Nottingham based, seven piece Swing, Jive and Rhythm & Blues band, playing music from the 1920’s to the present day. Our usual set list would include music by a vast range of artists and composers from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, through the 1950’s and 60’s to the present day, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Peggy Lee, Lil Green, Joe McCoy, Benny Goodman, Luis Jordan, Jools Holland, T – Bone Walker, Paloma Faith, Chuck Berry, Caro Emerald, Kings Of Leon and many, many others. The repertoire is continually expanding to incorporate familiar and not so familiar classics to suit all tastes and age groups. Whilst particularly suitable for that special private party, wedding, or corporate function, the band is also more than at home playing to larger crowds at music or beer festivals, garden parties, village fetes and pretty much any other similar, outdoor function. As well as more intimate venues such as music clubs and wine bars.
The band comprises of seven highly experienced musicians who have, collectively, worked in pretty much every area of the music business from musical theatre to cabaret, big bands to brass bands, folk music to heavy metal. It is this collective and diverse experience that comes together to produce the ‘Swing Cocktail’. We are fully self-contained and just require sufficient, appropriately lit space for seven musicians and gear and mains power.
Whether its music to dance to or to sit back and enjoy, the band can provide you with music that spans the musical spectrum and that will appeal to all. The band’s typical sets are packed with high energy Swing and Boogie, plus some slower material for later in the evening perhaps and are guaranteed to bring your guests onto the dance floor and certain to make sure they leave wanting more.
Swing, Jive and Rhytm & Blues
Ain’t Know Sunshine Eva Cassidy
Don’t Know Why Nora Jones
Why Don’t You Do Right Lil Green
Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet
Fly Me To The Moon Julie London
Crazy Willie Nelson
Upside Down Paloma Faith
Tainted Love Imelda May
Careless Whisper Cranberry Flick
It Had To Be You Standard
Shake A Tail Feather Blues Bros.
Lady Is A Tramp Standard
Sex On Fire Tommy T & The BelleTones
Valentine Moon Jools Holland
For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder
Love Letters Alison Moyet
That Man Caro Emerald
Valerie Amy Whinehouse
Old Black Magic Ella Fitzgerald
Bandstand Boogie Les Elgart
A Night In Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie
Jersey Bounce Benny Goodman
Hallelujah I Love her So Ray Charles
Mayhem Imelda May
Dreaming Of You The Coral
Dance with Me Tonight Olly Murs
Route 66 Van Morrison
You Never Can Tell Emmylou Harris
Midnight In Moscow Kenny Ball
Crocodile Rock Elton John
Pick Yourself Up Ella Fitzgerald
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
Who’s Sorry Now Trad.
Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway
Basin Street Blues Trad.
Moon River Neil Richardson
Jumpin’ East Of Java Brian Setzer
Baby It’s Cold Outside Standard
James Last Medley #4 London Orchs.
Blue Moon Standard
Let There Be Love Nat King Cole
Choo Choo Ch’boogie Louis Jordan
A Night Like This Caro Emerald
T – Bone Shuffle T Bone Walker
Tequila The Champs