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!
Liz Parker Abbott Consultants ltd• 12 Sep 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...
Sizzlin Jim Williams (vintage DJ)• 7 May 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!
Janet Stricklan swing dancer• 7 May 2017
Thank you for this afternoons entertainment. Amazing band!
- 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!
- Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:A 10 piece swing band ideal for weddings
- Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:A 10 piece versatile swing band ideal for weddings, vintage functions, dinner dances etc
- 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
- 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
- How can event planners pay for your services?All subject to contract by agreement
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?That depends on the individual booking
- 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
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?Yes we do
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?Yes we do
- How long do you play for?Each booking is unique, and we tailor our performance time to meet your needs
A selection from our music library
A foggy day (in London town)
Begin The Beguine
Blue Suede Shoes
By The Light of the Silvery Moon