Moondance

  • from £480 for Duo in South East Help
  • from £500 for Duo in London
  • from £500 for Duo in South West
  • from £515 for Duo in West Midlands
  • from £515 for Duo in East Midlands

Swinging gypsy jazz style acoustic duo who play toe-tapping tunes from this exciting genre, as well as some swing and modern songs. Trio also available.

Moondance are a swinging, gypsy jazz style acoustic duo, performing upbeat, classic popular songs and a few modern tunes thrown in. This act is guaranteed to leave guests smiling all night long! With exceptional musicianship and a wealth of experience behind them, Moondance provide a unique take on classic jazz and have a great selection of material to wow any audience! The band members of Moondance are professional musicians who have played all over the UK on television and radio as well as at numerous festivals. The band have played for the likes of HRH The Duke of Kent, Paul McCartney and Richard Branson and have been seen at high profile venues such as The Winter Gardens, The National Festival Hall and Manu Club in Belgium and many others around the UK and the world.

Moondance's duo line up, consisting of female vocals/double bass and male vocals/guitar, is suitable for either background music at weddings and corporate events or even evening receptions and parties with a more upbeat and fun setlist. The band can also add an extra guitarist to form a trio, which adds a little something extra for larger events such as Blitz parties and 1920s themed events.

Swing Noir are a thriving, Kent based swing/gypsy jazz trio combining the international talent of Jim Knowler on guitar/vocals, the captivating Serena Sykes on vocals/double bass and Django specialist, Jonny Hepbir on guitar. 
Swing Noir began in 2013 as a duo, and after the launch of their debut album, ‘The New Black’, in August 2015, Jonny Hepbir was added to the lineup. 
Jim has worked as a professional musician for over 30 years. He began his career in a doowop band called The Keytones, and enjoyed international success, playing on many albums, television & radio appearances and festivals. Later, he formed the successful Kent based function band, Hullabaloo, which are well known in the wedding industry. Jim has recently left Hullabaloo to commit to Swing Noir full time. 
Serena has also worked as a professional musician most of her life, starting in musical theatre and classical piano, enjoying a good career in the UK, playing on radio & television, in theatres such as the National Festival Hall and the Leeds Grand, and performing with professional orchestras. However Serena more recently found her passion in the Double Bass, and formed Swing Noir with her partner, Jim. 
Jonny is an internationally renowned Gypsy Jazz guitarist, having played for notable names such as Max Bygraves, Rory Bremner and Paul McCartney in his long career.  Jonny has played with many of the great names in Gypsy Jazz today, including Bireli Lagrene, Lulu Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Angerlo Debarre and countless other fantastic players.
The trio bring a new, vibrant twist to the old classic swing, jazz and early popular tunes and in as little as three years, they have played notorious venues such as The Pizza Express Jazz Rooms, The Winter Gardens, Manu Club, Belgium, The Fortress, Sri Lanka and The Brasserie Tolouse Lautrec, London, amongst oth

Performance information

Line-up Male vocals/guitar; female vocals/double bass
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included)
Lighting Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help From 5pm; allow 45 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 2 metres; power supply

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
Add musician (guitar and/or drums) Add £275
Add 1 x 60 minute acoustic set (duo or trio) Add £145 per musician

What people say Help

  • May I pass on my thanks for such a great band, Moondance lived up to the hype and more, they were very flexible on the evening and professional in the way they conducted themselves. We received many compliments on the quality of the band and they made sure the evening event was very memorable for all the right reasons.

    James, Wedding, Essex, April 2016
  • They are very talented musicians, and I love there jazz and swing in the gypsy style. They both have lovely singing voices and great harmony. They are entertaining to watch and to listen to. Superb entertainment!

    Peter, Public Event, Kent, January 2016
  • A truly unique experience and we highly recommend.

    Allyson, Private Event, Margate, October 2015

Repertoire Help

  • A Thousand Years
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • All About That Bass
  • All Of Me
  • Artillerie Lourde
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Bei Mir Bist Du
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Blues Mineur
  • Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Can't We Be Friends
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Comes Love
  • Coquette
  • Coquette
  • Crazy
  • Cry Me A River
  • Dream A Little Dream
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Fever
  • For Sephora
  • Frim Fram Sauce
  • Hound Dog
  • Hushabye Mountain
  • I Can't Believe That You're In Love With
  • I'll See You In My Dreams
  • If I Only Had A Brain
  • Inside Out
  • It’s Only A Paper Moon
  • J'taindrei
  • Jtendrai
  • King Of The Swingers
  • L.O.V.E
  • Let There Be Love
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Me And My Gal
  • Minor Swing
  • Minor Swing
  • Night And Day
  • Night Had A Thousand Eyes
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Perhaps, Perhaps
  • Poor Boy
  • Que Sera Sera
  • S’Wonderful
  • Something Stupid
  • Stand By Me
  • Stomping At Decca
  • Stupid Cupid
  • Summertime
  • Sway
  • Tainted Love
  • Take Good Care Of My Baby
  • Teachers Pet
  • That's All
  • Twisted
  • Wade In The Water
  • What Is This Thing Called Love
  • Why Don't You Do Right
  • You Got Me Where You Want Me

Bookings

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