About Us

‘Fronted by the talented Sylvia on vocals and backed by some of London’s top musicians ‘Between The Lines’ can provide a great entertainment package for your event whether it be a party, themed event, wedding or function. The band are all highly-experienced performers and have a wide repertoire of music, full PA and light setup..


‘Between the Lines’ are able to offer an all-round package performing well-known jazz numbers as light background music that you can still have a conversation over, right up to a full party set playing reworked ‘vintage’ covers of modern pop songs.


Previous appearances for Between The Lines have included The Landmark Hotel, Ealing Jazz Festival, The Savoy Hotel and the exclusive ‘Palm Island’ in Dubai as well as at many venues all over the UK for weddings and functions. They are also specialists for 1920’s/Gatsby-themed events with a repertoire tailored specifically and that all-important ‘look’ to complete your event.


With a flexible line-up from duo right up to full 7-piece band featuring their super horn section you can be sure to get the right package for your event.


Flexible 2 to 7 piece band line-up
PAT tested equipment & public liability insurance covered
Professional PA & stage lighting
Wide repertoire of jazz standards to vintage re-workings of contemporary hits
First dance / special requests accepted
Cocktail parties, wedding receptions, corporate functions, anniversaries…


“Just wanted to say thank you again for the great show at our party last weekend. Everyone said that the band was the best bit of the evening and loved what you guys did. “

” Huge thanks to Between the Lines who played at our Gatsby party – they were fantastic, very professional, and excellent value for money. Everyone said they were the icing on the cake; Sylvia’s voice was stunning, and the timing was excellent. So so pleased with our choice – we would definitely book them again, and have no hesitation recommending them.”

Thank you so much for your performance at our wedding back on 1st August. Our guests have really enjoyed your wonderful music and we have too. Thank you also for learning “Just the way you are” for our first dance. We loved it. You guys were amazing and thanks so much for being a part of our special day!!

Introducing the band:




Sylvia Schmidt began her musical career at an early age and can now boast fifteen years of stage experience and musical education. She has gained a wide repertoire having performed with a vast variety of bands, ensembles, orchestras and choirs in Europe. Sylvia holds a BA Jazz from Middlesex University's well established music department in London.



Michael Raggatt has played jazz piano for the last decade performing as a solo pianist as well as with groups from quartets up to big bands. He studied at Southampton University gaining a BA(Hons) in Music and currently splits his time between teaching the piano and playing with Between the Lines. Michael loves exploring new artists and learning fresh songs to put in the band sets.



Nick studied Jazz performance at Leeds College of Music and followed this with a Masters in performance from the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has a wide variety of performance experience on bass guitar and double bass from big band to orchestral work and has performed at venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Vortex, The Roundhouse and the Hifi Club.  



Andy Wilder is a full-time professional London-based drummer. Until July 2013 he studied at Drum Tech University in West London where he gained a first class honours degree in the Popular Music course. He first picked up his instrument aged 12 and since then has had the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues and festivals such as Ronnie Scott's and Bestival.



Please listen to some recordings we have done of a few numbers we do. If you have a particular request for your first dance or memorable favourite, we are happy to learn it for you and for a full list of the songs we perform, please get in touch via our contact form below.

My Baby Just Cares For Me

All About That Bass


Cheek to Cheek

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