The Tempos

Swing Band from Bellevue, WA - Will travel up to 50 miles
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5 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2014

$750 - $2400 per event
About
The SEATTLE area big swing band, THE TEMPOS, was started in 1958 and has performed continuously in the Seattle area since that time. Originally a seven piece group it has grown to a full on eighteen piece swing band playing songs of the 30's and 40's. Many of the charts are original arrangements from some of the biggest bands of that era, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many more.

We enjoy playing all kinds of venues which include classic car shows, arts in the parks events, fund raisers, adult living villages, wedding receptions, corporate parties and much more. If you have an event that would suit our music played by a great swing band then The Tempos are for you.

With all the music choices available today you might want to make your event a little different and really fun. When's the last time you danced or partied to an eighteen piece swing band? You might be pleasantly surprised at how affordable a good big band can be.

While we have posted a price range we are always negotiable depending on the circumstances of the event.

We prefer to play a two hour event but we will play one to three hours.

The video below was done many years ago from events The Tempos played around the Greater Seattle area. Since that time members have changed and we have a different singer but it gives you an idea of our group and what we do. We've included it purely for your enjoyment.
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Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding Reception

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Great people, great music, great fun!

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New Year's Eve Party

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The Tempos were awesome! I hired them for my retirement community's annual New Year's Eve celebration. Our residents loved them and danced throughout their entire set. The music they played brought back great memories of yesteryear and was a perfect mix of upbeat and slow songs. I would highly recommend The Tempos!

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The Tempos’s Response:

If we were able to rate Skyline on the same things as we were they too would receive all 5's! They were very accommodating, professional what we'd call "the perfect client". We look forward to performing for them again.

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Private Party

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Talented, courteous, and professional - the Tempos nailed it! I hired the Tempos to come and play for my dad in the nursing home where he lives. The band came in and coordinated with the facility for setup and the gig started right on time. They played all of Dad's old favorites and the singer even danced with my dad (he's in a wheelchair) and totally made his day. Not only did the Tempos do exactly what they said they would do... they went above and beyond what I could ever have imagined to make this one very special occasion for Dad. Thank you Tempos!

