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Antony Myers 'The Voice of Vegas'

Vocalist Antony Myers, known throughout the UK as 'The Voice Of Vegas' is renowned for his amazing vocal impressions of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and Tom Jones along with other artists such as Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Michael Buble. A wide range of show options available from From One Man to Full Big Band Show! Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond tribute show available upon request. Not to be missed!

Available in Essex from £300

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The Vintage Singer - Jess

"Jess was absolutely brilliant. I am so pleased we booked her for our event! She sang and looked beautiful. Everyone at the party said how wonderful she was. Thank you so much Jess, you really made my mother’s 70th birthday party truly special!!" Clare Barker Award winning singer Jess is a talented Italian/American vocalist with over 15 years of experience in live music. Jess have stepped on international stages such as the European Jazz Expo and Porretta Soul Festival and performed for countless high-end venues; weddings and both corporate and private parties. Previous Clients/Venues include 5 Stars Hotels and prestigious venues: Gordon Ramsey Restaurant (Chelsea); Primobar (Westminster); Chelsea Football Club; HMS Belfast; Magic Radio; Barbican; London Science Museum; Royal College of Physicians; Hotel Cala Di Volpe and more. With a retro & classy repertoire and her soothing and rich voice Jess is the ideal choice for moments requiring s...

Available in Essex from £129. Based in London

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Reviews 2

Blue Orchid

This fantastic, versatile act have performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performed at countless parties and functions, this duo will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, Blue Orchid will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a trio/quartet or full band.This super talented duo specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.

Available in Essex from £250. Based in London

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Reviews 3

Paula Borrell

I have played sax and flute professionally for 25 years , I have had lots of experience in many fields of music including swing, soul, funk, salsa, motown, classical, shows, easy listening, jazz and smooth jazz. I can play solo (with backing tracks) or within a duo/trio/band. I am self contained with my own PAT tested PA and lights, I have £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance. I currently play with a Ratpack show backing Anita Harris and Kenny Lynch, a 50's band touring the UK and abroad. Played with a Motown show, Beegee's show, 70's & 80's band and many function bands and big bands backing Tony Hadley, The Beverley Sisters, Denis Lotis, Max Byraves and Joe Longthorne.

Available in Essex from £150

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Reviews 9

The Lollipops

The Lollipops are a professional vintage inspired vocal trio, with a passion for the music and the fashion of the era! Specialising in Wartime and vintage themed events! The group cover a wide range of repertoire from the 1940s up to the 60s and also cover 70s - modern songs with authentic 3 part harmony arrangements. The Lollipops formed through their love of harmonies. Bound the please the crowd with their authentic choreography, close sweet harmonies and fantastic outfits. They take inspiration from artists such as The Andrew Sisters, The Puppini Sisters, The Chordettes, The Shirelles, That Marvelettes, Bette Midler and many more! They are available for a variety of events such as weddings, birthday parties and private functions, and deliver a fantastic and enjoyable experience with a nostalgic and vintage twist!

Available in Essex from £640. Based in London

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Reviews 4

The Night and Day Collective

A collective of multi-instrumentalists, able to provide an array of options catered to your event - Their repertoire consists of 1920s/30s jazz and vintage hits. Starting from a duo and then working up to a swingin' band option - The Night and Day Collective are the perfect addition to any event looking for a splash of vintage/jazzy atmosphere! Ideal for Background music Wedding reception drinks Evening entertainment for Weddings Private Parties Gatsby/Vintage Parties Corporate Outside/Unplugged Events (including Roaming options)

Available in Essex from £400. Based in Greater London

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Reviews 13

Mickey Fordola

As one of the best Swing singers the UK has to offer, Cambridge Swing Singer Mickey sings all the Rat Pack favourites in his own inimitable style as well as fresh takes on modern classics. Mickey is a highly experienced, professional vocalist. A weddings specialist, he also performs at a wide range of events and has had the pleasure of singing for HM The Queen and Heads of State. "A lovely voice... his rendition of "Hello" is worth the fee alone" (The Times)

Available in Essex from £350. Based in Cambridgeshire

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Piccadilly Swing

Weddings, functions and parties – no matter the occasion or what you’re celebrating, it needs to be special. Live music, played by a professional, experienced band, can help to make it just that. So, if you are tired of trawling through lists of local bands or wedding entertainment, unable to find exactly what you’re after, then look no further. Piccadilly Swing have been performing together for over 15 years now, and each of our five members possess top-class musicianship individually. From our website, you will see just why we are the right band to help make your special day even more memorable.

