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Do you really want a swing band?

Do you really want a swing band?

Most people love swing music in some form or other, and clients have the image of a Swing Band or Rat Pack Band providing a sophisticated atmosphere with quality music style for their event. Many people want something different and upmarket (as opposed to yet another generic

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There’s no such thing as swing music, only music that swings!

There’s no such thing as swing music, only music that swings!

Many musicians say that there is no such thing as swing music, there is only music that “swings.” And when you’re dancing to swing music, it’s really got to be ” swung” and that involves musicians who understand the structure of the music. To use the words

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Booking the band or the bandleader?

There are only a few occasions in life when one needs to hire a band to provide music for an event, but just how does one go about this task? Excluding the obvious – hiring a band who performed at a function you attended and who you

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If I become a famous wedding singer

A nice lady called Kate asked me on one of my blogposts; if I become famous, will I still do functions? That’s an excellent question. Well, yes I would. Firstly you should expect no less of me than X Factor champion Matt Cardle, who is keeping his promise

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Ladies, why wait? The wedding proposal is your privilege!

Ladies, if Valentine’s Day this year was promising and your man declared his love for you, then why not seize the opportunity and propose? After all, on February 29th it is your privilege! Although some could argue that marriage proposals are no longer the  exclusive domain of 

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Are you sure its just a swing band you want to book?

Swing music is great entertainment, and many clients have the image of a swing band providing a sophisticated atmosphere for their event. However unless your event has a purely swing theme, e.g. a rat pack evening, then in many cases there will be a requirement for a

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Noise Limiters: Making and Breaking Sound Barriers?

It takes more than a little verve and practice to pull off the kind of party performance expected of a professional function band – and the other night was no exception. The latest in a series of early new year corporate entertainment functions was for us, an

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How to ensure your wedding guests won’t evacuate the dance floor

Who can’t recall attending one wedding reception in life that could only be described as a washout? The guests were idly sat making polite conversation; the wine was flowing, but the dance floor resembled an ice-rink in the height of summer. Even the kids preferred the stilted

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Paris Swings as well

We made a short trip to Paris last weekend, the highlight was Thursday night. We were in the Café Brunel in the 17th district, when they started carting in guitars, keyboards, speakers etc….anyway to cut a long wedding bands story short, I (Stirling) ended up singing and

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