The Swing Empire is an exciting, sophisticated 7 piece swing / jazz ensemble that perform many of the well known classics from 'the golden age of swing'.
Perfect for wedding receptions, parties, private functions and every other special event.
The band can either perform a lively, up-beat set that will get everyone on the dance floor or provide a relaxed, background type atmosphere for that milling around time...
No matter what the event The Swing Empire will help provide the perfect ambiance.
With a car battery, a torch, a fire and rusty instruments came an almost musical sound from the depths of Tehidy Woods.
As though in a bizarre shamanic cult ritual, every year on the same night the members would assemble each time drawing more energy and increasing their powers until from the earth ANIMAL I was born.
A blend of Space Jazz, Punk, Funk, Rock and Tribal Rhythms is the result.
Ladies & Gentlemen we proudly present the coolest band in the land: performing many of the greatest swing numbers of all time. If you want that classic swing thing made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jnr., as well as several of the modern swing greats such as Robbie Williams, Michael Buble & Jamie Cullum, then this band the one for you. Swinging their way through classic tunes such as Fly Me To The Moon, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Mr Bojangles, Mack The Knife and New York, New York, this is the band to make your feet tap and your hips sway. The band is also a very versatile band who are equally at home playing many other styles including motown, soul, funk and more up to date pop, ensuring that your evening goes with a bang as well as a swing.
Annika Skoogh can organise live music for weddings, private functions or corporate events. A duo to a 6-piece band can be tailored to suit any event. Annika uses the finest musicians available in the South West and they can play a sophisticated selection of jazz standards, latin and swing, from discreet background music through meals and drinks reception to a party band playing Soul, Funk, Disco and Modern Pop that will guarantee everyone up on the dance floor.
For all enquiries regarding booking a band, please use the contact page on this website.
“As a jazz musician myself, music was always going to be one of the most important parts of my wedding day, and my guests were expecting something special. This is why I booked Annika and her fantastic band.
I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced for such a long time… many of my mates (who are also musicians, some of them professional musicians) went out of thei...
The Dart Valley Stompers was formed by Jeremy Huggett in July 2005 with the aim of playing lively, exciting music in the Traditional & New Orleans styles of jazz. It's one of the most popular and busiest bands in the UK regularly performing to capacity audiences at Jazz Clubs & Festivals both home & abroad – in 2017 they “closed” Upton Jazz Festival with a full house & a packed dance floor yelling for more! The band also performs at Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Charity Fundraisers, Jazz Funerals & Corporate Events. As well as performing as a full 6 piece, the band can reduce to a 5 piece, 4 piece, trio or duo depending on the size of venue and to cater for all budgets - they can also perform acoustically as a wandering band to add ambience to any occasion. Based in the South West the band can travel anywhere in the UK and beyond and is guaranteed to get your guests feet tapping & stomping!
Band of Gold is one of the UK's top Wedding, Party and Festival bands led by Award Winning Musician Jeremy Huggett on saxes, flute & vocals. Formed in 1997 the band has performed at the UK's major music venues & festivals and appeared on BBC TV and radio.
Band of Gold appeals to all musical tastes performing Rock & Roll, 50s, 60s & 70s, Blues, Swing, Lounge/Dinner/Traditional Jazz. The band provides its own equipment & lighting alongwith background music for the intervals.
The band can be "tailor made" to suit your musical requirements ranging from a 4 piece to a more intimate trio or duo to cater for all sizes of venues, events & budgets.
If you’re looking for a band for a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, festival, corporate event or any other special occasion, Band of Gold is guaranteed to entertain & get your event or party off to a swing.
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!
The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond.
The band was founded with Lindyhop and Swing Dancers in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes.
Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events the Hot Shoes is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well!
The core element of our music is based on the 1920s swing style, including songs such as the Charleston, It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing and Is you is or is you ain't my baby. However, we also cater for a larger audience by playing more up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more.
The Hot Shoes often perform as a quartet, for more cozy intimate gigs, but we are more in our element as the 'full throttle' 6 piece band heard on the recor...
Available in Cornwall
from £1100. Based in Cardiff
Based on the South Coast of England, I have been working as a singer for over 15 years as a professional vocal entertainer for wedding receptions, parties, corporate events, and other public and private gigs.
I am also available to book as a covers duo featuring live guitar - either as a fully acoustic duo, a jazz duo (with professional backings) or an easy listening duo (with professional backings)
I/we have performed regularly all over the UK and abroad, including the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai, the 'Don CeSar' Hotel, St Pete’s Beach, Florida, and private parties in Paris.
