Jazz Bands & World Music

Live jazz, Swing, Rat Pack and Soul Band for wedding receptions, parties & corporate events.

Jazz Bands & World Music

Overview

Our Jazz Band are a sensational 9-piece function band performing a fantastic mix of Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown music to give you a party to remember! A fantastic female vocalist is backed by a youthful and experienced band, providing unforgettable live entertainment at great value.

  • A sensational 9-piece function band consisting of fun, young, yet highly experienced jazz and soul musicians
  • Exceptional female vocals accompanied by a rhythm section and outstanding 4-piece horn section
  • Additional male and/or female vocals can be added for an even greater performance
  • A huge repertoire featuring classic songs from the Swing, Rat Pack, Soul and Motown eras
  • Constantly in demand performing at corporate and private events in London and throughout the UK
  • Self-contained for all events with top-quality lights and sound equipment
  • Music provided between sets free of charge
  • Available in smaller function band line-ups, and as a Jazz Quartet performing background music earlier in the evening – with great discounts if booked together with the main band
  • Also able to provide classical or contemporary music for wedding ceremonies
  • Available throughout the UK and internationally

This versatile and talented band transform the atmosphere of your party – playing sophisticated jazz music during dinner, Swing and Rat Pack classics to get your guests on their feet and Soul and Motown hits guaranteed to fill your dancefloor all night long.

They have a huge repertoire spanning eight decades of popular music, including songs performed by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and many more – music that is loved by all generations and guaranteed to fill your dance floor!

You can now add additional male and/or female lead vocals to the line-up! Adding male vocals gives an authentic Rat Pack sound, and is also fantastic for the Soul and Motown repertoire. Adding additional female vocals allows the singers to harmonise together, delivering an even better sound.

They are also available as a Jazz Combo – a 3-5 piece jazz band creating the perfect atmosphere for cocktail parties and dinner events. They can also perform background music during afternoon drinks receptions and photos, before the main function band performs for your guests in the evening. Check out the separate profile for the jazz quartet, and get in touch to discuss great discounts when booked together!

Jazz Repertoire

Mid-Tempo Swing

A Foggy Day
All the Things you Are
Almost Like Being in Love
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
Body and Soul
Boplicity
But Not For Me
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Easy to Love
Favela
Freddie the Freeloader
Fly Me to the Moon
Four Have you Met Miss Jones How High the Moon  I Could Write a Book
If I Were a Bell
IIn a Mellow Tone
’ve Got the World on a String
I’ve Got You Under my Skin
I Thought About You
Just Friends
Just Squeeze Me
Kelly’s Blues
Killer Joe
Let’s Fall in Love
Like Someone In Love
Lullaby of Birdland
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Night and Day
Night Train
Old Devil Moon
On Green Dolphin Street
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Peri’s Scope
Sandu
Satin Doll
Skylark
Stella by Starlight
Stompin’ at the Savoy
‘S Wonderful
Take the ‘A’ Train
The Lady is a Tramp
The Tender Trap
These Foolish Things
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
You Do Something to Me
Tuxedo Junction
The Way You Look Tonight

Up-Tempo Swing

All of Me
Blues for Alice
Cherokee
Donna Lee
Get Happy
I Get a Kick Out of You
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Love For Sale
My Shining Hour
Scrapple From the Apple
You Do Something To Me
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

Ballads

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Angel Eyes
At Last
Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
Black Coffee
Body and Soul
How High The Moon
Isfahan
In a Sentimental Mood
It Had To Be You
Misty
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Skylark
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Stormy Weather
The Nearness of You
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love
Rat Pack Repertoire

Rat Pack and Swing Repertoire:
Frank Sinatra

Come Fly With Me
Fly Me to the Moon
For Once in My Life
Have you met Miss Jones
I Get a Kick Out of You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
The Lady is a Tramp
Luck Be a Lady
Mack the Knife
Me & My Shadow
New York, New York
That’s Life
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Witchcraft

