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Simone & The Swingers


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Simone & The Swingers are a vocal-led collective with an eclectic repertoire ranging from jazz, blues & swing to reggae, country, rock and pop - all delivered with Simone's sweet, sultry and supple tone and trademark jazz leanings.

Their most popular line-up for dancing is the quartet including vocals, piano, double bass and drums, but Simone can also be booked as a soloist, duo or trio for small events, or with a brass section for larger events!

Their music and look is an exciting fusion of these contemporary & vintage influences. Also a West End leading lady, Simone brings a stage presence born of a dual career in theatre and is equally at home leading a big band in a concert hall as she is crooning by a baby grand in a jazz bar.

The residents loved it! I'd thoroughly recommend Simone and her band for some great jazz! Steve, Street party, London

Simone & The Swingers have played prestigious venues such as House of Commons, Yacht Club de Monaco - Monte Carlo, North Sea Jazz Festival, Prince of Wales & Phoenix Theatres.

West End they have performed at Ronnie Scotts, Live at Zedel, Pizza Express Live Jazz Club, 606 Club, Cadogan hall, and have toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, America, Australia, Africa and Asia.

Between them, they have played with artists such as Tom Jones, Madonna, Courteney Pine, Stacey Kent, Sister Sledge and Acoustic Alchemy.

Brian May has described Simone as having "a beautiful voice", whilst The Stage call her "an elegant diva". Despite these accolades and their combined expertise, the band are known for their easy manner, both on stage and off. They are a barrel of fun, friendly and funny, and at all times professional.

Performance info

Line-up Female vocalist with backing tracks
Performance duration 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included)

Booking options

Add piano or guitar
Add £185
Upgrade to Simone's acoustic duo, ideal for background muic
Add double bass
Add £185
Ideal for a trio, with toe tapping bass lines
Add drums
Add £185
Quartet for dancing
Add saxophone
Add £185
For solos and an authentic soul and R&B sound
Add trumpet
Add £185
For extra impact
Add trombone
Add £185
For the ultimate live brass section sound
Remove musician
Deduct £185
Soloist, duo or trio available for smaller events or venues

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A Certain Sadness – Astrid Gilberto
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Vera Lynn
A Tisket, A Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald
Aint Misbehavin – Louis Armstrong
Aint She Sweet – Frank Sinatra
All Of Me – Fats Waller
Almost Blue – Chet Baker
Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis
As Long As I Live – Bing Crosby
As Time Goes By – Casablanca
At Last – Etta James
Autumn Leaves – Eva Cassidy
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Be Bop A Lula – Gene Vincent
Beginning To See The Light – Ella Fitzgerald
Besame Mucho – Jobim
Better Than Anything – Natalie Cole
Birth Of The Blues – Sammy Davis Jr
Black Coffee – Claire Martin
Bless Em All – Vera Lynn
Blue Christmas – Elvis
Blue Skies – Al Jolson
Blues In The Night – Julie London
But Beautiful – Tony Bennett
Bye Bye Blackbird – Sammy Davis Jr
Can't Help Lovin Dat Man – Ava Gardener
Caravan – Ellington
Charleston – 20’s
Chatanooga Choo Choo – Andrews Sisters
Cheek To Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald
Chicago – Rat Pack
Come Rain Or Come Shine – Bette Midler
Corcovado – Jobim
Creep – Radiohead
Cupid – Amy Winehouse
Deep Purple – Dianne Shchurr
Desafinado – Jobim
Dindi – Jane Monheit
Do You Know What It Means – Billy Holiday
Don't Get Around Much Anymore – Harry Connick Jr
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree – Andrews Sisters
Embraceable You – Ella Fitzgerald
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald
Exactly Like You – Diana Krall
Fascinating Rhythm – Eleanor Powell
Favella – Ella Fitzgerald
Feeling Good – Michael Bible
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
Girl From Ipanema – Jobim
God Bless The Child – Billy Holiday
God Save The Queen – Anthem
Gold Finger – Shirley Bassey
Good Life – Frank Sinatra
Hello Dolly – Louis Armstrong
Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
Honeysuckle Rose – Jane Monheit
House Of The Rising Sun – The Kinks
How Deep Is The Ocean – Billy Holiday
How Long Has This Been Going On – Gershwin
I Can't Give You Anything But Love – Ella Fitzgerald
I Got Rhythm – Ella Fitzgerald
I Just Love Being Here With You – Peggy Lee
I Let A Song Go Outta My Heart – Sarah Vaughan
I Love Being Here With You – Peggy Lee
I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
I Wanna Be Loved By You – Betty Boop
I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl – Bessie Smith
I Yi Yi Yi Yi, I Like You Very Much – Carmen Miranda
I'm Glad There Is You – Sarah Vaughan
I'm Old Fashioned – Frank Sinatra
I'll Be Seeing You – Rosemary Clooney
I'm Glad There Is You – Sarah Vaughan
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Dean Martin
If I Can’t Sell It – Ruth Brown
Indian Summer – Ella Fitzgerald
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr
Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major – Vera Lynn
L–O–V–E – Joss Stone
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
Land Of Hope And Glory – Anthem
Let The Good Times Roll – Ray Charles
Let's Do It – Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Misbehave – Noel Coward
Life On Mars – David Bowie
Look Of Love – Dionne Warwick
Lullaby Of Birdland – Ella Fitzgerald
Man With The Child In His Eyes – Kate Bush
Manhattan – Frank Sinatra
Masquerade Is Over – Nancy Wilson
Minnie The Moocher – Blues Brothers
Miss Celie's Blues – Chaka Khan
Misty – Sarah Vaughan
Moaning – Karyn Allison
More Than You Know – Billy Holiday
Mr Paganini – Ella Fitzgerald
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
My Heart Belongs To Daddy – Marilyn Monroe
Nearness Of You – Norah Jones
Never Let Me Go – Norah Jones
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Ella Fitzgerald
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
On A Clear Day – Barbara Streisand
On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Louis Armstrong
P.S. I Love You – Bette Midler
Pennies From Heaven – Louis Armstrong
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Doris Day
Putting All My Eggs In One Basket – Billy Holiday
River Man – Nick Drake
Route 66 – Nat King Cole
Save Your Love For Me
Secret Love – Doris Day
Sing As We Go – Gracie Fields
Smile – Charlie Chaplin
Smile – Lily Allen
Something – Beatles
Something Stupid – Rat Pack
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
St James Infirmary – Cab Calloway
St Louis Blues – W C Handy
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stop! – Sam Brown
Stormy Weather – Billy Holiday
Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis
Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson
Take The A–Train – Ella Fitzgerald
That's Amore – Dean Martin
The Very Thought Of You – Michael Buble
This Girls In Love – Ella Fitzgerald
This Joint Is Jumpin – Fats Waller
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Time After Time – Nancy Wilson
Too Close For Comfort – Rat Pack
Too Darn Hot – Ella Fitzgerald
Turn Me On – Norah Jones
Twentieth Century Blues – Noel Coward
Undecided – Ella Fitzgerald
Waterloo Sunset – Kinks
Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
We Will Rock You – Queen
We'll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
We’re Going To Hang Out The Washing
What A Difference A Day Made – Dinah Washington
What A Little Moonlight Can Do – Dinah Washington
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When You Wish Upon A Star – Pinnochio
When You're Smilin – Louis Armstrong
When You're Smiling – Louis Armstrong
White Cliffs Of Dover – Vera Lynn
Who Can I Turn To – Sammy Davis Jr
Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye – Gracie Fields
Wouldn't It Be Loverly – Emma Pask
Write Myself A Letter – Ella Fitzgerald
You Made Me Love You – Frank Sinatra
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To – Nancy Wilson
You'll Never Know – Rosemary Clooney

