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Meet one of the UKs very best Jazz wedding bands “Licence To Swing ”. A sophisticated events Jazz Band containing some of the leading UK jazz musicians. Based in Cornwall & working throughout the UK, Licence To Swing are unsurprisingly recognised as the Top Jazz Wedding Band in Cornwall & Devon.

Each member has a wealth of experience performing at the most prestigious venues, including The Royal Festival Theatre, Ronnie Scotts, Wembley & The Burj Al Arab as well as a large list of corporate clients, including Coca Cola, O2, Barclays, Microsoft & The Guardian. Want to create the ultimate retro wedding? Check out their  wedding entertainment packages.

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Top Wedding Jazz Bands Cornwall & Devon |

Meet one of the UKs very best Jazz wedding bands “Licence To Swing ”. A sophisticated events Jazz Band containing some of the leading UK jazz musicians. Based in Cornwall & working throughout the UK, Licence To Swing are unsurprisingly recognised as the Top Jazz Wedding Band in Cornwall & Devon.

Each member has a wealth of experience performing at the most prestigious venues, including The Royal Festival Theatre, Ronnie Scotts, Wembley & The Burj Al Arab as well as a large list of corporate clients, including Coca Cola, O2, Barclays, Microsoft & The Guardian. Want to create the ultimate retro wedding? Check out their wedding entertainment packages.


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Paul




Paul is the South West’s leading male jazz singer & saxophonist who commands a unique virtuosic ability in both disciplines.   Known for his impeccable performance skills & musicality he has 20 + years experience as a pro musician.

During this time he has founded & managed several successful acts & is also the resident saxophonist for the legendary SkyBar an exciting Pop-Up Bar that appears at stunning locations throughout  the UK.

As well as being a music graduate Paul has taught both saxophone & performance to graduate level. Paul thrives on giving clients a truly memorable & unique experience  & is passionate about delivering the highest calibre of  performance available.

As well as a pro musician, educator & band manager, Paul also has an extensive online following for his solo saxophone performances & is also a band videographer, sound engineer & music producer.  Such a wide range of skills & experience results in a  performer guaranteed to be remembered !

Matt




Matt is widely recognised as the most talented & in demand jazz & wedding pianist on the South West events scene. Highly versatile & creative Matt has an extensive repertoire spanning: pop, Rn’B, & jazz.

During the course of his career he has performed at notable venues across Europe including: Ronnie Scotts, London Jazz Festival & Jazz A Vienne, as well as being busy throughout the South West as a session musician for both recording artists  & live performances.

With one of the UK’s leading saxophonists as his father it is unsurprising Matt progressed to study music at degree level during which he excelled at music performance. Since this Matt has developed into a formidable pianist described by St Ives Jazz Club (Parliamentary Awards-Jazz Venue of the Year: 2015) as “My favourite pianist int the South West.

Matt brings a fresh modern approach to his playing & as well as working with Licence To Swing he performs at a wealth of functions, cocktail parties, weddings & prestigious events throughout the UK.



Tim




Tim is a session musician &  leading South West double bassist who has performed on numerous albums including “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”which received outstanding press reviews & led to two sell out performances at the legendary Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho) & Chelsea’s iconic 606 Club.

Known for his deep sound, sensitive playing & creativity, Tim has over 20 years experience as a professional musician. As a music graduate he achieved 1st Class (Hons) & a principals commendation. During his studies he met all the members of Licence To Swing & over the years they have performed in numerous acts together.

In addition to being a graduate & session musician Tim is also a  qualified lecturer with vast experience of writing education programs & managing projects  within  health & social care. Within these roles he has developed excellent interpersonal skills which underpin his work as a band manager, which is focused on delivering a personal service to all clients.

Tim is also the founder & managing director of Elastic Lounge an exclusive entertainment agency based in Cornwall which supplies premium entertainment throughout the UK.





Damian




Damian Rodd is an experienced & proficient drummer & bass player, performer, session musician, studio engineer, producer, songwriter, teacher & lecturer. During his career he has performed alongside & for Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stuart, Ronan Keeting, Lionel Richie & Sir Elton John, & at Buckingham Palace for The Queen & the Royal Family.

