The 12th Street Swingers

from£415

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The 12th Street Swingers have a vast repertoire of songs and are available in a range of line-ups, making them a good choice for all manner of events. They can provide anything from classy background music during a dinner party, to a full trad jazz band with vocals for an evening of energetic dancing.

Their basic line-up is a trio featuring trumpet or clarinet with banjo and sousaphone (tuba), which is ideal for informal strolling and background music.

The 12th Street Swingers were exceptionally professional. On the night they went down a storm, I can't recommend them highly enough! Rachel, Birthday party at Tewin Bury Farm in Hertfordshire

For a different feel, the banjo and tuba can be swapped for guitar and double bass, which gives a more mainstream swing sound - taking in some rhythm and blues along the way. For a bigger impact, and great music for dancing, we recommend either the five- or six-piece line-ups, with added drums.

The 12th Street Swingers have a client list that includes Westfield Shopping Centre, Marks and Spencer and venues such as Buckingham Palace, Royal Ascot and Tower Bridge, and its members have played all over Europe at jazz festivals, major film premieres, and the Chelsea Flower Show.

Add to that countless birthday parties, barmitzvahs, funerals, river boat trips and New Year parties! Whatever the requirements for your event, chances are that The Swingers can cater for it!

Performance info

Line-up Trumpet or clarinet; banjo or guitar; & sousaphone or bass; vocals from all band members
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets

Booking options

Add saxophone
Add £195
For solos and an authentic soul and R&B sound
Add additional brass player
Add £195
For extra impact
Add drums
Add £195
For toe tapping rhythms
Remove musician (duo)
Deduct £195
Ideal for smaller venues or background music (guitar/banjo; trumpet/clarinet OR sax)
Extra performances
Add £POA
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour

12th Street Rag
After You've Gone
Aint Misbehaving
Aint She Sweet
Alexanders
All Of Me
Am I Blue
Anything Goes
As Time Goes By
At The Jazz Band Ball
Avalon
Basin Street Blues
Beale Street Blues
Big Butter And Egg Man
Bill Bailey
Blue Skies
Blueberry Hill
Bogalusa Strut
Bourbon Street Parade
Buddy Bolden's Blues
Bye Bye Blackbird
Careless Love
C'est Si Bon
China Boy
Chinatown My Chinatown
Coquette
Crazy
Crazy Rhythm
Crying My Heart Out For You
Darktown Strutters Ball
Deed I Do
Didn't He Ramble
Dinah
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Down By The Riverside
Dr Jazz
Dream A Little Dream
Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Georgia On My Mind
Girl Of My Dreams
Hello Dolly
Hey Look Me Over
High Society
Hindustan
Honeysuckle Rose
I Found A New Baby
I Want To Be Happy
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Ice Cream
If I Had You
I'm Confessing That I Love You
Indiana
Isle Of Capri
It Had To Be You
It's The Talk Of The Town
I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling
Jazz Me Blues
Jeepers Creepers
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
King Of The Swingers
Kiss To Build A Dream On
La Vie En Rose
Lady Be Good
Lil Liza Jane
Louisian-I-A
Love Letters In The Sand
Mack The Knife
Mama Inez
Maria Elena
Mean To Me
Muskrat Ramble
My Blue Heaven
New Orleans
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Old Rugged Cross
Old Spinning Wheel
Panama
Pennies From Heaven
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Poor Butterfly
Putting On The Ritz
Rosetta
Royal Garden Blues
Running Wild
San
Sheik Of Araby
Shine
Singing The Blues
Slow Boat To China
Some Day You'll Be Sorry
Some Of These Days
Someone Else Is Taking My Place
St James Infirmary
St Louis Blues
Stardust
Stars Fell On Alabama
Strutting With Some Barbecue
Sunny Side Of The Street
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue
That's A Plenty
The Charleston
Tiger Rag
Tipi Tipi Tin
Undecided
Up A Lazy River
Walking My Baby Back Home
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
What A Wonderful World
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
When The Saints
Who's Sorry Now
Wining Boy Blues
World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
You Don't Know Me
You Took Advantage Of Me
You're Driving Me Crazy

The Sheik of Araby (3-piece)

The Bare Necessities (6-piece)

The Charleston (6-piece)

St Louis Blues (6-piece)

Royal Garden Blues (6-piece)

Won't You Please Come Home (6-piece)

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.

“The guys were lovely. All turned up on time despite dreadful traffic, very willing to do whatever we wanted, they looked smart and played brilliantly. Would highly recommend them.”

Julie, Corporate event, Abbot's Hospital in Guildford, June 2019

“The 12th Street Swingers were amazing! We would have them again. A pleasure to work with and perfect for our events!”

Carley, Waitrose Customer Service Awards at the Waitrose Farm, Hampshire, July 2019

“The 12th Street Swingers were perfect for the event and were lovely to work with. They provided perfect background music for the reception and the roaming aspect worked really well. Loved the sousaphone also! Would definitely recommend to other event organisers and would use agency website to source acts in the future if needed.”

