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Ultraswing

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Overview

  • Jazz act
  • Superb repertoire of standards such as Ain't Misbehavin', All Of Me and Autumn Leaves
  • Trio as standard and can expand or reduce in number as required.

Location

The band is based in Brighton and plays mostly in London and the Home Counties.

Standard Set Times

  • Three 45 minute sets with 10-15 minute breaks

About this Act

Ultraswing is one of the UK's longest-running gypsy jazz bands. Formed in 1995 by three like-minded musicians they have played countless weddings and corporate gigs. The repertoire consists of gypsy jazz standards and classic American standards played in the gypsy swing style. The classic sound of 2 guitars and double bass is evocative of Parisian night life in the 1920s and '30s. The style fits perfectly with the Great Gatsby theme, also with the swing and jive scene.

The music is perfect for wedding receptions and corporate jobs, as it sets a toe-tapping mood, but doesn't get in the way of proceedings. Guests can easily chat over the music whilst relaxing in the atmosphere it creates. This band can also play acoustically, so situations where no electricity is available are not a problem.

Set List

A Foggy Day
A Night in Tunisia
After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehavin'
Alright, Okay, You Win
Alone Together
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Anniversary Song
Anouman
Appel Direct
Armandos Rhumba
Artillerie Lourde
As Long as I Live
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Avalon
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Besame Mucho
Bernies Tune
Billies Bounce
Blue Bossa
Blue Drag
Blue Monk
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Blues Claire
Blues en Mineur
Blues For Ike
Body and Soul
Bossa Dorado
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
C'est si Bon
Caravan
Cheek to Cheek
Cherokee
Chez Jaquet
China Boy
Clair de Lune
Coquette
Confessin'
Corcovado
Cottontail
Crazy Rhythm
Dance Norvege
Daphne
Dark Eyes
Days of Wine and Roses
Deep Purple
Desafinado
Dinah
Django
Django's Tiger
Djangology
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Double Scotch
Douce Ambience
East of the Sun
Fascinating Rhythm
Fantasie
Fever
Fly Me to the Moon
For Babs
For Sephora
Four
Frankie and Johnny
Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You
Georgia on my Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Have you Met Miss Jones?
Here Comes the Bride
Honeysuckle Rose
Hot House
How High the Moon
How Insensitive
Hungaria
I'm Beginning to See The Light
I'm in the Mood For Love
I'll Remember April
I'll See you in my Dreams
I Can't Give you Anything But Love
I Got Rhythm
I Love You
If I Had You
In a Mellow Tone
It Don't Mean a Thing
It Had to be You
J'attendrai
Japanese Sandman
Jojo Swing
Joseph Joseph
La Foule
Lady Be Good
Latcho Drom
Limehouse Blues
Lullaby of Birdland
Lulu Swing
Mac the Knife
Manoir des mes Reves
Melodie au Crepuscule
Manha de Carnival
Micro
Misty
Minor Swing
Moonglow
My Blue Heaven
My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy
Night & Day
Noto Swing
Nuages
Nuits St.Germain Des Pres
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Our Love is Here to Stay
Oriental Shuffle
Out of Nowhere
Place de Broukere
Porto Cabello
Puttin on the Ritz
Rhythmes Gitanes
Rose Room
Russian Lullaby
Satin Doll
Scrapple From the Apple
September Song
Seul ce Soir
Sheik of Araby
Shine
Si Tu Savais
Some of These Days
Spain
St. Thomas
Stompin' at Decca
Summertime
Sway
Sweet Chorus
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue
Swing 39
Swing 42
Swing 49
Swing de Paris
Swing for Ninine
Swing Gitan
Swing Guitars
Symphonie
Take the A Train
Tangerine
Tchavolo Swing
Tea for Two
Tears
Them There Eyes
There is no Greater Love
There Will Never be Another You
Third Man
Topsy
Troublant Bolero
Ultrafox
Undecided
Valse Manouche
Vipers Dream
Wave
What is This Thing Called Love
Witchcraft

Lineup

  • Trio consists of two guitars and one double bass
  • Duo - either 2 guitars or double bass and guitar
  • Quartet - as trio with either vocals, violin, accordion, clarinet or sax

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