Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra is a 13-piece big band comprising male vocalist, four brass, five saxes and three rhythm. It was founded in 1997 with help from The Prince's Trust and has become very popular on the corporate, society and wedding circuit.
Mr Swing performs classic songs from the radio broadcasts of the 30s. through the Glenn Miller sound of the 40s to the Rat-pack days of the 50s and beyond. Well-known songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nar King Cole, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond and more recently revived by Harry Connick Jr, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé.
The focal point of Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra is undoubtedly it's vocalist. Phil Chapman has had a love of big band music all his life - an affection very apparent in his performances.
Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra has played to audiences the length and breadth of the country. All over Yorkshire, the North East, the North West, Leeds, Manchester, and London, Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra encourages young and old to get up and dance. With over a hundred songs on the playlist, there's guaranteed to be something for everyone.
Mr Swing is very versatile. It can perform a mix of styles for a party audience, a ballroom dance or theme it's repertoire for a wartime event.
As well as performing at countless weddings, Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra has entertained for BMW, The Air Crew Association, Leeds United FC, Elior and ITE Moda amongst others and was very proud to play at Buckingham Palace for The Prince's Trust Charter Award Ceremony.
The Members of the band take great pride in their professionalism and enjoy themselves at every event.
Weddings - Corporate & Charity Events - Wartime Functions - Dinner Dances
'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!'