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.

“Thanks Simone and your band for a great evening of music at our annual street party. Smooth booking and communication before the event and well organized on the night. The residents loved it! I'd thoroughly recommend Simone and her band for some great jazz. Not only great music but a nice bunch of guys too and Simone engages well with her audience. Thanks again!”

Steve, Street Party in London, June 2018

“We are a group who meet weekly - mainly senior folk and Simone was invited to entertain us. She did an excellent job in encouraging her audience to take part in a sing along session and her programme of the "old favourites" was very much enjoyed. Simone herself obviously had great pleasure in going round the tables chatting to the goup, who were keen to give their stories of days gone by. As chairman I have had great feedback on the occasion and wish to say a big "thank you" to Simone from all the helpers and the lovely Bexley residents who regularly attend our Wednesday sessions. We wish Simone continuing success and would not hesitate to recommend her to those wanting first class musical entertainment.”

Josephine, Private Event in Kent, May 2018

“The beautiful and talented Simone performed at The Waterside on the 5th December and she was amazing! We wanted a performer to sing Christmas songs but we wanted to avoid going down the cheesy route. Simone understood that well and added her own unique twist which our customers loved. Simone is also very easy to get on with and bubbly which I think is very important, as I not only think talent goes along way but likeability is incredibly important and Simone has bundles of that! I am sure in the future we will work together again. Thanks again Simone and have a lovely Christmas & Happy New Year!”

Charlene, Public Event in London, December 2017

“Thank you Simone for singing at my birthday/Halloween party. You were very accommodating to all my requests, including learning some new songs. It was nice to have you hang out afterwards.”

Hector, Halloween Party in Holborn, October 2017

“When I was looking for a retro singer for our VE Day themed garden party a friend suggested Simone; she was such a hit she is now a regular feature at our events! Simone is the whole package: talented, gorgeous, stylish and knowledgeable. She arrives with her tracks and chat all researched, selected and ready to go. As well as being a consummate entertainer Simone is a wonderful social addition to any event; charming guests over cocktails or dinner she is always huge fun but never off duty. After the Garden Party she returned to St Hildas for our Gaudy, performing twice in one day and joining in everything with such College spirit that she's an honourary old girl now!”

Triona, Garden party at Oxford University, July 2019

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