Samurais of Swing


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Brighton based, Samurais of Swing, started out as a busking street band with 2 rules - no rehearsals, no set lists! Now they are performing all over the world with hugely successful tours of Istanbul, Germany, Sweden and Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland, France and Holland. They play weddings, festivals, clubs and parties busking as they go from show to show. This busking band mix the sounds of 30s parisian swing with New Orleans and are sure to entertain and delight any crowd of any age. They come as a trio, a 5-piece or all the way up to a nine piece including a beautiful female vocal trio. They are a truly flexible and dynamic, vintage style band perfect for any occasion.

Great musicians

The trio consists of alto saxophone, acoustic guitar and tuba and can can create a perfect combination of gypsy swing rhythm with dirty horn jazz. The band use 3 part vocal harmonies to complete their stunning sound. The whole sound is greater than the some of the parts due to the synergy created by three excellent musicians. Audiences really get into and love the full Samurai sound.

The full big band includes double bass, trumpet, female vocal trio and can also include drums and percussion.

The line-up choice is up to you. Whether you are looking for a busking band to entertain your guests or maybe a full big band to get everyone up dancing and singing then look no further.

Dancing, Shouting, Smiling

This band are unlike any other jazz band. This is dancing, shouting, smiling gypsy swing at it's finest. It is raw and passionate. Music at the highest most entertaining level. If you want your guests to have an absolute riot then hire Samurais of Swing as the band for your event.

  • King of the Swingers
  • When You're Smiling
  • Oh, Marie
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Five Feet Two
  • Exactly like you
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • Minor Swing
  • Nagasaki
  • South Of France (Magic Number Orig.)
  • Trust In Me
  • Nature Boy
  • Sweet Sue
  • Russian Lullaby
  • Dear Old Southland
  • Besame Mucho
  • It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
  • The Old Man of The Mountain
  • Blue Drag
  • Caravan
  • After You've Gone
  • I've Found A New Baby
  • Les Yeux Noir
  • St. James' Infirmary
  • Miserlou
  • Four or Five Times
  • Love Me or Leave Me
  • Swing Brother Swing
  • Chinatown
  • Tiger Rag
  • Cement Mixer
  • Sugar
  • Buck Dance Rhythm
  • Hungaria
  • Peanut Vendor
  • Dunkin' Bagels
  • Putting On The Ritz
  • Minor Blues
  • Lester Leaps In
  • Here Comes The Bride
  • Happy Birthday (swing version)
  • Billie’s Bounce
  • Three Blind Mice (Original tune)
  • Jada
  • Rosetta

A swing band that thrive off each other’s personalities and playing styles … are a joy to watch and listen to - they really do ‘sing you into swoonage’ -

Thanks so much for your wonderful performance at the “Bal des Etoiles”. You are very talented, I am sure we will work again on another beautiful ball! - Princess Catherine Colonna di Stigliano

- King of The Swingers

- 3 Blind Mice

- South France

- Ja Da

- Bei Meir

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  1. […] The Samurais of Swing – This Gypsy Jazz style busking band really evoke that fun festival feel, with just a hint of that old fashioned style. […]

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