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White Heat Swing Orchestra is a wedding band based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Offering a combination of Motown music and swing, this award-winning ensemble has performed at over 500 weddings and numerous nightclubs throughout Boston and beyond. With their high energy and catchy rhythms, these musicians strive to keep guests dancing all night long.

Services Offered

White Heat Swing Orchestra is available to perform for rehearsal parties, wedding receptions, and day-after celebrations. Couples can chat with bandleader Craig Ball to discuss their song preferences for their special occasion. The band can play together as a group with 10-15 musicians to suit different wedding venues and budgets. Whatever combination to-be-weds decide for their reception entertainment, they can look forward to getting the party started with jazzy numbers and R&B tunes.

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100% Recommended by couples
Luigi D. Sent on 02/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Classy, vibrant, memorable

Booked this band for our wedding and they were excellent. Also delivered seamlessly with a DJ which we booked separately. We received many compliments about the band from guests — it really made for a memorable event. The bandleader was so easy to work with. Very extensive catalogue of music to choose from, and were able to program swing, latin, funk and special requests (we asked for a latin percussionist to join the band if possible).

Very much worth it!
Daniel Sent on 02/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Craig and White Heat are top-notch all around!

I contacted Craig to see about White Heat playing at my husband's and my wedding--I'm a musician myself, so I had particular genres and songs in mind, and of course wanted live music--and he couldn't have been more professional through the planning process. We actually went through two postponements (from October 2021 to May 2022 to July 2022, thanks to covid restrictions and such) but he was very flexible and stuck with us. He was able to meet us at our venue to map out the band's space and seating, and we had a couple calls about repertoire and other details. Come the day, the band was absolutely amazing. The fact that he and most of his bandmates have played for the biggest names in jazz (Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, etc) really showed because their sound was incredible and their arrangements were endlessly interesting and enjoyable--they got everyone dancing and then some! Craig even surprised us with some my husband's non-jazz requests, which they pulled off with such heart and skilled musicianship. I cannot recommend Craig and his band highly enough, from his attention to detail, knowledge of jazz, and kind and optimistic attitude, to the band's impeccable execution and energetic sound. Thank you, Craig and all the guys in White Heat!
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