The Velvet Set

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Member since 23 October 2012
Biography

The Velvet Set are Sydney's most exuberant swing band who play all the classics from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

The Velvet Set's truly unique style of combining male and femail vocals to recreate the classic tunes of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50's is unparalleled.

With over 200 shows under their belt, The Velvet Set has wowed audiences for the last five years they are now regarded as one of the best swing bands in Australia.

The Velvet Set have their own unique take on classic swing and crooner favourites. They are a classy, experienced and totally professional corporate entertainment & wedding reception band.

The Velvet Set plays all the swing & jazz classics by: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Glenn Miller and Cole Porter to name but a few.

They also keep the dance floor jumping and jiving with the best neo-swing such as Royal Crown Review, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Brian Setzer Orchestra. 

No matter what your event The Velvet Set will make it a huge success, be it a cocktail party, product launch, wedding, themed event, thousand-seat corporate seminar or end-of-year extravaganza.

The Velvet Set will impress you and your guets with their performance. They can even play in instrumental mode for relaxed dining or to set the mood on guest arrival right through to the fully choreographed, thoroughly compelling 8 or 10 piece swing show and the new 19-piece Big Band, 

The Velvet Set can supply full production including PA and lighting systems for most venues. Add to this an extensive catalogue of jazz and swing tunes and our new 'Authentic Vintage Music' DJ Service and the Velvet Set has the night's entertainment covered.

The Velvet Set is also an Australian Bridal Service (ABS) Accredited Business which is testament to their  professionalism and high standard of service.

Since taking to the stage five years ago, the Velvet Set has entertained audiences for:

Optus, Tabcorp, BMW, Energizer Batteries, AMP, Commonwealth Bank, KPMG, Bechtel (QLD), Royal Australian Mint, Centrelink, BT Financial, Westpac, St George Bank, Credit Suisse, Sunbeam, Rail Corp, SOS (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Parramatta City Council, City of Sydney Council, Swire Shipping, BNY Mellon, North Queensland Tourist Authority, Barnardos 'Mother of the Year', The Property Industry Foundation, 40K Home Foundation, Golden Stave Charity Gala, Cure for Life Charity Gala, Dream Ball, The Global Illumination Ball, The RSVP (Event Planners) Showcase, The Australian Bridal Service, NSW University, UTS, Mainbrace, The Medical Industry Foundation, Mailroom Express, Blake Dawson, Macquarie Telecom, The Sydney Burlesque Ball, The Gangsters' Ball, The Oxford Art Factory official opening, Swingtime's Deco Dance & Swing Patrol dance nights to name but a few...

If you would like something extra added to your entertainment, The Velvet Set can provide professional Swing Dancers and Showgirls to the night’s entertainment.

The Velvet Set - So much more than just a great Swing & Jazz band. They are the complete corporate entertainment package! 

Available Options And Packages:

  • 3 Piece Instrumental Jazz Band (Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone)
  • 4 Piece Instrumental Jazz Band (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone)
  • 4 Piece Jazz Band with 1 Singer (Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone or Drums – Female Singer)
  • 5 Piece Jazz Band with 1 Singer (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone & Female Singer)
  • Classic jazz standards from some of Sydney's finest musicians. Choose either instrumental jazz for classy background music or vocal jazz featuring the sultry Rose Grayson.

Swing Band line-ups:

  • 5 Piece Swing Band with 1 Singer (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone – Male or Female Singer)
  • 6 Piece Swing Band with 1 or 2 Singers (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone – Trumpet – Male or Female Singer) or (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone – Male & Female Singers)
  • The smaller 5 & 6 piece line-ups are stripped back versions of the full Swing Band but still play the same repertoire with all the energy and groove needed to get your guests up and dancing, making these line-ups the perfect choice for weddings and private functions in smaller venues where space and/or noise restrictions may be an issue. Choose the line-up that suits your needs best with either 1 or 2 singers.
  • 8 Piece Swing Band with 2 Singers (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – 3 Horns – Male & Female Vocals)
  • 9 Piece Swing Band with 2 Singers (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Guitar – 3 Horns – Male & Female Vocals)
  • Sydney's most dynamic swing band! The 8 or 9 piece line-up is perfect for bigger weddings, private functions & corporate events.
  • 10 Piece Swing Band with 2 Singers (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Guitar – 4 Horns – Male & Female Vocals)
  • If you want everyone on the dance floor, then the full 10-piece swing band is the perfect choice! A dynamic, fully choreographed show sure to impress.
  • 19-piece Big Band with 2 Singers
  • 19 Piece Big Band with 2 Singers (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Guitar – 13 Horns – Male & Female Vocals)
  • Or would you prefer both Jazz and Swing?

A popular option at weddings and corporate functions is to set the mood on guest arrival with our instrumental jazz band then once the meals, speeches and formalities are finished, the Singers join the band to perform our Swing repertoire and get your guests up and dancing 'til the end of the function...

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  • Sydney Bands Official Review rated this 10 out of 10

    Written on 22 December 2015 Member since 14 August 2012
    rating-10
    Pros:

    We have received positive feedback following our event at Fort Denison.

    The band played well and helped to create a nice ambience. We would recommend them in future.

    All in all the night was a great success.

    Cons:

    None

    Overall:

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Regards,

    Christina Del Conte

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