Swing jazz bands can be a fabulous addition to any party or wedding. They will provide a sophisticated and classy accompaniment to your event. Swing bands are often used as background music to provide an easy going ambiance to the proceedings or as music to dance to in the old fashioned way! Swing music has been popular since the 1940s and so hiring a swing band for a dinner or event will appeal to the older generations however the classic American songbook swing songs from the 1940s and 50s have been rediscovered in the past ten years by a new generation of musicians and have found a new, youthful audience by repeated plays on programmes like X Factor. Artists like Rod Stewart. Michael Buble, Westlife, Robbie Williams, Tony Hadley etc have all had massive success with covers of classic swing songs recently and acts like Paloma Faith, Ami Winehouse, Corraine Bailey Rae, Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble and Norah Jones have reinvented the swing sound for the 21st Century.
What Kind Of Swing Bands Are Available To Hire?
LMM have all kinds of swing bands available to hire from solo piano player/vocalists and duos right up to sixteen piece big bands. We have bands with various line ups from the classic piano, double bass, drums and vocals quartet to more larger combinations which might involve saxophones, trumpets and trombones (aka the horn section), Stephane Grappelli style violin players or close harmony swing singers in the Andrews Sisters mode. We also have tributes to classic vocalists from the swing period like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Buble. If you have a particular style or line up in mind please let the LMM office know as we are experts in putting together combinations of musicians in order to find bespoke solutions to your entertainment needs. Every kind of jazz swing band is available to hire from the LMM office.
What Is The Best Line Up For A Swing Band?
As we have mentioned in the previous section swing bands are available to hire in many different line ups from solo right up to big band. The line up and size of the band which will suit your party will depend very much on what type of atmosphere you wish to create at your event and the budget you have in mind. Solo and duo line ups will be most suitable for dinner jazz (ie background music which creates a lovely atmosphere but is easy to talk over) the bigger line ups which include drums are best to dance to. We also have some solo players who work with backing tracks in order to give you a full band sound with solo musician budgets and space requirements.
Why Use LMM For Your Swing Band Hire?
LMM have supplied hundreds of swing bands to parties and events both in the UK and overseas. We have hired dozens of swing bands to Marks And Spencers for their in house events. We have swing bands who have played at prestigious venues like Pizza Express and Ronnie Scotts. We have supplied swing bands to celebrity events for clients such as Gordon Brown and Tony Blair and for prestigious clients such as The Football Association,Orange Phones, Carphone Warehouse, etc etc. We are a trusted supplier of Jazz swing bands to many individual clients and to events organisers and wedding planners.
Sensational Essex-based 4-7 Piece floor-filling swing band, perfect for any party with a great selection of songs from the Great American Songbook. more info..
Andrea Vicari Jazz Trio / Quartet playing standard songs from the great American Song Book more info..
Flower of Paris are a four piece ensemble specialising in chansons and musette - the music and song popular in the cafÃ©s and music halls of Paris between 1930-50. more info..
Gill Cook is a top jazz singer playing with many of the UK's best jazz musicians and is able to perform as a duo up to quintets and more. more info..
Outstanding jazz pianist with a wide repertoire of vibrant swing numbers and tender ballads. The ideal music for wedding receptions and intimate social gatherings. Professional attitude, friendly manner and smart appearance. more info..
The love of Frank Sinatra's music spans countless generations, and his sound is re-captured by the Golden Age Orchestra, consisting of 9 London musicians and a talented singer. more info..
Helen has a beautifuly warm and rich voice and has developed a vivacious, sensuous stage presence with a wonderful sense of melody and swing. more info..
Professional Jazz/Swing Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet performing true jazz favourites and timeless swing and Latin standards from the Great American Songbook and the Rat Pack era. more info..
A fabulous singer working with top class guitarist or pianist to produce wonderful jazz, blues, soul and swing! more info..
Five Piece Brazilian Band led by Rebeca Vallim singing in Portuguese and English performing for all kinds of parties, events, festivals, dinners and weddings. more info..
This is a brilliant tribute to the best Jazz, Swing & Pop artist, Michael BublÃ©. more info..
Specialising in sophisticated, tasteful jazz and stylish bossa nova sounds featuring the distinctive, alluring voice of Dutch singer Saskia Bruin, this band adds a classy atmosphere to any event. Perfect for dining, dancing or just listening. more info..
Dougie is a Highly talented Pianist & Vocalist capable of providing some of the coolest Jazz for background music and some of the hottest Ratpack Swing for dancing. more info..
Alan looks and sounds like Dean martin , Alan' s extraordinary ability and portrayal of Dean Martin is exclusively available to you and is guaranteed to mesmerize your audience with his fabulous impersonation of one of the world's most popular icons . more info..
With killer heels, killer curves and killer harmonies, The Mocking Birds live up to their name as 'today's answer to the Andrews Sisters.' These three gorgeous songbirds bop their way through cute choreography as they perform dangerously close harmonies. more info..
"London Instrumental Jazz Guitars" is an acoustic duo focused on delivering top quality live music entertainment to both public and private sector alike. The band performs Jazz, Blues, Latin, and Soul songs comprised of two acoustic guitars. more info..
The Andy Lewis Band go out as a duo up to a 6 piece, combining a mixture of jazz, pop, funk, soul, R&B and rock in their repertoire. Despite being based in London, they've played across the UK and Europe, both for major corporate and private events and parties. more info..
American Songbook is a highly experienced band of world-class professional jazz musicians. They have played all over the world, and for a client list of the finest establishments. more info..
Northants-based Glenn brings a touch of class to any event with his rich voice and years of experience working with many of the greatest artists of the 80s and 90s. He specialises in big ballad and swing or MOR with guitar. more info..
London-based slick, polished and highly professional. Back To Buble play your favourite Michael BublÃ© songs from pop, through latin, to swing, and give the BublÃ© treatment to many other favourites. more info..
Surrey-based amazing 6-piece party band that will have everyone dancing 'til they drop!! Enormous repertoire covering many genres from 70's funk & soul, 80's dance to 90's and 00's pop & R&B classics. Offering two 60-minute sets that are sure to get people on the dancefloor. more info..
Huw - Guitar and Voice - Latin Jazz and Soul Self-contained professional guitarist and singer more info..
London-based perfect musical accompaniment to your evening. Choose from their range of top singers and musicians for a cool, fresh and sophisticated twist on classic jazz and swing hits, from a black-tie duo and dinner jazz, to a six piece band that will move your night. more info..
Essex-based highly professional vocalist with a band performing hits from the 50s through to the present day. All music genres are covered so all occasions can be catered for. Rich vocals and great stage presence will leave you with a fulfilled night of quality entertainment. more info..
Manchester-based one of the countries newest and most promising talents, Andy, delights audiences with a clever combination of classic Swing and modern New Wave Jazz. The Sound of Buble is the perfect choice to entertain your guests and make your event truly memorable. more info..
With fantastic songs ranging from Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, and many more, the show can be tailor made to make your event a classy and memorable evening that will leave a fantastic lasting impression long afterwards! more info..
Hertfordshire-based First Class Swing has performed at London's Leicester Square Theatre - hits you'll know and love from the Swing era plus foot stomping Rhythm & Blues / Jazz. more info..
Featuring the Stunning vocals of Karen Lake, backed by 4 horns and a first-class rhythm section, Sheffield-based the Swing Shots are an exciting young 8-piece swing band. more info..