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KD Dance Orchestra/ The Swing & Soul Orchestra - Sinatra to Stevie, Miller to Aretha! Sassy soul and swing classics.
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The KD Dance Orchestra are a tremendous seven piece Swing Band creating the timeless 'Little Big Band' sound. Swing classics, Jazz standards with a touch of Latin and Funk, the band is available to hire for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events, Anniversaries and Celebrations. A 20's & 30's, Great Gatsby or a Vintage event? We have a whole programme waiting for you. Clients have included the BBC, RAF, Claridge's, Lexus Cars, The Royal Navy and even Canterbury Cathedral! Whether you want to create a cool sophisticated atmosphere or just fill the dance-floor, we can provide.....with a four horn front-line, vocals and a groovin' rhythm section, we'll work with you to choose the programme for your occasion. Canterbury, Kent, London, South-East based, the band is available countrywide. Get in touch, tell us what you want and we'll do the rest

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Soul, Jazz, Swing, Motown, R&B, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1920s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

In The Mood -Glen Miller
Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
All I Do is Dream - Michael Buble
Sing Sing Sing!
La Dolce Vita
Barrelhouse Boogie
Now's The Time - Charlie Parker
Midnight in Moscow - Kenny Ball
Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong
Early in the Morning - Sonny Boy Williamson
Girl From Ipanema
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
A Nightingale Sang - Churchill's favourite!
Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
Straighten Up & Fly Right - Nat "King" Cole Trio
Your Feet's Too Big - Fats Waller
Pennsylvania 6500
Me & Mrs Jones
Everything - Buble
All of Me Frank Sinatra
Fools Fall In Love
Choo Choo C'Boogie - Louis Jordan
American Patrol - Glen Miller
Night Train - James Brown
Have You Met Miss Jones - Dean Martin
They Can't Take That Away From Me
That Man - Caro Emerald
Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder
Minnie the Moocher
Diga Doo
Bossa Nova baby
Over The Rainbow - Jive
Calloway Boogie
Bring Me Sunshine
Groovin' Easy
Moonlight Serenade
Hey Puerto Rico - King Pleasure
Sing, Sing, Sing
Makin' Whoopee - Frank Sinatra
Summertime - Gershwin
Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones
Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra
Pick Up The Pieces - AWB
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Hoots Mon - Lord Rockingham
Sway - Buble
Flip, Flop, Fly - Blues Brothers
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong
Mambo Italiano - Louis Prima
Let's face The Music
Puttin' On The Ritz
Hey Now
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We're reliable, experienced, professional and very accommodating.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Jazz Festivals in the UK and Europe including Soho, Cork, Dublin and Norway. Venues such as Claridge's, Park Lane Hilton and all the corporate museum venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

From swing classics to soul. Stevie Wonder, Sinatra etc.... all the greats that have shaped music history.

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

A film premiere for Stephen Fry closely followed by the BAFTA Ronnie Barker after show party at BBC TV Centre.

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

It will. We aim for a get what you see. We rarely use 'dips' and the vocalists will always be the same.

Do you have different line-up options?

We do, from a duo to a 9 piece band.

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

Absolutely, no problem, it happens all the time.

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

We provide background music for breaks as standard.

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally 1 hour usually works depending on how difficult the 'get in' is.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

It is with full PL insurance and PAT testing

Can you learn song requests before the event?

This is quite a regular occurrence for weddings, if the style suits us we're always ready to add some new material.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1800
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Heather C
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Jacinta H
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5 out of 5

KD danceband played for my 60th Birthday.They were wonderful, professional, seemless, effortless.Music was lovely and they adapted to the audience.Friendly musicians from a range of backgrounds.I have one complaint,it was all over too soon.Many friends said what a god band they were.Even the venue staff were interested in possibly hiring them.I would be over the moon to have them play for me again!

From other customers:

4 years ago

They are a class act! Lovely music from the eras of good music!

4 years ago

A brilliant set of musicians with a great feel. Fantastic!

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