With their main focus set on rhythm and swing, and with the band's own adaptations and arrangements of the music of jazz giants such as Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Charlie Christian, Hornsgatan Ramblers have developed a sound of their own. By now that unique sound has brought the band to countries such as Greece, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Belgium, Holland, and of course numerous locations in Sweden. During the 2014 London Lindy Exchange the band will perform their first ever concert in the UK.
The band was started in the autumn of 2009, when a few swing dancers in Stockholm decided to form a band and to start playing the music that they loved to dance to, to explore it further and reach a deeper understanding of it. The band name comes from a street in the neighbourhood in Stockholm where most members work and live, and where the world famous Chicago Swing Dance Studio is located, in which the very first rehearsals took place.
Several of the band members also dance in the renowned swing dance company Harlem Hot Shots and teach swing dancing, and have won and judged numerous dance contests all over the world.