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Johnny Bravo & The Riviera Swing Band

Johnny Bravo and his Riviera Band hail from County Down, Northern Ireland. Having played for the last 25 years on various stages in many different countries, such as the U.S.A.,Spain, Portugal, Finland, England, Scotland and Ireland, J.B. & The Riviera have developed a wealth of experience entertaining many thousands of people over many years.


Booking Info

Johnny and the Riviera band are an exciting new three to seven piece band and can include drums, double bass, piano, trumpet, saxophone, trombone and guitar all guided by the vocal experience of Johnny himself.


The Live Band put on a great show that’s sure to have all your guests dancing. They play music that will appeal to anyone: old, young, music lovers, traditionalists or hipsters. What ever your occasion, J.B. & The Riviera Band can put on the perfect show that your guests are sure to enjoy. This is a classy band with a classy show: dressed to kill, sounding great! The band are available to book in many forms, ranging from a jazz trio and scaling right up to the full 7 piece live swing band. Johnny Bravo can also be booked to sing solo with recorded music for intimate parties and drinks receptions.


Johnny and the Riviera band are an exciting new three to seven piece band and can include drums, double bass, piano, trumpet, saxophone, trombone and guitar all guided by the vocal experience of Johnny himself. The band’s regular trumpet player is also no other than Linley Hamilton from BBC Radio Ulster.

Popular Songs: Suspicous minds Shut up and dance Happy Dance with me tonight Proud Mary Summer 69 Pretty woman Im a believer Crazy little thing called love Galway girl Sweet Caroline Valerie Brown eyed girl Marvin Gaye & get in on Ten outta ten Dancing in the dark Dont stop believing Walk 500 miles

Country Jive: Country roads Wagon wheel Galway Girl Ring of fire Bad moon rising Walk of life Some girls will The Gambler Cracklin’Rosie Coward of the county Dance the night away Me and Bobby Magee Little old wine drinker King of the road Hey good looking I wanna dance with you Friends in low places Take it easy Lyin’ eyes Okie from Muskogee You never can tell Amarillo The huckle buck Swing Gatsby Jazz songs Beyond the sea Under my skin Fly me to the moon Lady is a tramp All of me Cheek to cheek Face the music and dance New York New York Mack the knife The Charleston Sway Aint that a kick in the head Young a heart You make me feel so young I wanna be like you Pencil full of lead My baby dont care It had to be you

Mo-town Soul: My girl Love really hurts Superstition Saturday night Movies Love keeps lifting (higher) Mustang sally Stand by me I feel good Reet petite How sweet it is to be loved

Slow & first dance songs: Have I told you lately Perfect Cant take my eyes off you Hero Wonderful tonight The way you look tonight Thinking out loud Wise men say Your the best thing Amazed by you Dream Dream Dream

How long does J.B. & The Riviera’s set last?

Swing Singer (Solo) – Great for Drinks receptions

Johnny Bravo with professionally recorded backing tracks

The Riviera Jazz Trio

JB on Vocals & Guitar with Piano and Double Bass (or Saxophone)  (2 Hours) 

The Riviera Quartet

JB on Vocals & Guitar with Piano, Drums and Double Bass (or Saxophone / Trumpet) (2 Hours) 

The Riviera Quintet – Band can play swing and rock music

JB on Vocals & Guitar with Piano, Drums and Saxophone  (2.5 Hours) 

The Rivera Swing Band – Full 7 Piece band

JB on Vocals & Guitar with Piano, Drums and Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone (2.5 Hours)

Band / DJ Package 

Add a professional Disco to play after the band

How early do J.B. & The Riviera set up?

The band will arrive an hour before he is due to begin playing in order to set up.

What are J.B. & The Riviera’s power and space requirements?

The price you’ll be quoted for the Riviera Swing Band is inclusive of full sound and lighting equipment. Most hotels and venues have adequate power source and space for live bands to play.

Does J.B. & The Riviera take requests?

Of course! Before your event or wedding date, you’ll be sent a music request form by us which will let you request songs as well as make sure we don’t play anything you don’t want to hear.

Where is J.B. & The Riviera available?

Northern Ireland: Provincewide Ireland: Nationwide


Sarah and Holly
Sarah and Holly
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So glad we hired J.B. And Riviera Swing Band for our 30th Birthday Party. They are all such talented musicians and the range of music was fantastic. They created an amazing atmosphere and made it really personal to us. We had nothing but positive comments from all our guests. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks to Johnny and his band for making our party!
Jennie & Will
Jennie & Will
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Dear Johnny & Band, Thank you all very much for providing such wonderful entertainment at our recent wedding at The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn. We were delighted with every element, from your band to the disco set. The non-stop dancing was just what we had hoped for and many of our guests were extremely complimentary. Thanks again for making our day perfect!
Christine & David
Christine & David
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Hi Johnny….what a great variety of music you played for us from our first dance to the DJ set at the end of the night, all our guests commented on a great night of music from the band and dancing

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