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The Bootleg Swingband



  • Six piece Gypsy swing and jazz band
  • Repertoire is a lively and exciting style of music that includes Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing, Balkan and Blues.
  • Perform as a 6 piece band


Band members are based all over the south west of England and play mainly around the Exeter/Plymouth area.

Standard Set Times

  • Two one hour sets with a 20-30 minute break

About this Act

The Bootleg Swing Band is a six piece band based in the South West of England. They play a lively and exciting style of music that includes Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing, Balkan and Blues.

The songs range from witty originals to Swing classics of the 1920s and 30s, through to Western Swing and Parisian Jazz of the 1940’s. They also include their own interpretations of songs by current artists such as, Tom Waits, Pink Martini and The Dustbowl Revival ... and others.

From Django to Tango, Gypsy to Jive, From Latin to Blues, All with the Manouche vibe...

Take a trip with us from New Orleans to Budapest, from the Dustbowl to Brazil, from Argentina to the back streets of Paris.

Day tickets available, sightseeing tours provided along the way, have tea with Tom Waits, hit that Jive with Jack, take your supper with The Riverboat Queen, and end your night with some Balkan Blues.

Don’t miss out hire The Bootleg Swing Band now!

Available for all occasions from your granny’s birthday party to bar room brawls, from weddings to wakes.

This is real music, played hot and live.

If this doesn’t make you want to shake your booties, nothing will!


Just want to thank the band for helping to make our son and daughter in laws wedding so special.
 The music was superb and even had my 93 year old mother dancing!
 I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a friendly, fun time that all ages can enjoy. 
Christine, August 2013

Set List

Hit That Jive Jack - Nat King Cole Trio
Summertime - Various
Lilly - Pink Martini
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Riverboat Queen - Dustbowl Revival
Si Tu Savais - Georges Ulmer
Night Tango - Jazz Manouche
Dark Eyes - Django Reinhardt
Jockey full of Bourbon - Tom Waits
Tango 'til they're sore - Tom Waits
Balkan Blues - Band Original
Sweet Georgia Brown - Ben Bernie
Bellville Rendezvous - The Triplets of Belville
Charleston - Cecil Mack


  • 6 piece consisting of a female vocalist, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drums, violin and clarinet


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