Jazz, Swing & Latin Trio

The Ritz Trio is a busy, professional, function band consisting of musicians who have been performing together for over fifteen years.

The music is a mixture of Jazz, Swing and Latin with a repertoire ranging from dinner and cocktail classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Take Five”, to the more modern end of the spectrum.

 The Trio are able to tune the mood substantially for your wedding or event, blending into the background during the reception so that guests can mingle and talk, or cooking up a little more energy later if required.

The Ritz Trio is the resident band on the Royal Yacht Britannia and are accustomed to playing at other prestigious venues including Skibo Castle, The Old Course Hotel, Gleneagles, Hopetoun House and Rufflets.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will the band play for?
Normally for about three hours with a short break.

What sort of music do they play?
The band’s repertoire is especially selected for each event but generally the songs are well known jazz standards: ”Fly Me To The Moon”, “Have You Meet Miss Jones” and “Autumn Leaves”. If you have any particular favourites, please let us know.

Will the music be loud?
The band play at a level which will enable your guests to talk to each other comfortably. When the Trio play on the Royal Yacht Britannia guests are often seated only a few feet from the band and are able to enjoy their evening together as well as the music. If the band are required for dancing the level can be taken up but will still be at an acceptable level.

Can the band play during my wedding ceremony?
Yes, the band do from time to time play at wedding ceremonies and select appropriate pieces in liaison with the bride and groom. The guitarist in the band also performs solo guitar which can be very effective during a ceremony.

Does the band have a singer?
Yes, the band does have a singer who joins them as and when required.

The band can also be increased to a six piece by adding keyboards, drums and another brass instrument. The group also play as part of a larger nine piece big band.

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