Big Swing And The Ballroom Blasters

Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters is a blast from the past and the best party music of today. Assembled to recreate the excitement of the world-famous Cotton Club in New York where the rich and famous danced to the greats like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters combines Swing, Motown, Soul, Rock and Current dance music into a powerful and energetic non-stop show.

But don’t let the name BIG SWING fool you. With over 800 songs to choose, you can customize your song list to suits your needs. Want 100% swing…no problem! Want 100% 70’s, 80’s and current dance…no problem!

Built around the philosophy that when a band takes a break, it kills the momentum of the party, they take no breaks and can play up to six hours NON-STOP!

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Whether you're interested in a swinging sound, or the full blast of world-class horns and amazing female vocals on a current dance hit, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters is sure to please your most discerning and diverse guests. Start with a few tunes from the early jazz era of the Cotton Club and then JUMP into the best from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today! 


Looking for Big-Stage impact? Prefer something modern and approachable? No matter the style of your event, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters offers costuming and staging options that fit perfectly. White tuxes, top hats and tails... or cool urban sophisticate... we'll be a tailored part of your special occasion.

Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters offers only the best in:
  •     Five Fabulous Male and Female Vocalists
  •     Presented with four or eight horns
  •     Trio available for cocktail hour or dinner set
  •     Horns available as a second line to lead guests
  •     State of the Art Sound and Lights
  •     Incredible attention to detail leading up to your event
  •     Happy to learn special dance songs


Grammy Award winning Band Leader, Jerry Freeman, toured with Earth, Wind and Fire on their first Australian Tour, Founded Grammy Award winning horn section, Hornz Unlimited, Toured with OutKast on their 20 Year Reunion Tour, Performed multiple times with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, Recorded seven ( 7 ) platinum albums, and recorded multiple times with John Legend, Lionel Ritchie and Sly and the Family Stone.

Lead Vocalist Jamila Thompson was a finalist on the voice and worked with Usher. Lead vocalist Calvin Bishop toured with Whitney Houston and performed with New Editions Bobby Brown. Lead vocalist Marleen Miller has performed with the great Bobby McPherrin and Justin Bieber.

The horn section are members of the legendary SOS band and have performed with James Brown, Millie Jackson and Wyclef Jean.

These rhythm section has also performed with Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, La Toya Jackson, Jeffrey Osborne, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, The O'Jays, OutKast, Lou Rawls, Janelle Monae and Lionel Ritchie.


Song List

All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All of Me - John Legend
Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
Animals - Maroon 5
Bang Bang (Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj) - Jessie J
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Break Free - Ariana Grande
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Centuries - Fall Out Boy
Dance Again (feat. Pitbull) - J Lo
Dark Horse - Katy Perry
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Don't Stop This Party - Pitbull
Happy - Pharrell
I Don’t' Mind - Usher
I'm So Fancy - Iggy Azalea
Lips Are Movin - Meghan Trainor
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Magic! - Rude
On the Floor - J Lo
Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) - Ariana Grande
Roar - Katy Perry
Royals - Lorde
Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
She Knows (feat. Juicy J) - Ne-Yo
She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds of Summer
Sing (feat. Pharrell Williams) - Ed Sheeran
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sugar - Maroon 5
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Timber (feat. Ke$ha) - Pitbull
Time of Our Lives (feat. Ne-Yo) - Pitbull
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Turn Down for What - Lil' Jon Z & DJ Snake
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) - Mark Ronson
Wake Me Up - Aviici

