The Swing Set

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The Swing Set presents a unique blend of favourite ‘Ratpack’-era swing, sophisticated jazz standards and legendary soul classics, all delivered with a distinctive modern twist. OK, where else would you hear ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis presented as a swing number in authentic Sinatra style?

“Superb arrangements and stylish musicianship topped with stunning vocals and liberally laced with plenty of energy – great Swing Jazz!”

The musical repertoire played by The Swing Set, especially the well-known swing jazz classics from the Great American Songbook, have been professionally arranged to recreate the unmistakeable sound of a Glenn Miller-style Big Band, but performed by an ensemble only half the size.

Young, enthusiastic musicians with plenty of entertainment experience form the core of this exciting ensemble. The optimum line-up comprises piano, bass, drums, trumpet, trombone and saxophones, fronted by and showcasing one of the finest male jazz vocalists on the London scene today. The Swing Set can readily be scaled down for smaller, more intimate events, either with a leaner brass section or entirely without horns.

Any permutation of a smaller ensemble can also be provided for such occasions, or as a warm-up for a full band – from solo piano, guitar/vocal duo, piano/bass/drums trio to a saxophone quartet. A guitarist and a female vocalist are also offered, either as alternatives or as optional extras.

Always planning a professional performance, the band carries a high-quality PA system that produces an excellent sound in venues of any size.

  • Sophisticated swing jazz classics interspersed with modern hits
  • Flexible line-up, adaptable to social events of all types and sizes
  • Self-contained and fully-equipped with a high-quality PA system

Vintage And Modern Swing

  • Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
  • All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
  • All Of Me – Billie Holiday
  • Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
  • Bye Bye Love – Ray Charles
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  • Cheek To Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
  • Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Frank Sinatra
  • Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
  • Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
  • Hallelujah, I Love Her So – Ray Charles
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • Have You Met Miss Jones – Frank Sinatra
  • Hit The Road, Jack – Ray Charles
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra
  • I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • In The Heat Of The Night – Ray Charles
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing – Ella Fitzgerald
  • It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
  • Let The Good Times Roll – Ray Charles
  • Let There Be Love – Nat ‘King’ Cole
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance – Nat ‘King’ Cole
  • Light My Fire – The Doors
  • Love The One You’re With – Aretha Franklin
  • Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
  • Mess Around – Ray Charles
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Mr. Bojangles – Sammy Davis Jnr
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra
  • New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
  • Night And Day – Frank Sinatra
  • Night Time Is The Right Time – Ray Charles
  • Pennies From Heaven – Frank Sinatra
  • Recipe For Love – Harry Connick Jnr
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Shake A Tailfeather – Ray Charles
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  • Something Stupid – Frank And Nancy Sinatra
  • Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Summertime – Billie Holiday
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • The Lady Is A Tramp – Frank Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Frank Sinatra
  • True – Spandau Ballet
  • Unforgettable – Nat ‘King’ Cole
  • What’d I Say – Ray Charles
  • What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin
  • ….and plenty more….

Reviews (2)

  • 5 out of 5

    Christine's Private Party

    March 18, 2015 - 2:57 pm

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of the band who played for us on Saturday. They were absolutely fantastic and everyone danced all evening. In fact the only problem was we almost had a riot when the evening came to an end because none of our guests wanted them to stop !! You have been so efficient and helpful from the outset and I am so grateful for your part in making this evening such a success.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Julie Dunford's Wedding

    August 4, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Just a quick note to once again thank you for everything in the lead up to our wedding in July. The band was fantastic – please pass on my thanks! Many guests commented on how good they all were and I would not hesitate in recommending The Swing Set in the future.

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