Set list

We have a great set-list selected from some of the biggest big band hits! The London Swingfonia will play tunes by artists such as Sinatra, Count Basie, Ellington and more. Here is a sample of our Set List for 2011: All of Me – Duke Ellington Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Frank Sinatra It had […]


No one can quite remember when the London Swingfonia was born, but it must be getting on for a decade or so. The brainchild of long-standing former bandleader, Chris Murray and original member, trumpet player Clem Schiphorst, it neatly filled a gap in the London music scene. Our usual format is: Harry Martin, our superb […]


To date the Swingfonia has played any number of private functions – weddings, corporate events, special birthdays, anniversaries and charity events. Celebrity occasions have included playing at the 50th anniversary celebration of Congress House in front of Prime Minister Tony Blair and assorted MPs; performing for a star-studded wedding party at the Hackney Empire and […]


BBC Cambridge Out and About: “The London Swingfonia, featuring Harry Martin, put on a great performance and went down a storm, to put it mildly! The band… rolled off Big Band swing tunes, the likes of which Frank Sinatra would be proud.” our sound “The soul of any vocalist-lead big band is in its own […]


The London Swingfonia is a great big band showcasing the effortless talent of Harry Martin, our world-class vocalist. We play many of the swing vocal classics like The Lady is a Tramp, Call Me Irresponsible, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Almost Like Being in Love, Fly Me to the Moon, Come Fly With Me, […]