Default lineup: 3 members
Standard line up = 3 Piece Band: Saxophone, Piano (or Guitar), Double Bass
4 Piece Band: Saxophone, Piano (or Guitar), Double Bass, Drums.
5 Piece Band: Trumpet (or Vocals), Saxophone, Piano (or Guitar), Double Bass, Drums
2 Piece Band: Saxophone, Piano (or Guitar)
* 3 Piece Jazz Band (with option for 4, and 5-piece)
* Recreating the swinging sounds of the classic big band era, relaxing ballads, Bossa Novas, Rat Pack & more!
* Smaller & larger lineups also available
* All members are full-time, highly experienced professionals.
* Available UK wide & Internationally.
Silk Swing City is one of the best compact jazz bands in the UK making it the perfect musical choice for your event. Recreating the swinging sounds of the classic big band era, the trumpet, saxophone and big double bass will enhance any party with slick performances of relaxing ballads, cool bossa novas and up-tempo versions of rat-pack repertoire by artists such as Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum. This ensemble is perfect for dancing and as an accompaniment to dinner. The band’s smart, stylish appearance makes it very popular amongst corporate and wedding clientele.
The band is extremely flexible and can perform as both background and foreground music. The band can also be hired in different combinations for example, with a vocalist or simply as a duo, for the more intimate occasion. An all-acoustic option is also available on request. All members are full-time, highly experienced London professionals and are the leading players in their field.
Additional Services (see booking options)
The band can provide a small PA system, which includes a microphone for speeches and background CD/iPod music played in the breaks. This PA will cater for small to medium sized rooms / marquees of up to 250 guests. An upgragded PA system is also available.
The band can also perform with a male or female singer instead of the trumpet.
The band does not have a lighting rig available and all PA systems are available at an extra cost (see booking options).
PAT & Public Liability
All electrical equipment is PAT tested and Silk Street has Public Liability cover to the value of £5 million (certificates can be forwarded on request).
The band is available to perform as pictured, in the standard all black suits & white ties (with optional hats), but also have other outfits available, which include: Dinner Jackets (Black or White Tie), Modern Lounge Suits or Casual. Themed outfits can be catered for on request.
Clients include: British Petroleum, Cancer Research UK, Conservative Party, European Climate Exchange, Falcon-Chambers, Field of Dreams Music Concerts, Gordon Ramsay, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hayling Island Jazz Festival, Henley Regatta, Hodson's Legal, ING Direct, Lord Mayor's Show, Olympic Torch Relay, PayPoint Ltd, Royale Cuisine, Richmond Athlethic Rugby Club, Royal & Sun Alliance, St Anthony's Hospital, Tokyo Electron Europe, Topsail, Waverley & Balmoral Excursions, Wedlake Bell, Worshipful Company of Grocers, Worshipful Company of Firefighters, Worshipful Company of Launderers, Zafferano...
Venues that the group have performed at include: BMA House, Boodles, Buckingham Palace, Buxted Park Hotel, Claremont Landscape Gardens, Estorick Collection, ExCel Centre, Farnham Maltings, Forde Abbey, Girdlers Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Ham House, Hampton Court Flower Show, Hilton Hotel, Inner Temple, Kew Gardens, Knebworth House, Mall Galleries, Mansion House, Merchant Tailor's Hall, Natural History Museum, New Zealand House, Nottingham University, Plaisterers Hall, Rembrandt Hotel, Richmond Athletic Rugby Ground, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Garden Hotel, Royal Holloway, University of London, Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Royal Society of Arts, St James' Palace, The Conservatory, The Guiness Brewery, The Hosiptal Club, Tower of London, Waldorf Hotel, London, Warsash Maritime Centre, Wiltons Music Hall...
"Silk Swing City were absolutely fantastic, I've never heard such a group of talented guys play music with such enthusiasm and energy. Your background ballads over dinner set the mood and when the guests wanted to dance you simply turned up the tempo. Many of my friends asked where we found you, so expect plenty more bookings"
Sandra and David, Hertfordshire
“All I can say is thank you so much for a fantastic performance, the jazz quartet really helped the day go well and everybody commented on the music being fantastic. I will be recommending you to everyone I know so you may get some strange phone calls!”