The Swing Band

Live Music And DJ,Jazz, Swing, Blues & Jive
The Swing Band
Reasons to book this ACT
  • Superb musicianship timeless rat pack songs and outstanding vocals

  • Stunning swing versions of modern rock and pop songs

  • Perfect for corporate events, product launch or Vegas-themed party

  • Previous clients inc IBM, performed at Emirates Stadium & Lord’s Cricket

  • Based in South East England & available to perform at events worldwide

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This swing band reflect all that made The Rat Pack legendary; superb musicianship timeless songs and outstanding vocals delivered with scotch-on-the-rocks cool! They are a team of six highly-skilled musicians from backgrounds as diverse as jazz, funk, indie and rock who share a love of the golden era of swing music. The result is swing show with a real difference.

The show starts with classic Sinatra: Come Fly with Me I Get a Kick Out of You and The Lady is a Tramp all specially-adapted to deliver the exuberance of the original big band arrangements with the tight punch of a 6-piece group. As the floor starts to swing the band play on with the songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, as well as contemporary swingers like Michael Buble.

But what makes this band truly unique are their stunning swing versions of modern rock and pop songs: The Rolling Stones' 'Paint it Black' done salsa-style; a blistering swing take on Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and even Radiohead's 'Creep' made to sound like it was made for a Vegas Casino!

Whether you're planning a wedding, a corporate party, awards ceremony, product launch or Vegas-themed function, you'll find that this swing band offer floor-filling entertainment that engages every type of audience.

The band is pleased to tailor its performance to match your requirements and the mood of your event.

Old Swing
Come Dance with Me
Come Fly with Me
Foggy Day in London Town
I Get a Kick Out Of You
Beyond the Sea
Lady is a Tramp
Under My Skin
Sway
That's Life
Mack the Knife
So Nice to Come Home to
Anything Goes
Let there be Love
It Had to Be You
New York New York
Fly Me to the Moon
Girl from Ipanema
It Happened in Monterey
The Way You Look Tonight
Americano (as in 'The Talented Mr Ripley')
Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Buona Sera - Louis Prima
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock

New Swing
For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder)
We are in Love (Harry Connick Junior)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Supersonic (Oasis)
Common People (Pulp)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Creep (Radiohead)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Valerie (The Zutons)
Whistle for the Choir ('Irresistible' by The Fratellis)
Fool's Gold (Stone Roses)
Step On (Happy Mondays)
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys)
Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols)
Last Nite (The Strokes)
Beat Goes On
Loser Baby (Beck)
My Funny Valentine (in the style of 'Bullet' Steve McQueen)

IBM
The Wellcome Trust
3i
Children's Society
Action Medical Research
Fenwick
Institute of Directors
London Clubs
The Nichols group
AEO Awards
Cardboard Citizens event hosted by Kate Winslet
Handpicked Hotels
Kathryn Lloyd Wedding Design

Previous Venues include:
The Emirates Stadium
Claridges, London W1
Alexandra Palace
The Lansdowne Club, Berkley Sq, W1
The Belvedere, Holland Park, W8
The Pigalle Club, Piccadilly
Lord’s Cricket Ground
The Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane
Gray’s Inn, London WC1
Port Lymne, Hythe
Chateau Rigaud, nr St Emilion
Spring Studios, Camden
Leeds Castle
One Whitehall Place (The Royal Horseguards Hotel)
Lincoln's Inn
Queens College, Oxford
One Great George Street, Westminster
The Swan at the Underglobe
Epsom Downs Racecourse
Christchurch, Spitalfields
King’s School, Canterbury
Trafalgar Park, Salisbury
Boreham House, Chelmsford
Notley Abbey, Bucks
The Dorchester, London W1
Hotel du Vin
The Camden Centre, London WC1
Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire
Buxted Park, East Sussex
Chilston Park, Lenham
Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
Heythrop Park, Chipping Norton
The Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire
Gosfield Hall, Gosfield
The Great Barn, Oxford
Eastwell Manor, Ashford
Pencarrow House, Cornwall
The Royal Inn on the Park, London
Fowlmead Country Park
Orangery, Turkey Mill, Maidstone
Lympne Castle, Hythe
Eastbourne Bandstand
Wadhurst Castle
Pontlands Park, Chelmsford
Birling Manor, East Dean
Whitstable Castle, Whitstable
The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells
Salomons, Tunbridge Wells
Bore Place, Chiddingstone

"Thanks again for a brilliant show."

Kathy, wedding at Sudeley Castle (Dec 2011)

"Guys! You were awesome! Thank you for playing at our wedding"

Victoria, wedding, Leeds Castle (Dec 2011)

"Just a quick note to say thanks to the band for their brilliant performance at our wedding, we thoroughly enjoyed the music and had lots of great feedback."

Abigail, wedding, Chilham (November 2011)

"The swing band played here at Scotney Castle in August 2011 for our bank holiday big Music Concert and were amazing! I can highly recommend them. The feedback from visitors was brilliant and everyone seemed to love them.” Helen, Scotney Castle, National Trust, sell-out public performance 700+,"

(August 2011)

"I wanted to write to you to ask you to pass on a huge thank you for providing such a memorable and truly outstanding performance at our wedding in August."

Sacha & Rick, private venue (August 2011)