Swing Train 42 is a swing/gypsy jazz trio that covers classic Django tunes and jazz standards with the unlikely instrumentation of mandolin and guitar. Whether you are looking for a bit a background music or some upbeat swinging grooves for your summer parties or special occasions, you will find them an unusual little treat!
Featuring experienced jazz guitar player Andrea Vergani, gypsy swing/bluegrass mandolinist Vivian Li and jazz double-bass player Chris Hyde-Harrison, Swing Train 42 will bring a unique sound and atmosphere to your event.
WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT FORMATS
- QUINTET 42 FEATURING VOCALS, 2 GUITARS, MANDOLIN, DOUBLE-BASS
- QUARTET 42 FEATURING CLARINET, GUITAR, MANDOLIN, DOUBLE-BASS
- SWING TRAIN 42 guitar duo
Howard• Jan. 25, 2020
Great band. Very professional. Very nice. Very good. Thanks
Nathan Brooker• Aug. 3, 2019
Swing Train 42 were fantastic at our wedding reception. They were very professional and played brilliantly. Andrea was really helpful and nice to deal with. Highly recommend.
Ginny Clover• Feb. 23, 2019
From start to finish, Andrea was really helpful, staying in touch and talking about my party plans. My friends loved their music - it created a really relaxed vibe. I had hired a room in a pub in Chelsea and when they started playing, I could tell the room livened up! They looked so smart too, in black tie, and added a really special live music feel to the event. Thanks, Andrea and Jonas! Ginny
Mercato Metropolitano Team• Dec. 18, 2018
"For 2018 Festive season, we had the pleasure to have Swing Train 42 performing at Mercato Metropolitano every tuesday evening for 7 weeks.
They are really professional, friendly, and engaging with the audience.
We recommend the band for any type of event!
Alexandra Cohen• Dec. 17, 2018
Friendly and professional lovely to work with.
Lawrence• Dec. 8, 2018
Swing train 42 are a real pleasure to have them paying at your event. Their music is really entertaining which makes you stop from what you do and watch them playing. All the band’s members were really friendly and pleasant to deal with. I will consider hiring their service again in future.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Swing Train 42 is a unique take on Django Reinhardt's tradition, exciting gypsy jazz and swing played with mandolin and guitar.
What are the highlights of your career?
We are proud to have played at many private events and weddings, as well as being currently running a few long time residencies in London venues.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We offer a special lineup inclusive of mandolin, very quick setup, many different lineup options up to quintet.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, private parties, corporate events functions.
Who are your previous clients?
French Corner, Mercato Metropolitano, Prince N16, Old Eagle Pub, Hatch Homerton, Bucks County Museum, many private clients for private functions.
How can event planners pay for your services?
We accept payments via bank transfer as well as through pop top.
How long do you play for?
2 sets of 45 mins, 1 set of 45/60 mins, 3 sets of 45 mins
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We perform using our individual amplification.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
We have Public Liability and PAT certificate.
How much space do you require?
We don't take much space, we will only require enough space for 2 armless chairs and one standing person with doublebass.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Request tunes can be discussed in advance.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We take at least 1 break between 2 sets, it can be from 15 mins to 30 mins maximum.
All of Me
After you’ve gone
Lady be good
There will never be another you
Sweet Georgia Brown
Out of nowhere
Swingtime in Springtime
It had to be you
I can't give you anything but love
La Vie en Rose
The Godfather Theme
Sunny Side of The Street
Exactly Like You