Copies of repertoires for both my SOLO and DUO options can be supplied on request. If you would like a specific song performed at your event that is not currently on the list, please feel free to ask and I will be more than happy to oblige.
Available in Cornwall
from £170. Based in Hampshire
Saxtasy - Female Saxophonist & Mobile DJ available for parties, weddings, events.
Mobile disco available complete with DJ booth, lighting rig, dry ice machine, DJ controller, laptop with full Public Liability Insurance.
Also available as saxophonist with backing tracks for wedding receptions, wedding breakfasts, parties, corporate events and to play saxophone along with club tracks.
When booking your event I will ask you if you have any favourite styles of music to ensure that I can incorporate these at your special event.
I currently hold 15,000 tracks and come armed with all the latest UK Top 40 tracks along with a full range of other popular styles:-
- 50's Rock n Roll
- Classic 60's including motown tracks
- 70's including funk, soul and disco
- 80's chart hits
- 90's pop and dance
- Party Classics and cheese
- Club Anthems
I can also provide specialised music as well as music for themed nights su...
Available in Cornwall
from £160. Based in Bournemouth
Joe's Jazz is a jazz band made up of professional jazz musicians playing swing and jazz to a high standard. Highly schooled and with many years experience of professional playing, this band has travelled all over the world and extensively in the UK. It can be booked as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet or bigger and can be booked with a vocalist too. We play a wide range of music from jazz, to swing, latin, blues and funk - depending on your requirements.
Available in Cornwall
from £150. Based in Bournemouth
SwingZing captures the Jump Jive & Swing sounds of the 40s & 50s including Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Fats Domino, Duke Ellington, Count Basie & Nina Simone to name but a few. The band is led by Jeremy Huggett on tenor sax & vocals and includes female vocals, trumpet, trombone, keyboards, double bass and drums. As well as performing as a full 7 piece, we can reduce the band to a duo, trio, quartet or 5 piece depending on the size of venue and to cater for all budgets. The exciting, lively sound and the versatility of the band is appealing to audiences of all ages making it one of the most popular bands in the UK and ideal for dancing - great for weddings, parties, anniversaries, festivals and corporate events. Based in Bristol the band can travel anywhere in the UK and beyond. If you want your special occasion to go with a zing and with plenty of swing - it has to be SwingZing.
Singer & Pianist.
* Highly experienced and talented singer-pianist!
* Extensive repertoire with around 200 songs ranging from Sinatra to the very latest chart hits! Set list that is always growing
Neil Black is a high quality piano player and singer with a CV of very impressive clients.
With a repertoire of around 200 songs, ranging from Sinatra to the latest chart toppers, Neil is sure to be able to create the atmosphere you want at your event, be it a wedding, a corporate event or a lively dance party!
A very friendly and approachable professional, Neil knows how to give an audience what they want and keep a crowd happy!
Available in Cornwall
from £150. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne
String Infusion managed by Emma Rushworth
National and International String Ensemble.
String Infusion all female vibrant string group ranging from 1-20+ offering any ensemble size from solo, duo, trio, quartet or beyond.
We are musicians offering acoustic or electric performances.Our musicians are professionally trained at top Music Conservatoires. Together with choreographed moves, an eye for fashion and captivating output we entice audiences of all ages on a global level. We can play acoustic by day and electric by night whatever atmosphere you wish us to create it will be delivered.
As well as quality performers we are versatile and adapt to any style of music. We benefit from repeat work through client recommendations offering a unique performance for every event Our bespoke service ensures we exceed our clients expectations.
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Can’t begin to tell you how overwhelmed we were by the girls’ performa...
Available in Cornwall
from £200.00. Based in Manchester
Versatile and conscientious of her audience Catherine Taylor-Dawson delivers a personally tailored and powerful performance.Adapting for individual taste from an eclectic ever growing repertoire there is something for everyone, her vocal range and character adding great colour and atmosphere to any event. Please request an up to date repertoire. Catherine has a passion for connecting with her audience whether it be for sweet ceremony singing, an anniversary, a presidents dinner, first dance or a lively birthday gathering Catherine will make an event to remember. First Dance/Special Song RequestA favourite song played at the right moment can make your event all the more special, please put a request in should you require that personal moment. You can also create your own playlist upon selection from my repertoire, please request an up to date list.*
With an impressive CV and references Catherine proves a fabulous entertainer for all occasi...
Available in Cornwall
from £300.00. Based in Cheshire
King Brasstards are a great choice if you’re looking for something different and impressive at your event. Made up of seven professional musicians from Leicester, they have fast developed a reputation for being one of the most entertaining outfits around.
