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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 London from £640
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 London
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 £850
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
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
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 London from £300
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
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
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
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
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
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 London . Based in St Albans
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
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
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
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 London . Based in Denbighshire
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
It is a drinks reception from 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm held in the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Central 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
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
venue: London Sofitel Hotel drinks reception at 11am ceremony at 12pm I will probably need the band for around 2 hours
Wedding ceremony in Holborn. Music required for guests arriving and for bridal entrance
We are having a small wedding at Clissold Huse for 70-80 guests and are looking for an evening reception band.
50 th birthday party the shangri la hotel at the shard 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.
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!
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.
It is a drinks reception from 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm held in the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Central 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.
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.
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.
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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