Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra is a compact 13-piece Rat-pack style big band comprising male vocalist, four brass, five saxes and three rhythm. Founded in 1997 with help from The Prince’s Trust, Mr Swing has become very popular on the corporate, society and wedding circuits.
Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra performs classic swing band songs from the radio broadcasts of the thirties, through the Glenn Miller sound of the forties to the Rat-pack days of the fifties and beyond. Well-known big band tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond and more recently revived by Harry Connick Jnr, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé.
Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra has played to audiences the length and breadth of the country encouraging young and old to get up and dance. With a repertoire of over a hundred swing band and big band songs, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.
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Available in Bishop Auckland
from £1500. Based in York
21 Entertainment is a modern, creative and innovative entertainment agency. Our aim is simple. To provide you with the highest standard of entertainment for your next party, event, function or wedding. We do this by working with some of the UK's finest musicians, bands, entertainers and performers and together we pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability and attention to detail.
Whatever you have in mind for your event, as a leading entertainment agency we can help. Whether you're looking for a party band for your wedding entertainment, a lookalike for a themed event, a string quartet for a private party or a tribute band for your next corporate event, here at 21 Entertainment we can find you the perfect entertainment and help make your event truly unforgettable.
Available in Bishop Auckland
. Based in Denbighshire
Kitty's Music offers a selection of great shows for all occasions. We have Kitty's solo show, Kitty's Duo, Trio, Quartet and the 1940's All-Star Little Big Band. Whether you're looking for quality jazz background music or a full on swinging show, Kitty's Music cover all possibilities and always deliver the goods!
Kitty has played at jazz festivals and 40's themed dance festivals across the UK and internationally, and enjoys dancing with the crowds whenever possible!
Solo Show - Kitty on sax and vocals, playing a variety of swing and jazz classics accompanied with backing tracks.
Kitty's Duo - Kitty on vocals and saxophone, accompanied by jazz guitarist/pianist.
Kitty's Trio - Duo plus double bass. Performing a range of classic swing and jazz plus easy listening and blues. Duo or Trio ideal for smaller events and music for listening.
Kitty and her Paramours - 6 piece jump jive, rhythm'n'blues line-up, ideal for dancing and having fun!
Available in Bishop Auckland
from £275. Based in Newport
Swung Parliament are a jazz quintet featuring a vocalist, trumpet, sax and full rhythm section including drums! We usually come as a 5 piece group with singer but are able to perform in many guises from trios up to small big bands. Our repertoire is varied and includes classic swinging numbers to modern funky tunes plus several members produce their own compositions too. We are very experienced musicians based in London and are used to many performance situations. Functions and parties are a staple part of our work and we are committed to giving customers the best performance we can. We can't wait to hear from you!
Available in Bishop Auckland
from £500. Based in Greater London
Birthday party (adult)
- Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Celebrate a special birthday, where the party will be held indoors. I have two pianos..... One upright in the conservatory ( has a beautiful sound ) & a baby grand in the sitting room. I would like a sophisticated mix of music, Jools Holland, Jaime Cullum kind of thing?? The party guests will be a wide range of ages... So a little something to appeal to everyone.
Firstly I have looked high and low for a laid back guitarist/vocalist for our festival inspired wedding next year, I came across your profile today on poptop and I so so hope your free on our date as what you play is absolutely perfect and you sound amazing.
Our wedding is being held on our friends farm in Burnsall, North Yorkshire on Saturday 28th May 2016. We are having a really laid back day, with our ceremony at 1pm with then field games, lots of beer, lots of wine, a ton of BBQ and loads of laughter after. I was hoping you would play before during and after the ceremony? Probably a good four hours of relaxing, chilled gorgeous music....
We will supply you with all the BBQ and beer you fancy on the day.
Really looking forward to your response.
Our wedding is the Red Lion Hotel in Burnsall at 2pm Thursday 27th July this year. As lover of Bavarian Music we are considering a band to accompany the post service drinks outside in the garden area. There is a covered area if the weather is not good. Venue booking conditions stipulate bands must be 3 piece & accoustic.
Tony & Heather
Looking for a musical act to perform at the Run Tatton 10k & Half Marathon at Tatton Park on Sunday 20th November.
Looking to have the act in the event village to perform for the runners before and after the event (roughly 9am/9.30am-12pm/12.30pm) to entertain the participants as they finish.
Event will be outside, but a marquee can be provided.
I would like to hire a Brass Band for the 23rd December.
I work for DPD courier company, and we are looking to hire a band to play on the morning shift in the warehouse, while the guys load the vans, they can do this to brass band playing Christmas songs
I am a member of my local Lions charity club, based in Accrington, Lancashire. I am in the process of getting together details to propose to the rest of my fellow Lions a Charity Fundraising evening of a Masquerade Ball, and I am keen on having a band play. As its only at the planning stage, nothing is pencilled fully, but I do have a venue and a date pencilled in, the venue is the Accrington Town Hall Ballroom, and the date Saturday 19th November.
I am helping to arrange the Open University Degree ceremony due to take place in the Harrogate International Centre on Friday 19th May and we require a brass band. The ceremony commences at 14:00 but the band may be required to attend earlier for a rehearsal (11:00).
14:00 – 14:30 (pre ceremony musical programme)
16:00 – 16:30 (after the ceremony, recession)
The band would be able to play their own programme of music, in agreement with the ceremony manager.
There would be a green room available to use before and after the ceremony for storage etc. and we would provide tea, coffee and a light sandwich lunch.
If there is anything further you need to know please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you could let me know whether there might be a band available and a quote for the cost of hiring that would be great.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi I am looking to hold an afternoon event in our Retirement development in Pickering - I am flexible with the date W/c 12 December would be good or W/c 5th December. We would like a singer to perform for an hour (with breaks) or hour and a half depending on cost. The event is inside and the audience are approximately aged 60 and over. It is a small venue.
- Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester
We require an orchestra (maximum 20 people) to perform the Countdown clock music for the TV show '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown', which is on Channel 4. The TV studio is in Media City in Salford. We would require the orchestra for the whole day, from around 10am until 10pm on 8th August.
Hi like your harmonies and acoustic sound. It's my birthday party and have people coming from all over the country (friends and family). It's a beautiful venue, Beverley Race Course, East Yorkshire, the Paddock Room located on the first floor with a lift.. One wall is all glass looking out to the racecourse with a balcony. There will be dance floor in front of the band. Would like 2 x 60 minute sets.
Everything was perfect. The Band performed very well and especially Geoff did a really good job in entertaining the crowd and he supported me in an amazing way. I am not running the event next year but I will definitely recommend to book this Band again next year. It couldn’t have been better and the guests enjoyed the evening very much….thanks again for your help. Take care!
Alison thank you for singing at our wedding celebrations and giving us a fantastic mix of up-beat jazz and terrific Motown classic to get everyone up and dancing. So many people commented on what a lovely voice you have and how much they’d enjoyed your singing – it was a wonderful way to round off our special day! You were a pleasure to work with too, and had lots of ideas for songs to get the mood exactly right, as well as being an amazing entertainer.
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day really fantastic!