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Swing Bands for hire
Live Big Band Jazz Music - Perfect entertainment for a Wedding, Charity Ball, Conference, Private Party and Corporate Functions.


Live swing band jazz music is definitely back in vogue. There is nothing like the cool sophistication of a dynamic swing band to liven up any type of function. For listening or dancing pleasure, Yorkshire Entertainment Agency offers a wide variety of highly skilled musicians performing music ranging from lively zoot-suited, jump-jive boogie to the traditional big bands playing standards & classic jazz and swing. This used to be a style of music predominantly enjoyed by mature Rat Pack enthusiasts. However, the performances by Harry Connick Jr, and more recently the huge success of the Jools Holland Orchestra and Robbie Williams (with the Rat Pack styled ‘Swing When Your Winning’ album), have dramatically increased the popularity of this style of jazz music. The hugely popular BBC hit television series, Strictly Come Dancing has also had a huge impact and this fantastic music is now known and well loved by all ages.

Below we have alphabetically listed our live swing bands and big bands for hire. There is a further selection of smaller jazz groups available from the menu on the left of this page.


Casablanca Boys

A hugely popular 7-piece live swing band for hire. They include a brilliant brass section. They are based in Yorkshire but are widely acknowledged as the most professional and versatile live groups in the UK. They have performed at the UK's top venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace and Skibo Castle (where Madonna was married). As well as their dynamic party sets (see the Party Band section), they are often hired solely as a jazz and swing band. They can perform a mobile, ‘walkabout’ jazz reception set to welcome guests, followed by a selection of the very best 'Rat Pack' big band swing, as recently covered by Robbie Williams. The Casablanca Boys is undoubtedly one of the very best in the UK - especially if you wish to hire a live band that can authentically switch from the big band jazz music to a huge selection of chart hits from the last 5 decades. If you desire the best, then look here! Perfect for a wedding, corporate event, company party or conference function.

  Casablanca Boys Live Swing Bands
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Mad Dog's Little Big Band

This is live Big Band music in a smaller compact package. Mad Dog Jones & his group have specialised in this style of music for over 20 years. They perform as a tight 5-piece group and add extra top musicians if your budget and space allow. They have opened many prestigious International Jazz Festivals and have performed regularly in the top jazz clubs in Paris and London. Mad Dog Jones and his band performed for the Royal Ascot events. They recently also played at Broadlands, the residence of Lord Louis Mountbatten - where the Queen celebrated her wedding night. They are top class musicians and outstanding entertainers. Mad Dog’s Little Big Band provides a dynamic, compact & cost effective jazz & swing ensemble & they’re perfect for a wedding, lively corporate event, black tie charity ball or special theme party.

  Mad Dog's Little Big Band Jazz Music
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Mike Brown Swing Band

With over 25 years experience of performing nationally to audiences of all ages, there is nothing like the cool sophistication of the Mike Brown Swing Band to liven up your function. The Mike Brown Band provides a delicious big band swing sound from a streamlined 9-piece set up - perfect choice for smaller venues & tighter budgets. The line-up includes soaring trumpets, sophisticated saxes, thundering trombones and a rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar and drums. To top it all off, they are fronted by fabulous male and female vocalists with perfect voices for this music style. Mike Brown and his wonderful musicians and singers, generates a glamorous backdrop for any discerning audience. They are perfect for a wedding function, anniversary party, dinner dance, corporate event or charity ball fund raising function.

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Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra

Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra is a Yorkshire based 13-piece wedding swing band and corporate big band. This compact dance orchestra has entertained at many venues including Buckingham Palace (for the Prince's Trust Royal Charter Award Ceremony). They always received favourable comments from everyone who hires them. They play music for dancing from the radio broadcasts of the Thirties, through the Glenn Miller Orchestral sound of the forties, to the Rat Pack days of the fifties & beyond – featuring cool classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams & Tom Jones and recently given a new lease of life by a huge range of modern artists.

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Trent Connection

Swing music is making a well-deserved comeback. Trent Connection however, are wedding specialists that have performed as a wonderful swing band music for over 20 years, so you can rest easy knowing that you're hiring the experts. They have accumulated a hugely diverse library of big band music and their immediately infectious repertoire of swing standards as well as a selection of more modern covers. This larger than average band is perfect for corporate hospitality events, business promotions, wedding receptions, dinner dances, anniversaries, & birthday parties. The Trent Connection guarantee to fill the floor with glamour, sophistication and instantly familiar music which will appeal to all ages.

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