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The Swing Things

Jazz Band based in London

Price from £1572

The Swing Things are a leading UK swing ensemble that offer a unique entertainment experience for all events. The in demand 6 piece perform both authentic repertoire from the 20’s-40’s and modern pop tunes in a swing style. If you’re looking for a hot, swinging, vintage party band then look no further!

5 stars - The Swing Things are Highly Recommended 9 Customer Reviews

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Modern
Get lucky - Daft PunkHappy - Pharrell Williams
Crazy in love - Beyoncé (Great Gatsby version)
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Valerie - Zutons
Feeling good - Nina Simone
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Pencil full of lead - Paolo Nutini
I'm the king of the swingers - Jungle Book
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Smells like teen Spirit - Nirvana
I want you Back - Michael Jackson
Toxic - Britney Spears
Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
Call me maybe - Carly Rae-Jepsen
All about the bass - Meghan Trainor
Let’s stay together - Al Green

Jive/Rock and roll
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley
Alright, Ok, You win - Fitzgerald
Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Hit the road jack - Ray Charles
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Sweet home Chicago - Blues Brothers 

20s-40s Classics
It don’t mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington
The Charleston - James P Johnson
Beyond the sea - Frank Sinatra
At last - Etta James
Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong
Alexander’s Ragtime - Irving Berlin

  • Formed by graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Energetic swing ensemble performing original 1920's arrangements as well as current chart songs with a twist!
  • Previous clients & performances include London Jazz Festival, The Duke & Duchess of Cornwall, The 606 Club & more!
  • Smaller 5 piece line up also available for a reduced fee (please see booking options).
  • DJ playlist available to keep your dance floor busy after their set.

Line up:

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)

Highlights
* 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.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire The Swing Things from Alive Network

  • Song Request Add £150

    Price is negotiable depending on the complexity of the song.

  • 1am finish Add £180

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  • DJ Playlist after performance until 1am Add £240
  • Jazz trio Add £420

    2 x 45 Minute sets

  • 5 Piece Deduct £150

    As per standard line up but without trumpet.

  • DJ Playlist after performance until midnight Add £180

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The Swing Things from Alive Network

  • 2 x 45 minutes (within a 2 hour period) £0
  • 3 x 40 minutes (within a 3 hour period) Add £480
  • 1 x 60 minutes £0
  • 2 x 60 minutes (within a 3 hour period) Add £450