Lydia Bell is a swinging jazz singer, and the creator of this event. Since starting it up in 2016, she has made the event a huge success, and as her career builds in London, she is sure to gain recognition for her mature, warm tones which suit the swing style so well.

Lydia’s passion is for all things vintage, inspired by the great Jazz singers and songwriters of Old Hollywood, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. She believes in the spirit and fun of the era and is thrilled to be sharing this love on such a sparkling stage.



The Sweeting Swing Band entertain crowds all over Essex, and have something for everyone. For this night they have tailored their set to include all the classic big band sounds, some old Hollywood favourites and original arrangements. With talented players and a fantastic band leader, Phil Sweeting, this band really has something special.


the volstead orchestra

The Volstead Orchestra are an exciting London based jazz and blues band capturing the looks and sounds of the 1920s & 1930s. 

With a lively and bombastic stage style, their unique sound channel elements of American prohibition and depression era jazz. Their first year featuring at The Swing Spectacular, you are sure to be transported back to a raucous, smokey prohibition party. Don your party hats for these guys!



The Dinahs are Swing Patrol’s all female London based performance group, specialising in vintage jazz dances from the 1920s to the 1940s. They'll be putting on some spectacular displays, as well as teaching you some moves so you can cut across the dance floor in style to the sensational music. Expect flying footwork, sequins, infectious energy and above all, FUN!