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Find 72 of the best rat pack singers for hire only at Alive Network. Bring that Las Vegas vibe to your event with songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr, as well as swing singers like Michael Bublé & Nat King Cole. Our outstanding five star booking service helps you to hire a rat pack tribute band for weddings & parties. Also see wedding singers, swing bands, Jazz bands & big bands.
5 stars - The Sound of Swing are Highly Recommended28 Reviews Number of members: 1Hertfordshire
The Sound of Swing provides a refreshing breath of fresh air with his warm classic vocals whilst oozing class and style. With over 15 years experience performing for the likes of Wayne Rooney, as well as clients including Virgin Media and John Lewis, you can be rest assured your event is in the best hands!...
5 stars - Matt Thomas are Highly Recommended150 Reviews Number of members: 1Lancashire
The go-to choice for celebrities & high profile companies, Matt Thomas' clients include Sir Alex Ferguson, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, David Beckham, Ferrari, Jaguar & more! With a repertoire ranging from legendary icons like Sinatra & Tony Bennet to modern day crooners such as Buble, Matt's sterling live performances are to be enjoyed by all!...
5 stars - Eddie Cullen- The Voice Of The Legends are Highly Recommended119 Reviews Number of members: 1London
Eddie Cullen, also known as 'The Voice of the Legends' is an amazing solo singer with an unbelievably versatile voice. Covering (and sounding just like!) artists from Sinatra to Elvis, Buble to Neil Diamond and many more, prepare to be amazed whilst Eddie roams amongst your guests! Previous clients include British Airways, Virgin & Channel 4! Discounts available for North London events!...
5 stars - The Earls Of Swing are Highly Recommended8 Reviews Number of members: 4Kent
Fronted by a smooth, charismatic Jazz singer and accompanied by a hugely talented band; The Earls of Swing are a cool and classy quartet who perform a great selection of the 40's and 50's classics you all know and love, from iconic artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammie Davis Junior, Dean Martin & more!...
5 stars - Clarke East are Highly Recommended16 Reviews Number of members: 1Suffolk
As well as performing at some of the biggest venues in the UK, including Wembley Arena, Clarke East has also worked alongside some of the biggest names in Pop! Covering a variety of genres, from Rock & Pop, to Motown & Rat Pack; Clarke can provide a charismatic performance to suit any occasion!...
5 stars - Luke Desvaux are Highly Recommended22 Reviews Number of members: 1Somerset
A professional, friendly and charismatic singer, Luke combines great songs and vocals to ensure you and your guests have a fantastic time. With previous clients including Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath Spa Hotel, Bristol City FC and many more, Luke ensures fabulous entertainment for audiences of all ages....
5 stars - Richard Taylor are Highly Recommended30 Reviews Number of members: 1London
From romantic & intimate ballads to jazz & rat pack standards, Richard’s smooth & rich baritone voice will lend a touch of class & elegance to your special occasion. With a wealth of experience performing worldwide (from Austria to Oman) plus an extensive tried & tested repertoire & the option to book with a pianist or full live band, Richard is perfect for wedding breakfasts, cocktail parties & more!...
5 stars - (Rat Pack) The Rat Pack Swinging Live are Highly Recommended27 Reviews Number of members: 3Essex
The Rat Pack Swinging Live is a hit show perfectly capturing not only the wonderful music & comedy of the original legends, but also the remarkable personalities. Voted number 1 Rat Pack Tribute in the UK at The National Tribute Awards!...
5 stars - Sean Sinclair are Highly Recommended48 Reviews Number of members: 1Greater Manchester
With an extensive repertoire consisting of Swing from the American Songbook and Soul & Pop favourites, Sean Sinclair is a versatile vocalist who has performed at a variety of prestigious venues including Manchester Cathedral, The Hilton, The Adelphi Hotel & many more!...
