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The Old World News

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About The Old World News

The Old World News are a vintage style swing band based in Glasgow. We play songs you know in a lively 1940's jazz style!
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The Old World News have been playing since 2015. We play songs you know in a vintage swing style; imagine 'Toxic' by Britney Spears was written in 1940's Paris! The band have played everywhere from pubs to clubs, to castles and weddings, and the SEC, and also have performed live on STV. For weddings and functions we offer bespoke covers: transforming your favourite tunes into a Parisian Swing Extravaganza! We always go down well and get the party going wherever we play! Here's a testimonial from one satisfied swing fan, Angela Higgins, Asset Manager of Skypark: 'We decided to book The Old World News for our first site launch to market as we needed something quality with a wow for a key audience. What a perfect choice they made. Their clever mix of retro and current is really something special and you can't help but smile whilst the music rolls over you. We loved them and so did our guests. A total HIT!'

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The Old World News 's Reviews

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Selina M
1 year ago, for a Wedding in 67 Bridge St
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5 out of 5

The Old World News- thank you for being the most fabulous swing style wedding band ever!

Sarah D
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Kirknewton EH27 8DA
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5 out of 5

We would be delighted to recommend the Old World News for any wedding. As soon as we got in touch, Ciadhra was incredibly professional in securing our booking and taking our deposit. When we had to reschedule due to Covid it was no problem whatsoever, and the communication has always been excellent. We’ve always felt like the band really just wanted us to have a great time and they were really flexible to make things work for us! On the day itself, the band arrived promptly and their set up was fast and slick. Their music is amazing and the whole room was soon up dancing - there were a lot of calls for “one more tune!” when it was finally time to finish up. They play a great mix of modern and oldies that would please any crowd - couldn’t rate them any higher! Sarah & Dean

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The Old World News 's Song list

Africa- Toto
After You've Gone- Jazz Standard
All About That Bass- Megan Trainor
All Of Me- Jazz Standard
Bad Habits- Ed Sheeran
Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
Bear Necessities- Jungle Book
Breathe- Blu Cantral, Sean Paul
Bye Bye Bye- NSync
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepson
Can't Get You Out Of My Head- Kylie Minogue
Careless Whisper- George Michael
Cheap Thrills- Sia
Come On Over- Christina Aguilera
Common People- Pulp
Crazy- Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love- Beyonce
Cruella DeVille- 101 Dalmations
Dance Monkey- Tones and I
Do You Believe In Love After Love- Cher
Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me- Lawrence
Du Hast- Rammstein
Duality- Slipknot
Faith- George Michael
Get This Party Started- P!nk
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Cindi Lauper
Gloria- Laura Branagan
Heart of Glass- Blondie
Hotel California- The Eagles
I Can't Give You Anything But Love- Jazz Standard
I Don't Feel Like Dancing- The Scissor Sisters
I Just Want To Make Love To You- Etta James
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston
I Want You Back- The Jackson 5
I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
Ignition- R. Kelly
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)- Jazz Standard
It's Raining Men- The Weather Girls
Jolene- Dolly Parton
Just The Two Of Us- Bill Withers
King Of The Swingers (I Wanna Be Like You)- Louis Prima
Kiss- Prince
La Vie En Rose- Jazz Standard
La Vida Loca- Ricky Martin
Lady Marmalade- LaBelle
Last Dance- Donna Summer
Like A Virgin- Madonna
Mad About The Boy- Dinah Washington
Maniac- Michael Sembello
My Babe- Lil Walter
My Baby Just Cares For Me- Nina Simone
Pencil Full of Lead- Paolo Nutini
Proud Mary- Tina Turner
Push The Button- The Sugababes
Rescue Me- Fontella Bass
Roar- Katy Perry
Route 66- Nat King Cole
September- Earth Wind and Fire
Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
Shake It Off- Taylor Swift
Shout- Lulu
Smooth- Santana
Sunshine Of Your Love- Cream
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Sweet Dreams- The Eurythmics
Taking A Chance On Love- Ella Fitzgerald
Teenage Kicks- The Undertones
The Power Of Love- Huey Lewis and The News
The Way You Look Tonight- Jazz Standard
Told You So- Nathan Evans
Toxic- Britney Spears
Umbrella- Rhianna
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Want To Want Me- Jason Durelo
What A Difference A Day Made- Dinah Washington
What Is Love?- Haddaway
Whenever, Wherever- Shakira
Wicked Game- Chris Isaak
Young Hearts Run Free- Candi Statton
You Got A Friend In Me- Toy Story

The Old World News 's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1800
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are high energy and people can't help but get up and dance when we are playing.

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

In the past we have performed for STV.

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

Yes. Should any of our members be unavailable when booking, we will offer you alternatives. If any of us should fall ill last minute, we have highly trained deps who will take over to make sure you still get an excellent band for your event.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our most basic line up is a singer and two guitarists. Then we can include a double bassist, saxophonist and/ or trumpet player after that.

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

We can try and be as flexible as possible, providing there is plenty of communication!

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

We can absolutely do this- if you send us a Spotify playlist in advance, we will happily play it through our PA free of charge. If you'd like to continue playing it through our PA after our final set, then it will be for an additional £100 per hour.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually only need about half an hour to set up and soundcheck, but can be flexible to help in the smooth running of your day!

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

We create our set lists based on what we know people have enjoyed but we are more than happy to chat through what sort of thing you are after and we will include one bespoke vintage cover of a song of your choosing.

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

Our PA system and mic hire is included in the quote. We usually require a space of about 7 feet by 5 to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we include a bespoke vintage cover of a song of your choice in our pricing. If you'd like further requests, there is a £30 charge per song to account for rehearsal time.
Gypsy jazz, Jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Private event, Charity event, Christmas party, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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