The London Swing & Soul Band is probably the UK’s most eclectic party band offering everything from mellow Jazz to uptempo soul, funk & rock
Daniel and his band were excellent. Brilliant musicians who gauged the mood of the party just right. They were extremely pleasant, helpful and very accommodating . My guests and I thought they were brilliant. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
The London Swing and Soul Band is possibly the most eclectic, interactive, international and soulful collective of musicians imaginable. Their guest singers include the best of London soul talent, as well as a Bandleader who sings in 9 languages. Its outstanding brass section is now well-known for bringing together the hottest players that perform at the UK’s finest Jazz venues and festivals, as well as alongside international celebrities such as Beyonce, Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers. Offering a full personalised entertainment service in sound management, disco lighting, DJing, request taking and leading the ambiance from mellow jazz to the hottest dance-floor hits, The London Swing and Soul Band is unrivalled in its ability to help manage your wedding or special event from end-to-end – the way YOU want it! Founded by bandleaders Daniel Benisty and Jordan Brown who started playing together as a bass/piano/vocal duo 10 years ago and who remain the core of the band, the band gradually expanded to trio, 4pc, 5pc up to 12 piece. The first spark towards becoming a fully fledged cross genre function band blending electric and eclectic entertainment was the addition of multi-skilled guitarist / singer / entertainer / improviser / rapper, Matt Smith. After the addition of Matt, the band gradually started inviting a variety of brass players and guest singers to compliment the sound. Jordan and Daniel remain very flexible and still perform in duo or trio form, but now, most commonly as a 6 or 7 piece band. Many of the band’s musicians also sing (Daniel – Keys, Matt – Guitar, Jordan – Bass, George – Trombone) and to compliment the vocals, the band often invites guest singers that the musicians have met at the countless stages they have shared up and down the country. To their credit, the The London Swing and Soul Band musicians and singers have played at a huge variety of stages, festivals and venues all around the country – including Bestival, Glastonbury, Hippodrome Leicester Square, Ronnie Scott’s, Vortex, 606 and Pizza Express Soho. The Band are currently preferred supplier for weddings and special events at Heythrop Park, Westfield and The RAC Club. The London Swing and Soul Band prides itself on being perhaps the country’s most flexible, eclectic and varied function bands available. With the choice of a variety of singers and instruments and music in a dozen styles (swing, soul, jazz, reggae, latin, pop, rock, blues, RnB, motown, disco, funk), the London Swing and Soul Band is the perfect choice to wow your guests with variety and rhythm change all night long … An Ideal Choice for a Wedding Band, The London Swing and Soul Band provides an end-to-end service from the use of microphones for speeches to background music, to special requests, ceremony music if required, to first dance, to dinner jazz to the most upbeat hard-hitting dance music, as well as lights, DJ and Disco to keep things going to past midnight. INFLUENCES Influences and Favourites include: James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Adele, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke, Edith Piaf, Radiohead, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Isaac Hayes, Percy Sledge, Muse, Smiths, A-Ha, Puccini, Neil Diamond, Marvin Gaye, Tom Jones, James Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, Dr John, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Nirvana, Aretha Franklin, Jacques Brel, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Yasmin Levy, Smashing Pumpkins, Buena Vista Social Club, Ofra Haza, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin and last but not least The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.
SWING / LATIN Cheek to Cheek Sway Besame Mucho Cuando Fly me to the moon Tu vuo fa l'americano Mambo Italiano My Baby Just Cares for me Lady is a Tramp Via Con Me Mas Que Nada Puttin on the Ritz Charleston There will never be another you Quizas Witchcraft La Bamba Wave All of Me (jazz) O sole Mio / Its Now or Never Moondance Come fly with me Ive got you under my skin New York SOUL / FUNK / MOTOWN I got you I feel good Sex Machine We are Family I will survive Superstition Kiss Never too much Proud Mary Respect I wish Lady Marmalade Signed, Sealed, Delivered Good Times Le Freak All Night Long For once in my life I want you back Staying Alive Dancing Queen Long Train Running Play that Funky Music Rock with you Lets Get it On Let's Stay Together Valerie Uptown Funk Happy Blurred Lines Treasure Moves Like Jagger Forget you Cry me a river Like I love you Don't you worry child Please don't stop the music Locked out of Heaven Paparazzi Just the way you are Crazy Mercy Back to Black We found love Get Lucky Rolling in the Deep Marry you Thinking out loud Aint Nobody Billie Jean ROCK / POP / 80s Our House Johnny Be Goode November Rain Paradise City Photograph Jailhouse Rock Take on Me Lets Dance Blue Suede Shoes Sex is on Fire Rockstar Use Somebody Suspicious Minds Hotel California Picking up the Pieces New York Mustang Sally Summer of 69 Mr Brightside Gold Crazy Little Thing Called Love Sweet Home Alabama Mustang Sally Hit the Road Jack Wonderwall Seven Nation Army Ashes to Ashes Living on a Prayer Twist and Shout Paradise City Brown eyed Girl Cant take my eyes off you Yellow Clocks Speed of Sound Stand by me Sunny Afternoon Come on Eileen Daydream Believer Everybody wants to rule the world It must be love
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