Dean Martin

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
Sway

Nat ‘King’ Cole

Almost Like Being in Love
Let There Be Love
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
L-O-V-E
Straighten Up and Fly Right

Michael Bublé

All of Me
Call Me Irresponsible
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Moondance (Van Morrison)

Etta James

At Last

Billie Holiday

That Ole Devil Called Love

Ella Fitzgerald

Cheek to Cheek
Manhattan
Mas Que Nada

Louis Armstrong

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
What a Wonderful World

Nina Simone

Feeling Good
My Baby Just Cares For Me

Shirley Bassey

‘S Wonderful

Harry Connick Jr.

It Had To Be You

Peggy Lee

Why Don’t You Do Right

Natalie Cole

Orange Coloured Sky

Bobby Darin

Beyond The Sea
Line-ups

* Our 9-piece Swing & Soul Band is an incredibly versatile ensemble, performing a huge range of music guaranteed to fill your dancefloor and give you an evening to remember.

* Our Swing Orchestra is a 1940s style swing band performing jive and big band music for vintage dance events.

* Our Soul Collective performs only the very best soul, Motown, disco and pop classics for an unforgettable party.

* Our smaller Jazz Band line-ups specialise in performing background music, creating the perfect atmosphere for a meal, drinks reception or cocktail party.

* Our jazz bands and function bands can also be booked as a package with several other options including a cocktail pianist, classical and contemporary music for your wedding ceremony and an Auto DJ service for a disco after the band’s performance.

Testimonials

“Dear Mike, we are just back from honeymoon and settling back into normal life again. I want to thank you for an absolutely wonderful performance at our wedding reception. Everything from booking the band, deciding on song choices, and arrangements on the day was very efficient and we felt in safe hands throughout. On the day you and the band were extremely professional and far exceeded our expectations. The music was absolutely wonderful, and the mix of songs was just right! I have to say I danced to every single song and we had many compliments on the music from our guests. Thank you again, we had an absolutely amazing evening, and that was in large part down to you!”

Alex & ElisaWedding Reception

“I would like to thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The band were absolutely amazing. Everyone is talking about how great you were. I can’t believe how much energy you all put in – even at nearly midnight after two sets with barely a break as far as I recall! You had some of my grumpiest guests up and dancing – and the whole wedding party was humming New York, New York at brunch on Sunday. Not very well it must be mentioned!
Please, please pass my thanks to all the band members/ forward the email. I would highly recommend you to anyone planning an event, both for your professional and friendly service, and for your outstanding performance. ”

Becky DobraWedding Reception

“Hi Mike, I hope that you are well and got back to London ok after our wedding on the 4th. I just wanted to say thank you ever so much to you and all of the band for giving such a great show at our reception. I really wanted to have a great party – with everyone up and dancing and you all made that happen. Thank you also for learning “Come on Eileen” for us, dancing to that is one of my favourite memories of the day. I hope that you all enjoyed it. Thank you again.”

Laura & MilesWedding Reception

“Hi, we just wanted to say how AMAZING you all were on Saturday evening. You were all fantastic and exactly what we wanted. A lot of guests said you were the one of the best swing bands they have heard. We have also passed your details on to quite a few couples who have weddings coming up.
Thank you so much again.”

Kate & RichardWedding Reception

“A lot of my guests, besides myself are musicians of one sort or another and have all commented on the fabulous sound and quality of playing you all produced. What was particularly noticed was the young age of the players, playing and enjoying the music of another era. The type of music you played was perfect for my guests and I thank you for the very professional approach you made to getting that right. I know from bitter experience how easily it is to get it wrong. I would be pleased if you would pass on my sincere thanks and those of my Provincial Grand Master and all the guests to your band members for giving us a truly memorable evening. I hope very much that I am able to use you again in the future.”

David TremaineDinner Dance

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