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The Night and Day Collective

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Jazz&Swing ~ based in Portsmouth&London.Bringing Swinging Jazz to 400+ parties & weddings all over 🇬🇧🍸 Happy to travel!
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Duo/Band Performing Swing and Jazz hits from the 1920s onwards! One of the UK's most experienced jazz groups, with over 400-500 performances to-date "on land" and three 2-month cruise contracts (playing 3 sets every night!) under our belt. We are husband and wife duo Laura & Andy – UK based musicians, specialising in performing elegant, atmospheric music to complement your event, night or day! As the core of the Collective, we form a duo of Vocals/Drums & Guitar, though we can expand our line up to feature a selection of other instruments, courtesy of our roster of professional members. We can create the perfect ambience for your event, whether you’re after some elegant background atmosphere or would rather have a relaxed dance whilst swinging the night away. We’ve extensive experience of performing for Weddings, Drinks Receptions & Corporate events, as well as working internationally for luxury cruise ships and hotels. Our repertoire is carefully selected from a variety of songs to suit your event - we're just as happy evoking the romantic, glamorous style of an ‘Old Hollywood’ / Gatsby party as we are helping you enjoy a cocktail to some live lounge style vibes! Have a look at our ‘Repertoire’ page for more details, and get in touch for a bespoke quote best suited to you! Highlights from our swinging repertoire include music made famous by: Frank Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald/Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong/Peggy Lee/Django Reinhardt and many more! Expect to hear well loved tunes such as: Take 5 Dream a Little Dream of Me I've Got You Under My Skin La Vie En Rose I Get A Kick Out of You Summertime All Of Me The Charleston Previous clients from over a decade of gigging include: • Dave TV • The Four Seasons Hotel • Dara O’Briain • Somerset House • Princess Cruises • The National Trust • English Heritage • The Ritz Hotel • John Lewis • The Ivy • The Goodwood Revival • The New Theatre Royal (Portsmouth • Gunwharf Quays • Rendevous Casinos and 100s of weddings/private parties since 2016. We can also provide 'roaming entertainment' ideal for garden parties and crowd mingling.

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Jazz, Dixieland
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

We’ve hundreds of jazz, soul & swing standards in our repertoire – please get in touch for a full list. Requests happily taken!
Most Requested Bridal Entrance/First Dance/Romantic:
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
I Can Tell That We Are Going To Be Friends – The White Stripes
Moon River – From the movie 'Breakfast at Tiffanys'
A Thousand Years – From the movie 'Twilight'
It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra
At Last – Etta James
Can't Help Falling in Love – Elvis
Dance Me To The End of Love – Madeleine Peyroux
Come Away With Me – Nora Jones
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
City of Stars – From the movie 'La La Land'
That's Amore – Dean Martin
It Must Be Love - Madness
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
Popular Jazz/Swing
Take The A Train – Duke Ellington
Putting On The Ritz – Fred Astaire
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Blue Moon – Billie Holiday
They Can't Take That Away From Me – Louis Armstrong
Alright Okay You Win– Peggy Lee
C'est Ci Bon – Dean Martin
The Tender Trap – Frank Sinatra
Sing Sing Sing – Benny Goodman
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
The Charleston – Trad Jazz
Hello Dolly – Louis Armstrong
The Nearness Of You – Louis Armstrong
I'll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday
Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing – Duke Ellington
I've Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
That Old Black Magic – Louis Prima
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – Ella Fitzgerald
Mack The Knife – Louis Armstrong
As Time Goes By – Frank Sinatra
Cheek To Cheek – Louis Armstrong
Why Don't You Do Right? - Peggy Lee
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Ella Fitzgerald
Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway
Embraceable You – Ella Fitzgerald
Dream A Little Dream – Ella Fitzgerald
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
I'll See You In My Dreams – Doris Day
Let's Face The Music and Dance – Fred Astaire
Sentimental Journey – Peggy Lee
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Kiss – Prince
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Ain't Nobody – Chaka Khan
You Got The Love – Florence and The Machine
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
I Want You Back! - Jackson 5
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
You Can't Hurry Love – The Supremes
Stand By Me – Ben E King
When Doves Cry – Prince
My Guy – Mary Wells
Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman – Carole King
My Girl – The Temptations
Mambo Italiano
Nature Boy
Green Eyes
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Summer Samba
Tea For Two
Miami Beach Rumba
Oya ComO Va
Besame Mucho
Black Orpheus
One Note Samba
Girl From Ipanema
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Many clients have told us how they love that they can book a jazz band that is happy to play some pop tunes as well for other guests at their event who may come over with the odd request for a Beatles song! We have also been complimented on how big our sound is for such a small band - especially when performing as a duo.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've performed at many prestigious venues including Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, The Royal Academy of Arts, Wembley Stadium Members Club, Google Campus, Hippodrome Casino, The Ivy Chelsea, Claridges, The Ned (Soho House), The Ritz, The V & A Museum, Somerset House, Goodwood Festival, The Four Seasons, University Of London, Princess Cruises Residencies

