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ABOUT US

All swingin' dancin', 1920s-40s orchestra!

The Silver Ghosts are a 7 piece swing ensemble performing numbers that evoke the hot, breathless and high spirited dance gigs of the 1920s, 30s & 40s.

Why choose us?

The swing orchestra, whose upbeat performances have previously effected exhilarating 'Boardwalk Empire/Gatsby' style atmospheres at Ronnie Scott's, The Savoy, The 100 Club, and The Royal Albert Hall, offer you the opportunity to put on their upbeat experience at your own event.

The Lineup can pare down to a 5 piece or scale up to an 9 piece to suit your requirements and budget. It is the septet that is the usual killer lineup, raising smiles with an authentic sound and quirky numbers like 'Busy Line', 'You're Driving Me Crazy' and 'Ukulele Lady', as well as popular standards.

The performers are always presented in smart/glamorous atire, an important part of the performance's jazz age evocation.

There's nothing like period partner dancing to really bring the music alive, and some of The jazz age revivalists often swing out as part of their performance with Charleston and Lindy Hop swing dancing.

The swing orchestra has Public Liability insurance in place, as required by some venues.

Septet line up:

Piano & Trumpet (bandleader),

Trombone, Clarinet,

Double bass, Banjo', Drums,

Vocal

Additionally, we can also include...

Swing dance class !

With a professional swing dance coach in period atire. A superb icebreaker for your party!

Cabaret dance troupe !

Glamorous dancers performing choreographed period routines (Charleston/tap dance etc) between our sets.

Swing dancers !

Stylish, period atired dancing couples during our sets, from just a couple to a crowd.

Post performance party DJs !

(From laptop) Seamless mix from 1920s-40s swing through 'electro-swing' to contemporary party music.

Just ask for details!

If you are looking for the right wedding band for your reception, or high spirited swing for your 1920s/1930s speakeasy themed Great Gatsby bash, or whatever event you are planning, then look no further than The Silver Ghosts for a touch of class, and swingin' good times.

Any questions, just ask!

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We specialise in these genres:

  • 40s
  • Early jazz songs
  • Dance jazz
  • Swing jazz
  • Vintage
  • Gatsby
  • Swing blues
  • Upbeat
  • London
  • 1940s
  • Jazz
  • Dixieland
  • 1930s
  • Jazz standards
  • Wedding
  • 30s
  • 1920s
  • Gatsby party music
  • 20s
  • Swing
  • Hot jazz
  • Wedding entertainment
  • Dance
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We play these instruments:

  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Banjo
  • Banjolele
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Ukelele
  • Double bass
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Ukulele
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Festival
  • Company Party
  • Wedding
  • Private Party
  • VIP Event
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

We are based in London, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £1250
    The Silver Ghosts - 7 piece
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    7 piece

    - These the rates for the 7 piece, sets of 40 minutes performance.

    6 piece

    - This is for a performance for central London or most other locations in London.

    - VAT is not applicable.

    - These rates include: transport fee and PA hire (up to 200 guests. Larger speakers can be arranged for additional fee).

    - PA/mixer/mic & drums set up + line-check starts 1 hr before before 1st set start (earlier set up can be arranged for additional fee).

    - Breaks between sets are any length you want up to a maximum 50 minutes.

    - Catering/No Catering? Its a challenge for jobbing performers to eat healthily, so, when its possible, we really appreciate help.

    >>If you're not having catering at all at the event: just let us know, we can make plans.

    There may be an additional fee @£10 per performer depending on location/schedule.

    >>If you are having catering at the event: we'd ask for sufficient rations & refreshments (eg meal+drinks/sufficient substitute). Nothing fancy required, just sufficient and let us know what to expect.

    Please remember that in this instance performers would be expecting and planning for a meal/sufficient substitute, so for arranged rations that are in the event insufficient as a meal (eg finger food/cake) there may have to be an additional fee of up to @£15 per performer.

    - May be additional fee for parking if free parking can't be arranged and/or congestion charges required.

    - 'Green room'; if possible, its good to plan for a room/space where performers can be out of view of guests when not performing and can store cases etc.

    We have a PA, mics, stands, mixer etc. All we need is a couple of power points.

    We would be suited and booted in smart/glamorous period style atire, and if there is space, likely do some swing dancing as part of the performance as well.

    I can DJ 1920s-40s upbeat swing music between our sets from my laptop, and I'll throw that in for free.

    Basic lighting: If requested I can provide a desk mounted football sized mirrorball and 2 pin spot lights. It is simple but creates an authentic period effect.

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  • Price from £900
    The Silver Ghosts - 5 piece
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    5 piece

    - These the rates for the 5 piece, 2 sets of 40 minutes performance.

    - This is for a performance for central London or most other locations in London.

    - VAT is not applicable.

    - These rates include: transport fee and PA hire (up to 200 guests. Larger speakers can be arranged for additional fee).

    - PA/mixer/mic & drums set up + line-check starts 1 hr before before 1st set start (earlier set up can be arranged for additional fee).

    - Breaks between sets are any length you want up to a maximum 50 minutes.

    - Catering/No Catering? Its a challenge for jobbing performers to eat healthily, so, when its possible, we really appreciate help.

    >>If you're not having catering at all at the event: just let us know, we can make plans.

    There may be an additional fee @£10 per performer depending on location/schedule.

    >>If you are having catering at the event: we'd ask for sufficient rations & refreshments (eg meal+drinks/sufficient substitute). Nothing fancy required, just sufficient and let us know what to expect.

