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Essentially Swing Bio
From piccolo to trombone and from rags to rock 'n' roll Essentially Swing brings a unique sound to the music from around the great era of Swing. We will take you through a journey in time with numbers like Maple Leaf Rag, and great swing favourites like American Patrol and Sing Sing Sing to the early rock and roll era songs such as Rock Around The Clock. You are in for some foot-tapping fun.

We usually play at fund-raising events for charity. However, we are also available for hire at private functions.

Join us / get in touch
We rehearse one Monday morning a month currently at Henley Community Centre. The group is very friendly and relaxed. If you would like to join us or would like us to play at your event please contact Carolyn via carol.a.goates@gmail.com or msg. 07759 745730

Here is a taster of what we love to play:

  • Moonlight Serenade
  • Tiger Rag
  • St. Louis Blues
  • I Got Rhythm
  • American Patrol
  • It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Mack The Knife
  • Java Jive
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Rock Around The Clock
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • Sing Sing Sing
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Ain't Misbehavin'


In addition we can add some tonal variety with our trio who can park their instruments and pick up the microphones to sing a couple of songs here and there. If required we can also create an entertaining sing-along with some of the old Music Hall songs. It may not be Swing, but can give people a chance to have some fun joining in the music making.

We've named this satellite group Sisters of Swing. We are three girls who have been singing together in one form or another for several years now. We love singing Andrews Sisters style songs like:

  • Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Bei Mir Bistu Shein

For further details please contact:

Carolyn Goates

Tel: 01394 384530

Mobile: 07759 745730

E-mail: carol.a.goates@gmail.com