The Swing Collection

from£1,535

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The Swing Collection are one of the North West's finest swing and jazz bands providing a glittering line-up from 5 to 10 musicians and vocalists. Performing the very best in swing, jazz, Rat Pack and big band.

It was clear everyone wanted to dance and the band did justice to all the swing classics, making sure the dance floor was constantly full! Kirsty & Seb, Wedding, Solihull

They bring Bobby Darrin, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davies Jnr et al. to a stage near you!

Featuring winner of the BBC's 'My Way to Sinatra' George, and/or the smooth vocals of James the band take you through a journey of timeless classics from the golden era of swing.

The band are able to perform 2 x 45 pure sets of swing, perform as a jazz trio/quartet, or perform a 2 set show which includes one set of swing/jazz and a set of mixed popular floor fillers.

Sophistication combined with great musicianship is the aim of the game and the band are ideal for weddings, corporate events and functions.

Performance info

Line-up Vocals; bass; drums; keys; sax
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included)
Lighting Yes (stage & dancefloor lighting)

Booking options

Add saxophone
Add £245
For solos and an authentic soul and R&B sound
Add trumpet
Add £245
For extra impact
Add trombone
Add £245
For the ultimate live brass section sound
Add guitar
Add £245
For solos and a bigger sound
Add vocalist
Add £245
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Jazz background music
Add £185 per musician for 1 x 60 minute set
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz duo, trio or quartet, ideal for drinks receptions or meals

Full song list

Swing, Jazz & Jive

Ain't That A Kick in the Head – Various
At Last – Etta James
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darrin
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Choo Choo Ch Boogie – Louis Prima
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Cry Me A River – Ella Fitzgerald
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Girl from Ipanema – Frank Sinatra/Various
Hit That Jive Jack – Diana Krall
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
Jump Jive and Wail – Louis Prima
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Let’s Face The Music – Nat King Cole
Mack the Knife – Bobby Darrin
Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway
My Baby Just Cares – Nina Simone
My Bojangles – Sammy Davis Jr/ Nina Simone
My Way – Frank Sinatra
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
One For My Baby – Various
Route 66 – Nat King Cole
Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole
That Man – Caro Emerald
That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra
The Look of Love – Various
Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra

2010s

24K Magic – Bruno Mars – 2016
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke – 2013
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd – 2015
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake – 2016
Cheap Thrills – Sia – 2016
Forget You – Cee Lo Green – 2010
Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – 2013
Happy – Pharrell Williams – 2013
Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne – 2015
How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples – 2015
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars – 2012
Love Me Again – John Newman – 2013
Love On Top – Beyonce Knowles – 2011
Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna – 2010
Rather Be – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – 2013
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars – 2010
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift – 2013
Sing – Ed Sheerhan – 2014
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheerhan – 2014
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rhianna – 2016
Treasure – Bruno Mars – 2013
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – 2013
We Found Love – Rihanna – 2011

2000s

1 Thing – Amerie – 2005
Don’t Call Me Baby – Madison Avenue – 2000
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys – 2009
It Just Won't Do – Tim Deluxe – 2003
Lady (Here Me Tonight) – Mojo – 2001
Lola's Theme – Shapeshifters – 2006
One More Time – Daft Punk – 2001
Price Tag – Jessie J – 2011
Put Em High – Therese – 2004
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake – 2002
Salsoul Nugget – M&S Presents – 2001
Seven Nation Army – Ben L'Oncle Soul – 2010
Starlight – The Supermen Lovers – 2001
The Weekend – Michael Gray – 2005
Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse – 2007
You Got The Love – Florence and the Machine – 2009

1990s

Dreamer – Livin' Joy – 1997
Finally – CeCe Peniston – 1991
Hideaway – De'Lacy – 1995
No Scrubs – TLC – 1999
Red Alert – Basement Jaxx – 1999
Show me Love – Robin S – 1993
Sing it Back – Moloko – 1998
The Rhythm of the Night – Corona – 1995
Turn Around – Phats and Small – 1999
U Sure Do – Strike – 1997
What is Love – Hadaway – 1993
You Don't Me – Armand Van Helden – 1999

1980s

1999 – Prince – 1982
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan – 1983
Cuddly Toy – Roachford – 1988
I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston – 1987
Kiss – Prince – 1986
Let's Hear it For The Boy – Denice Williams – 1984
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross – 1981
Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown – 1984
Thriller – Michael Jackson – 1984

1970s

Blame It on the Boogie – The Jackson 5 – 1978
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson – 1979
Good Times – Chic – 1979
Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle – 1974
Let's Stay Together – Al Green – 1972
Rock With You – Michael Jackson – 1979
September – Earth, Wind & Fire – 1978
Shake Your Body Down – Michael Jackson/ Justin Timberlake – 1978
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder – 1970
Superstition – Stevie Wonder – 1972

1960s

Dancing in the Street – Martha and the Vandellas – 1964
For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder – 1968
Grapevine – Marvin Gaye – 1967
Hard to Handle – Otis Redding – 1964
Heatwave – Martha and the Vandellas – 1963
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson – 1967
I Can't Help Myself – The Temptations – 1965
I Feel Good – James Brown – 1964
Knock on Wood – Eddie Floyd – 1966
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett – 1966
My Girl – The Temptations – 1965
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass – 1965
Respect – Aretha Franklin – 1967
Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin – 1968
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield – 1969
Soul Man – Sam and Dave – 1967
Stand By Me – Ben E King – 1961
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley – 1967
Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson – 1968

Promo Video

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

“Thanks so much for making our big day even more special! You guys created such an amazing atmosphere for our wedding reception and provided a fantastic, professional service that was really tailored to us throughout. The vocals, music and performance were outstanding and we've had so many comments from our guests telling us how much they loved you! We're so happy that we chose you to take care of all our music and entertainment needs and would totally recommend you to anyone. We can't thank you enough! Spectacular!”

10

“Thank you so much for coming, it was a wonderful surprise and our first dance was truly memorable - we'd been terrified in advance but it all came together so beautifully. When the curtain pulled back and you were all there it was just spectacular. We had so many people come up to us to say how fantastic you were and it was great to see family and friends of all ages enjoying the music. We both loved it so much.”

10

“It was certainly a treat to have The Swing Collection playing at our recent 40th wedding anniversary party. They played 2 x 45 min sets - the first was swing which set the mood perfectly for the lunch and then a soul/modern set to follow the meal which very few of the party could resist getting up and dancing to. Wonderful vocals backed by the excellent band - great music and nice people which helped make it a day to remember for all.”

10

“It was such a pleasure to have The Swing Collection as our main line of entertainment - at our first ever Mersey Maritime Industry Awards, at Wallasey Town Hall. You are such professionals! As clients we knew we were in safe hands from the outset, especially after hearing the first song! I would recommend The Swing Collection for any event that requires slick musicianship with an abundance of talent & sophistication. You both entertained our clients & the team throughout the event, so thanks again for this. We have had quite a few clients requesting your details for hire, so if you don't mind I shall pass on your details in the hope that more business comes your way! We hope to work with you again in the near future.”

10

“A big thank you to The Swing Collection for performing at our wedding at the beginning of October. We were looking for some swing to dance to, and we got it. A talented band and vocalists, who put themselves out to look glamorous and sophisticated to complement your event. A great selection of true classics in one set and modern classics in the second. Would not hesitate to recommend.”

10

“Having fantastic music was a really important part of our wedding day and so after listening to The Swing Collection we knew we had found the right band for us. They really embraced the tone of our wedding, adjusting the music to suit us and our guests. The afternoon performance at the end of our meal was just beautiful and provided something really intimate and special for our day guests. Once the evening performances commenced it was clear everyone wanted to dance and the band did justice to all the swing classics, making sure the dance floor was constantly full! The band manager even added a last minute saxophonist to perform for us which was completely unexpected and absolutely brilliant! And as if they hadn't done enough already, they played all the songs we had requested as part of the DJ playlist we had provided. Inviting a band to provide the soundtrack for your wedding day is nerve racking; however, The Swing Collection took any stress away and handled themselves in a lovely and professional manner - I even had guests ask for their details so they could organise an event just so they could come and perform! Thank you for making our day so special for us, our families and our guests. Xxx”

10

“We had a wonderful day made even more special by you and the band - truly brilliant!! Everyone mentioned the band when they commented on the day and the final Sax piece went down very well. Please say a huge thanks to all of your team.”

10

“The Swing Collection performed at my Wedding at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge, South Wales, Both myself and my beautiful new bride can't thank you enough! You were absolutely amazing, all our guests have been telling us how brilliant you were. Amazing musicianship and vocals and you were all really nice people as well! I would recommend this band to anyone.”

10

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding last night! You were seriously amazing, we have had so many comments from guests about how fantastic you were. Thank you guys - you made our wedding amazing!”

10

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for being such a big part of our special day. So many of our friends and family have complimented us on choosing the band. Incredible Vocals! The keys/sax instrumental during our wedding breakfast was just the right background atmosphere that we were hoping for and the after dinner jazz set leading up to the upbeat evening reception was magical. I'm so glad we left the music choices entirely up to you. Apart from there then being one less thing for us to do - we couldn't have chosen better ourselves! Thanks again!”


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