Brian Melville SWINGTHING 3 Jazz Wedding Bands Music Tuition

Welcome to Solway Music – Wedding, Jazz & Swing Bands, Duos & Solo Piano

SOLWAY MUSIC  – is based near the Lake District in Cumbria and can supply you with a variety  of jazz bands, swing bands and combos to suit your wedding, function or celebration.

Brian Melville

3 Jazz


West Coast Jazz

Brian Melville – Solo Pianist

Available to create just the right ambiance for your special occassion

3 Jazz

A quality jazz trio for events in The Lake District & Cumbria


A Lake District jazz / swing band specialising in weddings, celebrations, parties and events.

West Coast Jazz 

Jazz and swing duos are available in a variety of combinations.

All Saints Community Rock Squad

All Saints Community Rock Choir launched in February 2013 and has grown and developed ever since.

Click here to learn more.

Latest Information:

All Saints Community Rock Squad

Rehearsals – every Monday 6.30pm  All Saints School    Cockermouth..

New members welcome!

Thank you very much for playing at our wedding, the band was fantastic and everyone really enjoyed themselves. You helped to create such a wonderful atmosphere and you got everyone up dancing. All our guests said how great the music was and I have passed your details onto some friends who are getting married next year.

Andy & Becky

Josh and I want to thank you and the band very, very much for the great music on our wedding day at Solsgirth House. The afternoon music was perfect and really set the atmosphere in the gardens, everything was so relaxed and happy. And the evening music – well, what can I say. The variety was brilliant and really did get everyone up dancing….even if the dancing was a bit dubious at times. Lots of people have commented on how they enjoyed the music, and I have even passed on your contact details to a few friends. You are a very talented bunch. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day so memorable and so much fun. Our official photos are on – Click on search/home at that point and weddings 2006 comes up – we are under Emma and Joshua. Have a look if you are ever bored.
Our very best wishes to you and the band- we have very fond memories of you.

Emma & Josh Robinson

“Thank you so much for providing the musical entertainment at our wedding reception. The music you played was thoughtfully chosen for it’s broad appeal and set the perfect atmosphere for the evening. Good fun was had by all! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family in the future.”

Thanks so much Brian, to you and all the guys in the band. We had the best time and were very very impressed.


Andy and I just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for Saturday, You and the band were excellent and exactly what we had wanted. I hope you all enjoyed the night as much as we did, and managed to get a bit of food?
So many of our guests also commented on how much they enjoyed the music and how good they thought you were.
Many thanks once again,

Laura & Andy Milburn

We so appreciated your fantastic music on Caroline and Joseph’s wedding day. We enjoyed the music so much and it made the whole event…the best day that Morgan and I have ever had. The compliments since the wedding have been many and generous.

Thank you so very much……

Morgan & Amanda

Just wanted to thank you for the fabulous afternoon’s entertainment you and fellow band members provided us with for our wedding. Guests are still buzzing about the quality, indeed a number of hotel staff also spoke highly. Many many thanks and we will certainly book you again in the future.

Keith & Ann

Hi Brian, we’re back from our honeymoon and just wanted to give you a some feedback from our wedding evening.

Swingthing are AWESOME. They were the ultimate crowd-pleaser at our wedding, everyone was up and dancing within minutes. Each member of the band is fantastic- we are musicians ourselves and apt to be critical but we could find no fault with any of them. They played a brilliant range of music from swing and jazz to Beatles and Take That covers. Excellent vocals and they showed their experience by making the evening’s entertainment go without a hitch. If ever we get married again – they’ll be there! Needless to say when talking about the wedding with guests all they say is ‘what a fantastic band.’
Just to say a huge thanks again, you were truly brilliant.

Ella & Kieran

Dear Brian…..Thank you so much for all your music at Sarah and Alex’s wedding. You worked so hard and it was very much appreciated. It was lovely to have music for the oldies as well as the young ones.

Leila Marshall

Dear Brian…..Just to say a big thank you to you and the Swingthings for playing at our wedding. The band were absolutely fabulous and everyone had a brilliant time! We couldn’t have asked for better. Many Thanks

Sarah & Alex

Dear Brian….Just a note to say thank you to you and your band for the wonderful evening you gave us at Camilla’s 21st birthday party. Many of the guests said how much they enjoyed your music and the dancing. It was a super atmosphere and your choice of music and style made it really go with a swing!

Please do pass on our thanks to your excellent musicians – I shall have no hesitation in recommending you all.

Felicity Wiseman

Brian……..Many thanks for the excellent performance from yourself and your band at our wedding in the All Saints Rooms on 4th September. All our guests said what a fantastic time they had and how brilliant they thought the band were. We picked you from previous personal recommendations without having heard you play and we definitely made the right choice. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others.
Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band.

Jon & Sarah

What a fabulous wedding night we had on 2 September thanks to your wonderful band. The music was just what we wanted for our wedding and the mix of songs certainly encouraged guests of all ages to get onto dance floor. My elderly uncle was struggling with a stick on arrival at the wedding but by 9:00pm he was dancing like never before. Thanks so much to all the band – totally lovely guys. Thanks especially to you Brian for all your efforts and time put in to make sure we had the songs we wanted. Our ‘first dance’ was magical and something that we will never forget. You are an exceptionally talented group and we hope to see more of you all at the local gigs.
To anyone planning a wedding, party or event – do not hesitate to book the band and quickly!

Claire & Richard

Good morning Brian.

What a lovely message to come into work to this morning. However, the thanks are all mine.
3jazz really were everything I expected and more, and it was the icing on the cake. The music was enjoyed by everybody including the birthday boy which truly made my day.
It was the perfect choice of band for the event and I couldn’t have wished for better.
Highly recommended.
Hope to book you again soon.

Caroline (NEMA)