The Numbers Racket Swing Band

Welsh Swing Band

The UK’s premier 7-Piece Jive and Swing Band
Play a unique blend of originals and covers guaranteed to get you moving
They have shared the stage with BB King, Pink and The Blues Brothers
Previous Clients include: BBC and London Swing Dance Society
Based in Wales and available to perform at events worldwide

Welsh Swing Band VIDEOS

Welsh Swing Band PHOTOS

This Welsh Swing Band are a high energy, seven piece jive and swing band that are guaranteed to get you out of your seat and struttin' your stuff.

They play a unique blend of originals and covers that will put a smile on your face and a twitch in your toes. Think Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and you'll start getting the idea.

The group have been playing across the UK for over eight years and have a great deal of experience at entertaining audiences in a wide variety of situations and venues. They have worked for the BBC, The London Swing Dance Society, Ministry of Burlesque, Jameson Entertainments, Boogaloo Productions Jive Weekends, and have played at many hotels, student balls, weddings and private and corporate parties.

The band’s horn section has toured Europe, sharing stages with and supporting the following artists: Mick Taylor (ex Rolling Stones), BB King, Pink, Puddle of Mudd, Bo Diddley, The Blues Brothers Band (with Steve Cropper etc), Joe Cocker, Pee Wee Ellis (ex James Brown band), Ray Gelato, Taj Mahal, Leo Sayer, Snowy White and more.

The band wear zoot suits, vintage ties and dress shoes as standard, but can dress casually if needed and are available for weddings, functions, gigs, festivals all over the world.

If you’re looking for a band that can provide swing, jazz, jump-jive, blues and more then you'll love this Welsh Swing Band.

  • Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Louis Jordan
  • Big 10 Inch Record – Bull Moose Jackson Aerosmith
  • Buona Sera – Louis Prima
  • Cadillac Baby – Roy Brown
  • Caldonia – Louis Jordan
  • Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
  • Fever – Peggy Lee
  • Fine and Mellow – Billie Holiday
  • Flip Flop & Fly – Louis Jordan
  • Gee I Wish – Little Milton
  • Hit That Jive Jack – Nat King Cole
  • I Can’t Stop It – Jimmy Liggins
  • I Don’t Care Who Knows – Willie Dixon
  • I Still Love You Baby – Lowell Fulson
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing – Duke Ellington
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter
  • Juice Head Man – Billie Holiday
  • Jump Jive And Wail – Louis Prima
  • Let The Good Times Roll – Ray Charles
  • Lost Without You – Memphis Slim
  • Mellow Saxophone – Brian Setzer Roy Montrell
  • Midnight Cannonball – Big Joe Turner George Melly
  • Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway
  • Moten Swing – Benny Moten
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
  • No Big Deal – Little Milton
  • Pennsylvania 65000 – Glenn Miller
  • Perdido – Duke Ellington
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
  • Route66 – Nat King Cole
  • Safronia B – Manhattan Transfer Calvin Boze
  • Salt Peanuts – Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie
  • Sick & Tired – Fats Domino Chris Kenner
  • Something’s Goin’ On In My Room – Daddy Cleanhead
  • Stormy Weather – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Take It Like A Man – Chuck Willis
  • The Walkin’ Blues – Fluffy Hunter The Jesse Powell Orchestra
  • Three Hundred Lbs – Howlin’ Wolf
  • Tuxedo Junction – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah – Louis Prima
  • You Got Me Reelin and Rockin – Roy Milton
  • You’re Driving Me Crazy – Big Joe Turner
  • Classic Swing Jump-Jive and Jazz Songs from the 30s 40s and 50s:
  • Barflies At The Beach/Sing Sing Sing – Royal Crown Revue/Louis Prima
  • Brown Derby Jump – The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
  • Buckle Up – Dennis Greunling
  • Comin’ Back Home - Dennis Greunling
  • Datin’ With No Dough – Royal Crown Revue
  • Ding Dong Daddy – The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
  • Dr. Velvet – Nick Curran
  • Go Daddy-O – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • If The Shoe Fits – James Harman
  • Jump Time - Dennis Greunling
  • Jumpin’ Jack – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Keep It Up - Dennis Greunling
  • King Of Swing – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Knockin’ At Your Door – The New Morty Show
  • Looking For My Baby - Original
  • Mambo Swing – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Mr Zoot Suit – The Flying Neutrinos
  • Mud On Her Heels - Original
  • Nightlife Boogie – Nick Curran
  • Rocket To The Moon – Colin James
  • Rockin’ With The Racket - Original
  • Sinner V.I.P. – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Swingin’ Like A Wreckin’ Ball - Original
  • Watts Local – Royal Crown Revue
  • You Me And A Bottle Makes Three – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Novelties and surprises:
  • Crazy In Love (Swing Version) - Beyonce
  • Enter Sandman – Metallica (swing style)
  • Pick Up The Pieces – The Average White Band
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • The Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
  • The James Bond Theme – John Barry
  • Theme From “Hawaii Five-0”
  • Newer swing jazz and blues songs form the 80s. 90s and 00s:
  • Ministry of Burlesque
  • Boogaloo Productions Jive Weekends
  • Café Jazz Cardiff
  • BBC
  • Jameson Entertainments
  • Brecon Jazz Festival
  • And Many More
  • The London Swing Dance Society

" Got to be seen ... a stunning band. "

The Guide, from The Guardian

" Thank you for doing a great job. I’ve had a lot of comments from people enjoying your work. You were a pleasure to work with and I’ll be happy to ask you back again in the future. "

Brooke Garvey, The Swing Dance Society

" Thanks for your brilliant music at Mum’s party!! Wish you could have gone on longer! "

Angie Stone, Cliff Hotel Cardigan, 2012 party

" A fantastic foot tapping evening - slick and professional swing band with lots of pazazz. The pocket rocket [Elaina] lived up to her name, and complemented the band by adding a refreshing young-joyful female element. "

Bristol Jazz Society

" An all-action swing band with serious jazz credentials, ready wit and natty outfits. "

South Wales Argus

" We wanted to thank you for a great couple of sets last Saturday. The dance floor was packed the whole way through and everyone had a great time. We really appreciate you being part of the weekend - you did a great job! "

Claire and Robert Austin, Festival Organisers, Hep Cats Holiday