The Delta Flyers

  • from £1225 for 8-piece in West Midlands Help
  • from £1245 for 8-piece in North West
  • from £1275 for 8-piece in East Midlands
  • from £1275 for 8-piece in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £1295 for 8-piece in Wales
  • from £1295 for 8-piece in North East

Vintage-themed Cheshire 8-piece swing band with talented vocalists, playing Lindy hop, jive, jump and swing from the 30s, 40s & 50s! Afternoon jazz quartet sets also available.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE 1 x 60 minute afternoon jazz set.

The Delta Flyers are the ideal entertainment for your formal function, be it a wedding reception, a corporate function, or a fundraising event. Perfect for black tie dinners, the band provide a large helping of classic vintage style, emulating the great bands from the 30s 40s & 50s, whilst keeping all your guests on the dance floor jumping and swinging.

The Delta Flyers are a popular attraction at vintage festivals and commemorative events, recreating the swinging sounds of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Louis Jordan and Duke Ellington to name a few.

This band provide that sophisticated vintage sound and atmosphere, a style of music still popularized today by artistes such as Caro Emerald, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum & Robbie Williams. You don’t have to know how to dance, just how to have a good time! If there is a special tune you'd like to hear for the first dance at your wedding, just let the band's leader know, and he will organise a special musical arrangement for the band to play for you. It's a lovely, personal and traditional way to start the dancing.

The band's passion is the popular music of classic Hollywood and the jazz era, from the energy of the roaring 20s, the determination of the 30s, the defiance of the 40s and the glamour of the 50s

Performance information

Line-up Male/female vocals; 2 x saxophones; trumpet; trombone; piano; double bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help from 5pm; allow 90 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space 7 x 4 meters; power supply; rider

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
Extra performances £200 per extra 1 x 30 minutes
Afternoon jazz quartet set (male vocals/trumpet; piano; bass and drums) Add £POA

What people say Help

  • We all had a brilliant night at the Swingaroo christmas party - what a great party atmosphere - Awesome band, absolutely blew us all away at Swingaroo on Friday. Hopefully we're getting 'em back next year!

    Andrew, Public Retro Dance, Preston, December 2016
  • Your band’s performance was excellent and everyone had a wonderful time; I can’t tell you how many people came up to me to ask where we found you and how good they said you all were. As a “small” band you put out a “big band” sound and despite initial worries that your music would not appeal to everyone, you only had to witness the crowded dance floor which completely dispelled that worry.

    Peter, Wedding, Macclesfield, November 2016
  • We gave a great reception to The Delta Flyers - as this 'small big band' reminded us of Duke, Glenn, Woody and others, and their singer did the same for such as Ella, Peggy and Marilyn! Absolutely everything went with such a swing, - As our chairperson said in thanking the band, there is nothing like a live band and a singer whose every word can be understood. There is a well-founded rumour that they may return to the club, perhaps in a very important event.

    Leslie, Private Function, Wilmslow, June 2016
  • Thanks again for playing at our wedding. The music was perfect for giving the drinks reception that 'vintage' feel and definitely added a touch of class! We have had so many lovely comments from guests (most of my family and friends are also musicians so they are very hard to impress!) We really appreciated your professionalism on the day and beforehand in fitting round our ever changing plans and song preferences for the day. We will definitely be recommending The Delta Flyers to our friends for future events.

    Helen, Wedding, Cheshire, August 2015

Repertoire Help

  • Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Louis Jordan
  • All That Jazz – Liza Minnelli
  • Amado Mio – Pink Martini
  • American Patrol – Glenn Miller
  • At Last – Glenn Miller
  • Begin The Beguine – Artie Shaw
  • Big John's Special – Benny Goodman
  • The Black Bottom – Gatsby
  • Blues In The Night – Jimmie Lunceford
  • Boogie Blues – Anita O'day/Gene Krupa
  • Brazil – Pink Martini
  • Bring Me Sunshine – Wedding Song
  • Cabaret – Louis Armstrong
  • Charleston – Gatsby
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller
  • Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire
  • Cherokee – Charlie Barnet
  • Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
  • Cry Me A River – Julie London
  • Darktown Strutter's Ball – Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
  • Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree – Glenn Miller
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  • Flying Home – Ted Heath
  • Foggy Day – Gershwin
  • Heatwave – Marilyn Monroe
  • Hit That Jive Jack – Nat King Cole
  • How About You – Judy Garland
  • I'll Be Seeing You – Bing Crosby
  • I'm Begining To See The Light – Ella Fitzgerald
  • In The Mood – Glenn Miller
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby – Louis Jordan
  • It Don't Mean A Thing – Ella Fitzgerald
  • It's A Sin To Tell A Lie – Billie Holiday
  • It's Been A Long Long Time – Harry James
  • Iv'e Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Kay Starr
  • I've Heard That Song Before – Harry James
  • Jump Jive An' Wail – Louis Prima
  • Jumpin' At The Woodside – Count Basie
  • Lambeth Walk – Billy Cotton
  • Leaning On A Lamp Post – George Formby
  • Leroy Brown – Frank Sinatra
  • Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
  • Little Brown Jug – Glenn Miller
  • Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra
  • Mack The Knife – Armstrong/Darrin
  • Mambo Italiano – Rosemary Clooney
  • Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball
  • Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
  • My Heart Belongs To Daddy – Marilyn Monroe
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It – Billie Holiday
  • Night And Day – Cole Porter
  • Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square – Vera Lynn
  • One For My Baby – Frank Sinatra
  • One O'clock Jump – Count Basie
  • Opus One – Tommy Dorsey
  • Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Glenn Miller
  • Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps – Doris Day
  • Put The Blame On Mame – Rita Hayworth
  • Puttin On The Ritz – Fred Astaire
  • Raf March Past – Royal Air Force
  • Rockin' In Rhythm – Duke Ellington
  • Sentimental Journey – Doris Day/Les Brown
  • Sing Sing Sing – Benny Goodman
  • Skyliner – Charlie Barnet
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right – Nat King Cole
  • String Of Pearls – Glenn Miller
  • Stuff Like That There – Betty Hutton/Bette Midler
  • Sway – Dean Martin
  • Sweet Georgia Brown – Ethel Waters
  • Tea For Two – Edmundo Ros
  • That Certain Party – Gatsby
  • That Old Devil Called Love – Billie Holiday
  • The Black Bottom – Gatsby
  • The Continental – Harry Roy
  • The Folks That Live On The Hill – Jerome Kern
  • The Man I Love – Peggy Lee
  • Things – Bobby Darin
  • Things Ain't What They Used To Be – Woody Herman
  • Tiger Rag – Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Tisket A Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Tuxedo Junction – Erskine Hawkins
  • Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare – Art Deco
  • Ukulele Lady – George Formby
  • Watch The Birdie – Gene Krupa
  • We'll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
  • When I Fall In Love – Ambrose
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home – Glenn Miller
  • Why Don't You Do Right? – Peggy Lee
  • Witchcraft – Sarah Vaughan
  • Woodchoppers Ball – Woody Herman
  • You Do Something To Me – Cole Porter
  • You'll Never Know – Rosemary Clooney
  • You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night – Gatsby

Bookings

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