Modern and contemporary tunes

Your cool and groovy set list designed for you

Typically in the first set we will do classic jazz and swing tunes that people know and love - this could include 'Fly me to the moon' (Frank Sinatra), 'Let there be love' (Nat King Cole) and 'They can't take that away from me' (Ella Fitzgerald).  You can leave it to us or pick you favourite tunes.

Contemporary and Cool

Often we are asked to mix in a range of more contemporary or modern tunes and we have worked on a few which we know fit really well - we only add the ones where we know we can do a great job!

They include:

  • Swing version of Tainted Love (Soft Cell), 

  • The Love Cats (The Cure), 

  • Kiss (Prince), 

  • Valerie (Amy Winehouse), 

  • I need a dollar (Aloe Blacc), 

  • Funky version of 'Spooky' (Dusty Springfield),

  • Groovy version of 'Can't buy me love' (The Beatles), 

  • Disney's 'King of the Swingers', 

  • 'Can't take my eyes off you' (Andy Williams), 

  • 'Sway' (as recorded by Dean Martin and remixed by Mucho Mambo) 

  • Happy' by Pharrel,

  • 'I wish' & 'Superstition' by Stevie Wonder,

  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars,

  • Our own mash-up of Get Lucky, Good Times and Another one bites the dust.

We also love playing cool groove-based jazz which has a 60s meets R&B meets funk kind of feel.  Check out tunes like Canteloupe Island and Soul Bossa Nova to get an idea

We are always adding to our set list below or you can download a Word document and even work with us to design your own set list here.


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Top requested cool tunes

These tend to be the one's that crop up most in our set list.



Save the last dance for me


Soul bossa nova

Can't buy me love

Hit the road Jack

I need a dollar

Can't take my eyes off you

King of the swingers

La bamba

Tainted love


Oye como va

Mas que nada


Watermelon Man




Starsky & Hutch

Uptown Funk


Get Lucky





























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