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Swervy World

Swervy World

Banjo, Sousaphone, Percussion, Saxophone, Vocals. Authentic ‘turn of the last Century’ styled Ragtime music with a cabaret twist…

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Biography

Banjo, Sousaphone, Percussion, Saxophone, Vocals. Authentic ‘turn of the last Century’ styled Ragtime music with a cabaret twist…

Swervy World takes you through a mele of popular music trends from the first half of the last century…. Expect Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll, Boogie Woogie, Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, laced with novelty numbers, film themes and even Disco..

Played with true enthusiasm and honouring the skill of musics pop pioneers Swervy World are not limited to a small number of songs, each show is different, part rehearsed, part improvised, An audience with Swervy World witness something special and unique to that moment.. every time!

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Ain’t miss-behaving.
All of me
All night long
After you’ve gone.
A Train
A walk in the Black Forest.
A foggy day in London Town.
Autumn leaves.
Another one bites the dust.
Anniversary waltz.
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square.
A night in Tunisia.
Basin street blues.
Batman.
Bad moon rising.
Back to the chicken shack.
Bear necessities.
Bring me sunshine.
Brown eyed handsome man.
Body and soul.
Bona sera.
Boogie Woogie on a Saturday night.
Banana split for my baby.
Black adder.
Blame it on the boogie.
Blue moon.
Blue skies.
Blue monk.
Blue bossa.
Blue light boogie
Blues in the night.
Boogie Woogie bugle boy.
Bonanza.
Big noise from wanitka.
Big Ben boogie.
Bill Bailey.
Bugs in Bb.
Cake.
Cabaret.
Clueso.
Carman.
Caledonia.
Choo choo boogie.
Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Chattanooga shoe shine boy.
Chantilly lace.
Caravan.
Crazy.
Chickens.
Chip shop.
Cry me a river.
Christmas part 2
Dream a little dream.
Don’t get around much anymore.
Darkies ball.
Dark eyes.
Driving me crazy.
Doxy
Dessifinado
Dead mans curve.
Dinah.
East St. Louis toodleoo.
Enjoy your self
Elizabethan serenade.
Edgar Wallace.
Everything stops for tea.
Flamingo.
From Russia with love.
Five guys named mo.
Folky songs parts 1&2
Flying home.
Father Christmas do not touch me.
Freak out.
Georgia
Get lucky.
Girl from Ipswich.
Green onions.
Grumpy old man.
Ghost riders I the sky.
Ghost busters.
Guiness.
God rest you merry gentlemen.
Honey rock
Honeysuckle rose.
Hoots mon
Hit the road jack.
Hello Dolly.
Havanageela.
If I were a rich man.
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.
It ain’t what you want it’s what you get.
I wannabe like you.
I found a new baby.
I feel love.
I can’t give you anything but love.
I got rhythm
I will survive
In the summertime.
In a sleepy lagoon.
In the mood
I’m forever blowing bubbles.
I’m beginning to see the light.
I’m in the mood for love.
I’m gonna sit right down and write myself aletter.
Just a closer walk with thee.
Jump jive and wail.
James Bond.
Jitterbug waltz.
King of the swingers.
Kiss of fire
Lime house blues.
Lonely bull.
Lady be good.
Lady is a tramp.
Lullaby of bird land.
Le freak.
Let the good times roll.
La Cakaracha.
Mood indigo
Monster mash
Mana mana
Man of mystery.
Man in space
Mac the knife.
Mas que na da.
Moonlight serenade.
Makin whoopee.
Midnight in Moscow.
Misty.
Misseralou.
Mission impossible.
Mini the moocher.
Minor swing.
Moon river.
Moon glow.
Money money money.
Morris minor.
My way.
My little suede shoes.
My favourite things.
Mellow saxophone.
Margie.
My blue heaven.
Mary, Joseph, wehehey, christmas.
Mince pies.
New York New York.
Nuages
Night and day.
New world symphony.
On the sunny side of the street.
Ornithology
One step beyond.
One o clock jump.
Over the waterfall.
Opus one.
Peer gynt.
Paper moon.
Pennsylvania 65000.
Pennies from heaven.
Perfidia.
Peter gunn.
Pink panther.
Postman pat.
Putting on the ritz.
Pulp fiction.
Ragtime cowboy jo.
Ragg mopp.
Rawhide.
Rhonda a la Turk.
Raining in my heart.,
Rocket to the moon.
Roll em pete.
Route 66
Rudolph the red nose rain deer.
Swinging shepherd blues.
Swinging guitars.
Swinging in a tipi.
Summertime.
Sleep walk.
Sweet Georgia brown
Shine
Sweet sue
Swings the thing.
Swing 39.
Swing 42.
Stormy weather
Straight no chaser.
Stranger on the shore.
Slow boat to China
Stardust.
Sea cruise
Sea saw.
See you later alligator.
Sailing bye.
Sing sing sing.
Smoke smoke smoke.
Swan lake
Sway.
Serenade to a cuckoo.
Smoke gets in your eyes
Shake rattle and roll
Stomping at decca
Sherry baby.
Stomping at the savoy.
St Thomas.
St. Louis blues.
St James Infirmary.
Sunny side of the street.
Somewhere over the rainbow.
Steel guitar rag.
Stab city.
Steam train.
Steam heat.
Sheik of araby
Sentimental journey.
Spanish Flea.
Silent night.
Santa clause is coming to town.
Scooby Doo.
The spook
The entertainer.
The good the bad and the ugly.
The green leaves of summer.
The way you look tonight.
The lonely bull.
The God father.
The girl from Ipanema.
These foolish things.
Thomas the tank engine.
Train number 1.
Teenage wedding.
Take 5.
Tequila.
Tico tico
Tarzans nuts.
Taste of honey.
Take the A Train.
T.n.t.
Tijuana taxi.
Tuxedo junction.
The snowman.
Up cherry street.
Up all night.
Upside down.
Undecided.
Under Paris skies.
Umgowa!
Wipe out.
William tell overture.
Walk in the Black Forest.
What a wonderful world.
What do you want?
What is this thing called love.
When your smiling.
When the saints.
When I’m cleaning windows.
Who threw the whiskey down the well.
White christmas.
Yardbird suite.
You’re the most.
Your diving me crazy.

