The London Swing and Soul Band

World Music

Songs in French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Portuguese

The London Swing and Soul Band – is a collection of outstanding musicians and singers who enjoy performing the most colourful set of songs imaginable.  The nationalities of the band include: Italian, Russian, French, Brazilian, Cuban, Colombian, Israeli and of course British.

London-born bandleader, Daniel, sings in 9 languages and organises festivals and workshops with singers in France and Spain.  With family from Morocco, Spain, Russia and the UK, he is passionate about languages and world music. He has also lived in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and The Middle East, as well as travelled extensively on cruise ships and tours.    Whilst living in Switzerland, he was responsible for booking musicians and artists for various Jazz and Blues festivals all over Europe, including The Montreux Jazz Festival where he was programme coordinator with the late David Richards for 5 years 2003-2008.

Universal International Favourites:

Sway (originally Mexican) / Tu Vao Fa L’Americano (Italian) / La Vie en Rose (French) / Ochi Chorniya (Russian Folk) / Wave (Brazilian) / Cancao do Mar (Portuguese) / Hava Nagila in the style of Pulp Fiction (trad Jewish) / Elvis (American) / Beatles (British) / Volare (Spanish / Italian) / Besame Mucho (Spanish / Mexican) / Libertango (Argentinian)

International Recording Artist Influences include:

Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Vladmir Vissotsky, Edith Piaf, Bruno Mars, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Charles Aznavour, Ofra Haza, Yaakov Shwekey, MBD, Leslie Cheung, Ray Charles, Jacques Brel, Andrea Bocelli, Lucio Dalla, Luciano Pavarotti, Antonio Jobim, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Sergio Mendes, Dulce Pontes, Gypsy Kings, Alabina, Shahajarian, Led Zeppelin, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jeff Buckley, Sakamoto, Francis Cabrel, Serge Gainsbourg, Velasquez, Buena Vista Social Club, Yasmin Levy, Maria de la Paz, Piazzola, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Googoosh and Paolo Conte.

Jazz / Latin Quartet – Songs in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, English & Russian

 

Israeli Dancing – 7 piece band (full brass)

 

 

The London Swing and Soul Band

 

Founded by bandleaders Daniel Benisty and Jordan Brown who started playing together as a bass/piano/vocal duo 10 years ago and who remain the core of the band, the band gradually expanded to trio, 4pc, 5pc up to 12 piece.   The first spark towards becoming a fully fledged cross genre function band blending electric and eclectic entertainment was the addition of multi-skilled guitarist/singer/entertainer/improviser/rapper, Matt Smith.  After the addition of Matt, the band gradually started inviting a variety of brass players and guest singers to compliment the sound.   Jordan and Daniel remain very flexible and still perform in duo or trio form, but now, most commonly as a 6 or 7 piece band.

To their credit, the The London Swing and Soul Band musicians and singers have played at a huge variety of stages, festivals and venues all around the country – including Bestival, Glastonbury, Hippodrome Leicester Square, Ronnie Scott’s, Vortex, 606 and Pizza Express Soho. The Band are currently preferred supplier for weddings and special events at Heythrop Park, Westfield and Caffe Concerto London.

The London Swing and Soul Band prides itself on being perhaps the country’s most flexible, eclectic and varied function bands available.   With the choice of a variety of singers and instruments and music in a dozen styles (swing, soul, jazz, reggae, latin, pop, rock, blues, RnB, motown, disco, funk), the London Swing and Soul Band is the perfect choice to wow your guests with variety and rhythm change all night long …

An Ideal Choice for a Wedding Band, The London Swing and Soul Band provides an end-to-end service from the use of microphones for speeches to background music, to special requests, ceremony music if required, to first dance, to dinner jazz to the most upbeat hard-hitting dance music, as well as lights, DJ and Disco to keep things going to past midnight.

The London Swing and Soul Band performs music from 12 countries and 12 styles! Founded by bandleaders Daniel Benisty and Jordan Brown who started playing together as a bass/piano duo 10 years ago and who remain the core of the band, the band gradually expanded to trio, 4pc, 5pc and has performed as a 12 piece band. The band are always delighted to perform with a variety of brass players and guest singers to compliment the sound. Jordan and Daniel remain very flexible and still perform as a trio, but now, most commonly as a 6 or 7 piece band. To their credit, the The London Swing and Soul Band musicians and singers have played at a huge variety of stages, festivals and venues all around the country – including Bestival, Glastonbury, Hippodrome Leicester Square, Ronnie Scott’s, Vortex, 606 and Pizza Express Soho. The Band are currently preferred supplier for weddings and special events at Heythrop Park, Westfield and Caffe Concerto London. An Ideal Choice for a Wedding Band, The London Swing and Soul Band provides an end-to-end service from the use of microphones for speeches to background music, to special requests, ceremony music if required, to first dance, to dinner jazz to the most upbeat hard-hitting dance music, as well as lights, DJ and Disco to keep things going to past midnight.