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Act Profile


Featuring the stunning vocals of Karen Lake, backed by four horns and a first-class rhythm section, the Swing Shots are an exciting young 8-piece swing band hailing from the Steel City of Sheffield. Jump, jive and lindy-hop your way through their energetic set of classic songs such as Too Darn Hot, Mr. Zoot Suit and Cheek to Cheek.

Formed by singer Karen Lake and pianist and musical director Nick Fletcher in 2007, The Swing Shots bring together 8 up-and-coming young jazz stars from the Sheffield scene. Inspired by classic big band recordings by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, through to modern swing hits by Michael Buble and Paul Anka, the band's fresh new sound is guranteed to add glamour and excitement to every event.

Act Information


Karen Lake (vocals) Alex Baker, Suzie Miller, Helena Wilkinson (saxes), Andy Nesbitt (trumpet), Nick Fletcher (piano), Rich Keates (bass) and Johnny Hunter (drums)

Extra Line-up(s)

Also available as a duo (vocals and piano), trio (add bass), quartet (add drums) or quintet (with one saxophone). All of these line-ups would be suitable for background music during dinner or a drinks reception.

Also included

Quality PA system from 500W for small hall to 3kW for large hall or outdoors. Pole mounted stage lighting system creating a colour wash using stage spotlights.


Midlands based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales.

Previous Clients

Sheffield Showroom, Sheffield Lindy-hop Society






Jazz and Swing

Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Diana Krall - I Love Being Here With You
Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot
Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Fall in Love
Van Halen - Jump
Leonard Cohen - Dance me to the End of Love
Nat King Cole - There May Be Trouble Ahead
Dean Martin - It Had To Be You
Dean Martin - Sway
Van Morrison - Moondance
Frank Sinatra - The Shadow of Your Smile
Ray Charles - Georgia on my Mind
Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek
Diana Krall - East of the Sun
Nina Simone - Love me or Leave Me
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares
Harry Connick Jr - Recipe for Love
Michael Buble - Can't Buy Me Love
Duke Ellington - Don't get Round Much Anymore
Cole Porter - Let's Do It

The Flying Neutrinos - Mr. Zoot Suit
Oscar Brown Jr - Dat Dere
Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So

Extra Costs

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.)