Swing Gitan UK

Nottinghamshire
Verified bookings: 9
Reviews: 22
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Price from: £600

Swing Gitan Uk are a scintillating gypsy jazz quartet from the East Midlands who play the classic swing hits from the famous great Gatsby/prohibition era!!!!

Their sound encapsulates the pulsating energy of the gypsy guitar style mixed with charming vocal lines and infectious Trumpet solos.

The band have a superb reputation as a consistently professional, highly entertaining outfit who can perform for all ages and put on a show to suit all occasions.

They are guaranteed to get your toes tapping!

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Available to hire as a trio, quartet or a quintet which includes Clarinet or Saxophone.

Seeking festivals, Weddings, Swing workshops, Birthday parties, University balls, support slots, headline slots, Restaurant gigs, pubs and Garden parties.

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Helen Thompstone

Aug. 18, 2019

Swing Gitan were fantastic at our wedding. They provided perfect background music as guests arrived, during our ceremony and entertained afterwards. The band created a great relaxing atmosphere that everyone enjoyed. Friendly and helpful communications with Elliot before and afterwards too which was also nice. Highly recommend.

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Andy Kennard

Oct. 13, 2018

Swing Gitan were amazing and would definitely recommend them. Very talented and nice chaps to boot! We got lots of compliments from the guests about good they were. Thanks guys

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Michael

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For our recent black tie function, we have Swing Gitan a go, and we're really happy that we did. They went above and beyond the call of duty and were terrific and totally professional throughout. Whether people wanted to sit and listen to the music being played, or get up and dance themselves, the band created an incredible mood. We'd love to book you guys again, having seen how you made our evening!

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Harry

Feb. 16, 2018

"Swing Gitan have been playing at our venue for several years now. Whether they are in a duo, trio or quartet, the performance always makes for a great night.
Their ‘gypsy jazz’ style is unique in Nottingham and always brings in a big crowd. Each member of the band are incredibly talented on stage and a pleasure to host both during and outside of the set performances.
At the Pelican club, swing gitan have become one of the firm favourites for staff and customers alike - Management team at the Pelican club Nottingham"

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Ali Bolson

Sept. 30, 2017

"""Swing Gitan were an excellent addition to our wedding day - great music and lots of fun.  Everyone loved watching them and dancing on the night.  They were very professional, punctual and polite throughout the process.  Would highly recommend - Thank You!"""

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Tim Watts

Sept. 2, 2017

“Swing Gitan contributed fully to a great party.  They were very professional and easy to deal with and their style of music was perfect for a multi-generation party with a wide range of guests.  We would certainly recommend them”. Tim Watts 2/9/17

Services From Swing Gitan UK

Swing Gitan UK
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Gypsy Jazz Trio - 2 Hours

Hot swinging gypsy jazz trio!!!! A dynamic and electrifying gypsy jazz quartet who specialise in the infectious swing sounds from the 1930's. Their sound encapsulates the pulsating energy of the gypsy jazz guitar style, catchy vocal lines and infectious trumpet solos. The band carry a suitably excellent reputation as a top professional outfit capable of entertaining all ages and able to provide the perfect back drop for a multitude of events. The group is self contained with their own PAT tested amplification and Public liability cover. The band can provide background, DJ music for the intervals. Available to book for weddings, parties, restaurants, bars and festivals. “We were thoroughly impressed with how these guys swung! They entertained their audience with a full range of 1920's and 30's swing, with some great improvisations of Django as well as a few other surprises. They come totally recommended by us for music venues such as us or for affaires privees!” Steve Tennison -
From: £450 per event
Swing Gitan UK
(22)

Smoking hot gypsy jazz!!!!!

