In The Mood

  • from £2955 for 7-piece in London Help
  • from £2955 for 7-piece in South East
  • from £2975 for 7-piece in East of England
  • from £2975 for 7-piece in East Midlands
  • from £2975 for 7-piece in South West
  • from £2995 for 7-piece in West Midlands
  • from £2995 for 7-piece in Wales
  • from £3095 for 7-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £3095 for 7-piece in North West

A sensational 7-14-piece jazz & swing band performing a fantastic mix of swing, rat pack, soul and Motown music to give you a party to remember!

Versatile and talented, In The Mood feature a stunning female vocalist backed by a youthful and experienced band.

The band will transform the atmosphere of your party – playing sophisticated jazz music during dinner, Swing and Rat Pack classics to get your guests on their feet and Soul and Motown hits guaranteed to fill you dancefloor all night long.

They have a huge repertoire spanning eight decades of popular music, including songs performed by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and many more - music that is loved by all generations and guaranteed to fill your dancefloor.

The musicians are able to provide classical or contemporary music for wedding ceremonies, and are also available as a jazz quartet - a 3-5 piece jazz band creating the perfect atmosphere for cocktail parties and dinner events. Check out the separate profile for the jazz quartet, and get in touch to discuss great discounts when booked together!

In The Mood formed in 2005, and the musicians have a wealth of experience, having performed with a variety of ensembles at prestigious venues throughout the country. Members of the band have appeared at the North Sea Jazz Festival, on BBC television, and are regularly employed for session work throughout the UK with artists such as Elton John, Russell Watson, Barbara Winsdor and many more.  The band regularly performs at corporate events and private functions all over the country, at venues in London including The ExCel Centre, The Berkeley Hotel, The Imagination Gallery, and Inns of Court, and at other venues throughout the UK - including Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxfordshire, and Magdalen College, Oxford. Previous clients include E-ON UK, Mellon Ltd, Goldcrest Land and The Royal Air Force.

Your event is special to the band and every gig is treated separately ensuring that your requirements are met. From choosing the perfect line-up to suit your event to smaller details such as the dress code, special requests and performance times, In The Mood aim to be completely flexible to make sure that you get entertainment perfect for your event.

The 7 to 14-piece bands all fit into a very small performance space and are perfect for any venue and any size audience from 40 people to 400+. The band is self-contained with a top quality Mackie PA system and lighting rig with effects. Music between sets is provided free of charge along with a microphone for speeches.

Performance information

Line-up Lead female vocals; piano; bass; drums; keys; trumpet; sax
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help 90 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 5 x 4 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Add extra sax & trumpet (9-piece) Add £735
Add musician (up to 14-piece) Add £365
Smaller jazz line-ups (trio or quartet) £POA

What people say Help

  • We were absolutely delighted with the band. They were professional, fun and sounded fantastic. They really added a level of sophistication to the event and couldn't have been better. We send out a feedback survey to our staff after the event and this year we got the highest score ever with 99.6% of staff saying that overall the event was worth attending. Many staff said that this was the best event that they had ever been to. Achieving this result without a band of this quality would have been impossible, so thank you.

    Chloe, Corporate Event, London
  • In the Mood were absolutely amazing and were instrumental in making our evening unforgetable. We had a Great Gatsby theme in a lovely marquee and the band ensured their choice of music fitted in perfectly with the theme - swing and ratpack. The singer was sensational and the whole band looked great. My dad was at the opening of Ronnie Scott's in London and even he was bowled over by the band - he thought their music was divine. I would highly recommend the band.

    Jo, Private Party, Warwickshire
  • Oh, we do hope you enjoyed last Friday nearly as much as we did! Rosalind and Oliver had such a special time, which in no small part was down to you. Firstly with the lovely, dignified ceremony music, then the happy atmospheric quartet (and they loved the Louis Armstrong number) and that magnificent evening entertainment. There were people there we had known for thirty years and had never seen dance before! And the new Grandma had to go and fix her mascara after “Georgia On My Mind”. You all made it feel so special, and though you have moved on to the next events already, we hope you know that when “In The Mood” are mentioned, it will bring on happy grins in the new Lambert family for at least the next forty years! All good wishes.

