The Swing Kings

  • from £1750 in Yorkshire & Humberside Help

Fantastic 13-piece rat-pack style big band with a superb male vocalist, playing classic swing band classics of the 30s, 40s and 50s, plus contemporary tunes from the likes of Michael Buble.

Special offer! Book the band for an event in March or November and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the band worth £150

Now in their 15th year, The Swing Kings play classic, upbeat jazz & swing, from the radio broadcasts of the thirties, through the Glenn Miller sound of the forties to the Rat-pack days of the fifties and beyond.

The band have played to audiences the length and breadth of the country, encouraging young and old to get up and dance. With a repertoire of over a hundred swing band songs, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone: from well-known big band tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond, to more recent swing hits by Harry Connick Jnr, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé.

They've performed at numerous weddings, society balls and corporate events and will take the utmost care to tailor their set to their specific audience. The band are ideal for larger events and are extremely popular on the corporate circuit, where they've entertained clients including BMW, the Royal Charter Award Company, and - at Buckingham Palace - The Prince's Trust.

Consumate professionals, the band also enjoy themselves immensely, and it shows!

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals; 2 x alto 2 x tenor & 1 x baritone sax; 2 x trumpet; 2 x trombone; piano; double bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (Coloured par can each side to light singer plus flood each side to light band & music; additional disco lights with DJ service)
Arrival & set-up Help 90 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 8 x 5 metres; power supply; 7 armless chairs; rider

Booking options

DJ service (provided by act)

includes laptop with large song database + requests + mic for speeches + lighting


What people say Help

  • We had a fantastic evening and all of the guests enjoyed it. The acoustics were very good. We would not hesitate in recommending your band in the future.

    Chris, Wedding, York, December 2016
  • A terrific night! Please pass on our thanks and congratulations to the band.

    Chris, Christmas Ball, Yorkshire, December 2016
  • The music was varied, fun and had the dance floor full from start to finish.

    Andy, Charity Ball, Yorkshire, September 2016
  • The music was fantastic and all the swing band members were wonderful. Everyone commented on how amazing you were. We will definitely be recommending you in the future.

    Jane & James, Wedding, Nottinghamshire, June 2016
  • You were absolutely stunning and I loved every minute of your sets - terrific voice and music! It was lovely to see everyone dancing - from my 6 year old niece to my 83 year old aunt! Thank you so much.

    Helen, Wedding, Yorkshire, April 2016
  • From start to finish, we loved every second of it and the fact that you were able to play 'Let There Be Love' for our first dance made it even more special. Even my 87 year old grandma joined the conga line at the end of the night!

    Rachel, Wedding, Leeds, February 2015
  • Everyone we have seen today has said how good you were and how professional. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to such a talented group.

    Jon, Birthday party, Darlington, February 2015
  • Thank you for helping us to raise a whopping £1,377.00 at your concerts!

    Helen, Charity event, York, December 2014
  • We have received so many compliments about the band. We both had the most fantastic day, thank you so much for being a part of it!"

    Guy & Karen, Wedding, York, May 2014
  • A fantastic professional performance. It made the wedding day perfect. Thank you."

    Stuart, Wedding, York, March 2014

Repertoire Help

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Hello Dolly
  • Mack The Knife
  • We Have All The Time In The World
  • Wonderful World
  • Michael Bublé
  • Everything
  • It Had Better Be Tonight
  • Save The Last Dance For Me
  • For Once In My Life
  • Harry Connick Jr
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • It Had To Be You
  • It’s All Right With Me
  • Recipe For Love
  • Nat King Cole
  • Let There Be Love
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • Unforgettable
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Neil Diamond
  • Mr Bojangles
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Bobby Darin
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Don’t Rain On My Parade
  • Mack The Knife
  • Things
  • Tom Jones
  • Delilah
  • Help Yourself
  • It’s Not Unusual
  • Love Me Tonight
  • Sex Bomb
  • Venus
  • Glenn Miller
  • A String Of Pearls
  • Adios
  • American Patrol
  • At Last
  • In The Mood
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Chicago
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Day In Day Out
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • My Funny Valentine
  • New York New York
  • Nice ‘n’ Easy
  • Night & Day
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Strangers In The Night
  • Swingin' On A Star
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • Witchcraft
  • You Make Me Feel So Young
  • Robbie Williams
  • Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
  • Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Party Songs
  • Amarillo
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Charleston
  • Copacabana
  • Hawaii 5-0
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing (If If Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • King Of The Swingers
  • Mambo Italiano
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers Theme)
  • Sway
  • The Candy Man
  • The Gay Gordons
  • Wartime songs
  • Blue Skies
  • Charmaine
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
  • Embraceable You
  • Get Happy
  • Goodnight Sweetheart
  • How High The Moon
  • I Won’t Dance
  • I’m Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key)
  • It Happened In Monterey
  • Keep Young & Beautiful
  • Love Is The Sweetest Thing
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Opus One
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Paper Moon
  • Song Of India
  • St Bernard’s Waltz
  • Star Dust
  • Taking A Chance On Love
  • That Old Black Magic
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Christmas songs
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting…)
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Sleigh Ride
  • The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland


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