Hire swing band in Berkshire
About: ‘Tobias your music was fabulous and a everybody loved it. Thank you xxxx’ Rachel D Tobias is an experienced professional pianist who specialises in solo piano sets with vocals if required, ideal for Wedding breakfast and celebrations. Also available as a duo with drums, or trio with drums and ba
Recent review: Brilliant, the music was great and being all acoustic the sound was truly authentic and the trio were able to play in different places as the party progressed.
Recent review: We would recommend The Winklepickers to anyone who is planning an event and want the greatest night ever! Ben A, Stu and Ben F came as a trio, and were so professional, friendly and reliable. Such a great sound too! They had us dancing to 50s and 60s tracks - exactly what we had asked for. All our g
Recent review: Laura is a truly brilliant singer and all the guests commented on how well she judged the space and how beautiful her voice was . She adapted very well to the audience and sang Happy Birthday twice .It really made the party !
About: Kev B is a professional Singer with over 25 years of experience. He has performed at prestigious venues across the UK and worldwide both as a soloist and as part of his popular group The Imaginations. Kev has also been the Principal Vocalist for the Evolution Choir for over 12 years and has shared
Recent review: Thank you to you and the band for doing such a great job at our wedding in July. You guys had such great energy, our guests loved dancing to you. Thanks for playing a good variety of songs too so that our non-swing dancing guests could show off their moves too! We loved the first dance and really
About: Whether trio or quartet, instrumental or with a vocalist, Tzigauners bring a lively and sophisticated swing to your event. We are an ensemble of professional musicians with a shared love of the early European swing popularised by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Our standard quartet featur
About: RAPT! DUO “Stunning interpretations of favourite songs performed by exceptional vocalist and highly versatile multi-instrumentalist. A unique act, perfect for your special event.” Rapt! perform with top quality backing tracks through an elegant, unobtrusive, Bose PA system providing an impressive,
Recent review: Brilliant, from beginning to end. Both Anthony and his wife Nikki, were a pleasure to work with and organised everything so well. Anthony's show was a fantastic hit and every song was great. 32 guests plus all of the staff loved it and it made a good party, absolutely great. Great selection of s
About: Nouveau Lounge represents a new style of lounge music where Nineties meets roaring Twenties and Noughties meets swinging Sixties. You’ll be jiving and toe-tapping to their unique sound of the old meets new in no time. Putting their own quirky vintage spin on great modern pop songs, you will experie
Recent review: Excellent background music provided by Blue Orchid on my 60th Birthday garden Party. Just what I wanted. Thank you both so much. Jo
About: Hot Club Two are a Wiltshire based guitar duo, inspired by the timeless sound of Django Reinhardt. Steve and Brad’s music fuses both classic and modern interpretations of a wide range of Jazz and Latin songs, with a unique gypsy twist. Their sound can enhance the atmosphere of any event, whether y
Recent review: This band are brilliant for a laid back but sophisticated event. I had a private party for landmark birthday in a beautiful hotel, and as a trio, they really added to the ambience for the evening. They played wonderfully and everyone loved their renditions of pop and more traditional swing/jazz son
Recent review: Kevin was BRILLIANT and I wouldn't hesitate to book him again. I highly recommend him. He was very responsive and communicative to deal with from the minute we booked. He was punctual and reliable. He played amazing music, really added to the party atmosphere at our house. He's also a really friendl
Recent review: Dave has an amazing voice, great stage presence, is a real professional and a very nice guy. We booked him to sing for our wedding reception near Newmarket in July 2018. He was quick to respond to all messages and calls and very flexible. He was also happy to learn our first dance song and did it
Recent review: We hired Deborah and Christian to provide some light background music for an afternoon garden party, and they were absolutely superb! Deborah has a fantastic voice and Christian is an incredibly talented guitarist. Together they create beautiful music that really made our event. Communication was ea
Recent review: Kitty's band were amazing at my mum's 90th birthday party. They played the perfect mix of slower and jazzier music brilliantly. They created the perfect atmosphere and were completely flexible to small changes we made to timings or to requests. everyone said how good they were and there was plenty o
Recent review: WoW!! The Candy Girls provided a wonderfully entertaining evening. I had read their reviews and website comments and sound samples but the reality was really even better than my highest expectation. All our guests made comments on how much they had enjoyed the performance and how it had really
Recent review: The band were absolutely amazing! Everyone loved them, they went down a storm! The booking process was great and the communication from everyone was great too. I wouldn't hesitate to book them again and would thoroughly recommend to anyone else considering booking them.
Recent review: A brilliant vocal trio with a fantastic sound and brilliant dance moves. The Lollipops are incredibly professional and wonderful to work with. I very much look forward to working with them again soon.
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How to choose Swing Band in Berkshire for your event
A swing Swing Group can make or break your event. Swing is associated with style in jazz that was popular relatively from 1930 until the late 1940s. The swing era in London used to play music in radios, halls, and even records. However, the story is different; there is more creativity in all types of swing bands today. You have several types of swing band to choose for your event. For instance, the Be-Bop, Modern Jazz, Big band jazz or traditional swing are some of the options you can opt for. Swing bands in Cumbria use powerful rhythm section of drums and double bass as the leads anchors of the brass instruments like trombones, woodwinds, trumpets, clarinets and saxophones.
Additionally, some bands also use stringed instruments including guitar and violin. In London, swing band arrangements normally consist of basic, recurrent materials or also known as “riffs”.
How to find the best swing band for your event
Although you can find swing bands by contacting them face to face, neighboring towns or from family and friends, this can be a daunting task especially if you have no information about them. The only quickest and most convenient way to find this great people is through the internet. But how do you go about it? Read on!
· Search Online
Do a quick Google research using a keyword that you have. For instance, if you are in London and looking for a band, simply search “Swing Band London” or “Jazz band London”. You can also search in YouTube to get a glimpse of their records and live performance.
· Filter the results
Separating the grains from the chaff is very crucial. If you want the best band, eliminate the ones that have loopholes that can ruin your event.
· Search for reviews and client testimonials
These are considered as the true meters of what you should expect. You will gain a lot of knowledge about the swing band just from its past clients. How the clients rate and talk about the band, reflects on their true performance in the future and the past.
After you have gathered all the best information, you can make a point of visiting one of the bands events and see them performing live. If you are a doubting Thomas, this can be the best remedy. You will have an experience of what they are capable of, feel their quality and the potential of each member.
Tips on How to Get An Excellent Swing Band
- · Make a check list of your needs- it’s important to know what you need for the event. This includes, schedule, set up time, duration of the performance and other relevant services for the event.
- · Define your budget- choose a band that you can afford without straining. Determine the importance of the event and how relevant a band can be.
- · Arrange a venue- you need to check if the number of visitors and the band itself can fit comfortably in the venue chosen.
- · Prepare your music compilation. What do you need the band to do for you? Have a collection of some of your best music. In case you have no clue, get in touch with the band leader for advice.
- · Involve your friends and family – due to a lot of planning and time that is required when planning for a big event, it's common to get confused and even forget some things. Involve your family in some roles and you will not leave anything behind.
- · Book the band- this is important so that you can avoid the last minute rush. Ensure you have written documentation; this can be helpful in case of a mix-up of events.
Events that a swing band may be hired
- · Wedding parties
- · Birthday parties
- · Anniversaries
- · Graduation parties
- · School/college events
- · Leaving parties