    Susanne, Wedding, Bucks
  • I am delighted with how everything went in booking In The Mood. The evening was an outstanding success in big part thanks to the Band. They were professional (and SO YOUNG!), courteous, great sound and combination of sets, and kept the floor full for most of the night - I really can't praise them more highly and the feedback both on the night and since has been ALL positive. We had used another band on our first Ball who were very good and I was slightly concerned that we couldn't match it - but In The Mood over-delivered and I will definitely consider booking them again. Thank you all for helping to create a superb evening - I think a sign of a great event is when the band also has a good time, and I'm pretty certain that a good time was had by all at The Enigma Ball.

    Martin, Wedding, Milton Keynes
  • We're just back from our honeymoon and I wanted to say a big thank you to the band for such an amazing performance. Sorry I didn't get to say much on the night, as you can imagine it was a bit hectic! Your performance was perfect, I couldn't have imagined anything better, you were extremely professional and the music and singing was incredible - a beautiful entertainment group that completed a perfect evening. Thanks again, and please say a big thank you to everyone in the band.

    James, Wedding, Bucks
  • In The Mood gave a great performance at the RAF Christmas Party. The arrangements for the band all went very smoothly, and the show on the night was first rate - the band even agreed to perform an additional set at short notice. They were virtually held hostage by the crowd until the end of their third encore! I’d have absolutely no hesitation in booking them again.

    Ross, RAF Christmas Party
  • In The Mood live up to all the great reviews they have received. They absolutely blew us away and I am still getting comments from our guests about how good the band were. The band were incredibly helpful and friendly leading up to the wedding and we were very grateful to them for learning our song (even though our dance wasn't up to much!) I would recommend In The Mood to everyone, even my parents danced!

    Amanda, Wedding
  • The band was fantastic - a great centrepiece for the evening reception! Excellent style and lots of fun for all generations. Four months on and we still hear a lot of praise for the band from all our guests. The logistics also worked perfectly, which is ever so important on the day. We would highly recommend them!

    Irena, Wedding, Lincolnshire
  • When I heard about you, a jazz, Rat Pack and soul band made up from former AGS and AHS pupils, I just knew you were perfect for our Ball to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Aylesbury High School.
    Now we are here on Monday after the Ball, I have to tell you how many people have contacted me to let me knowhow WONDERFUL In The Mood were. You were professional, smart and above all flexible! You changed from a jazz quintet to greet our guests as they sipped champagne, to the full function band to dance to after the dinner. And dance! I have never seen a dance floor more packed for the whole evening. Everyone loved dancing to the Rat Pack set - so sophisticated! The soul set was perfect to dance to the end of the evening. You may have heard that no-one was prepared to let you off the stage - the "encores" could be heard in the next county! So a very big thank you from us all at AHS - you made the evening.

    Fran, 50th Birthday Commemoration Ball
  • Just a short email to say how much we enjoyed having In The Mood at our party on Saturday. You were absolutely fantastic. Very nice people, very smartly dressed, very well organised and flexible, and you even learnt a song that we requested! We were so happy with the band and would thoroughly recommend you to anyone. You were absolutely great. Thanks very much.

    Ellie, 21st Birthday Party, Cheltenham
  • I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you and your band members for the excellent music we received for my special birthday celebration dinner on 7th November at the Carriage House Restaurant. Without exception, all my guests were impressed with the quality and professionalism of your band. I have received lots of compliments - all of which you certainly deserve. The evening went without a hitch and we could have all danced on for hours and hours!! My thanks again for helping to make the musical entertainment part of a memorable evening. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking for high quality music for a special event.

