The Sweet & Lowdown

from£1,230

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.

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The Sweet & Lowdown are a modern party band with an old soul. Whether you're looking for a high-energy knees-up, a night of cheek-to-cheek romantic tunes, or a mixture of both, they will fit the bill!

The band have an extensive song list that delivers fantastically-crafted interpretations of the last century's coolest classics, ranging from swinging standards by Fats Waller and Ella Fitzgerald to quirky renditions of floor-filling pop music by Jeff Buckley, TLC, Blackstreet, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars.

All songs are executed with great finesse and with a strong emphasis on tomfoolery and fun, to ensure a memorable night!

The band were an absolute pleasure to deal with and the dancefloor was full for every minute of every set! Richard, Wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst

The Sweet & Lowdown’s wedding performances are legendary and they recently made it through to the final rounds of The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 (in the South East bands category).

They've played hundreds of weddings over the last few years at venues all across the UK including Cripps Barn, Larmer Tree Gardens, Tunnells Beaches, Loseley park, Lains Barn, The Dome, Brighton, Hazlewood Castle, Wooton Lodge and Old Luxters.

The band’s corporate client list includes John Lewis, Lloyds TSB, SSQ, Smyle Creative and Sisdoq amongst many others.

The musicians in the band have performed sessions for Bat For Lashes and 30 Seconds To Mars, composed and scored for TV documentaries, and performed all across the globe.

The Sweet & Lowdown combine tailored and arresting performances with a friendly, easy and attentive service. All of the band's equipment is top quality, self-contained and fully PAT tested to meet any venue's regulations.

The band are one of our busiest wedding bands in Brighton, and early booking is recommended, particularly for weekend events in summer.

Finally, the band offer a roaming band option. They're available to roam freely around your venue, unplugged, mingling with guests. Unencumbered by cables, lighting rigs or bulky equipment, there's no no need for power or a stage. Just great acoustic music your guests can talk over, sing or dance along to!

The Sweet & Lowdown are currently offering rates which may be lower than their advertised "from" price, for low season events (October to March), midweek events (Monday to Thursday) and some Fridays and Sundays throughout the year – please get in touch for more information.

Performance info

Line-up Female lead vocals/guitar; keyboards/vocals; bass/vocals; drums/vocals
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included)

Booking options

Song requests
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The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Acoustic background music
Add £240 for 1 x 60 minute set
Easy-listening set ideal for drinks receptions or meals
DJ service
Add £125
Upbeat, mainstream pop music from all eras, run from a laptop equipped with virtual DJ software. Requests taken and mic available for announcements
Roaming sets (unplugged)
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Available as a 2, 3 or 4-piece. Free to wander and play around your venue, mingling with guests. Ideal for receptions and garden parties

90s, 00s & 10s

Aloe Black – I Need A Dollar
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know / I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Back Street Boys – Back Street’s Back
Blackstreet – No Diggity
Blur – Girls And Boys
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
De La Soul feat Chaka Khan – All Good
Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – Home
Eve feat Gwen Stefani – Blow Ya Mind
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity / Deeper Underground
Jeff Buckley – Lover, You Should Have Come Over / Lilac Wine / Hallelujah
Kelis – Trick Me
Lauren Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
Luniz – I Got 5 On It
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Mary J Blige – Family Affair
Mary Mary – Shackles
Nelly – Hot In Herre
No Doubt – Hella Good / Just A Girl
ODB – Got Your Money
Outkast – Roses
Pharrell – Happy
Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows / Little Sister
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name / Bombtrack / Wake Up
Ray La Montagne – You Are The Best Thing
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away / Aeroplane / Danny California
Sisqo – Thong Song
The Black Keys – Everlasting Light / Lonely Boy
The Cardigans – My Favourite Game
The Coral – Dreaming Of You
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
TLC – No Scrubs
Warren G & Nate Dogg – Regulate

