gaynor

Sexbomb – Tom_jones / Mousse_t

Let’s Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez

Candela – Noelia

Cadavez – Negrocan

Don’t Worry – Madcon

Jealousy – Martin Solveig

Conga – Gloria Estefan

Samba De Janeiro – Bellini

Taj Mahal – Salome De Bahia

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi

Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day – Morcheeba

Smooth Operator – Sade

Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

Sugar – Maroon 5

Glitter And Gold – Rebecca Ferguson

Goodnight Moon – Shivaree

What’s Up – 4 No Blondes

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Cups (when I’m Gone”) – Anna Kendrick

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Starlight – Superman Lovers

All About That Bass – Megan Trainor

Black Horse And The Cherry Tree – Kt Tunstall

Cosmic Girl –jamiroquai

Black Velvet – Alannah Myles

Black Magic Woman – Santana

Love Foolosophy – Jamiroquai

Sing It Back – Moloko

Hymn For The Weekend – Coldplay

Mercy – Duffy

Titanium – Sia

This Love – Maroon 5

Mad About You – Hooverphonic

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne

Crying At The Discoteque – Alcazar

Rather Be – Jess Glynne

Take Me Home – J. Glynne

Wanderwall – Oasis

Ain’tnobody – Chaka Khan

Fallin – A. Keys

If Ain’t Got You – A.keys

American Boy – Estelle

Sunrise – Norah Jones

Don't Know Why – Norah Jones

City Of Stars – La La Land Theme

All Of Me – John Legend

Message In A Bottle – The Police

At Last – Etta James

The Tender Trap – Sinatra

Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velázquez

Bongo Bongo(civilization) – Bob Hilliard

Consequence Of Love – Gregory Porter

Don'tworry Be Happy – Bobby Mcferrin

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles

Moondance – Van Morrison

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

Beautiful That Way – Noa

No One – A.keys

No Roots – A. Merton

Teardrop – Massive Attack

No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley

Nothing’s Real But A Love – Ferguson

Georgy Porgy – Toto

Hey Jude – The Beatles

I'm Yours – Jason Mraz

Knockin' On Heaven's Door – Bob Dylan

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Imagine – John Lennon

Hey Jude – Beatles

In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry

La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

Libertango – Piazzolla

Pressagio – Salvador Sobral

The Doors – Light My Fire

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Can't Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue

What This Love – Haddaway

Say Something – Aguilera

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

She – Elvis Costello

The Best – Tina Turner

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Your Song – Elton John

Still A Friend Of Mine – Incognito

That's Amore – Harry Warren

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Trouble So Hard – Vera Hall

Turningtables – Adele

You Are Mysunshine – Johnny Cash

You Gotta Be – Des Ree

You Might Needs One Body – R.crowford

You’ve Been A Friend To Me – Carter Family

Historia De Un Amor – Carlos Eleta

Can’t Help Fallin In Love – Elvis Presley

Celos – Gotan Project

Choochoo Ch’ Boogie – Louis Jordan

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

Cucurruccucu Paloma – Franco Battiato

Dance Monkey – Tones And I

Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

I Believe I Can Fly – R.kelly

Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler – Pink Martini

Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel

Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers

Knock On Wood – Amii Stewart

Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Mad About You – Hooverphonic