5 stars - Paul Croon are Highly Recommended15 Reviews Number of members: 1Devon
Paul Croon is an oustanding live performer bringing the very best Big Band, Rat Pack and Swing music to life! Covering artists such as Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more, Paul offers a performance second to none!...
5 stars - Mr Bojangles are Highly Recommended21 Reviews Number of members: 1Essex
Meet Mr Bojangles; a Rat Pack singer bringing a lively fresh feel to all the legendary classics! With high quality backing tracks, Mr Bojangles covers Rat Pack & Swing favourites from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole & Michael Buble! A classy & entertaining act whose previous clients include Thomson, Hilton Hotels & The Metropolitan Police....
5 stars - Born To Swing are Highly Recommended24 Reviews Number of members: 1Buckinghamshire
Previously a finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2014 as a member of the hugely successful 'Jack Pack' as well as a charismatic performer with a smooth voice, Born To Swing performs material from Rat Pack and Swing's biggest names! From Sinatra to Buble, there's something for everyone!...
5 stars - The Swing Smiths are Highly Recommended67 Reviews Number of members: 7London
The Swing Smiths are a sensational swing and soul band performing a huge range of hits from the Big Band, Rat Pack, Soul & Motown eras. With a distinctive sound and unrivalled performance, they are guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event....
5 stars - William May are Highly Recommended200 Reviews Number of members: 1Warwickshire
One of the UK's most sought after swing singers, William May has become the first choice to entertain at events & occasions. Performing Rat Pack standards plus modern Pop hits in a cool swing style, William is an expert at setting the perfect mood at your event!...
5 stars - Neil Morris are Highly Recommended88 Reviews Number of members: 1Cornwall
Professionally trained at Mountview Academy, London, Neil is a versatile performer, and is as comfortable singing songs by George Ezra and Ed Sheeran and Adele as he is the classics by Frank Sinatra, Elvis and David Bowie....
5 stars - The MBB Band are Highly Recommended142 Reviews Number of members: 10West Yorkshire
Magnificent 10 piece act specialising in Modern songs in a Swing style, Jumpin' Jive, Supercool Swing & R'n'B! Covering music from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, to Take That and Radiohead, The MBB Band's extensive repertoire is set to entertain all night long!...
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The Sound of Swing
5 stars - The Sound of Swing are Highly Recommended
“Just Amazing. Added a very special touch to a very special evening. Nothing to fault and would highly recommend.”
Kelly M booked The Sound of Swing for their event in Berkshire on 28th January 2023
5 stars - Neil Morris are Highly Recommended
“Thank you so much Neil for the fabulous entertainment to celebrate my 60th Birthday. You are such an amazing singer and your advice of how and when to slot singing around dance mus...”
Heather booked Neil Morris for their event on 14th January 2023
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Everything you need to know to hire Rat Pack & Swing Tributes for your event
What is a Rat Pack Tribute?
A Rat Pack tribute act will perform the music of The Rat Pack – a group of celebrated American crooners including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin. Rat Pack bands and soloists are hugely popular, bringing to life the iconic sound and roguish glamour of 1950’s and 1960’s Las Vegas.
Rat Pack bands and swing singers also perform music from the Great American Songbook, along with classics from Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Harry Connick Junior, and Michael Bublé. Most will also play popular modern tunes in a swing style, such as CeeLo Green and Amy Winehouse.
Rat Pack soloists can sing over high quality backing tracks, or with a live band. The majority of live bands feature piano, drums and bass guitar, and usually at least one trumpet or saxophone. Large, authentic-sounding ‘big band’ line ups are also available for bigger performances.
You can customise your chosen band’s instrumentation specifically for your event, getting the perfect sound at the right price. A Rat Pack singer with a 4- to 5-piece band is a popular choice if a bigger band is not possible, but our Entertainment Coordinators can help you with further advice if you’re yet to make a decision.
With performances designed for exclusive private events, our Rat Pack tribute acts offer a complete entertainment package, with most providing all the equipment needed, including sound and lighting equipment.
