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Andrea Vergani

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Andrea Vergani is an experienced jazz and swing guitar player, currently playing the London circuit as well as teaching for Music Services.

Andrea Vergani is a jazz guitarist based in London. After many years playing in the rock scene, he decided to dedicate himself full time to his passion for jazz music. In the last years he has played with different bands, performing at Ronnie Scott's ,Bull's Head, Southbank Centre, now Andrea is running his own gypsy jazz project. "Be inspired and listen to those records!" Andrea.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Folk, Christmas, Wedding music, Blues, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Cabaret, Experimental, Easy listening, Acoustic, Vintage, Alternative rock, Italian music, French music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Transcription, Arranger, Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Songwriter
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Song list

THIS IS A SAMPLE OF OUR REPERTOIRE
Honeysuckle rose
All of Me
After you’ve gone
Bossa Dorado
Minor Swing
Lady be good
Dark Eyes
There will never be another you
Sweet Georgia Brown
Out of nowhere
I can't give you anything but love
Heavy Artillery
The Days of Wine and Roses
One Day my Prince will come
Swingtime in Springtime
It had to be you
I can't give you anything but love
Beautiful Love
The Sheik of Araby
The Godfather
Swing 42
Joseph Joseph
Hungaria
J'attendrai
Swing Train 42 Blues
Things aren't what they used to be
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Cantina Band
Paper Moon
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will always try to meet any updated requirements or different timings - please try to keep me updated on the run up to the event, especially in case of major changes.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I don't usually provide iPod/DJ services, if a setlist is needed between sets we can discuss it thought and I can provide with suggestions relevant to the music we play.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually we reserve 30 minutes to setup and soundcheck.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

We usually select our set lists based on our experience on what songs create the most appropriate atmosphere for every event. They are the result of years of gigging and hours of planning, so usually we try to avoid any change, however we can certainly discuss any special request and make sure we find the right pieces for the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes we do! From amplifiers to instruments, unless a bigger PA might be needed which is something we usually ask our clients to provide.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song is not included in our list we can learn it if discussed in advance.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love my professional attitude to music, as well as my pure joy and happiness that transpire when I play - it's not just a job but my passion and I share it with my audiences!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Different pubs, restaurant in London, as well as many private venues for private functions!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Right now it's all about Django Reinhardt and the masters of swing!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I treat every gig as the most high profile engagement to ensure my clients and audience the best experience!

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400

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Anneke B, 27 days ago

Lovely music and super friendly and professional musicians, I would highly recommend them.

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Gunnar L, 4 months ago

Great, professional, curteous, and they played really well. Thanks!

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Michael W, 5 months ago

These guys are brilliant. Perfect tunes and atmosphere for our event - superb musicians, great rep, super swingin, tasteful, the lot. Would highly recommend them to all.

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Alex T, 11 months ago

Friendly and professional lovely to work with

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Natalie P, 1 month ago

We booked Swing Train 42 for our wedding after seeing them play a local market. We are so pleased we did; they played straight after dinner which was a great way to break up the evening. Their music is catchy yet laid back, fun to watch, and ideal for getting people in the mood for dancing. The booking process was very smooth, and communication was always fast and responsive. They are a very genuine and nice bunch of people. We would highly recommend Swing Train 42 for events and would certainly book them again.

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Nathan B, 3 months ago

Swing Train 42 were fantastic at our wedding. Andrea was very professional and easy to work with throughout the booking process and the performance itself was superb. Our guests really enjoyed the music and it made our special day that bit more special.

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