Versatile and experienced musicians
Consistently high quality performances
A wide repertoire of original songs and jazz standards
Adaptable repertoire for private shows, parties and events
Misbehavin’ features vocals, clarinet & bass clarinet, rhythm guitar and double bass. Four performers, Helen, Karen, Robin and James, all highly skilled musicians, bring great warmth as well as soaring performances to audiences from small village halls to festival stages, private parties to public arts centres. Their distinctive sound is intimate, lyrical and sophisticated.
"I quickly fell under their spell and have been a prisoner ever since"
Mark Allen, Director, Wiltshire Jazz Festival
Misbehavin’ is currently touring their latest project ‘Timepiece’, a new set of songs and instrumentals, penned by the band themselves, exploring the mercurial qualities of time. The new set has drawn in packed and enthusiastic audiences to South West arts venues, and the band is touring further afield.
Gigs and Testimonials
“It was a great evening and 'Misbehavin' - Nailsea's favourite band - were superb as usual. The new programme was fascinating and so well worked through.”
Celia Holland, Programmer, Nailsea Tithe Barn
"Misbehavin' entertained a full house beautifully with their new project, Timepiece".
Amanda Smith, Booker, Freshford Village Hall
"This was Misbehavin's third visit to Calstock Arts and the best yet with their latest project, Timepiece".
Kate Gamm, Programmer, Calstock Arts, Cornwall
“The first time I heard Misbehavin’ was at a private party many years ago and I very quickly fell under their spell. I have been a prisoner ever since."
Mark Allen, Wiltshire Jazz Festival
“Misbehavin’ were recommended to me by a trusted and musically astute friend. This turned out to be the most perfect introduction any stressed big party giver could have had. Guests loved them and their music.”
Sue Trussler, Birthday for 250 guests in Shaftesbury
"We asked them for both of our birthday parties because we knew we could not do better. They are helpful, flexible, create a great atmosphere and provide great music .
Judith Lask & John Barton, Birthday in Shaftesbury
"The friendly Misbehavin’ crew welcomed in our guests with their seductively dulcet jazzy tones creating a relaxing ambience.”
Kate & Keith, Wedding in Wimborne
“Misbehavin’ was just marvellous and miraculous and we enjoyed every bit and piece of it. I cannot thank you enough - you made the second half of the party and the range of what you do is amazing”
Rupert Nabarro, 60th Birthday party
Saturday 2nd June 2018
High Street, Wimborne, BH20 1HT
Call 01747 850978 for tickets £10
Sunday 3rd June 2018
Ashburton Jazz Club
£13 or £10 or £6 (you choose).
8pm. Booking link coming soon
Saturday 17th November 2018
Crediton Arts Centre, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AX
Tickets are available from
Crediton Arts centre (01363 773260);
Crediton Community Bookshop (01363 774740);
Sandford Stores (01363 775805);
and online at
Singing Workshop with Helen Porter
Sat 17 November, 2-4pm
Crediton Arts Centre
£15 or £10 if also attending Misbehavin’ performance
To book email to
or phone 078 077 52 401
The Elemental Tour 2017
Thursday 6th April 2017
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, SP7 8AR
Friday 7th April
Freshford Village Hall, Bath, BA2 7UR
Sunday 9th April
Gascoyne Place, Bath, BA1 1EY
FRIDAY!!!!! (not Saturday) 21st April
Nailsea Tythe Barn, BS48 4NG
Friday 12th May
Salisbury Arts Centre, SP1 3UT
Saturday 13th May
Gill Nethercott Centre,
Whitchurch, RG28 7HP
Friday 19th May
Calstock Arts, Cornwall, PL18 9QX
Saturday 20th May
St. Endellion, Cornwall, PL29 3TP
Friday 9th June
St German's Priory, Devon, PL12 5NP
Saturday 10th June
Payhembury Village Hall,
East Devon, EX14 3HT
...more to follow soon...
Some Other Time
In December 2009 Misbehavin' brought out their long awaited first album Some Other Time. The album (featuring Pete Brandt on double bass) contains a mixture of Jazz covers and original material totalling 14 tracks.
£12 inc p&p.
Featuring Pete Brandt on Bass
In June 2015, Misbehavin finally made it back into the studio to record Time Piece a new set of songs and instrumentals, exploring the mercurial qualities of time... past, present and future.
£12 inc p&p.
Featuring James Budden on Bass
Release Date: 10th March 2016
To hear some of the tracks from both albums head over to the See and Hear us Page.
Whether you are looking for a set performance or a sophisticated ambience to complement a private celebration, Misbehavin’ can provide it. We like to spend time discussing your requirements, visiting your party venue and taking care to understand exactly what you have in mind. We are an experienced band, and are entirely self sufficient with our own lighting rig and PA system for small to medium sized venues.
If you are considering booking Misbehavin' for a public or private event, please email or telephone or simply fill out the form below.
Misbehavin' performing at The Salisbury Arts Centre