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Previous Clients

Oxford street Christmas lights switch on
City Of London Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Bath Fringe Festival
Big Green Gathering
Morecombe Kite Festival
Blackpool Illuminations opening night
Manchester Art Car Parade
Newcastle N.Y.E. event
Walk The Plank
Kneehigh Theatre
No Fit State Circus
Zap Productions
Sea Change Arts
The London Science Museum
Kew Gardens
The Gurkin (wedding on top floor)
Butlins (Bognor, Skegness & Minehead)
The London Hippodrome
The Bee Hive (young artist of the year awards)
The Albert Hall (Harry Potter book launch)
The Walpole Bay Hotel (margate)
Center Parcs
Big Hand People
Royal Ascot
Epsom (horse race)
Twikenham (varsity Blues)
Henley Regatta
Lord Huntingdons birthday party
Tall Ships festival Falmouth
Penzance Mazey Day
Lefrouda Day (St Just)
Glasgow River Boat Festival
Tall Ships Festival Dublin
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival
Bangor Classic boat festival
Continental Drifts
Torquay Council
Petworth Summer Fete
Streets of Brighton
Manchester Xtracts
Xscape Milton Keynes
Xscape Castleford
Tarby Davenport
Star City Birmingham
Haverhill Town Council
Isle Of Man TT Races
St Ives Sailing Club.
Brill Sports and Social Club
Cromer Pier
Kings Lynn Council.

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Testimonials

“Thankyou for brightening a dull day at Cromer. I hope you’ll be back in the area soon . You are so brilliantly unpredictable and talented.”
Jo Swanson. Cromer

“You made my day! And the day of so many people around”
Natasha Penzance

“Saw you in Ipswich town today. I don’t usually stop in the street but you were so amazing I stopped for ages to watch you! Thanks for playing in town you are amazing!”
Nancy. Ipswich

“Dear Mr Swervy, I Just wanted to say that you really did make shopping in Norwich yesterday a most amusing and pleasant occasion!”
Caroline

“Playing ‘The Very Best of Swervy World instrumentals’ right now. Great Music, love it.”
Peter. Norfolk

“….Many thanks again for the amazing music! I’ve had lots of appreciative comments about what a splendid time they had and in particular your performance.”
Jill Wade, (Duet Booking) Norfolk

“Guys!
What a night, it was fab, everyone really enjoyed it, a big thank you so much for making our NYE a success”
Hayley Lee- The Bildeston Crown

“Saw you in Diss yesterday. Had to stop and listen, even the dog stood still for once. Bought your CD, ‘Mr Swervy plays Hi-Fi Jazz.’ Love it. More like it please.”
Linda- (ref. Mr Swervy Solo)

