We offer high quality live music, specialising in jazz, swing and pop, for Weddings, Parties, Restaurants and Hotels, Corporate Events, and more besides.


Sophisticated Sounds is run by Ruth Applin, an experienced Jazz singer/pianist. Equally at home playing piano and singing, she has played across London in many of the capital’s most prestigious venues, including The Ritz and The Lanesborough hotels, and understands the difference live jazz can make to your occasion.


We have over 10 years experience providing professional and sophisticated live jazz for all types of occasions and venues. No enquiry is too small and we pride ourselves on being able to work with you to provide the sophisticated sounds that are right for your event, and to help give you a vibrant evening of stylish music.


On this website you can find information on the different bands available, listen to audio samples, watch videos, see pictures and contact us for bookings and enquiries.

We hope you enjoy looking around the website and look forward to hearing from you.  

“You played so many songs I love. It was perfect. If I could email cheers and applause I would.” 

Party Host, London

Satin Doll - Solo pianist - Ruth Applin
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Make You Feel My Love - Vocal Trio - Ruth Applin
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Killing Me Softly - Jazz Duo - Ruth Applin
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I wish I knew - Ruth Applin
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My Baby Just Cares For Me - Vocal Duo - Ruth Applin
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