Bemsha Swing

from£550

This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

Occasionally, a rate lower than the listed price may be obtainable on selected dates. This will be advertised in the act's "about" section.

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Bemsha Swing draw on many genres of music, reinterpreting all of them in a gypsy jazz style. Fronted by a virtuoso guitarist, backed up by a dynamic rhythm section of double bass and acoustic guitar, they can provide vintage background music or a centrepiece performance for any event.

They were a perfect accompaniment to our wedding cocktail hour and meal! Elesha, Wedding at Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood

Between them, band members have performed on television for BBC and ITV shows, on BBC Radio 2 and at festivals around the UK. They've performed with famous names including Ade Edmondson and Jools Holland, and have livened up countless weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Bemsha Swing are currently offering rates which may be lower than their advertised "from" price, for low season events (October to March), as well as midweek events (Sunday to Thursday) – please get in touch for more information.

Performance info

Line-up 2 x guitar; double bass
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add trumpet
Add £185
For extra impact
Add violin
Add £185
For an authentic jazz sound
Add vocals
Add £185
For lead vocals and a varied repertoire
Jazz background music
Add £POA for 1 x 60 minute set
Dinner music by the band's jazz or classical guitarist

All Of Me
Autumn Leaves
Bare Necessities
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Drag
Blue Monk
Bossa Dorado
Cantina
Dark Eyes
Douce Ambience
Entres Dos Aguas
For Sephora
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I'll See You In My Dreams
King Of Swingers
Lady Be Goode
Made In France
Mediterranean Sun Dance
Minor Blues
Minor Swing
Rhythm Gitane
Sheikh Of Arabi
Si Tu Savais
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue
Swing 39
Swing 42
Swing Gitane
Tainted Love
There Will Never Be Another You

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“We very much enjoyed the band, they were excellent! The music was wonderful. They are very talented and professional. I would recommend them for any event.”

Kendra, Wedding, West Lodge Park Hotel in Greater London, August 2019

“We have previously used the agency to book the Bemsha Swing band. I was incredibly impressed with the efficiency of the booking process and the helpful staff. The band were fantastic as always! We received great feedback. Such lovely chaps, very friendly.”

BCFA Annual Luncheon, The Dorchester Hotel in London, November 2018

“They were great!”

Tracy, Corporate Event at Victoria Embankment in London, June 2018

“The booking of the band was really simple and efficient, with great communication. The courtesy call was great as it gave me a chance to speak to the band guys and make sure things were up to scratch a few days before the event. They were professional and knew what they were doing. I was really pleased with the choice of music, and we received some really positive feedback!”

Nadia, Corporate Event at The Dorchester in London, November 2017

“We booked Bemsha Swing very last minute and we were so lucky to find such an amazing band. The musicians were professional and mature and were happy to work around our needs and the weather changes! Function Central had such a great choice of musicians for all types of events and the videos gave a useful and needed backup to the text. FC even contacted me out of office hours to help me out as my booking was such late notice. We had great feedback from all of our guests and I would not hesitate to book the band again, they were a perfect accompaniment to our wedding cocktail hour and meal. Thank you so much!!”

Elesha, Wedding at Stanhill Court Hotel in Charlwood, July 2017

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