The seven piece outfit features a sousaphone, snare drum, horns and percussion, and they spent years honing their skills and performing in different guises before coming together to form a mighty ensemble that covers everything from contemporary pop, swing, jazz, soul and funk, all with a New Orleans twist. The band are fully self contained and mobile, making them ideal for festivals, weddings, parties and other outdoor and indoor events. They pride themselves on putting on a spectacular show, and their versatility in being able to perform a stage show as well as perform energetically in a field, means they are a superb choice for events of all shapes and sizes.
Available in Cornwall
from £725.00. Based in Leicester
International Singer Entertainer Gemma Louise Doyle, is a versatile performer who has appeared live in Las Vegas, London's West End and for over 2000 events across the globe!
Performing world favorite hit music, with her versatile 4 octave singing range, Gemma uplifts audiences of all ages, and even speaks six languages!
Gemma's captivating stage presence, endearing humour and message of inspiration, will leave you feeling invigorated and renewed
“We have never had as many people on the dancefloor in all our awards’ history. The band were fantastic!”
Jeremy Brinkworth, Director, “Visit England Awards of Excellence”
The Jazz Prescription is a superb Jazz & Swing and Soul band that has been wowing audiences every week for over 10 years and is fronted by singer/pianist Jeremy Sassoon.
The setlist is unique and takes you on a musical 'journey through time', starting with the Jazz & Swing era of the 1930’s and 40’s, passing through the Jump-Jive of the 1950's, and ending with a dancefloor-filling selection of pop & soul favourites from the 60's, 70's & beyond.". Think Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder and Barry White plus many more.
The band size is tailored to fit your individual event, varying from a 4-piece to a 7-piece band with a full brass section, depending on the size of your event.
The band is perfect for weddings and fo...
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 Cornwall
from £500. Based in Greater London
Velvet Diamond are London's finest jazz-soul band captivating audiences across the United Kingdom and internationally. The band's talent, professionalism and captivating performances makes them one of the most in demand bands on the circuit, performing at more than 100 events annually including weddings, birthday parties, simchas, award ceremonies, Christmas parties, charity and corporate events.
Velvet Diamond is composed of a pool of the best sessions musicians in the industry, being talented, experienced and professional. The band is led by stunning female vocals provided by Najwa Ezzaher, renowned and admired for her performances on The Voice France. Najwa performs from the heart and strives to touch people's souls with each song she sings.
As one of the finest bands in London, Velvet Diamond are masters of their craft, and incredibly versatile performing breath-taking renditions of the best pop, funk, soul, disco, rock, jazz, gospe...
Available in Cornwall
from £850. Based in Greater London
Modern classics meet Vintage Jazz! The Futuristic Gramophones will deliver a classy performance and send your guests to an alternative reality where Taylor Swift shares the stage with Louis Armstrong, where Bessie Smith jams with The White Stripes, and Benny Goodman swings with Meghan Trainor!
Demodè (“out of fashion”) are 3 charming, house-trained performers who genuinely fit in beautifully to any situation. Their vocal repertoire is a range of songs from the 20’s to contemporary jazz & swing. with jazzed-up versions of more recent pop songs. They move with finesse and precision, offering a very slick performance. Their musical arrangements are original, as is their choreography. Their outfits are authentic, elegant period garments that complete the overall package of retro-chic-with-a-modern-twist with style.
Available in Cornwall
from £1500.00. Based in London
Check One Music is a top quality, high energy five piece party band catering for all tastes in music. We take pride in our vast variety repertoire that spans from the catchy 50's tunes to this day's most loved hits. We can guarantee that you and your guests will have the best time with us as your live music provider for your wedding or corporate event! Why wait any longer - get in touch and book yourself an unforgettable experience. But if you still need a little more convincing, please read about us in the testimonials provided to us by our previous happy clients.
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you! You really completed our day and we have had nothing but praise for you from our guests. Don't think the dance floor was ever empty! Wishing you all the best!"
Tom & Lauren, Lewes, Sussex (June 2017)
"We had a wonderful time last night with Check One Music playing for a combined 25th wedding anniversary and 21st Birthday party at ou...
Aaron is a sax player to the stars having playing with Amy Winehouse, Beverley Knight, The Boomtown Rats, and Prince. He is in Amy's Originsl Rehab video and played with at the Brits. Aaron can be hired as a solo artist or as a duo, trio, quartet etc to match your requirements and dreams. You can also book Aaron and the Argonauts, his jazz funk and Latin group recently played a packed house at Soho's famous Pizza Express jazz club. We can also recommend DJs and percussionists for Ibiza-themed parties.
