The Swing Smiths Orchestra

  • 5 stars - The Swing Smiths Orchestra are Highly Recommended 4
  • Number of members: 25

  • Big Band
  • London

Experience the enchantment of The Swing Smiths Orchestra—masters of Sinatra, Holiday, Fitzgerald & more. With stellar vocalists, lush strings, and swinging horns, they epitomise elegance and entertainment for any event. Praised by DownBeat Magazine and Stage Reviews, The Swing Smith Orchestra perform with love and respect for the artists they cover and offer the pinnacle of musical excellence!

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Set List / Repertoire

Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got the World on a String
I’ve Got You Under My SKin
Luck By a Lady
Me and My Shadow
New York, New York (Theme From)
That’s Life
The Girl From Ipanema
You Make Me Feel So Young
You’re Sensational

Ella Fitzgerald
All The Things You Are
Blue Skies
Embraceable You
Georgia on my Mind
Mr. Paganini
Something’s Gotta Give
Till There Was You

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
I Got Plenty of Nuttin’

Bing Crosby
How About You

Charlie Parker
Just Friends
I’m in the Mood for Love

Keely Smith
The Nearness of You

Nat ‘King’ Cole
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Ain’t Misbehavin’
But Beautiful
Day In, Day Out
For All We Know
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Let There Be Love
Mona Lisa
Nature Boy
On the Street Where You Live
St Louis Blues
When I Fall in Love

Billie Holiday
That Ole Devil Called Love

Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade

Harry James
I’ve Heard That Song Before
You Made Me Love You

Nancy Wilson
The Man That Got Away

Tommy Dorsey
On The Sunny Side of the Street

Sammy Davis, Jr.
Me and My Shadow
Mr. Bojangles

Dean Martin
Ain’t That a Kink in the Head

Judy Garland
Come Rain or Come Shine
Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart

Eydie Gormé
After You’ve Gone

Rosemary Clooney
Get Me To The Church On Time
You Took Advantage of Me

Doris Day
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Bobby Darin
As Long As I'm Singing

This Could Be the Start of Something

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Experience the magic of The Swing Smiths Orchestra, a show-stopping orchestra renowned for their stunning renditions of music from Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nat 'King' Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others.

With sensational vocalists, lusicious strings, and swinging horns, The Swing Smiths Orchestra delivers a spectacular performance that is the epitome of elegance and entertainment. Whether it's a dinner dance, gala ball, or award ceremony, they provide the perfect soundtrack for any occasion.

Praised by the esteemed DownBeat magazine as "a sonic ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s," and hailed by Stage Reviews... "you won't find a better interpretation of these golden tunes anywhere in the UK right now", The Swing Smiths Orchestra sets the standard for musical excellence.

Drawing inspiration from the legendary recordings of Capitol Studios, where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat 'King' Cole, and Peggy Lee rose to fame, the orchestra faithfully transcribes the greatest hits of the Swing Era. But they're not limited to the golden days —this professional orchestra can also groove to the soulful sounds of Motown legends like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye, ensuring a great time for all.

Above all, every performance is performed with genuine love and respect for the original artists, creating an infectious atmosphere of camaraderie between the musicians and their audience. It's no wonder fans keep coming back for more!

Previous Clients
Royal Ascot
Cheltenham Festival
Harvey Nichols
Triumph Motorcycles
Deborah Meaden
and many more!


Default lineup: 25 members

Standard 30 Piece Orchestra: 2 Vocalists, 12 Strings, 10 Horns (4 Sax, 3 Trombones, 3 Trumpets), Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Percussion and Conductor.

*Optional 32 Piece Orchestra also available (with the addition of 2 extra vocalists). Please see booking options for further details.

Please note that due to international touring / session commitments, this artist does not use a fixed line up of members. Whilst the majority of members featured in the promotional materials should match those who perform at your event, this cannot be guaranteed. All members used by the band are of equal quality and changes in members should in no way effect the standard or content of the performance.

Performance Times

2 x 60 minutes sets

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1 x 100 minutes set

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Price from £19,610 + VAT + travel from London

Based on 25 members performing 2 x 60 minutes sets

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4 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
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“The Swing Smiths Orchestra were phenomenal and super talented, everyone loved them! It was amazing to see everyone on the dance floor at the end of the night.”

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