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The Numbers Racket is a high energy, six-piece jive and swing band playing classic and modern tunes.
Swing & Jive band
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The Numbers Racket is a professional 7-piece swing, jazz, jump jive and blues band. We have many years experience of providing high quality live music for all sorts of events. We put on a great show, featuring a powerful horn section, a female singer and we dress in vintage zoot suits, art deco ties and wing tip shoes. Our set includes swing classics by the likes of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Glen Miller, Nina Simone and more, and also comes right up to date with neo-swing numbers and some surprise covers of modern pop songs and TV theme tunes. This band is about making your celebration go with a bang, and we’re guaranteed to get people dancing and singing along. We aim to give you and your guests a fabulous time with our high-energy performance. You can be assured that we listen to people, and always do our best to accommodate your requirements. We’re very flexible about what you need and when you want us to play. There’s no fuss, just professionalism. We aim to give you peace of mind, so you can enjoy the event and let us do the entertaining.

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Jazz, Swing, Rock 'n' Roll, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Numbers Racket Swing Band's Song list

The Numbers Racket Swing Band – Repertoire List 2018
Big Bad Handsome Man – Imelda May
Crazy In Love – Beyonce (swing version)
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
Exs and Ohs – Elle King
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fine And Mellow – Billy Holliday
Flip, Flop and Fly - Big Joe Turner
Go Daddy O - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Good Rockin’ Daddy – Etta James
Hit That Jive Jack – Nat “King” Cole
I’m Lost Without You – Memphis Slim
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Ella Fitzgerald
Inside Out – Imelda May
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing – Duke Ellington
Juice Head Blues – Jools Holland and Sam Brown
Jump, Jive and Wail – Louis Prima
Jumpin’ From Six Til Six – Jimmy Wilson
Knicker Bocker Rocker – Doug James and Sax Gordon
Let’s Shout (Baby Workout) – Jackie Wilson/Colin James
Liquor Store – Devil Doll
Looking For My Baby - Original
Love That Man – Caro Emerald
Mellow Saxophone – Roy Montrell/Brian Setzer
Mr. Zoot Suit – The Flying Neutrinos
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Pennsylvania 6500 – Glenn Miller/Brian Setzer
Perdido – Duke Ellington
Reet Petit – Jackie Wilson
Rip It Up – Little Richard
Rocket To The Moon – Colin James
Safronia B – Calvin Boze, Manhattan Transfer
Shaking All Over – Johnny Kidd And The Pirate/Wanda Jackson with Jack White
Stormy Weather – Royal Crown Revue, Judy Garland, etc
The Walking Blues - Fluffy Hunter, The Jesse Powell Orchestra
Toxic – Britney Spears
Yeah Yeah Yeah – Louis Prima
You Got Me Reelin’ And Rockin’ – Roy Milton
You And Me And The Bottle Makes Three - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Short surprises:
In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Pick Up The Pieces – The Average White Band
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
The Ace of Spades – Motorhead
The James Bond Theme – John Barry
Christmas Tunes:
Jingle Bells
Run Rudolph Run
Winter Wonderland
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The Numbers Racket Swing Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Ben P
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant. Swift to respond to emails/texts, very accomodating to our needs, friendly, minimally intrusive on the day when setting up and most importantly the music was fantastic. These guys are an accomodating group and at very reasonable price. All our guest were full of praise. We would gladly have paid a higher rate for their performance. Thank you very the numbers racket swing band!

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Phil C
9 years ago

I would recommend The Numbers Racket Swing Band. Very nice to have a band who do not feel the need to push the volume knob to maximum! Their performance was superb!

Stuart C
9 years ago

They were great, really good upbeat party music, and very professional. Lots of people commented on how good they were. A great success! Thank you. 10/10!

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