Israeli Dancing Band
The Founder and Bandleader of The London Swing and Soul Band has a passion for Jewish Music and Israeli Dancing. Half Ashkenazi, Half Sephardi, Pianist, Singer and Multilingual with a long track record of organising events and booking musicians and artists in the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany, Daniel Benisty covers many forms of Jewish and Israeli music – old and new, rhythmic and ballad, Yiddish and Ladino. Daniel and The Band also regularly invite guest singers and musicians from Israel, Italy, France and America to complete an authentic high-energy Israeli Dancing and non-stop Hora Medley lineup.
Israeli Dancing – Jewish Wedding Band (5pc)
Israeli Dancing – Barmitzvah Band + DJ (4pc)
Israeli Dancing – 7 piece band (full brass)
Yiddishe Ballad – Piano Vocal Solo
Israeli Dancing – 5 piece band with Trumpet
International Recording Artist Influences include: MBD, Avraham Fried, Vladmir Vissotsky, Yaakov Shwekey, Ofra Haza, Edith Piaf, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Charles Aznavour, Leslie Cheung, Jacques Brel, Andrea Bocelli, Lucio Dalla, Luciano Pavarotti, Antonio Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Dulce Pontes, Gypsy Kings, Alabina, Shahajarian, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jeff Buckley, Sakamoto, Francis Cabrel, Velasquez, Buena Vista Social Club, Yasmin Levy, Piazzola, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Googoosh and Paolo Conte.
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.