Flexible, Professional, Reliable
That Swing Sensation are a group of Scottish musicians, brought together by saxophonist Jon Ritchie, who play live big band swing, jazz and dance music for weddings, dinners, festivals, functions all round Scotland.
Able to provide combos of 3-17 players the band is able to adapt to most
venues and prides itself on being able to put together a programme
that will be enjoyed by everyone whether their taste lies with big band,
swing, ballroom, jive or Rock and Roll.
The band performs every month at dances, weddings, festivals and functions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayr, Stirling and throughout Scotland in combinations from jazzy duets, through trios, quartets and quintets up to a full 17 piece big band.
Clients include: The BBC; Scottish Parliament, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Ballet, student bodies of Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities and hundreds of blushing brides, dashing grooms, dazzling dancers and event organisers:-)
Some frequently asked questions
• How big is the band?
We can provide anything from solo instruments, through small combos of 3, 4, or 5 musicians up to the full band of 17 musicians. For special events and show we also perform with a variety of dance troupes and dance teachers.
• Where do you play?
The band performs anywhere in Scotland and the North of England with regular performances in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayr, St Andrews and Aberdeen.
• What do you play?
We are primarily a swing dance band and the music features classics made famous by the likes of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack as well as more modern arrangements as used by Robbie Williams, Michael Buble and Paul Anka.
We also enjoy a bit of good old Rock and Roll and are able to provide suitable music for just about anything from Rumbas, Tangos and Cha Cha Chas to a touch of ABBA:-) - Soundbites >> Videos >> Music>>
• How long to you play for ?
The band usually plays two sets of 1 hour 15 minutes.
Quick Facts about Swing Sensation
• Recently completed yet another sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe
* Produced the programme for three Guinness World Dance Record events
• Hold monthly big band dance nights in Glasgow where clients can see the band in action.
• Tour the country with their own musical stage shows
Members of the Musicians' Union • Full public liability insurance • Equipment tested for electrical safety (PAT)
Some of our clients have included: Glasgow Life, Historic
Scotland, Museums & Galleries
Scotland, Glasgow Museums, National Australia Group, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow 2014 (Commonwealth Games), BiP Solutions, Glasgow, student bodies of St Andrew's University , Glasgow University, Edinburgh University.
Venues include: Alloa Town Hall, Alloa; Apex Hotel Dundee, , Ayr Town Hall, Ayr; Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen; Arta, Glasgow; Balbirnie House Hotel; Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen; Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow; Bothwell Bridge Hotel ; Bruce Hotel, East Kilbride; Carnbooth House Hotel; The Chartroom, Inverkip; Crieff Hydro Crieff; Crowwood Hotel, Muirhead ; Culcreuch Castle Hotel; Dean Park Hotel, Kirckaldy; Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane Hydro ; Duntreath Castle, Blanefield; Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries; Eastwood House, Dunkeld; Fingask Castle, Rait, Perthshire; The Glasgow Art Club; Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow; Glenbervie House Hotel; Glenskirlie House, Banknock; Hamilton Town House; Harburn House, West Calder; Hopetoun House ; Hilton Hotel, Glasgow; Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow; House for an Art Lover, Glasgow; Ingliston Country Club, Renfre; Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens; Kilconquhar Castle, Elie, Fife ; Lennoxlove House, Haddington; Mansion House, Edinburgh Zoo; Mar Hall, Renfrew; The Marcliffe at Pitfodels, Aberdeen; Marriot Hotel, Glasgow; Òran Mór, Glasgow; People's Palace and Wintergardens, Glasgow ; Paisley Town Hall; Piersland House Hotel, Troon; Pollokshields Burgh Halls; Pollokshaws Burgh Halls; Raddison Blu , Glasgow; The Rowantree, Edinburgh; Rutherglen Town Hall, Glasgow; Salutation Hotel, Perth; Savoy Park Hotel, Ayr; South Hall, Pollock Halls Edinburgh University; Stirling Rugby Club, Stirling; Teviot Row, Edinburgh; Trades House, Glasgow; Western House Hotel, Ayr.