London Jazz Band:
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 trio 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!
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Evening entertainment for Weddings
Available in London
from £400. Based in Greater London
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!
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!
Not to be missed!
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.
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
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 London
from £350. Based in Greater London
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 London
from ££500 depending on duration and distance. Based in Greater London
“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...
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!
Bringing a touch of elegance and sophistication to your event, restaurant or bar, Midnight Mood provide a classic set of jazz and lounge standards. Whether you are looking for background ambience or a swingin’ up-tempo set to get your guests dancing, Midnight Mood are the perfect choice.
Delighted to help you with all of your musical requirements, I have been providing beautiful musical ambience to event's, wedding receptions and parties for many years in the most professional manner. I bring to you the highest Quality jazz and Swing as a solo artist with Backing Tracks or with piano "Dynamic Duo" or with my band "Swing Odyssey"Allow me to entertain you and your guest's with swinging sophisticated melodic music!Kevin and his "Swing Odyssey" have graced the circuit by performances at many of the top London restaurants and jazz venues, including the Bulls Head, 100 Club on Oxford Street, Pizza Express & Ronnie Scotts Jazz Clubs in London’s West End and additionally at numerous weddings, corporate events and private parties.His "Swing Odyssey" album 'Stardust" was acclaimed by Dave Gelly of the observer.... who noted "McMahon is an attractive new voice on the Tenor Saxophone. He is accompanied here by some of Britain's Finest Mus...
Based in London/East Midlands, but will travel all over UK! Cafe Manouche are a young Gypsy jazz & swing band formed by three brothers, perfect for that special event...***Booking up fast for 2016 get in touch for dates still available! ****
Playing music from 1910- 1920s to 1950s, including Parisian Waltzes, hot swing and touches of latin and bossa nova...(We also play a lot of music from 1910-1920!) Played in the distinctive style of gypsy jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt. Cafe Manouche's music is perfect for many occasions and suits most venues; Weddings, private parties, Great Gatsby parties, garden parties, festivals, vintage themed events (1920s-50s), swing dance events,afternoon tea, Sunday lunchtimes, late night bars, cafes, hotels, casinos and many more... The band have played lots of private parties and Weddings and are perfect for any time of day!
Cafe Manouche can tailor their music sets to just one genre but specialise...
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.
...This exciting new all-acoustic trio consists of three of London’s finest musicians, coming together from varying musical backgrounds to pay tribute to Parisian culture of the 20s and 30s with a heart-warming repertoire of Gypsy Jazz classics, American songbook standards, and maybe the odd
bal musette and Paso Doble thrown in for good measure!
Oriana is a French born singer who specialises in French chanson and Jazz. Her impressive four octave range and flair as a composer has allowed her to work with producers such as Andy Bradfield (Prod. Eliza Doolittle), Stephen Large (Prod. Duffy) and her close friend and mentor, Marcella Puppini (founder of The Puppini Sisters). Let Oriana and her superb band transport you from a 20′s American speakeasy to a Parisian Cafe the next, with her vintage classy look, sultry female vocals and enchanting violin playing.
Available as Duo, Trio, Quartet and Quintet.
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 London
from £175 - depending on duration and distance. 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!
Simply Swing is a leading London and Surrey based swing band for hire delivering high quality musicians for all celebratory events; in particular weddings, charity gala dinners, private parties and Christmas parties.
Playful and dramatic, cool and current, Simply Swing will take you on a musical journey from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack to Michael Bublé and Pharrell Williams. Passionate party makers, we enjoy adding contemporary rock and pop songs into our mix too.
Simply Swing delivers bespoke party entertainment to organisations and individuals alike; performing at weddings and parties in London, the UK and around the world. With our choice of band line-ups we are able to tailor our band specifically for your party – not the other way around! We have the flexibility to create a laid-back mellow mood right up to the ‘wow-factor’ to keep the dance floor filled at any event. We strive to be the very best at what we do (and many of our ...
Black & Gold have thrilled guests at a variety of events, from Weddings to high-end corproate events. Performing the best loved female led songs, from Oldschool songs to Modern Chart music, Black and Gold will keep your party moving. Black & Gold can be booked from a three piece band, right up to the full 4 piece.Lastminutemusicians.com does not take a commission for Black & Gold Bookings, so contact earcandy directly by sending an enquiry today, and discover how Black & Gold make your event rock.
Black & Gold are made up of a pool of some of the most accomplished UK sesion musicians, many of whom tour West End Shows and perform in some of the most prestigious UK venues. Their collective experience includes performing with and alongside notable artsits such as:
... and many more.
All Black & Gold bookings come as standard with full Audio and Lighting Equipment, and with earcandy's famous Big Sound™ technology, you get festival q...
Down for the Count
Down for the Count are a London-based Jazz, Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown band. Formed by a group of nine friends in 2005, the band has gone on to perform at countless wedding receptions, corporate events and parties throughout the UK and abroad, and is now considered to be one of the finest function bands in the country.
The band has the perfect blend of youth and experience, with members having performed alongside artists as diverse as Elton John, Russell Watson, KT Tunstall, Michael Ball, Marti Pellow, Suzi Quatro, Il Divo, Barbara Windsor, Stan Sulzmann, Pete Long, Norma Winstone and Frank Ricotti - to name just a few!
With a huge repertoire spanning eight decades of popular music, this fantastic ensemble is guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event with its unique and distinctive sound.
M.A.D Trio was formed in the early part of 2010. The sound has developed into a soundscape of rich atmosphere as well as driving dynamic rhythms. The trio explore their music performance with creative passion and approach their collective improvisation with dynamic flair. The band plays exciting original compositions and some Jazz classics with their own arrangements.
The band combines the lyrical phrasing approach by the pianist Emilio Merone, the solid and expressive double bass playing from Milko Ambrogini and the creative rhythms on drums by Gaetano Di Giacomo.
Have played with some of London’s and International biggest names in the Jazz scene and have performed in many prestigious venues. Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Jazz Cafe, Spice of Life, Charlie Wright, Pizza Express, The Archduke, Milan Jazz music scene. At the Barga Jazz club. At the Jazz Café di Milano, Arlati Jazz club and many more in Europe.
If it is the performance of Band Baja UK, be absolutely sure about the delight it will create. It is not ordinary band. It’s awesomely creative and magnificently impactful. Its music and sounds don’t leave your ears even after few hours of performance. The notes are accurate and ringing continuously once you are on the dance floor. What a delight!
These guys rock!
I am the promoter at Slim Jim's Liquor Store and I highly recommend these guys, a safe bet when you want the crowed at your bar to sing along with the band, they really know how to interact with the public Great selection of music covered by amazing musicians.
Full Blown Acoustic will be a regular act at Slim Jim's Liquor Store
Tips on choosing a perfect swing band in London
If you're looking to hire a Swing Band for your wedding, corporate or private celebration in London, 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:
When you need to keep your guests dancing all night, there’s one way guaranteed to keep your party jumping – hiring a swing band.
This distinctive 1930s American swing style is sure to get your guests moving, and you can even bring in some trained swing dancers to teach your attendees a few of the moves, or leave them to their own creativity as the music takes them.
Before you start the process of choosing your swing band, check what stage space is available at your venue, as London swing bands can be large in number, and each member will have their instruments to accommodate, too. You then need to factor in your budget, theme, and any other requirements you have for your chosen band, before starting to make a shortlist of criteria-filling performers.
If you’re bringing a swing band to your party in London, you need to make sure you’ve got plenty of dancing space – a dancefloor is absolutely essential if you want your guests to properly enjoy the music on show.
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