The Swinging Dukes features four of the West End's leading men, paying tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr with a twist. Formed in 2017, all members of the band have West End, or number 1 UK tour credits to their name and have appeared in some of the biggest musicals around, including: Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, Beauty and the Beast, Grease and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Honouring the music from the Rat Pack era, The Swinging Dukes have an impressive set list featuring Sinatra, Martin and Dean songs such as "That's Life", "My Way" and "New York, New York", whilst also taking inspiration from Paul Anka, and giving modern day music that "Rat Pack" twist. From "Wonderwall" by Oasis, to "Mr Brightside" by The Killers, the Swinging Dukes mix the old with the new, bringing Rat Pack into the 21st Century.
Perfect for Theatre, Corporate Events, Weddings or Private Parties, The Swinging Dukes can tailor their performances for all occasions.
Rat Pack Classics
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.
What do the fees include?
Our fees are inclusive of all travel expenses, PA system and mics unless stated below. The client will need to provide accommodation for shows travelling further than 3 hours in one direction (not allowing for traffic). This is not included in the fee. All Scottish prices are exclusive of travel and accommodation which must be provided for and will be calculated on a case by case basis. Shows abroad are expected to provide flights, accommodation and transfers, these are not included in the fee.
What performers will I be getting?
All members of The Swinging Dukes have been trained to the highest standard and attended top Drama Schools in London. Individually they have appeared in either the West End, or UK number 1 tours. Shows include Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, Grease, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat to name but a few. Due to all members still being very much active in the West End, please allow for a slight change in line up on occasion.
What types of events do you perform at?
We cover all events from Corporate, Weddings and Private Parties, to Theatre shows, Cruises and Product Launches. No show is too small/large for us, so let us know what we can do for you.
How long will our show be?
We tailor our performances depending on the event and client needs. Popular show times we offer are either 2 x 45 minutes, 1 x 60 minutes, 2 x 30 minutes or 3 x 20 minutes. We also have an extensive set list for you to choose from so please ask us if you'd like to see our repertoire.
Where are you based and what areas do you cover?
Our performers are based in London and the Midlands and are willing to travel World Wide. From the Caribbean, to launching the new Super Yacht "Home" in Holland, no distance is too far so don't be afraid to ask if we'll travel to your event.
How much does it cost to hire The Swinging Dukes?
Our costs cary depending on location and show length, please provide us with as many event details as possible plus location for an accurate quote.
Do you provide your own equipment?
Yes we do. We provide PA systems and radio microphones for our shows. However if you have a larger venue with over 200+ guests you will need to arrange, or we will arrange on your behalf a larger PA system (at an additional cost). We are also fully insured with Public Liability insurance with coverage of up to £10,000,000 and can provide a copy should you need it. All our equipment has also been PAT tested.
How long does it take you to set up?
We like to arrive an hour and a half before guests are due to arrive to set up and sound check, this is so that we don't interrupt your event half way through. However we're happy to work around what you may have planned.