The Valentines is a duo of extremely well-trained and talented musicians bringing the best pop, soul, lounge and jazz music to stages and dance floors globally. The Valentines is composed of Emily on vocals and piano and Jaz on electric bass, saxophone, double bass and backing tracks. Emily’s has been playing the piano and singing since the age of 7, and her vocal tones are reminiscent of the likes of Nora Jones. The Valentines are incredibly versatile, suiting both a lounge environment and late night party setting, they like to use backing tracks for the more upbeat songs to create a fuller sound, which helps get people on the dance-floor and keep them there. Emily and Jaz’s chemistry, synchronicity, and incredibly professional and friendly personalities will win you and all of your guests round from the first song.
Emily, who has studied at Purcell School for Young Musicians, the Royal College of Music and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire...
Available in Cornwall
from £559. Based in Greater London
Hey Javier just want to say a big thank you for the amazing performance at our wedding on Sunday. Each and everyone we spoke to had no words to express how great it was, how much they loved the music and you guys. Thank you for your flexibility with the set. I know we made you change the timings to suit our plans, but it worked amazingly well, and we are so thankful for it.
Hi, The night and day collective were absolutely amazing!!!!!
Wonderful people, gorgeous music and it all really worked well with the venue.
Thank you to the Night and Day collective for starting off the celebrations and contributing the best day of my life!!!
I hope i get a chance to hear their wonderful playing again.
Thank you 100 times for being part of the day, it was perfect xx
We used Giardino strings for our evening candle lit Christmas wedding service a couple of weeks ago and to say they made it magical would be an understatement ...David was professional to deal with, worth every penny and both he and his partner were fantastically talented. They required very little input from me other than the song choices and played unaccompanied throughout the whole service. I wanted a very old Victorian style wedding and they made it for me...sheer class and memorable to say the least...hire them without hesitation!!
Tips on choosing jazz bands in Cornwall for your wedding or function event
Jazz has long been considered to be one of the best music over the years. So great that most jazz musicians will spend learning theory alongside developing advanced playing techniques, simply to get the best in this fascinating musical genre. If you are in Cornwall, this is not new to you. Jazz bands in Cornwall play in theaters, night clubs and even on the streets. It’s thrilling and captivating especially when played with the right band. I guess you are wondering what a jazz band is. Read On!
It’s difficult to put in words, but let’s give it a try. Remember jazz Legend Louis Armstrong says: “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Let’s say it’s the interaction between performer and listener. It’s the interaction of feelings that can’t be expressed by words, it’s the inner feel as though the music speaks to you, if you can feel the performer’s emotions and what he’s trying to express, that is what is called jazz.
A jazz band is a bunch of musicians who enjoy the singing any kind of jazz music. They are performers and also entertainers who take part in making your night or day through different great jazz music. For instance, traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, progressive jazz, Dixieland jazz and modern jazz are some of the jazz music that jazz bands play.
This variety of jazz band music calls for choice. You need to choose the correct band that will suit your event or even satisfy your day. In Cornwall, most jazz band performs in parties, events and even night clubs just to entertain people. In order to choose the right correct jazz band, here is what you need to know about jazz band Cornwall.
The sole purpose of jazz band is to entertain. If it doesn’t, then it’s not a true jazz band. In London great jazz bands have proven to break the norms and get to improvisation of the real music. Improvisation is truly the heart of jazz music. This is when a performer forgets what is written on the page by the composer and begins to speak with his instruments from his head and heart. It relieves true emotions and unleashes that inner feeling and desire of a certain topic. Finding a jazz band for your event in Cornwall is very easy but tricky. Here is what you need to know.
· What kind of jazz does the band play? You should be able to relate your event with the kind of music that you want. This way you will be able to narrow down.
· Is the band certified-the band should be able to provide papers in order to understand who is playing or entertaining you.
· Experience and background- check that the band consists of highly qualified musicians with strong track record of playing at prestigious corporate events or at high quality wedding events. You can do this by reviewing them on their site or even gathering information from previous audience.
· What type of instruments do they use? Normally, a qualified band should use quality PA instruments that will match your event.
· Ensure they have an agency you can backup if anything goes wrong. This will help you get a refund or file charges in case of anything.
· Cost- cost is everything. You can’t spend or get entertained if you cannot afford. Have plans and choose the correct bands that you can easily afford. Additionally, don’t use short cuts unless you don’t mind risking the success of your event. Remember, cheap is always expensive.
Jazz bands can be hired for.
· Wedding ceremonies
· Birth day parties
· Motor Racing Events
· Garden parties
· Charismas parties
· Jazz Festivals
Lastly, you can always get the right Jazz band Cornwall if only you understand what you need in your event. Don’t worry if you are not knowledgeable about jazz. Tell the jazz bandleader or agent the tunes you like and the artists you like.
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