We can perform as 5 piece, 6, 7, 8 or even 9 piece orchestra. We can perform 1 set, 2 or 3 sets of 40 minutes. Fees vary according to what you want,, location, if you require set up several hours before start, and 1st dance arrangement for weddings. If you ask for a quote from this site, please (if you can) specify the type of event, the location, the size of the band and the number of sets you think you'd like. Without this information I will quote for a 7 piece for 2 sets for a wedding in London.
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 Me Crazy' and 'Ukulele Lady', as well as standard favourites. The performers are always presented in smart/glamorous atire, an important part of the performance's jazz age evocation. There's nothing like period partner dancing to really bring the music alive, and some of The jazz age revivalists often swing out as part of their performance with Charleston and Lindy Hop swing dancing. The ensemble are professionally covered with Public Liability insurance. Septet line up: Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Double bass, Banjo', Drums, Vocal
"Thank you again for performing such a wonderful set for us at The Savoy last night. You were exceptional and I had people telling me all night how impressed they were with you." S Russell - Torus Insurance Ltd.
Additional services, also possible to provide:
- Cabaret dance troupe; glamorous dancers performing choreographed period routines (Charleston/tap dance etc) between our sets.
- Swing dancers to dance during our sets, from just a couple to a crowd and/or swing dance flashmobs
- Swing dance teacher for an 'ice breaker' dance class.
- 'Vintage DJs', obsessive collectors of original antique swing dance 78s played on period equipment modified for modern speakers.
Just ask for details!
"I wanted to say that the band and [dance teacher] Rosaria were absolutely brilliant. WeÃ¢ÂÂve never had so many people dance at this event before." F Appleton - The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
If you are looking for the right wedding band for your reception, or high spirited swing for your 1920s/1930s speakeasy themed Great Gatsby bash, or whatever event you are planning, then look no further than The Silver Ghosts for a touch of class, and swingin' good times. Any questions, just ask!
- A couple of power sockets near the performance area. - Parking - Refreshments - Changing room/Green room
The Crown Estate Torus Insurance Limited The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn Harvey Nichols Restaurants Bond Radar on Bloomberg Rolex Laurent Perrier Champagne VARIOUS PUBLIC VENUES: The 100 Club The Royal Albert Hall Restaurant Floridita The Nightjar The Pheasantry Ronnie Scott's bar
Approx. 30 - 60 mins to setup. Normally start arriving at least 1 hour in advance to start setup. Example performance times:
1 x 40 minute set 2 x 40 minute sets 3 x 40 minute sets
Anything Goes · At Last · Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen · Blue Drag · Blue Skies · Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me · Busy Line · Cheek to Cheek · Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend · Home in Pasadena · I Cant Give You Anything but Love · I Double Dare You · Its a Sin to Tell a Lie · Ive Heard That Song Before · Jack I'm Mellow · Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho · King of the Swingers · Man From Mars · My Baby Just Cares for Me · My Woman · Pensylvania 65000 · Puttin' on the Ritz · Sheik of Araby · Softly, As a Morning Sunrise · Swing Brother Swing · Sweet Georgia Brown · Take The A Train · The Continental · Tonight You Belong to Me · Too Many Tears · Ukulele Lady · You Do Something to Me · You're Driving Me Crazy Zat You Santa Clause? · Christmas Night in Harlem · I Told Santa Clause to Bring Me You
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March 24, 2017
"I booked the Silver Ghosts for my 40th birthday party, and they were brilliant. All communication prior to the event was handled efficiently, and the band leader Mark was helpful with accommodating all requests. On the night, the band arrived with plenty of time to set up. And then the two sets they played were absolutely fantastic - all guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. A massive thank you to Mark and all the band for making it a great evening."