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La Java Swing

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About La Java Swing

Gypsy jazz and swing guitar duo, also available as a trio and quartet - beautiful music that will make you stomp your feet!
Jazz duo
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Performing as La Java Swing duo, established London-based jazz guitarists Andrea Vergani and Jonas Fromseier play uptempo swing, gypsy and jazz tunes that will remind you of Paris in the early 1900s! La Java Swing brings together the experience of two guitarists who have played on stages across London, such as Ronnie Scott's, Southbank Centre and Bull's Head Jazz Clubs, as well as many private events and functions across England.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
Our equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Gypsy jazz, Wedding music, Christmas, Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Blues, Easy listening, French music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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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
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
My Melancholy Baby
Rosetta
Duke and Duke
Pennies from Heaven
Indifference
Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love our sound and swing, but above all our clear joy and passion while we play. We genuinely love what we play and we are passionate about performing the music we love!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We played at several different venues for different events - from countryside wedding venues, to regular pubs and restaurant across London and corporate functions.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday and any singer from La Chansone Francaise!

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

Playing for Sotheby's Institute of Art - then individually we played with different other bands in different events, from the 25th anniversary of Eurostar to Ronnie Scott's!

Do you have different line-up options?

La Java Swing can perform as guitar duo or also as La Java Swing Quartet, comprising of vocals, 2 guitars and double bass

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

We don't provide iPod or DJ services.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30mins to 1 hour before the performance time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Due to the nature of our performance and the kind of instruments we use, it is impossible for us to provide this service.

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

We are always happy to share our full repertoire and discuss specific setlist if required.

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

Our quote include the musicians and their individual amplification.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and potentially discuss the addition of 1 or 2 songs to our playlist, if the songs would fit within our style of music.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£560
Packages
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£400
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£580
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 1 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£1400

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£100

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Anneke B, 1 year ago

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

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Michael W, 1 year 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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Trudy E, 2 years ago

These musicians are absolutely wonderful! We had Vivian and Andrea provide beautiful background music for our family party and they were brilliant. They listened to exactly what I wanted and did a perfect job of getting the volume correct so that guests could still talk, rather than having to shout at each other. The communication before the event was excellent and they arrived in plenty of time on the day so they were all set up well before the first guests arrived. They even offered to play Happy Birthday whilst we cut the cake which was such a lovely thing to do. They were cheerful, exceptionally polite and a delight to have at our party. Thank you so so much!

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Carol M, 6 months ago

It was a pleasure to have Andrea and his band play at our event on Saturday. They are extremely talented, very professional and just overall lovely people. They even went through the effort to dress similarly to our brand's style (the straw boater hats were such a nice touch!). Thank you for bringing us and our customers joy.

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David P, 11 months ago

We booked La Java Swing Quartet to play at our Lounge Bar in Mayfair. Their music is upbeat, fresh and lively, they played flawlessly and created a classy atmosphere. Our clients enjoyed the performance and gave us a very positive feedback too. Very professional to deal with, it’s a quartet with a high level of musicianship and great at entertaining the audience, highly recommended!

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