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About Swing The Bridge
FOR ALL AGES AND EVERY OCCASION! We are a CEILIDH (or BARN DANCE BAND). English country dancing with ZEST!!!!! We sing too!
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This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk
Swing The Bridge's Song list
Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands Richard Thompson
Blue River Hank Sable
You Ain't Going Nowhere Bob Dylan
Where The Sunset Meets The Sea Martin Young
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Our clients love the energy and laughter we bring to their occasion. We not only pay careful attention to the music and the choice of dances but we also walk the dancers through the dances with humour to put them at their ease. This is much appreciated by our clients as demonstrated by our reviews .
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
We have performed in the Mirror Tent at Canterbury Festival, The Pavilion at Broadstairs Folk Week and Tenterden Club at Tenterden Folk Festival. Also for private functions in many wedding venues and village halls.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Albion Band, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling and Bob Dylan.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Canterbury Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week
Can you perform covers?
Yes, no problem. We are a folk band and, as such, we perform folk songs both traditional and contemporary in addition to the traditional Ceilidh music. If we don't already know it we are willing to learn two songs of your choice.
Do you have different line-up options?
We are a 5 piece folk-rock and ceilidh band with Guitar/Caller, Accordion, Violin, Bass Guitar and Drums. However we can operate as a duo or a trio according to your budget.
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?
Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.
How much time do you need to set up?
We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!
Do you provide a caller?
Yes we do! We have a fantastic caller as part of our Ceilidh band.
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) included in your quote?
Our PA and lighting 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.
Swing The Bridge's Prices
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|Up to 1 hour||£1000|
|Up to 2 hours||£1187.50|
|Up to 3 hours||£1500|
Swing The Bridge
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