The Bobby Kemp Swing Show
About The Bobby Kemp Swing Show
Make no mistake, Bobby Kemp is the REAL deal and, some would say, possible that last in an auspicious line of great swing and Big Band singers. With no small amount of swagger from the opening bars to the closing number, the audience are continually aware of an outstanding vocal talent, delivered with unrivaled personality and passion.
The only other thing they’re left to contemplate, is the dance-floor!
Tho’ the BK show has entertained at many large and prestigious events, Bobby’s performance can be tailored to fit around almost all budgets, with a variety of band sizes on offer, and even a One Man show!
Hand-picked musicians in the live bands are extremely talented young professionals in their own right, and his regular rhythm section packs a punch big enough to launch any standard right into the 21st Century.
Bobby is also an accomplished musician – most unusual in this field. As such, he is able to pull off huge dynamic shifts in a show, swiftly moving between ‘horn style’ Vegas Big Band numbers, then (donning his guitar) to delicate and beautiful ballads like ‘Mr. Bojangles’ and his own special rendition of ‘Moon River’.
A truly International artist, Bobby recently recorded his latest album Live in Stockholm Sweden. Now at the post-production stage, the first tracks are beginning to emerge, and examples can be found on these pages!
The Bobby Kemp Swing Show Testimonials
My own House-band – I love them!
Fern Cotton, live on-air (Xtra Factor Big Band night)
Bobby Kemp and his band did a great 4 piece for our wedding back in March. It was so fab and just what we wanted. Tom and I will remember it for a long time to come. When ‘Sway’ came on the radio a few weeks ago – I smiled – it was our first dance. He even did a ‘first’ for his band at our request when they played ’Haven’t met you yet’.
We worked with him by email to agree the format and playlist, and he was so helpful when we decided at the last minute that perhaps we could afford the band after all – we’d originally just booked as a one-man.
He worked really well and professionally with the venue to set up without any fuss. It was great.
Ceri and Tom, 2011 Wedding in Cheshire
I have hired Bobby on 3 occasions to perform at numerous Army Officers’ Messes. On each and every occasion Bobby and his band have represented fantastic value for money. Blessed with seemingly limitless energy there has been no theme or occasion he hasn’t been able to turn his hand to, delivering lively music which appeals to all ages. Bobby has been a hit at every event he has played at for me. I couldn’t recommend him more highly, don’t book him at your peril.
Cap’n Marcus Skeet
I would have no hesitation in recommending Bobby. He sang and played with a 9 piece band at a recent music festival here and wowed the audience.
He is very professional, with an excellent attention to detail. Being an ex sound technician himself, he is also very careful to ensure the sound amplification is as it should be.
His communication was good, and all the details were confirmed in advance re timings, arrival etc etc and he delivered everything he said he would.
He is a real showman and certainly entertained our crowd (we had over 500 there on the night). He has a great repertoire and was very happy for us to choose any particular songs we wanted from his playlist.
I have clearly only heard him play on a stage at a larger event but, were I booking for a wedding, I would certainly consider hiring Bobby.
I hope this helps and good luck with the big day!
Kathryn Carnegie - Key Organiser, Whiteford Summer Music Festival)
Sample Set List
Please note – ‘almost’ anything is available on request!…
Ain’t that a Kick in the Head: Dean Martin
Way you look Tonight: Sinatra version
Fly me To the Moon: BK own version
I Get a Kick out of You: Sinatra version
Just a Gigolo: Louis Prima
That’s Amore: Dean Martin
Mack the Knife: Bobby Darin
Come Fly with Me: BK version
Beyond the Sea: Bobby Darin
New York, New York: Frank Sinatra
It Had to be You: Harry Connick Jnr.
As Long As I’m Singing: Bobby Darin
Artificial Flowers: Bobby Darin
Let’s Face the Music and Dance: Frank Sinatra
That’s Life: Frank Sinatra
When you’re Smilin’/Too Marvellous for words: Louis Prima Medley
The Lady is a Tramp: Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got you Under my Skin: Frank Sinatra
Fever: Michael Buble
Cry me a River: Michael Buble
Witchcraft: Frank Sinatra
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life: Frank Sinatra
‘Pops’ and Alternative numbers:
Sex Bomb: Tom Jones
Everything: Michael Buble
Haven’t met you Yet: Michael Buble
Can’t take my Eyes off You: Andy Williams
It’s not Unusual: Tom Jones
Live and Let Die: Bond Theme/Wings
Hi Ho Silver Lining: Jeff Beck Gp.
Old Devil Moon: Jamie Cullum
Dancing Queen: Abba
‘Forget’ You: Cee Lo Green
Smells like Teen Spirit: Nirvana (Paul Anka)
Jump: Van Halen (Paul Anka)
I Got You (I feel Good): James Brown
Elbow: One day like This
There is a Light that Never goes Out: The Smiths
Sway: M. Buble version
It Had Better be Tonight: M. Buble version
Mambo Italiano: Dean Martin
The Girl from Ipanema: Sinatra & Jobim
The Coffee Song: Frank Sinatra
Save the Last Dance for Me: Michael Buble
Mr. Bojangles: R. Williams version
Moon River: BK version
My Way: Frank Sinatra
I Left my Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett
Curtain Falls: Bobby Darin
Teach me Tonight: Dinah Washington
Where or When: Frank Sinatra
One for my Baby: Frank Sinatra
Home: Michael Buble
Nancy (with the Laughin’ Face): Frank Sinatra
Other material that Bobby Kemp can do consists of:
Rock ‘n’ Roll/Jump Jive
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.
Bobby Kemp Solo
Bobby Kemp + Quartet
Bobby Kemp + 7 Piece
Bobby Kemp Big Band
Q: Does Bobby provide his own PA system?
A: Absolutely! Bobby will provide the correct PA for your size of venue.
Q: Can Bobby perform as a solo act?
A: 100%. Bobby can perform acoustically with Guitar or with Backing Tracks.
Q: Can Bobby take requests?
A: Of course. Given enough notice Bobby can make anything happen.