About The Swing Of Things – professional jazz & swing covers band based in London
The Swing Of Things are a London-based modern jazz band made up of four experienced professional musicians.
Playing modern hits in a vintage, jazzy style, The Swing Of Things are in demand to perform at weddings, corporate functions, festivals and private parties throughout the UK and Europe.
The Swing Of Things offer a line-up of double bass, drums, electric guitar and female vocals and can tailor sets to suit your needs.
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They are versatile enough to be able to play chilled out background music or upbeat music to keep your guests dancing from the beginning to the end of their sets.
The Swing Of Things can also do a bespoke arrangement of your favourite song, whether it's the first dance at a wedding or a special song for your birthday party.
The band is made up of professional musicians who have played at the top venues around the UK such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Forum, The Jazz Café and with some of the world’s leading musicians.
Our standard set up is a 4 piece consisting of female vocals, guitar, double bass and drums. Our 5 piece is as above, but with the addition of either sax or trumpet.
Our standard performance time is either 2 x 60-minute sets or 3 x 40-minute sets, with 15-minute breaks in between sets.
So if you're looking for the arguably the finest vintage wedding band London has to offer, get in touch with The Swing Of Things.
The Swing Of Things can provide vintage modern swing music for every part of your special day.
At the ceremony, we can recommend that we play as an acoustic duo as your guests arrive, during the signing of the register and as your guests leave.
We are more than happy to learn any song requests you may have.
Our acoustic duo or full band is suitable for the wedding breakfast to provide some light background music as your guests dine. We can perform acoustically so the music is not too overpowering.
For the evening reception, we recommend the 4- or 5-piece band to get your guests onto the dance floor.
For the reception, we perform upbeat numbers, often recent chart hits in our vintage swing style!
Please note that The Swing of Things operates as a family of no-compromise musicians, who are the best in London for this show and at the very top of their game. This means that the band may not have all members from promotional footage.
"You guys were amazing!! The Swing Of Things played at our wedding, starting with a beautiful jazz set in the afternoon outside, followed by a fun, lively set in the evening in our tipi, playing the perfect mix of old and new in their unique style... And they absolutely nailed our first dance... Wideboys, sambuca!!! They kept in touch in the lead up and accommodated all our requests, they made the day extra special, we had so much fun dancing and our guests thought they were incredible too. Thank you so much, you were perfect!!"
– Yiska Levi, 27 December 2019, wedding at One Marylebone, London
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"A brilliant band! You made our little wedding in Cornwall all the more perfect. Thank you all. Sara was a great 'front lady' and your repertoire is sooooo varied. We absolutely loved it & our guests did too. x"
– Melissa Beckford, 26 September 2019, wedding in Cornwall
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Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Girls Aloud - Love Machine
Meghan Trainor - All About The Bass
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Tarantula - Pendulum
Be My Little Baby - The Ronettes
5678 - Steps
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Theme - Will Smith
Respect - Aretha Franklin
The Nights - Avicci
You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sex Machine - James Brown
Licking Stick - James Brown
I Feel Good - James Brown
Moondance - Van Morrison
Aged And Mellow - Little Esher
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
All The Way - Frank Sinatra
One Step Beyond - Madness
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Mr Blue Sky - Elo
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina
Twistin The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Ain't Got No, I Got Life - Nina Simone
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry