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The Social Mix

Swing Band from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 350 miles
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114 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007
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BOOKED 48 days ago

$650 - $5000 per event
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About
Fun, classy, engaging--the Social Mix brings top-level musicianship and professionalism to your event! In our longtime incarnation as Half-Pack Live!, we brought the swing (and the blues, pop, and R&B) to hundreds of events, delighting clients and their guests alike. (See our reviews!) Re-branding as the Social Mix reflects our commitment not only to the above styles but to our extended experience in vintage French swing ("Gypsy jazz"), and 1920s-style American jazz ("Gatsby" or "Dixie" music). We pride ourselves on bringing a delicious mix of music to you that helps your event be fantastic! Our years of experience mean that we can make YOUR EVENT the best possible, allowing you to relax and focus on other aspects of the event.

Our band configuration is flexible to fit any size event, venue or budget. From a trio all the way up to a 8-piece band with horns and anything in between, the Social Mix has just the right answer for whatever your event requires.

The Social Mix knows the ropes well. Our hundreds of performances since 2007 include scores of weddings of every imaginable kind, a multitude of corporate events, private parties and events, and retirement community performances. We are true professionals in every way: coordinating details with your venue/facility, gaining a detailed and clear understanding of your hopes and expectations, planning just the right set list specifically for you and your guests . . . you'll be relieved and confidently assured that they really do consider and handle all the "little" things that make an event - YOUR event - a success. We are adept at choosing repertoire people enjoy, reading the crowd to change things up as needed, and even accepting requests on the fly, if we think we can do them! Our repertoire is vast, and we work to entertain guests of all ages.

If you've read our reviews, you already know how happy our past (and repeat) clients are. Professional, prepared, punctual and pleasant, their main goal is to create a very special and memorable experience for you and your guests.
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
2019 - Top Swing Band
2018 - Top Swing Band
2017 - Top Swing Band
2014 - Top Swing Band

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Hire Half-Pack!!! We hired them for our company holiday party in Bellevue and they were exceptional! Everything about working with them was easy and timely. Their choice of music was fantastic and everyone really enjoyed having them. Their musicality is just plain wonderful and I'll definitely be hiring them again in the future!

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Wow! I am so glad we found Half-Pack Live! Rachael was so easy to work with, and coordinated everything. We ended up going for the eight piece jazz band, which I thought was extremely reasonable for the price we paid. Everyone raved all night about how amazing the band was. They had a great energy and really entertained our guests. Even the guests that weren't dancers just loved listening to them. It was also nice to have something that all generations loved, not just our college aged friends. I would highly recommend Half-Pack live. They were a huge wow factor to our wedding and are worth every penny!

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Working with Half-pack live was awesome from the very start. Rachael was very quick to respond and accommodating of all my emails, requests and needs. She even met up with me over lunch to discuss the details of my needs. They were flexible in catering to my request for a 6 piece band, the list of my music wish list, and were very thoughtful with their recommendations and advice for song choices and instruments. The band showed up on time, well dressed, and sounded incredible. All my guests enjoyed them so much. I really am so glad that they were a part of my wedding!! Definitely recommend them for any event. They made me want to get married all over again!

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2020
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2021
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2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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2020
Feb
8
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Sep
14
Celebration
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Aug
17
Wedding Reception
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Aug
3
Anniversary Party
Seattle, WA
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Aug
2
Picnic
Tacoma, WA
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Jul
6
Wedding
Woodinville, WA
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
Private Party
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3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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May
26
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I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra
At Last
Etta James
I've Got The World on a String
Frank Sinatra
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Happy
Pharrell Williams
L.O.V.E.
Nat King Cole
Quando Quando Quando
Michale Buble/Nelly Furtado
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Bobby Darin
Fly Me to the Moon
Tony Bennett
I Only Have Eyes For You
Paul Anka
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
You Are the Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne
My Girl
Temptations
In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Save the Last Dance for Me
Drifters/Michael Buble
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
Mercy
Duffy
Brick House
Ohio Players
Forget You
Cee Lo Green
Copacabana
Barry Manilow
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Beyond the Sea
Bobby Darin
The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars
Keep Your Head Up
Andy Grammer
September
Earth Wind & Fire
Your Song
Elton John
The Nearness of You
Etta James
You Make Me Feel So Young
Frank Sinatra
Let The Good Times Roll
Ray Charles
Witchcraft
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
The Days of Wine & Roses
Frank Sinatra
Summertime
Billie Holiday
Ring a Ding Ding
Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra
Coffee Song
Frank Sinatra
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Frankie Valli
This Guy's in Love
Herb Alpert
All of Me
Louis Armstrong
Sunday Morning
Maroon 5
On The Street Where You Live
Matt Dusk
I just Havent Met You Yet
Michael Buble
Everything
Michael Buble
Fever
Peggy Lee
You Don't Know me
Ray Charles
When I Fall in Love
Standard
The Girl From Ipanema
Standard
My One and Only Love
Standard
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
It's Only a Paper Moon
Nat King Cole
All The Way
Frank Sinatra
Ain't That A Kick in the Head
Dean Martin
Moondance
Van Morrison
Cover Band
Big Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
French Band
R&B Band
20s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note The Social Mix will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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