The Rhythm Kings

Swing Band based East Sussex

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  • Swing Band East Sussex The Rhythm Kings are experts in creating a stunning live Swing show (travels UK wide) From £1095+ 
  • You can book from a 4 piece to a full 20 piece big band! The Rhythm Kings also have a ‘Sinatra with Strings’ package- the 8 piece band featuring a live Orchestra!
  • Based in East Sussex the Rhythm Kings travel across the South of England and UK
  • All quotes include a PA system, all equipment, and Lighting
  • The Rhythm Kings are ideal for Weddings, Parties, Gala Dinners & Shows – make your enquiry today!

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The Rhythm Kings

The Rhythm Kings are a band that can perform from a 4 piece to a 20 piece – performing an extensive setlist of Swing classics, and songs from the Ratpack era, including artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Michael Bublé.

This Swing band provide an impressive presence at any event! The Rhythm Kings lead vocalist is a Winner of the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Business Award.

The Rhythm Kings have performed their upbeat stage show at numerous big events including Weddings, various theatres, outdoor arenas, performing on main stages at Festivals and even performing on the famous Broadway in NYC!

This Swing band have also performed at a number of venues to Celebrity V.I.P guests. In various theatre production touring shows The Rhythm Kings lead vocalist has also performed with West End and Broadway performers including Kerry Ellis, Ruthie Henshall, Keith Jack (from the BBC’s ‘Any Dream Will Do’ Show) & Zoe Doano (who played the part of Cosette in the West End production of Les Miserables).

Your Live Performance

The Rhythm Kings perform a 2 x 45 minute set live show and they bring all equipment, PA system, Lighting, and also put on pre-recorded music via their PA during breaks.

They perform lots of Swing songs to get the party going and they also perform Modern Classics such as The Beatles, John Legend and Gregory Porter!

Choose whether you want them to be as laid back or uptempo as you like! The modern songs that the Rhythm Kings perform (in a Swing style) are a huge hit with the Saturday night Wedding crowd and parties!

Thinking of a smaller band? No problem! You can book the Duo with a pianist, a Trio, or a Solo performance (solo performance comes complete with added backing tracks for that full band sound)- you decide!

Here are the many ways in which you can book the swing show:

  • Solo Vocalist: a 2 x 45 minute set show complete with PA, Lighting & quality backing tracks
  • Duo: Vocals and Pianist
  • Trio: Drums, Double Bass, Piano
  • Quartet: Drums, Double Bass, Piano, Saxophone
  • 6 piece: Drums, Double Bass, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone
  • 8 piece: Drums, Double Bass, Piano, Saxophone & String Quartet (this is our ‘Sinatra with Strings’ package)
  • 10 piece: Drums, Double Bass, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone & String Quartet
  • 15 – 20 piece Big Band (please enquire for further information)

THE KINGS OF RHYTHM PREVIOUS CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • The Hideaway Jazz Club – London
  • Dont Tell Mamas –  New York
  • Thistle Hotel – Brighton
  • Celtic Manor Resort – South Wales
  • De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill on Sea
  • Jagz Jazz Club – Ascot, Berkshire
  • The Eastbourne Bandstand
  • Various Theatres in the South of England
  • Staff of the Amex – Brighton
Line-up & Performance Information
Line-up: The Kings of Rhythm are a 4 piece band and you can book up to a 20 piece big band!
Performance Timings: 2 x 45 minute sets (as standard) – Why not add add extra sets?
Interval Music?: Yes, pre-recorded music is supplied during breaks
Arrival/Setup: Allow approx 90 minutes for setup
PA/Lighting: The Rhythm Kings supply their PA and Lighting Rig
Requirements: stage space / 2 x electrical sockets / rider / parking / secure changing room
Sound Limiters?: The Rhythm Kings (Swing Band East Sussex) are experienced in working with venue sound limiters
Additional Booking Options
Extra Set(s): Add extra 45 minute sets
Earlier Arrival/Setup?: This is available, please ask for quote
Daytime Performances?: Yes. The Rhythm Kings often perform at daytime performances including Festivals, parties, outdoor performances etc.

