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Calling all swing and jazz enthusiasts! Hailing from the vibrant musical hub that is Bristol, the Blue Vipers Swing Band are your go-to live jazz wedding band for hire, ready to add a touch of vintage charm and youthful musical energy to your festival, party, function or wedding!
Transport yourself to the roaring 20s as the Blue Vipers Swing Band puts their spin on classic tunes from the era, delivering sultry, smokey, rich vocal harmonies and fresh musical arrangements. This youthful but experienced live band for hire hosts some of the crème de la crème of the UK jazz and swing scene and can add a diverse range of talented instrumentalists to fully tailor themselves to your event.
Like all our live party and wedding bands for hire, the Blue Vipers Swing Band have genuine experience gracing stages across Europe, America, and the UK, hitting up iconic events like Ferrara Buskers Festival, Glastonbury Festival, and the vibrant streets of New Orleans. Their biggest musical inspirations include Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and anything with that authentic New Orleans vibe.
While not confined to a single musical genre, this fun-time live wedding band's sweet spot is 1920s and 1930s Jazz, where they transport you and your guests back to that irresistible vintage sound and time. The Blue Vipers Swing Band have carefully crafted a live show that elevates your wedding, festival, event or party to another level, delivering style and sophistication at every turn and like all live bands in the Seventh Second family, they are always happy adapting their set to meet your unique needs which includes learning special songs and first dances.
They also offer a host of lineup and booking options too! Whether you're looking for a duo, trio, quartet, or even more, they have access to a diverse range of talented instrumentalists they've met on their musical travels including accordion, violin, piano, trumpet and clarinet players. You can choose between an intimate acoustic duo, a semi-acoustic epic big band or anything else in between!
Prices are based on 2x60-minute or 3x40-minute sets with the core quartet ensemble of Rachel (vocals/washboard/accordion), Bill (double bass/harmonica), Gus (tenor banjo/clarinet/guitar) and Stu (saxophone). With three core members being multi-instrumental wizards, you are always guaranteed a vibrant musical kaleidoscope and an ever-changing and diverse live show to boot. Tailor-made for weddings, functions, barn dances, glamorous parties, or any stage that craves that musical spark, they always supply PA, stage lighting, PLI and PAT certificates and everything you could need for that perfect night's entertainment.
Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information on this stunning live band for hire and please note that due to availability or illness, deputy musicians of very a high professional standard may sometimes be used.
So, join the Blue Vipers Swing Band on the best of musical journeys, where nostalgia meets modern flair, to ensure your event is nothing short of extraordinary.
Band Line Up
Checkout the band line up below.
- Laptop DJ
- Double Bass
- Female Vocals
- Acoustic Guitar
"A huge thank you to the band for coming and playing, they were awesome and there were more people up..."More December 2023
"Absolutely amazing band really, really good we loved them.xx "December 2023
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, you were all fantastic and all the guests loved you! H..."More November 2023
"They were the perfect band for our wedding. They sounded amazing and made our day feel so special. I..."More August 2023
"I booked the Blue Vipers Swing Band for a little do I put on earlier this year, they and Seventh Sec..."More August 2023
"I booked the Blue Vipers Swing Band for a little do I put on earlier this year, they and Seventh Second were very professional to deal with, covering all bases. On the day they were punctual, smart and the music was absolutely perfect to create a classy atmosphere at my party. Would 100% recommend them to others. "August 2023
"The Blue Vipers Swing Band played at a 50th birthday party held outside on a pub terrace. They were ..."More June 2023
"The Blue Vipers Swing Band played at a 50th birthday party held outside on a pub terrace. They were excellent and pitched the songs perfectly for the location and ambience of the event. There was great communication with Seventh Second and the band beforehand, and on the night they took care of everything, knowing we would be busy with guests – they both set up with no fuss and packed up quickly and unobtrusively at the end of the evening. Guests commented on how good they were, including one friend who is a saxophonist himself and plays in a band! I would definitely recommend them. "June 2023
"What a fantastic band! I cannot praise them highly enough. They really made the party fly. Fantastic..."More April 2023
