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Modern Swing Band

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About Modern Swing Band

London's #1 Modern Swing Jazz band, guaranteed to 'wow' guests with renditions of 90s 00s songs complete with 4 piece horn section!
Jazz band
London
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We are a collective of professional performers, who have worked with some of UK’s leading artists including Corrine Bailey Rae, Nelly Furtado, Kalon Rae, Lethal Bizzle, Marina and the Diamonds. London Swing Band have performed at prestigious venues including The Marylebone Hotel London, One Belgravia, Royal Ascot, Hilton Hotels, Syon House, Park Plaza Hotel, Cosy Club, Waddesdon Manor and many more. 'London Modern Swing Band' scale up to a 9 piece with 2 singers and 4 horn players for large scaled events. The perfect choice for black tie events, vintage themed parties and weddings! PREVIOUS CLIENTS Nouveau Lounge are an experienced collective of musicians who have previously played alongside some of the UK’s top artists including Corrine Bailey Rae, Nelly Furtado, Take That and Paloma Faith. The Marylebone Hotel London One Belgravia Banham Royal Ascot Park Plaza Hotel Campus London Waddesdon Manor Syon House Barrington Hall Froyle Park Hilton Hotels The Marlbourough Hotel

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Modern Swing Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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George N
2 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

They were just great! Some brilliant impromptu MC-ing for our cake cutting and first dance, for which we were very grateful, helped the day go smoothly. All their songs were real floor-fillers and they got everyone up dancing. Couldn’t have asked for anything better, just brilliant! Thank you so much - George and Alice

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Ashley B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

They brought such class to our wedding. Our guests were so complimentary about Nouveau Lounge. I couldn't have asked for a better band for such an important day. Musically they are all very talented and in sync with one another. Thank you so much

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Caroline P
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Jonathan as a duo - double bassist and piano for our wedding drinks reception and it was an absolute pleasure. Jonathan communicated throughout, highly organised and more importantly the set list and music was amazing and exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for helping make our wedding special

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Gemma B
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

When I met Jonathan on the day, he was polite and very professional. They arrived promptly and we discussed the evening and how the client would like it to go. They were so flexible with discussing the timings especially as my client changed the brief slightly but they were more than happy to accommodate. Having this can do attitude not only makes my job as an event organiser so much easier but also helps the client relax and know that they are in good hands. The group entertained the party during dinner and certainly set the mood and got people into the Christmas spirit - this was a MUST. Thank you again for being so friendly and professional. Would certainly recommend.

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The H
7 years ago

When I met Jonathan on the day, he was polite and very professional. They arrived promptly and we discussed the evening and how the client would like it to go. They were so flexible with discussing the timings especially as my client changed the brief slightly but they were more than happy to accommodate. Having this can do attitude not only makes my job as an event organiser so much easier but also helps the client relax and know that they are in good hands. The group entertained the party during dinner and certainly set the mood and got people into the Christmas spirit - this was a MUST. Thank you again for being so friendly and professional. Would certainly recommend.

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Google C
7 years ago

Absolutely loved working with Nouveau Lounge - they customized their music (which was fantastic!) for our event, were incredibly responsive and an overall pleasure to work with. We've used them before for events and will definitely be using them again! Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful and fun ambiance for our event.

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Modern Swing Band's Song list

No Scrubs (TLC)

Wannabe (Spice Girls)

Put Your Records On (Corrine Bailey Rae)

Saturday Night (Whigfield)

King of the Swingers (Jungle book / Louis Prima)

Havana (Camilla Cabello)

2 Become 1 (Spice Girls)

Wonderwall (Oasis)

Oops I Did It Again (Britney)

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)

One Week (Barenaked ladies)

Nothings too good for my baby (Louis Prima)

Hot n Cold (Katy Perry)

Sexy Back (Justin Timberlake)

Waiting All Night (Rudimental)

I Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd)

Everybody/Milkshake (Backstreet Boys vs Kelis)
Ironic (Alanis Morrisette)
Careless Whisper (George Michael)

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Housten)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)

American Boy (Estelle)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

I Feel For You (Chaka Khan)
Finally (Ce Ce Peniston)

Call Me maybe (Carly Rae Jepson)

What is love? (Haddaway)

Mr. Brightside (The Killers)