Damian has world Cruise ship experience as Musical Director & House Orchestra Musician, including working on the QE2, COSTA, & Sun Cruises. He has sessioned on over 1000 recordings including his own compositions which have charted in the UK Charts & gained success overseas. 

He has toured extensively, most notably with Tricky & Lamb, & was a member of the Electronic TripHop band Lowpass which was signed to Sony in 1996. He is a successful Jazz musician having played with Jim Mullen, Bobby Wellins, Zoe Rahman, Gilad Atzman, & father, the Jazz Pianist Viv Rodd.

In addition to performing, Damian also runs & manages his own Recording Studio in Falmouth, Cornwall where he writes, produces, & teaches music to support the development of the next generation of talented artists. 



Paul


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Paul is the South West’s leading male jazz singer & saxophonist who commands a unique virtuosic ability in both disciplines.   Known for his impeccable performance skills & musicality he has 20 + years experience as a pro musician.

During this time he has founded & managed several successful acts & is also the resident saxophonist for the legendary SkyBar an exciting Pop-Up Bar that appears at stunning locations throughout  the UK.

As well as being a music graduate Paul has taught both saxophone & performance to graduate level. Paul thrives on giving clients a truly memorable & unique experience  & is passionate about delivering the highest calibre of  performance available.

As well as a pro musician, educator & band manager, Paul also has an extensive online following for his solo saxophone performances & is also a band videographer, sound engineer & music producer.  Such a wide range of skills & experience results in a  performer guaranteed to be remembered !



Damian


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Damian Rodd is an experienced & proficient drummer & bass player, performer, session musician, studio engineer, producer, songwriter, teacher & lecturer. During his career he has performed alongside & for Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stuart, Ronan Keeting, Lionel Richie & Sir Elton John, & at Buckingham Palace for The Queen & the Royal Family.

Damian has world Cruise ship experience as Musical Director & House Orchestra Musician, including working on the QE2, COSTA, & Sun Cruises. He has sessioned on over 1000 recordings including his own compositions which have charted in the UK Charts & gained success overseas. 

He has toured extensively, most notably with Tricky & Lamb, & was a member of the Electronic TripHop band Lowpass which was signed to Sony in 1996. He is a successful Jazz musician having played with Jim Mullen, Bobby Wellins, Zoe Rahman, Gilad Atzman, & father, the Jazz Pianist Viv Rodd.

In addition to performing, Damian also runs & manages his own Recording Studio in Falmouth, Cornwall where he writes, produces, & teaches music to support the development of the next generation of talented artists. 



Matt


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Matt is widely recognised as the most talented & in demand jazz & wedding pianist on the South West events scene. Highly versatile & creative Matt has an extensive repertoire spanning: pop, Rn’B, & jazz.

During the course of his career he has performed at notable venues across Europe including: Ronnie Scotts, London Jazz Festival & Jazz A Vienne, as well as being busy throughout the South West as a session musician for both recording artists  & live performances.

With one of the UK’s leading saxophonists as his father it is unsurprising Matt progressed to study music at degree level during which he excelled at music performance. Since this Matt has developed into a formidable pianist described by St Ives Jazz Club (Parliamentary Awards-Jazz Venue of the Year: 2015) as “My favourite pianist int the South West.

Matt brings a fresh modern approach to his playing & as well as working with Licence To Swing he performs at a wealth of functions, cocktail parties, weddings & prestigious events throughout the UK.



Tim


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Tim is a session musician &  leading South West double bassist who has performed on numerous albums including “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”which received outstanding press reviews & led to two sell out performances at the legendary Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho) & Chelsea’s iconic 606 Club.

Known for his deep sound, sensitive playing & creativity, Tim has over 20 years experience as a professional musician. As a music graduate he achieved 1st Class (Hons) & a principals commendation. During his studies he met all the members of Licence To Swing & over the years they have performed in numerous acts together.

In addition to being a graduate & session musician Tim is also a  qualified lecturer with vast experience of writing education programs & managing projects  within  health & social care. Within these roles he has developed excellent interpersonal skills which underpin his work as a band manager, which is focused on delivering a personal service to all clients.

Tim is also the founder & managing director of Elastic Lounge an exclusive entertainment agency based in Cornwall which supplies premium entertainment throughout the UK.


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