The Swing Saloon - Jazz Swing Band

This Jazz & Swing band caters for every occasion: parties, weddings, corporate events and performs locally, across the UK and abroad. 

The band size is tailored to fit your individual event, so for background music, you can book the singer/pianist solo or as a duo, trio & quartet, whilst the dancing band varies from a 4-piece to a 7-piece band with a full brass section, depending on the size of your event. 

This Jazz & Blues singer/pianist launched his solo career in 2011 with a debut album, a string of live Jazz residencies and a project tributing the music of Ray Charles.

In 2012 he headlined "The A-Trane" Jazz Club (Berlin), Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (London) and he was a featured artist on Jazz FM's Discovery Show.

As a keyboard player/MD, he has already appeared at the North Sea Jazz Festival (The Hague), The Jazz Café (Camden) and Phoenix Festival as M.D. for Warner Bros recording artist Dana Bryant, as well as The Iridium Jazz Club (NYC), and several appearances at the Manchester, Wigan, Birmingham, Marsden and Albacete (Spain) Jazz Festivals.

His musical beginnings were rooted in classical music, having been selected as a child for a place at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School where he studied piano and trumpet for 11 years. At 18, he "rebelled" against the expected musical career by choosing one in medicine, qualifying as a doctor from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, and later going on to complete postgraduate training as a hospital psychiatrist in Manchester.

In 1995, he left medicine to pursue a full time career in music; initially as a trumpeter, then later as a pianist/keyboard player and bandleader. He was offered several high level weekly/monthly jazz residencies at various venues, including both of Manchester's two premier jazz clubs (The Cinnamon Club, Matt & Phreds). 

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First Set - Jazz Swing & Jump Jive

  • Come Fly With Me
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • L-O-V-E
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • It Had To Be You
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • Sway
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Mack The Knife
  • Moondance
  • Blueberry Hill
  • I Gotta Woman
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • Flip, Flop & Fly (Jump Jive)
  • I'm Just A Gigolo (Jump Jive)
  • Spiderman (Jump Jive)

Second Set - Pop & Soul Classics

  • What I'd Say
  • Livin' For The City
  • All Night Long
  • Can't Take My Eyes Of You
  • It's Not Unusual
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Soul Bossa Nova
  • Sir Duke
  • Kung Fu Fighting
  • Let's Stay Together
  • Hit The Road Jack
  • You To Me Are Everything
  • You're My First, My Last, My Everything
  • Easy
  • Yeh Yeh
  • I Feel Good/Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/Kiss
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Shake A Tailfeather
  • Copacabana 

 

 

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They were absolutely fantastic. He is just great and such a nice guy - great communication upfront and totally professional (both at the venue and beforehand). He arrived early on the day to set up and check everything was working, set up a microphone so I didn't have to worry about shouting in my brides' speech, and agreed to learn 5 or 6 new songs specifically for the day. The double-bass / saxophone duo and the band on the day were incredible. I have played music all my life so it was one of the priorities for the wedding. They did not disappoint. They are such good musicians. He picked up the trumpet for the first time in 5 years for one of the songs the band learnt (sing, sing, sing) and it was great. We received so many compliments about the band. Both on the evening (shouts of "one more song, one more song" at the end of their set) and afterwards. Everyone was raving about them. Booking them was easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I would not hesitate to book them again if the opportunity arose (although hopefully not for another wedding!).

Celia,

Im so glad we booked the band in July. They were absolutely amazing all day and made it the best day of our lives. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitively recommend this band to anyone who loves live music to suit all tastes and they are all very professional and give it their all,to make your day very special. Worth every penny. Thanks guys!

Jon Weinberg,

What an amazing evening, the band were exactly what we wanted. Playing two sets, one back ground and the second got everyone dancing, Jeremy was very professional throughout, would highly recommend.

Kirsten & Robin,

I actually don't know where to start but I know one thing for sure, these guys made our wedding day!!! From first contact, he was professional, accommodating and above all FUN - exactly how we envisaged our wedding! We had booked a two piece duo for the welcome drinks, a solo pianist/vocalist for the meal and finally the full jazz band for the evening reception for an amazing price! We couldn't wait and kept listening to the playlist! The day arrived and WOW, from the moment they arrived they never stopped entertaining our guests with first class music. The atmososphere was magic, people even got up during the meal dancing! As a bride I never stopped smiling, watching all my favourite people in front of me smiling and dancing away literally made my day. The dance floor was never empty, from my 9month and 2 year old children to my grandma in her 80's - everyone was up all night long! And as if that wasn't enough, they topped it off with our first dance, my favourite song Queen - Don't Stop Me Now! Words can't express how happy this made me (even if the husband can't dance!!!) So THANK YOU! And if you are thinking of booking, do it! You will have no regrets just an amazing occasion with amazing music! Love from scarlett and phil xxx.

Scarlett and Phil Leedham,

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