The Swing Smiths - Wedding Band London - Weddings

The Swing Smiths perform at over 60 weddings every year. We understand that entertainment is such an important on your big day which is why our aim is to make this part of your planning as easy and stress free as possible.

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Standard Wedding Service

Our standard service includes all the essentials you'll need for an amazing party. It's designed to minimise costs by including everything you'll need for a "normal" sized wedding or party.

  • Arrive from 5pm, setup by 6.30pm
  • Perform a first dance request from our repertoire
  • DJ your first dance request if not from our repertoire
  • Perform two sixty minute sets of live party music, finishing by midnight
  • Background party music before, between and after out live sets up until midnight
  • Very high quality PA & lighting provided, suitable for audiences of up to 350 people

Wedding Service Upgrades

Our premium service includes all of our upgrade options, along with completely flexible timings. It's ideal for those clients who want the best of everything and a more bespoke service.

  • Extra Male Vocalist
  • Acoustic Jazz sets during your drinks reception/meal
  • After midnight finish
  • Learn a song request
  • Sixty minute acoustic set during your drinks reception/meal
  • Upgraded PA & Lighting suitable for up to 1000 people
  • Pre-5:00pm early arrival
Call 0845 108 5500
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Call 0845 108 5500
or click here to email

Questions or concerns

Once you’ve decided we’re the right band for you, you can rest assured that your entertainment is in good hands. We’ll be in touch around 3 weeks before the big day to finalise the details, timings, song choices and any other queries you may have. In the run up to your event, you’ll have a dedicated event coordinator from our agency Alive Network who will be more than happy to liaise with you on any issues, questions or concerns.

At Your Wedding

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Arrival, set up and soundcheck

A standard wedding gig for The Swing Smiths starts with our prompt arrival at your venue (usually at 5pm). We load in our equipment, set up and sound check as quickly and discreetly as possible. This usually takes us around 90 minutes.

After we’ve set up and sound checked we will put background/party music on through our PA system and go to change into our stage clothes. You will need to arrange for the venue to provide us with a secure changing room (not the toilets), and your catering to provide us with a hot meal and soft drinks/tea/coffee. This is standard for all wedding bookings for any band. If we can't eat before the first set (EG: the event is behind schedule and we need to perform right away) - then we'll eat during our first break.

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1st dance

Due to schedules often slipping out on the day, we will liaise with you or the event manager at your venue to confirm the timing of your first dance. We will be ready to DJ your chosen track or perform it if possible (if arranged in advance). 

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1st live set

After our first live set, we'll take a break (usually around 30 minutes) and for weddings, this is the ideal time to serve the buffet. During this time we'll leave a play list of carefully chosen music running in the background through our PA system.

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2nd live set & end of the night

After our second live performance, if we have finished before midnight, we will provide background/party music until midnight (unless you've selected a later finish upgrade). Only after our official contracted finish time will we pack our equipment down. We will do this as quickly and discretely as possible - which usually takes around 1 hour.


We understand how important the evening entertainment is in capping off an already perfect day. We are proud of the level of service we have provided to countless satisfied clients but don’t just take our word for it, check out our recent testimonials below.

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss things with us in greater detail, please feel free to get in touch with our agents on 0845 108 5500, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.


Previous Client Testimonials