Under the influence of prohibition-era speakeasies, this inspired 5 piece plays a delightful mix of 1920s and 30s hot jazz and swing.
Imbued with a joyful exuberance, David McTea and the Swinging Magpies perform an intoxicating blend of period jazz standards and original material, lovingly crafted in the vintage style. The band comprises: David McTea (vocals/baritone guitar) Lucinda Dunne (clarinet) Vicky Cowles (bassoon) Gregory Madge (guitar) Caroline Scott (percussion) Bringing an authentic jazz feel to any occasion, David McTea and the Swinging Magpies are available for public and private bookings, providing stylish live music and effortless sophistication to all manner of events; from weddings to corporate shindigs and private parties. David is also a swing and jazz dancer, and is always more than happy to provide a friendly and fun dance lesson to break the ice and get your night off to a swinging start.
Ain't Misbehavin' Baby Won’t You Please Come Home Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me Call Of The Freaks Christopher Columbus (A Rhythm Cocktail) Dinah Fat And Greasy Get Happy Honeysuckle Rose I Got Rhythm I Like Pie, I Like Cake I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter In The Mood It Don’t Mean A Thing Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho) Jumping At The Woodside Just A Gigolo La Cumparsita My Very Good Friend The Milkman Royal Garden Blues Shake That Thing Sing, Sing, Sing T’Ain’t What You Do Tea For Two The Charleston The Dipsy Doodle The East St Louis Toodle-oo The Lambeth Walk The Old Man Of The Mountain Tiger Rag Walkin’ The Dog When I Get Low I Get High When The Saints Go Marching In Your Feet’s Too Big Christmas: Baby It’s Cold Outside Deck The Hall Ding Dong, The Bells Are Chiming Swinging Them Jingle Bells New Year's Eve: Auld Lang Syne
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