Available in Essex from £150. Based in Ipswich

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Reviews 8

The Winklepickers

Surrey wedding band The Winklepickers. Providing live music entertainment that will really get your event going. By offering options of booking a solo guitarist with vocals for a more relaxed atmosphere through to a lively quintet that will add a spark to your special day, The Winklepickers give you the unique ability to tailor your musical entertainment for your specific needs. The Winklepickers are available in the following formats: [These prices are for 2 hours of live music divided to suit your requirements, background music through the sound system during breaks and the learning of a first dance song just for you] Solo (guitar and vocals) for £300 Duo (guitar and vocals with double bass) for £500 Trio (guitar and vocals, bass and drums) for £800 Quartet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums with keyboard or saxophone) for £1000 Quintet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums, saxophone and keyboard) for £1200

Available in Essex from £300. Based in Guildford

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Reviews 2

Dave Sings Swing

Dave just loves singing those timeless songs of the Big Band era made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Michael Buble – adding a Las Vegas touch to any event. His performance is relaxed, polished, professional and full of fun and personality! Dave isn't a tribute act but captures the style, ease and grace of the swing kings with an undeniable voice that comes straight out of the Rat Park stable.

Available in Essex from £200. Based in Greater London

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The Red Hot Rags - Energetic Swing & Jazz Band

The Red Hot Rags offer a sophisticated selection of jazz classics and swing numbers to entertain your guests and create the perfect atmospheare throughout your event. From wedding receptions to corporate dinners The Red Hot Rags are the best choice for moment requiring impeccable and elegant music. With years of experience behind them, this group of adaptable, fun-loving musicians deliveres the popular songs of the 1920/40s by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday together with modern-day chart-toppers such as “All About The Bass”, “Valerie” and more. Adapting seamlessly from 'background music’ to ‘music for dancing’ RHR are the best choice for weddings, private parties and corporate events. Just drop them a line and Jess, vocalist and manager of the band, will be happy to tailor the perfect set for you!

Available in Essex from £320. Based in London

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Reviews 2

Halos

Halo's is an acoustic ensemble based in London which features some of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK. We have experience playing with the top soul, pop, and jazz artists both domestically and internationally. Our repertoire focuses on arrangements of modern (90's-present) pop, soul and R&B including hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adele, Rudimental and Drake and also covers more classic hits from artists such as Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan. We are very approachable and pride ourselves on putting together packages that suit your needs including bespoke songs and flexible set times. Whether it is background music or the focus of the party we are happy to create performances that are perfect for the occasion. We have performed for major clients and venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Rolls Royce, The Ministry of Defence, Park Plaza Hotels and The Saracens FC. Having worked in the music industry for years w...

Available in Essex from £480. Based in Greater London

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Reviews 3

The Chris Mackey Orchestra

From the music of the Big Band era, to modern chart hits via Las Vegas and Hollywood, the Chris Mackey Orchestra is as comfortable in the dance hall as the concert hall! This versatile 10-piece band features some of the best touring and West End musicians, led by trombonist and vocalist Chris Mackey, the orchestra has the versatility of being able to smoothly transition from Glenn Miller to Amy Winehouse. If you want your 40’s night swinging to Big Band hits, or your wedding guests dancing in the hall and not outside because the disco’s too loud(!) then the Chris Mackey Orchestra is for you. Contact us and discuss your requirements and let the Chris Mackey Orchestra make your party go with a swing!

Available in Essex . Based in London

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Reviews 3

Cool Groove

Monika Ramstein on vocals, Steve Ashworth on keyboard and Shura Greenberg on bass, make up this fantastic, versatile trio. Having performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performing at countless parties and functions, this trio will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, this trio will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a duo/quartet or quintet. This super talented trio specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.