Repertoire

Swing Band classic songs:

The Rhythm Kings are experts in gauging a crowd and knowing which songs to perform to really get the party in full swing! In addition to this, if there is one special first dance song you require that you can see on the below setlist, please let us know.

The Best of the Rat Pack: 

  • ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘When You’re Smiling’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Come Fly With Me’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Tender Trap’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Luck Be a Lady’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Love and Marriage’ – Frank Sinatra
  • Night and Day’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Nice and Easy’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Call Me Irresponsible’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Lady is a Tramp’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Mack the Knife’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘One For My Baby’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Thats Life’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Summer Wind’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Witchcraft’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘It Was a Very Good Year’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Gonna Build a Mountain’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘My Way’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘New York’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Young at Heart’ – Frank Sinatra
  • ‘Aint That a Kick in the Head’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘Thats Amore’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘Mambo Italiano’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘Little Ole Wine Drinker Me’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘Volare’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘Memories are Made of This’ – Dean Martin
  • ‘The Candyman’ – Sammy Davis Jr.
  • ‘Mr Bojangles’ – Sammy Davis Jr.

Nat King Cole:

  • ‘When I Fall in Love’ – Nat King Cole
  • ‘Unforgettable’ – Nat King Cole
  • ‘Let There Be Love’ – Nat King Cole
  • ‘L.O.V.E’ – Nat King Cole
  • ‘Smile’ – Nat King Cole
  • ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ – Nat King Cole
  • ‘Pretend’ – Nat King Cole
  • ‘Thats All’ – Nat King Cole

Michael Bublé:

  • ‘Feeling Good’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Home’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Everything’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Cry Me a River’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Fever’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘End of May’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘All I Do is Dream of You’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ – Michael Bublé/Queen
  • ‘Lost’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Just Haven’t Met You Yet’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Its a Beautiful Day’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Call Me Irresponsible’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘I’m Coming Home Baby’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Hold On’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Crazy Love’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Put your Head on My Shoulder’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘It Had Better Be Tonight’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Close Your Eyes’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Georgia on My Mind’ – Michael Bublé
  • ‘Hollywood’ – Michael Bublé

Smooth Classics:

  • ‘How Do You Do’ – Matt Monro
  • ‘Portrait of My Love’ – Matt Monro
  • ‘Born Free’ – Matt Monro
  • ‘On Days Like These’ – Matt Monro
  • ‘Softly As I Leave You’ – Matt Monro
  • ‘Anything Goes’ – Tony Bennett
  • ‘Just In Time’ – Tony Bennett
  • ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’ – Tony Bennett
  • ‘Love Makes the World Go Round’ – Perry Como
  • ‘And I Love You So’ – Perry Como
  • ‘Beauty School Drop Out’ – Frankie Avalon
  • ‘Mack the Knife’ – Bobby Darin
  • ‘As Long as I’m Singing’ – Bobby Darin
  • ‘Dream Lover’ – Bobby Darin
  • ‘Lovely Day’ – Bill Withers
  • ‘Aint No Sunshine’ – Bill Withers
  • ‘Sitting on the Dock of the Bay’ – Otis Redding
  • ‘Music To Watch Girls Go By’ – Andy Williams

Modern Songs with a Swing Twist: 

  • ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’ – Robbie Williams’
  • ‘Go Gentle’ – Robbie Williams
  • ‘Do Nothing Till you Hear From Me’ – Robbie Williams
  • ‘Eternity’ – Robbie Williams
  • ‘Michelle’ – The Beatles
  • ‘Long and Winding Road’ – The Beatles
  • ‘Blackbird’ – The Beatles
  • ‘Runaround Sue’ – Dion and the Belmonts
  • ‘Teenager in Love’ – Dion and the Belmonts
  • ‘Real Good Hands’ – Gregory Porter
  • ‘Water Under Bridges’ – Gregory Porter
  • ‘Hey Laura’ – Gregory Porter
  • ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ – Van Morrison
  • ‘Bright Side of the Road’ – Van Morrison
  • ‘New Shoes’ – Paolo Nutini
  • ‘Jenny Don’t Be Hasty’ – Paolo Nutini
  • ‘Hallelujah I Love Her So’ – Ray Charles
  • ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ – Jamie Cullum
  • ‘Ordinary People’ – John Legend
  • ‘All of Me’ – John Legend
  • ‘Superstition’ – Stevie Wonder
  • ‘What a Wonderful World’ – Louis Armstrong
  • ‘King of the Road’ – Roger Miller
  • ‘Everybody’s Talkin” – Harry Nilsson
  • ‘Tears on My Pillow’ – Little Anthony and the Imperials
  • ‘Joanna’ – Scott Walker
  • ‘There’s a Kind of Hush’ – Hermans Hermits
  • ‘Baker Street’ – Gerry Rafferty
  • ‘Soul Man’ – Blues Brothers
  • Twistin’ the Night Away’ – Sam Cooke
  • ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ – Bill Haley and the Comets
  • ‘La Bamba’ – Ritchie Valens
  • ‘She’s Always a Woman’ – Billy Joel
  • ‘Paradise’ – Coldplay
  • ‘Magic’ – Coldplay
  • ‘Teenage Dream’ – Katy Perry
  • ‘Skinny Love’ – Bon Iver
  • ‘La La La’ – Naughty Boi ft. Sam Smith
  • ‘Black and Gold’ – Sam Sparro
  • ‘I Need a Dollar’ – Aloe Blacc
  • ‘Happy’ – Pharrell Williams
  • ‘Make it Mine’ – Jason Mraz
  • ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’ – Stealers Wheel

Reviews

“Very impressed! Very organised and professional before and during our event!! A credit to the industry! We all were so impressed! Thank you, Nigel & Jane”
Nigel Rowlands, Wedding Event, Surrey

“They sang at our daughters wedding and was just brilliant. Turned up in good time to set up, looked so smart and then gave two brilliant sets of music that the whole audience absolutely loved. The wedding was quite simply breathtaking from start to finish and the only criticism I received was that I didn’t book him for a longer time!”
Mike Harrison, Wedding Event, Buckinghamshire

“We wanted to thank you for giving our wedding that extra wow factor with your great talent. They were recommended to us. He was the perfect choice of entertainment to get our guests tapping their feet, singing along & up & dancing.

With an amazing voice & great range of songs to suit everybody and his interaction with guests he was first class. It was also great for evening guests arriving to see that the party had already started with a swing, what a great way to start the evening off.

All of our guests were very very impressed (especially the ladies!) and we had lots of great compliments about his performance. We have since been to see him performing at the Eastbourne Band Stand with his very popular Michael Bublé tribute act and had yet another fantastic time. If you are looking for an entertainer for your wedding or any other event then look no further, you won’t be disappointed.”
Katie & Sid, Wedding, Hellingly

“The ultimate performer – once heard, never forgotten and in my opinion – often sounds better than the original artists! Fantastic sound, fantastic look and fantastic opportunity for audience participation! – better than the rest and one of the very best!
Lord Brett McLean, The Marina Pavilion

“When I first saw him, he was booked as the Teenage Crooner and I was so amazed at his talent and style and how he appealed to all age groups, I immediately booked him for a private function.

Neither I nor my guests were disappointed and as the years have gone on he has got better and better becoming a staunch professional and not just as a ‘crooner’ but as an entertainer.

I have been to several of his gigs and can only say that as his voice has got stronger, his repertoire larger, it gets harder and harder to book seats which shows just how high his popularity is and deservedly so as well.

I would have no problem with recommending The Rhythm Kings to any of my friends or indeed to anybody in the leisure industry who is looking for a talented and professional singer to entertain their customers.”
Di, Eastbourne Herald

“I have worked with the lead vocalist for a while now, both as a crooner, recording covers (sometimes better than the original) and a solo original artist recording his own music. His voice blew us away the very first time we heard it.

With a fantastic talent and a firm, ‘head screwed on’ type manner that he brings to all aspects of his work, he really is a treat to work with. He is professional, always smartly dressed, talented, but above all, a fantastic character to work with.

A genuinely nice guy. I look forward to seeing what the future brings for the fantastic King of Swing.”
Tom, Managing Director, CMP Studios Ltd

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