Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party

from£1,460

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Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party play music from an era of swing, latin, blues and jump jive – songs penned by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and made famous by Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

They also cover vintage songs made famous by more modern artists, such as Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick Junior, Robbie Williams and Michael Buble.

The music was just fantastic and everyone was dancing. We could not have found a more suitable band for the occasion! Joanna and Glyn, Wedding, Northallerton

The band's music is song-based and accessible, appealing to a wide range of tastes and people of all ages. They have a large repertoire of songs and styles which means we can keep their varied audiences well entertained, playing for dancing in the evening or creating a great atmosphere for receptions and dinners.

They may play some Rat Pack swing, Glenn Miller, bossas, sambas, salsa, or even a ska or funky version of a jazz standard. Each performance is tailored to each individual audience and occasion and their clients' preferences.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals/trumpet; sax/clarinet; piano; double bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

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Full song list

In the Mood
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Moonlight Seranade
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
I'm Looking For a Woman That Only Drinks Lemonade
If You're So Smart How Come You Aint Rich
How Long Must I Wait For You
Chartreuse
The Tambouritsa Boogie
Hallelujah I Just Love Her So
Georgia On My Mind
Hoochie Coochie Man
Mojo Working
Cant Take My Eyes Offa You (Andy Williams)
Love Is In The Air (John Paul Jones)
It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
A Hard Days Night (Beatles - Ramsey Lewis Style)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
I'm In The Mood For Love (Sca version)
Moon Dance (Van Morisson)
Fly Me to the Moon
Come Fly With Me
Witchcraft
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
You Make Me Feel So Young
Strangers in the Night
Cheek to Cheek
Makin’ Whoopee
That’s Amore
Volare
Sway
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Love Me or Leave Me
A Foggy Day Iin London Town)
Quando Quando Quando
The More I See You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Mac the Knife
Beyond the Sea
Mac the Knife
Do Nothing ‘til You Here From Me
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Have You Met Miss Jones
Beyond the Sea
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Let There be Love
Mona Lisa
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
It Had to be You
Recipe for Love
The Lady is a Tramp
Manhattan
I Get a Kick Out of You
Blue Moon
Summertime
Moonriver
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Tea for Two
Guantanamera
Girl from Ipanema
Oye Como Va
Quando Quando Quando
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
La Vie En Rose (Cuban)
Brazil (Samba)
From This Moment On
Night and Day
You Do Something to Me
What a Difference a Day Made
Singin’ in the Rain
Blame It On My Youth
I Get a Kick Out of You
Ole Devil Moon

And many many more!

Pop Tunes with a Vintage Twist

Careless Whisper - George Michael
Empire State Of Mind -Alisha Keys
Every Breath You Take - Sting/The Police
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
It’s My Life - Bon Jovi
It’s Not Unusual- Tom Jones
Jump - Van Halen
Light My Fire - The Doors
Like A Virgin (Bossa) - Madonna
Never Gonna Give You Up (Bossa) - Rick Astley
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
True - Spandau Ballet

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.

10

“Ian and I have been meaning to get in touch with Simon to thank him and the whole of the Johnny Divine's Latin & Swing Party for a FANTASTIC job. They really made our night - professional, charming and brilliant, brilliant music. Everyone commented on how good they were - and one couple I know have already booked them for their wedding next year. I can't speak highly enough of them - our photos have finally come through and it's lovely to see how many of our family and friends are smiling and dancing to the music - many of them people I never expected to see up on the dance floor! If you can pass this on to the band and/or use it on the website, please do.”

10

“You have an amazing voice and a great band. It was a real pleasure to deal with you from the start. Thank you for singing our favourite song; you do it so well. If I ever know of an occasion where a fantastic jazz band is required, I will certainly recommend The Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party.”

10

“The Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party was outstanding. You were even better than your demo CD! As a professional musician, I have to say that you were FANTASTIC. WE have had so many compliments concerning the band. People enjoyed both dancing and listening to your music. Even the teenagers at the wedding thought you were amazing! When I heard your demo I was knocked out by your professionalism, outstanding quality, musicianship and electric vibe! My brother has already booked you for his wedding next year! You were sooooo funky – The Marquee: with your music, dim lighting and international ambiance resembled a chic New York jazz club.””

10

“Fantastic, Absolutely Brilliant, First Class, Wonderful. From our first conversation right through to the evening we have been impressed with your attitude and competence, and now are still enjoying the memories of the music and your entertainment. Please feel free to use us for any references for any future bookings you may have. You can be assured that we shall say nothing but praise for you and the ensemble.”

10

“We couldn't have been more delighted with Johnny Divine's Latin & Swing Party. We chose a band that we could enjoy listening to as well as dancing too. We had a few older guests who were just happy to tap their feet and listen and others who got up and had a good dance. Lots of people complimented us on our choice of the band. We would definitely book them again, just need an excuse for another party now. Thank you.”

10

“Once again, many thanks for the smashing programme you and the Ensemble put together for the dinner at Salters' Hall last month. I have had many gushing comments on the playing and the choice of pieces and I know you went down particularly well with one of my noble Law Lord colleagues, T L, who cannot believe that a stuffy chemist like me can know such excellent players.”

10

“I was delighted we got these guys in to play for the evening reception at our wedding. They sorted themselves out, they were happy to go with the flow and most importantly were absolutely brilliant. It's difficult choosing a band from a website but we made the right choice for our celebration. For the few who didn't get up and dance the comments have been 'we were so happy just listening to the band' and for those who did clearly they voted with their feet and enthusiastic moves! My mum has already told the town about them and there are plans in how we can use their talents once more!”

