Art Of Electro Swing
Electro Swing Band

About Art Of Electro Swing – professional electro swing band based in the UK
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Booked 42 times on FixTheMusic

Art Of Electro Swing are a 21st century anomaly – a collective of loveable rogues hell-bent on redefining live dance music.

Weaving the sounds of 1920's New Orleans jazz, sizzling swing and bouncing Balkan brass with thoroughly modern dance styles, Art Of Electro Swing have created a uniquely exciting take on electro swing.

Art Of Electro Swing are in demand to perform at festivals, weddings and parties throughout the UK and Europe. They are widely considered to be the finest and most authentic electro swing band in the UK.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Chateau Rieutort in France and River Cottage HQ in Axminster, UK.

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It was in early 2013 when guitarist Max and clarinettist Oliver, having played in highly eclectic bands over the years, decided to create a fully live Electro-Swing band.

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The early stages relied on the studio-produced beats and bass lines being mixed live by scratch DJ Taro, but later the boys began implementing live synths, delays and other effects into their sound.

As the group's electronic aspect was developing, they were also bringing their various backgrounds to bear upon a traditional swing repertoire, as an attempt to resurrect the sounds of the 'Hot Jazz' musicians such as Sydney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Django Reinhardt, while casting aside the staunch conservatism of British trad jazz revivalists.

Taking encouragement from the thriving Leeds jazz community, they found themselves in high demand – from festivals to fetes, studios to stately homes.

In 2013 we took on Jazz student Elias. We were lucky to have met him at the right time – he'd arrived from Spain and wanted to play as much as possible.

We were looking for a trumpeter who was willing to learn the old-style 'hot jazz' from the golden age of New Orleans jazz. Luckily the infectiousness of the music got him good and he's here to stay.

And that was it. All quiet until the joint arrival of Tom 'mad dog' Maddison on string bass/synth and John Arnesson on drums. Together they've brought a weight of experience and rigour which has allowed the band to come into their own.

Jazz vocalist Nell has been rinsing it out with the band through the summer of 2016, along with our DJ Dan who has taken up scratching duties alongside the original DJ/sound tech Taro.

The electro swing band now regularly performs all over the UK, from London and Brighton, up to Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland. They are also in demand at destination weddings and events in Europe, especially in France, Spain and Italy.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Chateau Rieutort, Saint-Pargoire, France
  • Aix en Provence, France
  • River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, UK
  • Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, UK
  • Warminster, UK
  • Reading, UK
  • Falmouth, UK
  • High Street, Greenfield, Bedford, UK
  • Cheltenham, UK
  • Hayne, Zeal Monachorum, Devon
  • The Bedford, Balham, London

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"Art of Electro Swing were a great choice for our wedding - very professional in their set-up and communication beforehand, and flexible on the night. The guests loved their blend of synth sounds, swing-style pop covers and more traditional jazz. Would highly recommend."
– James Sedwell, 27 February 2022, wedding in London
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"Art Of Electro Swing's performance at our wedding welcome party in the South of France was an absolute hit! Our guests went crazy and couldn't stop dancing it was fantastic. The music was so creative and the vibe so energetic. Thank you so so so much!''
– Kimberly de Geer, 31 July 2021, wedding in Ventabren, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
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"On behalf of Heather and my guests, thank you. You played some stonking sets; exactly what our wedding needed. It was a perfect day!"
– Dave Stokes, 10 September 2020, wedding in London
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''The whole band is just so outrageously versatile; playing some outstanding swing for our own dance class then headlining at night with that rocking, modern twist... one of the best things about The Secret Garden Party 2018 for sure.''
– Elliot Sutherland, 12 December 2019, J.P. of London-based dance troupe Swing Patrol
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''They read the crowd beautifully and I always trust them to put in top draw performance every month at Thank Jazz It's Friday."
– Pascal Watkins, 29 November 2019, Manager of The Angel Inn, Hetton
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"Absolutely mind-blowing! Caught you guys at Boomtown and couldn't believe my ears..your musicianship and groove are taking electro swing to a whole new live level!"
– Alex Cardwell, 14 November 2019, performance at Boomtown Fair 2019
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"You guys just keep rocking it! I can hear last summer's festivals coming through in your music! You guys can do it all!"
– Chris Tofu, 3 October 2019, Continental Drifts
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Audio samples
The Sheik Shuffle
Egyptian Ella
You'll Miss Me Honey
Disco Swing Sample
Chamber Maid Swing (LIVE)
The Balkan Bitchslap
Red Dust (Swing & Bass)
Sunny Side Of The Street
Sing It Back
King Of The Swingers
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
After You've Gone
Set List
Electro Swing

Deep Henderson - Nick Holly Wood

Booty Swing - Parov Stella

Chambermaid Swing - Parov Stelar

Get A Move On - Mr. Scruff

Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Sweet Georgia Brown

Sheik Shuffle

Egyptian Ella

Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil

Four Or More To Swing

Red Dust

Traditional Gypsy Jazz And Swing

Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller

After You've Gone -django Reinhardt

All Of Me

Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong

Bei Mir Bistu Shein - The Andrews Sisters

Bear Necessities - Louis Prima

Big House Blues - Duke Ellington

Blue Drag - Django Reinhardt

The Charleston

Exactly Like You

Egyptian Ella - Fatima Spar

Everybody Loves My Baby - Clarence Williams

Found A New Baby

Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller

King Of The Swingers - Jungle Book

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Jump Jive And Wail - Prima. Setzer

Minor Swing -django Reinhardt

Midnight In Moscow -kenny Ball

My Baby Just Cares For Me - Ella Fitzgerald

Nagasaki - Django Reinhardt

Oriental Swing -lil Hardy Armstrong

Royal Garden Blues - Benny Goodman

Some Of These Days - Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang


Sweet Georga Brown

Sweet Sue -

Shine - Django And Freddy Taylor

Sweet Georgia Brown

Si Tu Vois Ma Mere - Sydney Bechet

St James Infirmary - Louis Armstrong

Sunny Side Of The Street -louis Armstrong

The Uptown Lowdown - Eddie Lang

The Sheik Of Araby - Chris Barber

Viper Mad - Sydney Bechet

When The Saints

We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong

You Rascal You - Chris Barber

Contemporary Songs With A Vintage Twist

Booty Swing - Parov Stella

Crazy In Love - Beyonce

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Deep Henderson - Nick Hollywood

5446 - Toots And The Maytals

Get A Move On - Mr Scruff

I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor -

Arctic Monkeys

Pompidou - Portico Quartet

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Toxic - Briney Spears

The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie

Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys

Hips Don't Lie - Shakira & Wyclef Jean

The Cantina Theme - Star Wars

Laura - Scissor Sisters

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