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Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra

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Overview

  • Versatile 13-piece swing band
  • Parties/Wartime theme/Ballroom
  • Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr etc
  • DJ option too

Location

The band is based in York and is booked for the majority of its gigs within a 100 mile radius. It has, however performed in London on many occasions as well as Bournemouth, Exeter, Norwich, Dumfries and Perth.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets + breaks

About this Act

Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra is a compact 13-piece Rat-pack style big band comprising male vocalist, four brass, five saxes and three rhythm. Founded in 1997 with help from The Prince’s Trust, Mr Swing has become very popular on the corporate, society and wedding circuits.

Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra performs classic swing band songs from the radio broadcasts of the thirties, through the Glenn Miller sound of the forties to the Rat-pack days of the fifties and beyond. Well-known big band tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond and more recently revived by Harry Connick Jnr, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé.

The focal point of Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra is undoubtedly its vocalist. Phil Chapman has had a love of big band music all his life – an affection very apparent in his performances.

Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra has played to audiences the length and breadth of the country. Wherever you are in the UK, the swing band encourages young and old to get up and dance. With a repertoire of over a hundred songs, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Mr Swing is very versatile. It can perform a mix of styles for a party crowd including audience participation and sing-alongs; strict-tempo sets for a ballroom dance or theme its repertoire for a wartime event.

Set List

Glenn Miller:
A String Of Pearls
Adios
American Patrol
At Last
In The Mood
Little Brown Jug
Moonlight Serenade
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Tuxedo Junction

Bobby Darin:
Beyond The Sea
Don’t Rain On My Parade
Mack The Knife
Things

Frank Sinatra:
Chicago
Come Fly With Me
Day In Day Out
Fly Me To The Moon
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
My Funny Valentine
New York New York
Nice ‘n’ Easy
Night & Day
Pennies From Heaven
Something’s Gotta Give
Strangers In The Night
Swingin' On A Star
The Lady Is A Tramp
Witchcraft
You Make Me Feel So Young

Nat King Cole:
Let There Be Love
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Unforgettable
When I Fall In Love

Tom Jones:
Delilah
Help Yourself
It’s Not Unusual
Love Me Tonight
Sex Bomb
Venus

Neil Diamond:
I'm A Believer
Mr Bojangles
Sweet Caroline

Louis Armstrong:
Hello Dolly
Mack The Knife
We Have All The Time In The World
Wonderful World

Harry Connick Jr:
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
It Had To Be You
It’s All Right With Me
Recipe For Love

Robbie Williams
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Have You Met Miss Jones?

Michael Bublé:
Everything
It Had Better Be Tonight
Save The Last Dance For Me
For Once In My Life

Party Songs:
Amarillo
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Charleston
Copacabana
Hawaii 5-0
I'm A Believer
It Don’t Mean A Thing
King Of The Swingers
Mambo Italiano
Papa Loves Mambo
Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers)
Sway
The Candy Man
The Gay Gordons

Wartime:
Blue Skies
Charmaine
Cheek To Cheek
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
Embraceable You
Get Happy
Goodnight Sweetheart
How High The Moon
I Won’t Dance
I’m Gonna Lock My Heart
It Happened In Monterey
Keep Young & Beautiful
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
My Blue Heaven
Opus One
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Paper Moon
Song Of India
St Bernard’s Waltz
Star Dust
Taking A Chance On Love
That Old Black Magic
They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Christmas:
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting…)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Sleigh Ride
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

Lineup

  • 13-piece band consisting of male vocalist, 5 saxes, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, double bass and drums.

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