Absolutely Vintage Swing Band

Absolutely Vintage Swing Band

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Location London
Starting from £1128
15 Reviews

A toe tapping, jitterbug inducing female fronted swing band that will take you straight back to the vintage era.

  • Highlights
  • Optional Rock'n'Roll second set to fill the dance floor
  • A fusion of traditional jazz mixed with post modern songs
  • Over 10 years with Warble performing at events throughout the South East

Couldn’t have been better!! Thank you very much - everyone had the best night.

Ruth Wyatt, London

They took the time to learn our first dance song and it couldn't have gone better.

Victoria Rogers, West Sussex

About


Equipped with victory rolls and an authentic set list, Absolutely Vintage Swing Band come guaranteed with a seal of sophistication.

Front woman Phoebe, who has supported jazz greats including Abram Wilson and Gwyneth Herbert, is joined by an all-star band of top musicians local to the London Jazz scene. The band is available as a 4 piece, 5 piece and bigger - with the addition of a brass section made up of graduates from the prestigious Guildhall school of music.

Absolutely Vintage Swing Band cover all of your favourite jazz and swing standards, heating up with an optional second set of rock ‘n’ roll, soul and funk guaranteed to get the dance floor filled. (If you'd like jazz all evening, the band can do that too!)

As well as covering all of those well loved classic tracks, Phoebe and her band have given a selection of popular modern tunes the vintage twist, dance the night away to your favourite pop tunes performed in an authentic swing style.

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Repertoire


Jazz and Swing Standards

  • A Foggy Day
  • Aint Misbehavin’
  • All Of Me
  • At Last
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blue Moon
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Cry Me A River
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Fever
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • G.I. Jive
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How Insensitive
  • I Just Wanna Make Love To You
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Misty
  • My Romance
  • Moon River
  • Night And Day
  • Putting On The Ritz
  • Round Midnight
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Stellar By Starlight
  • Summertime
  • Take The A Train
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Warwick Avenue
  • What A Difference A Day Made
  • Why Don't You Do Right
  • Put A Lid On It - Squirrel Nut Zippers

Modern Songs In A Swing Style

  • 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
  • American Boy – Estelle
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You – Bill Hayley
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Englishman In New York – Sting And The Police
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Marvin Gaye
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • I Want You Back – Jackson 5
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • King of the swingers - The Jungle Book
  • Kylie Minogue – Cant Get You Out Of My Head
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Pack Up Your Troubles – Eliza Doolittle
  • Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Rock'N'Roll Songs

  • Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino
  • Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
  • Breaking Up The House - Tiny Bradshaw
  • Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
  • Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • High Heel Sneakers - Tommy Tucket
  • Hounddog - Elvis
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
  • Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
  • Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker
  • Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

Pop, Funk, Disco and Soul

  • 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
  • Aint No Stopping Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
  • All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
  • American Boy – Estelle
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Black And Gold – Sam Sparro
  • Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You – Bill Hayley
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie
  • Carwash – Rose Royce
  • Celebration – Kool And The Gang
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Disco Inferno – The Trampps
  • Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Englishman In New York – Sting And The Police
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Forget You – Ceelo Green
  • Gimmie Some Lovin – Spencer Davis
  • Good Times – Chic
  • He's The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
  • Heya – Outcast
  • Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Marvin Gaye
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • I Want You Back – Jackson 5
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • In Your Eyes – Kylie
  • Le Freak – Chic
  • Long Train Running – The Doobie Brotothers
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Master Blaster Jammin – Stevie Wonder
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Pack Up Your Troubles – Eliza Doolittle
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  • Relight My Fire – Take That
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Line-Up

  • 4 Piece - Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar/Piano
  • 5 Piece - Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar and Piano
  • 6 Piece - Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, and Saxophone/Trumpet
  • 7 Piece - Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Sax, Trumpet
  • 8 piece - Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone/Second Sax

15 Reviews

Top reviews

Amanda Howes

Event: Charity
Location: Buckinghamshire
5/5

The band had my guests on their feet all night. Their set was perfect. They were dressed to suit my event and their music finished off our eventing 100%. Phoebe’s voice was enchanting. Will be booking again for sure. Five stars for perfection!!!


Victoria Olaru

Event: Other
Location: London
5/5

Lovely music, lovely people.


Ruth Wyatt - KTRHA

Event: Military Event
Location: London
5/5

Couldn’t have been better!! Thank you very much - everyone had the best night... would definitely book for another time.


Nuala Worth

Event: Festival
Location: Surrey
5/5

5/5!


Caroline Holmes

Event: Wedding
Location: London
5/5

The band were incredibly responsive to emails before our wedding and we felt very confident they understood what we wanted. On the night they were friendly, punctual and well turned out and played a fantastic set, which really got people up and dancing. We were delighted with them - they really set the mood for a perfect evening.


Jessica Hilton

Event: Private Party
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Fantastic band and people who really made our night special. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. Thanks for being part of our celebrations.