What music will a Rat Pack tribute act play?
Rat Pack artists usually pull their repertoire directly from The Rat Pack’s song list. They often incorporate other classical American popular tunes from the 1940s-60s, and can even perform modern popular songs in a swing style. You can expect hits from artists like:
Sammy Davis Junior
Nat King Cole
Harry Connick Junior
Ben E King
The set list for each band and solo singer can be found on their profile pages.
Popular types of Rat Pack artists
1. Rat Pack Bands
A Rat Pack band can comprise of any number of artists up to a 10-piece big band, usually with rhythm and brass sections and all male vocalists. They cover Rat Pack favourites including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, and Dean Martin, as well as American classics and modern pop in a swing style.
2. Rat Pack Solo Artists
Rat Pack singers are charismatic performers that croon over high-quality backing tracks, making them a relatively inexpensive choice. They also offer the option to perform with a live band. Covering Sinatra to Bublé, these artists are a good all-round option.
3. Crossover Rat Pack and Jazz Artists
Crossover artists tend to be female-led Jazz bands, playing mainly relaxed ‘lounge’ Jazz but also performing Rat Pack and swing classics. Glamorous and retro, these artists are popular at modern vintage and homespun-style weddings and events.
Where in the UK do Alive artists perform?
Rat Pack artists can provide entertainment for many different events at locations across the UK and internationally – for weddings, corporate events, private parties, venues, and festivals. Alive Network’s Rat Pack artists regularly perform in:
A Rat Pack act can headline your event as the main evening entertainment, getting all your guests on the dancefloor with their swinging songs, and setting a sophisticated and stylish mood. They can also appear with dancers in showy productions, if your event requires it.
Artists can also provide a very special soundtrack for a wedding ceremony and for that all-important first dance, as well as create an irresistibly smooth vibe for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast.
Rat Pack artists can provide walk-on music for corporate awards events.
Volume considerations at your event
The volume of a Rat Pack act can range from relatively quiet chilled background music, where your guests can happily chat, to high-tempo, lively sets guaranteed to get your feet tapping! Larger performances can often be in the region of 95dB – 110dB (decibels) – this is a big, full sound and comparable to the volume of a power mower. If your chosen act also features brass instruments, this can increase volume, with peaks around 120dB. It’s an electrifying, timeless sound with a volume to match.
Brass elements can be quite loud, but only if the whole band requires it to be! If you choose a 4-piece band with a trumpet, they can play with a silencer or can curtail their blowing to reduce the volume, in accordance with the performance required.
If your chosen venue has had to impose strict volume restrictions or has a sound limiter installed, have a chat with our Entertainment Coordinators before you lose heart or discount a band. Many Rat Pack bands will use brushes instead of harsh drum sticks, for a softer tone. It’s a good compromise and will help in decreasing the overall volume of the act.
It’s essential to consider the amount of performance space available at your venue, when planning entertainment for your event.
Your entertainer will give their best performance is they have lots of room to perform comfortable. For example, a typical 4-piece band will need an area of around 4 metres wide by 3 metres deep. For approximate requirements, see ‘How much space will a Rat Pack act need?’, below.
How much does a Rat Pack artist cost?
Costs for Rat Pack acts can vary depending on their size, quality and experience. A solo singer can be as little as £300, while top-ranking, big band Rat Pack ensembles that specialise in corporate events can vary in price between £1,000 – £7,000+.
The average price of a 4–5-piece Rat Pack act is around £1,200.
Here’s a rough breakdown of the cost range of different Rat Pack tribute bands and swing singers:
Number of musicians / Type of Act
Rat Pack Solo Artists (with backing tracks)
£300 - £800
Rat Pack Singers with Live Musicians:
Rat Pack Duos
£300 - £1,000
£650 - £1,300
£1,000 - £1,900
7-piece bands +
£2,000 - £3,000
Rat Pack Singers with Big bands & jazz orchestras
£1,150 - £7,250+
If cost is a major consideration, there are ways to keep this in check. For example, you could book smaller bands or book solo artists instead of large-scale bands. Also, finding acts that are closer to your venue, will reduce their travel time and costs. The home town location of all Alive Network artists is shown on each acts’ profile page, and your Entertainment Coordinator can also recommend the best Rat Pack tribute band local to your event.
