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.

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.

Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party
from£1,460

Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party

  • Manchester
  • 4-5
  • (25)

Jazz with a glint in it's eye! All star band of virtuoso swingers performing the hits and popular music of the 1940s, for your dancing, listening and party fun!

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from£735

The Cherry Belles

  • Northamptonshire
  • 3
  • (4)

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£930

The Sinatra Pack

  • Manchester
  • 3-5
  • (5)

Extraordinary 5-piece male fronted swing band playing all the greatest hits of Frank Sinatra and popular music from the 1940s and 1950s. Acoustic sets available.

The Bon Bons
from£830

The Bon Bons

  • South
  • 3-7
  • (6)

Bringing instant vintage glamour to any event or party, performing classics from the 1940s/50s or a set of modern chart hits that have been given a retro makeover, The Bon Bons are a sweet treat for everyone!

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from£590

Pink Shoelaces

  • Surrey
  • 3
  • (4)

High class vintage vocal trio with modern and classic repertoire. Also available with a live band.

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from£1,440

The Rockettes

  • London
  • 3
  • (6)

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£1,780

The Swing Kings

  • York
  • 13
  • (11)

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.

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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£980

The Jump & Wail Big Band

  • Yorkshire
  • 6
  • (5)

A swinging big band playing a winning, energetic mix of 30s jazz, 40s swing & jive, 50s rock'n'roll and 60s soul hits. Afternoon trio or quartet sets and DJ service available.

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from£1,075

The Big City Jump Band

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (3)

Dynamic R&B, jazz and jump jive band, recreating the sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s and guaranteed to get you moving! Smaller line-ups and afternoon sets available.


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