Boomtown Swingalings

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A select group of young aficionados from London’s thriving jazz and swing scene, The Boomtown Swingalings perform a very exciting blend of popular music from the golden age of Broadway musicals and the silver screen of Hollywood, perfect for a 1920s, 1930s or 1940s styled event.

“Suavely dressed in vintage gear, The Boomtown Swingalings are the perfect choice to recreate the glamorous atmosphere of the iconic swing era at your vintage themed event…”

The band’s melodious vocals, combined with highly-developed, stylish instrumental musicianship and superbly augmented by a solid repertoire of classic horn arrangements, never fail to get everyone up on their feet dancing – generating a pitch-perfect party vibe, whatever the occasion.

Their featured vocalist draws from a rich tradition of jazz singers, his smooth style influenced by Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Billie Holiday. And if you can’t find your favourite swing number in the repertoire list, chances are the band will know it – or could learn it at the drop of a hat!

The line-up of vocalist, clarinet/sax and trumpet, plus rhythm section of double-bass, piano and drums, is compact enough to fit most venues, but creates enough swinging energy to bring the house down. To sustain a real party ambience, the whole six-piece band is recommended to deliver the full effect. However, a trio or quartet (instrumental only or including vocals) is also available for a more mellow, intimate atmosphere.

The band’s repertoire includes classic hits as played by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, as well as songs from the iconic Broadway and Hollywood musicals in the notorious ‘Ratpack’ style made internationally famous by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

The Boomtown Swingalings will revitalise the romance and glamour of yesteryear, effortlessly transporting you back to the Golden Age of Jazz.

  • The cream of songs evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood
  • Versatile, flexible line-up, from a trio to a six-piece outfit
  • Suitable for any celebration party or social occasion

Sample Repertoire

  • A Foggy Day
  • After You’ve Gone
  • All Of Me
  • Avalon
  • Begin The Beguine
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
  • Caravan
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • China Boy
  • Cute
  • Dinah
  • Dream A Little Dream
  • Drop Me Off In Harlem
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Cover The Waterfront
  • I Found A New Baby
  • I Love You
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams
  • Indiana
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
  • I Got Rhythm
  • Joseph Joseph
  • Jumpin’ At The Woodside
  • Just Friends
  • Lady Be Good
  • Limehouse Blues
  • Lullaby Of The Leaves
  • Lulu’s Back In Town
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • Muskrat Ramble
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Night And Day
  • Nuages
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • One O’Clock Jump
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Perdido
  • Rockin’ In Rhythm
  • Stompin’ At The Savoy
  • Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • Sweet Sue
  • Take The A-Train
  • Tea For Two
  • That Old Feeling
  • The Bridegroom Special
  • The Mooche
  • The Nearness Of You
  • The Sheik Of Araby
  • There’ll Never Be Another You
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Tickle Toe
  • Upper Manhattan Medical Group
  • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  • What Is This Thing Called Love
  • When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
  • When You’re Smiling
  • You Don’t Know What Love Is

Reviews (4)

  • 5 out of 5

    George Tudor-Hart

    June 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    I heard the Boomtown Swingalings (which I think is a crap name)at Kettner’s in Soho in June 2012, and they have the crispest ’30s sound I have ever heard from a swing band. Their version of Rockin’ Rhythm sounded better than the original record, with which, as a dancer, I am well familiar. When I heard them playing I could not believe my ears. I thought this must be an original recording, yet as I looked to the stage, there they were, playing it. For a six-piece their sound was remarkably full. Clever and skilful young musicians. With the right promotion they could be the next big thing.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Kate Reich

    November 3, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    A quick thank you to you all for last night. You were perfect and we had a great time.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Chris Fitchew

    March 13, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    Thank you so much for today, you guys were fantastic!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Viktor

    November 30, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Once again thank you for your excellent performance at our wedding, the guests kept going on about how brilliant you guys were, and your final song into the last dance was epic.

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