"What a fantastic band! I cannot praise them highly enough. They really made the party fly. Fantastic people, amazing vocals, fabulously talented musicians. They are all so full of energy and fun. They had everyone on their feet calling for more. They were very professional, great communication from when I booked them till when they left the venue. They made everything so easy. Everyone LOVED them from my teenage stepdaughter to my 80 year old Mum and everyone in between. I cannot thank you enough Blue Vipers Swing Band, you brought the whole event together and left everyone with sore feet and huge smiles! Thank you ! "April 2023
"Absolutely stellar! Highly recommended. "December 2022
"We booked this band for a charity event. From first contact they were very positive and understandin..."More August 2022
"We booked this band for a charity event. From first contact they were very positive and understanding of the type of evening we wanted, and they delivered exactly as promised. They play a lovely mix of music and are obviously very talented musicians. They offer a sophisticated repertoire of swing era music and we would highly recommend them for this type of occasion. They are also a very nice group of people. "August 2022
"Hearing you in New Orleans earlier this year was the premier musical treat we had during our week th..."More July 2022
"Hearing you in New Orleans earlier this year was the premier musical treat we had during our week there. And yes, we bought you CD and hope to buy more and see you live again. If we are lucky, you will be in New Orleans this next March or we will be able to catch you in Bristol when we are in England next year. Your musicianship is superb and your lead singer is beyond amazing–great New Orleans style swing. Thank you all. "July 2022
"I booked this wonderful band and they completely made our event! They were highly professional and r..."More May 2022
"I booked this wonderful band and they completely made our event! They were highly professional and really good communicators in the build up to the event. They also chose music which suited the feel of the event the whole time and got everyone dancing towards the end which will be a wonderful memory from our special day. Book them! They won’t disappoint! "May 2022
"The Blue Vipers Swing band were very professional and organised. They were prompt and very punctual,..."More November 2021
"Foot stomping, bum wiggling, jazzy goodness! Love this band, great energy, and amazing musicians! Th..."More September 2021
"Foot stomping, bum wiggling, jazzy goodness! Love this band, great energy, and amazing musicians! They created an atmosphere of fun and frolics that made for an excellent night of dancing and good times, I can’t recommend them strongly enough, felt like travelling back to the roaring 20’s! "September 2021
"We booked Blue Vipers Swing Band for a birthday party as we had a theme of glamourous and wanted mus..."More August 2018
"We booked Blue Vipers Swing Band for a birthday party as we had a theme of glamourous and wanted music that would fit that theme. They were perfect and everyone kept asking us who they were! I expect we’ll see them again soon as I’ve no doubts they’ll be booked for other events by our friends now! They were brilliant musicians, polite and friendly and were very professional, setting up and packing down quickly and respectfully for what was going on during the party. "August 2018
"Sooo good! We hired the talented Blue Vipers Swing Band for a wedding at the Ethicurean restaurant j..."More October 2017
What to expect
The band generally will require a minimum of 3x4 metres of space to make sure they can set up safely. Please ask for rider details.
Along with their instruments (they do help), the band will provide top spec, full PA and lighting systems to cater for any event. Comprehensive PAT and PLI certification is supplied as standard.
Arrival and Set Up
The band can be flexible to suit your requirements, however, usually, set up time is roughly an hour. This time can vary depending on the complexity of the show.
The band will typically play 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets, however, the band are flexible so please do ask if you have something more specific in mind. Extra sets or an early start/late finish available. Please contact us for more information.
Boo! However, we understand this is commonplace so all our acts have experience with venue sound limiters. If you’ve been instructed by your venue with anything specific, please be sure to let us know before hand.
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Looking for something extra?
Some of our acts can provide bonus Bandeoke sets or complete Bandeoke packages suiting any occasion. Sets can vary from 20 minutes to 3 hours and most bands will provide a large list of your favourite hits to pick from. Sing along lyrics and microphones are provided so you and your guests can enjoy karaoke with a professional backing band! Ask us for more details.
- Bespoke options
- Extended performance
- Song requests
- Acoustic sets
- Extra muscians
- Full DJ’ing service