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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 Leighton Buzzard from £640. Based in London

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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 Leighton Buzzard . 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 Leighton Buzzard from £850. Based in London

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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 Leighton Buzzard from £620. Based in London

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Fleetville Swing Band

Fleetville Swing Band is a not-for-profit organization which forms part of a wider community orchestra, the Fleetville Community Band, based in Fleetville, St Albans. Brought together by a local resident, the late Paul Olive, who's vision was that community bonds can be strengthened by making music together, Paul encouraged players of all strengths and ages to come together and perform once a year at the Fleetville Festival. FSB continues that tradition, continually striving to improve musically, welcoming players of all ages (mainly over the age of 18) and abilities, and providing a supportive environment for those who may be new to a Big Band, jazz-orientated repertoire.

Available in Leighton Buzzard . Based in St Albans

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Swung Parliament

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 Leighton Buzzard from £500. Based in Greater London

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Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra

Mesdames et Messieurs, bonjour.Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra are the leading vintage dance ensemble to have emerged from the UK in recent years, taking the British scene by storm. Amongst the finest entertainers of his generation, Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity.Headlining festivals such as the jazz stage at Glastonbury in 2011 and the Rhythm Riot Festival in the same year, Benoit and his orchestra are the hottest live outfit for all those who revel in the nostalgia and elegance of a by-gone era, with a repertoire consisting of the most beautiful and uplifting songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and originals in the same classic style.Benoit and the orchestra are consistently the first choice for all the most fashionable vintage festivals and events across Europe and are the UK's finest expo...

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £2000. Based in London

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Laura Jazz Band

Professional , internationally acclaimed Vintage/Jazz/Swing Duo/ Trio with over 20.000 Albums sold around Europe . Playing a mix of Jazz / Swing/ Soul/ Pop and Blues by the likes of : Billie Holiday, Peggie Lee, Ella Fitzgerald as well as modern numbers performed in a jazzy style. Whether you are looking for sophisticated background entertainment or more of an upbeat atmosphere Laura and her Band are the ideal choice for any event.

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £300. Based in London

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Elite Syncopations - a Ragtime Band

ELITE SYNCOPATIONS is a function band specialising in music from the Ragtime era - a golden age of Rags, Two-Steps, Cake-Walks, Marches, Waltzes and Tangos. The music performed by the band dates from 1896 to 1917 using traditional instruments in authentic Ragtime band arrangements from the period. ELITE SYNCOPATIONS play music that is suitable for background music ambience or for people to sit and listen to. Perfect for a garden party, a wedding drinks reception, a corporate event or to accompany afternoon tea or a special dinner. A flexible sized Ragtime Band can be provided ranging from a full line-up of 11 musicians down to a solo piano and virtually anything in between... ...all we need to know is your budget and how much space is available and we'll fill it with Ragtime players to make your event toe-tappingly special.

Available in Leighton Buzzard . Based in Greater London

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Jazz and Cocktails - The Function Band

We are professional UK based jazz musicians with a wealth of experience – booking us directly via this site will save you money and enable us to advise and supply the very best ensemble for your event. Performing all over the UK and beyond specialising in weddings, corporate events and private parties; we come fully self-contained with all backline, PA, interval music and lighting if required, making us the one stop shop for a stylish, successful, stress free day!* Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet or larger line up available * Suitable for small or large events * Special request songs learned * Huge song list of swing and Latin jazz numbers * Excellent value for moneyJazz and Cocktails are professional jazz musicians with a wealth of experience. They have recently worked with Georgie Fame, performed for HRH Prince Edward, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Korean Royal family among other VVIPs.As well as playing regularly to sustained acclaim at j...

