The Swing Thing
London Based Swing & Pop Band

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Are you looking for some swing or jazz music for your wedding event but want to hear songs you and your guests all know? The Swing Thing are the band for you. They offer a selection of modern songs, with a vintage twist.


Made up of 4 excellent London based musicians, The Swing Thing, offer a line-up of double bass, drums, electric guitar and female vocals. They can tailor sets to suit your needs and so can play chilled out background music or upbeat music to keep your guests dancing from the beginning to the end of their sets! They can also offer an arrangement of your favourite song, be it a first dance for weddings or a special song for your birthday!


Four, five and six bands available with the addition of brass or keys. Check the mp3's under the music tab for the bigger line-ups.

London Based Band

The band is made up of professional musicians who have played at the top venues around the UK such as; Ronnie Scott’s, The Forum, The Jazz Café and with some of the world’s leading musicians.


Each member of the band has their own transportation and is able to take their own gear to events so if you are having a party or wedding outside of London let us know a location and we can organise a quote with travel.


As the band are based in London they are ideally located for weddings and events in Cambridge, Essex, Kent, Oxford, and Surrey.

The Swing Thing arrange modern pop tunes into many different styles, including; jazz, samba, country, funk and flamenco. They cover many “classics” by many artists in their sets.


A typical set might look like this:

  • Ain’t Got No, I Got Life ­- Nina Simone
  • Born To Hand Jive ­- Sha Na Na
  • Chapel of Love ­- The Dixiecups
  • Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme
  • Lady Madonna ­- The Beatles
  • Love Machine ­- Girls Aloud
  • Shout ­- Lulu
  • Suit & Tie ­- Justin Timberlake
  • Take Me Out -­ Franz Ferdinand
  • Tarantula ­- Pendulum
  • The Nights ­- Avicci
  • The Outside ­- Calvin Harris
  • Hopelessly Devoted To You ­- Olivia Newton­-John
  • Dad’s Army Theme
  • Only Fools & Horses Theme
  • Tutti Frutti ­- Little Richard
  • Lipstick On Your Collar ­- Connie Francis
  • Hound Dog ­- Elvis
  • 5, 6, 7, 8 ­- Steps
  • I Feel Good ­- James Brown
  • Johnny B. Goode ­- Chuck Berry
  • Boom Boom, Shake The Room ­- Will Smith
  • Getting’ Jiggy With It ­- Will Smith
  • Licking Stick -­ James Brown
  • America -­ Razorlight
  • Have a Nice Day ­- Stereophonics
  • Indian Summer -­ Stereophonics
  • Summer of 69 ­- Bryan Adams
  • Hit The Road Jack -­ Ray Charles
  • Mess around ­- Ray Charles
  • I want to Know What Love Is ­- Foreigner
  • Make You Feel My Love ­- Adele
  • At Last -­ Etta James
  • Beauty School Dropout -­ Grease
  • Grease Lightning
  • Rock and Roll Party Queen ­- Louis St Louis
  • Higher and Higher ­- Jackie Wilson
  • Please, Please, Please ­- James Brown
  • Locomotion ­- Little Elsa
  • The Hop ­- Danny and the Juniors
  • Get Lucky ­- Daft Punk
  • Happy ­- Pharrell Williams

The band can also perform many Gershwin and Cole Porter jazz standards, such as; Body and Soul, Summertime, Have You Met Miss Jones and Embracable You. They are also able to take requests and provide a different arrangement of your favourite song. They limit it to 3 song choices per booking and the band must have adequate notice of about two weeks before the day of the event.


The band also do an array of Christmas songs perfect for December bookings.

- Tainted Love

- Summertime

- Sing It Back

- Got The Love

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