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Testimonials

Here are a few things that have been said to us recently:

Hello Suzanne

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your 'boys' for performing at my brother's big birthday bash. SwingamaThing were the absolutely perfect compliment to the evening, and the music you played was the very essence of what I'd imagined when putting the evening together. Clearly you all know your instruments and swing music intimately, creating a big old sound that had the whole place swinging! Properly effervescent and energetic. You all looked the part too, we could have sworn you were going to unpack tommy guns with your instruments! I am going to fish out my granddads ties and braces and get myself a hat for the next do!

I was sorry I didn't get to thank the band individually so please pass on my very best wishes to them all, they made the evening complete and I heartily recommend you to anyone wanting to create a happy bouncy be-bopping joyous lively swinging thing!

With my heartfelt thanks
Deryck Teasdale

Dear Suzanne,

I just wanted to thank you and the band for helping our birthday party go with a swing last Saturday. The atmosphere was brilliant and you all looked the part at our vintage themed night. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed watching you and listening and dancing to your fantastic music.
If we ever need a band or hear of anyone who does you are top of the list!
Thank you again
Lynda and Oliver Robinson

Swingamathing played at our wedding and were absolutely sensational. Suzanne and all the band contributed to making our wedding absolutely fantastic. The music was perfect and every single guest commented on how brilliant the group was. They adapted to our schedule, had been in touch beforehand to enquire as to whether or not we had any particular requests, and tailored their performance to our evening. From dedicating a special song to the two of us, to performing in a charismatic, lively and thoroughly enthusiastic way, we couldn't have wished for a better band or nicer group of people. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this band for any event - they were well and truly fabulous and we feel so grateful that they played for our wedding. Even their outfits contributed to creating a fantastic atmosphere! Thank you Swingamathing!

Francesco and Anouska

Suzanne Just a very short line to say thanks very much to yourself and the band for such a wonderful performance on Saturday. Without exception everyone has said "and weren't the band fantastic". In fact it may have affected the dancing as many people also said they could have listened all night!!! Some achievement in view of the age ranges. It was very much appreciated and thank you all for making Di's party such a great success. We will certainly have no hesitation in using you again or recommending you to others.
Very best regards Tim

Razzmatazz jazz and swing with a fizz... this band created magical music that brought our wedding party to its feet.
Professional, helpful and absolute fun - highly recommended.
Alistair and Olivia


Running a weekly swing night has meant coming into contact with many bands and to date, none of them have captured the feel of 1940's quite like swingamathing. The quality of the musicians, the outfits and the overwhelming presence of the group was definitely impressive. Aside from their professionalism, it was also great to find that every member of the band was enthusiastic, vibrant and warm! The audience love them and so do we. Swingamathing are now a regular feature at my night and I can't recommend them enough!

Tim Walker - The Big Swing

Tim Walker
The Big Swing / Junglist Alliance / R8 Records
Tel: 07960 099 839


Hi suzanne and the troop,
Just thought I would drop you an e-mail to thank you for a fantastic new years eve. Your band were absolutely superb and the regulars have not stopped talking about the evening all week. The whole band were very friendly and accomadating and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Thank you so much once again, you are perfect for our venue and we would be delighted to confirm next new years eve as a booking if you are able to do it.

The Manager

The Old Red Lion, Grenoside. New Year's Eve, 2011

'Jazz Scene' for Thursday 24th November 2011. From C.J.Worsdale.
Although 'Jazz into Doncaster' voluntary committee does not always 'get it right' when selecting live bands to perform at it's events, few could accuse it of not providing a wide variety of attractions!! Most recent of which was a new band to the 'Con' Club, 'Swingamathing' who refreshingly base there vibrant style on the Swing Era and the 'Jump-Jive' of Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and other 'greats' of the genre.
Led by lead singer and founder Suzanne Tomlinson, the seven piece outfit offered up two infectious sets of varied and lively numbers, including Swing is the thing / Is you is or is you ain't my baby / Peggy Lee's hit?OK, alright, you win / Pennies from heaven/ Boogie-woogie bugle boy of company 'B' ( with Suzanne joining vocal forces with the band's two girl sax players, evoking the pioneering harmonies of The Andrew Sisters) , all of which delighted the responsive audience and even attracted pairs of jivers to 'strut their stuff' on the dance floor!!
Suzanne and company are certain to be invited back to the 'Con' Club for a return gig pretty soon...And if plans come to fruition, will be among the attractions at Doncaster Markets Jazz Day in May....Meanwhile, why not 'check 'em out' on their website www.swingamathing.co.uk and maybe purchase one ( or more!! ) of their CD's, which will make ideal stocking-fillers for fans of Swing Music!!