I Feel Good (James Brown)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

Don’t Let Go (En Vogue)

Burn (Ellie Goulding)

All About The Bass (Meghan Trainor)

Lovefool (The Cardigans)

Umbrella (Rhianna)
Unwritten
(Natasha Bedingfield)

New Rules (Dua Lipa)
Jazz :
All of Me
Summertime
Why don't you do right
What a wonderful world
Fly me to the moon
Sway
Whatever Lola wants
Amado Mio
Over the rainbow
Moonriver
It don't mean a thing
Cry me a river
L-O-V-E
Cheek to cheek
Making whoppee
At Last
My Baby Just Cares For Me

Cheek to cheek

Summertime
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Anything Goes
What a wonderful world

Fly me to the moon

Sway

Amado Mio

Over the Rainbow

Moonriver

It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing)

Cry me a river

At Last

Perhaps perhaps perhaps
Dream a little dream
My funny Valentine

Paper Moon

Sway

Don't Know Why

Lullaby of Birdland

Girl From Ipanema

Fever

Georgia on my
Mind
Cry Me a River

East of the Sun
Easy Listening:
Don’t Know Why

Can't Take My Eyes off of You

Isn't She Lovely
Son of A Preacher Man
You've got A Friend
Christmas:
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Ella Fitzgerald)

Winter Wonderland (Ella Fitzgerald)

Sleigh Ride (Ella Fitzgerald)

Let It Snow (Ella Fitzgerald)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Ella Fitzgerald)
Jingle Bells (our own arrangement)
2 Become 1 (Spice Girls)

The Christmas Song

Last Christmas

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

Santa Baby

Auld Lang Syne

Modern Swing Band's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Packages
5 piece band5 musicians
Lead vocals, piano, double bass, drums, saxophone/clarinet.
£3450
6 piece band6 musicians
Lead vocals, piano, double bass, drums, saxophone/clarinet and trumpet.
£4200
7 piece band 7 musicians
2 singers, piano, double bass, drums, saxophone and trumpet Dedicated sound and lighting engineer.
£6600
8 piece band8 musicians
2 singers, piano, double bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet and trombone
£7240
9 piece band9 musicians
2 singers, with 4 piece horn section (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone/clarinet, trumpet, trombone), piano, double bass and drums.
£8250
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients say: "We've never known entertainment like it" "Very easy to work with" "Modern Swing Band were EPIC" "what a talented bunch!" "Amanda was a joy to deal with" "Played some great, jazzy covers of classics"

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Marylebone Hotel London One Belgravia Banham Royal Ascot Park Plaza Hotel Waddesdon Manor Syon House Barrington Hall Froyle Park Hilton Hotels The Marlbourough Hotel

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Post Modern Jukebox, Eve St.Jones, Ella Fitzgerald.

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

We've performed at some wonderful private parties including a castle in Scotland. Corporate clients including The Gherkin, Protectline, Banham, Spy Alarms.

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

5 piece: Vocals, Piano, Double Bass, Drums, Sax/Clarinet 6 piece: Vocalist, Piano, D.Bass, Drums, Sax/Clarinet & Trumpet 7 piece: 2 Vocalists, Piano, D.Bass, Drums, Sax/Clarinet & Trumpet 8 piece: 2 Vocalists, Piano, D.Bass,, Drums, Sax/Clarinet, Trumpet & Trombone 9 piece: 2 Vocalists, Piano, D.Bass,, Drums, Tenor Sax/Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet & Trombone.

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

If you require an earlier arrival, or later finish than what we we have agreed on, there is an hourly charge

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

Yes, this is free of charge (ipod background music). If you require a professional DJ, this is £125 per hour.

How much time do you need to set up?

90mins to set up and soundcheck a 5 piece. 2 hours for up to 9 piece.

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

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 make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting is included in your quote. We use our in house PA and lighting for our 5 and 6 piece lineups. The piece band requires a bigger PA setup and soundman to manage the sound on the event to make sure everything runs smoothly. We require 5 x 3metres for the 5 piece and a minimum of 7 x 4 metres for the 9 piece band.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £60 to have this arranged, the band will be happy to play this for you.
Musicianship
Genres:
Postmodern jukebox jazz, Jazz, Pop, Covers, Vintage
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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