Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra - 13-piece ratpack swing band - enjoyed by all ages! Dr Jazz - 6-piece Roaring 20s/Great Gatsby Band - a classy wedding theme! Add-on DJ service available
Pricing & Costs

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Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Swing / Jive
Reception Music
Rat Pack / Swing

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band

PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Disco Lighting

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band
Jazz Band
Ensemble / Group
Full Description
Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra is a compact 13-piece Rat-pack style big band comprising male vocalist, four brass, five saxes and three rhythm. Founded in 1997 with help from The Prince’s Trust, Mr Swing has become very popular on the corporate, society and wedding circuits. Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra performs classic swing band songs from the radio broadcasts of the thirties, through the Glenn Miller sound of the forties to the Rat-pack days of the fifties and beyond. Well-known big band tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond and more recently revived by Harry Connick Jnr, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé. Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra has played to audiences the length and breadth of the country. Wherever you are in the UK, the swing band encourages young and old to get up and dance. With a repertoire of over a hundred songs, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. Dr Jazz is a fun and quirky 6-piece roaring 20s band comprising trumpet/vocals, trombone, clarinet/sax, piano, bass and drums with songs being belted out for through a megaphone for that authentic 1920s sound! With an extensive repertoire of instantly recognisable favourites from the Roaring 20s through the Musicals of the 1930s and beyond, the band entertains all ages with its mix of timeless, songs from Broadway and Hollywood. Serving up classics by the likes of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin...with a generous side order of Dixie! The band can be presented in trad waistcoats and bow ties or full white evening dress. This is a very experienced and professional act offering a top class and hassle-free service. They are very versatile and can provide music indoors or outdoors for drinks receptions and/or evening dancing.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Matthew Hardy
Hello I understand how stressful it can be choosing the right entertainment for your big day. In Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra and Dr Jazz you have two classy bands which go down well with all ages - a must at a wedding. I have twenty years experience and have provided top quality entertainment for hundreds of weddings in that time. I take great pride in offering a professional, hassle-free service.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jude & Chris
Happy couple Married on September
September 2016
We had a wonderful time! (Mr Swing)
We had a wonderful time! We had great feedback from our guests, who all loved you and the band! It was really great having you as part of our day.
Faye & Carl
Happy couple Married on August
August 2016
An amazing night (Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra)
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We had an amazing night and all the guests commented on how fabulous you were.
Anna & Adam
Happy couple Married on August
August 2016
Exceeded our expectations spectacularly! (Dr Jazz)
Thank you ever so much! Dr Jazz were exactly what we wanted but exceeded our expectations spectacularly! You've had so many compliments from guests.
Clare & Paul
Happy couple Married on July
July 2016
We all had a fantastic time! (Dr Jazz)
Thank you so much. Dr Jazz was fantastic and so many people have contacted us to say how much they enjoyed the music. We all had a fantastic time!! Thank you for your good wishes. We are just at the airport waiting for our flight to Sorrento!!
Jill & Pete
Happy couple Married on June
June 2016
Everyone has said how amazing you were (Dr Jazz)
Thank you so much. EVERYONE has said how amazing you were. Pass on our HUGE thanks to the lads.
Janet & Greg
Happy couple Married on May
June 2016
Versatile and amenable (Dr Jazz)
Doesn't time fly by! Two weeks today since we got married and you came along to keep us entertained. It was an amazing day and you and your band contributed immensely. From the moment I contacted you I knew we had made the right choice. Your communication and understanding was excellent. Our 1930s theme fit right in with the venue and your style of music. We received lots of comments from our guests about how lovely it was to sit on the lawn drinking Pimms listening to you play whilst we were off having photos taken. It was so relaxing and elegant. Like being on a film set, one guest said. I think what made it for me was when all the guests had gone inside to sit down for the meal and we were passing some hotel guests sitting on the terrace enjoying the sun. As I walked passed one gentleman starting clapping and commented how beautiful I looked and thanked me for providing such wonderful music that he had enjoyed listening to; a real unexpected pleasure. In fact the venue told me the following day that quite a few hotel guests had commented on the great music. The evening was astounding. In the DJ sets you provided between Dr Jazz's live sessions you managed to fit in all our guests' special songs. This made it a lot more personal. And thank you so much for rearranging one of your songs to fit in with the routine we had learned for our first dance. This just shows how versatile and amenable you are. We would like to thank you for coming and making our wedding day most enjoyable, not just for us but for our guests. I have already been recommending you and will continue to do so.
Location & Contact Details


5 Acaster Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 2SA, England

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