Perfect for a Great Gatsby or James Bond themed event, the USO Swing Band is the classiest live swing band in the business. Our experienced, energetic players perform favourite swing classics to get any party, wedding reception or corporate event swinging. This 12-20 piece Swing Band has an impeccable line-up of string quartet, vocal duo, live band and horn section.
The USO Swing Band entertain with rich, lively arrangements of swing band standards by Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and the Rat Pack. Songs by modern day swingers such as Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé also make an appearance in this all-star line up. Our accessible, popular set can include film themes, musicals and song, from Phantom of the Opera and Porgy and Bess to The Pink Panther.
What makes the USO Swing Band unique is the dynamism of the performance; we're as good to watch as we are to listen to. Unlike many function bands or wedding bands, the USO Swing Band really engages with the audience from the first note to the last. Our youthful players stand up so you can appreciate their skill; our horn and string section sway to the beat for a performance with energy, passion and style. Our male and female vocalists look great and sing superbly.
All our musicians have an amazing pedigree, and between them have performed and recorded with most of the major artists of our time. Several of the Urban Soul Orchestra Swing Band members featured in Stephen Poliakoff's BBC drama series 'Dancing On The Edge’, about a black jazz band’s rise to success in 1930s London (the Louis Lester Band).
The USO Swing Band is also available with celebrity performers including Stefan Booth, who took a leading role in both Eastenders and Chicago the Musical on the West End and Steve Brookstein (winner of the first UK X Factor).
This set can also be accompanied by Britain's Got Talent superstar dancer Joseph Hall, who WOWed judges and the public alike with his astonishing dancing skills.
The musicians are superb and the management team are professional and delightful to deal with. Many thanks.
Kate Denston, Rare Food Events, Wedding at Kew Gardens 2013
So many people played a part in making it such a special night, including yourselves. I wanted to therefore take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for providing such wonderful music which was enjoyed by everyone.
Private Client, Chester 2012.
Please see more images and videos of our Swing Band on the gallery page.
Listen to our showreel below for examples of our Swing Band.