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Sam And The Swingtones

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About Sam And The Swingtones

Where Swing is King - Sam And The Swingtones, Post Modern Jukebox, Jazz and more.
Vintage jazz band
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Sam and her Swingtones are a group of professional musicians, chosen and selected for their talents for delivering high class musicianship, showmanship and arrangement. If you are a fan of Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox then you are going to love the sound of the Swingtones. Well known songs from the likes of Ray Charles through to Soft Cell have been re imagined, re arranged and put back together with all the flair of the sounds of the 20s ,30s and 40s. If you are looking for a band that will provide a talking point and make an event memorable for years to come then you need look no further. Samantha Johnson is an amazing vocalist whose soft and sultry voice has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Nora Jones. An amazing front woman, she never fails to impress with her heartfelt renditions of familiar songs, sung with such emotion. Maurizio Borgna is an Italian double bassist. The quality of his playing is seldom seen. A serious jazzer who is accomplished and established having played at numerous venues in Kent and London. His ability to get your feet tapping with his solid and complicated bass lines is outstanding. Richard Bennett is a long standing Pianist, having played for celebrities, actors and comedians. He is well known in Norfolk and East Anglia for playing at weddings and intimate house parties. He has a long and healthy list of reviews. This is his first venture into the world of Jazz, his ability to improvise and play thick and emotive chords over the bass and sax is a very satisfying mix. Laurie A'Court is a very experienced and seasoned jazz saxophonist. Switching between Alto and Tenor, the sounds produced by Laurie are sublime. Book Sam and the Swingtones for your event and you will be the talk of your guests.

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Sue B
1 year ago, for a Theatre / Show in Maddermarket Theatre
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Absolutely fabulous show tonight guys. Good luck for the future ❤️

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Sam And The Swingtones' Song list

This was our latest setlist. More are being added all the time.
1. Forget You
2. Don't Wait Too Long
3. Why Don't you do right
4. If I ain't got you
5 Valerie
6. I cant stop now
7. Big Bad Handsome Man
8. No diggity Bbm key change natural
9. Fever
10. Tainted Love
11. 5 10 15
12. I've got to see you again
13. Hound Dog
14. My baby just cares for me
15. Wonderwall
16. Hallelujah
17. Hit the road jack
18. All about the bass
19 Is This Love
20. I cant make you love me
21. Material Girl
22. I made you look
23. Every breath you take
24. Don't know why
25. Every little thing she does is magic

Sam And The Swingtones' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£770
Up to 2 hours£770
Up to 3 hours£1000
Sam and the band in Restaurant5 musicians
An acoustic set with all instruments unplugged
Sam and the band5 musicians
5 top rated musicians Vocals Saxophone Piano/keys Double Bass Drums
Wedding package5 musicians
Pianist for the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and canopes. Full band for the evening
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The smooth, sophisticated sound, the period twist on modern songs, the classy presentation and the fun that is had.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich. The Bell, Marlingford Caister Hall Hotel, Caister Azure Beach, Corton, Suffolk. Later this year - Jazz festival, Swallows Nest, Lowestoft and other venues to be announced.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nora Jones Stevie Wonder Nina Simone Buddy Rich Oscar Peterson

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

The Maddermarket, Norwich. The band have only been in existence for 4 months so there's time yet.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is available in the following formats Vocal Vocal and piano Vocal, Piano and Double Bass Vocal, Piano, Double Bass and Sax Full band with drums

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

No issues, the bookings are for the day with room for last minute changes if required or requested

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

Yes, thats all included

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes

Can you roam around while you perform?

The saxophonist and vocalist can. We're working on how to get the piano, drums and double bass mobile!

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

We will take requests if requested 1 month before the booking

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, just be sure to allow us time to learn
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing
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