Katie, ARCO Annual Conference Drinks Reception at RHH Lindley Hall in London, July 2019

“Just wanted to thank all three of you for the terrific music yesterday here at Hurst Place. I’ve heard nothing but compliments from our residents and visitors alike about your performance and repertoire which was hugely enjoyed, and I trust our little bandstand/gazebo gave you adequate shelter from the sun. I wish I’d had more time to stand and listen as I love jazz. I hope we’ll have an opportunity to invite you back on another occasion, we’d love to see you again, and I’m definitely recommending our Marketing colleagues book you for some events at our other developments. One of The 12th Street Swingers’ larger combos might suit some our retirement village locations.”

Simon, Private Event, Hurst Place, July 2019

“The band was great and everyone enjoyed their music. It lent a perfect atmosphere to an outside party.”

David, Private Party, The Travellers Club in London, July 2019

“The band were excellent; they gave us a call a couple of weeks before to introduce themselves and make sure that they tailor their set to what we were looking for. On the day, they were the perfect addition to our reception drinks; everyone commented on how brilliant and fun they were, they helped us create the perfect atmosphere after the ceremony.”

Helen & Chris, Wedding at Cripps Barn in Bibury, July 2018

“Fabulous musicians and very professional and flexible. Many of our wedding guests approached to say how much they enjoyed the band who were happy to fit in with our needs. Thoroughly recommended.”

Malcolm, Wedding at Bath Assembly Rooms, April 2018

“Thank you so much for making my Mum's funeral such a memorable occasion. You were absolutely perfect outside the church and captured the mood of the day perfectly. You also did a great job back at the club and were appreciated by everyone. If I ever need another jazz band, I know who to call!”

Julian, Funeral in Enfield, April 2018

“We want to express our sincere thanks to The 12th Street Swingers for playing at our wedding on Saturday. The three guys were absolutely fantastic, playing outside the church before and after the service, and again back at the reception venue as planned. It was exactly what I'd hoped for, and a brilliant and very welcome surprise for my new wife. Our guests all thought the band were great and it really added something extra special to what was already a special day. We all had a fabulous time, they created that relaxed, laid back atmosphere we were hoping for. We would recommend them to everyone!”

Jon & Caron, Wedding in Essex, October 2017

“The 12th Street Swingers were exceptionally professional. On the night they went down a storm, I can't recommend them highly enough!”

Rachel, Anniversary Party at Tewin Bury Farm in Hertfordshire, September 2017

“12th Street Swingers were great! Wonderful music, helpful in the organisational process and professional.”

Anoop, Wedding Reception at Plaisterer's Hall in London, September 2017

“From the moment I came across the agency and the 12th Street Swingers the service has been exceptional. Organised, great communication and fabulous to deal with. The band were outstanding, I could not rate them highly enough. Such musical talent, great personalities, the atmosphere was electric from the moment they started. The residents had an amazing and memorable event. I have passed details on already to two interested people and would definitely invite them back again. Thank you so much, simply magical.”

Rachael, Anniversary Party at Fleur-de-Lis retirement home in Hampshire, September 2017

“Thoroughly impressed by the trio. Very nice gentlemen, excellent choice of music and at the right volume. Fitted in lovely with our event. Would definitely book them again.”

Claire, Graduation Ceremony in Nottingham, July 2017

“The band was superb. They arrived in plenty of time and played outside the church before and after the service as arranged, and then again back at the reception venue. They were smart, polite, helpful and professional. Their performances were flawless and they provided the laid back atmosphere we were hoping for. The 12th Street Swingers were fantastic, and we cannot recommend them highly enough!”

Jon, Wedding in Essex, October 2016

“12th Street Swingers were great - perfectly suited our outdoor wedding, and all our guests said how impressed they were with the performance. The guys were polite, professional, and very helpful. Can't recommend them highly enough!”

Will, Wedding in Surrey, September 2016

“They were really fantastic. Not only was the music perfect but they were delightful people. It is fair to say that they made the party!”

Jonathan, Birthday Party in London, August 2016

“I really enjoyed the band, they were very good and professional, I would definitely recommend them to friends!”

Sarah, Private Party in Surrey, October 2015

“The whole band were absolutely perfect! They were warm, friendly, professional, prompt, and bang on the money for the style we were after. Particular thanks to John for his playing during our ceremony, and for the band busting out 'Singing in the Rain' per my request (while I danced in the SUNSHINE). Thank you - please pass on my thanks to the band!”

Chloe, Wedding in Surrey, September 2015

“The band were great! They provided the perfect backdrop and atmosphere to our picnic wedding celebration. They were on time, sorted themselves out, and didn't cause a moment's concern. Many of our guests commented on how great they were too! Overall, we were delighted.”

Charlotte, Wedding in Oxfordshire, July 2015

“I just wanted to say how absolutely superb the 12th Street Swingers were! Firstly, they turned up with loads of time to spare, which is always a relief when you have so much to think about on the day. They looked just fantastic too! Such stylish outfits - for our country-style wedding they looked just the part! We were so proud to have them playing at our wedding, they not only sounded great but they looked fab too. Their playing was just superb - such high quality, and so jolly - just perfect for a wedding to create a really warm, buzzing feel. On top of all this, they were just so pleasant and lovely to deal with, and I think they really enjoyed the day too. All in all, the 12th Street Swingers created a 5* experience and they added so much to our day. We got so many compliments on how fantastic they were. Please do recommend them highly to anyone who is looking for music during their wedding, as we were just delighted with them. Thanks so much for finding this band for us, and all the best!”

Anna, Wedding in Gloucestershire, August 2014

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