Available in Essex from £350. Based in Greater London

Verified bookings 7
Reviews 5

TwoSlashTwo

TwoSlashTwo is a dynamic and elegant duo which plays jazz standards, Latin and funky stuff. We also play some more pop oriented material in an eclectic mixture. Our line up is sax and guitar; our guitarist also sings. We have 5 years' experience of playing in restaurants and wine bars in the London area, as well as private functions, weddings and black tie events.

Available in Essex from £120. Based in London

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Hot Shoes

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 Essex from £850. Based in London

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Reviews 5

The London Swing and Soul Band

The London Swing and Soul Band is possibly the most eclectic, interactive, international and soulful collective of musicians imaginable. Their guest singers include the best of London soul talent, as well as a Bandleader who sings in 9 languages. Its outstanding brass section is now well-known for bringing together the hottest players that perform at the UK’s finest Jazz venues and festivals, as well as alongside international celebrities such as Beyonce, Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers. Offering a full personalised entertainment service in sound management, disco lighting, DJing, request taking and leading the ambiance from mellow jazz to the hottest dance-floor hits, The London Swing and Soul Band is unrivalled in its ability to help manage your wedding or special event from end-to-end – the way YOU want it!

Available in Essex from £1250. Based in London

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GoldToNew

Highly experienced and professional function & party band for all occasions - trio to 5 piece. Our repertoire is vast – literally Glenn Miller to the present day. We change the mix of music to suit each event, which makes as an extremely versatile and flexible band whether for a Wedding, Family Party (e.g. Birthdays and Anniversaries) or formal events such as Dinner Dances or Masonic Ladies Nights. We also perform as a swing and jazzband either for tasteful background music or Swing & "Rat Pack" style material for dancing. Also solo keyboard vocalist & pianist.

Available in Essex from £775. Based in Middlesex

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Reviews 1

The Silver Ghosts

London's highest spirited, all swingin' and dancing swing jazz orchestra! The Silver Ghosts are a 7 piece swing ensemble performing numbers that evoke the hot, breathless and high spirited dance gigs of the 1920s, 30s & 40s. "their musical craft (not to mention showmanship) is nothing less than a 101% convincing... What a delightful and dazzling night out", 5 stars - Making Music Why choose us? The ensemble, whose upbeat performances have previously effected exhilarating 'Boardwalk Empire/Gatsby' style atmospheres at Ronnie Scott's, The Savoy, The 100 Club, and The Royal Albert Hall, offer you the opportunity to put on their upbeat experience at your own event. The competitively priced lineup can pare down to a 5 piece or scale up to an 9 piece to suit your requirements and budget. It is the 7 piece septet that is the standard killer lineup, raising smiles with an authentic sound and quirky numbers like 'Busy Line', 'You're Driving ...

Available in Essex from £620. Based in London

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Jazz Silhouettes

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!

Available in Essex from £750. Based in London

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The Supreme Collective

The Supreme Collective, London’s finest wedding and function band specialising in live music for award ceremonies, drinks receptions, dinners, first dances, and evening receptions. The band is incredibly versatile and performs breath-taking renditions of the great pop, funk, and soul anthems from the 50s right through to the current top 40. The Supreme Collective are flexible in their line up, allowing them to fit the requirements of your budget. There are 5 vocalists in the collective, and you can change the line up of the band to your preference. As a collective of musicians, each member has been selected for their high standard of performance and their talent, therefore we can guarantee that you will be more than impressed by the band. Our collective is composed of the best of the best singers and musicians out there, on top of this these musicians are rigorously rehearsed. This dedication from everyone in the team is what gives us such ...

Available in Essex from £1074. Based in London

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Cleo's Misadventures

Cleo’s Misadventures play a vivacious and eclectic mix of swing, rock’n’roll and retro inspired versions of modern pop songs. Their quirky arrangements fuse the sounds of the past with songs of today captivating audiences of all ages and tastes, covering west coast jazz Will Smith, dixieland Beyonce and boogie-woogie Taylor Swift effortlessly combined with the classics of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and the Andrew Sisters. This eight piece musical tour de force with sulty female vocals and a phat four piece horn section provide exceptionally upbeat, energetic performances ensuring people will be on their feet and fighting for room on the dance floor! This frequently tongue in cheek entertainment brings a touch of vintage glamour to any event. If you are looking for a band to take you back in time for your next event look no further. Cleo’s Misadventures can cater our music specifically to your favourite by-gone era weather it’s a...

