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Piccadilly Swing, based in Ipswich, are a skilful band that can play a variety of live music. Live music, played by experienced professionals, can make all the difference in making your event as special as you dream. Instead of looking through list after list of local musicians or entertainers, take a read of the group's experience and why the band has developed a reputation for delivering stellar performances time and time again.


Matt Keane, on the piano and keyboards who is also the band leader, has worked previously as a music teacher and as a musician in bands such as Swagger. He is regularly booked to play piano at weddings.

Rachel Dawson is an exceptional singer and violinist has been performing with the band since 2002. Tim Ainslie has developed a reputation for playing the guitar with a distinctive sound that brightens up any gig. Has regularly given seminars on the guitar.

Rob Palmer, on the bass, is an incredibly talented jazz musician who can play both the double and electric bass. Alex best is a world class drummer who has gained a reputation as being an incredibly busy musician, always touring or doing session work.

Services Offered

The band offer two one hour sets and a special live first dance song. The band also offers solo piano or it is possible to perform as a duo. The genres that the group usually play include:

  • Lounge
  • Disco
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Latest hits
  • Pop

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Dance music

What is included in the wedding package?

Solo Piano Acoustic Duo Two one-hour sets of completely live music. Disco throughout the evening. Special live ‘First Dance’ wedding songs. An eclectic mix of musical styles, such as disco, jazz, pop

How far in advance should I contact you?

As early as possible to secure the date, but you can always try and contact us to see if we are free

What style of music do you offer?

Latest hits

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)


An eclectic mix of musical styles, such as disco, jazz, pop, soul and swing music, with a repertoire that includes Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jackson Five, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

We can learn certain songs or requests for first dances. We can usually accommodate most peoples requests

What's your experience?

We have over fifteen years experience of playing at weddings and functions. We know what songs work in getting people on the dance floor, to choosing appropriate songs for a more laid back set

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?

Yes, the whole of the UK

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, this would be worked out and included in the quote we would give you

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

Two one-hour sets for the band and duo. Solo piano up to three hours with breaks

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Usually takes forty five mins to set up depending on the venue

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Depending if it is the full band or duo, we could come to an arrangement

What are the forms of payment?

Usually by bank transfer
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29 Marlborough Road IP4 5AT Ipswich (Suffolk)

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