Q. Does George Cole and his band play private parties and weddings?
A. Yes, they perform at weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, birthday parties, and many other private events across the country! George Cole provides entertainment for events of all sizes, from the large crowds of corporate events to intimate gatherings of friends and family.
Q. How much does it cost to hire George Cole for private parties?
A. There are many different elements that can factor into the cost for the band. Cost can vary depending on venue size and equipment available, and the location of the event. To discuss fees and factors, contact Sheila at Swift Entertainment – (510) 289-2679.
Q. I want my guests to be dancing all night. What music does George perform at private parties?
A. George presents a repertoire that works perfectly with today’s partygoers and party throwers. His song lists include swing, Latin bossa’s, samba’s, and waltzes. Their playlist will have you dancing your socks off, transporting your guests to an alternate universe where romance and elegance are in the air…
Q. Can George and his band play requests? Can they play my favorite Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, or Django Reinhardt song?
A. Absolutely. Within parameters, George can tailor the repertoire to fit your needs, delivering exquisite renditions of your favorite music.
Q. What if space and volume are an issue?
A. The typical line-up (consisting of four musicians) of George’s Gypsy Jazz Uptown Swing group can fit in at almost any venue, from small parties in restaurants to mid sized venues, ballrooms and huge convention centers. Often times a trio or duo is requested for events. George can also provide a sound system that meets the volume needs of venues or clients.
Q. What will the band wear for my event?
A. From casual parties, to black tie affairs, be assured that the group will dress the part. Please let us know the formality of your event and we can ensure that the band will coordinate their attire appropriately.
Q. What else can George Cole provide to perfect my event?
A. We provide quality sound and lighting systems to accommodate your needs.
Q. Can the band perform musical accompaniment for our wedding ceremony? Can the violinist perform “strolling violin”? Can you play a background music or “cocktail set”?
A. Absolutely! We are often called upon to play music prior to the concert portion of the event. Many configurations and combinations of instruments are available. Please see the PROGRAMS part of our booking information page for a detailed list, or, just click here.
Q. Can you perform all acoustic?
A. Yes. If there is a situation, which involves volume restriction, or when amplification is prohibited or not available, George and the band are ready and able to perform fully unplugged and acoustic. If you do not see your question answered here, please feel free to contact Management and discuss.