Lucky Numbers Swing Band
Swing Band

About Lucky Numbers Swing Band – professional jazz & swing band based in London
7 reviews

Booked 21 times on FixTheMusic

Lucky Numbers are an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond.

The band was founded with dancing in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes.

Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events, Lucky Numbers Swing Band is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well!

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Lucky Numbers often perform as a quartet or quintet for more cosy, intimate gigs, but we are more in our element as the 'full throttle' 6 piece band heard on the recordings.

Our standard lineup is a six piece. However, if you're planning on hosting a more quiet and intimate event then why not book The Lucky Numbers quartet (Vocals, Saxophone, Double Bass and Drums).

Or their completely acoustic instrumental jazz (Saxophone, Trumpet, Double Bass and Drums).

Please see the smaller band promotional videos (Drums can be substituted for Guitar if necessary).

The core element of our music is based on the 1920s swing style, including classic swing songs such as the Charleston, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" and "Is you is or is you ain't my baby".

However, we also cater for a larger audience by performing up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more.

We mainly perform with our female singer, but If you have a particular preference just let us know, but unfortunately we can't guarantee that the specific singer you want will be available!

All of our singers are very talented, professional musicians and we don't like to let gender single them out! There is also the option of having 2 singers, or our popular instrumental version of the band.

Lucky Numbers was founded in 2014 by Pete and Jack, two recent graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

We have performed at hundreds of corporate events and weddings, and also Jazz clubs and festivals, including London Jazz Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, Langnau Jazz Nights Switzerland, The 606 Club London, Hay Festival of literature and art and countless more.

We have also had the privilege to play for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and other prestigious events for high-profile clients such as GQ magazine.

Have a look at our website to find out more about who we are, and what we do. There are also loads of great bands to check out if you are looking for something slightly different.

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

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Lanwades Park, Suffolk, UK
  • Trent, Sherborne, UK
  • Birmingham, UK

So if you're looking to hire the finest vintage swing band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Lucky Numbers Swing Band.


FAQs

Do you have your own PA system and lighting?

Yes, we have a high quality but compact PA system which is ample for us in most rooms. If your wedding is in an especially large venue we sometimes hire in a larger system. We use LED lighting for all of our performances.

Can we use your PA system for a disco or speeches before/between/after your sets?

Yes! Usage between our sets is totally free. If you would like us to arrive early or stay late with our equipment then we do charge a small fee, usually around £150 to keep the party going! Lots of people choose this option as it is usually cheaper than hiring a DJ.

If we are using your PA after your sets, who chooses the music?

We have a playlist of party classics that we find usually goes down well, but we love it when clients make their own playlist on a laptop or iPod, this guarantees you get the music you want! We come prepared with all the necessary cables to plug your device into our PA system, so all you have to do is choose the tunes!

How long does it take you to set up?

We like to allow 45 minutes to set up completely. Ideally, we will be able to have a quick soundcheck at this point as well. If timings are tight we can pack it into 25 minutes but anything less than that is pushing it!

What time will you arrive to set up?

We usually arrive around 1 to 1.5 hours before our start time. If you have specific requirements that we set up earlier in the day that isn't a problem at all, but we do charge a small fee depending on the circumstances, usually between £80-150.

Do you have a break between your sets? How long can it be?

We normally have a 15-30 minute break between our sets – this can be extended up to 45 minutes or longer but we may have to charge a small extra fee if it is going to significantly add to the 'waiting' time.

Are the exact people in the videos the going to be at our event?

The musicians featured in our videos form the core of the band, and for the most part, these are the people who will be at your event. However, it is sometimes not possible for everyone to attend, so we have a reliable network of 'standbys' all of whom have been playing with the band on and off since its formation.

This may sometimes mean we have 2 saxophonists rather than trumpet and saxophone, but rest assured the quality of the band is always extremely high.

Can you play a more traditional swing set without the pop tunes?

We love jazz, and all of the members are keen jazz musicians outside of this band. This means that if you are looking for a more traditional Jazz sound then we are more than happy to oblige.

How far do you travel for gigs?

We will travel almost any distance for a great gig, but unfortunately, we have to pass the cost of this travel onto our clients. This may sometimes mean including accommodation costs in the quote. Just get in touch for more information.


7 verified reviews

"We couldn't have been more delighted with Lucky Numbers Swing Band's performance, the dance floor was packed from the moment they started and stayed that way for the whole set!"
– Marie Turner, 1 November 2020, private party in Nice, France
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"Fantastic service and fantastic and friendly band. Everyone loved the music and were sad when the event finished. We will be booking through you again. Thank you!"
– Kristen Williams, 22 March 2020, university event in London
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"Hi Guys, I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Easter Sunday! Josh and I thought you guys were absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for helping to create such a memorable evening. The vintage songs you selected worked so well with the theme of our day and the cover you performed for our first dance song was just perfect! Our guest all commented on how good you were and it really made our day to know that everyone loved the music and had a great time. Josh and I were so overjoyed with how great you were on the day and in the lead up to it that we wanted to express our deepest thanks! Kindest regards, Alex and Josh"
– Alex Hamblin, 10 October 2019, wedding at Hyde House, Gloucestershire
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“The band were really helpful when we contacted them before the wedding. On the day they set up with no fuss, and let us borrow their mics for our speeches. Their 3 sets were all really good-everyone was dancing from the beginning until the end, and everyone has been commenting on what a great band they are. They were so full of energy, and even ended up wearing props from our photo booth which added to the fun- the drummer looked great in a fez!”
– Mr and Mrs Lindon, 29 August 2019, wedding at Stationers' Hall, London
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"Can I say a massive thank you to you for all your efforts on Saturday night. The music was superb and many of our guests have commented on the quality and originality of the music. It suited everyone of all ages and everyone was up dancing which was exactly what we were hoping for. The whole experience was great, from the ease of booking to your response to my questions, thank you. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and will certainly look to book you for any future family celebrations."
– Jenny Matthews, 15 June 2019, birthday party in Berkshire
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"Punctual and professional, I will definitely book them again..."
– Jeremy Beare, 1 June 2019, corporate event in London
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"They were amazingly relaxed and flexible - exactly what you need on your wedding day when nothing seems to run quite to plan!"
– Arthur Tracey, 12 May 2019, wedding in Essex
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Hit The Road Jack
Billy Jean
Set List
Modern

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Crazy In Love - Beyoncé (great Gatsby Version)

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Valerie - Zutons

Feeling Good - Nina Simone

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini

I'm The King Of The Swingers - Jungle Book

Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

I Want You Back - Michael Jackson

Toxic - Britney Spears

Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Suit And Tie - Justin Timberlake

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae-jepsen

All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

Walkin’ On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves

Jive/rock And Roll

Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley

Alright, Ok, You Win - Fitzgerald

Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry

Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley

Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers

I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James

20s-40s Classics

It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington

The Charleston - James P Johnson

Beyond The Sea - Frank Sinatra

At Last - Etta James

Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong

Alexander’s Ragtime - Irving Berlin

I Get A Kick Out Of You - Cole Porter

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby - Louis Jordan

Caravan - Duke Ellington

Anything Goes - Cole Porter

Straighten Up And Fly Right - Nat King Cole

Why Don’t You Do Right - Peggy Lee

Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Jimmy Van Heusen

Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin

All Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald

Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson

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