Speak Easy – Swing

Speak Easy – Swing


Speak Easy are an energetic swing band from Leeds, consisting of vocals, trumpet, sax, guitar, piano, double bass and drums. Their repertoire is carefully chosen to give a lively and varied performance of the best swing from throughout the 20th century; covering repertoire from the early days of jazz, classic New Orleans tunes and lively jump-jive.

Speak Easy

Formed in 2014, we have busy ever since, playing at some of the UK’s top venues, festivals and touring throughout the UK. Our dynamic, energetic and often virtuosic performances make us great to watch and perfect for dancing; We play high-energy swing interspersed with moments of soulful-melancholy make us a great choice for concerts, weddings, clubs and dances. Our exciting, no-nonsense music will get your toes tapping and onto the dance floor

Since it’s birth in the 1920s, swing has been music for celebration – music to dance to when you are having a good time. With this in mind, we as a band have taken some of the greatest tunes by the giants of swing; Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Nina Simone and many more household names, adding our own interesting arrangements to bring you a set of only the finest swing tunes.

We usually consist of a 6 piece band but if you would prefer a smaller collaboration of the band please do not hesitate to ask, as we can suit to anyone’s needs, whether you require a 3 piece, 4 piece or 5 piece.