1,2 Step - Ciara
1999 - Prince
25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
All For You - Sister Hazel
All Night Long - Commodores & L. Richie
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
All You Need is Love - Beatles
Atomic Dog - Parliament Funkadelic
Baby I Love You - Aretha Franklin
Baby I'm a Star - Prince
Back in Love - Jeffrey Osborne
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
Be Ever Wonderful - Earth, Wind & Fire
Before I Let Go - Frankie Beverly & Maze
Beginnings - Chicago
Believe - Cher
Best of My Love - Emotions
Birthday - Beatles
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
Boogie Shoes - KC & the Sunshine Band
Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
Boys are Back in Town - The Bus Boys
Burn Rubber - Gap Band
Brick House - Commodores & L. Richie
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Candy - Cameo
Candyman - Christina Aguilera
Can't Hide Love - Earth, Wind & Fire
Car Wash - Christina Aguilera
Caught Up - Usher
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Cherish - Kool & the Gang
Come Together - Beatles
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Controversy - Prince
Cool - Gwen Stefani
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé & Destiny's Child
Cupid Shuffle - CUPID
Dance to The Music - Sly & the Family Stone
Dancing in the Dark - Wild Cherry
Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
Déjà Vu - Beyoncé & Destiny's Child
DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love - Usher
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Does Anybody Really Know - Chicago
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Don't Want to Lose Your Love - Emotions
Dr. Feelgood - Aretha Franklin
Early in The Morning - Gap Band
Easy - Commodores & L. Richie
Emotions - The Bee Gees
Everlasting Love - Carl Carlton
Everybody Needs Somebody - The Blues Brothers
Fantasy - Earth, Wind & Fire
Feel Good Time - P!nk
Flashlight - Parliament Funkadelic
Flirt - Cameo
Fly With Me - Norah Jones
Forever Mine - The O'Jays
Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin
Fresh - Kool & the Gang
Funky Stuff - Kool & the Gang
Funky Town - Lipps, Inc.
Getaway - Earth, Wind & Fire
Get Crunk - Lil' Jon
Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band
Get Off - Foxy
Get the Party Started - P!nk
Get Up Offa that Thing - James Brown
Gimme Some Lovin' - The Blues Brothers
Give it to Me Baby - Rick James
Give It Up - KC & the Sunshine Band
Gold Digger - Kanye
Goodies - Ciara
Good Times - Chic
Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire
Grapevine - Gladys Knight
Green Light - John Legend
Groove Line - Heatwave
Groove - Parliament Funkadelic
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
HollaBack Girl - Gwen Stefani
Halo - Beyoncé & Destiny's Child
Hello Sunshine - Aretha Franklin
Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas
Hey Ya - OutKast
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Hit Me Baby One More Time - Brittany Spears
Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
Hollywood Swingin' - Kool & the Gang
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
How Deep Is You Love - The Bee Gees
I Feel for You - Chaka Khan
I Feel Good - James Brown
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Love It - Icona Pop
I Love Music - The O'Jays
I Love the Nightlife - Alicia Bridges
I Love You I Do - Dream Girls
I'll Write Song for You - Earth, Wind & Fire
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & the Sunshine Band
Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
In My Life - Beatles
Inseparable - Natalie Cole
In the Stone - Earth, Wind & Fire
Irreplaceable - Beyoncé & Destiny's Child
It's Alright - Curtis Mayfield
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles
I Want to Take You Higher - Sly & the Family Stone
I Will - Beatles
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jailhouse Rock - The Blues Brothers
Joanna - Kool & the Gang
Johnny B. Goode - Chubby Checker
Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
Jungle Love - Morris Day & the Time
Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
Jupiter - Earth, Wind & Fire
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Just Fine - Mary J. Blige
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just You and Me - Chicago
Just You Wait - Walter Scott
Keep it Hot - Cameo
Kiss - Prince
Ladies Night - Kool & the Gang
Lady - Commodores & L. Richie
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Le Freak - Chic
Let It Whip - Gap Band
Let's Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Living in America - James Brown
Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Love, Need and Want You - Patti Labelle
Love On Top - Beyoncé & Destiny's Child
Love Shack - B-52's
Love Train - The O'Jays
L-O-V-E - U - Brass Construction
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
Mercy - Kanye
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight
Minnie the Moocher - The Blues Brothers
Misled - Kool & the Gang
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Music of the Sun - Rhianna
My Funny Valentine - Chaka Khan
My Love - Justin Timberlake
My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
Neither One of Us - Gladys Knight
Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters
New Attitude - Patti Labelle
Nutbush City Limit - Tina Turner
Oh Baby - Rhianna
OMG - Usher
One More Night - Maroon 5
One Nation Under - Parliament Funkadelic
One Night Only - Dream Girls
Otis - Jay Z & Kanye
Outstanding - Gap Band
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
Party Train - Gap Band
Payphone - Maroon 5
Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
Pink Cadillac - Natalie Cole
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Please Don't Stop the Music - Rhianna
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Popcorn - James Brown
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Purple Rain - Prince
Raise Your Glass - P!nk
Reasons - Earth, Wind & Fire
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
River Deep, Mountain High - Tina Turner
Rock Me Baby - Tina Turner
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Route 66 - Natalie Cole
Sad Song (Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa) - Otis Redding
Saturday in The Park - Chicago
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Set Fire to Rain - Adele
Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Shake Your Booty - KC & the Sunshine Band
Shake Your Pants - Cameo
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shout - The Isley Brothers
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
Sing a Simple Song - Sly & the Family Stone
Sing a Song - Earth, Wind & Fire
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On it) - Beyoncé & Destiny's Child
Single Life - Cameo
Slave 4 U - Brittany Spears
So Fresh, So Clean - OutKast
Somebody I Used to Know - Gotye
Someone Like You - Adele
SOS - Rhianna
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
South of the Boulevard - Tower of Power
So What - P!nk
Sparkle - Cameo
Stairway to Heaven - The O'Jays
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
Stir it Up - Patti Labelle
Stomp! - The Brothers Johnson
Sunday Morning - Earth, Wind & Fire
Super Bad - James Brown
Super Freak - Rick James
Survivor - Beyoncé & Destiny's Child
Sussudio - Phil Collins
Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers
Sweet Thing - Chaka Khan
Take Your Time (Do it Right) - S.O.S.
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan
Thank You - Sly & the Family Stone
That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding
That's the Way - KC & the Sunshine Band
That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire
The Bird - Morris Day & the Time
The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
The Twist - Chubby Checker
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
The Way You Move - OutKast
This is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
This Kind of Love - Sister Hazel
This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Tightrope - Janelle Monae
Till the World Ends - Brittany Spears
Tilt Ya Head Back - Christina Aguilera
Time to Get Down - The O'Jays
To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Tonight - Kool & the Gang
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers
U & Ur Hand - P!nk
Umbrella - Rhianna
Unforgettable - Natalie Cole
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Use Me - Bill Withers
Use to Be My Girl - The O'Jays
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We're Havin a Party - Otis Redding
We Want the Funk - Parliament Funkadelic
What Goes Around Comes Around - Justin Timberlake
What is Hip? - Tower of Power
What Time It Is - Chicago
When Doves Cry - Prince
Whenever, Wherever - Shakira
Who's that Lady - The Isley Brothers
Wobble - V.I.C.
Word Up - Cameo
Yearning - Gap Band
Yeah - Usher
You And I - Rick James
You Dropped a Bomb on Me - Gap Band
You Make Me Wanna - Usher
You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
You'll Never Find - Lou Rawls
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
You're Still a Young Man - Tower of Power
You're the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight
Zoom - Commodores & L. Richie

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