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What's New?! A vibrant young Jazz band providing for all your swing needs! 8 Piece customisable band for all occasions to give that spark!
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We are a professional 8 piece, customisable Swing band. Playing classic Jazz and modern favourites, providing any combination of Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Male and Female vocals, backed by a fantastic Bass and Drums rhythm section. Providing what you need for your event is our priority, and having studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, we’re well experienced in delivering on your vision, be it a soulful piano vocal duo, a luxurious vocal quintet, or a swinging Instrumental sextet to get everyone up and moving! In 'What's New?!', we've brought together some of the most talented musicians in the Welsh Jazz scene, and we're particularly proud of our members for a number of achievments listed below: Elijah Jeffery and Isla Croll - performing sold out shows at the Dora Stoutzker concert hall in Wales, Nils being named Young Irish Jazz Musician of The Year, and touring and recording his own original music in Europe, and Marcus/Sam's work as a rhythm section playing multiple high profile government events for Parliament, the Irish Consulate, and the Welsh First Minister! Our musicians all enjoy an active career in Jazz in their own right, touring all across the UK and further into Europe, so you can be sure you’re in capable hands. Our repertoire typically consists of artists such as Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Miles Davis just to name a few, or more modern Jazz artists such as Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter and Laufey. We also take requests and can make personalised arrangements of your favourite tunes at no extra cost! We love performing together, and we know you'll love hearing us, so we look forward to bringing some swing to your event soon!

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Rupert M
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Leeds LS16
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5 out of 5

A seriously fantastic band. My Daughter wanted a Jazz band for her wedding, and knowing Sam (band leader), I reached out for her and we couldn't have been happier. They played two sets one whilst people were coming in after the ceremony, and a second set after we'd eaten. The band has great chemistry and worked the room perfectly. Elijah (singer) was so charismatic and really made the whole thing feel so personal and intimate, and a guest favourite was the saxophone. Couldn't be happier, and they made a special day even more memorable!

Finlay O
3 months ago, for a Recording session in Kings Rd Yard
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5 out of 5

My experience working with these musicians as a group has been exceptional. I spent a wonderful day recording these guys on a bleak January afternoon and they brought such a great vibe to the room. They were super easy to work with and very professional. Communication was clear, concise, and they made it very easy for me to do my job! On top of it all, they're fantastic musicians in any array you could want them whether that's as a duo, a trio, quartet, or the full 8 piece band. In full transparency, though the afternoon was bleak, the experience as a whole made it feel as though the sun had come out!

What's New?!'s Song list

All Of Me
Girl From Ipanema
Fly Me To The Moon
Autumn Leaves
Have You Met Miss Jones
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
What A Difference A Day Makes
Sweet Lorraine
Cheek to Cheek
Stars Fell On Alabama
Lullaby Of Birdland
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Ain't Misbehavin'
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
April In Paris
But Not For Me
Stompin' At Savoy
So What
One Note Samba
Yardbird Suite
A Night In Tunisia
My Funny Valentine
Bye Bye Blackbird
If I Were A Bell
Beyond The Sea
When You Wish Upon A Star
You Make Me Feel So Young
I've Got You Under My Skin
A Fine Romance
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Pennies From Heaven
Honeysuckle Rose
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Moon River
Stormy Weather
Old Devil Moon
It's Only A Paper Moon
Blue Bossa
Billie's Bounce
Days of Wine and Roses
I'll Remember April
If I Should Lose You
In A Mellow Tone
On Green Dolphin Street
Satin Doll
Stella By Starlight
Take The A Train
St Thomas
Body And Soul
Straight No Chaser
Blue Monk
Con Alma
Nica's Dream
Whisper Not
My Favourite Things
The SideWinder
Take 5
Watermelon Man
Cantaloupe Island
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Mack The Knife
Many More Standards! We take requests.

What's New?!'s Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£562.50
Up to 3 hours£625


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our singers are very charismatic, and we all have a wonderful chemistry on stage because we get on so well off of the stage!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We're big fans of a lot of Jazz, but a couple classic names are those such as Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis etc... The list could go on and on!

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

We've performed for the Irish Consulate here in Wales, at South Wales Policing events, and for the Welsh Labor Party's centennial.

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

Yes! We are an established band, and so we try to work as such. There are times when people might be ill or have other bookings in advance, and in these cases we'll always let you know, but as professionals, we have 'dep' musicians on standby, which in the case that these things happen who are excellent performers.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! Our lineup is completely customisable, so we can provide whatever band you want. E.G. vocals and guitar or vocals and piano, instrumental groups from trio-sextet, as well as 7 and 8 piece lineups! We can call to discuss this.

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

As long as we know, we'll do everything we can to accommodate your event running smoothly! If this were to incur extra costs, it's our responsibility to be transparent. Most of the time there wouldn't be any issue, but if there were, we pride ourselves on open and clear communication.

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

We can absolutely play music before and between sets, yes!

How much time do you need to set up?

An hour - an hour and a half of set up time is the most ideal which keeps us out of the way of your event!

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

Yes, we know more songs than we could possibly list. If you have requests, we just need to know ahead of time!

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

We don't own lighting equipment, but PA is included in the quote!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes absolutely, your enjoyment is our priority! This can be discussed on a free call to help us know what's needed for your event!
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