Hot swinging gypsy jazz!!!! A dynamic and electrifying gypsy jazz quartet who specialise in the infectious swing sounds from the 1930's. Their sound encapsulates the pulsating energy of the gypsy jazz guitar style, catchy vocal lines and infectious trumpet solos. The band carry a hard earned reputation as a top professional outfit capable of entertaining all ages whilst providing the perfect back drop to a multitude of events. The group is self contained with their own PAT tested amplification and Public liability cover. The band can provide background, DJ music for the intervals. We usually perform 2 x 45 minute sets with a break in the middle but we can play up to 2 x 1 hour sets if you prefer. We are able to expand the lineup with additional members including: clarinet, saxophone and female vocals. Add an extra £150 per musician. Available to book for weddings: ceromonies, meals, drinks, wedding breakfast, drinks alfresco. We are also perfectly suited for parties, restaurants, bars and festivals. “We were thoroughly impressed with how these guys swung! They entertained their audience with a full range of 1920's and 30's swing, with some great improvisations of Django as well as a few other surprises. They come totally recommended by us for music venues such as us or for affaires privees!” Steve Tennison - le quecumbar, London “Thanks for playing at our wedding in Woodborough hall last year. Absolutely brilliant!!!!” Laura and Paul” - bride and groom “This evening’s concert was given by a group from Nottingham called Swing Gitan. In my opinion, this was one of the best concerts I attended this year. It was a concert that gave us instrumental virtuosity of a remarkably high standard. On the group’s website, it says ‘Bringing to life the swinging sophistication, passion and energy of 1930s Jazz-age Paris, Swing Gitan are the Nottingham quartet who play music inspired by the incredible Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.’ I could not have put it better” - Regent jazz club Leicester Prepare yourselves for a night of hot swinging gypsy jazz with Swing Gitan!
From: £800 per event
Swing Gitan UK
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4 Piece Gypsy Jazz Band - 2 Hours

Hot swinging gypsy jazz!!!! A dynamic and electrifying gypsy jazz quartet who specialise in the infectious swing sounds from the 1930's. Their sound encapsulates the pulsating energy of the gypsy jazz guitar style, catchy vocal lines and infectious trumpet solos. The band carry a hard earned reputation as a top professional outfit capable of entertaining all ages whilst providing the perfect back drop to a multitude of events. The group is self contained with their own PAT tested amplification and Public liability cover. The band can provide background, DJ music for the intervals. We usually perform 2 x 45 minute sets with a break in the middle but we can play up to 2 x 1 hour sets if you prefer. Available to book for weddings: ceromonies, meals, drinks, wedding breakfast, drinks alfresco. We are also perfectly suited for parties, restaurants, bars and festivals.
From: £800 per event
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FAQs

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

    Outstanding, professional, entertaining and hassle free!

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Performing in a vintage, travelling circus tent nearly 100 years old.

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    Compact, easy to manage, portable, non intrusive.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Birthday parties, festivals, weddings, anniversaries, dance workshops, vintage themed events.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    A multitude of different weddings and parties and our local bars/restaurants including: Nottingham playhouse, Contemporary arts centre, Nanpantan hall (Leicestershire), Principal hotel (Manchester), Le quecumbar (London), Lowdhams motorhomes, Royal Holloway university, Nottingham Trent university, the pelican club (Italian restaurant), hand and heart, round house, Pillar box (Gin Parlour).

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    We accept BACS, cash, cheque.

  • How long do you play for?

    We can provide up to 3 hours worth of music.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • How much space do you require?

    5 meters across and 3 meters deep.

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

    We are happy to provide requests with proper notice.

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

    Over a 2 x 45 minute set performance or even 2 x 1 hour sets we would expect to take 15 minutes in between.

Set List/Services

King of the swingers
Dream a little dream
It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing)
Come fly with me
Just a gigolo
Do right
Mac the knife
Everybody wants to be a cat
Minnie the moocher
It had to be you
Summertime
Hit the road jack
Oh when the saints go marching in
The girl from impanema
I got rhythm
It's only a paper moon
Wonderful world
Singing in the rain
Jeepers creepers
Bare necessities
I'm beginning to see the light
Moonglow
Tequila
Cheek to cheek
Mack the knife
la vie en rose
Amore
Nuages
Caravan
Mambo Italiano
Autumn leaves
Minor swing
Take the A train
Puttin' on the ritz
Perdido
Charleston
Heavy Artillery
St James Infirmary
Misty
Flinstones theme
Anniversary song
Swing 42
Swing 39
What is this thing called love?
Sweet Georgia brown
Swing Gitane
Brazil
I'll see you in my dreams
Django's tiger
Dream of you
How high the moon
Out of nowhere
Dark eyes (Les yeux noir)
I can't give you anything but love
All of me
Sweet Sue
Georgia on my mind
After you've gone
Douce Ambience
Topsy
Comes love
Perdido
The Sheik of Araby
There will never be another you
Blue bossa
Stompin’ at the savoy
Hungaria