The Bootleg Swingband.

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About The Bootleg Swingband.

From the South West, The Bootleg Swingband are a six piece Swing band, consisting of four to six musicians, but are widely popular for their performances at weddings. The music they play is generally period defined and is from the 20s, 30s and 40s and feature styles such as gypsy, jazz and, of course, swing. They have worked at least one wedding a week since 2013 and have also performed for the public.

Services offered

While the play mostly dance music, most of their performances are made of two one-hour sets made of tunes from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Their band is also complete with a PA and lights for your enjoyment. For more variety, you can choose from Django to tango as well.

How they work

Their instruments include two guitars, an upright bass, drums, a fiddle and vocals. A clarinettist is available upon request. Everyone in the band will dress in vintage style and attire to establish an authentic vibe that will really build up the atmosphere of your event.

  • Price From £700 to £1,200
  • Services Dance music
  • Styles Jazz, Gypsy style swing tunes from the 20s to the 40s. From Django to tango via the Balkans
  • Type Band
More details

More information about The Bootleg Swingband.

  • What is included in the wedding package?
    A six or 7 piece Gypsy Swing band complete with PA and lights. We do 2 one hour sets of swinging tunes from the 20s 30s and 40s
  • How far in advance should I contact you?
    We get booked up quickly during the summer months
  • Size of group:
    Medium (4 - 6 musicians)
  • Repertoire:
    Hit that Jive Jack besome Mucho The charleston Songs of that ilk
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
    Yes
  • Experience:
    We performed at a wedding every week through 2013. We also play public gigs
  • Do you have your own equipment?
    Yes
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
    No
  • Are you able to travel?
    Yes, uK and abroad
  • Is there a charge for traveling?
    Yes, it depends how far from SW England . Usually not more than £100
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
    No
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
    Alone
  • What is the length of time of the act?
    Two 1 hour sets
  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
    1-2 hours. We do like to have a short sound check
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event?
    Per event
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
    Yes
  • How do you charge extra time?
    Would include this in the estimate
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Any

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2 Reviews for The Bootleg Swingband.


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Matt · Married on 14/09/2013

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had positive things said about almost every aspect of our wedding (very polite guests!), but by far the most compliments were for the band. Absolutely everyone loved them, and they had everyone dancing from the youngest to the oldest (and everyone in between, which is no mean feat!) They were very good at keeping in touch in the run-up to the wedding, and turned up with zero fuss and just got on with it. One of the best finds of our entire wedding experience.

    Sent on 10/01/2014
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    Jane · Married on 13/07/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of the service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My Celtic Hand Fasting would not have been the same without them! From our straw bale filled, bunting festooned, Geodome they played the theme to 'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly' pandering to my hopeful request. This accompanied my arrival on horse back, with entourage, across our field on the hill overlooking the sea. They then gave us lovely music for the guests to mingle and eat to followed by perfect afternoon folky/swing dancy session to round off the afternoon. I would have happily had them for the whole day and evening. I could not recommend them highly enough!

    Sent on 16/01/2014

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