The Dukes of Swing

Swing band and jazz duo

Simply the best entertainment for your event; The Dukes of Swing are a swing jazz group from Kent, playing all the classic songs you know and love!

Band

Swing Jazz Function Band

The Dukes of Swing play a great selection of tracks from the 40's and 50's, made famous by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammie Davis Junior, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett (and more recently Michael Buble, Robbie Williams and Jamie Cullum). They are fronted by Benjamin Lock; a charismatic and smooth sounding jazz singer from Kent with experience of performing all over the UK at top venues and clubs. The line-up also consists of the hugely talented Chris Kennedy on Piano, Darren Reynolds on Double Bass and Mark Stitson on Drums.

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Duo

Vocals and piano

We are also available as a duo with Chris Kennedy on piano and Ben Lock on vocals for smaller events and restaurants.

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Our repertoire consists of popular swing/jazz songs both old and new including: Fly Me To The Moon, Come Fly With Me, Mondance, I Get a Kick Out of You, Mr Bojangles, Mack The Knife, Moonlight in Vermont, What a Difference a Day Makes, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, King of the Swingers, Have You Met Miss Jones, Cry Me a River, Straighten Up and Fly Right, The Way You Look Tonight, Beyond The Sea, Girl From Ipenema, Yes Sir That's my Baby, The Lady is a Tramp, Night and Day and Hit the Road Jack... just to name a few!

We have full PA setups for a range of venue sizes as well as Public Liability Insurance and PAT test certificate (these are often required by venues).

Testimonials

Fiona, London
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for your fantastic sets on Saturday evening, I have had nothing but compliments about both the pre-dinner Jazz session and the post dinner Swing. You both contributed significantly to an evening which has been judged an outstanding success.
Amy, Sevenoaks
The band were fantastic – really nice guys and their performance was top notch. Very happy.
Alison, Margate
Thank you for a wonderful evening playing and singing for our Anniversary party. We thoroughly enjoyed your band and all our guests commented on your performance and enjoyed dancing to your music. Paul and I really enjoyed ourselves too. Thank you for making the evening so successful and enjoyable for us.
Teri, Canterbury
A huge thank you for Saturday evening, you playing really made the evening.

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