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The Stirling Band – Swing Band | UK

Some of the UKs finest professional musicians play in the band. Theyve worked with the likes of The BBC Big Band, Jamie Cullum, Jacqui Dankworth, Stacey Kent, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and many other top entertainers and celebrities. This is a professional and reliable function band that knows how to deliver quality entertainment and can adapt the line up to suit your event and budget. As you add more horns, the sound becomes richer and fuller.

Stirling Swing & Soul Band

A fantastic musical cocktail of Sophisticated Swing and Rat Pack classics, together with high energy Soul and Classic Pop. They are a Swing band and a Soul Band, with just the right ingredients to make your wedding, private or corporate event truly remarkable from the very first note. You get an amazing repertoire to suit all tastes and moods, from Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Buble to Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and many more.

Stirling Lounge Band

Create the ultimate background ambience for your corporate, cocktail, awards and hospitality events with superb renditions of classic lounge tunes from The Lounge Band. From vintage beatnik to ambient bossas, crooner and retro classics, smooth jazz vibes, and modern day hits with a lounge twist, their distinctive repertoire offers you one great tune after another. Whether for smooth ambient background, or to keep your party dance floor busy, choose The Stirling Band for your entertainment.

Line-ups

– Quartet (piano, vocals, bass, drums)
– Quintet – male vocal/guitar, piano, vocals, bass, drums and 1 horn
– 6 piece – male vocal/guitar, piano, vocals, bass, drums a and 2 horns
– 7 piece – male vocal/guitar, piano, vocals, bass, drums and 3 horns
– 9 piece – male vocal/guitar, piano, vocals, bass, drums and 5 horns

As you add more horns, the sound becomes richer and fuller. They can also add extra female vocals to each band size to extend the repertoire even further. An ideal formula is to set the mood in the first part of the evening with a couple of sets of Swing, Rat Pack and Big Band classics, followed by a Classic Soul and Pop set to really get the party cooking! They also have a full selection of traditional Hebrew and Hora tunes for Jewish Weddings.

Quartet (piano, vocals, bass, drums)
Ideal for smaller, more intimate gatherings to create a sophisticated and mellow atmosphere in the style of Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach, allowing you and your guests to talk & be heard whilst still getting people on the dance floor!

Vocal Duo/Trio
For more intimate events, Stirling can also perform with a simple Piano or Piano/Bass accompaniment. This line-up can also be included as an introduction to an evening, for example before the band/DJ plays or as guests are arriving.

Technical Specification:

The band will need a level stage/performance area, size depending on the line-up, with at least 4 x 13 amp sockets. The band will also need a room to change and store belongings, with a proper hot meal and soft drinks/refreshments. Please see attached technical specification for the large repertoire.

Standard Length of Performance:

The band usually perform 2 x 50 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes sets.

Repertoire Includes:

Swing/Rat Pack/Latin/jazz standards

A Foggy Day – Michael Buble
A Nightingale Sang – Bobby Darin
A Wink And A Smile – Harry Connick Jr.
Aint Misbehavin – Fats Waller
Aint Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Louis Jordan
Aint That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
Blue Moon – Mel Torme
Call Me Irresponsible – Michael Buble
Careless Hands – Mel Torme
Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Dont get around much anymore – Harry Connick Jr.
East Of The Sun – Frank Sinatra
Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin
Fascination – Nat King Cole
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
For Once In My Life – Frank Sinatra
Georgia – Ray Charles
Girl Talk – Georgie Fame/Neal Hefti
Have You Met Miss Jones – Frank Sinatra
Hello Dolly – Bobby Darin
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra
It Dont Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing – Duke Ellington
It Had Better Be Tonight – Michael Buble
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr.
Ive got the World on a String – Michael Buble
Ive Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Just One Of Those Things – Frank Sinatra
Lady Is A Tramp – Frank Sinatra
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Let’s face the Music And Dance – Fred Astaire
L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole
Mack the Knife – Bonny Darin
Mambo Italiano – Dean Martin
Moondance – Michael Buble
Moonlight In Vermont – Frank Sinatra
Mr Bojangles – Sammy Davis Jr.
More – Bobby Darin
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
My Way – Frank Sinatra
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Nice and Easy – Frank Sinatra
Night and Day – Frank Sinatra
Pennies From Heaven – Frank Sinatra
Save the Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble
Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra
Surrey With a Fringe on Top – Mel Torme
Sway – Michael Buble
Swinging On a Star – Bing Crosby
That Ole Devil Called Love – Bille Holiday
The Best Is Yet to Come – Tony Bennett
The Coffee Song-Frank Sinatra
The Girl From Ipanema – Gilberto
The Good Life – Tony Bennett
The Last Waltz – Engelbert Humperdinck
The Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
The Tender Trap – Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
They Cant Take That Away From Me – Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
What a Difference a Day Made – Jamie Cullum
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Windmills of your mind – Sting version
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
You make me feel so young – Frank Sinatra

