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The Northern Swing Orchestra – 16 Piece Big Band

The Northern Swing Orchestra is a 16 piece Big Band based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and plays some of the very best in big band music.

We have an extensive Swing Band library including numbers made famous by the bands of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, to name a few. More recently, the band’s library has grown to include new arrangements by some of the country’s leading composers and arrangers.

The vocalists who perform with the band enthrall audiences with classic Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland numbers

Looking for a Big Band for your Event?

The Northern Swing Orchestra is the perfect Big Band to hire for your Wedding, Event, Party, Birthday, or function in Yorkshire or throughout the UK.

Betfred Christmas Advert

You’ll hear us a lot on TV over Christmas!

Back in September we went into Nave Studio in Leeds and recorded a version of Let it Snow for the Betfred Christmas advert.

Here’s the “making of” video!

Upcoming Gigs

Swing into Christmas – Friday 22nd December – King’s Hall, Ilkley

Swing into Christmas with Cherie Gears and The Northern Swing Orchestra
Swing into Christmas Ilkley King's Hall

πŸŽ™οΈ Swing into Christmas with The Northern Swing Orchestra Big Band πŸŽ™οΈ
πŸ“… Friday, 22nd December 2023
πŸ“ King’s Hall, Ilkley

Join Yorkshire’s premier Big Band for a swinging evening of Christmas hits and festive favourites!

The 16-piece Leeds-based Northern Swing Orchestra is delighted to be playing King’s Hall, Ilkley and will be joined with the fantastic Cherie Gears!

The Northern Swing Orchestra and Gary Grace – Sunday 3rd December, Swillington

16 piece Big Band The Northern Swing Orchestra featuring Gary Grace

We return to our monthly residency at Swillington with guest singer Gary Grace

πŸ“… When: Sunday 3rd December at 3:30pm
πŸ“ Where: Swillington Miners Sports and Social Club, Leeds

Gary’s success as a leading name among British singers has seen him take his incredible show on the road both within the United Kingdom and beyond. Having performed for corporate events, as wedding entertainment, and at dinner dances and private functions, Gary has impressed audiences in a variety of settings. Furthermore, he has also enjoyed success as a popular booking for cruise liners, becoming a familiar face on the iconic Cunard Line.

Gary has also released a series of studio albums, including his Kings of Swing, Echoes of Matt Monro and Terrifically Tony, a Tony Bennett tribute album.

Come and unwind with us with a lovely afternoon of Big Band music.

Tickets only Β£7

Under 16s are free

The Northern Swing Orchestra and Gary Grace

Big Band Christmas Party – Friday 15th December, Swillington

πŸŽ™οΈ Big Band Christmas Party with The Northern Swing Orchestra and guest vocalists The Honeybirds πŸŽ™οΈ
πŸ“… Friday, 15th December 2023
πŸ“ Swillington Sports and Social Club, Leeds

Everyone had so much fun last year, we are back to do it again!

We’ve got lots of great music for you from classic Big Band, Christmas and Party tunes. And lots of room for dancing!

The Honeybirds are an amazing vocal trio, who met through a mutual love of intricate close harmony, swing music, 1940s style and fashion. They might even do some solo party numbers!

Tickets are only Β£12 and are available at the club or online via Skiddle. Get them before they’re gone!

Big Band Christmas Party

Here are The Honeybirds from our Christmas Party last year.

Whether it is the nostalgia of the 1940’s or the excitement of big band jazz, The Northern Swing Orchestra will always provide excellent entertainment.


We’d love to hear from you, whether to discuss hiring the band or just to say Hi!