20s swing band
  • Genre: Jazz & Swing
  • Band size: 6 pc


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20s to 40s Swing Band Specialists Performing Modern Songs

6 Piece Young Vintage Swing Band 

“We couldn’t have been more delighted with Hot Shoes performance, the dance floor was packed from the moment they started and stayed that way for the whole set!”

“They were amazingly relaxed and flexible – exactly what you need on your wedding day when nothing seems to run quite to plan!”

“The whole experience was great, from the ease of booking to your response to my questions, thank you!”

“Punctual and professional, I will definitely book them again…”

This young and energetic swing ensemble guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond.

The band was founded with dancing in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes. Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events the Mr Swing is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well!

They love to mix the repertoire up and perform a wide range of swing songs, but something that sets them apart are the innovative arrangements of modern popular songs in a classic 20’s style

As you may have noticed, we have two different female singers. Both singers perform with us full time as we perform at a large number events throughout the year. We also offer the option of adding more brass or you can choose the slightly smaller five piece version of the band (see booking options).

The band have a wealth of experience of performing for clients such as Porsche, GQ Magazine, Diageo and DHL as well weddings all over the UK. We have also had the privilege to play for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla and The Duchess of Cornwall. Furthermore, we’ve performed at Jazz clubs and festivals around the world, including London Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz festival, Langnau Jazz Nights Switzerland, The 606 Club London, Hay Festival of literature and art and countless more.

We use both female singers seen in our promotional videos. Clients are able to express a preference, but due to availability we cannot guarantee the singer choice.

The in demand 6 piece perform both authentic repertoire from the 20’s-40’s and modern pop tunes in a swing style. If you’re looking for a hot, swinging, vintage party band then look no further!

Full band: Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Guitar, Double bass, Drums


Quintet:  Vocals, Saxophone, Guitar, Double bass, Drums


Quartet *background music only: Vocals, Saxophone, Double bass, Drums


Trumpet and saxophone are interchangeable, sometimes 2 saxophones are used.

20s-40s Classics

Devil’s gonna get ya – Bessy Smith

The Charleston – James P Johnson

I get a kick out of you – Cole Porter

Is you is or is you ain’t my baby – Louis Jorda

Caravan – Duke Ellington

Anything Goes – Cole Porter

Straighten up and fly right  – Nat King Cole

Why don’t you do right – Peggy Lee

Rock around the clock – Bill Haley

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing – Duke Ellington

That old devil moon – Burton Lane

Hello Dolly – Herman

At last – Etta James

Ain’t that a kick in the head – Jimmy Van Heusen


Jive/Rock and roll

Rock around the clock – Bill Haley

Alright, Ok, You win – Fitzgerald

Jonny B Goode – Chuck Berry

This little girl of mine – Ray Charles

Hit the road jack – Ray Charles

Blue suede shoes – Elvis Presley



Get lucky – Daft Punk

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Crazy in love – Beyoncé (Great Gatsby version)

Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Valerie – Zutons

Feeling good – Nina Simone

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Pencil full of lead – Paolo Nutini

I’m the king of the swingers – Jungle Book

Call me maybe – Carly Rae-Jepsen

All about the bass – Meghan Trainor

Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake

Just the two of us – Bill Withers

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder

Smells like teen Spirit – Nirvana

Frequently Asked Questions

With may years of performance experience at Weddings, wedding receptions, festivals, launch events, funerals, ceremonies, anniversaries, parties, and many other special occasions. YOUNG VINTAGE RETRO SWING are an ideal act if you are looking for an affordable live band. Like all of our artists they are professional, have all the relevant insurances and are always happy to chat to you about song requests and even DJ options after the performance. Many acts can provide background music throughout a dinner or lunch as well as provide the evening up beat entertainment too.

YOUNG VINTAGE RETRO SWING can be booked throughout the UK in most towns and counties within reason. Please contact us via the booking form below for further information.

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