Simply Swing Band
The Simply Swing Band are an authentic swing band with a contemporary edge. Their fun and lively repertoire also includes jump jive and classic pop songs to keep the dance floor filled! They are perfect for weddings, corporate events, parties and ballroom dances.
...I just wanted to say a massive thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the splendid music...Theoni & Said
Thank you for a wonderful performance at our Summer Lunch. We had lots of really good feedback and will most certainly be using you again...John Lewis Partnership
Thank you very much for playing such a perfectly suited set. Everyone enjoyed the music ...Rafe Heydel-Mankoo - Polish Order of the Knights of Malta
The Simply Swing Band is a leading London-based swing band for hire delivering high quality musical entertainment for all events, but in particular:
- charity gala dinners
- private parties
- specialist Ballroom and Latin American strict tempo dances
Simply Swing will take you on a musical journey of spellbinding live entertainment with unforgettable songs from the greatest and most iconic artists of the 20th Century.
An authentic swing band with a contemporary edge, their fun and lively repertoire also includes jump jive and classic pop songs to keep the dance floor filled!
Simply Swing is produced and led by Pianist, Arranger and Band Leader Sandra Lambert. Sandra has performed and recorded with artists such as Bette Midler, Humphrey Lyttleton, Cilla Black, Paul O’Grady and The London Symphony Orchestra.
A sought after accompanist, she was Musical Director to Helen Shapiro for 7 years. In 2018 she played for HRH The Duke of York at Buckingham Palace. She is married to drummer, Jeff Lardner, a member of Simply Swing who was drummer to Van Morrison for many years.
Simply Swing comprises the UK’s most renowned musicians whose live and studio credits include:
- Shirley Bassey
- Bette Midler
- Kylie Minogue
- Chaka Khan
- Elaine Paige
- George Benson
- Chris de Burgh
- Van Morrison
- Neil Sedaka
- Alexander Armstrong
- Michael Ball & The London Symphony Orchestra
and whose TV appearances include:
- Jools Holland
- Strictly Come Dancing
- Paul O’Grady
The band comes in different sizes so they are able to offer unique and flexible packages just right for each and every performance. They can easily add musicians and singers to their core line-up.
All their line-ups include:
- 100% live music – no tracks
- Bespoke Set Lists
- Full Sound System (PA)
- DJ Playlist Between Sets
8-Piece Show Band (2 x Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet)
Very entertaining and very flexible. Great for strict tempo dancing and a fabulous show band for weddings, parties and corporate events.
7-Piece Band (2 x Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Saxophone)
6-Piece Band (1 x Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Saxophone, Trumpet)
An additional vocalist may be added in place of trumpet.
5-Piece Boutique Band (Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar or Saxophone)
Undoubtedly our most popular line-up which slots into almost any situation with ease. Perfect for weddings and parties.
As an add on to the main band they offer the option to have music for the drinks reception and/or over dinner in the following formats:
- Jazz Duo, Trio or Quartet
- Solo Pianist
- Solo Saxophonist
Passionate about what they do, the Simply Swing Band musicians are the best in the business and together their entertainment is second to none.
“A quick note to say thanks for your performance on Saturday, it was exactly what I wanted and it was well received by all our guests. We hope to book you again.”
“Thank you very much for playing such a perfectly suited set. Everyone enjoyed the music and it helped create precisely the right tone. I shall certainly recommend you to friends and colleagues.”
Rafe Heydel-Mankoo – Polish Order of the Knights of Malta
“Thank you for a wonderful performance at our Summer Lunch. We had lots of really good feedback and will most certainly be using you again for future events.”
John Lewis Partnership
“I just want to say a big thank you! Everyone had a great time and thought you were wonderful.”
Laura & Neil
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the splendid music. You were absolutely FANTASTIC and your singer was awesome! Everyone is still talking about it. You were a great hit with all our guests. You are all very talented musicians and very many thanks for a great day”
Theoni & Said
“The band was brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We had lots of compliments on our choice of music so thank you to everyone for making our day so special.”
Ann and Roger Woodward