Jools Swing Band

Led by bandleader Neil on piano and vocals, Jools is a superb 4-7 piece band performing an electric cocktail of sensational swing, jazz, jive and rock n’ roll. Highly recommended. Jazz Band / Swing Band in London.

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Based in London but performing all over the country, their engagements have included several jazz festivals including Oslo, Lichfield, Marlborough, Cork, Chichester Real Ale & jazz and playing with guest artistes including John Martyn, Glen Tilbrook from Squeeze, and Rupert Black of the Pretenders as well as supporting Chris Barber, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and Eddi Reader.

In the summer the guys completed a sell out tour of France and Italy. The highlight of the year was the gig for an audience of 6,000 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. Neil has also done over a hundred and fifty solo dates during 2005. The band have previously performed in Ireland having performed with some legends of the music world including Van Morrison, Incognito and James Brown.

Satisfied corporate clients include London Marathon, British Telecom, Barclays Bank where the guys have ripped up corporate events. By the end of the evening nobody can keep still - the whole place is jumpin' !

We think this video sums up the creativity, the flair and the experience you can expect on the night - great music delivered by professional musicians with a feel good approach to every performance. This is a special band who put as much emphasis on creating a fantastic atmosphere as providing great music.

 

Neil on piano and vocals features some wicked boogie woogie and big band arrangements including 'Bumble Boogie', 'Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll', 'Well Alright' (Count Basie) - all in true foot tapping boogie woogie style. There is also a good sprinkling of jump jive and rock and roll including Louis Jordan and Louis Prima numbers such as 'Choo Choo Ch Boogie', 'Jump Jive 'n' Wail' and 'Buona Sera'.

With Jools Holland being one of the most popular artists on the International scene, Jools will have the same effect on your guests. Packed dance floors, huge smiles and a night to remember!

Previous clients and venues include:

  • Jennifer Saunders & Adrian Edmondson
  • Papa Johns Pizza (US)
  • London Marathon
  • Somerfield
  • Kleeneze
  • Barclays Bank
  • British Telecom
  • Marlborough Jazz Festival

Background music is supplied on CD/iPod when the band is not performing. The band is completely self-contained with their own PA suitable for up to 200 guests on the dance floor.

 

Line up & Options:

4 piece: Male vocals / piano, bass, drums, saxophone

Additional options:

  • 5 piece: Male vocals /  piano, bass, drums, saxophone, female vocals
  • 6 piece: Male vocals / piano, bass, drums, 2 x saxophone, trumpet
  • 7 piece: Male vocals / piano, bass, drums, 2 x saxophone, trumpet, female vocals

Performance times:

A typical performance is for 2 x 45 minute sets.

Selected Repertoire:

Able Mabel
Ain't that a shame
All of me
Alright Alright Alright
Baby let me hold your hand
Blue Monk
Blueberry hill
Boogie Bumper
Buona Sera
Buzz Me
C Jam blues
Caldonia
Choo choo ch boogie
Coffee Song
Dr Jazz
Enjoy Yourself
Everybody needs somebody
Flip flop and fly
Fly me to the moon
Ghost at my door
Good golly miss molly
Great Balls of fire
Guaglione
Hey Girl
Honky tonk train blues
House of bamboo
I feel good
I'm in the mood for love
Jailhouse Rock
Jump for joy
Jump jive n wail
Just a gigolo
L'Americano
Let’s Stick Together
Mack the Knife
Maidens Lament
Mustang Sally
My baby just cares for me
Night train
No particular place to go
Nomad St Party
Red Stripe Boogie
Reeling and rockin
Route 66
Satin Doll
See ya later
Shake a tail feather
Shake rattle n roll
Shake Shake Boom Boom
She's never satisfied
Signature/five months
Smokin shuffle
Stompin' on Down
Soul limbo
Sweet Home Chicago
Tequila
The way you look tonite
There ain't noboby here but us chickens
Travellin light
Tuxedo Junction
Watermelon man
Well alright
Whole lotta shakin
Yakety Sax
YMCA
You Got What You Asked For
You never can tell
You're mine

Testimonials:

Neil and the Band - made a massive contribution to the success of the London Corinthian Sailing Clubs - Summer Ball "Putting on the Ritz" - they were FANTASTIC!!!!!! Enthusiastic, lively, engaging, brilliant musicians, spontaneous, fun and professional - what more could you possibly ask for. Will be definitely booking these guys again!

General feedback: Jason was fun, engaging and extremely helpful on the phone - he recommended and booked a terrific band for our Summer Ball - I am deeply grateful for his professionalism and thoughtfulness!
Liz Griffiths

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The band were exceptional - they put so much energy into the performance. The dance floor was full for the entire evening and so many of our guests commented on how fantastic and unique the band were. We cannot thank them enought for making our evening reception go with such a swing! I would recommend the band to anyone
R Hewines

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Just a quick word of thanks to the band for making the Kleeneze conference go with a bang! We received several positive comments from the production crew at the NEC – thanks for all your efforts.
Corporate Event - J Beasley

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The wedding was fantastic & we both had an amazing day. We both loved the band & especially the music for our 1st dance - 'It had to be you' from our favourite film When Harry Met Sally. The guests also loved the music either for dancing or just listening to. I would recommend the band to anyone. Thanks again.
Wedding Reception – Mr & Mrs Bishop

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I wanted to write and say "thanks" to the band for playing at our wedding reception. I received several very complimentary comments from my guests ….. really made the evening go with a swing. Can you pass on my thanks to all the guys!
Wedding Reception - Mike Price OBE

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... a big thank-you for playing at our party. You had many compliments from our guests and everyone enjoyed it hugely. The music was perfect for the occasion and we were pleased that we were able to have pretty much the entire party outdoors. Thanks also for setting up so efficiently and for being so cooperative with the boat staff, who were all really impressed with you (I think they'd like to recommend you for future functions, if you're interested).
Wedding Reception - HMS President

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As always, we were delighted with the Band’s performances at Marlborough Jazz 2006and hope that you will be with us in 2007... I think that this year’s Marlborough Jazz was the best occasion yet, exceeding even last year’s splendid weekend. Thanks for your help in making it such a success. interested).
Nick Fogg - Marlborough International Jazz Festival

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