Swells In Tails

Swells In Tails

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Location Manchester
Starting from £1922
3 Reviews

1920s musical fun and frolics from four splendidly spiffing chaps who know how to entertain.

  • Highlights
  • Have performed for the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Pre-programmed background music provided between live sets
  • Add 2 to 4 flapper girls for that extra bit of sparkle


One of the most experienced and established 1920s / 30s musical acts in the UK, Swells In Tails are four individual and talented performers unequalled in their field who recreate the authentic musical ambience of the 1920s and 30s when the “Charleston” was all the rage and the swells were “Putting On The Ritz”. Not only are they extremely talented musically, but they also incorporate in their performance madcap musical stunts that are guaranteed to be the highlight of any occasion.

Their performance is of the highest standard with over 35 TV shows throughout the UK and Europe to their credit. They have entertained in festivals, theatres, corporate events and private parties worldwide with great acclaim, and have more recently entertained on some of the worlds finest cruise ships including the legendary QE2. Their more recent maritime experience was entertaining for the launch of the new Queen Elizabeth in the presence of the Queen. It is not the first time they have rubbed shoulders with celebrities and Royalty, them being personal favourites of Prince Philip after their performance for him at St James Palace, and performing with French & Saunders and Mark Owen from Take That on The Kelly Show and The Late Late Show in Ireland.

Their totally unique sound and authentic three part vocal harmonies, combined with a quintessentially English visual element of serious “tongue in cheek" humour make their show a unique experience for all ages, and their ability to break down the arts barriers with their outstanding performance always leaves their audience begging for more. An addition are their flapper girls who Swells In Tails have trained to fit in with their performance, and who can be hired as a 2 - 4 girl troup to add that extra sparkle to the evening.

Following on from their appearance on BBC One's 'The One Show', they appeared in episode 6 of the second series of ITV's 'Home Fires', performing a song that they specially recorded for the hit drama. So why not indulge in an evening with Wooten, Clarke, Archie and Pico - four great performers who really know how to entertain. 


Sample Set List

  • Putting On The Ritz
  • Crazy Words, Crazy Tunes
  • You Do Something To Me
  • The Charleston
  • Yes Sir That’s My Baby
  • The Sun Has Got His Hat On
  • Don’t Bring Lulu
  • When Your Smiling
  • Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
  • Anything Goes
  • Teddy Bears Picnic Blue Moon
  • Java Jive
  • Button Up Your Overcoat
  • When I’m 64
  • 42nd  St
  • Don’t Get Around Much
  • Anymore
  • You Always Hurt The One You Love
  • Up A Lazy River
  • Blackbottom
  • Pasadena
  • Keep Young & Beautiful
  • Sheik Of Araby
  • Babyface
  • Aint She Sweet
  • Alexanders Ragtime Band
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Five Foot Two
  • Aint Misbehavin
  • Brazil
  • The Can Can
  • When I’m Cleaning Windows
  • It’s a Hap Hap Happy Day
  • Happy Feet
  • Baked A Cake
  • Hold That Tiger
  • Bei Meir Bist Do Schoen
  • Nagasaki 
  • Cruising Down The River
  • I Got Rhythm
  • The Sailor With The Navy Blue Eyes
  • Dinah
  • William Tell
  • Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
  • Hats Routine
  • Jollity Farm
  • Bring Me Sunshine
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • King Of The Swingers

  • Piano
  • Double Bass
  • Trombone
  • 3 x Vocals

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Sharon Uden

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Suffolk

Great fun, perfect for the occasion.

Georgina Mucklow-Davis

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Gloucestershire

A truly amazing evening! Swells in Tails were fantastic! Everybody commented on how amazing they were. They totally set the screen of the 1920's and the dance floor was packed. Thank you very much!

Judy & Chris Jenkins

Event: Private Party
Location: Bristol

Everyone enjoyed your music and your act. It was so lovely to see the younger guests dancing at the tables.


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £2046
    • Norfolk £2170
    • Suffolk £2170
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1922
    • Leicestershire £1922
    • Lincolnshire £1922
    • Northamptonshire £1922
    • Nottinghamshire £1922
    • Rutland £1922
    North East
    • Durham £1984
    • North Yorkshire £1984
    • Northumberland £1984
    • South Yorkshire £1984
    • Tyne and Wear £1984
    • West Yorkshire £1984
    • Yorkshire £1984
    North West
    • Cheshire £1922
    • Cumbria £1922
    • Lancashire £1922
    • Manchester £1922
    • Merseyside £1922
    • Aberdeen £2480
    • Ayrshire £2170
    • Dumfriesshire £2170
    • East Lothian £2170
    • Fife £2170
    • Inverness £2480
    • Lanarkshire £2170
    • Midlothian £2170
    • Perth £2480
    • Stirlingshire £2170
    • Sutherland £2480
    • West Lothian £2170
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £2170
    • Berkshire £2170
    • Buckinghamshire £2170
    • East Sussex £2170
    • Essex £2170
    • Hampshire £2170
    • Hertfordshire £2170
    • Isle of Wight £2170
    • Kent £2170
    • London £2170
    • Middlesex £2170
    • Oxfordshire £2170
    • Surrey £2170
    • Sussex £2170
    • West Sussex £2170
    South West
    • Cornwall £2480
    • Devon £2170
    • Dorset £2170
    • Somerset £2170
    • Wiltshire £2046
    • Anglesey £1922
    • Brecon £1984
    • Caernarvonshire £1922
    • Cardigan £1984
    • Carmarthen £1984
    • Denbigh £1922
    • Flint £1922
    • Glamorgan £1984
    • Monmouth £1984
    • Pembroke £1984
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £1922
    • Herefordshire £1922
    • Shropshire £1922
    • Staffordshire £1922
    • Warwickshire £1922
    • Worcestershire £1922

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    Do we supply music to put on in the interval?

    Will we need accomodation?
    Generally only if travelling overseas.

    Do we need to supply a piano?
    No, we carry our own.

    How many plug sockets do we need?
    1 x 13 amp.

    Do we need to supply a sound system?
    Only for event with over 250 people.

    Are your prices inclusive of travel?
    Yes, within a 250-mile radius of Manchester.

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