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Matthew Hardy

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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
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Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group
Function Band
Jazz Band

Style of Music

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

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band

Additional Services

Disco Lighting
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
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
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Jude & Chris
Married in September 2016
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.
Laura & Richard
Married in August 2014
September 2016
Helped to make our day a special one (Dr Jazz)
Thanks for doing such a fantastic job on Saturday. You really helped to make our day a special one and we will definitely be recommending you to people in future.
Emma & Andrew
Married in October 2014
September 2016
Making our wedding day so special (Dr Jazz)
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. Dr jazz were excellent and we will be recommending you to all. We wish you well in the future.
Alex & Nick
Married in July 2015
September 2016
A perfect way to finish off the night (Dr Jazz)
Thank you so much for entertaining us. Your guys were really great and were a perfect way to finish off the night. Thanks a million.
Amy & Mark
Married in January 2016
September 2016
We had an incredible day! (Dr Jazz)
We had an incredible day! I am sure we will see you soon as a friend in the village has already asked for your details!! Many thanks.
Claire & Marc
Married in August 2015
September 2016
The music was brilliant (Dr Jazz)
Thank you for Saturday night, it was amazing! Everyone loved Dr Jazz and it was a great way to welcome guests. The music was brilliant, along with the service you have pr...
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Location & Contact Details


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

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