The Chris Mackey Orchestra

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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!

4 Reviews
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Linda Cherry

May 16, 2020

It was originally to be held in May 2000 but due to the pandemic, finally happened in September 2021

They were phenomenal. They played exactly what we wanted which was Glen Miller and big band music. Our guests were enthralled by them. They were punctual, beautifully turned out and very professional. Their musicianship second to none

I cannot recommend them highly enough.

We had so many calls and thank yous regarding the band amongst other things

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Just a few comments below

Woweeee can the Cherry Ladies throw a fantastic, classy and fun party 🥳 thank you both so much for the best night! Personal highlight... the big band

loved the big band

Thank you so much to you both for a wonderful party. Absolutely brilliant. I felt like I was in The Great Gatsby, The band was fabulous

Thanks for a SPECTACULAR evening


Janet Stricklan swing dancer

May 7, 2017

Thank you for this afternoons entertainment. Amazing band!


Sizzlin Jim Williams (vintage DJ)

May 7, 2017

I thought your band were excellent, although l expected nothing less with the ex military hard core. From a dancers point of view, l loved the two sets, You nailed Jumping at the Savoy and 2 O'Clock Jump the highlights of that set!


Liz Parker Abbott Consultants ltd

Sept. 12, 2015

Thank you so much for your wonderful band, I have recommended you to several people attending who have asked for your details. I would like to thank you for saving the night, without your speakers and microphone the auction could not have taken place and we would not have secured such a large amount. I am aware that you had already left and came back to save our evening…… it was hugely appreciated. I will certainly recommend you and your band. If you would like a quote for your website please do not hesitate to ask.



  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    A 10 piece versatile swing band ideal for weddings, vintage functions, dinner dances etc

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Too many to list here! But being invited onstage to sing in Las Vegas certainly is up there!

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    The CMO line up was chosen to be very versatile, we have a 4 piece Rhythm section (piano bass guitar drums) and a five piece horn section (trumpet trombone 3 sax/reeds) allowing us to play all styles of music

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Weddings, Dinner dances, Corporate/awards, charitable events, birthday parties

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Most of our clients have booked us for private events and we are happy to give you references should you want them But among our corporate clients are SCAS Ambies awards Abbotts Consultants LTD Military charities

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    All subject to contract by agreement

  • How long do you play for?

    Each booking is unique, and we tailor our performance time to meet your needs

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes we do

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Yes we do

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    If it is suitable for our instrumental line up then yes

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    That depends on the individual booking

Set List/Services

A selection from our music library

A foggy day (in London town)

American Patrol

At last

Begin The Beguine

Blue Skies

Blue Suede Shoes

By The Light of the Silvery Moon

Charlie's Angels

Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Close To You

Come In From The Rain

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me

Don't Leave Me This Way

Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree

Embraceable You

Green Eyes

Hawaiian War Chant

How High The Moon

How Long Has This Been Going On

I Get A Kick Out Of You

I Love Paris

I'm gettin sentimental over you

In The Mood

I've Got You Under My Skin

Just in time

Just Friends

Latin Fantasy

Litte Brown Jug

Love Is Here To Stay

Mack the knife


Moonlight in Vermount

Moonlight Serenade

Minnie the Moocher

My Funny Valentine

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Night & Day

Non stop flight

Peter Gunn

Polka dots and moonbeams

Red Sweaters


Sing, Sing, Sing

She caught the Katy

Something's Gotta Give

Stomping At The Savoy

Summer Wind


Suspicious Minds


Take The A Train

The Lady Is A Tramp

The Man I Love

The Shadow of Your Smile

They Can't Take That Away From Me

Too Close For Comfort

Two O'Clock Jump

When I fall in love

Waltz Medley

You Do Something To Me