Default lineup: 6 members
6 Piece: Female Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Double Bass, Guitar & Drums.
*5 Piece also available for reduced fee (please see booking options)
* Energetic swing ensemble performing original 1920's arrangements as well as current chart songs with a twist!
* Previous clients & performances include London Jazz Festival, GQ Magazine, The Duke & Duchess of Cornwall, The 606 Club & more!
* Smaller 5 piece also available for a reduced fee (please see booking options).
The band was founded with dancing in mind and we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes. Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events - The Swing Things are a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well!
We are steeped in the tradition of the 1920s swing era and perform classics such as The Charleston and It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. However, our speciality is performing modern Pop music in a swing style for weddings and parties. Our set includes songs from artists such as; Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk (see set list on our 'repertoire' tab on our profile).
As you may have noticed, we have two different female singers. Both singers perform with us full time as we perform at a large number events throughout the year. We also offer the option of adding more brass or you can choose the slightly smaller five piece version of the band (see booking options).
The Swing Things have a wealth of experience of performing for clients such as Porsche, GQ Magazine, Diageo and DHL as well weddings all over the UK. We have also had the privilege to play for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla and The Duchess of Cornwall. Furthermore, we’ve performed at Jazz clubs and festivals around the world, including London Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz festival, Langnau Jazz Nights Switzerland, The 606 Club London, Hay Festival of literature and art and countless more.
Please note: Due to availability and session work, dep musicians and vocalists may be used. For more information please speak to an Alive Network booking agent.
Please note: Once the band finish ther final set, they will pack away their equipment. See booking options if you would like them to stay on later to continue running ipod/DJ music.