Welcome to The Viper Swing Band

A gypsy jazz band based in Edinburgh, Viper Swing effortlessly evokes images of 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s Paris with their fiery gypsy guitars, high-flying violin melodies, gravelly vocals and infectious rhythmic bass. Their repertoire includes works by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, tunes from the Great American Songbook, other swing-era hits and modern songs with a twist. Check out their video below…

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Booking Options…

The band can be booked as a duo, a quartet (as seen in their video) or a quintet (add a clarinettist or a drummer) and their usual playing time is three 40mins sets with two short breaks. Interested in adding a ceilidh set? The fellas can accommodate ceilidh with the introduction of a caller. Why not also add two pro swing dancers to your booking to give your guests a real treat!

What do they play?

Viper Swing is a gypsy jazz band which plays a variety of works by the well known guitarist Django Reinhardt as well as tunes from the Great American Songbook. However, what makes them extra special is that they play modern day hits in a gypsy jazz style. We’ve put together a sample set list to give you an idea of their most popular repertoire but they’re always happy to learn something special.

Listen to our music here
Songs with Vocals:

Ain’t Misbehavin
After You’ve Gone
All of Me
At Last
Diga Do
Estoy Enamorado
Exactly Like You
Georgia On My Mind
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Found a New Baby
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Lady Be Good
La Vie En Rose
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Ready for the River
Sheik of Araby
Shine
Some of These Days
Sweet Georgia Brown
Viper Mad
What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Covers:

Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Angry Birds / Hall of the Mountain King
Money Money Money (ABBA)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
King of the Swingers (Jungle Book)

Instrumentals:

Lulu Swing
Nuages
Swing 39
Swing 42
Djangology
Douce Ambience
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Bossa Dorado
Minor Swing
Blue Drag
Dark Eyes
Rose Room
Limehouse Blues
J’attendrai
Charleston
Honeysuckle Rose
False Valse
Tiger Rag
Oriental Shuffle
Django’s Castle (Manoir de Mes Reves)
September Song
Troublant Bolero
Caravan
Stompin at Decca
Avalon
Pachebel’s Canon in D
Indifference

Watch us perform live at one of our regular public gigs – just check our calendar to see what’s coming up…

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Band gallery

A few pictures of the Viper Swing gypsy jazz band and we’ll keep adding more…

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