Don’t Wing It: Book A Swing Band For Your Event:
March 13, 2017
Your event should be glitzy, but it doesn’t have to be glacial too. The mood should be light-hearted, throwing everyone into the fizz of your entertainment. Choosing the right musical act for the main stage will define the energy of your ‘do’ – imperative for a night that sweeps the guests along in its stride. How best to find a group that the young, old and party-going in-betweeners will appreciate? Book a swing band to discover what time-tested charm can do for your celebrations.
Come fly with us as we drift through the perks of swing music, ensuring your prep ain’t a kick in the head…
Loud, jovial songs
For a high energy performance, most event planners gravitate to rock n’ roll or a pop covers duo with perma-blonde wigs. Contemporary tunes are fine, for some, but the swing genre has been lighting people on fire for 80 years or more, which speaks to how much it can lift our spirits.
It’s hectic and rich, with constant fluctuations in the interplay of brass, percussion, bass and piano. With a sneezing chorus of trombones before them, your guests have no choice but to pay attention, bobbing helplessly to the dancefloor.
It helps that swing tracks are, by and large, extremely happy. They have a free-wheeling attitude that can be tender, cheeky and obnoxious, sometimes all at once. That’s a recipe for a wild atmosphere!
Book a swing band, and get ready for a bright, black-tied helping of personality on your stage. Classic swing singers, like those jostling chums in the Rat Pack, got by as much on their charisma, jokes and sharp suits as their music ability. Dean Martin was an amazing crooner, for sure, yet his legacy also recalls quips and patter delivered behind a whiskey glass.
While we don’t expect any lesser known performers to be quite so hedonistic, they’ll definitely try and emulate the whip-smart cracks of their idols, making everyone laugh before they launch into a fab rendition of ‘Mac The Knife’ or ‘Me & My Shadow’.
A lick of class and style
What do we picture when we imagine the classic swing music backdrop? A bar, perhaps, in New York, where finely dressed women sip cocktails in feather boas? Or how about an old-fashioned ball, the kind with lashings of gold drapes and silver cufflinks peeking out from a tuxedo sleeve?
After you book a swing band, the cat’s in the bag for an elegant affair. Your guests will be transported back to the 30s, 40s and 50s, carrying themselves with a little more finesse than usual. Big band sounds tend to unleash our suave side: conversation tinkles like two champagne flutes, whilst our heads rear a bit higher, admiring the talent that’s crossed generations to reach us.
In terms of some event functions, it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing… The Silk Street Swing Band can arrive at your venue, unleashing a huge repertoire of songs over a several-hour-long setlist. Our event entertainment is highly sought after in the UK – we’ll put the brash, jazzy touch on your special evening, getting fingers clicking in no time at all!
Contact us if you have any questions, or want to book our swing band right away.