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1940s & wartime bands

Our 1940s bands include jive bands, swing bands and all-female vocal groups in the style of the Andrews Sisters – ideal for a WWII-themed party.

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The Cherry Belles

  • Northamptonshire
  • 3
  • (21)

Fantastic vocal harmony group specialising in the beautiful music from the 1940s and 50s. Amazing harmonies, beautiful dance routines, and stunning costumes!

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from£860

The Bon Bons

  • London
  • 3-7
  • (20)

The Bon Bons add a touch of vintage glamour to any event or party, charming audiences with classics from the 1940s/50s or delivering a retro twist on modern chart hits. They're a delightful treat that's sure to please everyone!

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from£1,475

The Rockettes

  • London
  • 3
  • (11)

Retro close harmony group who’ve performed for Tiffanys, Bentley and Barclays singing modern and vintage music, available acappella or with backing tracks!

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from£1,970

The Swing and Jive All Stars

  • Brighton
  • 3-8
  • (13)

This dynamic band hits all the right notes with classic Lindy hop and jump jive tunes, along with swinging renditions of chart-toppers by Pharrell and Bruno Mars. With their all-singing, all-swinging style, they're a sure bet for getting everyone up and dancing on the floor.

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from£865

The Starlight Singers

  • Buckinghamshire
  • 2-6
  • (6)

Vintage vocal harmony group that will transport you back to the swinging sounds of the 30s, 40s, and 50s at any event, from private gatherings to public festivals.

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from£1,660

The Basin Street Band

  • London
  • 6-7
  • (28)

Swinging, vintage-themed band playing a mixture of modern hits in a quirky, vintage style alongside authentic 20s-40s material.

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from£835

Pink Shoelaces

  • Surrey
  • 3-6
  • (19)

A classy vintage vocal trio, Pink Shoelaces offers a mix of modern and classic songs, and they're also available with a live band for a full musical experience.

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from£1,080

The Gin Rickeys

  • Manchester
  • 4
  • (15)

The Gin Rickeys are a postmodern jukebox band giving a jazzy and Latin twist to pop classics, from Dua Lipa to Junior Senior, with a dash of Rosalia and a sprinkle of Aretha Franklin. Imagine a postmodern jukebox, but with an extra dose of energy!

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Lissie Lark

  • Bedfordshire
  • 1
  • (7)

Electrifying, vintage singer who brings the roaring 20s to the modern day with a mix of classic hits and contemporary tunes, all with a charming, star-quality twist.

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from£970

The Hotsy-Totsies

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (21)

Delivering a diverse range of songs from many genres and decades, reinvented in a captivating vintage style from upbeat funk, jazz standards or Brazilian samba and Latin beats.

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from£430

Swing Sensation

  • Bristol
  • 1-10
  • (21)

A versatile jazz and swing singer crooning the timeless classics made famous by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Bublé. Additionally, a full band option is at your disposal for an even grander musical experience.

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from£1,845

The Highball Swingers

  • Liverpool
  • 5-7
  • (43)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean.

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from£320

Miss Moon

  • London
  • 1
  • (16)

An accomplished and award-winning Italian-American vocalist with over 15 years of experience, has graced international stages and performed at numerous high-end venues and jazz clubs as well as various corporate and private events.

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from£1,970

Hipshakers

  • London
  • 4-7
  • (22)

Stylish vintage jazz band inspired by Postmodern Jukebox. The band play all your favourite chart hits from a 1920s Charleston version of Put Your Records On to a Motown-style arrangement of Can’t Feel My Face.

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The Velvet Tones

  • London
  • 2-5
  • (14)

Drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of Jazz, The Velvet Tones pay tribute to the iconic Ladies of Jazz by performing classics from the Great American Songbook and songs popularized by legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.

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from£3,075

The Modern Swing Band

  • London
  • 5-7
  • (21)

This authentic postmodern style swing band masterfully plays classic swing tunes, as well as pop songs reimagined in a swing style. They also offer the option to include additional musicians in their lineup.

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from£1,355

Postmodern Swing Club

  • Sussex
  • 5-9
  • (22)

Offering jazz reworks of contemporary hits alongside classic Rat Pack repertoire, Postmodern Swing Club will take you by surprise with their reworked vintage versions of Katy Perry and Oasis to Nirvana and Radiohead! Larger line-ups also available.

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from£795

The Speakeasies

  • London
  • 3-6
  • (4)

Stylish vintage swing act from featuring three sassy female vocalists. 3 to 8-piece line-ups including horn section available, additional options include sax and afternoon sets.

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from£1,660

Canal Street Swing Band

  • Leeds
  • 5-7
  • (21)

Immersing their audience in the essence of New Orleans' "roaring 20s" jazz era, The Canal Street Swing Band have earned acclaim at numerous venues, from raucous bars to highly respected jazz festivals.

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from£760

Sister Swing

  • Derbyshire
  • 3
  • (12)

A sensational female close harmony trio that effortlessly channels the authentic vibes of The Andrews Sisters, captivating audiences across the UK.


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Booking a 1940s & wartime band?

Recreate the heyday of the big band with the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Glen Miller. The 1940s also saw a young Frank Sinatra make his debut, jump jive bands rule the airwaves and Peggy Lee, Vera Lee and the Andrews Sisters sing for the troops!

We have stunning, Puppini Sisters-style harmony groups singing wartime favourites in pin-up attire, as well as large, elaborate swing bands playing old favourites by the likes of Glenn Miller and the Rat Pack. Our 40s tribute bands can create the perfect mood for afternoon receptions as well as filling the dancefloor by night.

From ‘Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree’ to ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, give your vintage function or summer garden party an authentic soundtrack. If your event yearns for something wartime, we have the finest choice of 40s bands for you.

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