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David Price & Maralyn Swing Duo

We are a well rehearsed Swing/Jazz Duo - with male & female vocals with sparkling guitar & banjo solos. With our piano/bass/drums recorded backing, we sound like quartet

  • Based in Ingatestone, Essex

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Guitar/Banjo/Vocals (with recorded piano, bass & drums)
Sounds Like A Quartet!

Ideal for that smaller room at your festival, restaurant, bar, boat, club, etc. One hour to full evening. P.A. supplied.
Revel in the exciting standards and jazz of the 1930s, and 1940s of George Gershwin - Cole Porter - Rogers & Hart - Duke Ellington - Chet Baker - Irvin Berlin - Django Reinhardt and many others.
DAVID & MARALYN are currently having a great deal of success with their duo which specialises in music of the Swing period during the 1930s and 1940s, including Maralyn’s favourite, Billie Holiday. The Duo features vocals from Maralyn and David, guitar, banjo and a pre-recorded piano/bass/drums rhythm section which combined, sounds like a swing quartet.

For versatility, the Duo also plays music from the period of 1920s to 1960s, Latin American numbers, Broadway musicals and jazz all presented with a touch of humour and for the more discerning, anecdotes and points of historical interest are included.

PERFECT FOR SMALL VENUE – RESTAURANT – U3As – RECEPTIONS – etc.
DAVID & MARALYN are currently having a great deal of success with their duo which specialises in music of the Swing period during the 1930s and 1940s, including Maralyn’s favourite, Billie Holiday. The Duo features vocals from Maralyn and David, guitar, banjo and a pre-recorded piano/bass/drums rhythm section which combined, sounds like a swing quartet.

For versatility, the Duo also plays music from the period of 1920s to 1960s, Latin American numbers, Broadway musicals and jazz all presented with a touch of humour and for the more discerning, anecdotes and points of historical interest are included.

Key Facts

In Business Since 1980s
Will travel Within 125 miles of base
Awards Wavedon Allmusic Awards 1st
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Risk Assessment Yes
Previous CRB/DBS Check Yes
Equipment PAT Certified Yes
Power Required Yes
Price Guide £150
VAT Registered
Set-up time required 20 mins
Space Required 8' X 6'
Band Size 2
Line-up Guitar/banjo/vocals recorded piano/bass/drums
Male Vocals Yes
Female Vocals Yes
Own PA Yes
Own Lighting No
Repertoire Description Swing and jazz standards
Christmas songs Yes
Previous Clients Private and corporate and jazz venues

Area Served

Nationwide
International

Swing with David Price and Maralyn CD Many in the BMG will know David Price as a fine exponent of plectrum banjo, but who would have guessed he would be just as comfortable on mellow jazz guitar? Yet here he is on a new CD, working with vocalist Maralyn on a selection of 16 numbers ranging from bouncy swing to smoky ballads. David has a very melodic approach to jazz and there is always a lovely sense of line, whether he is actually playing the tune, or filling in behind Maralyn’s vocal, or taking a full improvised solo. Of course he knows his altered scales and his extended chords, but he uses them discreetly and sparingly and as the servants of the melody, not the masters in the spirit of Stephane Grappelli’s dictum that before you go off into a flight of jazz fancy, you should first “expose nicely the tune”. I think his playing on “Cute” and on the Rodgers and Hammerstein number “Dancing on the Ceiling” exemplifies all this very well, and for an example of how well the guitar and vocals work together, just listen to how neatly they dance around each other on “S’Wonderful”. As for the other half of the duo, Maralyn has the gift of singing jazz songs

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David Price & Maralyn Swing Duo
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David Price

Exchange House
Ingatestone
Essex
CM4 0qY

Tel: 01277 824616
Mobile: 07885423393
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