Who are the top 10 best Rat Pack artists in the UK right now?
Below are the artists that we believe are currently the smoothest Rat Pack swingers in the UK, based on a blend of popularity, performance quality and innovation:
A standard performance will include two 60-minute sets, but you can choose to have three 40-minute sets if you prefer. Solo artists will often work to two 45-minute sets, but can also offer two 60-minute arrangements.
If your event is an evening party following a meal, you may wish to give your guests a break to relax and have a few drinks before the headline entertainment begins, after which they’ll feel more like dancing. With the band arriving at 6pm, for example, setting up and performing their all-important sound-check, then getting ready for the show, evening entertainment often begins around 8.30–9pm, with a 30–45-minute break between sets. The final performance can then run until the usual midnight curfew. Some artists also offer the option for later finishes, at an additional charge. The artists’ first performance will usually be a mid-tempo set, however, most Rat Pack acts offer flexibility to fit with your requirements.
Rat Pack artists can provide background music from an MP3 player or laptop between their performances.
How much space will a Rat Pack act need?
The area required for a Rat Pack act varies and will increase the more members are in the ensemble. Ideally, allow 1.5 square metres per person. Allow 2 square metres for a drummer or pianist. Space is needed in front and to the sides to accommodate their PA, speakers and lighting stands, if the act is using them. If you’re booking an artist with accompanying dancers, additional room will be needed – you can discuss this with your dedicated Entertainment Coordinator.
This guide shows how much minimum space artists of different sizes need:
Size of Rat Pack Artist
Performance Space Required
3 x 2 metres
Rat Pack duos and trios
3 x 3 metres
4 x 3 metres
5 and 6-piece band
5 x 3 metres
7-piece and bigger:
5/6 x 4 metres
How long will it take for a Rat Pack artist to set up?
Your chosen Rat Pack act will arrive at a pre-arranged time to suit you, and set up their equipment in the performance area. Unloading, setting-up and performing the crucial sound check is usually around 60 – 90 minutes, depending on the size of the ensemble, and how close they can park to the performance space. Some hotels ask acts to load in using a shared supplier’s entrance, which can make set up times longer.
If you opt for a solo Rat Pack singer performing over backing tracks, less time is needed to set up.
If your event is a wedding or includes a sit-down meal, the set-up and sound check would typically take place after the meal as the room is being cleared, and while guests have left the room to stretch their legs and get drinks. Artists can set-up before your guests arrive, if preferred, - just add an earlier arrival time to your enquiry/booking.
Generally, artists will play background music from a laptop or iPod when they’re getting changed and ready for the performance.
After the performance, a Rat Pack band takes around 45 – 60 minutes to pack down and load out. A soloist usually takes less time than this.
What equipment will a Rat Pack act need?
To ensure your event is as smooth as possible, most Rat Pack artists require:
a minimum of four 13 amp power sockets, depending on the line-up
parking provision, preferably with easy access to the venue
a suitably-sized, safe, dry, flat performance area. If performing outside, they will need cover – either from the rain or the sun!
a secure, lockable changing room
refreshments such as soft drinks and sometimes food, depending on how long you have booked them for.
Larger bands may have additional requirements in terms of chairs and tables but this can be discussed with you Entertainment Coordinator at the time of booking.
Most of Alive Network’s Rat Pack acts are self-contained units, providing their own PA system, microphones, stage lighting, backline amplifiers and instruments, suitable for average-sized private events. If you’re planning a large event with over 200 people, you may need to hire separate PA and lighting systems. Our Entertainment Coordinators can provide details on specific artists.
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