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The Swing Things

  • 5 stars - The Swing Things are Highly Recommended 9
  • Number of members: 6

  • Jazz Band
  • London

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!

Price from £1,603 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

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

9 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 9
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Everyone loved them, and danced the night away

5 stars - The Swing Things are Highly Recommended booked The Swing Things for their Wedding in Hampshire October 2019

“Band went down a storm, loads of people up dancing, of all ages. A great night had by all. Thank you so much we love it. A great range of songs and good with everyone that was there. Really friendly and a pleasure to have a the wedding.”


Fantastic talented band that got all our guests dancing!

5 stars - The Swing Things are Highly Recommended booked The Swing Things for their Wedding in East Sussex

“The Swing Things were brilliant from start to finish. They communicated well before the event, were set up on time and kicked off the dancing brilliantly from the moment their set started. Many of our guests commented on how good they were and their style meant there was something for everyone, young and old. They even went out of their way to help us when the wrong playlist was playing between sets, through their PA which they had said we could use. Couldn't recommend highly enough!”


The Swing Things were amazing at our wedding!

5 stars - The Swing Things are Highly Recommended booked The Swing Things for their Wedding in Surrey

“The band were really helpful when we contacted them before the wedding. On the day they set up with no fuss, and let us borrow their mics for our speeches. Their 3 sets were all really good-everyone was dancing from the beginning until the end, and everyone has been commenting on what a great band they are. They were so full of energy, and even ended up wearing props from our photo booth which added to the fun- the drummer looked great in a fez!”


Exceptionally lovely people! Thank you so much!

5 stars - The Swing Things are Highly Recommended booked The Swing Things for their event

“Just to say how delighted we were with their performance on 11th march. They were exceptionally lovely people! Thank you so much! We will recommend them highly!”


Exactly what you need on your wedding day

5 stars - The Swing Things are Highly Recommended booked The Swing Things for their Wedding

“They were amazingly relaxed and flexible - exactly what you need on your wedding day when nothing seems to run quite to plan!”

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Prices

Price from £1,603 + travel from London

Based on 6 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • South East From £1,602
  • East of England From £1,732
  • Wales From £1,732
  • South West From £1,795
  • West Midlands From £1,924
  • East Midlands From £2,155
  • North West From £2,565

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Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets (within a 2 hour period)


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3 x 40 minutes sets (within a 3 hour period)


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1 x 60 minute set


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2 x 60 minutes sets (within a 3 hour period)


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Lineup

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)

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.

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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.

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