The Sidewinders

  • from £1655 in London Help
  • from £1676 in South East
  • from £1675 in East of England
  • from £1695 in East Midlands
  • from £1695 in South West
  • from £1695 in West Midlands

Talented young 6-piece swing band from London with male vocals, playing an eclectic mix of jazz from the golden age of swing from Louis Armstrong to Billie Holliday.

Special offer! 15% off all bookings in October & November and January, February, March.

The band's featured vocalist draws from a rich tradition of jazz singers and his influences include such jazz greats as Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Billie Holiday. Their repertoire also includes classic swing hits played by Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong.

The line up of vocalist, clarinet/sax and trumpet horn section, plus rhythm section of double bass, piano and drums is compact enough to fit most venues but creates enough swinging energy to bring the house down.

For a real party we recommend the full 6-piece line up to get the full effect, however quartet line ups and trios (instrumental or including vocals) are also available for a more mellow atmosphere. The Sidewinders are the perfect choice for recreating the atmosphere of the swing era at your event.

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals; clarinet/sax; trumpet; double bass; piano; drums
Performance duration Use format "2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help from 6pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 4 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Add female vocalist Add £185
Quintet (subtracts vocalist or trumpet) Deduct £185
Quartet (subtracts vocalist and trumpet) Deduct £370
Trio (subtracts vocalist, trumpet & drums) Deduct £555

What people say Help

  • Thanks so so much for today. You guys were fantastic!

    Chris, Corporate Event, London, September 2016
  • Just a brief word to thank you for playing at out garden party. You certainly impressed a lot of our guests and quite a few asked if you were local!

    Ian, Corporate Event, London, June 2015
  • They gave us exactly what we wanted to get all ages on the dance floor. His voice was fantastic.

    Kate, Wedding, September 2014

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