Swing & Jive band

Björn & the Brothers of Rhythm

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About Björn & the Brothers of Rhythm

Swing & Jive band
Hastings
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Hard swinging fun with band going from a duo to a 9 piece band playing classic tunes from the 1920-50. The ultimate swing dance band!

Inspired by the sounds of Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Louis Jordan and Nat King Cole this band, led by saxophonist, clarinetist and vocalist Björn McAteer Dahlberg plays classic swing with a good sense of humour. The band was formed 2 years ago in order to play at the Jumping At The Seaside Swing dance events and are proud of being the ultimate swing dance band. Björn is regularly seen as a sideman in a multitude of bands, including Harry’s Tricks, Flash Mob Jazz, The Swing Ninjas and Swing Zazou as well as portraying Lester Young in the Billie Holiday play “My Friend Lester" and thrives in the role as a leader. His band mates are some of the most sought after swing musicians in the area. The group size goes from duo with guitar or piano up to a 9-piece band with 5 horns known as Björn & the Brothers of Rhythm Big Band. Expect hard swinging fun!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Swing, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Here's a list of tunes we've recently performed but we are always happy to take requests
A Dream Is A Wish A Heart Makes
A Smooth One
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin
Airmail Special
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
Busy Line
China Boy
Close Your Eyes
Confessin’
Coquette
Dark Eyes
Dinah
Don’t Be That Way
East St Louis Toodle-O
Exactly Like You
Georgia On My Mind
Ghost Riders In The Sky
Guilty
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
If I Had You
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
It Don’t Mean A Thing
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Jeepers Creepers
Lady Be Good
Limehouse Blues
Lover Man
Mean To Me
Moon-glow
My Melancholy Baby
On The Street Where You Live
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Paper Moon
Petite Fleur
Puttin On The Ritz
Russian Lullaby
September In The Rain
September song
Seven Come Eleven
Shiny Stockings
Shoe Shine Boy
Smack Dab In The Middle
Special Delivery Stomp
Splanky
Stardust
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Sweet Lorraine
Take The A-train Bb
Tea For Two
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Three Little Words
Topsy
Undecided
When I Get Low I Get High
Whispering
Willow Weep For Me

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1095
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1405

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Rosie E, 1 year ago

Björn & the Brothers of Rhythm were the perfect choice for our event. They were incredibly professional, personable, and very easy to communicate with in the run up. I would book them again and recommend them to others

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Sam S, 1 year ago

We had this band at our Winter Weekender, we were blown away by their standard of musicianship and simply had to have them back! Bjorn, being Swedish, has a natural talent for playing swing, especially for dancers, so be prepared for some original sounds from a brilliant band!

Don M, 1 year ago

The band was absolutely smashing. I just wanted to dance and dance and dance.

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