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About The Modern Vintage Swing Band

We take great songs and give them a makeover. We can perform in the postmodern style or in a standard party style (or both !!).
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Your guests will be blown away by the creativity and style of the band. Imagine hearing 'Livin' on a prayer' or 'Happy' - done with a vintage style that gets the foot tapping. The musicians really are top class too. The band is made up of session musicians that annually tour with The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tavares, Freda Payne, The Platters, Martha Reeves and The Three Degrees to name but a few. For older guests or fans of the original jazz hits, they also have a huge repertoire of older jazz and swing standards if required. The band is totally flexible and can be hired from a background music duo up to a full blown show with singers and dancers. As well oiled session musicians, the band can also provide a set of standard party dancefloor material later on in the evening if required.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
3rd Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Christmas, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Dubstep, Electro-Swing, Garage, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Italian music, Jewish music, Polynesian music, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Ska, Skiffle
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

500 miles
ain't no sunshine
Ain't not mountain high enough
a little less conversation
achy breaky heart
All of me
Always and forever
Always on my mind
American boy
a nightingale sang in Berkeley square
A thousand years
At last
Autumn leaves
Baker Street
bad moon rising
be my baby
Better together
beyond the sea
bittersweet symphony
Black and Gold
black magic woman
blueberry hill
Blue Christmas
blue moon
blue suede shoes
broken stones
Brown eyed Girl
Cant buy me love
Canon in D (Pachelbels)
cant get you out of my head
cant stop the feeling
Can you feel the love tonight
cant take my eyes off you
cant take that away
Can't help falling in love with you
The christmas song
cooler than me
Chasing cars
Come fly with me
Crazy little thing called love
Dance the night away
dont fence me in
dont stop
Dont worry be happy
Don't know why
Endless love
Empire State of mind
End of the road
Everything I do (I do it for you)
Everybody's free (to feel good)
Fly me to the moon
frosty the snowman
galway girl (steve Earle)
Georgia on my mind
Get lucky
Glasgow love theme
girl from ipanema
goodnight sweetheart goodnight
Hallelujah I love her so
Hard Days night
hard tohandle
have i told you lately
I just havent met you yet
Have you met miss jones
have yourself a merry little xmas
hey laura
Hey ya
Higher and Higher
Ho hey
Hound Dog
How long will I love you
how sweet it is
I love you baby
It must be love
I'm kissing you
I don't want to miss a thing
I'm yours
If I ain't got you
I say a little prayer
I want it that way
I want you back
i wanna b like you
Isn't she lovely
I wish i knew how it would feel to be free
i've got you under my skin
it aint over
it had to be you
it wasnt me
jailhouse rock
jingle bell rock
Just the way you are
king of my castle
lady hear me tonight
lady is a tramp
last nite
Last request
let her go
Let It Snow
lets stay together
let there be love
little ole wine drinker
long tall sally
long train running
Love is all around
Love on top
Your Love gets sweeter every day
lovely day
love never felt so good
Make you feel my love
Marry you
Marry me
Million love songs
Moon river
Moving on up
mr bojangles
Mustang sally
my girl
mysterious girl
Nothing's gonna stop us now
night and day
New York New York
New York State of mind
No diggity
no woman no cry
one for my baby
One day like this
on the street where you live
ordinary people
pencil full of lead
pretty green eyes
Proud mary
Puttin on the ritz
Rappers delight
reet petite
Return of the mack
return to sender
ride wit me
rockin around the xmas tree
route 66
Rule the world
Santa claus is comin to town
Say my name
seven days
seven nation army
She said
show me love
Signed sealed delivered
sing it back
Sit down
somewhere over the rainbow
stand by me
straighten up and fly right
Stuck in the middle
suit and tie
Sunday morning
Sweet caroline
Sweet home alabama
sweet home chicago
thats amore
these are the days
The snake
The way you look tonight
The way you make me feel
The wonder of you
Thinking out loud
this is how we do it
thong song
three little birds
tocas miracle
twistin the night away
U dont know me
Until you come back to me
uptown funk
Use somebody
what a difference
what'd i say
what is love
white christmas
When you say nothing at all
Winter wonderland
Wonderful world
Wonderful tonight
You do something to me
You make me feel so young
You are the best thing
Your song
Youve got the love
youre still the one


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1150
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1400


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Gregory K, 1 year ago

The band were incredible - they were very flexible to our changing needs on the evening and got everyone up and dancing most of the night. The music they played was amazing. I would highly recommend them to anyone who was looking for a versatile band for any event.

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Alison I, 1 year ago

exceptional - we had a brilliant evening and The Modern Swing Band made it happen! Really flexible and went with the flow - thank you Craig and your team.

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Patricia D, 1 year ago

It was a pleasure to do business with Craig. He was so attentive to detail . Nothing was too much trouble. Communication was first class. Our phone calls and text messages were answered immediately . This made for a wonderful evening's reception for our wedding celebrations. Everyone remarked how good the band were. We would recommend the Modern Vintage Swing Band to everyone without hesitation. We would definitely book them again should the occasion arise.

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Jessica W, 1 year ago

Fantastic music!! Exactly what we wanted. Friendly and communicative throughout the process! Made the day for me!

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Carol D, 3 years ago

I booked Craig to play at our wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast as well as him and the band for our reception It could not have gone any better. Craig was amazing as were the band. Everyone had a fabulous time He was easy to work with and very accommodating also very reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to recommend Craig and his band.

Phil 2, 6 years ago

Amazing band, very accommodating and helpful throughout the process.

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