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Swing Band Vocal String Orchestra

USO Swing Band gets you in the mood to let the good times roll again! Dance away with the USO 20 piece swing band featuring a string quartet, vocal duo, a 4 piece live band and a 9 piece horn section, performing favourite swing classics including Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole. The Swing Band musicians are of an amazing pedigree, who between them have performed and recorded most of the major artists of our time. Artists some of the players currently work with include Professor Green, Incognito and The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

The USO Swing Band can also play an instrumental set to warm up the crowd, featuring classics from films, musicals and the golden age of song, from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, to George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Songs by modern day swingers such as Robbie Williams and Michael Buble also make an appearance in this all-star line up.

Weddings
Exclusive repertoire and versatile sound with classic and beautiful service, followed by an uplifting and fun reception.

Standard Length of Performance:
Big Swing Band: 90 minute Set

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Perform the favourite swing classics

Musicians of an amazing pedigree

Will leave your guests amazed

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TESTIMONIALS

Here’s what USO – Swing Band Vocal String Orchestra’s clients said:

I absolutely loved the music last night as did our guests. The orchestra were fantastic, the perfect background to the wonderful setting.
Private Client

USO were great to work with, true professionals and fantastic musicians – my clients were delighted!.
Freese Event Management Ltd

The party we held in Vincy in honour of Lord Weidenfeld’s birthday was a great success, and our guests were amazed by the wonderful music and atmosphere. We really enjoyed hearing you, and we would surely recommend you.
Private Client

I just want to say a huge thank you – USO’s performance was amazing!
Tailor-Made Events

A huge ‘Thank You’ to you and the rest of USO – you were all absolutely fantastic, and we’ve had so many great reports from our guests who all thought you were super! You went over and above all expectations.
The Lawn Tennis Association Wimbledon Ball

I just wanted to email to say a HUGE thank you to you and the USO on the fashion shoot on Wednesday. Thank you for all your help in pulling in a very good-looking group of men. They provided a stunning centrepiece to the shoot. The crew wanted to cry when they started playing in the field at Osterley Park, it was amazing. The director was so pleased, and it was just what she had imagined in her head. I think all the girls want to have them at their weddings to play!
Red Magazine

The band were very well received. They were very nice to work with, were presented very well and 100% met the brief. One delegate said that they played the room very well – started off mellow and then worked them into the mood to go out…(you get me!). I even heard one of the delegates chatting about booking them for her wedding!! I thought they were brilliant.
A Little Bird (via Contraband)

USO were great, they were extremely professional and literally just got on with the rehearsals and the gig itself without needing much input from me at all so I was very grateful for that!
Travel Counsellors Ltd (via Contraband)

The event went really well thank you! USO were brilliant you were so right I was really impressed with them. So impressed that I wanted to talk to you about using them for another event. Thank you so much for suggesting them they were absolutely perfect for what we wanted. You are a star!
Euromoney Trading Ltd (via Contraband)

I was more than happy with all of it…..The band were amazing, and Banbury was great too…..Thanks again for everything- I couldn’t have done it without you!!
Incentivise Ltd (via Contraband)

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

USO – Swing Band Vocal String Orchestra’s Previous Clients:

Oasis
Mariah Carey
Lancôme
Nokia
Deutsche Bank
Ikea
Gian-Luca Vialli (Chelsea FC) wedding
Alan White (Oasis) wedding
Juliana Ratner (CNN Newsreader) wedding
Peter Andre & Jordan wedding
WOMAD
Cannes Film Festival
‘Nine’ Film Launch
Basel Art Fair
Lord Norman Foster
Gartner Winner’s Circle Gala
Rupert Murdoch
Wimbledon Ball

REPERTOIRE

USO – Swing Band Vocal String Orchestra’s Repertoire:

USO Swing Band – Set 1
(60 mins instrumental)

American Patrol – Glenn Miller
Bare Necessities – Terry Gilkyson (From ‘The Jungle Book’)
Theme from ‘Pink Panther’ – Henry Mancini
Phantom of the Opera Medley – Andrew Lloyd Weber
James Bond theme (Dr No) – Monty Norman
‘Music from Chicago’ – Medley from the film
Theme from the Avengers – Howard Blake
Birdland – Weather Report
I Loves You Porgy – George Gershwin (Ballad From ‘Porgy & Bess’)
As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfield (Big Band Instrumental ballad
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
Little Brown Jug – Glenn Miller
Pennsylvania 6500 – Glenn Miller
Theme From ‘Naked Gun’ – Ira Newborn
Theme from ‘Strictly come dancing’ – Dan McGrath / Josh Philips

USO Swing Band – Set 2
(75 mins Vox.)

In The Mood – Glenn Miller (Instrumental)
I’m Feeling Good – Michael Buble (Female Vocal)
You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra (Male Vocal)
They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Robbie Williams (M/F Vocal Duet)
A Foggy Day – George Gershwin (Female Vocal)
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra (Male Vocal)
Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin (Male Vocal)
My Funny Valentine – Ella & Louis (M/F Vocal Duet)
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole (Female Vocal)
Unforgettable – Nat & Nat King Cole (M/F Vocal Duet)
The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra (Female Vocal)
All or Nothing at All – Frank Sinatra (Female Vocal)
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra (Female Vocal)
Mack The Knife – Robbie Williams (Female Vocal)
Let’s Face the Music & Dance – Nat King Cole (Male Vocal)
Makin’ Whoppee – Dr John & Rickie Lee Jones (M/F Vocal Duet)
Have You Met Miss Jones – Robbie Williams (Male Vocal)
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom + Cerys (M/F Vocal Duet)
Let the Good Times Roll – Ray Charles (M/F Vocal Duet)

2 Encores:
You’ve got a friend in me – Randy Newman (M/F Vocal Duet)
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles (M/F Vocal Duet)

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