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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! 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 London from £500

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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 London from £620

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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 London from £500. 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 London from £350

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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 London from £2500

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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 London from £2000

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Laura Jazz Band

Professional , internationally acclaimed Vintage/Jazz/Swing Trio with over 20.000 Albums sold around Europe . Playing a mix of Jazz / Swing/ Ragtime 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 London from £350

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SALUT

SALUT formed in 2014 as a funk & soul originals band and quickly had success playing to large crowds at the likes of The Isle Of Wight festival. Their unique energy, showmanship and style soon become noticed by event agents who began to book the band for corporate events. It didn’t take long until word spread to the luxury wedding industry where SALUT have since become one of the most booked international luxury-wedding bands. SALUT’s clients hate the idea of cheesy & predictable and love the idea of fresh, young & super-talented. There is a huge appeal that you get a real recording band at your wedding and not a random collection of singers and musicians. SALUT is predominantly the same band line-up week in, week out, although there is a pool of amazing like-for-like musicians to cover for any eventuality. Working tirelessly at their craft, the SALUT show is the perfect wedding entertainment for an international crowd of all ages. Full ...

Available in London from £5,000

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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 London . Based in Greater 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 London from £1395. Based in Greater London

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BEHIND THE GROOVE BAND

Specialist Band. Bringing You The Best In Soul - Fusion - Jazz Funk - Rare Groove - Disco - Funk BEHIND THE GROOVE ARE AN EXCITING, FUNKY AND VIBRANT 10 PIECE BAND, WITH A DIFFERENCE! The band play a popular mixture of Soul, Jazz Funk, Funk, Disco, Fusion & Rare Groove reworked standards. Some of the songs are the ones that you'll remember from the 80's underground tracks, the floorfillers of the clubs back then..... Performing predominantly Rare Groove ,80's Dance Classics and some handpicked current material , Behind The Groove are a highly experienced and versatile Band. The Band is fronted by three professional and dynamic female vocalists with stunning harmonies, it also features an outstanding Brass and Percussion Section . Behind The Groove Band are a creative and exciting act, with the talent, experience and vibrancy to provide just the right musical entertainment for your event. All members are Pro Musicians. ...

Available in London from £2800. Based in Kingston upon Thames

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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 London from £220. Based in Surrey

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Beccy Rork Music

Beccy Rork is a saxophonist, teacher and arranger living in East Sussex. She plays a mixture of tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, and has played for many weddings and special events, from solo, with professionally recorded backing tracks, to duos, trios and quartets ( a mixture of Jazz standards, Swing, Ballads, Latin, Funk and Blues ), through to larger groups playing more contemporary music to get the dancefloor moving (which can include guitar, piano, bass, drums, vocals and trumpet). She plays regularly with an established Wedding function band based in Brighton. Beccy began playing in Blues, Funk and Soul bands in Norwich, and went on to study Jazz, Popular and Contemporary Music at Leeds College of Music, where she played tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet and flute in a variety of ensembles, from duo to big band and in many different genres. Beccy toured extensively through France during the summer months with the Moliendo Caf...

Available in London from £280. Based in Hove

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Alison Jennings

Professional female Jazz Singer based in Essex. Can be booked as a soloist, duo, trio or quartet (can perform with larger ensembles or with a big band if required). Typical set up: piano and vocals/sax or guitar and vocals/sax, guitar and vocals/piano, bass, sax and vocals. Violin and vocals Specialises in smaller intimate weddings and venues with space and sound limitations. Currently the resident singer at stately home in Hertfordshire most Sundays. Available to sing for Afternoon Tea Sunday Luncheons Restaurants Weddings Corporate Events Private Parties Hotels Venues Fenwicks Stores Countrywide Le Talbooth and Kesgrave Hall Milsons Group ...

Available in London from £from £300. Based in Colchester

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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 London from £275. Based in Newport

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String Infusion

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. CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS BELOW: Can’t begin to tell you how overwhelmed we were by the girls’ performa...

