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. If you want to dance and have a healthy budget, this is your best option.
- 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.
Don’t Pay Music Agency Fees
We are not a music agency and therefore by booking with us directly you will save between 12%-25% in music agency fees. There is always someone knowledgeable at the end of the phone to answer any concerns you may have about your party. Simply Swing will also assign you a dedicated events manager, who will be on hand to give you advice on how to achieve the perfect party at every stage of your booking and on the day itself.
It is the values at the core of Simply Swing’s brand and a near evangelical belief in delivering on them that distinguishes our live band from our peers. Trust, client focus, exceptional service, approachability and specialist expertise are at the heart of every engagement.
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.