The Swing Empire

The Swing Empire

Award Winning Swing / Jazz band in Cornwall

 

'CORNWALLS FINEST SWING BAND'

The West Briton Newspaper

** AWARD WINNING **

Winners of the The South West Music Award - Best Jazz Act

'amazing musicians'

'Cornwall Events'

 

LISTEN

( Please click on the songs below )

 

 

 

 

THE DECO QUARTET

Four members from The Swing Empire have got together in a smaller line up to create a fun, acoustic style of music from the 1930’s era - played in the style of 'Django Reinhardt & The Hot Club Of Paris' (gypsy jazz..) – perfect for that milling around time at weddings etc.. often chosen as an interesting alternative to a classical quartet. 

 

 

ABOUT US

 

The swing empire
swing / jazz band in cornwall

The Swing Empire is an exciting, sophisticated 7 piece swing / jazz ensemble that perform many of the well known classics from 'the golden age of swing'.

Perfect for wedding receptions, parties, private functions and every other special event.

The band can either perform a lively, up-beat set that will get everyone on the dance floor or provide a relaxed, background type atmosphere for that milling around time...

No matter what the event The Swing Empire will help provide the perfect ambiance for you and your guests.

WEDDINGS

We perform at a lot of weddings throughout the year within Cornwall & Devon. Over the years we have developed our repertoire of music to enable us to cater for all types of audiences to make sure everyone has a great time.

 

EQUIPMENT

We have all of our own professional sound equipment and can adapt it to suit any event up to around 500 guests.

 

 

GALLERY

 

REPERTOIRE

 

TAKE THE A TRAIN
KING OF THE SWINGERS
SWAY
FLY ME TO THE MOON
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
OF YOU
AINT' THAT A KICK
IN THE HEAD
IT HAD TO BE YOU
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
MACK THE KNIFE
SUMMERTIME
BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
YOUR NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
AINT' MISBEHAVIN'
NIGHT AND DAY
IT DON'T MEAN A THING
CARAVAN
THAT'S LIFE
LADY IS A TRAMP
GEE BABY AINT' I GOOD TO YOU
LET THERE BE LOVE
ALL OF ME
BEYOND THE SEA
COME FLY WITH ME
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT

BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

LETS FACE THE MUSIC
AND DANCE
OUR LOVE IS HERE
TO STAY
THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT
AWAY FROM ME
IV'E GOT YOU UNDER
MY SKIN
BEAR NECESSATIES
SING SING SING
STEPPIN OUT WITH MY BABY
L O V E
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
PUTIN ON THE RITZ
 

 

TESTIMONIALS


The West Briton Newspaper
'Cornwall's finest swing band'

 

Claire Robinson - Events Manager - THE HEADLAND HOTEL NEWQUAY
'The Swing Empire have performed at several key events for us recently including the Cornwall Tourism Awards, our wedding open day and our New Years Eve celebration and they were amazing on each occasion! We had so many positive guest comments and feedback that we just had to book them again for this New Years. With a great variety of songs, interaction with the crowd and very smartly dressed what more could you want! Excellent musicians and certainly a band that we will be recommending for future events that The Headland organise and also for our clients weddings and corporate events'.

 

Newely weds - Amy & Johnny
'We would like to say a huge thank you for performing so brilliantly at our wedding at Scorrier House in July. You guys were ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT - we had so many good comments from guests. Your style, class, talent and professionalism really made the evening and we are so glad we were able to have you there. We will definitely recommend you, and hope we get to enjoy your music again.'

 

Newely weds - Kim & Michael x 
'Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks so much for Saturday! You guys were brilliant - you're all amazing musicians, and we had so much positive feedback from the guests. You were a pleasure to deal with, THANK YOU!'

 

Newly weds - Adrian & Lerryn
'Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the bands performance at our Eden Project Wedding, everyone of our guests thought you were fantastic, it really made our evening extra special. With such a unique venue I felt a smart and credible swing band was the only way, we really landed on our feet finding you guys. Everyone was dancing, everyone loved it, you were professional and friendly, and above all else you really looked and sounded the part. King of the swingers went down a storm, it was really something to watch and dance to. Once again thank you, I would highly recommend your services to everyone for any special occasion. Amazing!'

 

Kristy Wallace - FXU Communication & Events Assistant
'Please pass my thanks on to the rest of your band for your outstanding performance last night. The music was fantastic and perfect for the mood of the event.
We would love to work with you again sometime in the future!'


Newly weds - Anna & Michael
'Thank you so much to contributing to our wedding in having the X factor over all other weddings EVER!! It all seems like a distant haze to me now - I wish I could have bottled everything about last Saturday. Thank you so much to you and The Swing Empire for such an amazing performance. I would recommend you in a heart beat.'


Newly weds - Abi & Paul
'Thank you so much for entertaining our wedding guests in such style on Saturday.  You surpassed our expectations in every way - and our expectations were pretty high.  The music you played was just perfect for the day and the occasion I only wish you could have gone on for longer.  Also, a massive thank you for playing my special request, Begin the Beguine - Paul was completely blown away.  I now have brownie points in spades! I very much hope that we have another occasion to call on you in the future and wish you every success in all you do - you certainly deserve it.'


Harriet Wild - Charity Event - Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN)
'You guys were absolutely fantastic and I had such positive comments afterwards about your band. The music was perfect for the evening and as everyone said - it was just the right mix of music for everyone to have a good dance.'

 

Sian & Tom - Wedding Reception
'You guys are amazing! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Scorrier House. You were so good! We have had so many people telling us how great our band was, we cannot thank you enough. Thank you for creating such a wonderful atmosphere for us.'


Louie & Paul - Wedding Reception
'I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed you playing at our wedding. It really was the highlight of the reception.
I loved all the music and you all looked great I really can't thank you enough.'

 

Veronica - Christmas Party
'WOW! Everyone thought you were fantastic and what a treat for us all to hear you play! THANKS SO MUCH xx'

 

Helen - Wedding Reception
'We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for the brilliant job you did at our wedding back in July. The music was perfect and you guys are amazing, created exactly the atmosphere we wanted.'

 

PLAYERS

 

miles davis

SINGER / SAXOPHONIST

JOHN DAVISON

ARRANGER / SAXOPHONIST

BEN LEACH

TRUMPET / FLUGEL HORN / FUNNY WOOD STICK THINGS!!

SAM DAVISON

GUITAR

EDENNE DAVISON

DOUBLE BASS

ADRIAN JONES

PIANO / KEYBOARD

BEN DAVIES

DRUMS

 

 

Contact Us

 

Get in touch

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If you are interested in booking us for your event please get in touch.


Tel: 07970 457 413

Email: info@theswingempire.co.uk

 

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