Below is a selection of bands who play the kind of music Swing Dancers might want to move to.
The King Size Papas are the premier Jump Blues band from Norfolk, England playing lively up tempo “good time” music from the 40s and 50s, in venues and functions throughout East Anglia and further afield.
Sophisticated silliness from Flapper to Disco with a New Orleans twist.
The Vagaband is an 8-piece band. Among the instruments they play are fiddle, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, sax, trumpet, banjo, squeezebox and piano. They describe their music as roots music; a soulful mix between country, blues, swing and rock. The songs sometimes fit neatly in the Americana bracket though always with an underlying Britishness.
Combining some of musicians from The Vagaband and The He Hews, Swingball produces a great sound commonly know as Gipsy Swing. Check out their sound.......
'Sassy' fun 20s 30s 40s Swing Jazz and Blues 4-6 piece band.
Also available as a jazz n blues piano duo (Alan + Lena) for pubs, clubs, weddings, corporate, swing tea-dances etc.
The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band plays a wide variety of music, varying from the bluesy swing of Count Basie and his Orchestra, to modern up tempo funk and Latin music, as well as all the classic big band favourites.
Music from many of the great band leaders features in our library which has over 500 numbers in it; Musicians such as Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich...to name just a few.
Channelling Little Richard, Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis and their ilk, The Catfish Kings promise a night of pounding piano, grinding guitar and voodoo beats straight out of "Noo Awlins".
Or if pure 50s R'n'R floats your boat, they play some great classics by Eddie Cochrane, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
Featuring the pumping piano of Big Al and the Berry-ish guitar stylings of acclaimed vocalist Harry Lang, aided and abetted by Tony Gill,drums, Pete Sinden bass, and Geoff Hearn, tenor saxophone.
Not forgetting regular guest star, the Catfish Queen herself, Sarah Cotton on baritone sax.