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1940s Swing Band

1940s Swing Band from £1750

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This 1940s Swing Orchestra is an 8 to 18 piece swing big band based in Nottinghamshire, perfect for 1940s themed occasions or indeed any event looking to create that classic Glenn Miller and 1940s swing sound!

Band Leader

Bandleader and trumpeter Kevin’s experience ranges from playing drums in Glam Rock and Doo-Wop bands to lead and section trumpet player for the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the Memphis Belles, the Nick Ross Orchestra, the Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular and Rat Pack Live touring company amongst others. Kevin’s gentle humour and solos are an essential part of this band's UK success.

Line-Up Options

A full-size big band has the best sound, however we know that this is not always an option because of budget or space. That is why we this band offers different line-ups... you can get a big band sound with just an 8 piece. All the numbers have been brilliantly arranged to get a great sound...just listen to the clips!

Experience

The band has had vast experience and has played at large corporate events, festivals, weddings and private parties, so whatever the occasion this band guarantees to entertain.

8 Piece Music Charts

Glenn Miller

American Patrol

Little Brown Jug

Pennsylvania 65000

String of Pearls

Tuxedo Junction

In The Mood

Moonlight Serenade

Other Big Band

Tangerine – Jimmy Dorsey

Opus One – Tommy Dorsey

One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie

Satin Doll - Duke Ellington

Vocals

Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin

My Way – Frank Sinatra

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams

Moon River – Andy Williams (Waltz)

Ain’t that a Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

Lady Is a Tramp – Frank Sinatra

Let’s Face The Music & Dance – Fred Astaire

Cheek to Cheek – Fred Astaire

I’ve Got You Under My Skin - – Frank Sinatra

Anything Goes – Bing Crosby

Sway – Michael Buble

Save the Last Dance – Michael Buble

Summertime

Blue Moon

The Nearness of You

Jive / 50’s

Flip Flop Fly

Let The Good Times Roll

Shake Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley

Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley

C Jam Blues

Dance Music

Charmaine - Waltz

Isle of Capri - Tango

12 – 18 Piece charts

Glenn Miller

American Patrol

Little Brown Jug

Pennsylvania 65000

String of Pearls

Tuxedo Junction

In The Mood

Moonlight Serenade

At Last

Jeep Jockey Jump

It must Be Jelly

Stardust

Adios

I Dream of Jeannie With The Light Brown hair

St Louis Blues

Song Of the Volga Boatmen

Other Big Band

Tangerine – Jimmy Dorsey

Opus One – Tommy Dorsey

One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie (we use the Syd Lawrence arrangement)

Sweet Georgia Brown– Count Basie

Jumpin At The Woodside – Count Basie

April In Paris – Count Basie

Folks Who Live On The Hill – Ted Heath arrangement

At the Woodchoppers Ball – Woody Herman

Vera Lynn Medley - Ted Heath arrangement

Satin Doll - Duke Ellington

Take The ‘A’ Train – Duke Ellington

We’ll Meet Again - theme from 1980’s TV series

Bill – Ted Heath Trumpet duet

You Made Me Love You – Harry James trumpet solo

Embraceable You – Ted Heath trumpet solo

Skyliner – Charlie Barnet

Hawaiian War Chant – Gene Krupa

Sing, Sing, Sing – Benny Goodman (parts 1 & 2)

Norwegian Wood – Buddy Rich arrangement

Splanky – Count Basie

I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – Tommy Dorsey

Begin The Beguine – Artie Shaw

Strike Up The Band –

Flying Home – Tommy Dorsey

Jazz

South Rampart St Parade

Basin St Blues

Hello Dolly

Washington & Lee Swing

The Entertainer

Alexander’s Ragtime band

After You’ve Gone

Vocals

Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams

Moon River – Andy Williams (Waltz)

Ain’t that a Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

Lady Is a Tramp – Frank Sinatra

My Way – Frank Sinatra

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Frank Sinatra

I’ve Got You Under My Skin - – Frank Sinatra

Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra

One For My baby _ Frank Sinatra

Witchcraft – Sammy Davis Junior

I’ve Got the World On A String – Sammy Davis Junior

Ella Be Good – Mel Tormé

Let’s Face The Music & Dance – Fred Astaire

A Fine Romance – Fred Astaire

Cheek to Cheek – Fred Astaire

Anything Goes – Bing Crosby

Blue Skies – Bing Crosby

Sway – Michael Buble

Save the Last Dance – Michael Buble

Summertime

Blue Moon

The Nearness of You

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Jive / 50’s

Flip Flop Fly

Let The Good Times Roll

Shake Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley

Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley

C Jam Blues – Duke Ellington

 

Barclays Charity Ball, London (2011)

Edinburgh Fringe (2010 and 2011)

Whitby Spirit of the ‘40s weekend (2010)

American Air Museum (2010)

2nd Battle of Britain Living History show June 2012.

General Information:

Name: 1940s Swing Band

Location: Nottinghamshire

Main Category: Swing & Rat Pack Bands

Other Categories: Bands, Jazz Bands, Live Music, Tribute/Themed Bands, Wedding Music

Lineups/Options:

8 Piece Band (default): Male Vocals, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Keyboards, Bass, Drums

12 piece band: Male Vocals, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 2 Alto Saxophone, 2 tenor Saxophone, Double bass, Drums, Keyboards

Timings:

Standard Set Times: 3 x 45 minutes or 2 x 1 hour

Set Up Time: 2hrs 0 mins

Usual Evening Arrival Time: 17:00

Usual Evening Finish Time: 0:00

Space Required (w x d):

8 Piece Band (default): 6.0m x 3.0m

12 piece band: 6.0m x 3.0m

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: Up to 500 people

Stage Lighting: Yes

Dance Floor Lighting: No

Free use of PA via iPod: Yes

DJ included: No

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: sandwiches and tea/coffee/water prior to performance. Secure changing rooms, parking for up to 4 vehicles

Technical Requirement: Space for mixing desk, 2 x 13amp sockets

Instant Quote:

STEP 1: Check Availability

STEP 2: Select Option(s)

8 Piece Band £1,750

Male Vocals, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Keyboards, Bass, Drums

12 piece band£2,125

Male Vocals, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 2 Alto Saxophone, 2 tenor Saxophone, Double bass, Drums, Keyboards

Please complete STEP 1
Prices quoted are subject to confirmation and are intended as a guide only.

Set Options:

3 x 45 minutes or 2 x 1 hour

Optional Extras:

Upgraded PA£315

PA upgrade for more than 500 persons

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