10

“We would just like to thank Johnny Divine's Latin & Swing Party for making our wedding party such a success. Simon and the guys were really professional, arrived on time and set up discreetly. The music was just fantastic and everyone was dancing, we could not have found a more suitable band for the occasion and would highly recommend them, as we said at the end of the evening: You can't have a good bash without a good band.”

10

“The Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party were very professional and set up silently and quickly - the guests hadn't even realised they were there before they started playing! They did two great mixed sets which included something for everyone. We all thoroughly enjoyed dancing to a live band and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a band for their wedding or event.”

10

“Thank you so much for making our Civil Partnership celebration so fabulous. Your mood music as people arrived, followed by dance and swing after the meal really got our party started and added a wow factor on top of all our other wow factors of the day. I know people are still talking about what a great party it was and even the Events Manager asked for your details so he could recommend you.”

10

“Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party made our ball a huge success! They were friendly, professional and on time and the music they played was fantastic! Everyone was up out of their seats and dancing throughout the whole evening, even from the very 1st song! We couldn't have asked for better entertainment for the evening if we tried, and they appealed to all of our very mixed age range. I'd definitely recommend them!”

10

“We have been to a number of weddings and birthday celebrations with a live band but we can honestly say none have been as good as Johnny’s. We were all treated to your wonderful mix and flavours of music so irresistibly hip-gyrating and toe-tapping. Personally I cannot recall an event where there were always people on the dance floor. You had something for everyone.”

10

“Everything was perfect, from the professional set-up and image to the efforts you made to ensure the party went with a swing, blending the 1920s into more modern swing. Most importantly of course, was the quality of your music - you performed the songs with talent, pizzazz, style and showmanship. And you don't need to take our words for that; all of our guests - even the ones difficult to impress (my Dad) - have told us how much they enjoyed your performance; it really was the highlight of a fantastic event. I'd recommend you, without reservation, to anyone looking to book a band of hugely talented musicians who can put on a real show that evokes the class and style of a previous era. We couldn't have wished for a more talented, or professional, band to round off our day.”

10

“The music was just what we wanted and everyone commented on how nice it was to have a swing band. People really got into the dancing but I think people found it nice to be able to chat with the music going on. We would certainly ask you to play again if we had another occasion and will be happy to recommend you to friends.”

10

“We were delighted with the music you provided and we had lots of comments (all good), including ‘That’s how music at a wedding should be.”

10

“I just wanted to say, on behalf of Age Concern, that Johnny Divine was marvellous at our event and went down a treat. Everybody was up dancing and at times there was no room on the dance floor! They were fantastic and we received a lot of positive feedback about them. We would have no hesitation in booking them again in the future. They are a credit to your agency.”

10

“I should like to express my thanks to you for recommending Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party and his group for my son's wedding. They were all charming people and I am sure that they enjoyed themselves as well. Their performance was outstanding and their repertoire was 'just right' for the evening. A large number of the guests mentioned to me how impressed they were with the group both with the instrumental and vocal items.”

10

“The band were spectacular and perfect for our perfect wedding day - just what we were looking for, good upbeat fun swing/jazz songs with a good mix, they were great at welcoming guests and encouraging everyone onto the dance floor. Could not have asked for any better! Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special.”

10

“I would just like to say a big thank you to the Johnny Divine’s Latin & Swing Party for making my wedding on 26th July fantastic. They were everything they said they would be and were thoroughly enjoyed by both young and old. Simon and the guys were so fantastic and I hope you can pass on my regards.”

10

“Once again, many thanks for the smashing programme you and the Ensemble put together for the dinner at Salters' Hall last month. I have had many gushing comments on the playing and the choice of pieces and I know you went down particularly well with one of my noble Law Lord colleagues, T L, who cannot believe that a stuffy chemist like me can know such excellent players.”

10

“You kept everyone entertained and dancing throughout the night and the arrangement of "My Love" you did for our first dance was just brilliant. Without exception, all our guests have said how great you were and what a good time they had and thats quite an achievement as there's a one or two of our friends who are not really into swing music - even they have said how much they enjoyed it and how fabulous you were.....quite a feat!”

10

“I should like to express my thanks to you for recommending Johnny Divine's Latin & Swing Party and his group for my son's wedding. They were all charming people and I am sure that they enjoyed themselves as well. Their performance was outstanding and their repertoire was 'just right' for the evening. A large number of the guests mentioned to me how impressed they were with the group both with the instrumental and vocal items.”

10

“I would just like to say a big thank you to the Johnny Divine's Latin & Swing Party for making my wedding on 26th July fantastic. They were everything they said they would be and were thoroughly enjoyed by both young and old. Simon and the guys were so fantastic and I hope you can pass on my regards.”

10

“Thank you to you and the other chaps for all your hard work in helping to make the party go with a swing. You pitched it just right and we had many complimentary remarks on your behalf, which I am only too pleased to pass on. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I shall have no hesitation in recommending you.”

10

“The music was spot on at our wedding! Everybody enjoyed it! Including Gemma's 89 year old grandad! Did you see him move on the dance floor! I think this was a measure of your performance, your music caters for all ages and tastes! It was fantastic!! We keep playing your demo CD to remind us of our great day!!!”


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