The Swingsters

  • from £705 in Yorkshire & Humberside Help
  • from £730 in North West
  • from £745 in West Midlands
  • from £750 in East Midlands
  • from £775 in Wales
  • from £800 in North East
  • from £845 in Scotland
  • from £860 in East of England
  • from £875 in South West
  • from £880 in South East

Four outstanding musicians with a confident and effortless stage presence, featuring a male vocalist who's shared the stage with many famous names including Jools Holland, Ian Dury and Duran Duran.

The Swingsters have been playing together for seven years, notching up a huge number of gigs in that time, all around the UK and further afield.  All excellent musicians in their own right, when they come together as a 4-piece they truly shine!

Their dynamic singer has been described as "a frontman who could sell snow to Eskimos" and has played with many famous musicians including Jools Holland, Ian Dury, Duran Duran - and even Rolf Harris! Other members of the band have similar pedigrees, and between them have played with artists including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, and Bad Manners, and also some of the UK's best jazz musicians including Mike Walker and Neil Yates.

The band have played at many famous venues and events, including Wembley Stadium, The Edinburgh Festival, the Birmingham and Manchester Jazz Festivals and Glastonbury Festival.

Previous clients include Marks and Spencer (the band have opened many of their stores around the UK), the Labour Party and the Conservative Party (both at conferences), and the FA Chairmen's Commitee.

The band draw music from the classic jazz and swing era, by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Ella Fitzgerald. But they also bring modern classics into the mix by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Soft Cell, and even AC/DC!

Above all, The Swingsters genuinely love what they do - and aim to keep your ears tickled and your feet tapping! They're punctual, professional and pleasant to do business with, too.

The band play literally hundreds of songs and their full repertoire list is somewhat bewildering, so the chances are they'll be able to play the songs you are looking for - and if you have a special request, they're always happy to learn new material (with enough notice).

Performance information

Line-up Male lead vocals/guitar; sax/flute; double bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help from 5pm; allow 60 minutes to set up
Requirements Help Space of 4 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)

What people say Help

  • They were the icing on the cake for our wedding day and everyone enjoyed the music and danced all night. The flexibility of their music and talent is fantastic, and I can't wait to host another party and book them again!

    John, Wedding, 2016
  • From alternative Jazz in the afternoon, to a swing set in the early evening, right through to pop and heavy rock in the evening, these guys really have it all. Fantastic band, very personable and exceptionally professional in their approach. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending these guys and we will be definitely using them again.

    Zoe, Wedding, 2016
  • Great gig. Hope you can do it again next year!

    George, Corporate Event, Yorkshire, 2016
  • Wonderful performance. Really made the afternoon a cut above. Classy version of 'Tainted Love' too. Most unexpected!

    Sarah, Wedding, Lancashire, 2015
  • Just to say thanks really. We had a wonderful night and the music was great. Everyone commented on how good you were and how it was just right.

    Amy, Corporate Event, Leeds, 2015
  • Many thanks for a great night of entertainment at our wedding last Saturday. It was a great day overall and your music made it all the more special. Many of our friends and family commented on how much they enjoyed it.

    Gary, Wedding, London, 2014

Repertoire Help

  • Classic Swing
  • Annie Ross - Twisted
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim - Corcovado
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim -The Girl From Ipanema
  • Benny Goodman - You Turned The Tables On Me
  • Billie Holiday - Blue Skies
  • Billie Holiday - Foolin' Myself
  • Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
  • Billie Holiday - Stormy Weather
  • Billie Holiday - Them There Eyes
  • Charlie Parker - Billie's Bounce
  • Chet Baker - That Old Feeling
  • Chet Baker - Time After Time
  • Clifford Brown - Sandu
  • Cole Porter - Love For Sale
  • Diana Krall - 'Deed I Do
  • Diana Krall - Frim Fram Sauce
  • Diana Krall - Let's Fall In Love
  • Diana Krall - Thou Swell
  • Ella Fitzgerald - All The Things You Are
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Everything But You
  • Ella Fitzgerald - How High The Moon
  • Ella Fitzgerald - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Jersey Bounce
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Out Of Nowhere
  • Ella Fitzgerald - They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Faithfull Marianne -Mad About The Boy
  • Frank Sinatra - A Hundred Years From Today
  • Frank Sinatra - All Of Me
  • Frank Sinatra - All Of You
  • Frank Sinatra - Bewitched
  • Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
  • Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
  • Frank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Frank Sinatra - Just a Gigolo/ I Ain't Got Nobody
  • Frank Sinatra - Making Whoopee
  • Frank Sinatra - My Heart Stood Still
  • Frank Sinatra - That Old Black Magic
  • Frank Sinatra - That's Life
  • Frank Sinatra - The Lady Is A Tramp
  • Frank Sinatra Alone Together
  • Gavin DeGraw - Just Friends
  • George Benson - This Masquerade
  • George Gershwin - Summertime
  • George Gershwin -But Not For Me
  • Irving Berlin - Let's Face The Music (and dance)
  • Jamie Cullum - It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Jamie Cullum - Nature Boy
  • Jamie Cullum - Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  • John Pizzarelli - The Song Is You
  • Judy Garland - Look For The Silver Lining
  • Louis Armstrong - Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Louis Armstrong - I'm Beginning To See The Light
  • Louis Armstrong - On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
  • Miles Davis - Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves
  • Nat King Cole - Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me
  • Nat King Cole - It's Only A Paper Moon
  • Nat King Cole - Just You Just Me
  • Nat King Cole - There Will Never Be Another You
  • Nina Simone - Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Oscar Brown Jr. - Dat Dere
  • Ray Charles - Willow Weep For Me
  • Renee Olstead - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (my baby)
  • Thelonius Monk - Well You Needn't
  • Tony Bennett - Old Devil Moon
  • Vaughn Monroe - Let's Get Lost
  • Washington Dinah -What A Difference A Day Made
  • Ballads
  • Andy Williams - Moonriver
  • Andy Williams - Moonriver
  • Billie Holiday - Body And Soul
  • Billie Holiday - Solitude
  • Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You
  • Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Angel Eyes
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Everytime We Say Goodbye
  • Frank Sinatra - As Time Goes By
  • Frank Sinatra - As Time Goes By
  • Frank Sinatra - Blue Moon
  • Frank Sinatra - Everything Happens To Me
  • Frank Sinatra - I Fall In Love Too Easily
  • Frank Sinatra - It Had To Be You
  • Frank Sinatra - Like Someone In Love
  • Frank Sinatra - My Funny Valentine
  • Hoagy Carmicheal - Skylark
  • Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
  • Louis Armstrong -Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • Nat King Cole - Tenderly
  • Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
  • Ray Charles - Georgia
  • Thelonius Monk - 'Round Midnight
  • Contemporary
  • Al Green - Love And Happiness
  • Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain
  • Bill Withers - Lean On Me
  • Booker T. and the MGs - Green Onions
  • Joss Stone - Fell In Love With A Boy
  • Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Soft Cell - Tainted Love
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Van Morrison - Moondance

Bookings

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