The Black Sheikhs

Are you planning a retro themed party/wedding? The Black Sheikhs are the band for you! Fronted by the outlandish Bertie Simptonson, The Black Sheikhs are a hilarious, talented quartet ready to entertain. If you can imagine popular hits being teleported through a gramophone horn into the 1920s then you’re getting close to the sound of The Black Sheikhs. Get ready to dance to the songs of Kylie Minogue, Beyonce and Daft Punk like you’ve never heard them before. Read on for the full story behind The Black Sheikhs……..

The Black Sheikhs were formed in 1926 by taking life-size casts of the then highly acclaimed “Royal Dachshund Infirmary Surgeons Band”, who performed canine inflected versions of popular hits of the time. The casts were forgotten, lost to the mists of time until, in 1982, they were discovered by a retail historian underneath the Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester. Animated by generous applications of salves, ointments, creams and menthol snuff, they were brought to life for your pleasure and delectation.

To enquire about booking Peak of Swing for your event email or call 01457 866 160.

Sample Set List


Motörhead- The Ace of Spades

Kylie Minogue – I Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

Beyoncé – Crazy In Love

Madness – Baggy Trousers

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Get This Party Started – Pink

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

Take On Me – A-Ha

A Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin

Tainted Love -Soft Cell

Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Nirvana -Smells Like Teen Spirit

Louis Armstrong – When The Saints Go Marching In

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc

Frankie Valli – Grease

Elisabeth Welch – The Charleston

Daft Punk – Get Lucky

Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot

The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night

The Who – My Generation

Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved

We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool

Paparazzi – Lady Gaga

Bad Romance –  Lady Gaga

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