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £350. Based in London

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The Swing Swindlers

The Swing Swindlers is a large (13 - 17 strong) ballroom/swing orchestra, performing music from the 1930s and 1940s in original arrangements, or, occasionally, new original music in the similar vein. The orchestra is based in Estonia, EU, but does a lot of travelling. All the musicians are young professionals, their day job being either in the State Symphony Orchestra or the Opera orchestra. We have released about a dozen of albums in the UK, USA, Germany, Finland and Estonia and won some recognition, including the Critic's Award of The Gramophone Magazine. Our newest album, Swing And Sweet, will be released by Divine Art Records for the UK/US market soon.We concentrate on British / European rather than American repertoire, and our style is something between swing and sweet. We can play for concert and dance, our repertoire is vast and we feature several vocalists as well as a ballet troupe. The Swing Swindlers also has a 6 - 8 piece line up f...

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £2500. Based in London

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Clint's Jazz Band

Clint’s Jazz Band consists of some of today’s finest jazz and swing musicians. The band plays a variety of classics from Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé, to well known modern and classic pop, soul and Latin numbers. This young and accomplished band have already composed and produced their own albums, recorded with a number of famous names and performed at venues worldwide including The Savoy Hotel, The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall, The Barbican, The Royal Academy of Music for Dame Vera Lynn, countless Cruise Ships, and also Weddings in Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Orleans, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and even Poland. With a six, seven or eight piece band available for hire, you can book Clint’s Jazz Band for any occasion as they guarantee to offer an ensemble that suits both your occasion and your budget. Our prices include a dedicated sound technician, high spec disco lighting, PA system, and a complimentary arrangement of a...

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £1395. Based in Greater London

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Jonathan Vinten Band

Music for your celebration If you are planning a wedding, garden party, function, corporate event or indeed any celebration I can set just the right mood. I am an experienced solo pianist who can offer a wide repertoire to suit any event in London, the South-East and beyond. A choice of style and line-up I can also provide an unobtrusive duo or trio for sophisticated background music. For weddings, larger events or festivals choose a full four to six piece jazz band to make your party go with a swing.Professional and experienced I have played with many of the great names in the jazz world such as George Melly, Terry Lightfoot, Acker Bilk and John Chilton. I have appeared on television and performed in well-known clubs and at popular festivals. Approachable and affordable Please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal discussion of your needs - by email on this page

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £220. Based in Surrey

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Kitty's Music

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! Ki...

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £275. Based in Newport

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Frampton Footwarmers

We are a swinging jazz band with years of experience of playing tuneful and lively music from the `golden age` of jazz and swing.

Available in Leighton Buzzard . Based in Gloucester

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Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra

The Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra is Birmingham’s hippest 16-piece big band, specialising in authentic vintage swing music from the 1930s and 40s. Taking its inspiration from the big bands of the swing era, the Orchestra plays the classic original arrangements of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb and Count Basie amongst others. The Orchestra is a regular at swing dance events and is sure to get the joint jumpin’ !

Available in Leighton Buzzard from £1600. Based in West Midlands

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The Supertonics

We are The SuperTonics Big Band, a 15-piece big band, based in Bracknell, Berkshire. We play a mixture of traditional big band swing music, from the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman etc - other popular jazz standards arranged for big band - music from musicals & the movies, and even some rock & roll and other "modern" tunes.

Available in Leighton Buzzard . Based in Worcester

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Kalamazoo Dance Band

Perfect for weddings, 40's war themes, Rat Pack or any party that requires the best in Big Band and swing music. An excellent 9 piece dance band that also presents as Kal's Kats -jump jive and swing We are delighted to have some of the finest vocalists on the 40's and swing era scene - including Laura Brookes. and Julie Whoolley (Aka Mamma Jules) We present in full U.S Army Air Force uniform as per Glenn Miller or traditional Dinner suits for black tie /Rat Pack events or even take it back in time with Tails coats for the 20's era. Bringing you a perfect balance of Ballroom, Sequence, Latin, Jive, Rock n roll to up beat party medleys including Barn Dances and fun numbers to create that full party buzz. We can also provide some first class dancing demonstrations and tuition via our dance partners Red&Ginger Whether you're looking for an evening of dancing or wanting to host a party or celebrate an event, then The Kalamazoo Dance Ba...