Victoria Rogers & Franklin Smith

Event: Wedding
Location: West Sussex
5/5

Phoebe and the band were absolutely fantastic! They took the time to learn our first dance song and it couldn't have gone better. They are a very talented group and we would highly recommend! Before the wedding, the communication from Phoebe was easy and fast which stopped us stressing out nearer to the day and made us able to concentrate on other things. One of the band members even stayed until midnight just so that we could continue using the sound system. Fantastic band. Thanks for everything. X


Steph Johnon and Frazer Morgan

Event: Wedding
Location: Devon
5/5

Well, what can I say? These guys were absolutely fantastic! Firstly, my husband and I spent a very long time looking for a band we wanted - my husband is a musician and I'm very particular about my tastes so it meant that what should've been an easy task ended up being very tricky. But after many hours of searching, we found Absolutely Vintage and instantly fell in love from the short video that they posted. And the real-life band was even better than we'd hoped. Warble was great with feeding back our questions and preferences and Phoebe herself was so helpful with our song choices - including learning our first dance. The venue we had was small, and not the easiest of places to get to, but they were there on time and were even patient enough with the small delay in setting up. Phoebe came and found me straight away to say congratulations and to check everything was OK, as well as compliment us on our first dance choice, with was a lovely touch. The band itself were fantastic and the addition of the trumpet player just made the whole thing really special. There wasn't a note out of place from the musicians - my husband spent a lot of his time simply appreciating the skill of the guitarist - and Phoebe was pitch perfect. I genuinely cannot recommend this band enough. Thank you to both Warble and Absolutely Vintage Swing Band for making our day so perfect.


Rebecca Stokes

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Kent
5/5

Absolutely amazing band! Phoebe was a delight and they were so accommodating - dressing to our theme and letting my son have a go on the drums. Everyone was up dancing all night and we were sad when it was time for them to end. Such fun. x


Alex Webster - Fruitful Events

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

The communication/booking process with Warble was smooth and faultless. A huge thanks please to Danielle McCoombes. The band were amazing and professional and I will definitely book them again / recommend them to others. Thank you so much for all your help, it has been a pleasure from start to finish working with you all. Kind regards, Alex


Ceri Johns

Event: Wedding
Location: Hampshire
5/5

What can I say? Absolutely Vintage Swing Band were incredible! Really easy to deal with before the day, and really made our evening celebrations special on the day itself. They read the crowd perfectly, and so many people were commenting on how much fun they were having. I'd book them again in a heartbeat!


Carolyn Smith

Event: Charity
Location: Lincolnshire
5/5

Very good band all our guests thought they were fantastic.


Becky Read

Event: Birthday Party
Location: London
5/5

Absolutely perfect! Everyone loved them! Easy booking process and sleek communication! 10 out of 10! Thank you! Becky


Ellie Lewis

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Leicestershire
5/5

Hi Nicola, thank you so much for all your help. I had a fantastic birthday and the band absolutely made the event. Everyone commented on how great they were and I was pleased that everyone was up dancing!! You were very quick to respond which aided in the stress, booking was extremely easy and it was nice to be sent all the booking contract and info. As I said, the band completely exceeded my expectations, it was obvious they gauged what kind of party it was, what songs we would like and it definitely made the party what it was. Many, many thanks again, Ellie


Sophia Joliffe

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

I saw the Absolutely Vintage Swing Band at a 1940’s event in earlier this year. My fiancé and I were so blown away by the beautiful vocals of Phoebe and the talent of the musicians that we just had to book them for our wedding. The atmosphere at the event was brilliant and I am so looking forward to enjoying them with our friends and family.


    Pricing

    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.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £1128
    • Norfolk £1128
    • Norwich £1128
    • Suffolk £1128
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £1200
    • Rest of the world £1200
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1128
    • Berkshire £1128
    • Buckinghamshire £1128
    • East Sussex £1128
    • Essex £1128
    • Hampshire £1128
    • Hertfordshire £1128
    • Isle of Wight £1440
    • Kent £1128
    • London £1128
    • Middlesex £1128
    • Oxfordshire £1128
    • Surrey £1128
    • Sussex £1128
    • West Sussex £1128
    South West
    • Bath £1200
    • Bristol £1200
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £1440

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    FAQs

    Can you play jazz and swing all evening?
    Yes, we can play jazz and swing all evening, OR heat up the second set with rock'n'roll, AND/OR disco, funk and soul genres - the choice is yours!

    Can you learn my first dance to perform live?
    Yes, we can learn your first dance request.

    The venue we have chosen has a volume limiter, can you still perform?
    Yes, we are used to perfoming in venues with volume limiters and can keep volume to a minimum if need be.

    Can we choose the songs we would like to hear from your setlist?
    Yes, you are more than welcome to choose from our large list of songs and we will build a set around your requests.

    We have an iPad / spotify playlist - can we plug this in to your speakers?
    Yes, you are more than welcome to do this.

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