Welcome aboard Claire!
The beautiful Daisy Thurkettle has decided now is the time to finally grow up and go back to her Norfolk roots so sadly she will be leaving The Swing Commanders. We will miss her massively although she will still be playing with us here and there until the end of the year.
We have however recruited the fabulous Claire Victoria Roberts to fill Daisy’s very sparkly shoes, bringing to the band her gorgeous jazzy singing voice, impressive violin skills and her dry quirky wit! We are excited about the next part of the Swing Commander journey!
17 October 2017
The Swing Commanders are super excited to announce that we have paired up with the completely delectable Liberty Belle Vintage, the hot-off-the-press and simply sublime vintage cosmetic specialists!
This ethical company is rocketing into the spotlight and spreading the joy. Sporting a sassy range of vintage cosmetics for the perfect foxy pout, not to mention the perfect panther flick with the liquid eyeliner, these girls are life savers!
Our new partnership means that we can offer you an exclusive insight into our world alongside Liberty Belle. Secret gig stories, insider makeup tips from the ladies in the know; the Liberty Belle Dolls are joining us behind the scenes this year while we review new and favourite products and show you guys around! Not only that, but The Swing Commanders will be offering exclusive deals and offers from Liberty Belle. They will be helping us achieve that perfect pin up look for our European Tour this summer.
17 March 2016
New Album 'Steelin' Back'!
The Swing Commanders’ new album ‘Steelin’ Back’ is out now and set to be the best one yet!
Includes tracks like Whoa Babe, Blue Suede Shoes, The way you look tonight, and Papa Loves Mambo. There is also another original track written again by Peter Riley himself! There really is something on here for everyone!
Recorded again at the Blueprint studios in Manchester 2015 by the brilliant Fred ‘t Kindt.
22 November 2015
Swing Commanders return to TEXAS!
2015 sees another trip to TEXAS for the Swing Commanders! Gig details will follow soon but we can announce that they will be appearing at THE LEGENDS OF WESTERN SWING FESTIVAL 2015!
13 October 2014
Outfits by Geraldine Quinn
The Swing Commanders welcomes dress maker Geraldine Quinn to their team! Geraldine, an artist, designer, teacher and keen swing dancer has made a few outfits for the band now – the latest being shown on the most recent photoshoot pictures/posters! they are proving so popular that Siena’s sister has even asked Geraldine to make her bridesmaid dresses for her 2015 wedding!
01 October 2014
New Album GOOD VINTAGE!
From their chateau home in the pleasant foothills of East Lancashire, The Swing Commanders have once more fermented the melodies of yesteryear into the intoxicating sounds of tomorrow. Connoisseurs agree that this year’s collection truly is a GOOD VINTAGE!
Recorded at the famous Blueprint studios in Manchester 2014.
Includes tracks The Charleston, Tuxedo Junction, Klarinetten Zauber and title track Good Vintage written by the Swing Commanders own Peter and Siena!
04 April 2014
Comments from Shelia
“Who couldn’t fail to have any January blues blown away by the brilliant Swing Commanders!! First class musicians, dancers, dressers – all rolled into a neat and extremely well-turned-out 5-piece package!
The audience would have all left the building with their spirits lifted, following this pre-Spring tonic!!”
(Shelia – Playhouse 2, Shaw, January 2014)
20 January 2014