Price Band: £500 to £795
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Swing Kings of 47
Swing Kings of '47 are a small band with a big sound. Comprising of Peter on guitar, Edward on double bass and a singing drummer William, you’ll be surprised there’s only three of them when toes start tappin’ and cats start jivin’. These boys live and breathe the music. Folks always agree that their authentic suits and original instruments look as good as they sound!
The boys have taken Europe by storm; playing anything from international jazz festivals to The Royal Albert Hall and West End Live in Trafalgar Square. However, they’re not afraid to take things easy either and love to make the most of their intimate sound – quietly cooking up the perfect atmosphere to ensure the event stays cool. If you do want a bigger sound, the addition of a sax and trumpet will certainly add some coal to the fire! You could even welcome the UKs leading vintage vocal trio The Three Belles if you want to sing along and have a real nostalgia trip. We know they’ll get you “In The Mood.”
Since forming in 2012, the repertoire has certainly expanded, but Swing Kings of '47 have stayed true to their roots. 1930’s to early 1950’s is their game and they don’t like to lose! The band will, however, take on-board any requests, especially if it’s for that special first dance. If you’d rather scratch a vinyl, the guys will be more than happy to put it through their speakers. Heck, if you like they’ll even stay behind and keep the turntables turnin’. We all know for some folks that where they leave their hat is their home and their hat ain’t leaving that dance floor all night.
So if you fancy a night with the most swingin’ band in town, dial the operator and for Swing Kings of '47!
The standard line-up is a singer (who is also the drummer) double bass and jazz guitar
There is the option to add the UKs Andrews Sisters style vocal trio and/or piano/saxophone/trumpet. We also offer solo classical guitar and a DJ set.
Either a Yamaha Stagepas 500 or a Fender Passport. Both systems are 500W and capable of playing in venues for up to 250 people. The band also have small up-lights. Swing Kings are able to acquire both a larger PA system and additional lighting if required by the event.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.
Royal Albert Hall, Bremont Watches, Specsavers, Isle of Wight Festival, Twinwood Festival, War and Peace, Carantan Council (France), RAF Hendon, Victorious Vintage Festival, The Stables, Jazz Sous Les Pommiers (France).
“I wanted to say how great the show was and how grateful we are for your … being so punctual and professional with everything on the day.”
Dave Green, The Royal Albert Hall.
“Hi Will and all the wonderful musicians of The Three Belles et Swing Kings of 47.
It was really a pleasure to welcome you in Coutances. I hope everything is right for you and that your concerts in Normandy for the D Day's 70th birthday are as amazing as the Coutances one.”
Marine Lecoutour, Jazz Sous Les Pommier
“Really hope we can get you guys in Watford again soon, everyone keeps asking for you back!” Charlotte Middlemiss, JiveSwing
“The Ball was a great success, thanks so much!” Gemma Taylor, Events & Marketing Manager, University Of Winchester.
"Thanks [to] The Three Belles and the Swing Kings of 47 for your superlative singing and playing last night."
Paul Hudson, RAF Museum.
Authentic clothes and instruments that look as good as the Swing Kings sound.
A trio that sounds as big as a 5 or 6 piece. A great way of saving space and money!
Internationally recognised with excellent performance credentials.
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)