Bio

Samurai Swing, available from 3-9 piece band headline festivals from Virginia to Bahrain. Playing and singing a mix of New Orleans’ swing and new UK swing, with a modern musical flair, this band is taking the sound of a raucous 1930s band to all stages and parties that can fit them on. It’s little wonder this fun-loving, charming and soulful group play over 150 shows a year.

100 year-old music is given a breathe of fresh air by the highly skilled energetic performance, group vocal harmonies, immaculate dress and tongue-in-cheek charm of the band. This is not stagnant swing and jazz as you know it.

The main band comprises of alto sax, helicon/tuba, Gibson guitar, double bass, piano and drums (depending on the size of band) and features group vocal harmonies.

Recent gig highlights include a tour to Bahrain, Virgina,  New Orleans, Switzerland, WOMAD Festival, Twinwood Festival, Guinness Jazz Festival, Hamburg Lindy Exchange, Moods Jazz Club, Oxford Lindy Exchange, Moulin Rouge (Paris), Chill Out Festival (Istanbul), White Mink (London) & Royal Albert Hall (London).

The band can walkabout totally acoustically, play background music for champagne wedding breakfasts, or be the main event and play a high-energy show on a big stage including the optional hire of dancers.

Key Features

  • Energetic 3-9 piece band playing swinging classics
  • Available as acoustic walk about, background music and high-energy shows (including optional dancers).
  • Professional musicians with extensive experience