Jazz trio

Swing Kings

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About Swing Kings

Jazz trio
Liverpool
Public liability insurance of £10 million
An ultra-hip, swinging trio from the buzzing north-west scene. Creating a unique new twist on jazz standards and classic pop tunes!!

The Swing Kings are a 3 piece jazz trio. The standard line up is Vocals/Keyboard, Double Bass & Drums. From Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley and The Beatles the Swing Kings swingin' arrangements breathe a whole new life into some of the favourite moments in jazz. Jazz has become relevant and cool again to a whole new generation since the advent of the likes of Jamie Cullum and this trio are surfing the same wave keeping alive the jazz flame with a tender passion for the music they love. The band is led by Bobby Stringer an excellent young New York-trained jazz pianist with a sweet soulful voice to match. Bobby has worked as a session keyboard player for The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Candie Payne, Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten) and Colin Vearncombe. He has also performed as guest keyboardist with The Zutons, whilst also having played keyboards with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. He has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and North America. Bobby's appearances include Later with Jools Holland, BBC Radio 2, Jonathan Ross show and Mark Lamarr show. Bobby Stringer is backed by a tight and swinging rhythm section you could only dream about! If you require a larger line up, the Swing Kings can include the addition of Saxophone, Trumpet or Guitar.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1930s era music, Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Blues, 1960s era music
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Types:
Jazz trio, Jazz duo, Modern jazz band, Jazz band, Vintage-themed jazz band, Swing & Jive band, Jazz fusion band
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

All of Me - Frank Sinatra
A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Blue Moon
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
But Not For Me - Chet Baker
Can’t Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
The Charleston / Bang Bang
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Dreaming of You - The Coral
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes - Dean Martin
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
For once in my life - Stevie Wonder
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Golden Lady - Stevie Wonder
Hallelujah, I love Her So - Ray Charles
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Cole Porter
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
I need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
King of the Road - Dean Martin
Kiss - Prince
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Last Night - The Strokes
Little Old Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin
Monkey Man - The Specials
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moon River - Andy Williams
The More I See You - Michael Buble
Mr Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Putting on the Ritz
She Said - Plan B
She’s Electric - Oasis
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Sweet Child O’Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sway - Dean Martin
That's Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
That's Amore - Dean Martin
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Bublé
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
Umbrella - Rihanna
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Your Song - Elton John
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
You’ve got a friend in Me - Randy Newman
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
Wonderwall - Oasis
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Standard line up is a trio of Piano/Vocals with Bass & Drums We have 4, 5 or 6 piece options where we can add trumpet, sax or guitar required. For quieter events, we can even reduce to a duo (piano/vocals plus 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 can play recorded music during breaks only (via iPod)

How much time do you need to set up?

Minimum 30 mins set up time

Can you roam around while you perform?

No

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

Yes - no problem.

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

Our PA and system is included in your quote.

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 £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We play well known jazz, swing and pop classics which clients really love! Our toe-tappin' sets are guaranteed to entertain you and your guests.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've played at hundreds of venues over the years including many of the UK's top hotels and wedding venues. Other venues include Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Formby Hall Golf Club, Manchester Utd, The Royal Exchange, Center Parcs, The Royal Society, Berkeley Hotel, Radisson Hotel, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Stoke FC, Canary Wharf and the NEC Birmingham.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jamie Cullum - Nat King Cole - Kurt Elling - Frank Sinatra - Gregory Porter - Harry Connick Jr - Ray Charles

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£570
Up to 3 hours£640

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Chris S, 8 months ago

The Swing Kings played a fantastic show at our wedding. They fit the mood of the evening perfectly with a wide range of standards, adaptations and a few surprises that had all of our guests, young and old, on the dance floor. They were professional, courteous and I would recommend them to anyone looking for jazz/swing (with a twist) to make their event memorable.

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Talib Y, 1 year ago

The Swing Kings made our evening reception memorable to us and all our guests. Everyone commented how terrific they were and how friendly and supportive they were. They played our requests and we will hold the memories forever. A first class jazz trio.

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