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About Us

Since its formation, Simply Swing has been delighting audiences at events both in the UK and internationally including the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

It’s the personal touch and our attention to detail that our clients say they most appreciate about Simply Swing.  Whether your’re looking for bands for hire for a wedding, party, public or corporate event, we’ll listen to your ideas and comfortably guide you through the process, no matter how large or small the occasion.

Simply Swing comprises the UK’s most renowned musicians whose live and studio credits include: Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Kylie Minogue, Chaka Khan, Elaine Paige, George Benson, Chris de Burgh, Incognito, Van Morrison, Neil Sedaka, Michael Ball & The London Symphony Orchestra and whose TV appearances include: Jools Holland, Strictly Come Dancing, Paul O’Grady and Parkinson.

Bands for Hire with Flexible Line-Ups

Our band comes in different sizes so we are able to offer unique and flexible entertainment that’s just right for our clients at each and every performance.  We can easily add musicians and singers to our core line-up.  Here are some guidelines that you may find helpful:

  • Full Swing Band (2 x Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet). Very entertaining and very flexible. Great for dancing and a fabulous show band.
  • Quintet (Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar or Saxophone). Undoubtedly our most popular line-up which slots into almost any situation with ease. Perfect for weddings.
  • Quartet or Trio including vocals – still good for dancing but with less musicians, it’s less flexible.
  • Jazz Trio – great for cocktail parties where the music is mainly background. Double Bass is the foundation to which you can add guitar or piano; saxophone or drums.
  • Duo – we have many duo instrumental combinations available. Please email to discuss.

Simply Swing was founded 15 years ago by Pianist, Arranger and Composer Sandra Lambert. Sandra has performed and recorded with artists such as Bette Midler, Humphrey Lyttleton, Cilla Black, Paul O’Grady and The London Symphony Orchestra. A sought after accompanist, she was Musical Director to Helen Shapiro for 7 years. She is married to drummer, Jeff Lardner, a member of Simply Swing and drummer to Van Morrison for the past 5 years.


Passionate about what we do, we strive to ensure that our live band hire is exceptional. Our musicians are the best in the business and together as a team we believe our entertainment is second to none.

Simply Swing is based in the South East of England in Farnham, Surrey. We regularly perform in London, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Hertfordshire. 

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