Soul and classic pop

All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Cant Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Cant Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Everything – Michael Buble
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Its Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Just the way you are – Barry White
Kiss – Prince
Mercy – Duffy *
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
My Girl – The Temptations
Knock On Wood – Otis Redding
Lady Marmalade – Labelle/Christina Aguilera
Lets stay together – Al Green
Lovely Day – Bill Withers

French repertoire

A toi – Joe Dassin
Corcovado – version Henri Salvador
Cest si bon-Yves Montand
Cha Cha Cha Du Loup-Serge Gainsbourg
Comme dhabitude-Claude Francois
Dansez-sur moi -Claude Nougaro
Darling, je vous aime beaucoup-Jean Sablon
Garde-Moi La Dernière Danse -Mort Shuman (Bossa)
Jardin dhiver- Henri Salvador
L.O.V.E.- Sacha Distel
La belle vie-Sacha Distel
La derniére valse-Mirelle Mathieu
La Fille dIpanema-Jobim
La Javanaise-Serge Gainsbourg
La Mer-Charles Trenet
Le dernier Slow-Joe Dassin
Le Feutre Taupé-Charles Aznavour
Les feuilles mortes-Yves Montand
Les moulins de mon Coeur-Michel Legrand
Mambo Italiano-Danny Brillant
Mes emmerdes-Charles Aznavour
Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui-Sacha Distel
Scoubidou-Sacha Distel
Tous Les Visages De LAmour-Charles Aznavour
Tu verras- Claude Nougarro

Jewish wedding music

Hava nagila
Chosn Kale Mazeltov
If I was a rich man
Matchmaker
Hora Medley
Sunrise sunset
Bei Mir bist du scheyn
Songs of Gidi Gov, Arik Einstein, Matti Caspi, Shlomo Artzi, Chava Alberstein

Testimonials:

“I thought the band were fantastic on Saturday night, and I have had numerous e-mails this morning commenting on how excellent everyone thought the band were. Finally, I just wanted to pass on everyones thanks for such a great performance and a great night. Thanks again!”
– West Lothian Council

“I would firstly like to thank you and the band for your wonderful music. Everyone commented on how good you were! As the organiser, I was able to relax and let you guys get on with it because you read the evening extremely well and changed the tempo to match the way the evening went. It was flawless! It is lovely to deal with such friendly and professional people. You made our company party go off with a swing. The fact that you have had a request from the party to provide the music for a customers wedding is proof of how well received you and the band were! I will not hesitate to book you for all future and will recommend you anyone who wants top-class entertainment.”
– Heritage Motor Museum

“Good music, flexible attitude and an evening with style sums up my experience with The Stirling Band. They know what works and what doesn’t, and has a great manner to help you get the best out of any occasion – a rare find!”
– Eventia

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for creating a fantastic atmosphere at our Christmas Media Party last night. Weve had some wonderful feedback about the event, and you and the band went down a storm. The music was pitched just right and really added a touch of class.”
– Marks & Spencer Plc

“James and I would like to say thanks you for your amazing performance at our Wedding in December. The best Swing & Soul band ever!”
– Private Client

“I just wanted to say thank you for your performance at our wedding at Grafton Manor recently. The songs and the whole performance really complimented the day and many guests have been extremely complimentary about the songs you sang and obviously the way you sang them.”
– Private Client

“We just wanted to thank you and your band for making our evening extra special. We had a fantastic time and everyone commented on how great and professional they thought you all were.”
– Private Client

“What an incredible day we all had, the phone hasnt stopped ringing today with guests thanking us for such a wonderful day, with many comments on how great the band was, thank you for doing such a magnificent job!”
– Private Client

“Thank you so much for an excellent performance at our wedding on the 24th October 2009. Everybody just cannot stop talking about how fabulous you were and how you made the evening so utterly enjoyable.”
– Private Client

“I commissioned you to entertain the mess on 9 May 09. I have been in the mess now for over 23 years and have effectively hired many bands in my role as President of the Entertainments Committee (PEC) to perform at all manner of occasions and your band is amongst the most professional, polished, well presented and entertaining that I have experienced.”
– Army Officer

Previous Clients Include:

Anglo-American
Audi
British Energy
Cadburys
DHL
Eventia
Group 4 Technology
Marks & Spencers
Mercedes
Mosimanns
Mayor of London
Omitec
RICS
Standard Chartered
Voca

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