Swing Shift

  • Biography

    Swing Shift are a leading London and Surrey-based swing band for hire delivering high quality music for all celebratory events; in particular weddings, charity gala dinners, private parties and Christmas parties.

    Playful and dramatic, cool and current, Swing Shift will take you on a musical journey from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack to Michael Bublé and Pharrell Williams. Passionate party makers, they enjoy the vintage modern jukebox sound and add jump jive and contemporary rock.

    Swing Shift delivers bespoke party entertainment to organisations and individuals alike; performing at parties in London, the UK and around the world. The band has the flexibility to create a laid-back mellow mood right up to the ‘wow-factor’ to keep the dance floor filled. They strive to be the very best at what they do.

    With their signature flair and style and unrivalled reputation for musical excellence, they have become a byword for party entertainment.

  • Song list


    • Ain’t That A Kick In The Head (Dean Martin)
    • Best Is Yet To Come (Buble/Bennett/Sinatra)
    • Call Me Irresponsible (Buble/Jack Jones)
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo (Glenn Miller)
    • Chicago (Frank Sinatra)
    • Cheek To Cheek (Fred Astaire)
    • Comin’ Home Baby (Mel Torme/Michael Buble)
    • Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra)
    • Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
    • Foggy Day (Michael Buble)
    • Have You Met Miss Jones (Robbie Williams)
    • I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
    • I Get A Kick Out Of You (Frank Sinatra)
    • It Had To Be You (Harry Connick Jr)
    • La Mer / Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin/Robbie Williams)
    • Lady Is A Tramp (Ella Fitzgerald)
    • Let There Be Love (Nat ‘King’ Cole)

    Mellow Moods

    • And I Love Her So (Perry Como)
    • As Time Goes By (from Casablanca)
    • At Last (Etta James)
    • Close To You (Carpenters)
    • Cry Me A River (Michael Buble/Julie London)
    • Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
    • Folks Who Live On The Hill (Peggy Lee)
    • Georgia (Ray Charles)
    • I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Tony Bennett)
    • Look of Love (Dusty Springfield)
    • Misty (Johnny Mathis)
    • Mona Lisa (Nat ‘King’ Cole)
    • My Way (Frank Sinatra)
    • The Nearness of You (Julie London/various)
    • New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
    • Our Day Will Come (Amy Winehouse)
    • Something Stupid (Frank & Nancy Sinatra)

    Glamour 1920’s / 30’s

    • Ain’t Misbehavin (Fats Waller)
    • Blue Skies
    • Bye Bye Blackbird
    • Charlston
    • Get Happy
    • Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love
    • Makin’ Whoopee
    • Me and My Shadow
    • My Blue Heaven
    • S’Wonderful
    • Stardust

    Latin Jazz

    • Besame Mucho (Andrea Bocelli / Diana Krall)
    • Desafinado (Stan Getz)
    • Girl From Ipanema (Astrud Gilberto)
    • It Had Better Be Tonight (Michael Buble)
    • Look Of Love (Dusty Springfield)
    • On Days Like These (Matt Monro)
    • Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Doris Day)
    • Quando Quando Quando (E Humperdinck)
    • Real Live Girl (Jack Jones)
    • Sway (Dean Martin)
    • This Masquerade (George Benson)


    • Around The World (Nat King Cole)
    • Fascination (Nat King Cole / Al Martino)
    • From Russia With Love (Matt Monro)
    • Moon River (Andy Williams)
    • I Wish You Love (Sinatra)
    • London By Night (Sinatra)
    • True Love (Bing Crosby)


    • Buona Sera (Louis Prima)
    • I’ve Got The World On A String (Michael Buble)
    • Just A Gigolo (Louis Prima)
    • My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
    • Route 66 (Natalie Cole)
    • Reet Petite (Jackie Wilson)
    • Such A Night (Elvis Presley)
    • That’s Amore (Dean Martin)
    • Tu Vuo’ Fa L’Americano (from Talented Mr Ripley)
    • When You’re Smiling (Louis Prima)
    • You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You (Dean Martin)

    Pop / Soul

    • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
    • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
    • Delilah (Tom Jones)
    • Everything (Michael Buble)
    • Hallelujah I Love Her So (Ray Charles)
    • How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
    • Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
    • It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
    • Just Help Yourself (Tom Jones)
    • Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
    • Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
    • Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
    • Love Train
    • Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack/Fugees)
    • Moondance (Van Morrison)
    • Music To Watch Girls By (Andy Williams)
    • My First, My Last, My Everything (Barry White)
    • Save The Last Dance For Me (Michael Buble)
    • Stand By Me (Ben E King)
    • Stuck In The Middle With You (Michael Buble)
    • Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
    • Yeah Yeah (Georgie Fame)
    • You Are The Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
    • You’ve Got A Friend (Carole King / James Taylor)

    Christmas & Festive

    • Jingle Bells
    • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    • Sleigh Ride
    • The Christmas Song
    • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • Winter Wonderland
    • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
    • Frosty The Snowman
    • White Christmas
    • It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
    • When A Child Is Born
    • Winter Wonderland
  • Reviews / Testimonials

    "Thank you for yesterday – you did us proud. All our guests loved and enjoyed your music both young and old. And Sandra, my 2 year old grandson danced all through the wedding breakfast – feeling fantastic."

    “Thank you so very much for adding magic to our special day and for keeping our guests entertained. You played so beautifully. Your continued help throughout the planning of our wedding was also amazing and very reassuring. Thank you once again.”

    “My daughter’s wedding was held completely at The Bush Hotel in Farnham, Surrey, from the ceremony through to the meal and into the evening. It was a small intimate affair with about 30 guests, so loud or inappropriate music wasn’t wanted. We acquired the services of Sandra Lambert and her electronic keyboard and she stayed throughout, playing whilst the guests arrived, then for the ceremony, during the meal and on into the evening when she was joined by a vocalist.

    We only specified the music required for the bridal entry and the recessional and left Sandra to decide on the rest. With her keyboard expertise, knowledge of music and her experience, she took us through the day perfectly and provided a very enjoyable musical accompaniment to the whole proceedings.

    In the evening, pianist and singer provided the right genre of entertainment and at a comfortable volume enabling guests to converse with each other without resorting to throat lozenges! They even judged just the right moment and just the right song to encourage the, by now less inhibited, bride & groom to dance which had not been expected at all, and was to everyone’s delight.

    I therefore extend my thanks to the band for being part of my daughter’s wedding and helping to make it a memorable occasion”