Mil Pasos – Soha

Milonga Sentimental –corazon Cobarde

Moonchild Blues – Robben Ford

Moonlight Shadow – Mike Oldfield& Maggie Reilly

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Rocket Man – Elton John

Shake Shake Senora (jump In The Line) – Belafonte

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

Talkin’ Loud – Incognito

Tuyo – Rodrigo Amarante

Vuelvo Al Sur – Piazzolla

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina& The Waves

Walkin On The Moon – The Police

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

Italian Songs

A.a.a. Adorabile Cercasi – Jula De Palma

Amore Baciami – G.testoni

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (volare) – Domenico Modugno

Meraviglioso – Domenico Modugno

In Alto Mare – Loredana Bertè

E La Luna Bussò – Loredana Bertè

Il Mare D’inverno – Loredana Bertè

Cinquanta Mila – Nina Zilli

Era Una Vita Che Ti Stavo Aspettando

Anema E Core – D'esposito

Cu’ Mme’ – Mia Martini

Malafemmena – Totò

O Sole Mio – Enrico Caruso

Funiculì Funiculà – Renzo Arbore

O Surdato ‘nnammorato – Edoardo Di Capua

Tu Si Na Cosa Grande – Domenico Modugno

Tu Vuò Fa L’americano – Renato Carosone

Quando Una Stella Muore – Giorgia

La Felicità – Simona Molinari

Ti Sposerò – Lorenzo Cherubini

Oggi Sono Io – Alex Britti

Torpedo Blu – Giorgio Gaber

E Se Domani – Mina

Città Vuota – Mina

Sono Come Tu Mi Vuoi – Mina

Messico E Nuvole – Enzo Jannacci

Via Con Me – Paolo Conte

Parole Parole – Mina

Tutto Quello Che Un Uomo – Sergio

Caruso – Lucio Dalla

Azzurro – Celentano

Quando Quando Quando – Tony Renis

Acqua E Sale – Mina & Celentano

Amore Disperato – Nada

Che Cosa C’è – Gino Paoli

Il Cielo In Una Stanza – Gino Paoli

Senza Fine – Gino Paoli

La Voglia La Pazzia –ornella Vanoni

Io Che Amo Solo Te – Sergio Endrigo

Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te – Pino Donaggio

Con Il Nastro Rosa – Lucio Battisti

Quando – Pino Daniele

Quanno Chiove – Pino Daniele

Resta Cu’mme – Pino Daniele

A Me Me Piace O Blues – Pino Daniele

A Mano A Mano – Rino Gaetano

Amami Per Sempre – Amalia Grè

Briciole – Noemi

Ma Il Cielo È Sempre Più Blu – Rino Gaetano

Che Cos’è L’amor – Capossela

Il Garibaldi Innamorato – Sergio Caputo

Il Tempo Di Morire – Battisti

Datemi Un Martello – Rita Pavone

Sono Bugiarda – Caterina Caselli

Viva La Mamma – Edoardo Bennato

St. Tropez – Peppino Di Capri

Tintarella Di Luna – Mina

Il Geghegè – Rita Pavone

Ricominciamo – Adriano Pappalardo

Sarà Perché Ti Amo – Ricchi E Poveri

L’estate Sta Finendo – Righeira

Mamma Maria – Ricchi E Poveri

Non Succederà Più – Claudia Mori

L’italiano – Toto Cutugno

Cosa Hai Messo Nel Caffè – R. Del Turco

Dedicato – Bertè

Dubbi Non Ho – Pino Daniele

E La Chiamano Estate – Bruno Martino

Fai Rumore – Diodato

La Notte –arisa

Generale – De Gregori

Gianna –r. Gaetano

Il Mondo – Jimmy Fontana

In Una Notte D’estate – Le Vibrazioni

L’emozione Non Ha Voce – Celentano

Luna Mezzo Mare – Traditional Neapolitan

Zooma Zooma – Traditional Neapolitan Song

Oh Marì (maria Marì ) – Traditional Neapolitan Song

Love In Portofino – Buscaglione

Mambo Italiano – Rose Mary Clooney

Mareluna – Pino Daniele

Me So M’briacato – Mannarino

Onda Su Onda – Lauzi

Piazza Grande – Dalla

Sally – Vasco Rossi


Garota De Ipanema – Vinícius De Moraes

Corcovado – Antônio Carlos Jobim

Insensatez – João Gilberto

Samba De Uma Nota So – Tom Jobin

Agua De Beber – Antônio Carlos Jobim

Berimbau – Astrud Gilberto

Aguas De Marco – Elis Regina

O Barquinho – Nara Leão

Wave – Antônio Carlos Jobim

Desafinado – Jobim

Blues & Rock Songs

Be Bop A Lula – Gene Vincent

Sweet Home Chicago – Blues Brothers

Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

The Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

Hot Patootie – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

Long Tall Sally – Little Richard

Tutti Frutti – Little Richard

Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His

Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard

These Boots Are Made For Walking

Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles

Hochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Cocaine – Eric Clapton

Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash

Come Together – The Beatles

Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young

Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple

La Grange – Zz Top

Sharp Dressed Man – Zz Top

Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix

Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

You Shook Me All Night Long – Acdc

Rebel Rebel – David Bowie

Satisfaction – Rolling Stone

One Vision – Queen

Black Or White – Michael Jackson

Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode

The Passenger – Billy Idol

My Sharona – The Knack

Beat It – Michael Jackson

I Was Made For Lovin You – Kiss

Call Me – Blondie

Suzie Q – Creedence Clearwater Revival

I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin

Summertime – Janis Joplin

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane

I Got A Woman – Ray Charles

Christmas Songs

Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

White Christmas – Irving Berlin

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Let It Snow! – Sammy Cahn

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Haven Gillespie

Last Christmas – Wham

Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierpont

Silent Night – Franz Xaver Gruber

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