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Swing Kings

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An ultra-hip, swinging band from the buzzing North West jazz scene! Creating a unique new twist on jazz standards and modern classics!
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The Swing Kings are a 3/4/5 piece jazz band. The standard line up is Male 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 group 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. The Swing Kings have a wealth of performing experience and have been the first choice for many of the country’s largest clients, including Manchester United, the Royal Exchange, Center Parcs, the Royal Society, Berkeley Hotel, Radisson Hotel, Canary Wharf and the NEC Birmingham.

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1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1930s era music, Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Blues, 1960s era music
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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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Swing Kings' 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
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
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
Wichita Lineman - Glenn Campbell
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
Wonderwall - Oasis
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Agua de Beber
Aint Misbehavin
Alice in Wonderland
All Blues
All of You
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
Anything Goes
Around Midnight
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Bags Groove
Baubles, Bangles & Beads
Bernie's Tune
Beautiful Love
Black Coffee
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Body and Soul
But Beautiful
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cantaloupe Island
Can’t Get Started
Cheek to Cheek
Chelsea Bridge
Come Fly with Me
Could It Be You
Cry Me A River
Dancing on the Ceiling
Days Of Wine And Roses
Donna Lee
Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Worry About Me
Dream a Little Dream
Drop Me Off In Harlem
East Of The Sun
Easy Living
Easy To LOve
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Everything Happens To Me
Embraceable You
Exactly Like You
Farmer's Trust
Fascintaing Rhythm
Fine & Dandy
Fine Romance
Fly Me to the Moon
Foggy Day
For All We Know
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Gentle Rain
Georgia on my Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Girl Talk
Groovin High
Have You Met Miss Jones
Honeysuckle Rose
How About You
How Deep Is The Ocean
How High The Moon
How Insensitive
I Can't Get Started
I Could Write A Book
I Got Rhythm
I Love You
I Remember You
I Should Care
I Thought About You
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
I Wish You Love
I'll Remember April
In a Sentimental Mood
Isn’t She Lovely
It Had To Be You
It’s Only A Paper Moon
I've Never Been In Love Before
Just Friends
Just in Time
Just One of Those Things
Killer Joe
Let There Be Love
Let’s Fall In Love
Like Someone In Love
Lover Man
Lullaby Of Birdland
Mack The Knife
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Nature Boy
Night And Day
On Green Dolphin Street
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Pure Imagination
Satin Doll
So What
Softly as a Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Song For My Father
Stella By Starlight
St. Thomas
Stormy Monday
Takin' A Chance On Love
Take the A Train
Take 5
There Is No Greater Love
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?


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

Swing Kings' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£525
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£675
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Swing Kings' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lydia S
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

The four musicians who played for my husband’s birthday party were absolutely superb! They were friendly and accommodating and helped make the evening a really special occasion. Many of the guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the music. Many thanks to them.

Reply from Swing Kings
1 month ago

Thanks Lydia! It was a great to be part of a wonderful evening.

Martyn J
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

They were marvellous and in our mixed age group event their playlist went down well with everyone. Looked and sounded great.

Reply from Swing Kings
3 months ago

Thank you, Martyn. It was a lovely afternoon. All the best, The Swing Kings

Dee S
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had a lovely evening. Everyone said how good they are. Would highly recommend

Reply from Swing Kings
4 months ago

Thank you, Dee. It was a lovely evening. Thanks for making us feel so welcome!! All the best, Ed

Gregg C
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Incredible and friendly band, and were very flexible with the challenging weather conditions! Would recommend to anyone!

Reply from Swing Kings
4 months ago

Many thanks for your lovely words. We had a great time playing for you all :)

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From other customers:

Chris S
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Chester
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5 out of 5

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.

Talib Y
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Leeds
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5 out of 5

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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