Swing Machine

Big Band from Fairfax, VA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$1500 - $10000 per event
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About
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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Gold Member
25+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2012 - Top Big Band
2011 - Top Big Band
2010 - Top Big Band

Christmas Party

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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!

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Swing Machine’s Response:

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

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Celebration

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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.

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Community Event

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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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Dinner Dance

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I thank Swing Machine for helping to make this event extremely successful.

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Corporate Function

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Celebration

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Laura and Swing Machine were very accommodating to the needs of this celebration. They geared the music to the audience; were attentive to the older generation at the Veterans' home where they played; and were wonderful to work with.

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Picnic

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Swing Machine is the best kept secret in Northern Virginia.The 20 member band created an aura of celebration and joy at our parish picnic. Laura Suite and her husband Jeff were a delight to work with and were most accomodating.The band is a " must" for any event planner who is looking for a very classy, highly professional act.Their sound generated excitment and drew a lot of picnicers to the dance floor.Their performance is unbeatable and will surely be a memory maker for any event they play.

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Community Event

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Swing Machine was wonderful! They performed at our Flying Circus Museum fundraiser, and were a huge hit! Our event featured a swan-song performance by internationally respected airshow performer Charlie Kulp - The Flying Farmer. After his exhibition, the band invited him up for a special "Christmas in July" performance of "Santa Bring My Baby Home", complete with a Santa hat. The crowd loved it! The band played under very trying outdoor conditions, over 100 degrees, and provided an atmosphere of the bygone days of Big Band music and WWII airplanes. We found out from talking with the band, that many members are also pilots! FANTASTIC BAND ! ! !

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Studio Session

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Swing Machine Band did a VERY professional job! I required the band to record several rhythm tracks in advance, in addition to recording 7 complete charts. The band responded to my request by having the rhythm players at the studio by 11am for load in, with the rhythm tracks recorded by 2pm. I requested the entire band be ready to play by 3pm. They were on time. I was very impressed by the band's ability to sight read difficult new charts we provided them at the studio, as well as the charts we provided them in advance of the recording session. Their ensemble sound is professional, and they have remarkable solo talent on every chair. Great job, guys!

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Wedding Reception

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From our first interaction Swing Machine (SM) was the most accommodating, professional, thorough band we could ever have hoped for. They are phenomenally warm people who wanted nothing more than to ensure our wedding was everything we dreamed it could be. When I say we were blown away by their sound, live, it is an understatement. SM is a rare phenomenon- a group of exceedingly talented individual musicians who, as a whole, are even better! Our guests are still raving about SM! We could not have been more impressed with the musicians or the great managers, Laura and Jeff. Swing Machine made our wedding the most amazing, memorable night ever.

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2014
Nov
4
Corporate Function
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Sep
13
Wedding
Fairfax Station, VA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Apr
26
Convention
Gettysburg, PA
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Jan
4
Fundraiser
Manassas, VA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2013
Sep
28
Wedding Reception
Baltimore, MD
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2013
Jul
19
Event
Washington, DC
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2013
May
25
Cocktail Party
Washington, DC
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
May
18
Wedding Ceremony
Stafford, VA
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
May
17
Nursing Home Event
Leesburg, VA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Feb
16
Retirement Party
Richmond, VA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2012
Dec
20
Christmas Party
Warrenton, VA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2012
Oct
7
Wedding Reception
Norfolk, VA
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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 !
Live Band
50s Band
60s Band
70s Band
80s Band
90s Band
Big Band
Dance Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Smooth Jazz Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Swing Machine will also travel to Oakton, Vienna, Burke, Centreville, Clifton, Herndon, Merrifield, Springfield, Annandale, Chantilly, Dunn Loring, Fairfax Station, Reston, Falls Church, Mc Lean, West Mclean, Manassas, Arlington, Dulles Airport, Great Falls, Greenway, Alexandria, Sterling, Newington, Cabin John, Catharpin, Lorton, Occoquan, Woodbridge, Bethesda.
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