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The Antonio Socci Jive & Swing Band

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About The Antonio Socci Jive & Swing Band

Brilliant UK based Jazz, Jive & Swing Band catering for parties, dances, weddings and corporate events.
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Being such a fan of Louis Prima and having played trumpet with The Jive Aces, The Bevin Boys, The Three Belles and The Glamophones it was inevitable that Antonio should form his own band, the Antonio Socci Jive & Swing Band. Recreating some of the fantastic sounds from the 40s & 50s, Antonio can often be found hopping tables with other band members and delighting audiences with his natural charm and sense of fun. The band recently completed a successful residency at Manhattan Suite, Birmingham and perform as a 7, 8 or even 9-piece Jump, Jive and Swing band. Antonio's debut album has been played on over a dozen local BBC Radio stations and on BBC's Elaine Paige on Sunday show. Antonio & the band can provide the full wedding day package, from ceremony music to background dinner music, to the full after dinner Jive & Swing band. Other credits include BBC Songs of Praise, The Big Breakfast and tours of Europe with The Bevin Boys, Rosemary Ashe and The Jive Aces. Corporate clients include events for HSBC, Birmingham City Council, the National Memorial Arboretum, Drayton Manor Park and the IM Group. With years of experience performing in dance bands and jazz bands, Antonio's band can provide the perfect intimate jazz setting with or without vocalists or can recreate the ballroom dance band era with a full band sound. Looking for a 20's themed Gatsby party? We've got you covered here too and will take you back to the roaring twenties! Get in touch for a quote and a chat about how we can make your event even more fun!

The Antonio Socci Jive & Swing Band's Reviews

From customers:

Mr M
7 years ago

Hi Antonio, Many thanks for your great music for my Ball. It made a huge difference to the evening and I think you had a few enquiries that hopefully will get you some more engagements. Please pass on my thanks to Andrew and the rest of the band. Best wishes for further success!

Yvonne S
8 years ago

What a wonderful evening of entertainment! I recommended this talented band for my sister's birthday party and she was over the moon! The variety of songs, the quality of the musicians, excellent vocals made the night literally swing! They were also very professional and polite when setting up and waiting to go on stage. The venue was quite small but that didn't bother them at all. A pleasure to book them. Thank you so much!

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The Antonio Socci Jive & Swing Band's Song list

Come Fly With Me
On The Street Where You Live
Have You Met Miss Jones
That's Amore
All Of Me
Save The Last Dance For Me
I Could Have Danced All Night
The Lady's A Tramp
Around The World
I Wanna Be Loved By You
Too Darn Hot
He's A Tramp
My Funny Valentine
All I Do Is Dream Of You
French Poodle
Hello Dolly
Hello Young Lovers
The More I See You
I Wish You Love
I Love You, Samantha
Quando, Quando, Quando
It Had To Be You
Moon River
Answer Me, My Love
Almost Like Being In Love
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Crazy Rhythm
When You're Smiling
Fools Fall in Love
I'm in the Mood for Love
Buona Sera
Sweet Sixteen
Too Young
I Love Paris
C'est Manifique
La Vie En Rose
Strangers in the Night
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Talking Picture of You
Hello Young Lovers
Zing went the Stings of My Heart
Bill Bailey
How High the Moon
It's Only a Paper Moon
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Home on the Range
When the Saints
Honeysuckle Rose
Music, Music, Music
Midnight in Moscow
For once in my Life
This could be the start of something big
Deed I Do
I Love Paris
Sitting on Top of the World
Bring me Sunshine
My Old Man
Strike up the Band
Bye Bye Blackbird
Hello Dolly
Falling in love with love
Mr Sandman
Yes Sir that’s my Baby
Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Isle of Capri
Lazy days of Summer
Please don't talk about me when I'm gone
Second Hand Rose
Lot of living to do
Somethings gotta give
Sweet Georgia Brown
La vie en Rose
Hasta Manana
My Blue Heaven
But not for me
Who's Sorry now
Mi Lord
Wonderful Day Like Today
It only Happens
Let's face the Music and Dance
I could have Danced all Night
You do something to me
I can't give you anything but love Baby
Help yourself
Black Magic
Ma she's makin eyes at me
Buona Sera
Trudy Fair
Black Eyed Susie
In a Mountain Greenery
There will never be another you
A Fine Romance
Lover come back to me
Crazy Rhythm
I get a kick out of you
Happy days are here again
All I do is dream of you
So what's new
Button up your Overcoat
Change Partners
Arriva Derci Roma
Blue Ridge
C'est Magnifique
If you were the only girl in the World
When your smiling
Bring me Sunshine
Lady is a Tramp

The Antonio Socci Jive & Swing Band's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1875
Up to 2 hours£2125
Up to 3 hours£2625


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Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, 2xVocals. We also can expand the band with 9, 10 and 11 piece options that include Guitar, Sax (II) and Percussion.

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?

Yes we can provide this service for free before our set starts and in the breaks.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

We tend to work with tried and tested set lists that build the enjoyment and atmosphere through your event. However, we're very happy to discuss an set list order with you.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you can not see a song you would like on our list, we may still already know it. If you would like us to learn a song in particular that we do not know we are happy to do this. There will be a small fee of £35 to account for for rehearsal time.
Jazz, Cabaret, Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime, Christmas, Military, Musical theatre, Fanfare, Blues, Easy listening
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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