    Please remember that in this instance performers would be expecting and planning for a meal/sufficient substitute, so for arranged rations that are in the event insufficient as a meal (eg finger food/cake) there may have to be an additional fee of up to @£15 per performer.

    - May be additional fee for parking if free parking can't be arranged and/or congestion charges required.

    - 'Green room'; if possible, its good to plan for a room/space where performers can be out of view of guests when not performing and can store cases etc.

    We have a PA, mics, stands, mixer etc. All we need is a couple of power points.

    We would be suited and booted in smart/glamorous period style atire, and if there is space, likely do some swing dancing as part of the performance as well.

    I can DJ 1920s-40s upbeat swing music between our sets from my laptop, and I'll throw that in for free.

    Basic lighting: If requested I can provide a desk mounted football sized mirrorball and 2 pin spot lights. It is simple but creates an authentic period effect.

    Read more Close

  • Price from £1075
    The Silver Ghosts - 6 piece
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    6 piece

    - These the rates for the 6 piece, 2 sets of 40 minutes performance.

    - This is for a performance for central London or most other locations in London.

    - VAT is not applicable.

    - These rates include: transport fee and PA hire (up to 200 guests. Larger speakers can be arranged for additional fee).

    - PA/mixer/mic & drums set up + line-check starts 1 hr before before 1st set start (earlier set up can be arranged for additional fee).

    - Breaks between sets are any length you want up to a maximum 50 minutes.

    - Catering/No Catering? Its a challenge for jobbing performers to eat healthily, so, when its possible, we really appreciate help.

    >>If you're not having catering at all at the event: just let us know, we can make plans.

    There may be an additional fee @£10 per performer depending on location/schedule.

    >>If you are having catering at the event: we'd ask for sufficient rations & refreshments (eg meal+drinks/sufficient substitute). Nothing fancy required, just sufficient and let us know what to expect.

    Please remember that in this instance performers would be expecting and planning for a meal/sufficient substitute, so for arranged rations that are in the event insufficient as a meal (eg finger food/cake) there may have to be an additional fee of up to @£15 per performer.

    - May be additional fee for parking if free parking can't be arranged and/or congestion charges required.

    - 'Green room'; if possible, its good to plan for a room/space where performers can be out of view of guests when not performing and can store cases etc.

    We have a PA, mics, stands, mixer etc. All we need is a couple of power points.

    We would be suited and booted in smart/glamorous period style atire, and if there is space, likely do some swing dancing as part of the performance as well.

    I can DJ 1920s-40s upbeat swing music between our sets from my laptop, and I'll throw that in for free.

    Basic lighting: If requested I can provide a desk mounted football sized mirrorball and 2 pin spot lights. It is simple but creates an authentic period effect.

    Read more Close

  • Price from £1425
    The Silver Ghosts - 8 piece
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    8 piece

    - These the rates for the 7 piece, sets of 40 minutes performance.

    - This is for a performance for central London or most other locations in London.

    - VAT is not applicable.

    - These rates include: transport fee and PA hire (up to 200 guests. Larger speakers can be arranged for additional fee).

    - PA/mixer/mic & drums set up + line-check starts 1 hr before before 1st set start (earlier set up can be arranged for additional fee).

    - Breaks between sets are any length you want up to a maximum 50 minutes.

    - Catering/No Catering? Its a challenge for jobbing performers to eat healthily, so, when its possible, we really appreciate help.

    >>If you're not having catering at all at the event: just let us know, we can make plans.

    There may be an additional fee @£10 per performer depending on location/schedule.

    >>If you are having catering at the event: we'd ask for sufficient rations & refreshments (eg meal+drinks/sufficient substitute). Nothing fancy required, just sufficient and let us know what to expect.

    Please remember that in this instance performers would be expecting and planning for a meal/sufficient substitute, so for arranged rations that are in the event insufficient as a meal (eg finger food/cake) there may have to be an additional fee of up to @£15 per performer.

    - May be additional fee for parking if free parking can't be arranged and/or congestion charges required.

    - 'Green room'; if possible, its good to plan for a room/space where performers can be out of view of guests when not performing and can store cases etc.

    We have a PA, mics, stands, mixer etc. All we need is a couple of power points.

    We would be suited and booted in smart/glamorous period style atire, and if there is space, likely do some swing dancing as part of the performance as well.

    I can DJ 1920s-40s upbeat swing music between our sets from my laptop, and I'll throw that in for free.

    Basic lighting: If requested I can provide a desk mounted football sized mirrorball and 2 pin spot lights. It is simple but creates an authentic period effect.

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LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

1 Set List

1 set wonder
01
Jack I’m Mellow
02
La Vei En Rose
03
Puttin on The Ritz
04
Begin The Beguine
05
Take the A Train
06
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
07
You Do Something to Me
08
Swing Brother Swing
09
The Charleston
10
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Booked The Silver Ghosts for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

The band and dance teacher Rosaria were absolutely brilliant. We’ve never had so many people dance at this event before.

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5.0   Verified review

I thoroughly recommend The Silver Ghosts, they're brilliant! Hot swing from the Golden Era of Jazz all night at our monthly Tuesday swing night. Such a great atmosphere with plenty of guests swing dancing along to the music. A very popular choice of band.

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Booked The Silver Ghosts for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

I wanted to thank you and all of The Silver Ghosts for the absolutely amazing performances you gave at our wedding on Saturday. Everyone was particularly complimentary for the music you played before and during the service. We can't think of a better way to have walked down the aisle and Bei mir Bist was particularly beautiful.

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism