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The Real Swing

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About The Real Swing

We are a small big band that play swing music from the 40's including Glenn Miller and The Ratpack, we also play some Buble songs too.
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The Real Swing is a 12 - 14 piece band for the corporate event scene, playing famous songs from the Rat Pack and other swing greats, the band delivers its music with the modern energy and enthusiasm of Michael Buble to Robbie Williams. Few acts in this genre offer the two options of a live big band experience to the quality of The Real Swing. The Real Swing are an ideal act for dinner/dance, private and corporate functions.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, 1970s era music, Easy listening
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Have you met Miss Jones
Beyond the Sea
Mack the Knife
Luck be a Lady Tonight
Lady is a Tramp
Glenn Miller Medley
Paper Moon
Call me Irresponsible
Aint that a Kick in the Head
Come Fly with Me
Anything Goes
Strangers in the Night
Tender Trap
Mr Bojangles
Feeling Good
Rain on My Parade
Under my Skin
Love for Sale
Cheek to Cheek
A Foggy Day
Fly me to the Moon
Blue Moon
Cry me a River
All of Me
Better be Tonight
Big Bad Leroy Brown
Thats Life
My Way
Save the Last Dance
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Generally the band performs as a 13 piece big band. We can provide a small 5 piece line up and also bring in additional/different musicians to provide a soul/funk/disco addition to the Rat Pack/Swing standard set.

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

The band is flexible within reason, and we will work with clients to provide the right bespoke performance for the needs of the event.

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

iPod/background music is included within the price. A full DJ service can be provided for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

Minimum one hour. Ideally 1.5 hours. As soon as the PA is set up we can start to provide background music.

Can you roam around while you perform?

The lead singer can use a radio microphone in order to mingle with the audience. Otherwise, the band is positioned in one place.

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

Yes. Our set lists are tried and tested, but we will work with you to cater for your requirements.

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

Yes, all included. The set up with band requires a space that is roughly 5 metres wide and 4 metres deep.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn’t included in the set, then we can score it for the band and rehearse it. There is a fee of £50 per song.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1800
Up to 2 hours£2000
Up to 3 hours£2200
Combo10 musicians
In addition to the Swing band we can add additional musicians and provide a soul/funk/disco capability for clients who want an up tempo addition.


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Mike L
4 years ago, for a Private event in London WC2B 5AZ
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5 out of 5

Hi Alan and the Real Swing Band. Thank you for a most magnificent performance you provided for the Linnaean Lodge Ladies Night, 17/03/2018. All I have had from those that attended is very positive high praise of you all. It was a most memorable performance which most certainly made our night. My wife and I look forward to the next opportunity we have to see you again. Best wishes, Mike and Suzie

4 years ago

Absolutely loved it.. what a fantastic day picturesque setting, beer(quite a lot), laughter (lots), great music

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