Available in Leighton Buzzard . Based in Derbyshire

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21 Entertainment

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 Leighton Buzzard . Based in Denbighshire

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Wedding - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

We plan on getting married on 2nd April 2016 at Hampden House. We are currently looking for a string quartet or duo to play during our drinks reception and wedding breakfast and I was wondering if you would be able to give me a quote. Would you also be kind enough to answer a few questions also: 1. What's your backup plan if there's an instrument malfunction? 2. Do you have liability insurance? 3. What's your sick-day policy? 4. Do you have any packages that might be suited to us? 5. Would you be open to taking song requests from the bride and groom if agreed upon before the wedding day?

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£375.00

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Private party - Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire

I am interested in you playing at a private party in Hazlemere, Bucks on Saturday 9 April. It's a dinner party. I look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes

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£450.00

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Christmas party - Grays, Essex

Am having a private xmas dinner party for my work for 15 guest in my house.

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£500.00

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Corporate Function - Norwich, Norfolk

Corporate ball, looking for a quote for around 2.5 hrs of music with an interval if possible? It will be at the Norwich City Football club. Party style of music with a mix of old and new songs.

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£900.00

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Wedding - Ipswich, Suffolk

Wedding venue guest max 100, looking for a guitarist singer with good range of music from 8pm to 11pm

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£200.00

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Fundraising event - Saffron Walden, Essex

We are a charity and want to organise a music night open to all saffron walden the charity is St Thomas more school. We are looking for a talented modern band that can keep everybody entertained for a really fun night.

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£500.00

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Corporate Function - Hornchurch, Essex

Good Afternoon i am the events coordinator at a mental health charity which is based in Hornchurch. We are organising an event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queens 90th birthday. The likely date of this event is Sunday 15th May 2016. It will take place in the Queens theatre, Hornchurch (500 seat venue). The ideal event we want to hold is a classical music celebration featuring British themes such as ‘land of hope and glory, ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Rule Britannia’ etc. It would also be great to have some ‘war sing-along’s’ such as ‘we’ll meet again’ played. Does your orchestra do event bookings? If so could you please give me an idea of the costs involved.

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Anniversary - Colchester, Essex

Hi there it will be a party for my mum and dad. It will be located at my sisters farm in an outside marque. Thorpe-Le-soken, Colchester. They are looking for a 60's band with music before in interval and after also. The times are just estimated as we have not finalised it yet. Than you for your time.

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£500.00

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Birthday party (adult) - Swaffham, Norfolk

50th birthday please advise a quote. Regards Emma

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£300.00

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Birthday party (adult) - Clacton On Sea, Essex

40th, 1920s theme

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£300.00

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Wedding - Kings Lynn, Norfolk

We're looking for a band to play at our reception. Please can you quote and also would like to know how many sets and how long each set would be. Thanks

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£670.00

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Celebration - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

We are looking for a classical guitarist to play background music during our dinner, at Jesus College, Cambridge University. The dinner is part of a wedding celebration, but we are NOT looking for a guitarist for the church ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. JUST for dinner. There will be only 14 people, at the most, in the Alcock room at Jesus College. Guests will start arriving at 7:00, and we ask for the music to be played for perhaps a half hour, with a 10 or 15 minute break, followed by another half hour. I am guessing, because I really don't know who these events proceed. It is essential for us that the entertainer NOT smoke, because we do not want the lingering smell of tobacco on the entertainer's clothing.

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£180.00

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Wedding ceremony - London, Greater London

Wedding ceremony in Holborn. Music required for guests arriving and for bridal entrance

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£375.00

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Wedding - London, Greater London

Wedding - two sets of 45 minutes

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£500.00

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Wedding reception - London, Greater London

It is a drinks reception from 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm held in the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Central London.

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£500.00

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Many thanks to Steve for providing the entertainment for my birthday party. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was a small party for about 40, which included kids. Steve arrived on time, set up and pretty much set the pace for the party. He was funny and very entertaining. Plenty of audience participation. I would 100% recommend him again. A great singer and musician. We had a great time thanks to Steve Roxton.


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!


Communication with the band was excellent and they made sure that everything fitted to our plans. The audience was a mixed age group and the play list suited everyone. Great sound quality and the double bass made it just a little bit different. Couldn't fault them a great evening.








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