“Saw you guys in Newton Abbot today. You were fantastic! I play in a local wind band and we all love your music! Great to see you down here again. Come back soon.”
Martin Hill

“JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED SEEING YOU PERFORM IN EASTBOURNE PRECINCT TODAY. MUSICALLY BRILLIANT, EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING, GREAT SHOWMANSHIP. A VERY WELL REHEARSED TIGHT SOUND, MY FOOT WAS TAPPING ALL DAY, JUST WISH WE COULD HAVE STAYED A BIT LONGER”.
ANDY

“I have just witnessed ‘Swervy World’ playing in my home town of Frome in Somerset and I must say what a fantastic diverse band. They certainly had the crowd engrossed with their unique style of music. I will definitely know where to go when I need to organise a function. A pleasure to watch”.
Kevin Snelgrove, Author of 75 books

“I am the social secretary for Felixstowe Roadrunners Club and as such have the responsibility of booking bands for our annual Dinner Dance. As you can imagine after many years of doing this I am always on the look out for something a bit different – so it makes a nice change to have found Swervy World who came to my attention when I saw a street performance in Ipswich and was tempted to buy a copy of the CD “Swervy World For Your Dancing Pleasure”. I feel that you might be able to provide us with suitable entertainment…”
Sally Anne Pierce- Suffolk

“LOVED THE MUSIC IN ABBEYGATE STREET TODAY. WHEN I HAVE SAVED UP ENOUGH MONEY FOR MY PARTY I WILL KNOW WHICH ONE TO BOOK!”
RUTH BOLTON- SUFFOLK (Duet)

“Met you last night and I and my Father loved the act…”
Ben- Surrey

“Your band was really mesmerising at Petworth and great use of Capability Brown’s hand dug hill for the Grand Old Duke of York. If you’d marched through the lake and comeout the otherside that would have been rather good. We had 7000 people over the weekend and it was great fun. If you are around next year, we’d love to have you back at the festival. Happy cycling and do get in touch!”
David O’Brien- Sussex

“I SAW YOU IN NORWICH AND WAS IMMEDIATELY CAPTIVATED BY YOUR THEATRICAL STYLE AND LIVELY MUSIC….”
BRIDGET FIELDEN- NORFOLK

“I recently saw you playing in Stowmarket and was very impressed”
REBECCA- SUFFOLK

“SWERVY WORLD PLAYED OUTSIDE MY PLACE OF WORK TODAY IN TOTNES, AND WERE FANTASTIC!”
FRITHA- DEVON

“I thoroughly enjoyed your originality and sense of fun and humour. Great stuff.”
Lou- Devon

“This is a bit of a late thank you for a fabulous Swervy World party at The Glen to celebrate Sheila’s birthday. You probably don’t need me to tell you how great and professional Swervy World are. So many folk made loads of appreciative comments that I wanted to let you know just how excellent you were in making the day a perfect party. My only sadness was that my time was so fully taken up with organising the running of the day that I did not get to hear much of your music. A large number of people mentioned how clever and entertaining you all were in lyrics and song, it has been my pleasure to pass on to them your website.

Please let the other guys know of my gratitude for all you did on the day.”
NEIL VOLLAR

”We saw you at Stowmarket Fest and loved your show…”
Charlotte & Craig- Suffolk

“The citizens of Bury St. Edmunds had a spring in their step this morning, thanks to your musical entertainment.”
Widget Finn- Suffolk

“SAW YOU GUYS IN LEWES A COUPLE OF WEEKS BACK AND THOUGHT YOU WERE BRILLIANT.”
DAVE- SUSSEX

“This is just a quick email to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the band present at our party on 9th September 2009. Everyone, and I mean everyone, commented on how they liked the band or how they liked my choice of band (same difference), as it was me who ‘found’ you (Svengali that I am). Not only that, but the comments were also regarding you and the band members personally, and how nice/great fun you were; someone, who got married in the summer, wished they’d had you all there.

“So again, a big thank you. All the best and I hope, very much, to see you again.”
Jim Davies- Cambridgeshire

“Many months ago, a couple of shoppers were traversing the streets of that sprawling metropolis that is Ipswich…. Outside de Benhams the sound of doom doom bass and sizzling snare, the smokey sax and the manic vocal was heard. Magic and serendipity conspired, a smile was brought to our faces…Thank you for a lovely memory of you playing in the street.”
Gary Duncan- Suffolk

 

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