The Velvet Set is Australia's leading Swing & Big Band playing all the classics from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50's. Add Swing Patrol Dancers and Showgirls to the mix and you have the complete corporate entertainment package!
The Velvet Set feature some of Sydney’s most talented jazz musicians and is truly unique in that they combine male and female vocals to faithfully recreate the classic tunes of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50's.
Regarded as the best swing band in the Country, The Velvet Set has wowed audiences for nearly 4 years with their unique take on classic swing and crooner favourites. With 200+ shows under their belt, The Velvet Set is a classy, experienced and totally professional corporate entertainment & wedding reception band.
The Velvet Set performs 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 play the best neo-swing such as Royal Crown Review, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Brian Setzer Orchestra to keep the dance floor jumping & jiving all night long. In fact with a repertoire of more than 100 songs they can tailor a show to suit your specific needs.
Be it an intimate cocktail party, product launch, wedding, themed event, thousand-seat corporate seminar or end-of-year extravaganza The Velvet Set is the perfect choice to make your event a smashing success.
Whether in instrumental mode for relaxed dinner music or to set the mood on guest arrival through to the fully choreographed, thoroughly compelling 8 or 10 piece swing show and the new 19-piece Big Band, The Velvet Set is an act that is sure to impress with performances up to 4 hours in duration.
With their own PA system and stage lighting the Velvet Set can provide full production for almost any venue. Add to this an extensive catalogue of jazz and swing tunes via iPod and CD for background music and the Velvet Set has the night's entertainment covered.
The Velvet Set is also an Australian Bridal Service (ABS) Accredited Business so you can be assured of their professionalism and high standard of service.
Since first hitting the stage in 2007 The Velvet Set has performed for: Optus, Tabcorp, BMW, Energizer Batteries, AMP, Commonwealth Bank, KPMG, Royal Australian Mint, Centrelink, BT Financial, Westpac, St George Bank, Credit Suisse, Sunbeam, Rail Corp, SOS (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Swire Shipping, BNY Mellon, North Queensland Tourist Authority (Townsville, QLD), The Property Industry Foundation, 40K Home Foundation, Dream Ball (at the Horden Pavilion), The Global Illumination Ball (for Breast Cancer Research), The RSVP (Event Planners) Showcase, The Australian Bridal Service, 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...
Jazz, Swing or the new Big Band? The choice is yours...
The Velvet Set has several line-ups to cater for every occasion and budget:
Instrumental Jazz Band line-ups
3 Piece Instrumental Jazz Band (Drums – Double Bass – Piano)
4 Piece Instrumental Jazz Band (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone)
5 Piece Instrumental Jazz Band (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone – Trombone)
6 Piece Instrumental Jazz Band (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Saxophone – Trombone – Trumpet)
Classic jazz standards from some of Sydney's finest musicians.
Swing Band line-ups with 1 or 2 Singers
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)
Sydney's most dynamic swing band! The 8 piece line-up is perfect for weddings, private functions & smaller corporate events.
10 Piece Swing Band with 2 Singers (Drums – Double Bass – Piano – Guitar – 4 Horns – Male & Female Vocals)
The real deal. 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)
Classic swing at its best!!! The ultimate show-stopping big-band experience.
The Velvet Set - Live on 'Mornings with Kerri-Anne' Channel 9 TV
The Velvet Set - Live at the Metro Theatre, Gangsters' Ball 2009