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2019
Oct
10
Corporate Function
Des Moines, WA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Aug
12
Wedding Reception
Seattle, WA
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Seattle, WA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Aug
22
Bothell Sr. Center
Bothell, WA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Aug
2
Ballard Locks Summer Concert Series
Ballard, WA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Jul
18
Private Party
Lynnwood, WA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Jan
17
Private Party
Lynnwood, WA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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ACROPOLIS 7844
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
ALWAYS
AMERICA/STAR SPANGLED BANNER
AMERICAN PATROL
AMOR
ANNIVERSARY WALTZ
ANTIGUA
APRIL IN PARIS
APRIL SAYS HELLO
ARMED FORCES MEDLEY
AS TIME GOES BY
AT LAST
AULD LANG SYNE
BACK BAY SHUFFLE
BACK IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD
BE NICE TO ME
BEGIN THE BEGUINE
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
BEYOND THE SEA
BIG SPENDER
BLACKBIRD (BYE BYE BLACKBIRD)
BLUE MOON
BRASILIA
BRAZIL
BYE BYE BLUES
C JAM BLUES
CABARET
CANADIAN SUNSET
CANDY
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU
CARAVAN
CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT
C'EST SI BON
CHARLESTON
CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
CHEESECAKE
CHEROKEE
CHERRY PINK & APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE
CLOSE TO YOU
CLOSE YOUR EYES
COME FLY WITH ME
CORNER POCKET -- UNTIL I MET YOU
CUTE
DADDY
DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL
DAY IN - DAY OUT
DEAR HEART
DEEP PURPLE
DESAFINADO
DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
DON'T BE THAT WAY
DON'T BLAME ME
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANY MORE
DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME
DREAM
EAGER BEAVER
EASY TO LOVE
EMBRACEABLE YOU
FEVER
FIVE FOOT TWO EYES OF BLUE
FLY ME TO THE MOON
FLYING HOME
FUN TIME
FUNKY TURTLE
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
GIRL FROM IPANEMA
GIRL TALK
GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD
GREEN ONIONS
GROOVIN' EASY
HAY BURNER
HE NEEDS ME NOW
HELLO DOLLY
HERE WE GO AGAIN
I CAN'T GET STARTED
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
I GOT RHYTHM
I LOVE PARIS
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL
I'LL TAKE ROMANCE
I'M BEGINNIN' 2 CD LITE
I'M CONFESSIN'
I'M GETTIN' SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU
I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
IN A MELLOW TONE
IN THE MOOD
INSIDE TRACK
INTERMISSION RIFF
ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?
IT DON'T MEAN A THING
IT HAD BETTER BE TONIGHT
IT HAD TO BE YOU
IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN
I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU
I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM
I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
JERSEY BOUNCE
JOHNNY'S THEME
JUMP FOR JOE
JUMPIN' AT THE WOODSIDE
JUST IN TIME
KENNY'S BLUES
KISS OF FIRE
L.O.V.E.
LAURA
LEAP FROG
LETS DANCE
LIECHTENSTEINER POLKA
LI'L DARLIN'
LITTLE BROWN JUG
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER
LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
MACK THE KNIFE
MAMBO ITALIANO
MAN WITH THE HORN
ME AND MY SHADOW
MISTY
MOOD INDIGO
MOONGLOW
MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT
MOONLIGHT SERENADE
MOPSY
MORE THAN YOU KNOW
MOTON SWING
MR. ANTHONY'S BOOGIE
MUDDY BOGGY RIVER BLUES
MUSKRAT RAMBLE
MY BLUE HEAVEN
MY CHERIE AMOUR
THE NEARNESS OF YOU
NEW YORK - NEW YORK
NICE 'N' EASY
NIGHT AND DAY
ANIGHT IN TUNESIA
OLD DEVIL MOON
ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY
ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
ONCE IN A WHILE
ONE NOTE SAMBA
ONE O'CLOCK JUMP
ORANGE COLORED SKY
PALLADIUM PARTY
PATRICIA
PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000
PERDIDO
PERFIDIA
PINK PANTHER
POLKA MEDLEY
POR FAVOR
PUSH DE BUTTON
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
THE QUEEN BEE
QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS
RIFFETTE
ROSE ROOM
ROUTE 66
SAINT LOUIS BLUES MARCH
SAINT LOUIS BLUES
SAM'S BOOGIE
SANTA BABY
SATIN DOLL
SEND IN THE CLOWNS
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
SERENADE IN BLUE
SHANGRILA
SHINY STOCKINGS
SING SING SING
SIR DUKE
SITTIN' ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY
SKYLARK
SKYLINER
SLEIGH RIDE
SMOKE RINGS
SONG OF INDIA
SOUTH RAMPART STREET PARADE
SPAGHETTI RAG
SPANISH EYES
STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
STORMY WEATHER
STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT
STRING OF PEARLS
THE STRIPPER
SUMMER SAMBA (SO NICE)
SUMMER WIND
SUN VALLEY JUMP
SUNDAY MORNING
SWANEE RIVER
SWAY
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
SWEET LORRAINE
SWEET SWING
SWEETEST SOUNDS
THE
SWINGIN' ON NOTHIN'
TAKE THE "A" TRAIN
TENNESSEE WALTZ
TEQUILA
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
THE LADY IS A TRAMP
THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG
THOU SWELL
TIJUANA TAXI
TONIGHT
TUXEDO JUNCTION
TWICE AS NICE
UNDECIDED (You're Undecided Now...)
UNTIL I MET YOU (Corner Pocket)
UP A LAZY RIVER
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
WALK RIGHT IN
WATERMELON MAN
WHAT I DID FOR LOVE
WHAT'S NEW
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHIN IN
WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE
WHO'S SORRY NOW?
WIGGY
WITCHCRAFT
WIVES AND LOVERS
WOLVERINE BLUES
WOODCHOPPER'S BALL
YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG
YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM
YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME
YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
YOU'RE NOBODY 'TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
ZOOT SUIT RIOT
Big Band
Dance Band
Swing Band
30s Band
40s Band
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Divorce Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Please note The Tempos will also travel to Everett, Mercer Island, Kirkland, Redmond, Seattle, Issaquah, Renton, Lynnwood, Bothell, Port Gamble, Woodinville, Carnation, Indianola, Mountlake Terrace, Duvall, Fall City, Edmonds, Kent, Keyport, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Bainbridge Island, Maple Valley, Medina, Ravensdale, Kenmore, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Vashon, Suquamish.
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