    Chris, 50th Birthday Party, Buckinghamshire
  • After our wedding last week we wanted to write to thank you and the band for your fantastic performance. We both had a brilliant day, as did our guests, and In The Mood were a vital part of it, creating the perfect atmosphere. All three of the sets were spot on and really kept the night buzzing right through to the end of the party. So many people have commented on how much they loved both the music and the dancing and it will certainly live long in our memories.
    Thanks also for letting us plug in our laptop, use your mikes and for being so accomodating and flexible with our timings for the evening which went a bit off schedule. Thanks again for helping to make our wedding party so special.

    Tom, Wedding Reception, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Repertoire Help

  • Rat Pack & Jazz
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • For Once in My Life
  • Have you met Miss Jones
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • The Lady is a Tramp
  • Luck Be a Lady
  • Mack the Knife
  • Me & My Shadow
  • My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)
  • New York New York
  • Strangers in the Night
  • The Tender Trap
  • That’s Life
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
  • Sway
  • Almost Like Being in Love
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance
  • L-O-V-E
  • Straighten up and Fly Right
  • All of Me
  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • Cry Me a River
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Save the Last Dance for Me
  • At Last
  • That Ole Devil Called Love
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Feeling Good
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  • Black Coffee
  • Manhattan
  • Mas Que Nada
  • ‘S Wonderful
  • What a Difference a Day Makes
  • There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
  • Classic Big Band & Latin
  • American Patrol
  • In The Mood
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Cute
  • L'il Darlin'
  • Ya Gotta Try
  • Sing Sing Sing
  • Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
  • Manteca
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • One Mint Julep
  • Mambo No 5
  • Mambo Italiano
  • Why Don't You Do Right
  • Motown & Soul
  • Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • Isn’t She Lovely
  • Knocks Me Off My Feet
  • Signed Sealed, Delivered
  • Sir Duke
  • Superstition
  • Blame it on the Boogie
  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
  • I Want You Back
  • Man in the Mirror
  • Rock With You
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • I Say a Little Prayer For You
  • Respect
  • Son of a Preacher Man
  • Think
  • Until You Come Back to Me
  • Move On Up
  • Let's Get It On
  • Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • Car Wash
  • I Just Wanna Make Love to You
  • Valerie
  • I Feel Good
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Heatwave
  • The Tracks of My Tears
  • It's Not Unusual
  • September
  • 9 to 5
  • Love Foolosophy
  • My Girl
  • Average White Band
  • Work To Do
  • Someone Like You
  • CeCe Peniston
  • Finally
  • Full Jazz Repertoire
  • Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
  • All of Me
  • All the Things you Are
  • Angel Eyes
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Blue Bossa
  • Blues for Alice
  • Body and Soul
  • Bourbon Street Parade
  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • Cantaloupe Island
  • Caravan
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  • Cry me a River
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Don’t Know Why
  • East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
  • Easy to Love
  • A Fine Romance
  • Fly me to the Moon
  • A Foggy Day (in London Town
  • Georgia on my Mind
  • Get Happy
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • Have you met Miss Jones?
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • I’ve Got the World on a String
  • I’ve Got You Under my Skin
  • If I Were a Bell
  • In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • It Had to be You
  • Just Friends
  • La Vie en Rose
  • The Lady is a Tramp
  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance
  • Let’s Fall in Love
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Manteca
  • Mean to Me
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • My Romance
  • The Nearness of You
  • A Night in Tunisia
  • Night Train (Happy Go Lucky Local)
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Old Devil Moon
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • On the Street Where You Live
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Red Baron
  • ‘S Wonderful
  • Satin Doll
  • Scrapple From the Apple
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Stella by Starlight
  • Stormy Weather
  • Sway
  • Take the ‘A’ Train
  • These Foolish Things
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Till There Was You
  • Unforgettable
  • Watermelon Man
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • What a Difference a Day Made
  • What a Wonderful World
  • When I Fall in Love
  • Witchcraft

Bookings

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