The Smoke Rings

Swing Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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The Smoke Rings evoke the elegance and charm of the Swing Era. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book. The rhythm section is comprised of Alex Levin (piano), Scott Ritchie (bass), and Ben Cliness (drums). Since its inception in 2010, The Smoke Rings have played to huge crowds at festivals in El Paso and Pennsylvania, and in more intimate settings at weddings and private parties across the country. For the past two years the band has been performing weekly at the iconic Top of The Standard--aka "The Boom Boom Room"--on the top floor of New York's storied and luxurious Standard Hotel. The Smoke Rings hold sway every Wednesday at the shabby-chic French bistro Chez Oskar
in Fort Greene. You might recognize Sarah from her role as a jazz singer in the popular Off-Broadway production Sleep No More. Upon request, the core trio expands to a quartet with the addition of drums. A quintet or sextet, featuring sax/clarinet, trumpet, and/or guitar, is available as well.

The Smoke Rings carry liability insurance. We have been booked for performances throughout the New York area at such venerable venues as The Vanderbilt Mansion, The Pratt Mansion, Le Parker Meridien, The Standard Hotel, The Carlyle Hotel, The Gramercy Park Hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The New York Hilton and The Montauk Club. More recently, we've traveled to Nantucket, Rochester, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh for weddings.

The band has performed for audiences of hundreds at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, and for thousands of enthusiastic listeners as featured performers for Music Under the Stars in El Paso, TX.
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2013 - Top Swing Band

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Sarah King and the Smoke Rings were an absolute delight to have at our afternoon wedding reception! We were looking for a group that wasn't just your average wedding band and we thought we stumbled across something special when listening to the online recordings. Well we did indeed! Along with our guests, we were taken back in time with Sarah King through her charming demeanor and mesmerizing voice. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful sunny afternoon thanks to the sound of this incredible group! Thank you so much for making our day so special and one we will never forget! Kaitlin&Chris

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The Smoke Rings are unique, charming, creative, and have an truly one-of-a-kind sound, and we are so lucky that they lent their talents to our wedding. Communication was a breeze, with Alex often returning our emails in a matter of minutes. Our guests were BLOWN away by The Smoke Rings at the reception. We got so many compliments! Sarah's voice completely transports you, and after each song guests were clapping and whistling as if they were at a concert. They engage both younger and older guests, with the mixture of Sarah's youthful, artistic presence and songs that are recognized by older generations making the music accessible and exciting to all guests.

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So many people at my wedding commented on how talented and unique the Smoke Rings were, that I knew we had made the right choice. Sarah was amazing, I can't say enough good things about them. Thank you!

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Community Event
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Concert
Oyster Bay, NY
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16
Concert
Oyster Bay, NY
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17
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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20
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Holderness, NH
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
How Deep is the Ocean
Billie Holiday
The Glory of Love
Ella Fitzgerald
The Frim Fram Sauce
Nat King Cole
Fly Me to the Moon
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Easy to Love
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Duke's Place
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Dream a Little Dream of Me
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Please note The Smoke Rings will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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