The Sweeting Swing Band

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The Sweeting Swing band have been performing at venues around the Essex/Suffolk border for over 35 years.

Our varied and fun repertoire spans the decades from the golden era of big band swing in the 1940s to the current day, encompassing swing, trad jazz, latin american, rock and pop. Guaranteed to get everyone up dancing!

We have performed all over the area, including Colchester Arts Centre, the Moot Hall, The Princes Theatre and Westcliff Theatre in Clacton, and we have been regular favourites at Brightlingsea Music Festival and Colchester Castle Park bandstand. We are also a popular choice for private functions including family parties, weddings, dinner dances and masonics.

The core line-up of 9 players makes it possible to get the ‘Big Band sound’ in venues where there is not sufficient room for a full-sized Big Band. But we can size up to that full Big Band size, including vocalist, as required.

Latest News!
Last year's Raydon Farmer's Market was our first public performance after a pandemic-enforced break, and we received a warm reception from the crowds at the market who were delighted to see and hear live music again! We are looking forward to playing in Raydon again this year: Sunday 10 July

Our CD
"Completely Live at Colchester Arts Centre"
23 tracks, with 11 tracks featuring guest vocals from Lydia Bell.
Contact us for further details or buy one at our next gig

Next Event:

Band Stand Concert
Colchester Castle Park

Sunday 18 June 2023
2 - 4pm

Booked for private functions for the jubilee and through the summer. Get in touch if you'd like to book us for your event


Whether you’re looking for something to suit all tastes, a themed-evening, or a formal dance, we can tailor a programme to suit you.

If you're interested in making a booking, or just coming along to hear us play, then please get in touch with Karen or Phil.
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