Swing State

Jazz & Swing Band

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Leeds, West Yorkshire
£946 (avg. price)
Booked 23 times on FixTheMusic ⚡
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About Swing State – professional jazz & swing band based in Leeds

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!

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5 Verified Reviews

"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, 19 April 2024, birthday party at Elsea Park Community Trust Centre
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"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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"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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