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The Vintage Collective

- Based in London
- Styles covered: Swing / Jazz
- 9 to 11 piece line-up
- PA included


Starting from: £4,356

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Bio

The Vintage Collective are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship.

Since bursting onto the scene at Twinwood Festival in 2013, Down for the Count have quickly earned themselves a reputation as one of the hardest swinging bands in the UK. They are constantly in demand, and in 2018 alone they sold out Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Hideaway Streatham, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Le Caveau de la Huchette (Paris) and the opening night of The London Jazz Festival.

The band have released two albums - a 2018 live album "Live at the Tabernacle", and a 2017 studio album "Let’s Dance", celebrating the music of the dance bands of the 1930s and 40s, which was featured on Clare Teal’s BBC Radio 2 show.

The band recreate classic tunes from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller. But this is no mere nostalgia trip – Down for the Count perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music.

Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.
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Main line-up options

All options are for 2 x 1 hour OR 3 x 40 minute sets. PA system included in the price. Travel expenses will be provided with upon quotes.

VAT included in all prices

 

9 Piece band: £4,356

  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Tenor sax
  • Alto sax
  • Trumpet x2

10-11 Piece band: £4,752-£5,148

Additional vocalists: £396 each

 

Booking extras

Song requests: 1 free song then £198 per song

Extra 1 hour set: £1,584 (9 piece)

Extra 1 hour set after midnight: £2,640 (9 piece)

 
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Sample repertoire

Take The ‘A’ Train

In the Mood

Why Don’t You Do Right

Reet Petite

Moonlight Serenade

Can’t Take my Eyes Off You

Dream a Little Dream of Me

When You’re Smiling

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Come Fly With Me

Have you met Miss Jones

Let There Be Love

Route 66

That's Amore

Beyond The Sea

Everybody Loves Somebody

Pennsylvania 6-5000

 
 
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Testimonials

I just wanted to drop you an email to say a HUGE thank you for your incredible support this weekend with the Rockinghorse Ball. If a full dance floor is the sign of a good band then you are right up there!! We have received SO many positive comments on you guys from our guests and I wanted to personally thank you for your incredible performance.

You were all absolutely fantastic and have received such brilliant feedback from our guests! In fact, one of our biggest supporters has asked for your details with regards for a booking for one of his events!! So hopefully we’ll see you all in Brighton again soon 😊

I’m so pleased to let you know that over £90,000 was raised at the Ball which is an incredible amount that we are all so proud of. You should all be proud of yourselves too as you have helped to make this event a reality!"

Hannah Seltzer, Rockinghorse Children's CharityCharity Ball, Grand Hotel, Brighton

A breath of fresh air on the swing scene.

Twinwood Festival

Incredible and unique performance from The Vintage Collective. Every guest at our wedding commented how wonderful and fun they were on the evening. We felt they were something different to a traditional band at a wedding and it paid off. They were truly wonderful and I wouldn’t highly recommends for any wedding!

Amy & SteveWedding Reception, Villiers Hotel, Buckinghamshire

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The band grabbed the audience from the first downbeat and kept them enthralled right up to the encore.

Jazz Journal


The Vintage Collective were a sensational part of our wedding and one of the most memorable parts of our day. I lost count of how many guests raved about their performances and many of our wedding guests are in the entertainment industry. The band is slick, professional and every member is insanely talented. The transitions from song to song were seamless and the dance floor was packed from our first dance till the 2nd encore. I danced for 3 hours straight and had the best time. I cannot rate them highly enough."

Alicia & Colin, Wedding Reception, Worcestershire


The musicians... managed to capture the fun and punchiness of the Big Band genre, captivating traditionalists and seasoned professionals alike.

Jazz London Radio

 

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