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Swing Machine

Big Band from Fairfax, VA Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 20 Reviews
  • 42 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2009
  • 6 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $1,500 per event

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GIGMASTERS "RISING STAR" AWARD WINNING BIG BAND FOR 2010, 2011, and 2012! Swing Machine is also the recipient of the "BEST OF 2012" Award for Corporate Events! LISTEN TO OUR AUDIO SAMPLES, AND COMPARE US TO ANY OTHER BAND. We are the Washington DC area's Premier Big Band! Read the "Who's Who" of our Group Members listed above. And if one of them is not available for a gig, our "substitute" list is just as impressive. Frankly, the list is MUCH larger, but there's only a limited number of slots to list the names! Swing Machine Big Band is an All Star big band, comprised of many former members of the Air Force Airmen of Note, Army Blues, Navy Commodores, Glenn Miller Orchestra and other professional musicians from the Washington DC area. Swing Machine features exceptional solo talent, and plays a wide variety of traditional swing era songs in addition to many contemporary jazz selections. Formed in 2008 by band leader Geoff Peterson and wife Laura Peterson, Swing Machine Big Band continues to establish local and national recognition for their professional sound. Under the musical direction of jazz saxophonist Pete BarenBregge and jazz trombonist Rick Lillard, Swing Machine Big Band is not "Your parent's or grand-parent's big band" as recently highlighted in Prince William Living magazine. Swing Machine will provide perfect background music during dinner for your guests, then swing into an evening of great music that will keep your guests on the dance floor all night! Swing Machine also provides DJ music (on request) during band breaks. So from start to finish, your entertainment package is complete! Swing Machine's Master of Ceremonies and Band Leader, Geoff Peterson, has over 25 years in the Washington DC commercial radio and entertainment experience. He has emceed hundreds of wedding receptions, corporate events and other functions including events on the Washington Monument grounds, Sylvan Theatre and the former Capital Center while working as an on-air announcer for Washington radio stations such as WAVA, Q-107, WPGC and WMZQ. Listen to our audio samples, then compare Swing Machine to any other band, and decide for yourself. Without a question, we are the DC area's Premier Big Band!


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Review by Jim F.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 15, 2011From Warrenton, VA

Fantastic! This group is stunning. They are extremely talented, proffesional and put on an unbelievably great show. I highly recommend this band! Approximately 20 members in this band and they are very organized and clearly know their business. Their male and female vocalist are both awesome. They will be the talk of our town for some time to come, I have already had several inquiries from folks who want Swing Machine for their next event(s). I would definitely hire them again!

Swing Machine:

Jim, it was OUR pleasure to play for your party. Thanks for the very nice words! Geoff Peterson, Band Leader, Swing Machine Big Band

Review by Jeff J.

CelebrationReviewed on August 26, 2011From Alexandria, VA

The band delivered what I wanted, a great mix of traditional swing band dance music and contemporary "listening" jazz. Great soloists, and great vocals. Swing Machine is EXACTLY what they say they are, a group of professional musicians that sound like the samples that are posted on the web site. We will be using them on a regular basis in the club.

Review by Ray D.

Community EventReviewed on May 1, 2011From Alexandria, VA

Swing Machine is a first-class group. They'll be my first call next time I need to hire a band for any event.

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Song List

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  • 720 in the Books
  • A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
  • After the Lovin'
  • America the Beautiful
  • At Last
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown
  • Bandstand Boogie
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Big Swing Face
  • Blue Birdland
  • Blue Bossa
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Brazil
  • Bring it on Home
  • Canadian Sunset
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Cantelope Island
  • Chattanooga Choo - Choo
  • Clarinet Polka
  • Close to You
  • Colour My World
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Day In, Day Out - Dave Boleyn - Vocal
  • Days of Wine and Roses - Vocal
  • Deacon Blues
  • Diggin' on James Brown
  • Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me
  • Don't Know Why
  • Feels So Good
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
  • For Once in My Life
  • Front Burner
  • Get Ready
  • Grazin' in the Grass
  • Green Onions
  • Harlem Nocturne
  • Hey Mambo
  • How High the Moon
  • How Long Has This Been Goin' On
  • I Can't Get Started
  • I Had the Craziest Dream - Dave Boleyn - Vocal
  • I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  • In the Mood
  • It Don't Mean a Thing
  • It's Not Unusual
  • Jazz Man
  • Jazz Police
  • Johnny B. Goode - Vocal
  • Jump, Jive, and Wail
  • Just the Way You Are
  • Killing Me Softly
  • L O V E
  • Lady is a Tramp - Vocal
  • Lassus Trombone
  • Last Dance - Vocal
  • Leap Frog
  • Louis, Louis
  • Love Is Here to Stay
  • Mack the Knife
  • Makin' Whoopee
  • Malaguena
  • Man With the Horn
  • Memories of You
  • Misty
  • Montego Bay
  • Moody
  • Moon River
  • Moondance
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • My Romance
  • New York, New York
  • Night Train
  • Oh, You Beautiful Doll
  • Old Time Rock & Roll - Vocal
  • Opus 1 - Juanita Williams - Vocal
  • Orange Colored Sky - Vocal
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000
  • Peter Gunn
  • Pink Panther
  • Queen Bee
  • Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
  • Quincy and the Count
  • Respect
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Rock This Town
  • 'Round Midnight
  • 'S Wonderful
  • Santa, Bring My Baby Home - Vocal
  • Satin Doll
  • Shadow of Your Smile
  • Sing, Sing, Sing
  • Sir Duke
  • Smooth Operator - Vocal
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Stardust
  • String of Pearls
  • Summer Wind
  • Summertime - Juanita Williams - Vocal
  • Sway
  • This is the Moment
  • Traces
  • Two O'clock Jump
  • Unforgettable
  • Until You Come Back to Me - Vocal
  • Walk, Don't Run
  • Way You Look Tonight - Vocal
  • What Is Hip?
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Wives and Lovers
  • You Go to My Head
  • . . . AND MANY MORE !


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Past Events

November 4, 2014 • Corporate Function
Tue6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Washington, DC
September 13, 2014 • Wedding
Sat4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Fairfax Station, VA
April 26, 2014 • Convention
Sat5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Gettysburg, PA
January 4, 2014 • Fundraiser
Sat7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Manassas, VA
September 28, 2013 • Wedding Reception
Sat2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Baltimore, MD
July 19, 2013 • Event
Fri9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Washington, DC
May 25, 2013 • Cocktail Party
Sat6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Washington, DC
May 18, 2013 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Stafford, VA
May 17, 2013 • Nursing Home Event
Fri7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Leesburg, VA
February 16, 2013 • Retirement Party
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Richmond, VA
December 20, 2012 • Christmas Party
Thu7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Warrenton, VA
October 7, 2012 • Wedding Reception
Sun7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Norfolk, VA

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