John Moakes Overview:

  • Sensational Swing Singer with 20+ years experience.
  • Performs as a Solo Act or with a Quartet.
  • Repetoire includes all your favourite classics.
  • Ideal for Reception Wedding Entertainment.
  • Extremely Powerful PA System, suitable for large venues
  • First Dance Request As Standard.
  • Bookable from £300+


John Moakes has over 20 years experience as a function, cruise ship and wedding singer performing all the great swing classics. He regularly travels and performs all over UK and internationally with his quartet, or on his own as a successful solo act. His passion for swing shines through during his performances, with clients who have booked him for their wedding entertainment recommending his “sensational voice” (Rebecca Hastings-Quianoo), “fantastic music” (Jason Agar) and professional attitude.

He has worked extensively around the world fronting numerous big bands including the Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra, the New Squadronaires and the Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra, in addition to sharing a stage with the fantastic Mr Buddy Greco.

John’s vast repertoire includes songs made famous by the Rat Pack, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr, Matt Monro and more. So if you’re looking for swing singer as your wedding entertainment look no further than John Moakes.


As a Wedding Singer:

John offers a professional service as a self-contained solo artist with professional backing tracks. A specific feature of John’s solo vocal performances is that he often incorporates easy listening trumpet sounds that blend effortlessly with his performance whether it be background or feature, depending on the your wishes.

He is an experienced wedding singer, having performed at over 180 weddings to date. Central to why so many clients have booked John is his ability to create a memorable, engaging and ultimately fun performance that can be enjoyed by all ages. As part of the package John will bring his own powerful PA system (PAT tested), suitable for large venues and outdoor receptions. He also holds valid Public Liability Insurance to give you peace of mind.

He is also able to tailor his set list to your personal preferences and will even learn your first dance request, if it is swing number, as standard – performing it in a truly rememberable way. John is able to provide music throughout your wedding day, including during drinks, dinner and of course into the evening. For an additional fee, a disco entertainment service can also be provided to keep your party alive all night long. Should you wish John can also perform with his band (trio through to Big Band) to deliver more dynamic wedding entertainment, that is both more musically authentic and visually impactful. If you are interested in booking John as part of his quartet prices start from £700+.

“Thanks again John for singing at my parents Golden Wedding Celebration yesterday, Having spent ages researching a swing singer, I can honestly say I could not have been happier and I’m really pleased that I booked you. All our guests were hugely impressed with your voice and enjoyed your rapport with the audience. I can’t recommend you highly enough and wish you well for the future. Thank You.” Paul Harrison



John Moakes vast repertoire includes songs popularized by the Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Rat Pack, Tony Bennett and many more swing greats. Indeed, all the classics are there – from New York, New York, Mack the Knife and Fly Me to the Moon to Beyond The Sea, Have You Met Miss Jones and Strangers in the Night. Click below to see a more extensive repertoire covered by John:

John Moakes Swing Singer – Repertoire:

  • A Foggy Day
  • All of Me
  • All the Things You Are
  • All The Way
  • Around the World
  • Bare Necessities
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Blue Bossa
  • Body & Soul
  • But Not for Me
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Can’t Get Started
  • Ceora
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Cute
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Emily
  • Feelings
  • Flintstones
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Freddie the Freeloader
  • Georgia
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Goodbye Port Hat
  • Green Dolphin Street
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • How About You
  • How High the Moon
  • I Cant Give you Anything But Love Baby
  • I Love You
  • If I Could Write A Book
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • It’s Impossible
  • King of the Swingers
  • Let There Be Love
  • Lover Man
  • Mack The Knife
  • Meditation
  • Minnie The Moocher
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • My Kind of Girl
  • My Way
  • Nevertheless
  • New York, New York
  • Nice N Easy
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Perdido
  • Quando Quando
  • Recipe for Love
  • Route 66
  • Satin Doll
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Slow Boat to China
  • So What
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Thomas
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Strangers In The Night
  • Sway
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take the ‘A’ Train
  • Tea For Two
  • Tenderly
  • The Girl Next Door
  • The Lady Is a Tramp
  • The Shadow of Your Smile
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • This Can’t be Love
  • Time After Time
  • Try A Little Tenderness
  • Unforgettable
  • Watermelon Man
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Witchcraft
  • Work Song
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • This Can’t Be Love
  • Time After Time
  • Try A Little Tenderness
  • Unforgettable
  • Watermelon Man
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Witchcraft
  • Work Song

Additional Songs Available On Request


“Thank you so much John, you are AMAZING! You gave the wow-factor to what would normally be a boring corporate dinner in Chester Racecourse. The guests were very impressed and complimented your fantastic voice. It was such a pleasure to meet you and I loved working with such a professional and talented artist. I would definitely recommend you to anyone holding an event of any size! You will always be my first choice! Thank you again.” Christine Johnson


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John Moakes can be booked to play at your wedding from £300+, enquire for tailor made quote for your wedding date by filling out the contact form below.

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