BUDO Swing Band
About BUDO Swing Band
Without doubt the most dynamic, swinging big band in the UK today. From 18 players down to 7 the band plays all the hits from Frank Sinatra through to Michael Buble, with a little Oasis and Tom Jones thrown in for good measure! This group can be made smaller to suit your event but still play all your favourites and mix it up with some swingin’ versions of pop classics. They have an extensive repertoire of songs including Christmas songs and great choices for first dances.
Previous Experience: The members of The BUDO Swing Band have worked professionally with Jamiroquai, John Legend, Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), The Roots, Tony Christie, Martha Reeves, Dennis Rollins and Pee Wee Ellis.
This band can play as a minium with 7 players.
- 7 piece band playing Swing, Jive, Ska & Pop
- Male vocals, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboards, bass & drums
- 2 LIVE sets of 50 minutes each
- Complimentary background music when not performing
- Superb lighting rig
- Professional PA system
- DJ option available
Don’t miss the opportunity to book this incredible band and make musical memories with BUDO!!!
BUDO Swing Band Testimonials
I just wanted to say on behalf of James, myself and all our wedding guests, Thank you so much! The Budo Big Band were fantastic and really made our day! Some of our evening guests were supposed to leave after our first dance but stayed well into the evening as the band were so good and certainly provided fantastic entertainment.
We had a wonderful wedding day and your band and the atmosphere and experience you gave just took the day to a whole new level. Our friends getting married next year have already asked for your details so i hope we get to hear you again!
Thank you again and all the best!
I just wanted to thank you and the band for a fantastic night on the 2nd November!
All of my guests were very complimentary and four of my guests are band members themselves and thought the band were excellent.
Will you pass on my thanks to them all for making my night so special?
The DJ interval music was also very well selected and kept the party on it's feet right til the end.
I am sure there will be many recommendations following!
Thanks again for your helpful advice too.
Sample Set List
An example evenings set list :
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Beyond The Sea
Come Fly With Me
Fly Me to The Moon
I've Got You Under My Skin
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Pennies From Heaven
The Lady Is A Tramp
You Make Me Feel So Young
Mack The Knife
Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown
I Just Haven't Met You Yet
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Save The Last Dance For Me
My First, My Last, My Everything
New York, New York
*It’s Not Unusual (encore)
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.
2 x 50 Minute Sets - 7 Piece Band
Q: Can we pick what we want you to play?
A: We have a great set list that we know works well as we've honed it over the years to ensure filled dance floors. This works due to tempo, style and key - if we change this then it probably won't work as well. However, if you really love or hate certain songs we will of course make some changes for you.
Q: Can we pick the DJ songs?
A: As above but we will cater for a maximum of 40 song requests if received within 7 days before the event.
Q: Can you do just one set?
A: Yes of course! However this does not affect the price as it still means we are effectively unavailable for other work on that date. We can play up to 90 minutes for 1 set.
Q: Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
A: Yes! All Hville acts are required to have PLI.