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Tuxedo Swing: a semi-professional student jazz band based in Loughborough

Available for hire for any occasion


Tuxedo Swing is the official jazz band of Loughborough Students' Union. We play everything from big band standards and classic funk numbers through to more modern adaptations, like 'Uptown Funk'. We are available to hire for any occasion - from weddings to private functions, we can cater for any event. If you are looking for a professional, high quality student band in the Leicestershire area with a large repertoire and competetive prices, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch via email to, or use our enquiry form.

Dec 21, 2021

Don't go home after the lights are turned on this year, stay for a concert!!

We will be playing immediately after the lights are turned on this year, so don't move a muscle after the town centre lights up! We'll be providing a full hour of music to really kick off the festive season!

Can't wait to see you all there!

Dec 21, 2021

Calling all live music lovers in Loughborough, Tuxedo Swing is back!

We've got a full evening of big band music prepared for you, with jazz ballads, funk and maybe even a bit of soul!

Music starts at 19:00 and entry is FREE! We'd love to see you there!

Dec 21, 2021

We'll be providing a relaxed evening of live music this Sunday in The Lounge in Loughborough Student's Union!

Music starts at 19:00, cocktails are available at the bar all evening and talk of Monday morning is strictly prohibited. We've got a range of our usual classics lined up for you, from modern funk to old school favourites. If you've not seen us before, it's a fantastic opportunity to see what we're about and get to know the band.

We'd love to see you there!

Dec 21, 2021

It was a pleasure to play at a beautiful wedding earlier this month 🎺💒🌸

Huge congrats to the lovely couple!

If you're looking for a Jazz band in the Leicestershire area, just get in touch via chair@tuxedoswing

We can provide a small or large band to suit your occasion 🎶

Mar 23, 2021

The one year anniversary of our last rehearsal as a band has come.

Here’s to getting back into the rehearsal room as soon as possible!

From everyone at Tux, we hope you are well and staying safe.

We look forward to playing for you again as soon as we are able!

Aug 14, 2020

Well done to everyone who recieved their results yesterday, and welcome to Loughborough University!

Tuxedo Swing is the official jazz band of Loughborough Students' Union. We are a semi-professional band that play at events ranging from weddings to private functions!

We play everything from big band standards and classic funk numbers through to more modern adaptations, like 'Uptown Funk'.

We put on social events throughout the year, including trips to the pub after rehearsals, curry nights and cheese and wine nights! There are also sober socials, such as the infamous Tux Barbeque, to ensure everyone is included. We always ensure everyone feels welcome, and we pride ourselves on being very close friends as well as band-mates.

We welcome players of all skill levels! So if you are just starting out, or an experienced player, we look forward to welcoming you into our band for the new academic year!

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a message through Instagram or Facebook, or get in touch via our website:
Or our e-mail:

LSU Societies

Mar 20, 2020

We are all very sad about the cancellation of Union Jazz.
However, we promised you a treat and you shall have it!
Here is the OUTTAKE REAL for the Union Jazz 2020 interviews!!
Hopefully this will lift your spirits in these difficult times! From everyone at Tux, stay safe and look after each other. 🖤🎷🥁🎺🎸🎤🖤

Mar 17, 2020

Union Jazz Update (COVID-19):

In light of the latest government advice regarding the global outbreak of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to cancel our showcase event, Union Jazz, which was scheduled to take place this Saturday (21st March).

This is not a decision we’ve taken lightly, and we understand and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause. A full refund will be issued to you shortly and we hope that you are able to recover any additional travel or accommodation costs you may have committed to.

The band and Committee put in a huge amount of effort in preparation for the event and I know this news will be incredibly disheartening for them. I’d personally like to thank them all for their dedication and hard work; it has been a genuine pleasure to chair their Committee this year.

Thank you very much for your continued support for Tuxedo Swing; I know it is hugely appreciated by all our members. We hope to rearrange the event for some time in the next academic year and will keep you updated on developments.

Kind Regards,

Nic Holmes
(Chair, LSU Tuxedo Swing)

Mar 15, 2020

6 DAYS UNTIL UNION JAZZ!! Hear what our social sec @joshuaireland31 has to say about UJ20!

Mar 14, 2020

7 DAYS UNTIL UNION JAZZ!! Hear what our treasurer @o_maynard has to say about UJ20!