Swing State
Jazz & Swing Band
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Swing State
Jazz & Swing Band

About Swing State – professional jazz & swing band based in Leeds
5 reviews

Booked 23 times on FixTheMusic

Swing State are a jazz & swing band based in West Yorkshire, who are in great demand to perform at weddings, festivals, restaurants, corporate events and private parties throughout northern England.

Swing State are a dynamic jazz collective of experienced conservatoire-trained musicians performing traditional jazz favourites.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Newby Hall & Gardens in Ripon.

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They can provide a trio, quartet, quintet or their full six-piece outfit to add a touch of class to any occasion whether it be for background listening or for your guests to show off their moves on the dance floor.

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Swing State, an international group of talented musicians, have performed live on BBC Radio 3, at renowned jazz venues across the UK such as Ronnie Scott's, SevenArts Leeds and Pizza Express Jazz Club, as well as at numerous private events and weddings, including at high-profile venues such as The Royal Automobile Club.

They are able to offer one free song request if it's not already in their repertoire list, depending on suitability. Most of their clients book them for a performance duration of 2 x 45-minute sets.

It takes them approximately 60 - 90 minutes to set up before their performance.

They can provide suitable pre-recorded music during their intervals, or you can bring your own playlist on an iPod or similar and use their PA system. They provide their own lighting.

With the perfect balance of experience, talent and youthful energy, Swing State are sure to make your event one to remember.

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

  • Newby Hall & Gardens, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, UK
  • Dorset Avenue, South Shields, UK
  • Todwick, Sheffield
  • Shocklach, Malpas, Cheshire

So if you’re looking to hire the finest jazz band Leeds (West Yorkshire) has to offer, get in touch with Swing State!

5 verified reviews

"Thank you so much for providing the music for our afternoon tea at our daughter's wedding. You were absolutely brilliant and just perfect for the event! Everyone commented on how good you were. Your choice of music was ideal and your performance superb. You were extremely flexible and worked around the changing timetable due to the weather. We would recommend you without question! Thank You again."
– Angela Bailey, 7 August 2023, wedding in Grantham, Lincolnshire
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"Thank you so much for playing on Friday, you were all absolutely amazing and easily one of the best swing bands we have ever danced to! The highlight was being able to do the shim sham to you guys playing T'ain't what you do (and well done on doing that so last minute) and everyone kept commenting on what a beautiful voice Rebecca has. I will be recommending you to EVERYONE!"
– Peter Clarke, 3 March 2023, corporate event in Manchester
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"We had a great evening thanks to Swing State. They arrived in good time and pitched the music at the right level, so we could have a conversation or get up and dance. Nice people as well as good musicians. I would thoroughly recommend them for any private party."
– Jacky Summers, 23 November 2022, birthday party at Elsea Park Community Trust Centre near Peterborough
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"Cannot praise Swing State enough! They were truly brilliant, providing a very sophisticated and slick start to our school ball - the music was perfect whilst all our guests had pre dinner drinks and then again throughout the meal. Just the perfect level for people to relax and enjoy. We would highly recommend the band for all events - they arrived in plenty of time and were professional throughout. Great communication prior to the event in the planning stages. Wishing them all the best of luck for the future and hope to hear them again!"
– Josh McAndrew, 24 June 2022, Queen Mary's School (Annual Leavers' Ball), North Yorkshire
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"What a brilliant band to have playing at our event. You played a great variety of tunes with festive songs thrown in to really lift the spirit. A lovely atmosphere created by such a professional and laid back ensemble. Was great for background music but plenty of opportunity to dance too. Thanks for the efficiency in organising, coming nice and early to set up and packing away without a bother at all. Couldn't have made it any easier for us. Thank you!"
– Hannah Jones, 17 December 2020, Christmas party in Leeds
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Set List
Vintage Pop - Post Modern Jukebox Style

1 Thing – Amerie

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

All Of Me - John Legend

American Boy – Estelle

Beggin’ – Frankie Vallie

Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

Crazy In Love - Beyonce

Faith - George Michael

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Grace Kelly - Mika

Havana - Camilla Cabello

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

I Don't Feel Like Dancing - The Scissor Sisters

I Kissed A Girl – Katie Perry

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Life On Mars - David Bowie

Love Machine - Girls Aloud

Maneater - Hall And Oates

No Scrubs - Tlc

Poker Face - Lady Gaga

Rumour Has It - Adele

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Stacy’s Mom – Fountains Of Wayne

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Take A Chance On Me - Abba

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

Teenage Kicks - The Undertones

Truth Hurts - Lizzo

Valerie – Amy Winehouse/the Zutons

Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

Jazz Standards

All Of Me

All The Things You Are

Alone Together

Autumn Leaves

Beautiful Love

Body And Soul

Bye Bye Blackbird

Call Me Irresponsible



Fly Me To The Moon

Girl From Ipanema

Have You Met Miss Jones

Honeysuckle Rose

I Get A Kick Out Of You

I Should Care

In A Mellow Tone

In A Sentimental Mood

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

It Don’t Mean A Thing (if It Ain’t Got That Swing)

Just Friends

Like Someone In Love

Lover Man

My Funny Valentine

My Romance

Nice ‘n’ Easy

Night And Day

On Green Dolphin Street

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Pure Imagination

Round Midnight

Satin Doll


Song For My Father


Surrey With A Fringe On Top

The More I See You

The Nearness Of You

There Will Never Be Another You

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Without A Song

Christmas Jazz

Christmas Time Is Here

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

The Christmas Song

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

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