70s & 80s

Al Green – Let's Stay Together / How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain
Bill Withers – Lean On Me / Lovely Day / Use Me
Blondie – Heart Of Glass / One Way Or Another
Blondie – Call Me / Atomic / One Way Or Another
Bob Marley – I Shot The Sherrif / Could You Be Loved
Bobby Hebb – Sunny
Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better
David Bowie – Let’s Dance / Starman / Magic Dance
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet / Walk Of Life
E.L.O – Mr Blue Sky
Eva Cassidy – Wade In The Water
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere / Dreams / Little Lies / Songbird / You Make Loving Fun
Frankie Vallie – Beggin’ / Grease Is The Word
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams
Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Madness – Baggy Trousers / It Must Be Love
Marvin Gaye – Lets Get It On / Heard It Through The Grapevine / How Sweet It Is
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Patsy Cline – Crazy
Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al / Graceland
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Prince – 1999 / Kiss / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Raspberry Beret
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Don't Stop Me Now / You’re My Best Friend
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Steely Dan – East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Stevie Wonder – Superstition / I Wish / Higher Ground
Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
Supertramp – Breakfast In America
Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me Not To Come
Toto – Africa
Van Morrison – Moondance / Brown Eyed Girl

50s & 60s

Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Ben E King – Stand By Me
Bill Haley – Rock Around The Clock
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
Dion – Runaround Sue
Dusty Springfield – Spooky / Son Of A Preacher Man
Elvis – Blue Suede Shoes / That's Alright Mama / Little Less Conversation / Love Me Tender / I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Everly Brothers – All You Have To Do Is Dream
Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green) – Black Magic Woman / I Need Your Love So Bad
Frank Sinatra – I've Got You Under My Skin
Henry Mancini – Moon River
Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher / Doggin Around / Reet Petite
Jerry Lee Lewes – Great Balls of Fire
Johnny Cash – Get Rhythm
Nat King Cole – L.O.V.E.
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me / Feeling Good
Otis Reading – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Peggy Lee – Fever / He's A Tramp
Ray Charles – Hallelujah I Love Her So / Leave My Woman Alone / Mess Around / Hit The Road Jack
Rosemary Clooney – Mambo Italiano
Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman / You Got It
Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
The Beatles – Twist & Shout / Drive My Car / I Saw Her Standing There / I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Help / Daytripper / Come Together / Til There Was You
The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman
The Chords – Sh'boom
The Contours – Do You Love Me
The Doors – People Are Strange / Love Me Two Times
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer In The City
The Marvellettes – Mr Postman
The Monkees – I’m A Believer
The Penguins – Earth Angel

20s, 30s & 40s

Billie Holiday – All Of Me / 'Til There Was You / Stormy Weather / The Way You Look Tonight
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea
Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher / Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Dean Martin – That's Amore
Duke Ellington – It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Ella Fitzgerald – It's Only a Paper Moon / They Can't Take That Away From Me / Blue Skies / Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Baby It's Cold Outside / Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Etta James – At Last
Fats Waller – Ain't Misbehavin / Your Feets Too Big
Frank Sinatra – They All Laughed / Fly Me To The Moon
Fred Astaire – Cheek to Cheek
George Gershwin – Summertime
Judy Garland – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Soundtracks & Film

Bugsy Malone – Fat Sam’s Grand Slam
John Williams – The Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Soggy Bottom Boys – Man of Constant Sorrow
Disney – King of The Swingers / Bear Necessities / Ever'body Wants to be a Cat / Trust In Me
Randy Newman – You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Grease – Medley

1999 – Prince

Vintage Sounds

Video Testimonials

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 Sweet and Lowdown were true professionals, speaking with us before the event, arriving on time, setting up without fuss and playing three great 40 minute sets throughout the evening. They even played/sang a special request for the first dance. The guests were truly impressed and nearly everyone was on their feet dancing for the final set. Very nice people, and what a great lead singer!!! Live music at its best.”

Sophie & Mikey, Wedding, Florence House in East Sussex, July 2019

“A great time was had by all who attended... a very versatile & talented band who could play softer swing songs or up-tempo numbers with ease (old and new) and had a large & varied back catalogue of songs. would not hesitate to recommend and would personally like to use them again...Thank you.”

Peter, HSBC Annual Summer Ball, HSBC Sports Club in Beckenham, July 2019

“Incredible music!”

Jav & Tori, Wedding, Upwaltham Barns in West Sussex, July 2019

“The band were great! Arrived on time, the music was fantastic and they really engaged with our guests. They were really superb. Highly recommend the band to anyone!”

Victoria and Alistair, Wedding, Oxfordshire

“Agency: great communication, prompt responses, professional and clear communication. Band: Wow! Truly sensational! Having seen them preform in a local pub they were everything we’d hoped for and more. The dance floor was constantly packed and everyone from 7 to 70 year olds loved them and were up dancing. Friends and family have given such great feedback and loved them. They made our night! Thanks so much!”

Sally & Anthony, Wedding at Hove Club, East Sussex, July 2019

“The band were perfect! At an event that doesn't always get many people actually dancing, the dancefloor was packed!”

Alex, Homeless Link Awards evening, Hinckley in Leicestershire, July 2019

“Just wanted to say the biggest thanks in the world to this band; what a truly amazingly fabulous set you guys played for us at our wedding in June. You are unbelievably good and we will certainly be recommending you to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much. Loved how you did the first dance.”

Elizabeth & Oli, Wedding, Imberley Lodge in West Sussex, June 2019

“The band were perfect! At an event that doesn't always get many people actually dancing, the dancefloor was packed!”

Alex, Homeless Link Awards Evening, Hinckley, July 2019

“We could not have been happier with The Sweet and Lowdown! They had everyone up on the dance floor all night and communication before and during the night was brilliant! Super friendly and we all the songs they played! Highly recommend!!!”

Lee & Sophia, Wedding, Aylesford Priory in Kent, May 2019

“Please could you pass our thanks on to The Sweet and Lowdown. They were fantastic and kept the dance floor full all evening, we were only sad when they had to go home. They were the most charming people to have at our wedding and I wish them all the best and would highly recommend them.”

Diana, Wedding, Kent, July 2019

“The band were absolutely brilliant and universally praised by the guests. The set was expertly put together, the first dance was perfect and the quality of the music was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for more.”

Tara & Jim, Wedding, Swancar Farm in London, June 2019

“The Sweet & Lowdown were an amazing band and really made our wedding night. So many people commented on them and said how much they enjoyed it. Would highly recommend.”

Ally & Adam, Wedding, Farbridge in Chichester, May 2019

“The Sweet & lowdown were the perfect wedding band, my wife and I couldn’t be happier and every guest at the wedding has not stopped talking about the 90’s medley they played. I honestly could not be more happy, they were professional, prompt and above all exceptional musicians. I will be recommending them to everyone I know so I can see them play again.”

Michael, Wedding, West Dean College in West Sussex, May 2019

“The band were absolutely brilliant. We wanted a band that would get everyone on the dance floor and that’s exactly what they did. Highly recommend!”

Charlotte & Adam, Wedding, The Larmer Tree in Salisbury, April 2019

“We had so much fun dancing to the music and many of our guests complimented us on the choice of band. Thank you so much!”

Jenna & Chris, Wedding, Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire, April 2019

“Wow! An amazing band. We booked The Sweet & Lowdown for our wedding party and they didn’t let us down. Our timetable slid slightly on the day but the band were flexible and suggested rearranging the set times to maximise our entertainment. We requested a song not on their playlist for our first dance and they nailed it. They sound great and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Highly recommend - just need to find a reason to organise another party for them to play at!”

Jon & Natalie, Wedding, The East Dulwich Tavern in London, February 2019

“The band sounded very good, with a great selection of music. They were very quick and efficient at setting up and tidying up after.”

Ian, Birthday Party, Potters Heron Hotel in Romsey, February 2019

“The Sweet and Lowdown were amazing! There was a full dance floor for each set, could not fault them.”

Daryl, Wedding, The Bell in Ticehurst, February 2019

“The Sweet and Lowdown played an easy listening set and an evening set at our wedding. They were beyond amazing. Every single person I spoke to on the day was blown away by them and and everyone I've spoken to since has said again and again how brilliant they were, with the most enthusiastic compliments coming from guests who are real music lovers and in bands themselves. The set list worked perfectly for us and the dance floor was full all night; nobody wanted to miss a single song! The band helped to create such a fun, relaxed atmosphere which I am s grateful for because it set the tone for the evening personally and makes me smile every time I think about it. The band was made up of lovely, friendly people who were a pleasure to work with. I am so happy we booked them, it was the best decision we made.”

Grace & Su-Min, Wedding, Loft Studios in London, December 2018

“The Sweet & Lowdown can only be described as nothing short of amazing. I honestly can't recommend them enough as a wedding band. As a unit they were very tight and their voices were immaculate. If you want a band that puts a big smile on your face and will get everyone dancing their socks off, then book them immediately.”

Ali & Chris, Wedding, Proud Cabaret in Brighton, October 2018

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