Christmas Crooners - Putting The Swing Into Christmas
Our swing singers bring the delight of Christmas Songs in a big band style
The term Crooners became popular in the 1940s and 50s with singers such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra started becoming recognised for their silky soft vocals delivered with a certain effortlessly cool swagger alongside a big band. Most, if not all, of these iconic singers became renowned for some of their festive covers and Christmas numbers.
Christmas Crooners still live strong to this very day with contemporary artists such as Robbie Williams, John Legend, Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum all releasing Christmas albums in a vintage big band style. Christmas songs have an oddly perfect ability to be reimagined in a swing jazz style. The melodies marry up perfectly with the instrumentation and style of a big band.
Why book a Christmas Crooner for your event?
There is something very different and satisfying about a Christmas swing singer. The gentle rhythm of a swing drummer, choppy piano melodies, very distinctive horn sections and those delicately delivered vocals give connotations of lounging near a roaring fire, sipping on a sherry whilst casually dressed in a full tuxedo. Christmas Crooners are the perfect sophisticated alternative to cheesy Christmas hits and so much better suited to those more elegant events and parties. Let’s take a look at some of our festive swingers from all over the world.
A Parisian with Sicilian heritage who embraces the Italian American culture of the mid-twentieth century. Referred to as "The crooner with the golden voice" like Frank Sinatra, Julio Iglesias and Tom Jones all rolled into one. He's sung all over the world, entertained aboard luxury cruise ships and a VIP party in Monaco. He boasts a wide repertoire of Christmas songs which he can turn into a full show.
The 10 piece band creates a swinging sound like no other. Featuring some of the country's finest musicians incorporated into a swinging rhythm section, a powerful 6 piece horn section and a charismatic Rat Pack styled vocalist, they have charmed audiences at thousands of events. With no less than 14 Christmas covers in their repertoire, they are sure to put the swing into your Christmas party
Based in Las Vegas, our Frank Sinatra Impersonator couldn't possibly go by without doing some of Frank's classic festive numbers. Accompanied by a full jazz orchestra, this swing singer's impression of Frank Sinatra singing Christmas songs is spot on. From top New York clubs to honouring Bill Gates to starring in the West End hit “The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas", this crooner knows his stuff.
Highly regarded by the likes of Renzo Arbore, Maurizio Costanzo, Fiorello and Michael Bublé, with whom he duetted with live in Rome, our Italian Crooner is considered by critics to be one of the leading Italian interpreters of the Italian and American songbook. He has reached the Top 5 Best Selling Albums position four times on the iTunes Jazz Chart and released his own album of classic crooner Christmas covers.
5. Jack Pack
Like a twenty-first century version of the Rat Pack, this stylishly handsome vocal quartet reached national acclaim appearing on Britain's Got Talent, reaching the semi-finals and finishing in fourth place. They released their debut album on the same record label as One Direction, Little Mix and Il Divo. Delighting audiences at the likes of London Palladium, the Royal Palaces and wowing huge audiences at Proms in the Park, Jack Pack deliver some of the best crooner-style songs and the odd Christmas classic for good measure.
The name says it all. This impeccable singer is official one of Las Vegas' most sought-after entertainers. From Swingin' Rat Pack classics to Broadway tunes his amazing vocal skills always blow the audience away. Accompanied by some of the very best musicians in a huge big band or massive orchestra, he puts on a truly stunning live show that should make him a successful crooner in his own right.
Looking to put the swing into your Christmas?
Speak to us about booking a stylish crooner who can deliver the festive classics. As industry experts, we know not every venue and budget can accommodate a singer and his huge orchestral backing band. Therefore, it is worth bearing in mind that many of our smaller swing and jazz bands offer Christmas songs as part of their repertoire so you can still experience that crooner vibe, but on a smaller scale.