About Chris Walker Swingtet
The range and happy, relaxed sound of the Swingtet’s music makes this an ideal band for parties, weddings and private functions, with an appeal to all ages and tastes. With a noise level that does not inhibit your guests’ conversation, the band can provide background music during a reception or meal, turning to a livelier sound for dancing later on in the evening, although, as Chris likes to make clear, the Swingtet is definitely not a pop group!
The band’s professionalism and versatility has made them a favourite at numerous venues including London and country hotels, cruise liners, theatres, as well as jazz festivals, clubs and pubs. And the Swingtet have played at almost any function imaginable including weddings, bar mitzvahs, dances, "ladies’ nights", firework displays and corporate functions. The band have also backed many national and international jazz artists and have recorded several CDs.
Our quoted price covers the Swingtet staying at an engagement for around three hours, during which time they would play for about two and a half hours with a couple of 15 minute breaks. As an optional extra, solo piano background music can be provided to extend the live playing time. The band can dress formally or informally to suit the occasion and brings their own professional PA system.