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Silk Swing City

  • 5 stars - Silk Swing City are Highly Recommended 5
  • Number of members: 3

  • Jazz Band
  • London

Silk Swing City are a perfect, compact, sophisticated musical choice for your event. Recreating the swinging sounds of the classic big band era, relaxing ballads, cool bossa novas & favourites from the rat-pack repertoire. Flexible lineups available.

Price from £898 + travel

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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st July 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Special requests & first dances are catered for at no extra charge as long as they are made in advance and from the swing/jazz style.

After You've Gone
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Blues
All of Me
All of You
All or Nothing At All
All The Things You Are
Angel Eyes
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Billie’s Bounce
Blue Monk
Body & Soul
But Not For Me
Cheek to Cheek
Chelsea Bridge
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain, Come Shine
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me To The Moon
How Insensitive
I Can't Get Started
I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me
I Get A Kick Out of You
I Remember April
I Remember You
I've Got a Crush on You
I've Got You Under My Skin
If I Had You
If I Should Lose You
In a Mellotone
In A Sentimental Mood
It Could Happen To You
It Had To Be You
Just One Of Those Things
Love For Sale
Lover Man
Mack The Knife
Making Whoopee
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy
New York, New York
Night and Day
Night Train
Pennies From Heaven
Satin Doll
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over Me
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Stormy Weather
Take The A Train
That's Amore
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Nearness of You
The Shadow of Your Smile
The Song Is You
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
These Foolish Things
What’s New
You Go To My Head
You Make Me Feel So Young

5 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Everything I had hoped it would be and more!

5 stars - Silk Swing City are Highly Recommended
booked Silk Swing City for their Wedding in Cheshire

“They played during our wedding breakfast and it was absolutely perfect, everything I had hoped it would be and more!. Having such high quality music played live whilst everyone was eating contributed massively to the atmosphere in the room and really set the scene for lots of fun and laughter. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a jazz band, they were fantastic.”

Fabulous - They made our Wedidng day even more special

5 stars - Silk Swing City are Highly Recommended
booked Silk Swing City for their Wedding

“We would just like to thank you Silk Swing City for playing at our wedding reception on Friday 22nd August. We thought the band were fabulous and so many of our guests also commented on how good you were. So we just wanted to pass on our thanks and appreciation for making our wedding even more special””

Thank you Silk Swing City

5 stars - Silk Swing City are Highly Recommended
booked Silk Swing City for their Wedding

“Thank you to Silk Swing City - You played at our wedding reception in March and were brilliant! We had such a sunny day and everyone enjoyed drinking champagne and listening to your sophisticated music outside. Thank you very much!””

A fantastic performance - Highly recommended!

5 stars - Silk Swing City are Highly Recommended
booked Silk Swing City for their Wedding

“Just a note to thank you and the band for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding at Pembroke Lodge on 29/03/2014. We thought you were great and were so impressed and happy you could play our song requests, especially our first dance. We’ll definitely be recommending Silk Swing City to our friends. Thanks again”

Silk Swing City were very friendly, polite and professional and looked the part ...

5 stars - Silk Swing City are Highly Recommended
booked Silk Swing City for their Wedding in London

“Silk Swing City were very friendly, polite and professional and looked the part exactly. They even gave us a card signed by all the band to congratulate us on our wedding. A very professional unit, they played traditional swing/jazz standards. They play their instruments beautifully and seem to be having a good time while they do it. They are very dance friendly and can vary their tempo to suit the type of step you want. They dress the part and are a lot of fun. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend this band for all manner of parties. Our booking agent Gemma was courteous and efficient and always very friendly. Silk Swing City were fantastic. I would recommend both very highly. I intend to find some review sites on the internet to give both ten star ratings.”


Price from £898 + travel from London

Based on 3 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £898
  • East of England From £1,020
  • East Midlands From £1,026
  • Wales From £1,154
  • North West From £1,154
  • West Midlands From £1,282
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,539
  • South West From £1,539

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Performance Times

2 x 60 minutes sets

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Booking Options

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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)

Full Biography

* 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).

Dress Code
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.

Previous Experience
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!”
Charlotte (Bride)

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