Sarah King and the Smoke Rings were an absolute delight to have at our afternoon wedding reception! We were looking for a group that wasn't just your average wedding band and we thought we stumbled across something special when listening to the online recordings. Well we did indeed! Along with our guests, we were taken back in time with Sarah King through her charming demeanor and mesmerizing voice. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful sunny afternoon thanks to the sound of this incredible group! Thank you so much for making our day so special and one we will never forget! Kaitlin&Chris
The Smoke Rings evoke the elegance and charm of the Swing Era. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book. The rhythm section is comprised of Alex Levin (piano), Scott Ritchie (bass), and Ben Cliness (drums). Since its inception in 2010, The Smoke Rings have played to huge crowds at festivals in El Paso and Pennsylvania, and in more intimate settings at weddings and private parties across the country. For the past two years the band has been performing weekly at the iconic Top of The Standard--aka "The Boom Boom Room"--on the top floor of New York's storied and luxurious Standard Hotel. The Smoke Rings hold sway every Wednesday at the shabby-chic French bistro Chez Oskar
in Fort Greene. You might recognize Sarah from her role as a jazz singer in the popular Off-Broadway production Sleep No More. Upon request, the core trio expands to a quartet with the addition of drums. A quintet or sextet, featuring sax/clarinet, trumpet, and/or guitar, is available as well.
The Smoke Rings carry liability insurance. We have been booked for performances throughout the New York area at such venerable venues as The Vanderbilt Mansion, The Pratt Mansion, Le Parker Meridien, The Standard Hotel, The Carlyle Hotel, The Gramercy Park Hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The New York Hilton and The Montauk Club. More recently, we've traveled to Nantucket, Rochester, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh for weddings.
The band has performed for audiences of hundreds at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, and for thousands of enthusiastic listeners as featured performers for Music Under the Stars in El Paso, TX.