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Louis Armstrong, Blossom Dearie, Ella Fitzgerald, Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Charlie Christian, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Sringfield, David Bowie

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Most likely playing for the FA Cup Quarter finals at Wembley Stadium! It was amazing performing in such a famous venue and although we didn't get to play on the pitch itself (we were in the members club) we did get to watch some of the game and hear the atmosphere of 80,000 people which was quite impressive!

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

Yes! Laura is our singing drummer and her and her husband Andy (our guitarist) form the core duo who are on every gig.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our core duo of Drums/Guitar will be on every gig (unless you specifically request a sax/guitar duo or similar). We then have the option to add Sax/Clarinet or Double Bass in any combination you desire!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We aim to be as flexible as possible so this is usually no problem. Please let us know as soon as possible though, as this may affect other bookings that one or all of us are committed to.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We can provide suitable background music played from our iPod (or yours if desired!) through our speakers during breaks.

How much time do you need to set up?

We are usually set up in under half an hour, though we like to make sure we arrive at least an hour prior to performance to get set up. We're flexible on this, so let us know if you need to get to you early so as not to interrupt an earlier part of your event (A small charge may apply if you need us to arrive many hours in advance though)

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

Absolutely! We like to have an idea of the songs we play beforehand and then react to the room based on our extensive experience, but we are more than happy to take on board any requests you have from our setlist.

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

We provide all amplification and PA equipment suitable for events of up to around 150 people. The space we need varies from one line up to another but we would advise around 3m x 4m as a rough guide. We have some simple lighting available but we advise you to discuss this with us beforehand if you are likely to have a dark space.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a special request then let us know! We may already know it from our many years of gigging, but if we don't we'll be happy to learn it for you! All we ask is for you to cover a small fee of £30 towards the rehearsal time etc.


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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£480
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£720


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From Encore customers:

Declan H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

It was an absolute pleasure to have The Night and Day Collective perform at our wedding reception. I've since had multiple rave reviews from our guests on their performance throughout the evening, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an experienced jazz group!

Rob B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Laura and her guitarist were amazing at our wedding. Turned up on time, very discreet setting up and played a beautiful 2hr set of background music, with a lovely mix of jazz and other classics. Thank you so much, it really made our day even more special!

Dan I
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

The band were perfect for our Garden Party. Very professional and created just the right mood for the afternoon. They arrived in great time to set up. I was only able to hear them for a short while before rushing off, but have heard nothing but positive things from our guests. I have no hesitation in recommending them!

Rosemary G
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for your wonderful playing at our wedding, it was just what we wanted and more! Our guests loved dancing to your music and we had so many comments about how great the band was. Hope to hear you again sometime soon!

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Kristan P
3 years ago, for a Private event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Such a professional, friendly and approachable band. Great communication and more importantly sound great! They've really got their style nailed. Would highly, highly recommend.

Alexis J
4 years ago, for a Private event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Wednesday; you were fantastic and our guests loved you! We really appreciate the support and hopefully we’ll have a bigger budget for entertainment next year so we can have all three of you

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