The City Sound

The City Sound are a Swing, Jump Jive & Pop band, who have been captivating audiences across the country for over 10 years. With flexible line ups from a 4 piece up to a 7 piece available, this professional band will have your event swinging all night long with a live set of Jazz & Swing followed by a Pop set of timeless, floor filling tracks.

Price from £1,372 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

Swing & Jump Jive
Come Fly With Me
Cheek To Cheek
Under My Skin
It Had To Be You
Fly Me To The Moon
Lady Is A Tramp
Beyond The Sea
Mac The Knife
I Gotta Woman
Blueberry Hill
Jump Jive & Wail
Flip Flop & Fly
Elvis Jump Jive Medley
Just A Gigolo
What I’d Say
New York New York

For Once In My Life
Living For The City
All Night Long
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
It’s Not Unusual
Lets Stay Together
Isn’t She Lovely
Signed Sealed Delivered
I Wish
Never Too Much
Love Is In The Air
My Girl
Lovely Day
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Sir Duke
Kung Fu Fighting
You To Me Are Everything
My First My Last My Everything
Hit The Road Jack
Let's Get It On
Soul Bossa Nova
Papas Got A Brand New Bag
I Feel Good
Have I Told You Lately
Yeh Yeh
Sweet Caroline
Shake A Tailfeather

Full Biography

We have never had as many people on the dancefloor in all our awards’ history. The band were fantastic!”
- Jeremy Brinkworth, Director, “Visit England Awards of Excellence”

The City Sound are a Swing, Jump Jive and Pop band that has been wowing audiences every week for over 10 years.

Fronted by singer/pianist Jeremy James, the band is perfect for weddings and corporate events and as well as being the first choice band for many wedding couples. The City Sound has been also chosen by high end clients like the Americas Cup Sailing Regatta, UEFA Champions League Final, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Manchester United, Visit Britain, NW Regional Tourism Awards, Kodak, KPMG and Shell UK.

The band hold a unique setlist which will take you and your guests on a musical 'journey through time', starting with the Jazz & Swing era of the 1930’s and 40’s, passing through the Jump-Jive of the 1950's, and ending with a dancefloor-filling selection of pop & soul favourites from the 60's, 70's & beyond." Think Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder and Barry White plus many more.

Flexible Lineups
The City Sound have the ability to deliver exactly what each event needs!

With flexible line ups specially tailored to fit your individual event, the band can vary from a 4-piece to a 7-piece with a full brass section. Please speak to your Alive Network booking agent for more details.

The City Sound does not provide lights.


Default lineup: 4 members

Quartet: Piano/vocals, Bass, Drums, Saxophone

* Larger line ups also available, please see booking options.

Performance Times

2 x 45 minute sets

From £1372 + travel

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Price from £1,372 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • East Midlands From £1,372
  • North West From £1,372
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,372
  • Wales From £1,438
  • West Midlands From £1,438
  • East of England From £1,503
  • North East From £1,503
  • South East From £1,503
  • South West From £1,503
  • Scotland From £1,568

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Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Fabulous 60th birthday party made amazing by City Sounds

5 stars - The City Sound are Highly Recommended
booked The City Sound for their event in Staffordshire September 2023

“I can not thank Jeremy and the guys from City Sound enough for making my 60th Birthday party amazing! Right from my first discussions with Jeremy, I knew we would have a fabulous night. Jeremy took time to listen to the 'vibe' we wanted and then created this with his musicians. The quality of the music was superb and I would recommend them without hesitation. Jeremy and the band were also so friendly and fun which added to our experience.”

I honestly do not have enough words to explain how marvellous they were

5 stars - The City Sound are Highly Recommended
booked The City Sound for their Wedding

“From start to finish Jeremy and the City Sound were incredible!!! from my (now) husband(!) arranging the initial plans, to our chat ahead of the wedding to the amazing professionalism on the day from Jeremy and all the musicians we couldn't have asked for anything better. The sax and bass duo during the drinks reception was so wonderful and really brought an extra special feeling to the day! Then for the evening, they appeared as if by magic set up and ready to go and had everyone on the dancefloor from start to finish. It was so wonderful to see our guests of all ages and music tastes up and dancing on the dancefloor, especially the ones that claim they don't dance!! I honestly do not have enough words to explain how marvellous they were to have as part of our wedding and the feedback from our guests both with their dancing and their comments afterwards showed us what we already knew, how fantastic they were. They have also added to their fanbase as I know some of our gue...”

Absolutely amazing musicians and people!

5 stars - The City Sound are Highly Recommended
booked The City Sound for their Wedding

“Absolutely amazing musicians and people! From the start, Jeremy was so helpful asking what type of music and vibe we were going for and whether or not they are right band for us - without a doubt they were! Jeremy even moved his holiday plans to accommodate our wedding date! We first watched Jeremy play in London and were sold given they great atmosphere and time we (and the entire restaurant) had!! On the day, the Jazz prescription band were so professional, easy going and we had nothing to worry about. We loved the sax and bass duo in the drinks reception, adding a bit of class to the day and Jeremy even had everyone up and singing along during the wedding breakfast! Needless to say the dance floor was filled all evening with the whole band playing a mix of jazz/ swing and modern pop covers. Would recommend to everyone and anyone! All our best, Sophia and Martyn”

The talent and experience of these great musicians shines through their performa...

5 stars - The City Sound are Highly Recommended
booked The City Sound for their Wedding

“WOW!!!! What a fantastic band! The Jazz Prescription filled the dance floor for every second they played and sang, with fabulous jazz swing and also some more modern music later. Jeremy is a friendly, efficient and highly professional individual, full of helpful advice and kindness. The talent and experience of these great musicians shines through their performance and I wouldn't hesitate to book them again, as well as recommend them to any age group for any event. Thank you so much for making our wedding evening wonderfully unforgettable.”

So fantastic! The band were so good!

5 stars - The City Sound are Highly Recommended
booked The City Sound for their Wedding

“So fantastic! The band were so good for the end of our wedding. Really great musicians and certainly got me up and dancing for the whole night they were playing. They were also extremely accommodating given that the schedule had fallen about an hour behind, due to no fault of our own, and even though the venue had been given order details for dinner that had not been passed onto staff. Given that Jeremy had to drive back to Manchester from Oxford, I think he displayed a reserve of patience and magnanimity I may have not been able to! I would highly recommend this band, they play a great selection of dancing tunes, are clearly passionate and are extremely professional and friendly. Also, all good communication with Jeremy before hard, putting me at ease when you're running a tight schedule.”

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