Live music events
Don't miss our legendary live music nights!
The connection between live music and swing dancing is steeped in history. As the dance evolved in the ballrooms of 1920s and 30s Harlem, the dancers and musicians inspired each other. It was at The Savoy that the best dancers took Lindy hop to its greatest heights, driven on by - and in turn influencing - the finest jazz musicians of the great Big Bands on the two alternating bandstands.
At Swingland we believe in supporting good live music and we put on live bands at our nights as often as costs allow.
We only book bands that really swing - comprised of some of the very best of today's musicians, many of them regulars in West End shows, all highly regarded in the world of jazz and swing.
Live music events in the diary
Shown below are live music events currently scheduled for the next twelve months - for any dates already in the diary after that, please see our calendar. Keep checking back as new dates are added all the time!
Saturday 19 October 2019 - THE AUTUMN SWING BALL @ The Hammersmith Club, 11 Rutland Grove, London W6 9DH
As the nights close in, keep your feet warm at our Saturday night ball with live swing from The Flames Of Rhythm Hot Club - featuring the inimitable Natty Congeroo - plus top swing DJs and a beginners dance class!
Sunday 24 November 2019 - The 1931 Club @ The Bedford @ The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD
Swingland proudly presents a night for the discerning music lover and all-round hep-cat!
Just turn up
Saturday 21 December 2019 - THE WINTER SWING BALL 2019 @ The Hammersmith Club, 11 Rutland Grove, London W6 9DH
Swing into Christmas at Swingland's Winter Swing Ball! Dress to sparkle for a night of dancing to live Big Band music and top swing DJs. Includes beginners Charleston dance class. Non-dancers are very welcome so bring your friends!
Monday 14 October
Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday
7.00-8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class
8.15-9.15pm Improvers Lindy hop class