Swells In Tails

Swells In Tails
Location Manchester
Starting from £1,860.00
3 reviews
Location Manchester
Starting from £1,860.00
Read 3 reviews

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

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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 HRH 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. Also an addition for 2013 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.

More recently, following on from their appearance on BBC1’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. 

  • Piano, Double Bass, Trombone, 3 x Vocals
  • 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

, Birthday Party, Sibton Park ,Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk
5/5

Great fun, perfect for the occasion.


, Birthday Party, Gloucestershire
5/5

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!


, Private Party, Bristol
5/5

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


  • British Chamber Of Commerce Tapei, Taiwan
  • Coca Cola
  • HRH Duke Of Edinburgh, St James Palace, London
  • Smithkline Beecham
  • Shell Oils
  • QE2 
  • Renaissance Lines
  • P & O Lines
  • Holland America Lines
  • Paramount International
  • Selfridges
  • Wimbledon
  • Center Parcs
  • Weston Park
  • Fenwicks
  • Music Publishers Association
  • St Patrick’s Day Festival, Dublin
  • Reuters
  • Waterstones
  • National Railway Museum
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Rural Crafts Association
  • Bettys
  • Orient Express
  • Anderson Consulting
  • Countryman Fairs
  • Federation Of Master Builders
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Duke Of Westminster
  • Warners
  • Granada TV
  • Yorkshire TV
  • HTV
  • BBC Midlands
  • Ulster TV
  • RTE  Late Late Show
  • Carlton TV
  • RTL
  • Channel 4
  • Channel 5 Milan
  • Canon UK
  • Royal Mail
  • Metropolitan Hotel Dubai
  • Antwerp Music & Comedy Festival
  • Upton Upon Severn Jazz Festival
  • Bergen Op Zoom Jazz Festival
  • Warwick Folk Festival
  • Isle Of Wight Old Gaffers Festival
  • Tourquois Comedy Festival France
  • Klankenburg Festival, Blankenburg, Belgium
  • Waterford Spraoi
  • Vigevano Music Festival, Milan
  • Teignmouth Jazz Festival
  • Mayfield Music Festival
  • Callow Oils
  • Safeway
  • House Of Fraser
  • Larkhill Camp
  • Blandford Camp
  • RAF Conningsby
  • RAF Valley
  • RAF Lyneham
  • RNAS Yeovilton
  • Balmoral Show
  • Royal Welsh Show
  • South Of England Show
  • Royal Bath and West Show
  • Royal Cornwall Show
  • Badminton Horse Trials
  • Great Yorkshire Show
  • Surrey County Show
  • Burghley Horse Trials
  • The Royal Show
  • Kent County Show
  • Royal Highland Show
  • The Belfry
  • British Days, Hamburg
  • Grand National Aintree
  • Equant
  • Doncaster Racecourse
  • The Carpenters Company
  • National Trust
  • BMW 
  • Mercedes
  • Peugeot 
  • Chelsea FC
  • MUFC
  • Lingfield Racecourse
  • Asia Pacific
  • Save The Children
  • NSPCC
  • Stephen Joseph Theatre 
  • Lyceum Theatre Crewe
  • Plaza Theatre Stockport
  • Palace Theatre
  • Coliseum Theatre Oldham
  • Bridgewater Hall
  • The London Grosvenor
  • Hilton Group
  • Queens College Cambridge
  • Komedia
  • Jongleurs
  • Goodwood House
  • Claridges
  • The Savoy
  • Mall Of The Emirates Dubai
  • RHS Flower Show Tatton
  • RHS Flower Show Cardiff
  • Twinwood Festival, Bedford

Do we supply music to put on in the interval?
YES

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 PARTIES OVER 250 PEOPLE

Are your prices inclusive of travel?
YES WITHIN A 250 MILE RADIUS OF MANCHESTER

  • 2 x 45 mins or 3 x 30 mins.
  • Or, 45 minute cabaret show.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

Scotland

Aberdeen £2,400.00 Inverness £2,400.00 Perth £2,400.00 Sutherland £2,400.00 Ayrshire £2,100.00 Fife £2,100.00 Stirlingshire £2,100.00 West Lothian £2,100.00 Dumfries-shire £2,100.00 East Lothian £2,100.00 Lanarkshire £2,100.00 Midlothian £2,100.00

North East

Durham £1,920.00 Northumberland £1,920.00 North Yorkshire £1,920.00 South Yorkshire £1,920.00 Tyne and Wear £1,920.00 West Yorkshire £1,920.00 Yorkshire £1,920.00

North West

Cheshire £1,860.00 Cumbria £1,860.00 Manchester £1,860.00 Lancashire £1,860.00 Merseyside £1,860.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £1,860.00 Leicestershire £1,860.00 Lincolnshire £1,860.00 Northamptonshire £1,860.00 Nottinghamshire £1,860.00 Rutland £1,860.00

East

Cambridgeshire £1,980.00 Norfolk £2,100.00 Suffolk £2,100.00

Wales

Anglesey £1,860.00 Caernarvonshire £1,860.00 Denbigh £1,860.00 Flint £1,860.00 Cardigan £1,920.00 Brecon £1,920.00 Carmarthen £1,920.00 Glamorgan £1,920.00 Monmouth £1,920.00 Pembroke £1,920.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £1,860.00 Herefordshire £1,860.00 Shropshire £1,860.00 Staffordshire £1,860.00 Warwickshire £1,860.00 Worcestershire £1,860.00

South East

Bedfordshire £2,100.00 Berkshire £2,100.00 Buckinghamshire £2,100.00 East Sussex £2,100.00 Essex £2,100.00 Hampshire £2,100.00 Hertfordshire £2,100.00 Isle of Wight £2,100.00 Kent £2,100.00 Oxfordshire £2,100.00 Surrey £2,100.00 Sussex £2,100.00 West Sussex £2,100.00 London £2,100.00 Middlesex £2,100.00

South West

Cornwall £2,400.00 Devon £2,100.00 Dorset £2,100.00 Somerset £2,100.00 Wiltshire £1,980.00
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