The Swing Ninjas – started life as a busking trio playing small clubs and on the streets of Europe. From humble beginnings, they’ve now grown into a 7-piece band writing and performing original new swing music – drawing on elements of New Orleans swing, spirituals, blues, cajun jazz, all influenced by the UK new swing movement. Their debut original album, Do You Hallelujah? (Freshly Squeezed Records) – 11 original tracks, released April 1 2015 to rave reviews and a truly unique sound that works on both sides of the Atlantic.
Their take on the music taps into the lascivity and humour inherent in the 40s/50s original [bands], resulting in songs you actually want to return to. And, for that matter, dance to…The Swing Ninjas are that rare thing: a revivalist band that actually has contemporary relevance. 4 stars – Record Collector Magazine
The live show is high energy, full of humour, passion and grooves that guarantee dancing across ages.
Listen to The Swing Ninjas on BBC RADIO 6 – Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Machine du Moulin Rouge [Paris] .WOMAD Festival [UK] . White Mink Club [London]. Love Supreme Festival [UK] . Tronheim Lindy Exchange [Norway] . Pacific [Amsterdam] . Herräng Swing Dance Camp [Sweden] . Chill Out Festival [Istanbul] . Brighton Festival . Hamburg Lindy Exchange [Hamburg] . London Southbank Festival. Ferrara Festival [Invited Guest, Italy] . Glastonbury Festival . Mandalay [Hamburg] . Bal de Etoiles [Paris] . Mercantia Festival [Italy] . Guiness Jazz Festival [Ireland] . Moods Jazz Club [Zurich]