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King Groovy and the Hornstars



  • 17 piece big band for dances, weddings and functions
  • Large, varied repertoire of swing, jazz, latin and funk classics
  • Happy to accept requests in advance (eg for a first dance, ballroom night or an awards event )


The band is based in London and regularly plays in Greater London and the Home Counties.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 sets lasting 40 mins to 1 hour + break

About this Act

Formed in 2005, South London based big band King Groovy and the Horn Stars features the traditional big band line-up of five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, a rhythm section of piano, drums, bass and guitar and a sensational female vocalist.

Notable London appearances by the band include the Southbank Centre, the 100 Club, Jive Party at the beautiful Rivoli Ballroom, burlesque nightspot The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and hot jazz venue The Hideaway in Streatham. The band has also played for wedding receptions at The Guildhall, Wilton's Music Hall and the 20th Century Theatre. Further afield, the band plays for numerous charity balls, parties, weddings, functions and festivals.

The band covers a wide range of music from swing classics through to Latin, jazz, funk and pop favourites. For a wedding, 1940s dance night, Christmas party, celebration or corporate event, the set list is tailored to suit your requirements. Whatever the occasion, the Horn Stars guarantee good music and a great atmosphere.

Set List

In The Mood - Glenn Miller
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman
The Lady Is A Tramp - Rodgers & Hart
Why Don't You Do Right? - Peggy Lee
Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Jobim
Sway - Pablo Beltran Ruiz
That Old Black Magic - Ella Fitzgerald
One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie
Groovin' Hard - Buddy Rich
Mambo Swing - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Gimme Some Lovin' - Steve Winwood
The Beat Goes On - Sonny and Cher
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington


  • Full big band line-up: 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxes, piano, bass, drums, guitar and vocalist


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