Available in Essex from £1250. Based in London

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Deborah Carew

Hello, I'm a Jazz vocalist that has been performing for over 10 years, in and around London professionally in various ensembles. My repertoire stretches from early 1920s right up to post modern. As well as jazz venues such as the Pheasantry in Chelsea, and Pizza Live in Soho with my quartet, there have been many great functions such as Addington Palace, Millennium Mayfair Grosvenor Hotel, to St Martins-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square. Always professional and personable. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Available in Essex from ££500 depending on duration and distance. Based in Greater London

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JazzPack

JazzPack are a classic 5 piece jazz band, combining the energy of 5 top musicians from the South East of England. Drawing from a range of exciting and eclectic influences, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Imelda May, Caro Emerald and Madeline Peyroux, the band performs the best in melodic jazz classics from the roaring twenties to the swinging sixties, and right up to the present day, with smooth and impecable style. Many of the standards such as Gershwin's 'Summertime' and sultry tunes such as 'Why Don't You Do Right' are revisited and performed in a new, engaging way. JazzPack have played at numerous restaurants, hotels, bars and music clubs, and are the perfect accompaniment to any private / corporate party or wedding!

Available in Essex from £600. Based in London

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Gatsby's Jukebox

Gatsby's Jukebox are the UK's leading wedding and function band performing covers in the style of the incredible Postmodern Jukebox. The highly professional band specialise in performing today's hits in yesterday's style - focusing on 1920s 'Gatsby' swing. The result is a class act that is perfect for high-end corporate events and private parties, as well as a range of wedding themes, from black-tie weddings at 5-star hotels to vintage theme barn weddings. The Gatsby's Jukebox repertoire features all the best in modern popular music, including favourites by Beyonce, Rihanna, Megan Trainor, Daft Punk, Macklemore, Swedish House Mafia and many more! Gatsby's Jukebox are a London based band and the line-up showcases the talents of six exceptional professional musicians - all with extensive CV's that include performances at a range of events, from major festivals in the UK to working alongside artists like Destiny's Child in Texas!

Available in Essex from £1958. Based in London

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The 7 Seas, Columbia Plaza, Limassol, Cyprus. You guys are one of the TOP bands we have ever brought to our Venue and absolutely love you guys. It has been 4 years since the first time you played at the "7 Seas" and we have you over in Cyprus at least once a year to do a residency, every time you leave everyone wants you back the next day. The Man From Funkle is a band that always delivers and has never disappointed, the band is extremely tight and play as one, they work together and match perfectly. Its always music to our ears when we hear them perform the latest hits just as they become popular on Radio. To us most importantly is that you all have great personalities both on stage and of and that makes it very easy to work with you constantly time and time again. We are looking forward to your next gig here in Cyprus at our Club the 7 Seas and Miss you all very much. Keep doing what you do best , ROCK the place like no other band does !!! Best Regards 7Seas Manager Columbia Plaza www.7SeasLive.com






Tips on choosing a perfect swing band in Essex



If you're looking to hire a Swing Band for your wedding, corporate or private celebration in Essex, take a look at our extensive catalogue to find the best option for your event. You can filter Swing Bands by price and location, and compare reviews, images and videos to help you make the right choice. When choosing a Live music band it's important to consider:

If you decide to hire a swing band for your occasion in Essex there are some things that you should consider before fixing a particular type of group. You should first consider the type of music that you will need in the event. Therefore it is always important to consider the tastes of friends and relatives by confirming with some of them in a casual way. You should then start finding a band that highly specializes in the music genre they like.

Another important thing to consider while selecting the swing band is whether you are just looking for a group that will play in the background or a performer who will give a rocking performance. You should decide on this even before you begin searching for the band.

While hiring the live music bands, you should also consider the heritage of their members. To give your friends and relatives a rocking session, you should look for a professional and seasoned band. A seasoned band will be effective in providing an engaging performance that will make the audience involved with the entire show. In addition, check out with them whether they will only perform the popular songs throughout the show. This may give you an opportunity to pass the message to your friends that the band will only play the popular songs. This will increase the interest of the band in your friends.



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