Available in London from £200.00. Based in Manchester

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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 London from £1100. Based in Cardiff

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Christmas party - London, Greater London

we are a speciality pharma company having our Christmas party on around 82 guests staff +partners For Friday 11th December 2015; Hilton Kensington would like a string quartet to play carols for approx an hour whilst we are having our pre-dinner drinks. from approx 7 to 8 pm. Please can you also let me know your rates. phone number

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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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£550.00

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Private party - London, Greater London

we are a speciality pharma company having our Christmas party on around 82 guests staff +partners For Friday 11th December 2015; Hilton Kensington would like a string quartet to play carols for approx an hour whilst we are having our pre-dinner drinks. from approx 7 to 8 pm. Please can you also let me know your rates. phone number is JJ Culhane

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£375.00

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Wedding ceremony - London, Greater London

I am contacting you for a quote for my friend's wedding ceremony • Function date, time & hours: 07/08/16, 11:30- 1:30 although not solid playing as this includes the wedding service itself • Venue: Caroline Gardens Chapel, ASYLUM ROAD SE15 2SQ • Music request: Gabrielle's oboe for bridal walk and modern/pop (fairly flexible) before the bride's entrance and after the ceremony. I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks, Ellie

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£300.00

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Wedding ceremony - London, Greater London

venue: London Sofitel Hotel drinks reception at 11am ceremony at 12pm I will probably need the band for around 2 hours

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£350.00

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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 reception - London, Greater London

We are having a small wedding at Clissold Huse for 70-80 guests and are looking for an evening reception band.

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£500.00

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Birthday party (adult) - London, Greater London

50 th birthday party the shangri la hotel at the shard London

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£200.00

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Birthday party (adult) - London, Greater London

A lunch for my sisters 80th birthday. She is a young 80! I would like someone to go round the tables performing whilst we are having lunch. The venue is Surbiton Golf Club. Surrey. Numbers attending: 40-50.

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Wedding ceremony - London, Greater London

Hello, My name is Wendy and I am assisting a friend with their wedding in London. We are looking to have a string quartet for the reception and the ceremony. Can you please let me know if you have this date available? It will start at 4:30pm. Also, could you please share with me what your rates are for such an occasion? Thank you much, and look forward to hearing from you!

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Corporate Function - London, Greater London

Please, contact via email: Time: Approx. 5.30pm Location: Shangri – La Hotel, The Shard London However we will require the band to perform on a London Bus which is being hired to take delegates to the London Dungeons Timings: Approx. 30 – 45 minutes Background on the event: Crayon are an IT software advising company. The day will consist of a conference being held at the Shard, with internal delegates and partners such as Microsoft, Veeam being in attendance. The evening will be much more of a relaxed approach - a chance to thank attendees. We are planning to take delegates to the London Dungeons for a private dinner, on a London Bus (taking a longer, scenic route, with an entertainer on-board). Theme: Well-known, English theme, ranging through the ages. Could you confirm whether the band is: - Available - Costings - Whether the band are able to perform acapella (we would not be able to provide any electrics at all). - And could you send me footage of them performing acapella and a list of tracks they are able to perform.

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£700.00

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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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Christmas party - London, Greater London

I am part of the Student Forum at the Architectural Association of London. We are architectural students and it would be great to have you to play for our Christmas Party, we are on a tight budget, and we would like to have some music from 8pm until 10pm. Let me know if you are available and how much you would like to play for two hours. Thanks.

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£440.00

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Wedding - London, Greater London

We are looking for a string trio/quartet for our ceremony. Playing when the guests arrive, at the beginning of the ceremony, and when we leave the church. The ceremony will last around 45 minutes. How much would this be? The ceremony will be at 2.30pm at St.Paul’s Church in Chiswick.

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£500.00

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Wedding - London, Greater London

Hi I am planning my wedding for 23rd July 2016 in Hampstead, London, is this somewhere you would travel to? Please let me know your availability and price for a London event? Also, we are hoping to have our first dance performed live (Frank ocean - Thinkin bout you) is this something you could do? Look forward to hearing from you.

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To Everyone at Ariella Strings We wanted to say a BIG thank you for playing at our wedding at Dodford Manor on the 21st May 2016. The strings sounded beautiful throughout the ceremony and during the drinks reception! All of our guests commented on how beautiful it sounded and the music added so much to the atmosphere! We will 100% recommend you to anyone looking for musicians to add something special to the big day! Thank you once again, love from, Frankie and Sam


I was luckily enough to have the carol singing trio at my work Christmas in which I organised. They were excellent, everyone was extremely impressed by them. It was a pleasure having them, they was happy and willing to do exactly what we asked of them, they were in no rush to leave as soon as their time was up. I will definitely be advising friends and family to book them with any up coming events they have. As a company we want to say a massive thank you!


A great performance, the perfect addition to our wedding. Thank you so much! (I really hope that a ranking of 5 is the best, that's what I was aiming for!)








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